MATERIALS: Sanford Distributing introduces new, smaller quantity packaging for its range of Double/Bubble® epoxy, urethane and silicone adhesives. Double/Bubble adhesives are now available in Variety-Pak cartons of 25 or 50, in addition to the traditional 100-size carton. The unique, color-coded, dual-pouch adhesive formulations include eight epoxies, three urethanes and a silicone to handle virtually any installation, maintenance or repair requirement. The new, economy-size cartons are designed to meet the needs of small to medium-size organizations for in-house or field service applications. Users can purchase cartons of a single Double/Bubble epoxy, urethane or silicone formulation or they can specify a combination of adhesives to meet their needs. The patented, single-use packaging concept solves the time-consuming and costly problems of having to preserve unused portions of adhesives in conventional containers, which generally hold more material than necessary for most applications.
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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