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by Jeff Hopkins, on 9/28/18 8:30 AM

US and international Scientists are acquiring new insights into how high pressures transform hydrogen into a liquid metal by using intense laser pulses to crush deuterium. Were liquid hydrogen ever …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 9/27/18 8:30 AM

A team of Russian and German scientists has devised a system to measure temperatures and magnetic fields at high resolution. They based their system on their finding that the strength …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 9/26/18 8:30 AM

Yet another experiment with graphene—this one testing the behavior of liquid hydrogen, helium and nitrogen near the atom-thin substance—may allow scientists to one day customize nanoscale coatings for wearable electronics …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 9/25/18 9:00 AM

Our single-handle design can be customized for your particular process needs "Your analytical instrumentation system can't give you reliable results unless you give it a good sample. With a Swagelok grab sample panel, you'll be off to a good start." - Jeff Hopkins, Swagelok Northern California To get a good analysis of what's in your process line, you …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 9/24/18 9:30 AM

Worldwide, a generation of highly trained and experienced technicians is nearing retirement. This leaves plant managers with the challenge of bringing less experienced employees up to speed—before this deep pool of …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 9/21/18 9:15 AM

A team from Rutgers University has fulfilled a 53-year old prediction and created a new class of two-dimensional artificial materials with ferroelectric-like properties at room temperature—that can conduct electricity. Read …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 9/20/18 9:15 AM

In a step toward preventing engineering failures, a team from Texas A&M University has taken the first 3D image of a microscopic crack propagating through a damaged metal. They have …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 9/19/18 9:00 AM

The man who wrote the book on sampling systems has the answers "Connecting a process analyzer to an industrial plant may seem to be a simple task; but really, it’s …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 9/18/18 9:58 AM

Researchers from Germany and Sweden have used a powerful X-Ray laser to heat water from room temperature to 100,000 degrees Celsius in less than a millionth of a millionth of …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 9/17/18 10:00 AM

“Dream come true” test results show that it is possible to create superconductors close to room temperature—although it requires pressure 2 million times greater than that at the Earth’s surface …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 9/14/18 9:00 AM

Engineers in the UK and China have developed a new method, Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT), for measurement of industrial scale gas-liquid mass transfer. It’s simpler than traditional techniques that provide …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 9/13/18 9:30 AM

Physicists from the University of Exeter have figured out a way to “funnel” solar energy into an atoms-thick semiconductor chip. They succeeded in converting a far higher percentage of the …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 9/12/18 9:12 AM

How do the methods of increasing purity come into play when orbital welding is used? Swagelok's orbital welding system offers precision and control combined with easy-to-use touch-screen operation and real-time …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 9/11/18 9:11 AM

At the annual IMEC Technology Forum in mid-August, engineers made the case that Ruthenium is a good candidate for replacing copper wiring, which presents problems with resistivity and electromigration as …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 9/10/18 9:00 AM

Scientists in China and Canada have discovered a low-cost method of improving the recovery of oil that better controls the hydrodynamic instability referred to as “viscous fingering.” Read the abstract …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 9/7/18 9:00 AM

If unreliable analyzers are plaguing you, we suggest ten steps that will help you improve them. Start with the simplest possible problem, such as an installation issue—maybe you have a …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 9/6/18 1:01 PM

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) researchers have developed a technique that answers one question of why lithium-oxygen batteries, which can hold 5 times the power of lithium-ion batteries, tend …

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