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Aerospace

6 Pioneering Women in Aerospace/Aeronautics

Women have been contributing to the aerospace and aviation industry for decades. Take this quiz to learn more about six such trailblazing women.

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Photonics/Optics

Test Your Knowledge About the James Webb Space Telescope

Test your knowledge about the James Webb Space Telescope.

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Data Acquisition

3 Program Goals for the James Webb Space Telescope in 2023

In 2023, the James Webb Space Telescope will transition into its second official year of science operations, or Cycle 2. This video highlights three in-orbit aspects of the Webb program to watch this year.

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Software

How Much Do You Know About GPS and its History?

Do you know the history of GPS? Take this quiz to find out.

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Medical

An Investigation to Test Remote-Controlled Drug-Delivery Implant Launched on SpaceX CRS-26

A new remotely controlled drug-delivery implant could one day provide extended, adjustable medication for patients — even those on spacecraft headed for Mars.

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Aerospace

Laser-Light-Based Accelerometer

The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.

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Aerospace

Top 5 Tech Briefs Quizzes of 2022

See Tech Briefs’ top-performing quizzes of 2022.

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Software

Hummingbird Flight Could Provide Insights for Biomimicry in Aerial Vehicles

Hummingbirds occupy a unique place in nature: They fly like insects but have the musculoskeletal system of birds. According to Bo Cheng, Associate Professor in...

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Defense

SDPE’s Rapid Dragon Capability Demonstrated in Norway

The Air Force Rapid Dragon Experimentation Program, led and developed by the Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation (SDPE) office, part of the Air Force...

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Aerospace

Airbus Defence and Space Produces 2,000th Target Drone

For more than 20 years, air defenders around the world have been training with Airbus Defence and Space target drones, ensuring that their countries' air defenses work when it...

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Aerospace

Supporting Legacy & High-Speed Protocols with the SOSA™ Technical Standard using COTS XMCs

Modern COTS XMCs enable integrators to create, support, and upgrade an existing platform’s unique networking requirements in a clean, isolated way...

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Aerospace

Spacecraft to Remove Orbital Debris

Innovators at NASA Johnson Space Center have designed an Active Debris Removal Vehicle that can remove large orbital debris from low-Earth orbit.

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Data Acquisition

Vertiport Assessment and Mobility Operations System

It is widely believed that Advanced Air Mobility is poised to have a significant societal impact in the coming years to move people and cargo more rapidly and efficiently.

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Weapons Systems

B-2 Spirit Modernization

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force are continuing enhancements to the B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber fleet.

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Physical Sciences

The Skillful Skydiving of Wingless Springtails

Early in the pandemic, Víctor Ortega-Jiménez was exploring creeks near his home and observing springtails. The organisms are the most abundant non-insect hexapods on earth, and...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Conference to Focus on Counter-Drone Technology

In 2021, SAE Media Group, which publishes this newsletter, launched a new high-level technical conference called Counter UAS Technology devoted to, as the name implies, examining current...

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Manned Systems

2022 Create the Future Design Contest: Aerospace & Defense Category Winner — The Well-Dressed Spacecraft

The sustainability crisis extends to low-Earth Orbit (LEO), where human-made debris poses a ubiquitous threat.

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Aerospace

Fly-by-Wire System for eVTOL Vehicles Will Enable Safe, Efficient, Flight

BAE Systems and Supernal announced an agreement to design and develop the flight control computer for Supernal’s electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL)...

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Defense

GA-ASI Announces Gray Eagle 25M for Multi-Domain Operations

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has launched its latest variant of the Gray Eagle line of unmanned aircraft systems: Gray Eagle 25M. The GE-25M brings a...

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Aerospace

Air Force’s Next Generation Combat Rescue Helicopter Hits Major Milestone

The U.S. Air Force declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the HH-60W Jolly Green II Combat Rescue Helicopter, validating the platform's operational...

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Unmanned Systems

The Distributed Extreme Environment Drive System (DEEDS)

DEEDS is made up of a highly capable avionic motion control system that is integrated with a modular mechanical drive system.

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Data Acquisition

Preventing Gridlock on the Ground

NASA technology is enabling airline flight managers to improve managing traffic on the ground and scheduling departures.

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Weapons Systems

Multispectral Airborne Reconnaissance System Completes First Flight

Collins Aerospace has successfully completed the first flight test of its newest Fast-Jet reconnaissance pod, the MS-110 Multispectral Airborne Reconnaissance system, on...

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Aerospace

What’s the Future of Lunar Exploration?

Many countries are aiming to reach the Moon in 2024 and 2025. How much do you know about these upcoming Moon missions? Take this quiz to find out.

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Weapons Systems

Northrop Grumman Continues B-2 Spirit Modernization

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force are continuing enhancements to the B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber fleet providing new capability, including its first long-range stealth missile. The...

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Weapons Systems

Raytheon, Northrop Grumman Complete Second Hypersonic Weapon Flight Test

Raytheon Missiles & Defense, in partnership with Northrop Grumman, successfully completed its second flight test of the scramjet-powered Hypersonic...

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Aerospace

Can You Name These Six Earthbound Benefits of ISS?

Before it goes — after more than 20 years on the job — take this quiz to test your knowledge about the ISS' earthbound benefits.