As a scientist at Fermilab, Dr. Jason Steffen normally thinks about smashing particles together at great speeds. Great energy and speed are not usually associated with the airline boarding process, so it might seem odd that an insight into making how we get on planes would occur to someone who works next to a 3.9 mile particle accelerator. But occur it did, and now the first real-world test of his theory shows that it cuts boarding time in half. [More]
One of the most hackle raising moments while traveling by plane is the mandible gnashing period while we stutter in the aisle waiting for our fellow passengers to stuff their oversized floral bags into the overhead bins.