Engineers develop smart skins for aircrafts

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Work is underway at BAE Systems to give aircraft human-like ‘skin’, enabling the detection of injury or damage.

Micro electric motors fly with the Rosetta mission

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The European space probe Rosetta has reached the comet Chury. Micro motors from the swiss manufacturer maxon have traveled with it.

Purging the impurities from glass

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More efficient refining method using iridium crucible saves 40% energy in glass production.

Aviation biofuel made from tobacco plants

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Boeing Partners with South African Airways for a pioneering project that will make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new tobacco plant, not cigarettes.

Time has come for electric aircraft

Time has come for electric aircraft

Airbus Group is now setting its sights on achieving silent, CO2-free, all-electric flight for both unmanned and passenger aircraft over the next three decades.

New class of industrial polymers discovered

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New experimental polymers delivers cheaper, lighter, stronger and recyclable materials ideal for electronics, aerospace, airline and automotive industries.

World’s First Carbon Fiber 3D Printer

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MarkForged have introduced the Mark One 3D printer, which can print parts from continuous carbon fibers.

Silicon carbide finds its place (in a nuclear reactor)

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Toshiba and IBIDEN unveil a prototype silicon carbide fuel assembly cover for use in nuclear power stations.

Award-winning lightweight design

Award-winning lightweight design

GF Automotive gets the Lightweight Award for their magnesium high-pressure die-casting oil conduct module.

Cobalt boron alloyed cast material

Cobalt boron alloyed cast material

Development of cobalt and boron alloyed steel with more resistance at high temperatures avoids CO2 emission and increases the efficiency of power plants.