"How fast are YOU spinning on Earth’s axis right now?"
"Sometime early this summer, Felix Baumgartner will try from 90,000 feet. Then, later in the summer, he’ll jump from more than 120,000 feet… Baumgartner’s team says that its primary aim is to advance the science of survival at extreme altitude, not just to break records or publicize Red Bull. One contribution they expect to be useful to future pilots and astronauts is a new field treatment protocol for vacuum exposure. Called high-frequency percussive ventilation (HFV), the technique would help a victim of vacuum exposure breathe without further damage to the lungs. While the treatment is common practice for burn victims, no one has ever thought to use it on [...]