cantilever

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cantilever

A beam or overhanging architectural element that is supported at only one end.The most common examples are bay windows and swimming pool diving boards.The most famous example is a balcony that seems to be suspended in the air above a waterfall at Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece, Fallingwater, in Pennsylvania (www.paconserve.org/fallingwaterhome.htm).

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However, other methods exist with self-actuated cantilevers where their motion is read by piezos integrated into the levers.
According to Ndieyira, the cantilever technology confronts a growing problem of multidrug-resistant hospital superbugs.
This has also led manufacturers to develop better cantilevers with tighter production tolerances (and hence a smaller spread in spring constants) and researchers to develop better methods to calibrate cantilevers in the field.
The team built cantilevers of varying lengths and 30 or so nanometers thick--much thinner and smaller than sensors used in previous tests, says study leader Amit K.
At first floor level, it cantilevers eastward toward the President's garden as a simple and elegant glass box.
The core of the Millipede project is a two-dimensional array of v-shaped silicon cantilevers that are 0.
Other measurable signals include surface stress and temperature, which cause the cantilevers to bend.
The Centri-Sifter[R] features a hinged end cover and three-bearing shaft that cantilevers for quick removal of internal components.
Before use, the cantilevers were cleaned first with toluene and then with heptane.
A full line of aluminum cantilevers incorporating a new patented design are a third element in US&S's highway grade crossing hardware package.
Georg Schitter, Instrumentation and Georg Fantner, Small Cantilevers, University of California, Santa Barbara - showed first results of a new high-speed AFM system and batch produced small cantilevers for high-speed imaging.