When it comes to high vacuums, it doesn’t get more flexible than the Explorer by Denton Vacuum, LLC. Why is the Explorer such a popular high vacuum? Here’s a look at the Explorer and why so many companies rely on this system for valuable research, development, and production.

The Explorer is a high-vacuum development and production system designed for thermal evaporation, e-beam evaporation, sputtering, and even PECVD. It can be used by companies in various industries, including solar, optics, semiconductor, emerging technologies, medical, and the aerospace industries.

When it comes to performance, this flexible thermal evaporation system can be used for various applications. Some of the applications include optical film characterization and design, CIGS and advanced materials research, advanced electron microscope sample preparation, indium bumping for focal plane array fabrication, and quality assurance. It can also be used for semiconductor device development and failure analysis.

In addition to being used in various industries and for a broad range of applications, Explorer is an extremely popular high vacuum because of its advanced features and capabilities, many of which have been mentioned above, such as thermal and e-beam evaporation. But it also features sputter deposition, load lock options, and PECVD process options.

The powerful control system features a variety of upgrade offers, including consistent controls, standard software, source code for customizing your programs, and a variety of network capabilities. The flexible chamber sizes can accommodate substrates up to 10’. Finally, if you purchase from Denton Vacuum, you can rest assured that your system will be tailored to your precise thin film coating process need.

Whether you’re in the photo processing industry or medial industry, chances are your company makes use of precision electrical equipment. In an effort to protect your equipment from being destroyed by common electrical problems such as surges, spikes, or ground noise, it’s important to invest in the right power conditioner.

But how do you find the right power conditioner? From the Topaz power conditioner to the Tripp Lite power conditioner, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the many products on the market today. Here’s how to find the right power conditioner for your needs.

Find a reputable power protection company. Research companies that specialize in assorted power protection products, ranging from power conditioners to indoor and outdoor UPS. Find out how many years they have been in business, read business reviews, and look for other accomplishments, such as business awards in the industry.

Shop according to the application: Whether you’re shopping online or at a brick-and-mortar shop, start by determining your application. What are you going to use the power conditioner for? Some units are designed for motors and industrial computer systems, while others are more suited for concert halls and wastewater treatment plans. If you still have trouble finding the unit you need, talk to a live person who can help you select the right product.

Purchase a leading manufacturer. Generic brands don’t make the cut when it comes to emergency backup power. Make sure to invest in top-brand names, such as Controlled Power, MaxPower, Topax, OnLine Power, Staco Energy, and Tripp Lite. You can find these brands as well as other products such as Tripplite medical UPS units at Power-up Tech.

Google isn’t investing billions of dollars in green energy to make people happy but it’s because there exists data to prove that it affects their bottom line positively.

Rick Needham, director of energy and sustainability at Google, while delivering a presentation at the CleanTech Forum explains why, in saying, “While fossil-based prices are on a cost curve that goes up, renewable prices are on this march downward.”

And this trend favoring renewables persists even if the method of ‘fracking’ has reduced gas costs in several regions.

It’s not surprising that the reason for this is because of energy source itself, which is in abundance and seemingly everywhere unlike fossil-based resources.

While the clean energy industry just has to focus on creating mass technologies to capture these resources, the fossil fuel industry has solve an ever increasing problem of using technology to extract resources that are harder to reach. This is why fossil fuel prices are volatile while clean energy prices are stable.

Other reasons why Google considers this to be a good investment are:

#1: Almost 49% of the capacity commissioned by the US in 2012 was renewable and almost 40% came from wind which outperformed coal by producing twice as much.

#2: Not only has the levelized cost of energy dropped by 28% but the cost of producing solar panels have also dropped heavily by 80%.

#3: With Google procuring almost 260 MW of power through wind contracts, the company will enjoy a steady source of energy at stable prices for almost another 20 years.

#4: Google has already invested $1 billion in alternative power projects which can generate at least 2 GW of power every year or twice as much power that Google used in 2011.

Facebook will roll out a new optional feature called ‘Replies’ on March 25 which will allow page owners to write personalized responses to comment made by page visitors especially if there are a number of them.

In announcing this update, a spokesman from Facebook said, “We think that this update will allow for easier management of conversations around posts, which is a better experience for people interacting with Pages and public figure profiles.”

Another feature known as active thread-sifting will also be rolled out which will use an algorithm to order the most active posts at the top.

However, this option won’t be available to all page owners and profiles but only to those who have more than 10000 followers. Personal accounts will not enjoy the option of using this feature either.

This ‘Reply’ feature, while being new to Facebook users, isn’t for those who use third-party sites much like TechCrunch since Facebook’s commenting plug-in has already enabled this benefit for its users.

Why both these features are said to improve the quality of interaction is because it not only gives a chance for page owner to directly interact with certain comments but also informs visitors of the most active conversations at the top.

With that said, there’s more to the second feature than is evident as each person who views the conversation thread will find the most active conversations to be based on his or her connections. Facebook assumes (correctly!) that you’d probably want to join the conversation since you know the individual.

As mentioned earlier, by March 25, page owners will be given a chance to opt-in but these features will become mandatory by July 10 this year.