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Friday, March 21, 2014
Fast Five Friday: Malaysia Airlines Mystery
It has been
13 days since the mysterious and tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. As an
international coalition of governments and aviation officials are scrambling to
piece together the details of the plane’s last flight, YOUR Alexandria Library
has collected some resources to help patrons understand the complicated science
of modern flight and the challenges facing searchers attempting to recover the
aircraft, passengers, and crew.
database is a great way to gather background on the scientific implications of
any major event. Use Science in Context to discover the types of complicated tools and
systems involved in aeronautics and in recovery missions.
TL 553.5 .B52 2008
outlines how aviation officials use forensic information to investigate and
prevent aviation disasters.
YOUR Alexandria Library allows patrons access to collections of technical and scientific e-books. Titles in these collections are available for online viewing by NOVA students, faculty, and staff when they log in with a Blackboard username and password. This text discusses the various applications of modern computer based navigational and positioning systems in the modern aircraft.
TL 670.3 .K56 2008
understand more about the technical history of flight? This resource gives a
great overview of the advancements made in science and engineering that informs
the way planes are built and flown today.
Computer and Applied Sciences Complete is a wonderful research tool for
investigating the relationship between any industry and the technology it
relies on to succeed. Learn more about the computing systems used
aboard commercial passenger aircraft, or how advanced satellite systems are
being utilized to find the missing plane using this database.