By Craig Hlavaty Published 2:00 pm CDT, Friday, September 28, 2018 A sword cane, while unique and novel, can't go on a plane. Brass knuckles on a purse? Nope. A pair of high heels decorated with fake bullets, no matter stylish they might be at the NRA convention, need to be stowed away in checked luggage. The government agency's new YouTube series "They Brought What?" looks at some of the strangest things that travelers have been caught with at security checkpoints. >>>See more photos of the things that airline passengers have tried to bring on flights through the years... less The government agency's new YouTube series "They Brought What?" looks at some of the strangest things that travelers have been caught with at security checkpoints. >>>See more photos of the things ... more Photo: TSA.gov TSA posted a series of photos of things people tried to bring on airplanes. For your … [Read more...] about “They Brought What?” TSA’s new web series shows the weirdest objects found at checkpoints
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Advertisement Editor’s Picks Zunum Aero’s Hybrid Electric Airplane Aims To Rejuvenate Regional Travel Cheaper, Lighter, Quieter: The Electrification of Flight Is at Hand CES 2018: Intel's CEO Becomes First Passenger in an Air Taxi I am sitting in the cockpit of one of the most extraordinary airplanes in the world. It’s a two-seat trainer called the 330LE, made by Extra Aircraft but fitted with an electric motor by Siemens, a huge company not known for aviation. I pull my feet clear of the control pedals just before the pilot turns the thing on. The propeller immediately spins into transparency. And yet it’s so quiet that we could easily converse without headsets. That’s the first sign that this plane is powered by electricity. We start rolling down the little runway, in a grassy field outside of Budapest. It’s 10 o’clock on a sunny morning, and there are farms off in the distance. Suddenly we lurch into the sky and begin … [Read more...] about Hybrid Electric Airliners Will Cut Emissions—and Noise
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page David Scharfenberg Globe Staff April 21, 2018 ONCE A MONTH, Kevin Barner sits at a desk in his Mansfield home, turns on his computer, and tends to what he calls “Kevin, Inc.” A click here, a click there, and he’s paid all of his household bills.“For years, I wrote checks,” he says. “Now, I say to myself, ‘how did I ever write checks?’ It just took so long.”But Kevin, Inc. isn’t his only gig. Barner is also the chief financial officer for Roche Bros., a supermarket chain with 19 stores in eastern Massachusetts and $575 million in annual revenue. And while his office makes some electronic payments, it still cuts plenty of physical checks. Hundreds of them per week, in fact. Checks for part-time workers. Checks for electricians. Checks for meat suppliers and egg suppliers and produce suppliers. Advertisement … [Read more...] about Paper checks forever?
Samir Soneji had no idea what he was getting into when he agreed to talk about the potential risks of vaping at the first US E-Cigarette Summit in Washington, DC this past May. His first clue was the booing. As a professor at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Soneji studies how gaps in tobacco regulation affect health. Two years before the conference, he’d reported in JAMA Pediatrics that young people who smoke hookah or use “snus,” a form of moist smokeless tobacco, are twice as likely to try cigarettes as kids who don’t. He suspected that e-cigarettes, with kid-friendly flavors like “Cinnamon Roll” and “Peanut Butter Cup,” carried a similar risk. And that’s exactly what he and several colleagues discovered in a recent review of studies that tested that possibility. Evidence that tobacco companies targeted teens and nonsmokers with candy- and fruit-flavored cigarettes prompted the Food and Drug … [Read more...] about Vaping companies are using the same old tricks as Big Tobacco
Today Guy Callendar is a historical footnote, but tomorrow he will have a chapter of his own. Born in 1898, Callendar was the son of Britain’s leading steam engineer, a successful academic and inventor who raised his children in a 22-room mansion. A greenhouse on the grounds was converted into a laboratory for the children until one of Callendar’s three brothers blew it up trying to make TNT. The same brother put out Callendar’s left eye. Undeterred by the subsequent lack of depth perception, he became his father’s successor as the nation’s most important steam engineer. None of this is why Guy Callendar’s name will be boldfaced in tomorrow’s textbooks. Instead it will be because he was willing to delve into fields he knew nothing about, atmospheric science among them. Nobody knows why he got so interested in the air. Callendar himself attributed it to ordinary curiosity: “As man is now changing the composition of the atmosphere at a … [Read more...] about Meet the Amateur Scientist Who Discovered Climate Change