A class project ended in an unofficial world altitude record for Stanford students and their small, self-piloted aircraft.
The students flew their electric-powered airplanes from a dry lakebed at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base on the morning of September 11. One flight reached an estimated altitude of 7,142 feet, and set the new mark for autonomous aircraft in the 5-kilograms-or-less weight class.
A zirconium dioxide coating could provide real protection for an airplane's engine
By Matt RansfordPosted 03.20.2008 at 3:31 pm 0 Comments
Kids arent the only ones who think fake diamonds are hot. Engineers at Ohio State University are using zirconium dioxide (the ceramic from which we get synthetic diamonds) to protect jet engines from high-temperature corrosion.
Toxin sniffers, missile jammers, dirty-bomb detectors: Will a new security arsenal make us safer?
By Stephen HandelmanPosted 09.01.2006 at 2:00 am 1 Comment
The future of secure travel hinges on seamless, instant communication-and 24/7 autonomous surveillance. For a look at the technologies that will soon safeguard your travel plans, launch the photo gallery.