took off without a test-flight, memo says

October 30, 2013 Bob Sullivan 0

When Boeing builds an airplane, several parts are constructed separately — the engines, the fuselage, the landing gear.  While these parts go through manufacturers’ testing, when they are finally assembled into a completed aircraft, Boeing flies the thing to make sure it’s airworthy. (Airbus does this too) It sure sounds [Keep reading]

Amid flap over spying on Germany’s leader, goes down

October 25, 2013 Bob Sullivan 0

The National Security Agency’s website was unavailable for users on Friday afternoon. Twitter accounts associated with the loosely-affiliated hacker group known as Anonymous called attention to the outage moments after the site went down, but there was no way to immediate identify a cause for its unavailability. The website [Keep reading]

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