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New GE Metal Sheet Takes Aim at Aircraft Composites GE Aircraft is developing a super lightweight nickel-alloy powder molded sheet that could conceivably compete with composites for new, lighter aircraft under development. Read More VW Makes Big Investment in Magnesium Thixo-Molding Volkswagen, which pioneered use of magnesium in the original Beetle, is installing thixo-molding equipment at a German production plant in another big boost for the light metal. Full Story Mazda Shifts Bioplastic Focus to Cellulose Feedstocks Development of new bioplastics at Mazda and elsewhere is shifting to cellulosic feedstocks, such as switchgrass, and away from food materials as supply tightens and prices rise. Full Story Novomer Launches Cost-Cutting Sacrificial Polymer Binder A new polymer made from carbon dioxide is launching today for use as a sacrificial binder in high-end microelectronics and nanotechnology applications where it cuts costs. Full Story
Measuring Combustion Cylinder Pressure for Advanced Engine Control- WEBCAST The pressure to reduce carbon dioxide generation, substantially increase fuel economy and continue to reduce vehicle emissions requires more advanced sensing techniques. Guest expert Dr. Marek Wlodarczyk, president, Optrand Inc. explores existing technology approaches and discusses a direct measurement solution rapidly gaining acceptance for future vehicles. Watch Now
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Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
Clean diesel continues to be the fuel of choice for transportation authorities in major U S cities, in spite of competitive options aimed at reducing emissions, according to a nonprofit agency that represents diesel engine and equipment manufacturers.
A panel at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas discussing upcoming FAA regulations for non-military drones brought out many of the issues that concern both industry and federal regulators.
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