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Hair-raising video shows powerful crosswinds scupper pilot's landing at Salzburg Airport

Stormy weather prevented a passenger plane from landing at Salzburg Airport on Sunday. In the clip, uploaded to YouTube by Mat Hog shows the pilot battling strong crosswinds caused by stormy weather. As the plane approaches the runway, gusts of wind tip the wings and the plane appears to bounce …

Radio amateurs should keep up with modern times

Radio amateurs made their mark in history when they discovered worldwide HF communications while using radiotelegraphy, which is the correct term for …

Amateur Radio

Fldigi v4.0.10 now available

Within the past few days the hard-working development team led by W1HKJ have announced the release of <i>Fldigi</i> v4.0.10. This release of Fldigi are …

This European comedy sketch explains how the world sees America’s gun problem

How Do Americans Feel About The NFL Protests? It Depends On How You Ask.

The debate over NFL player protests was reignited on Sunday when Vice President Mike Pence left an Indianapolis Colts game early after a number of …

Here's How Much Quicker F1 Cars Have Become in Just 10 Years

F1's turbo hybrid era might not sound great, but the cars are unbelievably quick.<p>F1 has changed a lot in the last decade. The biggest change is likely the switch from 2.4 liter V8 power to a 1.6 liter turbo V6 paired with a hybrid system. They're also quicker. A lot quicker. Thanks to this onboard …

Trump pushes for Senate intel panel probe of 'Fake News Networks' in U.S.

President Donald Trump urged Congress Thursday morning to launch an investigation of the news media, wondering online “why so much of our news is just made up.”<p>“Why Isn't the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made …

Donald Trump

Say so long to the P-2 Neptune, fire-fighting juggernaut

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Another chapter in aviation history came to an end this past weekend as Neptune Aviation retired the last of their P-2 Neptune firefighting air tankers.<p>“Today is an ending of an era,” said Neptune Aviation chief operating officer Dan Snyder, “and we’re sending them out in …

First Southwest 737 MAX Breaks Down on Flight #2 With CEO on Board

Southwest Airlines has officially made history as the first US carrier to operate a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The low-cost carrier that’s known for …

San Antonio

Trump sticks to somber script, refuses to join guns debate

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

Nobody wants Donald Trump’s corporate tax cut plan

Twenty-four percent say we need a business tax cut.<p>Americans overwhelmingly want large businesses to pay more taxes rather than less. And though opinion is less unified on the question of taxing high-income households, there is still far more support for higher taxes rather than lower. A new poll …

Worldwide airport chaos after computer check-in systems crash

• <b>Passengers struggle to check-in due to systems failure</b>• <b><br>'Glitch' with software used by 125 airlines from 10.30am</b>• <b><br>Delays at airports including Heathrow and Gatwick</b>• <b><br>Problems also appear to affect some online check-ins</b>• <b><br>Software firm confirms 'network issue' caused disruption</b>• <b><br>Systems 'recovered' and</b> …

Why Obamacare survived

Americans want the health system made better. The GOP plans made it worse.<p>On Tuesday, Graham-Cassidy, the final Republican replacement for Obamacare, died. “We don’t have the votes,” said Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), a co-author of the bill. With that, the clock on budget reconciliation — the special …

Plane crash that killed UN boss 'may have been caused by aircraft attack'

<b>Exclusive:</b> US and UK intercepts could hold answer to 1961 accident in Africa that killed Dag Hammarskjöld and 15 others<p>A UN report into the death of its former secretary general Dag Hammarskjöld in a 1961 plane crash in central Africa has found that there is a “significant amount of evidence” that …

Central Africa

No more flying with reindeer: Unique Alaska planes to retire

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Claire Richardson remembers taking off in an airplane uniquely configured for Alaska when a horrible smell seeped into the …

Latest GOP Obamacare repeal effort on verge of collapse as third Republican comes out against bill

Republicans' latest bid to roll back the Affordable Care Act appeared to collapse Monday as a third GOP senator came out against the measure and the Congressional Budget Office predicted major coverage losses should it become law.<p>Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who voted against the last Republican …

North Korea's foreign minister says Trump has declared war on country

Ri Yong-ho says in response to Donald Trump’s comments North Korea has ‘every right to make counter-measures’, including shooting down US bombers<p>North Korea has threatened to shoot down US bombers in international airspace, claiming that, with a weekend tweet, Donald Trump had declared war.<p>Related: …

Wisconsin Just Gave Foxconn Preferential Treatment in Its Court System

On Monday, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker signed a law that will transfer $2.85 billion from his state’s taxpayers to a Taiwanese tech company. The …

Trump positioned to impose potentially crushing tariffs on solar industry

U S. trade officials on Friday empowered President Trump to impose tariffs that could cut off the solar energy industry from the cheap foreign-made panels that have driven its explosive growth and helped create tens of thousands of jobs in California.<p>The tariffs under consideration are meant to …

Stop Asking About Camera Settings

Photographer Tony Northrup wants you to stop asking photographers about their camera settings. In this 7-minute video, he explains why the camera …

Depth Of Field

Tom Price Billed Taxpayers $300,000 for Private Jets Because He Doesn’t Like Being Inconvenienced

Flying around the country trying to cut health-care coverage for millions of people isn’t easy.<p>Way back in 2009, when fiscal austerity was still in vogue, Congressman <b>Tom Price</b> was among the most hawkish lawmakers on the issue of government spending. “This is just another example of fiscal …

UAE investigating Emirates A380 'serious incident' in Moscow

(Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) civil aviation regulator is investigating why an Emirates [EMIRA.UL] Airbus (AIR.PA) A380 superjumbo flew dangerously low when approaching Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport last week.<p>The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said its air accident …

Watch Lockheed Martin laser-blast drones from the sky

Lockheed Martin has demonstrated a new laser weapon prototype that is able to shoot drones out of the sky. The prototype was recently tested at the …

Puerto Rico is without power for the 5th day in a row — here's why that's a huge problem

The island is almost entirely without electricity in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which barreled across the US territory nearly a week ago.<p>Within hours of touching down as a Category 4 storm on Wednesday morning, Maria wiped out what remained of Puerto Rico's already vulnerable and storm-ravaged …

Equifax has been directing victims to a fake phishing site for weeks

In failing to correctly patch a known vulnerability and exposing the personal data of potentially 143 million Americans to hackers, Equifax made a …

Identity Theft

Winners and losers in GOP's last-ditch health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal "Obamacare" would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for …

Russia rejects request to release files on Swedish diplomat who saved WWII Jews

A Russian court has denied a request to release files on the fate of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. He saved thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied …