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Stealthy jet ensures other war-fighting aircraft survive

July 21, 2015 10:10 am | by Lolita C. Baldor. Associated Press | Comments

Screaming through the air along southern Virginia's coast, the Air Force's F-22 Raptor routinely puts on a dazzling show of loops, dives and combat maneuvers designed to bedevil and defeat opponents before they ever know it's there...


US Navy introduces new MRTS 3D devices at submarine training sites

July 21, 2015 9:53 am | by US Navy | Comments

The US Navy has introduced a new multipurpose reconfigurable training system (MRTS) 3D device, at its submarine training sites. The MRTS 3D is a PC-based system with 30-inch single-touch and 55-inch multi-touch liquid crystal display screens. The system simulates tactical equipment for weapons, machinery, and communications training...


Airbus Defence and Space to build ESA’s Jupiter moon explorer spacecraft

July 21, 2015 9:44 am | by Airbus Defence and Space | Comments

Airbus Defence and Space has secured a 350 million euros contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) to build the Jupiter icy moons explorer (Juice) spacecraft...


Raytheon uses 3D printing to create guided weapon components

July 21, 2015 9:40 am | by Raytheon | Comments

Raytheon Missile Systems' scientists have used 3D printing to create almost every component of a guided weapon, including rocket engines and fins, as well as parts for the guidance and control systems...


Future Army nanosatellites to empower Soldiers

July 21, 2015 9:14 am | by Jason B. Cutshaw USASMDC/ARSTRAT Public Affairs | Comments

One Army project is making the future of satellite communications more responsive to Soldiers' needs. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Nanosatellite Program, or SNaP, will be a small satellite communications, or SATCOM, constellation...


Air Force F-35As fly SEAD missions

July 21, 2015 9:09 am | by Mike Hoffman, Defense Tech | Comments

Air Force F-35A pilots flew last month for the first time in a large scale combat training mission to specifically defeat enemy air defense systems...


'Molecular sponge' advancement in storing hydrogen

July 21, 2015 9:04 am | by University of Bath | Comments

Researchers at our University have discovered that hydrogen absorbed in specialized carbon nanomaterials can achieve extraordinary storage densities at moderate temperatures and pressures...


Mayors at Vatican seek 'bold climate agreement'

July 21, 2015 8:55 am | by Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | Comments

Dozens of environmentally friendly mayors from around the world demanded Tuesday that their national leaders take bold steps at the Paris climate talks this year, saying that may be the last chance to keep the warming of the Earth at levels safe for humanity...


NIST calculates high cost of hydrogen pipelines, shows how to reduce it

July 21, 2015 8:51 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has put firm numbers on the high costs of installing pipelines to transport hydrogen fuel--and also found a way to reduce those costs...

Fossil fuel emissions will complicate radiocarbon dating, warns scientist

July 21, 2015 8:07 am | by Imperial College London | Comments

Fossil fuel emissions could soon make it impossible for radiocarbon dating to distinguish new materials from artefacts that are hundreds of years old...


$3.78 million Department of Defense grant supports SMU STEM program for minority students

July 20, 2015 1:57 pm | by Southern Methodist University | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense recently awarded the STEMPREP Project at Southern Methodist University a $3.78 million grant to support its goal of increasing the number of minorities in STEM fields...


Perovskite solar technology shows quick energy returns

July 20, 2015 1:53 pm | by Northwestern University | Comments

Solar panels are an investment -- not only in terms of money, but also energy. It takes energy to mine, process and purify raw materials, and then to manufacture and install the final product...


Property of non-stick pans improves solar cell efficiency

July 20, 2015 11:59 am | by University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Comments

The same quality that buffers a raincoat against downpours or a pan against sticky foods can also boost the performance of solar cells, according to a new study from UNL engineers...


Spintronics just got faster

July 20, 2015 11:54 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne | Comments

In a tremendous boost for spintronic technologies, EPFL scientists have shown that electrons can jump through spins much faster than previously thought...


Scientists develop method that creates nanowires with new useful properties

July 20, 2015 11:46 am | by Harvard University | Comments

Harvard scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind method of creating a class of nanowires that one day could have applications in areas ranging from consumer electronics to solar panels...



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