Florida Thief Tries To Open ATM With Blowtorch; Seals It Instead

OKALOOSA ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two Florida burglars thought they were clever when they used a blowtorch to break into an ATM machine, but they never hit the jackpot. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s officials say video surveillance shows two male suspects entering the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island on Friday. One was armed with a crowbar and appeared to serve as the lookout while the other took the blowtorch to the ATM. Instead of cutting the ATM with the blowtorch, authorities say the would-be thief welded the metal parts shut and the pair left with nothing. Rectangular Tube, Square Tube, C Channel, Steel Plate, Steel Coils – Minjie,https://www.minjiesteel.com/

Flexible and stretchable power sources for wearable electronics

Flexible and stretchable power sources represent a key technology for the realization of wearable electronics. Developing flexible and stretchable batteries with mechanical endurance that is on par with commercial standards and offer compliance while retaining safety remains a significant challenge. We present a unique approach that demonstrates mechanically robust, intrinsically safe silver-zinc batteries. This approach uses current collectors with enhanced mechanical design, such as helical springs and serpentines, as a structural support and backbone for all battery components. We show wire-shaped batteries based on helical band springs that are resilient to fatigue and retain electrochemical performance over 17,000 flexure cycles at a 0.5-cm bending radius. Serpentine-shaped batteries can be stretched with tunable degree and directionality while maintaining their specific capacity. Finally, the batteries are integrated, as a wearable device, with a photovoltaic module that enables recharging of the batteries. There is currently a great deal of interest in incorporating electronic functions into clothing and wearable devices for applications such as sensing and health care (1...

Costco is selling huge gin advent calendars that include 24 mini bottles of booze

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. GIN fans can get in the Christmas spirit early this year as Costco has already rolled out advent calendars with 24 mini bottles of booze. Including big gin names such as Beefeater, Hendrick’s and Sipsmith in 50ml (5cl) bottles, the festive calendar could be the perfect way to celebrate the lead up to the big day. At 50ml, the mini bottles are twice the size of a shot and are the perfect size to give you a taste of the gin. There are also some quirky flavours, such as J.J. Whitley’s pink cherry and violet gins, as well as liqueurs with an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 20 per cent and gins with ABVs of around 40 per cent. But the calendar comes with a hefty £59.89 price tag, so it isn’t the cheapest way to get your gin fix. We looked at the cheapest price on all standard-size bottles included in the calendar, and worked out that the cost for 50ml of each one would amount to just £39.37 in total. Of course, you’d pay more to buy large bottles of all the gins – a 700ml bottle of the gins included in the calendar will set you back betwe...

Etiquetas das frutas e legumes substituídos por impressão laser na casca

Para substituir as etiquetas e autocolantes, uma cadeia de supermercados na Suécia recorre à gravação laser dos produtos hortícolas. Queremos encontrar uma forma mais inteligente de etiquetar os nossos produtos. Há demasiadas embalagens e demasiados plásticos desnecessários. A batata-doce foi o primeiro produto submetido a este novo procedimento chamado etiquetagem natural. O objetivo da empresa sueca é reduzir o uso de plástico. “É uma nova técnica. Queremos encontrar uma forma mais inteligente de etiquetar os nossos produtos. Há demasiado embalagens e plásticos desnecessários”, sublinhou Peter Hagg, gestor da cadeia de supermercados ICA, na Suécia. Tal como as etiquetas tradicionais, a impressão laser indica o nome do produto, o país de origem e o código. O supermercado sueco garante que esta forma de etiquetagem não tem impacto no sabor do produto. “O laser envia uma luz clara e faz com que os pigmentos da casca do fruto se evaporem deixando uma marca. É um processo subtil, porque a marca não atravessa a casca e o procedimento não afeta a qualidade nem o sabor do produto”, afirmou o responsável. A batata-doce foi um dos primeiros legumes testados porque habitualmente as pesso...

