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Press Releases

09/15/2011 SwRI's Hageman reappointed to Texas Radiation Advisory Board

Hageman to serve six year term through 2017

09/08/2011 SwRI launches International Alternative Fuel Technology Center

Southwest Research Institute’s new International Alternative Fuel Technology Center will address the growing importance of developing alternative fuels.

08/31/2011 SwRI, robot manufacturer sign collaboration agreement

Collaboration will release an interface for open source ROS software

08/30/2011 SwRI selected as payload integrator for three NASA suborbital flight opportunities research providers

Commercial vehicles expected to provide new opportunities for research and education

08/24/2011 SwRI researchers receive $9.9 million in additional funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to further CO2 compression research

SwRI researchers are designing and testing CO2 compression technologies

08/18/2011 New images reveal never-before-seen structures of the solar wind as it travels toward and impacts Earth

Images show an array of dynamic interactions as solar wind moves across the solar system

07/29/2011 Juno spacecraft to Jupiter prepares to launch

New NASA mission to answer fundamental questions about the gas giant

07/25/2011 SwRI suborbital astronaut payload specialists move to flight planning phase, release mission patch

SwRI suborbital payload specialists beginning flight planning phase of their first spaceflights

06/22/2011 SwRI's DCO™ Ignition System tapped for R&D 100 Award

A novel ignition system for gasoline engines that creates a continuous spark of variable energy and duration has received a 2011 R&D 100 Award.

06/21/2011 Southwest Research Institute space-based wireless communications platform selected for DARPA System F6 Program

Fractionated architecture to provide robust and reconfigurable alternatives to traditional spacecraft designs

06/05/2011 New solar system formation models indicate that Jupiter's foray robbed Mars of mass

Simulations show Mars was starved of formation materials

06/03/2011 SwRI to participate in World IPv6 Day

SwRI will join in World IPv6 Day on June 8 as a field test to ensure a successful transition to the new Internet Protocol as IPv4 addresses run out

06/02/2011 UTSA, Southwest Research Institute to collaborate on biomedical research

Project will focus on establishing the efficacy of new scaffolds for tendon/ligament repair and regeneration

05/23/2011 Ward to receive Kuiper Prize in planetary sciences

Distinction honors lifetime of advancing researchers' understanding of planetary systems

05/17/2011 NASA selects SwRI mass spectrometer for technology development funding, possible future planetary mission

Spectrometer extends the resolution and sensitivity of similar instruments by one to two orders of magnitude