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HotSpot: Space Rotation Algorithm

September 16, 2014 1:40 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot:  A recent unprecedented digital mapping project led by the University of Birmingham in conjunction with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, has discovered a ...

NASA HS3 Instrument Views 2 Dimensions of Clouds

September 16, 2014 10:43 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL) instrument, flying aboard an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft in...

NASA Unveils World's Largest Spacecraft Welding Tool

September 16, 2014 10:19 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The largest spacecraft welding tool in the world, the Vertical Assembly Center officially is...

CASIS Research Set for Launch Aboard SpaceX Mission to Space Station

September 16, 2014 10:02 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The fall marks a new school year, a new football season and another commercial cargo flight to...

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GE Aviation Plans New Plant

September 16, 2014 9:59 am | by Chelsey Levingston | News | Comments

New plans for another GE Aviation manufacturing facility in the United States have emerged this week, as it was revealed that the Ohio-based jet engine maker will open a second plant for the production of ceramic composite materials ...  

Photos of the Day: Composite Jet Engine Parts Through the Years

September 16, 2014 9:53 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Following the oil crisis, GE joined NASA’s quest to develop an energy-efficient engine for commercial aircraft. Known as E-cubed, the 1980s program helped GE develop the experimental GE36 unducted turbofan engine with carbon composite ...

Isola Announces Compliance With European Space Agency Base-Material Standard

September 15, 2014 4:47 pm | by Isola | Isola Group | News | Comments

Isola has announced that its European subsidiary, Isola GmbH, complies with the European Space Agency's (ESA) specification for a cleaner class of base materials. Isola worked in collaboration with the ESA and its suppliers in order to reach ... 

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rp+m Announces New AS9100C Certification For Aerospace Production

September 15, 2014 4:36 pm | by Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing | rp+m | News | Comments

Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing (rp+m) has announced their certification to the AS9100C Standard. In addition to the industry sectors they already serve, AS9100C certification enables rp+m to provide production parts and service ...  

Hexagon Metrology Releases TIGO SF Coordinated Measuring Machine

September 15, 2014 4:15 pm | by Hexagon Metrology | Product Releases | Comments

Hexagon Metrology has announced the release of the TIGO SF coordinate measuring machine (CMM) for the North American market. The TIGO SF is a compact 3D CMM specifically designed for use on the ...

Building the Backbone of the Space Launch System

September 15, 2014 12:38 pm | by NASA | Videos | Comments

The largest spacecraft welding tool in the world, the Vertical Assembly Center officially is open for business at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The 170-foot-tall, 78-foot-wide giant completes a world-class welding ...  

Branson: Virgin Galactic my Toughest Project

September 15, 2014 12:12 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

For Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic has been the toughest company he's ever launched. But he also thinks it will be the most promising. The Virgin founder says one day we could be traveling from New York to Sydney in 30 minutes ...  

Photos of the Day: Top 10 From IMTS 2014

September 15, 2014 11:46 am | by Chris Fox, Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

This year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2014) has shown optimistic numbers, and the Manufacturing.net staff was part of the thundering traffic cruising through McCormick Place in Chicago. There was more to see than ...

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FMA Live! Celebrates a Decade of STEM Success with Fall Tour

September 15, 2014 11:07 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA and Honeywell are kicking off the 2014 fall tour this week of the award-winning science education program FMA LIVE! Forces in Motion with performances at three schools in the greater Seattle area. Created in 2004, the show is a ...  

Airbus Helicopters Enhances Hydraulic Design Simulation

September 15, 2014 10:39 am | by Siemens | Articles | Comments

In 1993, NHIndustries, mainly owned by the Eurocopter group (now Airbus Helicopters), started to design the NH90, a medium-sized military helicopter. Thirteen years later, it entered service. The pace of technological change has increased so ...

United First U.S. Carrier to Fly Boeing's Dreamliner

September 15, 2014 10:31 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The Dreamliner is growing up. A new, longer version of the plane powered by a pair of GEnx jet engines recently landed an FAA certification. In September, Boeing delivered the bigger jet to United Airlines, the first carrier to operate the ...

