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‘Battery Components Can Take The Heat’

Science Daily Apr 11 04:22 pm 

Materials scientists have produced an electrolyteseparator for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that withstands very high temperatures over many charge cycles. The key component is hexagonal boron nitride.

‘Catching Up With The Jetman’

gizmag Apr 11 11:21 am 

Since 2004 Gizmag has been tracking the progress of Yves Rossy the founder of Jetman Dubai and creator of a pair of rocket wings that lets him fly through the air like Iron Man. Most recently in November of last year Rossy executed one of his most awe-inspiring flights yet rocketing alongside an Airbus A380 . We finally got the quotJetmanquot to stay Earthbound long enough to find out more ...

‘Evolva To Co-Develop Next-Generation Materials With US Navy’

Business Wire Apr 10 10:12 pm 

REINACH Switzerland--BUSINESS WIRE--Evolva SIX EVE announced that it has completed a Limited Purpose Cooperative Research and Development Agreement CRADA to support the joint development of novel advanced materials with the US Navy. The focus of the efforts supported by this CRADA relate to the development validation and potential commercialisation of new lightweight fire-resistant ...

‘Growing Demand In Automotive Industry To Drive Phenolic Resins Market From 2014 To 2020: Grand View Research, Inc.’

Marketwire Apr 11 02:52 am 

SAN FRANCISCO CA--Marketwired - Apr 11 2016 - Phenolic resins Market are being increasingly used in numerous industries owing to high heat resistance mechanical strength low toxicity ability to blend with polymers and low smoke. The global phenolic resins market is anticipated to witness stable growth over the next seven years owing to increased demand from transport and construction ...

‘Lightweight Metal Foam Turns Armor-piercing Bullets Into Dust’

gizmag Apr 11 12:20 am 

Composite metal foams CMFs are little-known materials that are beginning to show some big promise. Last year we saw researchers adapt these lightweight materils to stop various forms of radiation in their tracks and now the same team has ramped things up to offer protection from something with a bit more force an armour-piercing bullet which was turned to dust on impact. .. Continue Reading...

‘Call For BSI Committee Chairs’

materialstoday Apr 09 01:15 am 

Composites UK reports that two vacancies for chairs of BSI committees focusing on plastic composites are now available.

‘From Shredded C-Notes To Corn: Weird Materials Make Their Way Into Cars’

LiveScience.com via Yahoo! Philippines News Apr 08 08:54 am 

Nikhil Gupta is an associate professor and Steven Zeltmann is a student researcher in the Composite Materials and Mechanics Laboratory of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at New York University39s Tandon School of Engineering. The 2016 New York International Auto Show opened to the public on March 25 with exciting displays of expensive and exotic cars that defy the ...

‘Market For Lightweight Materials In Transportation – Expected To Reach $188.7 Billion By 2020 – Research And Markets’

Business Wire Apr 08 02:37 am 

DUBLIN--BUSINESS WIRE--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the quotLightweight Materials in Transportationquot report to their offering. The global market for lightweight materials used in transportation reached 115.4 billion in 2014. This market is expected to reach 109 billion by 2015 and 188.7 billion by 2020 registering a compound annual growth rate CAGR of 11.6 from 2015 ...

‘Louisiana Tech University Students Recognized For 'green' Research’

EurekAlert! Apr 07 08:49 am 

Louisiana Tech University Renata Minullina and Abhishek Panchal biomedical engineering graduate students from Louisiana Tech University and the Institute for Micromanufacturing IfM have won the prestigious Poster Presentation Award at the Polymer Materials Science and Engineering Division of the 251st National American Chemical Society ACS Meeting held recently in San Diego California.

‘Aircraft Propeller Service To Launch Prop U– A Component MRO Training Resource’

Aircraft Maintenance Technology Apr 07 05:26 am 

Once again demonstrating its industrytrades leadership and innovation Aircraft Propeller Service LLC APS www.aircraftpropeller.com Lake Zurich ILone of the leading commercial propeller Maintenance Repair Organizations MROs in the world has established a state of the art component MRO training and knowledge resource Prop U. According to APS Vice President of Sales and Marketing Dennis ...

‘For Mirus Aircraft Seating Slimline Seats’

Malaysian Digest Apr 06 10:39 pm 

AirAsia has signed an agreement with Mirus Aircraft Seating Ltd to be the launch customer for the aircraft seating manufacturertrades new Hawk slimline economy seat. The deal will see AirAsia retrofit all existing and new Airbus A320 aircraft with the lightweight seats.

‘New Metallic Glass Bounces’

Newswise Apr 06 12:58 pm 

Engineers have created a new material with an unusual chemical structure that makes it incredibly hard and yet elastic.

‘Metallic Foams Annihilate Bullets, Block Radiation’

Discover Apr 06 03:00 pm 

The word foam doesn39t necessarily convey strength but seeing a bullet explode upon impact with composite metal foam certainly does. Researchers at North Carolina State University created a bubble-filled metal composite that combines the strength of steel with the airiness and heat-resistant properties of foam. In tests with armor-piercing bullets a one-inch layer of the material stopped the ...

‘When Form And Function Co-exist: Bennington Museum Opens Exhibition Of Local And Regional Design Innovation’

Bennington Banner Apr 06 03:42 pm 

BENNINGTON gtgt Since ancient times humans have sought to apply an aesthetic to the practical. The artist39s eye often contributed to everything from architecture to simple household implements. To design such items and then produce them was often laborious. Enter the Digital Age. With the ever increasing power and abilities of information technology designing has entered a new realm one