Latest Measuring instrument Stories

2012-02-07 16:00:00

Michell Instruments launches a new handheld relative humidity hygrometer, the MDM25. Rowley, MA (PRWEB) February 07, 2012 Michell Instruments launches a new handheld relative humidity hygrometer, the MDM25. This portable, battery-operated meter is available with a number of different probe configurations. It displays relative humidity, temperature and one calculated humidity value, making this instrument suitable for a wide range of inspection and testing applications. The MDM25´s...

2012-01-21 00:16:29

Scientists have developed a new way to create electromagnetic Terahertz (THz) waves or T-rays - the technology behind full-body security scanners. The researchers behind the study, published recently in the journal Nature Photonics, say their new stronger and more efficient continuous wave T-rays could be used to make better medical scanning gadgets and may one day lead to innovations similar to the 'tricorder' scanner used in Star Trek. In the study, researchers from the Institute of...

2011-12-20 13:35:28

Nanometer scale temperature Atomic force microscope cantilever tips with integrated heaters are widely used to characterize polymer films in electronics and optical devices, pharmaceuticals, paints, and coatings. These heated tips are also used in research labs to explore new ideas in nanolithography and data storage, and to study fundamentals of nanometer-scale heat flow. Until now, however, no one has used a heated nano-tip for electronic measurements. "We have developed a new kind of...

2011-12-19 13:18:54

The main problem associated with measuring the effects of fire on materials lies in the temperature of the flames, which reaches over 1000 ºC and can obscure the actual temperature of the material. In addition, there is the problem of the high concentration of gasses (CO2, H2O and others), which makes it difficult to obtain clear images of the sample being subjected to fire. In order to solve this problem, the UC3M scientists who developed this method used a measurement that utilizes the...

2011-09-02 11:27:48

A team led by UA professor and inventor M. Bonner Denton received a 2011 R&D 100 Award for a breakthrough in detection technology that could advance monitoring for nuclear activity, environmental damage, forensic testing and more. What do identifying explosives in a piece of luggage, determining the origin of a bullet and unlocking the age of rocks have in common? They all employ a technology called mass spectrometry, used to detect minute traces of a substance and determining its...

Portable Microscope Detects Bacteria Using Holograms
2011-09-02 04:39:25

  Engineers at UCLA have developed an inexpensive, portable, lensless microscope. This microscope may find its use in improving health care and sanitation in areas where sophisticated equipment is unavailable or unusable. The details of the microscope were published in the open-source journal Biomedical Optics Express. BBC News reports that the microscope uses lasers and sophisticated mathematics, instead of lenses, to develop a holographic image that identifies bacteria or...

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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'