European Space Agency Picks Site for Comet Landing

September 15, 2014 10:01 am | by Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

Talk about a moving target. Scientists at the European Space Agency on Monday announced the spot where they will attempt the first landing on a comet hurtling through space at 55,000 kph (34,000 mph). The maneuver is one of the key ...  

Companies Tied to Spaceport Up for Space Contract

September 13, 2014 6:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two of the three companies competing for more than $3 billion to launch "space-taxi" flights have ties to southern New Mexico's Spaceport America, the Albuquerque Journal reported Saturday. SpaceX, Boeing and a rocket-system supplier for ...

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New Aitech Rugged 6U VME SBC

September 12, 2014 2:45 pm | by Aitech Defense Systems | Aitech Defense Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems has announced the C163, a rugged 6U VME SBC based on the 4th generation Intel Core i7 (Haswell) processor family. With up to 16 GB of DDR3L SDRAM and 128 GB of SATA II Flash disk, the C163 is suitable for ...

Engineering Update: 'Robocouch' Powered By Electric Motors

September 12, 2014 1:06 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this special 75th episode of the Engineering Update:  New tests done at Eglin Air Force Base by Boeing and the Army revealed that the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator is still usable in conditions that would normally render lasers ...

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Arrives at Martian Mountain

September 12, 2014 11:43 am | by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory | News | Comments

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission's long-term prime destination."Curiosity now will begin a new ...   

Project Wing: Google’s Delivery-Drone Service

September 12, 2014 10:45 am | by Adam Conner-Simons, CSAIL | News | Comments

Friends and colleagues were aware, at some level, that Nick Roy, a researcher in MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), had been using his sabbatical to take on some sort of robotics-related ...   

NASA Extends, Increases Value of Bioastronautics Contract at Johnson

September 12, 2014 9:49 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has extended and increased the value of its contract with Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering Group of Houston to provide continuing support to the Human Health and Performance Directorate at NASA's Johnson Space Center ...  

Making Drones More Customizable

September 12, 2014 9:45 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A first-ever standard "operating system" for drones, developed by a startup with MIT roots, could soon help manufacturers easily design and customize unmanned aerial vehicles for multiple applications ...     

Engineering Newswire 107: Boeing's Laser Targets Mortars, UAVs

September 11, 2014 3:49 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’ve filming with autonomous drones, seeing through walls and skin with night-vision goggles, and testing Boeing’s High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator ...          

NASA's Newest Human Spacecraft on the Move

September 11, 2014 12:38 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA is one step closer to launching its newest spacecraft designed for humans. Workers at Kennedy Space Center gathered to watch as the Orion capsule emerged from its assembly hangar Thursday morning, less than three months from its ... 

Space Station Expedition 40 Crew Returns to Earth

September 11, 2014 10:28 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth Wednesday after 169 days of science and technology research in space, including a record 82 hours of research in a single week, which happened in July ...   

NASA Research Aids Response to California Napa Quake

September 11, 2014 10:16 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has been monitoring active earthquake faults in California using a variety of remote sensing and ground-based techniques. The JPL-developed UAVSAR, in use since 2009, is an L-band Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar instrument that ...

Keysight to Demonstrate Test Applications Solutions at IEEE AUTOTEST 2014 Conference

September 10, 2014 4:32 pm | Events

IEEE AUTOTESTCON is the United States' largest conference focused on automatic test systems for US military systems, and has been held annually since 1965. The Conference, whose 2014 theme is "Gateway to the next 50 years of Automated ...

Recon Squadron Keeps Remotely Piloted Aircraft Flying

September 10, 2014 1:02 pm | by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

Little more than a decade ago, the skies over Afghanistan looked dramatically different than they do today. Heavy bombing from B-52 Stratofortress', B-1B Lancers and B-2 Spirit bombers could be seen along with F-16 Fighting Falcons, as well ...

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