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2010-09-01 21:23:18

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a microminiaturized device that can make complex viscosity measurements"”critical data for a wide variety of fields dealing with things that have to flow"”on sample sizes as small as a few nanoliters. Currently a table-top prototype, the NIST rheometer could be a particularly valuable tool for biotechnologists studying minute quantities of complex materials that must function in confined...

2010-05-10 10:59:00

NEW YORK, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The ultimate do-anything, go-anywhere shorts, Liquid Flow was created with one objective in mind: versatility. Liquid Flow's unique feel and superior comfort is provided by its soft and durable micro-fiber fabric. The 100%-waterproof back pocket supports the "do anything, go anywhere" philosophy, providing the confidence any guy needs to go from the golf course to the pool, the beach to the bar. With six current patterns that evoke the lifestyle and vibe of...

2010-01-27 08:54:00

HUDSON, N.H., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Norcross ViscSense® System now incorporates the SenGenuity ViSmart((TM)) viscosity sensor. Utilizing Acoustic Wave Technology, the ViSmart((TM)) viscosity sensor is a solid-state, high-reliability, and precision device that provides sensitive, real time, in-line viscosity measurement and temperature monitoring capability. The industrial grade ViSmart((TM)) Viscosity Sensor has a wide operating range that is unaffected by shock,...

2009-11-22 12:16:47

Nature-inspired probes be presented at Fluid Dynamics Conference next week A butterfly's proboscis looks like a straw -- long, slender, and used for sipping -- but it works more like a paper towel, according to Konstantin Kornev of Clemson University. He hopes to borrow the tricks of this piece of insect anatomy to make small probes that can sample the fluid inside of cells. Kornev will present his work next week at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society's (APS) Division of...

2009-11-18 09:08:00

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A panel of osteoarthritis (OA) key opinion leaders has developed a consensus of the optimal exogenous hyaluronic acid (HA) treatment. This consensus was achieved by utilizing what the experts referred to as BioRestorative(TM) Profiling. This profiling examines HAs on the basis of their mimicking the body's natural HA. "BioRestorative(TM)" describes the features of the ideal HA product, based on the treatment goals of symptom relief,...

2009-11-17 12:11:12

Even if you are not a cook, you might have wondered why a pinch of flour (or any small particles) thrown into a bowl of water will disperse in a dramatic fashion, radiating outward as if it was exploding. Pushpendra Singh, PhD, a mechanical engineering professor at NJIT who has studied and written about the phenomenon, has not only thought about it, but can explain why. He says that what's known as the "repulsive hydrodynamic force arising from the oscillation of particles" causes them to...

2009-06-30 14:52:10

The equipment used for biomedical research is shrinking, but the physical properties of the fluids under investigation are not changing. This creates a problem: the reservoirs that hold the liquid are now so small that forces between molecules on the liquid's surface dominate, and one can no longer shake the container to mix two fluids. Instead, researchers must bide their time and wait for diffusion to occur.Scientists at the University of Washington hope to speed up biomedical reactions by...

2009-05-05 15:29:41

A British university team has unveiled a new race car that includes vegetables among its components and runs on chocolate and vegetable oil. The WorldFirst team of Warwick University said their car can reach 145 mph and includes a body made from potatoes, a steering wheel made from carrots and a seat made from soy beans, The Sun reported Tuesday. The team said the car uses only plant-based lubricants and the vehicle's biodiesel engine runs on vegetable oil and refined oils from chocolate....

2009-03-15 16:05:41

The viscosity, or 'gloopiness', of different parts of cancer cells increases dramatically when they are blasted with light-activated cancer drugs, according to new images that provide fundamental insights into how cancer cells die, published in Nature Chemistry today (15 March).The images reveal the physical changes that occur inside cancer cells whilst they are dying as a result of Photodynamic Therapy (PDT). This cancer treatment uses light to activate a drug that creates a short-lived...

2009-02-12 09:03:05

Engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are patenting a method that is expected to double the service life of concrete. The key, according to a new paper*, is a nano-sized additive that slows down penetration of chloride and sulfate ions from road salt, sea water and soils into the concrete. A reduction in ion transport translates to reductions in both maintenance costs and the catastrophic failure of concrete structures. The new technology could save billions...


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