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Military helicopter creates spectacle at massive new engineering lab

Mar. 31, 2014—Move-in day was a spectacle that attracted local media and others to the School of Engineering’s new Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability in Metro Center, located along the Cumberland River near downtown Nashville. The 20,000 square-foot high-bay facility – measuring 27 feet from floor to ceiling – now houses a CH-53A Super Stallion heavy-lift...

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New method for enhancing thermal conductivity could cool computer chips, lasers and other devices

Dec. 14, 2011—    The surprising discovery of a new way to tune and enhance thermal conductivity – a basic property generally considered to be fixed for a given material – gives engineers a new tool for managing thermal effects in smart phones and computers, lasers and a number of other powered devices. The finding was made...

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