real time – U One Music http://u-one-music.com/ Mon, 21 Feb 2022 11:28:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://u-one-music.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile.png real time – U One Music http://u-one-music.com/ 32 32 Interior design and technology – Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio https://u-one-music.com/interior-design-and-technology-alfa-romeo-stelvio-quadrifoglio/ Thu, 27 Jan 2022 10:36:38 +0000 https://u-one-music.com/interior-design-and-technology-alfa-romeo-stelvio-quadrifoglio/ Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Inside story This Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio screams sportiness and flamboyance, sharing much of its interior style with its sedan cousin, the Giulia Quadrifoglio. Comfort and convenience features on our Q4 model include keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, two front and two rear USB ports, power folding exterior mirrors, auto-dimming interior […]]]>

Inside story

This Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio screams sportiness and flamboyance, sharing much of its interior style with its sedan cousin, the Giulia Quadrifoglio. Comfort and convenience features on our Q4 model include keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, two front and two rear USB ports, power folding exterior mirrors, auto-dimming interior mirror , a sports leather gearshift and a heated steering wheel. Aluminum shift paddles on the steering column coordinate with the aluminum interior finish and metal pedals to complete the look. And the heated 6-way power leather seats also offer 4-way lumbar adjustment.

The controls are grouped together on the small, flat-bottomed steering wheel. A diagonal tunnel and gently wavy dash converge towards the driver’s seat, with carbon fiber adorning the console, tunnel, dash trim, handle inserts and steering wheel rim. The black seats, in leather and Alcantara, are model-specific and shaped for more support in the turns. There is a choice of red, white and green and dark gray stitching. Contrasting materials (leather, Alcantara plus carbon fibre) and colored stitching combine technology and attention to detail. The dark pillars and the headlining further add to the sporty ambience.

An elevated driving position offers a greater sense of control, enhanced by large windows and wrap-around seats for a pampered driving experience. Although SUVs offer a commanding seating position, rear visibility can be hampered by C-pillars. But that’s where the rear view camera display comes into its own.

Further back, the 525-litre, square-shaped, wide-opening boot features a configurable power tailgate (as standard) with no less than eight different configuration levels for optimum boot access. With the rear seats 40//20/40 split upright, tall passengers are well accommodated without rubbing shoulders. We also liked the flocked storage bins, mood lighting, black headlining and illuminated door sills. Plus, there’s plenty of storage under the front center armrest, incorporating a wireless phone charger if specified.

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All versions of the Stelvio come with the 8.8-inch Alfa Connect – developed by Marelli – with navigation and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. The touchscreen offers a selection of interactive widgets and a horizontal scrolling layout. New performance pages allow drivers to track key performance metrics while digital HVAC and other controls improve functionality. Drivers and passengers can customize the homepage by selecting their custom layout. Reconfigurable widgets allow access to key functions such as radio, media, smartphone, navigation, air conditioning, etc.

In the audio department, the setup incorporates eight speakers (four woofers and four tweeters) as standard across the range. Ten speakers (four woofers, four tweeters, one midrange and one subwoofer in the trunk) and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon system (four woofers, four tweeters, five midrange and one subwoofer) are also available as options.

Connectivity-wise, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio provides a Wi-Fi hotspot, mobile app with remote operations, SOS (private) call and roadside assistance, vehicle locator and vehicle locator and assistance. stolen vehicle.

Driving assistance

In the ADAS department, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is equipped with a suite of active safety systems and semi-autonomous driving features, including an integrated braking system, an autonomous emergency braking system with pedestrian detection, a blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning and lane departure warning. . The Stelvio is the first car in the world in its segment to offer the new electromechanical system which combines stability control with a traditional brake booster. With its combination of electronics and mechanics, this system not only reduces weight, improves ride feel and eliminates pedal vibration, but also provides instant braking response, delivering a much shorter stopping distance.

The headlight units developed by Marelli are equipped with halogen lamps or Xenon technology with 25W or 35W modules, the latter being equipped with AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting System) to redirect the light beam in bends and improve visibility.

The Stelvio was recently awarded five Euro NCAP stars with a score of 97% for adult occupant protection. The cockpit of the first SUV in Alfa Romeo’s history remained stable during the frontal crash test, and all critical body areas and limbs were also protected for the front passenger during the rigid barrier test.

Tests on the front seats and head restraints have proven whiplash protection when maneuvering from behind.

Material issues

The SUV incorporates lightweight materials, such as carbon fiber for the driveshaft and aluminum for the engines, suspension systems, hood, fenders, doors and tailgate. Driving comfort has been optimized thanks to the weight distribution between the two axles. Manager wThe eights and materials, including adjusting the layout of the car by placing the heaviest units in the most central positions, contributed to this 50/50 weight distribution. Lightweight materials reduce the overall weight of the SUV and provide torsional rigidity, a quiet ride and good handling.

