Defense http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8209/more en GALLERY: Seven Aircraft from the Skunkworks http://machinedesign.com/defense/gallery-seven-aircraft-skunkworks <div class="node-body gallery-body">A gallery of aircraft that came out of Kelly Johnson’s Skunkworks at Lockheed Martin Corp.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/defense/gallery-seven-aircraft-skunkworks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/defense/gallery-seven-aircraft-skunkworks#comments Technologies Defense Gallery Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:51:00 +0000 47681 at http://machinedesign.com The Basics of Sonic Booms http://machinedesign.com/defense/basics-sonic-booms <div class="node-body article-body">Sonic booms are the thunderclaps of noise created when an object surpasses the speed of sound. The larger the object, the more air it displaces and the larger the shock wave.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/defense/basics-sonic-booms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/defense/basics-sonic-booms#comments Defense Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:03:00 +0000 47481 at http://machinedesign.com Supersonic Flight: Overcoming the Sonic Boom http://machinedesign.com/defense/supersonic-flight-overcoming-sonic-boom <div class="field-deck"> NASA and private companies are pushing research to reintroduce supersonic flight to the aerospace market. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NASA and private companies are pushing research to reintroduce supersonic flight to the aerospace market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/defense/supersonic-flight-overcoming-sonic-boom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/defense/supersonic-flight-overcoming-sonic-boom#comments Defense Motors/Drives Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:04:00 +0000 47461 at http://machinedesign.com Nanotubes Keep Drone Wings Ice-Free http://machinedesign.com/defense/nanotubes-keep-drone-wings-ice-free <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Engineers at Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, have tested their HeatCoat, a device for keeping ice off the wings and control surfaces of drones. It consists of a carbon-nanotube coating that can be sprayed on or applied in flexible sheets. Sending electricity through the panel or coated area generates enough heat to prevent ice from forming and break free any ice that has formed. A controller monitors weather conditions and heater performance, ensuring power is only used when needed.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/defense/nanotubes-keep-drone-wings-ice-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/defense/nanotubes-keep-drone-wings-ice-free#comments Defense Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:13:00 +0000 46761 at http://machinedesign.com X-planes: The Next Eight: X-24 through the X-38 http://machinedesign.com/defense/x-planes-next-eight-x-24-through-x-38 <div class="node-body gallery-body">X planes from 1959 through 2002 were used to explore technologies that would be later used on the Space Shuttle, on fighter aircraft, and drones. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/defense/x-planes-next-eight-x-24-through-x-38" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/defense/x-planes-next-eight-x-24-through-x-38#comments Technologies Defense Gallery Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:43:00 +0000 45781 at http://machinedesign.com <p>X (experimental) aircraft and spacecraft were built by aviation companies but were flown and maintained by test pilots from NASA (or its predecessor, NACA), and the military. These planes, the X-24 through the X-38, cover the period from 1959 through 2002. Some were used to explore technologies that would later be used on the Space Shuttle. Others pushed the envelope in terms of control and flight surfaces, knowledge that would be used on fighter aircraft as well as drones.</p> The Softer Side of Exoskeletons http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/softer-side-exoskeletons <div class="node-body article-body">Can a pair of pants help soldiers lift more and walk farther?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/softer-side-exoskeletons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/softer-side-exoskeletons#comments Defense Motion Control Sensors Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:27:00 +0000 45701 at http://machinedesign.com “Inventor” of Fake Bomb Detector Headed to Jail, Finally http://machinedesign.com/blog/inventor-fake-bomb-detector-headed-jail-finally <div class="node-body blog-body">See how far people will go to believe a charlatan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/skeptical-engineer">A Skeptical Engineer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/inventor-fake-bomb-detector-headed-jail-finally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/inventor-fake-bomb-detector-headed-jail-finally#comments ADE-651 fake bomb detector Defense Community A Skeptical Engineer Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:02:00 +0000 44931 at http://machinedesign.com Electronic “Sniffer” Searches Out Nuclear Devices http://machinedesign.com/defense/electronic-sniffer-searches-out-nuclear-devices <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers at Sandia National Laboratory have built a mobile imager of neutrons for emergency responders (MINER). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/defense/electronic-sniffer-searches-out-nuclear-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/defense/electronic-sniffer-searches-out-nuclear-devices#comments Defense News Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:55:00 +0000 44891 at http://machinedesign.com “Oops, I Dropped the Warhead!” (On Purpose) http://machinedesign.com/defense/oops-i-dropped-warhead-purpose <div class="node-body article-body">The Defense Dept. drop tested its latest nuclear warhead, the W88 ALT 370, the follow-up to the W88. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/defense/oops-i-dropped-warhead-purpose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/defense/oops-i-dropped-warhead-purpose#comments Defense Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:29:00 +0000 44371 at http://machinedesign.com SpinSat Satellite Demonstrates Novel Thrusters http://machinedesign.com/technologies/spinsat-satellite-demonstrates-novel-thrusters <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have built a beach-ball sized satellite they call SpinSat that will begin carrying out several duties soon after it is flown to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX resupply mission. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/technologies/spinsat-satellite-demonstrates-novel-thrusters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/technologies/spinsat-satellite-demonstrates-novel-thrusters#comments Technologies Defense Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:40:00 +0000 40991 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Technicians at the U.S. Naval Research Lab prepare the SpinSat for its two-year mission.</p>