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The Tunneling Transistor

Quantum tunneling is a limitation in today’s transistors, but it could be the key to future devices

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Chameleon Skins Slash Building Energy Use

Investment of a small amount of energy can deliver big returns in energy savings

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Heating and cooling buildings consumes around 15 percent of the world’s energy supply, and this use is slated to go up in coming decades. The International Energy Agency predicts that the energy demand for cooling will more than triple by 2050 if nothing is done to address energy efficiency.

Now, taking inspiration from the color-changing skins of chameleons, two research groups have made dynamic, color-changing materials for building facades that could significantly reduce the energy footprint of air-conditioning and heating.

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How to Stake Electronic Components Using Adhesives

Staking provides extra mechanical support for various electronic parts

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Adhesive staking of DIP component on a circuit board using Master Bond EP17HTDA-1.

The main use for adhesive staking is to provide extra mechanical support for electronic components and other parts that may be damaged due to vibration, shock, or handling.

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Sensitive electronic components and other parts that may be damaged due to vibration, shock, or handling can often benefit from adhesive staking. Staking provides additional mechanical reinforcement to these delicate pieces.

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