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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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Video: Oak Ridge Lab additively manufactures Guinness world record-breaking largest 3-D-printed object

By April Gocha / September 28, 2016

Oak Ridge National Lab (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) recently used its Big Additive Manufacturing Machine to shatter the Guinness world record for the largest 3-D-printed solid object.

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New spray-on rubbery icephobic coating could revolutionize surface deicing

By Stephanie Liverani / April 8, 2016

Researchers at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.) are working on a new durable and inexpensive spray-on, thin, clear, rubbery icephobic coating that can repel ice with ease.

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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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What works for penguins could work for planes: Secrets of the feather show how to prevent ice formation

By April Gocha / December 21, 2015

New research shows that when it comes to anti-icing surfaces, the animal world’s most dapper creatures have a few tricks on their flippers.

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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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Plan to cut airplane emissions could mean big things for ceramic matrix composites

By April Gocha / June 18, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is gearing up to develop standards to reduce emissions from airplanes, according to a recent NY Times article. But what will that mean for ceramic matrix composites?

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Solar-powered plane plots route for round-the-world flight

By Jessica McMathis / February 6, 2015

The Solar Impulse 2 is the “first solar airplane to fly through the night, between two continents, and across the United States,” but will it make it ‘round the world?

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Windowless aircraft offers lower carbon emissions and high-flying fun (with a view)

By Jessica McMathis / November 20, 2014

The Center for Process Innovation’s windowless fuselage features no windows but comes with an extraordinary view.

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Piezoelectric power on your flight and your chin

By April Gocha / September 30, 2014

Piezoelectric materials are finding their way into some interesting energy-independent devices, including a chinstrap that collects energy from chewing and aircraft wings that morph for airplane agility.

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