Posts Tagged ‘therm0mg’

Dampen Noise with Custom-Made Window Inserts

November 21, 2017

https://indowwindows.com/noise-dampening-in-historic-homes

Find a Lenwich Near You – Lenwich

September 30, 2017

74th & Columbus
http://lenwich.com/stores#lenwich-74th-street

Stephen King’s Family Business

September 15, 2017

.@StephenKing’s Family Business
http://www.NYTimes.com/2013/08/04/magazine/stephen-kings-family-business.html 4 writers: father, 2 sons & a daughter-in-law

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Tabitha is an accomplished writer with eight novels to her credit, and two of their three children, Joe and Owen, are novelists. (Naomi is a Unitarian Universalist minister.) Joe’s “NOS4A2,” a sprawling mix of horror and fantasy that is his third critically praised best seller, was published last April; Owen’s second work of fiction, a
well-received comedic novel titled “Double Feature,” was published in March. Owen, perhaps inevitably, married a writer, Kelly Braffet, whose third novel, a literary thriller called “Save Yourself,” is out this month. And Stephen’s much-anticipated sequel to the “The Shining,” titled “Doctor Sleep,” comes out this fall.

Circus performers, klezmer musicians — those are the kinds of entertainers we usually expect to see in a family business, not writers.
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How Driscoll’s Reinvented the Strawberry

September 2, 2017

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“The university, in a countersuit, accused Shaw of illegally breeding with the pipeline cultivars on behalf of his new company, while still employed by Davis. Entrusted with the “crown jewels,” the university contended, Shaw had attempted to destroy the public breeding program in order to enrich himself and his friends. Steven Knapp is a genomics expert, formerly of Monsanto, who was hired as Davis’s new breeder. When I talked to him by phone not long ago, he was apoplectic at what he perceived to be Shaw’s breach of loyalty.

According to Frances Dillard, Driscoll’s global brand strategist and a veteran of Disney’s consumer-products division, berries are the produce category most associated with happiness. (Kale, in contrast, has a health-control, “me” focus.) On a slide that Dillard prepared, mapping psychographic associations with various fruits, strawberries floated between Freedom and Harmony, in a zone marked Extrovert, above a word cloud that read “Social, pleasure, joy, balance, conviviality, friendship, warmth, soft, natural, sharing.” (Blueberries vibed as status-oriented, demanding, and high-tech.)

Driscoll’s senior vice-president and general counsel compared the company to its neighbors in Silicon Valley. “Growers are sort of like our manufacturing plants,” he said. “We make the inventions, they assemble it, and then we market it, so it’s not that dissimilar from Apple using someone else to do the manufacturing but they’ve made the invention and marketed the end product.” Like Apple, Driscoll’s guards its I.P. jealously.
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How Driscoll’s reinvented #strawberries
http://www.NewYorker.com/magazine/2017/08/21/how-driscolls-reinvented-the-strawberry Like Apple, invent & market, don’t manufacture. Now in #opendata v IP fight

3D printers start to build factories of the future

August 27, 2017

#3Dprinters…factories of the future
https://www.Economist.com/news/briefing/21724368-recent-advances-make-3d-printing-powerful-competitor-conventional-mass-production-3d digital light synthesis, a software-controlled chem rxn, now economic viable

https://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21724369-additive-manufacturing-abandons-economies-scale-3d-printing-transforms-economics

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“Carbon’s printer uses a process called digital light synthesis, which Dr DeSimone describes as “a software-controlled chemical reaction to grow parts”. It starts with a pool of liquid polymer held in a shallow container that has a transparent base. An ultraviolet image of the first layer of the object to be made is projected through the base. This cures (ie, solidifies) a corresponding volume of the polymer, reproducing the image in perfect detail. That now-solid layer attaches itself to the bottom of a tool lowered into the pool from above. The container’s base itself is permeable to oxygen, a substance that inhibits curing. This stops the layer of cured polymer sticking to the base as well, and thus permits the tool to lift that layer slightly. The process is then repeated with a second layer being added to the first from below. And so on. As the desired shape is completed, the tool lifts it out of the container. It is then baked in an oven to strengthen it.

Dr DeSimone says that digital light synthesis overcomes two common problems of 3D printing. First, it is up to 100 times faster than existing polymer-based printers. Second, the baking process knits the layers together more effectively, making for a stronger product and also one that has smooth surfaces, which reduces the need for additional processing.”
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Analysis | The nation is immersed in its warmest period in recorded history

May 1, 2017

US…immersed in its warmest period in recorded history
https://www.WashingtonPost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/04/18/the-nation-is-immersed-in-its-warmest-period-in-recorded-history/ “Latest 1,2,3,4 & 5 yr periods rank as…warmest in 122 yrs”

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“The latest one-, two-, three-, four- and five year periods — ending in March — rank as the warmest in 122 years of record-keeping for the Lower 48 states, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.”
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Monitor and Find Everything from the Internet – Wireless Sensor Tags

November 19, 2016

Monitor & Find Everything: Wireless #Sensor Tags
http://wirelesstag.net Useful for temp & motion. Can be combined w/ other stuff via @IFTTT

Product — Solight Design

August 26, 2016

.@Solar_Puff http://www.Solight-Design.com/product/ Neat cubes that store the day’s sunlight for light during the night. Designed w/ a social angle.

an update on kerosene storm lamps

Between Bentonville and Bezos | The Economist

June 27, 2016

Betw Bentonville & Bezos
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21699913-lessons-two-giants-american-retailing-between-bentonville-and-bezos $AMZN winning over $WMT (up 30% in ’15 v flat) by focussing on saving shopper time v money

Ambient Energy Orb & Joule

April 30, 2016

http://www.ambientdevices.com/

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Ambient Devices is the leading provider of displays and systems that deliver instant, effortless access to information at a glance. Ambient’s energy products, including the Energy Orb and new Energy Joule
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