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May 27, 2017

Flight Delay? Lost Luggage? Don't Blame Airline Mergers, Research Shows

May 23, 2017 — Airline consolidation has had little negative impact on on-time performance, an analysis of 15 years statistics has ... read more

What Air Travelers Will Tolerate for Non-Discriminatory Security Screening, Study Reveals

Apr. 27, 2017 — Mounting anti-terrorism security procedures and the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) screening processes have launched numerous debates about the protection of civil liberties and ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Thanks to the innovative radar scanner, defects in the material composition of the wind turbine blades can now be detected with far greater accuracy and visualized in a cross-sectional view, thereby ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Scientists have collaborated with NASA to improve its composite materials for next-generation rocket engines by adding a 'fuzzy' silicon carbide ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Using five ingredients — silicon, boron, carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen — an engineer has created a liquid polymer that can transform into a ceramic with valuable thermal, optical and electronic ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — A new technique makes image acquisition using compressed sensing 50 times as efficient, report investigators. In the case of the single-pixel camera, it could get the number of exposures down from ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Engineers are testing heated pavement technologies at the Des Moines International Airport. They've installed two test slabs of electrically conductive concrete. And the pavement has effectively ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Researchers are experimenting with reducing drag on trucks with electric wind devices that mimic the way vortex generators increase lift on airplane ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — On Earth, liquid flows downhill thanks to gravity. Creating an effective liquid fuel tank involves little more than putting a hole at the bottom of a container. That won't work in space, though. ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — Human lives depend on their decisions, and psychological stress levels are high. An average radio contact takes 3.5 to 11.3 seconds, during which the air traffic controller checks in with the pilot, ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — Researchers are using the Stampede supercomputer to design novel, fuel-efficient, wing designs for jets, and to develop tools that can help the industry build more efficient aircraft. The researchers ... read more

New Laser Spectroscopy Technique to Understand Atomic and Nuclear Structure of Radioactive Atoms

Feb. 23, 2017 — An international collaboration with research groups from five countries – Belgium, Finland, France, Germany and Russia – have applyied high-resolution laser ionization of radioactive atoms in a ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — Scientists have created unique polymer matrices for polymer composites based on novel phthalonitrile monomers. The developed materials possess higher strength than metals, which helps to sufficiently ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Physicists have created a basis for accurately testing Einstein's equivalence ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — As interest and demand for nanotechnology continues to rise, so will the need for nanoscale printing and spraying, which relies on depositing tiny drops of liquid onto a surface. Now researchers have ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — Fixing flaws introduced during the machining of large components used in the aircraft and heavy equipment industries can be time-consuming for manufacturers – and costly if they must scrap the ... read more

First Ever Perched Landing Performed Using Machine Learning Algorithms

Jan. 11, 2017 — The very first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to perform a perched landing using machine learning algorithms has been developed by researchers. The revolutionary development of a fixed wing aircraft ... read more

New Microscope Chemically Identifies Micron-Sized Particles

Jan. 5, 2017 — Scientists have developed a microscope that can chemically identify individual micron-sized particles. The new approach could one day be used in airports or other high-security venues as a highly ... read more

Ceramic Matrix Composites Take Flight in LEAP Jet Engine

Jan. 3, 2017 — A quarter-century ago, the Department of Energy began a program to support U.S. development of ceramic matrix composites. In 2016 a new aircraft engine became the first widely deployed CMC-containing ... read more

Realistic Training for Extreme Flight Conditions

Dec. 27, 2016 — Missions at sea, in mountainous regions or close to skyscrapers are extremely risky for helicopter pilots. The turbulent air flows near oil rigs, ships, cliffs and tall buildings can throw a ... read more

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