- US proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Tuesday - 07/29/2014 - 05:50 AM
The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with U. S. safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. An FAA investigation determined that Southwest's contractor, Aviation Technical Services Inc. of Everett, Washington, failed to follow proper procedures for replacing the fuselage as well as other work on the planes, the agency said. During its investigation, the FAA also found that Aviation Technical Services' workers applied sealant beneath the new skin panels but did not install fasteners in all of the rivet holes fast enough for the sealant to be effective. The FAA also said that Southwest failed to properly install a ground wire on water drain masts on two of its Boeing 737s in response to a safety order aimed at preventing lightning strikes.
- World music fest adds the actual taste of what people hear
Reuters, Tuesday - 07/29/2014 - 04:44 AM
CHARLTON PARK England (Reuters) - In their native Iran, Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat are best known for their soaring voices, flawless harmonies and dedication to the art of singing in the face of tough
- U's solar-car team riding on sunshine
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Tuesday - 07/29/2014 - 02:47 AM
Driving 1,700 miles from Austin, Texas, with only the sun for fuel, the U’s solar car team once again finished near the top.
- Olympic National Park to move threatened chalet
Daily Oklahoman, Monday - 07/28/2014 - 10:47 PM
Olympic National Park says it's going to move a historic chalet that's being threatened by the shifting east fork of the Quinault River. The Enchanted Valley Chalet, located 13 miles from the nearest road, was built as a backcountry lodge in the 1930s, before the creation of the park.
- Voicemail etiquette tips: Talk slowly and keep it short
New York Daily News, Monday - 07/28/2014 - 03:47 PM
Does leaving a voicemail message create performance anxiety for you? If it does, you probably are a millennial. There’s good news and bad news about this.
- Ebola outbreak leads to fear, restrictions
New York Daily News, Monday - 07/28/2014 - 12:59 PM
The Ebola outbreak taking place across Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone has led to heartache and strict measures against the spread of the deadly virus.
- Silent retreats: Tradition finds 21st century fans
Daily Oklahoman, Monday - 07/28/2014 - 12:47 PM
A very pregnant Juliana Berger took a five-day trip with her husband and didn't speak to him once. They weren't fighting.
- Sunswift Sets World Record For Fastest Long-Range Electric Car
Inhabitat, Monday - 07/28/2014 - 08:47 AM
Australian team Sunswift destroyed a 26-year old record for the world’s fastest long-range electric vehicle this week, traveling over 310 miles at an average of 62 mph. The previous record clocked in at 45 mph, which the Sunswift team handily beat using their Sunswift eVe vehicle. Read the rest of Sunswift Sets World Record For Fastest Long-Range Electric Car Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Australia Sunswift, ecar world record, electric car world record, electric Sunswift, electric vehicle record, electric vehicle world record, fastest eCar, fastest long range electric car, long-range eCar, renewable energy, sunswift car, Sunswift eVe, Sunswift vehicle, Sunswift world record, world record
- How To Care For Your Hard Drives And Make Them Last Longer
MakeUseOf, Sunday - 07/27/2014 - 02:47 PM
All hard drives die sooner or later, but that doesn’t mean they all die at the same rate. At this time, the average lifespan of a hard drive is six years i.e. 50% of hard drives make it to the six-year mark. Sometimes an early death is the fault of the manufacturer, but more often than not, hard drives fail earlier than they should because we don’t take care of them.
- Custom fares get personal and raise eyebrows
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sunday - 07/27/2014 - 08:09 AM
Mention a “custom” airfare to Joan Eisenstodt, and she’ll admit that she’s worried.
- Garagiola among those feted by baseball Hall
Daily Oklahoman, Saturday - 07/26/2014 - 10:47 PM
Joe Garagiola, Roger Angell and Eric Nadel were honored Saturday at Doubleday Field in the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's annual awards ceremony. The 88-year-old Garagiola received the Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award and sent a taped message.
- Dallas Life: Denton woman makes pinatas in her spare time.
Dallas Morning News, Saturday - 07/26/2014 - 06:47 PM
Dallas Life: Denton woman makes pinatas in her spare time.