Recently we received our first order from Saudi Arabia. The order is from the leading university in Saudi Arabia and they order an m-VROC® with multiple chips.
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What do we talk about when we talk about viscosity? A series stories of viscosity in life.
Story One - Cosmos and Cosmetics
Did you know that even a deadweight machine that is capable of applying 4,448,222 Newtons or 1 million pounds of force?
Science is the study of the world using collected knowledge, observation, and experimentation. Those in the sciences are generally known for being quite serious, dare I say, dull. However, that is not always the chase. Take for example Albert Einstein, unquestionably one of the most brilliant minds to ever inhabit the earth, but also a wit and sense of humor maybe equally as impressive. In this blog, I’d like to share some funny Einstein quotes as well as quotes from other brilliant minds. Enjoy!
According to a recent discovery, a frog is able to change the viscosity of its saliva in order to catch its prey. When extending its tongue out at the prey, the viscosity of the frog's saliva decreases. Once the prey is on the frog's tongue being drawn closer to the frog, the frog's saliva thickens up far more viscous than honey.Read our application notes on kinetic studies!
Valvoline has recently launched a pressure-activated cobalt grease that can protect engine parts from damage especially in high temperature environments. The purpose of the grease is to provide a continuous film between moving parts under pressure. Normally under high temperature, the friction between moving parts and the lubricant reduces the viscosity of the film, potentially resulting in metal-to-metal contact. Valvoline’s cobalt grease employs a lithium sulfonate complex thickening system that is effective in dissipating heat and preventing corrosion in extreme conditions.
SPRITAM, developed by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, recently became the first FDA approved drug to be manufactured through 3D printing. Unlike other antiepileptic drugs, which can be difficult for patients to swallow, the highly porous structure of SPRITAM allows it to quickly dissolve when taken with a sip of water. Additionally, the 3D printed structure allows for higher dosages of medication to be delivered in a single pill.
RheoSense is will be exhibiting at the 2016 Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Conference from January 23rd to the January 27th. Visit us at Booth #601 to meet our specialists and see the new automatic, high throughput viscometer, VROC® initium!