Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Drones used in fight against plastic pollution on UK beaches

A new initiative is combining drones, tidal studies and navigation technology to try and work out where the millions of tonnes of plastic we dump in the sea ends up.

The Plastic Tides project is mapping the journeys taken by rubbish such as plastic bottles before they wash up on our beaches.

Sky's Technology Correspondent Tom Cheshire reports.



Binging with Babish: Jake's Perfect Sandwich from Adventure Time

Scholars have attempted to crack the code to the perfect sandwich for millennia - in the end, it was Jake the Dog who finally achieved the zenith of 'wichcraft. Can Jake's glowing dream sandwich be realized outside the cartoon realm, or will it topple under the weight of its 12 separate components?


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Death Valley National Park

Enjoy this truly remarkable National Park that attracts millions of tourists. Take delight in a unique phenomenon, when Death Valley is transformed and when it comes to life, when thousands of plants color the intermountain basin. Enjoy the views of flowers in this mysterious place.

Take a virtual tour to the most popular places such as Badwater Salt Flats, Furnace Creek, Stovepipe Wells, Zabriskie Point, Golden Canyon, Artist’s Palette, Devil’s Golf Course, Dante’s View and different scenic roads.

Discover the beauty and diverse life together with “Death Valley National Park” film in superb 4K quality, 4K HDR version is available for downloading.


VR in court & the app to conquer spider fear

We bring you yet another reason to pay attention to the rapidly expanding world of virtual reality technology this week as Alex Morgan finds out how VR could shape the future of criminal trials.

Also, would you use an app to try and get over a fear of spiders? Gemma Morris meets a group of brave under-12s from Westfields Junior School who've launched the ‘Fear Nothing’ app.

And Dave Jewitt is in the hot seat for this week's video games review with Torment: Tides of Numenera, 1-2-Switch & Sniper Elite 4.



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Roberta Mancino's Wingsuit Flight Over An Active Volcano

Flying a wingsuit over an active volcano has long been a dream for Roberta Mancino. After years of training, she embarked on a mission to Chile's Villarrica stratovolcano to fly through the sulfur-infused smoke that pours from its crater.

Villarrica proved to be the place where this dream came true. Watch as Roberta jumps from a helicopter at 15,000ft and flies her wingsuit through the volcanic smoke and turbulence above one of South America's highest active volcanoes.

Filmer: Sebastian Alvarez

Shot 100% on the HERO4

This video features drone footage of Marum from "GoPro: Descent Into the Lava of Marum in 4K"


Beautiful San'in, Japan

Route Romantique San’in stretches from Tottori Prefecture and Shimane Prefecture to Hagi City in Yamaguchi Prefecture. This region, which faces the Sea of Japan with the Chugoku Mountains in the background, possesses abundant nature and the oldest history in Japan. Culture and life infused with romantic myths still continue to survive to this day in this region. You will find an authentic Japan here that has been in existence since ancient times.

Film directed by Yuki Eikawa
Music by Wolves Unite Japan, Inc.



Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Adventure of Life in 4K

All around the world GoPro users are capturing incredible experiences, from the heart-stopping to the heartfelt. Into the caldron of an active volcano, the neon streets of Japan, a refuge for wild mustangs, scaling an iceberg, the world’s biggest dance party, or a whale rescue mission, GoPros have documented every moment. See how GoPro’s new line of our most advanced cameras ever allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life.

Shot 100% on the new GoPro HERO4 camera from http://GoPro.com.

The HERO4 features ultra high resolution quality of 4K at 30 frames per second + high frames rates at 1080p120. Incredible low light capabilities, including our new nightlapse setting. 2X the high fidelity sound. Faster processing. Protune settings that unlock manual control of many of your GoPro’s features, and so much more. Learn more and be inspired by the most advanced GoPro cameras yet: http://GoPro.com

It’s your life. BE A HERO.

MUSIC
"Run Boy Run" performed by Woodkid
Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

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Amtrak Train Slams Passengers With Snow - Rhinecliff (New york)

Rhinecliff, New York - Wednesday morning (15th March 2017) Amtrak train sent a wave of snow onto passengers standing on the platform.

The unassuming passengers, stood on the platform as the train arrived. Passengers Nick Colvin and Craig Oleszewski captured the incident on their camera. Oleszewski said it was Amtrak train 236 which was scheduled to arrive at 9:07 AM.

May be the train was moving faster than usual plus fresh snow from Stella resulted in a more spectacular arrival than expected.



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