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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/28/19 9:00 AM

The growing public awareness of the dangers of plastic waste, coupled with no slowdown in the amount of waste being produced worldwide, is leading to a revolution. Numerous researchers in …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/27/19 9:00 AM

Gases behave differently with fluctuations in pressure and temperature, both of which are likely to occur in a sampling system. These fluctuations can result in condensation or time delay, affecting …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/26/19 9:00 AM

A few extra thoughts on getting a good seal and making sure it stays that way "Every male thread Swagelok produces is installed with a plastic protective cap for shipping …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/25/19 9:00 AM

Solid, liquid, and gas are not the only phases of matter. There are several other varieties that exist under extremes of temperature or pressure. An AI simulation has recently added …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/24/19 9:00 AM

A University of Toronto Engineering team has built magnetic ‘tweezers’ that can position a nano-scale bead inside a human cell with astonishing precision. The tweezer-bot has already been used to …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/21/19 9:00 AM

Using data from the Hubble Space Telescope, a team of scientists led by Nobel laureate Adam Riess has revealed that the universe is expanding much faster than previously thought. The …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/20/19 9:00 AM

Grab sampling is one of the most common and cost-effective sampling techniques for collecting a chemical sample. Also known as closed loop system sampling, it is the collection of a …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/19/19 8:45 AM

What to look for in pipe threads, and how to make sure you get a good seal "Threads have peaks (called crests) and valleys (called roots). The part in between …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/18/19 9:00 AM

Infrared devices that aid law enforcement by detecting the heat given off by a hiding criminal are bulky. The solution? An injectable biocompatible nanoparticle that can give animals (and eventually …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/17/19 9:00 AM

High-speed aerodynamics gives rise to a different set of problems than aerodynamics of objects moving slower than hypersonic (3,836 mph, or 5 times the speed of sound). University at Buffalo …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/14/19 9:00 AM

Fighter pilots may soon find themselves leading squadrons of unmanned aircraft on reconnaissance missions. A new drone in the works at Boeing Australia is designed to fly in groups of …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/13/19 1:00 PM

Process measurements are instantaneous, but analyzer responses never are. From the tap to the analyzer, there is always a time delay. Regulators can help because they control pressure, and pressure …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/13/19 9:00 AM

Options and special models make them ideal for a wide variety of applications "A ball valve's design is about as basic as it gets. At its heart is a ball …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/11/19 9:00 AM

Scientists have finally discovered the answer to a 2-year vexing question. Certain proteins that act like very tiny pumps for ions have been discovered in the DNA of lemons, but …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/10/19 9:00 AM

DOE and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers have developed a method that can turn ordinary semiconducting materials into quantum machines. The method stacks together 2D layers of tungsten disulfide and …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/7/19 9:00 AM

Silicate glass—the type used in display screens and fiber optics—when electrically heated can superheat even to vapor near the anode while remaining solid elsewhere, defying Joule’s first law of thermodynamics …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/6/19 9:00 AM

Any analyzer engineer will tell you that process sampling systems can be challenging to operate correctly. If any components within your sampling system fail, your facility may experience downtime, potential …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/5/19 8:45 AM

We offer them in pneumatic or electric versions, with a manual override too "A ball valve's design is about as basic as it gets. At its heart is a ball …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/4/19 9:00 AM

An international team of researchers has developed a new method of fabricating atom-thin processors for eventual use in smaller and faster semiconductors. The new method, thermal scanning probe lithography (t-SPL), …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/3/19 9:00 AM

The Open Source Fusor Research Consortium has confirmed that Jackson Oswalt of Memphis, TN has become the youngest person in history to achieve nuclear fusion. In what used to be the …

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