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  • Donald Trump’s Jet, a Regular on the Campaign Trail, Isn’t Registered to Fly

    04/19/2016 5:33:24 PM PDT · by Spunky · 66 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 19, 2016 | By SUSANNE CRAIG
    Over the past several months, Donald J. Trump has crisscrossed the country making dozens of campaign stops in places like Sioux City, Iowa, and Jackson, Miss., often in his sleek Cessna jet. There is just one hitch: The plane’s registration is expired. Records kept with the Federal Aviation Administration show the aircraft’s registration lapsed on Jan. 31. Laura J. Brown, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, confirmed that the plane’s registration was not in good standing and said the owner had not renewed it.
  • 'Extinct' fly spotted in Devon 150 years after last sighting

    07/31/2015 1:09:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | July 31, 2015 14:22 BST | By Sean Martin
    Raphium pectinatum fly was last seen 150 years ago in Surrey(Rob Wolton / Devon Wildlife Trust) ====================================================================================================================== A fly that was thought to have been extinct for more than 150 years has been spotted in Devon. The Raphium pectinatum fly was last officially noted 150 years back in Surrey on 19 July 1868. The green metallic-looking species was thought to have died out shortly after this but naturalist Rob Wolton, a member of the Devon Fly Group and the Dipterists Forum, said he spotted one alive and well in the Devon Wildlife Old Sludge Beds, a wetland reserve on the...
  • Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for first time

    05/29/2014 5:34:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    C/NET ^ | 05/29/2014 | Nick Statt
    Albert Einstein once told a friend that quantum mechanics doesn't hold water in his scientific world view because "physics should represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance." That spooky action at a distance is entanglement, a quantum phenomenon in which two particles, separated by any amount of distance, can instantaneously affect one another as if part of a unified system. Now, scientists have successfully hijacked that quantum weirdness -- doing so reliably for the first time -- to produce what many sci-fi fans have long dreamt up: teleportation. No, not beaming humans aboard...
  • Obama Asks Pentagon to Plan for Syria No Fly Zone

    05/28/2013 7:27:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/28/13 | Daniel Foster
    Josh Rogin has the exclusive at The D.B.: The White House has asked the Pentagon to draw up plans for a no-fly zone inside Syria that would be enforced by the U.S. and other countries such as France and Great Britain, two administration officials told The Daily Beast. [. . .]President Obama’s dual-track strategy of continuing to pursue a political solution to the two-year-old uprising in Syria while also preparing for more direct U.S. military involvement includes authorizing the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the first time to plan for multilateral military actions inside Syria, the two officials said. They...
  • QUESTION: Wat If ... God Sent A Plague Of Flys And The United States Didn't Notice

    02/24/2013 4:18:02 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 34 replies ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | Yosemitest
    Here in eastern central Mississippi, the common house fly is the talk of the community. Fly paper is getting hard to buy, and plastic zip-lock bags full of water tacked to trees close to the doors of the houses, are seen everywhere. Maybe it's the wet season and the temperatures above freezing that have allowed the woods to bloom with house flies, because they're everywhere. Or maybe it's the scarceness of birds and bats, that consume the flies. Honey bees aren't as prevalent in the woods as they use to be, and black hornets are just as rare. Something is...
  • Obama to Fly Over 9 Hours Just for Speech on Immigration The speech and photo-op will cost

    01/28/2013 10:18:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/28/13 | Daniel Halper
    President Barack Obama will fly over 9 hours tomorrow, round-trip from Washington, D.C. to Las Vegas, Nevada, just to deliver a speech on immigration, according to the president's White House schedule. With Air Force One estimated to cost $182,000 per hour in flight, Obama's trip--that is, only his travel to and from Vegas--will cost taxpayers over $1.6 million. Obama has no other public events scheduled in Las Vegas but his immigration speech. "In the morning, the President will depart the White House en route Las Vegas, Nevada. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at McCarran International Airport...
  • Is Obama biblical ‘Lord of the Flies?’ Prophesy sites have field day with president’s insect moments

