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Join the 'human factors' quest to learn from poor design, accidents and human error so that we can create safe and productive systems!
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'Pipelines blow up and people die'

'Pipelines blow up and people die' | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
After a series of deadly accidents, Congress created an office to oversee the nation's oil and gas pipelines. A decade later, problems persist at an agency closely tied to the industry it regulates.
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Japan: Man arrested after using drone to dump radioactive sand on leader’s office in nuke protest

Japan: Man arrested after using drone to dump radioactive sand on leader’s office in nuke protest | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
We've seen quadcopters used in a myriad of ways over the last couple of years, but using one to transport radioactive material as part of a political protest certainly appears to be a first.
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Air Crash investigation 2015 new series ...

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Earthquake in Nepal leaves hundreds dead

Earthquake in Nepal leaves hundreds dead | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
At least 806 people are dead after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake early Saturday near Kathmandu, Nepal's capital and largest city, authorities say.
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Tunisian captain of sunken migrant boat appears in Italian court

Tunisian captain of sunken migrant boat appears in Italian court | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
The Tunisian captain of a migrant boat that sank over the weekend has appeared in a court in Italy. Prosecutors accuse the man of causing the tragedy that killed some 700 people.
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Drone Crash Database

Drone Crash Database | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
Drone Wars UK began compiling details of military drone crashes in 2010. Our database cover crashes of large (Class II and III) military drones since 01 Jan 2007. It has been compiled from USAF Acc...
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Food for thought!!!!!

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Retailers may offer subscription service that lets you rent outfits

Retailers may offer subscription service that lets you rent outfits | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it

A new report found one in five people in the UK are interested in renting everything from clothes to excercise equipment from their favourite store, and in London that figure rises to one in three.

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A reall;y interesting business design idea ... would this be limited by markets related to particular generations??

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3 people on SkyWest flight lose consciousness, forcing emergency landing

3 people on SkyWest flight lose consciousness, forcing emergency landing | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
Three people aboard a SkyWest airlines flight on its way to Connecticut lost consciousness Wednesday causing the plane to be diverted, descend deeply and made an emergency landing in New York.
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Bendy battery promises safe, speedy charging

Bendy battery promises safe, speedy charging | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
Engineers unveil a flexible aluminium battery which they say could offer a cheap, fast-charging and safe alternative to current designs.
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Human error: Personal details of world leaders leaked

Human error: Personal details of world leaders leaked | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
by Stephanie Boyd - Private information of the world's most powerful people accidentally forwarded to wrong email recipient Personal details of the 31 world leaders who attended the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia, last year were accidentally...
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ATSB issues report on helicopter winching accident

ATSB issues report on helicopter winching accident | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is encouraging helicopter operators conducting medical winching operations to consider the risk of patients slipping out of a rescue strop, following the completion of its investigation into a 2013 helicopter winching accident.
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Users smallest source of concern despite causing most security breaches

Users smallest source of concern despite causing most security breaches | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
Persistent shortcomings in corporate information-security policy continue to compromise security efforts by exposing organisations to human error and the ever more-clever depredations of ransomware and other malware authors, peak security group...
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Semenyih crash: Investigation report ready in a month

Semenyih crash: Investigation report ready in a month | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
The post-mortem report on Aidana Baizieva will be announced together with the investigation report, says Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai.
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Apple Fears Court Order Will Open Pandora's Box for iPhone Security [Video]

Apple Fears Court Order Will Open Pandora's Box for iPhone Security [Video] | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it

Tim Cook defies demands to decrypt the San Bernardino terrorism suspect's iPhone. Yet it is unclear that cracking an iPhone 5c will impact newer, more secure models

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An ethical issue for design ... 

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Hard landing involving an Airbus A330, 9M-MTA at Melbourne Airport, Vic. 14 March 2015

Hard landing involving an Airbus A330, 9M-MTA at Melbourne Airport, Vic. 14 March 2015 | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
The investigation is continuing and will examine the circumstances of the occurrence, including analysis of recorded flight and other data, interviewing the flight crew and gathering and analysing additional information as necessary.
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Derailment of freight train 3MP9 near Malbooma SA on 10 April 2014

Derailment of freight train 3MP9 near Malbooma SA on 10 April 2014 | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
Floodwaters caused scouring of the track formation, compromising its capacity to support the train.
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Sydney hit by severe hail storm, five warehouses collapse

Sydney hit by severe hail storm, five warehouses collapse | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
Five warehouses collapse in thunderstorms that blanketed parts of Sydney and the Blue Mountains with large hail stones.
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Do we need to rethink our building codes in light of extreme weather events?

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What Will It Take for Humans to Colonize the Milky Way?

What Will It Take for Humans to Colonize the Milky Way? | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it

It's a common theme in science fiction, but migrating to planets beyond our solar system will be a lot more complicated and difficult than you might imagine

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Food for thought! :)

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Trends That’ll Influence Homes in 2016

Trends That’ll Influence Homes in 2016 | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it

Design changes, as does architecture. Trends don’t emerge as rapidly here as they do in say, food or fashion, but the economy, the environment, and demographics all spur shifts in the choices of materials, designs, layouts, and construction...

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Interesting ... 

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Ditching of Israel Aircraft Westwind 1124A aircraft, SW of Norfolk Island Airport - Investigation reopened

Ditching of Israel Aircraft Westwind 1124A aircraft, SW of Norfolk Island Airport - Investigation reopened | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
The main focus of the re-opened investigation to date has been the review of documentation requested from the CASA, the operator and other organisations...
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GOP strongly backs drone strikes, despite accident

GOP strongly backs drone strikes, despite accident | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
Congressional Republicans remain staunchly committed to anti-terrorism drone strikes despite a January drone operation that accidentally killed a U.S. civilian and an Italian in Pakistan. Hawkish Republicans said Thursday that the death of Warren Weinstein was tragic but that it was collateral damage in the global war on terror. Asked in interviews...
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NTSB Releases First Report On Fatal EagleMed Helicopter Crash Near Eufaula

NTSB Releases First Report On Fatal EagleMed Helicopter Crash Near Eufaula | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
The National Transportation Safety Board released its Preliminary Report on the crash of a medical helicopter that killed the pilot last month.
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NTSB looking at second Metro incident as part of tunnel-smoke probe

NTSB looking at second Metro incident as part of tunnel-smoke probe | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
Federal investigators have requested cables damaged in a February smoke episode at the Court House station.
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Computer security's weak link: Humans

Computer security's weak link: Humans | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
They're the cause of most corporate network breaches, but there's no easy solution to that problem
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Lufthansa says wasn't required to report Lubitz depression

Lufthansa says wasn't required to report Lubitz depression | Creating designs 'fit' for people! | Scoop.it
BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa indicated Monday that it was under no obligation to report to Germany's national aviation authority the fact that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had suffered from depression before qualifying as a pilot several years ago.
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