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 ...

Watch: Waste expert Nic Turner gave The Project five tips on how to handle recyclable waste.

Watch: Waste expert Nic Turner gave The Project five tips on how to handle recyclable waste. Credits: Video: Newshub Image: Supplied. East Coast farmers and growers have the opportunity to sustainably dispose of farm waste at a new recycling and recovery event in Gisborne next month. The Agrecovery New Zealand Rural Waste Minimisation Project allows farmers to dispose of a range of materials including agrichemical containers, unwanted agrichemicals, used motor oil, seed and feed bags and soft plastics like silage and bale wrap. With backing from the Ministry for the Environment, Agrecovery has sustainable recovery options for the waste that can’t be recycled. Last year the programme held two trial events in Geraldine and Matamata and collected nearly 20 tonnes of rural waste.  The success of these events prompted the expansion of the pilot into four new areas, including Gisborne. “In some of our rural communities, access to safe disposal services and sites can be difficult so the Agrecovery rural waste recycling events provide a great opportunity for farmers to dispose of waste safely and easily,” said Gisborne District Council’s community assets and res...

Asphalt Shingles Market Value to Reach US$ 11 bn by 2026

Acumen Research and Consulting, recently published report On “Asphalt Shingles Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth Opportunities and Forecast, 2019 – 2026”. LOS ANGELES, June 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global asphalt shingles market value is projected to reach around USD 11 billion by 2026 and will grow at CAGR above 7.5 % over the forecast time frame 2019 to 2026. More sustainable projects are anticipated to push the market over the period of projection with emphasis on the use of environmentally sound and energy-efficient products. Free Download Sample Report Pages for Better understanding@ https://www.acumenresearchandconsulting.com/request-sample/1445 The provision is expected to increase product demand over the forecast period, including fast urbanisation, infrastructure growth, continuing efforts in building megacities, increased government initiatives for accessible housing, and growth of economic areas in developing markets such as India, China, and Saudi Arabia. The sector is experiencing increased strategic partnerships with material providers between contractors and installers to help serve a broader range of clients. In general, product manufacturers...

Cordless Electric Hair Clippers Market 2019 | Analysis by Industry Trends, Size, Share, Company Overview, Growth, Development and Forecast by 2024 | 360 Market Updates

The study on the Global Cordless Electric Hair Clippers Market strives to offer major and deep understandings into the present market scenario and the evolving growth dynamics. The report on Cordless Electric Hair Clippers Market also provides the market players as well as the new challengers a complete view of the market landscape. The comprehensive research will enable the well-established as well as the emerging players to establish their business strategies and achieve their short-term and long-term goals. Cordless Electric Hair Clippers Market is expected to grow $XX million in 2019 with XX CAGR from 2014 to 2018, and it is expected to reach $XX million by the end of 2023 with a CAGR of XX% from 2019 to 2024. Besides, the Cordless Electric Hair Clippers report also covers segment data, including: type segment, industry segment, channel segment etc. cover different segment market size, both volume and value. Also cover different industries client’s information, which is very important for the manufacturers. Share your query before purchasing this report @ https://www.360marketupdates.com/enquiry/pre-order-enquiry/14113318 Cordless Electric Hair Clippers Market Segmentation b...

Lisbon considers borrowing up to $8.5 million to fix failing infrastructure

LISBON – Lisbon voters may weigh borrowing more than $8 million to replace failing infrastructure in town.   The town proposes a $1.5 million bond for road repairs. Meanwhile, the Lisbon Water Department wants the town to approve borrowing up to $6 million to replace 10,000 feet of pipe and make other improvements.   The town plans to put the two bond questions on the Nov. 5 ballot. The public gets to weigh in on the proposed bonds at a hearing Sept. 3 at 7 p.m., at the town office.  The cost of water department improvements would be borne by ratepayers rather than taxpayers, according to Water Superintendent Bill Alexander. What the impact would be to ratepayers is still unknown. Much of the system’s original cast iron pipes have reached beyond their 100-year life span and are failing. So are some of the pipes replaced in the 1950s and 1960s. The new pipes will increase water flow capacity and firefighting capabilities and should last another 100 years.  “We’re having failures in the water lines that are significant failures – essentially like blowouts,” he said. “We’re getting holes in excess of 6 square inches in the water lines and the bolts are corroded on the gates.”  As ...

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