This Hawthorne company finds security in border protection

The man who forever altered airport security checks is an unassuming type who likes to chat up TSA officers in his spare time. “When I have to fly, I try to get there a little early and I talk to the screeners,” said Deepak Chopra, an engineer who shares a name with the holistic living guru. “I really want to know. ‘How are my machines doing? How are they performing?’” Chopra is chief executive of OSI Systems Inc., a Hawthorne company that makes many of the luggage and passenger scanning machines found at airports, harbors and other security checkpoints through its Torrance subsidiary, Rapiscan Systems. The company had a brief brush with notoriety a few years ago when its full-body passenger scanners — nicknamed “nudie scanners” by some critics — generated safety and privacy concerns for the X-ray technology used and the supposedly revealing nature of the images. But the controversy was a brief blip for OSI, which has vaulted to the forefront of the rapidly growing threat-detection industry. In the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks, security has boomed, with the sales of threat-detection systems alone expected to increase to $119 billion by 2022 from $48 billion in 2015, a...

Pressure NJ legislators to ban single-use plastics: Nasif

For the past few decades, the seas have become highly contaminated with plastic. There soon could be a pound of it for every three pounds of fish. This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. The War on Plastics: New Jersey has been inundated with plastic pollution, some of it so small it can only be seen under a microscope. What can be done to stop it? Michael V. Pettigano, NorthJersey New Jersey has a chance to make a huge splash in the fight to save our oceans, waterways, and environment from plastic pollution by joining New York and California in enacting a statewide ban on single use plastic bags. The trio of states are among the largest economies nationwide, and New Jersey could make a game-changing difference in the global campaign to slash plastic pollution. For the past few decades, the seas have become highly contaminated with plastic, so much so that within a few years there could be a pound for every three pounds of fish. Estimates show there could be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050, and it’s killing marine life and birds. Last month, a dead whale floated onto a beach ...

While our bank statements usually read like food diaries, they’re a great way to keep track

While our bank statements usually read like food diaries, they’re a great way to keep track of all the accidental online shopping and 2am tequila shots to see where your money is going. Plus, they can work in your favour too – when you first open a student account, banks will offer all sorts of perks and incentives to try and attract you to their deal over another. So, from free railcards to 0% interest on your overdraft, here are 6 things you should consider about finding the best student bank accounts for you. An obvious but incredibly important one: you want to choose a bank account with the highest interest rate, because although everyone assumes students don’t have much money, your student loan will drop once a term – and that’s significant. Student Savings Accounts often offer relatively high AER compared to normal savings accounts, up to a certain amount of money, so if you think you’ll be putting money aside (side note: as if!), it’s worth looking into a second account too. Some places, such as HSBC, don’t actually offer interest on in-credit money, but others do – Nationwide offer 1% AER up to £1,000, while Santande...

RA Medical Systems (NYSE:RMED) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of RA Medical Systems (NYSE:RMED) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Friday, Zacks.com reports. According to Zacks, “Ra Medical Systems, Inc. is a commercial-stage medical device company. It develops, manufactures, and markets excimer lasers for use in the treatment of vascular and dermatological diseases. The company’s product pipeline consists of DABRA which is a minimally-invasive excimer laser and disposable catheter system used by physicians as a tool in the endovascular treatment of vascular blockages resulting from lower extremity vascular disease, a form of peripheral artery disease, or above- and below-the-knee. Pharos Excimer Laser is a powerful 308 nm ultraviolet-B excimer laser used by physicians as a tool to treat chronic skin diseases, including psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis and leukoderma. Ra Medical Systems, Inc. is based in Carlsbad, California. “ A number of other research analysts have also commented on RMED. SunTrust Banks restated a positive rating and issued a $10.00 price objective on shares of RA Medical Systems in a research note on Tuesday, March 26th. Cantor Fitzgerald restate...

