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Simple idea could revolutionise safety devices
A simple but clever idea by a University of Bath engineer could revolutionise the way that safety devices across the world are constructed. (2005-09-07)

Distinguished lecturers to speak at 48TH AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exposition
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is pleased to announce that a series of distinguished lectures will be presented at the 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exposition, Jan. 4-7, 2010, at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Fla. (2009-10-29)

Massive weather study heads for the skies and roads of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas
One of the largest weather-related studies in U.S. history will track the nearly invisible swaths of moisture that fuel heavy rain across the southern Great Plains from Texas to Kansas. Led by scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the study will take place May 13 to June 25. (2002-04-16)

Smog over the Mediterranean
An international team investigates atmospheric pollution over the Mediterranean. Pollution transport into the region causes a large-scale decrease in air quality and precipitation. (2002-10-25)

GOCE begins its journey to launch site
GOCE, the first of a series of Earth Explorer satellites to be launched into orbit, has taken off aboard an Antonov-124 cargo aircraft for its flight to the Arkhangelsk Airport in Russia, en route to Russia's Plesetsk Cosmodrome, about 800 km north of Moscow. (2008-07-30)

Office of Naval Research's Silver Fox deployed to aid Marine corps
Smaller than the Predator and Global Hawk, the Office of Naval Research's unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Silver Fox, employs high tech (2003-04-14)

NASA learning to monitor coral reef health from the sky
Coral reef health may be accurately estimated from sensors on airplanes and satellites in the future, according to a NASA scientist who is the principal investigator in a collaborative project to develop a method to remotely sense coral health. (2003-12-12)

ESA helps make summer in the city more bearable
As temperatures soar, scientists have been collecting data amid the ancient ruins that symbolize the birthplace of western culture. These data, combined with measurements from aircraft and satellites, promise to improve (2009-08-27)

K-State professor takes chemistry to another world
Once beyond Earth's atmosphere, astronauts are exposed to ionizing radiation and microgravity. Effects from these, along with the potential buildup of toxins in the enclosed environment of a spaceship, put astronaut health at risk. Kansas State University professor Chris Culbertson has been working with NASA to investigate how such hazardous conditions affect humans at the cellular level and how to lessen such conditions, thus allowing astronauts to work in a healthier environment. (2005-04-25)

Into The Blaze: Scientists Fly Above Raging Wildfires
It's wildfire season, and researchers hope to be in the midst of such blazes, during the month of September. Scientists funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and affiliated with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, will fly a highly instrumented C-130 research aircraft around and over dangerous wildfires that may ignite this season in the United States. (1998-08-24)

Gender differences in general aviation crashes
Male pilots flying general aviation (private) aircraft are more likely to crash due to inattention or flawed decision- making, while female pilots are more likely to crash from mishandling the aircraft. The study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health identifies the differences between male and female pilots in terms of circumstances of the crash and the type of pilot error involved. (2001-05-14)

AIAA announces winners of 2009-2010 AIAA Foundation Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Competition
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation is pleased to announce that a team from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif., has won first prize in the AIAA Foundation's annual Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Competition. (2010-09-10)

Keeping track
Aircrafts and fueling vehicles move around, cleaning brigades come and go. Security staff keep watch on everything to ensure nobody gets into danger. A software will soon help them with their task: It locates people and objects and immediately detects unauthorized persons. (2008-12-09)

Jam session: New ONR technology helps sailors on the digital frontier
During the world's largest international maritime exercise last month, Sailors demonstrated a new system that could transform the future of electronic warfare and defense of ships at sea. (2014-08-05)

PNNL captures first bird's-eye view of Puget Sound air pollution
The first air-based study of Seattle-area smog is being launched by scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in conjunction with regional universities and government agencies. Researchers will gather first-of-its-kind data on ozone and particulates, which cloud Seattle's summer skies, in hopes of better understanding and addressing the Puget Sound's increasing pollution problems. (2001-08-17)

New-generation autonomous helicopter to create new era of human safety
Australian scientists have developed a 'brain', which enables the production of a world-first low-cost, intelligent small helicopter, set to end many difficult and dangerous tasks undertaken by humans. The CSIRO Mantis can simply be told where to go and what to do, and it will go off, do the job and find its own way home, unassisted. (2003-12-17)

NASA eyes Tropical Storm Nadine as watches go up for Azores
Tropical Storm Nadine is nearing the Azores and watches have gone up for the northwestern group of the islands. NOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured a visible image of Nadine as it continues moving northeast through the Atlantic. (2012-09-18)

Combustion continues to draw researchers to space station
Fire continues to be a focus of study with the Burning and Suppression of Solids-II experiments, which recently launched to the International Space Station aboard the Orbital 1 cargo resupply mission. (2014-01-21)

Methane measurements at low level flight
First time measurements of large-scale methane emissions have been taken from the extensive Arctic permafrost landscapes. (2012-07-26)

Scientists make first direct observations of biological particles in high-altitude clouds
A team of atmospheric chemists has moved closer to what's considered the (2009-05-17)

Warner Robins Air Logistics CTR wins Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMSĀ®) today announced that Warner Robins Air Logistics Center has won the 2006 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research (O.R.) for its entry (2006-05-02)

