Digital Camera Memory Survives Blast

Earlier this month, Don Frazier, a newspaper reporter in Missouri, was covering the dismantling of a bridge. He set up his digital camera 240 yards away from the event, but it turns out that wasn't far away enough. The explosion that dismantled the bridge also destroyed the reporter's camera. The equipment, which was worth more than $15,000, was a complete loss, but one thing did survive: the camera's Compact Flash card. Frazier was able to retrieve the card, complete with pictures of the explosion. Flash memory is solid-state media and is made of circuits of solid material, with no movable parts, and that helped it survive. Probably not the greatest way to get a good photo, but at least he got the job done. Don't try this at home

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