Prototype of a high-temperature heat pump for recovering industrial waste heat

[ad_1] Credit: Universitat Jaume I Scientists from the Thermal and Energy Systems Engineering research group (Istener) at the Universitat Jaume I, in collaboration with the company Rank, have developed the first functional prototype of a high-temperature heat pump for the recovery of industrial waste heat in Spain. The first experimental results of this prototype have […]

A miniature stretchable pump for the next generation of soft robots

[ad_1] The pump bending. Credit: © Vito Cacucciolo / 2019 EPFL Soft robots have a distinct advantage over their rigid forebears: they can adapt to complex environments, handle fragile objects and interact safely with humans. Made from silicone, rubber or other stretchable polymers, they are ideal for use in rehabilitation exoskeletons and robotic clothing. Soft […]

App allows inspectors to find gas pump skimmers faster

[ad_1] An inspector holds up a phone equipped with Bluetana with a skimmer in the background. The two lines in red are the skimmer’s Bluetooth signature. The indentifiers have been blurred on the screen and the skimmer so that criminals can not identify them. Credit: David Baillot/University of California San Diego A team of computer […]