101 Clever Gifts With 5-Star Ratings On Amazon Prime When You Don’t Know What To Give

The clock is ticking and you’re totally out of gift ideas for the person — or people — on your list. Your palms are sweaty, your heart is racing, and you can’t sleep at night. Okay, maybe it’s not that bad, but it’s enough to cause you a little panic, seeing as the gift-giving part of your brain seems to have gone completely dark. Not to fear; I’ve rounded up some gifts on Amazon Prime that are so good, you can put your brainstorming totally to rest. The products on this list are what I like to call “no-fail” gifts. They’re almost universally likable, so you don’t have to stress if you’re clueless as to what someone does or doesn’t like. They’re also all highly-rated, which means you can rest assured that you’re getting high-quality products… instead of crossing your fingers hoping they don’t fall apart as the recipient is tearing open the wrapping paper. And one more very crucial thing to mention: all the products you’ll find here are available on Amazon Prime; that means they’ll be delivered in two days — a godsend when you’ve already lost too much time racking your brai...

Our nation’s power grid is a complex array of wires, switches, generators, towers, poles, transformers and

Our nation’s power grid is a complex array of wires, switches, generators, towers, poles, transformers and cable. While our mission has always been to deliver electricity to the consumer at the lowest possible cost, selecting the cheapest product isn’t necessarily the least expensive or best approach. As technology advanced, we developed a life-cycle assessment approach in an effort to better compare less expensive products with higher performance products. Transformers, for instance, are often compared using this methodology-overhead conductors, on the other hand, not so much. Bare overhead conductors have generally been considered commodity products. They have almost always been copper or aluminum wires-often strengthened or supported by steel core wires-all priced based on raw material and conversion costs with low margins. This is changing as new conductor technologies such as Aluminum Conductor Composite Core (ACCC) have begun to emerge. While life cycle assessments are considered by some utilities because the ACCC conductor offers a reduction in line losses compared to other conductors of the same diameter and weight, some utilities are not as concerned with re...

Why does New Hampshire put up 4,000 sticks alongside mountain roads each winter? 

YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> Whips hang out of a New Hampshire Department of Transportation truck on the Kancamagus Highway just out of Lincoln on Oct. 8. var currentLocation = window.location; var currentheadline = document.getElementById(“headline”).innerText; var objLink = new myC_Remote.BuyLink(); var photocredit = “” ‘Whips hang out of a New Hampshire Department of Transportation truck on the Kancamagus Highway just out of Lincoln on Oct. 8.’”; var photocredit = photocredit.toUpperCase(); var sellablestring = “MONITOR STAFF”; if (photocredit.indexOf(sellablestring) > -1) { objLink.LinkContent = ” » Buy this Image”; objLink.IsAboveImage = false; objLink.LinkClass = “mycapturelink”; objLink.LinkTarget = “_blank”; objLink.Credit = “””; objLink.PageTitle = currentheadline; objLink.BackText = “Go back to the Concord Monitor”; objLink.Notes = “From this page ” + currentLocation; objLink.Render(); } Shawn Woods (left) and John Nar...

This is a year of big change in the Beta two-stroke line. The bikes are totally

This is a year of big change in the Beta two-stroke line. The bikes are totally redesigned, using a new counterbalancer-equipped, electric-start motor. They still have Sachs suspension and a steel central backbone frame, and they still feature oil injection to do away with the hassle of mixing oil in the gas. The 300 and 250 motors differ only in bore and share a frame that is redesigned, along with new bodywork and a new look. For competition-minded riders, Beta produces the Race Edition line. These bikes get the new bodywork, frame and counterbalancer-equipped motor but are upgraded with KYB suspension and a number of accessories, such as a quick-pull axle pin and handguards. The Race Editions do away with oil injection. They have a very distinct look with a long list of cosmetic upgrades. The Xtrainer is a slightly downsized 300cc two-stroke designed to be a friendlier, more affordable trail bike for the non-competitive rider. Like the other 2020 Beta two-strokes, it has a new electric-start motor with a gear-driven counterbalancer to quell vibration. The chassis is slightly smaller than the standard model’s for a lower seat height. It also has oil injection, a six-speed gear...

