Living in the age of constant upgrading, all thanks to the advancement in technology, we can’t overlook the importance of inventions that happened throughout the centuries either, and their impact on human evolution all the millennia ago. Take fire for instance: What fire was for humans about million years ago, it’s light for us today, and I don’t only refer to electricity, but torches too.
Learning how to control fire meant using it to the advantage of protecting oneself, even after dark, as well as for food, hunting. Such is the case with torches today, which can be the ideal tactical weapons as they can be the perfect sources of light in the dark, but so much more reliable and easier to control than fire.
Having in mind how handy the torches can be, it’s needless to say you have to have the right one you can count on whenever needed, and that would an Olight Led torch. Why I’ve singled out this brand out of the rest has to do with the ingenuity of the wide range of torches, fascinating with their durability, as much as with the craftsmanship, variety of sizes, weights, brightness, ergonomics, modes, and features.
As a brand, Olight is famous for the upgrade of the different models of torches, all with the use of latest technology, of course, and without even letting this considerably change the prices. What this means is an Olight Led torch isn’t just affordable and durable, but highly reliable as well. What makes a torch like this durable is the choice of quality materials, such as aluminium, and stainless steel, making it shock and water-resistant.
More on durability, it’s to do with battery life as well, with more options, in the likes of re-chargeability being available too. Depending on what it is you want to use the torch for, be it camping, night hiking, dog walking, or as a weapon, you can choose from different models, and even the smallest ones aren’t to be overlooked, because there are powerful ones among them too (as an example, the “Intimidator” – Olight SR52 UT).
Then, there are the headlights, the torches ideal for those who want to keep their hands free, particularly people like cyclists, those in the hobby of spelunking, or rockhounding, so no matter what your hobby is, you can be sure there’s the right torchlight as your perfect tool that can help you conquer the night.
You know how we find pleasure in saying we are more advanced when it comes to innovations nowadays thanks to the use of technology? Well, fact is many of the concepts that innovations of today are based on have their beginnings decades and decades ago. Such is the case with building scale models as one of the vintage hobbies mesmerising people to this day.
The appearance of the first scale models in the 1950s, both in England with Nicholas Kove, and the USA with Lewis Glasser, thanks to their injection moulding equipment, brought to the awakening of a hobby, that swept everyone off their feet worldwide, resulting in the creation of specialised magazines, clubs, competitions, committees, and of course, the specialised magical place, the model shop.
No matter whether you’re just an enthusiast letting this turn into a serious hobby taking over your life, or are already an expert, it’s the place where you can find whatever it is to spark your interest further, and help you excel in the skills. The dream model shop has a wide range of items, as well as parts, so it wouldn’t be a problem even if you require a replacement part – you just have to find the right one.
Why this hobby? Well, building scale models is the chance for adults to play. The fun part is, even though it seems like a simple sort of play, it’s much more complex, and might involve getting on the quest for adequate photographs, and drawings, as well as doing a great deal of reading on the matter to be able to carry on with modelling the right way. It’s this that makes it that much more exciting.
When you get involved in this hobby, there’s no going back. As you get more and more interested, you get to become more and more of an expert in crafts, and engineering, as you’d inspect every plastic bit of the model, then cut, drill, and sculpt to actually construct the model. Further, there are those vehicle models that give you the possibility to work on your artistic skills by painting them. In other words, there’s nothing boring about this hobby – there’s versatility!
When you get a bit of experience, and pride yourself on the result, you work on your collecting instinct at the same time, steering to a certain interest; for instance, focusing on cars, or aircrafts. Whether you decide to showcase your masterpieces, or leave them hidden in the drawers, piling up dust, is up to you. What’s undeniable is the level of fun in the building!
Wanting to grow older is one of the stupidest wishes most of us had as kids. Being a grown up isn’t fun, it just looks like fun when you watch other people do it, because you don’t see all the dull, behind-the-scenes they do like paying rent, bills and working their butts off to make ends meet. When you start making your own money, you suddenly have to know how to be financially responsible, which I assure you – it’s hard and it sucks. (more…)
Data backup and storage is a fast developing field nowadays. New solutions and trends appear, backup technologies and methods become more complex. Aristotle said: “If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development”. So I’ll take his advice and talk about the invention of data storage and sharing devices, where they’re at now and how they developed. (more…)
One of the most valuable safety components of any business are alarm sirens. Whether we’re talking about fire alarms, intruder alarms or any other safety hazard alarms, protecting the property and inventory of your business is required by law. By necessity, no two systems are the same, each one of them is custom-installed and tailored with specific business processes in mind. For instance, a system made for a lodge will be vastly different than the one intended for a warehouse. The focus on the special circumstances is what differentiates these systems from the basic smoke alarms that are sold in hardware stores. (more…)
Since the combustion engine was invented back in 1893, diesel powered engines and generic spark-driven combustion engines have been competing for the best engine spot among engineers all over the world. Since the past century, these technologies have been at an uneasy peace with spark-driven engines and light-weight engines dominating the personal marine, early aviation and personal transportation fields, while the heavier diesels have been the engines of choice for ships, submarines, trucks and locomotives.
However, in the past few decades, diesel engines have become extremely competitive in automobile manufacturing. In Europe, half the newly manufactured cars now run on diesel. You may ask why? Well it’s simple – they’re more reliable, efficient, run cooler, last longer, diesel fuel is safer, they’re more easily turbo-charged, produce less carbon monoxide, accept synthetic fuels and so on.
If your car runs on diesel, and you’re considering replacing your exhaust system, one thing to consider is installing a DPF back exhaust as it removes soot or particulate matter from the exhaust gas of the engine. The diesel exhaust can be produced by the engine which contains particles that can be comprised of the fuel type or consumption rate of the engine.
The exhaust from diesel is a carcinogen, which is the product of incomplete combustion of the diesel fuel. These particles can include small nanoparticles, which can worsen the pollution in the atmosphere and can be harmful to the health. The DPF back exhaust filters can capture more than 95% of the harmful soot. If the DPS is optimal, soot emissions can be lowered to 0.001g per km or even less. This technology was first considered in the 70s due to the concerns about the impact that inhaled particles had. They’ve been used on non-road machines since the 80s and half a decade later they were implemented in automobiles as well.
At this point, the diesel engines, as aforementioned, have become the preferred choice of many people around the world. And while there were no regulations about this in the past, a lot of people still decided to go for this environmental-friendly solution. Nowadays, however, a lot of countries have implemented a law which enforces the use of DPF, so now is the right time to invest in one and stay ahead. By investing in a DPF back exhaust you are supporting the environment and making a statement, regardless whether in your country or state the laws enforce it or not.