ELECTRONICS: OMEGA ENGINEERING’s HHP350 series is a high- performance, handheld digital manometer with many features found in more expensive units. The HHP351 has an accuracy of 0.05 percent FS, independent of temperature, while the HHP352 is 0.025 percent. Both models can display 11 different pressure scales, as well as one user-defined scale. MIN/MAX capture, display damping, backlit display, display hold, auto off and leak test functions are all standard features. In addition, a record feature allows manual or automatic storage of up to 240 readings for future recall. Both models include NIST traceable calibration certificates. The HHP351 is ideal for HVAC and automotive industries. Price starts at $775.
A group of researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a way to take material from cigarette butts and turn it into a carbon-based material thats ideal for storing energy and creating a powerful supercapacitor.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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