Best mountain bike suspension forks: 10 trail/enduro forks tested

Looking for the best mountain bike suspension fork? You’ve come to the right place. Buying a new suspension fork for your mountain bike is one of the priciest – and potentially most effective – upgrades you can make to your bike. Even when buying a complete bike, the fork it comes with is a serious consideration. Either way, you’ll want a suspension fork that irons out the harshest of trail feedback, allowing your hands to last longer on the roughest tracks. You’ll want the fork to sit smoothly into the first part of its travel to keep your front wheel stuck to the ground. At the same time, it must offer enough support later in the travel to keep the bike from pitching and diving too easily. You’ll also want enough stiffness to provide accurate and predictable steering, and enough adjustability to fine-tune the fork to your needs, but not so much that it’s a nightmare to setup. You probably want it to be as light as possible too, and hopefully not cost the earth! We’ve tested forks to suit a broad range of budgets, making sure to include some top-shelf options because these are what people tend to buy as an upgrade to their bike. We tested ten trail/enduro forks; all had 160mm ...

While ease of use, versatility and low maintenance cost remain some of the main criteria that

While ease of use, versatility and low maintenance cost remain some of the main criteria that portable compressors must meet for rental companies, of increasing importance are also low-emissions and low-noise. Earlier this year, Sweden-based Atlas Copco released its mobile electric variable speed drive (VSD) compressor range designed for tough environments and low emissions zones. Due to the lack of exhaust fumes and noise levels as low as 61 dB(A), the E-Air range – from 7 up to 31m3/min – is also suitable for underground applications. The compressors require low power to start up due to the integrated VSD-driven permanent magnet electric motor. Hendrik Timmermans, Vice President of Atlas Copco’s Portable Air division, said, “The benefits of going electric within specific applications cannot be overstated. The new VSD electric compressor range is a game changer when it comes to clean drive technology for rough and dusty environments like underground tunnelling and mining.” Atlas Copco says that the new VSD E-Air compressors (E-Air 250 pictured) are smaller and lighter than equivalent diesel machines The manufacturer said that the VSD E-Air compressors are smaller and lighter th...

Kate, the name of the game midwife: Duchess of Cambridge will pay tribute to Britain’s maternity personnel

The Duchess of Cambridge has paid tribute to the country’s team of midwives – after turning into a member of them on place of dwelling visits during a sanatorium placement ultimate month. Mother-of-three Kate, 37, within the provide day highlights the valuable paintings they do in an open letter to mark the drawing close Global Smartly being Organisation’s International 12 months of the Nurse and Midwife. Addressing midwives, she writes how important it’s to be ‘recognising and celebrating the humbling paintings that you simply and your colleagues do day in, day out, to give a boost to the lives of others’. She says: ‘You’re there for ladies at their maximum vulnerable; you witness power, pain and inconceivable excitement each day. Your paintings normally is going on at the back of the scenes, and clear of the spotlight.’ Four photos taken during her time at Kingston Clinic maternity unit in south-west London, newly introduced through Kensington Palace, provide her with a thrilled couple and their new kid kid  The duchess learnt about what it was once like to paintings in frontline maternity care, describing the experience as ‘a privilege’  At the end of November, the duchess sp...

Plenty of hackers and makers are passionate about content creation. In the dog-eat-ice-bucket-challenge world of online

Plenty of hackers and makers are passionate about content creation. In the dog-eat-ice-bucket-challenge world of online video, production value is everything. If you want to improve your audio quality then cutting down on echoes is a must, and these acoustic panels will help you to do just that.  The build starts with aluminium L-channel, affixed together into an equilateral triangle with the help of some 3D printed brackets. Two of the triangular frames are then fitted together via a series of hexagonal standoffs. Foam or housing insulation is then added to act as the primary sound absorbing material. To give an attractive finish, the panels are covered in fabric. The panels are then placed on to drywall using nails glued into the standoffs. While the panels are likely more expensive to build than off-the-shelf foam alternatives, they have an attractive look which is key in video studio environments. If you’re wondering where to position them for the best results, there’s a simple and easy approach to figure it out. Video after the break. There’s a youtube video of a guy experimenting with common materials, and ended up using a few layers of towels mounted on a wooden frame. Th...

