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Daily Archives: March 5, 2009

Videos: Air traffic over Britain, ship traffic in the Channel, taxi traffic in London, and UK data traffic

The BBC has a really neat series called Britain from above. Using GPS, data streams, and other modes of tracking, and then super-imposing some really neat visualisations on to maps of the United Kingdom, they have created these superb videos of the 4 modes of traffic. Air, sea, road, and the information superhighway. I especially enjoy the way the cross-channel …

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Turkish Airlines Amsterdam crash preliminary report – when “intelligence” fails

The Dutch investigation board headed by Pieter van Vollenhoven, examining the crash of the Boeing 737-800 Turkish Airlines flight TK1951 at Amsterdam Schiphol last week, released its preliminary report. Simply put it was a combination of a faulty instrument, a breakdown in “artificial intelligence” (AI) of the plane, pilot error, and poor weather. The instruments and “artificial intelligence”The plane had …

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SpiceJet and IndiGo offer special low fares

SpiceJet has announced the return of its successful promotion scheme “Book for 2 pay for 1”. This scheme is valid for bookings made from March 4 to 6, 2009 and only for bookings made through the SpiceJet website. There are conditions attached to this scheme. SpiceJet in a bid to compete in the business segment with fellow low cost carrier …

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Tejas Light Combat Aircraft undergoing advanced weapon testing

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is carrying out a two-week second phase weapon testing trials of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at an Air Force base in the north-western sector. As per DRDO officials “The focus of the current phase of testing is safe separation and accuracy of weapon delivery. The results from the tests would validate …

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