Plastic modeling – Plamo http://plamo.info/ Sun, 08 May 2022 15:20:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://plamo.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3-105x105.png Plastic modeling – Plamo http://plamo.info/ 32 32 Chávez and Seabrook students prepare to embark on a national rocket competition https://plamo.info/chavez-and-seabrook-students-prepare-to-embark-on-a-national-rocket-competition/ Sun, 08 May 2022 00:48:12 +0000 https://plamo.info/chavez-and-seabrook-students-prepare-to-embark-on-a-national-rocket-competition/ The girls fell silent as their model rocket began to beep. The chirping altimeter told them how high their rocket was flying, but they had to count. “I know there’s an eight,” said 13-year-old Briley Grimm. “I hope there is an eight. It would be pretty bad if there wasn’t,” 14-year-old Cara Anderson replied. They […]]]>

The girls fell silent as their model rocket began to beep.

The chirping altimeter told them how high their rocket was flying, but they had to count.

“I know there’s an eight,” said 13-year-old Briley Grimm.

“I hope there is an eight. It would be pretty bad if there wasn’t,” 14-year-old Cara Anderson replied.

They wanted the rocket to reach 810 feet. So they waited for the altimeter to reset, then they counted. Eight beeps. Pause. 10 beeps. Pause. Six beeps.

This meant that their rocket was flying at 806 feet. And a stopwatch checked by National Association of Rocketry volunteer Harold Larson showed their vehicle was airborne for 41.6 seconds.

“It’s perfect,” Larson said. “I think they made it up.”

The Seabrook Intermediate School girls’ team, ironically named the Penguins for the flightless bird, is one of 101 U.S. teams that have qualified to compete in the 2022 American Rocketry Challenge National Finals. was selected from more than 720 teams and will travel to The Plains, Va. – just outside of Washington, DC – next weekend to compete.

An all-male team from Seabrook Middle School and an all-female team from César E. Chávez High School in Houston also qualified for the finals and will travel to the DC area.

These teams are vying for $100,000 in prize money and the title of national champion, which includes an all-expenses-paid trip to London for the international final. The top 25 teams will receive invitations to the NASA Student Launch Workshop.

Students from the three teams gathered in a field outside the Challenger Columbia Stadium at Clear Creek ISD on Saturday to refine rockets they had designed with computer software and built using cardboard tubes and nosepieces. in plastic.

The rockets are launched with two raw eggs that represent the passengers, and they are powered by ammonium perchlorate and powdered aluminum. An electric igniter is used to launch from a safe distance.

On competition day, officials will toss a coin to determine if the rocket should aim for 810 feet or 860 feet. It’s OK to go above or below these heights, but the goal is to get as close to them as possible. Rockets should also strive to be in the air for 41-44 seconds.

Students reach these different heights by adjusting the weight of their rockets. This is a delicate and time-consuming process where students add and remove modeling clay from inside their vehicles. Heavy rockets won’t fly as high and they will descend faster. Lighter rockets go higher and float longer.

Students can also adjust their parachutes to find the best deployment configuration in the air. They have to solve the problems by themselves because the adults cannot help during the final competition.

“I don’t want to tell them because I know they have to figure everything out on their own,” said Maqsuda Afroz, the Chávez high school team adviser.

The Chávez team, which created a hot pink rocket with a spider and named it Andrew Garfield for the actor who played Spider-Man, opted to go heavy for the first launch. The 455 gram rocket stayed in the air for 34.8 seconds and reached an altitude of 732 feet.

They removed the clay before the second launch. The 430 gram rocket reached an altitude of 890 feet and remained aloft for 47.2 seconds.

“We could just add a bit of mass, and it would work,” said 18-year-old Judith Tovar.

For its final launch, the rocket weighed 447 grams, reached an altitude of 838 feet and remained in the air for 42.09 seconds.

And “41 to 44 (seconds) is perfect,” said Larson, the National Association of Rocketry volunteer.

This is trial and error as each launch generates new data for students to consider. It’s also fun.

For some students, this competition will be the first time they have flown in an airplane and visited the United States Capitol.

Afroz, the advisor to Chávez’s team, thinks extracurricular activities like this can inspire students to dream big and pursue their education.

“Clubs can become the reason kids graduate,” she said.

The Chávez students competing are Angely Barahona, Jazmin Barahona, Ana Guerra Martinez, April Ibarra, Tran Tay, Fabiola Toc Zapeta and Judith Tovar. Substitutes who will also make it to the final include Javier Aragon, Servando Avalos and Edward Labra.

Competing students from Seabrook Intermediate include Cara Anderson, Samantha Cassady, Briley Grimm and Brinley MacKerron in the women’s team and Ethan Jerla, Benjamin McDonald, Levi Moreno and Nicholas Skelton in the men’s team.

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FSU faculty available for commentary on 2022 hurricane season https://plamo.info/fsu-faculty-available-for-commentary-on-2022-hurricane-season/ Mon, 02 May 2022 20:03:34 +0000 https://plamo.info/fsu-faculty-available-for-commentary-on-2022-hurricane-season/ Florida State University professors are leaders in the study of hurricanes and the effects of these destructive storms. Their fellowship has led to research on infrastructure issues, escape routes, sustainable tools, and mental health issues for people affected by hurricanes. Other researchers are studying the effects on coastal wildlife and developing better tools to improve […]]]>

Florida State University professors are leaders in the study of hurricanes and the effects of these destructive storms.

Their fellowship has led to research on infrastructure issues, escape routes, sustainable tools, and mental health issues for people affected by hurricanes. Other researchers are studying the effects on coastal wildlife and developing better tools to improve predictions.

