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Industrial Revolution

Posted on August 22, 2014 in News

The authors suggest the reflection on the relations between museums, collections, specialists and politics. They point out the museums as depositaries of the Collective Memory that would be indissocivel object of the language that same it represents. Veem the language as something that if constructs and if reconstructs the all moment; it is a process, as well as the museum. That museum of the antiquity, the muses, already associated with the knowledge and the power. These give place to the museums that are consequence of the economic events, social and politicians of century XVIII. The museums are related there the consolidation of the National States.

Of the British Museum (1753)? the first museum I publish, even so this public it belongs the supplied layers of the society, reflects, with the spreading of its collections, already it is part of the happened changes in such a way of the effect of the Industrial Revolution, the urbanization and also of the expansion of the educational system. The Louvre that opens doors for it I publish in general? consequence of the rules of the French Revolution. In Brazil, the National Museum (1812) also comes to represent and to legitimize the National State. Benedict Anderson, another citation, describes the nations as communities you would imagine. In its conception, all bigger grouping that a village, if develops as imaginary.

In the modern age the individuals are more independent, with ampler trajectories of life, pass if to also feel in imaginary collective the amplest one. It points despite the unification of the language and the convergence of the capitalism and the technology of the press are essential elements of the modern nation. The religion of the place to other forms of being able, that they explain the world for the optics of the reason. Science is essential in this context, to not only deal with the origin the species but also to command the historical events.

German Xenon

Posted on August 18, 2014 in News

Now, a xenon lamp 6000K shines with a kind of yellowish-green tint. Instead, a xenon lamp shines brightest 6500K white light, slightly lame-blue spectrum. Now we remove the XENON 6000K and put the Germans with a temperature of 4250K. As you may have guessed … Mercedes had no compared with Hundai … just everything is exactly the opposite … Unfortunately output is not in favor of German Xenon lamps: the higher the color temperature, the brighter and whiter light shines. And if at first (up to 4000K) light has a clear yellow shade, after 4000K spectrum shifts to red, then it goes from pink to greenish hues …

And after the 6000K range of ‘go’ with the blue … All these observations are valid for lamps with a transparent envelope, because blue bulb Naturally all the shifts in the blue area. Incidentally there is a perception that the blue lamp is made of white, the color of light that does not fit into the rigid framework. This is partly true, but not all manufacturers. At one time, held through Moscow, the party of blue lights, which even a blue coating on the bulb could not hide the difference in the glow of lamps. And the people who suffer kupivshiesya of price now so far. But back to ‘our sheep’. We talked about the ‘naked’ light bulbs …

If they are inserted into the spotlight, there may be some variations in color as the glow then makes adjustments to its reflector. And then we want to note that if you want to have exactly the same light as the ‘out that Mercedes (Audi, BMW)’ then you need to buy the same car … Optics are different. We had a case where the same set of xenon for the interest rearranged ML-210-D body. Lamps and blocks are the same, but they shone on two different machines in different ways. But it was machine with optics, not designed for the installation of xenon. Now imagine what the difference is between, say, two Mercedes 220’s bodies, if one xenon from the factory and another is set in Russia in halogen optics. Yes, the difference will be, and quite decent, though the machine must be near. Otherwise, this difference can not even catch any specialist. Although any special right to say, shine your car lights ‘xenon’ and there are shining galogenki … By the way installation of xenon on the Mercedes in linzovannoy optics does not allow the eye to determine the ‘factory’ Xenon is a car or not. So rejoice owners straight from the tin AUDI, VW, and BMW …

Benjamin Franklin

Posted on August 13, 2014 in News

Not a few glasses fill our history books. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the founding fathers of the United States and was considered one of the great minds of America. He was a very go-getting inquisitive man, a profession was not enough. He was a printer, Publisher, scientist, philosopher, diplomat, writer and inventor. This great head not for nothing decorates the American 100-dollar note, his influence on the then-known world was enormous. Technicians and natural scientists know, e.g. as the inventor of the lightning conductor is, but slightly less well known is that Benjamin Franklin is considered the bifocals also father or inventor.

