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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/31/19 9:00 AM

Consistent pressure control is essential to the safe operation of industrial fluid systems. Maintaining a reliable downstream pressure with a regulator can help minimize flow rate changes, especially in a …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/30/19 9:00 AM

There's nothing like seeing components up close and in person "Swagelok strives for an exceptional customer experience. In large part, that experience is created by our people—our sales and service …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/29/19 9:00 AM

UC Irvine researchers have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that figures out how to solve a Rubik’s cube. The deep neural network has been able to solve the puzzle every …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/28/19 9:00 AM

Chemical separation via distillation is a widely-used process in the manufacture of everything from gasoline and plastics to food—but it consumes a massive amount of energy. Researchers are working on …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/25/19 9:00 AM

Engineers in the automobile and aerospace industries are constantly in search of strong, lightweight materials for cars, planes and other high-speed vehicles to improve aerodynamics, fuel efficiency, speed, and weight …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/24/19 9:00 AM

After multiple attempts to work with local machine shops, HOERBIGER Engineering Services (HES) turned to Swagelok for help. The relationship between the two companies, which began as a straightforward vendor-supplier …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/23/19 9:00 AM

Even within a given type of regulator, there are options that make big differences "Regulators are highly technical, highly specialized fluid handling components. So, the next time you need one …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/22/19 9:00 AM

After a year-long study, researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) Forensic Science Center (FSC) and Michigan State University have found that any hair from anywhere on the body can …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/21/19 9:00 AM

Scientists have developed a non-intrusive method for measuring fluidic properties in a microfluidic chip. Numerous images of flowing droplets are used to train deep neural networks (DNN) to predict the …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/18/19 9:00 AM

Using a modified 3D printer, a team of researchers has magnetized paramagnetic ferrofluids (plain metal particles in suspension). The new ferromagnetic liquid is an entirely new kind of material—both liquid …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/16/19 9:00 AM

"Some valves are designed to provide good control of flow or direction, or guard against over-pressure" - From Choosing the Right Swagelok Valve for the Job: Part 2 You need …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/15/19 9:00 AM

Deepfakes, realistic videos that map the facial expressions of one person onto the face of another, present a formidable political weapon. But this editing does leaves traces. Now a UC …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/14/19 9:00 AM

A group of researchers from Tokyo has demonstrated that their method of machine learning, which involves “transfer learning,” can identify materials with desired properties even from an exceeding small data …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/11/19 9:00 AM

A new form of gold just two atoms thick is 10 times more efficient than the current gold nanoparticles used as a catalytic substrate. Its high surface-to-volume ratio and flexibility …

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

Pressure regulators rated for use at subzero temperatures must control pressure while reacting to system changes in extreme conditions; failure can lead not only to loss of property and profit, …

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

In any country and in any language, Swagelok still means safety, reliability and innovation "Since we work with gases under high pressure and with reactive and toxic gases, we cannot …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/8/19 9:00 AM

The Liquid Metal Competence Platform Karlsruhe (LIMCKA) pools the expertise of many institutes and laboratories of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Their aim is to develop liquid metal technologies …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/7/19 9:00 AM

A new study reveals that restricting fluid flow observations to before and after comparisons may miss important chemical reactions in flowing fluids. The discovery of microscopic variations that disappear by …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/4/19 9:00 AM

Nanostructures made of carbon are extremely versatile: they can desalinate water, store gases, and absorb ions in batteries and supercapacitors. This versatility requires that the distribution, size and shape of …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/3/19 9:00 AM

In an analytical sampling system, you may need to precondition your sample prior to analysis. You’ll choose your preconditioning module based on the type of sample-transport system and the sample’s current …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/2/19 9:00 AM

A leak-tight connection starts with clean tubing cut to the right size "Deciding which tubing to use depends on many factors. The key ones are the outside diameter of the …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 10/1/19 9:00 AM

A new optical sensor that combines lasers with a positional sensor could help to more quickly establish whether hospitals and other critical buildings are safe to occupy just after a …

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