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News for 28 February 2005


Japan’s Shinano Kenshi Develops New Conductive Composite Powder

28th February 2005 0 comments

Japan’s Shinano Kenshi Co. has developed a composite powder of carbon nanotubes and carbon silk that features high electrical conductivity and thermal conductivity.

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Boeing’s 747 Large Cargo Freighter Development on Plan

28th February 2005 0 comments

Boeing today said development of the 747 Large Cargo Freighter is proceeding according to plan and the modified freighters will be ready to support final assembly of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2007.

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Queen to Open New Advanced Engineering Laboratory in UK

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The Queen will open a new advanced engineering laboratory at Bristol University, BLADE, which is playing a major role in developing advanced engineering systems.

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Boeing's 747 Large Cargo Freighter Development on Plan

28th February 2005 0 comments

Boeing today said development of the 747 Large Cargo Freighter is proceeding according to plan and the modified freighters will be ready to support final assembly of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2007.

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MC Gill Europe Increase Distribution by 25%

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M.C. Gill Europe, Ltd has increased its distribution business customer base by nearly 25% during 2004.

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Surface Transforms in Share Price Warning

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Dunlop Aerospace income for UK carbon fibre reinforced ceramic material developer expected to fall.

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Nissan Develops First In-House Fuel Cell Stack and High-Pressure Composite Hydrogen Storage System

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Nissan Motors have designed and developed its first in-house fuel cell stack, as well as a new high-pressure hydrogen storage system.

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US Researchers Produce Wood-Composites from Sewage

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A team of researchers from the University of California in the US have found a method of making wood-composites from sewage waste. Wastewater purification uses microbes to form unwanted carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus into a cell mass that settles out, but the disposal of the material can cause greenhouse gases. The team has found a way to prompt the bacteria to grow small granules of plastic within the cell mass, a substance that can then be mixed with natural fibres like straw, wood or hemp to create a wood-composite.

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Boeing Sells Propulsion and Commercial Airplane Operations

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Boeing is to sell its Rocketdyne Propulsion Unit to Pratt & Whitney and its commercial airplanes operations in Kansas and Oklahoma to Onex.

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Audi’s Latest RS4 Comes with Extensive Carbon Fibre Trimming

28th February 2005 0 comments

The all-new V8-powered evolution of the RS 4 quattro is expected to dominate the Audi stand at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show.

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