Composite Robots Folded Like Origami

Researchers at Harvard University are hard at work developing tiny pop-up flying robots by folding carbon fiber. These robotic bees are assembled using layers of materials that can be folded on top of each...

ATK Primed to Reorganize and Refocus

Alliant Techsystems (ATK), a Fortune 500 aerospace company based Arlington, Va., announced it will reorganize its business into three groups—aerospace, defense and sporting—starting in 2013. Along with...

New Composite Car Seat for Midmarket Vehicles

Chemical supplier BASF and automotive manufacturer Faurencia recently designed a composite car seat that integrates into the seat frame—reducing foam, metal and weight from traditional car seat designs. The...

Developing the Next Generation of Wind Turbines

Wind energy giant Gamesa Technology Corp., Inc., announced it is joining forces with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to study and test a variety of wind energy...