Armed with the lab’s trusty Ultimaker 3-D printer, our imaginations, and endless source of inspiration that

Armed with the lab’s trusty Ultimaker 3-D printer, our imaginations, and endless source of inspiration that is deep-sea life and science, my lab and I set out to create a deep-sea themed Christmas Tree. The goal was to create a tree where the top represented the ocean’s surface and the base representing the abyssal floor. With a series of white, blue, and black ribbon and silver and blue miniature bulb ornaments, we created the effect of attenuated light as you move deeper. We wanted to make sure to include both a remotely operated vehicle on a lighted tether as well as lighted bathysphere. The tree also included a giant squid attacking a shark and whale fall complete with crabs and eels. We also made some tiny experimental wood falls to resemble the real ones we now have deployed all over the Gulf of Mexico. You can print all of these decorations yourself. The complete collection can be found in my Thingiverse collection and include: Craig McClain is the Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken...

Everyday tasks that few people do anymore because of technology.

Daily necessities are vanishing one by one, thanks to new and efficient technology. Stamps, maps and cookbooks still exist, but we hardly ever need them. Why place a personals ad when you can just “swipe left?” The standard electronics, gear and ways of yesteryear have vanished as if it was never invented at all. As old formats disappear, that leaves us with the task of what to do with our memories. Even services that seem new are vanishing in the name of progress; Apple is killing off iTunes, for example. and here’s what it means to your music and movies. Here are some rituals that are no longer required in many households. If you’re 40 years or older, you’ll probably smile with nostalgia. Share this list on social media. Others will enjoy this trip down memory lane too! Pop quiz: How many phone numbers do you know by heart? Some people don’t even know their spouse’s numbers. How times have changed. Now, you tell your smart assistant to call someone in your contacts, or you touch their name on your phone. The earliest cellphones required you to transfer your entire directory by hand, from the old unit to the new one; now, with cloud technology, your contacts are automatically ...

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Hankook Tire America Corp. has added the Kinergy ST (H735) all-season touring tire, which the tire maker said was designed for long tread life and smooth handling, to its Kinergy portfolio. According to Hankook, the product replaces both the Optimo H725 and Optimo H724. This is the third model in the Kinergy product lineup, joining the Kinergy PT premium touring all-season and Kinergy GT premium grand-touring all-season tires for the replacement market. The tire has a 70,000-mile warranty that includes road-hazard coverage, and Hankook offers a 30-day free trial for guaranteed customer satisfaction. According to Hankook, the new tire features a dual-filler system that accounts for low rolling resistance and improved treadlife, while offering tread block stiffness that enhances durability and tread uniformity. Hankook said the rigid center rib offers grip for improved dry handling and braking performance. The circumferential four-channel wide grooves perform water evacuation for better wet traction, and the optimized sipe design improves comfort and reduces road noise. It launches in 48 sizes, ranging from 175/70R13 to 235/65R17 in both T and H speed ratings, a...

Made-in-China diamonds poised to shape global market, East Asia News & Top Stories

ZHENGZHOU/BRUSSELS (XINHUA) – A diamond is forever but its chemical composition is just carbon, the fourth most abundant element in the universe. Before being cut and polished to what may cost over US$2,000 (S$2,710) per carat – one-fifth of a gram, or the weight of two grains of rice, diamonds have traditionally been mined from earth, where they were forged in extreme pressure and heat over millennia. But companies in China and elsewhere have mastered the technologies to manufacture them en masse in a matter of weeks or days, with the products practically indistinguishable from those mined from earth. China, long a major consumer of mined diamonds, now has a realistic chance to become a supplier of man-made ones and shape the industry, analysts said, but the scenario for substitution – when consumers become indifferent to provenance – is far from certain and depends on public perception. By Chinese industry estimates, the country has been producing well over 10 billion carats of diamond annually for almost a decade, but most of the products have gone to industrial use such as in abrasives. Before foraying into consumer use, Chinese manufacturers provided...

