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Engineers Harvest and Print Parts for New Breed of Aircraft

Engineers Harvest and Print Parts for New Breed of Aircraft

It’s more an engineer’s dream than nightmare – to rapidly prototype and redesign aircraft using 3-D printed parts. That’s just what a team of student interns and engineers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, got to do: […]


Novel Rocket Design Flight Tested

Novel Rocket Design Flight Tested

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists recently flight tested a new rocket design that includes a high-energy fuel and a motor design that also delivers a high degree of safety. “What we’re trying to do is break the performance versus sensitivity […]


NASA Aeronautics Research Tests New Tool for Early Wildfire Detection

NASA Aeronautics Research Tests New Tool for Early Wildfire Detection

NASA’s research in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) may soon provide a means for early detection and mitigation of fires in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, a nearly 50,000-square-acre region centered on the Virginia-North Carolina border. NASA’s Langley Research […]


KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Program on Track, but Upcoming Schedule Remains Challenging

KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Program on Track, but Upcoming Schedule Remains Challenging

The KC-46 program has made good progress over the past year—acquisition costs have remained relatively stable, the critical design review was successfully completed, the program is on track to meet performance parameters, and the contractor started building development aircraft. As […]


Self-correcting crystal may unleash the next generation of advanced communications

Self-correcting crystal may unleash the next generation of advanced communications

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have joined with an international team to engineer and measure a potentially important new class of nanostructured materials for microwave and advanced communication devices. Based on NIST’s measurements, the new […]


Chemical Weapons: A Summary Report of Characteristics and Effects

Chemical Weapons: A Summary Report of Characteristics and Effects

The potential for terrorist use of chemical agents is a noted concern highlighted by the Tokyo sarin gas attacks of 1995. The events of September 11, 2001, increased congressional attention towards reducing the vulnerability of the United States to such […]


Mental Health Problems Surge in the Military: CRS

Mental Health Problems Surge in the Military: CRS

Mental health problems in the military are on the rise and pose a growing challenge to active duty forces, the Congressional Research Service said in a major new report on the subject. “Between 2001 and 2011, the rate of mental […]


China Naval Modernization: Implications for US Navy Capabilities

China Naval Modernization: Implications for US Navy Capabilities

The question of how the United States should respond to China’s military modernization effort, including its naval modernization effort, has emerged as a key issue in U.S. defense planning. The question is of particular importance to the U.S. Navy, because […]


U.S. Air Force Bomber Sustainment and Modernization

U.S. Air Force Bomber Sustainment and Modernization

The United States’ existing long-range bomber fleet of B-52s, B-1s, and B-2s are at a critical point in their operational life span. With the average age of each airframe being 50, 28, and 20 years old, respectively, military analysts are […]


 
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