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Beck Introduces Handle Automation System That Is Fully Automatic And Optimized For Cycle Time

The device has its own control system, making it self-operating. The Bailer receives the buckets one at a time from the conveyor belt. Once they are in place, they must be aligned with the hole in the bracket. Additional features can be used for alignment if desired. Individually, the unformed metal handles can be fed from a magazine, separated mechanically, and given a handle roll. The grip rollers can be

Google subsidiary Aalyria saves Project Loon for the military

CNBC and Bloomberg both report on a new Google connectivity spinoff dubbed “Aalyria,” which appears to be taking the scrapped Project Loon technology, rebranding it under a new name, and spinning it out from Alphabet as an independent firm, where it will hopefully survive. There’s a brand new website and everything, so that must be the day the company goes public. Over the course of eight years, Project Loon (which

Scientists Believe Dugongs Are "Functionally Extinct" in China

Once upon a time, dugongs swam without disturbance throughout the seas of southern China. However, a report published this week in the journal Royal Society Open Science claims that hunting, habitat loss, collisions with ships, and other human interventions have rendered these once-abundant marine animals “functionally extinct” in China. Dugongs (Dugong dugon) are huge mammals that spend most of their time feeding on underwater seagrass, where they can weigh up

3D printing helps blind chemists to visualize the data

A group of US chemists converted scientific charts and graphics into tactile materials. This could aid low-vision students and scientists. The team lead by Baylor University biochemist Bryan Shaw used 3D printing to turn scientific images into thin 3D constructs called lithophanes. Shaw’s endeavour began as a personal outreach effort. My baby was born with eye tumours, so I became a doctor. Despite losing an eye and having tumours in

Cedar Point, Knott's Berry Farm to remodel in 2023

For all you adrenaline junkies out there, Cedar Point is introducing a new roller coaster, and that’s not all. In 2019, the Wild Mouse will make its debut at the Ohio theme park’s newest themed area, The Boardwalk. The new roller coaster will be Cedar Point’s 18th and will be themed after the classic Wild Mouse coaster from the 1950s and 1960s. As in the original Wild Mouse, current Wild

Poland is looking into the 'ecological tragedy' of the fish deaths.

After a “ecological catastrophe,” in which 10 tonnes of dead fish were discovered in the Oder River, which forms part of Poland’s border with Germany, the country has sent in the military to clear up the mess. Due to unsubstantiated claims in German media, fishermen in the city of Zielona Gora, Western Poland, said on Friday that they were suspending fishing in the river. The cause of the fish kill

Surprise! A 2-foot-wide asteroid will hit Earth tonight

In the early morning hours of Thursday, an asteroid that is larger than two football fields will fly by the planet Earth (Aug. 4). At precisely 12:23 in the morning, the asteroid will go by (ET). Only a few days ago, on July 26, astronomers from NASA identified the asteroid that is now known as 2022 OE2. The meaty space rock is predicted to measure between 170 and 380 metres

Unusual childhood hepatitis cases may have a reason, according to new research.

A new idea explains unexplained cases of paediatric hepatitis of unknown aetiology, and it’s complex. Two new, undisclosed studies from the UK suggest that infants with hepatitis may have been co-infected with two viruses and had a genetic tendency to have an over-exuberant immune response when that happened.   The dominant hypothesis was that adenovirus 41, present in many sick youngsters, caused liver injury. Adenovirus 41 causes liver damage in

New '2D' materials have promising applications, say scientists

Since the first successful preparation of graphene by mechanical exfoliation from graphite crystals in 2004, 2D materials have attracted dramatic attention due to their extraordinary physical properties (ultralow weight, high Young’s modulus, and high strength) and electrical properties compared with conventional bulk materials. Graphene, with a Young’s modulus of 1 TPa, is the most researched 2D material. Studies suggest that graphene in polymer matrices can boost composites’ mechanical characteristics. Graphene’s

Researchers have demonstrated that a new fabric can convert human movement into electrical current

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University have invented a novel waterproof and stretchy fabric that transforms energy generated by bodily movement into electrical energy. Nanyang Technological University. Mechanical energy is converted to electrical energy by pressing or squashing a polymer component of the cloth. Flexible, robust, and waterproof properties are all provided by a base layer of spandex combined with a rubber-like substance. Proof-of-concept testing of the fabric in Advanced Materials