Historical Passenger Solar Eclipse Flight Planned

Historical Passenger Solar Eclipse Flight Planned

View this century’s longest solar eclipse aboard the JetLite 737-700 

On Wednesday, July 22, 2009, we are going to witness the greatest eclipse of the 21st century. A total eclipse of the sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses half of Earth. The path of the Moon’s umbral shadow will begin in India and cross through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China. Here is a great chance for the eclipse chasers to fly above the clouds at level four-one-zero to have a clear view of the eclipse.

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Study Of Spit To Learn How Germs Spread

Study Of Spit To Learn How Germs Spread

Girl sneezing 

Mark Nicas has given some of his best years to spittle. He builds models – the mathematical kind – of how someone else’s slobber ends up on you. The size of the particles, whether they come out in a dry cough or a wet sneeze, their evaporation rate, air speed – these are all complications, reasons why people like Nicas can spend careers piling up academic papers, all the while building up a healthy respect for pathogens.

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World’s First Pilot To Fly With Just Feet


Have Feet, Will Fly!

Determined Jessica Cox has overcome her fear of flying and a profound disability to become the first person ever to pilot a plane using only her feet. The 25-year-old graduate was forced to improvise after a genetic defect resulted in her being born without any arms.

But Ms Cox, who holds a double black belt in tae kwon-do, has never let that hold her back. ‘I never say, “I can’t do that”. I just say, “I haven’t worked it out yet”,’ she said.

Ms Cox, from Tucson, Arizona, has now taught herself to write, type, drive a car, brush her hair and use a phone simply by using her feet. But the apparently fearless young woman used to be scared of just one thing – flying.

She said: ‘I’ve been terrified and fascinated of flying for as long as I can remember.’ However, she turned it into her ‘ultimate challenge’ three years ago after a fighter pilot insisted she would love it.

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Prevent Head Explosions With Ear Pressure Equalizer


Earache My Eye!

Frequent fliers, we know the sight well. The plane begins to land and our inner ear pressure swells, feeling something like the gradual multiplication of wet socks within our brain pan. A clench of the jaw and our inner ear pressure pops, making us feel marginally better. Ah. But in front of us, a fellow passenger is not so lucky. He grabs the side of his head, frantically swallowing and yawning, his mouth frothing over with half-chewed Chiclets, but nothing happens. Now he’s screaming. Oh god. Not again.

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Discover the Hidden Patterns of Tomorrow with Futurist Thomas Frey
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By delving into the futuring techniques of Futurist Thomas Frey, you’ll embark on an enlightening journey.

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