MATERIALS/FASTENING: A new series of metric leveling mounts from All Metric Small Parts (aMsp) swivels 15 degrees to all sides of the centerline to adjust to uneven surfaces. Uses include leveling machine tools, electronic racks, benches and more. A jam nut is part of the leveling assembly. The mounts, identified as the MVAYNAM and MVAYNFM Series, have isolator pads which vary in diameter from 40 to 80 mm. These anti-slip pads are made of fiberglass-reinforced Polyamide and their height ranges from 93 to 180 mm. The aMsp eStore shows single unit, as well as quantity prices, for these handwheels, which are stocked for overnight delivery worldwide. Applications include use in linear motion and rotary table positioning. 3-D CAD models are available.
In honor of Earth Day, the National Security Agency has launched the STEM Recycling Challenge in Maryland schools to encourage kids to think about where the garbage they throw out every day actually goes. The agency has also introduced “Dunk,” a muscular blue cartoon recycling bin wearing shorts and sneakers.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
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