Master bedroom makeover: See the before-and-after transition

Tina Gomez, interior designer at Stellar Design Interiors in Stallings, North Carolina, decided to give her plain master bedroom some major pizzazz with a cool 3D accent wall. “The 3D wall was really a trial and error kind of thing,” she told TODAY Home. “I had been wanting to experiment with 3D panels for some time now and had this crazy idea of adding even more dimensions to them by painting them with two colors.” Gomez used PVC plastic 3D wall panels from Wayfair to get the look, and painted some of the triangles green to give it a fun kaleidoscope effect. While she went into the project thinking it’d be a DIY, she quickly realized the panels were really hard to cut with the tools she had at home. “I tried a utility knife, a saw and electric saw,” she said. But none of them worked, so, she enlisted the help of a local business that deals specifically with these products. “I found that there wasn’t much information online on how to work with this material,” she said, adding that she learned a lot from the installers. “You need a pair of heavy-duty scissors to cut them, and you have to spray paint them to get a smooth finish.” Once the company installed the product and sp...

New Sled from Janam Brings UHF RFID Reading to Android-based Handhelds – 2019-05-27 – Page 1

Several companies are testing a new product that offers the option of reading UHF RFID tags via handheld computers. Early this year, Janam Technologies released its UHF RFID sled that brings RFID functionality to its Android-based XT2 and XT2+ devices, thereby allowing customers to use a single mobile device to scan bar codes and read Near Field Communication (NFC) and high-frequency (HF) RFID tags, as well as use the new Bluetooth-connected sled to interrogate ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID tags. The new sled is intended to bring RFID to companies that traditionally utilize bar codes or NFC reads to identify products, assets or personnel on job sites. The XT2 handheld computer was released several years ago, and the most recent iteration, an Android 6 version, is the XT2+, launched in mid-2018. The unit enables the capturing of a tag’s ID number at a frequency of 13.56 MHz, complying with both the 15693 ISO (for HF) and ISO 14443 (for NFC) standards. It is also commonly used for bar-code scanning. With a cellular and Wi-Fi connection, the system allows businesses to store data regarding such scanning events. The need to scan bar codes isn’t expected to end any time ...

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When a chemical processor or an oil refiner works through the long, arduous process of specifying and overseeing the construction of a processing plant or a refinery, the process is a bit like putting together a million-piece jigsaw puzzle. Every length of pipe, every valve, every flange, and every spool has a specific job to do—often under challenging temperatures and pressures—so that every other part can do its job and the plant can work as intended. Occasionally, things go wrong. Whether a failure is minor, major, or catastrophic, an investigation ensues to determine the cause. Was the correct item installed? Was it installed correctly? If so, the next order of business is to evaluate the item. Why did it fail? It’s not just a matter of replacing a part. A catastrophic failure can result in an injury or even loss of life. Even in a case in which no injury occurred, the next consideration is downtime. Regardless of the plant’s size or production capacity, a system that is shut down to deal with a failure doesn’t produce a penny until it’s up and running again. Some users of carbon steels in the North American oil and gas industry have had to deal with such failures. Some spoo...

Journalists, sell side analysts, and even SA commenters still often refer to Micron Technology as a

Journalists, sell side analysts, and even SA commenters still often refer to Micron Technology as a producer of commodity chips. Increasingly, they are wrong. I believe the majority (90+%) of Micron chips are sold into markets with direct replacement options. and Micron is the 3rd largest manufacturer of 3 in DRAM. Which micron chip or module or SSD doesn’t Hand Tools, Automotive Tools, Cutting Tools, Measuring Tools, Electrical Tools – JOCEN,https://www.jocentools.com/

This article was updated Monday, March 23 to include information about the City Council’s vote to

This article was updated Monday, March 23 to include information about the City Council’s vote to close City Hall indefinitely and not enforce water shutoffs until Aug. 1. “I wouldn’t want a point where staff feel uncomfortable or unsafe,” said Mayor Tim Rud of the closing, brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. “ … I’d rather err on the side of caution.” Rud signed a peacetime emergency declaration for the city Sunday morning, which was effective for three days, after which the approval of the City Council was needed for it to continue. The council endorsed the decision at an emergency meeting March 23 via online conferencing. The declaration, effective March 22, gives the city the ability to adjust or suspend city ordinances and regulations to support residents during the pandemic.” In addition, the declaration directs the city administrator to work with Rice County, the state of Minnesota and the federal government to acquire appropriate aid and resources as needed. Rud said this is a major reason to close Lonsdale City Hall. All City Council meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice. Anyone who wishes to participate should contact City Administrator Joel Ericks...

Dogs, puppies at pet stores may be spreading drug-resistant bacteria

The CDC says that contact with puppies, especially those at pet stores, have been the likely source of infection. Welcome to our new and improved comments, which are for subscribers only. This is a test to see whether we can improve the experience for you. You do not need a Facebook profile to participate. You will need to register before adding a comment. Typed comments will be lost if you are not logged in. Please be polite. It’s OK to disagree with someone’s ideas, but personal attacks, insults, threats, hate speech, advocating violence and other violations can result in a ban. If you see comments in violation of our community guidelines, please report them. A previous version of this video incorrectly stated the number of states where the infection has been reported. It has been reported in 13 states. Buzz60 At least 30 people have been sickened from a drug-resistant bacteria they most likely picked up after coming in contact with puppies, federal health officials say. The outbreak of a strain of Campylobacter jejuni, a bacteria commonly associated with food poisoning, has spread to 13 states and caused four hospitalizations, the Centers for Disease Control and ...

Cell reprogramming using extracellular vesicles from differentiating stem cells into white/beige adipocytes

Stem cell–derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) offer alternative approaches to stem cell–based therapy for regenerative medicine. In this study, stem cell EVs derived during differentiation are developed to use as cell-free therapeutic systems by inducing tissue-specific differentiation. EVs are isolated from human adipose-derived stem cells (HASCs) during white and beige adipogenic differentiation (D-EV and BD-EV, respectively) via tangential flow filtration. D-EV and BD-EV can successfully differentiate HASCs into white and beige adipocytes, respectively. D-EV are transplanted with collagen/methylcellulose hydrogels on the backs of BALB/c mice, and they produce numerous lipid droplets in injected sites. Treatments of BD-EV attenuate diet-induced obesity through browning of adipose tissue in mice. Furthermore, high-fat diet–induced hepatic steatosis and glucose tolerance are improved by BD-EV treatment. miRNAs are responsible for the observed effects of BD-EV. These results reveal that secreted EVs during stem cell differentiation into white adipocytes or beige adipocytes can promote cell reprogramming. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived from human tissues such as bone marro...