Garmin Smart Glide acts as co-pilot in engine shutdown air emergencies

Garmin International is trying to take the pressure off of pilots caught in an engine shutdown emergency with its Smart Glide safety tool. Part of the company’s Autonomí family of autonomous flight technologies, its function is to reduce the pilot’s em… Continue reading Garmin Smart Glide acts as co-pilot in engine shutdown air emergencies

Wave system uses wearable trackers to keep tabs on young swimmers

Although there will never be a substitute for parents’ watchful eyes while their children are swimming, eyes can sometimes miss things. That’s where the Wave system is designed to come in, by sounding an alarm if kids stay underwater too long.Continue … Continue reading Wave system uses wearable trackers to keep tabs on young swimmers

Royal Navy tests potential for drones to help rescue persons overboard

The Royal Navy’s NavyX autonomy accelerator team and private companies Malloy Aeronautics and Planck Aerosystems have been testing the potential for heavy-lift Minerva drones to locate and aid sailors that have fallen overboard until help can arrive.Co… Continue reading Royal Navy tests potential for drones to help rescue persons overboard

Land-DAR uses lasers to improve safety of small plane landings

Airtext has released a simple laser altimeter for small aircraft to make approaches and landings safer. The app-controlled Land-DAR (Land Distance and Ranging) is configured through an iOS or Android app and calls out altitudes as the aircraft descends… Continue reading Land-DAR uses lasers to improve safety of small plane landings

DARPA seeks lighter, more effective military biochem protection suits

DARPA has awarded contracts to FLIR Systems, Leidos, and Charles River Analytics to develop new kit to protect soldiers and responders against chemical and biological (CB) threats. The Personalized Protective Biosystem (PPB) program seeks to produce im… Continue reading DARPA seeks lighter, more effective military biochem protection suits

Wordsmithing: Cybersecurity or Cyber Safety?

Words have meaning. When I was writing policies, it was imperative that ‘shall’, ‘will’, ‘may’ and ‘must’ be used correctly. The significance of a statement is dependent upon the word selected. With this in mi… Continue reading Wordsmithing: Cybersecurity or Cyber Safety?

Kansas man indicted in connection with 2019 hack at water utility

A U.S. grand jury has indicted a 22-year-old man for allegedly hacking the computer system of a rural water utility in Kansas and shutting down processes that affect procedures for cleaning and disinfecting water. Federal prosecutors allege in an indictment unsealed Wednesday that Wyatt Travnichek logged into Ellsworth County Rural Water District’s computer system in 2019 as part of an “unauthorized remote intrusion” that resulted “in the shut-down of the facility’s processes.” Travnichek is accused of tampering with a water system, and causing “reckless damage to a protected computer.” The charges carry maximum prison sentences of 20 years and five years, respectively. Angela Naegele, a customer service specialist at the water utility who answered the phone Thursday, said the 2019 incident had no impact on customers’ drinking water. The utility continuously monitors its water quality and safety, Naegele added. The facility serves Ellsworth County, a county of about 6,100 people […]

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Compact imaging system promises to reinvent monitoring of metal fatigue

Things don’t fall from the sky without a damn good reason. US lawyers Baum Hedlund, who specialize in litigation concerning transport accidents, lists human errors as the main reasons (53 percent) for aircraft crashes, followed by manufacturing defects… Continue reading Compact imaging system promises to reinvent monitoring of metal fatigue