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RoboSTEM Expo inspires students

Posted March 4, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy’s Robotics Team 5012, Gryffingear, hosted their inaugural RoboSTEM Expo at the Pioneer Center in Lancaster, Calif., Feb 27.

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Setting world endurance record, Vanilla Aircraft proves to be anything but plain

Posted January 27, 2017 by

DARPA photograph The Vanilla Aircraft VA001, a small diesel-powered airplane under development through DARPA (left), flew for 56 hours recently over Las Cruces, N.M., (right), setting a new world record for flight duration for its weight class. The airplane is designed to ultimately carry a 30-pound payload at 15,000 feet for up to 10 days…

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Unique high-brilliance X-ray sheds new light on additive manufacturing process

Posted October 23, 2017 by Holly Jordan

The Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate researchers recently took advantage of a unique and rare research opportunity to better understand the behavior of materials used in the additive manufacturing process.

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Evaluating noise of future aircraft

Posted June 13, 2018 by

Alcyon Technical Services photograph by Rami Daud As air traffic continues to surge in the U.S., neighbors who live near airports are complaining about the escalating noise. All the while, the demand for faster aircraft that travel at supersonic speeds is accelerating. To address the expected noise levels of future aircraft, NASA’s Commercial Supersonic Technology project…

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S&T 18 Wargame tests Air Force science, technology concepts for 2038

Posted December 5, 2018 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

Air Force illustration The Air Force Materiel Command’s Science and Technology 2018 Wargames tested the military utility of more than 30 next-generation warfighting capabilities against a real-world operational scenario, focusing on mission sets that include air superiority, command and control, base defense, sustainment, strike, intelligence and more. The autonomous wingman concept, graphically represented here, is…

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X-56A ground vibration testing

Posted May 20, 2016 by

Researchers at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center conducted ground vibration testing on the X-56A flex wing, at the center’s Flight Loads Laboratory. Data collected from the impact testing includes Fiber Optic Sensing System information, photogrammetry, flight accelerometers and ground vibration accelerometers. The testing is important for studying wing characteristics before integration with the fuselage. The…

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DARPA programs create systems for data, networks

Posted June 16, 2017 by Cheryl Pellerin

The internet is an infrastructure that supports all aspects of modern life, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is creating technology to protect U.S. data, networks and national security, DARPA’s acting director said in Baltimore, Md., June 14.

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AFRL licenses antibody breakthrough for humanitarian use

Posted December 29, 2017 by Holly Jordan

Natural or man-made disasters can result in large-scale catastrophes for vast populations, but through a technology licensing agreement with local innovators, the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate is looking to ease the burden and put bio-technology to use for humankind.

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California Air Guard drone helps authorities fight Carr Fire

Posted August 1, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Edward Sigenza

A critical aspect of fighting a raging wildfire, such as the Carr Fire in Northern California, comes from the skies and onto a sheet of paper.

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NASA Armstrong advanced aeronautics, science, technology in 2015

Posted January 8, 2016 by

NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., helped advance the agency’s overall missions of aeronautics research, Earth and space science and aerospace technology during 2015.

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