Scientist: Near-miss solar storm should be a wake-up call

BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A massive solar storm that narrowly missed Earth last year should open the eyes of policymakers to the threat of severe space weather, a U.S. scientist says.
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NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A deadly storm pushed east across the United States Tuesday, threatening flight cancellations on Thanksgiving Eve, one of the busiest travel days of the year.
American Airlines grounds flights due to computer problems

American Airlines grounds flights due to computer problems

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 16 (UPI) -- American Airlines, which grounded all its flights for several hours because of outages in its computer system, said it resumed some flights Tuesday afternoon.

10-year plan for space physics put forward

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have released a report recommending research for the next decade on the sun, sun-Earth connections and the origins of "space weather."

U.N. says aid to Myanmar still a challenge

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Delivery of aid and recovery assistance to Myanmar three months after a devastating cyclone struck remains a challenge, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Space radiation threats addressed

WASHINGTON`, D.C., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A U.S. government report says a better understanding of solar storms is needed before manned flights to the moon, Mars and other planets can be undertaken.

Plastic surgeon says check blood pressure

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Men who want to give themselves the gift of a facelift for the holidays should first check their blood pressure, a New York plastic surgeon says. Dr. Daniel Baker said men are twice as likely as women to develop a hematoma, or abnormal collection of clott

Ohio executes death penalty advocate

LUCASVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Ohio Tuesday executed Herman Ashworth for a 1996 murder and his last words were "A life for a life, let it be done and justice will be served." The 32-year-old convicted killer, a death penalty supporter, received a lethal injection at the Southern Ohio C

Earth had close brush with solar storm

BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A violent solar storm last October came closer than normal to causing earthbound disruptions, University of Colorado researchers said Monday.


DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Daniel Baker is the CEO of FlightAware, a real time flight tracking and status company. He originally became known in the 1990s as a principal of distributed.net, which pioneered Internet distributed computing. Baker was the head of the systems department at NeoSoft, the first Internet provider in Texas during the mid to late 1990s. He was a founder and Vice President of Superconnect, an enterprise cable/telecom monitoring software company.

Baker is a commercial pilot and lives in Houston, Texas.

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