Colorado weather: Will July temps warm up, finally?

Let’s start our July weather outlook with what we know is not going to happen: it’s not going to snow. We think. It’s never snowed in Denver in July, and July and August mark the only two months of the calendar year to not have measurable snowfall in the Mile High City. On a more relevant note, though, it felt like forever until Denver finally hit 90 degrees this year, but now that we’ve gotten there (and then some), the hottest month of the year on average could, well, lean hot. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC)’s 30-day outlook for July gives all of Colorado roughly equal chances of having an above or below average temperature month. Considering four of the past five months (including June) have featured below average monthly temperatures and July is typically Denver’s warmest month of the year, however, an average month might just feel a bit warmer than it might otherwise. The start of the month, though, is trending a bit cooler and wetter than average, according to the CPC’s 8-to-14 day outlook product. A blend of computer models hint at a wetter-than-average July, but that will largely hinge on the start of the Southwest’s annual monsoon season. Monsoon seasons tend to pr...

Open science resources for the discovery and analysis of Tara Oceans data

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 Tara Oceans expedition (2009–2013) sampled contrasting ecosystems of the world oceans, collecting environmental data and plankton, from viruses to metazoans, for later analysis using modern sequencing and state-of-the-art imaging technologies. It surveyed 210 ecosystems in 20 biogeographic provinces, collecting over 35,000 samples of seawater and plankton. The interpretation of such an extensive collection of samples in their ecological context requires means to explore, assess and access raw and validated data sets. To address this challenge, the Tara Oceans Consortium offers open science resources, including the use of open access archives for nucleotides (ENA) and for environmental, biogeochemical, taxonomic and morphological data (PANGAEA), and the development of on line discovery tools and collaborative annotation tools for sequences and imag...

Vermont cyclists make it coast-to-coast in 79 days | The Bennington Banner

BRATTLEBORO — Moss Kahler, 69, of Brattleboro and Jim Robinson, 70, of Putney are seasoned cyclists, but when they spent 79 days riding their bicycles across the country this summer — carrying about 50 pounds of gear, from sleeping bags and tents to repair kits, electronics and snacks — it really tested their endurance. “It just all adds up,” said Kahler. “So you get stronger from doing it every day. And the hills you go up or the wind you’re fighting, you can’t help but build stronger legs and I suppose heart and lungs.” From June 12 to Sept. 15, the duo trekked from Bainbridge Island, Wash., to Bar Harbor, Maine. Kahler chronicled their trip through a blog at crazyguyonabike.com/doc/mosskivt. They averaged about 60 miles per day. Weather conditions and topography played a big role in how far they would travel on a given day. The daily cost of their trip averaged out to be $39 each or $78 together. Kahler said they quickly tired of ramen noodles and hotdogs. Robinson said his budget allowed for him to spend $43 a day on food and lodging, or a little more than $4,000 in total. He allowed for a few extravagances such as an outdoor musical in N...

Don’t let its simple design fool you – the Mayku Formbox is a capable desktop vacuum

Don’t let its simple design fool you – the Mayku Formbox is a capable desktop vacuum former with many use cases ranging from making chocolate to industrial design. Let’s review the specs to find out what it can do. Even the average maker would respond with a glazed expression if you started talking about the joys of vacuum forming. To most, it’s a vaguely familiar industrial process reserved for niche, high-end applications. But Mayku wants to change this with the Formbox, a machine that, according to them, “makes molds in seconds, speeding up your product development cycle.” For the uninitiated, vacuum forming is a process whereby a sheet of plastic is heated to molding temperature, then stretched over a mold while simultaneously being forced against it with a vacuum. It’s a process that is traditionally used to make food packaging and aircraft cabin doors, among other things that most consumers wouldn’t ever think of making. But the Mayku Formbox delivers this technology in a consumer-friendly, accessible package: it’s a machine powered by a household vacuum cleaner that produces molds that can be filled with chocolate, concrete, plaster, Jesmonite (a type of...