As seen in last week’s drop of KAPITAL’s 12oz OKABILLY Gypsy Patchwork Denim in “Ashbury Dye,”

As seen in last week’s drop of KAPITAL’s 12oz OKABILLY Gypsy Patchwork Denim in “Ashbury Dye,” the Japanese denim stalwart is no stranger to turning traditional designs on its head through its playful lens. This time around, the label has released a set of brightly colored eagle necklaces in a glossy alloy lacquer coating, offering up a contemporary touch to the traditional motif. Glazed over a bevy of masterfully carved lines, the necklaces come in seven distinctive colors: white, pink, olive, turquoise, grey, black and light purple. From its sharp head to its intricately detailed rows of coverts, each piece sees a large eagle spread out, complete with five feathers that hang below. The largest feather is placed in the middle, followed by smaller feathers on the left and right. As a final note, a thin tonal chain comes with the large pendant, held together by a central ring under the tail. The KAPITAL Alloy Lacquer Eagle Necklace is currently available at kapital-webshop.jp for approximately $181 USD. The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further. Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces...

39 Cool Products On Amazon That Have At Least 5,000 Reviews

Imagine it: You come across a genius product on Amazon and are about to click the “Buy Now” button, but then you notice the reviews. Whether it has no reviews or only a few decent ones, it can be a bit dicy to invest in a product that hasn’t been put to the test. Realistically, cool products on Amazon with great reviews are the way to go. Here’s why: People usually only take the time to write a review if they love or hate a product. If you see a product with over 5,000 positive reviews, it means that product is an absolute must-have. Take this electric foot file for example: I’d never consider it an essential without thousands of reviewers insisting it is. With that many passionate reviews telling me I can ditch expensive salon pedicures for good, you know what? I’m sold. Reviews are also key when it comes to truly innovative products. For example, how would you know this hair growth shampoo is actually worth the price without 6,000 reviewers insisting this stuff works? Let’s face it: It’s easier to take a leap of faith on a budget fitness tracker or toilet bowl night light when a bunch of other people have done it, too. It’s...

The Celebrity-Approved ‘Super Facial’ That Changed My Face

Despite what you may have heard, beauty editors have a rough life. Our faces get poked, prodded, massaged, zapped, and injected on a near constant basis, all in the pursuit of good skin. I’ll pause here so you can take out your tiny violins and play me a mournful dirge for all the hardships I endure. In all seriousness, it’s that professional perk that allows me to experience and subsequently identify the things that actually make a difference for your skin. As you can imagine, I’ve had my fair share of facials over the course of my 13-year career in beauty. And there’s no denying they are a lovely treat for your skin. But I’ve never felt any type of transformative effects post-treatment. As someone who has battled adult acne and is starting to see the fine lines and dullness that comes from being in your mid-30s, my bar for success is set pretty high. Sure, it’s nice to have glow-y skin for a week or so, but I have a litany of issues I want to address, and extractions and oxygen infusions can only do so much. I blame the rise of non-invasive professional treatments for my unrealistic skin expectations. Botox, fillers, lasers, microdermabrasio...

Interview: Talking to ‘Sopranos’ Manicurist Maria Salandra

Perhaps no characters in the history of television carried drama through their nails like the ladies of HBO’s The Sopranos. Whether it be an angrily-pointed claw, a sloping come-hither acrylic, or a set of French tips nervously twisting around a telephone cord, the nails shown in the six seasons of The Sopranos were their own expressive mood. The show’s manicurist, Maria Salandra, was responsible for developing these delicate subplots, often working until the wee hours of the night making extra press-ons for some of the show’s most violent scenes — a fact she recalls fondly. A card-carrying Jersey girl, Salandra brought her experience to ensure each of the subtle nail variations from mob wife to goomah to stripper were all deftly handled and true-to-life. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of The Sopranos’s premiere, she spoke with Interview’s Mel Ottenberg and Thom Bettridge about constructing nail looks for each character and the ever-evolving style choices of today’s Jersey girl. SALANDRA: All of my friends were in hair and makeup. They actually brought me in to the whole celebrity manicurist scene.  Kymbra Callaghan, Sharon Ilsen, and Colleen Callaghan —  all award-winni...

