Induction heating is often thought of as an industrial process but it is a technology that can just as easily be applied to smaller scale operations. Wether home-made or off the shelf induction heating provides a powerful way to heat and treat various metals electromagnetically.
Using powerful magnet fields electromagnetic induction heating is able to quickly generate high temperatures in metals held within the magnetic field. The oscillating magnetic field generated by the AC current causes tiny electrical eddy currents within the metal. In turn the tiny eddy currents generate heat through the electrical resistance of the metal, the friction of electrons moving about with the magnetic field.
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Seat belts may seem like a simple yet invaluable piece of safety equipment to many of us but to an unfortunate few they seem to bemuse and confuse, reacting as if a piece of the inquisitors torture equipment had been presented before them. When used properly seat belts have saved many lives but these unfortunate few often let the initial confusion lead to unfortunate missuses of the equipment, often leading to comic results.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the fate of one unfortunate seat belt hydrophobic, a man who may still be stuck in the ultimate seat belt trap to this very day, forced to live his life in the back seat of a small sedan. So sit back relax and remember proper use of the safety equipment is essential. For example if the seat belt is cutting off your circulation there is a problem.
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When farm animals go to war the outcome isn’t always as you might expect, it’s often hilarious but rarely is it this surprising. Take for example the latest head to head battle to be captured in the wild pastures; it’s as surprising as it is hilarious. This latest battle pits the Angry Goat versus the Cow. While the goat has an angry disposition and very hard head the favourite of this showdown has to be the much larger Cow. That’s how the odds might stack up under normal circumstances in any case, but this is one angry goat and one shocking video.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the incredible head to head battle of the goat versus the cow, the hardest head in the business versus the battle bovine from the back paddock. So sit back relax and prepare for the rumble in the jungle out the back of the farm.
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Arganalth has heaped on a double helping of nostalgia with his latest orchestration of Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit, as played by a collection of floppy disk drives and stripped back hard drives. Taking us back to the 90’s using computer hardware from the 90’s isn’t ironic at all, it just seems to work.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the MIDI enabled ensemble of Mr Floppy and the Hard Drives conducted by Arganalth the composer. The only thing missing from the line-up is a pair of dot-matrix printers and maybe a 56k modem or two. So sit back relax and hit the big red play button to begin the show.
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From time to time life throws up an unexpected surprise, something that could not have been foreseen but stuns once in sight. Anne Hathaway lip syncing to Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball is just such an occasion. Unexpectedly hilarious and somehow just too damn sexy, this is probably how wrecking ball should have been all along.
The performance was recorded during a recent episode of Lip Sync Battle, a show that saw Anne Hathaway go to lip sync war with Emily Blunt. While Blunt dug deep to find her inner Joplin syncing to ‘Piece of My Heart’ Hathaway’s extroverted rendition of Wrecking Ball will keep men up at night for years to come.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest Lip Sync Battle to take the internet by storm, Anne Hathaway versus Emily Blunt. See the second video for both excellent performances. Sit back relax and prepare to be both amused and distracted.
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Falling asleep at inopportune times, especially while away from your cosy bed, isn’t just a habit of the young and old, animals do it too and they’re hilarious. Both beast and man are susceptible to the afternoon naps if the conditions are just right the fight to stay awake will be difficult, sometimes impossible.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the videos that capture that hilarious moments between waking consciousness and sleep, the dozing drowsies. Sit back relax and prepare to be amused by animals that need to sleep but just don’t want to give in.
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It seems ever since cavemen discovered fire we have been fighting to keep it under control. Sound waves may not currently be the go to tool for fire fightering but two students from George Mason University are cranking up the bass to tune out the flames, and it works. The ingenious portable sonic fire extinguisher uses low frequency sound waves (30-60hz) to briefly disrupt the chemical reaction that is fire, putting a halt to the flames within close proximity.
Engineering seniors Viet Tran and Seth Robertson now hold the preliminary patent and are working on potential applications. With many positive characteristics; no material gets added to the fire and there is no water damage, sonic firefighting may just be the way of the future.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the sonic fire extinguisher in action, in the hands of the fire busters. Sit back relax and please don’t try this at home, your speakers may not be this fireproof.
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As the world is made smaller by technology the speed of life is also increasing, especially the speed of our digital lives. Google’s latest product seeks to provide a pause button or throttle for these digital lives of ours, sneaking in a little time for our other lives to shine. Dial-Up Mode is this product and it can help anyone escape life in the fast lane just long enough for normality to return for a moment.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the poignant gag from Google. A brief insight into the side-effects of living with Google’s amazing Fibre internet connection, this is what Gigabit speed and limitless quota’s will get you. Sit back, relax and prepare to giggle at the Google.
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