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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...

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...

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...

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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 ...       

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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 ...  

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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 ...

World's First Jet Engine with 3D-Printed Fuel Nozzles

October 20, 2014 9:29 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE Aviation has been flight testing jet engines in Victorville in the Mojave Desert for more than a decade. But never one like the LEAP, the world’s first jet engine with 3D-printed fuel nozzles and parts from advanced ceramic materials ...

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Top-Secret Spacecraft Lands on California Coast

October 20, 2014 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A top-secret space plane landed Friday at an Air Force base on the Southern California coast. The plane spent nearly two years circling Earth on a classified mission. Known as the X-37B, it resembles a mini space shuttle.It safely touched down at ...

New EMI & RFI Filters from Astrodyne

October 17, 2014 1:07 pm | by PD&D Staff | Astrodyne | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne has expanded its Mil/Aero product offerings line to include custom and off-the-shelf military filters. By acquiring LCR, Radius Power, and Filter Concepts earlier this year, Astrodyne is now able to offer its customers AC and DC ...

Engineering Update: Mysterious Robot Plane Returns to Earth

October 17, 2014 10:34 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this episode of the Engineering Update: Volvo Gets a New Safety System: Driver assistance technologies are very "in" right now and will probably continue to grow in popularity as both the public and the government push for safer cars ...

Inflatable Spacecraft Aeroshell Tech for Atmospheric Entry

October 17, 2014 10:24 am | by Kathy Barnstorff, NASA Langley Research Center | News | Comments

For most of us it's hard to imagine that something that is inflated can survive the high heat and friction of space travel, especially atmospheric entry. But a group of NASA engineers, primarily based at NASA's Langley Research Center, have been ...

NASA Begins Sixth Year of Airborne Antarctic Ice Change Study

October 17, 2014 10:13 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA is carrying out its sixth consecutive year of Operation IceBridge research flights over Antarctica to study changes in the continent’s ice sheet, glaciers and sea ice. This year’s airborne campaign, which began its first ...   

New Acoustics Techniques Clear Path for Quieter Aviation

October 17, 2014 9:58 am | by Sam McDonald, NASA Langley Research Center | News | Comments

A team of engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center is on a mission to make tomorrow’s aircraft easier on the ears. Stephen Rizzi and his fellow researchers have forged technological tools capable of predicting and simulating sounds of ...

A Different Kind of Green Movement

October 17, 2014 9:54 am | by Gianine M. Figliozzi, NASA Ames Research Center | News | Comments

Plants—literally rooted in Earth—lack locomotion. And although plants may appear static, even the tiniest seedlings are sophisticated organisms that sense and respond to their environment. Seedlings may not travel, but they do move ...  

Photos of the Day: NASA Grows Seedlings in Space

October 17, 2014 9:54 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The Seedling Growth-2 mission is the second in a series of NASA-ESA collaborative plant biology experiments using the European Modular Cultivation System facility aboard the space station. The investigation launched to the station ...  

Argentina Launches Its First Home-Built Satellite

October 17, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Argentina launched its first domestically built communications satellite Thursday. The ARSAT-1 satellite is the first to be constructed with local technology in Latin America. It was built by a crew of about 500 scientists over ...  

GE Aviation Celebrates Opening of NC Factory

October 17, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Aviation is celebrating the opening of its new advanced composites factory near Asheville with a ceremony featuring state and local leaders. The new 170,000-square-foot facility, which opened Wednesday, will be the first in the ...  

Airbus Receives Its Largest Aircraft Order to Date

October 17, 2014 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Indian budget airline IndiGo has signed a preliminary order with Airbus for 250 A320neo Family aircraft. Airbus said on Wednesday that the memorandum of understanding with IndiGo, India's largest domestic airline, will become ...   

Predicting Fatigue in Aircraft Parts

October 16, 2014 1:03 pm | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

UT Arlington engineering professors have received a $451,781 Air Force Office of Scientific Research grant to examine the material surface at the micro- and nano-scale level that will provide clues for predicting fatigue in aircraft parts ...

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