Yes, strategic legislation can provide a 'boost' for the European pump market. Europe is particularly good at this tactic. While it does help the environment in the long term, it also erects a mild trade barrier for non-European pumps that don't comply with this directive. RoHS is a similar directive that reduces the incoming flow of imported products into Europe.
What should be the perception of a productís real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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