High resolution images of Earth.
The German satellite TerraSAR-X was shot into space on June 15, and already four days after sent some beautiful pictures back to Earth. Pictures are described in German, but you'll figure it out.
posted by Glow Bucket
on Aug 13, 2007 -
Spin, exposed live and wriggling.
In 1995, Brian Springer released an hour-long documentary film comprised of incredibly revealing moments caught from raw satellite feeds. Not only do we get to hear the spin-doctor coaching candidates received during various commercial breaks, there are also some amazing moments such as Larry King suggesting to Clinton that Ted Turner could "serve him," an anchor suggesting to her expert that during the L.A. riots his frank diagnosis of inner-city hope is "too obtuse," and the exclusion and exclusion of Larry Agran from the 1992 Democratic primaries — and, really, there's much more.
posted by WCityMike
on Jul 4, 2006 -
Windows Live Local
Orgasmically merges street level imagery with satellite to create virtual streetwalks (For Seattle or San Francisco anyway)
posted by marvin
on Feb 28, 2006 -
I noticed tonight that my Dish TV
basic-subscription service no longer offers MSNBC
and suddenly does offer FOX News
Strange indeed, but the bigger issue methinks is a potential plus in that a la carte programming may be on its way soon
, you say, right? Perhaps not -- because if you only pay for what you get, that means that the little guys (like Link TV
, the RFD network
and Free Speech TV
) likely face a big honkin' challenge in being visible and thus viable.
So. Given that...do we really want pay-per-channel programming? Or is this just a moot point considering that "convergence" is creeping
ever so closer
posted by diastematic
on Dec 16, 2005 -
Next generation page for weather sat info
Tutorial is attached to the "New User" button.
This is nice. "Purpose" is some Flash thing I can't read but the weather satellite maps (USA, for now) are very nicely done.
You can see the lights coming on as the sunset line sweeps across the country. Except, of course, where they're off ...
posted by hank
on Sep 7, 2005 -
“Negative eco-tourism from orbit.” Sprol shows the visual macroscopic effects of the decisions and behavior of our society. Since previous generations have not had the advantage of this perspective, it is our obligation to use it wisely.
posted by crunchland
on Jun 29, 2005 -
Dish Network drops Viacom.
Dish Network dropped Viacom-distributed channels last night, and CBS channels in 16 metropolitan areas. I can't see how alienating 1.6 million subscribers is going to be good for business, no matter what it does to their bottom line.
posted by pizzasub
on Mar 9, 2004 -
Screw Major Tom!
"Oscar 1 was battery powered. Its signals lasted for about two weeks. The batteries were not rechargeable
". Awww..... Here are the actual sounds of the first satellites. In fact, I may just become a MeFi musician just to sample them. So there.
posted by Carlos Quevedo
on May 20, 2003 -
NASA scientists want to know what the pristine inside of a comet looks like. What better way, then, than by blowing a 25-meter crater in one? Comet Tempel 1
, to be specific. Even better, send them your name
and they'll put it on a disc attached to the impactor spacecraft, which will be launched on December 30, 2004. It'll hit on the 4th of July, 2005.
posted by gottabefunky
on May 13, 2003 -