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DARPA Unveils Unmanned Drones To Assist War Zone Troops
2014-02-13 06:59:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) unveiled Tuesday an update to its initiative to equip the US military with unmanned, modular drones that would conduct supply runs, reconnaissance and rescue missions, casualty evacuations and other essential services in hard-to-reach areas. “US military experience has shown that rugged terrain and threats such as ambushes and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) can make...

2014-02-12 20:20:26

DULUTH, Minn., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cirrus Aircraft today announced the details of its 2014 JumpStart ProgramSM, aimed to give more new pilots a comprehensive introduction to general aviation by learning to fly in a Cirrus. The program is a unique collaboration between Cirrus Aircraft, Cirrus' largest vendor suppliers and Cirrus' flight training partners to allow first-time pilots to train in new, fully-equipped Cirrus airplanes. Innovative JumpStart Program components include both...

DARPA Dreams Up Satellite-Launching Hypersonic Space Plane
2014-02-12 15:03:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new program established by DARPA is looking to build a spaceplane that is able to launch satellites into orbit. The Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program will help add a quick, affordable and routine ride to space. The program aims to build a fully reusable unmanned hypersonic vehicle that DARPA said would be like providing “aircraft-like access to space.” The proposed vehicle would launch from a “clean pad” with a small...

2014-02-10 16:22:08

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. [NYSE: SPR] Chief Executive Officer Larry Lawson and Chief Financial Officer Sanjay Kapoor will speak at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference in Miami, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at 11:25 a.m. (EST). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130515/CG13652LOGO) Remarks from Lawson and Kapoor will be webcast and will be available at http://www.spiritaero.com/investor.aspx. Individuals are advised...

2014-02-10 16:21:12

MADISON, Ind., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With a minimal investment in just two Rotary Lift Mach((TM)) series mobile columns and a Rotary Lift truck frame adapter kit, vehicle service professionals can affordably add a versatile 12,000 lb. or 15,000 lb. capacity lift to their shops. The easy-to-use frame-engaging adapter kit transforms a pair of mobile columns into a fore-and-aft lift that's perfect for servicing Class 3 and most Class 4 trucks. (Photo:...

2014-02-06 12:21:48

SEATTLE, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) announced today that it has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) from the FAA for Split Scimitar Winglets to be installed on Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The Split Scimitar Winglet program is the culmination of a five-year design effort using the latest computational fluid dynamic technology to redefine the aerodynamics of the Blended Winglet into an all-new Split Scimitar Winglet. The unique feature of the...

2014-02-05 08:22:03

Common Processor approach promises reduced sustainment costs, enhanced readiness PALMDALE, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force will get its first look at a faster, more affordable way to replace obsolete avionics on the B-2 stealth bomber under a contract awarded last August to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) Under the 43-month, $43.5 million award, the company will produce a functional...

Snake's Ability To Fly May Be Due To Aerodynamics
2014-01-30 10:37:45

[ Watch the Video: How Can A Snake Fly? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Paradise tree snake is probably best known for one unique behavior: its ability to "fly" from tree to tree. New research from a team of American scientists has revealed that these snakes shape their body into an aerofoil mid-flight to allow them to glide around 100 feet from the top of a tree. Study author Jake Socha, a biomechanics expert at Virginia Tech, said the snakes appear to...

2014-01-29 23:31:33

Affordable router for satellite broadband and GSM data service saves money via compression, PIN codes and accelerated data services. Maryville, TN (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 RedPort Global, the leader in advancing satellite data speeds and services, today announced the Optimizer Crew broadband satellite router with Wi-Fi. Optimizer Crew lets users easily share and control access to a satellite broadband or GSM data service via a Wi-Fi or Ethernet network. Optimizer Crew replaces standard...

2014-01-29 12:20:50

TETERBORO, New Jersey, January 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dassault Falcon Jet has mobilized its customer service resources to provide support for Falcon operators traveling to Super Bowl XLVIII. About 1200 business jets are expected to visit the New York metropolitan area for the week - 600 of them through Teterboro Airport. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/564526-a ) The Dassault Falcon Jet headquarters - and the company's largest Falcon spares...


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2010-11-24 15:29:37

The boomerang is a flying tool, made of wood or carbon fiber-reinforced plastic, with a curved shape that is often used as a weapon or for sport. They have also been made of bones and come in many different shapes and sizes depending on their geographic or tribal origins and their intended function. The most commonly recognizable type is the returning boomerang which travels in an elliptical path and returns to its point of origin. The returning boomerang has lopsided wings in order to create...

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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.