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MOJAVE, Calif. Reuters - A space launch company bankrolled by Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen intends to compete with space entrepreneurs and industry stalwarts by launching satellites into orbit from the world s biggest airplane.The advantage of Allen's approach will be the ability to position the plane so satellites can be directly delivered into very precise orbits and do so quickly, without launch range scheduling issues and weather-related delays, Chuck Beames, who oversees Allen s space ventures, said.Rather than transporting heavy cargo inside a main body section, Stratolaunch is a twin-fuselage craft that incorporates engines, landing gear, avionics and other parts from a pair of Boeing 747 jets coupled with a frame, wings and skin handmade of lightweight composites.Designed and built by Northrop Grumman Corp s Scaled Composites, the plane is similar in form and function to Scaled's aircraft built to ferry spaceships into the air and release them for independent rocket rides beyond the atmosphere, a service Richard Branson s Virgin Galactic intends to offer to paying passengers.Stratolaunch plans a similar service for satellites, particularly the low-Earth orbiting multi-hundred member constellations under development by companies including SpaceX and Google s Terra Bella to provide internet access, Earth imagery and other data.Allen played an early role in stimulating what has come to be called the new space industry, partnering with Scaled s founder Burt Rutan to pay for development of SpaceShipOne, the first and so far only privately funded spaceship to fly people beyond the atmosphere.
The Farnborough International Airshow will stay open to the public over the weekend, but the business part is over.GE and CFM International, GE s joint company with France s Safran Aircraft Engines, reported a combined total of $25 billion in new business.CFM entered the show with orders and commitments for more than 10,800 next-generation LEAP jet engines, valued at $151 billion U.S. list price , and the company won deals for at least 393 more.The company sold 565 engines valued at $8.2 billion.The tally includes its CFM56 engines and also business from undisclosed customers.The LEAP is the world s first jet engine with 3D-printed fuel nozzles and parts made from space-age ceramics called ceramic matrix composites.The technologies make the LEAP 15 percent more fuel-efficient than other similar engines made by CFM.It s also quieter and emits less pollution.CFM designed the engine to power three types of aircraft: the Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737 MAX, and COMAC C919 planes.The first LEAP-powered 737 MAX had its public debut at the show, and we had an opportunity to take a close look.
A new sports car has surfaced from a firm called Bristol Cars and it's a pure British roadster with a German heart.This is the first new model from Bristol Cars in more than a decade.An old speedster that the owners of the company found under a tarp at the factory inspires the Bullet.Bullet roadsters are handmade in Chichester with body panels made from carbon fiber composites.Bullet buyers can choose from a traditional wood paneled dash or modern carbon fiber weave.The car has a touchscreen inside that links with your smartphone via Bluetooth or WiFi.
MIT aerospace engineers figure out how to bond carbon nanotubes to make a much stronger material.MIT has developed a new technique to strengthen composite materials so that they can be more widely used to build aircraftAerospace engineers at MIT have found a new technique of strengthening materials that could revolutionise aircraft design to make aeroplanes that are much stronger and lighter than ever before.Today, the latest Airbus and Boeing passenger jets feature components made from advanced composite materials such as carbon fibre-reinforced plastic, which are extremely light and durable and can reduce the overall weight of an aeroplane by at least 20%, which saves on fuel.Composite materials are made by combining two or more materials that each have significantly different physical or chemical properties.When added together, the material produced is stronger and features different characteristics to the individual component layers that went into it, and apart from plastic, this technique is routinely used to engineer stronger concrete, ceramics and metals.
SpaceX appears to be betting big on carbon fiber composites, which could increase the capacity of its future rockets to get people and supplies into space—and eventually to the surface of Mars.According to a report in Nikkei Asian Review, SpaceX has signed an agreement with Toray Carbon Fibers estimated to be worth $2 billion to $3 billion.The total price and delivery dates have yet to be finalized.It is not immediately clear exactly when, and in which launch vehicles, these lightweight composites will be employed by SpaceX.But the company is not alone in its interest—NASA and other aerospace companies have been experimenting with the materials because of their potential to increase the amount of payload that can be carried by a rocket.They could also lower overall manufacturing cost.
If you ve ever wondered just how strong carbon fiber is, this YouTube channel uploaded a video demonstrating its strength.The Hydraulic Press Channel has uploaded a video comparing various pieces of carbon fiber composites, showing what will happen to one of the strongest man-made materials under immense pressure.It s run by Finnish factory owner Lauri Vuohensilta, along with his wife Anni.Since launching back in October of 2015, the channel has seen a meteoric rise, with 1.4 million YouTube subscribers.Gcomposits, a Polish company that specializes in carbon fiber, sent Vuohensilta pieces of material to test out.A few shapes were put under pressure for the video, with varying degrees of success.
