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posted in March 2012
Composites Boost Vega Satellite Launcher
News 
3/22/2012  15 comments
The European Space Agency's new Vega satellite launcher incorporates carbon-fiber composites to increase strength while maintaining its small size.
Electric Car Subsidies Won't Make EV Batteries Better
Automotive News 
3/19/2012  38 comments
Higher subsidies would likely boost electric vehicle sales, but experts say the battery issue still need to be addressed.
Robot Aids Military With 3D Maps
News 
3/15/2012  23 comments
Robots will autonomously navigate a constantly changing environment by making three-dimensional maps that they continuously update.
Body Armor Inspired by Piranha-Proof Scales
News 
3/8/2012  37 comments
A fish scale architecture impervious to piranha teeth could be imitated to produce composites with a hard ceramic surface for body armor or prosthetic devices.
EPA Finalizes PVC Production Emissions Standard
News 
3/7/2012  19 comments
The EPA's final version of its standards governing emissions from facilities that produce polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and copolymers is more stringent than previous regulations.
Tiny Robots Fly in Swarms
Engineering Materials 
3/2/2012  26 comments
Hand-sized quadrotor robot swarms can fly in formation, collectively navigate obstacles, and build structures.




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