Sowing new pastures can be a bit of a rough ride around parts of Walgett, especially

Sowing new pastures can be a bit of a rough ride around parts of Walgett, especially in a dry season. That’s why farmer, Greg Weber, of Weber Farming, has developed a new contraption which he calls the Grass Storm. It hangs from a helicopter from a 33.5 metre sling. Mr Weber has been sowing Mitchell grass for years, but his country can get rough and it is hard to get among the timber, so he now flies the seed on and uses his cattle to trample it in. “The idea was I just wanted to fly the seed on. No one would sit in a tractor – it was just that rough,” he said. However, it took a bit of trial and error before they had a machine that could not only easily be carried by a helicopter, but also handle the clumpy nature of the seed. “When we first built it, we had the six augers running in one direction, and all (the seed) did was balled and compacted at one end,” Mr Weber said. He changed the design so every second auger ran in alternating directions, so any seed that didn’t go through the hole and onto the paddock below was taken back to the start. Mr Weber’s new machine can carry 250 kilograms of seed per load, which does 80 hectares at a rate of three kilograms of seed a h...

Switchtec™ Programmable PCIe Switches Bring Resource Pooling to China’s Open Reference Design for Data Center Developers

Jointly developed Open Data Center Committee solution from Tencent and Inspur flexibly pools compute, storage and networking resources to improve total cost of ownership CHANDLER, Ariz., March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — PCIe switches play a pivotal role in next-generation open hyperscale data center specifications now being embraced by developer communities around the world. Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), via its Microsemi Corporation subsidiary, today announced its Switchtec™ PSX Gen3 PCIe programmable storage switches have been included in a reference design from Tencent that has been posted to the web site of the Open Data Center Committee (ODCC), a consortium formed by China’s leading technology providers. An ODCC co-sponsor, Tencent has based the reference design on its T-Flex architecture that uses the switches to pool Non-Volatile Memory (NVMe) storage, Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), Network Interface Cards (NICs) and other resources, which improves configuration flexibility in high-performance I/O and storage designs and heterogeneous computing applications. The T-Flex reference design featuring the Switchtec PCIe switch was jointly developed by T...

U.S. Large Screen Display Market to Reach $1,471.6 Mn, by 2025 at 8.5% CAGR: AMR

Increased demand for bright and power-efficient display panels and rapid digitalization as well as reduced demand for traditional billboards drive the growth of the U.S. large screen display market PORTLAND, Oregon, May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Allied Market Research recently published a report, titled, U.S. Large Screen Display Market by Screen Size (100 to 149 inch, 150 to 199 inch, 200 to 300 inch, and Above 300 inch): Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018-2025. The research offers a detailed analysis on changing market dynamics, key investment pockets, major segments, and market competition. According to the report, the U.S. large screen display market generated $738.6 million in 2017 and is projected to reach $1,471.6 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 8.5% from 2018 to 2025. Rise in demand for bright and power-efficient display panels and rapid digitalization and decline in demand for traditional billboards are the factors that drive the growth of the market. However, deployment of widescreen alternatives such as projectors and screenless displays restrains the growth of the market. Conversely, emerging display technologies such as MicroLED & quantu...

Tamil Nadu Plastic Ban 2019: List of banned items and eco-friendly alternatives

With less than two weeks to go for the plastic ban to come into effect across Tamil Nadu, the state government has released a descriptive list of items that have been banned. In addition to this, the state has also recommended eco-friendly alternatives that it hopes will replace plastic. On World Environment Day this year, with a view to curb the effects of plastic on the environment, the Tamil Nadu government announced a ban of non-biodegradable and single-use plastic and had recommended the use of natural, environmental-friendly products. Explaining the dangers that the use of plastic has on the environment and on animals, Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami told the Assembly on June 5, “With the vision of gifting a plastic-free Tamil Nadu to our future generation, the government hereby bans the use of plastic goods of all sizes (microns).” The House Select Committee had also recommended the restricted use of plastic for daily-use products like milk, curd, oil and medicines. 1. a. Plastic sheet / cling film used for food wrapping      b. Plastic sheet used for spreading on dining table 3003 0.04mm Aluminum Adhesive Tape Foil Roll 3. a. Plastic coated paper cups      b. Plasti...

NASA Space Shuttle’s Return to Flight: The Untold Electromagnetic Backstory

DedicationWith deepest respect, this article is dedicated to the extended families and friends of the astronauts lost on Columbia’s final Shuttle mission. On February 1, 2003, NASA’s Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia broke apart upon re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere, tragically ending the lives of seven highly-trained and experienced astronauts. This accident not only personally affected the extended families of the astronauts, it permanently changed the trajectory of the U.S. manned space program. After a lengthy accident investigation and root cause analysis, the Shuttle successfully flew again on July 26, 2005. The Shuttle’s subsequent 22 missions made possible the completion of the assembly of the International Space Station (ISS) and provided a final service call for the Hubble Space Telescope, before the Shuttle fleet was retired in 2011. While much has been written about the Shuttle program, this specific article will focus on a very little-known element of the Shuttle’s return-to-flight (RTF) story. Beginning with the Columbia investigation and ending with the creation and deployment of the NASA Ascent Debris Radar (NDR) System, this article will cover the “Electromagne...

