E-900 Quick Lube linear motion spray lubricant features a lasting film, offering anti-wear protection and corrosion and oxidation-resistance. Used in ball screw assemblies and linear bearing/shafting assemblies, the lubricant avoids inter-ball friction due to its low starting torque. The E-100 Quick Lube linear motion spray lubricant provides high temperature and corrosion resistance for rolled, ground, or milled acme thread screw assemblies. PAG-1 is a non-aerosol grease used in spot lubrication. Nook Industries, www.nookindustries.com. Enter 651
Soybean and corn resin
ENVIREZ® 5000 soybean and corn resin is designed for the agricultural, transportation, off-road, and construction industries, in sheet-molding-compound for compression-molding applications. The renewable-source resin is currently used by John Deere to manufacture composite hoods and body panels in the agricultural and off-road markets. Ashland Specialty Chemical Co., www.ashspec.com. Enter 652
More often than not, with the purchase of a sports car comes the sacrifice of any sort of utility. In other words, you can forget about a large trunk, extra seats for the kids, and more importantly driving in snowy (or inclement) weather. But what if there was a vehicle that offered the best of both worlds; great handling and practicality?
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
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