Technology Today Spring 1999 cover image

SwRI scientists developed a real-time geophysical mapping system to record magnetic anomaly maps, such as this one of a portion of the SwRI grounds in San Antonio, Texas.   The image highlights an anomaly -- evidence of a buried 16-inch-diameter gas pipeline. This technology improves geophysical surveying methods by brining together the survey and data analysis crews so that images of relevant ground characteristics can be created in real time.

Technology Today® Spring 1999

Image from a real-time geophysical mapping system

Looking Beneath the Earth's Surface

A system to detect underground magnetic anomalies enables survey crews to quickly visualize and interpret geophysical data.

Icon of lunar surface

Big Bang, New Moon

Computer models suggest a collision between young Earth and another body blew large amounts of debris into orbit and created our moon.

Icon of hybrid powertrain

Hybrid Solutions

A new, parallel hybrid powertrain design may be the key to significantly increasing fuel economy and reducing automotive emissions.

Artist concept of Mars fuel facility

Fueling a Trip from Mars

As part of an effort to support manned missions to Mars, researchers are evaluating several options for producing fuel on the red planet.


Technical Staff Activities

Download a printable copy of the Spring 1999 Technology Today [PDF]

Benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology
Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 9 technical divisions.