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Researchers at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a way to embed a nanoscale damage-sensing probe into a lightweight composite made of epoxy and silk. The probe, known as a mechanophore, could speed product testing and potentially reduce the amount of time and materials needed for the development of many kinds of new composites.
The NIST team ...
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As Europe's automotive industry grapples to lightweight structures and meet impending emission regulations, manufacturers are still reluctant to use carbon fibre composites. So, can a recent UK project bridge the divide? James Bakewell finds out.
With great fanfare, supercar manufacturer McLaren announced in January that its second-generation Super Series vehicles would be created ...
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