Baldor Electric's new Washdown Duty Smart Motors are rated through 10 hp for NEMA 4 environments. As part of the SmartMotor line, the new motors are completely compatible with their controls, because the control has been designed and tuned for the performance of the motors. Smart Motors also provide adjustable speed control in a much smaller space than that required by a stand-alone inverter and motor. Baldor Electric Co., 5711 R.S. Boreham Jr. St., Fort Smith, AR 72902 FAX: (501) 648-5792.
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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