Sunday, November 1, 2015

Smithsonian Anvil from A Material World

Blacksmith is the "Father of Engineering". Though the name Engineer came with Steam Engines. The one who used to Make Gadgets like the HorseShoe on the Anvil was Fulliautomatix the Blacksmith.

See also A 19th-Century anvil and blacksmith's tools. The anvil and blacksmith's tools represent one of the traditional forms and uses of iron.

Smithsonian Anvil from A Material World

The above image is from the now weblet that is missing or closed - It was from the National Museum of American History; Photographs by Eric Long - "It's A Material World" - What Things Are Made of and Why...

The Wayback Machine has a copy..

It's A Material World at National Museum of American History

The Steam­punk Bible and Art

An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature.

The Steampunk Bible is the first compendium about the movement, tracing its roots in the works of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells through its most recent expression in movies such as Sherlock Holmes. Its adherents celebrate the inventor as an artist and hero, re-envisioning and crafting retro technologies including antiquated airships and robots

The Steam­punk Bible and Art

"Although its literary origins are sometimes associated with the cyberpunk genre, steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West", in apost-apocalyptic future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. It may, therefore, be described as neo-Victorian.

Steampunk perhaps most recognizably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era's perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Such technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.."

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Precast Concrete Safety

When finishing Precast Concrete blocks, fine silica dust is generated, that could affect workers and pedestrians health. The work was being done in a crude and unscientific way leads to Air Pollution.

This could result in a Health Hazard in the Respiratory system for both for the workers and other people moving around.

Precast Concrete Safety
We could keep watering the dust down and transporting them away from the work area. We could also develop more safe and sensible methods of Pavement Building that does not generate Fine Silica Dust.

Cutting Paving: Cutting Precast Concrete Blocks Flags and Kerbs - Efficient Design and Managing the Risk

General guidance document on controlling dust when cutting precast concrete block, flags and kerbs.

"Silica is a natural component found in many construction products. Crystalline silica is found in sand, sandstone, granite and products such as concrete. Health hazards can result from breathing in the fine dust of crystalline silica. This can lead to the development of silicosis, a scarring of the lung tissue which can result in breathing difficulties. Progressive silicosis is the more common form resulting from exposure over a longer period."


Bury the Power Lines Underground

Let us bury our differences globally. Let all countries unite to bury the Power Lines to make it safe for Humans, Animals, Birds and Tress. To become civilized is very difficult.

We have money to waste in absurd and fanciful projects built around buzzwords, that are not sustainable. We do not focus on the "Down to Earth" problems many countries face today. That includes the US, Asia etc. it is a wonder they lagged behind in the fundamentals. Get the Priorities Right.

If USA sets an example, Administrations of many countries will be strongly influenced. This will make a better, safer, cost-effective power distribution system. This has happened in Europe, they have gone ahead in being Technically Civilized.

Undergrounding wiki

A former pylon transformer south of Markgröningen Germany

A former pylon transformer south of Markgröningen, Germany. Today, the pylon carries only a switch fed by two underground cables.

Why don't we bury our power lines in the NW?

“He was astonished to realize that was the electricity grid, she said. Belgium had buried its power lines a long time ago. For Yolanda’s father, the power poles in Seattle brought back memories of his childhood in Europe in the 1960’s, when utility poles were still above ground there. "

Why Can’t We Just Bury All The Power Lines?

"Outages are not inevitable. The German power grid has outages at an average rate of 21 minutes per year. The winds may howl. The trees may fall. But in Germany, the lights stay on.

There’s no Teutonic engineering magic to this impressive record. It’s achieved by a very simple decision: Germany buries almost all of its low-voltage and medium-voltage power lines, the lines that serve individual homes and apartments. Americans could do the same. They have chosen not to."

If Power Lines Fall, Why Don't They Go Underground?

"Weather and tree branches cause 40 percent of power outages in the U.S. Another 8 percent are caused by traffic accidents, like cars hitting poles. "

"Other industrialized countries have more of their neighborhood power distribution underground. David Lindsay, an expert at the Electric Power Research Institute, says places like Western Europe have an edge because they rebuilt their cities after the war."

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Instant Coffee Innovation

This idea i got after i had problem handling and storing Instant coffee. You can patent it on my name and mail the Royalty fees.

Instant coffee is very Hygroscopic. When exposed even little, it absorbs moisture rapidly and becomes a messy, sticky mass.

Instant Coffee Innovation

The Instant Coffee powder must be packed into small hard sugar capsules and sealed. In other words it should reach the customer in the form of a bottle of - - Hard Crystal Sugar encapsulated and hermetically sealed tablets containing some instant coffee powder.

The user drops 3-5 tablets into his Hot cup of milk, adds more sugar if needed, stirs and its ready.

Idea of Anantha Narayan - oct 2013

Think globally act locally

Sustainable Globalization will happen only over the Internet. All you need is Internet and a good Courier Service.

Buy what you want from a company across the street. If you don't get it, buy from a Firm in your own town.

Think globally act locally

Still you did not find any, buy your own Country's goods. Lastly if you have no good alternative, buy it from the Globe.

Make your own Country Strong, be self reliant. support small bizness in your own neighborhood.

This is Biz2Biz in action, which will keep all happy. Or better still, read this Wikipedia Page for such a Philosophy - Think globally, act locally

- San 2001 Online Diary

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Take a Break

When you are thinking hard or working hard physically. Even if you are stuck in a difficult to solve or fix solution.

Take a Break
Then .. if it is not an Emergency Situation, give short breaks within all kinds of work.

These breaks means .. get fresh air, straighten you spine, stretch your body. (naturally and slowly, like cats and dogs do when they wake up).

Then get back to work, now you would be able to fix that berserk bot, make the Lathe go smoothly, write a small and powerful ajax code or even that Award winning Poetry.... Now break up.

All work and No Break - Makes Chuck an Unenthusiastic Designer.

Ananth - 2002

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