The classic Ford model T; made from 1908 to 1928. Note the high chassis, soft suspensions

The classic Ford model T; made from 1908 to 1928. Note the high chassis, soft suspensions and light wheels; this car was designed for running on unpaved roads. With asphalt – made from crude oil – becoming more and more expensive, are we going back to this kind of vehicles? One problem is the increasing costs of maintenance. A report of the University of Minnesota shows the progressive increase in the costs of maintaining roads which are paved with what is called “hot mix asphalt”, HMA, the kind of paving which we came to consider as normal for all public roads. Asphalt comes from crude oil. It is made from bitumen which is a heavy and viscous form of petroleum; normally the residual of the distillation of crude oil. Could it be that with peak oil we don’t just have a problem of availability of fuels and of energy, but also of bitumen for paving roads? That doesn’t seem to be the case. If it is bitumen that we need, there is plenty of it. Just the Canadian tar sands are made mostly of bitumen and are said to contain at least one trillion barrels of it – probably more. To this amount, we can add Venezuela’s tar sands, with at least ...

Cyber Monday Laptop, Desktop And Monitor Deals 2019

The holiday weekend might be over, but the Cyber Monday 2019 sales are in full swing! And if you’re in the market for new laptop, desktop or monitor, right now is the time to shop. We’re rounding up the biggest and best deals on all your tech needs. Be sure to bookmark this page, because we’ll be adding lots of newly discounted items all day long. All prices and savings listed in this post are as of publication and could change. Patch may earn a commission on some purchased items. Acer Chromebook 15, Intel Celeron N3350 (31 percent off) — This 15.6-inch Chromebook features an immersive Full HD IPS touch display and upward facing speakers that deliver an epic entertainment experience. Its incredibly fast wireless connection and impressive battery life of up to 12 hours give you all day to run your favorite Google apps, browse the web, access photos, videos, music and docs. Plus, Chromebooks come with built-in storage for offline access to your most important files and an additional 100GB of Google Drive space to ensure that all of your files are backed up automatically. Acer Chromebook 11, Celeron N3350 (43 percent off) — This bargain-priced Chromebook has every...

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“Surgical Catheters Market Report 2019 to 2024” is the definitive study of the global Surgical Catheters

“Surgical Catheters Market Report 2019 to 2024” is the definitive study of the global Surgical Catheters market. The content includes orientation technology, industry drivers, geographic trends, market statistics, market forecasts, producers, and equipment suppliers. The report firstly introduced the Surgical Catheters basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw […] Optic Fiber Cable, Fiber Optic Adapter, Fiber Optic connector, Fiber Optic Splitter – TTI,https://www.tticables.com/

GM axes Buick Regal as consumer demand continues shift to SUVs

DETROIT – General Motors will discontinue the Buick Regal in the U.S. and Canada, leaving the brand with nothing but SUVs in its domestic lineup. The move marks a major shift for Buick, which has been known for its passenger cars for more than a century. It’s the latest example of how much consumer demand in the U.S. has moved away from passenger cars to crossovers and SUVs in recent years. GM confirmed on Wednesday it will stop importing all models of the Regal, including a new wagon version, however it declined to give a specific time frame. Once gone, it will mark the second time since the Regal debuted as a model of the Buick Century in 1973 that the company has axed the nameplate in the U.S. U.S. sales of the Regal through the third quarter totaled 11,008 vehicles, down 19.6% from a year earlier. Shares of GM were up roughly 1% Wednesday. The stock, which has a market value of about $51 billion, has gained 7.5% this year. “Buick continues to be ahead of the consumer shift toward SUVs,” the company said Wednesday. It added, nearly 90% of Buick sales to date this year have been SUVs. GM said it will continue to sell the Regal, which was redesigned for the 2...

Arcos Dorados Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA margin expansion of 120 basis points, excluding the impact of last year’s one-time tax credit1 MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arcos Dorados Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ARCO) (“Arcos Dorados” or the “Company”), Latin America’s largest restaurant chain and the world’s largest independent McDonald’s franchisee, today reported unaudited results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019. “In light of the largely weak economic conditions in many of our markets, our strong revenue and margin performance validate once again the investments we continue making under our three-pillar strategy to drive profitable growth and extend our leadership position in Brazil and other markets. A combination of guest, volume and check growth accelerated comparable sales again and at a rate still above blended inflation. In Brazil, our largest market, we captured additional market share and continued outperforming our sector achieving 11% comparable sales growth, while in Mexico we delivered our tenth consecutive quarter of revenue growth, also above inflation. Given the operating leverage we have achieved with a leaner cost structure, the quarter’s robust top...

New Stanford Hospital Officially Opens Its Door to Set New Standard of Care -

– The new Stanford Hospital opened its doors to patients on November 17, 2019, that includes 368 private patient rooms, 20 operating rooms and four acres of gardens. – More than 1,600 staff members and faculty help support the transition of around 200 patients into a new 824,000-square-foot hospital in 3.5 hours. On Sunday, Stanford Health Care officially open its doors to the new Stanford Hospital and safely transporting around 200 patients to the new facility across the sky bridge that connects to the existing hospital at 300 Pasteur Drive. More than 1,600 staff and faculty were involved in making a successful transition. Patient transportation began at 9 a.m. The last patient arrived into the new building at 12:30 p.m. The move day started at 7 a.m. with the opening of the new emergency department at 1199 Welch Road, which serves adult and trauma patients. The existing emergency department at 900 Quarry Road Extension is now dedicated to pediatric patients, further increasing emergency services at the hospital. “In a period of roughly three and a half hours, a team of more than sixteen hundred Stanford Health Care employees moved hundreds of adult patients from the existing h...

