Tag Results for advanced composites (4)

  1. Out of Africa: a backlash against spending on malaria research

    Ten years ago I made a visit to the London School of Tropical Diseases. The British research institute, one of the world's best in its field, had just received it first grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. The aim: jump-start the then-moribund project to find a vaccine for malaria. One of the Holy Grails in preventive medicine, a vaccine for malaria was by the late 1990s considered impossible, and only pursued -- fitfully at that -- by a branch of the U.S. Department of Defense. The Gates money, which began as a trickle, became a flood over the …

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  2. Plastic X-Plane

    Back in 2006, Spectrum predicted a win for the advanced carbon composite wing on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Lockheed Martin is going further: A program at Lockheedâ''s Skunk Works aims to replace the mid/aft fuselage and tail assembly of a Dornier 328J aircraft with advanced composites. Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Advanced Development Programs…

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