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  • n  some point in the air; above ground level
    the planes collided in midair

  • What should be done to prevent yet another San Diego or Los Angeles midair tragedy? Experts in all segments of aviation contend that the Federal Aviation Administration has moved .
  • Your eyes do not deceive you: that sleek slab levitating in midair is in fact a bed, and it is floating unsupported--though lightly tethered at its four corners--16 in.
  • The plot also appears to be a return to older terrorist tactics of trying to blow up an airplane in midair, rather than turn the jet into a missile as the Sept.
News & Articles

  • Dragonflies Wear Backpacks For Brain Study
    A radio wave-powered computer chip records brain activity during insects' midair hunting maneuvers. Continue reading ?
    June 19, 2013 - Discovery News
  • Scientists put backpacks on dragonflies to track their brains in flight
    The brain of a dragonfly has to do some serious calculations — and fast — if it hopes to nab a mosquito or midge in midair. It has to predict the trajectory of its prey, plot a course to intersect it, then make adjustments on the fly to counteract any evasive maneuvers.
    June 18, 2013 - Duke University
  • No injuries in Reno plane collision at air races
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — One of two Czech-built military training jets that collided in midair while practicing for this fall's National Championship Air Races in Reno had to make a belly landing on the runway with no wheels, but neither pilot was hurt at the airport where 11 people were killed during the finals competition in 2011.
    June 15, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Don DeLillo in San Francisco Chronicle
    The major work involves midair explosions and crumbled buildings,DeLillo writes. "This is the new tragic narrative."
  • Chris Mullin in San Diego Union Tribune
    That's show business,said Chris Mullin, Golden State's executive vice president of basketball operations. "They should do (the trade) in midair off the trampoline."
  • Matt Birk in Minneapolis Star Tribune
    It's just bad communication,Birk said. "I'm obviously more veteran. I need to realize what he's trying to do. I was ready to go and kind of gave it the old flinch and tried to change in midair what I was doing. ...... I need to be better...

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