With Gulfstream win, Pratt & Whitney Canada tightens grip on high-end bizjet … – Aviation International News

Two PW800 variants are close to certification as the engine manufacturer adds another airframe win.


Specific fuel consumption is reduced by “two digits” over previous-generation engines. The Talon X combustor yields “a double-digit margin” to anticipated CAEP/8 regulations for reduced nitrogen-oxide (NOx) emissions. It provides “ultra-low” levels of unburned hydrocarbons and smoke.

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New solar power material converts 90 percent of captured light into heat – Phys.Org

A multidisciplinary engineering team at the University of California, San Diego developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar power plants designed to absorb and convert to heat more than 90 percent of the sunlight it captures.

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BIO Issues Call for Papers for 2015 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montreal

BIO’s World Congress is inviting speakers to present the latest research and partnerships in renewable chemicals, advanced biofuels, global biobased markets, synthetic biology and much more.” The post BIO Issues Call for Papers for 2015 World…

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ORNL Research Reveals Capabilities of 3-D Printing for Energy Production Applications

Ryan Dehoff, staff scientist and metal additive manufacturing lead at the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL, presented the research this week in an invited presentation at theMaterials Science & Technology 2014 conference in Pittsburgh.

“We can now control local material properties, which will change the future of how we engineer metallic components,” Dehoff said. “This new manufacturing method takes us from reactive design to proactive design. It will help us make parts that are stronger, lighter and function better for more energy-efficient transportation and energy production applications such as cars and wind turbines.”


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