FLUID POWER: Gardner Denver Nash’s newest member of the Vectra series of liquid ring pumps and compressors - the NASH Vectra XL 750 - is designed from the ground up to meet the widespread needs of the process industry. It extends Nash’s Vectra series to the largest capacity ever and features reliable long life, high efficiency and the flexibility to tailor the pump to your specific needs. The Vectra XL 750 features vacuum pump operation to 28.5 inch HgV and compressor operation to 30 psig; o-ring sealing; oil lubrication; and signal point inlet and discharge connections which eliminates the need for manifolds, simplifying process piping, saving space and reducing the installed cost.
If you see a hitchhiker along the road in Canada this summer, it may not be human. That’s because a robot is thumbing its way across our neighbor to the north as part of a collaborative research project by several Canadian universities.
Stanford University researchers have found a way to realize what’s been called the “Holy Grail” of battery-design research -- designing a pure lithium anode for lithium-based batteries. The design has great potential to provide unprecedented efficiency and performance in lithium-based batteries that could substantially drive down the cost of electric vehicles and solve the charging problems associated with smartphones.
Robots in films during the 2000s hit the big time; no longer are they the sidekicks of nerdy character actors. Robots we see on the big screen in recent years include Nicole Kidman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Eddie Murphy. Top star of the era, Will Smith, takes a spin as a robot investigator in I, Robot. Robots (or androids or cyborgs) are fully mainstream in the 2000s.
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