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The Covert Aeronautical Cocktail Shaker stands out in a good way

The Covert Aeronautical Cocktail Shaker features a slick Art Deco design and moving propellers. The drink accessory has a 24-ounce capacity.

By August 15, 2014


Hoverbikes for the US Army?

The US Department of Defense teams up with national defense-engineering firm Survice and Malloy Aeronautics, whose hoverbike combines the lift power of a helicopter with the look of a motorcycle, to develop hoverbike technology.

By June 23, 2015


Inside the world's largest wind tunnel

The United States Air Force operates the 80x120-foot wind tunnel at Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., where researchers put aeronautics to the test.

By July 23, 2009


Rocket Racing League announces August takeoff

After months of delays, the "Nascar in the sky" aeronautics start-up gets ready for its first exhibition race.

By April 14, 2008


Italian police arrest 14 in hacker probe

The suspects are accused of thousands of computer intrusions, including attacks on the U.S. Army and Navy and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

By August 2, 2002


NASA boosts supercomputer speed

NASA has upgraded its SGI Origin supercomputer. The supercomputer has 1,024 processors, which are being bumped up to faster MIPS R14000A microprocessors running at 600MHz, SGI said Tuesday. NASA is using the computer to study aeronautics, earth sciences and life sciences. The upgrade boosts the system from 819.2 gigaflops--that is, 819.2 billion calculations per second--to 1228.8 gigaflops of theoretical peak speed, said John Ziebarth, chief of the advanced supercomputing division at NASA Ames Research Center.

By June 18, 2002


BEA, Lockheed team on government systems

BEA Systems and Lockheed Martin are teaming up to target government accounts for information technology services and support. Lockheed already derives a substantial portion of its revenue from government business; in 2001, government accounted for $18 billion of the company's total $24 billion in revenue. Under the new deal, each of Lockheed's four principal business areas--Aeronautics, Space, Systems Integration and Technology Services--will have access to BEA's application infrastructure technology and products. The two companies have also agreed to jointly develop new business proposals and to train and certify Lockheed technical personnel as BEA architects.

By May 6, 2002


Short Take: Trimble's founder steps down

Trimble Navigation Limited, a maker of satellite-based navigation, positioning, and communications data products, announced that the company's founder Charles Trimble was stepping down effective immediately as president and CEO, and that Dr. Bradford Parkinson has assumed the position of acting president and CEO while the company searches for a permanent replacement. Parkinson is currently a professor at Stanford University's aeronautics and astronautics department.

August 20, 1998