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Video: Go inside GE Aviation’s jet manufacturing and testing facility

By April Gocha / May 31, 2017

Join former “MythBusters” host Adam Savage and “Innovation Nation” correspondent Alie Ward as they go inside GE Aviation’s testing facility in Peebles, Ohio, to see how the company’s jet engines are manufactured and tested.

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Supersonic revival: NASA developing quieter, more fuel-efficient supersonic commercial jet

By April Gocha / March 8, 2016

NASA recently announced that it is spending $20 million to push supersonic jet travel back into commercial reality. The funding is going to a team led by Lockheed Martin for preliminary design work on a reimagined supersonic jet that could take to the skies by 2020.

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NASA gives jet engines layer of glass with injection of volcanic ash

By April Gocha / December 6, 2015

Scientists at NASA have taken measurements of what happens in full-scale tests—in which the scientists injected actual volcanic ash into an operating jet engine—and will spend the next several months analyzing the experimental data.

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New ceramic thermal barrier coating is long, strong, and down to get the friction on

By April Gocha / March 23, 2014

Swedish scientists have improved yttria stabilized zirconia thermal barrier coatings with a columnar microstructure to allow jet engines to run hotter, longer, and more efficiently.

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