A 43 year old woman named Jennifer Riordan died Tuesday at a hospital. It was the first fatality in a US passenger plane accident in nine years.pulled halfway out of aircraft. “The top half of her torso was out the window,” Max Kraidelman, a passenger on the flight, told The New York Times.While passengers were able to pull Riordan back into the plane, another passenger was said to have felt “severe pressure” after positioning his back against the opening in the cabin in an attempt to seal it.When there’s an opening in an airplane during flight (regardless of the cause), the plane will undergo rapid depressurization.Southwest Airline crashBut the pressure outside the cabin when a passenger jet is flying at a cruising altitude of over 36,000 feet is much lower than inside the pressurized cabin.Air pressure has a tendency to equalize, moving from areas of high pressure to low pressure to achieve equilibrium.
So, do liquid crystals act like solids or liquids or something else? It turns out that liquid crystals are closer to a liquid state than a solid. It takes a fair amount of heat to change a suitable substance from a solid into a liquid crystal, and it only takes a little more heat to turn that same liquid crystal into a real liquid. This explains why liquid crystals are very sensitive to temperature and why they are used to make thermometers and mood rings.
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileI don’t adore scraggly neo hippie Devendra Banhart’s freaky folk music to begin with (I’m still traumatized after being struck by a rogue whirling freedom dancer at one of his live shows), but his new video for the tune Carmencita may have officially landed me in the anti Banhart camp.A bizarro parody of Bollywood movies, in which “exiled prince” Devendra wears a garish outfit that basically shows off his pubic hair whilst in tantric pursuit of the stunning Princess Carmencita (played by his girlfriend Natalie Portman), the clip is questionable at best. We here in Arts Online have been debating whether or not Carmencita: the video is explicitly racist; the consensus so far is that, regardless, it’s totally icky.What on earth motivated the dude to send up South Asian culture for a curious Spanish sung swinger? And more importantly, what on earth is Natalie Portman thinking?FILM REVIEW: Titanic 3D minute by minuteJames Cameron’s Titanic was always a marathon at three hours and counting. As it returns in 3D, Eli Glasner examines the experience minute by minute and discovers Cline Dion’s ubiquitous soundtrack, and James Cameron’s risible dialogue, have not improved with age.