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GRaND seeks subsurface water ice on Ceres

The Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft is mapping the elemental composition of Ceres in a low altitude orbit, about 240 miles (385 kilometers) above the surface of the dwarf planet.

dateMar 23, 2016 in Space Exploration
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ORNL demonstrates low-cost carbon fiber process

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a production method they estimate will reduce the cost of carbon fiber as much as 50 percent and the energy used in its production ...

dateMar 22, 2016 in Engineering
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Don't build your model on sand

Volcanic ash can damage jet engines, and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich volcanologists have developed a new empirical model for assessment of the risk. Their results show that tests using sand do not reflect ...

dateMar 14, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Metals smart enough to save gas

Imagine engines that conserve fuel by automatically dialing down internal friction, water pipes that seal their own cracks and iPhones that protect themselves when dropped. Metallurgist Pradeep Rohatgi has – and he invented ...

dateMar 14, 2016 in Engineering
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