News tagged with deformations

Scientists discover new water waves

(PhysOrg.com) -- By precisely shaking a container of shallow water, researchers have observed wave behavior that has never been seen before. In a new study, Jean Rajchenbach, Alphonse Leroux, and Didier Clamond ...

Jul 19, 2011 feature
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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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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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