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Alpha Wire Donates Cable to Endeavour Exhibit

October 24, 2014 4:04 pm | by Alpha Wire | News | Comments

In preparation for the Endeavour Space Shuttle vertical launch display at the California Science Center, Alpha Wire has donated 300V Xtra-Guard 1 high performance cable to the Endeavour exhibit. The cable is being used to illuminate ...

Mass Gaging System Will Measure Fuel Transfer in Zero Gravity

October 24, 2014 1:43 pm | by Linda Herridge, NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center | News | Comments

Transfer of super-cooled or cryogenic fuel from one tank to another in the zero gravity of space...

Implantable Device for Remote Control Release of Drugs

October 24, 2014 12:20 pm | by Houston Methodist | News | Comments

Houston Methodist Research Institute scientists will receive about $1.25 million from the Center...

A Leap AHEAD for Aircraft of the Future

October 24, 2014 12:02 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

By 2050, the Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in...

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A Robot Race on the Moon?

October 24, 2014 11:08 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The space exploration company Astrobotic wants to be your robot’s cheap ticket to the moon. The aerospace innovator is planning to start flying missions there in summer 2016. Its lander-in-development, called Griffin, will have enough ...

Allegiant Flight Returns to Vegas Airport Due to Engine Trouble

October 24, 2014 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Allegiant Airlines flight returned shortly after takeoff to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after a report of possible engine trouble. Allegiant spokesman Micah Lillard says flight 580 took off for Bellingham, Washington ...

Gulfstream Jets Get Smarter

October 24, 2014 10:57 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Large passenger jets are pretty much all alike, but each private jet is different in its own way. "We now make it a bit easier for customers to stand out," says Vic Bonneau, president of GE Aviation’s Electrical Power Business. Bonneau and his ...

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NASA Armstrong's Flight Loads Celebrates a Half-Century

October 24, 2014 10:13 am | by Christian Gelzer, Historian, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center | News | Comments

Established in 1964 when it became clear that special facilities would be needed to test the latest in aerospace technology, it was first known as the High Temperature Loads Calibration Laboratory at a time the center was named the NASA Flight ...

Photos of the Day: NASA's Flight Loads Lab Turns 50

October 24, 2014 10:11 am | by Christian Gelzer, Historian, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center | News | Comments

The Flight Loads Laboratory at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center is celebrating a half-century of technological innovation and achievement in October 2014 ...              

China Launches Experimental Moon Orbiter

October 24, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day program is a test run for a 2017 mission that aims to ...

Drones Help Show How Infectious Diseases Spread

October 23, 2014 3:20 pm | by Cell Press | News | Comments

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, can collect detailed information in real time at relatively low cost for ecological research. In a new Opinion piece published in the Cell Press journal Trends in Parasitology, experts ...    

Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter Tech for Balloon-Borne Platforms

October 23, 2014 2:43 pm | by World Scientific | News | Comments

Narrowband or hyperspectral imaging is a valuable technique used in planetary science for characterizing surfaces and surrounding environments. For example, it can be used to spatially map molecular species of interest on the ...   

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Intelligent Materials that Work in Space

October 23, 2014 1:42 pm | by Carlos III University of Madrid | News | Comments

ARQUIMEA, a company that began in the Business Incubator in the Science Park of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), will be testing technology it has developed in the International Space Station. The technology is based on intelligent ...

Engineering Newswire 113: Lockheed’s Fusion Reactor Fits into a Truck

October 23, 2014 12:48 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re redefining fusion with a 100-megawatt concept reactor, riding above the water on a flying yacht, and solving the housing crisis by printing mud huts ...         

3rd Spacewalk in 3 Weeks at Space Station

October 23, 2014 9:30 am | News | Comments

Spacewalking astronauts doubled as trash men Wednesday, heaving an old science experiment and two antennas overboard at the International Space Station. It was the third spacewalk in as many weeks outside the orbiting lab. This time ...  

