Aerospace and Defense

Veteran Mars rover breaks off-world driving record

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 04:00

Scientists and engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are celebrating a remarkable achievement on Mars, after it was revealed that the Opportunity rover had broken an off-world driving record that had been held since 1974.

NASA seeks commercial partners to maintain contact with Mars

Monday, 28 July 2014 08:18

With the exploration and potential habitation of Mars still very much at the top of NASA's engineering research priorities, the agency has put out a call for third-party assistance in maintaining communications with the Red Planet.

NASA honors first man on the moon

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 06:07

Forty-five years after he became the first man to walk on the moon, NASA has honored the engineering research legacy of Neil Armstrong by naming a building at the Kennedy Space Center after him.

UK government looks to Scotland for spaceport

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:10

Virgin Galactic may have concentrated the majority of its engineering research and development into space tourism from a base in New Mexico, but ambitious plans to build a working spaceport in the UK could see the company utilize a British location as soon as 2018.

New analysis may establish origin of the moon and confirm impact theory

Monday, 09 June 2014 04:16

The origin of the moon has been a matter of debate for thousands of years, but thanks to research conducted by a group of German astrophysicists led by Daniel Herwartz PhD, the mystery may be solved.

New experiment demonstrates proof of concept for optical cloaking

Friday, 06 June 2014 08:34

Scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have bent the rules on bending light, bring researchers another step closer to viable "cloaking" technology.

Astronomers discover rocky mega-Earth in constellation Draco

Monday, 02 June 2014 10:37

Many novel celestial bodies are only intimately observable using instruments developed with engineering tools, such as NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, which recently spotted a gigantic rocky world that resembles our home planet.

Water in moon rocks reveals similarities with Earth

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 09:31

Since the initial discovery of water on the moon several years ago, scientists have been intensely investigating lunar history to learn how the liquid appeared on the satellite.

Get in to prestigious online graduate engineering programs in the US

Thursday, 22 May 2014 10:27

Despite the unpredictability of the employment landscape as a whole, there is good news for graduates in engineering fields, with opportunities for finding work on the rise, according to a TechServe Alliance press release.

Microbial life on Mars suggested by mineral and methanogen experiments

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 07:57

Through partnerships between investigators exploring different fields, new theories and technologies have been and continue to be developed that facilitate inquires into other planets, such as Mars.
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