Patrolled by Predator drones, radar blimps, dogs, and scanners, the U.S./Mexico border is now a state unto itself: Borderworld
By Roger D. HodgePosted 01.17.2012 at 10:15 am 19 Comments
1. "YOU TURNED AROUND"
I was visiting my hometown of Del Rio, Texas, when my grandmother told me she had seen a drone flying over El Indio, a tiny village just east of the Mexican border, about 75 miles down the river. The newspapers that summer were filled with stories about the Predator drones poised to patrol the skies above the Rio Grande, but the date of deployment was not yet at hand, and in any case Predators ordinarily fly far too high to be seen from the ground, so I decided to take the afternoon to drive down to El Indio and investigate.
The new Hawk-Eye Tennis Officiating System is bringing high drama and high tech to the tradition-bound tournament
By Jackson LynchPosted 09.06.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
For a closer look at how the Hawk-Eye works, launch the photo gallery by clicking 'View Photos' at left.
Its accuracy may be based on a complex computer-generated algorithm, but the Hawk-Eye Tennis Officiating System is ratcheting up the human drama at this year's U.S. Open. Rather than simply relying on officials to make line calls, the entire crowd now acts as referee, hollering "Challenge!" after controversial judgements.