News tagged with deformations

Deformable mirror corrects errors

Very high power is needed to cut or weld using a laser beam. But this creates its own problem: the beam's energy deforms the mirrors that are focusing it to a point. When this happens, the beam expands and ...

May 14, 2014
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Researchers develop a robot that folds towels (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team from Berkeley's Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences department has figured out how to get a robot to fold previously unseen towels of different sizes. Their approach solves a key problem in ...

Apr 05, 2010
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Spheres can form squares

Everybody who has tried to stack oranges in a box knows that a regular packing of spheres in a flat layer naturally leads to a hexagonal pattern, where each sphere is surrounded by six neighbours in a honeycomb-like ...

May 24, 2013
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A New Glance on Microscopic Images

A doctoral student at the research center Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (Germany) suggests interpreting the images generated by Kelvin probe force microscopy in a new way. She recently published her ...

Sep 16, 2009
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