Know the Different Baling Wires

There are many types of baling wire on the market. These wires are used for different purposes. The wire can come in various gauges and cuts for a variety of jobs. Certain baling machines do require specific wire. Manual baling machines use a special cut and loop for their wire. The most popular choice is either a galvanized or annealed wire. Here is what you should know about baling wire for your hay mover. Black Annealed Wire Annealed wire is made from carbon steel. The wire is pulled until it…

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How Filtration Is Used In Industrial Settings

There are many pieces of equipment and processes that take place in an industrial setting that are necessary for proper business operations. Whether it be through a production process or in the use of equipment, something that is commonly found in an industrial environment is filtration systems. The primary job of any filtration system is separate any unwanted particulates and contaminants from a particular medium isolating one from the other. Typically, filtration systems and equipment in industrial environments typically are for air/gas, water, or fuel. Air And Gas The filtration…

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What Are The Properties And Uses Of Silicon Wafers?

Silicon wafers are used in a variety of the electronics that most of us use on a daily basis. Unfortunately, most have no clue about what they are and the functions they perform. In fact, silicon technology is crucial for the ability of many of our favorite technologies to be created. Companies such as www.pcasilicon.com offer silicon wafer dicing services to many companies that utilize them in a variety of devices we use each day. What Are Silicon Wafers? The main component of a silicon wafer is silicon. It happens…

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Copolymer Coatings: What Do You Need to Know?

Copolymer coatings can be used in a wide variety of industries. From medical products to aerospace technology, they’re meant to make things safer for people and professionals from all walks of life. But what if you’ve never purchased this kind of material before? What should you be looking for as you browse companies that provide coating services? How can you tell a good company from a bad one? Consider this your guide to copolymer coatings and the companies that provide them. Usage First things first: Why are you in the…

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China Sets Up Global Quantum Communications Network

China has begun establishing quantum communications networks in several cities, and is currently building a 1,000-km quantum communications line connecting Beijing and Shanghai. Based on the principles of quantum physics, quantum communication provides a new way to process information, including encoding, storage, transmission and logic operations, as well as the precise manipulation of photons, atoms and other microscopic particles, the People’s Daily reported on Tuesday. “Traditionally, secure encryption and transmission of information is dependent on complex algorithms,” said Pan Jianwei, a Chinese quantum scientist and professor at the University of…

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Promising lab-grown skin sprouts hair and grows glands

Scientists in Japan have successfully transplanted mice with lab-grown skin that has more of the organ’s working parts in place than ever before. Starting with stem cells made from a mouse’s gums, they managed to craft skin with multiple layers – as well as hair follicles and sweat glands. When implanted into a “nude mouse” with a suppressed immune system, it integrated well and sprouted hairs. Researchers say this success will take 5-10 years to translate into humans. But eventually, the team hopes their system will lead to perfectly functioning…

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Ocean heating doubles

The ocean is taking heat. That’s the conclusion of a new study that finds that Earth’s oceans now absorb heat at twice the rate they did 18 years ago. Around half of ocean heat uptake since 1865 has taken place since 1997, researchers also report online January 18 in Nature Climate Change. Warming waters are known to contribute to coral bleaching (SN Online: 10/8/15) and they take up more space than cooler waters, raising sea levels. While the top of the ocean is well studied, its depths are trickier to…

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Time running out on comet lander

Time is running out for the Philae comet lander. The latest attempts to communicate with the probe have failed. And with temperatures plummeting as the comet races from the sun, it will soon be too cold for the robotic explorer to keep its computer running. On January 10, engineers sent a command to spin Philae’s reaction wheel, which helped stabilize the lander during its descent. They hoped to nudge the lander into sunlight or at least shake several months of comet dust off its solar panels. Philae did not respond.…

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Self-Filling Water Bottle Converts Humid Air into Drinkable H2O

When water is scarce, why not pull it out of thin air? An industrial designer in Austria is hoping to do just that (well, sort of). Kristof Retezár, a designer based in Vienna, invented a device that can extract humidity from the air and condense it into drinkable water. The handy gadget, dubbed Fontus, can be attached to a bike so that cyclists can generate water during long-distance rides through the countryside, where pit stops may be few and far between. Fontus works using the basic principle of condensation, which…

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