How Technology Is Changing the Way We Warm Up

Vacuum solar water heating systemIs there anything technology can’t do? We can explore the world on maps, listen to any song from almost any time, and watch as much tv as we want. Our fridges know what temperature they are, our phones don’t just make phone calls, and even our cars are turning into giant PCs we drive in. So how has technology shaped home heating systems? Well, if you’ve ever heard of infrared you might be surprised to know that it can actually heat things up, and we’re using it to do just that. Here’s our selection of the best heaters for infrared heating.

–       Dr Infrared Heater Quartz + PTC Portable Infrared Space Heater

This infrared heater looks the part. It’s finished off in a clean wooden frame with slick metal grills on the front. It’s got a very retro vibe, which is ironic because the tech inside is quite modern. It’s powerful, too, giving off 5200 BTUs over a thousand square foot space. It’s designed to last and comes with a three year warranty and the company says you can expect it to last for a whopping 80,000 hours before it needs replacing. It comes with three different settings so you can adjust how hot you want your room. It’s a little pricey, but you can find some for just over a hundred dollars, which is a great price.

–       LifeSmart Compact Power Plus Infrared Heater

The lifesmart is a nimble space heater center, a small unit that packs a punch. It’s got a nice modern finish in black with a sweet red glow from the infrared, like a Cylon or a Terminator. It’s not quite as big or effective as the previous brand, but it is still very effective and evenly spreads the heat around. It can be found for roughly the same price as the Dr. Infrared, but weight less and is easier to move around.

–       iLiving Infrared Space Heater with Dual Heating System

Another large, retro piece designed to look like a piece of furniture. The iLiving has all the perks of the previous two infrareds, but is also extremely quiet so it doesn’t distract you when you’re in the room. It looks great with its dark wooden finish and heats up any average sized room brilliantly.  It’s also quite cheap and can be found for just over a hundred dollars, and sometimes cheaper on line. Any of these three infrareds will heat up a room brilliantly.


Technology makes recycling paper possible and grants it a second life

RECYLINGIt’s hard to think of how to recycle paper.  The first thing that comes to mind is how to they do it without burning it to ashes.  You’ve figured out for sure they don’t do it like that.  Water breaks it down, so they can’t do it that way either.  Well there are 8 steps to paper recycling that we go through thanks to modern technology.  It is also reused in surprising ways.

8 steps of the process of recycling paper

  • Sorting
  • Collection and Transportation
  • Storage
  • Re-pulping and Screening
  • Cleaning
  • Deinking
  • Refining and Bleaching
  • Papermaking

It all starts with us.  Technically it ends with us too when we use paper that has been recycled.  First we sort through the kinds of paper.  Just like birds of a feather flock together, different kinds of paper need to stay with the same kind of paper, such as cardboard for instance.  Another example would be disposable catering products.  Through the use of technology the paper is sorted.  If the paper is all of the same grade, it stays together.

The sorted paper is then taken from recycling bins to a paper mill where they take the different sorted grades and put it into storage until needed and transported to the warehouse where it will be processed on computer run conveyor belts.

The re-pulping and screening process comes next.  It’s put into a huge pulping machine and mixed with chemicals as well as water and is chopped into tiny pieces.  It is also heated during this process to help it break down faster into cellulose of all things.  They prefer the word fiber. The paper is now a big old mixture of pulp much like in your orange juice.

The pulpy mixture is then ran over computer processing screens that remove anything that doesn’t belong that didn’t break down such as any adhesive that might have been on the paper and then pushed through the holes on the screen.

A cleaning process takes place next where it is run through a cleaner and any leftover existing contaminates are removed.  This is done by being put in a big cone cylinder and spun around to remove undesirable materials.

Next hey use a process called deinking.  Much like a laundry to remove any inks and glue that might have made it to this point by washing and using a technology called flotation.  In floatation, chemicals are added to the pulp to be sure to remove any contaminates that snuck through to this point.  It is then run through their systems to refine and bleach the pulp.  This is done by using hydrogen peroxide so as not to break the pulp down any further and is ready for papermaking.

