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November 27, 2015

Making A Boat Of Plastic Bottles

A plastic bottle is a bottle made out of plastic. Plastic bottles are usually used to store liquids such as water, soft drinks, motor oil, cooking oil, medicine, shampoo, milk, and ink. The size ranges from very small sample bottles to large carboys.

Plastic bottles were first used commercially in 1947, but remained relatively expensive until the early 1960s when high-density polyethylene was introduced.

They quickly became popular with both manufacturers and customers due to their lightweight nature and relatively low production costs compared with glass bottles. Except for wine and beer, the food industry has almost completely replaced glass with plastic bottles.

There is an ongoing concern as to the use of some plastics in consumer food packaging solutions. The environmental impact of the disposal of these products, as well as concerns regarding consumer safety, are still debated.

Plastic water bottles are regulated by the FDA. The FDA periodically samples bottled water and also inspects bottled water plants. Plastic water bottle plants hold a low priority for inspection due to a continuously good safety record.  

Bicycle With An Unique Security System

A bicycle, but most time it is just called a bike, is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other. A bicycle rider is called a cyclist, or bicyclist.

Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century in Europe and, as of 2003, number more than a billion worldwide, twice as many as automobiles. They are the principal means of transportation in many different regions.

They also provide a popular form of recreation, and have been adapted for use as children’s toys, general fitness, military and police applications, courier services, and bicycle racing.

The basic shape and configuration of a typical upright, or safety bicycle, has changed little since the first chain-driven model was developed around 1885.

But many details have been improved, especially since the advent of modern materials and computer-aided design. These have allowed for a proliferation of specialized designs for many types of cycling.

The bicycle’s invention has had an enormous effect on society, both in terms of culture and of advancing modern industrial methods. Several components that eventually played a key role in the development of the automobile were initially invented for use in the bicycle, including ball bearings, pneumatic tires, chain-driven sprockets, and tension-spoked wheels.

Rachel Ray is Mentoring Eight Tiny Talented Chefs as They Compete on Rachel Ray’s Kids Cook-Off

The series premiers on August 24th at 8 pm on Food Network. It will be full of fun and excitement as eight talented kid chefs battle it out to win a $ 20,000 Culinary Scholarship and their own web series on FoodNework.com. These junior chefs will be put to the ultimate test. They will compete to see who can create the most well-balanced bite or spin their favorite fast food meal. With appearances from Sunny Anderson, Amanda Freitag, Scott Conant, Robert Irvine, Alex Guarnaschelli, Daymon Patterson, Marcus Samuelsson, Jeff Mauro, and Fabio Viviani, this six show special will be a great family favorite.

Get your little ones involved in Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off and make it a family affair. You will be teaching them that they can do big things even when they are just kids. Choose your favorite master chef in training to see who will come out on top. The eight competitors come from all over the United States and are masters in their home towns. Let’s see how they handle some of these obstacles and look great on camera doing it. They have to bring their food to life. The competitors are between 10 and 13 years of age. The last three kids standing will battle it out for the grand prize and bragging rights for the Grand Finale on Monday, September 28th at 8pm.

This post was sponsored, but opinions are my own

Turning A Ball Of Fur Into A Dog

Fur is a term used to reference to the hair of animals, usually mammals, particularly those with extensive body hair coverage. The term “pelage” can also be used to refer to the body hair of an animal as a complete coat.

Fur is also used to refer to animal pelts which have been processed into leather with the hair still attached. The words fur or furry are also used, more casually, to refer to hair-like growths or formations, particularly when the subject being referred to exhibits a dense coat of fine, soft “hairs.”

Animal fur, if layered, rather than grown as a single coat, may consist of short down hairs, long guard hairs, and, in some cases, medium awn hairs. Mammals with reduced amounts of fur are often called “naked”, such as naked mole rat and naked dogs.

An animal with commercially valuable fur is known within the fur industry as a furbearer. The use of fur as clothing and/or decoration is considered controversial by some people: most animal welfare advocates object to the trapping and killing of wildlife and to the confinement and killing of animals on fur farms.

