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Volcanic ash can threaten air traffic

The presence of volcanic ash in the upper atmosphere presents multiple threats to aviation. It not only reduces visibility and abrades the exposed areas of the aircraft, the fine particles can also endanger ...

dateJun 04, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Study reveals bird threat to U.S. military helicopters

Rotary-wing aircraft, such as Apache and Chinook helicopters, play vital combat and logistical roles across the U.S. military services, but new research in the Wildlife Society Bulletin reveals how vulnerable these aircraft ...

dateMar 03, 2014 in Ecology
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3D model measures coal ash spill

With a 3D model created using aerial images from an unmanned aircraft, Wake Forest researchers are providing a new look at the extent of coal ash contaminants leaked into a North Carolina river earlier this ...

dateFeb 27, 2014 in Environment
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US: Lithium batteries not necessarily unsafe

The use of lithium ion batteries to power aircraft systems isn't necessarily unsafe despite a battery fire in one Boeing 787 Dreamliner and smoke in another, but manufacturers need to build in reliable safeguards, ...

dateFeb 06, 2013 in Engineering
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