The Spotlight on Business for July is Gold Medal Trailers, located at W4650 Prairie Crest Lane

The Spotlight on Business for July is Gold Medal Trailers, located at W4650 Prairie Crest Lane in Merrill. Gold Medal Trailers was started in 1998 by lifelong cattle and horsemen Andy and Scott VanDerGeest, with only three trailers to sell. They grew to be one of the world’s largest dealers in 2002. Gold Medal Trailers has hundreds of trailers, for sale – both new and used, as well as a full-service Customer Service Department. Gold Medal Trailers are part of a nationwide service and delivery network also. Whether you are a first-time buyer, upgrading a current trailer, or adding to your trailer fleet, Gold Medal Trailers has something for you. They offer on-the-spot financing and have a large variety of new and used trailers available at all times, including new & used horse, livestock, open and enclosed car and utility trailers, truck beds, snowmobile, ATV, motorcycle, dump, flatbed, and custom living quarters trailers. They have more than 17 manufacturers in stock and more than 100 total trailers in inventory at any time. Gold Medal Trailers specialize in Custom Interior Trailers, Plexcore cargo panels and polylast flooring on horse trailers. And they service what they se...

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By creating an account, you verify that you are at least 13 years of age, and have read and agree to the Comicbook.com Terms of Service and Privacy Policy In just over a week, Star Wars Celebration will descend upon Chicago, Illinois, bringing together some of the most die-hard fans of the Star Wars saga from across the galaxy. The event will likely see our first looks at footage from Star Wars: Episode IX and Star Wars: The Mandalorian, in addition to offering fans the opportunity to meet and get photos with their favorite members of the franchise. Another big draw of the event is that it will feature exclusive collectibles that will only be available at the event. Ahead of the convention kicking off, Toynk Toys has teased the collectibles they will debut at Celebration. Per press release, “The release will feature a total of 14 Star Wars Celebration exclusives. Toynk will also be debuting six new Star Wars items at Star Wars Celebration 2019, giving attendees the first chance to purchase the newest market debuts in the Star Wars Universe. All products are officially licensed. Product categories include pins, plushies, and home goods.” No matter who your favorite c...

Another town on the French Riviera has banned burkinis · TheJournal.ie

A SECOND RESORT on the French Riviera coast has announced a ban against burkinis, after Cannes banished the full-body swimsuit from its beaches. The mayor of Villeneuve-Loubet told AFP that he made the decision to bar the burkini worn by some Muslim women because of sanitary reasons. “I was informed that there was a couple on one of our beaches where the wife was swimming fully dressed,” Lionnel Luca said. Yesterday the mayor of Cannes, famous for its annual film festival, said he had signed off on the burkini ban out of “respect for good customs and secularism” – a founding principle of the French republic. Prohibiting the burkini has caused an uproar with anti-racism organisations and human rights groups threatening to go to court to seek to overturn the “deeply worrying” ban. In the city of Marseille this week, a waterpark cancelled plans to host a private event for women wearing burkinis after the proposal sparked an uproar. The issue comes at a highly sensitive time for relations with Muslims in France after two attacks last month linked to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. Mayor Luca referred to the attacks in disputing charges that the burkini ban was discriminatory...

I have a love/hate relationship with the crocodile clip. Nothing is so quick to lash together

I have a love/hate relationship with the crocodile clip. Nothing is so quick to lash together a few half-baked prototype boards on your desk, but nothing ends up in such a tangle so quickly, either. I love the range of pretty colors that crocodiles come in, as well as the easy ability to just clip on to the side of a PCB, or any old loose wire. But they come loose, they can have intermittent contacts, and we’re not even sure if there is such a thing as a current rating for them. When [WarriorRocker] wrote in asking what we use instead of crocodile clips, he included a photo that sent a chill down my spine, from a review of some clips on Amazon. I’ve seen this one in real life. And what’s worse is the one with the loose wires that sometimes make contact with the spring-clip body and sometimes not. After an hour-long debugging session about twelve years ago now, such an intermittent croc caused us to make a lifelong vow. All of our croco-clips have been disassembled, manually inspected, and many of them soldered together. When I buy new ones, I check them all before mixing them in with the known-goods. Even thinking about this now makes me want to pull back their little rubber bo...

