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Science & Defence Technology

Boeing and Chinese partner to make jet fuel from 'gutter oil'


Biofuel.Aircraft makers Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corp of China have launched a joint pilot project to turn used cooking oil into jet fuel.
   

Airbus supports SA research into hydrogen fuel cells


Dale King, Philip Haupt and Bruno Pollet.A signing ceremony was held on Tuesday to launch a joint research project to investigate the performance properties of hydrogen fuel cells on future Airbus commercial jetliners.
   

Engineers develop smart aircraft skins which can detect injury


BAE Systems is developing smart sensors that could detect damage like on the wing of this A380.Work is underway at BAE Systems to give aircraft human-like ‘skin’, enabling the detection of injury or damage and the ability to ‘feel’ the world around them.
   

4D printing a disruptive technology - report


A 3D printed gun.The aerospace, defence, automotive and healthcare industries will lead the adoption of four dimensional printing technology, which is poised to have a disruptive effect in multiple industries by printing objects ranging from human organs to parts used in aircraft and vehicles, according to Frost & Sullivan.
   

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