Month: December 2018

2018: The year that was!

As regular readers know, I don’t like making New Year’s resolutions because I think they just set people up to fail, and put a crazy amount of pressure on January. I am, however, a big fan of end-of-year reviews, where I take stock of what’s happened in the previous 12 months. Usually, my reviews are very career-heavy – unsurprising, given how crap I am...


Protecting planes from lightning strikes

Image by Griffinstorm [CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikipedia] Nickel-coated carbon fibres may be a better option than carbon mesh for composite aircraft Driven by the need to reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency, over the past two decades, aircraft manufacturers have increasingly turned to carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFPRP) composites. The world’s largest...