FSU faculty members are available to answer questions from the media and provide perspective to reporting throughout the 2022 hurricane season, which officially runs from June through November.

Four teachers participated in a virtual press briefing about the hurricane season and their expertise.

FORECASTING, TRAINING AND MONITORING
Mark Bourassa, professor of meteorology and associate director of the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies
mbourassa@fsu.edu(850) 644-6923

Bourassa uses on-site and remote observations as well as weather models to study air-sea interactions and how satellites measure what is happening on the Earth’s surface. He specializes in surface waves and the identification of tropical disturbances, possible precursors of tropical cyclones. Bourassa is also a team leader for NASA’s Ocean Vector Wind science team.

Ming Cai, Professor, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
mcai@fsu.edu

Cai studies the relationship between the size and intensity of tropical storms and how this relationship can improve forecasts. A recent publication examined how polar ice and atmospheric water vapor influence variations in climate patterns.

Allison Wing, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
awing@fsu.edu(850) 644-2245

Wing is a weather and hurricane expert. His research group studies atmospheric dynamics and climate, with particular interest in tropical cyclones and tropical convection, cloud clustering, and thunderstorms. She was appointed to Brilliant 10 from Popular Sciencerecognition for early-career scientists conducting groundbreaking work.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
David Merrick, director of the emergency management and homeland security program; Director of the Center for Disaster Risk Policy
dmerrick@fsu.eduOffice: (850) 644-9961, Cell: (850) 980-7098

Merrick has worked in state emergency management for more than 15 years in roles including planning, external affairs, and flight operations. He developed and currently oversees the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program’s Disaster Incident Research Team, which deploys to disaster-affected areas to conduct field research on disaster management and emergencies. This team has deployed during disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Michael to assist state and local agencies, perform data collection and complete research projects. His research interests include emergency management planning and policy, remote sensing and unmanned aircraft systems, and information technology in emergency management.

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
Shi-Ling Hsu, Professor D’Alemberte, Faculty of Law
shsu@law.fsu.edu(850) 644-0726

Hsu is an expert in the areas of environmental and natural resources law, climate change, law and economics, and property. He has published in a wide variety of legal journals and is co-author of the Ocean and Coastal Resources Law casebook. Prior to entering academia, he served as a senior attorney and economist at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC. He teaches ownership and interdisciplinary perspectives on climate change.

EVACUATION
Eren Ozguven, Associate Professor, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and Director of the Resilient Infrastructure and Disaster Response (RIDER) Center
eozguven@eng.famu.fsu.edu(850) 410-6146

Ozguven directs the Resilient Infrastructure and Disaster Response Center, which promotes comprehensive and equitable disaster resilience for vulnerable populations. His research interests focus on transport accessibility, modeling of emergency evacuation operations, urban mobility and smart cities and simulation of transport networks. A recent fellowship focuses on the relationships between the various infrastructure networks in Florida and how this contributes to disaster preparedness.

RISK AND INSURANCE
Patricia Born, Payne H. & Charlotte Hodges Midyette Distinguished researcher in risk management and insurance
pborn@business.fsu.edu(850) 644-7884

Born studies the structure and performance of the insurance market, professional liability, health insurance and the management of catastrophic risks, such as hurricanes and other natural disasters. She has served as president of the American Risk and Insurance Association and the Risk Theory Society and is editor of Risk Management and Insurance Review.

Charles Nyce, Robert L. Atkins Associate Professor of Risk Management and Insurance and Research Director of the Center for Risk Management Education & Research
cnyce@fsu.edu(850) 645-8392

Nyce’s primary area of ​​research is catastrophic risk financing, and he has authored numerous articles on a variety of risk management and insurance topics, including title insurance, credit risk management, business, predictive analysis and natural hazards.

PUBLIC HEALTH
Mathew Hauer, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Center for Demography and Population Health
mehauer@fsu.edu(850) 644-7103

Hauer studies the impacts of climate change on society. Recent work has focused on how migration caused by sea level rise could reshape population distribution in the United States in costly and permanent ways. His research has been featured in CNN, The New York Times, The Nation and other publications.

Chris Uejio, Associate Professor, Department of Geography
cuejio@fsu.edu

Uejio studies how the physical environment influences human health and well-being. He frequently helps health services understand and adapt to climate change. His recent research includes investigations of extreme heat, disasters and health, adaptation to climate change, and waterborne and mosquito-borne diseases. Uejio has been quoted in the Orlando Sentinel, Tampa Bay Times and other media on public health issues, including hurricanes.

URBAN PLANNING
Tim Chapin, professor of urban and regional planning and dean of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy
tchapin@fsu.edu(850) 644-5488

Chapin studies urban planning, community planning, resilience and post-disaster redevelopment. He has studied the effectiveness of Florida’s growth management system and is an expert in land use planning, global planning, and state and local roles in growth management.

COASTAL FAUNA
Thomas Miller, Professor of Biological Sciences
miller@bio.fsu.edu(850) 644-9823

Miller studies coastal dune vegetation and the forces that influence plant communities on barrier islands, particularly in the northern Gulf of Mexico. He conducted a long-term study of vegetation at several locations to isolate the effects of hurricanes, drought, geomorphology and succession on both the vegetation living on the dunes and on the structure of the dunes themselves. same.

COMMUNITY RESILIENCE
Marcia Mardis, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, College of Communication and Information
mmardis@fsu.edu(850) 644-3392

In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, which hit Panhandle, Florida in 2018, Mardis partnered with rural public libraries and county governments on projects that developed public libraries as community resources to respond to natural disasters. The work, which is being carried out with grants from the National Science Foundation Civic Innovation Challenge and the Institute for Museum and Library Services, will improve understanding of emergency response operations and contribute to disaster-related policies and plans for rural public libraries and their communities.

