100 Brilliant Gifts On Amazon Prime When You Don’t Know What To Give

Picking out a great present — whether it’s for your boss, your mother-in-law, or someone you only recently started dating — can be a stressful experience. After all, you want said recipient to not only like their gift, but get a lot of use out of it, too. But as long as you’re armed with this list of 100 brilliant gifts on Amazon Prime when you don’t know what to give, you’ll never struggle to find the perfect present again. Each and every item on this list was chosen to be a totally foolproof gift-giving choice. Equal parts impressive and equal parts utilitarian, these 100 gift ideas are sure to be enjoyed by even the pickiest of recipients. You’ll find picks for beauty-lovers and fashion girls, oenophiles and foodies, fitness addicts, outdoor enthusiasts, and so much more. Also, these products fall into all different price categories, so whether you’re looking to splurge out or stay under $10, you’re bound to find plenty of things that’ll work for your budget. The other great thing about the gift ideas on this list is that they’re all available on Amazon Prime, which is helpful for all the procrastinators out there. Even if...

2μm lasers enable versatile processing of plastics

Significant progresses have been made in developing various thulium-doped fiber lasers with a central wavelength near 2 microns. Over the last decade, significant progresses have been made in the development of various thulium-doped fiber lasers with a central wavelength near 2μm [1]. These newer 2μm fiber laser products range from 200W average power for continuous-wave (CW) operation [2] to 10kW peak power in pulsed mode operation [3, 4]. It is also possible for manufacturers to tailor the 2μm laser output performance according to specific application needs. Much of the existing 1μm fiber laser technologies can be borrowed in constructing industrial-grade 2μm lasers. Many silica- and silica-fiber-based components commonly used in the visible and/or 1μm spectral regions may be also deployed in 2μm laser systems, except that their coatings are specified at different wavelengths. Thus, the general performance of 2μm fiber lasers can be nearly as robust as their 1μm counterparts, especially in regard to compactness, efficiency, stability, and ease in daily operation, should their production be ramped up to meet any larger-scale potential applications. Considering the vast amount of...

Project working towards blue high-power diode laser

As part of the German government-funded project EffiLas, Laserline is developing the first high-power blue diode laser sources based on laser bars. In cooperation with laser bar manufacturer Osram, the established power scaling technology for the near-infrared (near-IR) wavelength is applied for the first time for the blue wavelength. This article reviews the motivation, the technology, and the first applications with a high-power blue diode laser having up to 700 W power. Over the last few decades, continuous-wave (CW) powered laser applications have become established as a versatile tool in modern manufacturing operations, covering welding, cladding, surface treatment, hardening, brazing, cutting, and more. The shift from a scientific technology to a common production tool has been pushed by the ongoing research of new laser sources, which have continuously enabled new applications. The first developments in high-power CW laser technology occurred before the millennium—the establishment of carbon-dioxide (CO2) lasers at 10.6 µm and diode-pumped Nd:YAG lasers at 1064 nm. CO2 lasers, however, could not be fiber-delivered and Nd:YAG systems were limited in brightness and power-sc...

Big parts, big business for Holyoke’s Meridian Industrial Group: The Republican Outlook 2020

From parts for Patriot missiles to 30,000-pound pieces used for hydroelectric dams, Meridian Industrial Group sets itself apart from the competition by specializing in large part CNC precision machining. “Not a lot of companies across the country are doing the size of the work we are,” Meridian president Steven E. Grande says. “We have a nice niche. That’s part of the reason we are experiencing the prosperity we are experiencing.” Adds Grande, “We get work all across the country. Companies are searching for someone willing and able to handle large parts.” Grande purchased the business, then known as Central Mass. Machine, in 2009. But the company’s history in Holyoke dates back to 1881 when it started as a foundry, blacksmith and machining business under the name J&W Jolly Inc. The original foundry turned out 7 tons of cast iron a day and employed 200. For Grande, who spent 20 years as a Springfield police officer, the company intrigued him. He wanted to run a business again, having previously operated a small firm that sold building materials to contractors, a venture he started when he was laid off by the Police Department. And, although he lacked a manufacturing backgrou...

Unit 2 at PG&E’S Diablo Canyon Power Plant Operating at Full Power

–Unit 2 was shut down on Thursday, Feb. 13 in order to perform maintenance on the control rod drive system, work that could not be performed while the unit is operating. Diablo Canyon Power Plant is a nuclear power facility owned and operated by PG&E. Its two units together produce approximately 2,300 net megawatts of carbon-free power. Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation, is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Follow him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or follow his blog. #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own Mailchimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */ Hop Take: Firestone Walker’s Sales Are Surging Because ...

Con Edison giving away 250,000 high-efficiency light bulbs

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — For the second straight year, Con Edison is partnering with local food banks to provide customers with high-efficiency light bulbs. Con Edison has partnered with the Food Bank for New York City and Feeding Westchester to provide and distribute 250,000 LED lightbulbs to Con Edison customers who meet income guidelines. “We want all our customers to have the opportunity to participate in programs that save energy and money,” said Lisa DeVito, a section manager in Con Edison’s Energy Efficiency department. “Thanks to the great work of the Food Bank For New York City and Feeding Westchester, we are once again able to get high-efficiency LED bulbs into thousands of households and help these Con Edison customers reduce their electric usage and save on their monthly bills,” DeVito continued. The LED bulbs will save approximately 8,875 megawatt hours of power per year, preventing the emission of more than 6,250 tons of greenhouse gases, according to Con Edison. “We are grateful to partner with Con Edison on this vital initiative to help reduce New Yorkers’ monthly energy bills,” said Francisco Tezen, chief development officer, Food Bank For New York Cit...

Best Kitchen Knives 2020: 11 ultimate choppers for master chefs

Not matter what your level of ability is, a good knife is an essential piece of kit for your kitchen. If you choose to invest in only one, make it a cook’s – or chef’s – knife. All-purpose and versatile, a chef’s knife can be used for practically all tasks, from finely chopping herbs and slicing meat to every aspect of fruit and vegetable prep. However, shop around and you’ll find that the price of chef’s knives can run from the budget-friendly to hundreds of pounds, depending on what it’s made from and how it’s made. They also come in all shapes and sizes. Most important is that you find one you’re comfortable holding and using – ideally, it should feel like an extension of your hand and be easy to control, even when precision chopping. It’s worth spending extra to find the right one for you – and avoid buying on looks alone; ease of sharpening, function and ergonomics are more important than a stylish handle. In this round-up, we’ve tested 10 of the most popular and well-known brands you can buy, from a sub-£20 bargain blade to a premium German-engineered knife built with more than 200 years of craftsmanship. Tang: This is the part of the blade that attaches it to the handle. ...

Empty Capsules Market Update: Which Player is going to acquire bigger Piece of Market?| SavoiurCaps, ACG, Comed Chemicals Limited., NATURAL CAPSULES LIMITED, Medi-Caps Ltd

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