Why don’t evergreens change color and drop their leaves every fall?

It’s autumn in the Northern Hemisphere—otherwise known as leaf-peeping season. Now is when people head outside to soak up the annual display of orange, red and yellow foliage painted across the landscape. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1449240174198-2′); }); But mixed among those bright, colorful patches are some trees that stay steadfastly green. Why do evergreen conifers sit out this blazing seasonal spectacle? As temperatures begin to dip, broad-leafed temperate trees—think maples and oaks—withdraw the green chlorophyll from their leaves. That’s the pigment that absorbs sunlight to power photosynthesis. Trees store the hard-won minerals, chiefly nitrogen, they’ve invested in chlorophyll in their wood for reuse in a future growing season. Yellows and oranges and reds are left fleetingly visible before the leaves drop for winter. Evergreen conifers—cone-bearing trees—retain their foliage year-round and have a different strategy for withstanding winter’s stresses. Staying evergreen is not about continuing to conduct photosynthesis throughout the winter. Cold temperatures affect conifers’ metabolism just as ...

Allianz Forms Partnership with Microsoft, Aiming to Transform Insurance Processes

Allianz SE and Microsoft Corp. announced a strategic partnership focused on digitally transforming the insurance industry, making the insurance process easier while creating a better experience for insurance companies and their customers. Through the strategic partnership, Allianz will move core pieces of its global insurance platform, Allianz Business System (ABS), to Microsoft’s Azure cloud and will open-source parts of the solution’s core to improve and expand capabilities. Microsoft will partner with Syncier, the insurtech firm founded by Allianz, which will offer a configurable version of the solution called ABS Enterprise Edition to insurance providers as a service. This insurance platform will benefit customers by reducing costs and centralizing their insurance portfolio management, increasing efficiencies across all lines of insurance business, said Allianz in a statement. Syncier’s ABS Enterprise Edition can handle insurance processes across all lines and it can be customized for any insurance company, country and regulatory requirements, the company continued. Insurers, brokers and agents adopting the platform can service clients and manage entire portfolios end to end...

Tesla plans after-sales network expansion in China as Shanghai factory spins up

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) plans to double the number of repair and maintenance shops, add about 100 charging stations and revamp showrooms in China as the electric vehicle maker gears up to open its Shanghai plant. The moves mark a departure from the approach chief executive Elon Musk announced in March, when he said the company would shut many of its retail stores worldwide to cut costs. Tesla had already treated China, the world’s biggest electric vehicle market, differently than elsewhere. The company and Musk openly disdain marketing, but in China Tesla has offered racing events and showroom parties. “Building cars from the Shanghai factory is just the first step,” Tesla vice president Tao Lin said at an industry conference last month in Beijing. “Next we must deliver cars very well to our customers and provide very good after-sales service. Tesla plans to turn some of its showrooms in China into one-stop shops called “Tesla Centers” that also serve as delivery sites and offer maintenance support, two sources familiar with the matter said. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media, said the ro...

To bring an older apartment or house back to its original glory, you’ll need a team

To bring an older apartment or house back to its original glory, you’ll need a team of expert craftsmen. Take a look inside any restored prewar apartment, and it’s not hard to see the appeal. Spacious layouts with soaring ceilings, intricate parquet floors, and delicate wall and ceiling moldings are the stuff of prewar charm. In a market that feels oversaturated with new developments, old school design lovers and architectural enthusiasts in New York often opt to live in prewar buildings created to accommodate the population boom in the city during the decades preceding World War II. Properly restored, the Old World details that define a prewar interior can offer more than aesthetic charm; they can add some serious value to your real estate, too. Unfortunately, bringing a prewar property back to its original glory is no easy feat. In addition to any necessary infrastructural upgrades, like plumbing and electrical updates and the installation of central air-conditioning, chances are it’s going to take a small army of master craftsmen to bring it back to life. That means highly skilled wood strippers, plasterwork molders, carpenters, tile fabricators and floor restorers who are so...

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Student Wins Intel Science Fair; Threatened With Patent Infringement Claims For Patent Not Yet Granted

So it goes in America. No one’s immune from the threat of patent litigation, not even 18-year high school students in possession of an award-winning science project in one of the most prestigious science fairs around. (Tip of the hat to TD reader Jeff for sending this over.) Filed Under: intel science fair, kahrl retti, nick cameron, patent trolls, patents, supercapacitorsCompanies: solaroad technologies Easha is a child from my relative but when she used my ideas And publications in time correction, energy correction , and momentum Plus a later scribd post of new methods in time correction She won a prize and a scholarship and earnings. When I left her a comment on FB she did not reply on home come she did not tell about me and my work and possible share of the money? 3 Tab Roofing Shingles I have a lawyer Brad Culpepper. These are three of my works then before the patent was made they looked at. Manoj Bansidas Agravat MPH”Time Correction, Energy and Momentum “Science Journal of Physics, Volume 2012, Article ID sjp-111, 13 Pages, 2012. doi: 10.7237/sjp/111 http://www.sjpub.org/sjp/sjp-111.pdf Roof Shingle, Roofing Shingle, Asphalt Shingle, Bitumen Shingle ...

