Ricor Cryogenic & Vacuum Systems and a hard drive tool supplier have completed a successful three-month evaluation of Ricor's MicroStar in-situ water vapor pump. According to the company, this new application for its Stirling cycle cryo pump reduces water vapor partial pressure, which in turn increases throughput and reduces base pressure and pump-down time. For more details on Ricor's stirling pump technology, check out www.ricor.com.
Last year at Hannover Fair, lots of people were talking about Industry 4.0. This is a concept that seems to have a different name in every region. I’ve been referring to it as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), not to be confused with the plain old Internet of Things (IoT). Others refer to it as the Connected Industry, the smart factory concept, M2M, data extraction, and so on.
Some of the biggest self-assembled building blocks and structures made from engineered DNA have been developed by researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute. The largest, a hexagonal prism, is one-tenth the size of an average bacterium.
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