On the road

The 2.9-liter V6 Bi-Turbo petrol unit we rolled out this week felt easygoing and relaxing along highways and rooted on twisty back roads. It also has a fantastic sounding exhaust note. Power is handled by an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox offering good response when needed. The exterior side view is further distinguished by a four-leaf clover pattern positioned above the front wheel arch, reminiscent of the Alfa Romeo RL Targa Florio. Our Q4 all-wheel-drive system is powered by a 2.9-liter V6 Bi-Turbo petrol engine developing 510 hp. Under normal conditions, the Q4 system transfers 100% of the torque to the rear axle. When the wheels approach their limit of grip, the system sends up to 50% of the torque to the front axle in real time, using an active transfer case. The automaker claims its Quadrifoglio is the “fastest SUV on the circuit”, having set a new class record on the Nürburgring circuit at 7 minutes, 51.7 seconds. It can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in just under 4 seconds. The V6’s thirst, however, is no strength; the SUV returned an average of 21 mpg compared to the automaker’s 28 mpg claim.

Two dials on the transmission tunnel are used to adjust the Alfa DNA selector and the infotainment system. The DNA selector modifies the dynamic behavior of the car depending on the driver’s selection: Dynamic, Natural and Advanced Efficiency. It can adjust settings for the engine, suspension, steering, transmission, rear differential, instrument display, brakes, safety and driver aids, depending on the mode selected by the driver. The range and extent of adjustments vary depending on engine and vehicle trim. Another nice touch is the Italian flag badge at the base of the shifter.

Overall, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio comes with a generous list of standard equipment, smart safety technology and heaps of style. We’d expect nothing less for an on-the-road price of £69,000. The net result of this fashionable interior, high-end amenities and state-of-the-art technology makes it a great place to hang out. Illustrious rivals to the Stelvio Quadrifoglio include the Porsche Macan, BMW X3 M and Jaguar F-Pace SVR.

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LSU Students Research, Design First Moon-Based Telescope – The Observer https://u-one-music.com/lsu-students-research-design-first-moon-based-telescope-the-observer/ Sun, 23 Jan 2022 15:01:27 +0000 https://u-one-music.com/lsu-students-research-design-first-moon-based-telescope-the-observer/ BATON ROUGE — LSU astronomers are leading a collaborative science observation program that will provide new images and information of the far side of the moon. Assistant Professors Tabetha Boyajian and Matthew Penny of LSU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy have recruited a team of students who are working on the design of the first […]]]>

BATON ROUGE — LSU astronomers are leading a collaborative science observation program that will provide new images and information of the far side of the moon. Assistant Professors Tabetha Boyajian and Matthew Penny of LSU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy have recruited a team of students who are working on the design of the first moon-based camera, or L-CAM1, which aims to launch in 2024.

“Giving early-career students the opportunity to design a cutting-edge space science program to be operated on the lunar surface is a wonderful and unique opportunity to support the progression of tomorrow’s leading astronomers and astrophysicists,” Boyajian said.

L-CAM1 is a collaboration between AstronetX PBC, a public benefit corporation dedicated to exploratory research from space, and faculty and students from LSU, Mississippi State University, and the SETI Institute. The AstronetX L-CAM1 instrument is designed to acquire cosmic images for research spanning astrophysics, planetary science and planetary defense.

“Working on L-CAM has been a dream come true for me. I’ve been an astronomer since I was 13, and now I’m developing the science program for a lunar surface telescope. This is a cutting-edge science project, which starts with talking with the engineers and discussing how the different camera designs being considered will influence the data we are going to capture,” said team member Farzaneh Zohrabi. L-CAM1 graduate student scientist studying at LSU. “One unique thing we plan to do with L-CAM is to make very precise measurements of nearby bright stars and their exoplanets. This is something that cannot easily be done using ground-based telescopes on Earth due to the atmosphere and saturation limits.

“AstronetX is pleased to have helped students gain hands-on, early-career experience in planning a space mission to perform frontier science observations from the lunar surface,” said Robert Lasky, chief operating officer of AstronetX. ‘AstronetX.

Science program planning was funded by a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to AstronetX, with additional support for student participation provided by the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at LSU .

“Our team of students gained first-hand experience of mission evolution and had the opportunity to plan a science program from scratch. It started by leveraging their diverse backgrounds to review potential science cases from “a lunar surface-based observatory. The team also had to deal with and respond to the kinds of real-time, real-world challenges that occur during the design phase of the mission. This forced them to learn to think from flexibly and react dynamically to changes. This experience will serve them well throughout their careers,” Boyajian said.

Starting with developing an understanding of the advantages and limitations of a lunar observatory, two main scientific cases were selected for the observing program:

  • Improve the characterization of previously known exoplanets

Observations from space allow high-precision measurements of changes in the parent star’s brightness as an orbiting exoplanet passes briefly in front of the star. Brightness changes can be from a few percent for large exoplanets, to less than 100 parts per million for rocky exoplanets similar in size to Earth. Working continuously for one lunar day, or approximately 14 Earth days, L-CAM1 data will have long, uninterrupted observation sequences of exoplanet transit events, allowing scientists to target specific systems and capture new data. which can be used to determine the properties of the two exoplanets and their host stars.

