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Comment ebola doesn't have DNA - it has RNA (Score 1) 198

You could always read the original paper
: A Single Dose Respiratory Recombinant Adenovirus-Based Vaccine Provides Long-Term Protection for Non-Human Primates from Lethal Ebola Infection
  http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10...
is a link to the abstract, the full PDF requires a free registration

Comment Re:No. (Score 1) 437

Far more likely, there's a bug in an interrupt handler that corrupts memory used by the throttle position servo.
If they forgot to put a lock around a read-modify-write operation, it could get hit under unexpected operating conditions, that could be triggered by cosmic rays, ie a memory access exception handler routine.

The brake failure could be caused by the anti-lock system, but that's always a separate processor.
Having that fail in a no-brakes mode, and the throttle fail in a wide open mode, seems really improbable since both sorts of failures are worst case and would imply some sort of interaction between the engine controls and the braking system. Those should be totally independent systems.

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