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Defense

Future of NATO: Adapting to a new security environment

Posted September 17, 2014 by 2nd Lt. Esther Willett

NATO’s supreme allied commander introduced new initiatives geared toward re-embracing its mission of collective defense.

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NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory finds planet that makes star act deceptively old

Posted September 17, 2014 by

Image courtesy of NASA/CXC/M. Weiss A new study from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory shows that a giant exoplanet, WASP-18b, is making the star that it orbits very closely act much older than it actually is. This artist’s illustration depicts WASP-18b and its star, which are about 330 light years away. A planet may be causing…

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Enhanced F-35 Lightning II logistics system delivered to flight test locations

Posted September 17, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin has delivered the next evolution of the F-35 Lightning II’s information technology backbone, called the Autonomic Logistics Information System, to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

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NASA intern helps develop UAS in the NAS Human-Systems Integration

Posted September 17, 2014 by

NASA photographs by Ken Ulbrich NASA Armstrong summer intern Kassidy McLaughlin contemplates the Smart Eye Pro optical tracking display during a UAS in the NAS simulation. The system tracks a UAS pilotís eye movements, quantifying such details as head position, pupil diameter, gaze direction and visual fixation. Kassidy McLaughlin, a freshman mechanical engineering major at…

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Air Force leaders discuss nuclear enterprise

Posted September 17, 2014 by A1C Joseph Raatz

The nuclear enterprise must modernize to remain a viable and essential part of the United States' defense strategy, maintained Air Force senior leaders at the Air Force Association's annual Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C., Sept. 16.

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NASA chooses American companies to transport U.S. astronauts to ISS

Posted September 17, 2014 by

U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts NASA announced Sept. 16. The agency unveiled its selection of Boeing and SpaceX to transport U.S. crews to and from the space station using their CST-100 and Crew Dragon spacecraft, respectively, with…

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NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft 911 moves to final home

Posted September 17, 2014 by

Some 2 ½ years after its retirement, the second of two modified Boeing 747 jetliners that ferried NASA’s space shuttles across the nation for more than three decades has made its final journey – a ¾-mile ground tow from the NASA Armstrong aircraft operations facility to the nearby Joe Davies Heritage Airpark in Palmdale, Calif.

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Night turns into day: Army researchers enable night lethality

Posted September 17, 2014 by Kim Bell

Army photograph In complete dark from significant standoff, Soldiers use medium wave infrared technology to turn night into day. In science fiction, technology problems are solved with the stroke of a writer’s pen. In reality, science and technology research takes time, and a lot of effort. “If you’ve seen the movie Predator, you’ve seen a…

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Boeing completes design review for U.S. Air Force’s Talon HATE program

Posted September 17, 2014 by

Boeing photograph The Talon HATE system is designed to initially be carried in a pod attached to Boeingís F-15C fighter aircraft as shown in this artistís concept. It combines information from fighter networks, national sources and joint command and control assets. Boeing is on schedule to deliver several Talon HATE systems to operational squadrons in…

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Tech

ACCESS II confirms jet biofuel burns cleaner

Posted September 17, 2014 by

Flying high above the California desert, NASA researchers recently took to the skies for the second year in a row with a DC-8 and other aircraft to study the effects on emissions and contrail formation of burning alternative fuels in jet engines.

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