Tourism Operators Under Fire Following Fatal Volcano Eruption by Alex Hickey Some tourists like flirting with danger. But the fatal eruption of a New Zealand volcano has set off a debate over whether tour operators need more limits. What happened: A volcano on White Island erupted Monday with an estimated 47 tourists on its shores. […]
by ALAN TAYLOR view more images.. Lion wrangler Shandor Larenty shares a moment with a giraffe at the Lion and Safari Park, a wildlife-conservation enclosure in South Africa.
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Q. You’re driving down an empty highway in the world’s fastest supercar. You pass a cop on the side of the road, so you floor it. What are the chances you’ll be caught? comment by Helmut Samerski Here is what happened to another guy: The long-awaited phone call finally came. The phone call he was […]
A new count shows the population off Brazil went from about 450 in the 1950s to 25,000 now By Pablo Hernández-Mares Once hunted almost to extinction, the population of humpback whales that swims the seas between South America and Antarctica has bounced back. An estimated 25,000 Megaptera novaeangliae now live in the western South Atlantic. […]
Aerial imagery is a common asset in military matters, but 3D maps can be difficult to collect on short notice without specialized equipment. This new photogrammetry technique from the Army Corps of Engineers, however, can make accurate 3D maps from ordinary aerial footage in just minutes. Photogrammetry is the process of comparing multiple photos of […]
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi will resign if political parties can agree on his replacement, the president has said, as mass protests continue. President Barham Saleh is also drafting a new election law that will allow early parliamentary polls to be held. Tens of thousands of people have taken part in two waves of […]