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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Virgin Galactic Reports on Pin Detachment From Recent Spaceflight

During a routine postflight review of its most recent space flight, “Galactic 06,” Virgin Galactic determined that an alignment pin detached from the launch pylon of...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Preliminary Report Shows 737 Fuselage Bolts Were Missing Before Alaska Airlines Flight

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published its preliminary report on the cause of the in-flight structural failure that occurred during...

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Electronics & Computers

New Video Card Enables Supersonic Vision System for NASA's X-59 Demonstrator

During a Jan. 12, 2024 rollout ceremony at Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works facility in Palmdale, California, NASA debuted the new X-59 quiet supersonic aircraft....

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Cadillac Reveals 2025 CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing with More Tech

While Cadillac is hurtling toward its electric-only future with five EVs either in-production or announced, the V-series of ICE performance vehicles — celebrating its...

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Weapons Systems

Marines Receive First Combat and Control Variant of Amphibious Combat Vehicle

BAE Systems delivered the first Amphibious Combat Vehicle Command and Control (ACV-C) variant under the full-rate production contract to the U.S. Marine Corps....

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

How the US Navy Uses Organic Manufacturing to Combat Supply Chain Constraints

When supply chain constraints make it challenging to source parts for aircraft maintained at Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE), the depot’s organic...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Army Launches $50 Million Advanced Manufacturing Initiative for Aviation and Weapon Systems

The U.S. Army has awarded a $50 million three-year research project to Auburn University to understand how new manufacturing materials and...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

FAA Expands Boeing 737 Investigation to Manufacturing and Production Lines

The Federal Aviation Administration is expanding its investigation into what caused the recent Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 incident to Boeing's manufacturing...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

CES 2024: Aeva Launches 4D Lidar for SAE Level 4 Trucks

Daimler Truck announced that Aeva will supply its latest Atlas 4D lidar for the Freightliner Cascadia truck platform and collaborate with Torc Robotics to integrate the technology....

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Design

New DARPA X-Plane Will Have No Moving Control Surfaces

Aurora Flight Sciences has begun manufacturing work on a new X-plane for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Control of Revolutionary Aircraft with Novel...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Bombardier to Start Building New Army HADES Prototype Spy Plane

Bombardier Defense has received a new contract award to develop a prototype spy plane for the Army’s High Accuracy Detection and Exploitation System (HADES) program. Under...

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Materials

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Fleet Grounded Following In-Flight Loss of Cabin Door Plug

The Federal Aviation Administration has grounded 171 in-service Boeing 737 MAX 9s following an Alaska Airlines flight involving the aircraft type last week....

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Aerospace

Peregrine Spacecraft Suffers Propellant Leak After Successful Rocket Launch

Astrobotic's Peregrine lunar lander suffered a failure within its propulsion system after deploying from the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan Centaur rocket...

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Energy

CES 2024: Bosch Shows Cabin-Monitoring Tech While Acknowledging Complexity

John Nowinski, Bosch’s North American project lead for interior sensing on cross-domain computing solutions, laid out a stark scenario that could be faced by...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

NHTSA Moves on Driver-Impairment Regulation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in mid-December took a significant step to formalize a safety regulation mandating technology to prevent impaired driving in new passenger vehicles. The primary question now is which technology to detect alcohol or drug impairment can get the job done.

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Design

The US Needs More Engineers. What’s the Solution?

A sustained, coordinated, and multipronged approach involving both public and private sector players is the single best way to ensure a continuous supply of skilled professionals.

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Power

Cadillac Reveals Vistiq EV for 2026 Model Year

Cadillac continued its rapid rollout of future EVs today, announcing the 2026 Vistiq, a three-row SUV the company said is designed for families.

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Electronics & Computers

New Report Finds Need for Defense Laboratories to Improve Quantum Workforce Planning

Quantum technologies build on quantum physics to process and communicate information in ways that existing technologies can't. Nations leading quantum...

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Data Acquisition

DARPA-Funded Research Leads to Quantum Computing Breakthrough

A team of researchers working on the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s (DARPA’s) Optimization with Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum devices (ONISQ) program has...

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Defense

Army Receives First Next Generation Precision Strike Missile

The U.S. Army has received the first delivery of its new Precision Strike Missiles (PrSM) from Lockheed Martin following the completion of production qualification testing at...

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Manned Systems

DoD Starts Prototyping Commercial Lithium Batteries for Aviation, Ground Vehicle and Soldier Power

Under the new Family of Advanced Standard Batteries (FAStBat) project, the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and several other agencies...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Mobile Rocket-Launching System to Support Counter UAS Operations in Ukraine

The U.S. Navy will complete the delivery of a new rocket-launching counter unmanned aircraft system (CUAS) weapon system to Ukraine this month. The new...

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Propulsion

Schaeffler Heads Back to CES with New Acquisition, Capabilities

Schaeffler Group, energized by a new acquisition and a new tagline “we pioneer motion,” will showcase new capabilities at CES in January — its first appearance at the...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Hydrogen ICE Is Heating Up

In the past three months, at least four major announcements have detailed the kickstart of development programs or real-world demonstrations of hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines (ICE). As OEMs and...

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Data Acquisition

Porsche Engineering Turns to AI to Improve AV Simulation

Porsche Engineering has teamed with a variety of partners for a new research project seeking to enhance the data available for simulating automated driving systems’ reaction in...

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Electronics & Computers

SPE Names 2023’s Best Automotive Plastics Innovations

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in early November, 2023 announced the winners of the 52nd annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala (IAG). The annual competition highlights...

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Unmanned Systems

Nuclear-Powered Drone Destined for Titan Enters Final Design Phase

NASA’s Dragonfly mission team is moving on to the next stage of development on the revolutionary, car-sized nuclear-powered drone it plans to fly over and land on the...

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Aerospace

Virgin Atlantic Completes Transatlantic Flight Using Only Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Virgin Atlantic completed the first ever transatlantic flight of a large commercial airliner powered with 100 percent of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)...

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Manned Systems

These Four Companies Will Build DARPA High-Speed VTOL X-Plane Prototypes

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected four companies to compete for its Speed and Runway Independent Technologies (SPRINT) X-Plane...

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