The Best Restaurants in San Francisco’s Japantown

The best spots in the neighborhood for slurp-worthy ramen, hard-to-find Japanese sweets, and surprisingly affordable omakase With a history that goes back well over 100 years, San Francisco’s Japantown neighborhood has been a regional hub for the Bay Area’s Japanese American community — a place to go to buy hard-to-find imported foodstuffs, to eat a celebratory meal, or just to soak in the atmosphere of the Peace Plaza, with its iconic towering pagoda. In recent years, though, the neighborhood has seen a steady shift: The food has gotten a lot better and more interesting. These days, Japantown is home to some of the city’s best ramen, a wide array of hard-to-find Japanese sweets and regional specialties, and, yes, some pretty great (and surprisingly affordable) sushi. Many of the restaurants and food stalls are concentrated in the sprawling Japan Center complex, which evokes some of the same bustle and sensory overload that you might find in Tokyo’s underground malls. You could spend an entire day within its confines without coming close to exhausting the delicious options at your disposal. Here, then, are 17 of the best neighborhood’s best spots for Japanese food, with a few st...

Distribution Lines and Poles Market to hit $100 billion by 2025: Global Market Insights, Inc.

Middle East & Africa distribution lines and poles market will witness appreciable growth on account of rapidly expanding population and ongoing efforts by respective governments to provide electricity to every citizen. For instance, in 2018, the World Bank approved a loan of USD 350 million to the Government of Nigeria for Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP). Moreover, several countries across Africa are witnessing substantial investments toward housing and healthcare infrastructure development, which will further impart an impetus to the business growth. The ≤11 kV distribution lines market size is predicted to expand over 4% up to 2025. Increasing residential and small commercial electricity demand owing to burgeoning population growth and commercialization will proliferate the product deployment. For instance, in 2018, MDPI forecasted annual residential electricity consumption in Nigeria to reach 61 TWh/year in 2030, growing by over 50% from 2015 values. Open wire distribution lines market size is forecasted to grow over 3% by 2025. Low capital cost, and easy maintenance are some of the primary factors making its adoption preferable over available counterparts. Ongoing ...

Despite economic challenges in Central Europe exacerbated by Brexit and US-led protectionist policies, hoist suppliers remain

Despite economic challenges in Central Europe exacerbated by Brexit and US-led protectionist policies, hoist suppliers remain bullish about future sales in the region. Tom Woerndl reports. Central Europe has long been the envy of nations around the world. After all, countries like Switzerland, Germany and Austria boast high living standards, developed economies and well-funded welfare states. However, global political and economic insecurity—fuelled by the protectionist policies of the US—as well an uncertainty in Europe over Brexit and the future of the European Union, has led to some stagnation of key industrial sectors in this region. This sobering prognosis is having an effect on sales of hoists, as confirmed by Oliver Riese, export manager at German crane manufacturer Kuli, which is based in North Rhine-Westphalia, in the west of the country. “The European markets in most areas are still weaker than they are in other regions of the world,” he says. “Brexit has caused significant insecurity and prevented companies from investing. As a consequence, maintenance and service of existing technology is increasing and, as we are active in this segment, we are able to profit from th...

When the it’s raining, it’s natural to want to hunker down indoors and not leave home.

When the it’s raining, it’s natural to want to hunker down indoors and not leave home. But unfortunately, most us have obligations that force us out of our cozy abodes and into the wet, rainy world. When this happens, there’s only one antidote — an amazing pair of rain-friendly boots. The best waterproof boots for women will ensure your feet stay dry while offering some style and comfort to boot. (See what I did there?) If you’re searching for a new pair of waterproof boots, there are a several things to keep in mind. First —and most obviously — you want to make sure they’re actually waterproof, as this definition is sometimes used loosely by brands. Look for naturally waterproof materials like rubber and PVC or components such as leather and suede that have been treated with waterproof solutions. Also, keep an eye out for extra features like seam-sealed construction and waterproof zippers. Lastly, it’s helpful to skim through the reviews, which can provide great insight into how water-resistant the boots really are. (Don’t worry — I did this part for you). Another important part of good rain boots that people often forget about is the s...

Do you have what it takes to work at the world’s most remote post office in Antarctica? 

We are seemingly in the middle of nowhere as we sail off the Antarctic Peninsula, with giant icebergs bobbing and snowy peaks protruding.  But as we turn the corner, a tiny wooden hut comes into view. We’ve reached the southernmost post office in the world.  Port Lockroy postal station is located on Goudier Island, which is roughly the size of a football field. There is no running water or internet and food supplies have to be stockpiled.   Port Lockroy postal station is located on Goudier Island off the Antarctic Peninsula. It is the southernmost post office in the world. The tiny island can be seen in the photo above with a mountain looming behind  The place started out as the first permanent British base in Antarctica during WWII, set up so that the UK could assert a territorial claim.  Stamps are a legal form of currency, so the secret base was run partly as a post office to strengthen sovereignty claims over the continent, to underscore how the British had established a bona fide slice of official territory on it. Port Lockroy, or ‘Base A’ as it was initially known, closed in 1962 as Britain established larger and more modern bases on the continent.  But ...

