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Coming Soon - Compact Vibration Damper

Do you have a need to reduce vibration in high performance structures? Then, you’ll want to attend this NASA Tech Briefs Webinar!NASA Langley Research Center has developed a compact tuned damper that reduces vibration occurring at a fixed frequency. Structural vibrations frequently need to be damped to prevent damage to a structure. Tuned dampers reduce vibration of the base structure by the dissipation of energy. The magnitude of the dissipated energy is proportional to the square of the displacement or velocity of the tuned mass, which in turn is proportional to the range of motion.

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Coming Soon - Rapid Manufacturing: Not Just for Prototypes

Prototyping processes such as 3D printing, CNC machining and forms of injection molding have been known to produce great prototypes in low quantities. The perception of these processes known as Rapid Manufacturing is that they are only valuable for prototyping.

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Coming Soon - Thermal Management: Heat Pipes, HiKTM Plates, and Vapor Chambers – Selection and Modeling

Heat pipes, high conductivity (HiK™) plates, and vapor chambers are two phase technologies that are often considered for electronics cooling.  All three devices rely on the very high evaporation and condensation coefficients of two phase fluids to reduce the ΔT between the source and the sink for a given power.  When properly engineered for power and mission duration, all of these devices provide passive, reliable cooling.

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Coming Soon - Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE: Next-Generation Advanced Combustion/Aftertreatment

In Conjunction with SAE The proven, reliable, and still low-cost internal-combustion engine continues to evolve to meet more stringent global vehicle emission and fuel economy regulations, driven by ongoing technology developments by OEMs, engineering consultancies, national labs, and research universities.

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Foot Device Controls Video Game Action

A group of graduate students from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, devised a sandal-like controller that allows a video game player to control the on-screen action with his feet. The team — dubbed GEAR, for Game Enhancing Augmented Reality — created the device for amputees or those with disabilities that inhibit use of their arms or hands.

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Ultrathin, Flat Lens Captures Chirality And Color

Many things in the natural world are geometrically chiral, meaning they cannot be superimposed onto their mirror image. Being able to observe and analyze the chirality of an object is very important in numerous fields. However, current chiral imaging techniques to resolve polarization and spectral (color) information require multiple cascading components, leading to bulky and expensive pieces of equipment.

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3D Printing Creates Artificial Hair

Researchers in MIT’s Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, have created “Cilllia,” a new computational method for designing and 3D printing artificial hair. 3D printers have been unable to print hair, fur, and other dense arrays of extremely fine features that require a huge amount of computational time and power.

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