Environmental Chambers Used in Tensometer Test

When I was younger everyone owned a Stretch Armstrong. The purpose of the elastic capabilities for the toy is probably so Mr. Armstrong could have moveable limbs and stretch a bit. However as kids, it was essential to test the limits of our humble stretchy buddy. The goal, which has uncanny similarities to medieval torture techniques, was to pull on Stretch’s arms and Continue reading

Testing the James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope project is off the chopping block. That’s according to an article in Time Magazine from February 13th. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the project (it’s okay if you’re not), the JWS Telescope is the successor to the Hubble Telescope. For those of you who don’t know about the Hubble Telescope, it’s a telescope that currently orbits the Earth and takes pictures of objects in outer space. Hubble has taken some of the best-known pictures of far off Continue reading