There’s a lot to like about spinach. An annual plant native to central and south-western Asia, it’s

There’s a lot to like about spinach. An annual plant native to central and south-western Asia, it’s a nutritional powerhouse, like many other leafy greens. Its leaves are very tender when cooked and crunchy-fresh when used raw, with a hint of cleansing astringent bitterness. It’s believed to have originated from ancient Persia (Iran today), and found itself entering China by way of Nepal. Even today, China is the largest grower of spinach in the world, accounting for over 90% of the world’s spinach haul. The United States is the world’s second-largest spinach producer, which may explain why the country celebrates National Spinach Day on March 26. By the 12th century, spinach had gotten pretty popular in Europe, gaining a reputation as a healthy vegetable. In the 16th century, Florence-born Catherine de Medici – the Queen of France from 1547 to 1559 and the wife of King Henry II – was said to be very fond of the vegetable, even introducing it to her court. It’s an unverified legend, but it’s said that’s why dishes called “Florentine” are always served on a bed of spinach (along with a creamy sauce). Spinach’s scientific name is Spinacia oleracea, and it belongs to the Amar...

Say that you have a fairly robust graphics chip like the GM204 GPU that powers the

Say that you have a fairly robust graphics chip like the GM204 GPU that powers the GeForce GTX 980, with four Xbox Ones worth of shader processing power on tap. That’s pretty good, right? But it’s also expensive; the GTX 980 lists for $549. Say you want to make a more affordable product based on this same tech. That’s when you grab the tiny starter pull cord between your thumb and index finger and give it an adorable little tug. The world’s smallest chainsaw sputters to life. Saw the GM204 chip exactly in half, blow away the debris with a puff of air, and you get the GM206 GPU that powers Nvidia’s latest graphics card, the GeForce GTX 960. For just under two hundred bucks, the GTX 960 gives you half the power of a GeForce GTX 980—or, you know, two Xbox Ones worth of shader processing grunt. Better yet, because it’s based on Nvidia’s ultra-efficient Maxwell architecture, the GTX 960 ought to perform much better than its specs would seem to indicate. Can the GTX 960 live up to the standards set by its older siblings? Let’s have a look. First, although “half a GTX 980” might not sound terribly sexy, I think this product is a pretty significant one for Nvidia. The GeForce GTX 970 a...

Switch Hitters: Desk Lamps That Perform a Bonus Task

TOO MANY CHARGERS and tchotchkes can lead to a very disheveled desk. To thin the crowd, designers are delivering lamps that shed light, and then some. Binder clips, highlighters, even a plant can be housed in the hollow of Suyo Table Light’s blobby bottom. The lamp, which industrial designer McKay Nilson 3D-prints out of corn-based material, comes in three colors: coral, gray and white (shown). West Elm’s Light Rods LED Wireless Charging Table Lamp, handsomely finished in brass, is ideal for those who would welcome another charging device but not its cable and plug. Just lay your phone on the fixture’s base, fitted with Qi inductive charging technology, to fill up your battery while you work by the light of the bulb. “[The LED] allows the design to be slim and modern,” said Ana Jones, lighting designer at West Elm, who noted the bulb will last about 25,000 hours. A60 Led Light Bulb A partnership between Sonos and IKEA yielded the Symfonisk Table Lamp with Wi-Fi Speaker, which plays music while casting light from the blown-glass globe. Said Stjepan Begic, product developer at IKEA Home Smart, “We wanted to combine light and sound into one product in helping declutter the home wi...

Qingdao brings China’s eyelash manufacturing to the fore

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. For more details including how to change your cookie settings, please read our Cookie Policy. Geographic and economic advantages are instrumental in continuing and strengthening the industry’s history in the port city. Geographic and economic advantages are instrumental in continuing and strengthening the industry’s history in the port city. From playing host to South Korea eyelashes makers in the early 2000s to seeing these ventures shut down during the 2008 financial crisis, Qingdao has come into its own in this line. Building from inherited technology and factories, local suppliers took up where foreign investors left off, and have since multiplied and nurtured the industry. Helping this expansion is Qingdao’s geographic advantages. Situated between Beijing and Shanghai, the metropolis hugs the Yellow Sea coast and has an ice- and silt-free natural bay. There are the Port of Qingdao, one of the 10 busiest in the world, and the Jianggezhuang Naval Base, the headquarters of China’s North Sea Fleet. This location has also made Qingdao an industrial center,one strengthened by a dynami...

2019 NeFB Silver Eagle Award Honors Dr. Terry Klopfenstein, Pioneer in Beef NutritionNebraska Farm Bureau has

2019 NeFB Silver Eagle Award Honors Dr. Terry Klopfenstein, Pioneer in Beef NutritionNebraska Farm Bureau has selected Dr. Terry Klopfenstein, Emeritus Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), as the 2019 recipient of, its highest honor, the Silver Eagle Award. The award will be presented to Klopfenstein on Dec. 10 at the 2019 Nebraska Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Kearney.“Terry Klopfenstein, Ph.D., was a pioneer in using corn byproducts from the ethanol and sweetener industries to supplement cattle feeding,” said Steve Nelson president of the Nebraska Farm Bureau. “Dr. Klopfenstein’s research laid the groundwork for distillers’ grains to become a key feedstock that has greatly lowered the cost of production for Nebraska’s beef producers and is now labeled as a co-product of the ethanol industry.”Dr. Klopfenstein was raised on his family’s farm in Ohio and worked around animals and cattle throughout his childhood. He began his tenure at the University of Nebraska in 1965 after completing his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from Ohio State University. Dr. Klopfenstein held the University of Nebraska Wagner Professorship from 1989 to...

