Archive for November, 2011
Design and Technology, as many teachers would agree, is one of the most interesting, vibrant and rewarding subjects to teach at school. By its very nature, teachers and students alike are taken on a continual journey through the fascinations of today’s industry to a peek filled with anticipation of the technologies of tomorrow.
From topics like product development, manufacturing and food technology, to the excitement of space and time travel, unlike many conventional subjects, Design and Technology is one which requires the utmost charisma from the most dynamic of teachers. A wide array of subjects is covered in one and teachers are undoubtedly kept on their toes, keeping up with new advances in technologies which inevitably bring constant changes to the curriculum. The rewards in return, do, for certain, outweigh the hard work, however. Never ending opportunities for teachers to share their enthusiasm and utilise their creativity to the max brings no shortage of enthralling experiences for students, who are only too keen to learn.
Design and Technology teachers are hot property in schools and benefit from competitive salaries, fantastic training and great prospects for rapid progression. On the job, they enjoy the support of technicians and other teaching assistants to help students though their practical and theoretical assignments. Strong team work is involved with shared ideas for learning among departmental staff with the support and backing of senior colleagues. It’s a job that is highly regarded from the start, with trainee design and technology teachers even enjoying enhanced financial support to help them through their training.
GCSE Design and Technology offers a wide range of topics from electronics and resistant materials to textiles, graphics and food technology, covering areas like environmental impacts of electronics, nutrition and the influences of food technology, as well as product design, manufacturing the legal and moral issues surrounding product design.
A level Design and Technology students get the opportunity to explore topics even further and are required to sit a written exam covering areas like product lifecycle, environmental sustainability, and computer aided design (CAD). A level Design and Technology, in addition, offers pupils a chance to build a portfolio of design work and/or a single larger “design and make” project, all with the help and support of the Design and Technology teacher, the technician and other teaching assistants in the team.
Design and Technology truly is a special subject to teach, with endless rewards and learning opportunities for teachers and pupils alike. The inventors of tomorrow could be sitting in these classrooms. It’s difficult to imagine a career that rivals this, the opportunity to be preparing kids for a potential big break into an adventurous career.Tags: conventional subjects, design and technology, fascinations, rapid progression, technology teachers
How to achieve sustainable development in the coatings industry structure? – Paint, sustainable development – the chemical industry
HC Chemical Network Hearing, for the coatings industry to achieve sustainable development structure, material industry as the National
Economy Supporting industries, as the economy continues to develop, its importance has become increasingly prominent. In order to achieve the sustainable development of the coatings industry, meet the development needs of the national economy, paint companies in the “Eleventh Five-Year Plan” period, should implement the “three development concepts and the three adjustments.” This is the first integrated development concept: a lot of paint to change the consumption of resources and rely on
Energy To promote the traditional development model of economic growth, through technology, resources, energy integration, the development of ideas, and achieve self-innovation, the adjustment of product structure, optimize the productive forces, vigorously resources, energy saving and comprehensive utilization, and promote paint industry sustainable development; followed by the development of cleaner production concept, the full implementation of clean production, through the use of clean technology and new technology, new equipment, reduction, substitution of toxic materials, strengthening internal management, waste utilization and other measures undertaken to control pollutants from the source production, promote the steady development of the coatings industry; the other is the development of green paint ideas, adhere to the scientific and technological progress as the leading varieties to vigorously promote water-based coatings, high solids-based, solvent-based and powder in the direction of development, and constantly satisfy the public and society the security needs of the coating, promoting the healthy development of the coatings industry.
Paint industry in recent years have made great progress, from 1.84 million tons in 2000 to 2004, jumped to 2.98 million tons, short of 4 years increased by 100 million tons, which is very encouraging, indicating that coating great market potential. However, this should see the current growth was mainly rely on the consumption of resources, cheap labor and the environmental damage to be, and that from the total structure of coating, less than high-grade, low-end surplus. From excessive dependence on this funding, natural resources and environmental input to the expansion of volume growth, to more reliance on technological progress and improve the quality of workers, from improving efficiency to obtain economic growth. To technological innovation, changing economic growth pattern as the “Eleventh Five-Year Plan” the focal point, increase the intensity of technological innovation, increase investment in science and technology in order to achieve a breakthrough as the starting point of the new high-tech economic growth. Adjustment of product structure to the main line to speed up the paint industry, in accordance with the “Dos and Don’ts” principle, to achieve structural adjustment of paint products: production to specialization and scale direction. Paint companies to adopt the strategy to build the core competitiveness. The performance of specialized production economies of scale, quality of economies of scale is the nature of competition in the market reflects our strengths should be the basis of professional, focused, pay attention to do good, to the development of high-end products.
