News tagged with foam

Getting to Mars means stopping, landing

The Challenger and Columbia space shuttle disasters were perhaps two of the most prominent reminders of how crucial it is that everything work just right for a spacecraft to travel to space and successfully ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Navy Researchers Apply Science to Fire Fighting

A fire aboard a Navy ship can quickly become a deadly cauldron. The grim reminders of this would be the deadly fires that took place aboard the USS Forrestal in 1967 or the USS Enterprise in 1969.

dateOct 23, 2009 in Other
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Smart memory foam made smarter

Researchers from Northwestern University and Boise State University have figured out how to produce a less expensive shape-shifting "memory" foam, which could lead to more widespread applications of the material, such as ...

dateSep 24, 2009 in Materials Science
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