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Satellite communications ball promises more bandwidth, greater portability

Posted February 6, 2017 by Sgt. Jeremy Bratt

While it may resemble a giant beach ball, the inflatable ground antenna transmit and receive (GATR) ball is actually the Army's latest piece of satellite communications equipment. The technology is so new that the 369th Sustainment Brigade's GATR ball has a serial number in the single digits.

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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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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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Spinoff 2017 shows how NASA technology makes a difference on Earth

Posted December 5, 2016 by

NASA has released its Spinoff 2017 publication, which takes a close look at 50 different companies that are using NASA technology -- innovations developed by NASA, with NASA funding, or under a contract with the agency --in products that we all benefit from.

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AEDC analysts present on importance of computational fluid dynamics to research and development

Posted November 22, 2016 by Deidre Ortiz

Two Arnold Engineering Development Complex analysts specializing in computational fluid dynamics recently provided insight on how technology has been beneficial to their areas of expertise during a technical excellence seminar held at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Jason Klepper, CFD analyst who has worked at AEDC for 18 years, presented on the dynamic inlet simulation…

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Teachers Make Water Filtration System for Earth Science Week

Posted November 4, 2016 by

NASA photograph Educators pour water into their handmade water filtration system watching as it is filtered through many layers to become drinkable. AV educators worked in teams using household items such as drinking bottles and cotton balls to build a water filtration system. The activity was part of an Earth Science Week workshop held at…

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NASA conducts ‘out of sight’ drone tests in Nevada

Posted October 22, 2016 by

Blazing a trail for safely integrating drones into the national airspace, a team from NASA’s Ames Research Center on Oct. 19 flew four uncrewed aircraft -- commonly called drones -- at Reno-Stead Airport in Reno, Nev.

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NASA launches eighth year of Antarctic ice change airborne survey

Posted October 21, 2016 by

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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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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A laser-sharp view of blended wing body plane design

Posted October 14, 2016 by

NASA photograph by David C. Bowman Engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., used lasers inside the 14- by 22-Foot Subsonic Tunnel to map how air flows over a Boeing Blended Wing Body (BWB) model – a greener, quieter airplane design under development. The name for the technique is called particle image velocimetry. If you…

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