Finding the right gift for the women in your life can be a daunting task, but

Finding the right gift for the women in your life can be a daunting task, but if your mrs (or mum, or sister) loves working out as much as you do, you’re in luck. Whether she’s mad on yoga, pounds pavements for marathon training or hits the weights room on the regs, there’s no shortage of thoughtful presents that’ll fit her active lifestyle. As every man knows all too well, decent gym kit doesn’t come cheap, so chances are she’s looking to upgrade her workout wardrobe. Or maybe she’s dreaming of a fitness tech upgrade before 2020. Whatever it might be, we’ve pulled together 17 health and fitness-related gifts guaranteed to make her Christmas. Every runner needs a decent pair of gloves for winter. This pair by North Face will protect her from chilly winds, while special touch-screen tips mean she can change the track on Spotify with ease. These sweat-proof, waterproof, wireless buds boast up to five hours of play time with each charge, so they’ll never run out mid-workout. Plus, a ‘Find My Buds’ feature tracks when and where they were last connected to your phone.  Soft and cushioned, this self-rolling yoga mat does the hard work for her when she’s done w...

Fail Of The Week: The Little Ultrasonic Knife That Couldn’t

We all know the feeling of an idea that sounded great when it was rattling around in our head, only to disappoint when we actually build the thing. It’s a natural consequence of trying new stuff, and when it happens, we salvage what we can and move on, hopefully in wisdom. The thing that at least semi-defeated [This Old Tony] was an attempt to build an ultrasonic cutter, and it didn’t go well. Not that any blood was shed in the video below, although there seemed like there would be the way [Old Tony] was handling those X-Acto blades. His basic approach was to harvest the transducer and driver from a cheap ultrasonic cleaner and retask the lot into a tool to vibrate a knife rapidly enough to power it through tough materials with ease. Spoiler alert: it didn’t work very well. We think the primary issue was using a transducer that was vastly underpowered compared to commercial (and expensive) ultrasonic cutters, but we suspect the horn he machined was probably not optimized either. To be fair, modeling the acoustic performance of something like that isn’t easy, so we can’t expect much. But still, it seems like the cutter could have worked better. Share your thoughts on how to make...

New imaging technique enables the study of 3D printed brain tumors

EurekAlert! offers eligible public information officers paid access to a reliable news release distribution service. TROY, N.Y. — Glioblastomas are complex, fast-growing malignant brain tumors that are made up of various types of cells. Even with aggressive treatment — which often includes surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy — glioblastomas are difficult to treat, leading to an average survival of 11-15 months. In research published in Science Advances, Xavier Intes, a professor of biomedical engineering at Rensselaer, joined a multidisciplinary team from Northeastern University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to demonstrate a methodology that combines the bioprinting and imaging of glioblastoma cells in a cost-effective way that more closely models what happens inside the human body. “There is a need to understand the biology and the complexity of the glioblastoma,” said Intes, who is also the co-director of the Center for Modeling, Simulation and Imaging for Medicine (CeMSIM) at Rensselaer. “What’s known is that glioblastomas are very complex in terms of their makeup, and this can differ from patient to patient.”...

A farm tractor in a field in southern Minnesota in June 2019. (Joe Wertz / Center

A farm tractor in a field in southern Minnesota in June 2019. (Joe Wertz / Center for Public Integrity) Fertilizers are contaminating and warming the planet. Regulators haven’t acted on decades-old warnings. The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates betrayals of public trust. Sign up to receive our stories. ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa — Everywhere Randy Souder looked, he saw mud. On his soggy fields. In the mechanized crannies of his planter. Along the rural road to his house, where he’d left a trail of clumps. It was late June, and record-breaking rain had pushed the state’s corn-planting rate to its lowest level in nearly four decades. Souder hoped the summer sun would dry the soil quickly. Once it did, Souder could finally start the critical next step: Bring in a rig with tires tall enough to clear shoulder-high corn stalks and cast a 100-foot swath of fertilizer over his crop. That blast of nitrogen — the farming equivalent of pixie dust — would make the ears grow large and dense with kernels if applied at the right time. “When I started 40 years ago, my fertilizer pounds per acre [were] less than half of what they are now,” Souder said. “I started ou...

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An apparel product is a consumer good with a large number of fragmented supply chains. It

An apparel product is a consumer good with a large number of fragmented supply chains. It starts with fiber selection, proceeds to yarn and fabric production, and ends in apparel manufacturing. In many cases, several additional sectors are involved in finishing the final product, which may include trims, findings, embroidery, leather and other fashion accessories. The major operations of the labor-intensive apparel manufacturing sector can be categorized into three groups — preproduction, production and postproduction. Preproduction focuses on preparing necessary materials and services, and includes line planning, sample development, and approvals, sourcing, and production scheduling. During production, fabrics are spread, cut, bundled, and sewn. Several post-production tasks follow — including pressing, inspection, folding and packing — to get goods ready for consumers. Apparel production still relies on manual practices much as it was a few hundreds of years ago. The labor dependent nature of cutting and sewing tasks make them expensive. Fabric cost and cut-and-sew labor are the two largest expenses in apparel manufacturing. Raw materials represent 50 to 70 percent of the tot...

Hauser & Wirth presents New York City’s most engrossing exhibition of 2020 thus far, Jack Whitten.