The blades of the turbines were made in ShetlandTurbines installed off the coast of Shetland could herald a "new era" in tidal energy, according to the company running the project.Tidal energy specialist Nova Innovation said they were the first offshore tidal turbines in the world to deliver electricity to the grid.Two 100kW turbines have been installed so far in the Shetland Tidal Array at Bluemull Sound.The blades for the turbines were made by Shetland Composites.Edinburgh-based Nova Innovation said tidal energy was a "long-term source" of predictable renewable power, with the turbines generating to full power across all tidal conditions.
Garmin makes great GPS goodies – its running watches, sat navs and bike computers are hard to beat.As long as you don't mind its limited features, this watch is a delight to live with.The Premium version is the weightiest of the three Vivomove flavours at 67g, but it's really no bulkier or heavier than a standard watch of this style.The leather strap causes no irritation, and is comfy.I don't have any first-hand experience with the silicone strap version, but given Garmin's extensive experience of making watches, it doubtless knows by now which composites cause some people skin irritation.It's white, and fills up with little black segments as you move or white segments on the models with black faces .
After a tragedy grounded Virgin Galactic s airborne operations two years ago, the company has been slow and cautious in getting back in the saddle.But now, a new rocket plane from the New Mexico-based arm of the Virgin Group marks a return to near-space.On Friday, a spaceship built by our manufacturing arm, The Spaceship Company, and operated by us at Virgin Galactic has taken to the skies, the company wrote in a blog post.The nearly four-hour long flight involved two vehicles.It s a unique aspect of Virgin Galactic s spaceflight program, whose shuttles don t launch from a ground-based pad, but rather from under the wing of a carrier aircraft.In this case, the carrier aircraft role was fulfilled by the WhiteKnightTwo mothership, the VMS Eve, and the spacecraft itself was the VSS Unity.
Aircraft to which the laws cracks in flight and durable wind turbines at sea.British researchers have fabricated the composite material that can heal itself in severe cold.Damage to our skin heals itself.Shouldn't it be possible to create materials that also do it?The idea is the basis for the research area of self-repairing material.But a challenge has been tougher than others; how to get composites to cook itself even when it is freezing cold?
Australian woman Noelle Martin is fighting a seemingly endless battle with porn sites to have her photos removed, after a series of innocent selfies she'd posted on Facebook were lifted, redistributed around porn portals, Photoshopped into new images and used to advertise services -- all without her permission or knowledge.Martin went to the police, who didn't do anything more than tell her to make sure her posts were set to private, also suggesting she gets in touch with the porn webmasters herself to ask for the removal of the photographs.Which she then did, only to find out that porn webmasters aren't exactly agreeable, nice or helpful people, shockingly enough.She was blackmailed by one, who asked for naked shots for his private collection in return for removing her image.Martin has been trying to erase the stolen photos off the internet since she was 18 -- she's 22 now -- and says losing control of her image and seeing new composites created is an ongoing violation, one that might make it look like she consented to the photos being used to advertise and populate porn sites.She's campaigning for Photoshop fakes to be added to local laws on the posting of revenge porn.
Australian woman Noelle Martin is fighting a seemingly endless battle with porn sites to have her photos removed, after a series of innocent selfies she'd posted on Facebook were lifted, redistributed around porn portals, Photoshopped into new images and used to advertise services -- all without her permission or knowledge.Martin went to the police, who didn't do anything more than tell her to make sure her posts were set to private, also suggesting she gets in touch with the porn webmasters herself to ask for the removal of the photographs.Which she then did, only to find out that porn webmasters aren't exactly agreeable, nice or helpful people, shockingly enough.She was blackmailed by one, who asked for naked shots for his private collection in return for removing her image.Martin has been trying to erase the stolen photos off the internet since she was 18 -- she's 22 now -- and says losing control of her image and seeing new composites created is an ongoing violation, one that might make it look like she consented to the photos being used to advertise and populate porn sites.She's campaigning for Photoshop fakes to be added to local laws on the posting of revenge porn.
