Space tourism rockets

“Virgin Galactic has announced that it has signed up more than 150 prospective space tourists. Richard Branson’s latest venture will haul millionaires into a brief sub-orbital flight using a fleet of SpaceShipTwo craft, the successor to the ship which claimed the Ansari X-Prize for commercial space flight in 2004.”

Link: http://www.theregister.co.uk/

Quality JavaScript from Scratch

“If you’ve avoided JavaScript, or only knew it in its previous “toy language” incarnations, now’s the time to step up and get to know the newer, smarter JavaScript. This hands-on tour will get you started with JavaScript before illuminating the ways in which the DOM can be utilised via JavaScript, the practicalities of pop-up windows, and how JavaScript can work within a web page to produce slick DHTML effects.”

Link: http://www.sitepoint.com

Want to peer into the steaming summit of an erupting volcano without risking death?

“Anyone with an Internet connection and a computer can do just that, thanks to about 30 cameras and other recording devices set up on Alaska’s Augustine Volcano that are streaming information to a Web site hosted by the Alaska Volcano Observatory, a joint federal-state office.

The site http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Augustine.php has received over 253 million hits since the start of the year, becoming a popular destination for everyone from scientists to amateur volcano buffs who want to keep tabs on the restless 4,134-foot (1,260-meter) volcano.”

Link: http://go.reuters.com

Going to Reykjavik

“In 2006 the United States population will reach 300 million, and Iceland’s will hit 300,000. In national pride, the two countries will remain about equal, which goes a long way toward explaining why Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, refuses to feel like a small town. About two-thirds of Icelanders live in the city and its suburbs, and if the concentration of museums and galleries, bookstores, excellent restaurants and lively night spots per capita isn’t the highest in any city in the world, it has to be close.”

Link: http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/03/12/travel/12going.html

More on the Chanel 4 Dispatches Ryanair Programme

The Chanel 4 Dispatches programme is still in the news, you can read some discussions at the sites below: “Oh My God just watched Dispatches on TV which showed an undercover investigation on Ryanair!!!” http://www.travellerspoint.com

“Possible Ryanair Scandal” http://www.gridskipper.com

When was the last time you checked under your seat for a life jacket?