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Aero Throwback: The “Venetian Blind” plane

Michigan Engineer W. Fred Gerhardt's 1920s invention was called the “world’s first aerial bicycle.”|Short Read
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Aero Throwback: The original skunk works

Best known for answering the threat of a jet-powered Nazi super-plane, Clarence “Kelly” Johnson left another legacy as well.|Medium Read
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Aerospace research wins best paper award

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics recently awarded the distinction of Best Paper for the 2012 Multidisciplinary Analysis Optimization conference to a UM Aerospace research team.|Short Read
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Aero Throwback: Pawlowski’s persistence pays off

Michigan's Felix W. Pawlowski taught the first aeronautical engineering course offered in the U.S. His path to prominence was nothing short of remarkable. |Short Read
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Aero Throwback: From an unlikely beginning

From An Unlikely Beginning: A Centennial Celebration|Medium Read
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Kabamba and Girard co-author Fundamentals of Aerospace Navigation and Guidance

Aerospace professors Anouck Girard and Pierre Kabamba publish a new book, Fundamental of Aerospace Navigation and Guidance.|Short Read
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Aero Throwback Thursday: The subsonic wind tunnel

If you build it, planes will fly.|Short Read
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Tackling turbulence with big data

A thorny aerodynamics problem is about to get a Netflix-style “big data” treatment from a Michigan-led team of engineers.|Medium Read
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Top robotic helicopter team sets sights on impossible mission

The International Aerial Robotics competition requires teams to build a flying bot that can self-navigate.|Medium Read
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New laser shows what substances are made of; could be new eyes for military

By shining the laser on a target and analyzing the reflected light, researchers can tell the chemical composition of the target.|Short Read
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Students form SkySpecs, LLC to produce autonomous aerial vehicles

The SkySpecs robot will designed for use by end users and will be controlled via a touchscreen tablet.|Short Read
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MAAV student team places first in IARC competition with robotic quadrotor

The MAAV team, which was founded in 2009, was one of only two to successfully maneuver and map the set course with their unmanned aerial vehicle.|Short Read