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How to reroute planes, on the fly, to prevent collisions with rockets
January 7, 2017
A Stanford PhD student finds a promising new approach to commercial aircraft safety in the space age.
How do we keep GPS safe from sabotage?
December 8, 2016
A professor of aeronautics and astronautics says hackers could wreak havoc on highways, airways and sea lanes if we're not careful. But "the challenge," he says, "is manageable."
Can neural networks help make air traffic control safer?
November 14, 2016
A new data compression method promises to make airborne collision avoidance systems more reliable and efficient.
How a career in aeronautics got liftoff almost 90 years ago
October 11, 2016
Walter Vincenti, a recent recipient of the Daniel Guggenheim Medal, says it all began when he was 10 and saw a news announcement that Lindbergh had landed in Paris.
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.
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