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Somewhat more cheerful - an official drone video of the workings of a major international airport.

Somewhat more cheerful - an official drone video of the workings of a major international airport. 
Thanks to Ryan Prince for spotting this.

Originally shared by Ryan Prince

Mesmerising.
http://petapixel.com/2014/10/31/heres-can-capture-camera-drone-major-airport/

And the official initial announcement from Virgin.

And the official initial announcement from Virgin. One pilot has since been taken to hospital with serious injuries, and the other confirmed as having died.

Again, my deepest sympathies to the families, and I hope the injured test pilot makes a full recovery.

Originally shared by Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic's partner Scaled Composites conducted a powered test flight of SpaceShipTwo earlier today.  During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of the vehicle.  The WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft landed safely. Our first concern is the status of the pilots, which is unknown at this time.  We will work closely with relevant authorities to determine the cause of this accident  and provide updates as soon as we are able to do so.

Thanks to John Samuel for the alert.

Thanks to John Samuel for the alert.

Sadly the tweets are accurate, and Spaceship Two (but not White Knight Two) has suffered a catastrophic failure, and crashed. At least one pilot ejected, but only one has survived, albeit with major injuries.

I hope the survivor recovers, and my deepest sympathies to the families and everyone at Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites.

http://abc7.com/news/virgin-galactic-rocket-explodes-in-flight-over-mojave-desert/375054/

Originally shared by John Samuel

I'm seeing reports on twitter of a failure of SpaceshipTwo with possible loss of life.

Sympathies to the families involved.

I'm still hopeful that this will be unsubstantiated, but I'm increasingly fearful that it IS true (multiple sources are reporting). A bad week for aerospace.

"Contrasts"

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"Contrasts"
Week 42 : October 21 : B&W Conversion
#WeeklyPhotoProject2014  Weekly Photo Project 2014  curated by
Thomas Gillingham , Maurice Loy  , Samantha OBrien , Navin Upendran , Andrew Dobrucki , Bernhard Rembold ,
Robyn King , Francesco Scaglioni , ben wong 
#WPP2014-Wk42- B&W
Week 42 :: Black & White Conversion

The contents of my disc golf bag, with some help.

OK Go continue to be awesome!

OK Go continue to be awesome!

h/t to Alastair Irvine for the link, and Alicia Smith for getting me to hunt it down.

Originally shared by Ashley Felton

OK Go continue to produce the best goddamn music videos on the planet. I'm still trying to work out if the last scene is real or CGI (knowing these guys, it's real).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1ZB_rGFyeU

Ryk Spoor on #gamergate . Pulling no punches, and calling it what it is: a bullying campaign.

Ryk Spoor on #gamergate . Pulling no punches, and calling it what it is: a bullying campaign.

Originally shared by John Samuel

Ryk Spoor weighs in on #gamergate in fabulous style.
http://grandcentralarena.com/gamergate-my-comments/

By way of Alicia Smith.

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By way of Alicia Smith. For me, it is deeply moving - a look forward at looking back at an amazing first that is taking place right now.

Originally shared by Friends of NASA

Ambition: The Film [A Must See!]
Ambition is a collaboration between Platige Image and the European Space Agency (ESA). Directed by Tomek Bagiński and starring Aiden Gillen and Aisling Franciosi, Ambition was shot on location in Iceland, and screened on October 24, 2014 during the British Film Institute’s celebration of "Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder", at the Southbank, London.
Excellent work ESA and Platige Image!

Rosetta: The ambition to turn science fiction into science fact:
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/Rosetta_the_ambition_to_turn_science_fiction_into_science_fact

Credit & Copyright: ESA/Platige Image
Duration: 6 minutes, 39 seconds
Release Date: 24/10/2014

European Space Agency, ESA 

#ESA #Space #Astronomy #Comet #Rosetta #Spacecraft #Water #Origins #Earth #Sc…

El Reg has done a wonderful tour of Kingston and history of Sopwith/Hawker/BAe.

El Reg has done a wonderful tour of Kingston and history of Sopwith/Hawker/BAe. It is wonderful to know that one of the world's earliest aircraft companies is still alive and well. Or at least the direct descendant is.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/24/geeks_guide_sopwith/

The Honorable Bill Shorten has just proven himself to be a much more gutsy leader than anyone has given him credit...

The Honorable Bill Shorten has just proven himself to be a much more gutsy leader than anyone has given him credit for. Maybe he's just been waiting for our PM and associates to gather enought rope...
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-25/bill-shorten-says-he-supports-same-sex-marriage/5841236

The poll results are in and here are the details for the next W.A. Photowalk!

The poll results are in and here are the details for the next W.A. Photowalk!

