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Pilots get new tool to avoid bumpy flights

...turbulence-detection technology, known as the Juneau Airport Wind System, or JAWS.Alaska Airlines, the only commercial carrier...turbulence, said Alan Yates, the center's JAWS program manager. Research aircraft was sent out...
'Legend' makes local skies safer

...hardware and software people and scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research to develop JAWS - the Juneau Airport Wind System, based on a system developed for Hong Kong's airport. "We basically developed it in-house without...
On the Trails: Bear watching in spring

...One cub clung to a slightly wobbly vertical branch at the very top of the tree. Rockabye, baby! Suddenly, mama's big jaws chomped through the branch about two feet below the cub; with a crack and a swish, down came the tree top, cubbie and all...
On the Trails: Prowling the intertidal

...have for eating, many of which have no counterparts among the vertebrates. Most vertebrates have jaws, sometimes with teeth; only a few lack jaws altogether (lampreys and hagfish).It's very different among the invertebrates.In the intertidal...
Battling jaws: Super Bowl players sling some smack

...Atlanta Falcons didn't practice Tuesday - who needs to practice five days before the Super Bowl? - so players exercised their jaws instead at media day. A pair of motormouths took charge: Buchanan for the Atlanta Falcons, Shannon Sharpe for the Denver Broncos...
Killer bears and lemming suicide: Busting myths about Alaska animals

...enough.Movies go a long way toward perpetuating myths. I love "Jaws," but it isn't a documentary about sharks. The 1997 film...depicting bears as bloodthirsty is bad for bears, just as "Jaws" ultimately proved bad for sharks. And even though sometimes...
Alaska Science Forum: On the track of the wolverine

...and other small mammals.Wolverines also take a few caribou calves each year, Gardner said. But with its powerful neck and jaws, a wolverine is built to be a scavenger."It's not a great predator," Gardner said. "It has to make a living other ways...
Not safe in the water

When Peter Benchley wrote "Jaws," when Steven Spielberg turned it into...unintended consequences that would follow. "Jaws" intensified the public's already...Dreyfuss, who starred in the movie "Jaws," is the founder of The Dreyfuss Initiative...
U.S. Mint circulates new Alaska quarters

ANCHORAGE - Alaska commemorative quarters featuring a grizzly bear with a salmon in its jaws were put into circulation Monday by the U.S. Mint. "Every coin is awesome but Alaska's is particularly awesome," said...
Instead of predator, Manning is the prey

...return to Indianapolis and mercilessly shred the Colts. The only thing missing from most of the clips was the soundtrack from "Jaws" playing in the background.Instead of being the predator, though, for once Manning wound up as the prey."I am kind of...


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