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  • Infographic: All about US home heating systems

    While electricity’s share has grown since 2000, most American homes are still heated with gas largely because of the fossil fuel’s affordability.

  • Video: Outdoor cooling with liquid nitrogen

    An Israeli startup is harnessing the cooling power of liquid nitrogen to drive its outdoor air-conditioning system.

  • Air conditioning 101: Basics, working principle and sizing calculations

    There are several factors an engineer must consider before choosing an air conditioning unit for a particular application.

  • eCart offer temperature-controlled storage for curbside pickup

    The Trace Grocery eCart from BrightDrop, a General Motors Co., is a temperature-controlled cart that enables grocery store employees to store grocery orders at the curb for customer pick up.

  • Mini USB vs. micro USB: Similarities, differences and latest trends

    It is essential to understand how these USB connectors differ and their suitability for different applications.

  • New KOP AM20 Series Gate Valves deliver improved wellhead and tree system integrity

    The KOP AM20 Series Gate Valve significantly reduces non-productive time (NPT) and the risk of catastrophic well loss while requiring less maintenance and lower inventory costs.

  • New electrochemical pump method enhances hydrogen purification

    The purification of hydrogen can be simplified using a pump equipped with high-temperature proton-selective polymer electrolyte membranes (PEM) and phosphonic acid ionomer electrode binder.

  • The new GEA NiSoX-Valve improves product micronization and uniformity

    The NiSoX-Valve design optimizes different fluid dynamic effects employing the energy in the most efficient and effective way.

  • KSB Group’s future-proof diaphragm valves for drinking water

    The valve covers a temperature range from -10° C to 90° C (14° F to 194° F) and is designed for a pressure of 16 bar (232 psi). This makes the SISTO-16RGAMaXX series highly suitable for thermal disinfection.

  • Anritsu debuts single sweep VNA-spectrum analyzer solution supporting 70 kHz to 220 GHz

    Anritsu is enhancing its VectorStar vector network analyzer (VNA) family with spectrum analysis capability to create the world’s first single sweep VNA-spectrum analyzer solution that supports 70 kHz to 220 GHz.

  • Teledyne LeCroy announced its PCI Express 5.0 Mini Cool Edge IO (MCIO) interposer

    The new interposer enables engineers to test products that incorporate card edge connectors or cabled connector assemblies that use the MCIO mechanical connector with PCIe 5.0, NVM Express (NVMe) or Compute Express Link (CXL) technologies.

  • Yokogawa debuts two new optical spectrum analyzers

    Yokogawa has launched two new optical spectrum analyzers (OSAs) to fulfil market demands for an instrument capable of measuring a wide range of wavelengths and meet new needs in optical product development and manufacturing.

  • New dishwasher promises to kill bacteria in just 25 seconds

    Superheated steam can reportedly kill bacteria and harmful microorganisms left on plates and cutlery in standard dishwashers in a matter of seconds.

  • Wilo-Actun ZETOS for energy efficient water supply and enhanced reliability

    The new Wilo-Actun ZETOS pump features stainless-steel investment casting and a permanent magnet motor selected specifically for the pump’s hydraulics to deliver excellent energy efficiency.

  • Robots deployed for re-stocking shelves in convenient stores

    The robot, dubbed the TX SCARA, is designed for autonomously restocking refrigerated shelves with bottled and canned beverages.

  • Scorecard ranks state support for affordable, decarbonized housing

    States are ranked in terms of actions to reduce pollution and housing costs for residents through energy efficiency, electrification and renewable energy investments.

  • Name that exoplanet

    Students, teachers, astronomy enthusiasts and others are invited to form teams and propose names for 20 celestial systems, each of which consists of one known exoplanet and its host star.

  • Video: Enter the Engineering for People Design Challenge

    Now in its 12th year, the Design Challenge has reached over 60,000 undergraduate students across Cameroon, South Africa, the U.K., Ireland and the U.S.

  • ASME launches R&D Pulse content platform

    ASME has introduced its newest member-exclusive benefit, R&D Pulse.

  • Engineering a more efficient heat pump

    A prototype flexible heat pump technology is anticipated to deliver as much as 10% efficiency gains relative to current residential heating systems.

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