Posts Tagged ‘History’
Titanic Sonar Images
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 09:09 Written by Laddie13 Monday, 19 March 2012 03:00
On April 15 of this year it will have been exactly 100 years since the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage from England to New York. It’s legend has captivated our hearts and minds and has been subject of many movies and literature. Now the remains of the Titanic wreck have been captured in stunning detail through the use of sonar imaging. Researchers used underwater robots to scan the wreckage area taking more than 100,000 high-resolution images that have been combined on a computer to form a detailed map of the wreck. The team hopes to get a better idea of how the luxury passenger liner broke apart after hitting an iceberg and killing more than 1,500 people.
Marks on the ocean bottom suggest the stern rotated like a helicopter as the ship sank two and a half miles down at considerable speed while the bow plunged straight down and landed relatively gently. The two halves settled almost half a mile apart. Previous maps of the wreckage were incomplete but Paul-Henry Nargeolet believes that “when you look at the sonar map, you can see exactly what happened.” Other items mapped out include the remains of a deckhouse, a large chunk of the side of the ship, a hatch cover, boilers, a revolving door as well as a lightning rod from the mast.
The story of the of the photograph will be subject of a two-hour documentary airing on the History channel in April.
Geeky Gadget Review: Today In Geek History App [Video]
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2011 05:02 Written by The Geek Thursday, 28 April 2011 02:00
Many people see our tweets and our Facebook posts everyday pertaining to geek history. We get tons of emails and retweets wanting to know where we get this info and even some people wanting to add to it. So where do we get all this geek info? How do we keep up with it everyday? Well guess what? I’m going to tell you.
We use an application currently on our Android device called Today In Geek History. This application comes fully loaded with all the Geeky info you could ever dream of. So let’s get to it.
The application opens to the current day and is ready to feed you your geek info. In the paid version it does also come with the ability to share the info with a friend or to your Facebook or Twitter. Today in Geek History covers everything from movies, birth dates of geeks, video games, tv series, and oh so much more. You can use the arrows at the top of the screen to manuever through your days and find what you are looking for or set them up for later use. As you bounce in and out of the application you will see the background change to many different geeky backgrounds (try to pick your favorite). From your phones menu button you may also set the background to your favorite after you have decided. Read on for full review and video!
Retro Sunday: Dark Crystal (1982)
Last Updated on Sunday, 2 January 2010 04:58 Written by baldalbino Sunday, 2 January 2010 05:00
For those who know and those who don’t (so everybody), The Dark Crystal was the project of Frank Oz and Jim Hensen. They are the creators of The Muppets! This movie was very groundbreaking as the animatronics had never been done to this magnitude before. Read more: Retro Sunday: Dark Crystal (1982)
New Gears Of War 3 Screenshots!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 September 2010 07:48 Written by The Geek Thursday, 9 September 2010 09:00
April 2011 can’t get here fast enough! After looking at these, I think I need to stop playing with my Wii and experience some bloodshed for a change!
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