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2014-04-18 08:20:38

AKRON, Ohio, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After receiving nearly 15,000 unique submissions for its national "Name the Blimp" contest, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) has selected 10 finalist names for its newest blimp. The finalist names were chosen based on criteria, including how the name reflects the history of airships, the majesty of lighter-than-air flight and Goodyear's track record of delivering superior performance and innovation....

2014-04-14 23:00:48

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon visits Monroe Center Elementary School, 17500 Ill. Hwy. 72, in Monroe Center, Ill., on April 25 where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX real estate network in northern Illinois. CHICAGO (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon visits Monroe Center Elementary School, 17500 Ill. Hwy. 72, in Monroe Center, Ill., on April 25 where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational...

2014-03-14 12:21:25

Goodyear Reveals Larger, Faster Airship; Launches Nationwide Contest to Choose its Name AKRON, Ohio, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today unveiled an all-new, state-of-the-art version of its world-famous icon, the Goodyear Blimp. The new airship is larger, faster, and more maneuverable and builds on the company's legacy as the world's leading builder and operator of airships. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please...

2014-03-10 08:33:04

MONTREAL, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The world of sport aviation is currently being revolutionized by the use of strong and light carbon fiber. The Blackshape CF300 Prime two-seater, the first ultra-light sport aircraft made entirely from carbon fiber and conceived using Formula One tools and methods will be distributed in North America by the Aircité Aviation - Aviasport partnership. The Prime delivers incredible performance and economy, all for a very low operating cost....

flying Paradise tree snake
2014-03-05 04:36:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The flying Paradise tree snakes of lowland Asia are renowned for their ability to glide from tree to tree and a new study in the journal Physics of Fluids has shown that these reptiles ride tiny vortices of air that give them a little extra boost. The study expanded on previous research that showed the snakes get an extra boost of lift when facing the air flow at a certain angle. “After experiments uncovered this, we decided to...

2014-03-04 12:24:07

A team of researchers exploring the aerodynamics of flying snakes finds that whirls of wind, the little vortices surrounding it, give them an extra lift. WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Animal flight behavior is an exciting frontier for engineers to both apply knowledge of aerodynamics and to learn from nature's solutions to operating in the air. Flying snakes are particularly intriguing to researchers because they lack wings or any other features that remotely...

2014-02-28 08:21:06

BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- VIRES Aeronautics, developers of a revolutionary airplane wing design, today announced a $1 million Series AA round of financing. The funding will enable VIRES Aeronautics to meet increasing customer demand for extended flight time in the rapidly growing industry for unmanned aerial vehicles. Draper Associates led the round with participation from Lemnos Labs, VegasTechFund, Promus Ventures, Lance White, Don Hutchison, and Toivo...

Hot Air Balloon Rides Dangerous
2013-11-05 10:35:37

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have analyzed crash data for different modes of air travel and have found that the minimal regulations for hot air balloon rides may be making the tours more dangerous. The researchers specifically blame the lack of regulation covering these flights and suggest that extra safety measures, such as cushioned basket bottoms and restraints could save lives in the event of a crash. In the past 12 years, five people have died...


Latest Aeronautics Reference Libraries

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2009-07-18 15:14:24

A thermal column is a column of rising air in lower altitudes of the atmosphere. Thermal columns are created by uneven heating patterns of the Earth's surface from solar radiation. The sun warms the ground, and the air directly above the ground begins to warm. As the warm air expands, it becomes less dense than the air around it and rises. As the warmer air rises, it cools due to its expansion in lower high-altitude pressures. When it cools to the same temperature as the surrounding air, it...

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2006-12-12 13:43:59

The Feathertail Glider (Acrobates pygmaeus), also known as the Pygmy Gliding Possum, is the world's smallest gliding mammal. It is named for its long feather-shaped tail. Although only the size of a very small mouse 2.56 to 3.15 in and .35 to .49 oz (65 to 80 mm and 10 to 14 g), it can leap and glide long distances from tree to tree. It can glide up to 27 yards (25 meters). Like other gliding mammals, the Feathertail Glider has a skin membrane between the fore and hind legs. It is thicker...

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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.