A very cool look at the spaceship launch.
Nice footage of the Mir satellite launch.
Sony launched the PS3 in Tokyo this morn Sony launched the PS3 in Tokyo this morning but the Kutaragi-led event was marred by unruly crowds fighting among themselves to get to the new PlayStation. Check out the mob scenes midway through our video report. ...
Jackson High Physics Students Launch the Catapults they Built
Jackson High Students Launch Catapults They Built.
Examination of the Internet's Effect on Entertainment and News Gathering in the Participation Age
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- November 29, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUNW), the creator of the open source Solaris(TM) Operating System (Solaris OS), today announced the launch of The Big Mashup (at www.sun****/thebigmashup), a unique online experience examining how the world of entertainment and news gathering is rapidly changing as the network blurs the line between audience and entertainer, viewer and newscaster, fan and producer. With Internet technologyâmusic and movies, broadcast news and blogs, entertainers and audiencesâcan all converge and mix online. The Big Mashup will feature a documentary with media and entertainment thought leaders, a community blog discussing the impact of changes brought on by the network, and Snapp Radio, an online music and photo application mashup developed by Sun Labs and featuring Last.fm and RadioParadise streams paired with Flickr images.
"The Internet today is all about participation, collaboration, and community â we all see this every day by the rise of citizen journalism, blogs, podcasts, online videos, and mashups of all kinds," said Ingrid Van den Hoogen, senior vice president of brand and global communications. "Our Big Mashup brings together leading innovators across various new media sectors to address the future of entertainment and the growth in the network which is fueled by community and collaboration."
Chris Melissinos, Sun Microsystems' chief technology officer for Web 2.0 and a self-proclaimed video game addict, hosts the documentary video showcasing entertainment and media thought leaders such as Andrew Baron, founder, and Joanne Colan, host of Rocketboom; Gillian Caldwell, executive director of WITNESS; Joel Hyatt, Current TV's CEO and co-founder; Douglas Rushkoff, writer and lecturer on technology, pop culture and media; Paul D. Miller/DJ Spooky, artist, writer, musician and producer; and Martin Stiksel, Last.fm's CCO. These industry pundits will give their perception of how the network has changed for businesses and the way entertainers perform.
Another key component to The Big Mashup is Web 2.0 music application, Snapp Radio, which streams music from Last.fm or Radio Paradise and weaves in Flickr photos tagged with keywords or emotionally evocative tags corresponding to the song. Links to related communities and websites that explore the new realm of entertainment online will also be included on the site.
Millions of Products Searchable by Appearance and Via a Vast Collection of Celebrity Fashion Photos
San Mateo, Calif. - November 8, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Riya, a world leader in visual computing, today launched Like****, a visual search engine that, for the first time ever, allows consumers to search for items by appearance instead of just text. This "Likeness Searchâ¢" dramatically improves the ease of finding aesthetic or hard-to-describe items on the Web. Just click on a photo of an item and Like**** will compare that item's shape, color, and texture to millions of other items found on the Web and display the best matches.
Like****'s initial release will focus on several aesthetically-oriented shopping categories â handbags, jewelry, shoes, and watches â allowing users to search and purchase items from thousands of leading and boutique brands from retailers such as Amazon, eLUXURY, ICE****, Lands' EndÂ®, ShoeBuy, and Zappos. Like**** is adding new inventory at a rate of 30,000+ items a day and will add more shopping categories such as clothing and home dÃ©cor in the near future. In addition, the first 10,000 Like**** shoppers will receive free shipping on their first purchase from any of the site's featured retailers.
"A picture is worth a thousand words, and it is much easier to shop and search by clicking on pictures than by typing complex search terms," said company CEO and co-founder, Munjal Shah. "Like**** is the first major new innovation to come to the world of image search in the last five years. Now, Web searchers will no longer have to rely on the tags that may or may not be attached to a given photo or product image."
Today, image search accounts for eight percent of all Web searches (Google and Yahoo! receive over 270 million image searches per month, according to Hitwise), but these applications only utilize the words attached to photos in order to generate search results. In contrast, Like****'s visual search looks inside the photo and creates a digital signature that describes the photo's content and enables a more accurate search for similar looking items â ranging from your dream engagement ring to a clutch and pair of heels that perfectly complement a hard-to-match patterned dress.
Dec. 9: The shuttle Discovery is launched to the international space station, marking the first time in four years that NASA has scheduled a liftoff at night.
Rocket Launches from hell .. I mean owen bell
Many rocket launches from our favorite launch site.
Actual NASA footage and a beloved song ELEVATION by U2 is a fun tribute to the fact that a Night Launch has not been attempted in 4 years.
Thanks to NASA and Bono, for their combined talents about progressing humanity.
made with Windows XP Movie Maker and Sony Vegas Studio by7 Tamara Alexis
my unit launched a missile "hawk"
after the launch the field burns
We went to watch the launch,my grl and some friends!