Good Morning MOTleyville, It's Saturday August 17th, 2013
Mot should be here every morning @ 6:30 AMPlane returns to the gate to fetch a special passenger
An El Al Airlines pilot made an extraordinary gesture toward an 11-year-old girl who had been removed from a flight from Israel to New York City after she lost her passport.---
Inbar Chomsky of Rehovot, Israel, planned to attend Camp Simcha in Glen Spey, New York for children who suffer from cancer and other hematologic illnesses. The camp program is offered by Chai Lifetime, a non-profit international organization.
On August 8, all 36 children excitedly boarded the El Al flight for their two-week trip to the United States. After they underwent a pre-flight medical examination and were seated, the flight crew began collecting passports, while the plane prepared for takeoff. However, during the process, a flight attendant realized that Chomsky’s passport was missing.
Shhh! The scientists are listening to space!---
Green Bank, W. Va, is a tech-savvy teenager’s nightmare. In this tiny town in Pocahontas County — population 143 — wireless signals are illegal. No cell phones. No WiFi. No radio. No Bluetooth. No electronic transmitters at all. You’re not even allowed to cozy up to an electric blanket.
The remote town is smack in the center of the National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000 square mile stretch of land designated by the Federal Communications Commission to protect two government radio telescopes from man-made interference. The rules, though, are most strict in Green Bank’s neck of the woods. So strict, actually, that a policeman roves the streets listening for verboten wireless signals.
It’s necessary, though. The town is home to the Green Bank Telescope, the largest steerable radio telescope in the world — and arguably our most powerful link to the cosmos. Scientists there listen to radio energy that has journeyed light years, unlocking secrets about how the stars and galaxies formed. A rogue radio signal could prevent potential discoveries, discoveries that could answer big questions about how the universe ticks.
Talk about speedy delivery: Impatient baby Dayana made quite the entrance into the world, and it wasn’t in a delivery room. Her mom, Susana Privada, didn’t even get past the hospital's front desk before giving birth to the baby girl on the lobby floor just before 7 a.m. on Wednesday at Miami’s Jackson South Community Hospital. And the dramatic delivery was all captured on a hospital surveillance camera.and caught on Video !
Privada, who had arrived at the hospital after feeling some pain earlier that morning, can be seen in the video slumping over the desk, saying that she’s in labor. At a hospital press conference on Thursday, she said, “I just asked for the wheelchair, but I said at the same time, ‘It’s out, it’s out.’” The South Florida mom was lying on the floor with her husband, Carlos Saravia, at her feet when nurse Libardo Lozano arrived for work at just the right time.
At the press conference, Lozano told reporters, “I was actually running because I didn’t want to be late for my job.” Once he saw the now-three-time mom on the floor in labor, he got to work, helping to deliver Privada’s baby in just a few minutes.