Stackpole's RPC Series of surface
mount chips have pulse withstanding in a 5 percent tolerance part. The 5
percent tolerance RPC is completely untrimmed, which allows the entire width of
the resistance element to dissipate the pulse power without any current
crowding. The RPC Series surge withstands thick film chip resistors and are for
applications requiring low cost high pulse handling capability including low to
medium power supplies, broadband and wireless electronics, power control and
motion control systems, medical applications and imaging systems, GPS systems,
ac and dc power modules and backplanes, thermostats, HVAC control systems and
industrial motor controls.
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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