  • Observation and characterization of asteroids

About 200 asteroids will be observable by L-CAM1 during a multi-day lunar mission, including about 1 near-Earth asteroid per month. The combination of the length of the lunar day and the stable platform provided by the lunar surface will allow precise observations of position, or astrometric, and luminosity, or photometric, to determine the physical properties and orbits of these small bodies of the solar system.

“Our team of students first needed to create simulations of the portion of lunar sky that L-CAM1 will see during the multiple lunar days of the mission in order to determine visible astrophysical and astronomical targets. One of the unique advantages that L-CAM1 will provide is the uninterrupted duration that individual subjects can be observed,” said Franck Marchis, senior planetary astronomer at the Carl Sagan Center of SETI.

The precise and long-lasting light curves of stars and asteroids can allow the detection of exomoons orbiting exoplanets or moons orbiting their host asteroids. Lightcurves of transiting exoplanets captured by L-CAM can also detect a phenomenon called transit time variations, which occur due to the gravitational tug of additional objects orbiting the observed host star. Scientists using L-CAM1 will also be able to study the light curves of near-Earth asteroids over longer durations to better characterize orbital parameters and rotational spin, contribute to advanced 3D modeling, and identify asteroid moons in transit.

“Due to my background in data science, the initial challenge presented to me was to think about how we can map all known exoplanets and their hosts to identify the observable landing site of L- CAM1,” said Carol Miu, L-CAM1. member of the Collin College undergraduate science team, who conducted this research over the summer at LSU. “I wrote a script that uses the Stellarium planetarium to determine which known stars and exoplanets will be in our predicted field of view at specific times and compared the results with archival NASA exoplanet data to determine the orbital periods and our list of candidate targets.”

Once the initial science targets were selected, an alternate mission schedule and landing locations for L-CAM1 were considered, requiring additional analysis to alter the target list. The team was able to step back and consider ways to effectively design programmatic changes or a multi-mission program while minimizing rework. The student team also had to devise a data acquisition strategy constrained by the Moon-to-Earth transmission limitations for the analysis.

“My goal started with determining where we should be looking using the Stellarium planetarium and other software to model the night sky. This allowed us to come up with a list of host stars and candidate exoplanets for observation. said Connor Langevin, a member of the L-CAM1 undergraduate science team studying at LSU. “More recently, I have begun to identify the observability of near-Earth asteroids. This involves determining the field of view of L- CAM at specific times and match it with specific asteroids that will be visible.

This hands-on learning process will serve these astronomy students well throughout their careers, Boyajian said.

“L-CAM has several advantages. The lack of atmosphere on the lunar surface, compared to ground-based telescopes for deep space science, will provide a higher level of precision, there will be longer windows of continuous observation due to the lunar day of two weeks, and we will be able to observe areas closer to the sun than we can from Earth,” said LSU L-CAM1 postdoctoral science team member Jonas Kluter.

About AstronetX

AstronetX is a Delaware public benefit corporation, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, established to enable research in earth and space sciences for the benefit of mankind by making available to customers the space science community of versatile space observation and database services. , government agencies, the private sector and citizen scientists. For more information, visit www.astronetx.com or email press@astronetx.com.

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LSU students design a lunar camera | News https://u-one-music.com/lsu-students-design-a-lunar-camera-news/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://u-one-music.com/lsu-students-design-a-lunar-camera-news/ Louisiana State University astronomers are leading a collaborative science observation program that will provide new images and information from across the moon. LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy assistant professors Tabetha Boyajian and Matthew Penny have recruited a team of students who are working on the design of the first moon-based camera, or L-CAM1, which […]]]>

Louisiana State University astronomers are leading a collaborative science observation program that will provide new images and information from across the moon.

LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy assistant professors Tabetha Boyajian and Matthew Penny have recruited a team of students who are working on the design of the first moon-based camera, or L-CAM1, which aims to be launched in 2024.

“Giving early-career students the opportunity to design a cutting-edge space science program to be operated on the lunar surface is a wonderful and unique opportunity to support the progression of tomorrow’s leading astronomers and astrophysicists,” Boyajian said.

L-CAM1 is a collaboration between AstronetX PBC, a public benefit corporation dedicated to exploratory research from space, and faculty and students from LSU, Mississippi State University, and the SETI Institute. The AstronetX L-CAM1 instrument is designed to acquire cosmic images for research spanning astrophysics, planetary science and planetary defense.

“Working on L-CAM has been a dream come true for me. I’ve been an astronomer since I was 13, and now I’m developing the science program for a lunar surface telescope,” said LSU L-CAM1 graduate student science team member Farzaneh Zohrabi.

“This is a cutting-edge science project, which starts with talking with the engineers and discussing how the different camera designs being considered will influence the data we’re going to capture. One unique thing we plan to do with L-CAM is to make very precise measurements of nearby bright stars and their exoplanets. This is something that cannot easily be done using ground-based telescopes on Earth due to the atmosphere and saturation limits,” Zohrabi said.

