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2013-03-10 23:02:03

ARA has responded to the challenges of rubber buildup on runways with a lightweight, deployable technology which has received attention for its capabilities and been showcased in an Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) video posted. Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida (PRWEB) March 10, 2013 Runway rubber buildup is one of the most recognized and easily correctable factors contributing to loss of runway friction. In wet conditions, buildup creates a potential for hydroplaning and risks to...

Boeing’s Microwave Missile
2012-10-25 21:05:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As it stands, one of the best ways to render a building packed with satellite and communications equipment ineffective is to get someone close enough to throw that one, clearly marked breaker switch. You know the one, it´s in all the movies. Another, and often more chosen method, is to blow the entire building to smithereens. While effective, destroying entire buildings not only ensures plenty of collateral damage, it...

What Do A Kindle And Cuttlefish Have In Common?
2012-09-26 16:20:42

Research out today from a multidisciplinary team headed by the University of Cincinnati examines parallels between e-Paper technology (the technology behind sunlight-readable devices like the Kindle) and biological organisms that change color. Over millions of years, biological organisms — from the chameleon and cuttlefish to the octopus and squid — have developed color-changing abilities for adaptive concealment (e.g., camouflage) and communication signaling (e.g., warning or...

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2012-08-15 20:42:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Air Force's new aircraft of the future crashed during a hypersonic test flight, hitting a speed bump in the future of creating quick flights from New York to London. The X-51A WaveRider was designed to reach Mach 6, or 3,600 mph, after being dropped from a B-52 bomber. The aircraft underwent a test on Tuesday, and was brought out off the Southern California coast to experience a few minutes of flying at hypersonic speeds....


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