Today is Prime Day, that time of year when shoppers swarm Amazon’s discounted digital shelves. A

Today is Prime Day, that time of year when shoppers swarm Amazon’s discounted digital shelves. A few days later all that stuff will show up at your door, as if by capitalistic magic. But it’s not magic—it’s the product of an army of human packers in warehouses. And some of those workers are angry. Amazon warehouse employees in Minnesota plan on striking today, demanding better working conditions and less intense productivity quotas. In a photo published by Bloomberg last week, the workers held a sign reading: “We Are Humans, Not Robots!” Which brings us to an uncomfortable idea in this new era of robotic automation: If human workers are working like robots, why can’t they just be robots? Can’t Amazon replace everyone with machines and wave goodbye to its labor woes? But, in asking that question, we’re not giving these workers enough credit for how smart and versatile and dexterous they are, and we’re forgetting just how inept robots still are. Yes, Amazon is scrambling to automate its warehouses to boost its efficiency. But in so doing, it’s creating a new human-robot hybrid workforce, which means it would do well to keep these people happy. We have to praise—nay, venerate—human...

A coffee company has become the largest manufacturer to launch its own range of compostable one-cup

A coffee company has become the largest manufacturer to launch its own range of compostable one-cup “pods”. Italian espresso giant Lavazza says its biopolymer-based Eco Caps break down in six months when combined with food waste. Managing director David Rogers said the aim is to “replace the entire range” of aluminium capsules with the eco-friendly ones “without any price difference”.  Big Size Plastic Toy Capsule Eco Caps, which will cost about £4 for 16, will go on sale in November. They will also fit Nespresso machines. Because the composting process takes about 180 days, users should check their local authority’s rules before adding them to council-collected food waste. Capsule, Empty Capsule, Gelatin Capsule, Vegetable Capsule – Quanyong,http://www.hbqyhealth.com/

CHICAGO, July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — According to the new market research report “Specialty Tapes Market by

CHICAGO, July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — According to the new market research report “Specialty Tapes Market by Resin (Acrylic, Rubber, Silicone), Backing Material (PVC, Paper, Woven/Non-Woven, Pet, Foam, PP), Application (Electronics, Healthcare, Automotive, White Goods, Construction, Printing), and Region – Global Forecast to 2024″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the Specialty Tapes Market is projected to grow from USD 44.2 billion in 2019 to USD 59.3 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period. The major factor driving the specialty tapes market includes the increase in demand from applications such as electrical & electronics, healthcare & hygiene, automotive, white goods, paper & printing, building & construction, retail & graphics, and others. These specialty tapes have wide acceptability due to factors such as low cost and easy availability, as compared to its substitutes-staples and glue. Acrylic is estimated to be the largest resin segment in the specialty tapes market during the forecast period The acrylic segment is expected to account for the largest market share during the forecast period because of its b...

Appraiser and auctioneer Daniel Buck Soules to give talk on Antiques Roadshow experience in Durham

Whenever he comes across a new-to-him antique — a late-1600s bible box, for example— he likes to imagine what the item was like when it was “brand spanking new,” and how excited the original owners must have been about it. He has a silver cream jug in his personal collection made by a silversmith in Philadelphia in the 1770s, and he can’t help but wonder if the person who made it ever crossed paths with men like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Daniel Buck Soules examines documents relating to Crooker shipping at his auction house in Lisbon Falls this September. (Nathan Strout/The Times Record) Soules, a self-described “crazy history nut” has been hosting auctions and appraisals for more than 40 years. He is the owner for Daniel Buck Auctions in Lisbon Falls, and was an appraiser on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow for more than a decade. He will be at the Eureka Community Center in Durham at 6:30 p.m. May 4 for a presentation titled “Behind the scenes of ‘Antiques Roadshow,’” where he will “tell stories about the people he’s met and the rare items he’s evaluated during his … work on the program,” according to Candace deCsipkes, chairwoman of the Durham Historic District Commissi...

