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ISS Genius Material Experiment
2013-11-27 14:16:07

[ Watch The Video: ScienceCast Genius Materials On The ISS ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The glass on a smartphone is considered to be a 'smart material,' but scientists are working to create 'genius materials' in an experiment aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Corning Gorilla Glass is the type of glass used on smartphones, making the devices resistant to abrasions and low drops. The glass’ toughness is due in part to “fat” potassium ions...

2011-03-11 15:51:29

The droning of a car driving along the highway can be nerve-racking. Often, a driver cannot understand the passengers in the rear seat, not to mention the pianissimo on the car stereo. Actually, though, there are ways to drive this disruptive vibration out of the car. This is possible thanks to "smart materials" "“ intelligent materials that can tailor their own condition to changing situations with highest speed. The possible applications are diverse and promising "“ not just for...

2010-11-23 12:30:36

Using hyperthermia, Virginia Tech engineering researchers and a colleague from India unveiled a new method to target and destroy cancerous cells. The research was presented at the 63rd annual meeting of the American Physical Society Nov. 23 in Long Beach, Calif. The cancer treatment uses hyperthermia to elevate the temperature of tumor cells, while keeping the surrounding healthy tissue at a lower degree of body heat. The investigators used both in vitro and in vivo experiments to confirm...

2010-08-23 14:49:00

CARY, N.C., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- LORD Corporation -- a leader in vibration and motion control products and solutions for defense, aerospace and commercial markets -- filed suit in 2009 against Active Shock (acquired by General Kinetics Engineering Corporation) in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (civil action number 5:09-CV-00318). On August 19, 2010, LORD Corporation, Active Shock, and General Kinetics Engineering Corp. resolved their...

2010-02-23 16:03:00

CARY, N.C., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- LORD Corporation - a leader in the management of vibration, motion and noise - has teamed with World Technical Services, Inc. (WTSI) for the integration, test and evaluation of a suspension upgrade including their Magneto-Rheological (MR) semi-active damping system for a US Army M1078 Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV). The contract is part of a larger effort by the prime contractor, WTSI, to improve mobility performance of the Family of Medium...

2010-02-05 17:20:00

CARY, N.C., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- LORD Corporation -- a leader in vibration and motion control products and solutions for defense, aerospace and commercial markets -- filed suit in 2009 against Active Shock (recently acquired by General Kinetics Engineering Corporation) in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (civil action number 5:09-CV-00318). In this suit, LORD Corporation asserts certain patent infringement and false advertising as well as unfair...

2009-12-10 14:00:00

CARY, N.C., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- LORD Corporation - a leader in the management of vibration, motion and noise - has received a contract from the U.S. Army Materiel Command for the test and evaluation of their proprietary Magneto-Rheological (MR) semi-active suspension systems for the HMMWV. The scope of work includes the integration, testing and evaluation of LORD Corporation's MR active damping technology for a suspension system on a M1152 HMMWV. This system will incorporate LORD...

2009-09-08 09:08:00

CARY, N.C., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- When news of companies' downsizing is common, LORD Corporation -- a leader in the management of vibration, motion and noise -- has announced a major investment in the expansion of a 1,000-square-foot production cell for military vehicle Magneto-Rheological (MR) suspensions within their Cambridge Springs, Pa. plant. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090908/CL71305 ) The $1-million MR suspension production cell is being built in response to...

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2009-08-17 12:15:00

Intelligent Materials and Systems» is a subject with a future "“ a fact on which both scientists and politicians are in agreement. However, in these times of economic crisis many Swiss firms are reluctant to invest in research and development, an attitude which the Innovation Promotion Agency (CTI) would like to change. The CTI, together with Empa, therefore invited industrial partners to a national Innovation Briefing on the topic of Smart Materials. The response...

2009-01-30 07:00:00

CARY, N.C., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- LORD Corporation -- a leader in the management of vibration, motion and noise -- has announced the performance level of their Magneto-Rheological (MR) active shock absorbers for military vehicle primary suspensions. In recent lab testing conducted by LORD, MR active shock absorbers for HMMWV and other military vehicle primary suspensions surpassed 4-million cycles of durability testing. In some cases, the LORD MR shocks exceeded 5-million cycles....


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