News tagged with aerospace

Engineers model the threat of avalanches

(Phys.org) -- Snow avalanches, a real threat in countries from Switzerland to Afghanistan, are fundamentally a physics problem: What are the physical laws that govern how they start, grow and move, and can theoretical modeling ...

dateJul 25, 2012 in Soft Matter
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UTC to sell Rocketdyne unit to GenCorp for $550M

(AP) — United Technologies is selling its engine division unit to aerospace manufacturer GenCorp Inc. for $550 million as the conglomerate raises money for its largest acquisition and solidifies its core aerospace business.

dateJul 23, 2012 in Business
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Swarming drones could save lives at sea

(Phys.org) -- Inspired by the swarming patterns of animals in nature, a UNSW aerospace engineering PhD student is using biomimicry to improve the marine search and rescue capabilities of unmanned aerial vehicles ...

dateJul 09, 2012 in Engineering
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Japan to develop drones to monitor radiation

Japan's atomic energy authority and the country's space agency Tuesday announced a joint project to develop a drone to measure radioactivity in the environment after last year's nuclear disaster.

dateJun 12, 2012 in Robotics
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