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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/31/20 1:15 PM

The microfluidic sheet can form 3D shapes and move autonomously in a reactant-filled fluid Engineers at the University of Pittsburgh have developed a sheet of 2D material that changes shape …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/31/20 8:45 AM

Optimized Installation and Long-Term Performance Reliability Overall, FK series compression-style fittings can deliver significant benefits to topside asset owners and fabricators in the oil and gas space. They reduce installation …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/29/20 8:45 AM

It has been over 70 years since the Swagelok tube fitting made its debut "Swagelok Company was founded in 1947 by Fred A. Lennon (1905-1998), with a $500 loan and …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/28/20 1:00 PM

The work could enable compact, low-cost water purification devices for remote areas A new, simple method boosts the efficiency of sunlight-driven water distillation by 50%. This advance could lead to …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/28/20 8:00 AM

An international team of researchers has bent the rules of chemistry to create a ‘forbidden’ compound with unprecedented superconductivity The challenge in the field of superconductors is to create one …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/24/20 1:15 PM

Combining solar panel (photovoltaic) infrastructure and agriculture creates a mutually beneficial relationship Talk about killing two birds with one stone: “agrivoltaics,” in which crops are planted in the shade of …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/24/20 8:45 AM

Learn how Swagelok’s solutions-driven associates and quality fluid system components helped speed the production of catalyst testing systems for Integrated Lab Solutions, a Berlin-based manufacturer of automated testing equipment. Read …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/21/20 8:30 AM

Subhead goes here in H3 size and sentence case Ceramic aerogels are used for spacecraft heat shields because they are chemically stable and resistant to corrosion. However, they do not …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/20/20 8:30 AM

Special permeable concrete pavement can help reduce the 'urban heat island effect' that causes cities to sizzle in the summer, according to a team of engineers Concrete and asphalt are …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/17/20 8:30 AM

High water age contributes to low chlorine concentrations and corrosion, which can result in high levels of metals, such as iron Shrinking cities, mainly found in the American Rust Belt …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/16/20 8:45 AM

Achieving quality tube installations boils down to the three T’s: tooling, technique, and training Learn how the three T’s to using a hand tube bender can help you achieve an …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/15/20 8:45 AM

We can build hose to your order right in Fremont, sometimes faster than you think "The wrong hose—or even the right hose improperly installed or used—can slow down production, and …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/14/20 1:30 PM

The fluid-based solution At Stanford, David Camarillo chases the dream of a helmet that can prevent brain disease related to playing football. It’s filled with water. Really. Brain experts say …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/14/20 9:00 AM

Scientists developed a command-and-control plugin for intelligent industrial robots A team of scientists has solved the inability of industrial robots to adapt to new working conditions. The machines are prevented …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/10/20 8:45 AM

Researchers have gained new insights into how water molecules interact How can water be ubiquitous on our planet, and yet scientists do not fully understand the interaction between individual water …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/9/20 1:00 PM

Why System Performance Depends on Proper Tube Preparation A successful tubing and tube fitting installation depends on many criteria, but one of the most important is proper tube preparation before …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/9/20 8:45 AM

Here's a synopsis of our most read blogs published in 2019 #1 Pressure Regulators Explained - Opening the Box of Mystery For many professionals, pressure regulators are a complete mystery—and …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/7/20 9:00 AM

Insights from industry Heat transfer fluid technology can generate high temperatures at low system pressures. Heat transfer fluid technology offers safety, low maintenance, and extending operating lifetimes when compared to …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/6/20 1:00 PM

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Nanoparticles, first used by ancient Mesopotamian ceramic artists to decorate vases, are now essential ingredients in everything from sunscreen to powdered sugar donuts …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/6/20 9:00 AM

A step toward faster telecommunications and quantum computers Changing light from one color to another is an important technology for many fields, but Momchil Minkov has always thought the efficiency …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 1/2/20 8:45 AM

Considerations for Plant Equipment Which tools and equipment must plant operators and technicians keep on hand at all times? From advanced orbital welding systems to basic tube deburring tools, there …

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