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First Ever US-Built Airbus A320 Takes Off
First Ever US-Built Airbus A320 Takes Off
On August 15, the first Airbus A320 aircraft to be produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Ala., flew for the first time. The flight lasted approximately four hours, during which tests were performed on systems, engines, and struc...
BMW i Ventures and Al Gore-led Firm Invest $55 Million in Proterra
BMW i Ventures and Al Gore-led Firm Invest $55 Million in Proterra
Proterra, a major player in heavy-duty electric transportation, has closed a $55 million funding round with new investors BMW i Ventures and Al Gore�s Generation Investment Management. The company plans to utilize the investment to increase production ...
Ford Files Patent for New Composite Cylinder Head
Ford Files Patent for New Composite Cylinder Head
Last week, Ford filed a patent for a new type of composite cylinder head design that could reduce weight, slash manufacturing costs and save money on raw materials. The company�s new �Hybrid Composite Cylinder Head� would be made up mostly of a polymer...
New Army and MIT Research Could Hold Promise for Future Combat Helmets
New Army and MIT Research Could Hold Promise for Future Combat Helmets
According to a report from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Army and MIT researchers have advanced a unique experimental device to better test the durability of high performance and robust polymeric materials that appear to strengthen themselves unde...
SpaceX Planning to Send a Tesla Roadster to Mars
SpaceX Planning to Send a Tesla Roadster to Mars
Last month, Elon Musk, the tech billionaire who founded SpaceX, said on Twitter that he planned to launch a Tesla electric car�into Mars orbit�in 2018.�
NIST Roadmapping Workshop Report Addresses Barriers to Adoption of Composites in Infrastructure
NIST Roadmapping Workshop Report Addresses Barriers to Adoption of Composites in Infrastructure
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a Roadmapping Workshop Report that suggests ways to facilitate wider adoption of composites in a variety of infrastructure applications, including dams, bridges, highways, railroad...