T Squared Manufacturing Corp. (www.tsquaredpumps.com) has been acquired by Parker Hannifin (www.parker.com) for an undisclosed amount. T Squared makes specialty diaphragm pumps for gases in life science applications and will be part of Parker's Automation Group, Pneutronics division (Hollis, NH). "The acquisition will position Parker's Pneutronics Division as the sole provider of both miniature solenoid valves and pump technology for life science applications," says Bob Bond, Parker Automation president.
A simple new chemical method for repairing and recycling notoriously difficult carbon fiber composites has been developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research. An entire component can be completely recycled, including reclaiming its expensive carbon fibers for reuse.
In today’s connected world we are seeing the beginning of connected homes, smart grids, self-driving automobiles, drones, and many other amazing devices. Out of all the soon-to-be connected devices, which device poses the greatest dangerous to its users and society?
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