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April 2011

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April 2011

New Releases

Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022 (prepublication)

Using input from across the planetary science community and NASA budgetary projections, this new report recommends a carefully prioritized suite of planetary science missions for the decade 2013-2022, selected to provide a steady stream of important new discoveries about our solar system.


National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces

National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces (prepublication)

Hailed as "the most detailed and analytical look at the impact of climate change on naval forces to date," this report presents the conclusion that even the most moderate current trends in climate, if continued, will present new national security challenges for the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. 


Transforming Combustion Research Through Cyberinfrastructure

Transforming Combustion Research Through Cyberinfrastructure (prepublication)

As concerns over nuclear energy and pollution grow and fossil fuel prices skyrocket, consumers and industry will need cleaner, more efficient fuel combustion technologies. This volume provides and explanation of how recent developments in information systems can help bring these vital technologies to market faster.


Engineering Aviation Security Environments--False Alarm Reduction

Engineering Aviation Security Environments--False Alarm Reduction: Interim Report (Letter Report)




SSB Planetary Decadal Survey Briefing Cornell University Astronomy Professor and study chairman Steve Squyres' kickoff briefing of the new DEPS Planetary Science Decadal Survey is now available online. Click here to watch.



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Navy Rear Admiral David Titley tells NPR's Science Friday about the effect that climate change is having on US national security and how he became a climate change believer. Click here to listen.


The corrosion of metals and other materials caused an estimated $437 billion of damage in 2009 in the US alone. How can we learn more about corrosion processes and protect our infrastructure and economy? A summary of two DEPS reports on the state of corrosion education and research are summarized in the most recent edition of Advanced Materials and Processes. Click here to read more.  

Upcoming Meetings

NASA Technology Roadmaps:
Panel on Human Health and Surface Exploration
April 26-17, Houston, TX

NASA Technology Roadmaps:
Panel on Instruments and Computing
May 10-11, Washington, DC

Physics and Astronomy:
Prospects for Inertial Confinement Fusion Energy Systems
June 15-17, Rochester, NY



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