On May 6, 1937, the German zeppelin Hindenburg exploded, filling the sky above Lakehurst, New Jersey, with smoke and fire. The massive airship's tail fell to the ground while its nose, hundreds of feet long, rose into the air like a breaching whale. It turned to ashes in less than a minute. Some passengers and crewmembers jumped dozens of feet to safety while others burned. Of 97 people aboard, 62 survived. At the time, the Hindenburg was supposed to be ushering in a new age of airship travel. But the crash instead brought the age to an abrupt end, making way for the age of passenger airplanes. The crash was the first massive technological disaster caught on film, and the scene became embedded in the public's consciousness. A horrified radio reporter's exclamation — "Oh, the humanity!" — has since become somewhat of a catchphrase. Speculation about the cause of the crash has been the subject of numerous books and movies. "It was like the Titanic in that sense," said Dan Grossman, … [Read more...] about Hindenburg Crash: The End of Airship Travel
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Ever been confused by the various colorful icons showing up at the top of your Apple Watch’s screen? We’ve been there, too. To fix that, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of all Apple Watch status icons and what they mean. Table of Contents Lightning and Phone Icons Moon, Mask, and Bed Icons Wi-Fi, Airplane, and Green Dot Icons Maps, Microphone, and Directional Arrow Icons Red Dot Icon Lock and Water Drop Icons Running Person Icon Walkie Talkie Icon Play Button Icon Green Lightning Icon Apple Watch has two charging icons. The green lightning icon appears when the watch is charging. Red Lightning Icon The red lightning icon appears when the battery is low . Green iPhone Icon Apple Watch also has several icons that indicate a connection with your iPhone or any kind of active silent mode . The green iPhone icon indicates that your Apple Watch is connected to the iPhone. Red iPhone Icon The red … [Read more...] about What Do the Status Icons Mean on Apple Watch?
The Control Center on your Apple Watch is a quick way to check its battery, activate modes like SIlent and Airplane mode , and perform other actions. Here’s how to customize it so the features you use most are only a quick swipe away. How to Open the Control Center From your watch face, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the Control Center. You can then swipe or use the Digital Crown to scroll. If you’re on another screen, touch and hold on the bottom of the screen, and then swipe up. You can’t open the Control Center from the Home Screen (the one with all your apps). To close the Control Center, swipe down from the top of your screen. You can also press the Digital Crown. (That’s the wheel on the side of your watch.) Everything the Control Center Does The Control Center has a lot of features crammed into it. Here are the main options in the Control Center , going from left to right: Wireless icon: Disconnect from WiFi networks. Bed icon: Put … [Read more...] about How to Customize Your Apple Watch’s Control Center
With the release of watchOS 7, the number of modes available on an Apple Watch has become a little silly. There’s now Airplane Mode, Silent Mode, Do Not Disturb Mode, Theater Mode, Schooltime Mode, and Sleep Mode. Here’s what they all do. To toggle any of these modes on or off, swipe up on your Apple Watch to access the “Control Center,” then tap the relevant icon (we’ll cover them as we go). Some of the modes can also activate automatically in certain circumstances. (If you don’t see an icon in the Control Center, you can add it by tapping the “Edit” button; any undisplayed icons will appear under “More.” Tap them to add them.) Airplane Mode While Airplane Mode might not be necessary to keep planes from falling out of the skies , it’s still important and useful. It disables all the radios in your Apple Watch except for Bluetooth. This means no Wi-Fi, GPS, or, if you have it, Cellular. Airplane Mode has a couple of uses: It lets you comply with airline policy … [Read more...] about What Do All the Modes Do on My Apple Watch?
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Country music legend Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks ago to block GOP-backed voting restrictions. Families with lawn chairs spread out across the sprawling Capitol greens in Austin. Clergy, politicians, constituents and musicians all spoke out about the proposals to impose voter ID requirements, limit ballot drop boxes and mail voting, and strip local officials of their election authority. The special session that the exodus by Texas Democrats halted is set to expire next week, but Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has pledged to schedule a new one as soon as the lawmakers return to the state. “If you don’t like who’s in there, vote them out,” Nelson sang, inviting the crowd to join him in singing lyrics he’d previously written about taking a stand at … [Read more...] about Willie Nelson Performs at Protest in Support of Texas Democrat Fleebaggers