Fur has been a major challenge for 3D computer graphics artists due to its visual complexity and physical properties. The first movie that managed to create realistic fur with CGI was Pixar’s 2001 film Monsters, Inc.

The Only Shop That Sells Stitched Products

Retail is the sale of goods and services from individuals or businesses to the customers. Retailers are part of an integrated system that is known as the supply chain. A retailer purchases goods or products in large quantities from manufacturers directly or through a wholesale, and then sells products to the consumer for a profit. Retailing can be done in either fixed locations like stores or markets, door-to-door or by delivery. In the 2000s, an increasing amount of retailing is done using online websites, electronic payment, and then delivered via a courier or via other services.

Retailing includes subordinated services, such as delivery. The term “retailer” is also applied where a service provider services the needs of a large number of individuals, such as for the public. Shops may be on residential streets, streets with few or no houses or in a shopping mall. Shopping streets may be for pedestrians only. Sometimes a shopping street has a partial or full roof to protect customers from precipitation. Online retailing, a type of electronic commerce used for business-to-consumer transactions and mail order, are forms of non-shop retailing.

Shopping in general refers to the act of buying products. Sometimes this is done to obtain necessities such as food and clothing; sometimes it is done as a recreational activity. Recreational shopping often involves window shopping (just looking, not buying) and browsing and does not always result in a purchase.

Science of speed: the incredible tech behind today’s racing cars

Technology has become a force for change across many different sectors, and motor sport is no different in that sense. Indeed, it was technology, in the guise of the combustion engine, that gave rise to motor sports in the first place, and today’s racing cars continue to draw on technological change.


It is all about performance in motor racing, so key technologies include those that better enable cars to accelerate quickly, retain their grip on the road or track surface, and corner effectively.

In motor racing, and Formula 1 in particular, aerodynamics play a central role in performance optimization. With improved aerodynamics, engineers are hoping to achieve two goals. The first is better down force in order to “push” the vehicle further onto the road surface and boost performance when cornering. The second goal relates to the wings of a Formula 1 car. When air moves over both sides of a wing, there is a difference in pressure created as a result of the different speeds in airflow. The wing will move with the direction of the lower pressure and create lift on the vehicle as it corners.

Energy is another area of motor sport where technology is critical. For example, a kinetic energy recovery system collects the waste energy produced when a vehicle brakes, turns it into electrical energy, and uses that energy for acceleration purposes.

An ongoing challenge in the development of racing cars is to get vehicles to go faster while at the same time ensuring they handle the road surface better. This is where such companies as Transducer Techniques have a vital role to play. With Transducer Techniques’ load cells, incredibly precise technologies are at work to monitor the performance of cars and to ensure that every single piece of the machine is being optimized. In motor racing, the difference between winning a race and coming second can often be measured in sub-seconds, so anything that can help optimize performance is welcome. Load cells are sensors for the purposes of measuring gauge strain. On their own, load cells operate passively, so they must be connected into a second device, such as a computer, to produce any meaningful data for vehicle performance purposes. Using load cell technology, vehicle engineers can determine the weight supported by each tire as well as the movement of the wheels as the vehicle is being driven. Data produced by load cells enables engineers to see how the vehicle responds to each turn and how it performs at different speeds. Engineers can then make adjustments to improve performance.

Load cells are used in the main to support suspension systems, but engineers are finding other purposes for them. Load cells can be deployed in the measurement of force on a gearstick in order to determine impact on wear of the transmission. Load cells can also be used to measure braking performance because the brakes in a racing car respond to pressure applied by drivers as opposed to pedal travel.

In the future, racing car design promises to be even more technological, with techniques that have not even been thought of as yet likely to play a part in ensuring speed and maximum performance.

This Has To Be The Worst Place To Sit

Sitting is a position of human body that is supported by the buttocks or thighs where the torso is more or less upright.

The origins of the position are in dispute. Although many art pieces of Antiquity show individuals in various stages of sitting, it is thought that it did not become common practice until well into the 19th Century. Henri, Count of Chambord claimed to have invented sitting in 1834, but much like his alleged seven day reign as King of France, many challenge the veracity of the claim.

