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What’s That Sound?

If you hear any noise, this material you will enjoy Researchers at Boston University’s College of Engineering may have just made big strides in noise abatement solutions, something that involves new industrial materials and could have application in both the HVAC and plant sectors. A noise-blocking, mathematically driven, ring that silences sound without blocking airflow […]

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Batteries (And Insurance) Included

Oregon’s ESS, Inc. signs novel 10-year agreement with Munich Re A German insurer became the first company to offer long-term insurance on large-scale battery and energy storage, it announced last week. Munich Re, an insurance group based in the German city of the same name, signed a 10-year contract with U.S. battery manufacturer ESS Inc., […]

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Mersen Scopes a Record

Electrical equipment company chosen for largest telescope project Mersen, the manufacturer of electrical power equipment and advanced materials, has announced that it will be taking part in the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) project run by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), helping to complete the fifth and final mirror for this giant future telescope, which is […]

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Induction Burners in the Kitchen

A look at ‘new’ technology derived from standard science A transforming kitchen environment is seeing the use of induction burners instead of old-fashioned stoves. As a recent Fast Company article highlighted through the lens of Chicago’s own Alinea restaurant, the “back of the house” is now the most high-tech part of the restaurant in a […]

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Food Safe Bearings

ABB launches new mounted ball line for food manufacturers In the food and beverage industry, equipment requires some of the most thorough maintenance. Failures due to water ingress, grease wash-out, and corrosion, as well as stringent health regulations and the effects of the cleaning chemicals this merit, are all regular headaches for food and beverage […]

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A New Normal

A progressive EV startup manufactures from a small Midwest town While Tesla seems to have somewhat hit its apex, countless electric vehicle manufacturers vie for the throne. One of them is doing while simultaneously helping to revitalize the town of Normal, Illinois. That company is Rivian Automotive. Rivian’s brain trust resides mostly in California—Battery, Electric […]

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One Million EVs

Milestone for sale of the American electric car Edison Electric Institute (Washington, D.C.) hosted a summit November 30 to recognize a historic time for the electric vehicle. Not long after Europe reached the threshold of one million electric cars on the road, the United States followed suit. That mark was reached some time in late […]

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Steel Dynamics

EAF flat roll steel mill to be constructed in U.S. Steel Dynamics, Inc., the Fort Wayne, Ind.-based manufacturer, announced Monday that its Board of Directors has authorized the company to construct “a new state-of-the-art, electric-arc-furnace (EAF) flat roll steel mill in the United States,” per a company press release. This is big news—even before it […]

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Solar Golf Carts

Another market trends toward renewable energy The introduction of solar-powered golf carts is one of the major trends being witnessed in the global golf cart market 2018-2022. With prices of electricity, petrol, and gas rising, end-users have begun using solar-operated vehicles, including golf carts. Solar-operated golf carts require minimal maintenance costs and source solar energy […]

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WHOI, Nelly!

Cape Cod Pitchathon winner designed underwater motor Score one for ‘elmos’. Andrew Billings, an engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), was awarded the top prize of $75,000 in the consortium’s annual Pitchathon in Falmouth, Mass., this week for his derivation of an electric motor designed for underwater applications. The Pitchathon was held October 5, […]

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