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2009-06-01 09:22:51

The U.S. space agency says it has selected the Raytheon Co. of Waltham, Mass., to receive its $29 million Airspace Concept Evaluation System contract. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration contract is for two years, with three one-year renewal options. Raytheon, under terms of the contract, will provide research support to the Airspace Systems Program of NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate for the design of advanced air traffic management concepts and software, as well...

2008-07-14 18:00:09

Firefighters battling California's wildfires are getting information from a drone aircraft equipped with a NASA sensor, U.S. space agency officials said. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service partnered to get wildfire imagery, responding to requests from several California agencies, NASA said in a news release Monday. The remote-controlled flights by NASA's unmanned Ikhana aircraft have a sophisticated autonomous modular...

2005-09-29 06:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- Web search company Google Inc. said on Wednesday it plans to partner with U.S. space agency NASA on space research and to build a new campus at the agency's research center in the heart of Silicon Valley. Google and the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) said they plan to cooperate on research projects such as large-scale data management, nanotechnology, massively distributed computing and the entrepreneurial space industry. Massively distributed computing...

2005-08-23 07:20:00

LOS ANGELES -- Firefighters are getting a high-tech ally in their battle against wildfires: a remote-controlled spy plane that doesn't mind smoke, can see in the dark and never sleeps. Scientists have been testing whether such planes - similar to the spy drones the U.S. military flies over Iraq and Afghanistan - can help track the direction and behavior of fast-moving flames without putting firefighters in harm's way. After experimental flights of three unmanned aerial vehicles this summer,...

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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.