Seaside Heights boardwalk construction draws visitors (newsworks.org)
The reconstruction of the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J. is quickly becoming a symbol for the Jersey Shore's comeback. It was here where the iconic image was taken of the Jetstar Roller Coaster sitting in the ocean after Superstorm Sandy hit Oct 29, 2012. more... 4/10/2013
Cherry trees blossom in Washington, DC (photoblog.nbcnews.com)
The beautiful and delicate cherry blossoms cultivated in the National Mall and Memorial Parks have inspired generations of viewers since 1912. A gift from Japan, the flowering trees symbolize friendship between nations, the renewal of spring, and the ephemeral nature of life. more... 4/9/2013
HD video to be mounted on the International Space Station, connected to internet (adelaidenow.com.au)
FORGET Facebook and remote-controlled drones. Soon you can satisfy the stalker within yourself through a spaced-based video camera.
A high-resolution, social-media controlled video camera is due to be installed on the International Space Station on October 16.
It is due to start streaming live video from around the globe across the globe shortly afterwards to web surfers everywhere by the end of the year.
Will the camera turn planet Earth into the ultimate reality TV show? more... 4/8/2013
The World’s First Webcam Was Created To Check A Coffee Pot Remotely (gizmodo.com.au)
Nobody likes arriving at an empty coffee pot, especially computer scientists at Cambridge University. That’s why, back in 1991, a team of them invented the world’s first webcam to keep an eye on coffee levels from their desks.
Rigged up in the corridor within the old Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, the camera stood next to a filter coffee machine. When switched on, the camera provided a 129×129 pixel greyscale image of the coffee pot at 1fps. more... 4/5/2013
National Cherry Blossom Festival in Bloom on Live Webcam Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/p (digitaljournal.com)
This weekend is peak bloom time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. and starting today the world can watch live, in streaming video, for the first time. EarthCam has partnered with the National Parks Service to share this popular event which is easily accessible 24/7 on http://www.earthcam.com. The Festival centers on the gift of cherry blossom trees from Japan and honors the enduring friendship between the countries. Watch the new tourism webcam and share the experience online or on a mobile device with the EarthCam Live Cams app.
Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1169502#ixzz2Pb0GDWMx more... 4/5/2013
Webcam allows We Energies customers to view falcon activity (fox6now.com)
We Energies customers can now watch this year’s peregrine falcon activity inside the nest box at the Oak Creek Power Plant and the Pleasant Prairie Power Plant via live webcams at we-energies.com.
We Energies’ resident falcons have already produced eggs at both the Oak Creek and Pleasant Prairie sites. New chicks also will be arriving at the company’s power plants in Port Washington, Milwaukee and Marquette, Mich. more... 4/3/2013