Hand-powered radio receives information and entertainment virtually anytime, anywhere, and has proven effective in enhancing communications in critical situations. That's why it has won the acclaim of more than 30 international humanitarian organizations and governments around the world, including the British Red Cross, War Child, United Nations Agencies, and the European Union.
Whether camping, boating, or simply going to the beach, this radio requires no batteries or outside power source. Rotating the fold-a-way handle winds a textured carbon-steel spring around the torque spool. As the spring unwinds itself back to its original position on the storage spool, torque is applied through a gearbox and belt drive to a dc generator. The generator converts the stored human energy into electricity to power the radio's receiver.
BayGen(reg) recently introduced its extended-play Freeplay(reg)2 radio, the FPR2. It provides a stylish, long-play option to the original FPR1 short-wave model. While FPR1 played for 30 min from a 30-sec wind, FPR2 plays for an hour.
BayGen has a solar-assisted radio, the FPR2S, in the works. It combines solar power with the company's patented Personal Power Generation(reg) technology. The FPR2S delivers continuous AM/FM reception. When exposed to direct sunlight, the radio's solar cell can operate the radio exclusively. With indirect sunlight, the combination power supply extends the unit's playtime beyond an hour.
By experimenting with the photovoltaic reaction in solar cells, researchers at MIT have made a breakthrough in energy efficiency that significantly pushes the boundaries of current commercial cells on the market.
In a world that's going green, industrial operations have a problem: Their processes involve materials that are potentially toxic, flammable, corrosive, or reactive. If improperly managed, this can precipitate dangerous health and environmental consequences.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is