Applied Science Saving Lives: Airplane Crash Avoidance
Errors in manufacturing and science sometimes draw lots of lawsuits and negative attention. But great successes also exist, and sometimes are taken for granted. The latter point is highlighted by a recent synopsis of how determined engineers (Don Bateman and friends) and Sundstrand/Honeywell created a system that stopped airplanes from flying into mountains, among other problems. The story is told in an August 10, 2016 article in Bloomberg by Alan Levin.