NASA last month hired Aurora Flight Sciences to take an independent look at the blueprint of a single-aisle airliner that could burn dramatically less jet fuel than today’s version, before the agency invests further in the concept. Virginia-based Aurora Flight Sciences was chosen to conduct the study, which runs through June, because both organizations are designing planes with boundary-layer-ingestion propulsion as a fuel reduction strategy.
The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers have set the record this year for the most combined home runs in a World Series, apparently with the help of high temperatures at their Southwestern stadiums that reduce drag on baseballs headed for the fences. The 22 home runs scored by the two teams during the first five games of this series tops the previous record of 21 home runs in the series of seven games played in 2002 between the Anaheim Angels and San Francisco Giants.
Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky is designing an autonomous vertical takeoff and landing aircraft to fly against competition in the nascent market for air taxis to ferry people from downtown to the suburbs, says the executive in charge of the group overseeing the project. No longer mere science fiction, dozens of companies are designing and testing experimental versions of what could become a new generation of flying taxis.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".