Papermaking is now ready to take the freshly recycled and cleaned pulp and mix it with chemicals and water to bring it to a very watery consistency.  It is then run through a system that sprays it onto a fast moving screen and the water drains through the pulp and it is bonded to make a sheet that still is watery but now is “paper-like.”

It goes through heated rollers and turns into its finished product.  Totally recycled paper has been made and is ready to see how it’s going to spend this next lifetime it’s been granted.  Thanks to technology we can run such a process and give paper another life.



The Tech In Our Food

TECH FOODTechnology is everywhere these days. We can’t go anywhere without picking up wi-fi or having our phones alert us to a hundred new friends we could be making. Technology has even invaded our food, with new ways of thinking about what we eat and creating artificial supplements like this raspberry fat loss.

–        What Is It?

With so much innovation in the field of supplements it’s easy to forget how complicated these things are. Using the latest in micro-biology and experts in the field of nutritional science, we can now pinpoint exactly what are bodies need and how they react to the stuff we eat. With obesity an ever more worrying problem in the western world, it’s vital that we put the time and energy into figuring this stuff out. Many supplements are designed to do just that: supplement your calorie intake for a shake, giving you vital nutrients without building up on fats and sugars. However, new advances have led to a revolution in the supplement world.

–        How Does It Work?

The new Raspberry Keytones Max is not only a supplement which you can take instead of food, but it can actually work with your regular diet. It works by restricting the fats and decreasing their size, so you see immediate benefits. It’s full of anti-oxidants which are fantastic for your body and help prevents free radicals from building up in your system. Even as you burn through that fat, the shake helps you to regulate your energy so you’ll feel like you can run a marathon.

–        Can I Trust It?

These days a lot of the cheaper products on the market come from overseas. Many of these cheap knock offs can’t be trusted. There are horror stories of people feeling nauseous and lethargic and even that the shakes didn’t do what they had said they would. But the Raspberry is one hundred percent made in the USA, following all the latest in health and nutrition guidelines. As you know, if you buy American you’re buying quality, and on top of that you contribute that little bit to the local economy, keeping jobs at home and improving our situation right here. The Raspberry is a quality product that will help you to lose weight. It is n nutritious and full of goodness. Of course, any healthy diet plan involves commitment, exercise and healthy eating, but this will start you off on the right path.

The stars of the technology of tomorrow can get a head start with the technology of today.

BABIESOur little one’s have a bright future when it comes to technology.  Look at where we are now and know that they are going to grow and thrive in a society that has great technology to offer today.  It’s growing at a rate we can barely keep up with.  For instance, you just bought a new smartphone 3 months ago and already they are preparing to release the 4th in the series.  You haven’t even figured out how to use everything the 3rd one offers as of yet.  Do you upgrade to the new one when it’s released, or finishing learning the one you have now and by then they will be ready to release the 5th?  Decisions, decisions.

Your child will be ready for what’s ahead as it is while they grow they are getting the chance to grow with technology and have it with them as it evolves.  They already know how to use your IPad to read their favorite childhood books.  They know they can see mommy or daddy talk to them on a phone through video chat.  Technology is being geared for the younger generation.  Dress them for today’s tech world in funny baby onesies that show they’re prepared for what’s coming.  Such as a onesie designed to look like Homer Simpson’s shirt, tie, and ID badge for the nuclear plant he works at and your baby now has a look like they’re ready to work in a high tech world.

