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Earth's Architecture



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3D Ultrasound



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NASA News

NASA's Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program has awarded a one-year, $100,000 contract to Clarkson University, DEM Solutions Inc., and Jenike & Johanson to provide a new generation of Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) for designing equipment to move and store bulk solids.

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New on the Market

Kerk Motion Products (Hollis, NH) released the Linear Actuator, designed to accept NEMA size 17, 23, and 34 motors. Leadscrew driven, the unit does not need lubrication and is designed for electronics, semiconductor, and medical applications. For more information, click here.

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Train Breaks



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Current Attractions

Motion Control Technology is a bimonthly supplement to NASA Tech Briefs magazine, providing engineers the latest advances in motion control products. One section, Applications, highlights how a particular motion control component is utilized by an end-user. Here is one of the technologies featured in the April issue's Applications section: Hydraulic Safety Catchers Protect Spallation Neutron Source Shutter Operation At full power, the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), part of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN), will produce the world's most intense pulsed neutron beams for neutron scattering research methods. Part of the neutron delivery system consists of shutters composed of tungsten and steel, weighing 18 and 30 tons and measuring two meters thick each. They are raised and lowered vertically by stainless steel hydraulic cylinders.

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Amoebic Locomotion



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