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OSA | Monolithic ultra-high-Q lithium niobate microring resonator
so lithium niobate makes for great resonators for fiber optic networks, but is chemically inert so you can't etch it easily. Now, it looks like they've achieved usable dry plasma etching to make waveguides/resonators.
lithium  niobate  fiber  optic  resonator  waveguide  optics  plasma  dry  etching  materials  science  research  technology 
january 2018 by asteroza
Amazon | CANSAY nu board ヌーボード A4判 NGA403FN08 | ホワイトボード | Office Products
Interesting dry erase notebook, internally filled with thin flexible whiteboard pages (6 or so pages?) and intermediary clear pages to protect the whiteboard pages from smudging against each other.
dry  erase  whiteboard  notebook  note  taking  writing  tools 
november 2017 by asteroza
ATACAMA
Wow, microfluidic channels embedded in fabric which allow directional control of fluid movement, so you can do things like channel sweat from a shirt into the shirt bottom so it will drip out.
microfluidic  channel  textile  fabric  fluid  directional  control  dry  materials  science  research  technology  mositure  wicking 
july 2017 by asteroza
Neutron Absorber Material | Holtec International
New nanoparticle based metal matrix composite basket for spent fuel rods, with such high thermal conductivity that spent fuel can be stuffed into a dry cask after only 3 years in a cooling pond.
Metamic  Metamic-HT  high  temperature  aluminum  boron  carbide  metal  matrix  composite  neutron  absorber  spent  fuel  rod  basket  dry  cask  waste  storage  nuclear  materials  science  research  technology  nanotechnology  powder  metallurgy  nanoparticle  alumina  alloy  dispersoid  Delicious 
december 2013 by asteroza
Chimera Energy
Apparently a "dry" fracking technique using no water, just gelled propane (WTF?!?). Interesting methodology...
gelled  propane  dry  well  fracking  technology  underground  facture  gas  pressure  hydraulic  Delicious 
august 2012 by asteroza
GE Combines Natural Gas, Wind, and Solar - Technology Review
So the idea is colocate a wind turbine array in the solar thermal heliostat field, and use the solar thermal heat to boost the steam turbine in a natural gas combined cycle rig. No mention of thermal heat storage from the solar thermal system, but considering the gas turbine can operate in peaking mode, there's less of an incentive to do so. The gas turbine also can do some load following moves to buffer the wind turbine output to take care of the wind power variability issue. It appears to spec for dry cooling the steam turbine. The core concept of a heavily integrated multisource powerplant is intriguing, and does cut the cost of some equipment (mainly steam turbines/generators, and transformers, and controls). However, if the integration is too high, then later expansions or uprates will unbalance the optimizations, potentially to the point that it may not be worth the costs.
turkey  GE  hybrid  natural  gas  turbine  combined  cycle  steam  HRSG  dry  cooling  concentrating  solar  thermal  wind  power  generator  green  energy  integrater  powerplant  Delicious 
june 2011 by asteroza
Device Research Laboratory
Interesting work on a high performance compact air cooled heatsink with integrated forced air blower and multi-loop condenser heatpipe arrangement
PHUMP  pumped  heat  exchanger  high  efficiency  air  dry  cooling  heatsink  low  power  fan  motor  heatpipe  impeller  small  form  factor  compact  thermal  management  research  hardware  DARPA  MACE  Delicious 
june 2011 by asteroza

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