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Artificial muscle as shock absorber

Engineers are working on intelligent materials that can diminish vibrations and extract power from the environment. These electro-active elastomers could dampen annoying vibrations in a car, for example, or ...

dateJun 04, 2012 in Engineering
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Image: Engine test with a cyclonic twist

Water forms an interesting cyclonic twist as it is intentionally sucked into the test engine of a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport aircraft during the VIPR project engine health monitoring tests conducted by ...

dateMay 07, 2012 in Space Exploration
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For new microscope images, less is more

When people email photos, they sometimes compress the images, removing redundant information and thus reducing the file size. Compression is generally thought of as something to do to data after it has been collected, but ...

dateNov 08, 2011 in General Physics
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