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Apr. 13, 2016 — A "Robird" will make its first flights at an airport location in February. The Robird is designed to scare away birds at airports and waste processing ... read more

Aviation and Volcanic Ash: Don't Build Model on Sand

Mar. 14, 2016 — Volcanic ash can damage jet engines, and volcanologists have developed a new empirical model for assessment of the risk. Their results show that tests using sand do not reflect the behavior of ash in ... read more

Mar. 9, 2016 — NASA's commercial partner Orbital ATK plans to launch its Cygnus spacecraft into orbit on March 22, 2016 atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket for its fifth contracted resupply mission to ... read more

Miniaturized Fuel Cell Makes Drones Fly More Than One Hour

Mar. 8, 2016 — Drones are used for various applications such as aero picturing, disaster recovery, and delivering. Despite attracting attention as a new growth area, the biggest problem of drones is its small ... read more

New Research Uncovers the ‘myths’ Behind Technological Solutions to Aviation’s Climate Change Crisis

Mar. 4, 2016 — A new study has explored the ways in which new technologies have been ‘hyped’ by the aviation industry and media as the key to sustainable air travel, perpetuating a culture of non-accountability ... read more

Behavior of CFRP During Flights Verified Precisely

Mar. 2, 2016 — Little is known as yet about the behavior of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) during a flight. As part of the Clean Sky research initiative and with the help of a measurement configuration ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — In 2015 alone, more than 500 offshore wind turbines were connected to the grid in Germany. So far, mutual interactions of wind parks and their potential effects on local climate have been ... read more

Jet Engines to Become Cleaner in Future

Feb. 26, 2016 — New research is working toward a new way to measure emissions of fine particulate matter from aircraft engines, and scientists are hoping to develop a preliminary standard governing the emission of ... read more

Feb. 23, 2016 — Scientists have developed a chip that allows new radar cameras to be made a hundred times smaller than current ... read more

Feb. 18, 2016 — Researchers have designed innovative membrane wings inspired by bats, paving the way for a new breed of unmanned Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) that have improved aerodynamic properties, can fly over long ... read more

Simplifying Supersonic Nozzle Pressure Monitoring

Feb. 16, 2016 — A bit of serendipity while carrying out a routine calibration led a researcher to discover a new method to measure the pressure of supersonic nozzles. This is a significant breakthrough — with ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — A new imaging device has been developed that consists of a loose bundle of optical fibers, with no need for lenses or a protective housing. The fibers are connected to an array of photosensors at one ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — Scientists and engineers are seeing a range of opportunities to enhance their research with use of drones -- i.e., unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The relatively low cost and increasing capabilities ... read more

Rapid Dispersal of Aircraft Pollution

Feb. 3, 2016 — A series of aerofoil-shaped panels downwind of an airport runway could break up the plumes of exhaust gases from departing aircraft, preventing those gases from staying near the ground and so ... read more

Scientist Creates Artificial Intelligence Algorithm to Monitor Machinery Health

Feb. 2, 2016 — An artificial intelligence algorithm greatly increases accuracy in diagnosing the health of complex mechanical systems. In blind tests using data coming from highly unpredictable and real-life ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — A team of investigators describes a new imaging spectrometer design that could enable improved images from NASA's Landsat, for better understanding of phenomena, and environments as diverse as ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Inside a massive clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team is steadily installing the largest space telescope mirror ever. ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — A composite of graphene nanoribbons and epoxy proves effective at de-icing a helicopter blade, report researchers. The new material may be suitable for keeping aircraft, wind turbines and ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — According to Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, all bodies in a vacuum regardless of their properties are accelerated by the Earth's gravity at the same rate. This principle of ... read more

Airlines Aren't Learning Enough from Near Misses

Jan. 19, 2016 — When it comes to flight safety, US airlines are pretty good at learning from accidents. But new research shows airlines should be learning more from accidents that never ... read more

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