    01/25/2013 6:50:59 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 50 replies
    Klein Online ^ | January 25, 2013 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM — Prophesy sites are having a field day with President Obama getting worldwide attention for sparring with a fly yesterday. News media reports document how Obama has somewhat of a larger history of attracting flies during multiple recorded interviews and speeches. Already, religious and other sites are using the headlines to point out that a biblical reference for Satan, the Semitic deity Beelzebub, literally translates from Hebrew into “lord of the flies.” As Obama yesterday nominated two new members of his second administration it was a swarming fly that stole the show. “This guy is bothering me here,” said...
  • Barack Obama provides landing pad for fly (Pics and Videos -- Get Your Barf Bag)

    01/24/2013 5:20:40 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 76 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1-24-2013 | Raf Sanchez,
    Subtitle: Not even the Secret Service could keep the fly away from Barack Obama's furrowed brow. The buzzing insect stole the show as the President announced his two new members of his second administration, cutting wild loops around the leader of the free world before landing squarely on his forehead. The official White House transcript simply reads: "This guy is bothering me here - (swatting at a fly.)" Meanwhile, the pool report which describes the President's movements throughout the day, noted that "the president spoke for about five minutes while being menaced by a house fly". It wasn't the first...
  • Obama the fly swatter strikes again

    01/24/2013 4:12:33 PM PST · by TaraP · 74 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jan 24th, 2013
    There was a buzz at the White House on Thursday when President Barack Obama announced the nomination of two top financial regulatory officials. A large fly interrupted the president as he presented his picks to head the Securities and Exchange Commission and a watchdog for financial consumer products. Under bright television lights, the fly darted around the president's head as he spoke in the White House's ornate State Dining Room, alighting briefly on the middle of his forehead.
  • The Perfect Analogy For Obama's Vision Of Expanding Government

    01/24/2013 4:53:15 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-24-13 | The Looking Spoon
    An very on-his-toes photographer caught this fly doing what a fly does best...
  • MILLER: Flying with a gun

    08/26/2012 9:14:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 19 August, 2012 | Emily Miller
    I took my gun on a airplane for the first time, and it was much easier than getting it across town in Washington, D.C. The most difficult part of the process on Sunday was figuring out how to legally transport my firearm from my home in the District to Reagan National Airport in Virginia. The rest was -- surprisingly -- a breeze. I was traveling to St. Louis for a self-defense course for female journalists who cover firearm-related issues at the Winchester Co. In planning the trip, the company rep, Michael, recommended I bring my own Sig Sauer P229 so...

    07/20/2012 8:26:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 50 replies
    youtube/gunwire ^ | 20 July, 2012 | NA
    Check this out. It’s the “Bug-A-Salt” housefly shotgun. Eradicate pesky houseflies with ease with this gun that requires no batteries, and simply uses table salt for ammunition. Brilliant! I’m getting one.
  • Chinook Pilot takes a headshot_ then flies the thing home......

    05/10/2011 2:36:21 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 15 replies
    you tube ^ | Oct 22, 2010 | 2Mindsful
    pilot gets shot in's helicopter back to base
  • Making Santa measure up

    12/11/2010 6:34:23 PM PST · by ancientart · 1 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | December 2, 2010 | Donna Marmorstein
    Holiday music wafted in, and the appeals board director asked Paul to close the door. Santa's last reply - a long, hand-crafted letter, in splendid script - lay open on the table. “He won't even follow directions for the appeals letter,” sniffed June, a board member. “We've asked him to address the board via e-mail and fill out specific forms, but he refuses!” Macomber, another panelist, spoke up. “Santa likes letters. They are homey and personal. He will never send an e-mail.” The other panelists looked at Macomber with pity, and the director gave a grimace-like smile. “If he'd comply...
  • Terrible Hairy Fly found in Kenya

    12/09/2010 12:14:55 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Metro UK ^ | December 9, 2010 | .Christopher Hooton
    It may look like a furry spider but this rare insect is none other than the Mormotomyia Hirsuta, or Terrible Hairy Fly - only the third of the 1cm beasties to be found. Researchers believe the flightless species never moved from one bat-filled cave in Kenya’s Ukazi hills, east of Nairobi.
  • Just Don't Fly: Where Might the TSA Take Us Next?

