Monthly Archives: May 2011

Direct Drive Permanent Magnet Wind Turbines From China

Goldwind Science and Technology – Technology Review. The above article at MIT’s Technology Review introduces the permanent magnet direct drive (PMDD) wind turbines manufactured by Goldwind Global Science and Technology Company, China. Engineers at Goldwind have developed a design for … Continue reading

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High Speed Air Breathing Propulsion: From PDEs to Scramjets

Here is a link to a Powerpoint presentation entitled “High Speed Air Breathing Propulsion: From PDEs to Scramjets” by Dr. Dora Musielak. PowerPoint Presentation – Powered by Google Docs. The presentation is part of a talk that was delivered to … Continue reading

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Defense Tech Briefs – Variable-Thrust, Multiple-Start Hybrid Motor Solutions

Defense Tech Briefs – Variable-Thrust, Multiple-Start Hybrid Motor Solutions. This article above refers to a press release from the Air Force Research Laboratory at Edwards Air Force Base, California, dated Friday, April 01, 2011. I couldn’t find the original press … Continue reading

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Biofuel-powered U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor breaks sound barrier – Military & Aerospace Electronics

Biofuel-powered U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor breaks sound barrier – Military & Aerospace Electronics. Some interesting developments on the alternative fuels front. Jet fuel from Sustainable Oils, a producer of renewable, low-carbon, and domestically made fuels, powered the test flight of … Continue reading

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Air hybrid vehicles could halve fuel consumption

Air hybrid vehicles could halve fuel consumption. Air/pneumatic hybrids work by using vehicle braking energy to compress air and charging a high pressure air tank, which can then be used to drive the engine. This is a great technology that … Continue reading

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DARPA Solicits Ideas For Its Hundred-Year Starship Project | Popular Science

DARPA Solicits Ideas For Its Hundred-Year Starship Project | Popular Science. This is an interesting article at Popular Science. DARPA and NASA are looking for private ideas, as well as private investment in their 100-Year Starship venture. NASA has put in … Continue reading

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Russia To Review Its Space Shuttle Project

Russia To Review Its Space Shuttle Project. Came across this article today. Soviet space shuttle program Buran managed to make only one unmanned flight in 1988 and has been closed soon afterwards. by Staff WritersMoscow, Russia (XNA) Jun 28, 2010 … Continue reading

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