News tagged with jet fuels

New polymer creates safer fuels

Before embarking on a transcontinental journey, jet airplanes fill up with tens of thousands of gallons of fuel. In the event of a crash, such large quantities of fuel increase the severity of an explosion upon impact. Researchers ...

dateOct 01, 2015 in Polymers
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How to build the world's fastest car

In 2016, a team of engineers and adventurers will travel to the South African desert and attempt to become the first people to drive a car at 1,000mph. The British-made vehicle, Bloodhound SSC, is designed to smash the current ...

dateSep 24, 2015 in Engineering
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Testing turbines to save energy

They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. But a little knowledge can also be comforting. For anyone who has sat on a jet airplane at takeoff, tense and sweaty-palmed, wondering how in the world this gigantic assemblage ...

dateNov 18, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Tracking traces of alternative jet fuels

Flying high above the California desert, NASA researchers recently took to the skies for the second year in a row with a DC-8 and other aircraft to study the effects on emissions and contrail formation of burning alternative ...

dateSep 04, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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