[TILS 2018] Waldens Released Fanscool and Fanaway Ceiling Fans

It’s not only absolutely close to Taiwan’s environment and climate but suitable for being home ceiling fans. All ceiling fans of Fanscool series are specialized in 1 kWh, meaning that using 24 hours a month, even less than 1 kWh! In 2004, innovator Joe Villella had a vision to create a ceiling fan that had blades concealed within the confines of a light pendant and only transformed into a ceiling fan when it was switched on. Neil Waldbaum, Industrial Designer was commissioned to come up with a working prototype of Joe’s vision. After a busy year the first working prototype was created. It consisted of a very unique synchronized retraction mechanism and a uniquely shaped aerodynamic blade design capable of stacking over each other in retracted mode and generating significant airflow when the blades were deployed. Fanaway appeared on the ‘New Inventors’ TV show on ABCTV on October 5th 2005, and won the People’s Choice in that episode. Soon after, negotiations were entered into with Beacon Lighting to develop the product to the manufacture and production stage, and further market and distribute Fanaway to the global market place. The Fanaway range is available exclusive...

Canva: How A Young Kitesurfer Built A $3.2 Bn (Profitable!) Startup

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CeramicSpeed Adds 14t Pulley Upgrade For SRAM Eagle

CeramicSpeed – makers of high-end, fast-spinning ceramic bearings to suit bottom brackets, headsets, wheel hubs and jockey wheels – has just announced it’ll be offering a new jockey wheel upgrade for watt-hungry riders using a SRAM Eagle 1×12 drivetrain. Designed to replace the stock plastic 12t and 14t jockey wheels on an XX1, X01 or GX Eagle rear derailleur, the CeramicSpeed ‘Double 14-tooth Eagle Pulley Wheel’ set swaps in two 14t machined alloy jockey wheels that are designed to reduce drivetrain friction, while improving shift performance too. According to CeramicSpeed (and one of its sponsored teams, Specialized Racing) the increase in jockey wheel diameter reduces the tight angle the chain has to pass through, thereby lowering friction. CeramicSpeed has been making jockey wheel upgrades for road bikes for quite a while, including those huge 17t jockey wheel sets designed for SRAM & Shimano road rear mechs. This mountain bike version isn’t quite that big, but CeramicSpeed is still stating a pretty generous reduction in drag; “Our measurements show, that the watt saving when using 14/14-tooth compared to 12/14-tooth is 20% higher” explains CeramicSpeed’s R&D Manage...

How schools are using kids’ phones to track and surveil them

In at least 10 schools, Inpixon has installed radio frequency scanners that pull data from phone signals like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to keep track of students. Teachers often lament that phones can be a distraction in classrooms. Some governments have even banned phones outright in schools. But a few school administrations see phones in schools as a benefit because they can help keep track of students more efficiently. At least 10 schools across the US have installed radio frequency scanners, which pick up on the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals from students’ phones and track them with accuracy down to about one meter, or just over three feet, said Nadir Ali, CEO of indoor data tracking company Inpixon.  His company has been in talks with other school districts, and a few schools in the Middle East are also considering the product, Ali said. He wouldn’t disclose the names of any schools working with the company. Schools are interested in Inpixon because they believe the technology will keep students safe, Ali said. His company has proposed that the technology can help provide school safety by picking up signals from devices belonging to blacklisted people when they’re...

[Carsten] messed up. He was soldering an ARM CPU onto a quadcopter board in haste, failed

[Carsten] messed up. He was soldering an ARM CPU onto a quadcopter board in haste, failed to notice that the soldering iron was turned up to eleven, and pulled some of the traces up off the PCB. In the process of trying to fix that, he broke three pins off of the 100-pin CPU. The situation was going from bad to worse. Instead of admitting defeat, or maybe reflowing the CPU off of the board, [Carsten] lasered the epoxy case off of the chip down to the lead frame and worked a little magic with some magnet wire. A sweet piece of work, to be sure! Of course, we’ve covered decapping chips with nasty chemicals a number of times before, but we think that the ease of removing the epoxy case with a widely available laser cutter is a quantum leap in convenience. In [Carsten]’s case, it made it worth attempting a decap instead of board rework. Indeed, we’ve just featured another project where someone lasered off an epoxy blob just for idle curiosity. We expect we’ll be seeing this technique a lot more in the future. If you’re interested in peeking behind the epoxy curtain, you should also watch this presentation from the 31st Chaos Computer Congress that [Carsten] credits with inspiring hi...

Testing In The Wind Tunnel with Stryd’s New Running Power Meter

It’s been now 4 years since Stryd first landed on the market as a running power meter. Back then, it was initially a running shorts pod before becoming a chest strap, and the company eventually shifted to a single footpod design about three years ago. Now, with their next generation footpod they’re incorporating wind detection hardware and algorithms to determine the impact of wind on a runner. Now before we get too far into this, some will try and argue that this isn’t a ‘power meter’. However, that’s largely a backwards and dated way of thinking. Ultimately one has to realize that every power meter is part hardware and part software algorithms. Whether or not this one uses wind and accelerometers to measure power versus some element of direct force is inconsequential. What matters is whether or not it can do it accurately. The cycling power meter and trainer market is littered with examples of crappy so-called ‘direct force’ power meters, and very functional non-direct force power meters. Some arbitrary distinction no longer matters in accuracy. Either it sucks or it doesn’t. And no, the argument of “it’s at least consistent” doesn’t fly in these parts. However, don’t mistake ...

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