News tagged with centrifuge

Hypergravity helping aircraft fly further

(Phys.org)—ESA research has helped to develop an aircraft-grade alloy that is twice as light as conventional nickel superalloys while offering equally good properties. The path to creating this alloy required ...

Nov 06, 2012
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ESA centrifuge opens door to high-gravity worlds

Astronauts' jobs sometimes weigh heavy on them: crews returning from space briefly endure ‘g-loading’ more than four times Earth normal. Scientists interested in hypergravity need to create it for ...

Oct 03, 2011
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