Smart Grid: Energy Harvesting
Within modern smart grid deployments, there are many locations where we will want to install a device but can not since we can not find a local source of electricity to power the device. Sometimes, we need power line sensors or remote terminal units in ...
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One Surprising Secret of Highly Productive People
Dump the caffeine: For decades, I avoided caffeine altogether, but recently started drinking two ice teas per day, plus up to two bottle of BAI flavors, which also have caffeine. I quit cold turkey, preferring to suffer a headache for a few days than ...
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It's win-win without even getting into the third win: Hurwitz seems to have designed these 15 overlapping episodes precisely for Netflix's pause-and-play interface. As star Jason Bateman told GQ: . Both have serious trouble managing the clock late ...
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A changing focus
Four years later Frenchman Louis Legrand was running a watch and clock-making business and a photo studio in the city offering portraits for the newly minted society people of the day. He later branched During the 1950s, the photo studio was ...
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At the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, Bathrooms That Beckon
Monica Pedersen, a designer from the HGTV show “Designed to Sell,” was the radiant, high-energy mistress of ceremonies; dancers from the Momix troupe did Pilobolus-like things, sometimes in breezy white gowns, sometimes in bathing suits on little carts ...
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Iceman Mummy Lost Darwin's Game: He Seems to Have No Modern Kin
alps The oldest human to have his complete mitonchondrial (mtDNA) genome sequenced, a 5,000-year-old “Iceman” mummy known as Ötzi, does not appear to have any living relatives in Europe. The new genetic analysis reveals that Ötzi belonged to a ...
November 1, 2008
Cavemen Found Innocent: Cave Bears Died From Cold, Not Spears
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Introduction Within modern smart grid deployments, there are many locations where we will want to install a device but can not since we can not find a local source of electricity to power the device. Sometimes, we need power line sensors or remote terminal units in rural and remote sites where it is essential to capture measurement values and then transmit them upstream via communication networks to the substation or the network operation centre. Energy harvesting, or energy scavenging, is a process that captures small amounts of energy that would otherwise be lost as heat, light, sound, vibration or movement. It uses this captured energy to:. Improve efficiency – e. g. costs would be cut significantly if waste heat were harvested and used to help power a device, such as a microcomputer or microcontroller Enable new technology – e. g. wireless sensor... Maintenance free – no need to replace batteries Environmentally friendly – disposal of batteries is tightly regulated because they contain chemicals and metals that are harmful to the environment and hazardous to human health Opens up new... Energy capture (sporadic, irregular energy rather than.
Over the last 10 years we have moved from being connected to being hyperconnected with the promise that with increased connectedness would come, among other things, increased productivity. We can’t escape the hyperconnected nature of our modern world. However, turning to technology for the answer (software to block time-wasting sites from our computers, productivity apps to help us streamline our to-do-lists, or calendar apps to help us schedule our over-stuffed lives) can be band-aid solutions... the Essentialist knows that there are times that less technology can enable us to accomplish more. This is why many of the most effective and succesful people use non-digital solutions to help them navigate this hyperconnected world. The #1 non-digital solution successful people use. According to Michael Helft at Fortune: “[Sheryl’s] days are a flurry of meetings that she runs with the help of a decidedly undigital spiral-bound notebook. She crosses them off one by one, and once every item on a page is checked, she rips the page off and moves to the next. If every item is done 10 minutes into an hour-long meeting, the meeting is over.
Here is the end of the traditional television season and a time when, before the advent of Netflix and cable and year-round programming, humble television critics could look forward to warm, lazy days filled with Tyrion-worthy quantities of wine,... Now, it’s just another month to consider old shows, new shows, and old shows that are suddenly new again. So what’s the deal with the new season of Arrested Development. Unless you’ve been having tea parties with dolls in the attic of a model home , you are probably well aware that Arrested Development , the fiercely adored Fox sitcom that ran from 2003 to 2006, is returning this weekend thanks to the persistence... Beginning Sunday, all 15 episodes of the long-awaited Season 4 will appear en masse as if summoned there by Tony Wonder. The entire cast has returned, along with popular guest stars Henry Winkler (the shark-jumping Barry Zuckerkorn), Scott Baio (Barry’s younger replacement, Bob Loblaw), Mae Whitman ( “Her. ” ), and Liza Minnelli (the vertiginous Lucille No. 2), and creator Mitch Hurwitz has revealed that each of the episodes is focused on a single character, allowing plenty of time both for catch-up and AD ‘s typically twisty games of.
Having a Crystal Ball: Waterford, Orrefors, Baccarat and More Introduce Contemporary Designs
Now, a new generation of designers has discovered its charms, and cut-crystal is showing up in contemporary lighting, furniture and glassware. This year’s collections include designs inspired by punk rock and the streets of New York. “The beauty of ...
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Bai 6" Stainless Steel Designer Wall Clock Mega Silver with Niteglow
6" in diameter. Custom dial design in bold type font and niteglow designs. Brushed stainless steel bezel with glass lens and spray-painted matte black metal hour and minute hands with niteglow. Quality quartz movement with sweeping second hand in spray ...
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Bai 15" Aluminum Wall Clock Futura
Brushed aluminum bezel. Screened PVC dial. Spray-painted metal hour and minute hands. Quality silent quartz movement. Requires one AA battery to operate. Gift-boxed. Contemporary style with numbers in matte dark gray Futura font and matching gunmetal hands.
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Timeless Design: 7 Classic Clocks
Claire is a California native living in London who loves discovering the city with her husband and French bulldog Watson. With a background in photography and interior design, her current creative obsessions include sewing, printmaking, and anything neon.
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HP TouchPad Needs 6 to 8 Weeks for Additional Shipments
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Perplexing Wall Clock
Using the same lenticular printing technology as many image-shifting postcards and “wiggle pictures,” the AM/PM Wall Clock by Studio Dreimann allows the viewer to read both AM and PM times by simply changing their viewing perspective. It may look like ...
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