Boeing 787 Dreamliner Wheels Up Boeing's quarterly update on its 787 Dreamliner focused on innovative materials that will comprise the center sections and more than 60 percent of the fuselage.Full Story&/NOBR>
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Airbus A380 and PLM Take FlightSafely completed landings of Airbus' much anticipated A380 giant jetliner's first transatlantic flight mark success over struggles with 3D CAD interoperability. Full Story Blimps to Swim Through the Air Like FishBlimps steered by artificial muscles may one day swim through the air like fish, suggest recent flight tests. The blimps would be much quieter than those steered by traditional blimp propellers. Full Story New PEEK Polymer Offers Lightweighting Option There’s a new PEEK polymer in the battle to create strong, lightweight options for metals and ceramics in demanding applications in aerospace, healthcare and automotive. Full Story New Biofuels Technology Could Take to the SkiesCentia, a new biofuels technology developed by North Carolina State University engineers, could turn virtually any fat source into fuel to power jet airplanes. Full Story
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NEW DEUBLIN ROTATING UNION CATALOG AVAILABLE Deublin Co.Deublin, the leading manufacturer of rotating unions, has just issued a new 56-page catalog that includes complete information for selecting unions for a variety of appli-cations, from water and steam, to air and hydraulic, oil and coolant. POWER TRANSMISSION STRETCH BELTS Pyramid Inc.This brochure provides information as to the possible uses of the PYRATHANE power transmission stretch belt as well as physical properties and characteristics. Advantages are excellent abrasion resistance, high tensile strength, cleanliness of operation, resistance to oils, grease and ozone. The ability to eliminate idlers and tensioning devices is also discussed.
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The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a Washington State suspension bridge that opened in 1940 and spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7, just four months after it opened.
Noting that we now live in an era of “confusion and ill-conceived stuff,” Ammunition design studio founder Robert Brunner, speaking at Gigaom Roadmap, said that by adding connectivity to everything and its mother, we aren't necessarily doing ourselves any favors, with many ‘things’ just fine in their unconnected state.
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