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LEAPTech to demonstrate electric propulsion technologies

Posted March 18, 2015 by

The arrival of a unique experimental demonstrator at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Feb. 26 may herald a future in which many aircraft are powered by electric motors.

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NASA, FAA, industry conduct initial sense-and-avoid test

Posted February 4, 2015 by

NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and Honeywell International Inc. have successfully demonstrated a proof-of-concept sense-and-avoid system

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NASA Spinoff 2015 features space technology making life better on Earth

Posted January 23, 2015 by

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oWCWwEv_LcI&x-yt-ts=1421782837&x-yt-cl=84359240 NASA technologies are being used to locate underground water in some of the driest places on the Earth, build quieter and more fuel-efficient airplanes, and create shock absorbers that brace buildings in earthquakes. The 2015 edition of NASA’s annual Spinoff publication highlights these and other technologies whose origins lie in space exploration, but now…

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NASA, Microsoft collaboration will allow scientists to ‘work on Mars’

Posted January 23, 2015 by

NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology called Microsoft HoloLens. Developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., OnSight will give scientists a means to plan and, along with the Mars Curiosity rover, conduct science…

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NASA analysis: 11 trillion gallons to replenish California drought losses

Posted December 17, 2014 by

It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water - around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir - to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data.

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NASA’s IceBridge Antarctic campaign wraps up

Posted December 17, 2014 by

NASA’s Operation IceBridge recently completed its 2014 Antarctic campaign, marking the mission’s sixth set of flights over Antarctica.

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NASA’s 2014 HS3 hurricane mission investigated four tropical cyclones

Posted December 17, 2014 by

NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel, or HS3, mission investigated four tropical cyclones in the 2014 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season: Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard and Gonzalo.

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NASA tests software that may help increase flight efficiency, decrease aircraft noise

Posted December 15, 2014 by

NASA researchers Dec. 12 began flight tests of computer software that shows promise in improving flight efficiency and reducing environmental impacts of aircraft, especially on communities around airports. Known as ASTAR, or Airborne Spacing for Terminal Arrival Routes, the software is designed to give pilots specific speed information and guidance so that planes can be…

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Help U.S. cope with climate change: Enter NASA-USGS data app challenge

Posted December 12, 2014 by

NASA in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey is offering more than $35,000 in prizes to citizen scientists for ideas that make use of climate data to address vulnerabilities faced by the United States in coping with climate change.

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Event introduces attendees to NASA’s aviation contributions

Posted December 3, 2014 by Jay Levine

NASA is transforming aviation by reducing aircraft environmental impacts, enhancing safety and leading the way in revolutionary new technologies.

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