If you’ve ever been stuck in the middle seat on an airplane between a bodybuilder and a crying child, you know what torture feels like. Getting a window seat makes getting to the bathroom harder, but it guarantees you’ll only have to contend with a seatmate on one side of you, and you’ll have a place to rest your head and a scenic view to enjoy. You have multiple opportunities to get yourself a window seat if you act strategically. Don’t forget a pillow.

With that in mind here we have 10 pictures to remind you that the window seat is always the best option. This post was inspired By Reddit user : _-M-_ and the pictures from his Imgur Account: EmpathyInc

1. You can understand why everyone thinks Norway is so beautiful

1. You can understand why everyone thinks Norway is so beautiful

2. You might see Chicago's skyline reflected in Lake Michigan.

2. You might see Chicago’s skyline reflected in Lake Michigan.

3.  For the sunrises

3. For the sunrises

4. And the sunsets

4. And the sunsets

5. And waterfalls you'll never see from the aisle

5. And waterfalls you’ll never see from the aisle

6. You could ride an endless sea of clouds with a window seat

6. You could ride an endless sea of clouds with a window seat

7. Because a solar eclipse at 44,000 ft is pretty cool

7. Because a solar eclipse at 44,000 ft is pretty cool

8. And seeing the highest point in Africa will take your breath away

8. And seeing the highest point in Africa will take your breath away

9. You could see a rainstorm like this off in the distance.

9. You could see a rainstorm like this off in the distance.

10. You could witness a forest fire

10. You could witness a forest fire

LA100 flying UAV drone with GoPro camera

LA100 flying UAV drone with GoPro camera

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LA100 flying UAV drone, is the world’s first aircraft designed to fly around the perimeter of your choice, shooting still images or video and come back to you.   Have a look at the video…

 

The LA100 flying UAV drone designed by Lehmann Aviation for the users with no piloting background.

Just connect the battery, launch it, and it will come back to you after 5 minutes of flight at the height of 80m-100m.

The whole system, ready to fly, comes at 990€ only (without GoPro camera).

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LA100 UAV from Lehmann Aviation on Vimeo.

Lehmann Aviation L-A series, fully automatic UAV (drone) for GoPro users.

 

source Lehmann Aviation via WordlessTech

Eclipser 1 — stratospheric flight in Total Solar Eclipse

Eclipser 1 — stratospheric flight in Total Solar Eclipse

A Romanian-Australian scientific team successfully launched a stratospheric high-altitude unmanned balloon during the 14th November 2012 Total Solar Eclipse (TSE). Unique images and videos from the most spectacular astronomic event of the year were taken from the near out of space, along with very usefull athmospheric data from the eclipse cone.

The space balloon, named Eclipser 1, was launched in N-E Queensland, Australia, from the outback, 230 miles away north-west from city of Cairns, in the early morning of 14th November (5:21 AM, local time). Eclipser 1 had on-board photo-video equipment, but also an APRS telemetric and GPS systems for the live tracking of the flight and scientific sensors.

The mission of Eclipser 1 was to fly in the cone of TSE and hit an altitude of 25 km during the full totality phase of Eclipse (6:37 AM, local time) for catching, photo and video, the climax of the astronomic event. After the TSE, Elipser 1 continue to rise until burst, 36,9 km altitude – the third place in high-altitude balloons Australian flight from all times.

The team responsible for this experiment was composed of :
Catalin Beldea (RO), project leader, eclipse chaser, amateur astronomer
Florin Mingireanu (RO), Aerospace engineer, scientific researcher at Romanian Space Agency ROSA
Marc Ulieriu (RO), Editor-in-Chief of Stiinta & Tehnica — the oldest popular science magazine in Romania and the organizer of this experiment
Adrian Florescu (RO), radio tracking specialist
Joe Cali (AUS), Legislative compliance, protocols, approvals and liason with CASA and Air Services Australia Air traffic control in Cairns and Brisbane, logistics support
Howard Small (AUS), radio tracking specialist
Samantha Scafe (AUS), radio tracking specialist

The same Romanian team is responsible for two succesfull stratospheric flights, in Eastern Europe, Romania: Stratospherium I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHgP_dfMaCE a space balloon which reached 35,4 km / 116.155 ft) altitude in October 2011, a record for Central and Eastern Europe and also the first space balloon which took tremendous photography of Romania from near out of space) and Stratospherium II (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNUf5y2NpJQ 30 km / 98400 ft) altitude in August 2012).

The Eclipser 1 experiment was organized by Stiinta&Tehnica Magazine together with ROSA and powered by Duracell.