AmazonBasics CU23011W Tap-Adapter: Top Performance, Imperfect Design picon-graphics icon arrow stem circle

Since I began tearing down USB adapters, a clear trend has started to emerge: everything under $4 is garbage in my performance and safety testing, while products from about $10 and up are generally pretty good. Of course, the cheap units are generic, while the pricier ones come from known brands with a reputation to maintain, skewing my expectations somewhat.Today, we’re fleshing out the $10 category some more with the addition of Amazon’s house-brand CU23011W tap-adapter. In typical fashion, the CU23011W arrives in Amazon’s generic brown box with its black-on-white branding and description label doubling as the box’s seal. Inside, a secondary cardboard insert cradles the combo tap-adapter to prevent it from rattling around during shipping. Though basic, this does a fine job of moving products from factories, through the warehouses, and to your doorstep in good physical condition. How many accessories would you expect a (presumably) decent-quality and safe $10 adapter to ship with? The only thing included in the box, aside from the CU23011W itself, is a trilingual (English/Spanish/French) manual. The documentation predictably explains that the port with two lightning icons is ra...

Increasing Opportunities In Threaded Check Valves Market by forecasting the high Growth Segments | AVK VALVES, Parker Hannifin, NIBCO

Threaded Check Valves Market provides a detailed analysis of the industry for the estimation period of 2019 – 2025. Threaded Check Valves market report includes market size, growth rate, market share, application, future trends. The market research of Threaded Check Valves is precise but encloses all points in brief which are essential and relevant for a customer of Threaded Check Valves industry. According to this study, the next Y-o-Y(year over year) Threaded Check Valves market will register a XX CAGR in terms of revenue, the Astonishing Growth market size will reach US$ XX million by 2025, from US$ XX million in 2019. In particular, this report presents the global market share (sales and revenue) of key companies in market New Research Study. Download Research Study With Latest Advancement Trends and Application @ https://www.reportsmonitor.com/request_sample/204294 The following manufacturers are assessed in this report in terms of sales, revenue, and market share for each company: , AVK VALVES, Parker Hannifin, NIBCO, Valtorc, LK Valves, Flomatic Market Analysis by Types: Threaded Swing Check Valves Threaded Ball Check Valves Threaded Check Valves Breakdown Data by Applic...

All 2,493 items targeted by China’s tariffs in US trade war — Quartz

China’s latest tariff retaliation, announced today, will hit some $60 billion in US exports, including hundreds of agricultural, mining, and manufactured products, threatening jobs and profits at companies around the United States.  Before the trade war starts in earnest, China bought about 17% of US agricultural exports and was a major market for other goods, from Maine lobster to Boeing aircraft. It has been the largest market for Apple iPhones since 2016. Since the escalation of tariffs, though, China has stopped buying soybeans and lobsters, and Apple warned it would miss its expected Christmas holiday sales figures because of trade tensions. In addition to the 25% tariffs below, Beijing also added 20% tariffs on 1,078 US products, 10% tariffs on 974 US products, and 5% tariffs on 595 US products (all links in Chinese). The list was translated from China’s ministry of finance press release using Google translate, and may be inexact in spots. Quartz also rearranged some items on the list to group them into categories, and they may not be in the order of their “harmonized tariff schedule” codes.  Carbon Steel Pipe, Steel Tube, Steel Pipe, Carbon Pipe, Carbon Tube – Youf...

Ceramic–metal composites for heat exchangers in concentrated solar power plants

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript. The efficiency of generating electricity from heat using concentrated solar power plants (which use mirrors or lenses to concentrate sunlight in order to drive heat engines, usually involving turbines) may be appreciably increased by operating with higher turbine inlet temperatures, but this would require improved heat exchanger materials. By operating turbines with inlet temperatures above 1,023 kelvin using closed-cycle high-pressure supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) recompression cycles, instead of using conventional (such as subcritical steam Rankine) cycles with inlet temperatures below 823 kelvin1,2,3, the relative heat-to-electricity conversion efficiency may be increased by more than 20 per cent. The resulting reduction in the cost of dispatchable electricity from concentrated solar power plants (coupled with thermal energy storage4,5,6) wou...

Cool Spaces: Strawberry Lake home an experiment in concrete and glass

Cantilevered concrete slabs, commercial windows and counters containing aquarium aggregate are a few features of a unique cool space in Hamburg Twp. This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. Construction of a one-of-a-kind home on Strawberry Lake in Hamburg Township turned into a neighborhood spectacle.  A 20-ton crane lifted huge hollow concrete slabs, like those found in parking lots, about a hundred feet into the air over neighbors’ trees.  “We had neighbors bring out lawn chairs and watch to see what would happen,” homeowner Brenda Vidovic said.  Her husband Al Vidovic built the unusual home out of mostly commercial materials, like concrete, glass and steel, with help from Okemos architect Jim Gibbs. It took more than two years to build on a narrow lot on Bob White Beach Boulevard fronting the lake.  The first and second floors were created from the large slabs and high-tension cable, including patios and balconies.  “Another unique thing, we don’t have internal load-bearing walls, just two walls … and load-bearing steel poles,” Al Vidovic said...

