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JUNE 2020
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Allied Components International introduces our Single Port Micro USB receptacle AMUSB-4646. With Operating Temp Range of -55°C to +85°C for those industrial applications needing USB 2.0 Micro-A&B. Samples are available now upon request and production lead times of only 6-8 wks. Contact Allied Components today for your current design and production needs.

 

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The Allied Components team wishes you are staying safe and healthy during these uncertain times. This month’s newsletter looks at NASA’s historic SpaceX Crew Dragon test flight, telepresence robots for university classrooms, and a generator that converts waste heat energy into electricity.

NASA astronauts launch from America in historic test flight of SpaceX Crew Dragon

For the first time in history, NASA astronauts have launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft to the International Space Station. The mission is an end-to-end test flight to validate the SpaceX crew transportation system, including launch, in-orbit, docking and landing operations.

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For university classrooms, are telepresence robots the next best thing to being there?

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With schools nationwide closing down and shifting to online instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students are forced to pursue their education from a distance instead of from their normal classrooms and labs environment. The National Science Foundation study examines the preferences of students and teachers when it comes to these three learning formats: in person, through a telepresence robot, and distance learning tools such as livestreaming and recorded lectures.

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A Generator That Converts Waste Heat Energy into Electricity

The science community is increasingly interested in developing electric generators that use waste heat to power small electronic devices as sustainability becomes a growing concern among today’s global manufacturers. According to a recent study at the University of Tokyo, iron is an efficient material for electric generators due to its abundance, affordability, and thinness.

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