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Article ID: 706519

Feathers: Better Than Velcro?

University of California San Diego

The structures zipping together the barbs in bird feathers could provide a model for new adhesives and new aerospace materials, according to a study by an international team of researchers publishing in the Jan. 16 issue of Science Advances. Researchers 3D printed models of the structures to better understand their properties.

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15-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705930

Test Flights Open Skies for Commercial Use of Drones

University of North Dakota

The University of North Dakota, along with research partners from Harris Corporation and the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site, achieved a major industry milestone on Dec. 21 with the first-ever test flights over a specially developed UAS network of technologies that opens the skies for broad commercial use of drones.

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2-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704982

‘Special Airlift Mission 41’ To Conduct College Station Flyover In Honor Of President George H.W. Bush

Texas A&M University

The 89th Airlift Wing, based at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, will conduct a tribute flight in honor of former President George H.W. Bush with an Air Force VC-25A over the interment site at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center on the campus of Texas A&M University today at about 3:55 p.m. CST.

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5-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 704932

ANGELS will guide space start-ups

University of Adelaide

The space industry is set to benefit from expert guidance from University of Adelaide lawyers on Australian and international laws that regulate their activities.

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4-Dec-2018 6:05 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 704393

Future of flight is now

Case Western Reserve University

Many experts agree the future of flight will rely on zero-emission and/or renewable energy technology. That is, aircraft will be propelled by ions—electrically charged molecules—that create thrust in their wake. But that future is already here.

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26-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 704260

2018-19 Airline Food Study

Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center / DietDetective.com

The study assigned a “Health Score” (5 stars = highest rate, 0 star = lowest) based on eleven criteria including health and calorie levels of meals, snack boxes and individual snacks, level of transparency (display nutrient information & ingredients), improvement and maintenance of healthy offerings, menu innovation, food and water safety and cooperation in providing this information. The survey includes health ratings, average calories per airline, comments, best bets, food offerings, costs, nutrition information (e.g., calories, and exercise equivalents.

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20-Nov-2018 7:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 704241

Progress of Unmanned Aerial Systems Program at UTEP is Soaring

University of Texas at El Paso

Michael McGee, Ph.D., has made UTEP the focal point of efforts to significantly improve public safety and bolster border security through the utilization of drone technology. His ability to bridge communication between various governmental agencies has not only elevated UTEP’s drone program, it has also increased the campus’ footprint.

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19-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST

Article ID: 703875

New Scheduling System Could Help Reduce Flight Delays

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Scheduling and coordinating air traffic can be difficult, but taking the airlines’ and passengers’ delay costs into account can actually save airlines money and result in fewer delays, according to a new study from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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13-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 703530

Wind tunnel and lasers provide hypersonic proving ground at Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories, with a hypersonic wind tunnel and advanced laser diagnostic technology, is in an excellent position to help U.S. defense agencies understand the physics associated with aircraft flying five times the speed of sound.

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7-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

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