A few months ago we ran a story where I said that there was no reason

A few months ago we ran a story where I said that there was no reason to spend a lot of money on HDMI cables. I still stand by that. Most cable companies are so incredibly misleading in their marketing/advertising it borders on outright lying. So we decided to put a test together to see if there really was any difference in cables. The results were… interesting. The Plan We gathered seven cables from four manufacturers/retailers, all over 50ft. Why over 50ft? Because the differences are going to be more pronounced than over shorter cables. Also, short HDMI cables, even the most horribly made ones, are highly likely to work just fine. In fact, I have yet to see a short HDMI cable that didn’t work. A Bit of Background The industry standard methodology is using a test pattern generator and a waveform monitor. That’s all well and good, but we felt that a “real world” test would give more useful results, showing what problems arise in actual systems. Turns out, there’s a lot. There are four basic items in play when you’re trying to get an signal over HDMI from one place to another. The first is the source. There is a tiny transmitter in each source component that attempts to send a s...

Products available for custom engraving at Engraved Gift Collection in Dubuque on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.

Products available for custom engraving at Engraved Gift Collection in Dubuque on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Cutting boards are available for custom engraving at Engraved Gift Collection in Dubuque on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Nancy Oberbroeckling works on a plaque order at Engraved Gift Collection in Dubuque on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Picture frames are available for custom engraving at Engraved Gift Collection in Dubuque on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Products available for custom engraving at Engraved Gift Collection in Dubuque on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. There are various products available at Engraved Gift Collection in order for customers to highlight an event. Tumblers are available for custom engraving at Engraved Gift Collection in Dubuque on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Zach Oberbroeckling is owner of Engraved Gift Collection in Dubuque. Photo taken on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Nancy Oberbroeckling works on a plaque order at Engraved Gift Collection in Dubuque on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Products available for custom engraving at Engraved Gift Collection in Dubuque on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Cutting boards are available for custom engraving at Engraved Gift Collection in Dubuque on Tuesday, Nov....

The lighting in news studios is designed to achieve a nondramatic look without needing to make

The lighting in news studios is designed to achieve a nondramatic look without needing to make adjustments. Talent on camera should be able to move around freely; and cameras should be able to capture a variety of angles on each set once lighting is in place. For this reason, long trusses are positioned among an expansive overhead grid with countless mounting points for lights. Not only is the number of available mounting points greater this way, but there are also no stands to avoid on the ground. The goal is not only to have subjects lit for every setup, but to have backgrounds lit and ready to go as well. Because news is not a dramatic lighting look, having several lights installed to fill the space is also reason for a large grid. Lighting is used to create depth, execute color cues and light a variety of stages and subjects like  never before. Typically, lights are set across trusses for backdrops to evenly light green or blue screen behind a news desk setup. The lights are set back from the backdrop about half the height of the backdrop so as to spread the light without having any darker spots. For the best keying job, you want as evenly a spread as possible. Lighting in n...

32 Things That Dramatically Upgrade Your Bedroom For Less Than $30 On Amazon

Little details like custom lighting, extra-soft sheets, and streamlined tech storage all add up to improved rest and relaxation when you walk into a room. And when it comes to impactful touches, you’ll find plenty of easy ways to upgrade your bedroom on Amazon. Best yet, these finishing touches are all $30 or less. First, think about lighting. Swapping out traditional lightbulbs for a set of smart bulbs will let you dial the illumination up or down depending on the mood, while lighting tricky areas like closets or shelves will add to your useable space. Second, consider texture. A silky sheet set and cushy duvet makes getting into bed instantly better, and a plush rug underfoot makes taking off your shoes at the end of the day practically into an act of self-care. (Especially if it’s faux fur shag.) These layered textures will also create a soft visual contrast that’s soothing to the eye. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, focus on ease. A beautiful room isn’t any good if you can’t find what you want, when you want it. Everything should be at hand, and this calls for clever organization solutions like charging docks that also hide your cables or...

