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June 3, 2018
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How Aircraft Are Informing the Work on Self-Driving Cars

UA researchers are using aviation’s high standards in an effort to increase our confidence in the safety of robotic cars. Passengers climbing into self-driving cars — also known as highly automated vehicles, or HAVs — need to believe that their … Continue reading

February 27, 2013
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IBM Big Data Technology Helps South Korea’s Meteorological Administration Increase Accuracy of Weather Forecasting

South Korea’s most powerful data storage system helps tackle weather’s data deluge Seoul, SOUTH KOREA – 27 Feb 2013: South Korea’s Meteorological Administration (KMA) and IBM today announced a project to help KMA and its affiliate, the National Meteorological Satellite … Continue reading

February 20, 2013
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Higgs Boson Discussion Launches UChicago Discovery Series

The long-sought Higgs boson—the particle that endows all elementary particles in the universe with mass—was elusive no longer when scientists at the CERN physics laboratory in Switzerland, discovered it last summer. The July 4, 2012 announcement of the discovery appealed … Continue reading

January 31, 2013
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NASA to Launch Ocean Wind Monitor to Space Station

PASADENA, Calif. – In a clever reuse of hardware originally built to test parts of NASA’s QuikScat satellite, the agency will launch the ISS-RapidScat instrument to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure ocean surface wind speed and direction. … Continue reading

December 20, 2012
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Plumes across the Pacific Deliver Thousands of Microbial Species to West Coast

A surprising number of microorganisms – more than 100 times more kinds than reported just four months ago – are leaping the biggest gap on the planet. Hitching rides in the upper troposphere, they’re making their way from Asia across … Continue reading

November 11, 2012
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How Butterfly Wings Can Inspire New High-Tech Surfaces

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A South American butterfly flapped its wings, and caused a flurry of nanotechnology research to happen in Ohio. Researchers here have taken a new look at butterfly wings and rice leaves, and learned things about their microscopic … Continue reading

October 27, 2012
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NASA Radar Penetrates Thick, Thin of Gulf Oil Spill

PASADENA, Calif. – Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena have developed a method to use a specialized NASA 3-D imaging radar to characterize the oil in oil spills, such as the 2010 … Continue reading

June 19, 2012
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Put a cork in it

Paper details use of natural material cork for quiet sandwich composites Cork, known for its use in such low-tech applications as wine bottle stoppers and bulletin boards, now shows promise as the core material in composite sandwich structures for use … Continue reading