Ultrasonic Screwdriver Checks Airplane Structural Integrity

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  1. Miles
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    This Engadget item describes a new tool to find damage to carbon-fiber composite airplane bodies.

    As it turns out, a bit of water inside a composite body can cause damage when it freezes, which may happen during every flight. Until now, the best way to detect this damage was for a mechanic to tap on the body and listen for a "hollow" sound.

    This new device is more sensitive.
     
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    Clue the Dr. Who Music. :)
     

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