A warm welcome to the latest edition of the Vent-Axia Specification Range catalogue.  As part of the ongoing

A warm welcome to the latest edition of the Vent-Axia Specification Range catalogue.  As part of the ongoing drive for energy efficiency within Europe, ventilation devices over 30 Watts come under the scope of the Energy Related Products Directive that came into force on 1st January 2016. The legislation sets minimum performance criteria across a range of fans and ventilation devices under two sets of legislation; ‘residential’ ventilation and ‘non-residential’ ventilation. As a result of the legislation we have reviewed our products and where required made updates to ensure they comply. In line with Vent-Axia’s drive to provide the best solution for our customer, we have taken the opportunity to update and improve some products at the same time as bringing the products in-line with ErP regulations. We have also improved the way we supply some of them – giving you more choice and flexibility over how you stock and sell the products. This edition of our Specification Range catalogue shows the continued investment we are making in our products and services to improve and add to our already comprehensive range. In this catalogue, we have bought together our Lo-Carbon resident...

Gamco Investors INC. ET AL Has $400,000 Stake in Century Aluminum Co (CENX)

Gamco Investors INC. ET AL reduced its position in shares of Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ:CENX) by 13.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 45,000 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 7,000 shares during the period. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL owned 0.05% of Century Aluminum worth $400,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Texas Permanent School Fund grew its stake in shares of Century Aluminum by 4.3% during the 1st quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 33,500 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $297,000 after buying an additional 1,387 shares during the period. Comerica Bank grew its stake in shares of Century Aluminum by 3.1% during the 1st quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 48,969 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $447,000 after buying an additional 1,476 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC grew its stake in shares of Century Aluminum by 26.0% during the 1st quarter. SG Americas Securities...

8 tips on photographing the total solar eclipse in July 2019

Natural phenomena don’t come much more spectacular than a total solar eclipse… but these events are rare, and you have to be in the right place to photograph them. Parts of North America got to see the moon totally obscured by the earth’s shadow on 21 August 2017. And this summer it will be parts of South America that will see the sky gradually darken until the eerie moment of totality. The event itself takes place on the afternoon of Tuesday 2 July. And the place you need to be is in Chile or Argentina. The first land mass that the total eclipse will be the Pitcairn Islands, best known for their role in the Mutiny on the Bounty story. But the eclipse will hit the mainland at the city of La Serena in Chile. Its path will then cross the Andes to San Juan in Argentina. The huge cities of Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Cordoba will just miss out on complete totality – but will be great places to see a partial eclipse (or would be good bases to use to head towards to total eclipse zone. You can check the details for any location for this eclipse using this interactive map by timeanddate.com.   Although the solar eclipse is a very cool thing to photograph, it also comes wit...

Why WEMPCO Group Seeks To Offload Oriental Hotel and Exit Nigeria

A major debt burden is weighing heavily on Western Metal Products Company Limited (WEMPCO) Group as it plans to sell its flagship five-star Oriental Hotel, BusinessDay has learnt. According to a document seen by BusinessDay on Tuesday, owners of the Luxury Oriental Hotel, situated in-between the Lekki and Victoria Island areas of Lagos, are asking for $250 million (N90 billion). The group has fallen on hard times and is considering an exit from Nigeria along with its steel plant, which has 700,000 tonnes-capacity and employs about 14,000 people, mostly Nigerians, sources said. “When deep, long-term guys like these are exiting, then it is a very worrying sign. People like these are not supposed to exit,” an economic analyst, who asked not to be quoted, said. Founded by Lewis Tung and his brother Robert Tung, WEMPCO Group has been in Nigeria for over 40 years with established manufacturing companies that produce roofing sheets, galvanised pipes, wire nails, plywood, ceramic tiles and sanitary ware. It is also actively involved in agricultural and hospitality sectors through which it currently employs over 13,000 workers across its 11 subsidiaries. “If they leave there will be only...