    11/24/2010 8:51:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/10 | Mark Browning
    "Don't fly." That's Janet Napolitano's answer to those who oppose the regime of poke and grope that is today's Transportation Safety Agency. America is, after all, a land of choices. When you arrive at the airport, you can allow some complete stranger to irradiate you with a device that allows the operator to see you naked. Or you can allow some friendly security agent to put hands in places where they have no business. Or you can drive. Before you jump out of line and into your car, however, be warned that you can be fined up to $11,000 for...
  • General Motors Can Fly Again for Stock Sale

    11/03/2010 10:45:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/3/10 | by Bill Vlasic
    DETROIT — General Motors executives have been cleared for takeoff again. The automaker has been given the go-ahead by the federal government to use chartered aircraft as early as Thursday to ferry managers on a “road show” promoting G.M.’s public stock offering, according to government and company officials who declined to be identified. It is believed to be the first time that G.M. will use private jets for business-related purposes since the government demanded that it sell its fleet of corporate aircraft in 2008. As a condition for accepting emergency federal assistance, G.M. has required its executives to travel on...
  • 6-year-old girl on 'no fly' list

    06/26/2010 9:45:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 55 replies
    upi ^ | June 26, 2010
    WESTLAKE, Ohio, - The name of a 6-year-old Ohio girl wound up on the U.S. Homeland Security Department's "no fly" list, her parents say. Alyssa Thomas of Westlake found herself in that unwanted company when the family took a trip from Cleveland to Minneapolis recently, Cleveland's WJW-TV reported Friday. "We were, like, puzzled," said her father, Dr. Santhosh Thomas. "I'm like, well, she's kinda 6 years old and this is not something that should be typical. "She may have threatened her sister, but I don't think that constitutes Homeland Security triggers." Despite the snafu, the family was allowed to complete...
  • A fly lands on Obama's face

    06/24/2010 6:15:20 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 62 replies · 1+ views
    / ^ | June 22, 2010 | AP/Yahoo
    A fly lands on President Barack Obama's face as he delivers remarks on the Affordable Care Act and the New Patients Bill of Rights, Tuesday, June 22, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington
  • Caption President Barack Obama and the Fly

    06/23/2010 1:42:44 PM PDT · by Cicero · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo/AP | 6/23/10 | AP photographer
    Since this is an AP photo, I don't think I can post to it or link it directly. But there is a link to the photo below. Same fly as on Drudge, but a better camera angle. My caption: BEELZEBUB, LORD OF THE FLIES
  • A fly lands on President Barack Obama's face

    06/22/2010 1:31:08 PM PDT · by traumer · 82 replies · 2+ views
    A fly lands on President Barack Obama's face as he delivers remarks on the Affordable Care Act and the New Patients Bill of Rights, Tuesday, June 22, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.…
  • A fly lands on President Barack Obama's face

    06/22/2010 2:30:08 PM PDT · by MNDude · 94 replies · 1+ views
    A fly lands on President Barack Obama's face as he delivers remarks on the Affordable Care Act and the New Patients Bill of Rights, Tuesday, June 22, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
  • It's 2010 — Finally My Jet Pack is Here!

    06/22/2010 5:00:14 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Bloomberg Businessweek ^ | June 15, 2010 | By Tannith Cattermole
    It's been a long time coming. While Arthur C. Clarke's satellites have taken to space, and James Bond's futuristic mobile technology has become common place, still the dream of sustained personal flight has eluded us. But the future is here! Finally we can all take flight as Martin Aircraft in New Zealand releases the first commercially-available jet pack!
  • Face of Defense: Cancer Survivor Ready to Fly

    05/20/2010 5:42:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 129+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Capt. Joseph Knable, USAF
    LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark., May 20, 2010 – One year ago, Air Force Senior Airman Brian Petras was flying C-130 Hercules missions around the world. Air Force Senior Airman Brian Petras sits in the cockpit of a C-130 Hercules, May 11, 2010, on the flightline at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Diagnosed with cancer in 2009, he returned to duty less than a year after surgery to remove part of his right leg. He is a flight engineer with the 50th Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Steele C.G. Britton  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution...
  • Photo essay: B-25 Mitchells fly during Raider reunion

