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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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White Papers

Confronting the Antenna Challenges in Today's Military Applications Antennas, filters, amplifiers, and mixers are building blocks that are utilized in many existing defense weapons and Department of Defense (DoD) systems. In this white paper from Emerson & Cumming, new and emerging transceiver technologies as well as military applications are discussed.

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Ultra-Hard Material



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Malaria Treatment



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Technologies of the Week

A sintered silicon nitride ceramic has been disclosed that has high fracture toughness, strength, and stress rupture resistance at high temperature. View this technology here.

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Plane Navigation



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