Solution to viscosity mystery may curb pesticide pollution

Researchers have figured out how to measure the viscosity of droplets. That could help control pesticide spraying, ink-jet printing, and more.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
July 1, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: aircraft pollution agriculture pesticides math 3d-printing science-and-technology earth-and-environment liquids

From delayed deceleration to Zooming

Jacqueline Thomas PhD ’20 recounts her final academic year at MIT, from once-in-a-lifetime field work to a virtual thesis defense.

Sara Cody | Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics • mit
June 14, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: sustainability aircraft covid-19 pandemic data graduate profile research aviation students school-of-engineering alumniae aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering computer-modeling postdoctoral air-traffic

Fleets of ‘nanocardboard’ aircraft could explore Mars

Tiny nanocardboard probes that weigh less than a fruit fly could levitate through the Martian skies to gather data.

Evan Lerner-Pennsylvania • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: space aircraft planets nanotechnology mars science-and-technology

Flight safety is at risk when communication breaks down

Here's why communication and language are so important when it comes to flight safety for travelers around the world.

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State • futurity
Jan. 27, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: aircraft communication safety featured society-and-culture languages

Green-sky thinking for propulsion and power

A rapid way of turning ideas into new technologies in the aviation and power industries has been developed at Cambridge’s Whittle Laboratory. Here, Professor Rob Miller, Director of the Whittle, describes how researchers plan to scale the process to cover around 80% of the UK’s future aerodynamic technology needs.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 4, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: engineering innovation sustainable-earth climate-change energy environment aircraft carbon-emissions

Green-sky thinking for propulsion and power

A rapid way of turning ideas into new technologies in the aviation and power industries has been developed at Cambridge’s Whittle Laboratory. Here, Professor Rob Miller, Director of the Whittle, describes how researchers plan to scale the process to cover around 80% of the UK’s future aerodynamic technology needs.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 4, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: engineering innovation sustainable-earth climate-change energy environment aircraft carbon-emissions

MIT engineers fly first-ever plane with no moving parts

The silent, lightweight aircraft doesn’t depend on fossil fuels or batteries.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 21, 2018 ~8 min

Tags: physics energy aircraft emissions research invention drones batteries school-of-engineering aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering lincoln-laboratory

James Mar, former AeroAstro department head and Air Force chief scientist, dies at 96 | MIT News

Longtime MIT professor was known for key contributions to aircraft and spacecraft designs.

William Litant | Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics • mit
March 8, 2017 ~4 min

Tags:  aircraft  school-of-engineering  faculty  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science  obituaries  space-systems-laboratory

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