    04/21/2010 6:36:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 808+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey, USAF
    4/21/2010 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) -- Vintage B-25 Mitchell bombers fly during a memorial honoring the 68th Doolittle Raiders reunion here April 18.A vintage B-25 Mitchell bomber flies near the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, April 18, 2010, during a memorial flight honoring the Doolittle Raiders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey) View the slideshow
  • My Fellow Flying Freepers, Aviators and Plane Owners... step inside.

    12/21/2009 6:59:29 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 69 replies · 1,773+ views
    12/21/2009 | TMMT
    Well, after spending most all of my adult life flying other peoples toys, I'm officially in the market to buy myself a plane. I have spent the better part of the past year narrowing my search for the perfect steed and have settled upon the Piper Malibu Series. This seems to have the best combo of speed, range, economy and cabin size for my personal travel needs. Plus I like the idea of the pressurized cabin over the supplemental oxygen system especially for passengers mostly the younger ones. I have found a sweet deal on one nicely appointed, modern avionics,...
  • Tracking Your Taxes: Is Essential Air Service Really Essential? ( $140 Mil. Airfare Subsidies! )

    10/13/2009 11:56:13 AM PDT · by kellynla · 25 replies · 1,009+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | October 13, 2009 | William La Jeunesse
    (snip) Consider these ticket prices and taxpayer subsidies: -- Cape Girardeau, Mo., to St. Louis: ticket price $189, taxpayer subsidy $1,939. -- Glendive Mont., to Billings: ticket price $233, taxpayer subsidy $2,526. -- Alamogordo, N.M., to Albuquerque: ticket price $192, taxpayer subsidy $2,270 -- Harve, Mont., to Billings: ticket price $233, taxpayer subsidy, $2887 -- Ely, Nev., to Denver: ticket price $300, taxpayer subsidy $4,504.
  • Mini Helicopter Allows Solo Air Travel

    08/04/2009 10:36:55 AM PDT · by Doogle · 83 replies · 2,846+ views
    FOX VEWS ^ | 08/04/09 | Fox
    Imagine being able to walk out your door, strap on a small device and fly to work, bypassing all the morning traffic. It's not as far-fetched as you might think.
  • Iowahawk:Widow of Murdered Fly Seeks White House Apology, S**t

    06/19/2009 8:03:49 AM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 26 replies · 2,190+ views
    Iowahawk ^ | 6/19/09 | Iowahawk
    WASHINGTON -- The widow of the housefly murdered by Barack Obama during a recent CNBC television interview announced this morning that she would be filing a wrongful death suit against the President in federal district court. The plaintiff brief -- citing pain, suffering and loss of income -- seeks a formal apology and compensatory damages, including an unspecified quantity of s**t. "Bob was a wonderful husband and provider," said the widow, Mrs. Vivian Vvzzvzwwzzz, wiping tears from her compound eyes. "Even though he was always busy at the Rose Garden turd pile, he always flew home in time to tuck...
  • The White House has been bugged!

    06/18/2009 10:32:09 AM PDT · by NorseWood · 21 replies · 1,017+ views
    http://pacificcresttales ^ | June 17, 2009 | NorseWood
    The CIA has just released a memo that reveals details of a highly sophisticated spy effort by a foreign government to obtain information from within the White House. Kim Jung Il, it has been learned, has funded the development of a tiny, remote controlled airborne vehicle that contains a camera and highly sensitive listening devise. The devise would literally be a “fly on the wall” within the White House. Unfortunately, to the horror of its operators, during an interview in the White House earlier this week, as the fly was seeking out a better listening position, President Obama, with ninja...
  • Barack Obama: The human flyswatter

    06/17/2009 3:34:00 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 59 replies · 1,846+ views
    Google News ^ | 06-17-2009 | AP
    Said Obama to the persistent fly: "Get out of here." But it didn't. So Obama waited for the fly to settle, put his hand up and then smacked the fly dead in one try.
  • ZOMBIE FIRE ANTS: Fly that controls ants may hold key to pest control