Home Appliance Recycling Market Foresight By 2025 | Key Companies- Mitsubishi Materials, ARCA, Focus on Energy, Responsible Recycling Services

A new market research report from Stats & Reports, the Global Home Appliance Recycling Market 2019-25, is expected to show tremendous growth in the coming years. Analysts also analyzed the ongoing trends in Home Appliance Recycling and the opportunities for growth in the industries. These shareholders include the following manufacturers of Home Appliance Recycling: Mitsubishi Materials, ARCA, Focus on Energy, Responsible Recycling Services, Recycling Near You, Ethical Consumer, RecycleCT, Panasonic, Georgia Power, Jingdong, Gome, Suning, NIPSCO. The Worldwide Home Appliance Recycling Market Research Report provides a picture of the competitive landscape of the international market. The report conveys the details resulting from the analysis of the focused market. Initially, the Home Appliance Recycling Market report shares key aspects of the industry with the details of the impact and Home Appliance Recycling industry experts maintain a consistent survey with innovative trends, Market share and cost. This Report covers the manufacturers’ data, including: price, revenue, gross profit, interview record, business distribution etc., these data will help the consumers know about t...

Metal detection is a hot topic of debate among school, university and healthcare facility protection pros.

Metal detection is a hot topic of debate among school, university and healthcare facility protection pros. Many want the weapons confiscation, deterrence and perception of safety that the deployment of metal detectors provides. That said, the costs, concerns about metal detectors sending the wrong message and human resources needed to operate these machines can pose challenges for some organizations. The decision to adopt this type of weapons screening solution should be made on a case-by-case basis. Should your campus determine that metal detection is right for you, be sure to adopt the following best practices provided by the experts Campus Safety has featured in our many articles throughout the years: Campus Safety magazine is another great resource for public safety, security and emergency management professionals. It covers all aspects of campus safety, including access control, video surveillance, mass notification and security staff practices. Whether you work in K-12, higher ed, a hospital or corporation, Campus Safety magazine is here to help you do your job better! Weight Sorting Machine Crisis response can be a weak spot for many campuses. Learn how to manage tasks, s...

Fight For Clean Air: A Padma Shri Awardee’s Innovation To Make Air Purifiers Affordable To Fight Air Pollution

New Delhi: India is facing an air pollution crisis with Delhi being called the world’s most polluted city and Kolkata and Mumbai making it to the top 10 polluted cities, according to a report by private weather forecasting agency Skymet. Air quality in some part of the country is dipping to hazardous levels and PM10 being recorded at 193 and PM2.5 at 107 (as of today, according to SAFAR), when the World Health Organisation (WHO) specified limit for concentrations of PM10 is 50 μg/m3 and PM2.5 is 25 μg/m3. As the air quality deteriorated and health emergency was declared in Delhi-NCR, schools were shut and people took to street to protest and seek urgent government action to tackle this perennial problem of polluted air. People also resorted to wearing masks in the outdoor, and using air purifiers at home and offices. Prices of air purifiers start from Rs. 6,000 and going up to Rs. 60,000. Now Dr K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee and president of Heart Care Foundation of India, has come up with an innovative solution for a cost effective air purifier that anyone can make at home. He calls it ‘jugaad’ – homemade air purifier that costs mere Rs. 600. When we talk about air purificat...

60 Brilliant & Shockingly Affordable Products Most Added To Amazon Wish Lists

Think back to second grade, when your best friend in class got one of those stacking point crayons, and you just had to have one, too. The best random but brilliant products most added to Amazon wish lists are a little bit like that. Yeah, I’m a grown woman now, but when hundreds of people are bookmarking the same product, it’s probably for a reason. It also kind of really makes me want it, too. Immature? Maybe. Hands down the most promising way to spend my money? Most definitely. In all seriousness, writing about Amazon products is my life, but I’ll admit — I get a ton of inspiration from what other people are purchasing. If an item’s sales have increased tenfold in the past week, it’s usually something that you’ll actually want. Scanning Amazon’s “most wished for” category is how I’ve found some of my all-time favorites that I now use consistently, both in my roundups and in my everyday routine. So whether you’re raiding people’s wish lists for gifts that only look expensive or yearning for a solid way to spend this month’s paycheck, look no further. The trusty users of Amazon have already done all t...

