MORPHING WING TECHNOLOGY COMPLETES INITIAL FLIGHT TESTS

NASA researchers have completed initial flight tests of a new morphing wing technology that could reduce fuel costs, airframe weight and decrease aircraft noise during take-offs and landings.

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Read more: http://www.theengineer.co.uk/news/morphing-wing-technology-completes-initial-flight-tests/1020290.article#ixzz3Ynt7fCpm

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SCIENTISTS CREATE THE SENSATION OF INVISIBILITY

The power of invisibility has long fascinated man and inspired the works of many great authors and philosophers. In a study from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet, a team of neuroscientists now reports a perceptual illusion of having an invisible body, and show that the feeling of invisibility changes our physical stress response in challenging social situations.

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NEW CLASS OF 3-D-PRINTED AEROGELS IMPROVE ENERGY STORAGE.

A new type of graphene aerogel will make for better energy storage, sensors, nanoelectronics, catalysis and separations.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have made graphene aerogel microlattices with an engineered architecture via a 3D printing technique known as direct ink writing. The research appears in the April 22 edition of the journal, Nature Communications.

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TEAM ACCELERATES COMMERCIALIZATION OF FOAM FORMING TECHNOLOGY

Foam forming technology offers companies major cost saving possibilities in paper and paperboard manufacturing. It also expands the use of natural fibres in the production of recyclable and lightweight products. Some products can even be lightened by 15-25%. Together with an international industrial consortium, VTT has launched a EUR 3.6 million project to promote the commercialisation of the technology.

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Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-04-team-commercialization-foam-technology.html#jCp