Local skateboarders to converge on skate park Saturday | General

Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 94F. Winds light and variable.. Skateboarders will enjoy their favorite hobby in Kilgore Saturday at the Skate & Art Demo at Kilgore Skate Park. The event is being hosted by Trejo Boards, a local skateboard design and art business. Tamarisk Trejo, owner of Trejo Boards, said the event is intended to give skateboarders and community members a chance to come together and enjoy the local skateboarding facilities. “This will be my third or fourth event at Kilgore Skate Park. My son went to high school in Kilgore and so did my ex-husband. We’re big pushers for the skate park,” Trejo said, adding she and her son, Jordan Rogers, had visited skateboarding and extreme sports events around the country. She decided to move to Kilgore to keep her son’s dream of supporting skateboarding in Kilgore going. The event will include a DJ and food. Local artists and vendors, as well as Zumiez, a clothing and skateboard gear store, will attend. “The three previous events were skate competitions. This is going to be a game skate, like a game of ‘Horse’. Someone does a trick and if they really enjoy it, they have to follo...

Derek Lowe’s commentary on drug discovery and the pharma industry. An editorially independent blog from the

Derek Lowe’s commentary on drug discovery and the pharma industry. An editorially independent blog from the publishers of Science Translational Medicine. All content is Derek’s own, and he does not in any way speak for his employer. A former colleague was telling me the other day about some not-so-pleasant surprises that occurred when he was helping to clean out a lab that hadn’t had some cabinets opened in a while, and I think many readers will have had such experiences. Academic labs are particularly prone to Easter eggs of this sort, since there’s a continual turnover of lab occupants over the years, a number of common storage areas (some of them probably rather obscure), and a strong incentive for many of them to leave quickly on finishing their degrees without necessarily taking care of every single loose end. Duke’s chemistry department (around the time I left) tried instituting a check-the-cabinets policy after someone had bequeathed to posterity a couple of liters of unused diazomethane/ether solution in a lab fridge, which I think was helpfully labeled with something like “Big batch”. This generous donation was not received well when it was finally discovered and ...

Gadgets: LED mood lighting system’s are instant fun, easy to setup | Technology

There are times when I spend just minutes with a new product and other times it captivates my attention for hours. The latter was the case with Monster Illuminessence color-changing LED mood lighting system. The mood lighting kits are ready to use out of the box and will instantly get any room ready for a party, holiday dinner or anytime you want to feature a lighting atmosphere with different moods. When I say I spent hours, this was not a case of the setup being difficult. In fact, it’s incredibly easy to get set up in minutes. Everything is controlled by a handheld radio frequency remote control. This means there’s no software, app or any download needed. The system is sold in parts, with light strips, bulbs and longer power extension cables, enabling it to work in rooms of any size. The bigger the room, the more you get. The two-led light mood kit ($19.88) has a pair of multicolor/white LED dimmable bulbs. These screw into any standard light fixture and the setup is done. With the RF remote control (powered by two AAA batteries, not included) you instantly can turn the lights on or off, change the color of the light, control dimming, set up programs or use one of the preset ...

Third Human Case Of EEE Found In Franklin County; Mass. Expands Spray Zone

BOSTON (CBS) – The state’s Department of Public Health has confirmed a third human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), this one from northern Franklin County. Massachusetts has not seen a human case of EEE since 2011 until this summer, when now-three people contracted the virus. A horse in Mendon and a horse in Uxbridge, both towns in Worcester County, have also tested positive for the EEE virus. The risk in those towns has also been raised to critical. The threat caused Mendon to cancel Saturday night’s “Mendonfest” because it’s scheduled during peak biting hours. “2019 is really turning out to be not just an active year, but a very active year,” said state epidemiologist Dr. Catherine Brown. Dr. Brown said several factors are contributing including changing temperatures and precipitation along with the shifting types of mosquito species. “Because we’re seeing an increase in the populations of the mammal biting mosquitoes, we think that might be one of the reasons that the cycle is changing a little bit as well,” Dr. Brown said. Air Hose Coupling Earlier this week, DPH and the Department of Agricultural Resources said aerial spraying in specific areas of Worcester and M...