Wildlife webcams sometimes offer viewers an unflinching look at nature (washingtonpost.com)
Operators of wildlife webcams are grappling with a problem: Viewers don’t want to see any harm come to critters they’ve grown to love.
Officials caved in to protests about the grittier side of nature last month in Minnesota, attempting to rescue a baby eagle with a broken wing. In coastal Maine, a struggling eaglet died in June after wildlife experts decided to let nature take its course, triggering outcry from viewers across the country.
Such reactions are understandable but misguided, experts say. more... 6/30/2014
Skype Redefines the Way We Give Interviews (thefusejoplin.com)
A webcam, a microphone, a speaker and a PC with high-speed broadband connectivity, that’s all you need for an interview today.
And how? With Skype. Laptop users get all these together with the built-in Webcam, LED Flash, a microphone, stereo speakers and Skype installed on their systems. Ever since Skype has come in the market, it has drastically transformed the way people give interviews. Those long distance interviews for university admissions or jobs are no longer a nightmare. With Skype, it is as good as giving or taking an interview face-to-face with the interviewer or the interviewee. more... 6/19/2014
Watch construction of new Goethals Bridge, courtesy of 4 webcams (silive.com)
Staten Islanders will get an upclose view of the construction of the new Goethals Bridge thanks to four webcams that have been put in place by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PA/NYNJ).
The cameras, which were activated Tuesday, will offer motorists and residents alike the opportunity to view and track the progress of the Goethals Bridge replacement project, according to PA Spokesperson Chris Valens.
Work has started to replace the 80-year-old span with a state-of-the-art, cable-stayed bridge. The project is a $1.5 billion public-private partnership. The new bridge will be located directly south of the current structure, which is functionally obsolete. more... 6/5/2014
Technology expands reach of 9/11 museum in NYC (techpageone.dell.com)
About 13 years after the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum has opened to the public in New York City.
There is significant emotional resonance at the site and what stood there, such as the relics of the World Trade Center towers and the unbroken concrete slurry wall that protected their foundations from the Hudson River. To ensure that the stories and artifacts of that day are preserved and shared, the museum is leveraging technology. more... 6/2/2014