News tagged with electrical insulator

Tunable plastic thermometers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the Universities of Queensland and New South Wales in Australia have discovered that the ability of a plastic to conduct electricity can be tuned by exposure to an ion beam. ...

dateDec 15, 2010 in Materials Science
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Diamonds cutting environmental impact

Diamonds are known as a girl's best friend due to their splendid sparkle, but they are also held in very high regard by industrialists, who prize their unmatched density, excellent thermal conduction and other properties.

dateOct 18, 2010 in Materials Science
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New circuit breakers prevent electrical fires

A new fire protection circuit breaker from Siemens prevents electrical fires from developing. The device registers dangerous arcing in an electrical installation and breaks the circuit automatically. Arcing ...

dateOct 03, 2012 in Engineering
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Opening a new window on daylight

A new approach to windows that could let in more light and cut indoor lighting needs by up to 99% in buildings in Tropical regions without losing the cooling effect of shades. Details are reported in the International Jo ...

dateJul 31, 2009 in Energy & Green Tech
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Many Tricks Can Save Electricity

The electric bill this winter is more than a car payment, and you've decided to take action. But if you're not well-schooled, it's best to take some advice from the pros before stalking heat-saving products up and down the ...

dateFeb 23, 2009 in Energy & Green Tech
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