Holly Hanessian, Professor and Head of Ceramics Concentration, College of Fine Arts
hhanessian@fsu.edu

Hanessian is a Fellow of the International Academy of Ceramics who has taught, lectured, and exhibited sculptural projects and artwork in the United States and internationally. His works include several art-based social practice projects, including an emergency hurricane art kit designed to address both the physical and mental health of hurricane victims and provide items such as mini water filter, books and small ceramic art pieces. Ongoing projects include working with at-risk communities to access clean water, reducing reliance on single-use plastic water bottles, and assisting with disaster relief through FSU’s RIDER Center .

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Brad Kahlhamer’s Search for His Native Manhattan Roots in Mesa, Arizona https://plamo.info/brad-kahlhamers-search-for-his-native-manhattan-roots-in-mesa-arizona/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 00:27:00 +0000 https://plamo.info/brad-kahlhamers-search-for-his-native-manhattan-roots-in-mesa-arizona/ They originally planned for the trailer to become Kahlhamer’s studio within the Mesa Swap Meet. “We would have 24/7 video to record all interactions with him and the Swap Meet community and transients,” continued Boas, “a social practice project where Brad worked on his nomad notebooks and interacted with people. “ In the end, they […]]]>

They originally planned for the trailer to become Kahlhamer’s studio within the Mesa Swap Meet. “We would have 24/7 video to record all interactions with him and the Swap Meet community and transients,” continued Boas, “a social practice project where Brad worked on his nomad notebooks and interacted with people. “

In the end, they took another path and the trailer became the centerpiece of the SMoCA exhibit. The vehicle had to be fumigated and equipped to meet security measures; it now includes a scene and a new input and output. “I think people lived there, crawling at night,” Kahlhamer said of the former caravan life. “There was some pretty nasty stuff; it needed an insane fumigation bomb, and there was a lot of water damage, but once it dried, it was really great. Inside, the trailer is filled with Kahlhamer’s drawings, watercolors, Kachina figurines, taxidermy and bleached plastic chairs he stencilled with images of Indian chiefs.

While the trailer is the main attraction of the SMoCA exhibit, there is also a large-scale Super Catcher, a giant, mother of all Dream Catchers hanging from the ceiling, made of wire, bells and cones. of jingles.

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Commonwealth Magazine https://plamo.info/commonwealth-magazine/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 10:44:51 +0000 https://plamo.info/commonwealth-magazine/ TO HAVE ANY CHANCE to avoid a climatic catastrophe, the latest climate science is definitive that we must actively dismantle much of our existing fossil fuel infrastructure. In the face of this dire warning, Massachusetts is poised to spend about $40 billion to get its gas distribution system back online. How is it possible? In […]]]>

TO HAVE ANY CHANCE to avoid a climatic catastrophe, the latest climate science is definitive that we must actively dismantle much of our existing fossil fuel infrastructure. In the face of this dire warning, Massachusetts is poised to spend about $40 billion to get its gas distribution system back online. How is it possible?

In 2014At a time of growing concern about the threat of explosions caused by gas leaks and the need to reduce fugitive gases, the Legislature enacted the Gas System Improvement Plan (GSEP) to encourage the six Commonwealth investor-owned gas companies to replace their aging pipelines more quickly in return for faster recovery of the costs paid by taxpayers.

Since then, GSEP’s original focus has slowly changed. Gas companies are now using the plan as an accelerated investment vehicle to prepare their gas delivery systems for biomethane and hydrogen. With the cooperation of the Department of Utilities, their regulator, they are revitalizing over 90% of their assets and tying them up at a nearly 10% rate of return through the end of the century.

The new goal of GSEP is unabashedly recognized in research supported by the gas industry. The Associated Industries of Massachusetts recently funded a UMass-Lowell study supporting the development of hydrogen in the Commonwealth, including pipeline and combustion to heat buildings – a false solution for our climate, safety and public health. The report suggests that “the GSEP schedule could be accelerated” to accelerate the introduction of hydrogen since 4,000 miles of pipeline await replacement of the GSEP with a hydrogen-compatible plastic pipe.

In contrast, GSEP has been a stealth player in the The future of gas investigation, a DPU examining how gas companies can reconfigure their operations to help the Commonwealth achieve net zero emissions. Reports from consultants and proposals from gas companies were filed in March. None describes or assesses the role of GSEP in the energy future, although GSEP could not be more fundamental to preferred gas company energy pathways such as “efficient gas equipment” and “hybrid” electrification. or “weak”. Indeed, these pathways would be worthless if the GSEP were to disappear, as they require upgraded plastic pipelines ready to deliver fractured natural gas mixed with biomethane, synthetic natural gas or hydrogen.

Is there hope for a full audit of the GSEP program? Not according to the DPU. End of March, DPU rejected Attorney General Maura Healey’s call to convene a task force to closely examine the GSEP and also excluded interested parties from future discovery, including the Attorney General’s office and community stakeholders. . Everything indicates that the DPU is speeding up procedures for gas companies regulatory requestspresumably to lock in decisions before the next change of administration.

Be careful because these requests would allow gas companies to obtain biomethane and hydrogen, even if they cost more than natural gas, and to impose new tariffs on taxpayers to finance the “decarbonization” activities of each business. These proposals assume that alternative gases are fossil-free, emission-free, compatible with existing infrastructure, and pose no health or safety hazard. A wishful thinking at best. Strong scientific evidence clearly shows that these gases are not affordable, clean, safe or healthy when delivered to homes and businesses.

