Southwest Research Institute

Type: Organization
Name: Southwest Research Institute
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Biochar used successfully to treat fracking water

Researchers at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Texas and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in the US have determined that biochar, a substance produced from plant matter, is a safe, effective and inexpensive method to treat flowback ... [Published Link2 - 14 hours ago]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

SwRI leading development of new engine-testing research group

Southwest Research Institute has formed a consortium that will explore new technologies to evaluate engine bearings for internal combustion engines.The Dynamic Bearing Rig Consortium will design, demonstrate and validate a bearing test rig that can replicate ... [Published San Antonio Business Journal - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

IEEE Broadcast Symposium Open for Registration

Registration is open for the 2014 IEEE Broadcast Symposium .True to the group’s desire to move the show to different locations, this year’s show is in San Antonio. Last year the event was held in San Diego, Calif. following many years in Washington.This ... [Published Radio World Newspaper - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Rosetta-Alice spectrograph obtains first far ultraviolet spectra of a cometary surface

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Defense & Aerospace Week -- NASA's Alice ultraviolet (UV) spectrograph aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta comet orbiter has delivered its first scientific discoveries. Rosetta , in orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, ... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Southwest Research Institute Announces Improved Circulating Fluidized Bed

A custom designed circulating fluidized bed (CFB) has been created so that engineers at Southwest Research Institute can convert crude oil and biofeedstocks into refined fuel samples for clients more efficiently than previously possible. The CFB is able ... [Published JD Supra - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

New Horizons Sights Tiny Pluto Moon As Spacecraft Races Toward Dwarf Planet

Artist’s conception of the New Horizons spacecraft flying past Pluto and Charon, one of the dwarf planet’s moons. Credit: Johns Hopkins University/APLHere’s Hydra! The New Horizons team spotted the tiny moon of Pluto in July, about six months ahead of ... [Published Universe Today - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 2 reports

Tough Service Oil Introduced

The changing nature of engines and engine technology, combined new ways to put those power plants to work is stressing the lubricants those machines depend on for survival. From high-temperature spikes from turbocharger oil flow to stop-and-go operation ... [Published The Farmer - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 2 reports

SwRI Launching Consortium to Develop New Dynamic Bearing Test Rig

Southwest Research Institute ® (SwRI ® ) has announced the formation of a consortium for joint research into new technologies to evaluate engine bearings for internal combustion engines.Click to Continue » ... [Published Fort Mills Times - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Alice returns results

Artist's impression of the Rosetta orbiter at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. (Not to scale.) Credit: ESA/ATG MedialabAlice, the miniature ultra-violet imaging spectrograph aboard the Rosetta orbiter, has successfully relayed its first science data from ... [Published Laboratory News - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

UTSA, Southwest Research find a new way to clean frack water

The University of Texas at San Antonio and the Southwest Research Institute say they have found an inexpensive way to treat the water that flows back to the surface after hydraulic fracturing.A team of researchers used a plant matter called biochar to ... [Published Fuel Fix - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 2 reports

Oil-and-gas industry may have new tool to treat frac water

San Antonio Business Journal reports:An rig drills for oil in South Texas. University of Texas at San Antonio and Southwest Research Institute researchers may have found a new treatment for water than has been contaminated with hydraulic fracturing c ... [Published Louisiana Oil and Gas Association - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 2 reports

Watch Live: New Horizons Crosses Neptune’s Orbit En Route To Pluto

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on TwitterAnother milestone for the Pluto-bound New Horizons mission — it’s crossing the orbit of Neptune today, as it prepares to fly by Pluto next August. In celebration, NASA is holding ... [Published Universe Today - Aug 25 2014]

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"After a successful preliminary design review and mission confirmation earlier this year, we are currently building, testing and characterizing a complete engineering model of the CYGNSS observatory,” said Chris Ruf, CYGNSS principal investigator at the University of Michigan."
"We're a bit surprised at both just how very unreflective the comet's surface is, and what little evidence of exposed water-ice it shows" says Dr. Alan Stern , Alice principal investigator and an associate vice president of the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) Space Science and Engineering...
"The idea that we might not be alone in the universe was important to Carl" Lomberg said
...More specifically, they looked at what happens when you turn an on-road engine off. "During engine shut-off the oil return from the turbo can rise 25 degrees F" says John Green, product technical support specialist. That temp spike can rise as high as 67 degrees F just a few minutes after shutdown, he adds

