Today's Engineering Newswire looks at inverting EV inverters, attempting to destroy an industrial keyboard, and carrying a classified payload to space in a Boeing UAV.
Industrial Keyboard Goes Through the Ringer
Man and Machine introduced a new keyboard at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago this year. Dubbed the, Really O’Cool, The keyboard has laser etched keys and a sealed silicon design.
The company also offers optional features such as backlight keys, a MAGFIX attachment system for ferrous surfaces, and various lengths USB cable options. Private labeling for OEM applications are also available. But most importantly it is waterproof, oil-proof, dirt- proof and tough enough for the industrial world.
Inverting EV Inverters
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a power inverter that could make electric vehicles not only lighter, but more powerful and efficient as well.
At the core of this development is a wide bandgap material made of silicon carbide that provides higher inherent reliability; overall efficiency; frequency operation; better temperature tolerance; lighter weight, and higher power density - each better than standard semiconductor materials.
Boeing UAV Completes Secret Space Mission
The Boeing-built, X-37B is about 29 feet long with a wingspan of less than 15 feet. So, it’s no space shuttle, but it is technically a UAV.
The unmanned space vehicle is currently finishing up its current mission to space as preparations for the landing begin at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. But here’s the thing, the purpose and payload of these missions has been censored from public knowledge.
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