There’s always a demand for personalized products, and a good laser engraver allows you to turn

There’s always a demand for personalized products, and a good laser engraver allows you to turn all manner of different items into individual gifts for family, friends, or business use. However, the capabilities of these machines vary, so it’s important to understand what they can and can’t do. Our concise buying guide is packed with useful information, and we’ve also made a few recommendations. Our favorite, Glowforge Plus, is a remarkable machine that’s easy to set up and is capable of stunning detail in a wide range of materials and products. Power: The power output of laser engravers can vary from 500 milliwatts (mW) on the smallest up to over 150 watts on commercial machines. However, the most powerful you’re likely to find on crafter/homeowner models is between 40 and 50 watts. Higher output means you can engrave harder materials, and to greater depth. A 1,500mW machine can handle paper, card, leather, and plastics, but a 40W model may be capable of engraving stone and glass. Work area: You also find a big difference in the work area these machines are capable of. On lower quality engravers it might only be a couple of inches square. At ...

Kine combines unique mechanics, music, and increasingly complex puzzles with a story that really helps players

Kine combines unique mechanics, music, and increasingly complex puzzles with a story that really helps players engage with the challenges. Kine is a different kind of 3D puzzle game. It combines unique mechanics, music, and increasingly complex puzzles with a story that really helps players engage with the challenges. When you look at the depth of this game, it’s hard to imagine that it was built by just one person, Gwen Frey. Well thought out and beautifully crafted, Kine is a 3D puzzler you won’t want to put down. The entire game is a puzzler with a story at its heart. Three whimsical machines – Quat, a drumkit; Roo, an accordion; and Euler, a trombone – make their way across the city to form a band and play music. Some levels involve just one character, while later levels will combine two or more together. Each one moves in a slightly different way, requiring you to think a little differently, depending on which musical machine you are controlling. Each character will tell you more about their interests, goals, and dreams as they journey together across the beautiful cityscape. One of the best features of this game is how much thought has clearly gone...

Montgomery: Some residents of a rural community are complaining about a Spanish-language event planned for this

Montgomery: Some residents of a rural community are complaining about a Spanish-language event planned for this weekend featuring live music and bull riding, but a local official says he worries such comments appear “anti-Latino.” News outlets report people from the Snowdoun area near Montgomery have asked county and city leaders to block the Festival Latino, scheduled Sunday in a field. They say a similar event in July was so loud and raucous it traumatized livestock. But Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange says organizers haven’t violated any zoning rules. County Commissioner Dan Harris says he voted against a move to block the festival because opposition appears to be “anti-Latino” even if it isn’t. Harris says he doesn’t want to be part of that, particularly after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. Kenai: A wildlife monitoring group is seeking citizen scientists to help track beluga whales off the state’s coast. The Peninsula Clarion reports the Alaska Beluga Monitoring Partnership is offering volunteers an opportunity to help scientists understand more about Cook Inlet beluga whales. The partnership is a collaboration of several organizations including Beluga Whale Alliance, De...

Finding the best dirt-cheap, field-tough 3D printer for science and conservation work: six months later.

Four years ago, I had the chance to lead a research cruise on Lake Superior to explore the potential of low-cost, open-source tools for marine field work. This was the proving ground for the OpenCTD, the Niskin3D, the OpenROV 2.7, and the idea that, rather than packing cases and case of gear, we could put everything we needed on a flash drive and print it at sea.  During that cruise, as my trusty Printrbot, was churning out Niskin bottles, we caught a wave and the 3D printer was thrown to the ground. I came down hours later to find it upside down on the floor of a retrofitted fish hold, happily chugging along. I picked it up, put it back on the counter, and went back to sleep. The print didn’t even fail. Over the years, whenever someone asked me what the best 3D Printer for field work was, the answer was always the same: The Printrbot Simple Metal. But Printrbot is gone (for now) and we needed a replacement. Half a year ago, we completed an exhaustive review of the cheapest 3D-printers on the market, with an eye towards low-cost, robust tools that would endure the rigors of field work without blowing our grant budget. We wanted 3D printers that were workhorses. They didn’t have ...

