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Understanding the Dynamics of an Orbit

Understanding the Dynamics of an Orbit

In the 1600s, Johannes Kepler proposed an elegant model for planetary motions—all planets move in elliptical orbits. Each orbit is the result of the gravitational attraction exerted by another body on an object in motion. “If you drop an object from a certain height, it will fall towards the center…

Detecting Asteroids Before They Hit Earth

Detecting Asteroids Before They Hit Earth

Khalifa University Researchers Advance Algorithms to Quickly and Accurately Calculate the Minimal Orbital Intersection Distance of Near-Earth Objects Far from merely a subgenre of science and disaster fiction, how to detect large asteroids that may collide with Earth is a real field of study and concern. A sufficiently large impact…

Is There Magnetism on Mars?

Is There Magnetism on Mars?

Ahmed AlHantoobi, Aerospace Engineering student, has presented his research project titled “The Relationship of Martian Crustal Remnant Magnetism and Mineralogy” at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco in December 2019. AlHantoobi developed his project during his summer experience with the Emirates Mars Mission Research Experience for…

Precision Medicine in Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Precision Medicine in Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

The discovery and mapping of the complete human genome in 2003 introduced the possibility of individualized medicine to a person’s physical and genetic makeup. Increasing evidence is now demonstrating that a patient’s unique genetic profile can be used to detect a disease’s onset, prevent its progression and optimize its treatment….