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Authorities recover body of second victim in Iowa State crew club boat accident

Authorities recover body of second victim in Iowa State crew club boat accident

Sports
March 29 (UPI) -- Authorities on Monday confirmed the death of a second student after a boat capsized during an Iowa State University crew club practice in Jewell, Iowa, over the weekend. The accident occurred Sunday morning on Little Wall Lake in Hamilton County. Three of the five students on the capsized boat were rescued from the water, treated at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames and released. Advertisement "The Iowa State community is heartbroken to learn of this tragic accident at Little Wall Lake," Iowa State president Wendy Wintersteen said in a statement. "At this time, we are focused on providing support to club members, their families and friends. We ask that everyone keep them in their thoughts during this very difficult time." A dive team initially recovered the body of on...
New wearable device converts body heat into electricity

New wearable device converts body heat into electricity

Science
Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Scientists at the University of Colorado have developed a new wearable device that uses thermoelectric generators to turn the body's thermal energy into electricity. Because the device, which is flexible enough to be worn as a ring or bracelet, can turn the human body into a power source, it could eliminate the need for an external battery in a variety of wearable electronics. Advertisement Researchers described the new device in a paper published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances. "In the future, we want to be able to power your wearable electronics without having to include a battery," senior study author Jianliang Xiao, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Colorado, said in a press release. The device's thermonuclear generators can produce a sin...
Indonesian divers discover body parts and pieces of fuselage after plane crash

Indonesian divers discover body parts and pieces of fuselage after plane crash

World
Divers in Indonesia have found body parts and wreckage of the Boeing 737-500 jet that crashed with 62 people on board.Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said officials had launched massive search efforts after identifying "the possible location of the crash site" in the Java Sea. He confirmed that human body parts, pieces of clothing and scraps of metal were found between Lancang Island and Laki Island on Sunday morning.Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto also said in a statement: "We received reports from the diver team that the visibility in the water is good and clear, allowing the discovery of some parts of the plane."We are sure that is the point where the plane crashed," he said, adding the objects found included broken pieces of fuselage with aircraft registration parts. ...
Coronavirus: Hundreds of thousands of airline jobs at risk, warns industry body

Coronavirus: Hundreds of thousands of airline jobs at risk, warns industry body

Business
Hundreds of thousands of aviation jobs are at risk without more state aid, a global industry body has warned. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) downgraded its 2020 traffic forecasts, after "a dismal end to the summer travel season".The association, which represents 290 airlines, says it expects traffic to be 66% below the level it was in 2019.The IATA estimates that it will be at least 2024 before air traffic reaches pre-pandemic levels.A second surge in Covid-19 cases and more government restrictions meant the sector has not seen a strong rebound.The travel industry saw a precipitous drop in business after the coronavirus developed into a pandemic.Through the year major airlines, airports and tour firms have col...
Body of well-known paraglider found in US mountains – weeks after he went missing

Body of well-known paraglider found in US mountains – weeks after he went missing

World
A well-known paraglider has been found dead in the mountains of Nevada in the US, nearly a month after he went missing.The body of James "Kiwi" Johnston - who disappeared on 23 August - was found under a tree in the Fish Creek mountains of Eureka County after a passerby noticed a parachute on Wednesday. Police said the New Zealand paraglider died of multiple injuries from a high-elevation fall, and his family said they were "relieved" that he is believed to have died instantly. Image: James Johnston's parachute was discovered by a passerby earlier this week. Pic: GoFundMe His death was ruled an accident, with no foul play suspected.A search went on for almost a week after Mr Johnston's disappearance, but it was suspended on 29 August....