Yesterday, Vox somehow managed to write an entire article about the history of Oracle and its founder Larry Ellison without mentioning the CIA even once. Which is pretty astounding, given the fact that Oracle takes its name from a 1977 CIA project codename. And that the CIA was Oracle's first customer.
The NYPD is saying that a 5-foot long airplane part of a 9/11 plane has been found in an alley near the World Trade Center. The landing gear part, which came from one of the airplanes that crashed into the Twin Towers, was found three blocks from Ground Zero. It's incredible given that it's been more than 11 years…
Ten years ago today, Chicago developer J. Paul Beitler — who once aspired to build the world's tallest building — told The Chicago Tribune that governments would cease to approve plans for skyscrapers, for fear that they would become "magnets for future terrorism."
American Photo has a special edition iPad app about September 11th. It's built around the cover story that interviewed photographers who documented that horrific day. The story was already amazing, on the iPad it's even better.
Federal officials are currently investigating a potential car bomb plot that Al Qaeda has planned for this weekend, the anniversary of 9/11. The car bomb plot is "credible" but not confirmed and is supposed to target bridges and tunnels.
The 9/11 Memorial is sure to be beautiful—a cascading waterfall in remembrance of that tragic day. It's also extremely thoughtful—instead of arranging the names in alphabetical order, the 9/11 Memorial will cluster people together who share bonds through friendship, work or incredible story.
The gaping hole in the Manhattan skyline vacated by the World Trade Center towers is a haunting and conspicuous one. But is the solution an augmented reality app that superimposes the destroyed buildings over reality? That's debatable.
Wondering how long it'd take for the events of September 11th to go from real life tragedy to thoughtless plot McGuffin? Marvel's new mega-event Siege demonstrates that the answer is "eight years, and we can kill even more people."