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2011-03-15 15:53:01

Devices for precise analysis or manufacturing are very sensitive to ambient vibrations. The experts at Fraunhofer have developed an insulation unit that actively counteracts these effects emanating from the environment. This compact and flexible system can be viewed at the Hannover Messe trade fair (April 4-8 in Hanover) at the booth of the Fraunhofer Adaptronics Alliance in Hall 2, Booth D18. It is difficult to write a letter on a driving bus, or to measure small distances on a vibrating...

2010-01-11 06:00:00

Acquisition creates a technology and manufacturing leader in military vehicle suspensions TORONTO, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ - General Kinetics Engineering Corporation (GKE) of Brampton, Ontario, Canada announces that on December 29 2009, it completed a transaction to buy Active Shock, Inc.(ASI), from its founders. The combination of GKE and ASI creates a unique supplier with a broad range of highly reliable and technologically advanced damping systems for vehicle and seating applications. The...

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2005-11-29 14:04:02

Magnetorheological (MR) fluids are smart materials whose flow/viscosity properties can be modified by applying an electric field. These changes in viscosity occur within a fraction of a millisecond "“ far faster than conventional mechanical means "“ and can be used to effectively control vibrations in applications dealing with actuation, damping, robotics and mechatronics. In this study published in AZojomo*, researchers Jorge A. Cort©s R., Leopoldo S....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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