That brings us to what will probably be the wrap-up—but who knows. Here are several more

That brings us to what will probably be the wrap-up—but who knows. Here are several more messages, starting with a long one, about further extracting Rome-and-America comparisons and contrasts: 1) “The empire made the emperors.” In my article, I said that since World War II the United States has run an “empire without the name.” A historically minded reader draws out the implications: First, it’s entirely appropriate, as you do, to compare the Roman and American empires—even though the US rules its empire as Romans of the republican (not imperial) era did.   In other words, the US empire is an “empire of obedience.” It uses all manner of tools to persuade semi-independent states and other groups to do its bidding, rather than directly governing territories within formal borders. Direct governance and a formalization of borders occurred under the Roman princeps (emperors). Second, while it’s convenient to date the “fall” of the western Roman empire, it’s not especially useful from an analytic perspective. The western empire had been decentralizing for quite some time, while “barbarians” had been effectively ruling parts of it, directly and indirectly.    It’s critical to note th...

Sometimes I need to be able to take photographs of very small things, and the so-called

Sometimes I need to be able to take photographs of very small things, and the so-called macro mode on my point-and-shoot camera just won’t cut it. And it never hurts to have an inspection scope on hand for tiny soldering jobs, either, though I prefer a simple jeweler’s loupe in one eye for most tasks. So I sent just over $40 off to my close friend Alibaba, and a few weeks later was the proud owner of a halfway usable inspection scope that records stills or video to an SD card. Unfortunately, it’s only halfway useable because of chintzy interface design and a wobbly mount. So I spent an afternoon, took the microscope apart, and got it under microcontroller control, complete with WiFi and a scripting language. Much better! Now I can make microscope time-lapses, but much more importantly I can take blur-free photos without touching the wiggly rig. It was a fun hack, so I thought I’d share. Read on! The scope, as it arrives, is really fun. The image is just fine and most everything works as advertised. Looking at bugs and flowers was good for a few hours at least. However, all of the small details that make for a pleasant user experience are botched. For instance, the clearance on ...

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The first smartphone-connected air fryer just got a $10 discount on Amazon

Everyone knows that air fryers are awesome, but some people have been holding out on actually getting one for themselves. If you’re among the people who have been holding out for a great deal on a great model, boy oh boy did you luck out today. The COSORI 5.8-Quart Smart WiFi Air Fryer is the first electric air fryer oven to include smartphone connectivity so you can control and monitor your cooks from your smartphone. It’s so cool, and it’s $10 off right now thanks to an on-site coupon you can clip! Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals from around the web. Quantities may be limited. Prices are subject to change without notice and coupons may expire at any time. Some deals may not be available to all customers. BGR may receive a commission on orders placed through this article. Pizza Oven, Milk Frother, Pepper Mill, Oil Sprayer – Yisure,http://www.nbyisure.com/

Global Seismic Isolation Systems Market 2019 Extensive Study by – Yunnan Quakesafe Seismic, SWCC SHOWA, OILES CORPORATION

Global Seismic Isolation Systems Market 2019 research report highlights projection of business, market growth and challenges, new innovations and opportunities, market size, trends, strategies, future roadmap and forecast to 2025 The Seismic Isolation Systems market report includes data that has been analyzed in an orderly manner, dividing the market into different segments  taking into account the type of products and services provided by the market, regional analysis, product applications, and market structure. Seismic Isolation Systems market , presents detailed information on the major competitors Yunnan Quakesafe Seismic , SWCC SHOWA , OILES CORPORATION , NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN ENGINEERING CO., LTD , Bridgestone , Earthquake Protection Systems , Kurashiki Kako , Maurer AG , Tokyo Fabric Industry Co., Ltd , SUMITOMO METAL MINING SIPOREX , DIS , HengShui Zhengtai , OVM , Tensa , Yokohama , Kawakin Core-Tech Co., LTD , Fuyo , DS Brown , Times New Materials , Sole Teck , Sirve , , formally developed as well as development associations with a significant market value in terms of sales, size,  share, demand, supply, manufacture analysis, and demand ratio. The Seismic Isolatio...

WVC trio, Team USA fall to Canada in Pan Am Games field hockey semifinals

Canada shut down the high-scoring Team USA lineup Tuesday night to post a 2-0 victory in a Pan American Games women’s field hockey semifinal in Lima, Peru. The United States had outscored opponents 21-2 while winning its first four games. Danielle Grega from Wyoming Valley West had four of those goals, tied for second-most on the team, while captain Kathleen Sharkey from Wyoming Seminary had three. Grega and Sharkey were again in the starting lineup and were involved in some of the best U.S. scoring opportunities. The United States fell one win short of its third straight Pan Am finals appearance and two wins shy of locking up a 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games berth. STATE COLLEGE — More than likely, four different running backs will continue to see the field next week for Penn State. But there’s a chance a new name could be starting. Just when it looked like quarterback Sean Clifford may lead the Nittany Lions in rushing for the second straight week, Noah Cain helped snap the offense out of a long funk with an impressive touchdown drive late in Saturday’s win over Purdue. The true freshman picked up his team-best fifth rushing score of the season to close out the 35-7 victory. But th...