“AstronetX is pleased to have helped students gain hands-on, early-career experience in planning a space mission to perform frontier science observations from the lunar surface,” said Robert Lasky, chief operating officer of AstronetX. ‘AstronetX.

Science program planning was funded by a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to AstronetX, with additional support for student participation provided by the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at LSU .

“Our team of students gained first-hand experience of mission evolution and had the opportunity to plan a science program from scratch,” Boyajian said.

“It started by leveraging their diverse backgrounds to examine potential scientific cases for a lunar surface-based observatory. The team also had to deal with and respond to the kinds of real-time, real-world challenges that occur during the design phase of the mission. This forced them to learn how to think flexibly and react dynamically to changes. This experience will serve them well throughout their careers,” Boyajian added.

Starting with developing an understanding of the advantages and limitations of a lunar observatory, two main scientific cases were selected for the observing program: improving the characterization of previously known exoplanets and the observation and characterization of asteroids. .

Observations from space allow high-precision measurements of changes in the parent star’s brightness as an orbiting exoplanet passes briefly in front of the star. Brightness changes can be from a few percent for large exoplanets, to less than 100 parts per million for rocky exoplanets similar in size to Earth.

Working continuously for one lunar day, or approximately 14 Earth days, L-CAM1 data will have long, uninterrupted observation sequences of exoplanet transit events, allowing scientists to target specific systems and capture new data. which can be used to determine the properties of the two exoplanets and their host stars.

About 200 asteroids will be observable by L-CAM1 on a multi-lunar day mission, including about one near-Earth asteroid per month. The combination of the length of the lunar day and the stable platform provided by the lunar surface will allow precise observations of position, or astrometric, and luminosity, or photometric, to determine the physical properties and orbits of these small bodies of the solar system.

“Our team of students first needed to create simulations of the portion of lunar sky that L-CAM1 will see during the multiple lunar days of the mission in order to determine visible astrophysical and astronomical targets. One of the unique advantages that L-CAM1 will provide is the uninterrupted duration that individual subjects can be observed,” said Franck Marchis, senior planetary astronomer at the Carl Sagan Center of SETI.

“My goal started with determining where we should be looking using the Stellarium planetarium and other software to model the night sky. This allowed us to come up with a list of host stars and candidate exoplanets for observation. said Connor Langevin, a member of the L-CAM1 undergraduate science team studying at LSU. “More recently, I have begun to identify the observability of near-Earth asteroids. This involves determining the field of view of L- CAM at specific times and match it with specific asteroids that will be visible.

“L-CAM has several advantages. The lack of atmosphere on the lunar surface, compared to ground-based telescopes for deep space science, will provide a higher level of precision, there will be longer windows of continuous observation due to the lunar day of two weeks, and we will be able to observe areas closer to the sun than we can from Earth,” said LSU L-CAM1 postdoctoral science team member Jonas Kluter.

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Hover-Davis and CCL Design Electronics will showcase their extensive die-cut component, label and material automation solutions at the IPC Apex Expo in San Diego, CA. https://u-one-music.com/hover-davis-and-ccl-design-electronics-will-showcase-their-extensive-die-cut-component-label-and-material-automation-solutions-at-the-ipc-apex-expo-in-san-diego-ca/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 12:43:04 +0000 https://u-one-music.com/hover-davis-and-ccl-design-electronics-will-showcase-their-extensive-die-cut-component-label-and-material-automation-solutions-at-the-ipc-apex-expo-in-san-diego-ca/ Hover-Davis, known as The Feeder Company and CCL Design Electronics, the world’s largest converter of pressure-sensitive labeling materials, functional die-cuts and overlays, will showcase their latest automation solutions at the 22nd IPC Apex Expo in San Diego, California on January 25th. -27. CCL Design Electronics will showcase new precision die-cut self-applying materials including labels, solder/coating […]]]>

Hover-Davis, known as The Feeder Company and CCL Design Electronics, the world’s largest converter of pressure-sensitive labeling materials, functional die-cuts and overlays, will showcase their latest automation solutions at the 22nd IPC Apex Expo in San Diego, California on January 25th. -27.

CCL Design Electronics will showcase new precision die-cut self-applying materials including labels, solder/coating masks, gaskets, filters, RFID tags, overlays, flex circuits, and more.

Through its distribution partnership with CCL Design, Hover-Davis provides customers with process-optimized, high-durability, self-applying materials with its industry-leading AXIUM Series dispensers available for industrial applications. electronic assembly and industrial automation.

Combined with CAB SQUIX Series 600 dpi thermal transfer printers and accessories, the solution provided by Hover-Davis enables customers to reliably automate labels as small as 3mm x 3mm. CCL’s innovative 540 Series tags can be laser marked for real-time high contrast serialization during PCB assembly and rework using Hover-Davis loaders for laser marking systems in line. These state-of-the-art technologies enable smart Industry 4.0 factory data management using existing machinery and floor space.