Teenage boy convicted in children’s court of lighting fires, assault, theft

A 16-year-old boy who lit fires in dry grass and leaves on a semi-rural property at Clifton Grove was convicted when he appeared in Orange Children’s Court recently. The teenager, who is not named due to his age, lit the fires a day after he injured a 74-year-old man when he followed instructions from a 12-year-old boy to throw a stick at the man. The man had been walking alone through Peace Park in Bathurst when he was set on by the two boys about 10.50am on September 12. He managed to cover his face with his forearms but received small cuts to his arms that bled. The boys ran away after a person on the other side of the Macquarie River saw what was happening and called out. The two boys, who were living in the Orange area, then stole two BMX bikes by using bolt cutters to cut their chains in a shopping centre car park. After they returned to the centre, security called the police who arrested the 16-year-old but chased the 12-year-old for several blocks before he was caught. According to police, the teenager used a lighter to ignite dry grass in the middle of a paddock about 3pm the next day, and then lit another fire in dry leaves. An adult at a nearby house saw the fi...

Form 10-K INSTEEL INDUSTRIES INC For: Sep 28

For the transition period from                          to                          Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes [  ] No [X] Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Act. Yes [  ] No [X] Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes [X] No [  ] Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes [X] No [  ] Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an e...

Among the boxer’s cars priced over US$1 million, for example, is the Bugatti Veyron. His Veyron – or should

Among the boxer’s cars priced over US$1 million, for example, is the Bugatti Veyron. His Veyron – or should we say Veyrons, since it’s been reported that he owns multiple ones – is equipped with an ‎ 8.0-liter, quad-turbocharged, W16 cylinder engine, which churns out a noteworthy 987 horsepower and 922 pound-feet of torque. The Veyron accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds. Mayweather’s exclusive Aston Martin One-77 goes for US$1.87 million, his LaFerrari Aperta will set you back US$2.2 million, and his Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita commands a pretty price of US$4.8 million. In perspective, his CCXR Trevita comes with an engine that produces 806 horsepower and 679 pound-feet of torque. Plus, it accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. Floyd’s Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse will set you back some US$2.2 million. It’s powered by a ‎8.0-liter (488 cu in) quad-turbocharged W16 engine. This engine produces 1,184 horsepower and 1,100 pound-feet of torque. The Grand Sport Vitesse accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 2.6 seconds, and it comes with a 7-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission. Floyd Mayweather also owns an Aston Martin One-77. The Aston Martin One-77’s prices sta...

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The given report is an excellent research study specially compiled to provide latest insights into critical aspects of the Global Global Cleaning Nozzles Market Market by INNOVATE INSIGHTS. The worldwide market for Global Cleaning Nozzles 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 latest industry study. The Global Global Cleaning Nozzles Market Market pursuers will discover this report exceptionally advantageous in comprehension the Market showcase in integrity. The angles and data of the report utilizing figures, structured presentations, pie graphs, and other visual portrayals. This escalates the Global Cleaning Nozzles Market Market pictorial portrayal and furthermore helps in getting the Global Cleaning Nozzles Market Market business actualities much better. The Global Cleaning Nozzles Market Market advertise is probably going to develop at a noteworthy CAGR. The principle goal of report is to direct the client comprehend the Market advertise as far as its definition, order, potential, most recent patterns, and the difficulties that the Global Cleaning Nozzles Market Market ...

New process could make hydrogen peroxide available in remote places

In a new method to produce hydrogen peroxide portably, an electrolyzer (left) splits water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen atoms initially form in an electrolyte material (green), which transfers them to a mediator material (red), which then carries them to a separate unit where the mediator comes in contact with oxygen-rich water (blue), where the hydrogen combines with it to form hydrogen peroxide. The mediator then returns to begin the cycle again. MIT-developed method may lead to portable devices for making the disinfectant on-site where it’s needed. Hydrogen peroxide, a useful all-purpose disinfectant, is found in most medicine cabinets in the developed world. But in remote villages in developing countries, where it could play an important role in health and sanitation, it can be hard to come by. Now, a process developed at MIT could lead to a simple, inexpensive, portable device that could produce hydrogen peroxide continuously from just air, water, and electricity, providing a way to sterilize wounds, food-preparation surfaces, and even water supplies. The new method is described this week in the journal Joule in a paper by MIT students Alexander Murray, Sahag Vos...

Slurp up these festival stories packed with vitamins, minerals and everything you need to spike your

Slurp up these festival stories packed with vitamins, minerals and everything you need to spike your summer fun. The Summer Festivals Guide is brought to you by Punch Bowl Social. Come on in – it’s time we all win at adulting. I spent most of yesterday at the Wisconsin State Fair. Maybe it’s because I spend a lot of time around my sons – or maybe I’m just a tween / teen boy at heart – but I found myself snapping a lot of photos of animal butts. Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff. Metal Stamping, Metal Stamping Part, Stamping Part, Metal Part – Zengrit,https://www.zengrit.com/

Plumbing Pipes & Pipe Fittings Market 2019 Specification, Growth Drivers, Industry Analysis Forecast By 2026

This extensive analysis sheds light on an array of intangible aspects connected with the business such as important definitions, end use and total revenue garnered across different regions. The researcher has taken a conscious effort to get a closer look at some of the top performers of the Plumbing Pipes & Pipe Fittings industry. Other essential aspects evaluated during research include import and export, demand and supply, distribution channel, gross margin and supply chain management. To add more credibility to the research the study examines the winning strategies adopted by the prominent vendors to maintain competitive edge worldwide. Vital statistics on the business performance is projected using self-explanatory resources charts, tables and graphic images This study relies on the evolution of the industry to derive the trends that are observed. A significant increase in the global market is visible, which promises the expansion of the market in the coming years. The report focuses on the emerging sectors of the industry and their potential impact on the growth of the market in the forecasted duration. It highlights the concentration of the consumer bases of key compan...