Allplastics’ clear polycarbonate sheets with glass-like abrasion resistance

Allplastics Engineering offers a specially-coated range of clear polycarbonate sheets featuring a highly abrasion resistant surface that almost approaches glass in performance. Designed for transparent applications, the two polycarbonate brands, Lexan MR10 and Makrolon AR2 are available in various thicknesses including 3mm, 4.5mm, 6mm, 9.5mm and 12.7mm. Both polycarbonate sheets are backed by manufacturer’s warranties against abrasion, coating failure and breakage. Makrolon AR2 polycarbonate sheets deliver enhanced UV resistance to prevent yellowing and hazing, also protecting the investment in high profile architectural glazing projects by providing a longer service life. Being unbreakable and abrasion resistant, these polycarbonate sheets are recommended for security glazing in police stations; anti-vandal viewing panels in transport stations and public venues; earthmoving machinery windows; forestry equipment; ship portholes; railway double glazing; and heavy duty guards among many more. The mar-resistant coating on this polycarbonate variety prevents cold-forming, making it suitable only for flat applications. Key properties of Allplastics’ polycarbonate sheets include abra...

If for some reason I were to acknowledge the inevitability of encroaching middle age and abandon

If for some reason I were to acknowledge the inevitability of encroaching middle age and abandon the hardware hacker community for the more sedate world of historical recreation, I know exactly which band of enthusiasts I’d join and what period I would specialise in. Not for me the lure of a stately home in Regency England or the Royal court of Tudor London despite the really cool outfits, instead I would head directly for the 14th century and the reign of King Edward the Third, to play the part of a blacksmith’s wife making nails. It seems apposite to pick the year 1337, doesn’t it. Why am I so sure? To answer that I must take you to the British Library, and open the pages of the Holkham Bible. This is an illustrated book of Biblical stories from the years around 1330, and it is notable for the extent and quality of its illuminations. All of mediaeval life is there, sharply observed in beautiful colour, for among the Biblical scenes there are contemporary images of the people who would have inhabited the world of whichever monks created it. One of its more famous pages is the one that caught my eye, because it depicts a woman wearing a blacksmith’s apron over her dress while sh...

Energid Reinforces its Leading Position in Real-Time Adaptive Robotic Motion Control and Path Planning at Automate 2019

Demos in booth #8925 show how enhancements to the Actin 5 toolkit help robotic system developers more efficiently and quickly incorporate dexterous motion into complex robotic products; CEO Neil Tardella to present “Motion Planning for Bin Picking” at 10 a.m., April 8 CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At the Automate 2019 Show and Conference in Chicago next week, Energid will highlight extensive enhancements to its Actin 5 software development kit (SDK), the industry’s premier commercial robotic software for real-time, adaptive motion control. In addition, the company will feature new demos in booth #8925, while Energid CEO Neil Tardella shares motion planning strategies for bin picking during his hour-long presentation at the Automate conference, April 8 at 10 a.m. Actin‘s advanced adaptive motion control capabilities help robotic system developers quickly and easily design, model and control complex robotic systems from proof of concept through deployment/execution. Its new features will facilitate the process even further: “The new features we’ve added make it even easier for robotic system developers to build advanced robot applications,” Tardella said. “The flexibility o...

Auto, power firms save millions swapping copper for aluminum

LONDON/TOKYO/JUBAIL (Reuters) – Manufacturers are abandoning copper for its lighter and cheaper rival aluminum after a decade of technological innovation that is saving some companies hundreds of millions of dollars. Japanese auto giant Toyota (7203.T) and Saudi’s power company are among those making the switch while Sapa, a supplier of aluminum components, said it has seen a pickup in demand. Some sectors including shipbuilding, building construction and electric circuitry will still need copper’s high conductivity, flexibility and durability. But developments in aluminum wiring that compensate for lower conductivity and less flexibility, new ways to stop corrosion and more efficient conductors, mean there is more scope to replace copper in power grid cables, auto wiring, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Saudi Electricity Co. said it has already saved 2.4 billion riyals ($640.09 million) by shifting from copper to aluminum in its medium voltage distribution network. “We started more than a year ago and we plan to continue,” SEC’s Chief Executive Ziyad Alshiha told Reuters. A push for innovation to overcome the obstacles to substituting the two metals gathered ...