Just announced: A change in what you can put in curbside recycling bins: Plastic bags and

Just announced: A change in what you can put in curbside recycling bins: Plastic bags and film are out as of the start of next year. Here’s the announcement: Changes are coming next year to how materials are collected for recycling in Seattle and King County. Beginning Jan. 1, garbage and recycling collection programs will no longer accept plastic bags and plastic wrap in curbside recycling carts and bins. Instead, customers will be asked to take those separated materials to a drop-off location for remanufacturing or place them in the garbage for disposal. Plastic bags and wrap are often wet or have food waste on them when placed in the curbside recycling and contaminate other materials. Additionally, at recycling facilities, these plastics can jam sorting and processing equipment, leading to frequent shutdowns so workers can remove the tangled materials. Bringing plastic bags and wrap to a drop-off location keeps the bundled recyclables cleaner and easier to manufacture into new products. “Recycling is one of the best ways to protect the environment and fight climate change, but to make it work we have to do it right,” said King County Solid Waste Division Director Pat McLaughl...

51 Female Inventors and Their Inventions That Changed the World and Impacted the History In a Revolutionary Way

Female inventors, scientists, and engineers have discovered countless revolutionary and life-changing inventions that have caused unprecedented breakthroughs in the history of the world. Women inventors, scientists, and engineers have discovered countless revolutionary and life-changing inventions that have caused unprecedented breakthroughs in the history of the world. A closer look at the history is enough to show us that women’s achievements have often been overlooked when it comes to handing out praise and recognition. Sadly, even in our days, we often find that sometimes this can still be true. Shaming, corruption, and painful socio-cultural eras in human history have caused some of those inventions and names of their inventors to remain without proper recognition, unable to come out to daylight. For a long time, some women inventors have been forgotten and their inventions attributed to men. It’s about time we recognized the value that these incredible women in history have brought to science and other disciplines.      Here we pay tribute to some of the most courageous, innovative, and determined genius women inventors while we walk through their remarkable discover...

Global Casein Glycomacropeptide Market 2019 Trending Players | Arla Foods Ingredients, Agropur Ingredients

Fior Markets has declared the addition of a new research report titled Global Casein Glycomacropeptide Market Growth 2019-2024 which is all around made by considering its essential information in the overall global Casein Glycomacropeptide market. The report focuses on the market trends, demand spectrum, and future prospects of this industry over the forecast period from 2019-2024. The report offers a detailed statistical overview of product scope, market overview, geographical opportunities, restraints, drivers, market risk, market driving force. Our best experts have surveyed the market report with the reference of inventories and data given by the key players. DOWNLOAD FREE SAMPLE REPORT: https://www.fiormarkets.com/report/global-casein-glycomacropeptide-market-growth-2019-2024-391690.html#sample  The report studies top manufacturer/players with their sales, revenue, and price, in 2018 and 2019 followed by regions and country-wise analysis of sales, revenue and market share. The report presents the latest industry data and future trends that will help you recognize the products and end users driving revenue growth and profitability of the market. The report analyzes several m...

The Samsung Space Monitor’s innovative design effectively maximizes desk space, and the 32-inch, 4K display is

The Samsung Space Monitor’s innovative design effectively maximizes desk space, and the 32-inch, 4K display is vivid and sharp. Find yourself drowning in clutter at the office? The $499 Samsung Space Monitor can help. This monitor has a clever articulating arm that clamps to the back of your desk to maximize usable desk space. While the crafty design is the main highlight of this monitor, its 4K panel is no slouch, either. We tested the 32-inch, 4K model, which offers a sharp picture and vivid colors. The panel on the larger version isn’t the brightest, and the refresh rate is limited to 60 Hz. Samsung also sells a 27-inch model ($399) with a lower, 2560 x 1440 resolution but with a faster refresh rate of 144 Hz. The Space Monitor has a sophisticated design with clean lines, making it the perfect extension to a midcentury desk. That sleek form factor is enabled by a clamp-style stand that mounts to the back edge of a desk. Once firmly attached, the flexible arm lets you position the monitor to your liking. Just pull the screen toward you, lowering it, then tilt the display either up or down. If you’ve used a Microsoft Surface Studio before, then you’ll be...

