Juno Explores Jupiter, Protected by Composites

Space tourism to the relatively close areas of our solar system may be trending on the vacationpackage end, but a team of researchers led by NASA is pushing the boundaries of both science and location to...
Solar Impulse Flight 2011

Flight of Fancy

A solar-powered airplane performs the implausible, flying day and night without fuel. In July, a lightweight airplane with a carbon fiber structure completed a two-month round trip journey between Switzerland...

Game-Changing Research

University R&D shapes the composites industry and the world in which we live Composites touch all our lives, from the young boy swinging a baseball bat in the local park to the businesswomen driving over...
The new Piranha, an unmanned vessel by Zyvex Technologies is a 54-foot carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforced carbon fiber boat undergoes testing in various choppy waters.

A Fore-sea-able Change for Unmanned Boats

The new unmanned vessel by Zyvex Technologies of Columbus, Ohio, named the Piranha, is not just another smooth boat ride on calm waters. When the 54-foot carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforced carbon fiber boat...
The Kestrel, a new bio-composite automobile, was developed in an effort to produce a vehicle containing the highest percentage of natural fibers possible while still meeting performance requirements like lifecycle, creep, durability and price point.

Bio Composites Break into Autos

Canada's first bio-composite-bodied electric car recalls Henry Ford's innovations in its use of hemp mats. The Kestrel is an electric 4-passenger bio-composite compact vehicle, designed and engineered by...