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2014-08-25 16:20:50

Liquid Nitrogen Technology Enables Longer Tool Life, Faster Cutting Speeds; Eliminates Use of Traditional Coolants for Residue-Free Machining LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) has licensed its proprietary cryogenic machining technology to Advanced Research Systems, Inc. (ARS), a leading manufacturer of industrial and research cryogenic equipment, including ARS' globally renowned low-temperature cryostats. The technology license agreement gives...

2013-07-23 23:02:36

The Model 224 temperature monitor is Lake Shore's most capable monitor to date. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Lake Shore announced today the release of its new Model 224 cryogenic temperature monitor. Expanding on its line of industry-leading precision instruments for reliable and repeatable temperature measurement, the Model 224 is the company's most capable temperature monitor to date. The new monitor offers up to 12 independent channels, making it particularly useful...

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2009-12-23 06:50:00

All systems are behaving as expected on NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), which rocketed into the sky just before dawn on Dec. 14 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The mission will undergo a one-month checkout before beginning the most detailed survey yet of the entire sky in infrared light. Hundreds of millions of objects will populate its vast catalog, including dark asteroids, the closest "failed" stars and tremendously energetic galaxies. Shortly after the...

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2007-02-21 13:30:00

The heart of ESA's infrared space telescope, Herschel, has successfully completed a vital round of tests. The cylindrical cryostat will now be loaded with the spacecraft's instruments before more tests and Herschel's eventual launch in 2008. Herschel's cryostat is a complex vacuum flask, 2.5 metres high and 2 metres wide. It is vital to the mission because Herschel's instruments need a temperature of 1.7 Kelvin ("“271.3 degrees Celsius) to operate within their most sensitive range....


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