Maxell Corp. of America (http://maxell.com) has introduced two high temperature-resistant coin-type Li/MnO2 batteries for tire pressure monitoring systems and other rugged applications. The batteries—available as CR2450-HR for standard vehicles and CR2450-EX for premium vehicles—can operate from -40 to 150C and have a standard capacity from 525 to 550 mAh. Both types measure 24.5 mm in diameter and 5 mm high, and weigh less than 6.8g.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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