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Close call – Passenger plane passed through North Korean missile trajectory just 6 minutes later

Close call – Passenger plane passed through North Korean missile trajectory just 6 minutes later

At approximately 4:17 p.m. on Tuesday this week, North Korea fired seven short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast into the Sea of Japan. While this in itself is not especially unusual for the world’s most secretive and hardline dictatorship, a genuinely unsettling detail later emerged that reflects the seriousness of the situation and just how close one group of civilians came to danger: Just six minutes after its launch, a China Southern Airways passenger plane passed directly through the path one missile had taken.

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Korea May Have Beaten the Wright Brothers to the First Flight by 400 Years

Korea May Have Beaten the Wright Brothers to the First Flight by 400 Years

Anyone’s who’s played Trivial Pursuit has probably had to remember the names of Orville and Wilbur Wright and their famous first sustained heavier than air flight in 1903. The whole world is familiar with these American names.

However, according to a report in Chosun Daily, a major South Korean media outlet, the actual first “flying vehicle” my have been built in Korea 400 years earlier. It was reported in old historical records and used to rescue the lord during an attack by flying him an impressive 17km away.

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There’s an App for That (and That and That and That…)

There’s an App for That (and That and That and That…)

Nevermind searching for restaurants or shooting birds at pigs. You want to know how much radiation you’re surrounded by? You want to unequivocally prove to your friends how many push-ups you’ve done? You want to know where that random aircraft flying overhead is going? We present to you a variety of iPhone apps that vastly expand your capabilities and make the unthought of possible.

Geiger Camera

Apparently the iPhone camera can “see” various types of rays, such as ultraviolet and infrared, by its semiconductor sensor. With this app, it can detect high amounts of radiation in 30 seconds, while taking 1+ hours for lower amounts. In those cases, they say you might want to plug in the recharger because you’ll need to leave the device still for a long time. So, this app might get different kinds of results depending on their sense of urgency and/or patience… Read More