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2014-02-25 14:27:20

When deciding what materials to use in building something, determining how those materials respond to stress and strain is often the first task. A material’s macroscopic, or bulk, properties in this area — whether it can spring back into shape, for example — is generally the product of what is happening on a microscopic scale. When stress causes a material’s constituent molecules to rearrange in a way such that they can't go back to their original positions, it is known as “plastic...

2013-11-18 10:32:56

From the production of tougher, more durable smart phones and other electronic devices, to a wider variety of longer lasting biomedical implants, bulk metallic glasses are poised to be  mainstay materials for the 21st Century. Featuring a non-crystalline amorphous structure, bulk metallic glasses can be as strong or even stronger than steel, as malleable as plastics,  conduct electricity and resist corrosion. These materials would seem to have it all save for one problem: they are often...

2012-08-12 23:01:26

The Engineer´s Corner is a new resource on the Shrinktape.com site that answers technical questions and provides useful technical data such as formulas for calculating compressive force on a particular part. (PRWEB) August 12, 2012 Dunstone, the innovative producer of tapes and films for emerging high-tech applications, has announced the addition of the “Engineer´s Corner” to its website. Dunstone´s products are manufactured to very precise standards, making them...

2012-08-10 14:20:36

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a press release today, Mercury Insurance Chairman George Joseph's Proposition 33 campaign misrepresented the in-court statements of Consumer Watchdog's attorneys in Sacramento Superior Court, claiming the attorney told the Court that "the truth is elastic." The court rejected all of the Prop 33 campaign's legal challenges and Consumer Watchdog's attorneys never made the statement "truth is elastic." In fact, the official...

2012-07-02 10:21:29

JOHNSTON, Iowa, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study conducted by researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Illinois at Chicago found a statistical correlation showing that as prices increase, farmers make changes that result in higher per acre yields. Farmers also react to lower prices. The study's findings support the use of yield-price elasticity in indirect land use models, but found that commonly used models currently use factors at the low end of...

2012-03-27 09:01:28

Motivated by the desire to determine the simplest 3-D structure that could take advantage of mechanical instability to collapse reversibly, a group of engineers at MIT and Harvard University were stymied – until one of them happened across a collapsible, spherical toy that resembled the structures they'd been exploring, but with a complex layout of 26 solid moving elements and 48 rotating hinges. The toy inspired the engineers to create the "buckliball," a hollow, spherical object...

2011-12-19 13:16:59

The new measurements, by UCLA physics professor Giovanni Zocchi and former UCLA physics graduate student Yong Wang, are approximately 100 times higher in resolution than previous mechanical measurements, a nanotechnology feat which reveals an isolated protein molecule, surprisingly, is neither a solid nor a liquid. "Proteins are the molecular machines of life, the molecules we are made of," Zocchi said. "We have found that sometimes they behave as a solid and sometimes as a liquid. "Solids...

2011-11-10 08:00:00

DocOrman.com recently launched a new Facebook Page to provide timely help for how to reduce holiday stress during the upcoming season...and all year long. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) November 10, 2011 Doc Orman.com is pleased to announce that Holiday Stress Relief, a new Facebook page by Mort (Doc) Orman, M.D., is now available. This page contains a free PDF e-book that provides timely information about how to reduce stress during the upcoming holiday season. In an interview, Doc Orman...

2011-10-20 12:20:00

Joseph Federico, VP of NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Clifton, NJ, Announced that the Laboratory is Expanding its Laboratory Testing Services to Include Stress Testing for a Spectrum of Materials and Structures. Clifton, NJ (PRWEB) October 20, 2011 Joseph Federico, NJ Micro Electronic Testing Vice President, announces the expansion of its laboratory testing services to include stress testing of a spectrum of materials and structures subjected to a dynamic force or load....

2011-09-23 00:15:38

Collaboration uses Lehigh's advanced electron microscopes to pinpoint phase transition Why does a solid metal that is engineered for ductility become brittle, often suddenly and with dramatic consequences, in the presence of certain liquid metal impurities? The phenomenon, known as liquid metal embrittlement, or LME, has baffled metallurgists for a century. Now, a team of ceramics researchers has shed light on LME by obtaining atomic-scale images of unprecedented resolution of the...