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Okayama University’s Artificial Muscle

DigInfo: http://movie.diginfo.tv – With the increasing elderly population who need physical istance moving around, Okayama University is working on a Mckibben Artificial Muscle system that uses air pressure to help the elderly and disabled move. The system consists of a thin mesh over a rubber tube that expands and contracts like real muscles as air […]

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Artificial Muscles Movie

This video shows microflaps in action. The final objective is to create articifial muscles and other microactuators. Duration : 0:0:24

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CSM Nanoindentation Testing Platform – Versatile Testing System

The Nanoindenation platform is a versatile system available in two configuations that allows you to build a device tailored ot your specific requirements. You can incorporate various testing modules such as nano and microindentation, nano and microscratch or micro/nanoscratch module, with your choice of imaging systems choosing form video microscope, AFM or profilometer. The Nanoindentation […]

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Nanotechnology’s Role in Fighting Cancer

One of the predominant features of nano-materials is an extremely high surface area. Emerging Science joins Chris Landry, professor of chemistry at the University of Vermont, as he describes how nanotechnology applications are improving the efficacy of cancer drugs by delivering more medicine to patients. Duration : 0:2:29

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Polytec, Inc Microstructure Characterization – The Easy Way to Measure 3-D Dynamics and Topography

Inspired by the growing variety of Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS), Polytec presents a new line of microscope systems for measurements of MEMS dynamics and topography. The MSA-500 Micro System Analyzer is a powerful new all-in-one measurement workstation for precise 3-D dynamic characterization of MEMS and MOEMS microstructures. * Characterize out-of-plane vibrations by Scanning Laser-Doppler Vibrometry * Measure […]

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Polytec Inc. How To Make In-Plane Dynamic Measurements – Stroboscopic Video Microscopy

Inspired by the growing variety of Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS), Polytec presents a new line of microscope systems for measurements of MEMS dynamics and topography. The MSA-400 Micro System Analyzer is the premier measurement technology for the analysis and visualization of structural vibrations and surface topography in micro structures. Using standard microscope optics, Polytec’s microscope-based systems for […]

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Microfluidic pin-ball. using laser patterns to sort drops down three different microchannels. For more info, see: http://www.ladhyx.polytechnique.fr/people/baroud/ or http://www.dundee.ac.uk/elecengphysics/tweezers/ Duration : 0:0:12

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Microfluidic pin-ball Laser patterns are used to manipulate droplets in a microfluidic channel. For more information, see: http://www.ladhyx.polytechnique.fr/people/baroud/ or http://www.dundee.ac.uk/elecengphysics/tweezers/ Duration : 0:0:28

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Zoom In of the smallest Canadien logo

English Without any doubt this is the smallest Canadians (Montreal) logo ever made. The whole was made using the system of Fibics NPVE and double column electron microscope , Nvision, Zeiss. The logo is approximately 10μm in width which is roughly one-tenth of the size of a hair. French C’est sans doute le plus petit […]

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Microcapillary Protein Crystallization System Presentation

A presentation by Cory Gerdts on the Microcapillary Protein Crystallization System, developed by the PSI funded Accelerated Technologies Center for Gene to 3D Structure. Nanovolume plug-based microfluidic protein crystallization is an emerging technology for efficient protein use for crystallization trials in conjunction with in situ X-ray imaging. More details can be found here: http://technology.lbl.gov/portal/?pagename=Nanovolume+plug-based+microfluidic+crystallization+in+CrystalCards Duration […]