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AFRL researchers ‘twist’ yarns for electrical energy, power

Posted September 11, 2017 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

Scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory have ‘twisted’ upon a new way to harvest mechanical energy using ‘yarns’ that weigh less than a common housefly.

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Army scientists discover power in….. well, read the story for yourself

Posted September 15, 2017 by David McNally

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory observed an unexpected result when combining urine with a newly engineered nano-powder based on aluminum. It instantly releases hydrogen from the urine at much higher rate than with ordinary water. The research team announced earlier this summer that a nano-galvanic aluminum-based powder they were developing produced pure hydrogen…

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Navy registers trademarks for Carderock’s SeaGlide®

Posted January 25, 2017 by Daniel Daglis

As the world becomes more technologically advanced, so grows the need for experts to deal with its complexities. Today, there is a shortage of American students pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

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Next-generation binoculars contribute to battlefield survivability

Posted June 20, 2018 by Kaitlin Kelly

Marines will have better situational awareness on missions in dark areas thanks to new night-vision goggles.

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Tunnel 9 moves closer to 360-degree TSP capability

Posted January 17, 2018 by Brad Hicks

Air Force photograph The team at AEDC Hypervelocity Tunnel 9, White Oak, Maryland, conducts a test on the Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser using temperature-sensitive paint and the recently-developed plenum view capability prototype. The plenum view prototype allows for data collection from the windward side of a test article and moves Tunnel 9 closer to…

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Michael Watkins named next JPL director

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Michael M. Watkins, the Clare Cockrell Williams Centennial Chair in Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Center for Space Research at The University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and vice president at Caltech, the Institute announced May 2.

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NASA study confirms biofuels reduce jet engine pollution

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Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth’s environment.

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Piloted, electric propulsion-powered experimental aircraft underway

Posted February 19, 2016 by Jay Levine

NASA is researching ideas that could lead to developing an electric propulsion-powered aircraft that would be quieter, more efficient and environmentally friendly than today's commuter aircraft.

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NASA, France to collaborate on aircraft noise research

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During bilateral meetings in Daejeon, South Korea, NASA and France’s Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales signed an agreement Sept. 27 to collaborate on research that focuses on mitigating the effects of civil air transportation noise.  “Noise is a major issue affecting not only the aviation community, but citizens around the world that live…

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Electric motor test stand will help with future X-planes

Posted July 1, 2016 by Jay Levine

Before the first electric propulsion X-planes fly, such as the X-57, researchers at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research in California are using a unique test stand to understand the intricacies of how electric motor systems work.

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