How jet engine is made - material, manufacture, history, used, parts, components, dimensions, product, industry, machine, Design, Raw Materials, The Manufacturing Process of jet engine Background The jet engine is the power plant of today's jet aircraft, producing not only the thrust that propels the aircraft but also the power that fuels many of the aircraft's other systems. Jet engines operate according to Newton's third law of motion, which states that every force acting on a body produces an equal and opposite force. The jet engine works by drawing in some of the air through which the aircraft is moving, compressing it, combining it with fuel and heating it, and finally ejecting the ensuing gas with such force that the plane is propelled forward. The jet engine, like many technological innovations, took a long time to progress from concept to design to execution. Today's commercial engines, up to eleven feet in diameter and twelve feet long, can weigh more than 10,000 pounds and produce more than 100,000 pounds of thrust. Design At the very front of the engine, a fan helps to increase the flow of air into the engine's first compartment, the compressor. Books
DIY Picture Tiles - You Will Never Buy a Photo Frame Again Lately I’ve been having this huge urge to decorate the house. This is big news. I do not decorate. Arguably, one of the reasons why is because I. absolutely. hate. to. buy. mass. produced. decor. (Also, I can’t ever remember if pink and purple go together or not.) Anyway, this extends to photo frames. Nope. Long story short, I discovered this method of transferring my photos cheaply, quickly, and beautifully to something uncommon and unique. Tiles. The only thing that’s not particularly crunchy about this is that it uses Modge Podge or similar (and I’m not sure what’s in Modge Podge). It’s just grainy and doesn’t dry clearly. Boo. BUT, if you can overlook that one minor issue, I think you’ll love this. And it will be glorious. Here’s how you do it. First, you need to go to Home Depot, Lowes, or something like it. (FYI, I found that Lowes prices on tiles were cheaper than Home Depot. I like the stone tiles, because they have texture. So you pick out your tiles in the sizes you want. Go go go!
10 Questions to Ask Before Family and Friends Become Business Partners Lidia and Uli Fluhme, married founders of Gran Fondo NY, were inspired to become business partners by their shared loved for cycling. Bringing a family member or friend on board as a business partner may seem like a fine idea, but the relationship can prove tricky to navigate--or to end, if things don't go well. "It's easy to get into business, but it's hard to get out," says Wayne Rivers, president of the Family Business Institute, a consulting firm based in Raleigh, N.C. That means you need to take a step back and think carefully before partnering with a friend or relative. Are we in it for the same reasons? What is this person bringing to the job? Should you offer an equity stake in the business? What will happen when we can't agree? How in sync is our risk tolerance? What will each of our roles be? How will we keep our personal and professional lives separate? How will this person be evaluated? If it doesn't work out, what do we do? What will our succession plan look like?
TetraBox Light by Ed Chew Liquid to Light Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim. The design is achieved by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections that are then pieced together to form a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape. Here, the Epcot-like ball makes an attractive overhead light and casts an impressive web of shadows and shapes on the surrounding space. Designer: Ed Chew Portfolio :: Our Investments OUR PORTFOLIO COMPANIES are among the most cutting-edge technology companies in the world. Our venture capital investments cover a broad spectrum of technologies and markets, including software, hardware, telecommunications, application services, materials science, and clean technologies. BusinessLayers (acquired by Netegrity, which was acquired by Computer Associates) provides provisioning solutions, which form the cornerstone of today’s Identity Management and Security initiatives. CaseStack is a logistics outsourcing provider that provides clients with all of the advantages that the largest corporations enjoy without the infrastructure investment. Cfares.com harnesses the complexity of identifying more air travel options, to ensure that the lowest priced flights are chosen as often as possible. Claria Corporation is a leader in online behavioral marketing, advertising messages for top tier companies and agencies to tens of millions of consumers who are part of Claria’s network.
Best 101 Entrepreneurship Quotes Ever · 14 Clicks I’m a big fan of quotes. I could read them all day long. Some quotes can shift your entire mindset on something while others are just nice to bring up in conversations. I’ve spent the last two years (off and on) compiling 101 of my favorite entrepreneurship quotes around success, failure, leadership, wisdom, humor, money, practicality, motivation, and a smattering of entrepreneurial proverbs. Success Quotes Failure Quotes “Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.” Leadership Quotes “Leaders don’t force people to follow, they invite them on a journey.” Wisdom Quotes “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.” Humorous Quotes “I think it’s wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly.” Money Quotes “Formal education will make you a living. Practical Quotes
LED Lights Make Augmented Vision a Reality | Elemental LEDucation LED Lights Make Augmented Vision a Reality Okay, this is just freaky. We know LED lights are versatile enough to be used for practically anything, but LED contact lenses? Really?! Yes, as it turns out, really. University of Washington researchers have figured out how to implant semitransparent red and blue LED lights in contact lenses, for the purpose of receiving and displaying data in sharp visual images and video. Once miniature green LEDs are developed (and they’re in the works, as of now), full color displays will be possible. Lead researcher Babak Parvis comments “You won’t necessarily have to shift your focus to see the image generated by the contact lens,” it would just appear in front of you and your view of the real world will be completely unobstructed when the display is turned off. Ah, the real world. Thanks to Extreme Tech for the quote and Trendhunter for the images.
10 sketchy fonts for web designers Not that long ago I was looking for some nice sketchy font to use in my project. There are not so many good quality sketchy fonts so I am sharing with you ten of them I liked the most. Caitlyn Sketchy Sketch Rockwell Mia's Scribblings FFF Tusj Pointy Urban Sketch Karabine Kraboudja Sketchy font, you guess, fits well with paper textures.