Global Paper Dye Market Outlook 2019-2023: BASF, Archroma, DyStar, Atul Ltd., Synthesia, KEMIRA OYJ, Axyntis Group

The “Paper Dye Market” has its complete summary provided in such a pattern that the reading is enough to get the gist of the vital information mentioned in the report. Factors such as .product distribution, product demand, financial growth, growth benefits, business flexibility, and other applications are all provided in the report in detailed as well as segmented pattern. One of the most important points given in the report is that the clients can obtain all the futuristic scope and market growth factors in a single scroll through the articles. The Paper Dye market has excelled its profit bar due to the application of strategic intelligence on a global scale. At present, Paper Dye market focuses on enhancing its global market status with the help of the dominating players BASF (Germany), Archroma (Switzerland), DyStar (Singapore), Atul Ltd. (India), Synthesia (Czech Republic), KEMIRA OYJ (Finland), Axyntis Group (France), Vipul Organics (India), Keystone Aniline (US), Standard Colors (US), Cromatos (Italy), Thermax (India), Organic Dyes and Pigments (US). In the current report, all the factors are mentioned in a bifurcated format such as the geographical, application, end users...

OGF Article Static Equipment: A Look Inside the ‘How and Why’ of Specification

The majority of mechanical equipment found in oil and gas facilities belongs to the static equipment group, which comprises pressure vessels (drums, columns, reactors, filters) and heat exchangers (shell and tubes, plate and frame, air coolers). The presented guidelines contain cost-effective recommendations for their design, materials, and fabrication. They aim to enable the project engineer, who is not an equipment specialist, to check that economical choices are made. The specification and selection of the equipment is the responsibility of the static equipment engineer, based on requirements specified by other disciplines, including process, materials and plant layout. These other disciplines are not always aware of the impact of their demands on the cost/lead time of the equipment. Conversely, the static equipment discipline is not always aware of where the requirements of these disciplines come from and if the onerous ones could be challenged. Such interface data are the focus of this article, which aims to give a cross-discipline awareness. Site conditions (wind, seismic, blast; or reference to the project document containing such information, e.g., basic engineering des...

The way we define kilograms, meters and seconds changes today

We measure stuff all the time—how long, how heavy, how hot, and so on—because we need to for things such as trade, health and knowledge. But making sure our measurements compare apples with apples has been a challenge: how to know if my kilogram weight or meter length is the same as yours. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1449240174198-2′); }); Attempts have been made to define the units of measurement over the years. But today—International Metrology Day—sees the complete revision of those standards come into play. You won’t notice anything—you will not be heavier or lighter than yesterday—because the transition has been made to be seamless. Just the definitions of the seven base units of the SI (Système International d’Unités, or the International System of Units) are now completely different from yesterday. Humans have always been able to count, but as we evolved we quickly moved to measuring lengths, weights and time. The Egyptian Pharaohs caused pyramids to be built based on the length of the royal forearm, known as the Royal Cubit. This was kept and promulgated by engineer priests who maintained the standard under pain ...

The annual Evening for the Arts at the high school gives young artists an opportunity to

The annual Evening for the Arts at the high school gives young artists an opportunity to share their work with the Island community. In corridors and lobbies, displays of photographs, paintings and sketches reached nearly from floor to ceiling. Counter Displays, Pallet Displays, Retail Signage, Endcap Displays – YJ Display,https://www.yjdisplay.com/

As a Hackaday writer, you can never predict where the comments of your posts will go.

As a Hackaday writer, you can never predict where the comments of your posts will go. Some posts seem to be ignored, while others have a good steady stream of useful feedback. But sometimes the comment threads just explode, heading off into seemingly uncharted territory only tangentially related to the original post. Such was the case with [Steven Dufresne]’s recent post about decimal time, where the comments quickly became a heated debate about the relative merits of metric and imperial units. As I read the thread, I recalled any of the numerous and similarly tangential comments on various reddit threads bashing the imperial system, and decided that enough was enough. I find the hate for the imperial system largely unfounded, and so I want to rise to its defense. What is a system of units anyway? At its heart, is just a way to measure the world. I could very easily measure the length and width of a room using my feet, toe to heel. Most of us have probably done just that at some point, and despite the inconvenient and potentially painful problem of dealing with fractionalization of your lower appendage, it’s a totally valid if somewhat imprecise method. You could easily pace out...

Form 6-K IAMGOLD CORP For: Nov 05

401 Bay Street Suite 3200, PO Box 153Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5H 2Y4Tel: (416) 360-4710(Address of principal executive offices) Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F. Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): ____ Note: Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1) only permits the submission in paper of a Form 6-K if submitted solely to provide an attached annual report to security holders. Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): ____ Note: Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7) only permits the submission in paper of a Form 6-K if submitted to furnish a report or other document that the registrant foreign private issuer must furnish and make public under the laws of the jurisdiction in which the registrant is incorporated, domiciled or legally organized (the registrant’s “home country”), or under the rules of the home country exchange on which the registrant’s securities are traded, as long as the report or other document is not a press release, is not required ...

East Lansing launches 20-year plan to address lead exposure

Great Lakes Echo (http://greatlakesecho.org/2019/04/17/east-lansing-launches-20-year-plan-to-address-lead-exposure/) Resident Kara Taylor uses a certified lead-free filter, which was tested by an independent third party. Like many others in East Lansing, Taylor has opted to consume drinking water only from her Brita filter. Image: Kayla Effner East Lansing, Michigan, is gathering information about lead contamination in resident water services. Notices regarding the potential threat were issued in November. The notices were triggered by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality changing its definition of lead service lines. Previously, internal piping had to either be lead-based or contain lead to be considered a threat. Earlier this year, the rules were changed to include all components of the service line. “With this change came notification requirements. Within so many days of discovering, we had to inform the public,” said Infrastructure Administrator Ron Lacasse. Currently, many East Lansing homes have a 12-to 18-inch lead-based gooseneck pipe which connects to the main galvanized steel water service line to the street. “As long as you have adequate treatment process...

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