Sherri Carmody

Powder metal's most innovative designs
Powder-metal parts for surgical instruments, pumps, power tools, and automobiles took top honors in the annual Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) design competition.
2004 Chevrolet SSR
Drive a 2004 Chevrolet Super Sport Roadster (SSR) and you'll probably get more attention than you care to.
Lab-on-a-chip may help detect life on Mars
Researchers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., are using lab-on-a-chip technology to detect bacteria and life forms on Earth and other planets.
Printing OK? Superlight servodrive lets operators see for sure
A servodrive weighing only 150 gm zips a camera across a moving web of paper or film to check for defects in a new inspection system.
UGS is UGS again
EDS, Plano, Tex., has spun off the well-known CAD supplier UGS PLM Solutions as an independent company.
More technology for war on terror
The Multi-IMS analyzer detects, identifies, and measures a variety of chemical-warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals/materials.
Low-cost robot to locate land mines
The United Nations says over 2,000 people are killed or maimed by landmine explosions monthly.
New technology grows synthetic skin quickly
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers developed a new technology that may speed scientists' ability to create specific cell types from human embryonic stem cells (hES).
Marsupials that rescue soldiers
Pittsburgh-based Applied Perception Inc. was awarded a $1 million Phase II Plus Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the Dept. of Defense.
Belting out belts
A prototype belt-slicing machine built from ready-to-go automation components boosts timing-belt production sixfold compared with manual methods.
Supersmall material works at superhigh temperatures
Nanoscale materials show promise of being up to 10 times stronger than conventional materials. But these materials lose their attractive properties at high temperatures.
Semicon West --Business is back
The official theme of this year's premier semiconductor manufacturing exposition is "Where People Define Tomorrow.
On-chip antenna for mini radio
A radio antenna less than one-tenth of an inch long sits on a computer chip and can send and receive signals across a room. University of Florida electrical engineers devised the device as a step toward building an ultrasmall radio chip — a transceiver, processor, and battery all on a chip not much larger than a pinhead.
Cummins committed to clean diesels
Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind., is on track toward meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 3 diesel-engine standards that take effect in January 2005.
Brits, Japanese build engines in Georgia
Perkins Engines of Peterborough, England, and Ishikawajima Shibaura Machinery of Japan have dedicated a new engine manufacturing facility in Griffin, Ga. Called Perkins Shibaura Engines LLC, the operation will produce up to 60,000 engines annually.
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