The Kelch Division of Bemis Manufacturing Co. has opened a 1,600 ft2 product development and testing lab to aid in the development of fuel containment products such as tanks, caps, and gauges. The lab contains systems that target the development of products that come in contact with fuel. These include a proprietary system that indicates when environmental stress cracks appear. Kelch plans to use its product development lab to help OEMs meet proposed and pending standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB). Visit www.kelch.com for more information.
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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