In recent years, more and more baled silage has been made and this year is no

In recent years, more and more baled silage has been made and this year is no different. Favorable weather conditions this spring boosted grass growth early in the year which allowed farmers to mow and bale paddocks early. While the initial burst to make silage has been dampened by unfavorable weather conditions, farmers are – and will be – busy working the fields over the coming weeks. Whether it be a beef, dairy or sheep enterprise, farmers have improved their skills when it comes to managing out the most valuable and cheapest feed source – grass. This has led to surplus paddocks being closed and cut as high-quality bales. However, when it comes to storing these bales: What is the correct and safest way to do so? While farmers opinions will differ on this topic, both Teagasc and the Health and Safety Authority have the following guidelines. Firstly, if space allows, it is best to store all round bales one high on their flat ends. But, this may not always be practical – especially in recent years where yards may have been extended due to expansion. According to Teagasc, unwilted bales should be stored on the ground (on curved side or flat end) whereas successfully wilted bales...

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Welcome to Thomas Insights — every day, we publish the latest news and analysis to keep our readers up to date on what’s happening in industry. Sign up here to get the day’s top stories delivered straight to your inbox. Metal stamped components find use in a full range of industries, and in safety-critical applications such as aerospace, those components must be manufactured to extremely tight tolerances and precision. To ensure that safety is never compromised, aircraft manufacturers must adhere to stringent quality standards. Not only do aerospace parts need to be durable, but they also are required to withstand fluctuations in pressure and temperatures created during the aircraft flight profile. Component weight is an important consideration to reduce fuel costs, which are directly impacted by the weight of the aircraft. When aircraft performance is crucial, as in military applications, lighter weight materials provide for greater maneuverability and versatility in mission profiles. To achieve lower weights, titanium is often selected, which is popular for its extreme temperature and corrosion resistance, as well as its high strength-to-weight ratio. Aluminum is another popul...

Through the history of internal combustion engines, there has been plenty of evolution, but few revolutions. Talk

Through the history of internal combustion engines, there has been plenty of evolution, but few revolutions. Talk of radically different designs always leads to a single name – Wankel. The Wankel rotary engine, most notably used in automobiles by Mazda, has been around since the late 1950’s. The Wankel rotary is an example of a design which makes sense on paper. However, practical problems cause it to underperform in the real world. Felix Wankel’s engine was conceived during a dream. In it, 17-year-old Felix was driving his car to a concert. When he arrived, he bragged to his friends that his car used a new type of engine – half turbine, half reciprocating. “It is my invention!” he told his friends. Upon waking up, Wankel became dedicated to building his engine. Though he never received a formal degree (or a driver’s license), Wankel was a gifted engineer. Young Wankel’s checkered history includes membership in several anti-semitic groups in the 1920’s. He was also involved with the founding of the Nazi party. His conflicting views on the direction of the party lead to his arrest in 1933. Eventually released through action of Hitler himself, Wankel joined the SS in 1940. The end...

International Yoga Day: 10 asanas that you should know about

On June 21, the fifth International Yoga Day will be celebrated across the world in a grand fashion, with yoga camps being organized and thousands of people partaking in the ages-old discipline.  This International Yoga Day, keep yourself aware of Asanas that will benefit your physical and mental health. Here are 10 asanas that you need to know about: Sukhasana or the easy pose is a meditative pose that calms and unites the body and mind. While opening the hips and lengthening the spine, the asana’s relative ease on the knees makes it easier than Siddhasana or Padmasana for people with physical difficulties. Some schools do not consider it to be as effective for prolonged meditation sessions because it is easy to slump forward while sitting in it. For meditation, it is important that the spine be straight and aligned with the head and neck. It helps reduce high blood pressure as it makes your body more balanced and your mind, free and joyful. Also known as the resting pose, child’s pose, or Shishuasana, is especially helpful to induce relaxation after various inversions and backbends during a yoga routine. The name Shishuasana is derived from Sanskrit and was brought about...

