Anthony "Tony" Maglica: Inventor and Free Enterprise Champion

Enterprise ChampionAnthony Maglica is the founder of Mag Instrument Inc. They are the manufacturer of the universally known Mag lite flashlight, which has become standard issue gear for police departments world wide. Maglite flashlights were created by Maglica himself.

Anthony Maglica: The Early Years

Born in New York in 1930, Maglica grew up on the island of  Zlarin off the coast of Croatia where he moved to with his family during the great depression of the 1930’s. During World War II, Croatia was left destitute, in 1950 Maglica decided to move back to the United States of America. Maglica decided to settle in Ontario, California. Anthony Maglica spoke little English when he returned to the states. He found work as a machinist, he learned of a boss who made extra money on the side machining hydraulic parts. Maglica found a metal lathe for a $1000 and convinced the owner to give it to him for a $125 down payment with the agreement to pay the rest with monthly payments. Anthony Maglica’s little side job turned in to a full blown corporation in 1975. This little machine store was the predecessor of the Maglite corporation.

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New study disproves brain and body size ratio as efficient intelligence measure

entertainmentIt has been widely understood that the proportion of brain size vs body size is the most common gauge for animals’ intellectual capabilities. Years of scientific work has relied on this measure to predict intelligence in all forms of animal species. It has become fact that as far as brain size is concerned, that of the human’s was exceptionally large in proportion to its body mass. We understand this in the same way we understand, then, that ants are actually stronger than other bigger animals because they can carry things more than their size and weight.

However, what we know of animal intelligence now may be different in the generations to come. A study performed by a group of scientists from German institutions such as the Ornithology Institute of Max Planck and the Universität Konstanz, along with Britain’s Universal College London have discovered that the connection between the development of the body and the brain is orchestrated by different adaptive mechanisms throughout evolution, and animals have different ways of executing it.

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Training Bees

training-beesThe idea was a crazy one: use bees to find unexploded landmines. This was precisely what Zagreb University professor Nikola Kezic set out to do. The crazy idea turned out to be an ingenious one. Since bees have an impeccable sense of smell, Kezic tried to train a group of bees to identify their source of food with the smell TNT.

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Home Grown Snow

Over the next three weeks, activities will use frozen carbon dioxide – better known as ‘dry ice’. This material can be purchased through some party supply companies or direct from BOC Gases. Why not wait until you’ve collected all three activities and do them together!

Warning: Dry ice is not like water ice. Do not allow it to touch your skin; the extreme cold can cause harm. Wear thick gloves and safety goggles when doing this activity.

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Clear as ice

What’s happening?

Try leaving a glass of tap water on the table for a day without touching it. You’ll notice the sides of the glass are speckled with bubbles. Where did this gas come from? It came right out of the water, in fact. As the water passed through the pipes on its way to your home, gases from the surrounding air were dissolved into it.

As the water warms, it is able to hold less gas. Boiling the water removes a lot of the dissolved gases in the water, just as a glass of water left out on a table will release bubbles.
Freezing the water does the same thing. Ice is formed as the water molecules line up with one another, which also pushes out dissolved gases and minerals. Because the water freezes from the top down, the dissolved gases are pushed slowly to the bottom until it collects into bubbles. Filtered water has less dissolved minerals in it, also making for clearer ice cubes. So should you be using non-filtered water for this activity, to make the difference more obvious?

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New prime Herald's perfect discovery

Six is an interesting number. If you add its factors 1, 2 and 3 together, you get 6. This is a neat trick that only works for some numbers, and mathematicians describe these numbers as perfect.

discoveryThe next perfect number after 6 is 28 (1 + 2 + 4 + 7 + 14 = 28), and the third perfect number is 496. But most numbers aren’t perfect. Numbers with a sum of factors that falls short of the number are known as deficient. An example is 14, where 1 + 2 + 7 = 10. Others, such as 24, have too large a sum, (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 6 + 8 + 12 = 36) and are called abundant.

We have found some interesting clues to help us search for perfect numbers. The Greek geometer Euclid found a way of constructing perfect even numbers. He took a type of special number called Mersenne primes and multiplied them by a certain number of 2s. Many years after Euclid, the renowned mathematician Euler showed that all perfect even numbers could be made using Euclid’s formula.

