Deicing Planes in Sarasota, Florida – using the Sun

Ben Mutzabaugh:

Hundreds of travelers flying out of Florida’s Sarasota-Bradenton International were delayed by about by two hours Wednesday morning because of de-icing delays. Sort of.

The Sarasota Herald Tribune writes “airport officials grounded three planes because they had ice on the wings.” But, since below-freezing temperatures are so rare in central and south Florida, none of the airlines at Sarasota keep de-icing equipment at the airport.

Stunning pictures of the volcano that blew a hole in the sky as astronauts witness eruption from International Space Station

Eddie Wrenn:

Framed by a circle of clouds, this is a stunning illustration of Nature’s powerful force. A plume of smoke, ash and steam soars five miles into the sky from an erupting volcano. The extraordinary image was captured by the crew of the International Space Station 220 miles above a remote Russian island in the North Pacific.