Tag: "pilots" at biology news
Bacterium gobbles up chlorinated pollutants
...lon, Nev., where the U.S. Navy's "Top Gun" fighter pilots
train. Like many other airbases, the New York and Nevada facilities harbor concentrations of toxins, especially around pits where crash-and-rescue personnel dumped jet fuel for firefighting practice -- and threw in leftover chlorinated solvents "to ...
Hurricane Georges Puts On A Light Show
...ets, as they are known, were seen by high-altitude pilots
and Space Shuttle crews in the 1980s, perhaps earlier, but most observers were unsure of what they saw and did not report the events. Sprites and jets are very faint and can be recorded only with cameras using image intensifiers. Observations from...
Common Type Of Aircraft Wing Susceptible To Hazardous Icing
...required for these systems," Bragg said. "Instead, pilots
of commuteraircraft rely upon inflatable rubber bo...tothe Federal Aviation Administration. Inaddition, pilots
should take other precautions -- such as increasing their airspeed to enhance lift -- when icing con...
7,000 feet under the Sea: LSU scientists take geology to great depths
...ith their research equipment and a CD player. The pilots
like to play classical and marching music for effect. During the expedition, Sen Gupta and Aharon, along with Joan Bernhard of the University of South Carolina, directed four dives off the coasts of Texas and Louisiana. Sen Gupta and Aharon are wo...
Fewer airline crashes linked to 'pilot error'
...eather conditions and providing better guidance to pilots
in those situations warrants attention." Li, Baker...an 88 percent of crashes involving student/private pilots
were attributable to pilot error, compared to 80 percent for pilots
with commercial or airline trans...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2001
...oxes," they hope to develop a tool that would help pilots
avoid approaching the runway too fast or at the wrong angle. [Contact: Terri Rose] ENVIRONMENT Oceans biology under spotlight . . . For the first time, scientists have a clear picture that shows regions of the ocean where limited iron dust depositio...
Volcanic ash detector boosts air safety
...o commercialise the world's first detector to warn pilots
of volcanic ash clouds in their flight paths. In... of CSIRO Dr Colin Adam. "The detector will give pilots
five to ten minutes to take evasive action if an ash cloud appears in their flight path," he says. ...
Research highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
...flight simulators provide real-world experience to pilots
without jeopardizing lives, a new cyber security training capability under development at the Department of Energys Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will give computer system administrators experience defending against cyber attacks without comp...
Stanford scientist seeks participants in NASA hypergravity study
...udying the effects of hypergravity on military jet pilots
in the 1960s. He joined the staff of NASA Ames in 1982 - the same year he began teaching a course titled ``Astrobiology and Space Exploration`` in the Human Biology Program at Stanford. ``Gravity shapes life,`` Cohen observed. ``It defines the charac...
Is the roller coaster G force threat all spin?
...rs are forced against the door during sharp turns, pilots
feel accelerations as they make quick maneuvers except for pilots, these accelerations can be as much a five to nine times the force of gravity (or Gs). The biggest risk of high Gs is a loss of consciousness as blood pools in the limbs and away from...
Older pilots OK to fly, study shows
...say. They found in a study of 3,306 commuter plane pilots
that those with more than 5,000 hours of flight ex...l of Epidemiology. During the study period, the pilots
flew 12.9 million flight hours and had 66 aviation crashes, yielding a crash rate of 5.1 per million...
Stanford symposium on future of air and space travel
...mentation system (WAAS), which provides commercial pilots
with even more accurate position information than does GPS. They include creation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for environmental monitoring - killer-bee-sized flyers saddled with sensors - and systems for monitoring damage to structures made of...
November science picks!
...9-30 and a major magnetic storm did occur. Airline pilots
in the polar regions reported difficulties with their communication systems and auroras were reported as far south as Florida, but satellite and power grid operators took precautions and no major problems have been reported. The USGS operates a netwo...
Improved guidance systems for missiles will reduce collateral damage
... designed as an in-flight decision support aid for pilots
along with the company's high-quality weather info...cluding air traffic and terrain features that give pilots
time to adjust their flight plan. "Pilots and battlefield commanders have several satellite communic...
Design of composite materials that detect terahertz discovered
...ons and explosives. Terahertz rays could also help pilots
guide airplanes in foggy weather because water doesn't scatter terahertz rays at particular frequencies," says Padilla. The other researchers involved in this study were Ta-Jen Yen, and Nicholas Fang, both graduate students in Zhang's laboratory and ...
NCAR aircraft, ground instruments to track carbon dioxide uptake
...me places and rising to 16,500 feet in others. The pilots
expect to fly four or five days in May and the same number in July. They will also head south to the Hayman burn area southwest of Denver once in May and once in July....
Trial found no impact of Malarone(TM) on performance and alertness tasks
...de) would not be expected to affect the ability of pilots
and cabin crew to perform their duties while on an...sideration to recommend the use of Malarone TM in pilots
and cabin crew," said Dr Ries Simons of the TNO Human Factors Institute, Soesterberg, The Netherland...
Mimicking humpback whale flippers may improve airplane wing design
...s affects how easily airplanes take off, and helps pilots
slow down during landing. Improved resistance to stall would add a new margin of safety to aircraft flight and also make planes more maneuverable. Drag -- the rearward force on an airplane wing -- affects how much fuel the airplane must consume durin...
Artificial light-dark cycles expose circadian clocks at odds with each other
...pe with this," he said. "The same thing happens to pilots
who are constantly travelling across time zones." There has been previous evidence that human rhythms can be thrown off by external cues, de la Iglesia said. For instance, people in isolation perhaps spelunkers spending two weeks inside a dark cave...
Gene therapy with growth factor seems promising therapy for incurable muscle disorder ALS
...S. A large number of Italian top football players, pilots
and soldiers in the Gulf War were also affected by this fatal disease. Around half of them die within three years, some even within a year, mostly in full possession of their faculties as a result of asphyxiation. In patients with Amyotrophic Latera...