The newest Hyson T2 Mini Series spring, the T2-50 nitrogen gas spring is tiny, with a 12mm-diameter body and 6mm-diameter piston rod. It includes over-pressure protection and a two-step piston head for safety, and comes in stroke lengths from 7-125mm. It allows easy charging and discharging and gas spring hosing with an M6 charge valve. It can be ordered in color-coded pre-charged pressure ranges from 6500-2610 psi, and contact forces from 30-112 lb. Custom charge pressures are available between 300-2610 psi.
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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