Vavenby firefighters stand in front of their new trailer to fight wildfires. Back row, (l-r): Gord

Vavenby firefighters stand in front of their new trailer to fight wildfires. Back row, (l-r): Gord Ellis, Cam Antonio, Charlotte Cederholm, Daren Dunbar, Doris Scarff, Alexis Weber, Phillip Weber with “mascot” Nathaniel Weber in front, and Morris Jackson. Front row, (l- r): Doug Perry, Chris Simpson, Brandon Toscano. Photos submitted May 5 was a beautiful sunny day for the Vavenby Fire Hall Open House. A large crowd of approximately 50 people showed up to see the new equipment the hall had purchased through donations from the Interior Savings Cred Union ($7,000), CN Railroad ($4,000), Canfor Mill ($2,500), and Hugh and Shelley Graffunder ($2,500). A 14 foot cargo trailer, two two-inch high pressure pumps, two shovels and Pulaski’s, a receiver and ball kit for the truck, two 1,000 gallon bladder tanks, also known as port-a-tanks, four forestry nozzles, five three-way fittings, a 450 foot 1 1/2 inch forestry hose, 10 WASP structure protection sprinkler heads, and five 3/4 inch sprinklers on stands with 7/32 inch nozzles were purchased. The cargo trailer will be used for wildfires. It will hold the two bladder tanks, the two water pumps, 2,000 feet of hose, and 15 sprinklers. A cou...

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They are two of the biggest phones ever — with prices to match. The 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max ($1,099) is ready to battle the 6.4-inch Galaxy Note 9 ($999). Both phones boast serious power, highly advanced cameras and gorgeous and ginormous OLED screens. But these flagships are quite different in several ways, especially their storage options, processors and special features. Editor’s Note 11/11/2018: The holiday season is here. Make sure to check out our guide to the best iPhone XS and XS Max deals of the season. iPhone XS Max (left) and Galaxy Note 9 (right)We put both the iPhone XS Max and Note 9 through several rounds of competition to declare a winner. Update Oct. 5: We have updated this comparison with iinfo about a charging issue affecting some iPhone XS and XS Max units. On the surface, the iPhone XS Max is really just a bigger version of the iPhone X. It weighs in at a hefy 7.3 ounces, compared to 7.1 ounces for the Galaxy Note 9. Still, the iPhone XS Max is slightly thinner at 0.3 inches versus 0.34 inches for the Note. iPhone XS Max (left) and Galaxy Note 9 (right)Both phones are IP68 rated, which means they can withstand being in 2 meters of water for up to...

This robot helps you lift objects — by looking at your biceps

Lead author Joseph DelPreto demonstrates the system’s ability to mirror his movements by monitoring muscle activity. Lead author Joseph DelPreto demonstrates the system’s ability to mirror his movements by monitoring muscle activity. CSAIL system can mirror a user’s motions and follow nonverbal commands by monitoring arm muscles. Watch Video Rachel GordonEmail: rachelg@csail.mit.eduPhone: 617-258-0675MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory We humans are very good at collaboration. For instance, when two people work together to carry a heavy object like a table or a sofa, they tend to instinctively coordinate their motions, constantly recalibrating to make sure their hands are at the same height as the other person’s. Our natural ability to make these types of adjustments allows us to collaborate on tasks big and small. But a computer or a robot still can’t follow a human’s lead with ease. We usually either explicitly program them using machine-speak, or train them to understand our words, à la virtual assistants like Siri or Alexa. In contrast, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) recently show...

A molecular mechanism for the enzymatic methylation of nitrogen atoms within peptide bonds

The peptide bond, the defining feature of proteins, governs peptide chemistry by abolishing nucleophilicity of the nitrogen. This and the planarity of the peptide bond arise from the delocalization of the lone pair of electrons on the nitrogen atom into the adjacent carbonyl. While chemical methylation of an amide bond uses a strong base to generate the imidate, OphA, the precursor protein of the fungal peptide macrocycle omphalotin A, self-hypermethylates amides at pH 7 using S-adenosyl methionine (SAM) as cofactor. The structure of OphA reveals a complex catenane-like arrangement in which the peptide substrate is clamped with its amide nitrogen aligned for nucleophilic attack on the methyl group of SAM. Biochemical data and computational modeling suggest a base-catalyzed reaction with the protein stabilizing the reaction intermediate. Backbone N-methylation of peptides enhances their protease resistance and membrane permeability, a property that holds promise for applications to medicinal chemistry. The defining feature of the peptide bond is the delocalization of the lone pair of electrons on the nitrogen atom. As a consequence, the N–C bond has partial double bond character,...

