Friday, October 15, 2004 - October 2004 - "New 7E7 a composite of ideas" - Continuing in the trend to uncover new innovational capacity by looking at the intersection of various subjects, and industries - Boeing's new 7E7 aeroplane, due out in 3 years' time owes several of its innovative qualities by borrowing from several unconventional places.

For example, in the past, they have borrowed production-line tricks from a coffin company to cut waste from its fabrication methods. This time, The News Tribune's John Gillie discussed their latest efforts at borrowing composite construction techniques from a company that makes high-technology sails.

Pretty interesting stuff - but don't bother going into detail in this article unless you're seriously into the technology aspect of this - this article is more focused on that than on process.

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