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Science & Defence Technology

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.

Boeing, South African Airways to make jet fuel from tobacco

Solaris plantation.U.S. planemaker Boeing has teamed up with South African Airways to develop jet fuel from a tobacco plant as part of efforts to cut carbon emissions and promote green energy in Africa's most advanced economy.

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