Students Fly Prototype of Potential Mars Airplane

Some interns get coffee. Others might make copies. Not at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, where a group of students successfully flew a prototype of an aircraft that could one day fly in the Martian atmosphere and send its findings back to Earth.

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Lehigh engineer discovers a high-speed nano-avalanche

(Lehigh University) Doctoral student Charles McLaren and Professor Himanshu Jain from Lehigh University — along with colleagues at the University of Marburg in Germany — have published new findings in the September 2016 issue of the Journal of Electrochemical Society about the process involving transformations in glass that occur under intense electrical and thermal conditions. New understanding of these mechanisms could lead the way to more energy-efficient glass manufacturing, and even glass supercapacitors that leapfrog the performance of batteries now used for electric cars and solar energy. …read more

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Water Not Found At Location Of Mars' Seasonal Streaks

Seasonal dark streaks on Mars that have become one of the hottest topics in interplanetary research don’t hold much water, according to the latest findings from a NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars.

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Earth Institute Fall 2016 Internships

This fall, The Earth Institute is offering students opportunities to work as interns within various departments and research centers at the institute. All full-time Columbia and Barnard students are eligible to apply. These internships pay $15 an hour for 10 hours per week, up to 120 hours during the spring. The positions include: Pediatric Research using Integrated… read more …read more

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What's going on right now: GIS increases awareness

Esri’s Bill Meehan explains how important it is for utility companies to have enough information to answer their customers questions during a power failure and how a GIS platform can help to accomplish this. …read more

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Earth Institute Fall 2016 Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities

The Earth Institute will offer eight research assistant opportunities for undergraduate students during the fall 2016 semester. Undergraduates from Columbia and Barnard will be able to serve as research assistants on research projects related to sustainable development and the environment with distinguished faculty and researchers at the cutting edge of this burgeoning field. While research assistant positions… read more …read more

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Media Invited to Interview Future Space Station Crew, Attend Televised NASA Briefing

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NASA is inviting media to attend a news conference and conduct one-on-one interviews Tuesday, Aug. 30, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, with three crewmembers currently preparing for a November launch to the International Space Station. The 2 p.m. EDT news conference will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. …read more

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The (Somewhat Less Fast) Growing Human Footprint

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The human footprint continues to expand, with three quarters of earth’s land surface now experiencing measurable pressures from buildings, roads, crops, pastures and other human structures and activities, according to a new report. Those pressures are building most intensely in the few remaining wild areas of high biodiversity, it notes. But the report also finds an encouraging trend:… read more …read more

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