Don’t underestimate the time and energy it takes to mount your TV on the wall yourself.

Don’t underestimate the time and energy it takes to mount your TV on the wall yourself. Here’s how to do it and keep your wall — and your peace of mind — in one piece. Ms. Suthivarakom is the special projects editor at Wirecutter, a product recommendation site owned by The New York Times Company. It’s one thing to obsess over the aesthetics of your flat-screen TV — the beveled corners, the screen size, the color temperature. But without thoughtful installation, you can wind up with a beautiful rectangular display surrounded by a rat’s nest of cords, or worse, 40 pounds of glass and electronics that might fall off the wall at any moment. Todd Anthony Puma, chief executive of The Source Home Theater in New York, sees poorly installed televisions all the time — equipment not mounted on the studs or barely held in place with just a couple of screws or anchors. “What would happen after a period of time is that the TV would slowly but surely come off the wall, and sooner or later, you have a television that’s on your floor and possibly could injure somebody in the home, which is the worst-case scenario,” he said. Here’s what to consider if you want to mount your TV securely without sa...

Additive Construction: From the 3D-Printed House to the 3D-Printed High-Rise > ENGINEERING.com

YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> Additive manufacturing (AM) has begun to affect nearly every industry, from healthcare to aerospace, making it possible to create unique geometries with unique properties. One industry where 3D printing’s impact is at an even more nascent stage in construction. There are firms and research groups exploring the use of 3D printing as a building technology, but additive construction is still so young that its exact purpose and benefits remain speculative and unclear. Why, other than for sheer novelty, squeeze concrete out of a nozzle to fabricate a building when you can rely on traditional methods? Here we explore the various technologies currently being developed in additive construction to understand what the purpose, benefits, drawbacks and hurdles are to the technology. Among the first large-scale 3D printers for construction was the D-Shape 3D printer, made up of a 6m x6m aluminum frame and 300 nozzles that spray a binding agent onto masonry material, such as sand. While D-Shape has printed some large-scale objects, including a 3m x ...

While not the most popular or well-known oil on the market, black seed oil is a

While not the most popular or well-known oil on the market, black seed oil is a potent one nonetheless. Derived from the tiny black seed of the Nigella sativa plant, this oil comes in capsule or liquid form boasting culinary, beauty, and health benefits. To learn more about these, read this brief but thorough shopping guide on black seed oils. We’ve also included our top product recommendations, like Heritage Products’ organic, cold-pressed black seed oil perfect for recipes and DIY beauty treatments. Uses and benefits of black seed oil Beauty: Anecdotal evidence suggests that black seed oil, when applied topically, can address and clear up skin issues like acne, eczema, psoriasis, and dry/rough skin. You can use black seed oil as a hair mask to deeply moisturize hair. Black seed oil also has antibacterial properties and may speed up recovery of minor scrapes and wounds. Health: Black seed oil may have anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, and antioxidant properties. For these reasons, some people use it as a supplement to help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, relieve upset stomach, and to treat diabetes, asthma, fungal growth, and male infertility. Always check wit...

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I am a UC Berkeley student contacting you on behalf of CALPIRG and Students for Climate Action to let you know about the Climate Walkout occuring on campus on Friday the 20th on Sproul Plaza from 9-12. During the walkout students will be rallying behind a list of demands which include:   1. An Acknowledgement of the State of the Climate Emergency -We want legislators to declare climate change to be the emergency that it is and take action accordingly.   2. A Green New Deal – The Green New Deal offers a comprehensive plan to confront the issue of climate change without the constraints of the status quo. The plan offers a framework for the appropriate action needed to meaningfully attack the issue   3. Divestment – We demand the UC Regents to halt their complicity in the fossil fuel industry’s destructive agenda. Our tuition dollars should not be spent lining the pockets of an industry that will ultimately lead to our demise.   4. Just Transformation – The University of California must engage in good-faith negotiations to provide workers with a high standard of living. Strong unions, labor rights, and political representation are necessary for a transition to sus...

