Researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey are developing a device that destroys anthrax and other deadly bacteria. The device emits ultraviolet rays that oxidize bacteria. "It works the way hydrogen peroxide kills bacteria in a wound," says George Kofiatis, head of the Institute's Center for Environmental En-gineering. He indicates that the device attracted the attention of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Postal Service. For more information, call (201) 216-5000 or visit the Institute's website at www.stevens-tech.edu.
More and more robots are becoming more autonomous all the time. Now Lockheed Martin has completed a demo mission with two completely autonomous robotic vehicles performing resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
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