Hover-Davis will also showcase its latest ribbon, tube, tray and radial component supply options available for SMT assembly machines as well as robots, chip programming and other specialty automation systems. The Feeder Company’s new Flexion semiconductor feeder enables bare die assembly directly from a wafer. Hover-Davis designs and manufactures its feeders at its factory in New York, USA.

Visit CCL Design Electronics and Hover-Davis at booth #2037 at the IPC Apex Expo in San Diego, CA, January 25-27, to see their latest innovative solutions.

About Hover Davis:

Celebrating 30 years of development and innovation in automation technology, Hover-Davis manufactures premium, maintenance-free component and material loaders for a wide range of electronic assembly systems and equipment. industrial automation. Product lines include high-speed tape feeders for surface mount devices, label and die-cut material automation solutions, and radial, tube, tray and wafer feeders for integrating automation. Based in Rochester, New York, Hover-Davis was founded in 1989 by John Hover and Peter Davis. Hover-Davis is currently an ISO9001:2015 certified business unit of Universal Instruments Corporation.

About CCL Electronic Design:

CCL Industries, the global leader in innovative labeling solutions, has acquired privately held Worldmark Limited and Nortec International, specialist suppliers of pressure-sensitive and high-temperature labels, to become the world’s largest converter of label materials. labeling and total identification solutions for automatic application and high temperatures. – technological applications. CCL Design Electronics combined business unit’s ISO9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 certified products are successfully used in industries such as electronics (PCB), medical, aviation, energy, military , automotive, security, etc. With operational headquarters in Scotland, CCL Design Electronics has over 2,000 employees across six manufacturing plants in China, Mexico, Hungary and the United States, as well as sales offices and prototype design centers in California and Ohio.

Contact Hover-Davis:
Chris Fletcher, General Manager
Phone: +1-585-352-9590
Email: Sales@HoverDavis.com
Web: HoverDavis.com

Contact CCL Electronic Design:
Oscar Estrada, North America Commercial Director
Telephone: +52 (1) 33 5000 4414
Email: Oestrada@CCLind.com
Web: CCLDesignElectronics.com

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3/4 of Bitcoin’s now illiquid supply By Cointelegraph https://u-one-music.com/3-4-of-bitcoins-now-illiquid-supply-by-cointelegraph/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://u-one-music.com/3-4-of-bitcoins-now-illiquid-supply-by-cointelegraph/ © Reuters (BTC) Markets have been consolidating since the start of the year, but chain measures paint a brighter picture as more of the asset becomes illiquid. On-chain analytics provider Glassnode looked at Bitcoin supply metrics to get a better view of long-term macro trends in its weekly report on Monday. BTC liquid and illiquid […]]]>

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(BTC) Markets have been consolidating since the start of the year, but chain measures paint a brighter picture as more of the asset becomes illiquid.

On-chain analytics provider Glassnode looked at Bitcoin supply metrics to get a better view of long-term macro trends in its weekly report on Monday.

BTC liquid and illiquid supply as a percentage of the total. Source: Glassnode

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3 Ways Shippers Take Control of Their Supply Chains https://u-one-music.com/3-ways-shippers-take-control-of-their-supply-chains/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 14:36:40 +0000 https://u-one-music.com/3-ways-shippers-take-control-of-their-supply-chains/ The fragmentation and fragility of the supply chain has been exposed over the past 20 months, leading many shippers to invest in their supply chains in ways they did not previously do. Historically, and in weak markets, shippers had pricing power over carriers and often put their transportation networks on the back burner, but this […]]]>

The fragmentation and fragility of the supply chain has been exposed over the past 20 months, leading many shippers to invest in their supply chains in ways they did not previously do. Historically, and in weak markets, shippers had pricing power over carriers and often put their transportation networks on the back burner, but this pandemic-induced wake-up call forced many to take action.

While much of the stress in the supply chain comes from a lack of manpower and infrastructure, be it drivers, trailers, chassis or containers, a problem Deeper at play is the widespread lack of technology, which compounds the lack of visibility and control.

Here are three ways that shippers have taken more control of their supply chains over the past 20 months.

Greater dependence on logistics providers

To ensure reliable capacity and ensure rapid delivery in the event of driver shortages, shippers across the supply chain are relying more on third-party logistics providers.

Due to the high demand for housewares, the Almo appliance distributor has successfully transitioned from LTL to full truck with the help of Convoy’s flexible drop-and-hook service. Director of Transportation Support Keith Granstrom said of Convoy Go: “It’s something we were looking for that we didn’t know existed.

Asset-based carriers like ENERGY Transportation are positioning themselves as an end-to-end boutique provider for customers, offering full service: reefer, dry van, warehousing, cross-border shipping and even consulting. CEO Shawn Girard told FreightWaves he’s been spending a lot more time consulting lately. “Rather than just increasing the volume and getting more freight, I can help customers become more efficient. In doing so, we develop a better relationship.

Rate hikes lead to investment in private fleets

Sometimes diversifying transport partners to avoid delays and source capacity is not enough. According to a recently released report by the National Private Truck Council, the market for extended constrained capacity is driving further expansion of private fleets.

