Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" Stress Test

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    Very impressive. I was amazed at the 17' of deflection on the B-52, but this is remarkable.

    Good work, Boeing! :clap2:
     
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    Very cool.
    I toured the Boeing plant in Seattle a few years ago. Fantastic.
    Non-union workers who give a shit about quality.
     
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    There just aren't that many union workers in the US for the right wing to worry about. Only about 10% of the entire US workforce. Besides blacks, gays, Hispanics, Muslims, atheists and feminists, Republicans are going to have to find someone else to hate.

    Prosperity through lower wages.

    What's hilarious is the amount of science that went into these planes. The SAME science that gives us evolution and climate change. Ooh, that's gotta hurt.

    This proves that "Triple Helix" of "Universities, Business and Government" that works all over the world, but Republicans think is a lie.
     
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    There is no thread so cool, so amazing, that rderp can't come in and shit all over.

    Good job, asshat. :clap2:
     
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    It's OK to critisize unions, but when someone comes in praising science, they are throwing shit all over. Good job fuckwit.
     
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    Actually airplane wings are more engineering than science, i.e. the practical application of scientific principles.

    Evolution and climate modeling don't have much to do with material engineering.
     
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    Cool video.

    I don't remember the platform, but I have seen a video of that test run to failure.
    Its an amazing thing to watch a wing snap.

    Thanks
     
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    Actually, creating carbon fibers and the process behind using them is ALL science.

    There are many usages for carbon fibers. As far as planes go, in some cases, it's easier to construct the body of the aircraft as one large piece and then use lasers to carve out the windows and doors.

    Scientists are looking at carbon fibers, which are actually small tubes, to carry electricity. At the nano scale level, the properties change. They are even lining up carbon tubes to make nano scale transistors. They are also looking to use them in solar panels. If solar panels and superconductors could be married, they would create an incredible efficient panel. It's all science.

    It takes scientists from Universities, engineers from Business and the support of government to be competitive world wide. It's only Republicans who don't understand the most obvious. They have been blinded by their ideology so profoundly, they refuse to understand how things work best. It's not that they can't learn, they refuse to learn. Two different things entirely.

    The "scientific method" is nearly the same whether it's carbon nano tubes, evolution, climate change. The end results are what's amazing. It's what makes "study, data and research" so important. Republicans have a "gut feeling".
     
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