Q. To which continent would you travel to see the Brooks Range and Great Bear Lake?
A. North America. The Brooks Range is in northern Alaska. Great Bear Lake, the largest lake entirely in Canada, is in the Northwest Territories near Nunavit.
Disney World tickets now more expensive
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.
The cost of going to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World just got more expensive.
Disney World has raised the one-day ticket price to the Magic Kingdom by $4 so that it now costs $99 before taxes for visitors over age 9.
Single-day tickets for the resort’s other parks — Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom — also went up by $4. It now costs $94 to get into those parks for visitors over age 9.
For children under age 10, the cost is $93 to get into the Magic Kingdom and $88 to enter the other parks.
Disney spokeswoman Kim Prunty says the pricing reflects the high quality of the parks. She also says that most guests buy multiday tickets, which are considerably cheaper per day.
Faster screening may be coming to US airports
In the near future, airline passengers may be screened for weapons without having to stop walking or remove their coats and shoes.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is pushing for private contractors to create a screening machine with “screen and walk” capability for use at the nation’s 160 international airports and thousands of federal facilities.
The agency recently requested information from high-tech companies and other private firms about any new technology that can help speed up the security checkpoints managed by the Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Protective Services.
The Department of Homeland Security asked for technology that can screen a minimum of 250 people per hour, which is slightly faster than the current pace of about 200 per hour for the full-body scanners. The new technology would not replace but would add to the screening technology now used at airports.
“The system will detect an explosive or assembled IED [improvised explosive device] with and without divestiture of outer garments, shoes and through clutter depending on the deployment,” according to the government request. “In addition, detection should occur through a minimum of two layers of clothing concealment where those layers are composed of cotton, cotton-polyester, wool, silk and leather materials among others.”
The federal agency asked for responses by March 11.