Industrial-type waste probably isn’t something you have lying around the house. Nowhere in the family refuse bin would you typically find shards of metal, pipes, and remnants of conveyor belts mixed in with last night’s dinner scraps and piles of unwanted credit card offers.
Surprises come in two varieties. There are the good ones, like expected birthday parties and bonuses on our paychecks, or finding a crumpled up, forgotten about $20 bill in a pair of jeans pulled fresh from the dryer.
The glass windows that surround brick-and-mortar shops allow passersby to sneak a peek into the inventory of a business. Those same windows also allow the sun’s warming rays to create all-natural mood lighting which can help create a sense of joy, all while brightening the spirits of employees and customers alike.
Tape generally has one purpose to fulfill, and that’s to stick things together. Whether it’s a stack of Christmas gifts or on steam-filled pipes located onboard an ocean liner, if it doesn’t adhere to the surface it’s applied on, then that particular roll of tape hasn’t lived up to its promise. Continue reading What’s Wrong With My Tape?
Practically all companies around the world are powered by an infrastructure built around delicate electronic components, highly sophisticated technological information systems, and computer software that allows system management and monitoring at the touch of a button.
The act of metal detecting is curious and quaint. For some, it’s a fun way to spend an afternoon in the backyard unearthing treasures buried from eras gone by. But metal detectors can also prevent a night of music and festivities for concertgoers from coming to a screeching halt with catastrophic consequences. Continue reading Using Metal Detectors for Fun & Safety
Nighttime can be the right time for trying to sneak a peek at a host of fantastic things. Astronomers will attest to the celestial delicacies that hang high in the sky and many sportsmen elect to hunt their prey under the cover of dark. If bird watching is more your thing, then you already know that certain fowl are nocturnal and simply can’t be viewed during the day.
Before you head off to partake in your hobby of choice, make sure that when packing your equipment that you bring along the right tools for the job. In the case of nighttime viewing, regular binoculars aren’t going to cut it; you’ll need something more fitting for the moment. Continue reading Anatomy of a Great Pair of Night Vision Binoculars
Learn everything you’ve ever wanted about your favorite adhesive.
It’s been said that inspiration is everywhere and that it strikes when we least expect it.
That was the case for Swiss engineer George de Mestral, who noticed that after a warm summer trek through the woods with his dog, burdock seeds had become attached to both his clothing and the fur of his pet. Ever curious as to the exact mechanism behind the seeds latching on and refusing to let go, his decision to further study the idea would build the foundation for what we now know as VELCRO®. Continue reading A History of Hook and Loop Fasteners (and 20 Great Uses!)