Solving the problem of autonomous refuelling with robots
Robots will be used to help solve the problem of autonomous engagement for in-flight refuelling. This new research could pave the way for civil or military unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flights to last days ...
First student-developed mission in which satellites orbit and communicate led by UT students
Two satellites designed and constructed by students at the Cockrell School of Engineering successfully separated in space March 22, completing the most crucial goal of the mission since its Nov. 19 launch and making them ...
Best 'sweet spots' on the backboard
According to Larry Hunter, the act of banking a basketball off the backboard and into the hoop is becoming a lost art.
New camera makes seeing the 'invisible' possible
(PhysOrg.com) -- The science similar to the type used in airport body scanners could soon be used to detect everything from defects in aerospace vehicles or concrete bridges to skin cancer, thanks to researchers ...
The world's largest can crusher test
(PhysOrg.com) -- Place a soda can on the floor in an upright position and then stand on it -- gradually applying weight -- until the can ripples and collapses.
Engineers study birds, bees to design unmanned vehicles
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Arizona aerospace and mechanical engineers are studying bird and bee flight to develop unmanned vehicles that stay aloft longer and cope with sudden and severe changes in airflow.
UA engineers study hybrid systems to design robust unmanned vehicles
The UA College of Engineering's Hybrid Dynamics and Control Laboratory is developing mathematical analysis and design methods that could radically advance the capabilities of unmanned aircraft and ground vehicles, ...
Iowa State engineer and Goodrich partner to develop next-generation fuel nozzle diagnostic systems
A green laser flashed across the high-pressure spray that fuels a jet engine. Those flashes, some just 50 millionths of a second apart, froze the droplets for a camera to record and a computer to analyze.
ESA's Rosetta comet-chaser goes LEGO
(PhysOrg.com) -- What does a scientist do to visualise a space journey? Build a model, of course. A model of Europe's Rosetta comet-chaser made out of LEGO blocks started out in this small way and has grown ...
UN urges aviation sector to slash carbon emissions
UN climate chief Christiana Figueres urged the air transport industry on Thursday to press on with curbs on emissions, underlining that it held "critical keys" to tackling global warming.
Giving Robotic Flight More Buzz: Bee Study Could Improve Micro Air Vehicle Agility in Wind Gusts
(PhysOrg.com) -- Not every engineering dean wants a live bee colony outside of his office, but such is the case at the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Pilotless drones show new face of war at Farnborough
Pilotless drones, remote-controlled military aircraft destined to play a vital role in combat, took a high-profile place at the Farnborough air show this week.
NTU's solar car wins Solar Grand Prize at the inaugural Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2010
A total of 81 teams from 10 countries gathered at the Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 8-10 July 2010 to compete at the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2010, the first time it is held in Asia.
Less than 10 percent of fliers use Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi connections in the air may not be the magical service capability that some in the travel world had hoped.