Future of Commercial flights!

Have you ever had a panic attack in mid-flight? Those that have will tell you it’s not fun. And there are plenty of reasons that make people panic. Some of them – irrationally.

Would these people feel any better if we could get rid of pilots altogether?

The technology already seems to be there – drones are not a particularly new invention. Armies use drones the size of airplanes in war zones, where they are controlled remotely or loiter flying a pattern. Even helicopters can be pilotless, like the K-MAX, which is as big as a standard helicopter, and delivers aid supplies with stunning precision to dangerous locations.

Airplane accidents are rare today, but when they happen, they are getting harder and harder to solve, says Tim Robinson, editor-in-chief of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s magazine Aerospace. That’s why investigations often focus on ‘human factors’, identifying psychological and physiological issues as a probable cause.

Two decades ago, it was standard to have three pilots in the cockpit; now the standard is to have two, says Scott Winter, assistant professor of aeronautics at Florida Institute of Technology.

                  adapted from: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160912-would-you-fly-in-a-pilotless-airliner 

Would it be possible in coming future to fly without a pilot just using computers? What do you think is the future of commercial flights? Post your comments.

The importance of having a healthy diet!

Eating healthy isn’t always easy, but committing to a healthy diet can be one of the smartest decisions you ever make. All of us have faced any of these questions: What would I eat today? Should I start my diet this week? Why do I gain weight so quickly?

If you have faced any of these questions, it’s because you are not eating well; maybe what you need is to improve your diet, so you look and feel better, it can also save you money on future health costs.

If you need some help getting motivated, here are the top reasons to sneak a few more nutrient-packed foods into your diet:

1.- Increase productivity

2.- Enhance mood

3.- Regulate weight

4.- Be healthier

5.- Live longer

What are your tips to be healthier? Share your tricks with our classmates.

Adapted from: https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/health/medical-costs/benefits-of-eating-healthy/  

Welcome!

Welcome to the blog that has been specifically designed for Comprensión Lectora en Inglés – Course 7 – administered by Idiomas Católica.

This blog aims at providing opportunities for participants to exchange information related to the course. Although our reading course is not meant to develop oral or written communication skills, we have noticed that many of you can and wish to “have your say” in English about issues that we look at in the course. Your participation in this blog can award you up to 5 points in the assessment area labelled Tareas de Evaluación Continua.

Ready to begin? It is easy. The questions on the next message are waiting to be answered! You may want to participate TWICE. The first time, just write your answers to the questions. The second time, you are supposed to reply somebody else’s answer.

Enjoy the experience!

(Source: educatednation.com)

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