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Electric Skateboard May Be the World’s Lightest Electric Vehicle

May 30, 2014
Electric Skateboard May Be the World’s Lightest Electric Vehicle

Florida-based start-up Marbel is launching a crowdfunding campaign for what it claims to be the world’s lightest electric vehicle. The electric skateboard weighs in at a mere 9.9 pounds and has a range of 10 miles thanks to using carbon fiber in combination with Kevlar in the composite deck. “For range, we worked long...

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Researchers Develop Wearable Batteries

May 30, 2014
Researchers Develop Wearable Batteries

Wearable electronics are exploding in popularity as more and more people discover the delights of fitness trackers and Google Glass. However, in order to be useful all day long, these devices require batteries that can last a long time without compromising size and weight....

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Recyclable Thermoset Plastic Discovery Began By Accident

May 22, 2014
Recyclable Thermoset Plastic Discovery Began By Accident

For the first time, researchers have developed a “thermoset” plastic in a recyclable form. This group of thermosets includes plastics that are durable and stiff as well as flexible gels that can repair themselves if torn. And it all started by accident! Dr. Jeanette...

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Carbon Fiber Wrap Enables Minimally Invasive Method of Retrofitting Tunnels

May 22, 2014
Carbon Fiber Wrap Enables Minimally Invasive Method of Retrofitting Tunnels

Utility tunnels underneath the University of Arizona are in dire need of a makeover. Some of these tunnels are 80 years old and suffer from cracked concrete due to water damage and rusting steel reinforcement bars. But how can you repair a vast network...

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Q&A – ACMA Releases First Ever Fiberglass Grating Manual Standard

May 20, 2014
Q&A – ACMA Releases First Ever Fiberglass Grating Manual Standard

ACMA, an American National Standards (ANS) developer, has issued a new Fiberglass Grating Manual Standard to educate engineers, designers and end-users about the properties, performance and uses of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) grating. FRP grating, a composite material manufactured by combining a matrix of...

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Carbon Fiber is Definitely Tough!

May 16, 2014
Carbon Fiber is Definitely Tough!

IndyCar driver Martin Plowman can attest to the strength of carbon fiber. During the 2014 Grand Prix in Indianapolis, Plowman was hit with a piece of flying debris from a crash at the starting line. Fortunately for him, his helmet was equipped with a...

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