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2018 marks golden anniversary of AEDC 4-foot transonic wind tunnel

Posted November 21, 2018 by Bradley Hicks

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Aerospace Testing Alliance Outside Machinist Jim Lynch makes adjustments to a model of a GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munition before F-35 Lightning II store separation testing resumed in Arnold Engineering Development’s four-foot transonic wind tunnel. ATA is the support contractor at AEDC. Thanks to advancements made in the wake…

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NASA Global Hawk to begin NOAA El Nino storm mission

Posted February 19, 2016 by Kate Squires

NASA and NOAA are teaming up again to send NASA’s remotely piloted Global Hawk out over the Pacific to take a closer look at storms brewed by this year’s strong El Niño.

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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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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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New uniform provides lighter weight without breaking sweat

Posted October 25, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

The current Army Combat Uniform top weighs in at about 650 grams, or about 1.4 pounds. It's got a lot of pockets and multiple layers of fabric. When it gets wet, it tends to stay wet. And when it's hot out, it tends to keep Soldiers hot.

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AFRL-led patches make ‘sense’ of sweat

Posted April 18, 2018 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

https://www.facebook.com/GE/videos/1667584156643205/ It’s a sweaty project, but the sweat is worth the effort for scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory working to better understand the links between materials, technology and warfighter performance. Born out of an AFRL and industry collaboration within the Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium, a wearable patch is helping researchers make ‘sense’ of the…

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NASA plans first beyond visual line-of-sight drone demo

Posted October 14, 2016 by

In mid-October NASA partners will fly five unmanned aircraft systems, commonly called drones, beyond visual line-of-sight of their human operators-in-command, to test planning, tracking and alerting capabilities of NASA’s UAS traffic management research platform.

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Environmentally-safe red glare rocket changes fireworks, Soldier technology

Posted January 26, 2018 by T'Jae Ellis

Army photograph by Dr. Jesse Sabatini U.S. and German researchers teamed to develop an environmentally-friendly red light flare. The formula is a lithium-based red-light-emitting pyrotechnic composition of high purity and color quality, and avoids a list of potentially toxic elements, namely strontium and chlorinated organic materials. Here, they captured a mid-burn image of the strontium-…

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NASA study confirms biofuels reduce jet engine pollution

Posted March 15, 2017 by

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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Michael Watkins named next JPL director

Posted May 6, 2016 by

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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