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Hudson, New York: A Brief History

Hudson, NY is a small city with a rich history and a magnificent location on the east shore of the Hudson River 120 miles north of New York Harbor. It was originally inhabited by the Mohican Indians. The first known European to navigate the river was Henry Hudson in 1609. Originally called Claverack Landing, there…

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Creep in Plastic Materials

In material sciences, creep is sometimes referred to as cold flow. In this regard, the difference between plastics and other materials is that plastics display time-dependent viscoelastic behavior. Viscoelastic behavior is the property of a material to display both viscous and elastic characteristics when undergoing deformation. It can result from long-term exposure to high levels…

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How Are Plastics Playing a Role at Tesla’s Gigafactory?

Entrepreneur Elon Musk’s vision for mass produced, affordable electric vehicles has driven Tesla Motors to build the Gigafactory outside of Reno, Nevada. This approximately $5 billion factory is designed to manufacture the batteries needed to support mass produced electric vehicles. In order to realize this vision, plastics will be used throughout the factory both in the batteries and the…

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