Tag: "aircraft" at biology news
Viewing ecosystems from above
...sight on the uses of and instruments available for aircraft
observations. According to her, high fidelity imaging spectroscopy and small footprint lidar, are two new technologies that provide essential information needed to characterize landscape dynamics. She will discuss the types of landscapes that are me...
Nanotechnology helps scientists make bendy sensors for hydrogen vehicles
... useful in many applications, notably in vehicles, aircraft
and portable electronics. The leakage of hydrogen caused by tiny pinholes in the pipe of a space shuttle, for example, could not be easily detected by individual rigid detectors because the locations of pinholes are not predetermined, said Sun. How...
Bird sized airplane to fly like a swift
...equipped with so-called swing wings, none of these aircraft
significantly reduces the surface area of the wing...he benefits made possible by morphing. Also, these aircraft
do not steer by means of the variable wing shape....
Scientists close in on missing carbon sink
...es analyzed air samples that had been collected by aircraft
across the globe for decades but never before synt...They turned to flasks of air collected by research aircraft
over various points of the globe for the past 27 years. The air samples had been analyzed by several...
Northern forests less effective than tropical forests in reducing global warming
...es analyzed air samples that had been collected by aircraft
across the globe for decades but never before synt... flasks of air that had been collected by research aircraft
over various points of the globe. The air samples had been collected and analyzed by seven labs, w...
Small, self-controlled planes combine plant pathology and engineering
...llege of Natural Resources. Scientists have used aircraft
to monitor the movement of airborne pathogens for ...mous UAVs have distinct advantages over a sampling aircraft
operated via remote control, Schmale explained. First, the autonomous UAVs maintain a very precise s...
Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan
...ivities and habitat. Observers on each side of the aircraft
counted animals that they observed between two sets of rods placed on the wings of the plane. Using statistical techniques of extrapolation, they calculated estimates of how many animals there were on a landscape. To their surprise, the results in Bo...
Candidate research sites selected for the National Ecological Observatory Network
... invasive species. In addition, NEON will equip aircraft
with a variety of instruments to provide regional information for scaling and extrapolation from sites. A land use analysis package will support comprehensive assessment and analysis of patterns, changes, and drivers of land use, land cover, and land...
Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles
...y backcountry sites is increasingly compromised by aircraft
noise. In order to fulfill their mandate to protec...tial restoration of natural quiet to the park from aircraft
noise. Dickson Hingson of the Sierra Club's National Parks and Monument Committee ( dhingson@infowe...
3M Manchester research center to develop vital new science
...y different areas, including flight controllers in aircraft
and car safety systems. The work will focus on systems in which there are complex interactions between components that switch discretely and other components that change continuously. Techniques developed by computer scientists to make sure compu...
Arctic ice retreating more quickly than computer models project
...ic.) But newly available data sets, blending early aircraft
and ship reports with more recent satellite measurements that are considered more reliable than the earlier records, show that the September ice actually declined at a rate of about 7.8 percent per decade during the 1953-2006 period. "This suggests...
Satellites play vital role in understanding the carbon cycle
... biosystem." By comparing the satellite data to aircraft
data and to remote-sensing sites on the surface, Monks learned the method he and his colleagues are using is approaching a precision of around 1%, giving them confidence in what they see from space. By better understanding all of the parameters in...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 18, 2007
...e route to JP-5, a slightly different fuel used on aircraft
carriers. Invited to participate in the effort to develop alternatives, Lamprecht studied use of so-called Fischer-Tropsch technology. Sasol is a pioneer in use of the technology to produce synthetic fuels from coal. It can convert coal, natural ga...
Scientists track impact of Asian dust and pollution on clouds, climate change
...e of the nation's newest and most capable research aircraft
are launching a far-reaching field project this mo...ing dust, pollutants, and cloud particles into the aircraft
for study. Scientists will capture ice particles from clouds, evaporate them, study the residue, and...
Flexible electronics could find applications as sensors, artificial muscles
...d accordions leading to sensor-embedded covers for aircraft
and robots, and even prosthetic skin for humans. "We are presently developing stretchable electronics and sensors for smart surgical gloves and hemispherical electronic eye imagers," he added. The team of researchers has been successful in fabric...
Scientists rehearse for Foton mission
...ESTEC to Rotterdam Airport. From there a chartered aircraft
will fly the experiments to Samara, in Russia. After customs clearance and refuelling, the journey will continue to the remote launch site in Baikonur. "For biology experiments the samples need to be prepared as late as possible," adds Demets. "By...
New bird, bat species revealed by extensive DNA barcode studies
...and aircraft, military and civilian." (Photos of aircraft
bird strikes: see http://wildlife.pr.erau.edu/Pictures2.htm ) In a few years, field researchers, indeed many interested citizens, could employ hand-held DNA devices for nearly instant species identification. Says Dr. Hebert: "For cases where it is...
Is there a pilot in the insect?
...eed, in other words without using any of the usual aircraft
onboard flight aids like radar, GPS, radio-altimeters and variometers. An insect brain wouldn't cope with these cumbersome, heavy, energy-consuming devices. This important work shows that this new science called biorobotics, that the team from Mars...
CESAR could hail cheaper and greener small aircraft
... current mechanical and hydraulic systems on small aircraft
- such as private jets and those used for short fl... right across the European Union. All aspects of aircraft
design and development will be examined during the EU-funded project, with the ultimate aim to produ...
Cutting-edge projects awarded computing time on Blue Gene/L
...y Co. will conduct high-fidelity simulations of an aircraft
engine combustor that properly resolve turbulence, thereby improving emissions and operability of future designs. David McGuire at the University of AlaskaFairbanks will model the response of terrestrial ecosystems to climate change and disturbance ...
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