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Technology Today® Fall 2001

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Fuel Cells

Researchers are integrating fuel cells into heavy-duty tractor-trailers in a multi-year program to improve the efficiency of the vehicles.

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Nondestructive Testing of Aging Aircraft

New technology improves detection of dangerous cracks in the nation's older commercial and military aircraft.

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Light Years Closer

New nonlinear filtering technology can improve the accuracy of instruments used in space exploration, missile guidance and aircraft flight control systems.

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Navigating Virtual Worlds

A new device enables operators to use real-world movements in simulated environments.

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Diesel Fuel Testing Device Wins Award

The Ignition Quality Tester quickly and inexpensively rates the ignition quality of diesel fuel, which could result in lower prices at the pump.

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What Made the Moon?

Simulations show a single impact by a Mars-sized object in the late stages of Earth's formation could have created the Earth-moon system.


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