The well-read Franklin had his love emergency with the constant change between his reading glasses and his distance glasses. So he thought about a solution. At the end, he mounted on each side of his glasses each two glasses, according to their optical needs. This brilliant idea inspired many optometrists and the development of bifocals in the sequence took its course. It has facilitated the life of countless people. In particular, the development to the bifocals that more has no hard edge between the remote and near visible range, allows a nearly infinite vision today, almost like without glasses. However, some a few disadvantages will remain the the weight of the bases, which are only moderately suitable for the sport and the somewhat restricted field of vision. But there is a solution for nearly 30 years.

Multifocal contact lenses. Although many eyeglass wearers have reservations about these small lenses, there is an ever-increasing rebuilt for contact lenses. Because there is no studded glasses, no slipping on the nose and of course an optimum field of vision. Short or long sightedness is no longer a problem today. If Benjamin Franklin probably already knew more than 200 years ago, his idea of the bifocal glasses would be as profound for the human race? Andreas Mettler

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Talking World Map

Posted on August 10, 2014 in News

Of the new products include such as Timo Parvela tale "Ella in the first grade," or a new tale of Olga Grosheva "Slavkin history in jest and in earnest," well, do not forget about all your favorite books of Dragoon and V. Golyavkina! Interesting and informative gift will talking poster! You can even donate two: "The Talking Alphabet" and "multiplication table." All already learned to read, and ABC to anything? Then you can opt for such posters as "Talking World Map", "Body man "or" Orchestra ". Silence will not be home, but it will be fun and interesting! The most technically advanced you can give children a laptop. However, it is possible that many are already well managed and with Dad's laptop and even working began to develop a global network. However, children's laptop is good because it is made with a view to learning, the child does not climb into the files and directories that are not meant for him, but gain some skills computer literacy, without which life today is difficult to imagine. In addition, training programs, scientific and educational material that includes an interactive guide, will also contribute child development.

Against the background of modern technology such as laptop computers or interactive whiteboards normal globe and the most common cognitive cardboard posters seem to be too simple. However, their usefulness is not nobody repealed. I'm not talking about the fact that when working with personal cognitive activity of the child is higher than in the realization of something with the help of interactive tools. So, if you have children in your group is already high and with a computer learning PDA they may well managed, may need to think about how to give them such an almost retro benefits. Their value will be in the fact that parents will explain how to use them and will have the opportunity spend a few hours of fun and rewarding a child with her, battling with it, such as "Cities" with the help of donated at the final matinee globe! Whatever you choose to please the exhaust yesterday's kindergartners and first-graders of the future and, at the same time, to help him establish a new role, it must be remembered that before the school year, yet the whole summer, and, fortunately, not the last summer of my childhood!

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Israel Process

Posted on August 4, 2014 in News

The technology developed by Evogene genetically modifies a plant by altering their existing gene combinations. This technology differs from the controversial methods used by other companies that enhance the capacity of the plant by introducing anomalous genetic segments, such as bacteria or viruses. In simple language, this means that Evogene process does not carry strange plants genes in place, combines two segments of genes from the plant. For example, Evogene can take part in gene responsible for the sweet taste and combine it with part of another gene in the same plant, responsible for the expression of the trait in the fruit. This will result in a sweeter fruit. Evogene greenhouses then cultivated plants that are used in the project, using classical techniques Crusades to cultivate the plant stronger for that trait.

At the end of this process the transcribed gene is inserted into the plant. The plant will then produce seeds that carry the enhanced features that the company plans to sell around the world. Evogene hopes to be the leading company in the process of developing plants and derived products, such as cotton with longer and stronger fibers, or rice that resists pests and can grow under harsh conditions. Evogene plans to achieve this goal by integrating plant genomics and computational biology with the classic crop. Apart from the EvoXellerator, Evogene offers customers various products, which together form an integrated service. Firstly, it offers an advanced computational tool adapted from the research process LEADS Compugen, which can help customers to predict and isolate genetic candidates of high quality systems and promoting candidates in specific problem areas. This capability helps reduce a major bottleneck in the development sector of the product today.

The company also offers a tool of certain promotion (proMine), which can generate a library of thousands of predicted DNA regulatory elements. It also offers high throughput of crop (HTB), that can quickly identify the desirable traits generated by the EvoXellerator, and can also prepare the crop of projects in a shorter period and at one cost less than traditional techniques, according to the company. This was initially implemented in the tomato sauce, and it is now expanding to other crops. To achieve these different tools, Evogene has created a system of management of proprietary information to follow the huge amount of data generated. This database stores the knowledge created in the process of development.

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