NASA science flights target melting Arctic Sea ice
This summer, with sea ice across the Arctic Ocean shrinking to below-average levels, a NASA airborne survey of polar ice just completed its first flights. Its target: aquamarine pools of melt water on the ice surface that may be accelerating the overall sea ice retreat. (2016-07-19)

Beetles could prove a hit with the aircraft industry
A species of beetle, that squirts its predators with a high-pressure spray of boiling liquid, could provide the key to significant improvements in aircraft engine design. (2003-12-08)

Scientists to acquire gulfstream jet for climate and weather research
The National Center for Atmospheric Research announced today that it will begin negotiations to purchase and modify a Gulfstream G-V aircraft for use in wide-ranging environmental research supported by the National Science Foundation. The $80 million project includes aircraft modification and instrument development. (2001-07-23)

Scientists' showdown with soil moisture at the O.K. corral
Tombstone, Ariz., is a dusty place known for Wyatt Earp's famous 1881 (2004-08-02)

IEEE-USA president-elect to receive honorary Doctor of Letters from University of North Dakota
IEEE-USA President-Elect Dr. Russell Lefevre will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters from his alma mater, the University of North Dakota, on Saturday, May, 12. (2007-05-11)

Warm and getting warmer...
Over the past century, the extent of the winter pack ice in the Nordic Seas has decreased by about 25%. Last winter the Bering Sea was effectively ice-free, which is unprecedented, and if this big melt continues, some say the formerly ice-locked Arctic will have open sea lanes as soon as 2015. By 2050, the summertime ice cap could disappear entirely. The report of Arctic subject matter experts has just been released. (2002-02-13)

NCAR Research Program Tests New Rainfall Enhancement Technique In Drought-Ridden Mexico
This June, scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, and scientists from Mexican universities began the first field trials in North America of new cloud seeding techniques to enhance rainfall. Field trials are planned for June to October over the next four years in Coahuila. (1996-07-03)

Urgent call for runway near-misses
The head of the US air accident investigation body is calling for significant improvements to the technology used to prevent runway collisions, which are occurring with (2005-09-28)

Scientists track impact of Asian dust and pollution on clouds, climate change
Scientists using one of the nation's newest and most capable research aircraft are launching a far-reaching field project this month to study plumes of airborne dust and pollutants that originate in Asia and journey to North America. (2007-04-19)

NASA responds to California wildfire emergency imaging request
A remotely piloted aircraft carrying a NASA sensor flew over much of California earlier this week, gathering information that will be used to help fight more than 300 wildfires burning within the state. Additional flights are planned for next week. (2008-07-14)

Lightning-produced radiation a potential health concern for air travelers
New information about lightning-emitted X-rays, gamma rays and high-energy electrons during thunderstorms is prompting scientists to raise concerns about the potential for airline passengers and crews to be exposed to harmful levels of radiation. (2009-12-07)

NASA awards aircraft catalog blanket purchase agreements
NASA has selected five contractors to receive Aircraft Catalog Blanket Purchase Agreements, that will allow the agency access to a variety of airborne platforms to conduct airborne science research and range support including, radar surveillance and telemetry relay capability. Each of the BPA's has a maximum ordering value of $10 million and an ordering period through February 7, 2013. (2009-06-23)

Mission possible: Simulation-based training and experimentation on display
A unique system that merges the virtual and real worlds to train Sailors for combat scenarios was unveiled Dec. 2 in Orlando. (2013-12-02)

MIT tool aids cost estimates for complex projects
Consider the following scenario: A project manager at a major aerospace company is about to bid on the development of a new air fighter for the U.S. Air Force. The bid must bring the project in on time, on budget and meet all the government's requirements. Now a new, first-of-its-kind systems engineering cost-estimation model developed by an MIT researcher can ensure that the bid is right on target, which means project risk (and costs) can be reduced. (2006-09-25)

Sandia helps Navy in shaping future of aircraft carrier operations
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are helping the U.S. Navy create the next generation of aircraft carriers by reviewing and analyzing current Carrier Air Wing flight operations, maintenance, and support functions. (2004-09-08)

Tropical cloud 'dust' could hold the key to climate change
Scientists at the University of Manchester will set off for Australia this week to undertake an in-depth study of tropical clouds and the particles sucked up into them to gain further insight into climate change and the depletion of the ozone layer. (2005-10-26)

CU team's efficient unmanned aircraft jetting toward commercialization
Propulsion by a novel jet engine is the crux of the innovation behind a University of Colorado Boulder-developed aircraft that's accelerating toward commercialization. (2012-02-29)

New aircraft for research
Today the new polar research aircraft Polar 6 will be presented in Bremerhaven, at the beginning of next week the Basler BT-67 will take off to the Antarctic. Its first job there will be to carry out measurements of the ice crust, which is up to several kilometres thick. (2011-10-28)

Smithsonian scientists help lead effort to 'barcode' world's species
Smithsonian researchers are among the leaders in a worldwide effort to revolutionize the way scientists identify species in the laboratory and in the field with a technique called DNA barcoding. Similar to the barcode that identifies an item at the grocery store, a DNA barcode is used to identify and distinguish biological species. (2007-09-16)

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