Brehon Energy of Denver, CO has acquired a cryogenics company, Technical Dynamic Systems of Marysville, OH, in a move to create a new cryogenics division. The new group will produce a line of next-generation cryogenic hardware, including valves, connectors, and vacuum components for the energy and aerospace markets. The division will also work with Brehon's subsidiary, Hythane Co. to fabricate cryogenic hardware for use in alternative-fueled vehicles and fueling stations. Hythane is an alternative vehicle fuel composed of natural gas and hydrogen, which reportedly reduces emissions 50 percent beyond natural gas. Hythane Co. President Roger Marmaro notes that the acquisition is important because "a strong cryogenic infrastructure is needed to provide an opportunity to deliver hydrogen-based fuels into new energy markets."
More and more robots are becoming more autonomous all the time. Now Lockheed Martin has completed a demo mission with two completely autonomous robotic vehicles performing resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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