Washington updates car-seat law to better protect children

Revised regulations mean “more kids will come home safe,” says Harborview pediatrician who advocated for change. Gov. Jay Inslee today signed into law updated regulations on car-seat and booster-seat use in Washington state.  The updated law will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. UW Medicine pediatrician Beth Ebel studies transportation safety at Harborview’s Injury Prevention and Research Center. As with the previous law, drivers can be ticketed if a passenger under 16 is not using the correct car seat, booster seat, or seat belt based on their age, height or weight. “These changes will help parents protect their children on the road,” said Dr. Beth Ebel, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and member of the Washington State American Academy of Pediatrics. “This change brings us in line with current best thinking about keeping kids safe.” The changes align Washington state’s law with the most recent guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics, issued in 2011. Ebel, who studies transportation safety at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center and cares for injured children at Harborview Medical ...

Extraordinary high ductility/strength of the interface designed bulk W-ZrC alloy plate at relatively low temperature

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript. The refractory tungsten alloys with high ductility/strength/plasticity are highly desirable for a wide range of critical applications. Here we report an interface design strategy that achieves 8.5 mm thick W-0.5 wt. %ZrC alloy plates with a flexural strength of 2.5 GPa and a strain of 3% at room temperature (RT) and ductile-to-brittle transition temperature of about 100 °C. The tensile strength is about 991 MPa at RT and 582 MPa at 500 °C, as well as total elongation is about 1.1% at RT and as large as 41% at 500 °C, respectively. In addition, the W-ZrC alloy plate can sustain 3.3 MJ/m2 thermal load without any cracks. This processing route offers the special coherent interfaces of grain/phase boundaries (GB/PBs) and the diminishing O impurity at GBs, which significantly strengthens GB/PBs and thereby enhances the ductility/strength/plasticity of W al...

Snow Estimates Increase, Winter Weather Advisory Out For DC, NoVA

WASHINGTON, DC — Estimates have increased for the first snowfall of 2020 in the Washington, D.C., region, which should arrive on Tuesday afternoon in time to make the evening commute a slick one. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, calling for 1 to 2 inches of snow in parts of northern Virginia. Officials expect snow will be the heaviest Tuesday afternoon into early evening. Snow may fall at a rate of greater than 1 inch per hour, with visibility limited to one-half mile at times. Forecasters anticipate the heaviest snow between 3 and 6 p.m. Roads may be snow-covered and slippery, especially northwest of Interstate 95 into the evening commute, according to the advisory. The winter weather advisory is effective from noon to 7 p.m. for the District of Columbia, Arlington, Falls Church and Alexandria. Officials urge drivers to slow down and be extra careful. People should give themselves extra time to get where they are going. Pedestrians should watch their first few steps outside on sidewalks, driveways and steps, which may be slippery and icy. According to the National Weather Service, a mix of rain and snow moves in after 10 a.m., becoming all sno...

Vegan Fabrics Are Way Better Than Wool—Here’s Why Instagram

Instead of wool, you can wear some of the many natural vegan fabrics that don’t involve punching and stomping on sheep. Recently, we’ve seen a surge of high-performing vegan fabrics that are the perfect combination of soft and sustainable. More and more clothing brands are opting for these materials that don’t support the cruelty of the wool industry. Here are some of the natural vegan fabrics that you should be wearing: Organic cotton is grown without harmful chemicals and doesn’t destroy ecosystems. In fact, it’s known to improve soil quality and often uses less water. Like other vegan fabrics, organic cotton is easier to clean than wool, faster drying, and softer to the touch. The Rosemarie Dress by Toad&Co is a blend of organic cotton and Tencel. (See number four for more details about Tencel, aka “lyocell.”) Linen is a durable material that becomes softer and stronger the more that it’s used. Vegan fabrics such as linen can absorb up to 20 percent of its weight in moisture before it feels damp. Unlike wool, which takes a long time to dry, linen easily releases moisture into the air, which keeps you cool. In addition, it is non-allergenic, and requires considerably fewe...