Text description provided by the architects. The Loft Refúgio, signed by architect Consuelo Jorge for CASACOR

Text description provided by the architects. The Loft Refúgio, signed by architect Consuelo Jorge for CASACOR São Paulo 2019, marks its 14th participation in the largest architecture and decoration show in the Americas. An interactive, cozy space to reflect, reconnect and renew the energies, a representation of the desire of a modern man. A unique design, where comfort and nature meet, and well-being aligns with design, providing unique sensations in an elegant and welcoming space. The 101m² offer a sophisticated and warm atmosphere within an integrated space. Inspired by the theme of the year, “Planeta Casa”, Consuelo sought to rescue nature in an urban retreat. Through references in natural materials such as bamboo and stone, a rereading was created to convey this sense of naturalness while maintaining elegance and enhancing, through technology, classic coatings. The choice of coatings was guided by warm, earthy tones, in contrast to light gray as a neutral backdrop. The architecture of the environment has been fully planned to provide the occupant with a welcoming feeling, especially through the sloping lining of bamboo wood, which in addition to warming the envir...

NEW YORK, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Pipes and Pipe/Hose

NEW YORK, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Pipes and Pipe/Hose Fittings in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Pipes (Concrete, Polyethylene, PVC, Steel, & Other Pipes), and Pipe & Hose Fittings (Metal Flanges & Unions, Hydraulic Couplings, & Other Fittings).Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05151471/?utm_source=PRN The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 467 companies including many key and niche players such as:- Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.- Aliaxis SA – AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company – Arcelor Mittal- Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC- China Lesso Group Holdings Ltd.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05151471/?utm_sourc...

HP Launches ‘World’s First Laser Tank’ Printers in India Starting Rs. 15,846

To enable small and medium businesses (SMBs) save critical time and cost of business operation, PC and printer major HP on Wednesday introduced world’s first and high-capacity “HP Neverstop Laser” printers in the Indian market. HP Neverstop Laser Printers will be available across HP World Stores, Large Format Retail Outlets, Multi-Brand Outlets, HP Online Store, and e-commerce platforms. HP Neverstop Laser 1000 series is available from Rs. 15,846 (non-wireless) and Rs. 17,236 (wireless) while Neverstop Laser MFP 1200 series would cost Rs. 22,057 (non-wireless) and Rs. 23,460 (wireless). With the advantage of replacing the toner in 15 seconds and reducing common printing interruptions through innovations and digital integration, HP Neverstop Laser printers give businesses a competitive edge, said the company. “With breakthrough innovations like Laser Tank, we are helping businesses enjoy high-quality laser printing at an affordable rate and run their print-based workflows without interruption,” said Sumeer Chandra, Managing Director, HP India. “Now, a larger number of customers can affordably take advantage of HP’s market leading laser pr...

Using Super-Efficient Solar Cells To Keep Your Electric Car’s Battery Topped Up

Who hasn’t thought of sticking a couple of solar panels onto an electric car’s roof to keep its battery at 100% charge while it’s parked out in the sun? While usually deemed impossible due to the large number and weight of PV solar cells required to get the necessary amount of energy, this hasn’t kept Toyota’s engineers from covering one of their Prius cars with 34+% efficient solar cells. Some may remember the solar roof option which Toyota previously offered years ago. That system produced a mere 50 W and was only used for things like running the AC fans, indirectly extending the battery charge. In 2016 Toyota brought back this system, in a much improved version. This upped the power output to 180 W, allowing it to power all secondary electronics in the Prius, even allowing it to add a few extra kilometers (roughly 6.1 km/day) to the Prius’ range if one were so inclined. This newest prototype pretty much goes for broke, reminding us of the cars used in the World Solar Challenge, such as the Dutch Stella and Stella Lux positive-energy solar cars by the team at the University of Eindhoven. Who coincidentally have done a spin-off, setting up a company to produce the Lightyear One...