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Drones Can Now Flap Wings, Ride Wind Currents like Birds

In a study just published in Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne and ISAE-Supaéro in Toulouse, unveiled experiments with drones that can sense wind gusts...
crop waste

Rewiring Plant Defence Genes to Reduce Crop Waste

Plants could be genetically rewired to better resist disease, helping safeguard crop yields worldwide – new research by the Universities of Warwick and...
graphene

Graphene Flexes Its Muscle

The ScienceGas pressure was applied to a crumpled graphene membrane to cause it to bulge and stiffen. The result? The gas pressure revealed that...
facial temperatures

How the Temperature of Your Nose Shows How Much Strain You...

Researchers at the University of Nottingham’s Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT), together with academic staff from the Bioengineering and Human Factors Research Groups, have...
Unmanned Aerial Systemsvideo

CODE Makes Headway on Collaborative Autonomy for Unmanned Aerial Systems

DARPA’s Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment (CODE) program aims to extend the capability of the U.S. military’s existing unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) to conduct...
steel alloy

Novel Technique Expands Industrial Use of Advanced High-Strength Steel Alloys

The automotive industry’s demand for high-performance alloys known as advanced high-strength (AHS) steels has increased in recent years owing to increasingly tough passenger safety,...
drone

Study Finds Drones More Damaging Than Bird Strikes to Planes

As part of a multi-institution Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) study focused on unmanned aerial systems, researchers at The Ohio State University are helping quantify...
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Better Properties for Magnesium Alloy

Magnesium alloy can be made stronger and more workable by hot pressing under optimized conditions to produce an ultra-fine crystalline structure, A*STAR researchers have...
aircraft wing

Optimal Aircraft Wing Designed on Europe’s Biggest Computer

Four DTU researchers have calculated how to achieve the best and most resistant aircraft wing structure using the least amount of material. In essence,...
metamaterials

Developing “ABCs” for Exploiting New Phenomena in Light-Matter Interactions

A unique class of engineered light-manipulating materials, known as metamaterials or structured materials, makes use of patterns of strongly interacting wavelength or sub-wavelength-sized elements....
navigation

Navy Using New UConn Software to Improve Navigation

Major research discoveries generate news headlines. But a research undertaking by one University of Connecticut engineering lab seeks to forestall some headlines of a...
Ocean sound waves

Ocean Sound Waves May Reveal Location of Incoming Objects

The ocean can seem like an acoustically disorienting place, with muffled sounds from near and far blending together in a murky sea of noise.Now...
solar dronevideo

When Solar-Powered Drones Meet Arctic Glaciers

What better place than the Arctic for testing the new generation of solar-powered aircraft? The Autonomous Systems Laboratory ASL has developed a pioneering solar-powered...
Sikorsky, sensor fusion

Lockheed Martin to Develop Next-Gen Sensor Fusion Testbed to Enhance Helicopter...

Lockheed Martin received a $12 million contract from the U.S. Army to develop a Multi-Modal Sensor Fusion (MMSF) testbed for rotary-wing aircraft.Under the service's...
Sprintersvideo

OFFSET “Sprinters” Encouraged to Share Innovative Ideas for Swarm Systems

DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program envisions future small-unit infantry forces using small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and/or small unmanned ground systems (UGSs) in...
air taxi

Flying Taxicabs?

CWRU researcher working with  NASA, other partners to build small, battery-powered aircraft in next several yearsNeed to catch a fast ride from Cleveland to...
sensors

Developing Sensors to Defend Aircraft Against Lasers

Laser strikes, the aiming of high-power laser pointers at aircraft, are a growing safety concern for pilots and aircraft passengers. They pose numerous dangers to pilots, including...
radar system

UMass Amherst Engineers Designing Dual-Use Radar Systems for Drone Detection and...

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Engineering are developing a multi-purpose radar system that can detect very small drone aircraft and...
wind turbine

What Makes a Wind Turbine Rotate

The way modern wind turbines generate electricity is inspired by the aerospace industry. One of the most important elements is the design of wind...
Wireless Systems

Leti Develops Proof Of Concept To Test Wireless Systems In Aircraft

In a joint research project with Dassault Aviation, Leti demonstrated a channel-measurement campaign over Wi-Fi frequency in several airplanes, including Dassault's Falcon business jet....