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Having a hobby is healthy

HobbiesHobbies are often seen as something that person does just to do it. What many non-hobbyists don’t understand is that hobbies bring out the best in a person. You can experience great amounts of joy from participating in a hobby actively. Art is one of the major hobbies that people are part of, and photography being a large part of that as well.

Photography as a hobby is a fantastic way to see the world around you, and try new things. Photographers are often people who travel and are physically capable of immersing themselves into their hobby of photography. Landscape photographers are a good example, because many of them have to climb mountains, scale caves, and sail a boat, to get the fantastic photos that they can share with the world.

Having a hobby is healthy, especially when it involves hobbies that require movement and social interaction. Your body and mind gain so much from photography hobbies, including creativity, knowledge, and social contentment. Photography is one of the few hobbies that will allow you to learn everything about a person from one photograph.

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Choose Hamilton Island for Your Next Vacation

Hamilton IslandHamilton Island receives glowing reviews as one of Australia’s most spectacular holiday destinations. It is home to the famous Whitehaven Beach, the Great Barrier Reef to name but a few natural wonders. Those with a penchant for exploration will love venturing out in the waters for a view of the marine life.

This island is one of the most loved Queensland destinations as it offers and abundance of activities for golfing, and sailing enthusiasts. The moment you are tired from playing is the perfect chance to relax at one of the bars and restaurants in the area. If you come to Hamilton at the right time you will be lucky to catch captivating cultural exhibitions and performances.

Hamilton IslandAfter resting and sampling the cultural offerings, it is certainly time to explore the culinary side of the island. You will encounter rare delicacies including seafood as prepared by the locals. Once you are done licking your fingers after the hearty meal, be sure to thank your host and tip well before heading back to your quarters for much needed sleep.

There are 6 accommodation levels at the island, all of which are designed to suit various visitors. Family apartments are in plenty as well as holiday homes, suites and plush rooms with modern amenities. If it is your first visit to Hamilton Island you should try joining a guided tour which increases your chances of seeing the best there is. The guides are well versed with the destination and moving in a group makes you feel safer in a foreign land.

This is surely an unmissable holiday destination for the entire family as it is beautiful and boasts great weather. Whether you are a golfing enthusiast, passionate sailor or simple traveller, plan a visit to Hamilton Island to behold natural wonders like never before. After your first trip you will certainly return if only to make sure that the perfect blend of nature, culture and modernity wasn’t an illusion.

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Hidden Beauty at Springbrook National Park

Springbrook National ParkSpringbrook National Park forest life can be categorized into five groups based on the tree genera, soil, geographic settings and rainfall. Mount Cougal, Natural Bridge and the sheltered ravines of Springbrook plateau comprise subtropical rainforest wealth. A tiny growth of near-extinct southern ochrosia Ochrosia moorei also forms part of the subtropical rainforests.

The Plant Life

The higher terrain of the plateau consists of warm and cool temperate rainforest. The former boasts of Lophostemon confertus and Ceratopetalum apetalum in the Canyon region.

You get to see Nothofagus moorei can be seen only at high altitude now. From the highest point at the cool temperate rainforest known as Best of All, feast your eyes on the oldest trees, some of which are close to 3,000 years. The Springbrook plateau and the Numinbah Valley are also home to two kinds of open eucalypt forest.

The Animal Life

The day visitors enjoy watching pademelons among many mammals inhabiting the park. The night visitors love to see brushtail possum, ringtail possum, and the tiny and evasive sugar glider. The rocky outcrops and rainforests of Springbrook are also home to spotted-tailed quoll, a carnivorous marsupial.

Incredible varieties of bird species, reptiles, and aquatic creatures also form part of the rich animal kingdom of this park.

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Computer Software

Make-Money-BloggingThe computer is the most trusted work companion in our generation. Everything relies on the computer now. Communicating with family and friends, doing business online and accessing information are all done easily with the aid of computer. It is only apt, therefore, that you take great care of this indispensable tool.

For day-to-day maintenance of the computer, you can do some simple steps to keep it virus-free. Prevention is the best solution, after all. If you prevent malware or spyware from penetrating your system, your computer will remain in good working condition for a very long time.

However, it is not always possible to prevent viruses from creeping into your computer. At times, you might access seemingly legitimate sites which will infect your system with malicious software.

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The Forces That Drive Improved Productivity

Money Management SoftwareOrganizations and nations all over the world strive to improve and sustain productivity due to its profound impact; it leads to more income and high growth rate. There are forces that drive improved productivity and they can be grouped into two broad categories as explained below.

