Mashable
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Fast Company
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Teams from each city visit a range ofproperties, including airports, libraries, water treatment works, andstreets. They find faults in corridor airflows, rhapsodizeabout rooftop solar panels, and needle each other about phantom light fixtures and the height of heating fans. Its great fun. The serious point, says Maria Vargas, head of the Department of Energys Better Buildings program , which commissions the web series, is to show how organizations can learn from each other. Hopefully by seeing real world situations and obstacles, SWAP provides a place for people to learn and feel empowered about making energy efficiencies, she tells Fast Company . Theres money investment involved here and peopleare naturally risk-averse. Seeing other citiesdo it, and seeing the investments work out, is good information to have.
Mashable
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Know Your Mobile
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The top and bottom edges are also curved but it’s not as pronounced and doesnt curve the display itself along these edges. Holding the phone it’s very apparent that you’re gripping what virtually amounts to a solid piece of curved glass - yes there’s a metal frame holding it together, but it’s barely noticeable. This actually presents the first stumbling block for the Galaxy S8+; in my time with the device I never felt entirely safe holding onto it; it’s slippery as anything and the edges are so wafer thin coupled with the curved slippery glass surface. Samsung allegedly tweaked the edge curvature to improve grip but I dont really feel this has been successful and I’d strongly recommend some kind of case to improve grip and prevent drops. That particular gripe aside, the Galaxy S8+ feels incredibly solid in terms of its construction; there is zero wobble or flex in the frame or component panels, and it’s got a nice bit of heft to it without being heavy.
Digital Trends
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Scientists are in the early stages of creating a battery that uses molecular solar cells to charge, so it will never need plugging into the mains, or removing from the device it powers, and doesn't have actual solar panels attached. The post Incredible battery uses light to charge itself, but without solar panels appeared first on Digital Trends .
PC Pro
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Christopher Minasians 21 min 3 sec ago PCs It’s not often that you hear a car manufacturer design a PC monitor, let alone one of Porsche’s stature. AOC, the multinational panel manufacturer, has teamed up with Studio F. A. Porsche to design the 24in PDS241 and 27in PDS271 monitors, which were a feast on the eyes when I saw them at Porsche's factory in Leipzig. Image 2 of 12 Both monitors have a Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) panel and use AH-IPS technology to cover a broad-colour gamut. AOC claims the panels are able to cover a 100% sRGB and 90% NTSC colour space with its own SuperColor WCG technology. If its panel doesnt make you sit up and take notice, its design most certainly will. The monitors have a 3-side borderless design, making it easier to look at the screen without getting distracted by large bezels. However, it is the stand that has a somewhat revolutionary design and which sets the monitors apart from the rest of the crowd.
Know Your Mobile
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The top and bottom edges are also curved but it’s not as pronounced and doesnt curve the display itself along these edges. Holding the phone it’s very apparent that you’re gripping what virtually amounts to a solid piece of curved glass - yes there’s a metal frame holding it together, but it’s barely noticeable. This actually presents the first stumbling block for the Galaxy S8+; in my time with the device I never felt entirely safe holding onto it; it’s slippery as anything and the edges are so wafer thin coupled with the curved slippery glass surface. Samsung allegedly tweaked the edge curvature to improve grip but I dont really feel this has been successful and I’d strongly recommend some kind of case to improve grip and prevent drops. That particular gripe aside, the Galaxy S8+ feels incredibly solid in terms of its construction; there is zero wobble or flex in the frame or component panels, and it’s got a nice bit of heft to it without being heavy.
Know Your Mobile
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The top and bottom edges are also curved but it’s not as pronounced and doesnt curve the display itself along these edges. Holding the phone it’s very apparent that you’re gripping what virtually amounts to a solid piece of curved glass - yes there’s a metal frame holding it together, but it’s barely noticeable. This actually presents the first stumbling block for the Galaxy S8+; in my time with the device I never felt entirely safe holding onto it; it’s slippery as anything and the edges are so wafer thin coupled with the curved slippery glass surface. Samsung allegedly tweaked the edge curvature to improve grip but I dont really feel this has been successful and I’d strongly recommend some kind of case to improve grip and prevent drops. That particular gripe aside, the Galaxy S8+ feels incredibly solid in terms of its construction; there is zero wobble or flex in the frame or component panels, and it’s got a nice bit of heft to it without being heavy.
