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Self-Repairing Aircraft

Self-Repairing Aircraft

Aerospace engineers at Bristol University have devised a new composite material for aircrafts that can self-repair. The new technique is based on hollow glass fibers that contain epoxy resin, which can be released into fractures created in the material. The ...

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Programmable Bending Polymers

Programmable Bending Polymers

A team of scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, headed by Dr. Eran Sharon, managed to harness non–Euclidian geometries in order to develop new structures that can be used in the biomedical and optical industries. The concept might be ...

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Adaptive Aerodynamics using Smart Materials

Adaptive Aerodynamics using Smart Materials

Shape memory polymers are polymers whose qualities have been altered to give them dynamic shape “memory” properties. Using thermal stimuli, shape memory polymers can exhibit a radical change from a rigid polymer to a very elastic state, then back to ...

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