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SwRI Solar Observatory Lifted Aboard World View Balloon Under NASA-Funded Flight

Tucson, Arizona-based space exploration company World View has carried a Southwest Research Institute-developed solar observatory aboard the former company’s high-altitude balloon into the stratosphere as part of a NASA-funded Flight Opportunities program test. NASA said Friday World View’s Stratollite balloon has lifted the SwRI Solar Instrument Pointing Platform to an altitude of 103,000 feet from Arizona’s Benson …

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Kelly Morris: DLA Seeks Commercial Platforms to Manage, Secure Defense Supply Chain

Kelly Morris, chief of research and development at the Defense Logistics Agency, has said DLA seeks technological ideas from the private sector to keep counterfeit electronics out of the military supply chain and implement additive manufacturing processes. She highlighted various opportunities for companies to partner with DLA during an industry day held Wednesday at the agency’s McNamara Headquarters Complex in …

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Air Force Research Lab Studies Metal Fatigue in Aircraft Components

The Air Force Research Laboratory has conducted a study on metal fatigue in aircraft components to learn more about microscopic crack formations and their possible effects on aircraft safety. The metals branch of the lab’s materials and manufacturing directorate investigated the early stages of crack formation in turbine engine materials to find …

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NIST Conducts Study on Occupant Evacuation Elevator for People with Mobility Impairments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a report on the challenges faced by people with mobility impairments during emergency evacuations from multi-story buildings. NIST said Friday it conducted the Perspectives of Occupants with Mobility Impairments on Fire Evacuation and Elevators study through face-to-face interviews with 51 persons that have mobility impairments to …

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DOE Selects 12 Projects for Energy System Infrastructure Defense Effort; Ernest Moniz Comments

The Energy Department has allotted $34 million in funds for 12 projects designed to harden systems against attacks in support of Secretary Ernest Moniz’ call for more investments in U.S. energy emergency responses. DOE said Tuesday the funds will go to energy sector organizations through the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s Cybersecurity …

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NASA Seeks New Academic, Nonprofit Partners for CubeSat Launch Initiative

A NASA program has opened opportunities for accredited educational institutions and nonprofit organizations to design, build and operate nanosatellites and flight hardware. NASA said Friday it seeks partners for the next round of its CubeSat Launch Initiative to help facilitate the agency’s research programs in the areas of science, exploration, technology and education. Interested parties can submit …

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Jean Vettel: Army Research Lab Performs Brain Science Studies to Forecast Soldier Activity

An Army Research Laboratory team has conducted research on brain sciences in an effort to establish a database on brain patterns to help forecast how soldiers respond in a proactive and reactive state. The U.S. Army said Monday Jean Vettel, an ARL neuroscientist, has performed experiments with an electroencephalogram that registers voltage fluctuations in different parts …

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