Meet some of the many technical experts at Boeing who are making the impossible possible.
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The Boeing flying experience depends on continual research and advancements in science and technology.
Q&A with Blake Emery (right), Differentiation Strategy director for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
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Other People stories
George Ndayizeye is a structural analysis engineer whose life trek from from East Africa to Boeing was a long and determined one that required courage and patience.
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Design Thinking is an effective, innovation-driving tool for cases where there are multiple dimensions to consider, layers of meaning that challenge linear logic, and many gaps in understanding.Learn More
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Boeing has had an extraordinary influence on the development and deployment of several numerical solution methods used in structural dynamics.Learn More
Boeing and Embraer have wrapped up the latest round of testing of environmental technologies, in the ecoDemonstrator program. This testing helps get innovations to market more quickly.Learn More
Thanks to creative engineering and expert flying, the new 737 MAX airplane undertook a long-duration test flight whose path spelled out a message viewable to those watching the flight path online.Learn More
Model-based systems engineering and development, one of the focus areas for Boeing’s research in Europe, can lead to enormous improvements in performance and productivity.Learn More
Here’s a look at a few of Boeing’s many latest ideas and technical breakthroughs recently granted or published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.Learn More
The wonder of flight
Greg Hyslop (right), chief technology officer and senior vice president of Engineering, Test & Technology, notes that the wonder of powered flight is the result of Boeing's extensive and ongoing work in improving the flight experience.
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers have developed machine learning algorithms that can predict metallic defects accurately. This method can reduce the computational cost of understanding materials defects, thereby aiding research of advanced alloys and new materials.
Engineers from the University of Illinois and the California Institute of Technology have achieved autonomous flight of Bat Bot, a flying robot that mimics the morphology of bat wings. The soft, flexible wings of bat-bots could present safety and other advantages compared to current aerial robots such as quadcopters.
Using non-invasive brain imaging, scientists can detect the state of knowledge of a criminal activity. Research conducted by researchers at Virginia Tech and Yale University, determined brain activities that indicated if subjects knew they were breaking the law.
Two methods for propelling micro- and nano-robots in fluid have been developed by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. One method relies on bubble propulsion; the other, a enzymatic reaction.
Scientists at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at Linköping University have made roses into supercapacitor energy storing devices by forming conducting threads throughout the plant. The electronic “power plant” shows promise toward autonomous energy systems.
In July, Dubai’s Roads and Transit Authority (RTA) will be launching autonomous aerial vehicles (UAV) taxi service. Piloted from a central command center, the UAVs will cover a 40-to-50 kilometer area and can carry one passenger. Dubai will use the Ehang 184 UAVs developed in China.
An autonomously moving synthetic polymer developed at the University of Tokyo could potentially support application in nanomachines. The unidirectional “wave” motion could serve as mass transport for miniscule substances.
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On the cover: George Ndayizeye is a Boeing structural engineer working on the 777X program in Everett, Washington.
Publisher: Greg Hyslop | Associate Publisher: Peter Hoffman
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