I’d caught the end few minutes of this documentary on BBC One last night about the build and evolution of the Boeing 747 aka the Jumbo. Watched it back tonight as it’s available on BBC iPlayer here. If you’re outside of the UK, as I am, you can watch it using the Media Hint plugin for Chrome (hat tip to Mulley for referencing the plugin).
Brilliant piece from The Verge on how the Internet is headed for disaster. Big companies in the US are wielding uncontrolled power and normal users will suffer as a result.
Last month Alex Honnold, an American free climber, became the first person in history to climb the El Sendero Luminoso (2,500ft) in Mexico without any safety equipment. Watch the video below in HD and full screen. Amazing.
The above clip from ‘Chasing Ice’, a documentary film about the efforts of nature photographer James Balog to publicize the effects of climate change, is simply stunning. On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water. When they introduce Manhattan for scale, you get a sense of how big this event was. The film is available on Netflix and I’ve added it to my watch list.