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SABRE engine passes milestone tests

SABRE engine passes milestone tests | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

The team from UK firm Reaction Engines announced this morning that the SABRE engine technology, which could power a reusable spaceplane known as Skylon capable of entering orbit without additional rockets, had been proven in tests evaluated by the European Space Agency (ESA).

 

Reaction Engines has been testing the SABRE heat exchanger and anti-frost system using a standard jet turbine engine. The company called the technology, which could also lead to supersonic flights from Europe to Australia in four hours, ‘the biggest breakthrough in aerospace propulsion since the invention of the jet engine’.


Via Szabolcs Kósa, Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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New era in camouflage makeup: Shielding soldiers from searing heat of bomb blasts

New era in camouflage makeup: Shielding soldiers from searing heat of bomb blasts | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
Camouflage face makeup for warfare is undergoing one of the most fundamental changes in thousands of years, as scientists today described a new face paint that both hides soldiers from the enemy and shields their faces from the searing heat of bomb blasts. Firefighters also could benefit from the new heat-resistant makeup, according to the report.

 


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Aj goga's comment, March 7, 2013 10:09 AM
I'm going to use this information to describe new technology in the camouflage industry