In 2020, retailer Dollar General shifted 20% of its freight to its private fleet to gain control and avoid rising transportation costs. Likewise, Pitney Bowes increased the size of its private fleet by 42% year-on-year. Walmart has embraced this shipping trend by using private cargo ships to avoid port bottlenecks.

When fares are higher, customer service levels decrease, so it makes sense to invest more in private fleets. However, private fleets are not immune to what contract carriers are faced with; the report pointed out that the turnover of private fleets is 14.25% ⁠ – although a much lower rate than that of small and large fleets of rental trucks, which are 69% and 90% respectively.

Overcome fragmentation with visibility technology

Port bottlenecks and capacity shortages have made supply chain fragmentation more evident, leading more and more shippers to take advantage of the increased visibility of data provided by telematics systems attached to trailers, chassis, containers and handling equipment.

Working with a telematics provider with a broad portfolio of solutions such as PowerFleet enables shippers to gain actionable insights to improve safety compliance and asset utilization from bumper to bumper to forklift, reducing thus inefficiencies and costs. In early 2021, steel maker Nucor deployed PowerFleet telematics on its forklifts and instrument cranes to improve recording accuracy, safety and visibility. After all, in 2020 alone, forklift accidents caused 7,290 non-fatal injuries, causing workers to lose a median of 17 working days.

Nathan Fraser, vice president and general manager of Nucor, said that automatically sending critical safety and equipment information to its centralized platform allows the team to be more responsive, secure and efficient. .

In the general trucking industry, more and more shippers are expecting the benefits of visibility technology, especially the ability to track shipments for real-time updates. Sensors collecting billions of data points from the time a shipment leaves the warehouse until it arrives at its destination enables shippers to mitigate risk, make informed decisions and increase customer satisfaction. A Gartner report predicts that by 2023, real-time visibility solutions will have been adopted by 50% of large global companies.

Trailer tracking technology can provide real-time location, departure and arrival times, as well as serve as a hub for additional data points generated by sensors and cargo cameras that indicate whether a trailer is loaded or empty and by how much. Recently, PowerFleet submitted its patent pending chassis monitoring system, the LV-300 and LV-750, during the FreightWaves F3 virtual event that provides the location, container chassis status on or off, and container loaded or empty status. Having this kind of information helps fleets and shippers work together to create more speed in the supply chain.

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The most interesting and innovative designs of 2021 https://u-one-music.com/the-most-interesting-and-innovative-designs-of-2021/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 23:30:18 +0000 https://u-one-music.com/the-most-interesting-and-innovative-designs-of-2021/ Let’s just say if 2021 makes us feel anything, it’s probably a sense of hope that 2022 won’t be such a colossal shit storm. We’ve seen a whole bunch this year, pandemics and a global vaccination effort, civil unrest, economic ruin, supply chain issues, new technology launches despite the first ones, billionaires in space, and […]]]>

Let’s just say if 2021 makes us feel anything, it’s probably a sense of hope that 2022 won’t be such a colossal shit storm. We’ve seen a whole bunch this year, pandemics and a global vaccination effort, civil unrest, economic ruin, supply chain issues, new technology launches despite the first ones, billionaires in space, and probably the most hilarious of all, a ship stuck in a canal. For once, though, why not put this roller coaster rundown aside and take a look at the things that really got us excited – from creative concepts to actual design announcements. Here’s a healthy and hearty recap of the most interesting designs we saw in 2021, last year.

01. Nike Go FlyEase





These are the Nike Go FlyEase hands-free shoes that provide the convenience of wearing and removing your pair without even bending or touching them. People who already do it with a pair of lace-up shoes (when they’re too tired or lazy) to get rid of the conventional style (by untangling the laces) will have their eyes set on the Nike Go FlyEase. The movement of using one foot to pull on the heel of the other and vice versa when you have crocs or loose sneakers is what most of us do. But doing the same with a pair of shoes can warp them over time. So Nike came up with a solution that allows you to do a heel kickstand movement to open them in a jiffy without damaging the material of the shoe.

02. DJI Action 2

The most defining feature of DJI Action 2 (and you’ll see pretty much all of their footage) is the snap-on touchscreen module. Traditionally, all action cameras have lenses on the front and screens on the back… and it’s perfect for shooting anything but yourself. DJI’s front touchscreen module basically allows you to turn the action camera into a wide-angle vlogging camera. The module snaps directly into place and allows you to attach other accessories like tripod, selfie stick, car holder, etc. , doubling the recording time of Action 2 to 160 minutes, and also adds additional mics for crisper audio recording – a feature that greatly benefits vloggers and influencers who want to be in the spotlight.

03. Honda RidgeLine EV

The Ridgeline EV concept comes from the mind of California-based Rene Garcia, a concept designer at ILM who previously worked on The Mandalorian, Thor: Ragnarok, The Avengers, and the Transformers anthology. Garcia began to design the vehicle as a Dakar rally truck, but gradual iterations slowly transformed it into a concept van for Honda. Designed to handle just about anything you can throw at it, the EV comes with its own winch hook up front, luggage rack behind, suicide-style rear doors that give you access to the spacious interiors of the car and an expandable truck. bed on the back which is even equipped with tools and emergency medical kits.