The most common way of sitting on the floor involves bending the knees. One can also sit with the legs unbent, using something solid as support for the back or leaning on one’s arms.

Sitting with bent legs can be done along two major lines; one with the legs mostly parallel and one where they cross each other. The parallel position is reminiscent of, and is sometimes used for, kneeling. The latter is a common pose for meditating.

One variation that is highly unusual is the ‘chicken wing’ style. One would have their legs outwards facing backwards instead of folding them in front of them-self.

New Skin Cancer Drug Set For Clinical Trials

Almost 13,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with melanoma and around 2,000 people die every year from the disease. It’s one of the most common cancers to affect 15-34 year olds although it is still mostly found in older patients. Melanoma is slightly more common in females than in males. A team of scientists from Cancer Research UK at institutes in London and Manchester have been running laboratory tests on two compounds which have been shown to have encouraging results in treating melanoma. Although promising, these laboratory trials are only the first step in drug discovery and it will be some time before any conclusive evidence is available.


Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer as it spreads quickly and can soon affect lymph nodes and other organs if not treated quickly. 76,000 cases of melanoma were reported with around 9,000 deaths in the U.S. and more than 100,000 cases with 22,000 deaths in Europe were reported. It is often diagnosed when the shape or size of an existing mole is noticed to have changed or new moles appear. It is important to see your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of these changes. Melanoma can appear anywhere on the body but it is most commonly found on the back, arms and legs. Sunburn is often seen as a contributing factor and it can indeed lead to melanoma.

New Compounds

The two compounds that have been undergoing laboratory testing are a type of compound that are known as signal inhibitors. These are designed to stop the cancer cells sending messages to each other to co-ordinate the cancers growth. The two compounds which are together known as panRAF inhibitors work slightly differently to previous drugs and could potentially be used in patients with advanced melanoma that has become resistant to previous treatments. Although initial results on lab mice have been promising, use on human patients may prove the drug to be ineffective or even dangerous.

The new compounds were discovered as researchers tried to find new ways of fighting resistant forms of melanoma. The two compounds were found in a group of different compounds that were being tested as part of a drug discovery program. The two compounds then underwent more thorough testing and analysis to get them to the point where the researchers could begin testing on mice. Testing on the mice was promising as the cancer cells were successfully destroyed and the mice didn’t appear to have suffered any side effects.

Targeting Multiple Cancer Proteins

Up to half of melanoma cases diagnosed are those which have a specific mutation in the BRAF gene and the related MEK protein. Up until now, drugs have been used to stop this mutation in one specific gene or another but not multiple genes at once. It has been found that drugs that are used to fight these cases are initially effective but the cancer would often return after a period of time when it started to become resistant to the drugs. Now research has turned towards to the goal of combining a BRAF inhibitor with a MEK protein inhibitor in the hope that this will give longer lasting results. Targeting multiple cancer proteins at once will stop the cancer becoming resistant to the drug. It was also found that the panRAF inhibitors stopped growth in tumours that previous BRAF targeted drugs had failed to have any effect on and this accounts for a further 20% of melanoma cases.

Trialling the New Drug

Now that the drug has been given the go ahead for clinical trials the first step in this will be a small scale trail that focuses on getting the dosage right and watching for any safety concerns such as side effects. Although not specifically looking for effectiveness it is hoped that this initial trial will show some signs of it. If the first round of trials are successful then it will be tested on a much larger scale and the drug’s effectiveness will be the main focus. If it is eventually found to be an effective drug in the treatment of malignant melanoma it is likely to be used as a first line treatment for patients and also a second line treatment in patients with resistant form of the disease.

Although initially results have been promising, the fact that the compounds have yet to have been trialled in human patients means that there are potentially still many years of clinical trials left to establish whether or not it is effective in human patients and there are no guarantees that an effective drug will come from all the testing.

This post is written by Jane Freeman, a blogger for  Cedars Dermatology.

5 Websites and Apps Every Londoner Needs

Whether you are new to London, are just visiting or have lived there a while. Knowing about all the best places to go and things to see can be almost impossible without a lifetime to find them for yourself or knowing someone who already has a great knowledge of the city. However, there are some resources available that can allow you to bypass this and find the best places for yourself in no time at all. By using the following websites and mobile apps, you’ll be showing all your friends the best things to see and do in the capital.

