Colour matching for estate agencies

first_imgHome » News » Colour matching for estate agencies previous nextProptechColour matching for estate agenciesThe Negotiator16th April 20200132 Views A Colour Match service has been launched by Mid West Displays, to help estate agents find their ‘true colours’ by inspiring them to create unique property displays that also enhance their branding.Estate agents can match LED lightpocket frames to an existing interior scheme, corporate colours, logo – any colour they choose from an almost limitless range. GGeneral Manager Clive Towe said, “Our Colour Match service will, hopefully, help estate agents create displays that are integral to the organisations branding.Maximising this brand differential can help agents outperform their High Street rivals.“Mid West Displays is uniquely placed to offer this service. Not only do we manufacture the LED lightpockets ourselves here in the UK but our high quality digital printers enable us to precision match to any given Pantone colour – that offers almost limitless potential for our customers to create truly individual and memorable property displays.”The Colour Match service can be used with the company’s Framed LED lightpocket range. As well as an exact match, Mid West Display’s design team can help with complementary colours and provide 3D visuals of how the display will look in the branch.midwestdisplays. co.ukLED lightpocket frames Colour Match service Mid West Displays Clive Towe 3D visuals April 16, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Expanding the reach of the bionic leaf

first_img Fellow’s focus is foggy, froggy forest Following the weather Related Student projects turn campus into ‘living lab’ As the global population rises toward 10 billion, the planet is headed for a food shortage, with some estimates saying supply will have to double by 2050 to meet demand.The continued advance of agricultural technology — genetic modification along with new crop varieties and land-management techniques — will cover some of the increased demand. But such technologies will require a dramatic increase in the production of agricultural fertilizers, an energy-intensive process fed by fossil fuels and reliant on a robust manufacturing infrastructure: factories connected to rail and road networks for distribution.The problem with this scenario is that much of the demand will be in the developing world, often in regions that lack both the factories and the distribution networks for agricultural chemicals.In response, Harvard scientists are asking: What if soil could enrich itself, through microbes that boost crop yields? And what if those microbes were themselves grown sustainably, in compact, sunlight-fueled bioreactors?Postdoctoral fellow Kelsey Sakimoto of the Harvard University Center for the Environment is working with chemist Daniel Nocera and synthetic biologist Pamela Silver to tune Nocera and Silver’s “bionic leaf” to help forge a new era of distributed agriculture, beneficial even to subsistence farmers far from industrial agriculture’s distribution networks and chemical fertilizer supplies.The bionic leaf is an outgrowth of Nocera’s artificial leaf, which efficiently splits water into hydrogen and oxygen gas by pairing silicon — the material that makes up solar panels — with catalyst coatings. The hydrogen gas can be stored on site and used to drive fuel cells, providing a way to store and use power that originates from the sun.After developing the artificial leaf, Nocera, the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, teamed up with Silver, the Elliott T. and Onie H. Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School, to explore new uses for the technology. Merging the artificial leaf with genetically engineered bacteria that eats hydrogen gas, the pair produced the “bionic leaf,” which creates liquid fuels such as isobutanol.Sakimoto’s research, conducted with Nocera, Silver, postdoctoral fellow Chong Liu, and doctoral student Brendan Colon, was described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in June. The team’s method involves the soil bacterium Xanthobacter autotrophicus consuming hydrogen generated by the bionic leaf’s water-splitting reaction and taking nitrogen from the atmosphere to produce ammonia and phosphorous, both powerful fertilizers.Sakimoto’s work “has taken the bionic leaf to a new level,” Silver said. “Kelsey has a keen eye for high-impact projects and has certainly achieved an important piece of work here.”There are two ways to apply the new system. The first is to simply let the bacteria feed and reproduce, which leads to a bacteria-laden yellowish liquid that can be sprayed onto fields. In greenhouse experiments at the Arnold Arboretum, radishes grown with X. autotrophicus fertilizer ended up more than double the size of control radishes grown without added fertilizer.“Quite surprisingly, it’s a fairly potent [fertilizer],” Sakimoto said. “It’s grown very simply and applied very simply.”The other method is to add a compound that causes the bacteria to secrete ammonia directly, which can then be used in a fashion similar to mainstream chemical fertilizers.Sakimoto, whose research was funded in part by a grant from the Campus Sustainability Innovation Fund, which supports work to pilot or prove sustainability research on campus, said that the initial use for the project — which is being scaled up by chemical-engineering collaborators in India — would be to provide fertilizer for small farms and remote rural communities without the need for a large, centralized infrastructure.In time, he said, the ability to generate ammonia directly may appeal to agricultural chemical companies as an improvement on the predominant method, known as the Haber-Bosch process, which was developed by two German chemists in the early 20th century as a way to convert atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia. The process relies heavily on fossil-based energy, as much as much as 1 percent of global production. Environmental fellow immersed in mechanics of extreme events Sri Lanka frog radiation provides food for thought First round of grants from Campus Sustainability Innovative Fund awarded “The thing I’m most elated about in the research is: We did what we do in the developed world with massive infrastructure, only without the need for infrastructure,” Nocera said. “You can use just sunlight, air, and water, and you can do it in your backyard. You can take care of the world’s growing food demand [with conventional technology] — all you have to do is build more large Haber-Bosch plants. And you have to build railroads and entire distribution systems. And that’s not going to get to the poor in the developing world, where most of the population growth is coming from.”Sakimoto, in the second year of his two-year Ziff Environmental Fellowship, is now exploring how to make the system more robust under real-world conditions, such as how using wastewater and other naturally occurring water sources in the bioreactor affects its performance.“We tried to do as much due diligence as we can to make a useful product,” Sakimoto said. “We are more or less done on the [discovery] side now, and looking at the political and practical side of how you bring a new technology into the world.”last_img read more

Asamoah Gyan unhappy with recent recurring injuries

first_imgGhana captain Asamoah Gyan has expressed major worry at his recent reoccurring knee injury.The Shangai SIPG striker in the last two months has been on and off both for club and country as he has been battling a knee injury. The 29-year old in an interview with Joy Sports noted that it is very frustrating but he is working very hard on keeping his fitness.“It is quite frustrating and it happens when I am getting to my top level and then it leaves me with no option than to go back and start afresh,” said Gyan.“I have been in the game for some time now and I have gained lots of experience to deal with this situation.“I need to be more disciplined in my training programme and make sure I get to my top level. Injuries are part of our job and it all depends on the individual.”Gyan scored four goals in 10 appearances for SIPG in his first season in the Chinese Super League. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more