Du kannst so vieles erst verstehen

Du kannst so vieles erst verstehen
Wenn du dir selbst die Neugier lässt.
Wer Augen schließt um Schönes nur zu sehen,
der wird dem Blinden gleich und vieles ihm entgehen
Von all dem Welt gewordenen Rest.

Gestatte dir, dich hin zu neigen
zu dem, was dich zur Frage drängt.
Das ist uns Menschen seltsam eigen
Drum möge man uns bitte zeigen
Wie alles stets zusammenhängt.

– Martin Kießling

How crazy am I to think I actually know where the Malaysia Airlines plane is?

A remarkable piece of journalism. In fact, the raison d’être of journalism these days. A must read, no matter if you believe in the authors conclusions.

In the year since the vanishing of MH370, I appeared on CNN more than 50 times, watched my spouse’s eyes glaze over at dinner, and fell in with a group of borderline-obsessive amateur aviation sleuths. A million theories bloomed, including my own.

The unsettling oddness was there from the first moment, on March 8, when Malaysia Airlines announced that a plane from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing, Flight 370, had disappeared over the South China Sea in the middle of the night. There had been no bad weather, no distress call, no wreckage, no eyewitness accounts of a fireball in the sky—just a plane that said good-bye to one air-traffic controller and, two minutes later, failed to say hello to the next. And the crash, if it was a crash, got stranger from there.

Full story at New York Magazine here.

The Most Intense Finale Ever

DLD15 Is Coming

DLD is surely one of the finest conferences in tech these days. It is a simple must.

Over 150 speakers and 1000 attendees will touch base at #dld15. For the 11th time, “Europe’s hottest conference invitation” will bring together the most influential opinion-makers, industry leaders, start-ups and digital giants in Munich, January 18-20, 2015. It’s going to be awesome, and it’s only the beginning!

The roster of speakers is incredible and absolutely above-the-top for European standards.

Deepest Living Animal Captured On Video

The footage was taken by a robot in the Mariana trench by researchers from the University of Hawaii. That is 8.143m deep. The species is unknown. Exciting!

“Video of a newly discovered species is now the world’s deepest known fish recorded at 8,143 m depth. The fish has a novel body form that has not been seen before. It stunned scientists because in other trenches, there is only one fish species at this depth–a snailfish; this fish is really different from any other deep-sea fish that scientists have ever seen.”