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Title:
Why planes vanish
Author:
O'Brien, Miles, screenwriter, producer, director.
Publication Information:
Boston, Mass. : WGBH Educational Foundation, 2014.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
In an era of smart-phones and GPS, how could a 270-ton passenger jet vanish into thin air? NOVA tells the inside story of the search for Flight MH370 and meets the key players from all corners of the globe who have spent months searching for the lost plane. How easy is it to make a plane disappear? Or can new technology guarantee that in the future, nothing will ever be 'lost' again?
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Language:
English
Reading Level:
TV rating: TV-PG.
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Added Uniform Title:
Nova (Television program)
ISBN:
9781627891486
UPC:
841887022774
Format :
DVD

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In an era of smartphones and GPS, how could a 270-ton passenger jet vanish into thin air? NOVA tells the inside story of the search for Flight MH370 and meets the key players from all corners of the globe who have spent months searching for the lost plane. How easy is it to make a plane disappear? Or can new technology guarantee that in the future, nothing will ever be 'lost' again?


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-This episode explores the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 and its 12 crew members and 227 passengers in March 2014. Using technology and mathematic equations, scientists conduct a forensic investigation in an attempt to find the wreckage and to discover what happened to prevent future occurrences. Experts pose theories ranging from a terrorist hijacking to an explosion of lithium batteries. Viewers learn about the technological safeguards in place on the sophisticated Boeing 777, from transponders to satellite relays, none of which saved the flight from its ultimate fate. The sound and video quality are top-notch, and computer animation demonstrates how the plane's technology was supposed to function and the plane's flight plan trajectory. VERDICT Students may be inspired seeing how math and technology come together to try to solve this timely mystery.-Ryan Henry, Daviess County Public Library, Owensboro, KY (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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