News tagged with airports

How thermal-imaging cameras can spot flu fevers

(AP) -- To screen passengers for swine flu and other contagious diseases, some airports use thermal imaging cameras to see whether travelers have fevers, without having to stick thermometers in their mouths. ...

May 01, 2009
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Nepal capital tops quake risk list

With rescue work still under way in Nepal after the deadly earthquake in the Himalayas, scientists have warned that the capital Kathmandu is a high-risk city unprepared for the next "Big One".

Sep 21, 2011
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Qantas axes in-flight Internet after poor take-up

Australian airline Qantas's trial of in-flight Internet access has been shelved due to a lack of interest from passengers who prefer to sleep or enjoy a rare break from the online world while flying.

Dec 04, 2012
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Winds of change for pollution sensing

(Phys.org) -- The Great Smog of London is often upheld as a time when pollution reached appalling levels: over a four-day period in December 1952, the capital came to a standstill, cars were abandoned, airports ...

Jun 01, 2012
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Small aftershock rattles downtown Los Angeles

(AP) -- A small but widely felt aftershock jolted the Los Angeles region Tuesday, two days after a magnitude-4.7 earthquake struck. An apartment building in Long Beach was evacuated due to roof damage but there were no reports ...

May 20, 2009
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New articles examine safety of airport security scanners

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has begun to use whole-body imaging scanners as a primary screening measure on travelers passing through airport security checkpoints. One type of scanner employs millimeter ...

Mar 16, 2011
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New software to end 'naked' airport scans

In the face of an outcry over so-called "naked" body scans at airports, US authorities on Wednesday announced plans for a new scanning system that eliminates "passenger-specific images."

Jul 20, 2011
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Wi-Fi hotspot named for terror group delays flight

A passenger aboard a plane at Los Angeles International Airport picked up a Wi-Fi hotspot named after a terrorist group, but authorities who held travelers for hours as they investigated say no crime was committed.

Oct 27, 2014
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Liquids scanner for airport security

(PhysOrg.com) -- Air passengers one day may be able to carry their soaps, shampoo and bottled water onto the plane again, thanks to technology originally developed at UC Davis to check the quality of wine.

Feb 08, 2011
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