Inviting Black Forest is anything but bleak
Traditional half-timbered houses have gabled roofs and framed windows that form distinctive geometric patterns on the building facades. Triberg also boasts three claims to fame: cuckoo clocks, Black Forest cake and Germany's highest waterfalls. The ...
May 10, 2015
Bill Galinsky is nuts for cuckoo clocks
Bill Galinsky works on repairing a customer's German 1970 Hubert Herr cuckoo clock. Galinsky, a master cuckoo clock carver and maker, repairs about 200 cuckoo clocks each year. He estimates he makes another couple hundred clocks annually that he ...
December 26, 2014
Festival of Trees brings in thousands
ZANESVILLE – This year, the Festival of Trees brought in $3,000 more than last year. The Festival of Trees, an annual fundraiser for the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, took place Friday and more than 200 items were auctioned off....
December 6, 2014
Festival of Trees auction slated for Friday
More than 200 decorated trees, wreaths, stockings and other entries and their incentives will be auctioned off from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Muskingum County Welcome Center. Bids may be placed in person or by calling 740-450-1990. The auction ...
December 3, 2014
Luxuries: Designer cuckoo clocks, red clothes, accessories
Go cuckoo for these clocks. As daylight saving time comes to a close, keep track of precious minutes with a traditional or unique cuckoo clock. These exquisite timepieces strike the right chord with music and magical sounds to help you stay on schedule ...
October 26, 2014
How To Harvest Uranium from the Ocean
back to shore, and the uranium is eluted [a chemical extraction method] off. “You get between 2 and 4 grams of uranium sticking to this stuff per kilogram of plastic,” says Erich Schneider, a nuclear engineer at the University of Texas at Austin ...
September 18, 2012
ENZKLOSTERLE, Germany — The Black Forest gets its name from a canopy of trees so dense that the woods seem dark, pierced only by shafts of sunlight. Mushrooms sprout across the damp forest floor. But the bleak name Black Forest — Schwarzwald in German — does not capture its beauty. My family and I camped there late last summer, near the village of Enzklosterle, in one of hundreds of valleys scattered across the forest’s vast, mountainous expanse. The forest stretches across 2,320 miles in southwestern Germany, an easy trip from Frankfurt. Once our tent was up, the beds were inflated and our 3-year-old daughter had achieved her goal of muddy feet, we sat and relaxed in the sunshine with cool German beers. One rainy day during our visit, we drove an hour to medieval Schiltach and another half-hour to the town of Triberg. Traditional half-timbered houses have gabled roofs and framed windows that form distinctive geometric patterns on the building facades. Triberg also boasts three claims to fame: cuckoo clocks, Black Forest cake and Germany’s highest waterfalls. Next, we window-shopped for cuckoo clocks, an activity which prompted a debate over whether one would suit our sitting room wall.
Go cuckoo for these clocks. As daylight saving time comes to a close, keep track of precious minutes with a traditional or unique cuckoo clock. • One-day-movement Anton Schneider Bears German cuckoo clock, $730. 80 at blackforestgifts. • Carved owls and birds eight-day mechanical German Black Forest cuckoo clock, $474. 58 at clockrite. • Auckland 1055 wall clock is made of PVC, wood and aluminum. • Kendal Vivid large deer handcrafted wood cuckoo clock, $112. 98 online only at sears. • One-day-movement Chalet-style cuckoo clock by August Schwer, $475 at cuckoo-palace. • Contemporary one-day wind cuckoo clock by Rombach and Hass Simple Line, $498. 75 at clockshoppes. • One-day cuckoo wall clock by River City Clocks, $167. 99 at wayfair. The fall hues bring warmth and comfort to the season. Red will bring the heat.
The good news is that we have at least a hundred years worth of uranium. The bad news is that both demand for uranium and the price of production are rising—and a hundred years isn’t all that long. For every billion pounds of water in the ocean, there are 3. 3 pounds of uranium—we just need to figure out how to extract it. Over at IEEE Spectrum , Dave Levitan describes an effective technique for harvesting the diluted uranium:. The best method works like this: A polymer substrate—basically, plastic—is irradiated, and then chemicals with an affinity for uranium are grafted onto it. The material is woven into 60-meter-long braids, and these are then brought out by boat to... The plastic is then brought back to shore, and the uranium is eluted [a chemical extraction method] off. “You get between 2 and 4 grams of uranium sticking to this stuff per kilogram of plastic,” says Erich Schneider, a nuclear engineer at the University of Texas at Austin. If we do not face a fuel shortage, it’s much easier and cheaper to just not go to all the expense of reprocessing (with its inevitable contamination and voluminous waste stream) and let spent fuel cool in sealed dry casks for centuries, or even...
Gillette clock repairman keeps a timeless tradition alive
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You'll Go Cuckoo For This Gigantic Clock Carved Out Of A Single Tree
A remarkable cuckoo clock forged from a single maple tree is being used to crow about Portland, Oregon. Designed by Nicolas Gros and carved by chainsaw sculptor J. Chester Armstrong, the 24-foot-high, 7,000-pound clock is being shown off around the ...
November 26, 2014
Birds Clock Design
Haoshi Design has designed two very beautiful clocks staging birds : the Swallow Clock and the Cuckoo Clock. The Swallow Clock contains a dial where the numbers are replaced by 12 birds with their flights frozen at different times. The Cuckoo Clock ...
October 5, 2014
New stage at Oktoberfest event is cuckoo by design
The Glockenspiel Stage making its debut this year at the Columbus Oktoberfest offers a cross between a cuckoo ... a large clock, an antlered deer head and two doors — from which dancers will emerge on the hour to perform to traditional German tunes.
September 26, 2013
9 Super Cool Clocks That Make Great Design Gifts
No one can afford to "watch the clock" all day, but we do look look at our wall clocks often... These wall clocks will update a room's decor with a fresh modern look and give it new personality - one that matches your very cool giftee. Swiss designer ...
January 22, 2013
The Past, Present, and Future of the Cuckoo Clock
The cuckoo clock.” In traditional cuckoo clocks, the “coo coo” sound is derived from a system of bellows pushing air through two wooden whistles to recreate the distinctive two-note call of the common cuckoo. The gears of these traditional cuckoo ...
May 17, 2013
Cuckoo Clock Wall Decal
The newly revamped Hunkydory Home has this interesting twist on a traditional timepiece in this Cuckoo Clock Vinyl Wall Sticker. The wall sticker features a Scandinavian folk-art style illustration with birds, foxes and tries in retro shades of blue ...
November 8, 2012