Ah, the ’90s—such a simpler time, when the only thing you had to worry about was

Ah, the ’90s—such a simpler time, when the only thing you had to worry about was getting home from Limited Too in time to catch Boy Meets World on TGIF (what a sad, sad, nostalgic sentence). Think you remember every little thing from your childhood? Then please, take a look at these ultra-popular ’90s hair tools to see how many you actually owned (or desperately wanted from the infomercials). Some have stood the test of time, and some—not so much. If regular rollers and pins were too much of a hassle, you used these tiny curl baskets called Spoolies—unless you had thick or long hair. Better in theory (as is the case with most ’90s hair tools), these rollers could realistically only fit two strands of hair, max. These foam bun formers have had a resurgence of popularity in recent years, but don’t forget the classic Hairdini of the ’90s. Back when the French twist was all the rage, this bendable foam wand was the ultimate hair hack. Basic ponytail? AS IF! Before there was online shopping, there was informercial shopping, and this TV ad made you never want to leave the house without your pony twisted and flipped. I can think of nothing more ’90s than a tie-dye plastic comb and matc...

Best wireless outdoor motion sensor light to buy in 2019 – wireless outdoor motion sensor light reviews

There are more than 12 new wireless outdoor motion sensor light being introduced in the market every quarter, and many of them have some or the other unique and advanced features you’ve never heard before. That being said, if you choose any random wireless outdoor motion sensor light, there are possibilities of facing some of the serious issues which can come from choosing the wrong product. You don’t always have to spend a lot of money to find the best wireless outdoor motion sensor light for your purposes. There is a whole range of wireless outdoor motion sensor light and prices that can deliver the features you need. If you are looking for the top wireless outdoor motion sensor light, a lot of factors are going to be important considerations. You might think that all wireless outdoor motion sensor light are the same but much like other products, there’s a lot of variety and the options can be a little overwhelming (especially if you’re new to the market). Whether you want to just get started with a wireless outdoor motion sensor light, we have  affordable models or if you want to feel like you don’t miss out on any of the capabilities we have more expensive models. Read throu...

Global Medical Water Chillers Market 2019:2026, by Top Indsutries – Dimplex Thermal Solutions, Filtrine, Parker

Global Medical Water Chillers market 2019-2026, report serves as a journal comprising all-inclusive information, which facilitates the evaluation of each and every aspect regarding the Medical Water Chillersmarket. It conveys a rough image of the base and structure of the Medical Water Chillers market, which clearly describe its supportive or obstructive points for global and regional expansion. It explains the current situation of Medical Water Chillers market by comprehensively analyzing several manufacturers, associations, firms, vendors, and industries under it. The global Medical Water Chillers market 2019-2026, report also delivers considerable information regarding the segmentation, supply chain, anticipated growth trends, economic and financial terminologies, and many other key elements associated with Medical Water Chillers market. In addition, the report provides significant information about the key market contenders Dimplex Thermal Solutions, Filtrine, Parker, Carrier, Johnson Thermal Systems, American Chillers, KKT chillers, Lytron, General Air Products, Cold Shot Chillers, Motivair, Ecochillers at the global and regional level, which are competing with each other, ...

Chemists could make ‘smart glass’ smarter by manipulating it at the nanoscale: An alternative nanoscale design for eco-friendly smart glass — ScienceDaily

“Smart glass,” an energy-efficiency product found in newer windows of cars, buildings and airplanes, slowly changes between transparent and tinted at the flip of a switch. “Slowly” is the operative word; typical smart glass takes several minutes to reach its darkened state, and many cycles between light and dark tend to degrade the tinting quality over time. Colorado State University chemists have devised a potentially major improvement to both the speed and durability of smart glass by providing a better understanding of how the glass works at the nanoscale. They offer an alternative nanoscale design for smart glass in new research published June 3 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The project started as a grant-writing exercise for graduate student and first author R. Colby Evans, whose idea — and passion for the chemistry of color-changing materials — turned into an experiment involving two types of microscopy and enlisting several collaborators. Evans is advised by Justin Sambur, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, who is the paper’s senior author. The smart glass that Evans and colleagues studied is...

