January 17, 2013

Nightmare Batteries Plague Boeing Dreamliner

Gerald Traufetter, Der Spiegel

AP Photo

The last ones to leave the plane were the pilots, who casually stepped onto the emergency chute, absorbed the impact when they hit the ground and purposefully walked away.


The shaky mobile-phone videos were already circulating online Wednesday morning, shortly after the Boeing 787 with Japan's All Nippon Airways made an emergency landing at the provincial Takamatsu airport in western Japan.

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January 17, 2013
Using Snail Teeth to Improve Solar Cells
Univ. of California-Riverside
An assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering is using the teeth of a marine snail found off the coast of California to create less costly and more efficient nanoscale... more ››
January 14, 2013
Airline Safety: Getting Better All the Time?
Babbage, The Economist
AIR travel has never been safer. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), an average passenger travelling on Western-built jetliners would have to take no fewer than 5.3m flights before being involved in... more ››