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Eliminating Explosive Sparks In Underground Mines
2013-09-17 11:28:45

ESA Vintage space technology was dug up recently to make mines around the world safer by reducing the risks of explosions. Deep beneath Earth’s surface, mining equipment is just like much other modern machinery – computer screens show the operators what’s going on. Under ordinary circumstances, glass screens would be ideal. But in a mine, “Glass is difficult, because it breaks too easily,” says Johannes Koenig, an engineer at German mine-equipment manufacturer Marco...

2012-08-01 23:11:53

MIT team discovers way of making perfectly ordered and repeatable surfaces with patterns of microscale wrinkles. The wrinkles on a raisin result from a simple effect: As the pulp inside dries, the skin grows stiff and buckles to accommodate its shrinking size. Now, a team of researchers at MIT has discovered a way to harness that same principle in a controlled and orderly way, creating wrinkled surfaces with precise sizes and patterns. This basic method, they say, could be harnessed for...

2011-05-05 08:00:00

RED BANK, N.J., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists of Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; NTCXF.PK) have shown that Natcore's liquid phase deposition (LPD) process can be used to apply an antireflective (AR) coating to textured solar cells as well as standard planar cells, thus opening the door for the industry to achieve even further wafer thickness reductions by eliminating the thermal vacuum AR coating process altogether. The work was conducted by Natcore researchers at the Ohio...

2011-02-22 08:00:00

SHANGHAI, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Electronic Materials announced today it has expanded its line of SOLARC anti-reflective coating materials to include a new formulation that allows for easier application and less material usage. The new product, called Honeywell SOLARC RPV, is specifically designed to be applied through single-sided roller coating application, which is easier and allows panel manufacturers to use less material than alternative coating methods....

2010-12-22 16:16:00

TORONTO, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ - ShawCor Ltd. (TSX: SCL.A, SCL.B) today announced its pipe coating division, Bredero Shaw, has received a contract with a value in excess of US$40 million to provide subsea insulation coatings for the Jack/St. Malo project, operated by Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company. The subsea flowlines and risers will be installed approximately 250 miles (400 km) southwest of New Orleans in water depths up to 7,200 ft (2,200 m). The work will...

2010-12-14 07:00:00

DALLAS, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 90 percent of decisions and reactions made behind the wheel depend on good vision. While many believe a bright, sunny day is optimal for driving, the reality is that blinding glare from sun, snow and vehicles is a significant contributing factor to fatal auto accidents. Additionally, a recent survey commissioned by Essilor of America, Inc., the world leader in eyeglass lenses, revealed a disturbing fact that 20 percent of eyeglass wearers...

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2010-05-05 11:45:21

A new nanocoating ensures a perfectly non-reflecting view on displays and through eyeglasses. The necessary surface structure is applied to the polymeric parts during manufacture, obviating the need for a separate process step. The hybrid coating has further advantages: the components are scratch-proof and easy to clean. Moths are the prototype. As they search for food at dusk they have to hide from predators. Their presence must not be betrayed by reflections on their facet eyes. On other...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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