Boeing Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Can Operate Autonomously for Months

jueves, 10 de marzo de 2016

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2016-03-10-Boeing-Unmanned-Undersea-Vehicle-Can-Operate-Autonomously-for-Months

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First Polish pilot flies T-346A advanced jet trainer [feedly]

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First Polish pilot flies T-346A advanced jet trainer
// Air Force Technology News Press Releases

A Polish Air Force (PAF) pilot has flown Alenia Aermacchi-built T-346A advanced jet trainer aircraft for the first time, as part of training programme conducted by the Italian Air Force (ITAF).
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Simulated Martian and lunar soils sprout their first crops [feedly]

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Simulated Martian and lunar soils sprout their first crops
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

When and if colonists ever arrive on Mars, they're going to need something to eat … on a long-term, ongoing basis. That's why several research groups are looking into the feasibility of growing crops on the Red Planet. One of those teams, from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, previously tried growing food plants in simulations of both lunar and Martian soil. Although those tests proved unsuccessful, that wasn't the case the most recent time around.

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Category: Space

Tags: AgricultureMarsMoonWageningen UniversityMartian soilCrops Related Articles: "Nemo's Garden" grows terrestrial crops underwater "Magic" native Australian tobacco plant could be key to space-based food production MIT's crop-saving drones at the ready Scientists plan to grow potatoes under Martian conditions Philips facility develops "light recipes" for city farming Tomato growth boosted with a spray of nanoparticles
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Miniature fuel cell to keep drones aloft for over an hour and phones charged for a week [feedly]

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Miniature fuel cell to keep drones aloft for over an hour and phones charged for a week
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Drones are being utilized in everything from parcel delivery to search and rescue, but their limited flight times are restricting their ability to travel great distances or stay for extended periods of time in the field. Simply adding more batteries, however, affects flight characteristics and reduces the load the drone can carry. To help solve this problem, researchers at the Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) have created a miniature fuel cell they claim not only provides enough energy to keep a drone in the sky for over an hour, but may well find applications in powering everything from smartphones to cars in the not-too-distant future.

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Category: Electronics

Tags: BatteriesHydrogenFuel CellPostechMicrotechnology Related Articles: Competition promotes nanotech business IBN Nano-Bio Kits demonstrate bioengineering and nanotechnology through interactive experiments Nanoscale wrench is just 1.7 nanometers wide Exploding nanobubbles attack cancer cells from the inside out World's first "porous liquid" could be used for CO2 sequestration Breakthrough in LED construction increases efficiency by 57 percent
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NASA sets new launch date for Mars InSight mission [feedly]

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NASA sets new launch date for Mars InSight mission
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Following a two-year delay, NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport (InSight) Mars lander is back on track. Previously grounded due to a faulty seismometer, the unmanned spacecraft is now scheduled to lift off during a launch window that starts on May 5, 2018 for a landing on the Red Planet on November 26, 2018.

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Tags: LaunchInSightMarsNASA Related Articles: NASA begins testing InSight Mars lander in anticipation of a 2016 launch Faulty instrument delays Mars lander launch Mars orbiter prepares for next year's InSight lander arrival Construction of InSight Mars lander to begin NASA plans first interplanetary CubeSats NASA issues boarding call to take your name to Mars
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Pentagon Reveals It Used Drones Over The United States - Popular Science

http://www.popsci.com/pentagon-reveals-it-used-drones-over-united-states

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Pentagon worried about dwindling USAF fighter numbers

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pentagon-worried-about-dwindling-usaf-fighter-number-422996/

US deputy secretary of defence Robert Work has expressed concern about the size of the US Air Force s tactical fighter force, which has dropped from 88 squadrons before the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 to just 54 squadrons today.

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The Automated Rotorcraft: The Past, Present and Future

http://www.aerosociety.com/News/Society-News/4101/The-Automated-Rotorcraft-The-Past-Present-and-Future

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India’s plans to buy Rafales stall again over price

http://aviationweek.com/defense/can-france-india-work-out-fighter-deal

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Silvercrest engine Troubles Push Falcon 5X To 2020

http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/silvercrest-troubles-push-falcon-5x-2020

Dassault Aviation's new Falcon 5X business jet will not enter service until the first half of 2020 due to difficulties in developing the Silvercrest engine at Safran's Snecma motors division.

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