An extensively updated version of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel code is scheduled for release in July. Recognized around the globe, the code covers safety rules for design, manufacture, and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels. Systems for nuclear power are also included. The update incorporates recent advancements in design, materials, and applications. It details what is needed to maintain ASME code symbol stamps on products. You can order the new code along with other pressure vessel documents online at www.bsi-global.com/index.html.
The Strati EV car printed at IMTS is made of SABIC's LNP STAT KON AE003. SABIC tells Design News why this carbon fiber-reinforced compound was chosen by Local Motors and Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
The 2014 Ig Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Dr. Kiyoshi Mabuchi and his team members for their work measuring the slipperiness of banana peels. Turns out they're slipperier with the yellow side up.
Many scientists have been working battery-free ways to power wearable electronics that can replace bulky battery packs, particularly through the use of energy-harvesting materials. Now a team of researchers in China have upped the game by developing a lightweight and flexible solar cell that can be woven into two-way energy-harvesting fabric.
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