ELECTRONICS: Designed as one-piece units that mount between the vehicle hub and wheel rim, PCB Piezotronics’ Series 5400 Wheel Force Transducers (WFT) are equipped with onboard signal conditioning and calibration circuitry for each channel of data measurement. Water-resistant products, available in various sizes for diverse vehicles, can be fitted with either slip ring or telemetry signal transmission. Offered in aluminum, stainless steel and titanium, the series incorporates temperature compensation and overload stops.
The Dutch are known for their love of bicycling, and they’ve also long been early adopters of green-energy and smart-city technologies. So it seems fitting that a town in which painter Vincent van Gogh once lived has given him a very Dutch-like tribute -- a bike path lit by a special smart paint in the style of the artist's “Starry Night” painting.
For decades, engineers have worked to combat erosion by developing high-strength alloys, composites, and surface coatings. However, in a new paper, a team at Jilin University in China turned to one of the most deadly animals in the world for inspiration -- the yellow fat-backed scorpion.
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