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Propulsion technologist, aerospace engineer

Biofuel News Roundup

I am a big fan of bio-fuels for a number of reasons. It allows new and smaller players to enter the energy industry saturated by Big Oil and government-owned corporations. Bio-fuels can be manufactured by simple technologies by almost anyone. … Continue reading

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Honda Aircraft Unveils US Factory

Here is a feel-good story from the aeronautics industry in the US. While most US heavy industry manufacturers are moving production to China (including Boeing and the three auto companies), HondaJet is building itself a factory in the US. With … Continue reading

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Chevron and NASA/JPL Partner Up for Petro-Energy Solutions

Meanwhile, in San Ramon, California, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs and Chevron Corporation announced the formation of an alliance to develop new technologies to improve the efficiency of recovering oil and natural gas resources. The alliance’s initial focus is to develop … Continue reading

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Journal of Visualized Experiments

I came across this a few days ago and thought it was really neat. Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed, PubMed indexed journal devoted to the publication of biological, medical, chemical and physical research in a video … Continue reading

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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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