Boing is building their new 7E7 Dreamliner using Carbon-fiber, instead of Aluminum and other metals. I wonder what that will mean for future crashes, because carbon-fiber breaks into horribly sharp shards. For that reason F-1 racing cars, which have been built using carbon-fiber for years, now have to enclose the carbon-fiber in another plastic that should keep it from coming apart in dangerous shards. Anybody know anything about how Boing is using carbon-fiber?
PS: Tito found this interesting article about the Dreamliner.