Power-Packer's new dc electric-powered hydraulic pump is equipped with manual override capabilities for situations where the electric supply is not operational. The new pump features 12V dc input, a built-in pressure relief valve, and an integrated design with motor, controls, and manual override, all in one package. It is designed to be used on trucks, trailers, off-road equipment, or any variety of applications where dc electric power is available. Power-Packer, N22 W223685 Ridge-view Pkwy. West, Waukesha, WI 53188-1013.
More often than not, with the purchase of a sports car comes the sacrifice of any sort of utility. In other words, you can forget about a large trunk, extra seats for the kids, and more importantly driving in snowy (or inclement) weather. But what if there was a vehicle that offered the best of both worlds; great handling and practicality?
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
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