Degree Controls Inc. (www.degreec.com) has introduced the PRONTOflowTM line of off-the-shelf, programmable thermal controllers and fan trays for applications such as power and acoustics. The PRONTOflow controller is configured to accept 36 to 60V dc. It can provide regulated voltage to a system of up to nine fans. In addition, both I2C and RS232 protocols allow full communication to a host system. Other features include various choices of controller cards.
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
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