On January 5, 2021 — in less than a year — the reporting obligations for the

On January 5, 2021 — in less than a year — the reporting obligations for the European Substances of Concern in Products (SCIP) database comes into effect for manufacturers, importers and distributors (duty holders). The reporting applies to products placed on the EU market that contain a REACH Candidate List SVHC above 0.1% w/w in any article in the product. There are still several common EEE applications where SVHCs are needed and cannot be easily substituted, especially given that lead (Pb) is now on the REACH Candidate List. This means that many complex EEE products will need to be submitted into the SCIP database. If they aren’t in SCIP, they’re easy enforcement targets for customs and surveillance authorities. The database poses difficult challenges for manufacturers and suppliers given complex supply chains, data requirements that go beyond what most manufacturers have collected from their suppliers and no volume thresholds for small and medium sized manufacturers. The mandate for SCIP comes from Directive (EU) 2018/851 revising the EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD). It requires ECHA to develop and operate the database and directs EU Members States to require the duty hol...

Long ago, when I wanted a plywood sheet, I would go to the local big box

Long ago, when I wanted a plywood sheet, I would go to the local big box hardware store and buy whatever was at the center of the optimization curve for  cheapest and nicest looking. I would inevitably suffer with ultra-thin veneers on the top, ugly cores, unfinishable edges, warping, voids, and other maladies of the common plywood. One day I said enough is enough and bothered the salesman at my local lumber supply until he showed me one that wasn’t awful. Baltic birch differs from other plywoods in a few ways. Regular plywood is usually made locally from the cheapest possible core wood in alternating grain layers laminated together with a hardwood veneer on the top. There are interior and exterior grades. The exterior grades are usually made with a different glue, but don’t necessarily denote a higher quality or stability. Some of the glues used can be toxic. Wear a respirator. In normal plywood, the ATSM or BB standards only apply to the face veneers used to finish the product. The core can be of whatever quality is convenient for the manufacturer. True Baltic Birch is made in the Baltic Region with the biggest producers being Russia and Finland. Outside of the US it is someti...

Agencies ramp up coronavirus preparations, as NOAA plans large-scale telework ‘test’

Copyright 2019 Hubbard Radio Washington DC, LLC. All rights reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area. Several agencies have begun to ramp up preparations for their workforces ahead of a potential COVID-19 outbreak in their regions. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will conduct a telework test exercise on Thursday as part of its ongoing preparations for potential coronavirus developments, the agency said Monday. “Participation in this exercise is voluntary and optional but strongly encouraged provided that you have consulted with your supervisor and are able to continue work on organizational priorities and mission-essential operations while teleworking,” Benjamin Friedman, NOAA’s deputy undersecretary for operations, said Monday in an email to employees, which Federal News Network obtained. The exercise will test NOAA’s capabilities, resources and preparedness for “large-scale teleworking.” It applies to all NOAA employees and contractors at the agency’s offices in Silver Spring and Germantown, Maryland, and its offices in the Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, D.C.         Insight by Oracle and Intel: ...

Marché mondial des amplificateurs à transconductance 2020 – Texas Instruments, Stromeko, NJR, ON Semiconductor, Intersil

Le Rapport sur le marché Amplificateur de transconductance est un outil précieux qui permet aux fournisseurs d’identifier les voies de croissance et d’élaborer des stratégies pour le lancement de produits et services. Ces résultats aident les entreprises à se frayer un chemin dans un paysage commercial surpeuplé et à se diriger vers l’avenir en toute confiance. Le Rapport sur le marché Amplificateur de transconductance décrit les tendances de croissance actuelles et futures de cette entreprise et décrit les zones géographiques qui font partie du paysage régional du marché. L’équipe d’analyse et de recherche permet de personnaliser le Rapport sur le marché Amplificateur de transconductance pour toute étude de marché. Nos analystes de recherche expérimentés comprendront vos besoins commerciaux particuliers et fourniront le Rapport le plus pertinent pour des gains de compétitivité. Nos meilleurs analystes ont examiné le Rapport de marché avec la référence des stocks et des données fournies par les acteurs clés : Texas Instruments Stromeko NJR ON Semiconductor Intersil RCA NTE Electronics Triad Semiconductor National Semiconductor NXP Semiconductors Consultez l’Exemple gratuit de R...

Rammstein’s Till Lindemann Tests Negative for Coronavirus

It was originally reported by German tabloid Bild that Rammstein vocalist Till Lindemann had tested positive for coronavirus and was in intensive care. Hours after the news spread, Rammstein finally released a statement claiming Lindemann has tested negative for the virus. The German news source reported earlier today (March 27) that the Rammstein frontman contracted coronavirus shortly after performing in Moscow with his other project, Lindemann, on March 15. On his return to Berlin, he was reportedly brought to hospital by emergency medics with an extremely high fever and diagnosed with pneumonia. We reached out to Rammstein’s team for confirmation or additional information on Lindemann’s condition, but received no response. Now, the band has issues an official statement: Yesterday evening Till Lindemann was admitted to a hospital on the band’s doctor’s advice. He spent the night in intensive care but has been moved as he is feeling better. Till has tested negative for the coronavirus. Fellow metal musicians who have contracted, or have likely contracted, coronavirus include Testament’s Chuck Billy, Exodus’ Gary Holt, Death Angel’s Will Carroll, Crown the Empire’s Brandon Hoov...