Safety tips learned the hard way from metal fabrication facility injury The FABRICATOR STAMPING Journal The Welder The Tube and Pipe Journal The FABRICATOR en Español The Additive Report The FABRICATOR The Welder The Tube and Pipe Journal STAMPING Journal The Additive Report The FABRICATOR en Españo

While working safely is ultimately the responsibility of the end user, fabricators don’t have to spend countless hours reading about the latest safety practices and devices. Companies that develop, produce, and market safety equipment usually have a deep reservoir of industry-specific safety expertise, so a safety audit from an equipment vendor can help to make the workplace safer while maintaining healthy production rates. Getty Images Workplace safety is never to be taken lightly. Even a simple activity, such as climbing a ladder to change a light bulb, can go wrong. Whether it’s a matter of a specific task having specific safety protocols or a common task that just relies on common sense, a safety-oriented mindset can go a long way in preventing a mishap. As recorded and reported by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), industry has made substantial progress in reducing safety incidents over the last several decades. In 1994, private industry tallied 8.4 reportable incidents per 100 workers. It was higher in manufacturing, at 12.2, and higher still in fabricated metal products, at 16.4. In 2017, the most recent year for which data is available, the rates h...

Fluid Coffeebar opens Michigan City roastery, plans second downtown Valpo location | Northwest Indiana Business Headlines

Valparaiso’s Fluid Coffeebar opens a new roastery and lounge in Michigan City’s Uptown Arts District this weekend and plans to open a second downtown Valpo location soon, just a few blocks from its flagship cafe. The new-wave coffee shop, which was recently featured in the national Roast magazine, established a new roasting operation in the nearly century-old Eagle Building at 518 N. Franklin St. in downtown Michigan City. The coffee shop part of the business seats up to 40 people, serving single-origin coffees, pour-overs, nitro cold brew, hand-crafted lattes, and vegan food options. Alison Scates and Charles Scates own the popular caffeine purveyor, which has gotten so crowded at its original cafe at 159 W. Lincolnway in downtown Valparaiso that it will open a second shop in April at the new Vale View Apartments at 260 Franklin St. The new coffee shop will feature a pour-over bar and a tea bar for slow-steeping teas. “We’re at maximum capacity,” Alison Scates said. “We’re totally out of room and out of seats on a lot of the weekends. This will be a space for people looking for a quieter space to work. It will have a co-working space v...

Medical technology has developed many new devices that can be implanted into humans (in-vivo) to repair,

Medical technology has developed many new devices that can be implanted into humans (in-vivo) to repair, assist, or take the place of diseased or defective bones, arteries, and even organs. The materials used for these devices have evolved steadily over the past fifty years, with titanium and cobalt-based alloys replacing stainless steels. Metallographic examination has become an indispensable tool in the testing, quality control, failure studies and post-mortem analyses of these devices. This paper presents techniques and results for examination of titanium-based acetabular cups and Co-Cr-Mo femoral hip stems and knees. These implants have porous metallic coatings on one side to enhance bone/metal interface adhesion by in-growth of bone into the porous coatings. Two variations of acetabular cups were examined in this study. Both used Ti-6% Al – 4% V-ELI (ASTM F-136) as the substrate material. One had commercial purity (CP) titanium fiber metal wire mesh (ASTM F-67) bonded to the substrate for bone in-growth while the other had CP Ti powder bonded to the substrate and tantalum “beads” bonded to the powder to promote interlocking bone in-growth. The femoral hip stem was made from...

Physicists image electrons flowing like water — ScienceDaily

Physicists at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel have imaged electrons flowing viscously through a nanodevice, just like water flowing through a pipe. Long predicted but only now visualized for the first time, this curious new behavior for electrons has important implications for future electronic devices. From roaring waves to swirling whirlpools, the flow of a liquid can be extremely rich. Such varied phenomena are the result of the many collisions that occur between the particles that make up a liquid, and is described by the physics of hydrodynamics. However, despite being negatively charged, electrons usually flow through a conductor like a gas in a randomized fashion essentially without repelling each other. This is because most conductors are made from materials that are highly disordered, and the electrons flowing inside collide more frequently with the many impurities and imperfections. To make electrons flow like a liquid, one needs a more advanced conductor, for example, graphene — a one atom-thick sheet of carbon, which can be made exceptionally clean. “Theories suggest that liquid electrons can perform cool feats that their ballistic or diffusiv...

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