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Report: Technology, Renewables Will Grow Turbine Market

Report: Technology, Renewables Will Grow Turbine Market. The growth in power generation from renewable energy sources, along with the continued shift from coal-fired generation to natural gas, is expected to drive the global market for turbines over the next several years, according to a report released by international business analysts Research and Markets. See the …

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Celebrating 60 Years of Groundbreaking US Space Science

Celebrating 60 Years of Groundbreaking US Space Science. On the evening of Friday, Jan. 31, 1958, Americans eagerly waited for news as the rocket carrying the Explorer 1 satellite was prepped for launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. See the Space Daily Article.

Quantifying Fitness-For-Service – Article by Bill O’Donnell, Sr.

Fitness-for-Service analysis is the most viable step in determining the safety and financial risk factors related to component repair or replacement. This Stainless Steel World article (written by Bill O’Donnell, Sr.) shares insight about managing risk specific to weld failures. As President of O’Donnell Consulting Engineers, Inc., he began his professional career at Westinghouse Bettis …

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Modern Materials for Sports & Recreation

Modern Materials for Sports & Recreation. From graphene to next generation composites to 3D printing, advanced materials and processes are helping sportswear manufacturers, sporting goods companies, and sports medicine practitioners take their game to the next level. See The ASM article.

Codes & Standards on Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers

Shell-and-tube heat exchangers are the backbone of the power generation, chemical process, petrochemical and pulp-and-paper industries. They are designed for a wide variety of services, from small-engine oil coolers to large nuclear steam generators. Heat exchangers come in many types and styles, but almost all are designed as unfired pressure vessels. Over the years, several …

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Extreme microscopes inspire new materials

Extreme microscopes inspire new materials. Researchers are pushing the limits of electron microscopy into the tens of picometer scale, a fraction of the size of a hydrogen atom. Article in Futurity Magazine.

World’s Largest Radio Telescope

With a dish the size of 30 football grounds, FAST, the Five hundred meter, Aperture Spherical Telescope, is made of 4,450 panels. Scientists have depicted it as a super-sensitive “ear”, capable of spotting very weak messages – if there are any – from space. Article from Space Daily

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