Materials http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8234/more en Basics of Thermal Expansion http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-thermal-expansion <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bishop Wisecarver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Most materials contract when they are cooled and expand as they are heated, but how much will this affect</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-thermal-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-thermal-expansion#comments Basics of Design Materials Motion Control Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:04:00 +0000 70021 at http://machinedesign.com Safer Air Travel with Weaponized Dragonfly Wings http://machinedesign.com/materials/safer-air-travel-weaponized-dragonfly-wings <div class="field-byline"> Cabe Atwell </div> <div class="field-deck"> Researchers turn to the wings of the dragonfly for potential air-passenger safety from infectious agents. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The general focus on improving air travel usually involves faster, safer, lighter, and more fuel-efficient aircraft. 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