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2010-08-10 20:10:00

TAU researchers develop improved MEMS devices for sport, electronics and defenseTiny sensors known as accelerometers are everywhere. The near-weightless technology can measure the impact of a dangerous tackle on a football player's helmet, control the flow of highway and runway traffic, analyze a golf pro's swing, orient the next generation of smart phones, and keeping fighter jets and missiles on target.And as sensing devices improve, the possibilities for what they can measure are...

2009-05-06 07:00:00

EDMONTON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ - Technology experts from over 20 countries are in Edmonton, Alberta, for discussions on energy and the environment, topics of global importance and immediacy. The 15th Annual World Micromachine Summit is an international forum to discuss initiatives in micromachining and nano technologies and the way in which they deliver economic and social outcomes. The Summit promotes dialogue amongst the delegates of scientists, researchers, and other key international...

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2005-10-03 14:50:00

Using a new precision bonding process they developed, Penn State researchers have designed and fabricated tiny new piezoelectric microactuators -- the largest only a hair's breadth wide -- based on coupling commercially available materials with existing micromachining technology. The new actuators promise to be low cost, and capable of providing controlled force, high resolution and large displacements appropriate for applications in RF switches for cell phones, for example, or optical...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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