Archive for September, 2013

17 September, 2013

Costa Concordia resurrected

It took nineteen hours, about seven hours longer than intended, but since early this morning, the Costa Concordia is resurrected to it’s original position. This was accomplished by using a complex system of steel cables, pulleys and counterweights. A short three-minute timelapse shows the progress of the operation:

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13 September, 2013

Flipping the Costa Condordia

Begin January 2012, the Costa Concordia cruise ship capsizes and sinks off the Tuscan island of Giglio. At least 30 people are killed. Next week the ship could be upright again, nearly two years after the liner. The giant vessel, which has lain partly submerged in shallow waters, will be rolled off the seabed and […]

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9 September, 2013

Rio time lapsed

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the […]

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