Hauser & Wirth presents New York City’s most engrossing exhibition of 2020 thus far, Jack Whitten. Transitional Space. A Drawing Survey. The first major survey of Whitten’s works on paper, this landmark exhibition explores the evolution of the artist’s drawing process through seventy-six works on paper from the 1960s to the late 2010s. Jack Whitten, Geometric Collusion #1, 1981. Acrylic, pastel, and compressed charcoal on Rives paper. Born in Bessemer, Alabama, Whitten was a pioneer of abstract painting in the United States and embraced references as diverse as cartography, mosaics, collage, acrylic mold-making, and gestural abstraction. His inspirations were comparably varied and included the politics of race, quantum mechanics, ancient Mediterranean cultures, music, sports, and the search for identity. In recent years, Whitten has achieved widespread recognition. The artist is now considered a giant within American painting, and the creator of a subtle language that bridges gestural abstraction, process art, mechanical automation, and personal expression. Whitten is perhaps best known for the large abstractions he began producing in the ’70s using a tool ...

Security fencing for all applications, including vertical bar, welded mesh, metal railings, sports fencing, playground fencing and

Security fencing for all applications, including vertical bar, welded mesh, metal railings, sports fencing, playground fencing and GRP.  Security Rated Fencing is integral to any well-planned perimeter security strategy as it provides the reassurance of tested performance against a range of threats. Jacksons high security fencing and gates deliver integrated perimeter security and access control solutions for a wide variety of sensitive and critical applications. Jacksons beautifully handcrafted fence panels are made with exact attention to ensure the utmost quality and durability for a long service life. Timber and steel automated and manual gates, and guidance on specification, installation and maintenance. Our range of hostile vehicle mitigation products includes PAS 68 bollards, road blockers, speed gates, manual arm barriers and crash fences. Our range of parking control and barriers includes car bars, road blockers, rising arm barriers, swing barriers and turnstiles. Timber fencing for a wide range of commercial applications, from residential developments and public parks to pubs, restaurants, and hospitals. Jacksons Fencing has provided solutions for many applications and...

Monte Belmonte Wines: How to open a bottle of wine with a shoe

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Where Is the Stock Market Headed? 14 Wall Street Pros Sound Off

Getting a handle on the stock market’s direction is becoming increasingly difficult as volatility has ratcheted up and daily moves of 5% or more have become commonplace. The S&P 500 has already lost a third of its of its value from its Feb. 19, 2020, peak, and some (though not all) analysts see even lower prices ahead. Economists and market strategists are predicting that the 2020 bear market could descend as low as 60% losses as the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak begins to look very, very real. Small business owners are being forced to close up shop en masse. Many U.S. manufacturers, including the “Big Three” automakers, have halted production at their North American facilities. Airlines, cruise operators and hotel owners have seen their businesses rapidly dry up. Crude oil prices are in a deep bear market. Meanwhile, European and U.S. stimulus packages designed to back businesses and consumers alike have barely moved the needle. But those governments – and many more across the world – still are preparing even more measures to throw at the coronavirus effort. So where does the stock market go from here? Here’s what 14 Wall Street inve...

Premium, Single-Origin Instant Coffee is Totally Tubular

Boston area-based specialty coffee roaster introduces an instant coffee product produced using a new freeze-drying process and packaged in a PP tube that provides a nine-month shelf life. Specialty coffee roaster Fazenda of Dedham, Mass., has introduced a premium alternative to quick-and-dirty instant coffee brands in sachets. One of the first specialty instant coffees on the market, Fazenda’s single-origin instant coffee is produced using a pioneering technology from Sudden Coffee, San Francisco, that “preserves fragile aromatic molecules,” after which it is packaged in an airtight polypropylene tube that provides a shelf life of up to nine months. The tubes are sold in a four-pack tuck-type paperboard carton with the appearance and roughly the size of a deck of cards, printed with Fazenda’s signature red color with a zigzag background color and the brand’s logo in white.“We really believe in providing more access to specialty coffee,” says Fazenda CEO Philip Schein. “Single-origin coffees give customers something to enjoy in a busy day. A lot of folks don’t have time to brew coffee at home or go to a café. With our instant coffee line, customers can enjoy Fazenda coffees witho...

Stainless steel – popular grades for corrosion resistance and hygiene

STAINLESS steel is used widely for hygiene in the Cape’s many food and beverage processing industries. The main application for 304/304L and 316/316L stainless steel is tanks – process and storage tanks and silos where 304/304L is mainly used.  316/316L is used in more corrosive environments such as those containing salt, as in the fishing industry. The Cape wine industry uses both grades in their white wine tanks – 304/304L for the tank body and 316/316L for the roof where white wine fumes form on the surface. Sometimes even greater corrosion resistance is needed, when Duplex 2205 stainless steel is used for higher salt content such as boerewors and sausage. Knowing the grades can only come with years of experience so it is important to choose a stainless steel supplier with this knowledge. “There are over 500 stainless steel grades and finishes so it is vital to choose the correct grade to prevent costly problems further down the line,” says Andries Schreuder, manager of NDE Stainless Steel in Montague Gardens. NDE has supplied comprehensive stock of stainless steel flat products, sections, pipes and fittings, and tubing to Cape food and beverage companies for many years, with...

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