Savage (www.savagearm.com) has introduced the AccuTrigger™, with trigger pulls adjustable from about 2.5 to 6 lbs in most 2004 centerfire hunting models and adjustable from about 1.5 to 6 lbs in the 12 Series Varmint and Law Enforcement Series. Most triggers today have heavy pulls to prevent accidental discharge; AccuTrigger allows shooters to set the trigger pull to their preference without paying a visit to a gunsmith. It also features AccuRelease™, which must be completely depressed to allow the rifle to discharge.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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