Whether you’re backpacking through remote locations, visiting a foreign country, or surviving the apocalypse, having access

Whether you’re backpacking through remote locations, visiting a foreign country, or surviving the apocalypse, having access to clean drinking water is vital for staying healthy. Even when water looks clean, it can be rife with bacteria, microorganisms, and viruses that could cause sickness or even death. Tech to the rescue. Here are some lightweight, portable gadgets to keep you healthy and well-hydrated. Originally designed as an inexpensive and dependable way to provide clean drinking water for developing countries, the LifeStraw filters out 99.9% of all bacteria and protozoa found in lakes, streams, or rivers. As its name implies, the device operates much like a straw, allowing users to safely drink directly from any source of water that is available. Because it is effective, inexpensive (just $20), weighs just two ounces, and can filter up to 1000 liters before needing to be replaced, it’s very popular with backpackers and travelers, too. Since it was first introduced a few years back, the LifeStraw filtering system has made its way into several other products as well. For instance, the LifeStraw Steel is a bit heavier (4.4 ounces) and more expensive, but its met...

From the US to Ukraine to China: Hunter Biden’s web of interests

Then US vice-president Joe Biden with his son Hunter in Beijing in December 2013. Photograph: Andy Wong/EPA Then US president Barack Obama greets vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter at a college basketball game in Washington in January 2010. Photograph: Alexis C Glenn/EPA Hunter Biden’s business interests often show up in unexpected places. Now, they are at the centre of the biggest political crisis of the Trump presidency and the fourth impeachment inquiry in US history. The son of Joe Biden, former vice-president and 2020 presidential candidate, Hunter Biden’s business ties are under scrutiny after Donald Trump leaned on the president of Ukraine to investigate his activities in the country. Trump has also publicly called on China to investigate the Bidens. The Ukraine revelations have led House Democrats to open an impeachment inquiry against the president, but the nature of Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine, China and further afield raise questions about potential conflicts of interest while his father was in office. The Bidens have denied any wrongdoing. In addition to his ties to Ukraine through Burisma, the scandal-plagued gas company, and politically con...

Editorial — Parking system in drive: Potsdam will investigate will using kiosks rather than meters | Editorials

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Why you should or shouldn’t buy a GeForce RTX laptop

Nvidia’s GeForce RTX GPU for laptops has arrived, hot on the heels of its announcement at CES. Unfortunately, all the hand-wringing and chest-beating that surrounded the original GeForce RTX has followed. It may magnify further with the newest GeForce RTX laptop GPUs, as detractors look for more evidence that Nvidia’s pursuit of a hybrid ray tracing future is the wrong path. While it’s far too early to pass any judgment on GeForce RTX in laptops, we can at least walk you through the reasons you may actually want to buy a GeForce RTX-based laptop—or not. Put on your green t-shirt and queue up the ray tracing demos so you can rub your friends’ faces in them. Yes, if you’re a fan of what Nvidia has achieved with ray tracing, here are some of the reasons you might just want to buy a GeForce RTX laptop. One of the biggest reasons to buy a new laptop with GeForce RTX is they’re likely to be faster than previous-generation laptops. For example, the MSI GS75 Stealth that we just tested, with an RTX 2080 Max-Q, is clearly faster than GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q laptops we’ve seen. In fact, in several benchmarks, the GS75 Stealth is faster than laptops that weight 50 percent more and fea...

