DIOCOM bus coupling for compact and flexible field bus modules makes it possible to connect a virtually unlimited number of actuators and sensors to different field buses, such as CAN, Interbus-S, Profibus, or SERCOS-Interface. If necessary, up to 11 additional modules with eight I/O channels each can be connected to the basic module with eight I/O channels on a 35-mm rail. After the developer has built a system with the 60-mm-wide standard modules, and tested it, the manufacturer can combine the individual modules.
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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