If you are looking to pick a decent led spot then there are three things that

If you are looking to pick a decent led spot then there are three things that you need to look out for. We will cover them in this post and also give you an overview on where to find the best deals. That being said, if you choose any random led spot, there are possibilities of facing some of the serious issues which can come from choosing the wrong product. amzn_assoc_placement = “adunit0″; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = “newsnefty-20″; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = “search”; amzn_assoc_ad_type = “smart”; amzn_assoc_marketplace = “amazon”; amzn_assoc_region = “US”; amzn_assoc_title = “Shop Best led spot on Amazon”; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = “led spot”; amzn_assoc_default_category = “All”; amzn_assoc_linkid = “168205fb3b70ed46f5a7766565bd367a”; amzn_assoc_search_bar = “true”; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = “top”; You don’t always have to spend a lot of money to find the best led spot for your purposes. There is a whole range of led spot and prices that can deliver the features you need. If you are looking for the top led spot, a lot of factor...

Our Favorite Memorial Day Gear Deals from Huckberry

When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small commission. Outside does not accept money for editorial gear reviews. Read more about our policy. We picked the 10-Year as one of our favorite hoodie upgrades. “The cotton-polyester blend is warm enough for cool-weather workouts,” our tester says. Flint and Tinder made it durable enough to last for the next decade, so if you rip it or tear it, they’ll repair it for free. Form•Function•Form took the simple and sleek Timex Weekender Chronograph watch face and paired it with a tanned Horween leather strap to make a winning combo. A solid choice for everyday wear, the Weekender line is among our favorites . These slippers are one of our gear editor’s all-time favorites. Each pair is handcrafted from toasty 100 percent pure, natural wool, which naturally wicks moisture from your feet so they’re always warm and dry. Plus, the rubber sole means you can wear them outside. These gloves raised nearly $225,000 when they debuted on Kickstarter in 2016. Gear editor Jakob Schiller is a big fan writing, “with a waxed and baked leather outer, waterproof-breathable membrane, and Thinsulate insulat...

K 2016: Connectivity & Collaboration in Robotics & Automation : Plastics Technology

Besides a handful of new robots and pickers, the big themes were modular ‘plug-and-play’ automation, Industry 4.0 connectivity, easier programming, and safer collaboration with human workers. New collaborative robots were shown by ABB (above) and Fanuc (below), among others. Fanuc demonstrated ability to stop robot motion with the touch of a hand. Plug-and-play’ modular automation cells were shown by CBW Automation, Engel, Fanuc (shown here), Hekuma, and KraussMaffei. Standard six-axis robots can be made simple to program via lead-through teach programming, similar to collaborative robots. The key is a 3D mouse (black object) that can be temporarily attached to a robot and minupulated with fingertips. It communicates with a tablet (background) As with almost everything else in plastics these days, robots are less and less likely to be considered in isolation, rather than as part of a system, an automated cell, or a networked plant. Hence, much of the emphasis at K was on how robots “play well with others”—i.e., connect with other equipment, and how they can be programmed simply and easily, and also how they can operate safely and “collaboratively” in close proximity with humans...

On our Lightwave 10.5 we use a 16kg SARCA Excel with 8mm chain as our primary

On our Lightwave 10.5 we use a 16kg SARCA Excel with 8mm chain as our primary anchor and a Spade, alloy, A80 as a secondary anchor. It depends where we are cruising, but we might also carry a further 13kg Excel. This combination has proven exceptional.We anchor in some locations that can be taxing but neighbouring yachts in the same anchorages commonly employ different anchors including Bruce types (we test the Claw and the Ray here), CQRs, Deltas and Manson Supremes and the owners seem equally happy. Our anchor choice was based on what we thought was the best — but presumably their anchor choice was also their best and maybe their anchors were lighter, or heavier, than recommended — it would not do if we were all the same.In this section we look at the ability of anchors to set and re-set in different seabeds — trying to simulate changes in wind and tide. Simplistically, we set a range of anchors, in the 5kg to 10kg range, then subjected them to pulls of 90 degrees to the setting direction and 180 degrees to the setting direction. We conducted the tests in different seabeds using different loading techniques. We used a small runabout with a 60hp engine to set anchors at about 9...