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October 21, 2008

Aero-TV: Powerful Upgrades -- The Rotax 912 UL

Rotax's Basic Four-Stroke Is A Solid Performer In The Sport Aviation World

At the US Sport Aviation Expo, Aero-TV caught up with an old friend, Eric Tucker... a guy who is known worldwide as "Mr. Rotax." The most well-known (and easily the hardest working) expert on the Rotax 900 series sport and certified engines, Eric took a few minutes to help us profile each of the amazingly compact, powerful and fuel-efficient 900 series engines, this time concentrating on the 81 HP Rotax 912 UL.

Stronger Than Steel, Harder Than Diamonds: It's 'Buckypaper'!

Weird Name... But Your Next Plane Could Be Made From It

Sir Harold Kroto, now a professor and scientist with FSU's department of chemistry and biochemistry, along with colleagues Robert Curl Jr. and Richard E. Smalley, shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their discovery of Buckminsterfullerene -- nicknamed "buckyballs" for the molecules' spherical shape.

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Lunar Lander Teams To Compete For $2 Million NASA Prize

Las Cruces Airport Will Host Contest October 24-25

Nine teams with rocket-powered vehicles will compete for $2 million in NASA prize money during the 2008 Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge, October 24-25, at Las Cruces International Airport in New Mexico.

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