MATERIALS:Suprene thermoplastic rubber (TPR) tubing from NewAge® Industries is manufactured in two grades - FDA and Industrial - and in two hardnesses - 64A and 80A. Its characteristics make it well-suited for peristaltic pump use, and other applications include appliances, chemical conveyance, food and beverage lines, agriculture and lawn equipment, dispensing, ink transfer, pharmaceutical processing and packaging, paint spray systems and more. Suprene TPR tubing provides flexibility like rubber but lighter weight, resistance to flex fatigue and tearing and a wide temperature range: -60 to 275F (-51 to 135C). Sizes range from 1/8 to ¾ inch.
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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