Dov Grauman

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Fighting for Legroom at 40,000 Feet Isn't Worth It

As I have mentioned before on various incarnations of my blog, I’m 6-foot-2 and all leg, so I’m very sympathetic to folks who complain about legroom. …

Sustainable nuclear fusion breakthrough raises hopes for ultimate green energy

Scientists have moved a step closer to achieving sustainable nuclear fusion and almost limitless clean energy<p>• Explaining nuclear fusion: is it the way to cheap energy?<p>US researchers have achieved a world first in an ambitious experiment that aims to recreate the conditions at the heart of the sun …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

FDA Warns on Animal Antibiotics

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The World's First Supersonic Business Jet Will Reach The Market In 2021

This year’s National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention in Las Vegas was full of droll announcements on charter services and meager sales reports. It was a refreshing surprise, then, to see Aerion Corporation out in full regale, pitching a whole new evolutionary step in the private …

Army lets air out of battlefield spyship project

Near the height of the Afghanistan war, the<p>Pentagonspent $297 million on a seven-story blimp-like aircraft — as long as a football field — that would hover over the war zone for weeks at a time, beaming back crucial intelligence.<p>But as the military wound down its presence in the Middle East, plans …

Aviation

The Future Of Flight: Planes That Never Need To Land

Perpetual flight is going, so get ready for planes that just keep going and going and going...<p>In 1883, Nobel laureate John Strutt, a physicist and the third Baron Rayleigh, put forward a radical idea. He had been studying the mechanics of pelican flight and proposed that the birds drew energy from …

The Week in Review: A Window Seat on the Aviation World

Inside Flipboard / July 12, 2013<p>Asiana Flight 214 crashed while attempting to land at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, and while the …

Video sheds light on Flight 214 passenger's death

Image 1of/14<p>Caption<p>Close<p>The San Francisco Fire Department supervisors who took charge of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash scene were not alerted …

Airplanes

Leaked report shows high civilian death toll from CIA drone strikes

The report describes 147 civilian deaths, much higher than the U.S. administration has admitted to<p>A secret document obtained by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reveals for the first time the Pakistan government's internal assessment of dozens of drone strikes, and shows scores of civilian …

SF plane crash 911 tapes reveal chaos

Image 1of/48<p>Caption<p>Close<p>San Francisco firefighters who responded to the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport …

San Francisco

The story behind the long-lost, long-haired Wayne Gretzky card

A hockey card of Wayne Gretzky, never distributed and ordered destroyed because his long, unkempt hair embarrassed him, is a scarce collectible and highly prized. Only a small number of the cards printed for the 1981-82 season have survived, and an Edmonton retiree possesses a strip.<p>"He had flowing …

SF plane crash: Responders turned chaos into hope

Image 1of/9<p>Caption<p>Close<p>That Saturday morning, before he fell from the skies into the worst jetliner disaster in San Francisco history, Elliot Stone …

San Francisco

Asiana nixes suit over pilot names

Asiana Airlines has decided not to sue a local TV station over a broadcast in which the station falsely reported racist and offensive names for the pilots in the the airline’s crash landing in San Francisco, according to reports Wednesday.<p>An airline spokesman told CNBC that after KTVU’s public …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

The world's top tile and stone manufacturers showcased increasingly ambitious products this year.<p>Illuminated beneath each brand's most daring designs, it was hard to ignore the finish that just won 't seem to go away: matte black.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May …

Architecture

Families of Asiana crash victims hire law firm

Families of three Chinese teens killed in the Asiana Flight 214 crash landing at San Francisco International Airport have hired lawyers.<p>Thee San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that the Chinese families retained a New York firm to represent them.<p>One of the victims, 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan, …

Study finds inverse link between cancer, Alzheimer's

The topic is likely to be discussed at this weekend's Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Boston.<p>In a small bit of good news for people with terrible diagnoses, having cancer appears to protect against getting Alzheimer's disease -- and vice versa.<p>What began as a hunch by a handful …

How To Make Healthy Flavored Water At Home

<i>Full disclosure: sometimes, we're lazy girls. So, whether it's seven ways to simplify our morning routine or how to make our time at the gym actually</i> …

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.<p>On October 10, 2011, …

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann …

3D Printing

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Rig that hit Asiana crash victim didn't have heat sensor installed

Infrared gear might have detected victim on runway<p>San Francisco airport officials had purchased heat sensing equipment that experts say might have prevented a 16-year-old Asiana Airlines victim from being hit by a fire rig, but the infrared technology to detect and map obstacles was not acquired …

Dreamliner flight to Tokyo aborted

The Japan Airlines (JAL) flight left Boston at 1257pm local time (1657 GMT) but returned to its airport of departure at around 6pm.<p>"As a standard precautionary measure due to a maintenance message (fuel pump) indicator, JL007 bound for Tokyo-Narita decided to return to Boston Logan," Carol …

Sabre rocket engine could open up access to space as never before | Stuart Clark

Imagine taking off from a runway as you would in a normal aeroplane but flying so high and so fast that when you unclip your seatbelt, you float …