Donegal man crafts beautiful rocking horse for children’s ward

first_imgA beautifully hand-made rocking horse has been gifted to the Children’s Ward at Altnagelvin Hospital by Buncrana man Daniel Lynch. Mr Lynch designed the Harley Davidson-themed toy for the hospital as part of a charity donation by Ulster University nursing students.Hand crafted Harley Davidson rocking horse made by Daniel Lynch from BuncranaDaniel’s son Johnny is one of a group of second year students who held a cake sale and hamper raffle to raise £1,280 for Ward 6. The cheque and the rocker were recently presented to the Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry and the donations were gratefully received.Donegal man crafts beautiful rocking horse for children’s ward was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Altnagelvin Hospitallast_img read more

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Winter Plant’s Thermostat Keeps It Cozy As a Skunk

first_imgSkunk cabbage.  Pew.  Do you like the meditative name “Zen plant” better?  Well, meditate on how this amazing plant keeps warm while it emerges through the last snows of winter.  Skunk cabbage is one of two plants known to regulate its body temperature.  Science Now reported on research by Japanese scientists who studied its thermostat. First, they tracked the spadix [central stalk] temperatures of two wild populations of skunk cabbage over time and compared them to the air temperature.  After making sure the fluctuations were not just random noise, the team determined that the plant used only two or three pieces of information, or variables, to regulate its internal temperature.  That meant the plant‘s thermostat had to follow a fairly simple rule, perhaps like the oven in your kitchen.  If a high-end oven gets too hot, it turns itself off; it may also track how fast its temperature is rising or falling and the temperature of the kitchen outside, making adjustments accordingly.The photo caption calls the skunk cabbage “Nature’s Oven” and states, “Skunk cabbage uses a simple mathematical formula to keep itself warm.”  The article admired the research, but said a bigger question remains: finding how these two or three variables work at the molecular level.Plants are better at math than some scientists.  Even if we uncover the mechanism in detail, it would beg the question of how this ability got there in the first place.  Scientists who don’t want to think about that could at least work on emulating the clean, efficient source of energy derived from sunshine, air and water.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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On-Demand Music Service MOG Comes to the Living Room – Mobile Apps Coming Soon

first_imgfrederic lardinois MOG, the increasingly popular on-demand music service, just announced its first hardware partnership. MOG’s users can now access the service from their Roku players in the living room. Last week, Drew Denbo, the company’s senior vice president of business development, told us that MOG believes that as Internet-connected devices like the Roku become more popular, users will finally be able to take their online entertainment options beyond the desktop and into the living room. On the Roku player, MOG users will be able to access their libraries, playlists and artist radio stations. PricingRoku users who sign up for the company’s unlimited $4.99 monthly plan will be able to use the service on their devices. For $9.99 per month, these users will also be able to access the service through the web interface. MOG will also offer a free 3-day trial to Roku owners. In addition, users who sign up for the $9.99 plan will also soon be able to use the company’s iPhone and Android apps. These apps will allow users to download songs to their mobile devices for offline playing. We got an early look at MOG’s iPhone app earlier this year. You can find more details here.Why Are Music Subscription Services are Getting More Popular Now?MOG is strictly a subscription-based service. So far, these services always remained in the shadow of more traditional music stores like iTunes and eMusic. Now, however, there seems to be a resurgence in interest in music subscription services. With Rdio, for example, Skype’s founders just launched a new subscription service that looks quite similar to MOG. According to MOG’s Drew Denbo, a number of fundamental changes are driving this trend. First of all, the arrival of mobile app stores has made it easier for these services to target mobile devices and give users the option to access their music anywhere. In addition, now that some of these services are arriving in the living room (thanks to the Roku and devices like Logitech’s Squeezebox), music subscription services are getting to the point where they are more convenient to use than download services. At the same time, though, there will always be some users who want to own their music, so subscription services aren’t for everyone, but unlike download services, streaming music services are making it increasingly easy for their users to access their music wherever they are. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…center_img Tags:#mobile#music#news#web 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Applast_img read more

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