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'Electron Camera' Reveals Nature's Fastest Processes

Using a method known as ultrafast electron diffraction (UED), a scientific instrument from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory reveals nature's fastest processes, including the rapid motions of atoms and molecules. 

Taking a Look at Price Spreads from Farm to Consumer

A new infographic from USDA's Economic Research Service explains and illustrates price spreads from farm to consumer using milk, cheddar cheese, and ice cream as examples. The more highly processed and marketed the food product, the larger the price spread and the smaller the product's farm value.

Coming Soon - “Lotus” Wet Chemistry – Nano-Textured Coating for Mitigating Dust Accumulation and Repelling Liquids

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has developed a unique formulation of a Lotus leaf-like nano-textured dust mitigation coating, with hydrophobic properties. The Lotus Coating is a lightweight passive coating that also has super-hydrophobic properties and can prevent a variety of particles, liquids, or ice from sticking to the coated surface. Read more »

Coming Soon - Lenses with 3D Optimization

This Webinar will present techniques to design LED Lenses for multiple applications. Three different lens solutions will be presented, the design of a standard TIR lens, side emitting lens and free form lens for streetlamp design.

Coming Soon - Conductive, Convective and Radiative Heat Transfer

Understanding heat transfer is central to verifying and optimizing products and system designs. Thermal characteristics and mechanical performance must be considered in the development of products such as reactors and electronic devices. Changes in a temperature field can occur due to conduction, convection, and radiation. But how important is each mode of heat transfer? What is needed for an accurate simulation? These are some of the questions we will address, in addition to showing a live demo of modeling heat transfer in COMSOL Multiphysics®. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session.

NIST Standardizes Test “Phantom” for PET Scanners

Researchers develop first calibration tool for PET scanners that is directly traceable to national measurement standards.

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed the first calibration tool for positron emission tomography (PET) scanners that is directly traceable...

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Proper Bearing Handling Can Help Prevent Failures

Ball bearings are extremely precise mechanisms, which in many cases have geometrical tolerances measured in millionths of an inch. When handling, inspecting or mounting bearings, one should treat them as precision instruments. Most bearing failures are caused by the user's poor handling techniques.

High-Tech Seal Provides Another Level of Security

Using unique functions, tamper-proof seal can tell users if anyone has opened a container or tried to defeat the seal.

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, N.M., have developed a tamper-proof seal that will tell users if anyone has opened a container or tried to defeat the seal....

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Coming Soon - 3D Printing Today: How Industry is Using and Benefiting from Additive Manufacturing Technology

3D printing is fast on its way to becoming a mainstream technology.
In May 2015, design engineers and managers across a wide range of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing) industries were surveyed by Signet Research to better understand how they are using 3D printing and the benefits they derive.

Will Google Glass make a comeback in the workplace?

This week's Question: According to The Wall Street Journal, Google has been distributing a new version of its smart eyewear, Google Glass, to companies, engineered specifically for professionals in workplaces like health care, manufacturing, and energy. The new version will have improved battery life, a faster processer, and a hinge that attaches the device to an existing pair of glasses. When first introduced on a limited basis in 2013, the device raised privacy concerns, even causing some establishments to enact "No Glass" policies.
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