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Press Releases

10/22/2012 SwRI to build miniature solar observatory for manned suborbital flight

SwRI Solar Instrument Pointing Platform is designed to reduce costs for new solar research instruments

10/17/2012 New model reconciles the Moon Earth-like composition with the giant impact theory of formation

The identical oxygen isotope compositions on the Earth and Moon explained

10/16/2012 Pluto moons and possible rings may be hazards: New Horizons and the gauntlet it may encounter in 2015

Debris orbiting in the Pluto system may create hazards for the New Horizons spacecraft

10/16/2012 SwRI sets low-cost ROS-I consortium membership entry fees

SwRI funds internal research to accelerate ROS-Industrial development and benefit the technical needs of the consortium

10/04/2012 NRC renews contract for SwRI to continue operating CNWRA

CNWRA will continue research and technical support of storage, transportation, reprocessing and disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste

09/07/2012 SwRI engineers investigate "cognitive fingerprints" for bolstering computer passwords

New, biometrics-based authentication tool could boost computer security

08/24/2012 SwRI receives DOE award for lithium-ion battery technology

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) awards SwRI $712,500 contract to develop breakthrough energy storage technologies

08/22/2012 SwRI receives $5.1 million contract from DARPA to develop library for predicting survivability of military ground vehicles

Researchers to develop C2M2L-2 Context Model Library for DARPA Adaptive Vehicle Make Program

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