Considering Safety Features in Your New Boat

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    The United States is made up with many lakes and bodies of water. It is also surrounded by many oceans. These numerous waterways have been a common source of sporting and boating events for many years. Boats and other water vehicles allow people to travel the waterways in a safe matter. Purchasing a boat is often a big decision, sometimes as big as purchasing a house. Consider the following factors and features when searching for that right boat for your water needs.

    Size

    The size of the boat is actually very important when it comes to boating. The size should not be decided upon by price or amount of inhabitants, but instead, by the type of water it will be used on. Smaller boats may be more dangerous on the large oceans, but may be sufficient for smaller lakes. However, large boats, such a Continue Reading

    Can Camping Help Improve Your Health?

    Backpacking gear

    Whether you’re an experienced camper or have just started hiking, you probably enjoy going on outdoor family trips. But did you know that activities like hiking, camping, and backpacking provide much more than just fun with family and friends? When you’re looking for family vacation ideas on a budget, you should also consider the other advantages your getaway can provide. For instance, there are some very real health benefits to national park backpacking and hiking. When you use a wilderness travel company to book your trip, you’ll be able to experience these health benefits yourself. Here are just three of them:

    • Backpacking trips can reduce stress
      When you can take a break from the responsibi Continue Reading

    The Hoverboard Trend is Still Going On

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    If you’re thinking about getting this fun ride from a hoverboard company, you may want to know a bit about them. First of all, it’s important to say that the reason why hoverboards were considered to be unsafe for a while was due to the fake ones coming onto the market from China, according to PC Advisor.

    To give you an idea of their popularity, there were 40,000 hoverboards arriving in the United States every day toward the end of 2015. According to PC Advisor, the trend is still alive, and there are new big-brand hoverboards now avalable for sale at hoverboard stores and online.

    What is a Hoverboard?

    A hoverboard is basicaly a self-balancing electric scooter. It is al Continue Reading

    NASA Discovers New Use For High Speed Photography

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    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released a video yesterday announcing its use of high speed photography to study and document rocket plume. This experiment will allow them to discover and observe minute elements of sending a man to space that are impossible to see with the naked eye and has never before been captured on film. ?I was amazed to see the ground support mirror bracket tumbling and the vortices shedding in the plume,? said Howard Conyers, a structural engineer on the developing team.

    Researchers and scientists across the globe are finding exciting, new applications for high speed cameras and photography. Whether your object is too miniscule to capture with an average camera or too fast for average shutter speeds, using a high speed camera means that nothing escapes th Continue Reading

    Steps in Building a Home Ice Rink

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    People love ice skating . IN 2014, about 10.65 million of people in the United States, who are six or older who took part in the sport. There are 1,900 indoor ice hockey rinks throughout the country and 500 outdoor ice hockey rinks. People even put in home ice rinks. Hockey is more popular than ever. In the United States, the 2013-14 season, about 519,417 were registered to play the sport. That is heartening to read, given the American problems with obesity.

    Hockey has a long history. Some people have dated it back to Finland nearly three thousand years ago. The Dutch put their spin on it in the 13th or 14 century by basically inventing the current ice skate. The would use them on the many frozen waterways throughout the country. The word “hockey” comes to us from the Scottish. The actual word means ” Continue Reading

    How Many Times a Year Does Your Family Go Camping?

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    The girls originally purchased the three tent kit for their Dad for Father’s Day. At the time, it was fun to go camping in the backyard with the whole family. Each of the two sisters were assigned the task of setting up their own small tent. Dad assembled the largest tent; mom sat on the sideline, offering assistance and taking pictures. Once all three tents were completely set up, both of the girls climbed into the large tent and began the process of attaching their smaller tent. Sometimes in just a few minutes, sometimes in a half of an hour, the three tents would be zipped together and the process of setting up camp, backyard style would commence.
    For the girls, the most important part of preparing their camp was setting up their sleeping bags, pillows, stuffed animals, and blankets. Knowing Continue Reading

    Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Wear Coaches Apparel All Day, Everyday

    Coaches apparel

    Withh body positivity and personal fitness and exercise programs being more popular than ever, it’s no wonder that fashion has taken a different turn these days. Fashionable isn’t necessarily equated to what’s on the hottest designer runways, but moreso, what’s fashionable and en vogue is now found at the gym or even in the streets in the form of athletic apparel. Even celebrities have hopped onto the ever so popular athletic apparel fashion bandwagon to create lines of fitness clothing emblazoned with their own personal touch. These days, it pays not only to be fit but to look the part as well, in the form of athletic yet fashionable team apparel.

    Nowadays, you don’t have to have a reason to dress in athletic apparel other than the fact that you just think it looks good! You can enjoy the feeling of wear Continue Reading

    The Awesome Video Trend Taking Over YouTube and Facebook

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    While slow motion scenes showed up every once in awhile in old TV shows and movies, the invention of super slow motion cameras has taken this filmmaker’s tool to a whole new level. Not only do movies like The Matrix, the new X-Men, and Every Movie Zack Snyder Ever Made feature killer slow motion scenes, but YouTube is full of crazy slow motion camera videos.
    Sure, if you look hard enough online, you’ll find tons of researchers and scientists using high speed cameras for high-tech experiments and tests, but wouldn’t you rather watch things explode in slow motion instead? Of course you would, it’s practically the only reason the Internet was invented in the first place.
    In fact Continue Reading

    What is a Slow Motion Camera and How Does it Work?

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    Slow motion cameras first came in handy back in 1878 when Edward Muybridge used one to answer the age-old question about a horse?s gallop. Experts wanted to know if there was ever a point at which all four hooves were off the ground at once during a horse?s motion of gallop. The slow motion camera was able to capture that very moment, confirming the hypothesis.

    The shutter speed of the cameras that captured the gait were operating at 1/2000 s, which now seems like nothing compared to the one million frames per second reached by some of today?s most impressive high speed cameras.

    How does a slow motion camera work?
    Shutter speed is measured in fractions of a second, ran Continue Reading

    How a Single Pin Hole Changed the World Forever

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    What’s more interesting than watching footage shot from high speed cameras and super slow motion cameras? Camera technology has progressed to the point where it is possible to hide a camera in the head of a pin, but in this age of Youtube and selfies do you know the humble beginnings of photography? It might surprise you to know that much of photography started as an accident.


    The Advent of All Photography, the Pinhole Camera


    In these modern days cameras can cost you anywhere from a couple of dollars to over to hundreds of thousands, but the beginning of every Continue Reading

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