Content tagged with Aerospace
posted in April 2013
Researchers Harvest Energy From Planes
4/30/2013  23 comments
A team of Viennese researchers has come up with a way to harvest energy from airplanes to power sensors attached to a plane’s fuselage that can be used to monitor and collect data on aircraft structural health.
Aircraft Engine Maker Opens Additive Manufacturing Lab
Engineering Materials 
4/29/2013  9 comments
Pratt & Whitney has funded an additive manufacturing center at the University of Connecticut to advance R&D for AM processes that produce metals.
The Case of the Failed Leading Edges
Sherlock Ohms 
4/26/2013  6 comments
Be careful how materials are accepted and rejected. It may not make any sense.
Researchers Use DVD Burner to Fabricate Microcapacitors
4/24/2013  4 comments
UCLA researchers have designed a new way to fabricate microcapacitors that could provide a more efficient and cost-effective way to provide energy sources for micro devices that charge 100 to 1,000 times faster than standard batteries.
Video: Robotic Ants Offer Transportation Design Tips
4/23/2013  7 comments
A study of how robotic ants navigate via swarm behavior, and the design of their trail networks, may make human transportation networks more efficient.
Report: 3D Printing Will (Eventually) Transform Manufacturing
Engineering Materials 
4/18/2013  37 comments
Additive manufacturing, including 3D printing, has the potential to upend manufacturing supply chains, according to a new report from Lux Research.
Slippery Material System Can Start, Stop Liquids
4/17/2013  14 comments
A new material system invented by researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering is continuously "tunable" for transparency and wettability: it repels water or oil to a greater or lesser degree as it becomes more or less transparent.
M2M Gives Eyes & Ears to the Enterprise
4/12/2013  4 comments
Just as mobile computing has transformed the lives of consumers, machine-to-machine telemetry is revolutionizing business operations in every field, from healthcare to manufacturing to transportation.
Used Cooking Oil Powers Transatlantic Flights
Engineering Materials 
4/9/2013  30 comments
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has begun weekly transatlantic flights from New York to Amsterdam using biofuel made from used cooking oil.
Digi-Key Continuing Education Center Wins Marketing Award
4/5/2013  9 comments
Design News magazine’s popular Continuing Education Center has been named a Gold Award Winner in one of the country’s most prestigious marketing contests.
Report: 2013 Will Make or Break Alternative Fuels
Engineering Materials 
4/4/2013  36 comments
This will be the year that makes or breaks alternative fuel technologies in North America, according to a new report from Lux Research.

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