Aviation biofuel made from tobacco plants

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Boeing Partners with South African Airways for a pioneering project that will make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new tobacco plant, not cigarettes.

Thermo Fisher open new R&D center in Shanghai

China Innovation Center will significantly expand its research, development and training capabilities to support growth markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

Integrated carbon nanotubes improve laser power measurement

The circular patch of carbon nanotubes on a pink silicon backing is one component of NIST’s new cryogenic radiometer, shown with a quarter for scale. Gold coating and metal wiring has yet to be added to the chip. The radiometer will simplify and lower the cost of disseminating measurements of laser power. Image: Tomlin/NIST.

NIST make “play for leadership in laser power measurements” with new chip design.

SpaceX choose Netzsch as supplier of thermal analysis equipment

Instruments will be used to measure basic material properties of mission-critical systems.

Testing pumps and valves for corrosion

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Researchers from Kuhn Special Steel have investigated the corrosion properties of various alloys used in pump and valve systems.

Tough tests for next generation ceramics

These CT scans showing the formation of microcracks in ceramic composites under applied tensile loads at 1,750 degrees Celsius were obtained at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source through the use of a unique mechanical testing rig.

Berkeley Lab researchers develop real-time CT-scan test rig for ceramic composites at ultrahigh temperatures.

KLA-Tencor Introduces Next-Generation LED Patterned Wafer Inspection Tool

ICOS WI-2280 designed specifically for defect inspection and 2D metrology for LED applications.

Olympus NDT Introduces the Magna-Mike 8600 Hall Effect Thickness Gauge

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New instrument is a portable thickness gauge for making thickness measurements on nonferrous materials.

NanoString Completes Issuance of $15.3 Million Series E Preferred Stock

Proceeds will be used to support the expansion of NanoString’s existing life sciences business and its first commercial launch in molecular diagnostics.

EAG Announces Acquisition of Scanning Electron Analysis Laboratories

Evans Analytical Group, Inc. has acquired Scanning Electron Analysis Laboratories, Inc for its materials characterization division.