Canopy Growth and Other Marijuana Companies Face Threat From Colombia

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers visit http://www.djreprints.com. There used to be more than 180 rose growers along the highway in California’s Monterey County. Now they’re almost gone. The flower industry went south to the lower-cost country of Colombia. With marijuana legalization in California, Monterey’s greenhouses have shifted from growing roses to growing cannabis. But Paul Henderson—whose Salinas-based company Grupo Flor was instrumental in Monterey’s marijuana revival—isn’t waiting for North America’s cannabis growers to suffer the same fate as its flower producers. So Grupo Flor is preparing to plant its first crop a couple of hours outside the Colombian city of Cali. “When the industry starts to move toward commoditization over the next decade,” says Henderson, “Colombia is the only place that makes sense.” An equatorial climate and low-cost, skilled labor give Colombia a clear advantage in agricultural trade. And that makes the nation a threat to North American companies like Canopy Growth (ticker: CGC), Tilray (TLRY) and Aurora Cannabis (ACB). These ...

Friction Facts: Bigger pulleys really are more efficient

Pro road racers who use Berner’s uniquely oversized rear derailleur cages have sworn time and again that they reduce drivetrain friction thanks to their humongous 15-tooth pulleys. Now, Jason Smith of Boulder-based lab Friction Facts has confirmed that claim with his own independent testing. Berner-equipped racers such as Fabian Cancellara, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Philippe Gilbert and others will be relieved to know that the advantage is genuinely there – but it’s also pretty small at just 1.76 watts compared to a standard Shimano Dura-Ace setup. According to Smith, the Berner cage derives its advantages from three key principles: pulley size, cage tension and bearing friction. Smith isolated the effects of pulley size by machining 10, 11, 13 and 15-tooth pulleys to the same bearing bore and then transferring the same two cartridges between tests. Lower chain tension (i.e., the chain tension between the lower rear derailleur pulley and the bottom of the chainring), cadence, and chainring and cog sizes were kept constant throughout testing. The difference from best (15-tooth) to worst (10-tooth) was very small but still measurable at just 0.49 watts – similar to what others have ca...

Nail Polish Remover Market Value Share, Supply Demand, Share and Value Chain

In 2019, the market size of Nail Polish Remover Market is million US$ and it will reach million US$ in 2025, growing at a CAGR of from 2019; while in China, the market size is valued at xx million US$ and will increase to xx million US$ in 2025, with a CAGR of xx% during forecast period. In this report, 2018 has been considered as the base year and 2019 to 2025 as the forecast period to estimate the market size for Nail Polish Remover. This report studies the global market size of Nail Polish Remover, especially focuses on the key regions like United States, European Union, China, and other regions (Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia). This study presents the Nail Polish Remover Market production, revenue, market share and growth rate for each key company, and also covers the breakdown data (production, consumption, revenue and market share) by regions, type and applications. Nail Polish Remover history breakdown data from 2014 to 2019, and forecast to 2025. For top companies in United States, European Union and China, this report investigates and analyzes the production, value, price, market share and growth rate for the top manufacturers, key data from 2014 to 2019. Make A...

It’s a big year for BMW, with the Munich outfit unveiling a brand new S1000RR, plus 1250

It’s a big year for BMW, with the Munich outfit unveiling a brand new S1000RR, plus 1250 versions of all the other ‘R’ boxers – R1250 GS Adventure, R and RS. We also get an Adventure version of the F850 – nice – and a C400 GT scooter… Here’s the inside line on the new S1000RR WE LOVED the old S1000RR, but this looks like it’ll move the game on by a fair margin. It has no less than 207bhp@13,500rpm – up 8bhp from before – from a new variable valve timing motor, and the overall mass has been slashed by 11kg, from 208kg to 197kg, ready to ride. Wow. That all-new engine gets the firm’s latest Shiftcam variable valve setup on the intake side. The system has sliding concentric outer shafts, with two different cam profiles on them, on a splined inner shaft with the drive on one end. An ECU-controlled motor switches between low- and high-speed cams at 9,000rpm (in under 10 milliseconds…), so you get soft, low-lift, short-duration cams for great low-down and midrange torque, then lumpy, aggressive profile cams for peak power production. The outer shafts are moved by a system like you have in a bike gearbox – a movable pin engaging in a cammed slot on t...