Today’s technology can enhance things for you to use as you bring baby up.  Such as a bottle that’s self-warming, or a stroller that folds up on its own.  This means they are already exposed to a high tech lifestyle.  It has been studied that there are more children that are between the ages of 2 and 5 that can play a games on the computer or latest console, work a smartphone, and  might have even been taught how to potty on the iPotty.  A child toilet training potty that has an iPad dock built in that your little one can play with while they sit and try to learn to make their trip to the commode.  Imagine if that was integrated into the adult world.  The only time most of us would leave the bathroom would be to eat and head on back and while we wait for nature’s call.
Our children are getting started so early with technology that it is becoming a part of them.  They are growing into it smoothly and will be the ones that help it to reach new heights that we haven’t even imagined yet.  Look at where we are now in the world of technology and just think of how it’s going to keep growing at a rate we can barely keep up with.  Our children are fitting into this mold at such a young age that they are going to be the designers of bigger, better, and faster technology to come.


How Technology Factors Into Electrical Systems

ELECTRICITYIt seems the tech world is dominating every aspect of our life. With the Internet of Everything, phone’s blending into tablets and pads, game consoles more powerful than PCs and robots that look and act like humans, it’s easy to forget that there are some things that simple need a pair of hands and a bit of grease to accomplish. If you’re the kind of hands on kind of person, then you might be tempted to fix any problems with your electrical supply on your own, but remember, just as technology is disruptive, so too is electricity: it can disrupt your heart from working and your brain from functioning. It’s much better to get in a professional to help out if you encounter any issues, so if you need help look into residential electrical services.

–       Why Shouldn’t I Just Do It?

These days it seems everyone has a DIY YouTube channel outlining all the ways you can repair your car or your phone or your tabletops. That’s all well and good, but with these things if you get something wrong you’re not going to damage yourself or cost yourself thousands in repairs. Technology is great, but at the end of the day if you have a wiring or electrical issue, it’s a specialist task that you should leave to specialists. After all, you wouldn’t want someone looking at your teeth who wasn’t a dentist, nor someone looking at your heart who wasn’t a cardiologist, so why get someone to look at your electricity who isn’t an electrician? Technology is great, but it has its limitation. This is a hands on, specialist job best left to professionals.

–       What Can They Offer?

Getting in an electrician is simple, but there are two stages. The first stage is they come in and give an evaluation. Thankfully, these guys offer it for free, so even if you only think you have an issue you have an incentive to give them a call. It won’t cost you one red cent to be precautionary. After that, they’ll assess what needs to be done and, depending on the size of the job, they’ll talk shop and give you a price. It’s straight forward and down to earth business.

–       Are They Trustable?

The company has been around for over two decades and they are specialists in their field. They’re fast, professional and dedicated to quality. If you can’t trust them you can’t trust anyone. And at least you know if something goes wrong you have someone to blame instead of youself.



3 Ways Technology Has Improved Sports

TECHNOLOGY AND SPORTSThere is no denying that technology has infiltrated every part of our lives. The world of technological advancement has helped us to enjoy improvements in everything from cooking, to reading, all the way to trip planning and sports.

The world of sports is one of the areas that have most improved due to the benefits of technology. How we watch our sporting events, what the athletes use and what the everyday active person wears and uses have all been upgraded over time thanks to science. Here are some examples:

 How We Watch Sports

Starting with the television itself, TV has improved how we can watch sports, in that we don’t have to physically be at any given game to enjoy it. Even back when TVs were tiny little black and white boxes, it still gave us baseball and football from across the country and it’s only gone uphill from there. Now we have flat plasma screens with surround sound and home entertainment systems that almost beat the live experience of going to a game.

How sports are monitored has changed too. We now have the technology to provide instant replay footage for any sport which has helped many a referee or judge make the right call. We also have “hawk eye” technology that can track a ball and its path. This is helpful for sports like tennis or golf.

 The Tools We Use

Accessories in sports have come a long way as well. Things like sports watches, clocks, running shoes and even hats have evolved with improved design and functionality. There are also the accessories we use on our phones, like apps for athletes or apps for sports statistics. There are apps to track your exercise, diet, speed and heart rate, just to name a few. For those who are not participating but are watching instead, there are applications for that too. Phone apps for tracking game results or sending up-to-the-minute scores are huge with sports fans around the world.

