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American Airlines flight diverted after 'disturbing and unacceptable' passenger fight over racial slur




American  Airlines のDallas発Los Angeles行き航空機が、乗客の口論の為、Arizona州Poenix空港へのDivert(目的地変更)を行った、と言う記事です。

お馴染みの単語で読みやすいですが、altercation(口論 激論: 一種の手に負えない喧嘩)みたいなちょっと普通には出てこない単語もお勉強です。

最初の行... 面白いですね🤣



A fight on a flight caused fright in the sky.
An American Airlines flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Los Angeles was diverted to Phoenix after an in-flight passenger altercation, the company confirmed.
Two passengers got into a fight with another passenger who asked them to stop using a racial slur, Phoenix police told Yahoo. The Feb. 24 flight eventually continued to LAX.
"Upon arrival, the flight was met by local law enforcement who removed and arrested two individuals for verbally and physically assaulting other customers and flight crew members," an American Airlines statement read. "Their behavior was disturbing and unacceptable."


Baarack the sheep shorn of 35kg fleece after being found roaming in rural Australia – video


The GuardianのVideoから..




A rogue sheep found wandering in rural Victoria has been shorn of his heavily overgrown 35kg fleece. Nicknamed Baarack by his rescuers, the merino ram was taken to Edgar's Mission farm sanctuary, where the fleece was removed to save his life. 'He was in a bit of a bad way,' Kyle Behrend of the sanctuary said. 'He was underweight and, due to all of the wool around his face, he could barely see'

Jetliner hits bear on runway in Southeast Alaska






An Alaska Airlines jetliner struck a brown bear while landing early Saturday evening in Yakutat, killing the animal and causing some damage to the plane. No one in the plane was hurt.
Airport crew members had cleared the runway about 10 minutes before flight 66 was expected to land, said Sam Dapcevich, a public information officer for the state’s Department of Transportation. The crews did not see any signs of wildlife during the check, but as the plane began to slow after landing, Dapcevich said, the pilots spotted two bears crossing the runway.
“The nose gear missed the bears, but the captain felt an impact on the left side after the bears passed under the plane,” a statement from Alaska Airlines said.
The Boeing 737-700 struck and killed a brown bear sow, but its cub, thought to be roughly 2 years old, was uninjured, Dapcevich said.

Why some Texas residents are ending up with $5,000 electric bills after the winter storms




地球寒冷化(現在、地球は歴史年表上、氷河期に有り、その中でも21世紀は間氷期に位置し少し暖かい氷河期ですが)に進んでおり、米国Dallas、TX(テキサス州)では、稀に見るWeather Stormに見舞われ、電気代が、所によって1000ドル/日を越えるような請求がなされていると言う事態が勃発...



Some Texans were billed $1,000 a day for electricity last week, The Dallas Morning Newsreported.
Some state residents have their home and office bills tied to wholesale electricity prices.
The wholesale price of electricity surged 10,000% as demand increased and supply fell offline.
Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories.
Some Texas residents are facing a new obstacle after last week's winter storms: electricity bills over $5,000 for less than a week's worth of energy.

While millions of people in the state endured lengthy stretches without power last week, other customers are seeing the eye-popping, five-figure power bills because their plans are tied to the wholesale market rate. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, some residents described being hit with $1,000-a-day charges for electricity, The Dallas Morning News reported. Residents have used social media or other means to show $5,000 bills — or more — over a period of about five days.

One big step for the Red Planet





先日につづき、NASAの火星探査機RoversのUSA Todayからの短文NEWSです。


音読も交え、お読み下さい ♪


The rover has landed. NASA's Perseverance rover has successfully landed on Mars following a 300-million mile journey and a dramatic "seven minutes of terror" descent. The mission? "Searching for signs of ancient life," according to NASA. The nuclear-powered rover is NASA's latest, most advanced hardware for exploring Mars. The $2.4 billion mission will seek signs of life — past or present — in a location known as Jezero Crater, widely believed to have been home to a deep lake fed by rivers of water. “Perseverance is our robotic astrobiologist, and it will be the first rover NASA has sent to Mars with the explicit goal of searching for signs of ancient life,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.

We're already getting photos of Mars from Perseverance. View them here.








Mars 探査車Perseveranceが着陸に成功したと言う記事です。




Mission Name: Mars 2020
Rover Name: Perseverance
Main Job: Seek signs of ancient life and collect samples of rock and regolith (broken rock and soil) for possible return to Earth.
Launch: July 30, 2020
Landing: Feb. 18, 2021
Landing Site: Jezero Crater, Mars
Tech Demo: The Mars Helicopteris a technology demonstration, hitching a ride on the Perseverance rover.
Fact Sheet | Press Kit



New concept for rocket thruster exploits the mechanism behind solar flares

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現在は、光以上の速度で飛ぶことは理論上不可能ですが、これからの新理論や新発見で、多分、光速以上の速度で宇宙を飛び回れる日がくるでしょう! この記事では太陽のFlares(フレア)の仕組みを解き明かせるかも? と言う記事ではありますが...



A new type of rocket thruster that could take humankind to Mars and beyond has been proposed by a physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL).

The device would apply magnetic fields to cause particles of plasma(link is external), electrically charged gas also known as the fourth state of matter, to shoot out the back of a rocket and, because of the conservation of momentum, propel the craft forward. Current space-proven plasma thrusters use electric fields to propel the particles.

The new concept would accelerate the particles using magnetic reconnection, a process found throughout the universe, including the surface of the sun, in which magnetic field lines converge, suddenly separate, and then join together again, producing lots of energy. Reconnection also occurs inside doughnut-shaped fusion(link is external) devices known as tokamaks(link is external).