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NASA Langley’s Compact Vibration Damper Technology
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NASA Langley’s Compact Vibration Damper Technology

NASA’s Langley Research Center (LaRC) has developed a compact tuned damper to reduce vibration occurring at a fixed frequency. Tuned dampers reduce the vibration of base structures by dissipating energy. The magnitude of the dissipated energy is proportional to the square of the displacement or...
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NAVAIR Marks First Flight With 3-D Printed Safety-Critical Parts

For the first time, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) successfully demonstrated a flight-critical aircraft component built using additive manufacturing (AM) techniques. On July 29, at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., an MV-22B Osprey completed a test flight outfitted with a titanium, 3-D...
NASA NDX
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NDX-1 Spacesuit

University of North Dakota graduate researcher Travis Nelson, wearing an NDX-1 spacesuit, practices scooping up objects and placing them into containers inside the SwampWorks regolith bin at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The university team is analyzing the prototype suit’s...
NewsRoundup
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News Roundup

During this Thanksgiving season, we hope you're stopping to enjoy everything around you. While you do that, take a moment to pay attention to new developments you may have missed! We've got a lot of them in this news roundup. If you suffer from seasonal depression, thisNational Institute of Mental...
FAA FlightLab
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NextGen Flying Lab Can Make Your Flight Smoother

FAA engineers at the William J. Hughes Technical Center ’s NextGen Flying Laboratory monitor the collection of flight data from the next-generation of airborne collision avoidance systems being designed for air transport and unmanned aerial vehicles. These systems are engineered to lower...
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NIAID’s Search for a Zika Vaccine

With mosquito season kicking into gear and the 2016 Olympics upping the stakes, the search for ways to combat the Zika virus is increasingly urgent. Among those leading the charge is the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). NIAID is working with its partners in government...
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NIH - Tissue Chips

The tissue chip shown here is one that may improve therapeutic testing in the future.The National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, in collaboration with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is...
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NIST - A Position-Sensing Platform the Size of a Grain of Sand

Researchers from the National Institute of Science and Technology's (NIST) Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) and the University of Maryland have developed a fully integrated microelectromechanical system (MEMS) position-sensing platform, shown here in a scanning electron microscope...

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