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2014-09-24 16:20:48

HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA researchers will drop a 45-foot-long helicopter fuselage from a height of about 30 feet for the second time in a year - all in the name of safety. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO News media representatives are invited to observe the drop test, scheduled for Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m. EDT (weather permitting) at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. U.S. media members must email Kathy Barnstorff at...

2014-07-07 08:29:59

MUNICH, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New MicroTrack sled test facility measuring 220 meters in length / First M=LIGHT LED lamp series installed / Curb test for ultra-modern side tests The vehicle safety requirements stipulated by institutes such as the New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) are becoming more and more stringent and the associated test procedures more complex. As a result, vehicle...

2012-02-09 18:34:01

Preliminary analysis Boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) carry risks of head and neck injuries. Padded gloves and headgear are designed to lessen these risks, primarily those resulting from linear acceleration. But what about other types of impact? To date there has been little testing of rotational acceleration or rotational velocity, and no current rotational head injury scoring system. Knowing that rotational acceleration, rotational velocity, and combined linear-rotation impacts are...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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