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Testing Electric Propulsion

NASA – On Aug. 19, National Aviation Day, a lot of people are reflecting on how far aviation has come in the last century. 108 more words

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Iberian Peninsula at Night

NASA – ISS040-E-081320 (26 July 2014) — One of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the International Space Station recorded this early evening photo of the entire Iberian Peninsula (Spain, Portugal and San Marino) on July 26, 2014. 34 more words

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Updates from GE

Underdog Scientist Cracks Code to Reduce Flight Delays

GE – Currently, the flight plans that set routes, speed and altitudes for passenger planes have one major flaw – it’s impossible to adjust them in real time during the flight. 122 more words

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Updates from GE

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The Micro Kitchen from the Microfactory Could Go Big

GE – The online design community FirstBuild recently launched a design challenge to develop a “ 111 more words

Economy

Updates from GE

This Fuel Cell Startup Could Spark a Revolution

GE – A fuel cell works like a battery, using a simple chemical reaction to provide energy. In fuel cells, this reaction involves hydrogen molecules abundant in natural gas and oxygen from ordinary air. 176 more words

Economy

Updates from GE

Building a Jet-Propelled Train Was Not Rocket Science for Don Wetzel

GE – On a clear day in July 1966, New York Central Railroad engineer Don Wetzel and his team boarded a specially modified Buddliner railcar, No. 72 more words

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