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Volcanic ash detector boosts air safety
...ht paths. In the past 30 years, more than 90 jet aircraft
have encountered ash clouds emitted from erupting volcanoes. Ash clouds are almost invisible to radar. Silicon compounds within these clouds can cause costly damage to aircraft, ranging from abrasion of windows and composite surfaces to engine des...
Scientists, ships, aircraft to profile Asian pollution and dust
...ng solar and infraredradiation. Among the research aircraft
will be a C-130, owned by the NationalScience Foundation and operated by NCAR, on its first researchmission since acquiring four brand new engines and a sporty paintjob. Its newly developed intake inlets can for the first timeaccurately capture air c...
NSF weighs options for treating South Pole patient
... of the austral winter are near the point at which aircraft
cannot operate safely. The combination of cold and...y fleet of ski equipped C-130 "Hercules" transport aircraft
and would perform a military evacuation. Approximately 35 aircrew and maintenance personnel fro...
New Zealand aircraft to fly mission to USA McMurdo Station
... be provided in Antarctica. The wheeled, C-130 aircraft
will leave Christchurch, New Zealand on Monday, April 23 (Christchurch time) to pick up the patients from the main U.S. research station in Antarctica. The patients are all employees of Raytheon Polar Services Co., which supports Antarctic research ...
Science paper suggests strategy to more effectively control harmful ozone
...ormation, the research team used data collected by aircraft
flying through plant emission plumes to pinpoint the critical factors involved in ozone production within these plumes. Focusing on two Tennessee power plants, Ryerson and colleagues found that power plant plumes with a lower concentration of NO x...
Operation of self-aiming camera modeled on how part of brain works
...and sound, the system can differentiate between an aircraft
on the horizon and a flock of birds.During infancy, the superior colliculus helps a babys brain associate external direction with an internal visual reference grid mapping a mothers moving lips to the sound of her voice, for example. In a similar f...
PNNL captures first bird's-eye view of Puget Sound air pollution
...onduct research flights in a Gulfstream-1 research aircraft
between Seattle and Bellingham, Wash., tracking th...universities and government agencies to coordinate aircraft
measurements with other regional air quality measurement and modeling activities. Data from PNW-2001...
University of Ulster spearheads giant leap forward in medicine
... recently highlighted when passengers on long haul aircraft
flights suffered lethal blood clots and heart disease. The African Running Frog produces a venom which paralyses giant insects which prey on it. Peptides from the venom could be incorporated into food crops or crops like cotton to prevent insect att...
Molecular motor packs DNA into viruses at greater than champagne pressures, researchers report
...human dimensions, this would be enough to lift six aircraft
carriers, Bustamante said. A Newton is a force roughly equivalent to the weight of an apple on Earth, and a picoNewton is a millionth of a millionth of a Newton. For comparison, the molecular motor RNA polymerase, which creates strands of RNA, exerts...
Drugs, electronics, and 'green' catalysts: The chemical year in review
...lastic could be used in electronic circuit boards, aircraft
and satellite components, implanted body parts, and sealants. The smallest power source ever built was developed by scientists at the University of Texas, Austin. The enzyme-based fuel cell has enough power to run a tiny biosensor-transmitter syst...
Researchers describe overall water balance in subglacial Lake Vostok
...pping of the lake by specially equipped Twin Otter aircraft
flown by the Support of Office forAerogeophysical Research at the University of Texas at Austin. The radar sounding, laser altimetry, magnetics, and gravity surveys were a first, non-invasive step to explore Lake Vostok. Bell and her team a...
Basic motion measuring technology may be alternative to more expensive testing procedures
New Orleans, LA The great nuclear-powered aircraft
carriers now on station in the Indian Ocean are 1,...oard an amphibious assault ship resembling a small aircraft
carrier. Testing consisted of two estimations of total daily energy expenditure (TDEE) in kcal by t...
From nanotechnology to raspberries, Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve our lives
...primary application is to modern military tactical aircraft
that must be capable of rapid maneuvering over a wide range of flight conditions. These aircraft
are equipped with redundant control surfaces to enhance maneuvering capability. It is important to f...
Reactor reveals hidden life of rocks
...90 by the U.S. Air Force to check for corrosion in aircraft
components. It was transferred to UC Davis in 2001....
NSF invites media to report on U.S.-sponsored Antarctic research (2002-2003 season)
...se for a very limited number of slots and space on aircraft
is severely constrained. Logistical limitations make it nearly impossible to modify reporting plans once in Antarctica. A key selection criterion is USAP's ability to provide the logistical support needed to carry out a specific reporting plan. Rep...
Telemedicine link with South Pole allows remote knee surgery
...o leave because extreme cold and darkness prevents aircraft
landings. NSF officials judged an evacuation of Gibson as too risky to aircrews. Instead, a panel of physicians in the U.S. explored a variety of options for treating the injury using digital x-rays sent via the telemedicine link and a live video t...
Ecologist's book on introduced species' destructiveness
...t arriving via spaceships, but in the thousands of aircraft
and sea-going ships in everyday commerce, the authors observe. The book covers many of the more than 120,000 non-indigenous species that have invaded six countries (the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, India, South Africa and Brazil) and giv...
Why the hammerhead shark's head is in the shape it's in
...whether the anterior foil acts as in canard-winged aircraft
to increase maneuverability. This was assessed by hypothesis by determining whether two species of hammerheads (Sphyrna tiburo and S. lewini) turn more sharply, more often, and with greater velocity than a closely related carcharhinid shark (Carcharh...
Purdue creates self-generating nanotubes with 'dial-up' properties
...fibers to reinforce everything from boat hulls and aircraft
to body armor and parachutes." Another secret to creating custom-made tubes lies in manipulating a property called chirality, which has to do with the direction the spiral-shaped tubes twist. Nature only twists molecules in one direction -- this is ...
From moon rocks to space food: UH research spans 40 years
...nd new materials for use in the next generation of aircraft
and aerospace vehicles. UH researchers will be wor...ht and mechanical performance and safety of future aircraft
and spacecraft, as well as fabricating new nanomaterials for flight vehicles that are stronger and l...
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