• February 6, 2016 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    Info & Images: Courtesy Mecanoo Photography: Harry Cock

    Intro: Mecanoo Architects design the new Delft station, marking one’s arrival at Delft as a ceremonial and memorable experience…

    Copy: Delft’s new train station is now in use. It was officially opened on Saturday, 28th February 2015. The station, in combination with municipal offices and the new city hall, sits atop a new train tunnel built in place of the old concrete viaduct that has divided the city in two since 1965. From the outset, Mecanoo’s idea has been to design a station that makes it clear to visitors that they have arrived in Delft.

    Says Francine Houben, Mecanoo’s creative director, -Coming up the escalators, the impressive ceiling with the historic map of Delft unfolds. When you look outside, you see the city and the old station as a modern -View of Delft’ by the painter Johannes Vermeer. Arriving in Delft is now an unforgettable experience!-

    The character of Delft, epitomised by the combination of past and future, was the starting point for the design led by Francesco Veenstra of Mecanoo. A vaulted ceiling features an enormous historic 1877 map of Delft and its surroundings, connecting the station with the city hall that is currently under construction. Within the station hall, walls and columns are adorned with a contemporary re-interpretation of Delft Blue tiles. In 2017, you will be able to walk directly from the station into the city hall.

    The glass skin of the building is designed to reflect the Dutch skies. The panels of fused glass with lens-like spheres reference a vernacular window design that can be seen throughout the historic city. The combination and rhythm of open panels of high performance glass and closed fused glass panels enable a high degree of energy efficiency.

  • Air Transportation Over The Years

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    February 4, 2016 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    The dream of creating a machine that flew has fascinated scholars for many years, all the way back to the Greek legend of Icarus and Daedalus. In this article we shall be looking at the history of air transportation and how it has developed throughout the years into a reality. Aviation history has had a huge impact on technology and what began as dreams in legends has now changed everything and become a reality. The term ‘aeroplane’ or ‘airplane’ is derived from the Greek word aeras (air) and plane, which mathematically means a flat surface.

    Around 400BC Archytas an Ancient Greek philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and strategist was thought to have designed and built the first ever flying device. This was a bird shaped machine that supposedly flew 200 m, propelled by presumably steam. This machine was named ‘The Pigeon’ by its creator and may have been suspended on wire or a pivot for its flight.

    Various attempts of flight have been recorded throughout the years and one of the earliest was made by Yuan Huangtou within the 6th century and again by Abbas lbn Firnas within the 9th century. The well-known artist Leonardo da Vinci researched air transportation and looked at the wing shape of birds for inspiration. He then designed a man-powered aircraft in his ‘Codex on the Flight of Birds’ in 1502.

    In the 1630’s Lagari Hansan Celebi flew in a rocket artificially powered by gun powder, by the 18th century an aircraft lighter than air had been designed and flew in, the balloon, but the challenge on everyone’s minds was to be able to construct a craft that was capable of controlled flight. The first ever self-powered aircraft was created by an Englishman named John Stringfellow from Somerset who created a self-powered model aircraft that had

  • Train To Be A Great Electrician At An Electrician School!

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    February 4, 2016 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    If you are good with electrical appliances, have you ever thought of being an electrician? If so, it is important to get your training at an electrician school. Prior to that, what are the requirements of being an electrician?

    As you know, electricity is part and parcel of daily life. As an electrician, you may be working in different locations and construction sites. Some jobs of an electrician include repairing, installing, connecting, testing and maintaining electrical systems. Some risks involved in the job of an electrician include electric shocks, falls and cuts. Since these risks can be quite serious, it is necessary for an electrician to attend an electrician school and undergoes the proper electrician trade school training program.

    Most people start as an apprentice electrician which is a mixture of work based and class room learning at an electrician trade school. To start an apprenticeship, candidates should have a good high school education and be at least 18 years old. Other people may choose to train before seeking a job as an electrician or even attending an electrician school.

    Some criteria for being a good electrician include: good hand-eye coordination, good physical fitness and being well balanced. Other attributes include good problem solving skills and being able to distinguish colors. It is also important to be able to maintain and improve on the skills developed during the electrician trade school training program.

    Generally, electricians have a positive career prospect. The need for electricians is considerable since there is an ever increasing demand for electrical appliances and other electrics. With the advancement of technology, there will probably be an increase in workload across the country more than ever before.

    Electricians who work on construction sites may be subject to less work depending upon the economy at the time. If less

  • How to get free WiFi on East Coast trains

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    February 1, 2016 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    Weve for ages been with the opinion that since New england began charging for wpa wireless crack on side its trains, the service isn’t any quite as good as if this was was free. Colonial PR claimed theyd performed a number of technical wizardry to confirm consistent, high-speed access, whereas is reality it couldnt pull skin off a rice pudding.

    And of course the pricing makes no sense at all, considering that the path stretches from Glasgow to London; ?4.95 with an hour or ?9.95 all day and night C itrrrs likely you will be paying top whack, then. ?But consider Fifteen minutes of free WiFi, Bitterwallet?? If it worked, thatd do well C but even opening your email is a lot like waiting for a horse to resolve Fermats Last Theorem.

    So heres some homework for people travelling the path fairly often, posted recently while in the comments by avid Bitterwallet reader Iain. Let us know how well you proceed:

    You need to utilise the free New england WiFi service for longer than A quarter-hour then you’ll need make MAC address. The computer seems your device according to the network cards MAC address so keep changing that and you’re going to get free net for one’s journey.

    Image sitting on Colonial wpa password crack free of charge in the past hour now without any issues except the annoyance of experiencing to re-connect every A quarter-hour.

    For anyone utilizing a Mac you definitely have to find an app called ?ChangeMAC?on CNET download.com and it could sort you out.

  • High-quality Nuchi Wooden Train Sets

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    January 31, 2016 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    A wooden train set is a great gift any time of the year and has a way of transforming a child’s play in a way that few other toys can. A classic interactive toy, wooden train sets encourage open-ended play, a feature missing from many of today’s battery-operated toys. Kids respond to their own creativity and thought rather than following the prompts of a computer chip.

    Another key feature of wooden train sets is that play can be either cooperative or independent. If a child plays alone, he is instantly in charge of the train yard. He assigns duties to each train car, decides how to layout the track, and makes the whole operation go. If he is playing with siblings or friends, play becomes a team activity.

    The Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget noted that kids learn through play. Trains are exceptional learning toys. Playing with a wooden train set is not just a fun activity or a way to pass the time. The time spent at play is critical to a child’s development. For example, watch your son play with a wooden train set. His fine motor skills develop as he manipulates the track and moves the train cars. His speech develops as he talks to each train and decides the job for each piece. His social skills develop as he plays cooperatively with others.

    Nuchi is quickly gaining a solid reputation for quality and design. While most wooden train sets are designed for children aged 3 and up, Nuchi has several sets and pieces designed for children 2 and up.

    First Jungle Train Set:
    The Nuchi Baby’s First Jungle Train Set is designed for children 2 years and older. The jungle train cars are larger than train cars in traditional starter sets. And the Jungle