Airbus A380 wing cracks – an annotated graphic

The inspection of Airbus A380 planes for wing cracks continues by European airlines – now Qantas has grounded one of its A380 planes after dozens of cracks were found. E&T reports more on this in our latest news about the Airbus A380 wing cracks today. We also share this useful graphic with you, which details the construction of the A380 and the kind of issues airlines are now checking for. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Airbus A380 wing cracks – an annotated graphic

Facebook IPO – an annotated graphic

In the run-up to Facebook’s public offering, all kinds of facts and figures are flying around. This graphic serves to illustrate who owns what when it comes to the social chit-chat behemoth. As for its anticipated final valuation… $100 billion? Seriously? Far be it from us to be so cynical, but we can’t help feeling that this valuation has been applied by people slathering at the mouth at the prospect of ┬ábeing made extremely wealthy by Facebook’s flotation. Honestly, it’s hard to escape the notion that people make this stuff up as they go along. What is the point of … Continue reading Facebook IPO – an annotated graphic

Pentagon to expand global drone operations: an annotated graphic

Word to the paranoid: the Pentagon is lashing out another few hundred million dollars expanding its global drone operations. They’re talking about up to 85 Remotely Piloted Vehicles simultaneously droning around on 24/7/365 Combat Air Patrols around the world, casting their robotic eye over the nefarious activities of certain shady denizens of this planet. Should we all feel much safer now? Or is this too much looky looky, too much watchy watchy? Click on the graphic for expanded view. Continue reading Pentagon to expand global drone operations: an annotated graphic