Photos of the Day: Space Telescope Survives Deep Freeze Test

October 23, 2014 9:07 am | by NASA | News | Comments

A crane lowers the heart of the James Webb Space Telescope into the Goddard Thermal Vacuum Chamber where it will spend 116 days in a space-like environment ...              

NASA Webb's Heart Withstands Frigid Thermal Chamber

October 23, 2014 9:06 am | by NASA | News | Comments

After 116 days of being subjected to extremely frigid temperatures like that in space, the heart of the James Webb Space Telescope, the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) and its sensitive instruments, emerged unscathed from the ...

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Fiber Optic Sensing, Segmented Flaps Improve Flight Efficiency

October 22, 2014 10:16 am | by NASA | News | Comments

In an ongoing effort to make airplanes fly more efficiently, NASA Aeronautics Academy interns have developed and flight-tested a flight control system employing multiple segmented trailing-edge flaps and a fiber-optic sensing system that ...

Photos of the Day: NASA’s Unmanned Research Aircraft Takes Flight

October 22, 2014 10:14 am | by NASA | News | Comments

With a small video camera mounted atop the center wing to record control surface movement, the small unmanned APV-3 research aircraft takes to the air for the first time with a flight control system incorporating segmented wing flaps and ...

ISR is Critical for 21st Century Warfare

October 22, 2014 10:11 am | by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Air Force Public Affairs Agency | News | Comments

The progressive adaptations and breakthroughs made in the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance arena have changed the way wars are fought, and the way commanders think about the battlespace ...       

Lockheed Martin Providing Border Protection Surveillance

October 22, 2014 9:49 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Working with the Army, Lockheed Martin is providing operational support for a persistent threat detection system that is being evaluated by the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection ...      

Boeing 777X Plant Breaks Ground

October 22, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing celebrated the groundbreaking Tuesday for its 777X Composite Wing Center at Everett. The new $1 billion, 1 million square foot center is close to the widebody plant where the 777X will be ...        

Spacewalk Preps, Dragon Cargo, Biomed Research Cap Busy Week

October 21, 2014 10:08 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The six-person Expedition 41 crew of the International Space Station tackled a range of biomedical research and cargo transfers Friday, capping off a week that included the second of two U.S. spacewalks and preparations for a ...   

Illegal Drones a Growing Issue at Sporting Events

October 21, 2014 10:02 am | by Rob Harris, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Long after drones became a key tool for military and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events. It's not multimillion-dollar military-grade drones prompting concerns, but remote controlled contraptions ...

From Liftoff to Splashdown, HyperSizer Goes Deep Inside the Orion Crew Module Heat Shield

October 21, 2014 9:38 am | by James Ainsworth | Articles | Comments

Protected by the shell of its huge launch-rocket during blastoff, NASA’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) must get back to earth on its own at mission’s end. The flight plan for this next-generation craft includes a dramatic ...  

NASA Engineer/Audio Legend Passes Following Cancer Battle

October 20, 2014 1:18 pm | by Soundmatters | News | Comments

Soundmatters has announced with great sorrow the passing of its founder, NASA engineer and audio legend Dr. Godehard Guenther, on October 16th following an inspiring battle with gastric cancer. Born on April 9, 1939 in Bochum, Germany ...

1980s Aircraft Helps Quantum Tech Take Flight

October 20, 2014 11:12 am | by University of Sydney | News | Comments

What does a 1980s experimental aircraft have to do with state-of-the art quantum technology? Lots, as shown by new research from the Quantum Control Laboratory at the University of Sydney, and published in Nature Physics today ... 

Commercial Rocket Test Helps Prep for Journey to Mars

October 20, 2014 9:43 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Recognizing that technology drives exploration, NASA has selected four teams of agency technologists for participation in the Early Career Initiative pilot program. The program encourages creativity and innovation among early career ...  

NASA Partners with Innovators to Enable Future Exploration

October 20, 2014 9:39 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Recognizing that technology drives exploration, NASA has selected four teams of agency technologists for participation in the Early Career Initiative (ECI) pilot program. The program encourages creativity and innovation among early career ...

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