A comprehensive list of the new freshwater fishing tackle for 2020. We’ll continue providing regular updates

A comprehensive list of the new freshwater fishing tackle for 2020. We’ll continue providing regular updates to the gallery, so be sure to keep up with the most-talked-about week in sport fishing! The Lowrance Ghost has a designed from scratch brushless motor with the most thrust and the longest run time of any trolling motor on the market that additionally eliminates sonar interference plus other benefits including integrated Lowrance sonar options, waypoint anchoring and an industry-leading three-year warranty. Ghost’s unique propulsion technology in its brushless motor generates thrust that is 25-percent greater than current competitors and delivers 45-percent longer run times on the same charge – equivalent to nearly one additional day of operation. The combination of precision manufacturing, rare earth materials, and a cutting-edge weedless prop design provides high-output thrust with long running efficiency. Ghost’s brushless motor helps eliminate noisy operation and unlike common brush motors, has no brushes to wear out, ensuring greater reliability and longer life. The brushless motor emits no electromagnetic interference – giving anglers t...

HYDROGEN is gathering support as a potential replacement for fossil-based fuels such as coal, oil, and

HYDROGEN is gathering support as a potential replacement for fossil-based fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas. In theory, and for most applications, this is an attractive option: a relatively plenteous material whose use causes only a small environmental disturbance compared to, for instance, airborne emissions of carbon dioxide or particulate materials (PM2.5 and PM10). Unlike fossil-based fuels, hydrogen needs to be processed out of something else and delivered to the point of use. This article describes some of the delivery options, the factors that can influence the choice, and some of the associated challenges. Transporting almost any fluid requires for a number of questions to be asked, perhaps the most relevant of which are: How much? How pure? What pressure? Clearly the answers to these will depend on the end use. For most applications, hydrogen will be used as a gas, but that does not mean that it is always transported as a gas. The majority of the hydrogen moved around has been in steel cylinders or in specially-designed and refrigerated tube trailers. Single cylinders typically contain typically 5-8 Nm3 of hydrogen at pressures ranging between 150–300 bar. BOC ha...

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Hydronics Equipment Growing More Efficient, Intelligent | 2017-02-27

COMPRESSION-SLEEVE TECHNOLOGY: Designed for use with RAUPEX® UV shield PEXa pipe in potable water applications, Rehau’s EVERLOC+ features both polymer and lead-free brass fittings in diameters up to 2 inches as well as the EVERLOC+ power tool, powered by the DeWalt 12V MAX* battery platform. THREE-SPEED SELECTION: With three easy settings, Taco Comfort Solutions’ 0015e3 replaces all three-speed hydronic circulators in its class. Its variable-speed, high-efficiency electronically commutated motor (ECM) motor is designed to use minimal electricity. IMPRESSIVE RESULTS: Armstrong Fluid Technology’s new line of Design Envelope pumps include a new, integrated Armstrong controller that provides a wide range of new functionality, including on-board diagnostics, trending, alerts, and automatic flow-balancing. TAKING CONTROL: Mark Handzel, vice president of product regulatory affairs, director of HVAC commercial buildings, Xylem Inc., showcases the Bell & Gossett TECHNOLOGIC® Intelligent Pump Controller, which combines a variable-speed drive with more than 100 years of experience in designing and installing high-performance pumping systems in commercial buildings, on the show floor o...

DRILLING: Cat introduces down-the-hole hammer and bits for blastholes

PEORIA, Ill. – Caterpillar now offers Cat down-the-hole (DTH) hammers and bits designed for the most severe blasthole drilling applications. And they are cost effective for a wide range of drilling needs. The new Cat DTH hammer is 150 mm in diameter and is the first to be introduced in the new DTH line. Its valved design provides reliable operation, low air consumption, easier maintenance and cost effective rebuild. The piston design delivers long life and efficient energy transfer. The new hammer is rated to run with compressed air systems driving working pressures up to 34.5 bar. This additional back head pressure, when combined with corresponding airflow demanded, generates more blows-per-minute to generate faster penetration rates in the hardest of materials. Caterpillar also is introducing bits for DTH drilling. Several different configurations of 170 mm bits are now available in both standard and heavy duty versions to allow matching the bit to the rock characteristics and job requirements. The bit selections include a variety of carbide shapes (spherical, ballistic) and face shapes (concave, flat, convex). Cat bits are optimized for high wear resistance and improved rock...