The opportunity costs of GSEP should not be buried by Future of Gas Investigation and ignored by DPU. What do these costs look like?

Despite requests from stakeholders, the survey did not provide a full cost for the GSEP, although these costs are clearly incorporated into the consultants’ modelling. However, an appendix to the report shows GSEP’s annual investment forecast until the end of the program in 2039.

Let’s do the math. Assuming the DPU-approved rate of return on pipeline assets (currently averaging 9.65%) and the 60-year asset life for the plastic pipes claimed by the gas companies, the annual forecasts of the survey indicate total GSEP costs of $40 billion (in constant 2019 dollars). Yes, that’s $40 billion with a B. That staggering cost translates to about $23,500 per gas customer, enough to install a cold climate heat pump or solar panels and weatherproof the building envelope of the customer’s residence or business.

The Senate has just voted its omnibus amendment on the climate S.2819, happily including provisions mandating a GSEP Stakeholder Working Group and a decision-making process for DPU review of gas company “Net Zero Activation Plans”. The spotlight now turns to the House where lawmakers have a crucial opportunity to guide the transition of our gas system, aligning it with our climate mandates and reigning in a runaway GSEP agenda.

Lawmakers are expected to take three crucial steps during this session.

First, accurately measure Commonwealth greenhouse gas emissions. Our methane measurements are woefully out of date, which is only a fraction actual gas leaks, and we do not use a life-cycle approach to measuring greenhouse gases. Accurate metrics will reveal whether gas company business proposals are in fact aligned with our 2050 goals. reduction of emissions from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

Second, ban the use of alternative gases, such as hydrogen and biomethane, for heating homes and businesses. The DPU should not be allowed to greenlight gas companies’ ill-conceived plans for these gases because they fail to meet reasonable safety, health, emissions and cost standards.

Third, encourage utility companies to invest in networked geothermal heat pumps. We need to transfer the substantial financial benefits of the GSEP (including asset depreciation beyond 2050 and cost recovery on an annual basis) from the replacement of gas lines to the installation of renewable, non-emitting thermal infrastructure such as as the GeoGrid water pipes that can heat and cool our buildings.

By correcting the calculation of gas company investments, these three pieces of legislation will lead to a smart and strategic deceleration of investment in fossil fuel infrastructure while opening the door for gas companies to evolve their business models towards non-emitting renewable thermal energy.

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Following these three patches, significant work remains to be done. The glaring disconnect between the original purpose of the GSEP and its rampant reality must be resolved. To ensure that significant investments of taxpayers’ money actually move us toward our climate goals, the Legislature should replace the GSEP with a bespoke “Gas System Transition Program” focused on promoting safety, reducing emissions and using resources wisely during the energy transition.

Dorie Seavey is a climate economist and author.

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MimicEducationalRobots teaches the robotics of the future https://plamo.info/mimiceducationalrobots-teaches-the-robotics-of-the-future/ Sun, 24 Apr 2022 09:38:52 +0000 https://plamo.info/mimiceducationalrobots-teaches-the-robotics-of-the-future/ The robotics industry is changing. The days of industrial robot arms working behind enclosures, performing pre-programmed identical tasks are coming to an end. Robots that can interact with each other and with other equipment are becoming the norm, and robots are expanding into other aspects of our lives. My name is Brett Pipitone and I […]]]>

The robotics industry is changing. The days of industrial robot arms working behind enclosures, performing pre-programmed identical tasks are coming to an end. Robots that can interact with each other and with other equipment are becoming the norm, and robots are expanding into other aspects of our lives. My name is Brett Pipitone and I am the founder, CEO and sole employee of mimicEducationalRobots. I believe robots will soon become an essential part of modern life, and I seek to prepare today’s students to work with these emerging technologies.

the mimicEducationalRobots product line consists of a family of three robots. The largest and most sophisticated is mimicArm. the lovely TinyBot is small and capable. The new bot, bitsybot (currently on Starter) is perfect for those taking their first steps into the world of robotics. Despite their different characteristics, the three robots are designed to communicate with each other and use special sensors to make decisions about their environment. The interfaces are simple yet powerful, allowing users to learn quickly and without frustration.

mimicEducationalRobots believes that every student will encounter robots in their daily lives, regardless of their career path. Learning robotics allows students to become familiar with a technology that is quickly becoming commonplace in everyday life. Thanks to their combinations of features, the mimicEducationalRobots The products introduce technology that is still in its infancy, such as human-robot interaction and cooperative robotics, to a level that students can understand. This is why each mimicEducationalRobots robot begins with manual control, allowing students to get a feel for their robot and what it can and cannot do. Once they have mastered programming manual controls, the jump is smaller. the mimicEducationalRobots The programming software simplifies this transition by mirroring the same movements the students performed manually with simple commands like “robotMove” and “robotGrab.”

For more complex programs, mimicEducationalRobots believes that their robots should mimic the industry as closely as possible. This means doing the maximum with the simplest sensor possible. Things start small, with a tempting big push button called, incidentally, “greatBigButton”. This is the students’ first introduction to human interaction as they program their robot to respond to the press of a button. From there, things get much more exciting without getting much more complicated. For example, a network of non-contact infrared thermometers called Grid-EYE allows mimicArm to detect faces using only body heat. A simple IR proximity sensor allows tinyBot or bitsyBot to react when offered a block before the block touches any part of the robot. There’s even a cable that allows the robots to communicate with each other and react to what the other is doing. These simple abilities allow students to create a wide range of robotic behaviors.

mimicEducationalRobots is a local company designed and built by an engineer and a father with a passion for teaching robotics to people of all ages. I created the robots brain using a bare circuit board, a jig, solder paste and tweezers. Each component is added by hand and the board is soldered with a toaster oven that I modified. Once cooled, the boards are programmed using a modified Arduino UNO R3, one of the best tech tools for beginners.