Makita is the foremost manufacturer of industrial power tools in the world. With over 100 years’

Makita is the foremost manufacturer of industrial power tools in the world. With over 100 years’ experience, Makita’s products are lauded the world over for both performance and quality. Makita’s Lithium-ion tools have proved market winners. Makita’s drill range offers a comprehensive, powerful and lightweight selection of professional tools. Cordless or mains, the choice is yours. All supplied with a blade so you can open the box and get going. Choose from 115mm or 230mm diameter. Makita grinders give you the flexibility to cut or grind with powerful motors and safety features. Plastic Injection Molding, Wholesale Plastic Injection Molding – Hong Cheng Long,https://www.xmhclsl.com/

Phung-Tien Phan Unfolds the Many Roles We Play in Life

The artist’s first exhibition at DREI, Cologne, reflects on the social implications of everyday objects and the permanent switching between self and role Phung-Tien Phan’s name has been floating around the Rhineland art scene for some time now – born in Essen, she studied at the city’s Folkwang University of the Arts and then at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Some were struck by her gravesite sculptures at Bonner Kunstverein in 2016; others know her as the co-founder of the project space Belle Air (2014–17) in Essen. Nevertheless, her exhibition ‘biste links oder frustriert’ (are you left wing or frustrated) at DREI in Cologne marks the artist’s gallery debut. Phung-Tien Phan, ‘biste links oder frustriert‘, 2019, exhibition view, DREI, Cologne. Courtesy: the artist and DREI, Cologne As in many of her previous works, the sculptures Volkswagen (Longevity) and Volkswagen (Saigon) (all works 2019) explore the social implications of everyday objects. Both take the form of wheeled wooden cabinets that follow the same set-up: the bottom compartments are painted in monochrome – one in cream, the other dark violet – and equipped with doll’s house furniture, resembli...

Grain sampling systems provide a representative sample, traceability, and enable real-time analysis of grain

Grain sampling systems provide a representative sample, traceability, and enable real-time analysis of grain The standard scoop on a stick-sampling technique may soon be a thing of the past with VeriGrain’s launch of its 300 series automated sampling and data management system during Crop Production Week in Saskatoon. VeriGrain is a subsidiary of Intellicon. However, Intellicon chief executive officer Ken Jackson said VeriGrain is significant enough to warrant its own company. “The driver for the development of this product is there is quite a substantial information gap that exists between the point of production, the producer and the point of processing,” Jackson said. He said it can be difficult for growers to take representative samples when moving grain, especially during harvest, so farmers often don’t have an accurate understanding of what they have in the bin. This can cause problems when grain is shipped to a buyer, who bought it based on specifications or grade. “If you show up and that’s not what’s on the truck either you take a downgrade, or if it’s a really bad day they just won’t accept it at all. In every conversation I’ve ever had, no one has ever been upgraded,”...

Harley-Davidson Edition GMC Pickup Truck Coming In February

Milwaukee – Harley-Davidson Motor Company (NYSE:HOG) and Tuscany Motor Co. will introduce the first Harley-Davidson edition GMC pickup in history at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 11, 2020. Only 250 Harley-Davidson branded GMC® Sierra® trucks will be available through select authorized GMC/Tuscany dealers in North America. “Fans have long hungered for a limited edition GMC truck that celebrates their passion for Harley-Davidson motorcycles,” said Jeff Burttschell, Vice President, Tuscany Motor Co. “Working closely with Brad Richards, Vice President of Styling and Design at Harley-Davidson, we created a fantastic truck worthy of the Harley-Davidson name. For the first time in history, it will be possible to rumble down the road in a V8 powered Harley-Davidson edition GMC truck.” window.googletag = window.googletag || {cmd: []}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/14173571/970x250_New’, [970,250], ‘div-gpt-ad-1567032993772-0′).addService(googletag.pubads()); googletag.pubads().enableSingleRequest(); googletag.pubads().set(‘adsense_background_color’, ‘#000′); googletag.enableServices()...

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