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NASA airborne campaigns tackle climate questions from Africa to Arctic

Five new NASA airborne field campaigns will take to the skies starting in 2015 to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters, and fires in Africa affect our climate.

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16T Pitch Boom reactivated to support wind tunnel tests

The reactivation of the 16T Pitch Boom mechanism at the 16 foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) is providing an alternate model system for new Arnold Engineering Development Complex test customers.

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Scientists turn handheld JCAD into a dual-use chemical, explosives detector

Scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., proved it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks by adding the ability to detect explosive materials to the Joint Chemical Agent Detector.

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Boeing delivers first direct purchase 737-700 to Ruili Airlines

Boeing and Ruili Airlines Nov. 25 celebrated the arrival of the airline's first direct purchase Next-Generation 737-700. Ruili is a newly established private airline based at Changshui International Airport in Kunming, the capital city of China's Yunnan province.

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New crew arrives at space station to continue scientific research

Three new crew members representing the United States, Russia and Italy are at the International Space Station.


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Defense

The footprint of the Jolly Green Giant

Posted  November 21, 2014

Green feet mean rescue. TSgt. Mathew Macella, 56th Rescue Squadron pararescueman blue team non-commissioned officer in charge, succinctly summed up the explanation for all the stickers of green feet found around Royal Air Force Lakenheath and what they mean for the 56th RQS.

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NASA selects student teams for high-powered rocket challenge

Posted  November 21, 2014

NASA has selected eight teams from middle and high schools across the country to participate in the 2014-2015 NASA Student Launch Challenge, April 7-12, organized by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The Student Launch Challenge engages students in a research-based, experiential exploration activity. Teams participating in the challenge must design, build and…

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Business

General Dynamics partners with ST Kinetics on 40mm air burst ammo

Posted  November 21, 2014

General Dynamics announced Nov. 19 that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Advanced Material Engineering Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd, to manufacture 40mm Air Burst Ammunition for the U.S. military. Uniquely different from conventional ammunition, the 40mm airburst uses a programmable, time-based fuse technology that computes and programs the…

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Work looks to industry to maintain technology edge

Posted  November 21, 2014

In remarks at the Defense One Summit in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work stressed the importance of engaging industry, services and the Defense Business Board in maintaining the United States’ technological edge in coming years. Work noted the challenge of balancing resources and requirements against the landscape of what…

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Business

Northrop Grumman elects corporate VP, CTO

Posted  November 21, 2014

Northrop Grumman announced Nov. 20 that its board of directors has elected Patrick M. Antkowiak, corporate vice president and chief technology officer, effective immediately. In this new role, Antkowiak will be responsible for developing and executing corporate technology strategy, setting technology plans and serving as primary interface with technology leaders in the customer community, with…

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Northrop Grumman awarded advanced technology microwave sounder JPSS

Posted  November 21, 2014

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $121 million contract by NASA to build and deliver the third Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder for NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System. ATMS provides critical atmospheric temperature and moisture profiles to support weather forecasting. The instrument has 22 channels spanning the frequency band from 23.8 GHz to 183.3 GHz. Under…

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Air Force funds research on thermal management technology for fighter aircraft

Posted  November 21, 2014

Managing heat that is generated by electronic subsystems in next-generation aircraft is a vexing challenge for aerospace system designers. In the interest of meeting this challenge, the Air Force recently provided follow-on funding for a Small Business Innovation Research effort that is identifying improved methods for heat conduction and rejection from system electronics for advanced…

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VA implements second phase of Choice Card program

Posted  November 21, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Nov. 18 that it began mailing Veterans Choice Cards on November 17 to Veterans currently waiting more than 30-days from their preferred date or the date that is medically determined by their physician for an appointment at a VA facility. VA continues to focus on implementation of this new…

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Headlines November 17, 2014

Posted  November 17, 2014

News: Fight over A-10 re-opens Hill, Air Force divide – After a relatively quiet summer, the battle for the future of the A-10 Warthog exploded in the last two weeks, reopening deep fissures between Congress and the Air Force that seem to show the two sides at a total stalemate. Chances for sequester relief fade as…

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News Briefs Nov, 17, 2014

Posted  November 17, 2014

Second stealthy destroyer starting to take shape The second of three stealthy destroyers under construction in Maine is starting to take shape. The Navy says it has completed the hoisting of the 1,000-ton composite deckhouse onto the 610-foot hull of the future USS Michael Monsoor. It took four cranes to complete the job Nov. 14….

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