Maulid dan Sholawat Sejukkan Nobar Debat Cawapres di Rumah Aspirasi

Jakarta, (Tagar 17/3/2019) – Debat ketiga mempertemukan cawapres KH Ma’ruf Amin dengan Sandiaga Uno berlangsung Minggu malam 17 Maret 2019 di Hotel The Sultan Jakarta. Debat pukul 20.00 WIB mengangkat tema pendidikan, kesehatan, ketenagakerjaan, sosial, dan budaya. Ketua panitia nobar debat capres Tim Kampanye Nasional (TKN) Jokowi-Ma’ruf, Habib Soleh Al Muhdar, menyampaikan bila relawan, simpatisan dan masyarakat yang ingin menyaksikan keseruan debat, dapat berkunjung ke Rumah Aspirasi Rakyat (RAR) #01 di Jalan Proklamasi No 46, Jakarta Pusat. Ia mengimbau kepada masyarakat yang hendak datang ke RAR #01 diharapkan mengenakan pakaian putih, peci dan sarung. Sebab, hal itu sesuai dengan imej dan kepribadian Ma’ruf sebagai ulama. Lebih lanjut kata dia, Sekjen PDIP Hasto Kristiyanto juga memberi arahan padanya untuk mengikuti tema debat, maka santri-santri yang datang akan menggunakan sarung. “Baju putih, peci dan sarung ini sesuai dengan kepribadian calon wakil presiden #01, Kiai Ma’ruf. Ini juga sejalan dengan arahan Sekretaris TKN Mas Hasto (Kristiyanto), bahwa sesuai tema debat kali ini wajib mengenakan sarung,” terangnya. Jika tidak me...

These behemoth sliding glass doors bring the outdoors inside

Delivering nearly seamless sight lines, these expansive exterior doors open to expose floor-to-ceiling views. Aptly dubbed Scenescape, this collection of wall-height patio doors offers expansive views—whether closed, ajar, or open—to the outside. Newly redesigned, key features include thermally broken frames, new design finishes, and structural improvements. Featuring an updated thermal break frame and door system, this behemoth sliding glass door offers sweeping views without compromising energy efficiency. For quality control, CrossTrak’s polyamide thermal barriers and insulated glass units are assembled in Wausau’s LEED Silver manufacturing center. Combining two panels of fiberglass mounted in aluminum-clad frames, this folding patio door system features a bottom-mounted track system. When open, it provides floor-to-ceiling views that are also maintained when closed through its large glass profile. The Signature Collection is one of three collections revamped in the consolidation of two brands—Marvin Windows and Doors and Integrity Windows and Doors—into Marvin. Known as the core collection of the former Marvin Windows and Doors, the revamped product line encapsulates the Ult...

Prošlogodišnji Motorola One odstupio je od referentnog dizajna, ponudivši telefon koji je izgledao nalik na brojne

Prošlogodišnji Motorola One odstupio je od referentnog dizajna, ponudivši telefon koji je izgledao nalik na brojne druge uređaje na tržištu. Ispostavilo se da je recept bio pun pogodak, pa ove godine Motorola One dobija nadogradnju – Motorola One Vision, koji se i dalje po mnogo čemu izdvaja od konkurenata. Motorola se poigrala i složila slagalicu od elemenata koji su najinteresantniji korisnicima. Odlične kamere s posebnim noćnim režimom, drugačiji, razvučeniji odnos stranica, nove boje, pa čak i hardver kakav se do sada nije susretao – sve su to odlike ovog zanimljivog telefona. Glavna odlika je Cinema ekran sa odnosom stranica 21:9, baš kao u filmskoj industriji, te je tako One Vision idealan za gledanje filmova ili YouTube klipova snimanih u tom promeru. Tako telefon, uprkos naoko velikoj dijagonali od 6,3 inča, izuzetno udobno leži u ruci. Reč je o IPS ekranu rezolucije 2520×1080 piksela, gustine prikaza 432 ppi. Telefon koristi Gorilla staklo napred i pozadi, tako da nema brige oko sitnih oštećenja. Dizajn je specifičan – bez obzira na to da li se kupac opredeli za plavu ili bronzanu boju, na ivicama su boje svetlije, postajući sve tamnije kako se ide ka sredini telefona i...

Revolutionary airports, viral nuts, plastic wrap, and more from the week online

It was a tough week for reality out there, as seemingly real people experienced clearly real difficulty drawing the line between the world as it exists and the gopher-holed yard of their own imaginations. Young Turks journalist Ken Klippenstein duped Iowa US Representative Steve King with concerning ease into tweeting out a salute to “my uncle Col. Nathan Jessup” — better known as Jack “You Can’t Handle the Truth” Nicholson from “A Few Good Men.” Elsewhere, the overlapping swath of the White People/Mermaid Expert Venn diagram collectively lost their wet-supremacist minds upon hearing Disney’s choice to cast black actress and singer Halle Bailey as Ariel in its “Little Mermaid” reboot. And President Trump of “Apprentice” fame blamed rain for causing a Teleprompter malfunction that allegedly-improperly-Teleprompted him to claim at his July 4 “Salute to America” that, in addition to “ramming ramparts,” the 18th-century Continental Army also seized airports in its campaign against the — again — 18th-century British. (Have we tried unplugging everything, waiting 30 seconds, and plugging it back in? Let’s try that.) Oh, and about that “Salute to America,” it went off without a hitch. ...

