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The World’s Cities Could Be Quieter With Help Of UC Discoveries
2012-08-14 12:41:16

University of Cincinnati innovations on reducing the noise of the nation´s most sophisticated military aircraft will be presented at an international conference in New York. They´re sleek. They´re fast. They´re powerful. And, they are deafening. Furthermore, those Top Gun military jets need to be up in the air in the wee hours — over land — to simulate their landings on aircraft carriers. But innovations out of the University of Cincinnati´s Gas...

Biplane Design Could Break Sound Barrier
2012-03-15 12:25:14

MIT researchers have found a way to produce a cheaper, quieter and fuel-efficient biplane that is capable of traveling at supersonic speeds. The team has shown through a computer model that a modified biplane can produce significantly less drag than a conventional single-wing aircraft at supersonic cruise speeds. Qiqi Wang, an assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, said less drag would allow the plane to require less fuel, making it cheaper to fly, and would also make it...

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2011-01-24 12:14:03

Sonic booms usually mean something cool. The space shuttle is coming in for a landing or a jet fighter is flying overhead. We don't hear them very often, so when we do it's an event. But imagine if aircraft manufacturers designed and built a vehicle that carried passengers or cargo at supersonic speeds over land. Sonic booms would be happening all the time; and they're loud and annoying. That's why the Concorde flew over the ocean. Noise regulations in most countries wouldn't allow it to fly...

2010-11-16 09:33:00

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SuperSonic Imagine, the innovative ultrasound medical imaging company, is pleased to announce Gordon Waldron has been named as Executive Vice President and CFO. As a member of the board of directors, he will be responsible for driving all of SuperSonic Imagine's key strategic and commercial partnerships as well as overseeing the company's financial development plan. Prior to joining SuperSonic Imagine in September 2010, Mr. Waldron...

2010-07-13 14:41:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Most people understand they will never exceed the speed of sound. General Chuck Yeager not only achieved that milestone, but he was also the first to ever do it. The American Airlines C.R. Museum is presenting Yeager for all to see and hear as he speaks at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center on Sunday, July 25, at 2:30 p.m. Gen. Yeager has accomplished many things in his lifetime, but certainly one of the most...

2010-06-14 11:43:00

PATUXENT RIVER, Md., June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) variant flew faster than the speed of sound for the first time June 10, achieving a significant milestone. The aircraft accelerated to Mach 1.07 (727 miles per hour) on the first in a long series of planned supersonic flights. "For the first time in military aviation history, supersonic, radar-evading stealth comes with short...

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2010-01-22 13:35:00

Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian extreme sportsman, said his next goal is to try to break the long-standing record for the highest ever parachute jump, BBC News reported. American Joe Kittinger made history by leaping from a balloon at 102,800ft some 50 years ago and many have sought to repeat the feat over the years but all have failed. Baumgartner now plans to skydive from a balloon sent to at least 120,000 ft. The daredevil is famous for stunts such as jumping off the Petronas Towers. He...

2009-01-26 09:40:10

The U.S. space agency says it has conducted a series of flight tests that might help produce quieter supersonic aircraft. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the tests measured shock waves generated by an F-15 jet to validate computer models that could be used in designing commercial aircraft that can fly faster than the speed of sound without generating loud sonic booms over land. Supersonic flights over land generally are prohibited because of such loud noises. A sonic...

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2009-01-22 13:35:00

NASA is concluding a series of flight tests to measure shock waves generated by an F-15 jet in an effort to validate computer models that could be used in designing quieter supersonic aircraft. The Lift and Nozzle Change Effects on Tail Shock, or Lancets, project embodies research aimed at enabling the development of commercial aircraft that can fly faster than the speed of sound without generating annoying sonic booms over land. Supersonic flight over land generally is prohibited because of...

2009-01-22 11:57:00

EDWARDS, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is concluding a series of flight tests to measure shock waves generated by an F-15 jet in an effort to validate computer models that could be used in designing quieter supersonic aircraft. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Lift and Nozzle Change Effects on Tail Shock, or Lancets, project embodies research aimed at enabling the development of commercial aircraft that can fly faster than the speed of...