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With its market share dominance, Kennesaw, Ga.-based Heidelberg USA is a leader in developing new technology for sheetfed printing, including closed-loop innovations.
Spectrophotometric process control systems, based on an independent color space such as CIELAB, have become an indispensable on-press tool to achieve color quickly and hold consistently high-quality colors in the pressroom, explains von Rumohr.
Printing managers look for tools that help their operators become more effective in predicting results at the highest quality and minimizing waste, he says.
NO MORE COLOR BARS?
There is also a growing need for on-line spectrophotometric systems that reduce the need for color bars, meaning directly measuring in the image and allowing integration with digital prepress. Heidelberg’s latest development, the ImageControl CPC 24 on-line spectrophotometer system does exactly that, says von Rumohr. It …Tags: print is not dead!, printing innovation
The ion thruster uses electricity to accelerate charged xenon atoms to speeds of 30 miles (50 km) per second. In contrast, the best chemical thrusters burn hydrogen and oxygen to make water vapor and then shoot the water out of a nozzle at 3 miles per second. The faster the gas is shot out of the thruster, the less fuel is needed to push the spacecraft a given amount. A spacecraft powered by an ion thruster can therefore reach its destination with only one-tenth the fuel of a chemical rocket. This kind of lean propulsion is essential for difficult future missions such as a Neptune orbiter.
Soon after launch, Deep Space 1’s ion thruster shut down several times when particles of debris shorted out the high-voltage grids that accelerate the…
Here we interview three of the most powerful women in British IT. Among the women who didn’t quite make our top three, we found one attention-grabbing example that contrasts with a company’s male marketing image. Did you know that when it comes to the to job in IT, the man from Del Monte is a woman?
IT director. Abbey National
In Yasmin Jetha’s home there is a large diary in the dining room in which each member of the family writes down their evening engagements. That way Jetha, her husband and two teenage sons keep track of each other’s movements and arrange to spend time together.
Jetha’s life needs this level of organisation because she has huge responsibilities at Abbey National where she is responsible for…
Sagan would soon become embroiled in heated debates about the Mariner 2 probe, which would fly to Venus. One key question was whether Mariner 2 should carry a camera. Sagan and his colleagues argued long and hard about this. Nowadays, it is difficult to imagine a time when scientists didn’t naturally place cameras aboard robotic spacecraft. We are accustomed to the spectacular images from, say, the Hubble Space Telescope, and from the Mars Pathfinder probe. These spacecraft are to space what Ansel Adams was to the American West.
But decades ago, few astronomers anticipated this breathtaking bumper crop of space imagery. Back then, telescopes offered only murky images of the planets. According to traditional accounts of modern astronomy, many astronomers regarded planetary astronomy as somewhat declasse, a holdover…
The spacecraft’s dramatic fate was cast in June 2000, when the science team and NASA agreed to let NEAR Shoemaker drop to the surface. By then the spacecraft had been orbiting the 33-km-long asteroid for only four months of its year-long study, but it already had exceeded the mission’s original expectations. Pictures of potato-shaped Eros were streaming to Earth at an average of 500 per day and would eventually total 160,000 (some 10 times more than planned). Careful measurements of the asteroid’s shape and mass yielded an overall density of 2.7 grams per cubic centimeter, implying that Eros is more or less solid rock with many crisscrossing internal fractures. This is a far cry from the “rubble pile” 253 Mathilde. With an overall density of just 1.3 g/cm3, determined during…
When choosing RAID drive repair firm, there are several factors to be considerate about. You want to have your drive fixed because there are various files that you need to save. It can be your business records, office files or personal documents. If you want all of these imperative data to be restored, you should be very careful in choosing a drive repair service provider. The first thing to know about is the reputation of the firm. It should be an established company and one that has proven its competence for years. Its workers should be skillful and professional. They should be well-mannered, too, considering that you may have to invite them to come over to your home instead of sending the computer to the shop. It is also …Tags: raid stuff
Current plans envision at least 14 spacecraft traveling to Mars by 2010. Some of these missions are small-scale “micromissions” that could include communication satellites, penetrators, balloons, and airplanes. The powerful French Ariane 5 rocket will play a key role in the micromissions. The lightweight micromissions will be secondary payloads, piggybacking into space alongside Earth-orbiting satellites aboard the Ariane 5. Small rockets will then send these spacecraft to the Red Planet.
Mars is the 21st century’s destination of choice for two main reasons. First, there is a good possibility that microbial life once existed on the Red Planet. Second, it is the most likely place for a future human presence beyond Earth orbit. “The question of life is a prime driver in martian exploration,” explains Charles Elachi, director for space and…