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."
The DDV-IP is a two-wheeled self-balancing robot that can deliver cold beverages to thirsty folks on hot summer days. A wireless RF remote enables manual control of the device beyond the act of self-balancing. All of the features of the DDV-IP result in an effective delivery vehicle while providing entertainment to the user.
Eric Doster of iFixit talks about the most surprising aspect of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 teardown. In a presentation at Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, iFixit gave the Surface Pro 3 a score of one (out of a possible 10) for repairability.
Barnacles and mussels stay attached to ship hulls and rocks because of a very sticky protein glue they secrete, holding on for a long time even underwater. Researchers at MIT took mussel glue as inspiration -- and as an ingredient -- for engineering their own sticky waterproof adhesive.
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