Peter Hagelstein, an MIT electrical engineering professor, found a better way of getting electricity from waste heat. He combines thermoelectrics and thermionics in a device that converts about 17% of the heat it absorbs into electricity. And, he says, 20 to 25% is possible with improvements. For more information, contact Hagelstein at email@example.com or call (617) 253-0899.
More and more robots are becoming more autonomous all the time. Now Lockheed Martin has completed a demo mission with two completely autonomous robotic vehicles performing resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
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