Other physical parts of the robot are designed using 3D modeling software and manufactured on a 3D printer or CNC router. I have two 3D printers in his basement that run 24 hours a day, producing at least 20 robot kits a week. The CNC router requires a lot more supervision but is capable of producing four sets of beautiful neon plastic parts every 30 minutes.

mimicEducationalRobots is a new type of company, producing a new type of product, for a new type of consumer. Their products demonstrate how fundamental technology, and especially open source technology, has changed our world. I hope students learn about mimicArm, TinyBotor bitsybot will help create the next life-changing leap in technology.

To learn more about the family of mimicEducationalRobots to visit www.mimicRobots.com

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Brett Pipitone is the founder of mimicEducationalRobots.

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Doors Market Expected to Reach $182.1 Billion by 2026 | By Type Indoor, Automatic, Manual, Outdoor, Automatic. https://plamo.info/doors-market-expected-to-reach-182-1-billion-by-2026-by-type-indoor-automatic-manual-outdoor-automatic/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 02:40:22 +0000 https://plamo.info/doors-market-expected-to-reach-182-1-billion-by-2026-by-type-indoor-automatic-manual-outdoor-automatic/ Analysis of the door market by 2026 Allied Market Research’s intelligence report is the solid outcome of in-depth study and arduous assessment of numerous dynamics modeling the growth of the door market. Allied Market Research fosters a highly efficient team of experts, strategists, analysts, and industry specialists who provide appropriate frameworks and approaches for making […]]]>

Analysis of the door market by 2026

Allied Market Research’s intelligence report is the solid outcome of in-depth study and arduous assessment of numerous dynamics modeling the growth of the door market. Allied Market Research fosters a highly efficient team of experts, strategists, analysts, and industry specialists who provide appropriate frameworks and approaches for making effective decisions. Their systematic analysis and insights help leaders manage their critical priorities with the utmost confidence.

The global door market size was USD 120.8 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 182.1 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 5.1% & proposals. Customers then use insights to improve the customer experience in the fast-paced business environment.

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Industry pioneers

Major market players analyzed in the global Doors market report include agta record ltd., American Automatic Doors, Inc., ASSA ABLOY Group, dormakaba Holding AG, FAAC SpA Soc. Unipersonale, GEZE GmbH, Gilgen Door Systems AG, Godrej Security Solutions, GRAUTHOFF Türgruppe GmbH, Griffon Corporation Inc., Gretsch–Unitas GmbH, Horton Automatics, Jansen Holding GmbH, JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. various schemes, which make new alliances , development, partnership, joint collaboration, and others to maintain their position in the industry.

Analysis of the Covid-19 scenario-

The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has had an absurd impact on people’s lives. Most business sectors around the world have been strongly affected. The Doors Market report provides a compact overview of the impact of Covid-19 on the industry. In addition, it incorporates micro- and macro-economic impact assessment. The report further cites market scope and share as one of the main impacts of the pandemic. At the same time, it offers a detailed insight into the influence of COVID-19 on the supply chain of the Doors market.

Last but not least; the market report focuses on the key approaches incorporated by industry players throughout the global health crisis. In summary, the Doors Market report offers insight into exploring the impact before and after Covid-19.

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Door market segments

By type

  • Interior
  • Automatique
  • Manual
  • Outside
  • Automatique
  • Manual

By material

  • Drink
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Others

By mechanism

  • Swinging
  • Slippage
  • Folding
  • Turning
  • Others

By request

  • soundproofing
  • Fire protection
  • Moisture resistant and damp room
  • Smoke protection
  • Radiation protection
  • Burglary protection

Main results of the study

  • The report provides an in-depth analysis of current and emerging Doors market trends and dynamics.
  • Based on materials, wood was the top revenue-generating segment in 2018.
  • Based on type, the exterior door segment generated the highest revenues in 2018 and is expected to grow at a significant CAGR from 2019 to 2026.
  • By application, the fire doors segment is expected to grow at a significant CAGR during the forecast period.
  • Based on the mechanism, the hinged door segment accounted for a significant share of the market in 2018.

The main questions answered by the report are listed below:

  • Who are the active leaders in the global Doors market?
  • What is the dominant market scenario?
  • What are the existing drifts and trends that could possibly determine the global doors market study in the coming years?
  • What are the industry drivers, limitations and opportunities?
  • What are the probable predictions for the future that would help to suggest new strategic steps to propel the growth of the market?

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State Police Investigate Fatal Single Car Rollover in Methuen https://plamo.info/state-police-investigate-fatal-single-car-rollover-in-methuen/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 15:48:56 +0000 https://plamo.info/state-police-investigate-fatal-single-car-rollover-in-methuen/ There was a fatal single car rollover in Methuen early this morning. Massachusetts State Troopers assigned to the Andover State Police responded at approximately 5:40 a.m. this morning to reports of a single-vehicle rollover accident that occurred on Highway 213 westbound before Route 93 to Methuen. The driver was identified as a 26-year-old man from […]]]>

There was a fatal single car rollover in Methuen early this morning.

Massachusetts State Troopers assigned to the Andover State Police responded at approximately 5:40 a.m. this morning to reports of a single-vehicle rollover accident that occurred on Highway 213 westbound before Route 93 to Methuen.

