One thing that used to happen a lot around our house was that you always heard that there was nothing to watch on TV. The kids would complain about it as well as my wife. All this changed recently when I found out about a service that could provide multiple channels without sacrificing the clarity of our TV service. The service is called direct tv and is pretty awesome to have.

The thing about this service is that you can receive most of your channels in high definition. The directv service is very good for that. The kids like the fact that there are many kids’ channels to choose from as well as the hottest music channels. There are a few things that I like about the service too.

When it comes to sports, direct tv cannot be beat. They have a wide variety of directv packages that offer any everything a true sports fan could want. I like the fact that I can watch nearly every game that is played at any time of the year. I know that my family has been very pleased ever since we made the switch and I am sure that we will never go back to cable. It’s always good to have more choices!

My Tools, Your Tools

One thing that really bothers me is when someone uses my tools and does not put it back where it belongs. The kids seem to be the main culprits and I get on them all the about it. When I go to find a tool that I know I have and it’s not there, like the Cloop – Your Handy Magnetic Cable Keeper I was searching high and low for, I get a little upset! My wife is bad about this as well. I am very particular about my tools and have spent a great deal of time and money assembling them. When I need a tool I expect it to be there.

I was thinking about buying a whole other set of tools and laying down the law about their use. I think that I may do so. I’ll have my tools and everyone else can share the others. This way, I’ll have mine when I need them!

 a favorite gadget

What Is Cloop?

Scotch Tape

This story may seem a little weird, but by all accounts it’s true. Two men from Russia have won the Nobel Prize. They credit scotch tape as a key element in their experiments. Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov are credited with discovering some of the properties of grapheme. It is a form of carbon that has incredible properties.

This type of carbon is only about one atom thick. The thing about it is that it is 100 times stronger than steel. The new materiel has the potential to be used in many products including airplanes and computers. The men used scotch tape to peel off layers of the material in their research.

Science and Kids

One thing I read about today was how some 8 to 10 year old kids got their science experiment published in a major science journal. The kids did an experiment involving training bees to go to certain color flowers by using sugar as a reward. The experiments showed how bees see patterns and colors.

The report was published by a journal called Biology Letters. This publication is peer-reviewed by Britain’s Royal Society. Many scientists were impressed by the work done by these kids and say that the experiment is a real advance in the field of science. I just have to say way to go kids!!

It's the bee's knees

UV Patterns Guide Bees to Nectar

What Did You Say?

One thing about the daily life around our office is that it is never boring. We have an assortment of odd things happening all the time. One such event occurred the other day when we received instructions for a new copier that was all in Chinese. Since we needed the copier up and running soon, we had to find an answer to the problem. Needless to say, we were in a bind and needed a translator to make sense of the words.

Lucky for us, I was able to find a cool website that offers translation services. The site can translate your documents quickly and easily. The best part was that the translation was very fast and we were able to use our copier in no time. I was glad that I was able to solve the problem so quickly.

Since I was on the site anyway, I decided to check it out. It seems that they offer online translation for nearly every language as well as for many fields that are having a hard time with translation issues as well.  I was very happy about that! I guess the next time we have need of a translation, at least I will know where to go!