Horse racing position cuts drag up to 66 per cent, study finds
Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have revealed precisely how much different slipstreaming tactics reduce drag on a horse during a race.
From wind tunnel tests to software reviews, NASA's commercial crew partners continue to advance
Working in wind tunnels, software laboratories and work stations across America, NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partners continue to make strides in advancing the designs of the American spacecraft and rockets that ...
Wind tunnel tests support improved aerodynamic design of B61-12 bomb
Sandia National Laboratories has finished eight days of testing a full-scale mock unit representing the aerodynamic characteristics of the B61-12 gravity bomb in a wind tunnel.
Dinosaur wind tunnel test provides new insight into the evolution of bird flight (w/ Video)
A study into the aerodynamic performance of feathered dinosaurs, by scientists from the University of Southampton, has provided new insight into the evolution of bird flight.
Solar student has 3-D vision
A three-dimensional chessboard-like structure that may soon harness the sun to create power for your toaster, television, or the city you live in.
Air-breathing rocket engine gets funding infusion
The technology, which sounds straight out of a science-fiction movie, has enough reality to it for the United Kingdom government to offer $90.62 million (£60 million), in stages, to a company looking to ...
NASA commercial crew partner Boeing completes new spacecraft, rocket milestones
The Boeing Company of Houston, a NASA Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partner, recently performed wind tunnel testing of its CST-100 spacecraft and integrated launch vehicle, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. ...
The humble 'virtual chimney' fences that could reduce the impact of airport pollution
Simple 'blast' fences called baffles could deliver improvements in air quality for people living near airports, new research has found.
'Green' issues weigh increasingly on sport
The Dakar rally gets under way in South America this weekend, amid concern about the potential damage that the 8,400-kilometre (5,200-mile) trek through Peru and Chile could cause to the local environment.
Engineer looks to dragonflies, bats for flight lessons
(Phys.org)—Ever since the Wright brothers, engineers have been working to develop bigger and better flying machines that maximize lift while minimizing drag.
SLS model 'flies' through Langley wind tunnel testing
(Phys.org)—At NASA facilities around the country, engineers are developing America's first exploration-class rocket since the Saturn V launched astronauts to the moon. The Space Launch System (SLS) will ...
NASA commercial crew partner, Blue Origin, completes rocket engine thrust chamber test
NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partner Blue Origin has successfully fired the thrust chamber assembly for its new 100,000 pound thrust BE-3 liquid oxygen, liquid hydrogen rocket engine. As part of Blue's Reusable Booster ...
Improved wind tunnel testing of aircraft models
When testing numerical predictions regarding performance of aircraft, wind tunnels are still the next best thing to actual flight. EU-funded researchers improved the accuracy of test measurements with important ...
Smooth sailing: Space launch system giving Marshall, Langley wind tunnels a workout
Launching rockets is no easy or inexpensive task. Developers must consider the ground support infrastructure, fuel elements and flight hardware itself; not to mention the safety of everyone involved.