Focus is committed to developing a forward-looking one step ahead of the core product, the formation of economies of scale, access to high value-added, with a longer time, more stable competitive advantage. Coating to high-tech, high-quality, multi-direction. To increase scientific and technological development, and strive to develop a new generation of paint products, focus on strengthening the deep processing of existing products to improve added value and market share. Products to
Environmental protection Type (low toxicity, low energy consumption, water-based, high solids, powder-based) direction. Live in high-grade coating solution, while the key raw materials, to develop energy-saving, environmental protection and durability of coatings, water based paint,
Powder Coatings , Radiation curable coatings, Organic Silicon, organic fluoride, acrylic paint, heavy duty coatings, and special coatings with special features. Brand to international development, China now has more than 8,000 paint companies, tens of thousands of brands, and coating high output, but less well-known brands in the world paint
Sell The amount of the top 10 paint companies, not a paint manufacturer in China, that China is not world-renowned brand paint. Therefore, enterprises should pay attention to the brand of paint effects, to enhance its development and improve product quality, build their own brands, to achieve the “Eleventh Five-Year” industry development objectives, namely, to support the Chinese paint brands and companies, establish and improve the technical innovation system, and support the growth of enterprise groups.
Strive to cultivate more than 10 enterprises with annual sales of more than 1 billion yuan, 100 enterprises with annual sales of more than l billion, making the top 30 enterprise groups in the production and sales in the industry accounted for more than 60%. Paint to achieve sustainable development, human resources development is the paint the first resource, and therefore the human cost from the original concept of gradual, changes to the personnel resources, and that the original downsizing personnel efficiency increased profits to come.Tags: industry paint, paint companies, paint industry, structure material, waste utilization
Environment is very important for every one of us for present and for future.
Going green is a process that involves trade-offs and takes time. The Internet is one of the best way to find out the Green Calculator by going to major Search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing and type in Green Calculator where you can find the best websites that have launched green it calculator with latest technology that suits for your business, organization etc. and finding out how much green you can save through virtualization.
Today’s “green” or “eco-friendly” businesses are often determined by their ability to use efficient technology and low energy solutions. It’s well known that going green saves money as well as dwindling resources. There are many different sources for going Green such as Solar, Wind, Biofuels, hydro, hydrogen generators and many other ways. Green and Carbon Calculator is a simple user-friendly application that is designed to keep the environment clean and reduce your energy costs.
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These new E-bikes that are becoming available will provide more advanced and in-expensive ways to get around. Whether you are site seeing, running errands or simply going back and forth to work, these bikes could become a favorite new form of transportation. We are seeing many different models, options and designs going from blueprints and prototypes to production lines and into the marketplace.
Many companies; including some major car manufacturers, are all coming out with their own Eco-friendly designed versions of E-bikes. Many have geared their designs towards finding the most practical options that will have consumers biking more and driving less. Newly advanced electric, foldable and rechargeable E-bikes are sure to create a new wave of cyclers; saving consumers money with a fuel and cost efficient way of traveling. As car-makers are trying to find their way into the environmentally friendly market, their new E-bikes may very well soon become the newest standard option included with the purchase of one of their new vehicles.
Even the MIT experts have joined in the new E-bike trend by creating their prototype of a wheel hub-cap that attaches to your bike and is planned on being marketed towards the end of this year. Their smart-hub is designed to store up energy in a rechargeable onboard battery. The battery is designed to recharge itself whenever you use your brakes and then releases that stored up energy; kicking on the electric motor whenever the hub-cap senses you are traveling uphill or struggling with your pedaling. The smart hub will also have an advanced on board communication system installed.
Volkswagen’s new electric E-bike is designed to easily fold up and fit neatly into that spare tire or luggage compartment area of your car. Having one of VW’s new E-bikes next to your spare is sure to offer you more flexibility, freedom and fun with your daily transportation options. Their version of the E-bike is a lightweight pedal-less electric bicycle that is expected to get 12.5 miles out of a single charge. This bike is reported to weigh less than 45 pounds (20 kilograms), has a set of 20″ wheels and could have you effortlessly traveling as fast as 12.5 miles per hour. Further convenience comes with the bike being able to charge directly from your car; eliminating the hassles of worrying that it may not be ready for its next journey. These new electric bikes are ready for marketing, but there has been no mention yet of price or the actual date it will available to the public.
Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Volkswagen’s Research and Development Chief, said this about the new E-bike:
“We have a special company within our organization that sells all kinds of products, supplementing our cars… This team is currently looking at this vehicle and is establishing a viable business case.”
Style and comfort is being offered with BMW’s version of its Eco-friendly mountain bike. BMW has been producing some great options and styles on motorcycles and cars for a while now and will soon enter its new M-bike into the public arena. Although this is not an electric version; nor does it offer a fold-up option; it does come with all the bells n’ whistles that one expects from BMW. The M-bike offers the famous M logo, comfortable grip handles, disc brakes, a comfortable leather seat and more. The bike has been retrofitted with a total gear ratio transmission; which allows for traveling at higher speeds. BMW has not released the pricing details as of yet; but their M-bike is said to be available in June 2010.
Lexus has developed their own Eco-friendly bike version or better known as their hybrid. The Hybrid offers both a sleek and stylish design and uses pedal power to boost the 240w onboard electric motor via the 25.9 Lithium-ion battery and brake regenerating system. The Lexus hybrid E-bike was built to give the rider the choice of using regular or power modes. The Hybrid has an eight speed automatic transmission for easy transitions. All the Lexus finesse was built into this prototype and works with the same drive system in Lexus’s hybrid cars. Even though this E-bike hybrid has all the makings of offering consumers a great fuel and cost efficient alternative; it has been reported that Lexus is not intending to put this hybrid design into production as of yet.
The UK Yike-Bike maker Grant Ryan has designed a unique and interesting option for consumers. The Yike-Bike was developed to be a light-weight, foldable and motorized bike alternative that would provide a realistic and easy to use option for transportation. This bike is so light-weight (just over 22 pounds or just under 10 kilos) and portable (folds up in about 15 seconds with practice) that it comes with its own over the shoulder carrying bag. This carry bag option provides the ease of not having to worry about where you are going to leave or lock-up the bike in-between stops.
This Yike-bike is nowhere near the deisgn of traditional bicycles; as it has the steering and anti-skid braking controls behind you and the pedals would be best described as foot rests. The onboard 1.2kw electric motor does all the work; generating a top speed of 13 mph. The company has estimated that a full 30 minute charge of its battery would sustain about a 5 mile (7-8 kilometers) ride. The Yike-bike has gotten street use approval in the UK, Germany, New Zealand and others; but it has not been approved for street use in the U.S. yet.
There is no question that the Yike-bike is an interesting and fuel efficient alternative form of transportation. The question is what’s the price? The new Yike-bike comes with a price tag of about ,800. The Yike-bike’s design calls for an ideal height of 5 feet 3 inches; with a safe weight limit being about 220 pounds. (100 total kilos)
Which company will be the one to produce an E-bike that will prove to be the most efficient, convenient and cost effective is yet to be determined. The exciting news is that everyone is on board with trying to find the best design to move us from expensive and pollutant fuels to a cleaner, less expensive and a more sustainable alternative for transportation. Volkswagen seems to be ready to market a sure-hit with their foldable electric E-bike and it’s only a matter of time, before the population can truly begin shifting over to these more advanced, consumer ready and eco-friendly technologies; which can effectively lead to reducing carbon emissions and reducing carbon based fuel dependency.Tags: e bike, hub cap, luggage compartment, transportation of the future, wheel hub
When I was still young I had a dream. As I was sleeping I tranced into a revealing vision. Initially, I never cared about this vision treating it as just a dream and hence, would never happen, until these recent days that I came to remember about it and analyzed what would that message mean.
Sometime in 1972 in a Police Headquarters of one of Laguna’s chartered cities, two police patrolmen were casually exchanging views as to who would be the next President of the Philippines after the term of Mr. Marcos. Both were anxious to know who could really beat Marcos should he ever allow the government to hold presidential election. The policeman who seemed to be a pro-Marcos believer insisted that Marcos shall remain forever, considering his enormous political power and martial law rules. In the middle of the discussion, an old man in the late 70′s who was keeping an ear on the discussion politely cut in and delivered his dialogue: “It is imminent that President Marcos shall step down from the power comes few years ahead. As a matter of fact, there would still be four more Philippine President after him. To include Mr. Marcos’ surname initial, four more presidential initials would follow which shall compose the particular word “MARIA”. The fifth initial which stands for “A” is a lady who would be the last president of the Republic. During the lady president’s incumbency, the Philippines shall be the starting place of the world catastrophe which may eventually turn to the end of the world. But several more years prior to its catastrophic occurrence, the Philippines shall first soar into a great nation and shall be considered as one of the richest countries in the world. The fact is, there would still be three more presidents under the lady president’s administration”.
