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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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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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Cocoa May Lower Blood Pressure

coffee-machineA new home remedy for lowering blood pressure may be to eat cocoa daily! Harvard professor Norman Hollenberg has found evidence that cocoa rich in flavanols, antioxidant compounds found in cocoa beans, improves blood flow which may help people fighting a range of diseases, including hypertension.

His discovery began as a study into the genetics of a small, isolated Caribbean Indian tribe in which hypertension was virtually nonexistent. He quickly found that their resistance was not genetic, as tribe members who had integrated themselves into other societies no longer had the same resistance to high blood pressure. Hollenberg decided to study the lifestyle of the Kuna tribe, “The most outstanding finding was the fact that most them consume cocoa as their major drink and do so every day,” according to Hollenberg, “Many Kuna, in that hot and humid climate, probably drink more than five cups per day.”

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Is science ever wrong?

Science is a well-established way of testing ideas. Scientists have an idea, and then run an experiment to test it. Then they look at the result, to see if they correctly predicted what happened. In many fields of science, including medical science where consequences can be harmful, what happens is so complex it’s impossible to observe everything. To help make sense of it all, scientists use statistics.

Scientists run experiments to test new medicine. They do each experiment many times, recording their results. At the same time, they can run each experiment without the new medicine, instead using a fake treatment called a placebo, and they repeat this lots of times as well.

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Agriculture and Science

Growing food in an easy and affordable way

Agriculture and ScienceAgriculture plays a key role in the economy of every country. A country without sustainable food reserves will be forced to import food on a regular basis and this will have a huge impact on the government budget. Most government worldwide has put a lot of money towards improving agriculture. Large scale agriculture is practiced worldwide as a means of providing food for the people living in the urban areas. However, with the advancement in Agriculture and science, homeowners can cut down on costs of groceries by growing foods in an easy an affordable way. Through science, homeowners in urban areas can easily grow groceries in a limited space with ease helping save on expenses.

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DNA Data Storage to Provide Unlimited Storage Capacities

DNAResearch is constantly being carried out to find methods of digital data storage that will have limitless capacities of holding data and one of the most recent techniques being researched on involves storing data in form of DNA molecules. For many years, DNA has been used by biological systems to store information but until recently, this technique had not been explored extensively to find out whether it could be used to store other kinds of data as well.

A team of researchers at the European Bio informatics Institute of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory have come up with proof to show that DNA molecules could hold more data than previously imagined. Headed by Nick Goldman and Ewan Birley, this team has demonstrated the potential that DNA molecules possess for storing and transporting man made data. Continue Reading

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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.

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.

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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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast, Australia

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Dry Or Wet Cat Food?

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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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