    05/13/2009 6:41:40 PM PDT · by csvset · 31 replies · 1,242+ views
    Lufkin Daily News ^ | May 13, 2009 | STEVEN ALFORD
    A fly lays an egg inside an unsuspecting victim walking in the woods on a sunny day. Soon the egg matures and moves into the head of its prey, taking bodily control before turning the prey into a living zombie. Before the victim knows what's happening, its head pops off and a new fly emerges, off to find another host. Sound like a plot from a familiar horror movie? It is actually real — a new species of a fire ant-controlling bug is being introduced into East Texas — through a joint effort of the University of Texas and Texas...
  • Video: Obama vs. Assault of the Fly

    09/26/2008 8:32:53 AM PDT · by Obamalujah · 7 replies · 528+ views
    Right Werds, Korrekt Speech ^ | 09/26/2008 | Bear Nichols
    Here's the video:
  • Sarah Palin : So Fly (Be Afraid, Libs. Be Very Afraid.)

    09/05/2008 5:35:17 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 5 replies · 174+ views
    self | 9/5/08 | NewJerseyJoe
  • `The Fly' Opera is Buzz of Paris Season

    07/03/2008 2:04:46 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 4 replies · 100+ views
    ABC 7 ^ | 07.01.2008 | ABC 7
    Be afraid, be very afraid: David Cronenberg's 1986 horror flick, "The Fly," has undergone a bizarre metamorphosis. It's now an opera. The new incarnation, with tenor Placido Domingo conducting a score by Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore ("The Lord of the Rings"), isn't as gory as the movie. Audiences will be spared close-ups of the title character's fingernails falling off as he makes the transition from mild-mannered scientist to giant insect. Still, for an opera, it's pretty scary - even if there are touches of dark humor. Giggles broke out among those invited to Monday's dress rehearsal when a mezzo-soprano belted...
  • Otis Moss III "The People Who Could Fly"

    03/14/2008 3:22:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 1,631+ views ^ | March 14, 2007 | staff
    Biography The Rev. OTIS MOSS III is the newly appointed pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. Otis recently moved to Chicago from Augusta, Georgia, where he was pastor of Tabernacle Church. He was a Ford Foundation Scholar and All-American Track and Field athlete at Morehouse College, before earning a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University. [Biographical information is correct as of the broadcast date noted above.] Watch the Video Sermon Watch the Video Interview Download Audio.mp3 Please right-click the link to display your browser's "save as" options. _________________ "The People Who Could Fly" There is a...
  • Most Air Force F-15s Get Green Light to Fly

    01/10/2008 3:48:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 164+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2008 – About 60 percent of the Air Force’s F-15 Eagle fighter fleet has been found fit and ready to again defend the skies over the homeland or perform overseas missions, senior U.S. military officers said here today. An F-15A Eagle lands at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii Jan. 9, 2008. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo, USAF   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. About 260 F-15s were returned to full operational duty Jan. 8 after receiving nose-to-tail inspections following the Nov. 2 midair breakup of a Missouri Air National Guard jet as it...
  • My United Airlines nightmare: Joseph Farah tells of harrowing battles with ticket agents, monsoons

    02/03/2007 12:07:05 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 111 replies · 2,994+ views ^ | 2/3/07 | Joseph Farah
    Anyone who knows me can tell you I'm nothing if not punctual. Ask my wife. She'll tell you I always insist on getting to the airport two hours early. It's an obsession, she'll say. My commitment to being on time is bizarre, she'll say. So, to make a very long story short, the day before yesterday, I was running a little bit late – by my standards. But I still got to the airport more than an hour before my flight to Jacksonville, Fla. This would be the time my wife, and most non-obsessed people, would plan to get to...
  • Crying Child and Her Parents Removed From Flight

