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2014-07-21 08:29:20

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Aerostat Systems Market by Aerostat Class, by Balloon Type, by Payload(Electro-Optics , Thermal Imaging Camera , Electronic Intelligence, Surveillance Radar, INS), by Geography - Market Forecast & Analysis to 2013 -...

World View space capsule
2014-06-26 04:40:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online World View has successfully completed a scaled test flight of its helium balloon-based transportation system, setting a new world record for highest parafoil flight in the process, the commercial spaceflight firm announced on Tuesday. The Arizona-based firm, which is an offshoot of Paragon Space Development Corporation, successfully used its spaceflight system to lift a one-tenth scale system to an altitude of 120,000 feet over...

2014-06-24 08:20:29

Sets World Record for Highest Parafoil Flight; Completes Full Flight Profile TUCSON, Ariz., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Representing a milestone accomplishment, World View, the commercial balloon spaceflight company, has successfully completed a scaled test flight of its high-altitude balloon spaceflight system breaking the world record for highest parafoil flight in the process. The flight launched from Roswell International Air Center in Roswell, NM on June 18 at 7:45 a.m. MT and lasted...

2014-06-19 12:21:05

DALLAS, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report, "Aerostat Systems Market by Aerostat Class (Small, Medium, Large), by Balloon Type (Spheroidal, Ellipsoidal), by Payload (Electro-Optics , Thermal Imaging Camera , Electronic Intelligence, Surveillance Radar, INS), by Geography (North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East) - Market Forecast & Analysis to 2013 - 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the Aerostat Systems Market is...

Airbags Take The Weight In ACTE G-III Loads Tests
2014-06-18 03:05:00

NASA Technicians at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Flight Loads Laboratory recently completed structural evaluations on a modified Gulfstream G-III aircraft that will serve as a test bed for the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge (ACTE) project. The loads tests assisted engineers in predicting the levels of structural stress the airplane will likely experience during ACTE research flights. And for the first time, some unusual hardware aided the process: the aircraft was...

2014-06-05 23:04:10

DirectAire Al Offers Directional Airflow in a Strong, Light-weight Panel Jessup, MD (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Tate Airflow™, the newly launched global brand of next generation airflow management products and services, is introducing its latest directional airflow panel DirectAire® Al. The new panel offers a light-weight high performance alternative to standard grates by directing airflow from the raised floor plenum to the data center racks. Similar to Tate’s other directional...

2014-03-31 23:02:54

“We all know that Robert Zemeckis is one of our industry’s finest Directors,” said Mark Wolper, President & Executive Producer of The Wolper Organization at Warner Bros. and Chair of the Endeavor Awards Host Committee, to which Mr. Zemeckis has been named. “What his fans and even friends might not know is that Zemeckis is also a compassionate supporter of Public Benefit Aviation.” Santa Monica, California (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Robert Zemeckis, who is a licensed pilot,...

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...

A Wingsuit Could Let Usain Bolt Fly On Saturn's Largest Moon
2014-03-03 10:40:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Usain Bolt, who holds records as the fastest man on Earth on two feet, may be so fast that he could fly if he was dropped off on Saturn’s moon Titan and given a wingsuit. Physics students from the University of Leicester have calculated that, based on the world-record holder’s superhuman speeds, he would be able to take flight on the distant moon. Bolt has been recorded reaching speeds of up to 40.25 feet per second, or...


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Microraptor
2012-03-21 23:43:50

Microraptor, meaning “small thief,” is a genus of dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period (120 million years ago). This small, four-winged animal was first discovered in the Jiufotang Formation in Liaoning, China, with more than two dozen specimens unearthed. There are two known species of Microraptor. The type species, M. zhaoianus, has been hotly debated for years. It was initially placed in the genus Archaeoraptor before a more accurate description placed it in the...

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2006-12-12 13:36:41

The Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps), sometimes called the Flying Sugar, is a small gliding possum. It is native to eastern and northern mainland Australia, New Guinea, and the Bismarck Archipelago, and introduced to Tasmania. Physical description The Sugar Glider is around 6.3 to 7.5 in (16 to 20 cm) long, with a tail almost as long as the body. It weighs between 3 and 5.3 oz (90 to 150 g). The fur is generally pearl grey, with black and cream patches at the base of the black or grey...

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