Global Hawk UAVs Study Hurricanes of U.S. Coast

No longer content to study hurricane patterns from afar, NASA launches a month-long Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) mission using UAVs. Researchers will use two Northrop Grumman-designed Global Hawk...

U.S. Army Picks 3 Finalists for New Humvee

As of Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012, the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (LJTV) program awarded major contracts to three defense corporations with the intent to replace the U.S. Military’s Humvee truck. These...

Flat Tires Are a Wheel Problem, Get a Hoverbike

American aerospace company, Aerofex Corp, has developed a new hoverbike prototype that could certainly win the approval of Jedi-master Yoda and has already made many Star Wars fans interested in the new...

New Exoskeleton Yields Superhuman Strength

Move over Tony Stark, Raytheon just released its second generation Exoskeleton, the XOS 2. Exoskeletal robotics used to augment human movement are becoming increasingly widespread as places like Japan, Korea...
Advaero HVARTM carbon fiber helicopter shaft cover (photo right) and the comparable aluminum part (photo left).

Small Ply, Huge Impact

If two elephants were suspended at the same time by a thin composite strip one-tenth of an inch thick and one inch wide, what are the chances they would break the strip and fall? According to Advaero...

Composite Giants Broke the Navy Trend

Less than a decade ago the U.S. Navy invested in metal ships and purchased small composite components for mine hunters and airplanes. In 2008, everything changed. Now the U.S. Navy is investing in the largest...