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02/20/2017 Technical briefings, tours highlight 69th SwRI annual meeting

Sixteen new advisory trustees invited to serve three year terms.

02/16/2017 SwRI scientist studies geology of Ceres to understand origin of organics

Dawn spacecraft data suggest organic materials are native to the dwarf planet.

02/13/2017 SwRI to receive DOE award for connected and automated vehicle technology

Three-year project aims to reduce fuel consumption 20 percent

01/24/2017 SwRI assisting Texas Automated Vehicle Proving Ground

Lone Star State one of 10 designees by the U.S. Department of Transportation

01/17/2017 Southwest Research Institute receives 2017 Work-Life Seal of Distinction

This fourth consecutive WorldatWork award recognizes SwRI’s commitment to staff  

01/17/2017 SwRI COO named chairman of BioMed SA

Downing to chair nonprofit promoting local biomedical industry

01/04/2017 SwRI to lead NASA’s Lucy mission to Jupiter’s Trojans

Small, primitive worlds orbiting near Jupiter to provide clues about origins of the solar system

12/15/2016 New Multiphase Machinery Test Facility available at Southwest Research Institute

Facility will support research for the oil and gas industry

12/14/2016 Team of researchers, aerospace manufacturers to adapt industrial robots for U.S. Air Force

Air Force Research Laboratory to improve automation for aerospace manufacturing

12/08/2016 SwRI-built hurricane satellites ready for Dec. 12 flight

NASA mission to measure hurricane intensification and forecasting

11/01/2016 SwRI flips switch on LAMP in lunar orbit

Opening door sheds more light on instrument sensor, improving data

10/25/2016 SwRI awarded $39 million military contract

Institute staff will support Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division 

10/18/2016 Alan Stern, New Horizons receive Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science

The Planetary Society Board of Directors unanimously select Stern, pioneering NASA mission

10/17/2016 SwRI teaming with GTI to demonstrate supercritical CO2 power plant

Facility will be located at SwRI’s headquarters in San Antonio

10/11/2016 SwRI developing methane leak detection system for DOE

Technology pinpoints small leaks of greenhouse gas that typically go unnoticed