    01/23/2007 10:26:18 AM PST · by Fawn · 185 replies · 4,346+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | January 23, 2007 | ABC News
    On Jan. 14, 3-year-old Elly Kulesza and her parents, Julie and Gerald, were kicked off an AirTran Airways flight from Florida to their Worcester, Mass., home because Elly would not stop crying. Elly, who had been a model passenger on the flight to Florida four days earlier, began to cry uncontrollably once she got on the plane, throwing a temper tantrum on the floor. AirTran employees demanded that the Kuleszas calm down their child. When Elly didn't stop crying, the crew banned the Kuleszas from flying for 24 hours. Later, AirTran offered an apology to the family along with a...
  • Court tells fly phobic to buzz off

    12/16/2006 10:44:20 AM PST · by Loyalist · 12 replies · 320+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | December 16, 2006 | Tracey Tyler
    The Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned a judgment that awarded $341,775 in damages to a Windsor hairdresser who developed an "objectively bizarre" nervous disorder after seeing 1 1/2 dead flies floating in a container of bottled water. Waddah "Martin" Mustapha noticed the flies as he replaced a bottle of Culligan water on his home dispenser in 2001 and developed a major depressive disorder. His symptoms included phobias, nightmares and imagining flies walking on rotting food. Mustapha also worried about his wife preparing baby formula with the water and said he lost clients and his ability to perform sexually. "Neither...
  • RAF helps Iraqis take to skies

    12/04/2006 5:36:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 346+ views
    Airborne over southern Iraq. There is a pilot and a co-pilot, who manages the communications, cameras and radar. BASRAH -- For the last two years, 70 Squadron Iraqi Air Force has been in operation over the skies of southern Iraq providing much appreciated air support to colleagues on the ground. Their presence is a welcome addition to the familiar rumble of the Hercules, the defiant role of the C-17s and the deafening Antonov. Working from Basrah Air Station (BAS) in southern Iraq, the mission of 70 Squadron Iraqi Air Force is to provide an ‘eyes in the sky’ capability and...
  • Robot Flies In Spy Swarms ("Bomber flies would be deadly")

    10/13/2006 12:42:40 PM PDT · by Sax · 10 replies · 878+ views
    SKY News ^ | 10/8/06 | SKY News
    Robot Flies In Spy Swarms Updated: 12:31, Sunday October 08, 2006 British military scientists are developing robot flies that can be sent in swarms to spy out enemy positions. Project leader Dr Rafal Zbikowski believes the first drones could be buzzing around his lab within seven to 10 years. He has already produced a non-airborne prototype that mimics the wing beats of a hover fly. Dr Zbikowski says the robot insects will be able to operate in confined spaces within buildings and in tunnels or caves. This would make them invaluable for rooting out hidden terrorists. They could also be...
  • Tiny Uncrewed Aircraft To Fly Into Hurricanes

    09/13/2006 11:17:02 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 602+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9-12-2006 | Jeff Hecht
    Tiny uncrewed aircraft to fly into hurricanes 20:05 12 September 2006 news service Jeff Hecht The tiny aircraft weigh just 15 kilograms (33 pounds) or so and can be launched from atop a truck (Image: Aerosonde/NOAA)Related Articles Each aerosonde costs about $50,000 and can be reused, unless it drops into the sea (Image: Aerosonde/NOAA) A small uncrewed aircraft is set to fly through the fierce winds surrounding the eye of a hurricane to take the first continuous data on how such storms gain their strength, according to a plan by NASA and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association....
  • Bagram security forces fly away to support airlift mission

    08/14/2006 4:56:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 195+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Maj. David Kurle
    /13/2006 - BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Security forces protect Air Force people and resources worldwide, even when those resources are on the move at more than 300 mph. The C-130 Hercules cargo plane is the primary means of moving supplies and troops around Afghanistan. Aircrews frequently land at remote, dirt landing strips to support U.S. and Coalition forces. Often, these out-of-the-way airfields have little or no security. The 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron has a solution to this security dilemma in the form of the Fly-Away Security Team, or FAST. "Our job is to protect the aircraft and its crew...
  • Researchers Show How The Brain Turns On Innate Behavior

