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Author: Pablo Gomez

Has Apple lost their grip with iPhone sales?

What if people fall out of love with the iPhone and stop buying Apple’s smartphone? With so much of Apple’s business built around the handsets, any sustained fall in sales would not be welcome inside Cupertino. Unfortunately for Apple the evidence points to just that scenario. The total volume of 2016 shipments of the new iPhone 7 family in Q1 was 74.78 million phones, that’s slightly higher than its previous predecessor (iPhone 6s) of 74.47 million handsets. Looks like the attractive dual-lens nature of the iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung’s teething troubles with the rival Note 7 phablet bringing...

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25 Years of Aircraft Wildlife Strikes in USA

Wildlife and bird strikes—sometimes called birdstrike, bird ingestion (for an engine)—is a collision between an airborne animal (usually a bird) and a human-made vehicle, especially aircraft. Bird strikes are a significant threat to flight safety, and have caused a number of accidents with human casualties. The number of major accidents involving civil aircraft is quite low and it has been estimated that there is only about 1 accident resulting in human death in one billion flying hours. Most accidents occur when there is a collision involving a bird (or birds) and the windscreen or a bird (or birds) is sucked into the engines of mechanical aircraft....

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