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NASA seeks early stage innovations for space technologies from U.S. universities

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NASA is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities focused on innovative, early-stage space technologies that will improve shielding from space radiation, spacecraft thermal management and optical systems. Each of these technology areas requires dramatic improvements over existing capabilities for future science and human exploration missions. Early stage, or low technology readiness level concepts, could mature…

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New 3-D scanner makes impact at Eglin

Posted May 29, 2012 by by Minty Knighton

When the 46th Test Wing's Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office purchased a 3-D laser scanner system six months ago, they had no idea how much of an impact this system would make.

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New NASA App 2.0 released For iPhone, iPod Touch

Posted May 23, 2012 by

NASA has released an updated version of the free NASA App for iPhone and iPod touch. The NASA App 2.0 includes several new features and a completely redesigned user interface that improves the way people can explore and experience NASA content on their mobile devices. A team at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field,…

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Navy recruit players for online wargame to tackle energy challenges

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The Navy’s Energy and Environmental Readiness Division, together with the Office of Naval Research, is inviting civic and military collaboration in energyMMOWGLI (Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet) May 22-24. The game will build on efforts to improve the U.S. Navy’s combat capability and energy security, particularly by promoting energy efficiency and diversifying its…

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Second set of SBLT tests planned on NASA’s F-15B

Posted May 17, 2012 by

Aerion Corporation is continuing its partnership with NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center with a scheduled second round of Supersonic Boundary Layer Transition research flights slated for this summer on NASA Dryden’s F-15B Research Test Bed aircraft.

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NASA campaign studying chemistry of thunderstorms

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NASA researchers are about to fly off on a campaign that will take them into the heart of thunderstorm country. The Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry field campaign will use an airport in Salina, Kansas, as...

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DARPA awards BOLT program $7.1 million contract to SRI-led team

Posted May 16, 2012 by

SRI International has been awarded a $7.1 million contract for Phase 1 of a five-year, $41.5 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract under DARPA’s Broad Operational Language Translation program. BOLT is an international research initiative to develop breakthrough language technologies. “Machine translation technology has made major progress over the past decade,” said Jing Zheng,…

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Ball Aerospace submits solar electric propulsion concept to NASA

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Ball Aerospace was one of five companies awarded up to $600,000 by NASA in September 2011, to formulate a mission concept to demonstrate the solar electric propulsion technologies, capabilities...

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NASA’s Marshall Center completes wind tunnel testing for Dream Chaser® space system

Posted May 14, 2012 by

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., successfully completed wind tunnel testing for Sierra Nevada Corp. Space Systems of Louisville, Colo. The test will provide aerodynamic data that will aid in the design of the new Dream Chaser® Space System. During tests at Marshall’s wind tunnel facility, a scale model of SNC’s Dream Chaser…

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ONR awarding scholarship money to top students at science competition

Posted May 10, 2012 by by Katherine H. Crawford

The Office of Naval Research will award more than $160,000 in scholarships to a group of young scientists and engineers competing at Intel ISEF 2012, May 13-18 in Pittsburgh, Penn. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair competition draws more than 1,500 students in grades 9 to 12 to showcase their independent research projects and…

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