ELECTRONICS: Dytran Instruments Inc. has just released a new unit to its line of industrial accelerometers. Model 3213M6 is a rugged, triaxial accelerometer which utilizes the latest in pizeoceramic shear technology coupled with two-wire internal IEPE electronics. Although not limited to this application, the model 3213M6 was designed specifically for industrial vibration monitoring. Model 3213M6 mounts with a centrally located thru 10-32 captive mounting screw. It weighs 59 gm and is packaged in a rugged, anodized aluminum housing.Featuring a single four-pin Brad Harrison connector and 360 degree cable orientation, the 3213M6 also operates at a high sensitivity (100 mV/g). Model 3213M6 is hermetically sealed and electrically isolated, making it an ideal unit for industrial monitoring applications.
Additional applications in which the 3213M6 can be used include walk about data collection and general purpose triaxial vibration measurements. Priced at $1,100.
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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