Glowing, fluorescent ‘Yooperlites’ found in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Erik Rintamaki, 43, of Brimley, considers himself an amateur rock hound who’s been on a wild ride, all because of some beautiful fluorescent specimens. Rintamaki said he was out on a Lake Superior beach last summer trying to find some agates, and after three trips, he didn’t find anything — but on his fourth, he stumbled upon three tiny fluorescent stones the size of a dime. “You could hear me screaming all the way down the beach, and I got home, googled it and couldn’t find anything that looked like it,” Rintamaki said. Rintamaki said he ended up getting the speckled stones up into the hands of geologists from Michigan Technological University around December and was told he may have stumbled upon something that’s never been seen in Michigan before. After rounds of testing and analysis, Rintamaki said the rocks were sent off to the University of Saskatchewan, which backed up the Michigan Tech geologists’ findings. While Rintamaki told the Free Press that he’s probably not the first person to have ever stumbled upon these glowing rocks on Michigan beaches, his was the first discovery analyzed and confirmed by geologists. Thus, Rint...

Officeworks, Kmart or Big W: Which is cheapest for back-to-school

Millions of students are set to return to school in days, meaning hordes of parents and caregivers are flooding the shops to pick up school supplies.  Related story: Headmaster of a Sydney private school wishes more of his students would become tradies But with pencils, pens, glue sticks, pencil cases, rulers, scissors and exercise books to purchase, the costs can add up.  Consumer advocate group CHOICE has crunched the numbers on which shops offer the best back-to-school deals, and found that Officeworks has the cheapest supplies, at $26.87 for a 17-item basket. That’s compared to the $29.69 at Big W and $30.00 at Kmart.  According to CHOICE’s managing editor, Marg Rafferty, the cost of school supplies can mount quickly. “Uniforms, shoes, backpacks, lunchboxes, and stationery amount to quite a lot of money, especially if you have more than one child at school.”  According to YouGov research commissioned by Big W, back-to-school is costing Australian families $62 more this year than in 2019. In fact, based on a basket including items like iPads and laptops, the average Australian family will spend a whopping $538 on school supplies.  “It seems back-to-school shopping is becomin...

I’m starting to put the fuel system together for my buggy and am really confused. Should

I’m starting to put the fuel system together for my buggy and am really confused. Should I use NPT fittings or AN fittings? Or both? Is one better than the other? The fuel cell I have is set up for -6 AN fittings, and the fuel rail on the engine is NPT, so I’ll need to convert one of them to whichever method I choose. And what size should I be using? I’m feeding a stock V-8. Gary W. Via nuts@4wor.com Plumbing can get confusing very quickly, and it doesn’t help that there are so many options out there. We’ll handle your last question first. As a rule of thumb, 3/8-inch hose is adequate to feed a stock and even lightly modified V-8. You can get away with 5/16-inch hose as well, but 3/8-inch is a good choice for reasons we will get to in just a moment. As far as sizing goes, how does 3/8-inch equate to the dash numbers of AN fittings? Well, the dash numbers of AN hose is the diameter of the hose in 1/16-inch increments. For example, a -10 AN hose is 10/16 inches in diameter, in other words 5/8. A -6 hose is equivalent to a 3/8-inch-diameter hose, and this is likely the port size of the fittings on your fuel cell. Although 5/16-inch hose is a common siz...

Global Water Pressure Reducing Valves Market Size, Trends, Key Players, Share Dynamic Demand and Consumption By 2019 to 2025

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Un pountil repris en intégralité à Caunes-Minervois

L’entretien des ouvrages d’arts et des pountils du village se poursuit. Ainsi, le pas qui mène au domaine Sainte-Marie, après un écroulement global, a été repris. Ici, il s’agit d’un pountil busé avec des canalisations qui doit être adapté aux gros engins agricoles. Pour réaliser ces travaux, il a été fait appel à des entreprises locales. C’est l’entreprise TG Services autour de Thomas Gareil qui a été retenue et qui a repris en intégralité ce pountil. Un investissement nécessaire pour assurer la sécurité des utilisateurs de cette voirie et pour drainer au mieux les écoulements des eaux lors des fortes pluies. Brass Valve, BrassTap, Faucet Fittings, Drainer, China Hose Supplier – JG SANITARY,https://www.jgsanitary.com/

Sayonara, Sardines: Tiny Fish Are Just As Vulnerable To Collapse As La

An award-winning team of journalists, designers, and videographers who tell brand stories through Fast Company’s distinctive lens More than 70% of the world’s fisheries are currently being harvested at capacity or are in decline, but fish are also delicious and quite good for you. What’s a conscientious diner to do? The conventional wisdom has always been to avoid big fish at the top of the food chain–marlins, sharks, and tuna, for example–and focus on little fish, like sardines and anchovies, which have shorter lives and can reproduce more quickly. Not so anymore. Your fish choices just got even more complicated. After analyzing over 200 scientific fisheries assessments, Stanford researchers found that small fish populations were just as likely to have collapsed in the past 50 years as larger fish, mainly due to overfishing. We’re literally killing all the fish. Baby Girl Dress Patterns Wholesaler Quotes & PriceList Small fish often die and reproduce faster than larger fish and, in general, population drops in small fish last five years on average, compared to 15 years for larger fish. But this isn’t always the case, according to the researchers. For example, one coll...

Ontogenetic development of the auditory sensory organ in zebrafish ( Danio rerio ): changes in hearing sensitivity and related morphology

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript. Zebrafish (Danio rerio) is an important model organism in hearing research. However, data on the hearing sensitivity of zebrafish vary across different reports. In the present study, the hearing sensitivity of zebrafish was examined by analysing the auditory evoked potentials (AEPs) over a range of total lengths (TLs) from 12 to 46 mm. Morphological changes in the hair cells (HCs) of the saccule (the main auditory end organ) and their synapses with primary auditory neurons were investigated. The AEPs were detected up to a much higher frequency limit (12 kHz) than previously reported. No significant difference in the frequency response range was observed across the TL range examined. However, the AEP thresholds demonstrated both developmental improvement and age-related loss of hearing sensitivity. The changes in hearing sensitivity were roughly consis...

APL Apollo Tubes Ltd., commences production of India’s largest hollow section pipes

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