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With only a second before his plane hit the ground in a giant ball of flame, this air force pilot miraculously managed to eject to safety.
As Captain Brian Bews, 36, of the Royal Canadian Air Force performed a daring low pass of an airfield on 2010-07-24, his CF-18 fighter jet stalled, but his quick reactions and his rocket-powered ejector seat saved his life as he was catapulted out of the stricken $50 million aircraft.
The extraordinary crash was captured on camera during an afternoon practice session for an air show at the Lethbridge County Airport, near Alberta in Canada.
A video about climbing towers.
Watch the video. It is scary.
Watch it soon, because it has already been removed from YouTube and may disappear here too.
A brief video compilation of the best shots of the Oshkosh air show 2010.
If your Internet connection and your computer are strong enough, do change to one of the HD resolutions and to full screen mode.
Nachdem hier schon die Hälfte der Familie ein Smartphone hatte, musste ich jetzt nachziehen und habe jetzt auch eines.
Eine witzige Funktion dieser Smartphones, jedenfalls der auf Android basierenden, ist, dass man seinen Freunden (oder Verwandten, wem immer man das zugestehen will) ständig seinen Aufenthaltsort mitteilen kann (durch Google Latitude). Selbstverständlich kann man das jederzeit aus- und wieder einschalten, oder man kann es auf eine sehr ungenaue Variante einstellen.
KRonicle | by Kidrobot | August 6, 2010 | Published in Featured, Style & Culture
Biology TED Talk
The German company Butter did this as an advertisement for Eizo, whose screens are used a lot by doctors to look at x-ray images. It certainly will get the attention of the doctors.
The New York Times
By PIERRE ENGLEBERT
Published: June 11, 2010
THE World Cup, which began on Friday, is bringing deserved appreciation of South Africa as a nation that transitioned from white minority domination to a vibrant pluralist democracy. Yet its achievements stand largely alone on the continent. Of the 17 African nations that are commemorating their 50th anniversaries of independence this year—the Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia will both do so in the coming weeks—few have anything to truly celebrate.
The New York Times
YANJI, China — Like many North Koreans, the construction worker lived in penury. His state employer had not paid him for so long that he had forgotten his salary. Indeed, he paid his boss to be listed as a dummy worker so that he could leave his work site. Then he and his wife could scrape out a living selling small bags of detergent on the black market.