Able to receive signals from all existing and planned satellite constellations (GPS, GLONASS and the European Union's Galileo system), the GR-3's 72 universal channels can track up to 36 satellites simultaneously. Powered by two rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (3900 mAh, 7.2V) that provide 14 hours of operation between charges, the unit also has an extra battery mounting location and accepts AA batteries for emergency operation. Batteries can be “hot-swapped” during operation without loss of signal or position lock. A dual lithium-ion battery smart charger handles the delicate task of charging the batteries and doubles as an external power source.
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.
Green energy is being billed as a way to make communities that are energy deprived more self-sustaining. So it makes sense to use natural materials to create devices that harvest this type of energy. That’s the idea behind a hybrid wind/solar energy harvester made of bamboo that’s been developed by UVM researchers.
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