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08/17/2012 SwRI receives U.S. DOE award to advance clean coal technology

SwRI researchers receive DOE award to demonstrate a novel power cycle for coal-fired emissions plants

08/15/2012 The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter LAMP spectrometer detects helium in Moon atmosphere, raises questions about origin

Observations complement previous measurements taken by Apollo 17 experiment

08/06/2012 Curiosity ready to rove Mars

NASA's latest Mars rover carries SwRI’s Radiation Assessment Detector

07/30/2012 SwRI adds test cell to flow component test capabilities

New cell tests valves and other pressure-containing and pressure-controlling products

07/26/2012 SwRI, industry collaborators receive $3.8 million from U.S. DOE to develop concentrating solar power combustor for solar plants

Team to develop a novel gas turbine combustor for a concentrating solar power hybrid gas turbine system

07/26/2012 SwRI, industry collaborators receive $8.5 million from U.S. Department of Energy to develop high-efficiency hot gas turbo-expander for solar plants

High-efficiency supercritical CO2 hot gas turbo-expander to be developed for concentrating solar power plant

07/09/2012 Smith promoted to vice president of SwRI Signal Exploitation and Geolocation Division

Expertise includes designing, developing, testing shipboard, land-based and airborne electronic support systems

07/03/2012 Green named Fellow of the Geological Society of America

Green is one of 78 GSA professional members elected to Fellowship for 2012

06/26/2012 SwRI Hybrid Ceramic-Sand Core Casting Technology wins R&D 100 Award

New technology enables production of heavy-duty diesel engines with higher peak cylinder pressure capability

06/21/2012 SwRI building eight NASA microsatellites to help predict extreme weather events on Earth

Constellation of satellites will observe hurricanes as they form and intensify

05/10/2012 Asteroid collision that spawned Vesta asteroid family occurred more recently than originally thought

Images from the Dawn spacecraft indicate that a collision that created the impact crater Rheasilvia on Asteroid (4) Vesta occurred more recently than was previously thought.

05/10/2012 New IBEX data show the heliosphere long-theorized bow shock does not exist

New data requires decades of research that included a bow shock to be re-examined.

05/10/2012 Unseen planet revealed by its gravity

Scientists combined new Kepler Telescope data with an established theory to predict that an unseen second planet about the mass of Saturn is orbiting the distant star KOI-872.

05/04/2012 Canup elected member of National Academy of Sciences

NAS membership one of the highest honors awarded to U.S. scientists or engineers

04/25/2012 Splatters of molten rock signal period of intense asteroid impacts on Earth, raise questions about the source of impactors

Rock layers on Earth may hold the “fingerprints” of asteroid mega-impacts dating back to the Archean era, a formative time for early life.