Made in Illinois: Mohop shoes, Reformed School clothes help put state on fashion runway

Annie Mohaupt’s shoe manufacturer Mohop utilizes cutting-edge digital technology, but the original inspiration for her business was completely analog. As a kid growing up in Pecatonica, an Illinois town about 100 miles northwest of Chicago, she’d watch her mother shear sheep on their family-owned farm and spin the wool into yarn to make clothes for her children. “Seeing her transform these natural products into something beautiful and functional, that kind of inspired me to make shoes out of trees,” said the 43-year-old entrepreneur, who in December 2017 moved her 13-year-old firm from Chicago to a 10,000-square-foot factory in Rockford. Those shoes don’t magically appear out of trees, of course. The process is aided by robots. Mohaupt’s business is the first in the U.S. to fabricate mass-customizable footwear and accessories using digital scanning and 3D manufacturing techniques. Mohop shoes and accessories are “designed + crafted . . . by an artist, an architect, and their robots,” the website says of the firm she runs with her partner Justin Walker. Their products are made from scratch, using vegan, recycled, and fair-trade materials such as faux leather and the shoes are met...

Metro Detroit weather forecast: Going from chilly to cool,…

After a chilly start to Saturday, temps are rising. The afternoon will be milder. Rain arrives late tonight but will be gone before Sunday is over. Wolverines fans will need their maize and blue jackets and sweatshirts while tailgating and enjoying the first half of the Michigan-Iowa football game in Ann Arbor. For everyone in Southeast Michigan, Saturday afternoon becomes milder. It remains partly sunny with highs in the low 60s. Spartans fans traveling to Columbus, Ohio, for the Michigan State-Ohio State evening football game will experience warm conditions south of the Michigan border. Tailgating temps in the low 70s in the middle of Ohio with blue skies overhead. Saturday night will have a chance of showers with an approaching cold front. Lows will be in the mid 50s. Sunday will be wet in the morning and mostly cloudy to partly sunny in the afternoon. It becomes milder. Highs in the upper 60s. Sunshine will dominate most of next week, including Yom Kippur. Highs will be in the low to mid-60s and lows will be in the 40s and low 50s. Yom Kippur begins Tuesday evening with sunset around 7 p.m. ET. Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app. Just go to your app sto...

Expect stationery business to get back to double digit growth from Dec: ITC

Copyright © 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service Choose your reason below and click on the Report button. This will alert our moderators to take action Spiral Notebook, Calendar Book, Wrapping Paper, Exercise Book- Hengchen,https://www.nbhengchen.com/

CSP VICTALL Receives Prestigious JEC Innovation Award

CSP Victall and Chinese automaker JMC introduced China’s first composite pickup box at Auto Shanghai. (Photo: Business Wire) CSP Victall and Chinese automaker JMC introduced China’s first composite pickup box at Auto Shanghai. (Photo: Business Wire) TANGSHAN, China & AUBURN HILLS, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the pioneer of composite automotive component suppliers in China, CSP VICTALL today announced it has been awarded the coveted CCE-JEC Innovation Award for its advanced composite pickup box. The box, currently in production on Jiangling Motors Corporation’s (JMC) Yuhu 3 and Yuhu 5 pickup trucks, is the first such use of composites in the Chinese automotive industry. The composite box developed by CSP VICTALL solves the issues of heavy weight, low corrosion resistance and high cost for pickup boxes traditionally made of metal. The innovative composite product uses integrated sheet molding compound (SMC) that is molded into the desired geometry in just one step, significantly reducing production cycle time and the number of molds required. The composite material is easier to mold, allows for more complex shapes, and is far more resistant to dents, punct...

Global Watering and Water Hose Timers Market 2019 Analysis By Top Major Players – Orbit Irrigation Products, NORMA Group, Melnor, CLABER Spa (inter itali, Rain Bird Corporation

Watering and Water Hose Timers are fundamental parts of a garden watering system. It’s used to automate the daily watering, meaning you don’t have to be there to turn your system on and off. This is especially useful for those that lead busy lives or don’t want to waste water, a hose timer paired with a good drip irrigation system can ensure that you water only as long as you need to, and that not a single drop is wasted. The global Watering and Water Hose Timers market was valued at xx million US$ in 2018 and will reach xx million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of xx% during 2019- This report focuses on Watering and Water Hose Timers volume and value at global level, regional level and company level. From a global perspective, this report represents overall Watering and Water Hose Timers market size by analyzing historical data and future prospect. Regionally, this report categorizes the production, apparent consumption, export and import of Watering and Water Hose Timers in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India. For each manufacturer covered, this report analyzes their Watering and Water Hose Timers manufacturing sites, capacity, production, ...

The RW Takeaway: The Trail Glove 5 is a versatile minimalist shoe that offers a barefoot-like

The RW Takeaway: The Trail Glove 5 is a versatile minimalist shoe that offers a barefoot-like experience on both road and trail. As our favorite trails finally thaw out, we’re thinking less about the gloves on our hands, and more about the gloves on our feet here in Pennsylvania. Yep, you read it right. We dipped our toes into one of Merrell’s bestsellers, the Trail Glove, that’s reminding us of how awesome a minimalist ride feels. Since the fourth version of the shoe was released back in 2017, Merrell has spent two years tweaking and refining the shoe’s midsole to better mimic the foot in motion. The result is the brand’s Barefoot 2 technology, which expertly balances an anatomical fit and zero-drop with enough stability and underfoot protection. Merrell does it by carving out a support zone in the midsole, which cradles the arch while still allowing the foot to flex freely and adapt to quick changes in movement. This makes the shoe a standout for bombing down twisty single-track, shuffling along a narrow creek crossing, or even just doing workouts at the gym. While the Trail Glove offers some cushioning with its thin midsole foam and soft, full-length insole, the overall exper...