Cordless Drills: 4 Features to Know

(DGIwire) – Cordless drills come in handy for almost every DIY and home improvement project, but users ought to know beforehand how to maximize their effectiveness. After all, to properly use a drill takes more than just fitting the bit and pulling the trigger. Here are four aspects of cordless drill operation to keep in […]

So Hot Right Now: Flame-Resistant Fashion in the Military

(DGIwire) – The armed forces as a hotbed of fashion? The notion might strike some as unlikely, but in a way it is true—at least where flame-retardant (FR) uniforms are concerned. That’s one revelation contained in a new book—Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach—that was recently spotlighted in the New […]

Smartphone Getting Hot? Read This Now

(DGIwire) – By now, the image of a smartphone engulfed in flames is firmly embedded in the public’s mind, thanks to some unfortunate headlines over the past few years. Being aware of the issue of phones catching fire is one thing—but what if the problem hits a lot closer to home? Here are some important […]

A New Era for Flame-Retardant Apparel

(DGIwire) – From the mid-1970s until recently, America’s main law governing chemical safety was the Toxic Substances Control Act—criticized by many as fatally flawed, as it allowed tens of thousands of potentially dangerous chemicals to remain on the market. This changed on June 22, 2016, when the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st […]

Neuroscience Research: How Has It Evolved?

(DGIwire) – The tools used by neuroscientists for experimental research are constantly evolving. Consider, for example, the famous piece of lab equipment known as the operant conditioning box. It has long been used as a way to measure the response of lab animals to various types of stimuli. Over the past few decades, innovation has […]

Suffering from Low Battery Anxiety? Look Out for This Product

(DGIwire) – For many folks, seeing their smartphone’s battery getting low will leave them panicked, annoyed and hunting for a spare charger. According to a recent article in the Daily Mail, this condition has been dubbed “low battery anxiety” by a major smartphone manufacturer. After surveying 2,000 adult smartphone users in the U.S. in 2016, […]

Flame Retardants: Why Are They So Important?

(DGIwire) – Flame retardants (FRs) are a key component in reducing the devastating impact of fires on people, property and the environment. A variety of different chemicals, with different properties and structures, act as FRs and are often combined for effectiveness. But what exactly do FRs do that makes them so important? According to the […]

CEOs and Boards: 5 Ways to Enhance Their Relationship

(DGIwire) – Satisfying many different stakeholders is a major component of running a company—and the board of directors is one of those key stakeholders. Leveraging the board’s diverse experience not only can guide implementation of a CEO’s long-term growth strategies but can also enhance the leadership skills of the CEO and his or her executive […]

A Smartphone’s Departure Puts New Focus on Batteries

(DGIwire) – January 5, 2017 was the last day many owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone were able to use their devices. As widely reported, the phone is under a worldwide recall after many overheated and caused fires. On January 5, Verizon and AT&T rolled out a software update to prevent the phone […]

Fire-Retardant Military Uniforms: Aiming to Keep Soldiers Safe

(DGIwire) – Soldiers face an extraordinary array of dangers. One particular risk involves their military uniforms: just how safe are they when coming in contact with fire? Technological advances have made it feasible to incorporate an array of flame-retardant chemistries into uniforms, enhancing the protection of armed forces in the field. According to a U.S. […]

3D Printing: A Bright Future for Orthopedics

(DGIwire) – For anyone undergoing orthopedic surgery, a common concern is a complication called aseptic loosening. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, this occurs where the bond between an implant and bone doesn’t hold, requiring patients to be taken back to surgery after a joint replacement. Now a team of researchers from the […]

Environmentally Conscious Flame Retardants: What’s New?

(DGIwire) – Flame retardants (FRs) are a critical safety component, particularly in the textile industry, because they can help protect bedding, decorative fabrics, automotive fabrics and outdoor fabrics, as well as military and workwear. However, the quest has been on for a newer and more environmentally conscious set of chemicals. According to the Environmental Protection […]

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