The driver was identified as a 26-year-old man from Lawrence…

Police, upon arrival, discovered the operator, who was identified as Raul Arias, 26, of Lawrence, with serious injuries. Arias was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

The vehicle hit a guardrail before turning over, the driver was killed…

According to the Massachusetts State Police Media Relations website, a preliminary investigation found the vehicle, a 2003 Jeep Liberty, made contact with the guardrail on the left side of the front roadway. to overturn. No other vehicle was reportedly involved in the accident. Arias succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The accident is still under investigation…

Lane closures were in place until about 7:45 a.m. this morning. This crash is still being investigated by members of the Massachusetts State Police A-Troop with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. State Police were assisted at the scene by Methuen Police, Methuen Fire and Emergency Medical Services, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

There is no further information available at this time. Please do not contact the barracks directly. The story may be updated as more information becomes available.

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Bella Hadid’s Surgery Reveals Obsession With the ‘Perfect’ Nose https://plamo.info/bella-hadids-surgery-reveals-obsession-with-the-perfect-nose/ Fri, 15 Apr 2022 13:00:17 +0000 https://plamo.info/bella-hadids-surgery-reveals-obsession-with-the-perfect-nose/ Bella Hadid struts down the catwalk, dressed in clothes worth more than some people’s annual rent and harnessing a cat-like gaze that could turn you to stone. Videos and photos from Hadid’s modeling gigs on her Instagram depict the glitz and glamor that many crave, getting paid big bucks to look beautiful. But the model’s […]]]>

Bella Hadid struts down the catwalk, dressed in clothes worth more than some people’s annual rent and harnessing a cat-like gaze that could turn you to stone. Videos and photos from Hadid’s modeling gigs on her Instagram depict the glitz and glamor that many crave, getting paid big bucks to look beautiful. But the model’s life isn’t as fancy as it seems – there’s a grim underside to beauty standards and expectations.

In March 2022 vogue interview with Rob Haskell, Hadid shed light on the exhausting nature of the modeling industry, as well as her struggles with eating disorders and Lyme disease. She also opened up about how she’s constantly compared to fellow model and sister, Gigi Hadid, explaining how she felt like the “ugly sistergrowing up. However, one aspect of Hadid’s discussion really caught the internet’s attention.

She opened up about her feelings of regret having had a nose job when she was 14, indicating, “I would have liked to keep the nose of my ancestors” and “I think I would have become there”. By ancestors, Hadid means semi-palestinian heritagesomething she talked about a lot in the midst of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Being only a teenager when she underwent the rhinoplasty, was it really Hadid’s responsibility? Her parents have come under scrutiny on the internet for letting their daughter have surgery, which many teenagers crave, among other growing pains. twitter user @Memz_Mo wrote: ‘So Bella Hadid finally admitted to having had her nose done’, then addressed her parents, stating ‘I’m just shocked that Yolanda and Mohamed let her have her nose done at 14 . Fourteen years old.” Others question the ethics of the doctor who performed the procedure, as adolescents are still development.

This isn’t the first time Hadid’s mother, Yolanda, has come under fire for her rude comments. Formerly star of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,’ Yolanda Hadid was shown aggressively controlling her daughters diet and do racist statements. Yolanda Hadid has also been criticized for her obsession with Eurocentric beauty, praising Gigi Hadid’s blonde hair and blue eyes, and calling her “all-American girl.“Fans drew attention to this blatant favoritism, noting his desire to get Gigi in the modeling industry more fiercely than Bella, while simultaneously emphasizing Bella’s presumed exoticism compared to her sister.

A parent is required to give consent for a minor’s cosmetic procedure, leading some to believe that Yolanda may have been motivated by her distinctly Eurocentric mindset to subject her daughter to the possible complications of plastic surgery. twitter user @4valeria_ wrote: “she always tried to make these girls as white and eurocentric as possible, especially bella, after watching real housewives i really think she preferred gigi because her features were closer to that what yolanda wanted.”

The term Eurocentric is linked to Hadid’s rhinoplasty discourse – but what does it mean, and why is it so strongly associated with the nose? Eurocentrism refers to a favorable view of European mentalities and aesthetics, seeing them as superior to those of other regions.

Historically, the size and shape of the nose have been presumed indications of its whiteness, a connotation that continues to this day. During the 19th and 20th centuries, rhinoplasty was a known method of “passing” for white, and some of the earliest nose jobs involved fixing The Jewish “nostril” to avoid racial violence.

Noses considered unattractive have long been associated with non-white ethnic groups, and in a systematically racist American society, the nose can affect how they are viewed personally and professionally. Growing debates have stemmed from this fact – do people get their noses done because they really want to, or because they feel compelled to do so in a society that prefers a “ski slope” nose job? ?

The “ideal” nose has its own set of trends and aesthetics attached to it, which usually connect to European whiteness. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, was considered by many to have the ideal nose. But not everyone is born with this shape, with variations ranging from long and bumpy to short and smooth. The selection and choice that comes with an American beauty standard demonstrates that the body is viewed as an ephemeral trend, like clothing or home décor.

It is no coincidence that the plastic surgery industry exploits these insecurities related to body “tendencies”, helping to fuel a several billion dollars industry by making people dislike the way they look. After all, a rhinoplasty costs more than $5,000 on average if not more. Social media filters also perpetuate nose-hatred, with filters thinning and distorting ethnic noses to fit Eurocentric beauty standards.

The physical traits of certain ethnicities move in and out of the style, while other characteristics have always been frowned upon. The Kardashians, for example, have been criticized for Blackfishing by making their skin artificially darker and braiding their hair into traditionally black hairstyles. Despite this, Khloe Kardashian got her nose done, fueling the white and Eurocentric ideal. The Kardashian family is half armeniana rich and unique culture in itself, and instead of celebrating their ethnic characteristics, they distort them to fit an unattainable standard.

