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01/23/2019 SwRI scientist sheds light on Titan’s mysterious atmosphere

New study suggests the “cooking” of ancient organics created thick nitrogen atmosphere

01/21/2019 SwRI engineers create decision-making tool for oil spill clean-up

Tool finds the best solutions for specific spill scenarios

01/17/2019 SwRI scientists study Moon craters to understand Earth’s impact history

Earth, Moon experienced similar spike in bombardment over the last 300 million years

01/14/2019 SwRI sponsors ITS America’s 10th Student Essay Competition with cash prize

Essays to address how new technology can make transportation system safer, greener, smarter

01/07/2018 New Horizons offers new view of Ultima Thule

Icy object is now the most distant world ever visited by a spacecraft

12/31/2018 Juno mission captures images of volcanic plumes on Jupiter’s moon Io

Light from the plumes and fires of Io on Earth’s darkest night

12/17/2018 SwRI receives $2 million DOE grant supporting innovative energy storage system

Low-cost system can store energy for longer periods

12/10/2018 SwRI solar activity research provides insight into Sun’s past, future

New technique adds context to historical solar data, possible climate change effects

12/10/2018 SwRI-led team finds evidence for carbon-rich surface on Ceres

Ceres offers insight into the synthesis, transport of organic matter in the inner solar system

12/03/2018 SwRI tribologist named Institution of Mechanical Engineers Fellow

Peter Lee founded tribology section at SwRI

11/27/2018 SwRI’s James Dante Receives SERDP Project of the Year Award

Program identified methods to evaluate corrosion resistance provided by new paints

11/15/2018 SwRI’s Alan Stern appointed to National Science Board

Stern, best known for New Horizons mission, will influence national science policy

11/15/2018 SwRI scientists map magnetic reconnection in Earth’s magnetotail

Nightside reconnection energizes aurora, excites electron jets

11/15/2018 SwRI’s Scott Bolton honored by Smithsonian Magazine

Jupiter mission leader receives 2018 American Ingenuity Award in physical sciences

11/14/2018 SwRI’s Terry Alger honored with TAMEST O’Donnell Award

Award recognizes groundbreaking research in automotive engineering