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Long-Lasting Protective Coating to Prevent Rusting in Offshore Wind Turbines

Long-Lasting Protective Coating to Prevent Rusting in Offshore Wind Turbines

Renewable energy is produced from the winds out at sea by offshore wind farms. The saltiness in the air causes the wind turbines to rust. For these farms to be profitable, the turbines need to remain in action for 25 years at least, which would not possible without regular maintenance. A team of researchers from Fraunhofer have created a protective film, which will enhance the repair method. They are also looking to formulate an essential inspection criteria. [More]
Novel Biodegradable Material with Built-in Vitamin A Holds Potential to Prevent Scarring

Novel Biodegradable Material with Built-in Vitamin A Holds Potential to Prevent Scarring

A team of researchers from Northwestern University have created a new biodegradable material integrated with vitamin A, which has the ability to prevent scarring in blood vessels. [More]
Peel Back Heat-Sealed Food Lids Without Strain

Peel Back Heat-Sealed Food Lids Without Strain

Lloyd Instruments, a market leader in the field of materials testing instruments, has developed a fixture specifically to test the peel strength of heat sealed plastic film covers on food containers. [More]
Metamaterials Used To Help Reduce MRI Scanning Time

Metamaterials Used To Help Reduce MRI Scanning Time

Researchers from The Netherlands, Australia, and Russia have developed a new technology that helps to reduce scanning time by more than 50% in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). With this new technology hospitals can increase the number of scans, without having to change equipment. [More]
Kistler Introduces Torque Measuring Flange With Speed and Angular Measurement

Kistler Introduces Torque Measuring Flange With Speed and Angular Measurement

The new Kistler KiTorq torque measuring flange is now available in eight ranges from 50Nm to 5000Nm and with speed and angular measurement capability. The open stator design allows easier installation whilst minimising the risk of damage and easier visual inspection during testing. [More]
Precision Control Tension and Compression Tester

Precision Control Tension and Compression Tester

Mecmesin has launched the first of a new generation of universal testers, with a focus on precision control. [More]
Ultra High-Speed Imaging of Fracture & Crush Tests

Ultra High-Speed Imaging of Fracture & Crush Tests

Specialised Imaging reports on customer feasibility tests published on YouTube using its Kirana ultra high-speed video camera. $$IMAGE$$ The movies (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERhvhWogysw) show various impact ... [More]
Researchers Develop New Class of Super-Hydrophobic Materials

Researchers Develop New Class of Super-Hydrophobic Materials

A new type of super-hydrophobic coating has been developed. The hydrocarbon-based coating, which is cheap to produce and environmentally friendly, could replace fluorocarbons which are currently used as a water repellant.
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Contact Lens Blister Pack Testing Just Got Easier

Contact Lens Blister Pack Testing Just Got Easier

Lloyd Instruments announces a new addition to thier range of materials and force testers from AMETEK Test & Calibration Instruments — a specially developed jig to easily determine the peel strength of the aluminum foil on contact lens blister packs. [More]
Hiden Analytical Introduces CATLAB Combined Mass Spectrometer/Microreactor System

Hiden Analytical Introduces CATLAB Combined Mass Spectrometer/Microreactor System

The Hiden Catlab mass spectrometer/microreactor system is an integrated analytical tool for characterisation of catalyst performance and for analysis of thermal reaction processes at precisely controlled programmable temperatures to 1000C. [More]