The American laboratory Neural Networks and Deep Learning recently restored a documentary film dedicated to the disaster of the German airship Hindenburg in 1937 in the state of New Jersey (USA). The original material, in black and white and lasting about five minutes, has been modified so that it has been enlarged, colored and brought to 60 frames per second through the use of artificial intelligence.
The LZ 129 Hindenburg was completely destroyed on May 6, 1937 when a heavy fire broke out in this Zeppelin aircraft while attempting to land at Lakehurst airfield, at the end of its first transatlantic voyage to North America and in its second season. Of the 97 people on board, 35 were killed immediately (13 passengers and 22 crew members), who were joined by another fatality on the ground.
The exact location of the initial fire, its ignition source and the origin of the fuel are still disputed. The cause of the accident was never finally clarifiedalthough many hypotheses have been made. Therefore, in the face of allegations of sabotage, one of the theories that are commonly raised is the combination of a gas leak and static conditions in the atmosphere. The incident broke public confidence in the safety of airships and marked the abrupt end of their time.
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