This is a fun event - no contests, no prizes, just finding what we can find with our lenses and sharing our finds.

Originally shared by Rob Masters

Mandurah Photowalk
Sunday November 9th, 8:30AM.
Meeting point - Town Jetty, by the pelican statue.
Alternative meetup: 7:22 train to Mandurah from Perth Underground Station.
Route: South to the Old Bridge, across to the fun park and the Anzac Memorial, return via Hall Park, the Old Bridge, Mandurah Tce and end up at Taste & Graze for socialising, photo sharing and an early lunch.
events/c0rq5q814qjbs1nlo2b5jlb4kto

And location. ...

And location. ...
#photowalk

Originally shared by Rob Masters

And secondly which of these locations?

I'm planning another photowalk for the 8/9th or 15/16th of November, and have a couple of polls running for location...

I'm planning another photowalk for the 8/9th or 15/16th of November, and have a couple of polls running for location and time.
#photowalk

Originally shared by Rob Masters

A couple of polls here before I schedule our next walk.

First up: Which day and time? 

We'd be looking at the weekends of the 8-9th or 15-16th November.
And secondly which of these locations?

A couple of polls here before I schedule our next walk.

A couple of polls here before I schedule our next walk.

First up: Which day and time? 

We'd be looking at the weekends of the 8-9th or 15-16th November.

"Deep Thought"

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"Deep Thought"
Week 38 Sep 23  Emotion
#WeeklyPhotoProject2014  Weekly Photo Project 2014  curated by
Thomas Gillingham , Maurice Loy  , Samantha OBrien , Navin Upendran , Andrew Dobrucki , Bernhard Rembold ,
Robyn King , Francesco Scaglioni , ben wong 
#WPP2014-Wk38-Emotion
Week 38 : Emotion

A very good friend of mine caught in intense concentration while learning a new game at a gaming convention.

Impressions

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Impressions
#WeeklyPhotoProject2014  Weekly Photo Project 2014  curated by
Thomas Gillingham , Maurice Loy  , Samantha OBrien , Navin Upendran , Andrew Dobrucki , Bernhard Rembold ,
Robyn King , Francesco Scaglioni , ben wong 
#WPP2014-Wk40-PlayWithLight
Week 40 : Playing with Light

New Life From Old

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New Life From Old
#WeeklyPhotoProject2014  Weekly Photo Project 2014  curated by
Thomas Gillingham , Maurice Loy  , Samantha OBrien , Navin Upendran , Andrew Dobrucki , Bernhard Rembold ,
Robyn King , Francesco Scaglioni , ben wong 
#WPP2014-Wk41-Leaves
Week 41 :: Leaves

There was nowhere specific for Hobie Mirage-drive boat owners.

There was nowhere specific for Hobie Mirage-drive boat owners.

 Now there is. If you own or are interested in Hobie Mirage-drive kayaks and boats, this is a place for you.

... and we're in the future again. Sort of.

... and we're in the future again. Sort of.

Originally shared by Vic Gundotra

This car comes with a mode called "insane". Zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds. Oh, and apparently it can park itself in your garage and be summoned by a cell phone. Insane seems to be the right word.

#loveTesla
http://www.slashgear.com/tesla-model-s-d-adds-awd-self-driving-auto-pilot-09350117/

Our visit to the Perth Royal Show this year.

I dream of the day that things like this are viewed as a part of a less enlightened past.

I dream of the day that things like this are viewed as a part of a less enlightened past.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/06/women-in-science-comments-part-2_n_5922208.html

If you're offending the industry group you're protesting against, you're probably doing it right.

If you're offending the industry group you're protesting against, you're probably doing it right.
http://feedly.com/e/doxnk8kA

Con-Centric (Adelaide, South Australia) 2014 as a picturebook.

Con-Centric (Adelaide, South Australia) 2014 as a picturebook.

Originally shared by Rob Masters

A couple f weeks ago, Alicia Smith and I flew across to Adelaide for ConCentric Games Convention. This is our little story.
https://plus.google.com/104545783008574601062/stories/a59c9067-8fba-367d-bc62-04fb4aa4a369148c1d18c73

A couple of weeks ago, Alicia Smith and I flew across to Adelaide for ConCentric Games Convention.

A couple of weeks ago, Alicia Smith and I flew across to Adelaide for ConCentric Games Convention. This is our little story.
https://plus.google.com/104545783008574601062/stories/a59c9067-8fba-367d-bc62-04fb4aa4a369148c1d18c73

The fireworks at this year's Perth Royal Show were particularly good, with an excellent mix of ground, low-level,...

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The fireworks at this year's Perth Royal Show were particularly good, with an excellent mix of ground, low-level, and high burst effects.