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Early Bird Special: Alex Lee pays homage to his hometown of Tokyo with a tribute video that combines super slo-mo, stop motion, and time lapse.

I didn’t really want to watch this, but it was so trippy that I couldn’t tear away. I love the slow-motion—really emphasizes and makes you notice a lot of details in the ordinary. 

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The machine that cools the reactor is just by the ocean, and it was wrecked by the tsunami. Everyone worked desperately to try and restore it. Fighting fatigue and empty stomachs, we dragged ourselves back to work… People have been flaming Tepco (Tokyo Electric Power Company), but the staff of Tepco have refused to flee, and continue to work even at the peril of their own lives. Please stop attacking us.

Michiko Otsuki, a worker who was stationed at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant until Monday. More in this article.

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Crisis Explainer of the Day: CNN offers a thorough, illustrated explanation of just what in the doomsday is going on with Japan’s crippled nuclear reactors.

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Related: Union of Concerned Scientists say radiation plume could reach tokyo.

This is quite informative if you needed to be caught up on the details of the nuclear crisis.

At the airport in Sendai the tsunami swept through the carpark and buildings.
(via BBC slideshow)
As of March 11th, 1:56 PM (EST), BBC reports “at least 350 people are dead and hundreds more missing after a tsunami, caused by a huge 8.9-magnitude earthquake, devastated north-eastern Japan.”

At the airport in Sendai the tsunami swept through the carpark and buildings.

(via BBC slideshow)

As of March 11th, 1:56 PM (EST), BBC reports “at least 350 people are dead and hundreds more missing after a tsunami, caused by a huge 8.9-magnitude earthquake, devastated north-eastern Japan.”