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April 27, 2015

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April 27, 2015

Mar. 23, 2015 — The first test flight using a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft to inspect an energy pipeline route was completed, a step toward making aerial inspections of energy pipelines safer and more economical, ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — Gyroscopes are rarely found in nature. But researchers have discovered that insect wings may act as gyroscopes, helping insects perform aerial acrobatics and maintain stability and ... read more

Feb. 2, 2015 — A breakthrough propulsion technology to provide greener air transport could be developed after the underlying engineering was declared a ... read more

Jan. 28, 2015 — New research is helping to develop new imaging technology to be used in the design, manufacture and maintenance for current and future generations of carbon composite aircraft. Two new ... read more

Jan. 9, 2015 — A new coating protects business jet interiors against fire. Not only is the agent more environmentally friendly than before; it can also be applied more quickly. This new coating could also be used ... read more

Nov. 10, 2014 — A new class of apps and wireless devices used by private pilots during flights for everything from GPS information to data about nearby aircraft is vulnerable to a wide range of security attacks, ... read more

Oct. 29, 2014 — In a darkened, hangar-like space inside MIT's Building 41, a small, Roomba-like robot is trying to make up its mind. Standing in its path is an obstacle — a human pedestrian who’s pacing ... read more

Oct. 27, 2014 — Inspired by nature’s own anti-turbulence devices – feathers – researchers have developed an innovative system that could spell the end of turbulence on ... read more

1980s American Aircraft Helps Quantum Technology Take Flight

Oct. 20, 2014 — The X-29, an American experimental aircraft has inspired quantum computing researchers in a development which will bring the technology out of the ... read more

Sep. 29, 2014 — A flight test program is underway on nine commercial aircraft flying regular routes that are carrying sensors to monitor their structural health, alongside their routine maintenance. The flight tests ... read more

Sep. 26, 2014 — A joint NOAA/NASA satellite is one of several satellites providing valuable information to aviators about volcanic ... read more

New Computer Model to Aid Greener, Leaner Aircraft Design

Sep. 23, 2014 — A computer model that accurately predicts how composite materials behave when damaged will make it easier to design lighter, more fuel-efficient ... read more

Sep. 17, 2014 — There are many situations where it’s impossible, complicated or too time-consuming for humans to enter and carry out operations. Think of contaminated areas following a nuclear accident, or the ... read more

Aug. 20, 2014 — Milestone progress is being made in readying NASA's Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) for launch in 2016, a smallsat designed to test the unique attributes of a high-performance, ... read more

Air Traffic Growth Set to Outpace Carbon Reduction Efforts

Aug. 7, 2014 — Carbon reduction efforts in the airline industry will be outweighed by growth in air-traffic, even if the most contentious mitigation measures are implemented, according to new research. Even if ... read more

July 22, 2014 — Scientists have found that a law of physics predicts the evolution of commercial airliners and also provides guidelines for future ... read more

Re-Routing Flights Could Reduce Climate Impact, Research Suggests

June 18, 2014 — Aircraft can become more environmentally friendly by choosing flight paths that reduce the formation of their distinctive condensation trails, new research ... read more

June 16, 2014 — Researchers have developed the first fuel cell that can directly convert fuels, such as jet fuel or gasoline, to electricity, providing a dramatically more energy-efficient way to create electric ... read more

June 16, 2014 — NASA aeronautical innovators are helping to design future airliners that will cut fuel consumption, reduce polluting emissions and fly more quietly. Yet in computational fluid dynamics, or CFD, the ... read more

Overcoming Barriers to Successful Use of Autonomous Unmanned Aircraft

June 5, 2014 — While civil aviation is on the threshold of potentially revolutionary changes with the emergence of increasingly autonomous unmanned aircraft, these new systems pose serious questions about how they ... read more

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