What kind of message is sent to young audiences when America’s most famous influencers change their appearance as if they were video game avatars? Authenticity is crucial amid the plethora of Instagram filters and Facetune edits.

However, perceptions are starting to change in some areas. The Cut considered 2021 the “The Year of the Strong Nose” mentioning the film “House of Gucci”, which stars Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, two people with large noses. Overall, people seem to understand, with nose jobs down 43% in past 20 years.

A performance is needed for young “Bella Hadids” who know precarious teenage blues; after all, seeing someone who looks like you succeed and look good is a form of validation in itself. As teenagers around the world look in their mirrors, searching for imperfections, one can only hope that the growing love of all noses prevails, helping them find solace in their unique beauty.

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Ford’s First Invention: Library Helps Build Prototype | News https://plamo.info/fords-first-invention-library-helps-build-prototype-news/ Wed, 13 Apr 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://plamo.info/fords-first-invention-library-helps-build-prototype-news/ A waitress approached Wylen Ford’s table carrying food, silverware and a glass of water. She gave him a plastic straw for his drink. That’s how he got the idea. A few years later, Ford is almost ready to start production of its first invention, TheStrawWasher. One of its first prototypes was 3D printed at the […]]]>

A waitress approached Wylen Ford’s table carrying food, silverware and a glass of water. She gave him a plastic straw for his drink. That’s how he got the idea.

A few years later, Ford is almost ready to start production of its first invention, TheStrawWasher. One of its first prototypes was 3D printed at the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library’s Digital Den.

TheStrawWasher uses hot water, microscopic bubbles and cogwheels to clean bundles of metal straws. Ford hopes this will help restaurants phase out plastic straws while saving money.

“The government is removing these plastic straws and banning them but not offering a solution,” Ford said. “That’s where I come in and help them.”

Ben Rutz, the library’s digital media coordinator, had just started at the Digital Den and was going through emails left behind by his predecessor. This is how he began to correspond with Ford.

The Den hadn’t even celebrated its grand reopening from COVID when Ford met Rutz at the library. The 21-year-old inventor had no 3D modeling experience, but brought in some design drawings in hopes of materializing parts of a machine that had never been built before.

Using the project as a learning opportunity, Rutz showed off Ford Tinkercad, a primarily educational 3D modeling website that would help the inventor create gears for TheStrawWasher.

After that first lesson, Ford went home and started studying the website. He estimates that it took him two weeks to learn 3D modeling. He also worked as a full-time plumber at Roto-Rooter while developing his machine.

“I’ve been doing this since I was 19½ to 21 now,” Ford said. “Coming straight home to work every weekend, every night, every day. I’m just trying to make it a possibility.

“He just raced with it,” Rutz said, adding that the two met a few times for lessons before Ford printed different gear options for his invention.

The Digital Den charges $1 per hour of printing and generally sets a maximum of 5 hours. However, when Ford submitted projects that would take 8 to 10 hours, Rutz worked out a schedule to help get parts printed while other customers’ projects were idle.

Essentially, Ford said his invention was developed in a 5-square-foot corner of his garage. He used a borrowed drill press, some hand tools and a Dremel to build the first prototype. The second prototype used 3D printed parts from the Digital Den.

Ford is now waiting to see if its third prototype will be its last. Although the third prototype is also 3D printed, it could not use the printers in the Digital Den – the plastic used in the library’s 3D printers is not able to withstand the hot water needed to clean the metal straws.

Once it has decided on a design, Ford plans to use an injection mold instead of a 3D printer to manufacture the product.

Hoping that the third prototype will be his last, Ford returned to the Digital Den to create a cache of photos and videos to market the product. Rutz used the camera and showed Ford how to use Adobe Creative Cloud software to edit photos and videos. They also used the library green screen.

Material shot at the library, as well as Ford’s first 3D model, can be found on its website, https://strawwashin.com/ and its social media sites, each named “OFFICIALWYCO”. He also plans to launch a Kickstarter that will showcase the photos and videos produced in the Digital Den.

“It’s really crazy to see someone who came in, literally knew nothing about 3D printing, and then designed something that they’re now trying to get into restaurants,” Rutz said. “I’m really proud of the guy and can’t wait to see what happens with him.”

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See ‘World’s First Supermodel’ Janice Dickinson now at 67 – Best Life https://plamo.info/see-worlds-first-supermodel-janice-dickinson-now-at-67-best-life/ Sun, 10 Apr 2022 14:05:07 +0000 https://plamo.info/see-worlds-first-supermodel-janice-dickinson-now-at-67-best-life/ Notoriously brash supermodel Janice Dickinson rose to fame in the 1970s after being discovered by a photographer Jacques Silverstein and his then girlfriend, actress Lorraine Bracco. Dickinson was, for a while, one of the busiest and highest paid women in the fashion industry. Today, the star is best known for her career in reality television, […]]]>


Notoriously brash supermodel Janice Dickinson rose to fame in the 1970s after being discovered by a photographer Jacques Silverstein and his then girlfriend, actress Lorraine Bracco. Dickinson was, for a while, one of the busiest and highest paid women in the fashion industry.

Today, the star is best known for her career in reality television, mainly due to her time as a judge on the first seasons of America’s Next Top Model. But even after leaving that show under a cloud of controversy in 2008, she barely disappeared from the public eye. Keep reading to find out what Dickinson has been up to since her heyday as “the world’s first supermodel.”

