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News for 22 April 2005


Fox-Tek’s Smart Material Tests at NASA Hailed as a Success

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Fiber Optic Systems Technology Inc. have completed Phase 2 of testing the impact on the aramid based smart material from space debris which will enable astronauts to detect and repair spacecraft holes.

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Six Teams Complete Projects for Composite Catapult Competition

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The six competing teams for EPTA’s 2nd Composite Catapult Competition have each completed production of catapults made from composite materials.

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Airbus Receives A380 Orders from China

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China Southern Airlines have ordered five A380’s from Airbus, accompanying the previous orders from two Chinese airlines.

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New Committee to Develop International Standards for Nanotechnology

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ASTM International is to form a new committee to develop international consensus standards, definitions, terminology, and procedures covering nanotechnology.

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Air Transport Industry Calls for Collaborative Environmental Action

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Over 300 global aviation leaders and experts representing all industry disciplines, came together for the first time to discuss ways to further improve the industry’s environmental performance.

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Fox-Tek's Smart Material Tests at NASA Hailed as a Success

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Fiber Optic Systems Technology Inc. have completed Phase 2 of testing the impact on the aramid based smart material from space debris which will enable astronauts to detect and repair spacecraft holes.

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Fiberline Develop Online Calculator for Designing GRP Materials

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Fiberline Composites has developed a new calculation program to meet construction industry needs for dimensioning GRP profiles.

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Associate Dean Receives Award for Nondestructive Testing of Composites

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Ed Henneke from the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, USA, received an award for developing a new technique for evaluating damage in composites.

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First GRP Road Bridge on European Continent

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Fiberline Composites have built the first GRP road bridge on the European continent.

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NJIT Chemists Modify Carbon Nanotubes Using Microwaves

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Researchers at New Jersey Institute of Technology have discovered a novel method of changing the chemical characteristics of carbon nanotubes by heating them in a closed vessel microwave oven.

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