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Category: Aerospace Engineering

Aerial vehicle flying freely with independently controlled main wings

Figure 1. Flight modes with independently controlled wings. Credit: The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Professor Dongsoo Har and his team in Cho Chun Shik Graduate School of Green Transportation in Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) lately developed an aerial vehicle that is able to control the main wings separately and independently. Aerial vehicles in a typical category have main wings fixed to the body (fuselage) in an integrated form. Shape of main wings,…

Disk patterns can self-generate — ScienceDaily

When exoplanet scientists first spotted patterns in disks of dust and gas around young stars, they thought newly formed planets might be the cause. But a recent NASA study cautions that there may be another explanation — one that doesn’t involve planets at all. Exoplanet hunters watch stars for a few telltale signs that there might be planets in orbit, like changes in the color and brightness of the starlight. For young stars, which are often surrounded by disks of…

Scott Kelly’s Endurance and the Future of Space Travel

Scott Kelly is a NASA astronaut, veteran of a year’s stay on the International Space Station (ISS), and now a published author of a popular memoir called Endurance.  He is also the twin brother of fellow astronaut Mark Kelly, who is married to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt in 2011.  At the time Giffords was shot, her brother-in-law was in orbit during an earlier ISS stay. Needless to say, Kelly has led an eventful life, and…

Researcher collaborates with industry to create design tool for syntactic foams

Syntactic foams, which have been used for years in aerospace and marine applications, are being employed in a wider and wider array of products. Nikhil Gupta, NYU Tandon professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering has partnered with specialty chemical makers Dixie Chemical and Evonik to create a web-based tool that lets product manufacturers create the right kind of syntactic foam for a specific product. Credit: NYU Tandon School of Engineering With a foundation in aerospace and deep-sea applications, syntactic foams…

Exploring fluid dynamics in virtual reality

Anything that moves through water or air leaves behind an invisible wake of swirls and waves. Flow visualization makes these “flow field” patterns visible to allow researchers to study them. Credit: Syracuse University Virtual reality has grown beyond the gaming world and is increasingly being used for a variety of applications—including education. Researchers in Assistant Professor Melissa Green’s Flow Visualization Lab in the College of Engineering and Computer Science are developing a way to apply it to their work. This…

North Korea and the Paradox of Nuclear Weapons

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, North Korea launched a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).  Analysis of the flight path and other data indicates that the new model, called the Hwasong-15, can probably reach any point in the continental U. S.   And last September, Kim Jong-un ordered a successful underground test of a thermonuclear weapon whose yield exceeded 100 kilotons of TNT, the standard measure of nuclear-weapon power.  While North Korea has yet to demonstrate the ability to deliver nuclear…

Voyager 1 fires up thrusters after 37 years — ScienceDaily

If you tried to start a car that’s been sitting in a garage for decades, you might not expect the engine to respond. But a set of thrusters aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft successfully fired up Wednesday after 37 years without use. Voyager 1, NASA’s farthest and fastest spacecraft, is the only human-made object in interstellar space, the environment between the stars. The spacecraft, which has been flying for 40 years, relies on small devices called thrusters to orient itself…

Study finds drones more damaging than bird strikes to planes

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Drones that collide with planes cause more damage than birds of the same size because of their solid motors, batteries and other parts, a study released by the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday found. The study’s researchers say aircraft-manufacturing standards designed for bird strikes aren’t appropriate for ensuring planes can withstand collisions with drones. The FAA said it will depend on drone makers to help develop technology to detect and avoid planes. Reports of close…

How Technology Has Improved Education

Positive Effects of Technology on Modern Education Today, technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives and has drastically changed many areas of society in positive ways, including education. Technology has revolutionized the processes of teaching and learning and made them more easy, interesting, and enjoyable. Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning Technological developments like computers, mind training software, digital cameras, 3D visualization tools, PowerPoint presentations are great tools for teachers to help students develop their cognitive skills such…