If you’ve watched the NBC Nightly News this week, you may have noticed that they used footage from the Knoxville area during the past two evenings. On Wednesday night, they used a shot with some Karns firemen covering a weather related car accident. Last night they started the broadcast with shots from Knoxville’s Depth of Field Productions. Their Drone in the Snow! footage has been making the rounds.
I always love a good story about how new technologies allow for disrupting the traditional ways of doing things. Such is the case with the student newspaper at Mt. San Antonio College in California. They’ve dumped their print edition and website in favor of using Medium (see SAC.Media on Medium) and Twitter (see their hastags #SOSMtSac, #SOSLA, […]
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope say they have been watching the same star blow itself to smithereens in a supernova explosion over and over again, thanks to a trick of Einsteinian optics.
The star exploded more than nine billion years ago on the other side of the universe, too far for even the Hubble to see without special help from the cosmos. In this case, however, light rays from the star have been bent and magnified by the gravity of an intervening cluster of galaxies so that multiple images of it appear.
“Instagram is more about that instant gratification, ‘Who is that and where can I buy it?’ ” Mr. Ton said. “With the VSCO grid, it’s people that are more keen about the image itself.” ~ VSCO Cam: Filtered Photos, No Emojis Allowed – NYTimes.com
The pilots of Instagram are internet famous. Their stunning photos of the skies, captured from their unusual perspective inside the cockpit, garner hundreds, sometimes thousands of likes from fans. But taking photos, or using most any electronic device, while piloting a commercial aircraft is prohibited by American and European regulators. ~ Quartz
A look inside the lives of the Syed family: Serial: The Syed family on their pain and the ‘five million detectives trying to work out if Adnan is a psychopath’ – The Guardian
The podcast exploring the case of Adnan Syed, who was convicted of the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, has become a global phenomenon. In an exclusive interview, Adnan’s family talk to Jon Ronson about listening to Serial, toxic Reddit threads and how his imprisonment has destroyed their lives. ~ The Guardian
The Re/code blog has decided to drop comments in favor of discussions happening elsewhere:
The biggest change for some of you, however, will be that we have decided to remove the commenting function from the site. We thought about this decision long and hard, since we do value reader opinion. But we concluded that, as social media has continued its robust growth, the bulk of discussion of our stories is increasingly taking place there, making onsite comments less and less used and less and less useful. ~ A Note to Re/code Readers | Re/code.
Benjamin Watson plays for the New Orleans Saints. After the Ferguson Decision, he posted his thoughts on his Facebook page. I appreciate what he had to say.
By now you’ve heard the allegations, and you may have even had time to reconcile that one of America’s most beloved commedians also appears to be one of her most prolific serial rapists. If you’re wondering what brought this long-buried story to the forefront of our national conscience, see the video and post that started it all: Hannibal Buress on Bill Cosby: ‘You’re a Rapist’.
In the normally low-profile world of podcasting, “Serial” is a certified sensation—a testament to the power of great storytelling. It’s quickly become the most popular podcast in the world, according to Apple, and the fastest to reach 5 million downloads and streams in iTunes history. “Serial” is the top podcast in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia, and in the top 10 in Germany, South Africa and India. ~ ‘Serial’ Podcast Catches Fire – WSJ.com
The crews that maintain the nation’s 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles had only a single wrench that could attach the nuclear warheads.
“They started FedExing the one tool” to three bases spread across the country, one official familiar with the contents of the reports said Thursday. No one had checked in years “to see if new tools were being made,” the official said. This was one of many maintenance problems that had “been around so long that no one reported them anymore.”