The 2014 Corvette Stingray has been unveiled and contains generous portions of engineered nano particles.
Carbon Fiber: The Secret of the 2014 Corvette
Health and Safety: Fibers
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has just recently been grounded worldwide. Originally it relied heavily on carbon fiber (23,000 tons of it) in order to be
lighter, similar to the 2014 Corvette.
Carbon Fiber Making
Inroads In New Applications Despite Safety Concerns
Carbon fiber is different from metal; it does not visibly show cracks and fatigue.
A few years ago, a former senior aerospace engineer at Boeing’s Phantom Works research unit, Vince Weldon, went public with concerns that the
787 Dreamliner was unsafe. He claimed that “in a crash landing that would be survivable in a metal airplane, the new jet’s innovative composite
plastic materials will shatter too easily and burn with toxic fumes.”
“The brittleness of the plastic material from which the 787 fuselage is built would create a more severe impact shock to passengers than an
aluminum plane, which absorbs impact in a crash by crumpling. A crash also could shatter the plastic fuselage, creating a hole that would allow smoke
and toxic fumes to fill the passenger cabin.
After such a crash landing, the composite plastic material burning in a jet-fuel fire would create ‘highly toxic smoke and tiny inhalable carbon
slivers’ that ‘would likely seriously incapacitate or kill passengers.’”
Boeing 787 Dreamliner is Grounded
Worldwide by Regulators/Jan. 17, 2013
Carbon fiber and other nano materials are being used wholesale in just about everything without tests for safety. I've presented 3 items here: the
new Corvette (although some nano has been used since 2005), the Boeing Dreamliner and bycicles. This is just a small sampling of the products we all
offer ourselves as guinea pigs for. And pay for the privilege. Carbon fiber is electrically conductive and tends to be brittle.
The old Corvette (pre-nano)...keep recycling...feel the love and the seduction:
edit on 19-1-2013 by luxordelphi because: correct first link