Crowd sourcing and social networking could bring new ideas, and people, to aerospace
Could an office worker in India have the best navigation algorithm for an unmanned aircraft, or a chemical engineer in China the solution to an aerodynamic problem on a commercial transport? Could Facebook be the key to creating future engineers? The answers to those questions depend on whether the aerospace and defense industry can tap into the global trend toward open, or distributed, innovation, where companies use external ideas as well as their own research to advance technology. ...
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