A home office is usually the last place homeowners want to spend money on, says Lauren Liess, a Virginia interior designer. But Liess says that home offices — or desktop spaces in kitchens or bedroom niches — offer great opportunities to accessorize well and add personality. We turned to Liess and Darlene Molnar, a Washington interior designer and adjunct professor at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, to help us find timeless case goods and the latest, greatest accessories.
Grothaus says the app currently covers about 5,000 food items, including everything from exotic fruits, to meats like ostrich and elk. And more will be added later. "In the future, we are going to rapidly expand the database to hundreds of thousands of items, tie it in with other popular third-party food apps, and also allow users to build up their own personal food database," he says.
What's special about the just-released Modbar? You can't see it. But the baristas can see you. Its hefty heat-and-pressure-generating components are hidden under the counter so customers can better interact with the experts pulling their shots. Gorilla is dedicating theirs to single-origin selections like bright, citrus-inflected beans from Gishamwana island in Rwanda.
(Sean) Zhang says his team has taken a step toward decreasing paper consumption with the water-jet rewriteable paper because it can be printed on and erased a number of times. The paper is made with dyes that are invisible when dry but reveal colors when wet. Water acts as a key for the dye, opening up closed and colorless molecules when it is present to trigger coloration.
For non-astronomers, stargazing may seem simple: Just plop down a scope, and peer toward the heavens. It’s usually not quite that easy. Scopes can be tricky to set up and celestial objects elusive. The Celestron Cosmos 90 GT uses a Wi-Fi connection with a smartphone to do the hard work for you. To align it, users point it at any three bright objects in the sky; the scope uses them to triangulate its precise location. Through an app, users then select the celestial body they want to see from Celestron’s 120,000-entry database. Motors in the base position the scope in seconds.
USAToday hosts a panel with Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson; Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants CEO Michael A. Depatie; Choice Hotels International CEO Stephen Joyce; InterContinental Hotels Group President of the Americas Kirk Kinsell; and Best Western CEO David Kong.
Photo Credit of pilot at Starwood where guests can use their smartphones as room keys
Consumer Reports has a nice “state of the market” on advanced safety systems coming to market, the building blocks for the autonomous car.
“Research shows that 90 percent of crashes are caused by human error. That’s why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and every major automaker are increasingly focusing on systems that allow the vehicle to become a partner in the drive by monitoring a car’s surroundings, warning the driver of danger, and even taking control of the car in some situations. “For the past 40 years, we’ve been working on protecting people from the crash,” says David Strickland, NHTSA’s former administrator. “This is the new North Star, making sure the crash never happens.”
Overall, the advanced safety systems are just getting warmed up, but they are already showing promise in reducing the number of accidents and fatalities on today’s roads.”
“This assigns each shot a probability related to its position, and thus determines how well a goalscorer is performing. The statistic filters out the quality of the opposition and the quality of the player's team. Last year, for instance, Tottenham's Gareth Bale had 161 shots and 21 goals, when, according to the goal-expectation model, he was due to score only 11. "Bale would regularly shoot from situations with a low probability of success, such as from a distance of 30 yards, and score," says Paul Boanas, Prozone's senior account manager and a former performance analyst. "This type of contextual information helps to explain why he's worth so much."
Some of the most important elements of football remain very hard to quantify and it's difficult to understand what we can't measure. Consider defence. Using data from the last ten seasons of the Premier League, Anderson and Sally compared the value of a goal scored and the value of a goal conceded. They found that scoring a goal, on average, is worth slightly more than one point, whereas not conceding produces, on average, 2.5 points per match. "Goals that don't happen are more valuable than goals that do happen," Anderson says. "It's counterintuitive. The question is: how do we measure something that doesn't happen? The challenge is to see the unseen."
And that they use conveyor technology to get piles of material up to the roof from trucks and debris down for impressive worker productivity. And nail guns and magnetic sweepers to keep the work and workplaces tidy.
The humble shingle is now designed for aesthetics, energy efficiency, algae resistance, and importantly for us in Florida to handle wind resistance up to 130 mph.
But it is not just the shingles. There are layers of moisture barrier, undereave ventilation and insulation that supplement the shingle protection.
Then there is improved fastener technology as explained in this Owens Corning video. With all this science wo wonder they can do jobs in days that took their parents weeks to do. And warrant their work now for decades.