 The Clothes We Wear

Most of all, the clothing we wear to facilitate our sporting life has grown the most. From head to toe we’ve made leaps and bounds in the arena of smart sporting wear to help us in our activities. From baseball to swimming, mountain climbing to golf, the clothes we wear have helped our game. A quick look back at the swimsuits of the 1950s will show you how far swimwear has advanced for both ladies and men. How anyone could ever swim a length in those old swimsuits beats me. Today we have rain repellant jackets and pants, sweat absorbing material woven into our tops and that’s just a start. There are hi-tech waterproof socks with individual toe grips for water sports and cloth that keeps you cool for outdoor sports like tennis or golf. Hiking culture has never been more popular and the items you can find in that area is vast as well. We’ve got state-of-the-art, lightweight backpacks, ergonomic shoes and boots, bug, sun or rain repellant clothing and all kinds of smart gadgets to make your trek more efficient too. Easy to snap on water bottles, compasses, walking sticks and shoe grip covers are just a few things that have turned this activity into a professional job. Check out hiking gear reviews online for what is best for your hiking needs. For other sports goods and accessories, you need not look far. Most can be ordered from your computer to your door within the week. Look how far we’ve come.

How to stay healthy while working on a computer

STAYING ACTIVEThis is a technology based society and everyone is working on computers which is a pretty popular job these days. Working on computers requires a lot of sitting. Many fitness experts suggest taking a 5-10 minute break to exercise in between really important jobs. Computer programmers will sit at a computer for hours working, it generally drives a programmer nuts to have to stop when he is on a role, and so stopping to take a break can be difficult. Stamina is also an issue when it comes to working on a computer type job. To maintain stamina you need to keep your adrenaline flowing but when sitting down all the time your stamina will decrease and you will loss energy. Energy is a big factor in keeping yourself able to work for long hours. One way to gain energy or stay awake while working long hours is to drink lots of caffeine, but caffeine is not a great source of vitamins and nutrients that will also help you with your necessary daily intake of nutrients.

But you can use supplements to help with this situation, checking out will help you to know which one to use and how they work. Each supplement works in a different way and can help you by increasing energy, helping you maintain a healthy weight, and aid you in burning fat and calories. Supplements can be vitamins and weight protein. But along with supplements you need to exercise and eat properly. If you have a problem with being too big and are having trouble losing weight due to your lack of enough exercise you can take a supplement that will help burn fat while you work. But exercise is advisable also.

Exercising every 15 minutes while working for 5-10 minutes will help you stay active and healthy and keep your adrenaline and metabolism working well. Exercise is a great way to stay healthy. If you know that you are going to be working for a long period of time then exercising before you start working will help get your energy up and keep it up. Once you get to a stopping point you can exercise some more to re-energize your body.

Although computer related jobs are very popular and many people work them not many people take heed to the need to keep active even while working. Many people develop back problems, carpel tunnel, arthritis, and many more health related issues that are associated with working at a computer desk all day. Some people even have eye problems from looking at the screens. There are ways to combat these health related issues but the most important thing to remember is that as long as you take vitamins, and nutrients, you eat right, and stay active you can continue to do your job while taking care of your health. Your health is the most important thing to staying alive and active. IF you don’t take care of your health your metabolism will slow down and you will start noticing extra pounds being added in inappropriate places.

Although technology related jobs are a great way to earn money you also need to take care of yourself and sometimes spending that hard earned money on a personal trainer and supplements is more helpful than avoiding it all together.

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Technology in our future lives

TECHNOLOGYThis is the age of technology and everything has some form of technology in it. Take for instance the basic phone has now turned into a small hand held computer. Even the house phone is being made more technologically advanced. Some house phones are now connected to your cell phone so you don’t have to worry about two phones in your home, they have built in answering machines, and they can utilize headsets wirelessly. This is how the advancement of mankind has affected our everyday lives.

