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February 28, 2017

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February 28, 2017

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. 2, 2017 — Physicists have created a basis for accurately testing Einstein's equivalence ... 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 Crew-Scheduling Approach Could Cut Air Travel Delays, Save Airlines Millions

Dec. 20, 2016 — A study based on massive amounts of data offers a new way to forecast flight late arrivals and departures and to schedule crews based on expected needs during holiday and other seasonal travel. The ... read more

Nov. 30, 2016 — A ground-breaking technique that allows green spaces to be mapped in 3D from an aircraft could boost biodiversity, aid human wellbeing and even help protect rainforests, say ... read more

Nov. 30, 2016 — A new radar sensor grants insights into the processes inside snow avalanches. The measuring system has been installed at a test slope in the Swiss canton Valais, where the Swiss Institute for Snow ... read more

Nov. 30, 2016 — The first fully functional quadcopter 3D printed in ULTEMTM 9085 aerospace-grade material with electronics embedded was created in a single production step, report ... read more

Nov. 29, 2016 — Nervous flyers and crew alike would prefer jet airliners not to vibrate so much at take off. Research points to blue skies thinking that might explain the phenomenon and find ways to reduce the ... read more

Nov. 22, 2016 — An ultrathin film of fused silver nanowires that is both transparent and highly conductive to electric current has been produced by a cheap and simple method devised by an international team of ... read more

Nov. 17, 2016 — For the first time, an optical clock has traveled to space, surviving harsh rocket launch conditions and successfully operating under the microgravity that would be experienced on a satellite. This ... read more

Nov. 16, 2016 — Many species of owl are able to hunt in effective silence by suppressing their noise at sound frequencies above 1.6 kilohertz (kHz) - over the range that can be heard by humans. A team of researchers ... read more

NASA Finds Unusual Origins of High-Energy Electrons

Nov. 14, 2016 — High above the surface, Earth's magnetic field constantly deflects incoming supersonic particles from the sun. These particles are disturbed in regions just outside of Earth's magnetic ... read more

Nov. 14, 2016 — A researcher has created a life-size humanoid telepresence robot on a drone platform, which allows users a virtual flight experience and an opportunity to interact with people at remote ... read more

The Destructive Effects of Supercooled Liquid Water on Airplane Safety and Climate Models

Nov. 4, 2016 — Exploring the properties of supercooled liquid water - the bane of airplane wings and climate theorists - investigators are mounting an expedition to fly huge tethered balloons in Alaska this coming ... read more

Nov. 3, 2016 — When the Wright brothers accomplished their first powered flight more than a century ago, they controlled the motion of their Flyer 1 aircraft using wires and pulleys that bent and twisted the ... read more

Nov. 3, 2016 — A new, green process developed to make carbon fiber that forms ablative rocket nozzles and heat shields could be of interest to NASA, which has a dwindling stockpile of cellulose rayon fiber that ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Scientists have demonstrated a highly efficient method for wirelessly transferring power to a drone while it is flying. The breakthrough could in theory allow flying drones to stay airborne ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — Return trips to Mars without refueling could be a step closer, thanks to a unique new thruster ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — A new technique for exploring the physics and chemistry of a gas interacting with molecules on the surface of a liquid has been developed by researchers. The group originally envisioned the technique ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — Cislunar Explorers, a team of Cornell University students guided by Mason Peck, a former senior official at NASA and associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is attempting to ... read more

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