Technology Today Spring 2016 cover image

Flight control surfaces include the flaps, tabs, and spoilers that allow a pilot to adjust and control an aircraft's flight attitude. Using the Institute's recently acquired powerful CT scanner, SwRI engineers imaged the aluminum honeycomb control surface to visualize its internal structure. This 3-D visualization shows a bonding layer running through the structure.

Technology Today Spring 2016

Hidden Structures Revealed

Looking at materials from the inside out

Cracking the Processing Curve

New Horizons News

SwRI helped shape the biggest science story of 2015

The Methane Detectors Challenge

SwRI researchers are evaluating a new generation of low-cost sensors to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions

Consortia News

Pluto Flyby, Jupiter Arrival [PDF]

Helping us understand worlds at the edge of our solar system by making the first reconnaissance of Pluto and its moons. Revealing the history of the solar system by studying the origin and evolution of the giant planet Jupiter.

SwRI Wins Two 2015 R&D 100 Awards

CYGNSS Constellation Completed


Technical Staff Achievements


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