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Pilot Report: First flight with the Apple Watch

Our Apple Watch finally showed up last week, arriving 2 months after placing a pre-order on the April 10th launch date. We made the mistake of …

Apps

The latest in aviation technology at the Paris Air Show

House committee chairman: Spin off air traffic control

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House transportation committee said Monday he'll introduce a bill that takes control of air traffic operations …

Industry optimism building for oil and gas production in Quebec

Oil and gas players like Questerre Energy Corp. are turning their sights to Quebec for growth as prospects sour in Alberta under the weight of regulatory and market uncertainty.<p>"Who would have thought that I'd go to Quebec to avoid my problems?" said Questerre chief executive Michael Binnion, the …

Here's what happened when a CIA agent got caught with a polygraph by airport security in Southeast Asia

This story comes from "A Life of Lies and Spies: Tales of a CIA Ops Polygraph Interrogator" by Alan B. Trabue. _ The day was supposed to be a routine travel day between CIA offices, a simple one-hour flight from the international airport in a Southeast Asian capital city to another city …

Air France pilots almost crashed into a volcano and are now receiving 'pedagogical, managerial, and medical support'

According to Reuters, France's BEA air accident agency reported that the jet narrowly avoided a collision with Mount Cameroon near the Cameroonian capital of Douala on May 2.<p>"The Boeing 777-200 F-GSPG was flying at cruising altitude between Malabo and Douala in stormy conditions," the airline said …

Why the Official Search for Amelia Earhart Was Abandoned

It’s been decades since Amelia Earhart’s last broadcast was received in early July of 1937, and interest in finding out what happened to her has …

Human Rights

United Flights Halted: The Malicious Work Of A Hacker Or An Old-Fashioned Computer Glitch?

Was the world’s second-largest airline grounded for nearly an hour Tuesday morning by a hacker?<p>Probably not. But that was the immediate suspicion after Chicago-based United Airlines began experiencing significant problems with its flight dispatch system around 8 a.m. CT.<p>The Federal Aviation …

5 Aspects of Emotional Intelligence Required for Effective Leadership

"The ability to control my emotions and actions sets me apart from other men." -- Navy SEAL Creed<p>Emotional intelligence is widely known to be a key component of effective leadership. The ability to be perceptively in tune with yourself and your emotions, as well as having sound situational …

Emotional Intelligence

The Best Tourist Attraction in Every State

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>One of the best things about this great nation of ours is that we don't like to be bored. Like, ever. But mostly, on road trips. Which is why we have all these bizarre roadside attractions that, in addition to entertaining us on long drives, also entertain …

Death star fires planet-killing beam

In a galaxy far far away — 260 million light years away, to be exact — a titanic event of interstellar proportions is taking place (well, it happened …

Universe

This Shadow Government Agency Is Scarier Than the NSA

If you have a telephone number that has ever been called by an inmate in a federal prison, registered a change of address with the Postal Service, …

Margaret Lazarus Dean’s space shuttle memoir Leaving Orbit, reviewed.

Remember the space shuttle, that lemon?<p>After the pioneering triumphs of the Apollo program, the workaday shuttle introduced by President Nixon to …

Space Exploration

US spy agency: 'Intelligence doesn't always equal secrecy'

The NGA's director, Robert Cardillo, is leading what he calls a "seismic shift" in the agency's culture to help it better exploit social media, commercially available imagery and other data to continue providing high-level intelligence to the U.S. government.<p>The NGA this week opened its doors to …