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Hiden Analytical Introduces HPR-40 Mass Spectrometer for Monitoring Dissolved Gases in Aqueous Solutions

Hiden Analytical Introduces HPR-40 Mass Spectrometer for Monitoring Dissolved Gases in Aqueous Solutions

Hiden Analytical present the HPR-40 mass spectrometer series, engineered specifically for monitoring dissolved gaseous content in aqueous solutions. All systems feature a media interface with semi-permeable membrane to enrich the transition of gases and vapours and simultaneously inhibit the transfer of water vapour. [More]
Novel Non-Contact, Laser-Based Dimensional Measurement System for Aircraft Wing Boxes

Novel Non-Contact, Laser-Based Dimensional Measurement System for Aircraft Wing Boxes

Oil & gas pipe measurement specialist Optical Metrology Services (OMS) has developed a non-contact, laser-based dimensional measurement system for aircraft wing boxes (horizontal stabilisers) and other similar shaped systems. [More]
MIT Researcher Creates Stronger Metals with Nanoscale Microstructures

MIT Researcher Creates Stronger Metals with Nanoscale Microstructures

The Schuh Group at MIT is developing new tungsten alloys that could be used to substitute depleted uranium in structural military applications, such as projectiles. Depleted uranium is a potential health hazard. The challenge was to create an alloy that is on par with uranium, which sharpens as it shears off material and sustains a pointed nose at the penetrator-target interface. [More]
Laser-Induced Projectile Impact Test Uses Microbullets to Demonstrate the Strength of Graphene

Laser-Induced Projectile Impact Test Uses Microbullets to Demonstrate the Strength of Graphene

Scientists at Rice University have used microbullets to determine the strength of the material. The research team believe that this technique could be used to measure the strength of a wide range of materials. [More]
Graphene Scanner Reveals Hidden Aspects in Works of Art and Historic Objects

Graphene Scanner Reveals Hidden Aspects in Works of Art and Historic Objects

Researchers in Europe are developing an advanced graphene based scanner that will help reveal unknown aspects of historic objects and works of art. This scanner will allow viewing of things hidden inside ancient sealed 3D objects, images hidden on canvases, over paintings and preliminary drawings. [More]
Leica Microsystems Introduces HyD SMD Universal Hybrid Photodetector for Single Molecule Detection

Leica Microsystems Introduces HyD SMD Universal Hybrid Photodetector for Single Molecule Detection

Mannheim, Germany. Leica Microsystems introduces the Leica HyD SMD universal hybrid photodetector with superior characteristics for single molecule detection (SMD), which allows precise measurement of concentration and observation of fast cellular processes. It was presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) 2014 in Washington, D.C., and will also be shown at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), in Philadelphia, PA, USA from December 6 to 10. [More]
Digital Image Correlation Enables Accurate Residual Stress Measurement in 3D Printed Parts

Digital Image Correlation Enables Accurate Residual Stress Measurement in 3D Printed Parts

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have developed a novel accurate method for measuring residual stress in 3-D printed metal parts. Powder-bed fusion additive manufacturing (AM) is a type of 3D printing process that uses a high-energy laser beam for fusing metal powder particles. In this method the metal parts are produced using a layer-by-layer method. [More]
AR, NASA Complete First Hot-Fire Tests on 3D Printed Engine Components

AR, NASA Complete First Hot-Fire Tests on 3D Printed Engine Components

NASA recently partnered with AR and successfully completed the initial hot-fire tests using copper alloy materials on a thrust chamber assembly of an advanced rocket engine. The Game Changing Development Program in the Space Technology and Mission Directorate of NASA has been investing actively in 3D printing research and has co-funded a test series with Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) at the Glenn Research Center. Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is increasing in popularity and is transforming the cost, speed and flexibility of building and designing future machines for earth and space applications. [More]
Rigaku Announces New Method for Analyzing Lube Oils

Rigaku Announces New Method for Analyzing Lube Oils

Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc. today announced a new method for analyzing lube oils that demonstrates the capabilities of the advanced, high-resolution Rigaku NEX QC+ EDXRF benchtop analyzer. The new method, presented in Rigaku Application Note #1312, describes the effective measurement of phosphorus (P), sulfur (S), calcium (Ca), and zinc (Zn) in lube oil in compliance with ASTM D6481, a standard test method for measuring lube oil, using energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometry. [More]
NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center Tests Advanced Shape-Changing Aircraft Flap

NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center Tests Advanced Shape-Changing Aircraft Flap

In order to improve aerodynamic efficiency, researchers have substituted the traditional aluminum flaps found in an airplane with trailing-edge wing flaps that can seamlessly bend and twist during flight. [More]