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FSU researchers develop thin heat shield for superfast aircraft

Florida State University

The world of aerospace increasingly relies on carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites to build the structures of satellites, rockets and jet aircraft. But the life of those materials is limited by how they handle heat. A team of FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researchers from Florida State University’s High-Performance Materials Institute is developing a design for a heat shield that better protects those extremely fast machines.

Channels: All Journal News, Aviation and Aeronautics, Engineering, Materials Science, Space and Astronomy, Technology,

Released:
12-Nov-2019 2:45 PM EST
Newswise: Space Hardware Contamination Control Protocols Get Update
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    21-Oct-2019 5:00 PM EDT

Space Hardware Contamination Control Protocols Get Update

AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab want to know more about the potential harmful effects of organic contamination on space exploration hardware and how to prevent it. They will talk about their research at the 66th annual AVS International Symposium and Exhibition. JPL scientist Martin Maxwell will present a session on how increased sensitivity of instruments and missions calls for an update in outdated contamination procedures.

Channels: All Journal News, Aviation and Aeronautics, Space and Astronomy, Mars, Technology,

Released:
15-Oct-2019 3:20 PM EDT
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How to make carbon pricing palatable to air travellers

University of British Columbia

Travellers are willing to pay a little more for flights if they know the extra money will be used to address carbon emissions, a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business has found.

Channels: All Journal News, Climate Science, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science, Nature, Travel and Transportation, Aviation and Aeronautics, Pollution,

Released:
4-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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DHS S&T Awards $200K to San Mateo Start-Up for Final Testing of sUAS System Security

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T awarded $200,000 to CryptoMove, Inc., to continue to enhance its dynamic defense data protection system for CBP Small Unmanned Aircraft System security. This is the final phase of a project that was awarded under the SVIP Small Unmanned Aircraft Capabilities Solicitation.

Channels: Aviation and Aeronautics, Technology, Cybersecurity,

Released:
30-Sep-2019 4:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Standing room only AIAA crowd engages in UAH student’s warp drive theory speech
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    16-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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12-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Nerve-like ‘optical lace’ gives robots a human touch

Cornell University

A new synthetic material that creates a linked sensory network similar to a biological nervous system could enable soft robots to sense how they interact with their environment and adjust their actions accordingly.

Channels: All Journal News, Artificial Intelligence, Aviation and Aeronautics, Engineering, Technology, National Institutes of Health (NIH),

Released:
11-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Airline Water Study 2019

Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center / DietDetective.com

A 2019 Airline Water Study released by DietDetective.com and the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center reveals that the quality of drinking water varies by airline, and many airlines have possibly provided passengers with unhealthy water.

Channels: Aviation and Aeronautics, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Food and Water Safety, Travel and Transportation, Food Science,

Released:
10-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Airline Quality Rating Holiday Travel Forecast: Demand is always higher at the holidays,so find a good price and book early
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9-Sep-2019 12:20 PM EDT
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HOT SHOT findings could save defense tech developers time and money

Sandia National Laboratories

An analysis of HOT SHOT sounding rocket data has revealed a way to provide an earlier, more accurate indicator of whether an experimental technology will succeed in flight without falling to pieces.

Channels: Aviation and Aeronautics, Engineering, Technology,

Released:
30-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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