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MITRE’s Aviation IDEA Lab Cockpit Simulator

Imagine flying a plane without leaving the ground. A team from MITRE's Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD) works in one of the cockpit simulators located in the Aviation IDEA Lab (Integration, Demonstration, and Experimentation for Aeronautics). The cockpit simulator allows the...
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Nanoscale Canyons

This red-rock landscape offers a window into the engineering behind precision multilayer Laue lenses (MLL) designed to focus high-intensity x-rays to within a single nanometer. A scanning electron microscope captured this view from the bottom of a trench carved by reactive ion etching, one of the...
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NASA - Human Research Facility

On the International Space Station (ISS), the Human Research Facility (HRF) enables standardized, systematic health and medical research data collection from crew members. Previously developed advanced diagnostic ultrasound in microgravity (ADUM) protocols helped pave the way for remote guidance...
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NASA Ames Research Center

For the Space Launch System (SLS), NASA’s next generation launch vehicle, Ames Research Center performed computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations on an analysis of structure, booster separation and forces on the engine hinges, providing critical information for down-selection from...
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NASA Glenn - Remotely Detecting Harmful Algal Blooms

NASA Glenn Research Center partnered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) to address the recurrence of harmful algal bloom (HAB) in the Great Lakes. HABs pose a significant threat to humans and wildlife and, in August 2014...
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NASA Glenn Successfully Ignites Largest Fire Experiment in Space

Engineers at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and Orbital ATK in Dulles, Va., successfully conducted the first remote spacecraft fire experiment, or Saffire I , carried inside an Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo vehicle that departed the International Space Station on Tuesday, June 14. The...