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Energy Dept. faces major hurdles to reopen New ... [Published Los Angeles Times - 12 hours ago]
Biochar used successfully to treat fracking water [Published Link2 - 14 hours ago]
SwRI leading development of new engine-testing ... [Published San Antonio Business Journal - Sep 19 2014]
New Horizons: Hydra Revealed [Published Centauri Dreams - Sep 18 2014]
IEEE Broadcast Symposium Open for Registration [Published Radio World Newspaper - Sep 18 2014]
NASA's CYGNSS Mission to Launch Eight Small Sat... [Published Sensors & Systems - Sep 17 2014]
Rosetta-Alice spectrograph obtains first far ul... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 17 2014]
Hydra close-up: New Horizons probe captures Plu... [Published Russia Today - Sep 17 2014]
Racing toward Pluto, spacecraft spies tiny moon... [Published EarthSky - Sep 17 2014]
Southwest Research Institute Announces Improved... [Published JD Supra - Sep 16 2014]
SwRI launching consortium to develop new dynami... [Published Green Car Congress - Sep 16 2014]
SwRI launching consortium to develop new dynami... [Published Green Car Congress - Sep 16 2014]
SwRI® launching consortium to develop new dynam... [Published Southwest Research Institute - Sep 16 2014]
'Global Selfie' Project Will Beam Earthling Mes... [Published LiveScience.com - Sep 15 2014]
Lasers, circuit boards and a $30 sensor: innova... [Published Environmental Defense - Sep 15 2014]
SwRI Launching Consortium to Develop New Dynami... [Published Fort Mills Times - Sep 15 2014]
SwRI Launching Consortium to Develop New Dynami... [Published Minyanville - Sep 15 2014]
Alice returns results [Published Laboratory News - Sep 15 2014]
Tough Service Oil Introduced [Published The Farmer - Sep 15 2014]
Rethinking oil type for severe service [Published Farm Industry News - Sep 15 2014]
New Horizons Sights Tiny Pluto Moon As Spacecra... [Published Universe Today - Sep 15 2014]
GBRA board meets Sept. 17 [Published San Marcos Daily Record - Sep 13 2014]
Rosetta's Alice instrument reveals comet is bla... [Published Gizmag - Sep 12 2014]
New Site Adds Airport Runway as Option for Dron... [Published Forney Post - Sep 11 2014]
UTSA, Southwest Research find a new way to clea... [Published Fuel Fix - Sep 11 2014]
DoD To Research Mind Control Of UAVs [Published Aero-News Network - Sep 11 2014]
NASA Instrument aboard European Spacecraft Retu... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 10 2014]
Self-Driving Cars Face Serious Roadblocks, Expe... [Published IEEE Spectrum - Sep 10 2014]
Rosetta maps comet's ‘continents’: From sheer c... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 10 2014]
Major Roadblocks Still Exist for Driverless Car... [Published AIADA - Sep 09 2014]
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New Horizons: Hydra Revealed [Published Centauri Dreams - Sep 18 2014]
Since we don’t yet have flight-ready systems for getting to the outer Solar System much faster than New Horizons, we might as well enjoy one of the benefits of long flight times. Look at it this way: For the next ten months, we can look forward to ...
Racing toward Pluto, spacecraft spies tiny moon... [Published EarthSky - Sep 17 2014]
Detection of tiny Pluto moon Hydra in July 2014 by New Horizons spacecraft. Image via NASA / JHU / APL / SRI. New Horizons spacecraft. Pluto’s moon Hydra was detected twice by the New Horizons spacecraft LORRI (LOng Range Reconnaisance Imager) camera. ...
SwRI launching consortium to develop new dynami... [Published Green Car Congress - Sep 16 2014]
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has announced the formation of a consortium for joint research into new technologies to evaluate engine bearings for internal combustion engines. The objective of the Dynamic Bearing Rig Consortium is to design, ...
Self-Driving Cars Face Serious Roadblocks, Expe... [Published IEEE Spectrum - Sep 10 2014]
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> Illustration: Randi Klett; Signs: iStockphoto Despite the excitement over  self-driving cars —and a recent stream of   demonstrations   and prognostications —the future of robocars still faces major roadblocks, ...
SwRI, UTSA researchers show biochar is low-cost... [Published Green Car Congress - Sep 08 2014]
Researchers at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have determined that biochar, a substance produced from plant matter, is a safe, effective and inexpensive method to treat flowback water following ...
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Flexion Therapeutics and Southwest Research Ins... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Jul 28 2014]
EMCORE Awarded Solar Panel Manufacturing Contra... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Mar 24 2014]
Nanoencapsulation for Food Products - Global St... [Published PR Newswire - Dec 04 2013]
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