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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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New application method creates scale-up opportunity for diamond-like fuel-saving coating

By Stephanie Liverani / August 12, 2015

With fuel saving and lower emissions in mind, researchers at Fraunhofer Institute have zeroed in on an application method for applying diamond-like coatings to reduce friction on vehicle components—such as engine parts—that they say can be scaled up and easily integrated with existing coating machines.

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Audi to lightweight its vehicles with glass fiber-reinforced suspension springs

By April Gocha / July 9, 2014

Audi recently announced its own lightweighting strategy to put some of its models on a diet that will trim almost 10 pounds, from a perhaps unlikely source.

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