Cadillac CT5 Features All-New Door Handle Design: Video

We know, advertisements are annoying and slow down the internet. Unfortunately, this is how we pay the bills and our authors. We would love for you to enjoy our content, we’ve worked hard on providing it. Please whitelist our site in your adblocker, refresh the page, and enjoy! These days, the average passenger vehicle has only a few bits and pieces that drivers and passengers physically touch on a regular basis. The door handles are one of these bits and pieces, and although they might not seem like a big deal, the way they feel and operate can make a big impact. With that in mind, the all-new 2020 Cadillac CT5 includes a noteworthy update to the door handle design that’s worthy of further examination. GM Authority’s Alex Luft recently tried out the new door handles firsthand, and walked away feeling impressed by the way in which the handles operated, as well as the way they felt. The door handle on the 2020 Cadillac CT5 is all-new for GM as well as the Cadillac brand. Essentially, the handles have a slim rubber “trigger” located on the backside of the handle. To open the door, drivers and passengers simply grab the handle and squeeze the rubber trigger. The handle itsel...

The Ridgid ThruCool Worm Drive is a powerful beast of a circular saw that has the

The Ridgid ThruCool Worm Drive is a powerful beast of a circular saw that has the power to handle just about anything you throw at it! It’s been hard to miss the lively discussion here and elsewhere about sidewinders versus worm drive circular saws. Traditionally, sidewinders with their blade-right orientation have been more popular in the Eastern U.S. and worm drives with their blade-left orientation have been more widely used in the West. But it’s more than which side the blade is on. There’s torque and weight to talk about as well as some maintenance. But which design is best? Well, that depends on who you talk to. Most contractors probably have at least one of each for different applications. I don’t suppose we’ll settle anything with this review of the Ridgid ThruCool Worm Drive and frankly, there’s really nothing to settle. It’s a matter of familiarity, preference, and task. But there are tasks that we reach for a worm drive first on. Those familiar only with sidewinders (also known as a direct drive) will probably notice the weight of the Ridgid ThruCool Worm Drive first. It’s heavy, but not only is that a characteristic of all worm drives, it’s actually not a bad thing, ...

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  经济日报-中国经济网北京9月30日讯 国庆节前最后一个交易日,三大股指开盘涨跌不一,小幅拉升后全线翻绿,创指一度跌逾1%。午后指数逐步回升,盘中短暂翻红,尾盘集体跳水,深成指、创指跌逾1%。总体上,市场人气低落,赚钱效应较差。截至收盘,沪指报2905.19点,跌0.92%;深成指报9446.24点,跌1.08%;创业板板报1627.55点,跌1.21%。   从盘面上看,两市个股跌多涨少,多数板块下跌。猪肉、燃料乙醇、大豆、ST板块、油气等板块居涨幅榜前列;消费电子、次新股、数字货币、半导体、白酒、券商、OLED、华为概念等板块居跌幅榜前列。   1、金融委会议“点名”政策性金融机构“深改”,发挥好在经济转型升级和高质量发展中的逆周期调节作用。   2、发改委数据显示,8月,全国港口完成货物吞吐量11.99亿吨,比去年同期增长6.4%,1-8月,全国港口完成货物吞吐量90.96亿吨,比去年同期增长5.1%。   3、工信部消息,1-8月,我国完成软件业务收入44865亿元,同比增长14.9%;全行业实现利润总额5542亿元,同比增长9.4%。   4、三大运营商开启5G套餐预约。中国电信官方消息,9月29日起可以预约中国电信5G套餐,可以享受三大特权;此前,中国联通开启5G套餐预约;9月20日,中国移动已在其App的5G专区上线“精彩相约点亮5G”的预约活动。   巨丰投顾认:九月收官战,石油和农业板块护盘,消费电子板块大幅走弱,尾盘券商带动大盘跳水击穿60日均线支撑,市场成交量大幅萎缩。节后三季报将逐...