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How swarms of small satellites could revolutionize space exploration
October 4, 2016
A team of small satellites would give missions greater flexibility at a lower cost. First up: developing autonomous systems that let them navigate together.
Students show that low-cost balloons can do real high-altitude studies
August 3, 2016
In a series of launches, including a 70-hour world record for flight time, undergraduates show how to do atmospheric research with a latex balloon system that costs about $1,000.
Sanjiva Lele: How the modeling of air turbulence can reduce noise in jets and improve wind farm performance
June 2, 2016
What matters is not how a single turbine will perform, but how a system — a farm — of hundreds or even thousands of turbines perform over time.
Stanford engineer Bradford Parkinson, the 'Father of GPS,' wins the prestigious Marconi Prize
May 17, 2016
The Marconi Prize is awarded each year to recognize major advances in the communications field that benefit humanity.
A one-of-a-kind wind tunnel for birds paves the way for better drones
April 22, 2016
An engineer explores how the magic of bird flight can be applied to building better aerial robots.
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