Month: March 2021

AFRL is researching advanced manufacturing technologies for hypersonic air and space vehicles. WASHINGTON — The Air Force Research Laboratory awarded SpaceX an $8.5 million contract to investigate advanced materials and manufacturing techniques for heat shields that protect hypersonic vehicles in flight. Heat protection is a critical technology to shield hypersonic vehicles from the intense heat experienced
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This article originally appeared on the author’s personal blog, and was written in that capacity. Italics are the author’s. The only sure path to stop climate change is to zero out greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible. That’s it. As simple as this sounds, it’s going to be an enormous job, requiring hard work over the coming decades. But
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To the untrained eye, a circuit built with IBM’s online Quantum Experience tool looks like something out of an introductory computer-science course. Logic gates, the building blocks of computation, are arrayed on a digital canvas, transforming inputs into outputs. But this is a quantum circuit, and the gates modify not the usual binary 1 or
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One of Emergent’s manufacturing suites. Emergent Biosolutions While Johnson & Johnson developed and got FDA authorization for its one-dose vaccine, it won’t be the one manufacturing it – that big task and huge windfall goes to a mostly unknown company in Maryland. On Saturday, the FDA authorized Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use. One of
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WASHINGTON — SpaceNews has hired veteran satellite industry reporter Jason Rainbow to anchor the organization’s satellite telecommunications coverage and expand its reporting on existing and emerging commercial space markets.  Rainbow has spent more than a decade covering the global space industry as a business journalist. Previously, he was Group Editor-in-Chief for Finance Information Group, including
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Polaris revealed plans this morning for its upcoming all-new 2022 RANGER EV. The vehicle will be a full-size electric side-by-side utility vehicle featuring an electric powertrain from Zero Motorcycles. The new 2022 RANGER EV will be the first electric vehicle developed as part of the new rEV’d up partnership with Zero Motorcycles announced last year.
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