In my younger mind of 21 (now I’m over 50′s), I was there wondering whether this old man was telling the truth or not considering that it was still Mr. Marcos’ incumbency and nobody ever knew whether there would really be another election at that time There were also some lingering questions that I set aside at that time:
What does the abbreviation “M.A.R.I.A.” stand for;?
How is it possible for the Philippines to become one of the richest countries in the world considering the present economic crisis;
Why should there be three more presidents under Ms. A’s presidency?
And why of all countries should the small Philippines be the source of the world catastrophe which may eventually turn to the end of the world?
1. What does the abbreviation “M.A.R.I.A.” stand for;?
Today in the year 2009, I now am able to analyze what are all those things mean. The word “MARIA” stands for “Marcos”, “Aquino”, “Ramos”, “Estrada”, “Arroyo”. Why? Estrada does not have initial of “I”. Well, the answer is simple, in the countryside the word that spells “MAREA” is spoken and sounded as “MARIA”, that is self-explanatory.
2. How is it possible for the Philippines to become one of the richest countries in the world considering the present economic crisis;
The Philippines, as a small third country which is indulged in serious economic and political crisis, may still have a chance to prove that it can possibly be one of the richest countries in the world considering its great volumes of precious reserves and mineral deposits particularly, the so-called “Deuterium: The White Gold of the Philippines”.
According to Major Tom/June 17, 2008, (Deuterium: The White Gold of the Philippines, The Economy Science and Technology), “the Philippines is identified to hold the greatest amount of deuterium deposit, somewhere in the area known as Mindanao Trench, the part of the Pacific Ocean just off the shores of Surigao. Deuterium is most prevalent in an area more widely known in the whole world as The Philipppine Deep. In the Freeman news article (dated August 2004), Dr. Anthony B. Halog, the Filipino scientist working at the Sustainable Technology Office of the Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology, and the National Research Council of Canada described the Philippine deuterium wealth in this manner:
“A big deposit of 868 miles long, 52 miles at widest point, and 3 miles at deepest point, replenished by nature 24 hours a day after deuterium travels more than 12,000 kilometers from Central America to the Philippines through the span of the Pacific Ocean when Planet Earth turns on its axis from West to East in unending perpetual motion.”
And it’s potential in this breathe: “At 12 million barrels per day capacity priced at US.00 per barrel, this is US million per day or US.66 billion per year, enough to wipe out all existing foreign debts of the Government in one year, revenue-wise in foreign exchange.”
3. Why should there be three more presidents under Ms. A’s presidency?
Under the present territorial setting, federalism issue and the conversion into state (just like in America) of the three major island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, is presently being raised for debate in the Philippine Congress/Senate? (Please correct me if I’m wrong.) What is Federalism by the way?
It is a system of government in which a written constitution divides the powers of government on a territorial basis. The division is made between a central, or national, government and several regional or local governments. Each level of government has its own area of powers. Neither level, acting alone, can change the basic division of powers the constitution makes between them. Each level operates through its own agencies and acts directly on the people through its own officials and laws. (Reference: http://firstclass.rfsd.k12.co.us/~mschneiter/Fad/legislative_1_federalism.htm)
Now we see picture. There can be three more presidents under one over-all president should there be a conversion of these three major island groups of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao into the so-called state. As in the U.S., a state is headed by the Governor and as in the case of the Visayas island in the Philippines, it would be headed by the Visayas President, and so with Luzon and Mindanao for that matter.
4. And why of all countries should the small Philippines be the source of the world catastrophe?
Ever realized that the late movie actor Fernando Poe, Jr. did not make it to the Presidency despite his popularity? It may be a will of doom to let President Arroyo stay in power and experience the end of the world. Since the Philippines is set to become one of the richest countries in the world for its sky-rocketing deuterium production, there is an imminent danger of resentment among other countries, focusing enviously on the Philippine healthy economy while the others experience economic global crisis. Such perspective may eventually generate conflict among four big nations. With the use of modern and sophisticated military hardware, regardless of leveling themselves into an offensive-and-defensive position, but with one particular aspect – and that is to defend and destroy, this may become catastrophic situation and may eventually trigger to the end of the world. Just an opinion.
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