BDL supports NPI of medical devices from concept to manufacturing.

We use them to give you the best experience. If you continue using our website, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. Bartek Design Limited (BDL) Consulting is a mechanical engineering company who support new product instructions (NPI) of medical devices from product concept to manufacturing, offering services on a freelance consulting basis. We take products from the design phase through to manufacturing, beginning with industrial design. For the manufacturing phase of the project, we support the procurement and installation of equipment, which is finally approved and certified with the validation phase. BDL Consulting’s Industrial Design Division use state-of-the-art Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) software to design and develop the mechanical medical devices. We have experience in designing personal drug delivery devices such as wet and dry inhalers, insulin pens and nasal sprays. Our recent projects include wearable monitoring devices that feature biochemical sensors with optoelectronics and mechanical applicators that connect with smartphones for data gathering and display. Before medical devices, we spent several years working in the con...

Harley Road Glide Custom, Kawasaki Vaquero and Victory Vision 8-Ball

In cruiserdom, baggers are still all the rage, and more makers are getting into the act every year. To parapwhrase our sister publication Baggers, these bikes are designed to straddle the line defined by Custom Touring. While the more popular sub-niche of the genre sports a fork-mounted fairing, riders more concerned about handling often opt for bikes with a frame-mounted fairing, which puts more weight on the front wheel, but less north of the steering head. The models we assembled are not simply stripped versions of their full-boat touring cousins, either; in fact, the Road Glide Custom beat its fully-dressed cousin to market by over a year (or 12, depending on how you’re counting). But more minimal they are, with a generally lower trim level than the top-of-the-line touring rigs, sometimes dramatically so. The most spartan of the bunch is the Victory Vision 8-Ball. As a lowered and stripped-down luxo-tourer, you could say it represents a paradox. The original Vision is designed to eat miles in style, and this one carries much of that design, but without virtually any of the bells and whistles. This is a Vision without a sound system, electronic windshield, reverse gear, ABS, ...

This year’s winter sales period was shortened by two weeks due to government measures to promote

This year’s winter sales period was shortened by two weeks due to government measures to promote the growth of small and medium-sized companies. The move means that the entire winter sale only starts on January 2 and can last a maximum of four weeks. The strictly imposed rules also mean that there can only be one additional sales period in 2020, which, like the post-Christmas sale, can only last four weeks. France. Now this is a country where sales are very strictly regulated, for smaller retailers who have to compete with the Internet and large multinational fast fashion chains that shop in bulk and can offer high discounts almost all year round to protect when they are better able to lure people through their doors. It’s a lot of laissez faire in this part of the world, and the idea of ​​a winter sale has been dramatically distorted in recent years. Irish retailers and overseas retailers that dominate our city centers and those outside of town seem to be on sale forever. The winter sales last until spring, shortly before the start of the off-season, followed by the summer sales and other off-season sales. Then there is the Black Friday sales, followed by the pre-Christmas sal...

Carreras en San Pedro, Venado Tuerto, Lanús, Tandil, Bahía Blanca, Rosario de la Frontera y Justo

Carreras en San Pedro, Venado Tuerto, Lanús, Tandil, Bahía Blanca, Rosario de la Frontera y Justo Daract Estos son los resultados de competencias ciclísticas disputadas en distintos puntos del país. Publicamos San Pedro, Venado Tuerto, Lanús, Tandil, Bahía Blanca, Rosario de la Frontera y Justo Daract. Tweets por @infobiker !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”); LUCAS GADAY SUMO OTRO TRIUNFO PARA EL ESCO AGROPLAN LOS CASCOSLa ciudad de Bahía Blanca recibió al ciclismo en un callejero especialmente armado en el interior del Parque de Mayo. Todas las categorías fueron parte de la jornada. La Prueba de Fondo, fue ganada por Lucas Gaday del ESCO AGROPLAN LOS CASCOS La Asociación Bahiense de Ciclismo, fiscalizada por el Colegio de Comisarios Deportivos Nacionales y la Federación Argentina de Ciclismo Pista y Ruta, realizó el sábado 14 de Abril una Jornada de ciclismo del mejor nivel, donde todas las categorías fueron parte del evento a partir de las 12:00 hora...

123456 Next > >> Page 1 / 6