How often have you spilled gasoline while filling a lawn mover, chain saw, or other small fuel tank? The No-spill gas can works similar to a laboratory squeeze bottle to reduce spills and the amount of volatile hydrocarbons released into the atmosphere.
Simply lay the gas can on its side with the pump facing up, and apply foot pressure. As the pressure in the can increases, gasoline flows through a permanently attached hose. When you stop applying foot pressure, the gas flow stops.
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Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.