Navigation Links
Texas Tech, U of Utah win Sandia microdevice competition
Date:6/15/2010

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. The world's smallest chess board about the diameter of four human hairs and a pea-sized microbarbershop were winners in this year's design contest for, respectively, novel and educational microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), held at Sandia National Laboratories in mid May.

The two winning teams will see their designs birthed in Sandia's microfabrication facility, one of the most advanced in the world.

The micro chess board, created by students at Texas Tech, comes with micropieces scored with the design of traditional chess figures. Each piece is outfitted with even tinier stubs that allow a microrobotic arm to move them from square to square. Space along the side of the board is available to hold captured pieces.

The microbarbershop, intended to service a single hair, employs a microgripper, cutter, moveable mirror and blow dryer designed by students at the University of Utah. "Our device is so small that a single misty drop of an Irish drizzle would swamp the scissors and drown the device," says team advisor Ian Harvey, a professor of mechanical engineering at the university.

The high-spirited contest, open to institutional members of the Sandia-led MEMS University Alliance program, provides an arena for the nation's student engineers to hone their skills in designing and using microdevices. Such devices are used to probe biological cells, arrange and operate components of telecommunications and high-tech machinery and operate many home devices.

The contest helps develop a sense of the maximum and minimum displacement of a micro object, the amount of force needed to move it and the degrees of freedom needed for a part to accomplish its preset task.

The two winning teams will see their designs birthed in Sandia's microfabrication facility, one of the most advanced in the world.

The micro chess board, created by students at Texas Tech, comes with micropieces scored with th
'/>"/>

Contact: Neal Singer
nsinger@sandia.gov
505-845-7078
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology technology :

1. Texas Teen Opts for Stem Cell Therapy, Hopes of Enlisting in Military
2. $250,000 Awarded to Smartfield, Inc. of Lubbock, TX by the Texas Emerging Technology Fund
3. Texas-Based Consortium Announces Project GreenVax: A Groundbreaking Vaccine Manufacturing Research Program
4. UH Superconductivity Center Receives Texas Emerging Technology Fund Award
5. WaferGen Announces that University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Demonstrates Utility of New SmartChip(TM) Nano-Dispenser with WaferGens SmartChip(TM) High-throughput Real-Time PCR System
6. Texas State University Prepares for Phase 2 Research on the Potential New Cancer and HIV Fighting ALKA-V6 Compound
7. SRA International Wins $16 Million Contract from Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
8. University of Texas Picosatellite to be launched from space shuttle to begin milestone mission
9. Dozens of New Clean Technology and Nanotech Products Unveiled at TechConnect World Expo in Houston, Texas, May 5-6
10. Solar cells, geological storage research receive DOE funding at the University of Texas at Austin
11. Z Therapy Is The First In North Texas To Offer Revolutionary Treatment Option For Neck Pain Sufferers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Texas Tech, U of Utah win Sandia microdevice competition
(Date:8/22/2014)... The first direct observations of how facets form ... towards more sophisticated and effective nanocrystal design and ... describing crystal growth breaks down at the nanoscale. ... (DOE),s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) used ... high-resolution, fast-detection camera to capture the physical ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Research and Markets ... China Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) Industry Report 2014" ... and China Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) Industry Report is ... of the global gel permeation chromatography industry with a ... a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... August 22, 2014 The identification ... organisms can be accelerated by exome sequencing. Built ... technologies, the custom SeqCap EZ Developer system has ... Mr. Watson will additionally present how he achieved ... available human and mouse exome kits. With over ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of ... novel "man and machine" decision support system for ... described in PLOS One scientific journal ... computer vision algorithms similar to those used in ... the diagnostically most relevant areas. Tablet computers can ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Shaping the future of nanocrystals 2Shaping the future of nanocrystals 3Shaping the future of nanocrystals 4Global and China Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) Industry Report 2014 2Efficient Identification of Protein-Coding Variants in a Model Organism Through Exome Sequencing, New Webinar Hosted by Xtalks 2A novel 'man and machine' decision support system makes malaria diagnostics more effective 2
... . - Merge Healthcare , a provider of ... designed to overcome challenges posed by the fusing of ... several product upgrades this year as it attempts to ... product accommodates standard image reading methods obtained by PET ...
... Part II of a three-part series on the information technology ... this segment will offer a look at what Wisconsin companies ... IT worker shortage. , , Milwaukee, Wis . - ... information technology positions will go unfilled this year, and then ...
... . - John Gee knows the Bay Area and Silicon ... apply its own value proposition to building a thriving technology ... has been named president and CEO of the Information ... William C. Mortimore, who has been serving in place of ...
Cached Biology Technology:IT workforce development: A little workforce planning goes a long way 2IT workforce development: A little workforce planning goes a long way 3IT workforce development: A little workforce planning goes a long way 4IT workforce development: A little workforce planning goes a long way 5Wisconsin IT association names Gee president, CEO 2
(Date:8/22/2014)... news release is available in German . ... helper substances, in PCFs proteins are fixated in a ... stable crystals. Next, the HZB and Fudan University researchers ... used as functional materials. Their findings are being published ... (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5634). , Proteins are sensitive molecules. Everyone knows ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... of the birds and the bees. But that ... being fertilized. The fertilization process for flowering plants ... the male and female reproductive cells. New research ... and Munich, and including Carnegie,s Wolf Frommer, David ... chemical signaling process that guides flowering plant fertilization. ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... in near darkness use a previously unknown process for ... team led by a Penn State University scientist has ... aimed at improving plant growth, harvesting energy from the ... on Lake Erie and other lakes worldwide. A paper ... Science Express edition of the journal Science ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Proteins: New class of materials discovered 2Calcium and reproduction go together 2Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis 2Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis 3
... chromosomes 2 and 4 has detected the largest "gene ... evidence that human chromosome 2 arose from the fusion ... National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the ... a study published in the April 7 issue of ...
... Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System conducted the largest ... current modern drugs for treating hepatitis B -- a ... May 17 Annals of Internal Medicine, the study may ... that a degree of uncertainly exists on how to ...
... viruses spread through the internet is helping ecologists to ... in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology, ... the spiny water flea - a native of Russia ... Ecologists Jim Muirhead and Professor Hugh MacIsaac of the ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists analyze chromosomes 2 and 4 2Scientists analyze chromosomes 2 and 4 3UCLA study assesses cost-effectiveness of Hepatitis B drugs 2UCLA study assesses cost-effectiveness of Hepatitis B drugs 3Internet viruses help ecologists control invasive species 2
... Time-resolved microscopy is the ultimate tool ... subcellular structures. Its applications previously have been ... because microscope optics do not transmit in ... leader in fluorescence spectroscopy, introduces a filter-based ...
... using many of the automation concepts from ... requirements are similar to those for HTS: ... 24 or 48 wells with well volumes ... the number of wells has increased to ...
... Dermal Fibroblasts (Mouse/BalbC) and media. This cell ... and is guaranteed to provide an additional ... date supplied, when used with the recommended ... 18.5 ,Applications: ,Cultivation: Plate at ...
... Sphingobeads are designed for protein ... characterize sphingosine binding proteins. An ... mL of agarose beads with ... through the terminus of the ...
Biology Products: