A Forgotten Era Of Armored Trains

A Forgotten Era Of Armored Trains

When most people think of World War I and World War II transport, planes, tanks, and even ships and submarines likely come to mind. However, there was another form of transport that’s often overlooked and yet is no less impressive: the armored and armed trains that patrolled Eastern Europe and even Canada.  Armored Trains Of …

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Where Will Airline Fuel Savings Go?

Where Will Airline Fuel Savings Go?

Over the past year, U.S. airlines have saved over a billion dollars on jet fuel. Since it is their largest expense, some may expect that falling fuel prices will amount to less expensive air travel and improved flight experience. However, such optimistic ideas may not get far off the ground.  It’s actually projected that fares …

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Manufacturing Tech Goes From Trade School To High School

Manufacturing Tech Goes From Trade School To High School

How soon is too soon when it comes to teaching young people about manufacturing? Through various STEM initiatives, more engineering, technology, and manufacturing programs are being started at the high school level or earlier. Some high schools have either started or revived educational programs that teach students how to get started as skilled machinists, welders, …

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Balancing Aerospace Progress With Better Efficiency

Balancing Aerospace Progress With Better Efficiency

There’s a lot of talk about how modern airliners will need to evolve for more efficient flight and function. But what specific changes will take shape over the next few decades? How will changing global flight demands and limited fuel resources drive aircraft innovation? There are plenty of ideas: from concepts with slight modifications to …

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