CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2008 |
A faulty instrument landing system that delayed flights this week at Los Angeles International Airport returned to service Thursday after technicians repaired the device's radio antenna, authorities said. Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said the equipment was reactivated about 8:30 a.m. after flight tests involving one of the agency's aircraft were successful. The system for the airport's northern runways failed early Monday after heavy fog rolled in along the coast, forcing air traffic controllers to route incoming aircraft to the south side of LAX. Instrument landing systems transmit radio signals that guide airplanes when visibility is poor.
September 14, 2008 |
The NFL season is just a week old, and already the San Francisco 49ers have improved their rushing defense. Which is to say they're not rushing around the way they used to. The difference is the NFL now allows one member of each defense to wear an in-helmet radio, allowing him to hear defensive signals from a coach and relay them to his 10 teammates on the field. "It's less of us scrambling or being scared to change the play because we don't think everybody's going to get it," said linebacker Mark Roman, who wears the wired helmet for the 49ers.
September 4, 2007 |
With a wave of his hand over a homemade receiver, Georgia Tech professor Joy Laskar shows how easily -- and quickly -- large data files may someday be transferred from a portable media player to a TV. Poof! "You just moved a movie onto your device," Laskar said. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth have emerged as efficient ways to zap small amounts of data between gadgets, but neither is well suited for quickly transferring high-definition video, large audio libraries and other massive files.
November 1, 2006 |
Todd Lockwood, a 56-year-old writer in South Burlington, Vt., often finds an annoying hitchhiker in his Audi when he tunes in to his local National Public Radio station. The outbursts of Howard Stern's program, which airs on Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., sometimes blare from the dial and are particularly unwelcome when his three children are in the car. "It will literally replace the station," Lockwood said of the shock jock's signal. "It's starting to feel more and more like an intrusion."
March 20, 2006 |
Airline pilots departing from Miami International Airport are getting an earful of something unexpected: hip-hop tunes from a pirate radio station that sometimes interfere with their communications with the control tower. The music comes on a pair of frequencies from a station that calls itself Da Streetz. "It's intermittent. Not all day, every day," said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2005 |
It seemed at first like an open-and-shut case when the repairman came to inspect Shelley Slack's malfunctioning garage door. The Yorba Linda resident was baffled when her garage door -- and that of a neighbor -- would mysteriously open and close several times a day over the last few weeks. The repairman had a quick diagnosis: Military radio transmissions were playing havoc with her automatic garage door-opening system. He may have been right. The U.S.