Smart skin for aircraft

A so-called 'smart skin' – made up of tens of thousands of tiny sensors – could be fitted to future aircraft so that they can 'feel' changes in speed, temperature, physical strain and movement.

  • Planes to get 'smart skin' that can detect damage

    A so-called 'smart skin' – made up of tens of thousands of tiny sensors – could be fitted to future aircraft so that they can 'feel' changes in speed, temperature, physical strain and movement.

    Engineers at BAE Systems are working to develop the ...
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  • Lithium sulphur battery technology moves to another level

    Battery technology specialist OXIS Energy has delivered the third phase of a research programme to improve its lithium sulphur cells for Lincad and the Ministry of Defence.

    In Phase 3, OXIS has developed an advanced prototype cell and a new ...
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  • IET: "Engineering GCSE should be reformed, not scrapped"

    Proposals to remove the engineering GCSE from the curriculum could make the skills crisis an even bigger cause of concern for UK employers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has warned.

    The organisation has already highlighted ...
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  • UK components market sees modest growth

    Sales growth numbers for the electronics supply chain have been described as 'modest' by the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn).

    The organisation has released performance figures for the month of June, which show the book to bill ratio ...
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