Regular readers of Hackaday are intimately knowledgeable about old electronics, and whether it’s about that old

Regular readers of Hackaday are intimately knowledgeable about old electronics, and whether it’s about that old oscilloscope sitting in the pile of other oscilloscopes, or the very rare vintage computer made in a Soviet bloc country, someone somewhere knows how to fix it. One of the biggest problems with these old electronics are capacitors. If it isn’t the battery that’s gone dead and leaked all over, it’s the caps that are either out of spec or have already exploded. These machines can be brought back from the dead, and in recent months and years we’ve seen an uptick in the number of restomods hitting the Hackaday tip line. If you have a soldering iron and the patience to do so, any machine can be brought back from the grave. Writing for ByteCellar, [Blake Patterson] asks an interesting question: what experience do vintage computer enthusiasts have with dried up capacitors? Nearly every week, it seems, Hackaday gets another tip about a repaired or restomodded piece of hardware. There are always two problems. First, the battery leaked everywhere. That’s almost to be expected at this point, and if you’re very careful and very good, the damage caused by either AA cells or exotic...

NXP explains how NFC and RFID tags can be used to improve the security of blockchain-based supply chain systems • NFCW

PARTNER NEWS: “By adding transparency, security, and traceability, blockchain can make supply chains faster and more efficient, especially when originality and provenance are key concerns,” NXP explains in a new blog post. “At the same time, though, we see a way to improve the way blockchain is used in many of today’s implementations.” “Blockchain is, at its core, a new kind of database and, like any database, is only as trustworthy as the data that is entered into it,” NXP’s Mahdi Mekic explains in the post. “While blockchain uses cryptography to safeguard data and can be expected to protect information effectively once it’s in the ledger, the typical blockchain implementation could do more when it comes to preventing inaccurate or fraudulent data from entering the ledger. “Most implementations use a vetting process to clear contributors before they enter data into the blockchains. But the sources for blockchain data are often based on data carriers, such as QR codes, which can be easy to fake or duplicate. “What’s more, data capture is generally based on a manual process or a process with low levels of automation, and this is both inefficient and prone to errors. “The vetting...

Global Industry Size & Share of Air Conditioning Market to Gain USD 292.7 Billion By 2025

Zion Market Research always aims at offering their clients an in-depth analysis and the best research material of the various market. The “Air Conditioning Market By Product (Room/Unitary Air Conditioners, Chillers, VRF Systems, Coolers, and Others), By Component (Compressor, Evaporator, Fan, and Condenser Coil), By Technology (Automatic Air Conditioning, Manual/Semi-Automatic Air Conditioning, Invertor, Split A/C, and Others), and By End-User (Commercial, Residential, Industrial, and Others): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2018–2025”. The Air Conditioning Market report presents a calculated opinion of the analyzed Air Conditioning Market data. It explains various opportunities dedicated to different industries, suppliers, organizations, and associations offering various products and services such as offering them precise guidance for their expansion in the competition for reliable services to consumers. The report provides detailed information on key competitors in the market and on emerging companies with significant market share based on demand, revenue, sales, high-quality product manufacturers, and service providers. Request a Sample of A...

2019 Frankfurt Auto Show Highlights From Audi, Hyundai, Land Rover, Porsche

Held biennially, the Frankfurt Auto Show is the biggest event of its kind in the automotive world — literally. The town-sized convention center it takes place in consists of numerous buildings spread hundreds of yards apart. Its importance in the car world is equally immense. It’s where automakers from all over the spectrum convene to display their wildest designs, their most advanced electric cars, and their quickest performance models. This year’s edition of the show didn’t disappoint. Audi introduced two new models with supercar-like performance, as well as a futuristic prototype that off-roads autonomously, and uses a drone to light up the trail. Land Rover finally resurrected the Defender — and it looks like it was worth the wait. Volkswagen showed the tip of its electric car iceberg,  and Lamborghini entered the hybrid segment. Hyundai also sent a heritage-laced concept car fresh out of its design center. Read through our recap of the show to find out more about the exhilarating cars we checked out on the show floor. Audi kept its high-performance wagons away from the United States for decades. This policy changes with the fourth-generation RS 6 Avant scheduled to arrive ...