CST-100 The CST-100 (Crew Space Transportation) crew capsule is a spacecraft design proposed by Boeing in collaboration with Bigelow Aerospace as their entry for NASA's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program. Its primary mission would be to transport crew to the International Space Station, and to private space stations such as the proposed Bigelow Aerospace Commercial Space Station. Outwardly it would look much like the Orion, a spacecraft being built for NASA by Lockheed Martin. The exact dimensions have not been released, but the capsule would be larger than the Apollo command module and smaller than the Orion capsule. The CST-100 would be able to support larger crews of up to 7 people as the result of greater habitable interior volume and the reduced weight of equipment needed to support an exclusively low-Earth-orbit configuration. It is designed to be able to remain on-orbit for up to seven months and for reusability for up to ten missions.
What is a synchrotron? A synchrotron is an extremely powerful source of X-rays. These are produced by highly energetic electrons moving in a large circle in the synchrotron. The entire world of synchrotron science depends on one physical phenomenon: When a moving electron changes direction, it emits energy. Crew Resource Management Training We provide a complete range of Crew Resource Management (CRM) training services for airlines and all types of aviation operators. Clients include the world's leading airlines, military, police, corporate and government flight operations. We specialise in training effective CRM facilitators. Our CRMI/CRMT Trainers course is recognised worldwide. CRM Training
theconversation Science is like high-performance racing: today’s Formula One machine is all too soon the jalopy of tomorrow. The Australian Synchrotron, opened in 2007 and located in Melbourne, is currently at the F1 end of the spectrum. Needless to say, its 120 staff and thousands of active researchers would like to keep it that way. Which raises a pertinent and obvious question: what does it actually do? Technically speaking, a synchrotron is a large machine that accelerates electrons to almost the speed of light. Healthcare - Global Air Training Despite modern equipment, excellent training and continuing research healthcare organisations in all regions of the developed world continue to suffer from high levels of patient safety failures. It is estimated that out of all hospital admissions around 10% suffer unintentional harm and in the USA alone more than 100,000 people may die each year as a result of medical errors. Providing safe health care depends on highly trained individuals with disparate roles and responsibilities acting together in the best interests of the patient. Communication barriers across hierarchies, failure to acknowledge human fallibility, and failures of situational awareness combine to cause poor teamwork, which can lead to adverse events. The aviation industry has recognized that safety requires crew members to receive specific training in non-technical skills, in addition to technical training. Several studies have documented poor levels of teamwork in medicine.
Inflatable Orbital Space Habitat – Bigelow Aerospace Habitat August 5, 2010 2:00 PM (Illustration by Leandro Castelao) To maximize efficiency, everything inside a space station should be reused, including the sweat, urine and wastewater of its inhabitants. Around 100 years ago a father and his son in north England conducted an experiment that would revolutionise the way scientists study molecules. A refined version of their method still remains one of the most important tools for scientists. To achieve this feat, William Henry Bragg and his son William Lawrence Bragg used table salt (sodium chloride). They prepared a clean crystal of salt and shone X-rays on it, which created a beautiful geometric pattern on a photographic paper placed behind it. Others had done similar things before, but the Braggs made an intuitive leap. They realised that tucked away in the layout of the dots was information about salt’s molecular structure.
Maintenance Human Factors Instructor Course The Maintenance Human Factors Trainer course is ideal for participants who will be involved in the development and delivery of training of Human Factors within aviation maintenance organisations. Statistics show that error in maintenance operations significantly contributed to the 70-80% of aviation accidents attributable to human error. EASA regulations require all Part 145 maintenance organisations to implement a programme of Maintenance Human Factors (MHF) training for all personnel involved in aviation maintenance operations. The aim of MHF training is to increase safety, quality and efficiency in aircraft maintenance operations by reducing human error and its impact on maintenance activities.
Bigelow Aerospace Bigelow Aerospace is an American space technology startup company, based in North Las Vegas, Nevada that is pioneering work on expandable space station modules. Bigelow Aerospace was founded by Robert Bigelow in 1998. and is funded in large part by the fortune Bigelow gained through his ownership of the hotel chain Budget Suites of America. By 2013, Bigelow had invested US$250 million in the company. Bigelow has stated on multiple occasions that he is prepared to fund Bigelow Aerospace with about US$500 million through 2015 in order to achieve launch of full-scale hardware.
Nicholas Negroponte: Nanobots in Your Brain Could Be the Future of Learning Transcript Nicholas Negroponte: I gave a talk at the first TED in 1984 that was two hours long and it had five predictions in it that more or less all came true. And people called them predictions but they really weren’t predictions. They were extrapolations. The reason I talked for two hours is not because I was Fidel Castro and I was giving a rally. Crew Resource Management Instructor Course Our CRM Trainers (CRMT/CRMI) Core course is ideal for delegates who will deliver training programmes for the pilots and cabin crew of airlines and all other aviation operations. The course is suitable for participants who will be trainers in all aviation environments including ground, simulator and line training. The course syllabus meets the CRM training requirements of EASA, CAA, FAA and all major regulatory bodies worldwide. The course is 5 days, covering the up-to-date theory of CRM and also facilitation, critique and feedback techniques, NOTECHS and assessment methods.
Why STEM subjects and fashion design go hand in hand The fashion industry evokes images of impossibly beautiful people jet setting around the world in extravagant finery. Like a moth to the flames, it draws many of our most creative young minds. Often, the first instinct of high school students who want to work in creative industries is to drop all their math and science subjects to take up textiles and art.
Human Factors in Safety Critical Organisations Human Factors training originated in the aviation industry following research by NASA which showed that the majority of aviation accidents were caused by human error. This training has been extensively developed in the aviation industry and is now a mandatory requirement for commercial flight crews worldwide. Recently, other high risk, high reliability industries in sectors including energy, healthcare, fire service, rail, maritime and petrochemical have recognised the benefits of human factors based error management programs.