London Official Guide

This app available for iPhone gives access to maps and guides which can be viewed offline. This free app has some great guides and shows the top things to do in London which can be searched by category or location. Another great feature is the ability to plan out your day in the capital. With a personalised itinerary which will include step by step directions on how to get to each attraction. Bars, cafes and restaurants can be found with detailed reviews of each and local amenities such as police stations and pharmacies can be quickly found. Roaming charges can be avoided due to the fact that all these services are available offline. Update your itinerary before leaving a WiFi hot spot (which can also be found within the guide), then you’re all set for the day. The app will even recommend places to visit depending on the current weather or time of day. All in all, if you’re planning a day out in London don’t leave home without this app.


Recce gives you an interactive 3D map shows what’s in and around your current location giving you a detailed overview of the area. The map is the main feature of the app giving you a 3D view of your surroundings and a compass so you never get lost again. The 3D view shows a cartoon overview of the city which can easily be navigated and zoomed to view points of interest. Its powerful search function allows you to find anything you want nearby such as restaurants, places of interest and transport links. The app is integrated with Transport for London’s real time information so you can find up to the minute details of tube, bus and bike hire close by. You are able to access social media from within the app to find reviews and news on the go. Not just for London, Recce is available for a host of major cities in the UK and USA. The app is available for iOS and android and more features and cities are being added all the time.


Hailo is the worlds highest rated taxi app. This great app will never leave you stuck without a lift home. If you are looking for a black cab or executive car to pick you up, all you need to do is to input your pick up and drop off locations and Hailo will do the rest. Using the app you can track your car and can even pay for the service within the app so you never need to worry about having the cash to pay the driver again. The app includes a fare quote with which you can get an estimate for the trip and all trip histories and receipts are stored so you can access them whenever you need to. Not just serving London, Hailo serves major cities across the globe including New York, Boston, Montreal and Toronto so wherever you are, you can always find a cab.

Just Park

If you’ve travelled to London before then you know that parking can be a nightmare. Even if you manage to find a space close to your destination, you are probably going to pay a fortune to stay for even a few hours. With Just Park you never have to worry again. Simply search the Just Park site for your ideal parking space and you can reserve a spot and even save up to 60% on traditional on street parking. If you are heading into London for a show, or just a day trip. Knowing that you already have a reserved parking space before you arrive takes all the stress away, leaving you able to enjoy your stay in the capital.


Capital A List  is the one stop shop for all your exclusive party and clubbing needs. Offering not only a guest list service for the hottest clubs in town and a second to none table booking service.  If you’re looking for a more exclusive and personally crafted night out, then you can’t go wrong with the table booking service. Whether you are looking for the perfect night out for you and your friends, or showing your clients the best the capital has to offer.

This post is written by Jane Freeman who is a freelance content marketer in the travel industry.

Clothing Brands Help with Clothing Recycling Program

In the event that you or somebody you know has an old pair of denim pants they are attempting to dispose of, then maybe giving these jeans would be a keen alternative. By giving a couple of pants or whatever other denim piece of attire, $20 will go to your following visit to J. Team or Madewell at whatever point you purchase denim pants. J.Crew Brands Extend Partnership with Blue Jeans Go Green. Thusly, all the denim materials can be utilized to help associations devoted to helping groups across the country.

For every year, around 250,000 square feet of protection are conveyed on account of Blue Jeans Go Green, a system ran by Cotton Incorporated. All the denim make up the protection, which is then used to diminishing 1.2 million pounds of landfill waste.

 These stores are taking an interest, as well as school understudies are having any kind of effect, as well. Promoting understudies have been attempting to gather denim and concentrate on ecological and group issues. The brands are excited to at the end of the day bring Blue Jeans Go Green™ to universities over the U.s. The project is an incredible route for understudies to include their associates and bring attention to their yards.. Take in more by going by jcrew.com or madewell.com

This post was sponsored, but opinions are my own

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