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After an Air Wisconsin pilot was fired from his job and boarded a commercial flight to go home, his former employers alerted the TSA that he might be armed and mentally unstable, launching a legal dispute that made it to the Supreme Court this week. William Hoeper was fired in 2004 after he failed several simulator tests. Both sides agree he was upset, yelled at the instructor, and said he would complain to his union about unfair treatment. After dropping him off at the airport to catch a United flight, Air Wisconsin officials grew concerned and called the TSA. Hoeper was taken off his flight and detained. A Colorado court ruled in Hoeper's favor, but the airline appealed to the Supreme Court, claiming it should have legal immunity if it raises what it believes to be legitimate air-safety concerns, even if they turn out to be false.
Many airspace users will take advantage of a temporary exemption
Abandoned plan to outsource defense procurement to the private sector
Chemists studying the structure of ligand-stabilized gold nanoparticles have captured fundamental new insights about their stability.
Materials Science: A simple photochemical process dopes semiconductor nanocrystals with electrons
The southern San Francisco Bay Area is be known for its plethora of startups and high-tech giants, as the creative hub behind many of the devices we use daily, but rarely is it heralded for its live music scene. We're here to debunk the myth that all the "good venues" are only in San Francisco and the East Bay.
Federal safety officials say the technology known as positive train control would probably have prevented the Dec. 1 train derailment that killed four people in New York.
This is a post by Anthony Fasano. I admit it—if I do not have a list of tasks in front of me to check off as I work throughout the day, I am not productive. Is this because I am an engineer? Maybe. However, I can tell you that doing this dramatically increases my productivity […]