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10 hacks that will change the way you use Gmail

Some of you are fortunate to be young enough that you don’t know what email was like before Google came along and launched Gmail. Suffice it to say, …

Earth could see a 'mega' El Niño this year that would bring some crazy weather

At the same time, it is clear that an El Niño is building that is expected to culminate in the fall and last until the winter, with the possibility of it becoming a "mega" El Niño.<p>The hope in California is that the large amounts of precipitation usually associated with extreme El Niño events would …

The Cold War nuke that fried satellites

A secret 50-year-old memo to the British prime minister solved this Cold War mystery. But could a similar event happen again today?<p>On 10 September 1962 an extraordinary memo passed across the desk of British prime minister Harold Macmillan. The confidential document detailed the events leading up …

Cold War

'FATHER OF ALL BOMBS': Russia tested the world's largest nonnuclear bomb 8 years ago on Friday

The "father of all Bombs," (FOAB) named in response to America's smaller "mother of all Bombs," has the power of a nuclear bomb but does not produce chemical or radioactive fallout.<p>"The results of tests of the aviation explosive device that has been created have shown that it is comparable with …

Scientists are working on new technology that could beam unlimited energy to Earth from space

Luckily for the Earth, the world's supply of fossil fuels is limited. And for the past several decades, researchers have been looking for renewable energy resources to provide power to everyone without poisoning the Earth with atmospheric carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels like oil and …

Boeing's new laser canon can destroy drones in mid-flight

In a world that's becoming increasingly drone friendly, there are some serious safety considerations that shouldn't be ignored.<p>Specifically, government and military officials have cautioned that drones might soon be outfitted with explosives or chemical weapons and flown into either public or …

Hawaii Officials Want U.S. Customs to Screen Japanese Tourists in Tokyo

Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Thursday it’s a top priority for Hawaii that the U.S. be able to process Japanese travelers for immigration and customs …

The Mystery of Mental Illness and Depression Solved?

<b>The Mystery of Mental Illness Solved?</b><br>Caption: <b>Ancient Relics reveal plausible reason why natives disappeared. Depression!</b><p>Yes, you know those are the …

Mental Health

Ukraine just published detailed intelligence of Russian troop movements and equipment

Since most of my readers know neither Russian or Ukrainian, I'm passing on what Kyiv has released today in English. The translation isn't great but it works. I'm providing comments below since most normals are not well acquainted with the nuances of Russian military organization.<p><b>Russian Military</b> …

Travel and Leisure

11:38 AM ET Fri, 25 May 2018<p>A survey conducted by Bankrate.com found that almost half of Americans are not planning on taking a vacation this summer …

Walt Disney World Resort

10 Professional Flight Simulators that You Can Fly

<i>Here at TPG, we talk a lot about how to sit at the “front” of the plane (that is, the business- and first-class cabins). However, for those of you</i> …

Alitalia Aircraft Punctured By Hail Made Emergency Landing in Italy

News<p>Alitalia Aircraft Punctured By Hail Made Emergency Landing in Italy<p>By Jon Erdman<p>August 20 2015 12:00 AM EDT<p>weather.com<p>For the fourth time in just …

Drones are becoming a huge problem for planes

Pilots have reported 700 incidents of close calls with drones so far this year, the <i>Washington Post</i> reports. That is three times as many incidents as …

Several Air India flights delayed as pilots decide to 'go slow'

Air India flights has been affected after the pilots of the company decided to 'go slow' to protest the government's proposal of removing pilots from …

India

Air Travel Sleeping Guides : sleep on planes

This handy guide offers tips to travelers who struggle to sleep on planes. From the UK-based site Work the World, the infographic '10 Ways to Fall …

Danger Zone! Kate Upton Takes a Selfie While Flying in WWII Plane

Up, up, and away!<p>Kate Upton took to Instagram to share a special bucket list moment.<p>“Feeling pretty lucky to be able to experience a P-51 Mustang …

Electrifying footage captures the incredible moment that a Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 was struck by LIGHTNING

• <b>YouTube user Jack Perkins was sitting in nearby aircraft during a storm</b>• <b><br>While filming out the window of his plane he caught the strike on</b> …

Plane struck by lightning on tarmac at US airport

A passenger stranded at a US airport during a torrential downpour has captured the moment lightning struck a packed Delta Airlines jet as it waited …

Peru approves shooting down of drug smuggling planes

<b>The Peruvian Congress has approved legislation that allows the country's air force to shoot down small planes suspected of carrying illegal drugs.</b><p>Peru produces more cocaine than any other country and anti-narcotics agents say most of it is smuggled to the US.<p>The bill was passed unanimously 89-0 and …

Airplane Panel Falls From Sky Onto Golf Course

It was "twirling around in circles."<p><i>"FORE!"</i><p>Players at the Green Meadows Golf Course in Mount Holly, North Carolina, had an unexpected course hazard to contend with Wednesday morning, after a panel detached from a passenger jet overhead and fell onto the 7th hole.<p>An unnamed bystander saw it "falling …

How Often Do Pilots Fly the Same Plane?

Mark Vanhoenacker, British Airways pilot and author of Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot, answers an airline question we've always wondered about.<p>Writer Mark Vanhoenacker spent time in a graduate program for history and as a management consultant before becoming a pilot. His book <i>Skyfaring</i>is about …

Photographer Shoots Airplane Flyby with 30 Strobes

When photographing Czech aerobatics and fighter pilot Martin Šonka recently, photographer Dan Vojtěch wanted to capture the plane in a different …

Late passenger tries to stop departing plane by running onto ramp

Going to extremes to catch your flight could mean breaking the law.<p>A 58-year old man was arrested on Wednesday for running onto an airport ramp in an attempt to stop a departing plane at Denver International Airport.<p>On Aug. 6, Marc Rehmar was running late for a flight to Ohio, where he was due to …

Two planes carrying parachutists collide over Slovakia

Two planes carrying dozens of parachutists have collided midair over western Slovakia, killing seven people. Thirty-one others on board survived by jumping out with their parachutes.<p>The crash took place on Thursday morning near the village of Červený Kameň. Rescue workers have been using …

Plane Crash

Lockheed Skunkworks Eyes A New U-2

Will it find what America is looking for?<p>Lockheed Martin’s U-2 spy plane is perhaps the most successful surveillance aircraft ever built. First flown on August 4th, 1955, the covert high-flyer has remained in service for 60 years. It starred in a couple of major Cold War crises. In 1960, a U-2 …

Aviation

Watch Ettore Bugatti's Only Airplane Make Its First Flight

A beautiful flight with an imperfect end<p>In June 1940, as the Nazis advanced across Europe, legendary Parisian automobile maker Ettore Buggati hid the body of a unique airplane at his estate outside the city. Untouched by the war, Bugatti’s forward-swept-wing single-seat racer never flew, a strange …

Watch an Airbus A340 make a death-defying landing in crosswind conditions

In late July, a commercial Boeing 777 made an insane landing in a 75mph windstorm, and the intense experience was recorded on video. A few days …

Airports