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University at Buffalo developing space debris-tracking satellites

July 23, 2015 10:14 am | by University at Buffalo | Comments

The University at Buffalo is working on two new space debris-tracking satellites for Nasa and the US Air Force...

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Innovative method improves strength and modulus in carbon fibers

July 23, 2015 10:03 am | by Rick Robinson, Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Carbon fibers are stronger and lighter than steel, and composite materials based on carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers are being used in an expanding range of aerospace, automotive, and other applications – including major sections of the Boeing 787 aircraft...

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DoD’s greatest challenge is defending from cyber attack

July 23, 2015 9:30 am | by Lexington Institute | Comments

The Department of Defense is not merely dependent on networks; networks provide critical military advantage across virtually all warfighting domains. These networks are constantly changing, growing, reconfiguring. There are now more than 7 million devices connected on the DoD networks...

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US Air Force begins ground tests of F-35A gun

July 23, 2015 9:27 am | by US Air Force | Comments

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A's newest munitions asset - the GAU-22/A. The gun is a four-barrel Gatling gun that fires 25 millimeter rounds...

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Robotic arm for real-time MRI guidance

July 23, 2015 9:21 am | by University of Houston | Comments

Fannin Innovation Studio, a commercialization firm that provides integrated funding and direct management of early-stage life science startups, and University of Houston, a Carnegie-recognized Tier 1 research university, have formed GuidaBot, LLC. GuidaBot is developing a robotic manipulator designed to work within the powerful magnetic field of an MRI...

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Could 'windbots' someday explore the skies of Jupiter?

July 23, 2015 9:18 am | by NASA | Comments

Among designers of robotic probes to explore the planets, there is certainly no shortage of clever ideas. There are concepts for robots that are propelled by waves in the sea. There are ideas for tumbleweed bots driven by wind, rolling across Antarctica or Mars...

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Launch, docking returns International Space Station crew to full strength

July 23, 2015 9:15 am | by NASA | Comments

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan have arrived at the International Space Station to continue important research that advances NASA's journey to Mars while making discoveries that can benefit all of humanity...

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ONR-sponsored technology aids recovery of Alaska plane wreck

July 23, 2015 9:11 am | by Office of Naval Research | Comments

On Alaska's Mount Gannett, pleasant weather can turn nasty quickly. Sunshine gives way to frigid rain; clear skies fall victim to thick storm clouds and fog. Not ideal conditions for exploring a 63-year-old plane wreck on an isolated, crevasse-riddled glacier...

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NOAA's GOES-S sensor gets clean bill of health from hospital

July 23, 2015 9:08 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | Comments

One of the sensors that will fly aboard NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S was recently given a clean bill of health from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The sensor, known as EHIS, was successfully tested using the hospital's proton accelerator and deemed to be in good working order...

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Russian capsule docks with International Space Station

July 23, 2015 8:56 am | by PAVEL GOLOVKIN, Associated Press | Comments

A Soyuz space capsule carrying a Russian, an American and a Japanese docked smoothly Thursday with the International Space Station...

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Smarter window materials can control light and energy

July 23, 2015 8:53 am | by University of Texas at Austin | Comments

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to reveal light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block light while allowing heat transmission, as described in two new research papers...

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Boosting gas mileage by turning engine heat into electricity

July 22, 2015 2:15 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Automakers are looking for ways to improve their fleets' average fuel efficiency, and scientists may have a new way to help them. In a report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, one team reports the development of a material that could convert engine heat that's otherwise wasted into electrical energy to help keep a car running—and reduce the need for fuels...

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Tech helps aircraft turbine engines stay cool

July 22, 2015 2:11 pm | by Purdue University | Comments

High-performance aircraft turbine engine manufacturers are facing unprecedented increases in the amount of heat that must be released in order to maintain acceptable temperatures in supersonic engines that is required for the aircraft to operate at optimum levels...

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Smart building monitoring to respond to all climate conditions

July 22, 2015 2:07 pm | by Youris.com | Comments

A grid of sensors embedded into an innovative building insulation activates specific façade components to optimize energy savings while improving aesthetics...

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Shaking up nuclear weapons with a vibration table

July 22, 2015 2:04 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | Comments

It took decades for technology to catch up with the math David Smallwood worked out to control vibration table shakers. Smallwood, a retired Sandia National Laboratories researcher who consults at the labs, knew that shaking in all directions at once was the key to realistic parts testing...

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