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CMAS Movie Night

Need a break from all this school work? Come on out to the CMAS movie night this Thursday (April 1st) at 20:00 in the 3300 block discord server!

Revolutionary hydrogen technology unveiled that could unlock the emerging hydrogen aviation market

By Joanna Sampson

Evolutionary hydrogen technology for aviation and urban air mobility has been unveiled today (2ndMarch) by HyPoint – and the Californian fuel cell specialist is expecting to start shipping the product in 2022.

HyPoint says its NASA award-winning turbo air-cooled hydrogen fuel cell system will cut years off commercial delivery timelines for hydrogen aircrafts and unlock the emerging hydrogen aviation market.

The company claims its technology delivers an unprecedented combination of specific power and energy density and has passed key validation testing to prove its technical viability.

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CMAS would like to congratulate Professor Beausoleil-Morrison on being awarded the first annual Outstanding Professor Award! This is awarded to a professor from the MAAE department who goes above and beyond to help students. Thank you to all who participated.

CMAS Professor Award

This has been a hard year for all of us, but we’re sure at least one of your professors has stood out. Maybe it was their compassion, the extra effort they put into classes, or that they always go the extra mile to make sure students understand the material. If you had an outstanding professor from the MAAE department this semester, let us know at

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Come to the CMAS annual general meeting for a townhall and to hear about all the exciting things going on at CMAS! 6:00pm on March 22.

“Heaviest Black Hole Collision” Detected by Gravitational Waves Might Actually Be a Boson Star Merger

An international team of scientists led by the Galician Institute of High Energy Physics and the University of Aveiro, including an undergraduate from the Department of Physics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has proposed the collision of two exotic compact objects known as boson stars as an alternative explanation for the origin of the gravitational wave signal GW190521. The hypothetical stars are among the simplest exotic compact objects proposed and constitute well founded dark matter candidates. Within this interpretation, the team is able to estimate the mass of a new particle constituent of these stars, an ultra-light boson with a mass billions of times smaller than that of the electron. Their analysis has been published in the journal Physical Review Letters on February 24, 2021.

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Catapult Competition

The catapult competition is back! This is your chance to exploit some elastic potential energy to build the best catapult C-eng has ever seen! Rules: -You can use whatever materials you want! From a random spoon you find in the kitchen to industrial grade PVC Piping. You can also make the catapult as big or as small as you’d like -Your Catapult MUST have a name -Catapults will be judged based on three categories, so design your catapult accordingly. The categories are: Most creative design, most sustainable design, and best overall performance. The submission period will be from February 12th to 21st. Send us a cool video of your catapult in action! You can launch a peanut, an apple or a cat, we don’t care as long as it’s cool and show’s your catapult working! (Video should be 1 minute max). The videos will be posted on our social media pages and then our members will vote for the winner based on three categories!

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