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Aviation News
December 8, 2019

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The RoboBee Flies Solo

The RoboBee -- the insect-inspired microrobot -- has become the lightest vehicle ever to achieve sustained flight without the assistance of a power cord. After decades of work, the researchers ... read more

Development of Ice Controlling Tech Using Pressure

Scientists have succeeded in creating room-temperature ice and controlling its growth behaviors by dynamically compressing water up to pressures above 10,000 ... read more

'Neural Lander' Uses AI to Land Drones Smoothly

Control engineers and AI experts team up to make drones that fly more smoothly close to the ... read more

Toy Transformers and Real-Life Whales Inspire Biohybrid Robot

Researchers create a remote-controlled soft robot that can transform itself to conduct targeted drug delivery against cancer ... read more
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New Antenna Tech to Equip Ceramic Coatings With Heat Radiation Control

Researchers have developed a way for ceramic coatings to control heat radiation, a feature that could increase the performance of aircraft engines operating at high ... read more

Swarm of Tiny Drones Explores Unknown Environments

Researchers have presented a swarm of tiny drones that can explore unknown environments completely by themselves. This work forms a significant step in the field of swarm ... read more

Composite Metal Foam Outperforms Aluminum for Use in Aircraft Wings

The leading edges of aircraft wings have to meet a very demanding set of characteristics. New research shows that a combination of steel composite metal foam and epoxy resin has more desirable ... read more

Tiny Particles Lead to Brighter Clouds in the Tropics

When clouds loft tropical air masses higher in the atmosphere, that air can carry up gases that form into tiny particles, starting a process that may end up brightening lower-level clouds, according ... read more

Volleyball: The Secret to Sneaky Float Serves

A team of researchers performed wind tunnel experiments to determine the role of asymmetry caused by the orientation of a volleyball on its aerodynamic characteristics. They found that switching from ... read more

Hypersonic Research Spotlights Future Flight Challenges

Engineers are advancing what researchers know about hypersonic flight. A new study describes a series of tests that elucidate the conditions a future aircraft may experience traveling faster than 10 ... read more

Revamped Crew Scheduling Model Cuts Airline Delays by as Much as 30%

Delays and disruptions in airline operations annually result in billions of dollars of additional costs to airlines, passengers and the economy. Airlines strive to mitigate these costs by creating ... read more

Getting an 'Eel' for the Water: The Physics of Undulatory Human Swimming

A team of researchers captured the 3D motion of an athlete performing undulatory swimming. They find that the vortex wakes created led to jet flows that contribute to the propulsion. This research ... read more

Carbon Emissions Soar as Tourism Reaches New Heights

A researcher is examining how the flight routes people take to get to tourist destinations impact the amount of pollution in the ... read more

Researchers Revolutionize 3D Printed Products With Data-Driven Design Method

Scientists have demonstrated a new cost-effective, data-driven approach by designing and 3D printing an ankle brace that has varying degrees of rigidity to provide both comfort and support for the ... read more

Unified Sensor to Better Control Effects of Shock Waves

Researchers have developed a unified shock sensor to quickly and accurately dispel harmful shock ... read more

New Salt-Based Propellant Proven Compatible in Dual-Mode Rocket Engines

For dual-mode rocket engines to be successful, a propellant must function in both combustion and electric propulsion systems. Researchers have now used a salt-based propellant that had already been ... read more

Performance of Electric Solid Propellant

Electric solid propellants are being explored for use in dual-mode rocket engines because they aren't susceptible to ignite from a spark or flame and can be turned on and off electrically. ... read more

Physicists Create World's Smallest Engine

The research explains how random fluctuations affect the operation of microscopic machines like this tiny motor. In the future, such devices could be incorporated into other technologies to recycle ... read more

Enabling Longer Space Missions

The Hall thruster is a propulsion system that is often used by spacecraft engaged in longer missions. A recent study has shown how the operating lives of these systems can be further ... read more

Innovative Valve Train Saves 20% Fuel

Scientists have developed an innovative, electrohydraulically actuated valve train for internal combustion engines, that enables completely free adjustment of stroke and timing, while at the same ... read more

Turbulence Meets a Shock

Interaction of shocks and turbulence investigated with a focus on high intensity turbulence levels. A new theoretical framework was developed and tested to understand turbulent jumps of mean ... read more

Quantum Momentum

Occasionally we come across a problem in classical mechanics that poses particular difficulties for translation into the quantum world. A new mathematical model has provided some insights into one of ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Could Help Air Travelers Save a Bundle

Researchers are using artificial intelligence to help airlines price ancillary services such as checked bags and seat reservations in a way that is beneficial to customers' budget and privacy, ... read more

3D Printed Rocket Fuel Comparison

Scientists in Australia are using 3D printing to create fuels for rockets, and using tailor-made rocket motors they've built to test the ... read more

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