Advanced science. Applied technology.
|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.