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Laser trucks help maintain roads

May 15, 2019

Pavement engineering company, Dynatest, has developed a truck in partnership with DTU which analyses the state of the road…
MERF tips the scale toward efficient materials testing

May 8, 2019

Argonne’s Materials Engineering Research Facility (MERF) revolutionizes the scaling process for new materials in energy industries. Discovering new…
Materials Testing Streamlined Thanks to System Based on Artificial Neural Networks

February 6, 2019

In efforts to reduce the cost and time demands of testing and optimising advanced composite materials, researchers at…
DTU creates a new way of testing wind turbine blades

December 19, 2018

During their lifetime wind turbine blades are exposed to highly dynamic loads, resulting from cyclic changes in gravity…
Cars and Planes Are Safer Thanks to This Tool Developed for Shuttle

August 2, 2018

On Feb. 1, 2003, just minutes before Space Shuttle Columbia was due to touch down, the spacecraft suffered…
Metal is not perfect – scientists created an AI system to find previously undetectable defects

August 1, 2018

Material science is very important in the aviation, construction, automotive and many other industries. Determining the best material…
Eagle-eyed machine learning algorithm outdoes human experts

July 20, 2018

Artificial intelligence is now so smart that silicon brains frequently outthink people. Computers operate self-driving cars, pick friends’…
LLNL researchers use X-ray imaging experiments to probe metal 3D printing process

May 29, 2018

Metal 3D printing undoubtedly has enormous potential to revolutionize manufacturing, but many industries have been slow to adopt…
For nuclear weapons reduction, a way to verify without revealing

April 20, 2018

In past negotiations aimed at reducing the arsenals of the world’s nuclear superpowers, chiefly the U.S. and Russia,…
Flexible Ultrasound Patch Could Make it Easier to Inspect Damage in Odd-Shaped Structures

March 26, 2018

Researchers have developed a stretchable, flexible patch that could make it easier to perform ultrasound imaging on odd-shaped…
Neutrons peer into a running engine

July 26, 2017

In a first-of-a-kind experiment, researchers used neutrons to investigate the performance of a new aluminum alloy in a…
A fast, non-destructive test for two-dimensional materials

May 10, 2017

Thinning a material down to a single-atom thickness can dramatically change that material’s physical properties. For example, graphene,…
Invention May Give Spacecraft Improved Damage Report

March 26, 2017

There are few ways for astronauts to know exactly when the outside of their spacecraft has been damaged,…
Research at Sandia looking at how brittle materials fail

February 14, 2017

If you want to see what happens if your phone falls onto concrete, you can actually drop it…
Electrons “puddle” under high magnetic fields, study reveals

January 4, 2017

Olympic figure skaters and electrons have a lot in common. In figure skating competitions, the “free skate” segment…
CT scans and x-rays in SEAT plants for maximum quality of brand’s cars

December 2, 2016

A CT scan (Computed tomography) is a very well known in medical field – it produces cross-sectional images…
Scientists Uncover the Origin of High-Temperature Superconductivity in Copper-Oxide Compound

August 19, 2016

Analysis of thousands of samples reveals that the compound becomes superconducting at an unusually high temperature because local…
Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on

July 23, 2015

Sandia’s new vibration table promises different ways of testing It took decades for technology to catch up with…
NIST ‘How-To’ Website Documents Procedures for Nano-EHS Research and Testing

July 1, 2015

As engineered nanomaterials increasingly find their way into commercial products, researchers who study the potential environmental or health…
Inspection system for high-strength steels

October 9, 2014

High-strength steels are in demand as lightweight construction materials. Now Fraunhofer researchers have developed a new inspection system…
Rapid materials testing in 3D

March 21, 2014

Ultrasound is a proven technology in components testing, but until now eva- luating the data has always been…
Adding precision to plastics testing

September 3, 2013

Plastics play an important role in many consumer items. But testing precisely how much load these plastic parts…
First Liquid Hydrogen Tank Barrel Segment for the SLS Core Stage Completed at Michoud

July 31, 2013

The first liquid hydrogen tank barrel segment for the core stage of NASA’s new heavy-lift launch vehicle, the…
Fitness test for corrosion protection coatings

July 2, 2013

Internal coatings in the different sections of oil treatment plants are subjected to a variety of stresses. By…
New NIST Test for Firefighter Breathing Equipment Goes into Effect Sept. 1

June 26, 2013

As of Sept. 1, 2013, standard firefighter breathing equipment cannot be certified to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)…
Three-dimensional monitoring of high-speed fabrication

May 14, 2013

If you want to gage the quality of castings on a production line, you need high-speed systems. A…
Nothing Bugs These NASA Aeronautical Researchers

April 25, 2013

NASA’s gutsiest scientists say they don’t get bugged no matter what kind of sticky situation they find themselves…
Safe glass facades

February 5, 2013

Glass facades are attractive, but they also have to be safe. Say if a bomb were to go…
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