You may be thinking to yourself, “hmm, that’s interesting”, or “umm, why is there a Fusion

You may be thinking to yourself, “hmm, that’s interesting”, or “umm, why is there a Fusion in MM&FF?” or even, “Whoa! That’s awesome!” The answer to your question is yes! While it is interesting that an awesome Fusion is gracing the pages of Muscle Mustangs, the sheer fact of the matter is this Fusion is way more than meets the eye, and it’s probably cooler than your car. When you see a Ford Fusion, performance is usually not the first thing that comes to mind. Sure, there are EcoBoost versions that make the mundane daily commute much more invigorating, but this isn’t that sedan. This Fusion is a highly customized, one-off, super bad ass Coyote-powered, rear wheel drive Fusion built to live life slideways! How does something this awesome come to be? Great question! What better place to go than the source. Matt Soppa of Phoenix, Arizona is the mastermind behind this four-door smoke machine. “I felt the 2nd generation Fusion deserved to be rear wheel drive,” explains Matt. “With its Aston Martin-like front looks and aggressive lines, not to mention there’s no V8 RWD sedans in the Ford line up, I had to make it happen after discovering that the rear suspension design was practi...

Have robots roll your joints and infuse your budder this High Stoner Holiday

Ugh, when did getting stoned become so much work? Back in my day, there was one kind of weed: whatever strain your dealer had in stock. And there were only three ways to enjoy it: through a perforated apple, rolled up in a crude approximation of a joint, or out of a brass pipe you had a homeless guy buy for you on Haight Street. (Thanks again, Igloo!) Never did I have to worry about whether I had the right kind of charging cable or port adapter, only whether my BIC lighter still had gas. Now I’ve got to consider indicas vs sativas, THC vs CBD, and whether I want to smoke, vape, sublimate, eat or drink my weed. It’s all getting to be just a bit much. That’s why this 4/20, I’m going back to basics. I’m going to roll a couple monster joints and eat as much weed butter-smeared sourdough toast as my belly will hold. Of course that doesn’t mean I’m going old school all the way and doing this all by hand. Here are the gadgets I’ll be using to stoner-proof the process. If Pineapple Express showed us nothing else, it’s that joint rolling is both a skill and an art form. But the dexterity and muscle memory needed to consistently twist ...

Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and deals we

Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and deals we love. If you love them too and decide to purchase through the links below, we may receive a commission. Pricing and availability is subject to change. The holiday shopping season was cut short by six whole days this year, with Thanksgiving and Black Friday falling on the last week of November. That means there are less days to browse, less days of deals and less days to wrap your gifts. To help you catch up, In The Know is working to bring you the top deals and gifts of the season with two brand new live video series. From Monday, Dec. 2 through Friday, Dec. 6, our hosts will be going live twice a day to show you gifts for everyone on your list, from self-care buffs and fashionistas to gamers and foodies. Bookmark this page and set yourself an alarm—we’ll be airing here, as well as on Yahoo, AOL and across social media, at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. eastern standard time. At noon, catch “You Need This” where our hosts will help you discover the products you can’t (and shouldn’t) live without and talk with some of the founders of our favorite brands. Later on, check out “Add to Cart” where hosts will f...

There’s little debate over the proper methods to cut wood. However, cutting plastic—particularly acrylic and polycarbonate—is a whole different story.

There’s little debate over the proper methods to cut wood. However, cutting plastic—particularly acrylic and polycarbonate—is a whole different story. Plastic is trickier to handle for multiple reasons. For one, some types of plastic melt during the cutting process, unless you take proper precautions. For another, plastic surfaces are prone to scratches, and the edges sometimes need buffing when the project is complete. Here are three different techniques for cutting plastic, depending on the thickness of the material and the desired style of cut. If you want a straight cut in a thin acrylic or polycarbonate plastic sheet (up to ⅛ inch thick), reach for a simple utility knife, then follow these steps. To make straight cuts on thicker sheets of acrylic and polycarbonate plastic (greater than ⅛ inch thick), you’ll need to use a table saw or circular saw. Use blades designed specifically to cut plastic, which are often packaged as “No Melt” blades. Ideally, the teeth of the blade should be evenly spaced, of uniform height and shape, and spaced close together. Teeth spaced wider apart may chip or crack the plastic.  Note that if you choose to use a regular blade instead of a “No Me...

