Design Guidelines For Laser Metal Deposition of Lightweight Structures

Design Guidelines for Laser Metal Deposition of Lightweight Structures By Ake Ewald and Josef Schlattmann Introduction Weight critical applications, like parts in the aerospace industry, are driven by lightweight design. Titanium alloys have great potential in lightweight design of structural parts due to their excellent specific mechanical properties. Today, structural parts are manufactured in conventional […]

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Using Lasers to Keep Aquariums Pest-Free

One of the biggest challenges for those who maintain a home aquarium is keeping the tank free of pests and contaminants, that pose significant threats to the living creatures inside. While there is no shortage of methods to keep your tank balanced and under control, a recent thread on aquarium enthusiast site Reef2Reef revealed a […]

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Using Lasers to Treat Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety disorders affect more than 40 million adults in the United States, alone. Over 6.7 percent of U.S. adults suffer from Major Depressive Disorder. These and other similar disorders are typically treated using a combination of behavioral therapy and pharmaceutical drugs. While generally effective in the realm of treatment, the standard methods do not work for […]

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Lasers Vs Insects: Creating the Photonic Fence

Controlling disease-carrying insects is a worldwide issue for agricultural, food, and health industries. Insufficient pest control can ruin an entire season’s crops, or even help spread harmful diseases to consumers. The common method for maintaining control of food resources is through the use of pesticides. While these chemicals are mostly effective in warding off troublesome […]

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Dennis Gabor and the Hologram Theory

When questioned about the future, we often respond with painted Hollywood-influenced concepts and inventions. However, we have yet to truly understand the impact of thought and how often these made-up scenarios influence young scientists and engineers worldwide. One truly futuristic concept of the past that has yet to develop into a mainstream household commodity is […]

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