The standard MINI-MIZER two- and three-way valve is engineered to accommodate a variety of pneumatic applications requiring high cycling rate, small flow and low wattage, such as battery operation, microprocessor control and printed circuit board type applications. It can function in a temperature range of -40 to 150F, and is available in a variety of coil voltages, with power consumption as low as 0.5W. It features a captured seal construction that reportedly enables easy design of custom manifolds.
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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