Pollution aggravée des eaux du Qaraoun… que l’on compte drainer à Bisri – Suzanne BAAKLINI

Les polluants qui ont pratiquement éradiqué toute vie dans le lac se propagent maintenant dans le cours du Litani, constate un spécialiste. Une pollution d’autant plus grave qu’elle risque de se retrouver dans l’eau de la capitale. Quelle eau comptait-on véhiculer vers le barrage prévu à Bisri, qui devait alimenter la capitale et plusieurs régions du Mont-Liban ? Alors même que depuis le début du mouvement national de contestation populaire le 17 octobre, les militants écologistes campent, dans cette belle vallée entre Jezzine et le Chouf, pour empêcher la réalisation de ce projet, un chercheur démontre que l’eau du lac Qaraoun, qui devait constituer la moitié de l’eau stockée dans ce futur barrage, est polluée de manière irréversible. En effet, la surface du lac Qaraoun (Békaa-Ouest) du barrage du même nom, sur le fleuve tristement célèbre du Litani, est désormais totalement verte. Le phénomène en soi n’est pas nouveau et est analysé depuis de longues années par l’un des spécialistes en la matière, Kamal Slim, chercheur au Conseil national de la recherche scientifique. Les responsables de cette couleur verdâtre ne sont autres que des cyanobactéries, des êtres microscopiques phy...

Lenovo Unveils Miix 630 2-in-1: Windows 10 S, Snapdragon 835, Gigabit LTE, 20 Hrs

LAS VEGAS, NV — Lenovo today introduced its first Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-based 2-in-1 notebook that runs Microsoft Windows 10 S, has a built-in Gigabit LTE modem and promises up to 20 hours of battery life. The Miix 600 is Lenovo’s new attempt to capitalize on Microsoft’s latest effort to install PC version of Windows on ARM. The Lenovo Miix 600 is a 2-in-1 detachable notebook featuring a 12.3” WUXGA+ LCD that has a 15.6 mm z-height when outfitted with a keyboard. Since it is based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC, many would think of the Miix 600 as of a tablet with an add-on keyboard and a very big and fat 48 Wh battery. Nonetheless, the Miix 600 is indeed a PC: it runs Windows 10 S and is outfitted with 4 or 8 GB of RAM, one USB Type-C connector, an SD card reader, and up to 256 GB of NAND flash UFS storage. Just like other modern Windows 10-based systems, the Miix 600 supports Cortana voice assistant and is outfitted with an IR-enabled webcam that supports Windows Hello facial recognition for easier logins. RFID Elastic Wristband Two key features of the Miix 600 are connectivity — it supports 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 and Gigabit LTE modem, and battery life — ...

Country Living editors select each product featured. If you buy from a link, we may earn

Country Living editors select each product featured. If you buy from a link, we may earn a commission. More about us. There are some folks out there who choose to believe that searching for the best garden hose isn’t the most exciting gardening activity. We respectfully beg to differ. Finding that perfect, flexible, no-twist water hose is not only essential to maintaining a beautiful and vibrant backyard, but it can be a lot of fun too. In fact, culling together this list of the best garden hoses out there shows just how many new, improved, and even straight-up fancy options there are on the market these days. If it’s been a while since your last lawn gear refresh, or you’re in the market for your very first hose, you might be surprised at the breadth and quality of hoses out there. From curly and coiled hoses to stainless steel versions and even “fashionable” picks strewn with pretty designs, there’s a way to make your hose (and your entire garden!) feel truly you. Whether you’re on the hunt for a nifty sprinkler hose for your freshly seeded lawn or a huge, expandable hose that can help you reach the flower beds way in the back, we have...

Amazfit Stratos 3 comes in a standard and titanium option

Along with Amazfit X and Amazfit GTS, Huami has also launched today the much anticipated Amazfit Stratos 3. The sports watch comes in two variants, and as you’d expect they are both full to the brim with latest tech. In China, the device is dubbed as Amazfit Sports Watch 3. But the company has a strange naming convention in place so once the watch makes it across the border it will be the third iteration of the Stratos range. This is further reinforced by a recent FCC certification. In terms of design, Amazfit Stratos 3 comes with an always-on 1.34-inch full moon circular display that is made with 260,000 colours of JDI. One problem the current Stratos has is that screen visibility deteriorates at certain angles. Huami has invested over a million US dollars to solve this problem. “As a professional sports watch, the Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3 uses a reflective display like the previous one,” he says. “The difference is that this time we used a 1.34″ un-notched full-circle screen, which makes it easier to view information and more beautiful when exercising. Because it is difficult to find such a large and high-quality reflective display on the market, we spent millions of dolla...

In eighteenth century Japan, human excrement played a vital role in agriculture. Can similar solutions help

In eighteenth century Japan, human excrement played a vital role in agriculture. Can similar solutions help manage waste today? It was the summer of 1724, and two groups of Japanese villages were arguing over a sewage issue in Osaka. The dispute was about waste removal, but not quite in the way one would imagine. The villages weren’t arguing about whose job it was to dispose of the filth, but rather about who had the rights to collect it, keep it, and use it. Notably, the village residents didn’t consider the substance filth. They used a special term, night soil, to describe the product they were after. And they were in dire need of it. In the twenty first century, sewage is something of a hot potato: No one wants it. Western civilizations have built expansive sewage systems, with miles of pipes underneath cities, to carry it far away. Over the past century, they’ve constructed sophisticated mechanisms of purifying water before releasing it back into the environment and annihilating or disposing the so-called biosolids. Industrialized societies have spent billions of dollars perfecting sanitation systems that remove our waste quickly and efficiently—and keep it as far away from ...

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