Dragonflies: real life drones

Dragonflies: real life drones

The smallest aerial drones mimic insects in many ways, but none can match the efficiency and maneuverability of the dragonfly. Now, engineers at Draper are creating a new kind of hybrid drone by combining miniaturized navigation, synthetic biology and neurotechnology to guide dragonfly insects. The system looks like a backpack for a dragonfly. See more…

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NITROGEN GENERATORS AVAILABLE FROM FILCON DO THE JOB

NITROGEN GENERATORS AVAILABLE FROM FILCON DO THE JOB

A well known roofing systems manufacturer needed a reliable source of clean, dry 99% purity nitrogen for chemical blanketing. They contacted our suppliers, nano-purification solutions for assistance. The answer a nano NNG-2130 with a compressed air treatment package to generate nitrogen on-site which has allowed them to Eliminate the gas company Reduce their operating costs…

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Special on Long Life Filter Bags

Special on Long Life Filter Bags

The Sunmicron Endura long life non woven filter bag has an extended life of double the length of the standard PP (polypropylene)and PE (polyester) filter bag. Due to overstocking of the 50 and 100 micron size 2 bags we can offer them at the greatly reduced price of R74.00 each. Read More >>>

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Japan plans supercomputer to leap into technology future

Japan plans supercomputer to leap into technology future

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gestures during a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 21, 2016. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian Japan plans to build the world’s fastest-known supercomputer in a bid to arm the country’s manufacturers with a platform for research that could help them develop and improve driverless cars, robotics and medical diagnostics. Read More…

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Smallest sliver of time yet measured sees electrons fleeing atom

Smallest sliver of time yet measured sees electrons fleeing atom

An electron makes its escape Schultze/Ossiander It’s like catching light in action. For the first time, physicists have measured changes in an atom to the level of zeptoseconds, or trillionths of a billionth of a second – the smallest division of time yet observed. In this case, the speed demon was an electron escaping the…

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Self-healing Concrete Containing Bacteria

Self-healing Concrete Containing Bacteria

As solid and reliable as concrete structures may seem, they share one common enemy: tension. Over time, concrete will crack and deteriorate. An invention by Delft University microbiologist Hendrik Jonkers offers an innovative approach to creating more stable concrete by adding limestone-producing bacteria to the mix. This self-healing bioconcrete aims to provide a cheap and…

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