04. NASA exoskeleton

NASA has spent a great deal of time and effort developing new age space suits to counter the effects of gravity in hostile environments. 14 years to be exact, and it has already cost them $ 420 million. This breathtaking concept spacesuit is the work of designer Riyahd Cassiem who merges the cool element associated with exoskeleton suits with interplanetary dreams that we humans have embarked on. The Exo Suit Concept has an unwavering influence on the game Halo – one can instantly relate to the fearless characters KAT-B320, CARTER-A259 and ALICE-130. The reinforced suit is designed for the most difficult situations, and the mechanical nature means that it will help the wearer to perform arduous, if not too tedious, tasks in alien environments. Of course, it’s made from a lightweight but stellar material for ultra-flexibility, which is crucial.

05. Sony Walkman music player

Ja Heon Lee’s Smart Sound System (SSS) Walkman blends modern digital with old classic to satisfy the desire for music in a niche form factor. The Sony Walkman opens like any analog cassette player and connects the smartphone with the screen facing out. The information screen of the compatible music player app displays the music information through animation which resembles the appearance of a cassette tape. In addition to the music player, there is the detachable multi-controller that acts as an interface to control music, take important calls or view lyrics on the fly. All this while your smartphone is comfortably seated inside the Walkman.

06. NightWatch Apple Watch Holder





The NightWatch is a fairly simple accessory that enhances the capabilities of your Apple Watch. It does not come with its own charger but will allow you to attach your watch charger to it. Once assembled, you can easily slip your Apple Watch into its unique design, and this calibrated glass lens on the front enlarges the screen like a magnifying glass, making the numbers much more visible when your watch is in Table mode. night. It comes with a patented system that even allows you to press down on the glass surface to “wake up” your Apple Watch screen, so you can read the time clearly… and when your watch alarm starts. To ring, special acoustic channels designed into the base of the NightWatch docking station help you amplify the sound of your watch, making that alarm much louder.

07. The superyacht in shape

Lazzarini Design is known for its eccentric forward-looking designs, especially superyachts. Dubbed ‘The Shape’, this superyacht breaks all the fundamental rules of sailing and yacht design that we have seen so far. It has a gaping hole right in the middle (just like those in modern skyscrapers) that serves as a solarium and a unique visual attraction never seen before. How it will tackle rough seas when the weather is harsh, is a question for another day! The bestial concept is 69 meters long and with a draft of 3.90 meters, the yacht offers a living area of ​​35 meters beyond the void. It has three decks hidden within the colossal structure – the first floor containing the suites, the second being the shared living space and the command center on the third.

08. ForeverPen

Designed as the ultimate EDC by Raja Ahmad, ForeverPen comes in a ridiculously small avatar that can fit on your keychain or around your zipper, it can be worn around your neck as a minimalist pendant, or even on your bracelet, giving you a writing instrument it’s always for you. Designed to be the most practical piece of stationery of all, ForeverPen is the one pen that’s always around and always ready to write and draw. Its nib is crafted from a proprietary silver composite that can write smoothly like a pencil, without ever running out. The technology improves on a centuries-old drawing technique called the silver tip, a craft well known in the late Renaissance and even used by Leonardo da Vinci himself. In its modern version, the material developed for the ForeverPen is much stronger, which means it can write anywhere and on anything.

09. Hide-and-seek chair

What’s great about the Hide And Seek Chair by Yanagisawa Sera is its sheer nonsense… plus the fact that it actually works! Sera went straight from the drawing board to the metal workshop to test her idea and from how it looks, the umbrella-shaped chair works – at least at prototype level! The umbrella frame has been made from stainless steel rods and is designed to fold directly into the shape of the umbrella when closed. A taut fabric mounted on the frame helps distribute the weight when seated, allowing the chair to support the weight of an adult human. It looks a bit flimsy if I’m blunt, but it’s something that can be easily fixed using materials like titanium or even carbon fiber. The best part about the whole product is that it folds up into the shape of a standard umbrella, which means you can fit it in backpacks, purses or even carry it to the grocery store. or at a concert… by blending in perfectly with the crowd. before opening the hide-and-seek and take a seat on the world’s only umbrella-shaped chair!

10. Xiaomi CyberDog

Quadruped technology is talking about it in the world of robotics. Four-legged robots are used by industries around the world for tasks that require a stable gait and agile mobility. Xiaomi, a Chinese tech company, recently unveiled more 3D renderings of its own four-legged robotic creation, CyberDog. Currently, the bio-inspired four-legged robot has been designed as a robotic companion whose future technical capabilities are still in development. In a recent press release from Xiaomi, it is said that CyberDog comes with “AI interactive cameras [and sensors], ultra-wide-angle binocular fisheye cameras and Intel® RealSense ™ D450 Depth module, and can be trained with its computer vision algorithm. CyberDog’s external interface features a range of camera sensors. CyberDog’s involved vision sensor system allows the robot to create its own navigation map and analyze its surroundings in real time, allowing it to look towards a destination and avoid physical barriers on the way.

