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New materials testing. Engineer testing a new composite material. A square section of a hollow glass fibre reinforced plastic element (yellow, lower centre) is being placed under loads and stresses. Sensors measure the deformations and changes in the properties of the materials. Such a lightweight material could replace concrete and timber. Photographed in the Heavy Structures Laboratory, Newcastle University, England.
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