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July 30, 2015

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July 30, 2015

New Database Could Make Airport Ground Movements Quicker, Greener and Cheaper

July 29, 2015 — A new system for calculating the quickest and most fuel efficient routes for moving aircraft on the ground could transform the way our airports operate, according to new ... read more

Learning Early About Late Flights, Weather Complications

June 25, 2015 — A new study improves how air traffic managers cope with unexpected delays and provides them with more predictable ways to manage arrival traffic at airports with adverse ... read more

June 11, 2015 — The galleys inside airliners voraciously consume power - a vital yet limited resource in a plane. Additional power units may soon come to the rescue: housed inside trolley carts in the galleys, these ... read more

Design Innovations Are Blowing in the Wind

June 3, 2015 — Researchers are using state-of-the-art modelling techniques to study the effects of wind on cities, paving the way for design innovations in building, energy harvesting and drone ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Drones, say goodbye to pilots. With the goal of achieving autonomous flight of these aerial vehicles, researchers have developed a vision and learning system to control and navigate them without ... read more

Real-Time Data Sharing Can Make Airports Greener and More Efficient

May 18, 2015 — Aviation engineering experts have revealed a new framework that could reduce delays, improve efficiency and cut pollution at major international airports. With increasing air traffic, rising fuel ... read more

May 13, 2015 — A part of the performance degradation mechanism of the advanced, electrodeless, helicon plasma thruster with a magnetic nozzle, has been ... read more

Airflow Model to Reduce Time on the Tarmac

May 6, 2015 — A mechanical engineering professor describes in a new article a new mathematical tool he developed to calculate the flow of turbulent air produced by a plane's wing tips when an airplane takes ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Riding in a helicopter or airplane can be a noisy experience for passengers. But researchers have developed a membrane that can be incorporated into aircraft to drastically reduce the low-frequency ... read more

Industrial Virtual Factory Lowers Costs and Reduces Emissions

Apr. 23, 2015 — Scientists have developed a cloud-based, easily customized, modular software platform for improving the sustainability performance of industrial products by lowering production costs and reducing ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — The effect is known from the smart phone: Sun is reflected by the display and hardly anything can be seen. In contrast to this, the glasswing butterfly hardly reflects any light in spite of its ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Aerospace engineers have now developed a carbon nanotube film that can heat and solidify a composite without the need for massive ovens. When connected to an electrical power source, and wrapped over ... read more

Lights Tuned to Birds' Eyes May Help Reduce Bird-Aircraft Collisions

Apr. 9, 2015 — A new study may have important implications for reducing bird-aircraft collisions through the customization of aircraft and runway lights to birds' visual systems. Birds' eyes are different ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — Researchers have unveiled new technology enabling drones to recover stable flight from any position and land autonomously in failure situations. It will even be possible to launch drones by simply ... read more

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. 23, 2015 — Researchers have completed a three year investigation into stratospheric passenger airships as part of a multi-national engineering project designed to provide a future sustainable air transport ... read more

Mar. 16, 2015 — Cyborg insect research is enabling new revelations about a muscle used by beetles for finely graded turns. The remote-controlled beetles equipped with radio backpacks are showcasing the potential of ... read more

Mar. 12, 2015 — A system for using sound waves to spot potentially dangerous cracks in pipes, aircraft engines and nuclear power plants has been ... read more

Mar. 10, 2015 — Biorobotics researchers have developed the first aerial robot able to fly over uneven terrain that is stabilized visually without an accelerometer. Called BeeRotor, it adjusts its speed and avoids ... read more

Mar. 6, 2015 — It took just three seconds for the attitude control motor of NASA's Orion Launch Abort System (LAS) to prove that its material can survive not only the intense temperatures, pressures, noise and ... read more

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