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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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NASA’s Prandtl makes successful first flight

Posted November 20, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Flying wings are nothing new in aerospace, the Soviet Union began designing and building them in 1946 -- the Horten brothers from Germany and aerospace companies from United States, Russia, France and United Kingdom have built them; however, none are designed quite like the Prandtl-D.

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DARPA funds brain-stimulation research to speed learning

Posted April 28, 2017 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working with seven U.S. universities and elements of the Air Force and Army on research that seeks to stimulate the brain in a non-invasive way to speed up learning.

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AFRL researchers explore automation, additive technologies for cost efficient solar power

Posted July 19, 2017 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

Air Force photograph Dr. Santanu Bag, a project scientist at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, is exploring cost-efficient manufacturing of solar cells using additive technology. Inspired by newspaper printing, and taking cues from additive manufacturing technology, researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory are exploring new ways to make solar cells…

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AFRL helps enable laser paint removal technology

Posted February 7, 2018 by Holly Jordan

University of Dayton Research Institute photograph by Dale Jackson The newly-approved Robotic Laser Coating Removal System vaporizes paint in a self-contained process that significantly reduces environmental hazards to maintainers. AFRL contributed technical expertise to help enable the use of this technology for production F-16 aircraft. Air Force Research Laboratory Materials Integrity engineers recently played a…

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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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NASA launches eighth year of Antarctic ice change airborne survey

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NASA photograph by John Sonntag The mountains of northern Alexander Island in the Antarctic Peninsula, passing under the left wing of the DC-8 aircraft carrying Operation IceBridge¹s scientists and instruments on Oct. 14, 2016. At the southern end of the Earth, a NASA plane carrying a team of scientists and a sophisticated instrument suite to…

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AF Technology Transfer Program office links technology with the mission and marketplace

Posted May 13, 2017 by Bryan Ripple

The Air Force Technology Transfer program has been hard at work in its efforts to share Air Force science and technology with academia, industry and state governments.

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How NASA, John Deere helped tractors drive themselves

Posted April 20, 2018 by

John Deere photograph A tractor operates in a field. There has been a lot of talk lately of self-driving cars, but farmers have already been making good use of self-driving tractors for more than a decade—in part due to a partnership between John Deere and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on GPS receivers. The story starts…

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AFRL shares AgilePod data with industry to further development

Posted December 6, 2017 by Mindy Cooper

The Air Force Research Laboratory is sharing the technical data package for AgilePod with the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance community to further the development of compatible sensor products.

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