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Boron10
Religion Moderator

USA
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Posted - 12/02/2013 :  12:40:38  Show Profile Send Boron10 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My research project (along with a couple others) has been mentioned in a short press release on some of the Naval Postgraduate School's Energy programs.

http://nps.edu/About/News/NPS-Marine-Corps-Partner-on-Energy-and-Conservation-Research.html

I was misquoted a bit; for example, we're aiming for 60 Hz, not 60 mhz. 60 Hz (60 cycles per second) is the standard frequency for US electrical distribution systems. 60 mHz would be 3 or 4 cycles a minute, which is pretty useless. Anyway, at least my picture's pretty cool looking, eh? The device shown in the picture is a couple hundred microns wide, or about the thickness of a couple human hairs.

[Moved to the General Discussion folder - Dave W.]

Dave W.
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USA
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Posted - 12/02/2013 :  17:50:42   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Way cool!

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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13467 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2013 :  19:02:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You should make that photo your profile photo on Facebook.

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ThorGoLucky
Snuggle Wolf

USA
1462 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2013 :  19:33:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Kewl!
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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 12/02/2013 :  21:01:11   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I hazard a guess that "100mhz" also a misquote?

Piezo-electric crystals are usually high frequency. It would make sense if you were at 100Hz aiming to lower it to 60Hz without losing efficiency...

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Boron10
Religion Moderator

USA
1265 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2013 :  11:07:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Boron10 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

I hazard a guess that "100mhz" also a misquote?

Piezo-electric crystals are usually high frequency. It would make sense if you were at 100Hz aiming to lower it to 60Hz without losing efficiency...
Yeah, 3 or 4 cycles per minute would be ridiculously impressive for a MEMS. I am, in fact, trying to get a 60 Hz resonant frequency. Next we'll work on a 50 Hz model for international use, eh.
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LizW
Skeptic Friend

USA
113 Posts

Posted - 12/04/2013 :  07:49:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send LizW a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That is such a cool idea. To collect energy from preexisting incidental movement. Face it you rock.

You learn something new every g****mn day!
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the_ignored
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2558 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2013 :  19:30:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send the_ignored a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah!

>From: enuffenuff@fastmail.fm
(excerpt follows):
> I'm looking to teach these two bastards a lesson they'll never forget.
> Personal visit by mates of mine. No violence, just a wee little chat.
>
> **** has also committed more crimes than you can count with his
> incitement of hatred against a religion. That law came in about 2007
> much to ****'s ignorance. That is fact and his writing will become well
> know as well as him becoming a publicly known icon of hatred.
>
> Good luck with that fuckwit. And Reynold, fucking run, and don't stop.
> Disappear would be best as it was you who dared to attack me on my
> illness knowing nothing of the cause. You disgust me and you are top of
> the list boy. Again, no violence. Just regular reminders of who's there
> and visits to see you are behaving. Nothing scary in reality. But I'd
> still disappear if I was you.

What brought that on? this. Original posting here.

Another example of this guy's lunacy here.
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sailingsoul
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2830 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2013 :  19:21:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Good for you. Getting some media attention and acknowledgement for ones work is something that doesn't happen to everyone or very often. Congratulations! to you and your colleagues Boron.

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Boron10
Religion Moderator

USA
1265 Posts

Posted - 12/08/2013 :  22:12:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Boron10 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you guys!

I wish I could say it was my idea, but I only jumped onto an existing project. The two students before me developed the computer simulations and started the micro-fabrication process.

My job is to refine the micro-fabrication process, test the device, return experimental parameters into the "out-of-the-blue" computer models, and optimize the design. It's a whole lot of fun!
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