TIME - Top Stories
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It gave way so much more easily than I ever dreamed it would, recalled Lamm, now 81, in an interview with The Associated Press. But all abortions still had to be approved by three-doctor panels at participating hospitals and were only permitted during the first 16 weeks of pregnancy. Instead of ending his newfound political career, Lamm went on to serve three terms as the state's governor. He is currently the co-director of the University of Denver's Institute of Public Policy Studies. Lamm said recently that when he introduced the legislation, the women's movement was just starting to take off and the concept that citizens should have more personal freedom was becoming more important in society. At the time, abortion was not one of the Colorado Republican Party's most pressing issues and there was no organized opposition in the state to abortion rights because the idea was so new, Lamm said.
Auto Express
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One of the key advantages behind PPF is that each car has its own pattern in a library database. Rather than cutting panels with scissors, Reep is connected to a Llumar database where it can pick the exact make and model and send the precise number of panels to be printed by its in-house PrecisionCut printer. For example, the database contains every single panel for a Volkswagen Golf , which means the car can be covered from top to bottom quickly and accurately. The cost of protecting a car varies between make and model, but prices start from £300 and can go up to thousands of pounds for the most exotic cars. Image 12 of 15 Image 12 of 15 This may sound like a lot, but Auto Express found that two-year-old cars can lose hundreds of pounds in value from stone chips, with the average shortfall at around five per cent. Pri Chauhan, managing director of Reep Midlands, says many drivers now opt to spend a little more in the beginning of ownership to preserve the value later on.
Digital Trends
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Scientists are in the early stages of creating a battery that uses molecular solar cells to charge, so it will never need plugging into the mains, or removing from the device it powers, and doesn't have actual solar panels attached. The post Forget solar panels these new self-charging solar batteries don't need them appeared first on Digital Trends .
Expert Reviews
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It also reproduced colours with an average Delta E of 1.06 out of the box – a highly respectable score that means professional-level photo and video editing isnt beyond its purview. However, compared with other IPS and PLS panels I’ve come across, I found the colours on the AG271UG looked a tad washed out. Placed next to the Acer XF270HU 1440p IPS monitor, colours didnt pop as much. Further, dark scenes in movies are a shade of dark grey, rather than deep black. I found the panel looked very similar in this respect to the ViewSonic XG2700-4K , which also looks a little wan. Image 9 of 10 In terms of brightness, the monitor reaches 383cd/m2 level in sRGB mode, which limits the brightness to 90%, so it can go a bit brighter if you need it. I measured the contrast ratio at 1,087:1, which is the norm for most IPS panels but not as good as you’d get if you opted for a monitor using a VA-type panel.
Autocar
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Upmarket interior The new Picanto’s cabin is dominated by a new 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system, which will be standard-fit in the UK. Drivers will be able to control their smartphones using the Apple Carplay and Android Auto services, while the options list includes a reversing camera, wireless smartphone charger and USB port. When it comes to luggage space, the Picanto’s boot can now carry up to 255 litres – more than Hyundai’s i10 – and up to 1010 litres with the rear seats folded flat. While exact specifications for the UK have yet to be confirmed, we do know the Picanto will be offered in 1,2, and 3 trim levels, plus the new GT-Line and GT-Line S specifications. Personalisation also plays a big part in the new Picanto. Drivers will be able to specify one of five so-calledcolour packs’ in the UK, allowing them to choose colours for the seats and stitching, as well as interior door panels.
South China Morning Post
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Top Speed
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Presence. Do you wanna be seen? Do you wanna drive around in something that can blot out the sun like it’s a solar eclipse? Then U.S. Specialty Vehicles has what you need. Say hello to the Rhino GX, a seven-foot tall, eight-foot wide, 9,600-pound, quarter-million dollar slab of America ready to roll over anything in its way. Based on the Ford Super Duty F-450, this thing is rocking custom steel body panels, composite fender flares, and custom-made forged one-piece wheels, all of which lend it a military-grade aesthetic that’s sure to turn heads. The suspension is new as well, with hydraulic components replacing the stock set-up, but the drivetrain and engine are both factory fresh with a 6.7-liter powerplant and 4WD grip. It’s also 100 percent street legal, and offers impressive opulence and space in the cabin, all of which Jay Leno gets to experience firsthand in this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage .
Politico
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Trump bought the property and its furniture in 1985, and he opened it a decade later as a private club. “Post’s dream of a winter White House came true with Trump’s election in 2016,” Hartman wrote. Share America removed the post on Monday after the State Department’s efforts to share the articleoriginally published just before Trump hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lagodrew criticism. The intention of the article was to inform the public about where the President has been hosting world leaders. We regret any misperception and have removed the post, read a statement on the site in place of the post. The post drew scrutiny Monday after reporters linked to it on Twitter. The ethics watchdog group American Oversight said it would file complaints with the State Department’s Inspector General and the Office of Government Ethics, and it also said it would write to Capitol Hill oversight panels urging them to launch their own investigations.
Voice Of America
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The Event Chronicle
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Solar panels are a bigger target for establishment forces that can only thrive if the masses conform to a centralized grid. States such as Indiana and Nevada are passing bills that are designed to cripple the fast-growing solar industry, while keeping in place the same old favors for fossil fuel interests. Solar energy technology is improving at light speed (pun intended) and prices are crashing due to market forces, meaning that rooftop solar – and self-sufficiencythreatens to upend the long dominance of fossil fuels. Vegetable gardening is not even immune from State interference. In Miami Shores, a couple was forced to destroy their front yard vegetable garden after government threatened them with a fine of $50 each day it remained. “ When our garden was in full production, we had no need to shop for produce. At least 80 percent of our meals were harvested fresh from our garden, ” said Hermine Ricketts.
Core77
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We were excited to see Muji's architectural re-think of a house several years ago, but this latest effort is a bit puzzling. The company has announced they'll begin selling this Muji Hut with a shou-sugi-ban finish and nine square meters of interior space: While Muji refers to their concept as "radically new," a close examination of the plans does not reveal anything radical. In fact some of the decisions are downright odd. The Tiny House movement in America often designs things on wheels, so that the small structures can be moved. In contrast the Muji Hut is designed on a slab foundation, which is rather permanent. Furthermore the design has no provisions for plumbing nor electrical in the plans and description, but in several photos there is an electrical outlet, and a lamp plugged into it: Where's the generator, and/or solar panels and batteries? Also, in this photo there's a woodburning stove shown inside: Yet there's no visible venting in photos of the exterior, nor provisions made for it in the plans.
Daily Express
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A CLASSIC car fan has been jailed after he tried to smuggle £2million of Class A drugs into Britain hidden in the panels of his VW Polo.
Design Milk - Home
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Acoustic panels have grown beyond function with brands trying to also elevate the looks of them. The latest to throw their hat in the ring is MUT Design Studio , who created a collection of modern acoustic panels for Sancal that go beyond the average rectangular shape. After taking a trip to a natural science museum's entomology rooms, MUT designed these sound absorbing panels after a beetle. That's right, the little crawly insects most of us don't think twice about have inspired the Beetle collection. Dropping the ick factor that beetles might conjure up for some, MUT chose to abstract them turning them more into sculptural works of art for the walls that also help reduce the annoyance of sound in public spaces. There are 12 different designs based on six upholstered panels that can be mixed and matched in different ways. Beetle was presented at iSalone during this year's Milan Design Week. Moodboard Moodboard Moodboard Moodboard
The Full Signal
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Core77
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The team will use several framing and construction methods to produce a freestanding shelter intended for use with solar panels, turning huge timber into a space before your eyes. $5, 2:00-4:00 PMDesign Studio DO: Unparalleled Sneaker Jam Thinking shoe design might be for you? Throw down on designs for sick kicks with some guidance and intel from lex Hill, Garrett Tollette, Sara Novak and Kelsey Foo, all UO Sports Product Designers. Hang out with other shoe nerds and novices and leave with work that might help sharpen your portfolio. $5 / Free with student ID, 5pm-8:00pm, White Stag Block *CORE77 DO: Sketch Jam Don't want to be limited to only shoes? Want more chances to flex on your friends in public with those drawing chops? Want to watch other nerds sketch under pressure with live comedy commentary? Sketch Jam is going to be a super fun blend of skills, performance, competition, and good old drinky camaraderie.
Electronics Weekly
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Solar panels could gain from a chemical which produces two electron-hole pairs from each incoming photon. Called heptacene, it has a characteristic called singlet fission which allows this doubling of electron production. BTW, there is no magic here, the pairs have at most half the energy than the best single pair that could be extracted ... Read full article: Molecule makes two electrons from each photon