Open source COM runs mainline Linux on Microchip SAMA5D2 SiP

YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> Microchip unveiled an open source, mainline Linux ready “SAMA5D27 SOM” module based on a SiP implementation of its Cortex-A5-based SAMA5D27 SoC with 128MB RAM. The 40 x 38mm module is also available with a SOM1-EK1 dev board. Long before it was acquired by Microchip Technology, Atmel had been producing a line of Linux-focused, Cortex-A5 based SAMA5 SoCs, but the only Atmel-branded SAMA5 boards were its open-spec Xplained development boards developed with Newark Element14. The SAMA5 family was always a side business to Atmel’s MCU line, with very little integration between the two. With its ATSAMA5D27-SOM1 (SAMA5D27 SOM1) module, which uses a system-in-package (SiP) implementation of Microchip’s SAMA5D27 SoC, Microchip is starting to bridge the gap between the SAMA5 product line and its much larger RTOS/MCU business. Like the Xplained boards, the module is fully open source, from the mainline Linux support to the posting of open schematics, design, Gerber, and BoM files for both the SOM and the optional SOM1-EK1 development board....

The initial justification for developing these lasers was to bring the benefits of fiber lasers to

The initial justification for developing these lasers was to bring the benefits of fiber lasers to low-average-power, low-duty-cycle pulsed laser welds. Cladding pumped fiber lasers have been a major success in the laser industry in the last decade and recent reports suggest this trend is set to continue. Both low-power fiber lasers for marking and high-power multi-kilowatt fiber lasers for cutting and welding are rapidly growing their market share. Recent reports suggest that the number of multi-kilowatt fiber lasers employed in industry for flat sheet metal cutting will very soon overtake the number of CO2 lasers sold into the largest industrial laser market [1]. In addition, fiber laser components in the form of fiber amplifiers or fiber oscillators are now being widely adopted as key components for building shorter pulse lasers in the picosecond and femtosecond regime. Here, we report on a third type of fiber laser that is also making rapid progress in capturing market share. A range of infrared (IR) fiber lasers known as quasi-continuous-wave (QCW) lasers are now rapidly displacing the long-established Nd:YAG flashlamp pumped laser technology. The generic benefits of fiber ...

Community college students compete in Next Generation Manufacturing Challenge | Auburn

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Global Masterbatch Markets, 2023 Focus on Type (Color, Additive, White, Black, Filler) & Polymer (PP, LDPE & LLDPE, HDPE, PVC, PET, PUR, PS)

DUBLIN, May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The “Masterbatch Market by Type (Color, Additive, White, Black, Filler), Polymer (PP, LDPE & LLDPE, HDPE, PVC, PET, PUR, PS), Application (Packaging, Building & Construction, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Textile, Agriculture) – Global Forecast to 2023″ report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The masterbatch market size was USD 10,501.1 million in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 14,047.0 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 5.0% between 2018 and 2023. Masterbatch is a blend of pigments, additives, and polymer materials (carrier resin). It is used as a chemical ingredient to enhance the properties of plastics and impart shades of color. Masterbatch is widely available in granular shape for easy processing of plastic products. Color, additive, black, white, and filler are the different types of masterbatches used in polymers such as PP, LDPE & LLDPE, HDPE, PVC, PET, PS, and PUR. Some of the important applications of masterbatch are packaging, building & construction, automotive, consumer goods, textile, and agriculture.This growth is mainly supported by the increasing need for innovativ...