ELECTRONICS: Lamar Lighting’s new AVR series of advanced vandal resistant luminaires are constructed of heavy gauge extruded aluminum with cast aluminum end caps, which fully envelope the .156 thick extruded polycarbonate linear ribbed clear diffuser. Parts are powder coated in a durable matte white finish and the lens is retained by recessed tamper resistant set screws. The AVR series is available in 2-4 ft lengths, and can accommodate up to three T5 or T8 lamps. To maximize energy savings, two lamp units are available with Lamar Lighting’s Occusmart HF technology incorporating a fully concealed motion detector, capable of sensing motion even when mounted behind the diffuser. When equipped with Occusmart HF, units can be either bi-level or full on/off, with daylight hold off option. The AVR is the industry’s first truly vandal resistant bi-level sensor equipped luminaire.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
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