News tagged with wind velocity

Programming drones to fly like birds

( —Jack Langelaan's lab in the basement of Hammond Building is a model airplane builder's dream. In one room, graduate students Nathan Depenbusch and John Bird test algorithms on commercial flight simulators: Pilot's ...

dateJan 15, 2014 in Engineering
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Loess landscapes could be major source of dust

Dust, which affects weather and climate and can be hazardous to health, can be generated when sand or silt grains are either dislodged from the surface by other windblown grains (saltation) or lifted by wind directly (direct ...

dateSep 03, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Lasers on planes to prevent fatal crashes

( -- A low-cost laser sensor that can quickly and accurately measure the velocity of commercial passenger aircrafts could complement existing sensors and help prevent fatal aeroplane crashes, say University of New ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Engineering
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