A water bath refers to laboratory equipment which is used to incubate samples in water at a fixed temperature for an extended period. It generally consists of a heating unit, stainless-steel chamber, and digital or analog control interface which assists users in setting-up the preferred temperature and duration.
Beer is one of the highest consumed alcoholic beverages around the world and is largely produced using cereal grains, water, yeast, etc, that are fermented for a period of time. Often, ingredients such as herbs and fruits are also used in order to add certain flavouring and fragrance to the drink. China, The United States, Brazil, Mexico and Germany currently represent the top 5 producers of beer across the globe. Other major producers include Russia, Japan, United Kingdom, Vietnam and Poland.
Incineration is a technology used for the treatment of waste products by combusting the organic substances present in it. Waste materials combusted in this process are converted into residual ash, fly gas (from incombustible materials), and heat. Incinerators are great waste management tools and the heat produced during the process is further used in the generation of electricity. To ensure safe and efficient operations, the furnace used during the combustion process is automatically monitored and controlled.
China is one of the leading toy markets in the world and its potential growth has created a huge opportunity for domestic and international toy manufacturers. The demand for toys in China is changing from traditional and decorative toys to electronic or remote-controlled toys. With inflating income levels of urban dwellers and rising standards of living, a shift has been witnessed from conventional toys to innovative electronic and plush toys. Moreover, the recent relaxation of the one-child policy in China has also added a large number of new-borns to the population, thereby expanding the consumer base of the toys market.
Insulation refers to the process of obstructing heat, electricity and sound from entering or exiting a physical space. It is achieved through the installation of insulation materials that act as a barrier for energy flow. Insulators usually have low thermal conductivity and are available in the form of mineral wool, polyethylene, polystyrene, etc.
A light-emitting diode (LED) refers to a semiconductor device which generates non-coherent and narrow-spectrum light when electric current passes through it. Some of the other advantages associated with LED lights include reliability, compact size, fast switching, longer lifespan, improved physical robustness, low heat output, minimum radiation emission and less power consumption. Owing to this, LED lights are now rapidly replacing incandescent and fluorescent lights across the globe.
An e-bike or electronic bicycle is a standard bicycle which is equipped with an electric motor, a battery and a drivetrain. The bike can be moved through pedaling or can run on rechargeable batteries. They majorly used Lead acid batteries and can cover long distances with a single charge.
A cataract refers to the clouding of the eye's natural lens, which lies behind the iris and pupil. It is the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40 years and one of the chief causes of blindness in the world. Cataract is treated with surgical procedures in which the surgeon removes the clouded lens and replaces it with an artificial lens.
The outdoor world becomes a desirable place of the soul whether because of the original intention of human, or the call of the nature.
Online corporate meeting services are a mode of communication used between an enterprise and its employees or various stakeholders through video and web conferencing. This service aids in effective communication through media-rich data and voice sharing applications. The user can conduct live meetings, conferences, presentations and training sessions through these services. These services significantly contribute to a free and transparent interaction between all the participants irrespective of their location.
A diaper is an absorbent item used by babies or adults to defecate and urinate without going to the toilet. They are made from either non-biodegradable petrochemical based materials and plastics or from biodegradable fibers such as cotton, bamboo, starch,etc.
Cross laminated timber (CLT) is an engineered wood product which was developed in Europe during the early 1990s. It is made by stacking layers of wood panel in alternating directions and bonding them with adhesives or fasteners. This arrangement helps in improving the strength, rigidity, dimensional stability and mechanical properties of the panels, and makes them suitable for load-bearing construction. In North America, CLT was first introduced during the early 2000s and, since then, its usage has gained momentum.
Zeolites are solid minerals composed of aluminium, silicon and oxygen which form a framework of cavities in between that can hold water or other small molecules. This three-dimensional crystalline structure is also known as molecular sieve due to the gaps in it. Zeolites are either mined from the volcanic rocks or synthesized industrially on a large scale from aluminosilicate gels. These microporous compounds have a wide range of applications in industries such as refinery, biogas, construction, detergents, agriculture, medical, nuclear, etc.
Corrugated boxes are made by assembling three layers of corrugated cardboard sheets. These sheets assist in trapping air between them which acts as a cushion for protecting the contents of the box. In comparison with other forms of packaging, corrugated boxes offer numerous advantageous properties which include strength, lightweight, flexibility, high durability and aesthetic value. Additionally, these boxes are environment-friendly in nature as they are manufactured without the use of any harmful chemicals and can be easily recycled.
May 2005 (Newstream) -- These days, guests aren't just "borrowing" hotel bathrobes, they're taking entire rooms home with them. The latest trend in home design has consumers purchasing their favorite hotel decor from local department stores.
This trend has resulted in million-dollar business for both hotels and stores alike. Last year alone, the sale of hotel amenities raked in more than $60 million dollars. This year, sales are expected to double.
Items up for sale are the luxurious sheets, duvets, and pillows. But bedding isn't the only hotel room amenity consumers are after - even the beds themselves are in demand. Nordstrom has tapped into the trend by offering the signature Heavenly Bed found in Westin Hotels. It marks the first time a hotel line of bedding is being sold in a national department store.
Travelers can also purchase anything from showerheads and tableware. The appeal is simple: how often does high-end merchandise lend itself to a test run before purchase? Now when guests like what they see, they have a way to bring home the luxury.
For consumers who want to sample swank before it's part of their home's style, this latest hotel-inspired trend is redefining "room service".
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