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How carbon fiber makes air travel comfier

Japanese companies explore 'dream materials' that spur innovation

Boeing's 787 assembly line in South Carolina. An estimated 35 tons of carbon fiber composite material is used to manufacture the plane.

TOKYO -- Passengers on All Nippon Airways or Japan Airlines flights these days may notice that they are less tired after the journey, that their skin is less irritated than usual, and that their ears did not hurt as much upon landing.

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