Thursday, September 20, 2007

Dan Rather Makes Questionable Case Against Science Behind Boeing Dreamliner

By Aaron Rowe EmailSeptember 19, 2007 | 7:39:52 PM Categories: Materials Science, Pretty Dumb
Aeroflot By taking a cheap shot at Boeing, Dan Rather may be headed for a comeback less graceful than Britney Spears' performance at the MTV Music Awards.
On the most recent edition of his new show, he reported on Tuesday that the new 787 Dreamliner aircraft may be unsafe. Since then, dozens of news agencies have jumped on the bandwagon. Most of them are reporting that the carbon fiber frame may not be as safe as aluminum. Few have bothered to question Rather's claims that the composite materials are brittle, more likely to shatter on impact, and prone to emit poisonous chemicals when ignited

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