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Study Reveals What Air Travelers Will Tolerate for Non-Discriminatory Security Screening

Mounting anti-terrorism security procedures and the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) screening processes have launched numerous debates about the protection of civil liberties and equal treatment of passengers. A new study published in Risk Analysis has successfully quantified how much potential air passengers value equal protection when measured against sacrifices in safety, cost, wait time, and convenience.

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In-Flight, on-Demand Hydrogen Production Could Mean “Greener” Aircraft

Technion researchers have a developed safe and efficient way to produce hydrogen on board a plane in flight. Using aluminum particles and (fresh or waste), the technology could one day help meet in-flight energy needs on commercial aircraft.

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Mayo Clinic to Offer Medical Education Course Required by FAA’s New BasicMed

Beginning Monday, May 1, private and recreational pilots across the country operating certain light aircraft will be able to seek medical qualification through BasicMed, a new pathway offered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Mayo Clinic will be one of two organizations in the nation to offer a course necessary to obtain this alternative medical qualification

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Gravitationally Lensed Supernova, New Mars Rover Lab, Hubble Snaps Two Spiral Galaxies, and More in the Space News Source

The latest in space and astronomy in the Space News Source

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Drop of Mock B61-12 Is First of New Flight Tests

The drop of a mock nuclear weapon on Tonopah Test Range in Nevada marked the start of a new series of test flights for the nation's B61-12 weapon refurbishment program.

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Beck’s Partners with Indiana State for Unmanned Systems Training

Beck's, the largest family-owned retail seed company in the United States, announced today a collaboration with Indiana State University to train pilots to operate unmanned aerial vehicles within the new legal structure established by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Penn State Aerospace Engineering Students Receive VFF Scholarships

AHS International, The Vertical Flight Technical Society, recently awarded Vertical Flight Foundation scholarships to five Penn State Aerospace Engineering students.

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Tulane Team Wins NASA’s Big Idea Challenge for Spacecraft Design

Tulane University engineering students’ innovative idea for a flower-shaped, solar-powered space ferry won the top prize in NASA’s BIG Idea Challenge, a national contest to design better ways to assemble spacecraft in space.

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Momentary Attention Switching Easily Causes Pilot Errors, Like Alleged Harrison Ford Runway Mix-Up

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Experts on aviation and perception, Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde comment on the factors that can lead to pilot errors, such as the reported incident involving actor Harrison Ford landing his plane in close brush with a 737 at John Wayne Airport on Wednesday.

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Johns Hopkins APL Plays Key Role as US, Japan Conduct First SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test

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Engineers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, in cooperation with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Japan Ministry of Defense, and U.S. Navy sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), played a key role in the first live-fire intercept using the new Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA guided missile during a Feb. 3 flight test off the west coast of Hawaii.







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