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Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Flap Device for Airframe Noise Reduction
This trailing edge flap device reduces noise without compromising cruise efficiency or landing lift and stall characteristics.
The new arm design enables unmanned aerial vehicles to fly in windy conditions.
Dr. France A. Córdova is an internationally recognized astrophysicist and the 14th director of the National Science Foundation (NSF).
This vibrometer has uses in analyzing spasms in humans, as a breath analyzer for diagnosis of cancer and other diseases, and as a preventative healthcare sensor.
These actuators provide active flow control for airfoil surfaces and supersonic inlets of wing-borne vehicles.
The sensor makes it easier to detect and manage ice accumulation on aircraft wings.
We spoke with five women who lead their fields in engineering and science
This framework can be used by commercial and military aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles.
University of Washington engineer James Koch observed patterns in a promising, but often-unpredictable rocket part: The rotating detonation engine.
Facility Focus : Electronics & Computers
Facility Focus: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
This innovation could lead to better drones, satellites, and biomedical devices.
This program enhances images and videos for smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
Briefs : Communications
CAESAR Plug-in for MagicDraw
Users can maintain the consistency of a flight system design.
Briefs : Aerospace
Insect-Inspired Motion Sensing
This mechanical gyroscope can advance motion sensing capabilities in consumer-sized applications.
Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Robots Assemble Large Structures from Little Pieces
Systems of tiny robots could build high-performance structures, from airplanes to space settlements.
Question of the Week : Automotive
Would You Ride in a Flying Car?

A flying car, also known as a rotable aircraft, is something that inventors have been dreaming about for a very long time. Stuck in traffic? Just take-off and get out of there.

NASA came to CES with a message: We're going back to the Moon, and we'll need help from industry to do it.
Stuck in traffic? The Pegasus flying car can get you out of there.
A carbon nanotube heat shield can better protect extremely fast aircraft.
This technique lowers airstream noise generated at the side edges of deployed flaps, elevons, or slats.
These advances are useful for transportation, infrastructure, and aerospace.
See how NOAA provides daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, climate monitoring, and more.
This thin film can be used for ground-based and airborne applications in aircraft, balloons, and other flight missions.
Heartbeat-based biometrics, sonic-boom displays, and an artificial leaf.

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