FeaturesWANTED: MORE FOCUS ON CFD
Computational fluid dynamics has been a powerful tool for airframe designers, but American researchers are sounding an alarm about the troubles they see lurking ahead for CFD software.
REVOLUTIONIZING AIR TRAVEL
Airliners that can be refueled in the air could be the first step toward giant planes that transfer cargo and passengers in flight.
by Philip Butterworth-HayesPLANETARY DEFENSE
Stopping asteroids from hitting Earth will require time to put a plan in place.
by Brian SteinerPARSING ORION
Engineers from Lockheed and NASA will take a close look at the Orion module with a goal of improving its design and opening deep space for exploration.
by Craig Covault and Marc SelingerCOMET SCIENCE AND SOCIAL MEDIA
A look at the futures of the Rosetta and Philae spacecraft and what other space missions can learn about the use of social media.
by Philip Butterworth-Hayes