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NASA studying volcanic ash engine test results

Posted December 4, 2015 by

NASA researchers are spending at least the next six months poring over data from a recent test that involved sending volcanic ash through an airplane engine.

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NASA flights to track greenhouse gases across Eastern United States

Posted July 8, 2016 by

NASA photograph by Patrick Black The Atmospheric Carbon and Transport–America, or ACT-America, campaign will observe greenhouse gas transport with instruments on two NASA aircraft including the C-130H from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. This month, NASA begins an airborne experiment to improve scientists’ understanding of the sources of two powerful greenhouse gases…

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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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Army researchers advance ‘Third Arm’ project to next testing phase

Posted March 2, 2018 by Joe Lacdan

Army photograph by Joe Lacdan Army Research Lab engineer Dan Baechle demonstrates how to strap on the “Third Arm,” a mechanical device designed to improve Soldiers’ accuracy and reduce fatigue. Soldiers may be asked to carry heavier, more lethal weapons in the near future, but they soon might have a “third arm” to improve their…

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NASA begins flights to advance military research on pilot breathing

Posted September 7, 2018 by

NASA photograph by Carla Thomas NASA pilot Jim Less sits in the cockpit of a NASA F/A-18 aircraft in preparation for flight tests that will be used to understand the physiological impacts that high-performance aircraft have on pilots. NASA pilot Jim Less climbed into the cockpit of the F/A-18 aircraft, secured his safety equipment, and…

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NASA licenses new comm technology for unmanned aircraft

Posted March 4, 2016 by

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Vigilant Aerospace Systems CEO Kraettli Epperson, on the left, and Armstrong Flight Research Center Director David McBride sign the agreement for the company to commercialize aircraft tracking system for unmanned aircraft. NASA has developed technology that may enable unmanned aircraft to fly safely in the national airspace along with piloted…

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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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AFRL developing AgilePod ‘family’ to augment sensing grid

Posted October 18, 2017 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

Building on the recent success of AgilePod ‘1.0,’ Air Force Research Laboratory engineers have embarked on a new “mini” AgilePod effort to increase the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities of the platform by decreasing the footprint of the sensing ‘lab in the sky.’

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AEDC Innovation Grant allows for completion of 3-D ASTF model

Posted June 6, 2018 by Bradley Hicks

Science and Analytical Engineer Dwain Clark hopes to eventually take representations of facilities across Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., to another dimension. Through the utilization of an AEDC Innovation Grant, Clark now has a start.

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AFRL holds Innovation Challenge

Posted November 28, 2018 by Jeanne Dailey

The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate located at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., held the culminating event of their Hyperspace Challenge--a Pitch and Demo contest-- at the UNM Lobo Rainforest Building in Albuquerque Nov. 15.

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