A novel ternary heterostructure with dramatic SERS activity for evaluation of PD-L1 expression at the single-cell level

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) probes based on a charge transfer (CT) process with high stability and reproducibility are powerful tools under open-air conditions. However, the key problem ahead of practical usage of CT-based SERS technology is how to effectively improve sensitivity. Here, a novel ternary heterostructure SERS substrate, Fe3O4@GO@TiO2, with a significant enhancement factor of 8.08 × 106 was first synthesized. We found the remarkable enhanced effect of SERS signal to be attributed to the resonance effect of CuPc, CT between GO and TiO2, and enrichment from a porous TiO2 shell. In addition, we developed a robust SERS probe with good recyclability under visible light illumination on Fe3O4@GO@TiO2 nanocomposites toward ultrasensitive detection of cancer cells down to three cells. We have now successfully applied this probe for in situ quantification and imaging of programmed cell death receptor ligand 1 (PD-L1) on triple-negative breast cancer cell surface at the single-cell level and for monitoring the expression variation of PD-L1 during drug treatment. Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) has been a promising analytical technique for the detection of...

Animal Rescue Group Asks For Old Bra Hooks to Help Injured Turtles

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, an animal rescue group based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, raised a stir online after putting out a request on social media this week for discarded bras. “To all our bra wearing friends! When you discard one you no longer want please remove the eye closures from the fasteners for us! We use them to mend our turtle shells!” they wrote on Facebook, clarifying that they needed both sides of the closure. The nonprofit shared in the post that they got the idea from the Wildthunder Wildlife & Animal Rehabilitation in Independence, Iowa, which had previously posted on Facebook about how they use bra clasps and zip ties to help repair cracks in turtle shells. In an interview with WBTV, Keevan Freitas of the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, explained that they use glue, tape, wire and bra clasps to help bind together broken parts of a turtle’s shell. “It acts like a little fixator, it’s the eyelets that we need,” Freitas told the outlet, adding that they “basically wire the shell together.” When it’s time for the turtle to be released back into the wild, the glue holding everything together gets worn down, which allows the clasps to be easily removed. “You c...

31 Weird Things For Your Bedroom That Are Clever AF On Amazon

Your home may be the castle, but your bedroom is the throne where you’ll spend a whole lot of your time relaxing and preparing to take on the world. These weird Amazon products for your bedroom are worthy of your favorite room in the house, and they’ll make you feel even better about turning in for the day. They’ll also help you tune out all outside distractions while getting your relaxation on. That’s right: This list of clever organization products, comfy bed accessories, storage solutions for all of those seasonal sweaters, and even natural sleep aids make turning in for the night — as well as getting ready in the morning — a total pleasure. The size of your bedroom makes no difference, either. For instance, a smart wall-mounted bedside organizer eliminates the need for a nightstand in a tiny area, while a set of cascading hangers take up a little bit of space in a tight closet. And when it’s time to actually get your quality rest, an aromatherapy balm lulls you to sleep before a sunrise alarm clock wakes you with gradually brightening light. These weird, clever products will bring order, comfort, and even a sliver of luxury to your bedroom and y...

Linux-powered NVR can stream and analyze 12 HD cam feeds without a cloud connection

YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> [Updated: 3:45PM] — A new “Camect” camera hub and 1TB NVR that can aggregate up to 12 HD streams has funded on Indiegogo. The $279 device runs Linux on an Apollo Lake SoC and provides AI algorithms to analyze video without a cloud service. A Mountain View-based startup called Camect has successfully launched an Apollo Lake-based, AI-enabled camera hub and network video recorder for analyzing surveillance feeds. After more than quintupling its $50K Indiegogo goal, the Camect is available for another 15 days in $279 early bird packages, down from the eventual $399 when it ships in January. The Camect supports up to 24-megapixels of total streaming video, which translates into 12 HD cameras, 24 720p cameras, 3x 4K cameras, or a mixture in between. Pan/tilt/zoom support and automatic configuration are available for selected cameras. As noted in the CNXSoft report that alerted us to the product, the Camect hardware is based on an AcePC AK1 mini-PC that appears to have been phased out for a similarly Windows-equipped, $190 AK2 model. Note,...

The bestselling and top-reviewed products to try this spring

Our editors have independently selected the items featured in this article because we think they’re worth knowing about. Shop TODAY has affiliate relationships so we may get a small share of the revenue if you buy something through our links. On Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil revealed that spring will come early in 2020. Whether or not you believe it there’s no stopping the seasonal shift is only a couple of short weeks away. To prepare for spring, Yahoo contributing editor Chassie Post stopped by TODAY to share the bestselling and top-rated products to pay attention to in the coming months. You’ll see everything innovative beauty items to popular shapewear. There’s even a wildly-popular device that will sanitize your phone and keys in just 10 minutes. Either way, these are the hottest products worthy of your shopping list. The popular Alleyoop Multitasker 4-in-1 makeup brush had an 8,000 person waitlist and sold out in just 15 minutes. One end has a sponge for makeup and the other has a blush brush, and inside, there’s an eyebrow and eye shadow brush. Consider it your makeup bag’s version of a Swiss Army knife! This Amazon bestseller isn’t just popula...

Need a New Roof? These Are the 6 Most Popular Materials PM_Logo PM_Logo

Gear-obsessed editors choose every product we review. We may earn money if you buy from a link. How we test gear. You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your home’s roof, and that’s a good thing. Ordinarily the only time a roof gets our attention is when it’s damaged or leaking. And while a roof’s main objective is to protect and weatherproof the house, don’t underestimate the impact roofing can have on the style and appearance of your home. There’s a wide variety of roofing materials available, and they’re all suitable for both new construction and re-roofing of existing homes. The type of roof you choose will depend on several factors, including the home’s architectural style and your personal preference and budget. Where you live should also be considered since certain types of roofs are more prevalent in certain regions of the country. For example, clay tile roofs are popular in the southeast and southwest, but not very common in the northeast or Midwest regions. This quick-reference guide to the six most popular residential roofing materials will help you pick the perfect roof for your home. To say that asphalt shingles are popular is a huge understatement: ...

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