News en Bilateral Amputee Masters Function of Two Neuroprosthetic Arms <div class="node-body article-body">DARPA Revolutionizing Prosthetics Program: Understand how the groundbreaking funded Neuroprostheses was designed and how it functions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mechanical Drives News Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:34:00 +0000 46861 at Stainless-Steel Pressure Sensors Handle up to 6000 psi <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The P8211, P8271, and P8281 series of pressure sensors are designed for measurements in gas, vapor, liquid, and dust. Developed by Minco, the sensors can be set to measure gauge or absolute pressures in environments with pressures ranging from 15 to 6000 psi. They produce a 4- to 20-mA analog output and require a supply between 12 and 30 VDC. Accuracy is 0.15% or 0.50% for P8211, while long-term stability for the sensors is 0.15% URL/year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Sensors Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:32:00 +0000 46851 at Guide Simplifies EMI/RFI Shielding Product Selection <div class="node-body article-body"><p>To help its customers find products with characteristics that best match their EMI/RFI shielding applications, Tech-Etch now offers a comparative <em>Shielding Product Guide</em>. The guide is downloadable as an <a href="" target="_blank">8-page PDF</a>, or print requests can be made via the company&rsquo;s website. It contains visuals and descriptions for its standard products, and a chart with data regarding mounting, composition, size ranges, effective compression ranges, types of seals, contact interfaces, and performance.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Technologies Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:21:00 +0000 46841 at Auto-In Soundly Holds Coin Batteries <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The &ldquo;Auto-In&rdquo; is a 22-mm coin-cell battery holder for securing common 2023 and 2025 lithium coin batteries in high-density applications. The holders are rugged in vibrational and high shock environments, and batteries may be inserted into the holders using pick-and-place machinery or vacuums. Holders are polarized and have dual-spring, gold-plated phosphor bronze contacts in a glass-filled LCP UL 94V-0 base. They come in bulk (Part #1058) or on tape and reel (Part #1058TR). The battery holder is ISO-9001:2008-certified as well as RoHS- and REACH-compliant.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Batteries/Power Supplies Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:14:00 +0000 46831 at New Nanosphere Material May Overcome Limits of Lithium Ions <div class="node-body article-body">A research team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., has developed a new material—cobalt-oxide meoporous nanospheres—that could overcome two of the major limitations of lithium-ion batteries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Batteries/Power Supplies News Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:52:00 +0000 46741 at <p>Cobalt-oxide nanospheres used in anodes go through a stage where a thick SEI forms, the pores get large, and the anode loses efficiency. Then the pores shrink and stabilize, and the anode becomes capable of handling thousands of charge-discharge cycles without degrading.</p> Backscatter Diffraction Uncovers Removed Serial Numbers <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Crooks trying to hide their crimes or identities by filing the telltale serial numbers and markings from firearms, cars, or bullet casings could soon have a new forensic technique to worry about: backscatter diffraction. Engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found a way to use this technique to read the imprint of letters and markings that were stamped into metal, but then polished or ground off.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metals News Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:45:00 +0000 46751 at New Flow Battery Could Back-Up Local Grids, Power Cars and Trains <div class="node-body article-body">A new zinc-polyiodide redox flow battery developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has nearly the energy density of lithium-ion batteries, and is inherently fire safe. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Batteries/Power Supplies News Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:40:00 +0000 46731 at <p>The new flow battery developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory was tested in a benchtop-cell much like this flow-battery set-up.&nbsp;</p> Energy Dept. and NSF Plan Powerful Telescope and Camera for South America <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The U.S. Energy Dept. and National Science Foundation (NSF) have finalized designs for the world&rsquo;s largest digital camera. It will weigh 6,160 lb, be roughly the size of a small car (5.3 &nbsp;10 ft), and will take flat images that measure 25-in. in diameter and contain 3.2 gigapixels. The camera is planned as part of the large synoptic survey telescope (LSST) that the two organizations will construct 1.7 miles above sea level on Cerro Pach&oacute;n, a mountain in Chile.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technologies News Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:26:00 +0000 46721 at Linear Rail Systems Handle Heavy Cantilever, Normal Loading <div class="node-body article-body"><p align="left">Three new sizes of BGS linear rail systems for brushless linear DC motors (BLDCs) were added to the Haydon-Kerk 24-Hour Express Store. The single- or double-stacked BGS04, BGS06, and BGS08 linear rails come in sizes 11, 17, and 23. Each rail is designed with a motorized external linear actuator and recirculating ball rail system to withstand heavy normal and cantilevered loading while maintaining repeatability and accuracy. Design loads can range from 22 to 225 lb and stroke length ranges from 4 to 12 in.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:42:00 +0000 46701 at Seal and Trim Products Approved as Recognized Components <div class="node-body article-body"><p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Seal-Fast Door Seals and Trim-Fast Edge Trim are now Recognized Components, approved by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for EPDM gasket materials under UL50 and UL50E standards. Designed by Device Technologies (DTi), they help protect critical equipment from dust, moisture, and high temperature variations.&nbsp; Such equipment includes telco switches, data-center racks and chassis, and routers under NEMA standards. DTi seals and trim can also be used in truck bodies and enclosures for generators and inverters.</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:25:00 +0000 46691 at