Aerospace

Microchips Tolerate Extreme Temperatures in Industrial Applications

April 4th, 2014

German scientists have successfully fabricated compact microchips able to tolerate temperatures up to 300°C in an achievement that could have significant implications for the geothermal and oil production industries. Drill bits and borehole probes employed…read more

Prehistoric Cave Paint to Shield Solar Spacecraft

February 21st, 2014

A European spacecraft scheduled for launch towards the sun in 2017 will be shielded from extreme temperatures by a type of paint once used in prehistoric cave art. Carrying instruments to perform high-resolution imaging of…read more

Liquid Helium Cools Superconductive Cables

January 28th, 2014

Scientists at Florida State University have used helium gas to cool superconductive cables in a breakthrough that could enable the development of next-generation power systems for future naval ships with advanced weapons systems. The discovery…read more

Thermally Conductive Two Component Urethane Modified Epoxy Gel

January 12th, 2014

Master Bond, a manufacturer of epoxy adhesives, sealants, coatings, potting and encapsulation compounds, has released Master Bond Super Gel 9AO, a soft, urethane modified gel-like epoxy with thermal conductivity and electrical insulation properties that adheres…read more

NASA Considers Solutions for Broken ISS Cooling Pump

December 16th, 2013

NASA announced Sunday that it is considering a series of spacewalks or a resupply mission to fix a broken cooling loop on the International Space Station, which was shut down last week after the malfunction…read more

Tubeaxial Fans Offer High Performance in Rugged Applications

October 18th, 2013

Military and aerospace component manufacturer AMETEK Rotron has released the MIL-XTM Extreme Performance series, a tubeaxial cooling and ventilation fan series with the highest performance in the industry for its package size, according to the…read more

Clay is Key Ingredient in High-Temperature Supercapacitors, Say Researchers

September 9th, 2013

Clay, an abundant natural material, may hold the answer to developing super high-temperature supercapacitors for powering devices in extreme environments, says new research from Rice University. According to a report released in Nature’s online journal,…read more

NASA Selects Proposals for Future Spacecraft Thermal Control Systems

September 9th, 2013

NASA has selected eight proposals to develop advanced thermal control system technologies for future spacecraft as part of its Game Changing Development Program (GCD). The program was created to investigate novel ideals and approaches to…read more

Dielectric Heat Transfer Fluid Line Expanded

August 26th, 2013

DSI Ventures, Inc., a developer of biodegradable lubricants and electrical insulating products, has announced the expansion of its OptiCool line of dielectric heat transfer fluids. Introduced in 2001, OptiCool fluids are made from synthetic paraffin…read more

Heat Exchanger Research Could Lead to Better Liquid Cooling in Aerospace, Automotive, Defense Applications

August 26th, 2013

A New Mexico State University assistant professor is investigating methods of increasing heat exchanger efficiency that could enable space missions to remain in orbit for longer periods of time and lead to better automotive, defense,…read more

B-Staged Adhesive Film for Bonding and Sealing Applications

August 12th, 2013

A new high temperature-resistant B-staged adhesive film is available from Master Bond for bonding and sealing applications in the aerospace, electronic, opto-electronic and specialty OEM industries. FLM36 film adhesive can withstand temperatures up to 500°F,…read more

NASA Astronaut Releases Video on Helmet Leak

August 12th, 2013

Several weeks after NASA aborted a spacewalk outside the International Space Station following a report of a water leak inside Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano’s helmet, Parmitano’s spacewalk partner has released a two-part video explaining the…read more

Researchers Test Cooling System in Zero-Gravity

July 22nd, 2013

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have completed high- and zero-gravity testing of an evaporative cooling system developed for sophisticated microelectronic systems onboard an astronaut training aircraft following three years of preparation supported by NASA.…read more

Slim Inverted Blowers Deliver High-Volume Air Flow in Tight Enclosures

July 19th, 2013

AMETEK Rotron, a manufacturer of brushless DC motors, blowers and pumps for aerospace, military, medical, mass-transit and computer applications, has introduced new compact inverted blowers designed to deliver concentrated, high-volume airflow for critical cooling applications…read more