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Easy Ways to Reduce Local Water Pollution

Easy Ways to Reduce Local Water Pollution

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Water pollution is a problem that affects campers, hunters, and other people who spend time in the great outdoors. When local sources are contaminated, the water must be boiled before it's consumed. The big benefit is that there are ways to reduce water pollution, and you can help out by using the solutions in this guide. Strategies for Cooking Waste When you fry food in your home, never dump the grease down the drain. Cooking oil is a thick goo, so it won't dissolve completely in water. The best way to get rid of used oil is by pouring it into a plastic container that has a secure lid. Since hot grease can melt plastic, you should always let recently used oil cool down before dumping it into a container. Tactics for Chemicals Household cleansers contain very harsh chemicals, so you...
Three Ways to Save Energy in Your Own Home

Three Ways to Save Energy in Your Own Home

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Energy prices continue to rise, and as a homeowner, you want to make sure you aren't wasting your money. Some ways to do this are common sense like turning off the lights when not in a room, lowering the temperature on your thermostat, and making sure all drafts are sealed off around doors and windows, but today’s modern technology allows us to take things one step further. Energy Star Appliances Whether replacing worn out appliances or simply upgrading, purchasing Energy Star appliances can help you and the environment. These modern appliances include all of the latest features, and they run with much less energy usage than older models. Check out your local regulations when it comes to switching over to an Energy Star appliance. Many areas now offer tax back incentives for doing th
How to Find a Company to Dice Your Silicon Wafers

How to Find a Company to Dice Your Silicon Wafers

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The dicing of silicon wafers is a very delicate process that must be performed with precision. Therefore, you must not hire just anybody to do this for you. It is imperative that you put a great deal of thought into the company you will entrust with this important task. This means that you should be patient and do some homework. Do not be in a hurry to hire a company. You will only be able to find the best silicon wafer dicing company in your area if you do some research. Here are the primary methods that will allow you to find the ideal company that provides wafer dicing services. 1. Look at the websites of companies that dice silicon wafers. You will be able to learn quite a bit about the various companies that will be able to help you by reading the info provided on their website. T...
Capsule Full of Space Station Junk Makes Fiery Re-Entry

Capsule Full of Space Station Junk Makes Fiery Re-Entry

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A capsule filled with space station trash bit the cosmic dust Wednesday with a keenly interested scientific audience. The cargo carrier broke apart and burned up while re-entering Earth's atmosphere high above the Pacific. Researchers gathered information on the breakup from sensors it carried, in hopes that the data will improve future spacecraft. Built by Virginia-based Orbital ATK Inc., the capsule had been cut loose from the International Space Station last week. It followed its own orbit until it was steered into the atmosphere, where it was consumed by the heat of re-entry. The vessel had been the scene of another fiery experiment shortly after it left the space station. A large blaze deliberately was ignited in it so Nasa could study the spread of flames in weightlessness. Like the...
iPhone 7 Said to Come in 3 Variants; 256GB Model Tipped Again

iPhone 7 Said to Come in 3 Variants; 256GB Model Tipped Again

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Apple unveiled iOS 10 at WWDC 2016 this month, and the commercial release is expected to be rolled out with the release of the iPhone 7 in September. The leaks surrounding the upcoming smartphone are in full force, and the latest one testifies to previous rumours of a 256GB storage variant and a possible third variant of the iPhone 7 this year. The iPhone 7 has been rumoured previously to come in three variants, the third one being called either the iPhone 7 Pro or the iPhone 7 Plus Premium. A leak out of Weibo (spotted first by PocketNow) also claims that Apple is looking to introduce a third model, and is most likely going to call it the iPhone 7 Pro. The tipster also attests to the 256GB rumour. Apparently, the iPhone 7 will come in new storage options namely - 32GB, 64GB, and 256GB. H...
Oppo A37 With 4G Support, 7.6mm Thickness

Oppo A37 With 4G Support, 7.6mm Thickness

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Oppo has unveiled its new A-series smartphone, the A37, in China. Priced at CNY 1,299 (approximately Rs. 13,300), the Oppo A37 is now available to buy in China via the company's official store. The company has so far not revealed plans to launch the Oppo A37 in more markets. The Oppo A37 features a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display and comes with a pixel density of 293ppi. The smartphone runs ColorOS 3.0 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes with dual-SIM support (Micro-SIM + Nano-SIM). It will be available in China in Gold, Grey, and Rose Gold colours. Under the hood, the Oppo A37 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor clocked at 1.5GHz paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The handset supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). Connectivity op...
Chinese Economic Cyber-Espionage Plummets in the US

Chinese Economic Cyber-Espionage Plummets in the US

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The Chinese government appears to be abiding by its September pledge to stop supporting the hacking of American trade secrets to help companies there compete, private US security executives and government advisors said on Monday. FireEye Inc, the US network security company best known for fighting sophisticated Chinese hacking, said in a report released late Monday that breaches attributed to China-based groups had plunged by 90 percent in the past two years. The most dramatic drop came during last summer's run-up to the bilateral agreement, it added. FireEye's Mandiant unit in 2013 famously blamed a specific unit of China's Peoples Liberation Army for a major campaign of economic espionage. Kevin Mandia, the Mandiant founder who took over last week as FireEye chief executive, said in an ...
New 3D-Printed Polymer Can Convert Methane Into Methanol

New 3D-Printed Polymer Can Convert Methane Into Methanol

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Scientists have combined 3D printed polymers with methane-eating bacteria to create the first reactor that can produce methanol from the greenhouse gas, an advance that may lead to a more efficient energy production. The researchers removed enzymes from methanotrophs, bacteria that eat methane, and mixed them with polymers that they printed or molded into innovative reactors. "Remarkably, the enzymes retain up to 100 percent activity in the polymer," said Sarah Baker, from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the US. "The printed enzyme-embedded polymer is highly flexible for future development and should be useful in a wide range of applications, especially those involving gas-liquid reactions," Baker said. Advances in oil and gas extraction techniques have made vast new stores ...
International Yoga Day: Embrace Yoga to Age Gracefully, Say Experts

International Yoga Day: Embrace Yoga to Age Gracefully, Say Experts

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Yoga won't give you immortality but this ancient discipline of bringing union between the body, mind and spirit can definitely help you fight age - both physical and mental, say health and wellness experts. "In my practice in India and abroad I have seen several cases where my clients have gotten better by regular yoga, pranayam and meditation," Preeti Rao, Health, Lifestyle and Wellness Consultant at Max Healthcare. Regular yoga practice can help fight chronic lifestyle diseases like hypertension, hormonal imbalances, diabetes, reproductive disorders, and respiratory and cardiovascular related health concerns. Besides people with obesity, anxiety, constipation and digestive disorders can benefit significantly from practising yoga, according to the experts. "From diabetes to high blood pr...
‘We’re Horrified’: At Stanford, The Impact Of A Sexual Assault Is Searing

‘We’re Horrified’: At Stanford, The Impact Of A Sexual Assault Is Searing

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It could have been mistaken for any other late afternoon in the expectant days before graduation. Seniors shuttled four years of possessions from the Kappa Alpha fraternity into waiting U-Hauls that would carry them away from Stanford for the last time. But the students weren't talking just about commencement, or summer, or jobs ahead. Their conversations this week, like so many on this elite campus these days, kept turning to sexual assault. It was inescapable on their phones and laptops, what happened just a few hundred feet away and its lingering impact: A woman left one of their parties drunk, passed out behind a dumpster and was attacked by a Stanford swimmer. "We're horrified that this happened here," said Dominick Francks, 22, a Kappa Alpha brother majoring in atmosphere/energy ...