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first optical oscilloscope unveiled | Electronic design https://u-one-music.com/first-optical-oscilloscope-unveiled-electronic-design/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 14:37:35 +0000 https://u-one-music.com/first-optical-oscilloscope-unveiled-electronic-design/ What you will learn: Problems with high speed optical signals. A real-time measurement solution. Information about the team that developed it. A team from the University of Central Florida (UCF) developed the world’s first optical oscilloscope, an instrument capable of measuring the electric field of light. The device converts light oscillations into electrical signals, much […]]]>

What you will learn:

  • Problems with high speed optical signals.
  • A real-time measurement solution.
  • Information about the team that developed it.

A team from the University of Central Florida (UCF) developed the world’s first optical oscilloscope, an instrument capable of measuring the electric field of light. The device converts light oscillations into electrical signals, much like hospital monitors convert a patient’s heart rate into an electrical oscillation.

Until now, reading the electric field of light has been a challenge due to the high speeds at which light waves oscillate. The most advanced techniques can currently clock electric fields at frequencies up to gigahertz, covering the radiofrequency and microwave regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

However, current light field measurement tools could only resolve an average signal associated with a “pulse” of light, not the peaks and valleys within the pulse. It is important to measure these peaks and valleys within a single pulse because it is in this space that more information can be packaged and delivered.

“Fiber optic communications have taken advantage of light to speed things up, but we’re still functionally limited by the speed of the oscilloscope,” says associate professor of physics Michael Chini, who worked on research at the UCF. “Our optical oscilloscope may be able to increase this speed by a factor of about 10,000.” The team’s findings are published in the Photonics of nature newspaper.

The team developed the device and demonstrated its ability to measure the electric fields of individual laser pulses in real time in Chini’s lab at UCF. The next step for the team is to see how far they can push the technical speed limits.

The main author of the article is UCF postdoctoral researcher Yangyang Liu. Other authors include physics alumni Jonathan Nesper ’19 ’21MS, who earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and his master’s degree in physics; Shima Gholam-Mirzaei ’18MS’ 20PhD; and John E. Beetar ’15 ’17MS’ 20PhD.

Gholam-Mirzaei is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Joint Attosecond Science Laboratory of the National Research Council of Canada and the University of Ottawa. Beetar is completing a post-doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley.

Chini came up with the idea for the one-shot waveform measurement scheme and oversaw the research team. Liu led the experimental effort and performed most of the measurements and simulations. Beetar assisted with measurements of carrier-envelope phase dependence. Nesper and Gholam-Mirzaei helped build the experimental setup and collect data. All authors contributed to the data analysis and wrote the journal article.

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Toyota to halt production at 5 factories in January due to supply chain issues By Reuters https://u-one-music.com/toyota-to-halt-production-at-5-factories-in-january-due-to-supply-chain-issues-by-reuters/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 04:01:00 +0000 https://u-one-music.com/toyota-to-halt-production-at-5-factories-in-january-due-to-supply-chain-issues-by-reuters/ © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle awaits final inspection at a Toyota Motor Corp. plant. at Toyota in Aichi Prefecture, Japan on April 11, 2019. Photo taken April 11, 2019. REUTERS / Joe White TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor (NYSE 🙂 Corp announced Monday that it will halt production at five […]]]>

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle awaits final inspection at a Toyota Motor Corp. plant. at Toyota in Aichi Prefecture, Japan on April 11, 2019. Photo taken April 11, 2019. REUTERS / Joe White

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor (NYSE 🙂 Corp announced Monday that it will halt production at five domestic factories in January due to supply chain issues, chip shortages and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Japan’s largest automaker said the plant shutdown would affect around 20,000 vehicles, but would not impact its annual goal of making nine million vehicles.

Last week, Toyota announced that it is forecasting a larger reduction in North American vehicle production in January to 50,000 units due to supply chain issues.

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Only 10% of Bitcoin supply left to mine By Cointelegraph https://u-one-music.com/only-10-of-bitcoin-supply-left-to-mine-by-cointelegraph/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 11:40:00 +0000 https://u-one-music.com/only-10-of-bitcoin-supply-left-to-mine-by-cointelegraph/ © Reuters. Total circulating (BTC) hit a big milestone on Monday morning, a year and a half after Bitcoin’s last halving, as 90% of the maximum total supply was mined. Current data from Blockchain.com shows Bitcoin in circulation reached 18.899 million on Monday, meaning there is only 10% of the total supply left to mine. […]]]>

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Total circulating (BTC) hit a big milestone on Monday morning, a year and a half after Bitcoin’s last halving, as 90% of the maximum total supply was mined.

Current data from Blockchain.com shows Bitcoin in circulation reached 18.899 million on Monday, meaning there is only 10% of the total supply left to mine. While it took around 12 years to mine the first 90% of BTC, the rest will take a little longer.

Circulating supply of Bitcoin. Source: Blockchain.com