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12/20/2011 SwRI researchers discover new evidence for complex molecules on Pluto's surface

Hydrocarbons and other molecules could be responsible for Pluto's ruddy coloring

12/13/2011 Preparing for future human exploration, RAD measures radiation on journey to Mars

RAD is the only instrument scheduled to collect science data on the journey to Mars

11/21/2011 Preparing for future human exploration: measuring the radiation environment on Mars

Scheduled to launch Nov. 26 NASA’s next rover mission to Mars includes the SwRI-built Radiation Assessment Detector

11/11/2011 Suborbital space research and education conference scheduled Feb. 27–29, 2012

Conference to focus on new, low-cost reusable spacecraft

11/10/2011 Giant planet ejected from the solar system

Simulations suggest fifth planet and “Jumping Jupiter” led to formation of current solar system

11/09/2011 SwRI flyers first to evaluate pressure suits during simulated suborbital launches in centrifuge

Twenty centrifuge runs closely mimic launches and re-entries aboard suborbital spacecraft

10/27/2011 SwRI hosts 2011 International SpaceWire Conference

Conference will highlight a network technology developed primarily for use on spacecraft

10/18/2011 SwRI acquires 2011 plug-in electric vehicle to include its batteries in EssEs Consortium matrix

Electric vehicle battery information will be offered to consortium members

10/14/2011 SwRI demonstrates traffic management to minimize environmental impacts

New environmental traffic management concepts showcased at ITS World Congress

09/15/2011 SwRI receives $4.4 million contract to develop a drug formulation and delivery system to treat cyanide exposure

SwRI to develop a nasal-delivery, first-line treatment system to combat cyanide poisoning.

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