    07/29/2006 9:09:21 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 30 replies · 807+ views
    Science Daily ^ | July 28, 2006 | University of California - Riverside
    UCR researchers have made a major leap forward in understanding how the brain programs innate behavior. The discovery could have future applications in engineering new behaviors in animals and intelligent robots. Innate or "instinctive" behaviors are inborn and do not require learning or prior experience to be performed. Examples include courtship and sexual behaviors, escape and defensive maneuvers, and aggression. Using the common fruit fly as a model organism, the researchers found through laboratory experiments that the innate behavior is initiated by a "command" hormone that orchestrates activities in discrete groups of peptide neurons in the brain. Peptide neurons are...
  • Insults Fly In Dust Of Doha (US - Europe)

    07/25/2006 7:12:50 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 364+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-26-2006 | Edmund Conway
    Insults fly in the dust of Doha By Edmund Conway, Economics Editor (Filed: 26/07/2006) Hopes that anything will be salvaged from the wreckage of the Doha Round were fading last night as Europe and the US traded bitter accusations and recriminations, with each blaming the other for the collapse of the key trade talks. US trade representative Susan Schwab accused the EU of lying after Peter Mandelson claimed it was America's intransigence that caused the failure of the globalisation talks. Peter Mandelson In turn, Mr Mandelson, the European trade commissioner, repeated his allegations about the US and appealed over Ms...
  • UK Airport Used To Fly Bombs To Israel

    07/25/2006 6:56:36 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 1,029+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Thomas Harding - Anil Dawar
    UK airport used to fly bombs to Israel By Thomas Harding Defence Correspondent and Anil Dawar (Filed: 26/07/2006) Britain has been used as a staging post for major shipments of bunker-busting bombs from America to Israel. The Israelis want the 5,000lb smart bombs to attack the bunkers being used by Hizbollah leaders in Lebanon. Two chartered Airbus A310 cargo planes filled with GBU 28 laser-guided bombs landed at Prestwick airport, near Glasgow, for refuelling and crew rests after flying across the Atlantic at the weekend, defence sources confirmed. The airport has also been used by the CIA for rendition flights...
  • 240 North Americans Fly Home to Israel (Aliyah)

    07/06/2006 7:29:11 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 3 replies · 320+ views ^ | 17:05 Jul 06, '06 / 10 Tammuz 5766 | Hillel Fendel
    240 North Americans Fly Home to Israel 17:05 Jul 06, '06 / 10 Tammuz 5766 by Hillel Fendel The first of this summer's seven specially-chartered Nefesh B'Nefesh/Jewish Agency flights, bringing some 3,000 Western immigrants to Israel, arrived today. IsraelNationalRadio was aboard. President Moshe Katzav, Absorption Minister Ze'ev Boim and other officials were on hand today to greet Israel's newest 240 citizens. Their move to Israel was facilitated by the Nefesh B'Nefesh organization, which has similarly helped some 7,000 Jews to come home over the past four years. Nathan Kluger sports an Aliyah Revolution T-shirt as he waits to check his...
  • Alternate fuel-powered B-52 to fly in September

    05/15/2006 5:59:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 551+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. C. Todd Lopez
    /15/2006 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- This year, the Air Force will test fly a B-52 Stratofortress that is powered, in part, by fuel derived from natural gas. The Air Force Research Laboratory's propulsion directorate, a part of Air Force Materiel Command, is providing technical assistance to the test flight scheduled for September at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The bomber will fly with two of its eight jet engines using a specially blended fuel made of conventional petroleum-derived JP-8 and a Fischer-Tropsch jet fuel produced from natural gas. The experiment is part of the Department of Defense's Assured Fuel Initiative,...
  • Airmen help Iraqi pilots fly again

    05/04/2006 4:33:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 346+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Kristina Barrett
    5/3/2006 - KIRKUK AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Pilots from the Iraqi Air Force are waiting patiently for a team of Airmen to arrive from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. It’s this team that can get them up in the air and flying again. The mission of the Iraqi 3rd Squadron hinges on the work of the Air Force Flight Test Center. The center sent a team of maintainers, engineers and pilots here to test the airworthiness of the Comp Air 7SLX. The aircraft -- several were given to the Iraqis as a gift from the United Arab Emirates --...