Even our cars have become moving computers with the GPS systems, the Sirius radio system, the OnStar system, and of course the hands free phone system. These are all advancements that technology has awarded us over the years. But how has technology advanced our exercise routine? By adding heart monitors to exercise equipment you can now monitor your heart rate so that you can keep track of how many calories you are burning. Exercise equipment also calculates by the heart rate how much calories you have burned and how long you have been running for such as 1 mile or more. The on screen data that is presented in cardio equipment is very useful for keeping up with many different factors of your exercise routine.

Technology is the way of the future. Schools are starting to use smart boards for teaching in classrooms from kindergarten to college level classes. They utilize tablets and laptops in class and online libraries for colleges to house their journal articles and books so that students can access the information they need at any time of day or night. Schools are also starting to offer online degrees where you can get all your training, classes, lectures, and quizzes online while obtaining your Associates, Bachelors, Masters, and PhD in the comfort of your own home on your own time.

Imagine if scientists did not invent the technologies we have today! What would we do for telephones? What would we do for TV? How would we go to the moon and back? How would we communicate all over the world? These are questions that have been answered by technology. With technology it would be the dark ages and we would not be as advanced as we are. Technology has brought us out of the dark ages and into a generation of extremely educated, highly technologically adept students who one day will take on the world and change it to make it an even better and more advanced race of educators and students.

Imagine flying cars, and boats that can also drive on land. These are things that technology is working on for our future. Cars that no longer need gas to run and electricity that will not deplete the world’s resources. In our future the options are endless and technology will advance so fast and with such amazement that we may not be able to keep up with growing trends. At this rate we come out with a new phone every six months that adds new and improved apps and features that the previous version wasn’t capable of doing. Every six months a new computer program or game comes out and every few years they advance the gaming consoles making the previous version obsolete. Technology is our future and without it we would be lost.


Take technology with you every step of the way. Literally.

TECHNOLOGYTechnology is everywhere these days. There’s something better, faster, stronger, lighter, smoother, etc. coming out in products constantly. It seems sometimes it’s progressing too fast. For instance you just bought a new smartphone 3 months ago, and already there is a newer version of the same phone. It basically does the same things but has just one difference so now you’re out of the loop and are stuck using yesterday’s smartphone. It happens with anything that has technology working on it or part of it as well. From your phone and your Bluetooth earpiece to the technology used to give your shoes a comfortable sole to maximize your comfort which each step you take. There’s something technologically more advanced coming out soon so don’t get too used to your new gadget or item because there’ll be a newer one right around the corner any minute now.

Talking about shoes and technology seems like an odd combination, doesn’t it? However, technology is used by a lot of shoe and boot companies to bring you the best to every step you take. Everything from the uppers to the soles are tested using technological means to bring to you the best fit and most comfortable sole to walk on. For instance, finding the best work boots for your feet is a challenge because there are so many different kinds out there that have been through rigorous testing to bring you the best of the best with every step and every situation that boot might be in, need it to be waterproofing or having steel toe tops and other things that are important in work boots.

For instance, technology is used to test insoles and find ways to make them more comfortable for everyone. Not everyone has the same foot, so not everyone will be wearing the same boot. Some are tested to have good insoles if you happen to have flat feet. Others are tested to be comfortable for those who might have a high arch. Technology breaks down the foot and goes after key points and areas that need to be updated to bring the best to everybody.   Computers and equipment map the bottom of the foot and the boot makers go from there. The computers can even show things such as measuring the pressure points from each step so those working on the boot know exactly what they need to concentrate on.

Like said previous, technology stretches not just the computer on your desktop but on you and the things you do and even wear. It helps to improve many things, make life easier and better whereas before, certain things were not possible. What gets me the most are the new cars as of late that can help you parallel park by a screen mounted on your dashboard. Where was that when I needed it in driver’s ed? Anyway back to subject at hand, technology is everywhere and with you ever step of the way. Literally.

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