Watching hypersonic tests
Dora Musielak, a UT Arlington adjunct professor of physics, was featured on CNN’s Security Clearance blog
discussing hypersonic flight after the Air Force test Tuesday of the
hypersonic X-51A Waverider vehicle. The technology is significant
because a hypersonic aircraft breaths oxygen, like a regular jet engine,
but reaches speeds five times that of commercial aircraft. To get
similar results, the only other option is rocket power. "Hypersonic
technology only requires the aircraft to stay in the atmosphere and is
much lighter and efficient," Musielak said.
Smart Care for the future
aired a report on Smart Care, a research collaboration between the UT
Arlington College of Engineering and College of Nursing. The program is
funded by nearly $1 million in federal grants and aims to improve the
health and longevity of seniors and disabled veterans by installing
health-monitoring technologies in the home. Several undergraduates
worked with Manfred Huber, associate professor of computer science, and
Kathryn Daniel, assistant professor of nursing, this summer on Smart
New restaurants coming
Several new restaurants will be opening this fall as part of the
College Park District, alongside a dormitory, apartments and parking
garage, the website DFW.com
noted. Pie Five Pizza has already announced a scheduled Aug. 22 opening
for a location in the development, and Cool Berry Frozen Yogurt plans
to open a store there in early September. Others are planning openings
in October and November.
Car care advice
A story on the Metro Canada
website credited a 2007 UT Arlington study with answering the question:
Does the TLC of a hand wash in the driveway outweigh the convenience
and ease of the automatic/drive-thru wash? Not a chance, the paper said.
It indicated automatic/drive-thru car washes are the safest.