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Full-scale fire tests were performed on upholstered furniture as part of a project to reduce uncertainty in determining the cause of fires.

Technology Today® Spring 2012

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Clues from Burning Furniture

An SwRI-led study of how upholstered furniture burns will help fire investigators reduce uncertainty in determining the cause of a fire.

Searching the Moon’s Shadows

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's LAMP reveals craters’ hidden features.

Secrets Written in Dust

Research chemists at SwRI investigated dust for its ability to retain unique source attribution profiles.

Aiming for the Stars

An SwRI-led team examined the potential for a balloon-borne telescope to acquire and track celestial targets.


Technical Staff Activities

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