engineers created a huge foil blanket that protects homes from forest fires

a team of researchers at case western reserve university have found a way to protect homes from the blaze of a forest fire by wrapping them in a huge foil blanket. after a series of tests demonstrating the viability of this method, researchers hope their findings could help to prevent the damage caused by natural disasters such as wildfires across california. ‘the whole-house fire blanket is a viable method of protection against fires at the wildland-urban interface,’ says lead study author fumiaki takahashi, a professor at case western reserve university, cleveland, ohio, USA, who teamed up with the NASA glenn research center, US forest service, new jersey forest fire service, and cuyahoga community college for this study. takahashi was approached by people living and working in fire-risk areas who wanted to know if viable products existed commercially. this prompted his research and an initial investigation, which revealed that whole-structure fire blankets were already available. ‘I thought about a means to reduce wildland fire damage and found a US patent ‘conflagration-retardative curtain’ i.e., a fire blanket, issued during world war two,’ he says. ‘in addition, the US for...

Global Industrial Water Chillers Market Geographical Survey 2019 – Carrier, Bosch, Lennox, Johnson Controls, Trane (Ingersoll-Rand)

The report offers a holistic overview of the Industrial Water Chillers market with the help of application segments and geographical regions(United States, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India, Central & South America, ROW) that govern the market currently. Global Industrial Water Chillers market report 2019 offers a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Industrial Water Chillers industry along with competitive landscape, Market share and revenue forecast 2024. The report firstly introduced the basics: definitions, classifications, applications, and industry chain overview; industry policies and plans; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures and so on. Then it analyzed the world’s main region market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, capacity utilization, supply, demand, and industry growth rate, etc. In the end, the report introduced a new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis. In the meantime, primary research is done in parallel to the secondary research, with respect to conveyance channel, region, and product kind. Get Ex...

Industrial Welded Wire Mesh Panel Market 2019 Growing with Major Eminent Key Players: Troax, Axelent Group, Folding Guard, Wirecrafters etc.

Global Industrial Welded Wire Mesh Panel Market 2019-2025 is an all-inclusive report which provides an in-depth overview of the major driver, demand, opportunities, challenges, current market trends and strategies impacting the Global Industrial Welded Wire Mesh Panel market in a combination of calculation and forecast of size, share, and growth rate analysis. Industrial Welded Wire Mesh Panel Market value has been estimated considering regional segments, market share, size, professional and Technical insights while the forecast for each product type and application segment has been provided for the global and local markets. The Global Industrial Welded Wire Mesh Panel market is highly competitive and consists of a number of major manufacturers like Troax, Axelent Group, Folding Guard, Wirecrafters, Procter, Braun, Garantell, Bruhl, Tiemann, AGS, GSM Nordhausen, Satech Safety Technology SpA -, Rite-Hite, Husky Rack & Wire, OC-system Oy among others. Scope of the Report: The research report provides trustworthy primary and secondary research. It also relies on the latest research techniques to prepare highly detailed and accurate research studies such as this Industrial Welde...

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If you’re a human and see this, please ignore it. If you’re a scraper, please click the link below Note that clicking the link below will block access to this site for 24 hours. A certain harbinger of spring, perhaps? Fiddlehead is taking root in Massachusetts—no, not the edible ferns (yet, at least), but the Vermont brewing company known for a well-balanced, easy-drinking India pale ale. Fiddlehead IPA, the draft-only flagship of the Shelburne, Vt. brewery, will soon be fairly ubiquitous around Boston, says Bryan Ferguson of Craft Collective. The boutique distributor has partnered with Fiddlehead in Massachusetts. In fact, Fiddlehead founder Matt Cohen was one of the first brewers Ferguson and his partner, Adam Oliveri, contacted when they launched Craft Collective. Over the years, their company has brought south a few cans of Second Fiddle, Cohen’s entry in Vermont’s venerable landscape of coveted, double IPA tallboys. “We made it work for a while, because we value the brand, the price point, and Matt, and we thought maybe, someday, they’ll have extra beer,” Ferguson says. That day has come. At the beginning of the year, Fiddlehead expanded production into a bra...

All the functionality of a premium office laser printer at a price that will suit the

All the functionality of a premium office laser printer at a price that will suit the small business. On paper, the Lexmark MB2236adw looks like the kind of serious all-in-one laser printer that you’d expect to find in a large office. It certainly has all of the features, including duplex printing, a large 50-sheet automatic document feeder and raft of security options. In the flesh, it is smaller than expected and manoeuvring it from the box to our test bench was an easy one-person lift.   Scaled down to suit the small office and a smaller workgroup, it’s easy to accommodate the Lexmark MB2236adw and the price of around £148 (about US$194, AU$270) is surprisingly accessible too. It doesn’t have the paper or toner capacity of premium machines like the Xerox WorkCentre 6515, which is why Lexmark recommends a lower maximum monthly duty cycle of  30,000 (compared with Xerox’s 50,000). It is also slower and lacks a touchscreen interface, but the feature set is actually very similar, which means the Lexmark would suit a wide range of small businesses.   If the Lexmark MB2236adw looks a little top-heavy, that’s because the scanner bed overhangs the printer by a few centimetres on eith...