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Category Archive: Industry News

  1. What is “Nominal Pipe Size”?

    Dec
    05
    2019

    You’ve probably encountered the abbreviation NPS previously on our or similar websites. It means “Nominal Pipe Size,” and it is the North American standard for measuring pipe sizes used for various pressures and temperatures. The NPS standard is widely accepted in the USA, but some things have to be observed correctly in order to find […]

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  2. UK Government Decides to Ban Gas Fracking in the Island

    Nov
    26
    2019

    The UK government has decided that the risk of gas fracking is too unpredictable to accept any more, and so they have announced the ban of the controversial well stimulation technique. Officially, the decision was based on the findings of a report by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). The report concludes that it is […]

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  3. Toyota’s Home-Helping Robots can be Trained Using VR

    Nov
    19
    2019

    From the moment robots started to emerge in popular culture, several decades ago, people imagined how they can help with household activities. Today, we are still waiting for those robots to show up when we need them, but the wait may be finally over. Toyota, one of the frontrunners in robotic technology, just showed us […]

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  4. Microsoft’s Surface Duo Brings Two Displays into the Palm of Your Hand

    Nov
    11
    2019

    Ever since Microsoft discontinued the Windows Mobile platform and its Lumia brand of smartphones, fans hoped for a Surface Phone. After years of speculation, Microsoft finally presented a home-brewed smartphone. Sort of. The Surface Duo can do everything that a typical smartphone can do, and then more. The main takeaway here is that the Duo […]

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  5. Metal Heat Distortion

    Oct
    18
    2019

    Applying heat to metals can make them easier to forge, machine, weld, and fabricate. However, this also brings some issues with it, metals expand when heated, which makes the whole fabrication process more demanding. Luckily, every alloy comes with a predetermined coefficient of thermal expansion. This coefficient shows how much a given alloy will expand […]

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  6. China Deploys Its First Robot Traffic Police

    Sep
    12
    2019

    To streamline and control the ever-increasing chaotic pedestrian and road traffic in China, the Handan Public Security Bureau announced the use of three types of traffic robot police that will be deployed in the City. This will display the advanced development of China’s artificial intelligence traffic management in Northern China’s Hebei Province. Robots deployed The […]

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  7. What Is The Difference Between Steel Billets and Steel Bars?

    Sep
    05
    2019

    At Tech Steel and Materials, we are serious about the products we produce, from start to finish. One of our specialties is to supply steel, more specific, steel billets and bars. What is a steel billet? Steel billets are the product of melting iron ore or scrap iron using a method first introduced in the […]

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  8. America’s Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs

    Aug
    22
    2019

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the top 10 most dangerous jobs have more than double the rate fatalities across all occupations, in some cases over 20 times higher. “While every job has importance and risks, there’s something to be said about the top 10 most dangerous jobs,” said Nicole Noble, a […]

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  9. High Density Dry Batteries Will Revolutionize Electric Aviation

    Aug
    15
    2019

    Electric planes flying on batteries are no longer a midsummer night’s dream, as an Israeli startup named “Eviation” is planning to introduce the first one by 2021 which will carry nine passengers over distances of up to 650 miles (1045 km). The key technological development that makes this possible is the existence of high-density dry […]

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  10. MIT Close to Presenting a Feasible Nuclear Fusion Reactor

    Aug
    12
    2019

    The MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has announced that they have received a final push in the form of a $64 million investment, which will allegedly help them take the final step in the development of a working nuclear fusion reactor. The investment group includes MIT’s internal financial support organization called “The Engine”, the Italian […]

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  11. Amazon Launches Hexagonal Drone for Even Faster Prime Deliveries

    Jul
    18
    2019

    Delivering packages with the help of drones is certainly not a novelty, but it is still not spread enough to replace conventional methods. Amazon wants to change that with their new hexagonal drone, which was presented at their re:MARS Conference. This drone should improve the Primer Air delivery program, which is available in selected countries […]

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  12. New Credit Card That Calculates Your Carbon-Emission Spending

    Jul
    15
    2019

    How much carbon emissions does a human being produce daily? The answer to this question is not as simple as calculating the CO2 emissions from our vehicles or the electricity in our homes. It’s much more than that – every product we buy has an impact on the environment in terms of carbon emissions. Luckily […]

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  13. The All-Electric Honda e Will Use Cameras Instead of Side Mirrors

    Jul
    03
    2019

    Side mirrors have been a staple in the automotive industry for over fifty years now. They were invented to help the driver see what happens in other road lanes, which helps with safety. While this invention certainly helped the automotive industry going forward, it seems outdated by today’s standards. The reason is quite simple – […]

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  14. U.S. Warns of Spy Dangers of Chinese-Made Drones

    Jun
    28
    2019

    Is there anything that is still secret in our digital world today? How secure is your everyday movements, day to day routines and most intimate information? Are we really protected by firewalls and passwords to secure our most precious information? Have we become so gullible to accept the big banners on software promotions promising just […]

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  15. The U.S. Navy to Facelift Existing Missile Submarine Fleet

    Jun
    24
    2019

    The Navy “Boats” Ohio (1981 to 1997) Virginia (2000 – present) Planned – Columbia The U.S. Navy Ohio class submarines are reaching their age out date. The current 14 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines have been in service between 1981 and 1997. The new Columbia class submarine, in conjunction with the existing Virginia class submarine, is meant to take […]

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  16. Ford’s Foldable Robot Could Soon Be Delivering Your Packages

    Jun
    17
    2019

    With so many robots available on the market, why would Ford show interest in a walking delivery robot? It’s all about autonomous vehicles and the need for the automated delivery of goods to your doorstep. Ford partnered with the Oregon-based startup company called Agility Robotics saw an opportunity to solve delivery issues for the US postal service […]

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