Health Commissioner Tussles on Twitter over Vaping as Anti-Smoking Aid

It started with a “sign bunny,” a simple social media meme with the outline of a rabbit holding up a placard that reads, “VAPING ISN’T A SAFE REPLACEMENT FOR CIGARETTES.” The tweet, posted nearly a week ago by New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal and pinned to the top of his Twitter account, called into question the vape industry’s suggestion that e-cigarettes are a safe way to quit or reduce tobacco use. The post collected more than 1,200 likes and hundreds of re-tweets and comments. | ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄|| VAPING ISN’T || A SAFE || REPLACEMENT || FOR CIGARETTES | | _________ | (__/) || (•ㅅ•) || /   づ “There was much more support for the bunny than opposition,” Elnahal said Wednesday in a phone interview. But advocates for vapes — electronic devices that heat a nicotine-infused oil to create a vapor that is inhaled — note that these e-cigarettes don’t deliver the same cancer-causing tar that makes traditional smokes so deadly and can allow people to curb their addiction. They believe vapes should be considered alongside other nicotine treatment options like patches and gums. So Elnahal’s tweet got the attention of vape shops and industry ...

Record Store Day: See the full list of this year’s releases

For just one day next month, over 500 limited edition music releases will hit the shelves of independent music shops in support of Record Store Day. Now in its ninth year, Record Store Day 2016 will take place on Saturday, April 16 with brand new products from the likes of Foals, James Bay, Sia, Muse and Madonna featuring exclusively in your local record shops. Over 250 labels will be putting out limited edition releases for this year’s Record Store Day, four out of five of which are independents.  The event is partnering with BBC Music for this first time this year; and a host of special programming will take place across the BBC’s radio networks, in particular on BBC Radio 6 Music, where Lauren Laverne’s show (10am-1pm) will be air live from a record store on Friday 15 April.  More than 25,000 music fans are expected to descend on music shops for this year’s Record Store Day. The idea was conceived nine years ago in the America with the aim of bringing together hundreds of independent record shops to celebrate their unique culture. A list of this year’s participating shops in the UK can be found here. Sia is releasing a live recording of her 2010 The We Mean...

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Thank you for registering with Physics World If you’d like to change your details at any time, please visit My account One of the premier events for optics and photonics gets under way next week in Munich, Germany. It combines LASER World of PHOTONICS, the world’s largest exhibition of optical components, systems and services, with Europe’s leading scientific conference for optics and photonics. The LASER trade show, which takes place once every two years, takes over six halls of the Messe München convention center with companies exhibiting everything from precision optics through to imaging systems and huge industrial lasers used for car manufacture. Meanwhile, CLEO Europe joins forces with the European Quantum Electronics Conference (EQEQ) to deliver more than 80 invited talks and 8 keynote presentations, including plenary lectures by Michal Lipson of Columbia University and Anton Zeilinger of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Anyone who has been to LASER knows that it can be a little overwhelming, so here’s a few highlights to look out for on the show floor. At this year’s LASER World of PHOTONICS, Ocean Optics will be transformed into Ocean Insight to reflect the compa...

B.C. artist builds peel of steel for Burning Man festival

B.C. artist Natali Leduc thrives on building the unique and unusual, so it’s no surprise to those who know her that her latest project involved the creation of a 3,500-pound riveted steel banana peel designed for this year’s Burning Man festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Christened the Jokeatron 5200, the 12-foot-tall sculpture allows visitors to walk inside, record a joke that is broadcast to festivalgoers, and then bask in the glow of a pre-recorded laugh track. It’s not the wildest creation to emerge from Leduc’s North Saanich studio. She previously designed and built the Churnatron 1400 — a two-storey bicycle for four riders that makes ice cream — which debuted in Houston’s Art Car Parade. “Four of the churns were mechanical and two were electrical, powered by batteries,” Leduc recalls. “You could make six different flavours of delicious ice cream at the same time.” Leduc isn’t a career metalworker. She works in wood and found objects and also engages in performance art. “The first time I used a welder was when I borrowed one from a friend,” she says. “It was a Lincoln 110-volt MIG welder. It came with a little book of instructions. I read the booklet and that’s how I ...

How the Combination of Robotics and AI Can Transform Industries

“High levels of up-front expenditure, both in development and hardware, characterise the space, typically demanding large scale pain points before investment begins.” In my role as a technical lead at Cambridge Consultants I work on a variety of projects for clients across a broad range of industries. Empowered by continuously improving machine intelligence and capability an increasing number of these projects sit at the intersection of robotics and AI. The two terms are so broadly used that it will be helpful for us to create shared and simple definitions for the purposes of this article. In general parlance, the term “AI” is used to refer to machines that can solve tasks considered difficult for machines at that point in time. Due to technological advances the complexity and capabilities of systems considered to be AI by this definition therefore increases as time passes. Rather than defining the derivative term “robotics” we should instead describe what a robot is. I’ll adapt a definition given by MIT Media Lab Roboticist Kate Darling: “A robot is a physical machine that can execute tasks autonomously.” A Kuka 6 degree of freedom arm, rigidly following a simple s...

Choosing between the Best family camping tent! What are the family camping tent Reviews 2019 ?

When it comes to selecting between the best family camping tent brands, things can be confusing. The top brands and its reputation does make an impact on the choices you have on offer. Cheaply-priced faucets are just that – cheap. family camping tent and fittings are more like investments, and you wouldn’t want to spend huge in repairs and replacement, which is why selecting a known and reliable brand is important. You will be also surprised to know that the bigger brands actually spend considerable money in research and creating designs. No matter whether you are creating a traditional or want to go for one of the contemporary , you will find products to suit your budget and needs. These brands often have great warranty on their products, so think of this like an investment, at least for the next Two to Three years. Over the years, these top brands have added more choices to each range and collection, and with new products, better technology, finishes and makes, people have more choices. In fact, most of these so-called ‘cheaper’ brands rely on the family camping tent brands for ideas. Here is a list of all kinds of best family camping tent with various features at different pr...

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