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NASA Tests Flying Airbag 118

Posted by samzenpus
from the drop-the-cloud-anchor dept.
coondoggie writes "NASA is looking to reduce the deadly impact of helicopter crashes on their pilots and passengers with what the agency calls a high-tech honeycomb airbag known as a deployable energy absorber. So in order to test out its technology NASA dropped a small helicopter from a height of 35 feet to see whether its deployable energy absorber, made up of an expandable honeycomb cushion, could handle the stress. The test crash hit the ground at about 54MPH at a 33 degree angle, what NASA called a relatively severe helicopter crash."
Censorship

+ - Old School Censorship: Piglet banned in Qatar

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Anonymous Coward writes "A blogger on Qatar Living posted a crazy story about how he found that Disney's Piglet had been meticulously censored out of a children's Winnie-the-Pooh enyclodpedia. State censors (from either Qatar or Saudi Arabia) had deliberately "censored" out each and every picture of Piglet from hundreds of pages in the book with a black marker.
In the Middle East pigs are seen as dirty animals and Muslims are forbidden to eat them but trying to get rid of cute little Piglet is just crazy! Full post with pictures from inside the book here : http://www.qatarliving.com/blog/camper/disneys-pig let-banned-in-middle-east"
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+ - What to do with a website hated by women

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An anonymous reader writes "Hi! Need some advice. I do all the PR stuff in this web design company. We have some problems with our website. Women don't like it! Yesterday I got a task to think a couple of days and tell my chief what I've decided. Keep it simple black and white as it is, tell the design department to create some flash animation with Maria Antuanette puke or draw some bees and flowers. People in UK still think we in Lithuania sit in the cave and keep inventing the wheel! As we are to establish office in London and enter new foreign markets, your opinion is really important! What you think? Women, I've been in a great dilemma since then. Two days left to decide. look please at the front page: http://www.gaumina.lt/"

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