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2011-03-29 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it received a follow-on contract to provide research operations and support services (ROSS) for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), Calif. The contract has a potential value of approximately $87 million with a three-year basic period of performance and one two-year award option. Its effective date is April 1, 2011. As the incumbent...

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2009-04-30 08:15:00

When a jet is flying faster than the speed of sound, one small mistake can tear it apart. And when the jet is so experimental that it must fly unmanned, only a computer control system can pilot it. Ohio State University engineers have designed control system software that can do just that -- by adapting to changing conditions during a flight. Government agencies have been developing faster-than-sound vehicles for decades. The latest supersonic combustion ramjets -- called scramjets -- burn...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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