Content tagged with Aerospace
posted in January 2013
Tesla CEO: Boeing Batteries Needed Better Cooling
1/31/2013  39 comments
Questions about cooling the Boeing 787 batteries came up again this week, as Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk called the plane's large pack design risky.
Update on 100-Percent Non-Food Jet Biofuel
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1/28/2013  29 comments
The 100-percent non-food biofuel that meets petroleum jet fuel specifications used in the historic Canadian test flight reduced emissions by 50 percent.
Were the Boeing 787 Batteries Cooled Properly?
1/25/2013  57 comments
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner's high-profile battery fire may have been the result of an engineering double-whammy: an energetic battery chemistry combined with a possibly inadequate cooling system.
Lithium-Ion Batteries Emerge as Possible Culprit in Dreamliner Incidents
1/17/2013  34 comments
A succession of problems has plagued Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, but investigators are now most concerned about incidents involving overheating of lithium-ion batteries.
Swarming Hedgehog Robots to Explore Space
1/14/2013  20 comments
A robot swarm has been developed by Stanford University as a mothership-sphere system to explore planetary moons and asteroids.

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