Blog Heap o'Transport Links 30 April 2009

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Blog-Heap links regarding transportation and related infrastructure,
also energy, because it takes energy to transport,
and virtuality, because telepresence saves on transpresence.


Video shows launch of world's largest amateur rocket - space - 29 April 2009 - New Scientist Thu 2009 Apr 30, 3:40pm

A 1/10th-scale model of a NASA Saturn V rocket launched successfully on Saturday, becoming what is thought to be the largest amateur rocket ever to take off and be safely recovered. The feat could herald the arrival of the first amateur rockets to reach orbit.

Transport Threat

Biden would avoid subways, planes after swine flu outbreak Thu 2009 Apr 30, 1:01pm

"So, from my perspective, what it relates to is mitigation. If you're out in the middle of a field when someone sneezes, that's one thing. If you're in a closed aircraft or closed container or closed car or closed classroom, it's a different thing." That contradicted more restrained advice from President Barack Obama and the federal government — and the last thing the White House wants to do right now is shut down the airline industry and big-city subways out of mass panic.

Biden: Stay Off Subways During Swine Flu Panic Thu 2009 Apr 30, 12:57pm

Vice president Joe Biden said Thursday he would tell his family members not to use subways in the U.S. and implied schools should be shuttered as the swine flu outbreak spread to 16 states. His remarks quickly caused a stir, drawing a rebuke from New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and later leading the White House to apologize.

Transport Tragedy

Car Careers Into Crowd Watching Dutch Queen Beatrix's Royal Motorcade in Apeldoorn, Holland Thu 2009 Apr 30, 1:09pm

It was a really nice day. Then you hear a bang. Everyone looks up and you see people flying through the air

Transport Near-Tragedy

Young pilot's tale is a real cliffhanger Thu 2009 Apr 30, 3:45pm

PlaneAfter a cliffhanger of a plane landing in the Talkeetna Mountains earlier this month, 21-year-old Matthew "Jake" Soplanda of Anchor Point and a skiing buddy managed to climb away from Soplanda's dated, single-engine Taylorcraft as it hung perched over a 1,500-foot drop.

Digital Privacy

Twitter breach gives behind-the-scenes Obama peek Thu 2009 Apr 30, 9:26pm

Obamaappears yet another administrative account on the micro-blogging site has been breached, giving world+dog an inside peek at the accounts of Barack Obama, Ashton Kutcher, and other celebrities.

US cyber-security 'embarrassing' Thu 2009 Apr 30, 3:44pm

described as "broken" by one industry expert and as "childlike" by another...