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Researchers Developing Elecrohydrodynamic Thrust Technology
2013-04-03 19:12:11

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online MIT researchers writing in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A say they found ionic wind thrusters may be a more efficient source of propulsion than conventional jet engines. Ionic wind, or electrohydrodynamic thrust, was first identified in the 1960s. The phenomenon takes place when a current passes between two electrodes, creating a wind in the air between. If enough voltage is applied, the wind produces a thrust...

Successful Flight For NASA X-48C Aircraft
2012-08-08 04:53:48

[ Watch the Video: NASA's X-48C Test Flight Successful ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The unmanned aircraft X-48C successfully flew for the first time on Tuesday at the Edwards Air Force Base, according to NASA. The Boeing aircraft was formerly known as the X-48B Blended Wing Body aircraft, and was modified to evaluate the low-speed stability and control of a low-noise version of a notional, future Hybrid Wing Body (HWB) aircraft design. This HWB design,...

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2011-03-06 09:10:00

A rocket that is planned to power a British car to over 1,000 mph will get its first test firing in the coming months.Producing 27,000 pounds of thrust, the hybrid Falcon motor will be the largest rocket to be ignited in the United Kingdom in nearly two decades.However, it will not be the only power source in the Bloodhound vehicle when it attempts to break the land speed record next year. A jet engine from a fighter plane and an engine from an F1 car will also power the car.The team behind...

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2010-11-26 12:39:26

By Steven Siceloff. NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center A space shuttle main engine burns at 6,000 degrees F, but the outside of the nozzle remains cool to the touch. Prior to launch, sometimes it even frosts over. The nozzle technology that allows a finger-width of ridged metal to contain and steer flames that would boil iron is just one of the scores of innovations designers came up with for the engines three decades ago. Such advances were critical if NASA was going to realize its plans...

2010-11-22 19:08:46

In the future, tiny air vehicles may be able to fly through cracks in concrete to search for earthquake victims, explore a contaminated building or conduct surveillance missions for the military. But today, designing the best flying mechanism for these miniature aerial machines is still a challenging task. Creating micro-scale air vehicles that mimic the flapping of winged insects or birds has become popular, but they typically require a complex combination of pitching and plunging motions to...

2010-09-29 07:00:00

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Proper Power & Energy, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: PPWE) today released the balance of its commissioned seismic analysis of the Company's Central Utah play. In a prior release, the Company focused on the geological portion of Howard Dunn's opinion letter of the historic seismic data obtained by Proper Power from an independent source. Dunn's report goes on to opine, "The seismic data under review is located off-trend, approximately 100 - 180 km...

2009-11-26 13:15:00

TORONTO, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Thrust Energy Corp. ("Thrust") (OTCBB:TEGC.OB), is pleased to announce that it has acquired its first working interest in Alberta. The project includes six natural gas wells that are estimated to produce approximately 940 mcf/day of natural gas. Thrust's working interest would initially be 4.9% and is expected to provide $46,000 in annual income based on current spot prices. Thrust has the right to increase its working interest in the project to 66%,...

2009-11-13 07:15:00

DENVER, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Many have tried to develop new and unique forms of propulsion over the past 100 years and virtually all have been disproven. In 2006, however, Aries Propulsion Research Labs (APR Labs) introduced a new method of propulsion technology labeled Omni-Directional Propulsion ("ODP"). The method was created by designer Chris B. Hewatt and was first published on the United States Patent and Trade Organization (USPTO) Web site as publication 20060230847. Since its...


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