In order to stay healthy and look their best, trees need occasional pruning to remove broken

In order to stay healthy and look their best, trees need occasional pruning to remove broken branches and thin out dense limbs. Perhaps the best way to tackle this project is with a pole saw—basically a chainsaw attached to a long pole that lets you reach up to cut branches while remaining safely on the ground. That sure beats more dangerous methods, which involve either climbing the tree or teetering on a ladder while lopping off limbs with a handheld chainsaw. While pole saws can make pruning a whole lot easier, they’re not right for every situation. If removing thin twigs, dense vines, or foliage, you’re better off using shears or a manual pole pruner (operated by pulling a lever or with a sawing motion). If you aim to cut branches between two and eight inches in diameter, however, a pole saw is just the ticket. Ahead, we’ll discuss the important features of these power tools, and share our top three picks for the best pole saw, based on buyer reviews and ratings. Like all power tools, pole saws are designed to suit various needs; some are geared toward the do-it-yourselfer, while others are better suited for professionals. Consider the following features when shopping: Pole ...

Cosmetic Grade Titanium Dioxide Market Analysus Report by Product Type, Industry Application and Future Technology 2024

Cosmetic Grade Titanium Dioxide Market Outlook provides thoughtful analysis of current issues facing the industry, along with current facts and statistics about the production and application in Cosmetic Grade Titanium Dioxide Market.. Global Cosmetic Grade Titanium Dioxide Market Report is a professional and comprehensive research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). In this report, the global Cosmetic Grade Titanium Dioxide market is valued at USD XX million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2024, growing at a CAGR of XX% during the period 2019 to 2024. The major players profiled in this report include: Huntsman Corporation Sakai Chemical Industry Co CINKARNA Celje Tronox Tayca Corporation Dupont Mineral Commodities Ltd Hangzhou Harmony Chemical Co Kunshan Xinkui Polymer New Materials Co Chongqing Xinhua Chemical Co The report firstly introduced the Cosmetic Grade Titanium Dioxide basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specific...

VCA Laser Brings New Non-Channel Diode Laser Tech to Hair Removal Market

SHANGHAI, Oct. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Beijing VCA Laser Technology Co., Ltd., one of the largest and earliest professional beauty and medical equipment manufacturers in China, with more than 20 years research capability and large-scale production capacity (6,000 square meters manufacturing base integrating development, research, production, sale and after-sales services), has successfully launched the latest generation of laser hair removal tech: VCSEL: 100 million shot Non-channel diode laser. The amazing innovation on designs of handle, shell, screen and inner structure for VCSEL Non-channel diode laser is VCA Laser competitiveness: For more information, visit: Website: http://www.vcalaser.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VCALASERTECHNOLOGY YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlM2cYX9_bM Contact: Apple Liu    Mobile: +86-150-1145-4346Add: 2nd Floor, No.2 North Building, No.9 Shixing Street., Beijing ChinaTel: +86-10-5195-6404    Fax: +86-10-8895-8431           Email: info@vcalaser.com, service@vcalaser.com Picosecond Laser, 808nm Diode Laser, Nyd Laser, Hifu Machine – ALWAYS Beauty,https://www.alwaysdiode.com/

Scientists dreamed of genetically engineering a flower patterned in the Games’ blue-and-white checkerboard emblem.

Scientists dreamed of genetically engineering a flower patterned in the Games’ blue-and-white checkerboard emblem. The 12th-floor apartment of one of Long Island City’s waterfront towers features both spectacular views of Manhattan and a small yet state-of-the-art bioengineering lab, tucked into the spare bedroom. Sebastian Cocioba, a 29-year-old college dropout and self-styled “plant hacker,” has lived there with his parents for the past decade. And, for the past three years, the condo has also been home to a top secret, gloriously quixotic enterprise: the project to genetically engineer a flower that would serve as the official mascot for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. When I first visited, on a bright-blue morning in January, Cocioba led me into the kitchen. There, he used the baked-potato setting on the microwave to warm a flask filled with a gelatinous goop of agar, sugar, and fertilizer. Once heated, the mixture loosened up into a free-flowing, straw-colored liquid that smelled, coincidentally, of potato. Meanwhile, Cocioba opened the fridge, reaching into a drawer divided in half—deli meats and cheese on the left, hotel-shampoo-size bottles of chemicals on the right—to ret...

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