Electrically conductive concrete to clear snow and ice from runways

AMES, Iowa – Alireza Sassani turned a switch and sent 60 volts of electricity into a small block of concrete. A few minutes later the Iowa State University… more

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August 16, 2015

This Landscaping Project Quiets Airport Noise

It’s not one of our more celebrated scientific axioms, but it’s true nonetheless: Plowed fields dampen noise. After this fact was discovered in 2008 by a group trying to reduce… more

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August 10, 2015

NASA tests ground collision avoidance technology at Oshkosh

NASA tests ground collision avoidance technology at Oshkosh

The technology, recently integrated in F-16 fighter jets and other military aircraft, is being adapted by engineers at NASA Armstrong Research Center, Edwards,… more

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July 27, 2015

Lightweight membrane can significantly reduce in-flight aircraft noise

Riding in a helicopter or can be a noisy experience for passengers. But researchers from North Carolina State University and MIT have developed a… more

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July 27, 2015