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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
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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