The game of twisting an Oreo and seeing which wafer the cream is on has been used to make decisions, random predictions and resolve disagreements for decades.Now, a group of graduate students from Princeton claims to have cracked the code for which cookie the cream will end up on so that you can be a dirty cheater.John Cannarella, Dan Quinn and Joshua Spechler were studying together at Princeton s mechanical and aerospace engineering program in 2014, when they decided to solve the mystery of the Oreo twist.Cannarella, now a mechanical engineering consultant at DuPont, compares the material systems to shatterproof glass and batteries: It s interesting from an engineering standpoint since the cookie is similar to many modern composites: a strong brittle layer the wafer for strength coupled with a weaker ductile layer the cream for toughness.Using a rotation rig, they observed one cookie after another being twisted apart.They tried using a load frame that tests forces on objects.
The game of twisting an Oreo and seeing which wafer the cream is on has been used to make decisions, random predictions and resolve disagreements for decades.Now, a group of graduate students from Princeton claim to have cracked the code for which cookie the cream will end up on so that you can be a dirty cheater.John Cannarella, Dan Quinn and Joshua Spechler were studying together at Princeton s mechanical and aerospace engineering program in 2014, when they decided to solve the mystery of the Oreo twist.Cannarella, now a mechanical engineering consultant at DuPont, compares the material systems to shatterproof glass and batteries: It s interesting from an engineering standpoint since the cookie is similar to many modern composites: a strong brittle layer the wafer for strength coupled with a weaker ductile layer the cream for toughness.Using a rotation rig, they observed one cookie after another being twisted apart.They tried using a load frame that tests forces on objects.
The game of twisting an Oreo and seeing which wafer the cream is on has been used to make decisions, random predictions and resolve disagreements for decades.Now, a group of graduate students from Princeton claims to have cracked the code for which cookie the cream will end up on so that you can be a dirty cheater.John Cannarella, Dan Quinn and Joshua Spechler were studying together at Princeton s mechanical and aerospace engineering program in 2014, when they decided to solve the mystery of the Oreo twist.Cannarella, now a mechanical engineering consultant at DuPont, compares the material systems to shatterproof glass and batteries: It s interesting from an engineering standpoint since the cookie is similar to many modern composites: a strong brittle layer the wafer for strength coupled with a weaker ductile layer the cream for toughness.Using a rotation rig, they observed one cookie after another being twisted apart.They tried using a load frame that tests forces on objects.
Graphics: Jonas Askergren Click on the yellow symbol for the larger graphics Icing, lightning strike or revealing a radiant heat source.Graphene in the composites opens up new ways to protect the aircraft and to hide the tanks.five years ago, the company began, therefore, to explore the graph.The wafer-thin material mechanical and electrical properties attracted and the aftermath of the Nobel prize 2010 trissade up to expectations. " We made a demonstrator together with Chalmers university of technology that worked perfectly at the office.
Now, is there anything else that is manufactured, and efforts to broaden the image of the company is in progress.On the wagons is panels to the luggage storage in the aircraft passenger compartment.the Factory one autoclave is 13 feet, the other were – 35 meters.the Sterilizer is operated with steam is a complete home and Marstroms specialty then Per Wärn started the company with the sailor Göran Marström, the bronze medalist from the Moscow OLYMPICS.He and Marström began in a workshop in Åtvidaberg in 1983 with the objective to find the optimal equipment to the OLYMPIC class Tornado.the Company has long since moved to Västervik, sweden, and a few catamarans are not made anymore.
As the Great Recession recedes in our rearview mirrors, it is becoming ever more apparent that innovative activities are determining an increasing proportion of the long-term economic growth of cities, metropolitan areas, regions, states, and even nations.The State Technology and Science Index STSI was created nearly two decades ago in order to track and evaluate every state s tech and science capabilities, and their success at converting these assets into companies and high-paying jobs.http://statetechandscience.org/How a state fares in the index does not directly correlate to current economic performance and overall job creation, but it does clearly indicate whether a state is likely to create high-paying and future-proof positions.That process is executed at the state or regional level.Data sources include government agencies, foundations, and private sources.They are then sorted into five composites:
Last week we took a look at how Lamborghini is using forged composite carbon fiber in car production.But forged composites aren't the only game in town when it comes to cutting edge materials.In recent weeks, the company signed a partnership with PSA Group Peugeot and Citroën .Metal parts are stamped out by gigantic presses that are both horrifically expensive and energy intensive.Divergent 3D's founder and CEO, Kevin Czinger, found this out first hand when he co-founded an earlier company that built electric vehicles.Layers of aluminum alloy powder are built up to create the necessary parts or to build molds for non-metallic components.
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