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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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Boeing to train Australian Army, Navy helicopter pilots for next 25 years

Posted  November 17, 2014

Boeing will train Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army helicopter pilots for the next 25 years through a $A600 million contract that broadens the company’s partnership with Australia’s armed forces. For the JP 9000 Phase 7-Helicopter Aircrew Training System effort, Boeing Defence Australia teamed with Thales to develop a low-risk solution around the Airbus EC135,…

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Soldiers of the future will generate their own power

Posted  November 17, 2014

Wearable technologies may provide U.S. soldiers with on-the-move, portable energy and reduce the weight of gear they carry into combat.

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VA to hold small business engagement in Atlanta next month

Posted  November 17, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs, in collaboration with other federal agencies and partners, will sponsor the 4th annual National Veterans Small Business Engagement, Dec. 9-11 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. The premier event for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, the NVSBE is expected to attract as many as 3,000 attendees offering the chance…

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Air Force Research Laboratory honors top scientists, engineers

Posted  November 17, 2014

Air Force photograph by Wesley Farnsworth Maj. Gen. Tom Masiello welcomes attendees to the 2014 Air Force Research Laboratory Fellows and Early Career Awards Banquet on Oct. 30 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The annual event recognizes AFRLís best and brightest scientists and engineers. Masiello is AFRL commander. The Air Force…

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Loads lab prepping for some red-hot projects

Posted  November 17, 2014

Projects at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Flight Loads Laboratory will be hot in the future. Or at least that’s the idea as the laboratory staff prepares for possible work on three separate heat shield projects for the agency.

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Hagel: United States needs game-changing military innovation

Posted  November 17, 2014

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – Wary of a more muscular Russia and China, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Nov. 15 the Pentagon will make a new push for fresh thinking about how the U.S. can keep and extend its military superiority despite tighter budgets and the wear and tear of 13 years of war. Hagel announced…

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Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 2 established

Posted  November 17, 2014

Navy photograph by PO1 John Parker Capt. Paul Young, commodore of Littoral Combat Ship Squadron (LCSRON) 2 delivers remarks during a command establishment ceremony at Naval Station Mayport. Capt. Paul Young assumed command of the newly formed Commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 2 during a ceremony held at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Nov. 7. Waterfront…

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World War II cruiser USS Houston final report completed

Posted  November 17, 2014

U.S. Navy underwater archeologists from the Naval History and Heritage Command have completed the final survey report of the shipwreck of the World War II cruiser USS Houston (CA 30).

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Boeing, Toray Industries reach agreement on composites for 777X wings

Posted  November 17, 2014

Boeing has signed a memorandum of agreement with leading composite supplier Toray Industries to expand its current contract for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to include the 777X wings. Once finalized, the long-term contract extension will take effect in 2015 and meet Boeing’s customer affordability goals through the Partnering for Success program. The addition of the…

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F-35 water survival instructor keeps training afloat

Posted  November 17, 2014

Within the 33rd Fighter Wing, innovation doesn't end at the flight line, but finds its way into a 12-foot swimming pool where new F-35 pilots are now able to seamlessly complete their F-35 water survival training.

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