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Category: Aerospace Engineering

Scientists debut super-insulating gel — ScienceDaily

A new, super-insulating gel developed by researchers at CU Boulder could dramatically increase the energy efficiency of skyscrapers and other buildings, and might one day help scientists build greenhouse-like habitats for colonists on Mars. The “aerogel,” which looks like a flattened plastic contact lens, is so resistant to heat that you could put a strip of it on your hand and a fire on top without feeling a thing. But unlike similar products on the market, the material is mostly…

Parker Solar Probe launches on historic journey to touch the sun — ScienceDaily

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. The spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December, beginning a revolution in our understanding of the star that makes life on Earth possible. Roughly the size of a small car, the spacecraft lifted off at 3:31 a.m. EDT on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV…

Ditch the joystick? Swiss develop jacket that pilots drones

Robotics expert on the Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, EPFL team, Matteo Macchini, right, displays the fly controls in a virtual reality scenario as he controls the flight of a drone in foreground, while observed by a fellow member of the team, July 23, 2018, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Scientists, engineers and robotics experts at the Swiss university have teamed up to develop a jacket that allows hands-free, torso-controlled flying of drones. (Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne via AP) Ever dreamt…

Bakula reaches for stars with NASA, Boeing

MAE senior Lara Bakula interned at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and with Boeing in St. Louis. Photo courtesy of Lara Bakula. MU Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering senior Lara Bakula maximized her engineering and leadership skills this year, landing an internship at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and with Boeing in St. Louis. Learn a little more about her internships in her own words. Bakula: At NASA, I was exposed to so many out-of-this-world opportunities. With most of my…

Women Who Make – Square Corner Blog – Medium

This month is WomEng Spotlight Month at Square, and so we took it as a time to celebrate women engineers—in the company and outside of it. We organized a Square seller pop-up at our office, featuring women engineers and designers… who happen to be makers with their own small businesses as well. Here are their stories. Amy Wibowo, BubbleSort Zines Amy has had a ten-year-long career in tech that’s included HCI research, machine learning research, FPGA programming, and web development.…

NASA-developed coating investigated for protecting Smithsonian specimens

The adsorber technology that NASA technologists originally developed to trap harmful contaminants that outgas from instrument components is highly porous — a characteristic that allows it to entrap contaminants. Credit: NASA A technology that has shielded some of NASA’s highest-profile space observatories from potentially harmful molecular contamination is now being evaluated as a possible solution for protecting the Smithsonian Institution’s cultural artifacts and natural-science specimens. Under a Space Act Agreement with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, Nithin…

Company to experiment with drones in federal pilot

With the prospect of Amazon and UPS drones dropping packages at your door and farmers surveying their fields from above, federal aviation officials are looking to experiment with looser airspace regulations. The state of Kansas and Black & Veatch are helping. Black & Veatch, an Overland Park-based engineering firm, is working with the Kansas Department of Transportation on a federal initiative announced in May by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao. Kansas is one of several sites chosen for…

3-D printers may reshape recoveries for shark bite victims

A pair of 3-D printed scaffolds made from bio-inks rest in a petri-dish. The bio-ink (right) used to create these structures is a mix of chitosan (a compound made from the shells of shrimp and other crustaceans) and alginate. Credit: Troy Fedderson/University Communication A trauma victim is wheeled into an emergency room, his thigh caked with blood-soaked bandages. Doctors work quickly to assess the wound—a large, deep laceration; numerous puncture points; flesh missing; bone broken. Definitely a bite, most likely…

Sahara dust may make you cough, but it’s a storm killer — ScienceDaily

The bad news: Dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa — totaling a staggering 2 to 9 trillion pounds worldwide — has been almost a biblical plague on Texas and much of the Southern United States in recent weeks. The good news: the same dust appears to be a severe storm killer. Research from a team of scientists led by Texas A&M University has studied Saharan dust and their work is published in the current issue of the Journal of…

New instruments push boundaries for precise measurements in jet engines, gas turbines

A Purdue University-affiliated startup is developing instruments to precisely measure pressure, temperature and other analytics inside the harsh environments of rocket engines and gas turbines. Petal Solutions LLC was founded by Guillermo Paniagua, a professor of mechanical engineering, and Valeria Andreoli, David Cuadrado and James Braun, doctoral research assistants. Paniagua said the group’s expertise in computational fluid dynamics has allowed the researchers to push the boundaries in cooling and design probe technologies. “It is fantastic to be able to…