Exploring safe and intelligent multi-application liquid nitrogen cooling via auto-fill technology – Jul 01 2019 – Mr E.G.M. Bisschop – Life Science News Articles

The handling of Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) is not easy and can be extremely hazardous. Scientists are unable to avoid using LN2 as there are applications requiring the cooling power of the liquid. A system enabling the use of cryogenic cooling without the risk of coming into contact with LN2 is therefore desirable. The LN2 microdosing system is a cryogenic cooling system in which Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) is used as the cooling medium. LN2 is transferred from the Dewar to the desired application. The Norhof LN2 cooling systems stores the Liquid Nitrogen in pressureless cryogenic Dewars. When a LN2 transfer is required, a micro processor controlled heater element in the LN2 generates a small overpressure and liquid nitrogen flows out of the system like water from a tap, without spilling, noise and vibrations. The cryogenic transfer flow is variable and can be optimised to the application. These autonomous cooling systems are designed for use in scientific instrumentation environments and/or in processes that require perfect control over the temperature required. LN2 is used as the cooling medium and is taken from a storage vessel by a static pump and delivered through a fill line to the a...

México aporta 17% de las importaciones de cerveza de Canadá |

Las ventas de cerveza en Canadá alcanzaron los 9,200 millones de dólares canadienses en 2018, con un volumen que supera los 2,200 millones de litros. Del volumen total de esta bebida vendida en Canadá en 2018, se importó alrededor del 25%, casi 560 millones de litros. Estados Unidos fueron el segundo proveedor más grande de las importaciones de este producto, con aproximadamente 110 millones de litros y una participación del 20%de las importaciones totales. A su vez, el proveedor número uno en 2018 fue Holanda (Heineken) con el 21% del mercado de importación. México fue el proveedor número tres con una participación de mercado del 17 por ciento. Canadá revisó los estándares de composición prescriptiva de esta bebida para reflejar y apoyar mejor una industria diversificada, al tiempo que brinda a los bebedores de cerveza mayor información sobre el contenido alergénico. Las revisiones implementaron los cambios propuestos en una consulta de 2018. Los cerveceros tendrán hasta diciembre de 2022 para cumplir con los nuevos cambios regulatorios y de etiquetado. El 1 de mayo, la Agencia Canadiense de Inspección de Alimentos (CFIA, por sus siglas en inglés) emitió un comunicado de prensa...

Global Physiotherapy Instrument Market 2019 Industry Size, Demand, Growth Analysis, Share, Revenue, Manufacturers and Forecast 2024

The Physiotherapy Instrument Market report offers majority of the latest and newest industry data that covers the overall market situation along with future Assessment. The worldwide Physiotherapy Instrument Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly over the next five years, will reach million US$ in 2024, from million US$ in 2019, according to a new GIR (Global Info Research) study. This report focuses on the Physiotherapy Instrument in global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application. Get sample for this report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3125542?utm_source=an&utm_medium=sk Get discount to purchase @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3125542?utm_source=an&utm_medium=sk Chapter 1, to describe Physiotherapy Instrument product scope, market overview, market opportunities, market driving force and market risks. Chapter 2, to profile the top manufacturers of Physiotherapy Instrument, with price, sales, revenue and global market share of Physiotherapy Instrument in 2017 and 2018....

Resident Evil 6 is the eighth mainline entry–when including Code: Veronica & Zero–in the popular Resident

Resident Evil 6 is the eighth mainline entry–when including Code: Veronica & Zero–in the popular Resident Evil series, announced by Capcom on January 19th, 2012 and released at October 2nd, 2012. Set in 2013, four years after Resident Evil 5 (and 10 years since the downfall of Umbrella), Resident Evil 6 brings back the two most prominent leads Chris Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy to canonically star together for the first time in Resident Evil history. Shying away from a linear progression like the most recent Resident Evil titles, Resident Evil 6 allows players to select from any of the four available campaign stories–Leon, Chris, Ada, and the new character Jake Muller–in whichever order they so choose, somewhat reminiscent of the first two Resident Evil games. Despite this freedom of choice, it was suggested by RE6 director Eiichiro Sasaki that Leon’s story be tackled first. Initially Ada’s campaign had to be unlocked upon first completing the three prior campaigns, however via a patch update it is now available from the outset. Resident Evil 6 is an action-shooter with an over-the-shoulder perspective in the same vein as prior entries, Re...

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