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Reliable sensors for hypersonic flight

September 26, 2019

Harsh environmental conditions—such as surface temperatures reaching thousands of degrees Fahrenheit—make it challenging to accurately measure temperatures and…
XSEDE Stampede2, ECSS Helps Simulate Shock Turbulence Interactions

August 16, 2019

This may come as a shock, if you’re moving fast enough. The shock being shock waves. A balloon’s…
Scientists discover how birds navigate crosswinds

July 18, 2019

While pilots rely on radio signals, advanced computations and other tools to keep them on course during strong…
UTA brings unique hypersonic wind tunnel online

July 15, 2019

The University of Texas at Arlington has brought its new arc-heated, hypersonic wind tunnel online, marking a new…
Steering wind power in a new direction: Study shows how to improve production at wind farms

July 2, 2019

What’s good for one is not always best for all. Solitary wind turbines produce the most power when…
Cutting edge water tunnel aids engineering research

January 29, 2019

A newly installed 35-foot water tunnel at the University of Georgia’s College of Engineering will help researchers develop new methods of…
Why does a fully electric Jaguar I-Pace have such a massive front grille? Is it just for style?!

January 3, 2019

Electric cars, obviously, do not have internal combustion engines. These power units require a lot of air –…
How does mosquito stay in front of your face in a car that is travelling at 100 km/h? How can it fly so fast?

July 21, 2018

Imagine you are on a nice road trip. It is summer, you have your friends around you, your…
How much aerodynamics matters in winter sports? Athletes actually go to wind tunnels

February 8, 2018

Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games are about to start. Athletes are already looking around the area and getting familiar…
German skeleton team employs BMW’s wind tunnel to cut the last hundredth of a second

January 11, 2018

Skeleton is one of the most terrifying sports in existence. You lie down, head first, on a small…
Is there anything it cannot do? Ford engineers perfect aerodynamics of the Mustang with duct tape

October 12, 2017

You know how cars are developed. Someone draws it on a napkin, then makes a computer model, a…
Swifts can stay in flight in very windy conditions without breaking a sweat – how?

August 28, 2017

Swifts are amazing birds. They stay in the air for prolonged periods of time. They sleep and eat…
Nissan made sure air is not going to be an enemy for the next generation of Leaf

August 4, 2017

New generation of Nissan Leaf is going to debut on 6th of September this year. So it is…
High-altitude balloon experiments could enable hypersonic flight

May 25, 2017

Future unmanned hypersonic aircraft may ultimately owe part of their success to University of Colorado Boulder atmospheric research.…
Aerodynamic devices improve tractor trailer fuel efficiency

May 9, 2017

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers, as part of a Navistar SuperTruck I team, helped design a new type…
Volvo is demonstrating ground-breaking hybrid powertrain for long haul trucks

March 2, 2017

Truck companies are trying to come up with new technology to make their vehicles more ecological. Daimler, MAN…
Shape Changing Drone

December 20, 2016

Scientists from EPFL have created a drone with a feathered, shape-shifting wingspan that allows it to fly fast, turn…
ARION2 breaks British land speed records for bikes

September 21, 2016

The University’s Velocipede (ULV) Team has broken both the men’s and women’s British Land Speed Record for a human-powered…
Scientists Determine How Birds Soar to Great Heights

August 2, 2016

Migratory birds often use warm, rising atmospheric currents to gain height with little energy expenditure when flying over…
What guitarfish and aircraft wings have in common

May 6, 2016

Recent research by a team led by Jonathan Cox and Zhijin Wang shows how water flows through the…
Ford develops a world-first mobile aeroacoustic wind tunnel

May 4, 2016

What are you looking for when you are buying a new car? Reliability, efficiency, comfort are all important…
Bat-inspired design for Micro Air Vehicles

February 18, 2016

Researchers from the University of Southampton have designed innovative membrane wings inspired by bats, paving the way for…
UA Engineering Professor Wins U.S. Air Force Grant

October 30, 2015

A team led by assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering Jesse Little of the University of Arizona’s…
Remotely Piloted PTERA Bridges Gap Between Wind-Tunnel And Crewed Flight Testing

October 29, 2015

Aerospace testing can be costly and time consuming but a new modular, subscale remotely piloted aircraft offers NASA…
How a flying bat sees space

October 22, 2015

Recordings from echolocating bat brains have for the first time given researchers a view into how mammals understand…
Slow and fast, but not furious – researchers trace how birds, fish go with the flow

October 15, 2015

Fish and birds, when moving in groups, could use two “gears”—one slow and another fast—in ways that conserve…
New Wing Shape Tested in Wind Tunnel

September 22, 2015

Researchers at two NASA aeronautics centers validated elements of a wing design that could greatly improve the efficiency…
Plasma Research Could Make Flight Safer

August 25, 2015

Plasma has generated excitement among aerodynamics researchers for its effects on air flow and its potential for building…
Bionics in aeronautics – Venus Flytrap used as a model for new flap design

August 19, 2015

Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) are researching a morphing wing…
World’s fastest bike attempt ready for launch

August 15, 2015

The student team behind the University of Liverpool’s attempt on the 83mph human powered vehicle world speed record…
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