News tagged with airports

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".

dateSep 21, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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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 ...

dateMay 20, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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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."

dateJul 20, 2011 in Software
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Airport plans 'threaten' Hong Kong dolphins

Hong Kong's ambitious plans to expand its airport to meet soaring demand have sparked protests from environmentalists who say it would further endanger the city's rare Chinese white dolphins.

dateJun 07, 2011 in Ecology
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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 ...

dateMar 16, 2011 in Health
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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.

dateFeb 08, 2011 in Engineering
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