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During the 70s and 80s, Dickinson was one of the most in-demand models in the industry, appearing in advertisements and on countless magazine covers. This success was hard earned, according to The Official, because the budding star didn’t fit the blonde-haired, blue-eyed look popular at the time. However, after being hired as a client by a famous agent Wilhelmina Coopershe began to work steadily, earning up to $2,000 per day and working with the likes of Versace, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta and Calvin Klein.

She later referred to herself”world’s first model“, although the veracity of this claim is disputed (with citations) in a long section of his Wikipedia page.

Janice Dickinson in 2018
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Dickinson’s glamorous public life hid hardships that no camera lens ever captured. She partied and regularly used drugs, she told the evening standard in 2012, and lived a “hedonistic lifestyle”, sleeping with, according to his estimate, more than 1,000 people. While under the influence at a show, she once fell off a podium into an actress’ lap Sophie Loren.

His addictions also included a habit of plastic surgery. “Everything about me is fake, and I’m perfect,” she said in a 2007 interview with Glenn Beck. “Fake breasts, fake teeth, fake nails, fake hair. I’m perfect. Restylane, Botox, etc. I’m the first to sign up.”

Dickinson was married and divorced three times between 1977 and 1996 and gave birth to two children. His son Nat (with her second husband, television producer Simon Fields) was born in 1987, and her daughter Savannah in 1994. At the time of Savannah’s conception, Dickinson was having an affair with the actor Sylvester Stallone and named him as the father, though a paternity test eventually revealed he wasn’t, as reported People.

Finally realizing that his drug use was impacting his career, in July 2000, Dickinson decided to get sober. She gave up drugs and alcohol and began writing her first memoirs. No lifeguard on duty: the accidental life of the world’s first model was published in 2002 and provides a no-holds-barred account of her tumultuous time in the modeling business and a heartbreaking account of the abuse she says she suffered growing up at the hands of her father. The memoir was well received by critics, who praised her candor; a review in The Editor’s Weekly noted that she seemed willing to address her past mistakes, making it “easy to relate to her positive message…[the book] should inspire readers seeking solutions to professional and personal conflict.”

A second memoir Please check! Dating, mating and extricationwas released in 2006.

Janice Dickinson in 2019
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The book’s positive reception caught the model’s eye Tyra Bankswho was creating the reality series America’s Next Top Model. Dickinson was named one of the judges who would offer reviews to aspiring models hoping to break into the industry. The work put her back in the spotlight and introduced herself to a younger generation of viewers.

“When I was hired to do America’s Next Top ModelTyra hired me to be like a wife Simon Cowellto feed, in a negative way, things about girls,” Dickinson said. from Oprah Where are they now? in 2015.

After four “cycles” of the show, however, Dickinson was fired from the show in 2008. She claimed at the time that she was being punished for be too honest with the contestants about the rejection they would face in the real world of modeling, which conflicted with the narrative the TV series was trying to sell.

For years afterwards, Dickinson and Banks were in something of a public feud, shooting each other in the press. Dickinson accused Banks of mistreatment and criticized Model as being “rigged”, as reported by Weekly entertainment. However, they finally repaired the fences in 2014.

“The only regret I have had is speaking ill of Miss Tyra Banks when I was not speaking with a sober mindset,” she said We Weekly This year. “I’m terribly sorry for all the antagonistic things I’ve said about her in the past. It’s just because I was hurt to be fired from the show.”

Janice Dickinson in 2019
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During and after departure ModelDickinson dove headfirst into reality TV, appearing in one series after another in quick succession.

She made her debut The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agencya series that went behind the scenes of her business working with aspiring models, on Oxygen in 2006. She was a guest on surreal life that same year, mentored a former Model competitor on Janice and Abbey in 2007, appeared on the UK and US editions of I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! in 2007 and 2009, and went to Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in 2010.

In 2014, she appeared on Botched!, a series in which people have reverse and corrected plastic surgeries. She signed up to correct a breast augmentation she had done 30 years before. (She later claimed this corrective surgery was also performed incorrectly.)

In 2015, she appeared on couple therapy and celebrity big brotherand in 2020, on season 24 of The single person.

Janice Dickinson in 2019
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Amid his television appearances, Dickinson ran into financial trouble and filed for bankruptcy in 2013. According to Los Angeles Times, she owned $1 million to creditors, including the IRS and several plastic surgeons. She also faced an eviction lawsuit for failing to pay the $5,900-a-month rent for her Los Angeles home, according to The cup.

“I had a hard time, so yes, it’s true” she told Radar in 2013. “I’m devastated and taking all necessary steps to reimburse everyone and I feel very bad about it.”

In 2013, Dickinson, who claims she was assaulted by Bill Cosby in the 1980s, became one of the first accusers to speak publicly about her experiences. She also testified at Cosby’s trial (involving another accuser) in 2018.

Dickinson said entertainment tonight in 2014 that she tried to include the incident in her 2002 memoir, but Cosby’s lawyers urged her not to. She later continued the comedian for defamation and settled with his insurance company. She talked about vacation from his sentence on a technicality of process and subsequent release from prison in the 2022 documentary, Cosby: Walk Free.

Janice Dickinson in 2020
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At 67, Dickinson is currently in production on a new reality series, Model Yard with Janice Dickinsonand continues to criticize the next generation of models.

She called famous sisters gigi and Bella Hadid “Instagram models” (rather than supermodels) on a 2021 episode of the behind the rope Podcastas reported by page 6. “They have a look, they don’t really diversify their movements,” she said. “They just stand there. And get paid millions of dollars. They’re not fierce walkers.”

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