News tagged with reliability

Flexible polymer opals

A synthetic material which mimics the brightest and most vivid colours in nature, and changes colour when twisted or stretched, has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, and could have important ...

May 29, 2013
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Argon cleaning helps trapped ions chill out

(PhysOrg.com) -- The reliability of trapped-ion quantum information systems – a promising candidate technology for an eventual quantum computer – can be dramatically improved by giving the trap electrodes ...

Feb 28, 2012
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Robot car to cut jams & prangs

Robotic car technology being developed at Oxford University that interprets its surroundings and makes decisions about where to go could eliminate the agony and cost of traffic jams.

Oct 10, 2011
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Design revolution

A revolutionary approach to the design of consumer products - from automobiles to plasma TVs - could cut manufacturers' warranty costs significantly. Writing in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Six Sigma an ...

Mar 24, 2009
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Fusion-io Deliveries The Worlds Fastest SSD

(Physorg.com) -- Fusion-io, a leader in high-performance I/O solutions, announced their new ioDrive Duo. The new ioDrive Duo is one of the fastest and most innovative server-based solid-state storage solutions. ...

Mar 12, 2009 weblog
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Adding precision to plastics testing

Plastics play an important role in many consumer items. But testing precisely how much load these plastic parts can bear has up to now been a very complicated task. Now, a new instrument achieves simpler ...

Sep 02, 2013
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The Wikipedia paradox: Who's telling the truth?

People are less likely to trust a poorly written article if the visual cues suggest it comes from Wikipedia. Presented with the same information in an alternative layout, their trust will be greater. The ...

Feb 28, 2013
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Diamonds are a probe’s best friend

Surface imperfections in devices such as gears or levers can have disastrous effects on reliability. Recent studies have demonstrated the usefulness of atomic force microscopes (AFMs) — instruments that use tiny silicon-based ...

Mar 01, 2012
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