  1. Internal motivation.
  2. External motivation.

Internal motivation

These forces can be further categorized into two:

Individual internal motivation

Some people are naturally more ambitious than others and tend to be more productive. These people are self-driven and seek more work and responsibility. Individual internal motivation is determined by an individual’s background, culture and personal beliefs.

This internal motivation can be increased by setting personal goals and adapting a positive attitude towards work. Viewing work as a responsibility and not merely work to be done increase ones commitment while personal goals act as the internal drive which ultimately improve productivity.

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Building Home with Science and Making It Smart

Wonderful AtmosphereAlmost every person enjoys the numerous benefits of innovative and modern science. In fact, even when you’re not sure how something works, you still plan to buy and use it. Car engines, Internet, Cell phones – None of these devices and networks make perfect sense. However, we’ve still taken hold of these technologies. It won’t be exaggerating to say that we can’t live without them anymore. When it comes to real estate in the modern world, the same is true about houses. When building home, you need to use science and technology.

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Coffee Flavours

In this section, we take a quick look at the different modes of preparation of this wonderful drink and the methods followed across different countries and cultures.

Office Party

Following these tips can help ensure you don't become the talk of the party, for all the wrong reasons but can leave a lasting impression for all the right ones!

Home remedy for lowering blood pressure

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association investigated the effects consuming a small amount of commercially available dark chocolate, which contained flavanols, on blood pressure.
Infectious animal diseases are caused by agents, such as a virus or bacteria, which penetrate the body and disrupt its natural defense mechanism. Noninfectious diseases, on the other hand, are caused by factors such as diet, environment, emotional distress, injury, and some heredity conditions.

Art of beer

To get a good beer to enjoy, we need some rules to observe. In particular, the storage, temperature, cleaning the glass and play a major role.

Dog grooming When it comes to grooming, such as brushing, clipping and bathing, it is not just about keeping your loving companion looking beautiful, it is also about keeping your dog physiologically and psychologically healthy and offering it an extra chance to bond with you. A grooming ritual should include bathing, ear cleaning, as well as coat, nail and teeth maintenance.

Children like to be challenged

If you want to find educational toys that your youngsters will take pleasure in enjoying with, the most effective factor to do is have them check it out.

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Mediterranean climate holiday

Serbia and Montenegro, located on the Baltic Peninsula in southeastern Europe, have much to offer visitors. Their diverse terrain, welcoming climate, and fascinating historical sites attract tourists from around the world.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast, Australia

The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the most popular wildlife and coastal rain forest attraction on the Gold Coast. This National Trust of Queensland property features hundreds of Australian animals in their natural habitat, and guests who visit Currumbin have the unique opportunity to experience Australia’s native wildlife in an up close manner. Certified by the Advanced Eco-Tourism Society, the sanctuary is an alluring world in which one can discover nature at its finest through displays, shows and guided tours.

Dry Or Wet Cat Food?

Cats are meat eaters, and even though commercially prepared food is formulated to address their specific nutritional needs, most store-bought cat food will contain both animal and plant materials, supplemented with vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients.

Monitoring Software

The Internet can be tricky for parents to deal with because kids often need to use the Internet for school, but parents parents are often worried about the various activities that their children might be engaged in. Peer-to-peer file sharing can lead to lawsuits and even a criminal prosecution. Some teens might engage in activities online that are embarrassing to the family or may lead to viruses or hackers accessing the computer. Fortunately, there are various forms of monitoring software that can offer parental control.

Monitoring software can also be very helpful when parents are trying to learn what their children are up to, such as whether they are attending class or doing their homework.

Many teens use the computer purchased specifically for schoolwork to play computer games or chat with friends. Monitoring software can not only record activities on the computer, but smartphone software such as Mobile Spy can silently record the teen's GPS information, text messages and phone call information.

Monitoring software sits silently on a computer or mobile device and monitors all of the activities carried out on the device, encouraging the teen to consistently use the device for communication. Activity is usually uploaded to an online account so that the parent can monitor activity from anywhere without having to get close to the phone. This is crucial since parents will usually not have physical access to the phone without arousing suspicion.

Many monitoring programs also come with keystroke loggers, which log keys recorded on the computer, a contextual blocker, and features that allow parents to block certain websites. All of these features allow parents to have a peace of mind when allowing their teens to use the Internet.

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