Aerospace refer to the industry that researches, designs, manufactures, operates and maintains vehicles moving through air and space. It has commercial, industrial and military applications, and includes the aviation and defense industries.
Swapping out the expensive metals in car parts and lamp posts for a nearly-free coal burning by-product could save the environment and save money.
13 | March 31, 2011 4:00am |
The United States' ever-fluctuating plans for NASA is threatening the science and engineering brainpower and workforce development needed to remain a space player.
5 | March 30, 2011 10:15am |
The Robin Hood of water argues why we should ship water from abundant places to areas that are thirsty -- and why some countries are using "water as a weapon."
16 | March 23, 2011 11:13am |
Japanese researchers are working to develop rockets that have artificial intelligence, making it easier than ever to send communications satellites into space.
1 | March 21, 2011 2:30pm |
'This is the first time since we've been a spacefaring nation that we're facing a real gap.'
4 | March 8, 2011 5:53pm |
Most retired aircraft are parked in the desert, but with thousands of them coming into retirement in the next two decades, Bombardier has started recycling its planes and researching more...
4 | March 2, 2011 2:00am |
Virgin Galactic may just make one great research lab. The argument: NASA and other scientific research firms may become one of the biggest space tourists.
March 1, 2011 5:00am |
New to SmartPlanet? We're delighted you've dropped by. Here's what we're all about.
2 | February 15, 2011 10:07am |
More than 40 years of progress separates the announcements of the oldest 747 and its recently upgraded descendant. What's really changed?
5 | February 14, 2011 4:00pm |
GE's new Global Innovation Barometer indicates that global executives believe the U.S. leads the world in innovation. Behind it? Germany, Japan and China.
7 | January 26, 2011 7:15am |
Alarming reports from America's space agency reveal an organization lacking in clear direction, and hampered by doubt.
18 | January 25, 2011 6:00pm |
Say hello to a new Thinking Tech contributing editor: Tuan C. Nguyen.
January 13, 2011 12:42pm |
The aerospace, agriculture and petrochemical industries showed a meteoric rise in innovation in 2010, but the computer and automotive industries stay in the lead, according to a new report.
January 12, 2011 12:16pm |
Henry Sodano is bringing Terminator back into the lab. Researchers at Arizona State University talked to SmartPlanet about their self-healing material.
5 | December 8, 2010 7:02pm |
Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley show of their quadrotor helicopter and give SmartPlanet an exclusive look at what it takes to hack Microsoft's Kinect.
6 | December 7, 2010 12:21am |
Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a new kind of disruptive fiber that could be tougher than Kevlar.
1 | December 3, 2010 8:35am |
Soon a Lufthansa airbus will begin taking to the sky on a biofuel blend between Frankfurt and Hamburg, Germany. But will it fly economically?
4 | November 30, 2010 4:00am |
More than $5 billion in shipments of medical devices leave Puerto Rico every year. Between the tax and legal benefits, its geography and availability of skilled labor, it's no surprise these...
9 | November 24, 2010 2:00am |
Smaller than a shoebox and with a mass of just 5.5kg, the fuel-less O/OREOS may mark the rise a new generation of ultra-cheap nanosatellites.
6 | November 22, 2010 12:20pm |
A Stanford University researcher is using the MRI machine to improve the efficiency and performance of jet engines for the military.
7 | November 22, 2010 8:13am |