Aerospace and Defense


  • A US blueprint to achieve carbon neutral aviation emissions

    A government-wide strategy is outlined for scaling up new technologies to produce sustainable aviation fuels across the U.S. airline industry.

  • Study: Methamphetamine retention on household surfaces depends on surface material

    In the lab, the researchers performed methamphetamine smoking simulations on different household surfaces composed of various materials such as wood, acrylic, metal, plaster and tile.

  • Video: NASA’s DART mission is a smashing success

    This first planetary defense test was designed to alter the orbit of a space rock to prove humanity could deflect a dangerous asteroid if one was headed for Earth.

  • Prepare to watch a NASA spacecraft collide with an asteroid

    On Monday, September 26, 2022, DART will careen into the asteroid Dimorphos at about 14,000 miles per hour.

  • Employing shape memory alloys in aerospace

    SMAs have been around for a few decades, yet new applications for their uses are being constantly developed.

  • Industrial wastewater transforms into profitable byproduct

    The technique converts hazardous wastewater into potable water while retrieving valuable acids.

  • GE's adaptive engine for F-35 jet moves to next phase

    GE anticipates that the military will utilize it for the F-35 jet as it moves into the manufacturing development phase.

  • NREL's new cybersecurity tool simplifies site evaluations

    There is a new tool available to help manage risk: the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) DER Risk Manager (DER-RM), a downloadable application that implements and automates a widely trusted framework for information security from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

  • DARPA developing tunable, breathable smokescreen for the battlefield

    Through its so-called Coded Visibility project, DARPA is seeking tailorable, tunable, safe obscurants that will offer warfighters an asymmetric advantage, enabling U.S. soldiers and allied forces visibility while impairing enemy vision and detection systems on the battlefield.

  • Video: Surveying water resources from space

    The Surface Water and Ocean Topography satellite mission is expected to improve water resources management through a better understanding of Earth’s water cycle.

  • Robot Lab to help build missile warning satellites

    The geostationary Next-Gen OPIR satellites will be operated by the U.S. Space Force and designed to offer an early warning system for incoming ballistic or tactical missiles launched from anywhere in the world.

  • Study: Deepfakes can trick some facial recognition systems

    The team determined that four of the most common verification methods currently in use could be easily bypassed using deepfakes.

  • Video: SpaceX delayed by launch pad hydraulics failure

    The company's famed 'chopsticks' robots failed while the launch site was being prepared, but testing got underway eventually.

  • James Webb snaps its first exoplanet view from afar

    NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has taken its first direct image of a planet outside Earth's solar system.

  • Seco and partners to host first hybrid aerospace innovation event

    Attend in person or virtually to experience machining demonstrations, seminars and networking opportunities relevant to aerospace manufacturing.

  • Alstef introduces its baggage handling robot

    Alstef, a provider of automated solutions, has developed an autonomous baggage handling robot for airports.

  • UK's Ministry of Defense eyes balloons for surveillance platform

    As part of Project Aether, the high altitude balloons can be maneuvered to anywhere in the world where there is fighting, according to its developers.

  • DeepVeil facial recognition software identifies veiled, masked subjects

    The team reported that the facial recognition software achieved 99.95% accuracy for identifying people wearing a niqab, which is a garment worn by many Muslim women that covers most of the face except the eyes.

  • Video: Prospective sites selected for next Moon landing

    After a 50 year absence, NASA is tentatively scheduling to bring a human crew back to the Moon by 2025.

  • Landmine-detecting drone in the works

    The drone features ground penetrating synthetic aperture radar for detecting landmines and was developed under Project FindMine.

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