ELECTRONICS:OMEGA ENGINEERING’s high performance, handheld OS-DT8855W infrared thermometer is a non-contact temperature measurement instrument that features a laser circle/dot sight. The patented laser sighting system defines the target for point and shoot measurement of temperatures from -50 to 1370C (-58 to 2498F) and reads surface temperature in less than a second. Comes complete with hard carrying case, mini-tripod, power supply, one type K thermocouple, USB wireless data receiver, PC software and probe lead adaptors. Price starts at $279.
The Dutch are known for their love of bicycling, and they’ve also long been early adopters of green-energy and smart-city technologies. So it seems fitting that a town in which painter Vincent van Gogh once lived has given him a very Dutch-like tribute -- a bike path lit by a special smart paint in the style of the artist's “Starry Night” painting.
For decades, engineers have worked to combat erosion by developing high-strength alloys, composites, and surface coatings. However, in a new paper, a team at Jilin University in China turned to one of the most deadly animals in the world for inspiration -- the yellow fat-backed scorpion.
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