The new commercial ECM Motor for variable air volume applications provides greater than 60% energy savings compared to conventional induction motors. The 277V motor delivers the right air flow for HVAC applications, which means that contractors no longer have to do the manual adjustments required with conventional variable air volume units. The ECM Motor is available in ratings of 1/3, 1/2, 3/4, and 1 hp. GE Motors, 1635 Broadway, Ft. Wayne, IN 46801 FAX: (219) 439-2783.
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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