Kennametal Announces Release of New Milling Cutter to Help Lower Machining Forces and Improve Cutting Time Register ico-close ico-supplier ico-white-paper-case-study ico-product ico-cad

Kennametal’s HARVI Ultra 8X features a double-sided rake insert, a BTF46 connection, a AlTiN + TiN PVD coating, and a helix design. The milling cutter is designed to reduce power consumption by 50 percent, lower cost per edge, reduce carbide-killing vibration and adapt to any machine tool spindle without losing rigidity. The HARVI Ultra 8X has applications for aerospace and machine tool builders. In the contest for maximum metal removal, Kennametal’s newest helical milling cutter takes first place.   Imagine burying a roughing tool in a block of Ti-6Al-4V titanium and ripping away more than 1000 cm3 (61 cubic inches) of material in just one minute. If you’d been at a recent test of Kennametal’s new HARVI™ Ultra 8X helical milling cutter, you’d have seen exactly that. Using a 95 mm (3.74 in.) axial depth of cut, 20 mm (0.78 in.) radially, and a feedrate of 423 mm/min (16.65 ipm), the 80 mm (3.15 in.) diameter HARVI Ultra 8X plowed through this difficult aerospace superalloy for nearly three minutes straight without flinching.  Maximum Excitement Tim Marshall, senior global product manager for indexable milling, has tested the HARVI Ultra 8X with a variety of customers, pushing th...

Amazon’s running a lightning deal on the device that lets your phone see where no other phone can

The Depstech 1200P Semi-rigid Wireless Borescope Camera is a new and improved version of one of the most popular products we’ve ever covered. In a nutshell, it’s a borescope camera that connects to your iPhone or Android phone wirelessly. Your phone becomes the viewfinder as you snake the camera into any space you want, allowing your phone to see where no normal smartphone can. You can also save the videos to view later. This cool camera comes with a hook and a magnet accessory as well, so you can lose it to retrieve jewelry or keys in seconds. It’s an awesome gadget and it’s on sale right now on Amazon. There’s a lightning deal going from 5PM until 11PM tonight, or while supplies last. You’ll save 20% during the deal, so hurry up and check it out. Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals we find around the web. Prices subject to change without notice. BGR may receive a commission on orders placed through this article. Bed Head Unit, ICU Pendant, Operating Pendant – Figton,http://www.figtonmedical.com/

This 2019 Isuzu D-Max X-Runner is based on the LS-T, right at the top of the range

This 2019 Isuzu D-Max X-Runner is based on the LS-T, right at the top of the range for the D-Max. It’s worth an extra $190 over the LS-T, which gets you some special accents and decals. That makes the D-Max X-Runner $54,990. Your cheapest D-Max is a single-cab 4X2 SX, going for $28,600. Your cheapest 4X4 dual cab, on the other hand, is the LS-U with a list price of $44,100. That’s more than a ten large difference, looking at this limited-edition X-Runner. The D-Max’s interior hasn’t changed since Moses had a snotty nose, especially when compared to the forever-updating range of competition. The centre stack has that big climate-control dial at the bottom, below an 8.0-inch infotainment display. The display has native navigation and is receptive to jabbing fingers, but there isn’t any Apple CarPlay or Android Auto available. The top-spec LS-T adds some soft-touch surfaces around the cabin, including the door cards and centre console lid. With the X-Runner, cue up plenty of garish red stitching and details around the cabin. It adds some nice touches, sure, but it’s still pretty dated and scratchy in places, especially when compared to your other options in the segment. In t...

2020 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid continue to revolutionize the minivan segment

The Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid continue to revolutionize and reinvent the minivan segment by delivering unprecedented levels of functionality, versatility, technology, safety and bold styling. Holding its status as the most awarded minivan since 2016 with more than 100 honors and industry accolades, the Pacifica offers class-leading gasoline and hybrid powertrains and nearly 40 new minivan-first features. The Pacifica Hybrid is America’s first and only hybrid minivan. It is the fourth best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) from the 30 PHEVs available in the market, and the #1 seller among the 20 vehicles that offer PHEV as an option. Pacifica Hybrid achieves more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, has an all-electric range of more than 30 miles and a total range of more than 500 miles. With more than 100 available safety and security features, the Uconnect Theater rear-seat entertainment system, exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating and storage, available 4G Wi-Fi and an array of comfort and convenience technologies, the Chrysler Pacifica is a no-compromise minivan ideally suited for today’s families. As the first company to introduce the mi...