Monthly Archives: July 2011

What’s Next for NASA?

Here is a summary of a speech given by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the 1st of July 2011 at the National Press Club, entitled “What’s Next for NASA”. Here is a link to the video and here is an … Continue reading

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Ask The Pilot Blog

Here is an excellent blog by an actual pilot of cargo and passenger jet airliners, Patrick Smith from Massachusetts, called Ask the Pilot, where he answers FAQs about commercial flying and air travel. He also has a blog on Salon.com … Continue reading

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Google Sponsors Competition to the Moon for Private Firms

In the wake of the last Space Shuttle landing from NASA, here is an interesting news article entitled “Race to the moon heats up for private firms” from The Salt Lake Tribune, that offers hope for prospective space travelers. Spurred … Continue reading

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Bomb Proof Flexible Textile Based Luggage Hold for Aircraft

The above is a very interesting video, however the commentary is lame.

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Electric Aircraft 2011-2021 Report Released

A comprehensive and future-looking report on electric aircraft from today as well as upcoming projects for the next 10 years has been released by the Dutch online media company ASD Media, where ASD stands for  Aerospace, Space, Aviation, Defense and … Continue reading

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47th AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit 31-July to 3-Aug 2011 in San Diego, CA

The biggest annual conference on propulsion and energy is the Joint Propulsion Conference conducted annually by AIAA and a host of other professional societies. This year is the 47th session and it is being held at the San Diego Convention … Continue reading

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Fresh Water-Salt Water Battery Coming to an Estuary Near You from Stanford U

Most people are familiar with the potato battery or the lemon battery, two classic examples of the electrochemical cell. Similarly, there exists an electrical potential between salt water and fresh water, which can be exploited to harvest electrical energy. That … Continue reading

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Direct Methanol Fuel Cell from JPL

Here is some news from NASA regarding developments in fuel celltechnology, dated 26-May-2011. A team of scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., in partnership with the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, developed a Direct Methanol … Continue reading

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IC Engine-Electric Hybrid Powered Flying Car from Scaled Composites

       

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Wireless Electricity Transfer: Startup Company from MIT

The above claim is no where near what Nikola Tesla dreamed of a century ago because Witricity(short for Wireless Electricity) have come up with techniques to send power wirelessly over only a few meters. This is different from capturing ambient … Continue reading

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