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Article ID: 710128

SUSU Works with Materials for Aerospace, Electric Power, and Military Industries

South Ural State University

One key area of development in metallurgy today is the creation of new materials with especially high density, which can be used in the aerospace, aviation, military, and electric power industries. Researchers from South Ural State University are working with materials that are promising for all of these fields.

Released:
25-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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    24-Mar-2019 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 710020

More Efficient Satellite Launch Platform on the Horizon

University of Sydney

As part of a global industry research project, combustion experts from the University of Sydney’s School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering are one step closer to developing a more efficient and cost-effective access to space platform for satellite launches.

Released:
21-Mar-2019 10:15 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709532

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Vascular Aging in Flight Attendants

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Flight attendants with past exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) have preclinical signs of accelerated vascular aging, reports a study in the February Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Released:
12-Mar-2019 3:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709499

At 3,836 mph, which way does the air flow?

University at Buffalo

UB aerospace engineer James Chen publishes a paper that extends classical kinetic theory into high-speed aerodynamics, including hypersonic speed, which begins at 3,836 mph or roughly five times the speed of sound. The new study and others by Chen in influential academic journals attempt to solve long-standing problems associated with high-speed aerodynamics.

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12-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 709392

Innovative 'Structural Battery' Nearly Doubles Drone Air Time

Case Western Reserve University

'Structural battery' drone wings developed by a team led by Case Western Reserve University in Ohio allowed for a total flight time-- nearly three hours--that nearly doubled the craft's previous air time. The Feb. 22 launch at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport was funded by Ohio and federal funds.

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11-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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    4-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708528

The Speedy Secrets of Mako Sharks – ‘Cheetahs of the Ocean’

American Physical Society (APS)

To investigate how shortfin mako sharks achieve their impressive speeds, researchers tested real sharkskin samples, using digital particle image velocimetry. They discovered that a “passive bristling” capability of the microscopic surface geometry of the shark’s scales controlled flow separation, which causes pressure drag -- the most influential cause of drag on aircraft. The work will be described at the 2019 APS March Meeting, and could lead to new designs to reduce drag on aircraft.

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22-Feb-2019 2:40 PM EST
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Article ID: 708939

Wichita State University once again tops national rankings for engineering R&D

Wichita State University

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released updated rankings for university research and development (R&D) expenditures, and Wichita State has held its position as the top university in the country for industry-funded aeronautical R&D with a total of $34 million.

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1-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 708859

Making Flight Safer With the “Internet of Airplanes”

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute computer scientists Stacy Patterson and Carlos Varela have teamed up to develop a prototype framework, the “Virtual Sky” platform, to fuse and analyze flight sensor data correctly, reliably, and quickly. Virtual Sky would serve as a model extension of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Next Generation Air Transportation System, a sweeping modernization of the National Airspace System that includes greater use of computer and satellite systems in air traffic elements like communication, navigation, weather, information management, and tracking.

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28-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

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