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ONR-Sponsored Technology Aids Recovery of Alaska Plane Wreck

July 23, 2015 9:09 am | by Warren Duffie, Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

On Alaska’s Mount Gannett, pleasant weather can turn nasty quickly. Sunshine gives way to frigid rain; clear skies fall victim to thick storm clouds and fog. Not ideal conditions for exploring a 63-year-old plane wreck on an isolated, crevasse-riddled glacier...


Could 'Windbots' Someday Explore the Skies of Jupiter?

July 23, 2015 9:07 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Among designers of robotic probes to explore the planets, there is certainly no shortage of clever ideas. There are concepts for robots that are propelled by waves in the sea. There are ideas for tumbleweed bots driven by wind, rolling across Antarctica or Mars...


Launch, Docking Returns International Space Station Crew to Full Strength

July 23, 2015 8:57 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan have arrived at the International Space Station to continue important research that advances NASA's journey to Mars while making discoveries that can benefit all of humanity...


3 Questions: Lennon Rodgers on Docking in Space

July 23, 2015 8:53 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT’s Lennon Rodgers, a research scientist who did graduate work in the MIT Space Systems Laboratory (SSL), led a team of students to build a universal docking port (UDP) for theSynchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) testbed...


Smarter Window Materials Can Control Light and Energy

July 23, 2015 8:49 am | by University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to reveal light without transferring heat...


Electric Propulsion Paired with Digital Control May Usher in a New Era of Flight

July 22, 2015 11:37 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Mark Moore imagines a world where clean, agile airplanes conquer highway gridlock, where soul-sapping, two-hour commutes are replaced with a quick leap through the sky. What aviation advance could make such a world possible...


Boosting Gas Mileage by Turning Engine Heat into Electricity

July 22, 2015 11:29 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Automakers are looking for ways to improve their fleets' average fuel efficiency, and scientists may have a new way to help them. In a report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, one team reports the development of a material...


Direct Digital Synthesized 1Hz - 100MHz Signal Generator

July 22, 2015 10:33 am | by Saelig Co. Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

​Saelig Company, Inc. announces the availability of the USB-stick-sized TDDS100-48 - a laboratory quality Direct Digital Synthesized RF signal source with a frequency range of 1Hz to 100MHz and a minimum of 0dBm output power that is available from its SMA female ...


Platform for IoT Product Design Projects

July 22, 2015 10:29 am | by LSR | LSR | Product Releases | Comments

The TiWiConnect Internet of Things (IoT) Platform from LSR simplifies and accelerates the process of adding wireless/cloud connectivity and smartphone-controlled capabilities to IoT products...


Photo of the Day: Navy Blue Angels Perform Diamond Dirty Loop

July 22, 2015 10:23 am | by U.S. Navy | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, perform the Diamond Dirty Loop during a practice demonstration at the Oregon International Air Show. The maneuver, which calls for the pilots to fly their F/A-18 Hornets with landing gear extended...


Watch: The First Secret of Design is ... Noticing

July 22, 2015 10:17 am | by TED | News | Comments

As human beings, we get used to "the way things are" really fast. But for designers, the way things are is an opportunity ... Could things be better? How? In this funny, breezy talk, the man behind the iPod and the Nest thermostat shares some of his tips for noticing — and driving — change...


Air Force Tech Report: Adaptive Optics

July 22, 2015 10:07 am | by Air Force News Service | News | Comments

Space will soon be contested, and the Air Force is taking steps to ensure it has the best possible observation and information about what is out there. The Air Force Tech Report is a video series that airs every other week and gives viewers a quick look at current technology the Air Force uses to fly, fight and win...


SpaceX Says 2-Foot Strut Snapped, Brought Down Rocket

July 22, 2015 9:52 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

SpaceX suspects a 2-foot steel strut snapped inside its rocket and led to last month's launch accident. The company's founder and chief executive, Elon Musk, said Monday that hundreds of these struts...


New Horizons Captures Two of Pluto's Smaller Moons

July 22, 2015 9:45 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Pluto’s moon Nix (left), shown here in enhanced color as imaged by the New Horizons Ralph instrument, has a reddish spot that has attracted the interest of mission scientists.  The data were obtained on the morning of July 14, 2015...


ORNL Researchers Make Scalable Arrays of 'Building Blocks' for Ultrathin Electronics

July 22, 2015 9:30 am | by DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Semiconductors, metals and insulators must be integrated to make the transistors that are the electronic building blocks of your smartphone, computer and other microchip-enabled devices. Today's transistors are miniscule...



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