Worried about whether rewinding a motor will degrade its efficiency? Well rewind away. Findings from a study by the Electrical Apparatus Service Association conclude that motors can be rewound multiple times with no loss of efficiency, so long as it's done carefully and operators follow standard procedures. The study examined 50 to 300 hp electric motors with ratings of 1,800 and 3,600 rpm.
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
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