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As a symbol of New York winter landscape, located in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center Plaza, a giant Christmas tree lighting ceremony held on the evening of 4 beautiful Manhattan sky lanterns over the open, for the upcoming Christmas adds a deep joy.
Located in the heart of Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center Plaza in New York, at the time of the coming Christmas placed a giant Christmas tree in the square, then this custom has become a unique landscape of New York in winter.
The evening of December 4, along with tight near the countdown and cheers tourists, 45,000 lanterns were lit up.
It is understood that plaza decorated Christmas tree, a tree each year are selected for the same good quality varieties from the United States. The tree this year is provided by a family in Connecticut citizens, its age of 70 years, height 23 m. On the same day, the Rockefeller Center in New York for the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. This year’s Christmas tree is a high 22.8 meters and weighs 12 tons, has a 75-year -old Norway spruce. Ten thousand tourists and local residents at the scene to witness the sublime moment 45,000 lanterns were lit simultaneously on a spruce. A foreign tourists marvel, said: “It is even more shocking than expected.”
Christmas celebration is one of the most famous Christmas traditions. Usually people around the Christmas tree evergreen plants such as pine trees get into the house or outdoors, and with Christmas lights and colorful ornaments decorated. And put an angel or star on top of the tree.
Artificial Christmas tree is the relatively natural Christmas tree cultivation, the use of artificially -made Christmas tree. The first artificial Christmas tree is invented by the German. Modern artificial Christmas tree made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is made, but there are many other types as well as artificial Christmas trees exist in history, including aluminum Christmas trees, fiber optic Christmas trees.
Each year, the demand for the U.S. only almost 3300-3600 ten thousand, demand in Europe is about 50-60 million. In 1998, the number of tree planting around 15,000 U.S. suppliers.
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Organic photovoltaic batteries have been hailed as a rigid silicon solar panels and lightweight low-cost alternatives. In recent years, the conversion efficiency of organic photovoltaic batteries has increased substantially, however, exactly how organic photovoltaic batteries convert sunlight into electricity – this is still a “heated debate” in the problem is.
Today, Stanford University research team involved in this topic. The research team in Nature Materials magazine disclosed on November 17, 2013, previously recognized works is not correct, you should be thinking focus on material design, in order to improve the performance of organic batteries.
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University (co-author of the paper) Michael McGehee said: “We all know that organic photovoltaic battery performance outstanding question now is why they are so outstanding – the answer is still controversial?”
Conventional organic solar batteries made of a plastic polymer material and the two other flexible semiconductor layers.
When the battery sucked the light photons in the polymer atomic activities, so that it overflows electronics, left behind an empty – what scientists call a “hole.” Subsequently, the exciton splitting, independent toward other cavity photons created. Such an exciton moves from one hole to another sustained action to produce a current.
In this paper, the Stanford team has long been debated to solve a problem – what exactly causes the exciton splitting.
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University Alberto Salleo claimed: “To produce electricity, it must be separated from the exciton and hole – which requires two different types of semiconductor material if the material compared to A, B to shock material. Son more attractive, then it will swim to the exciton material B. theoretically, even fall into a material with a hole exciton binding still. ”
Stanford research team said that the test photovoltaic battery conversion efficiency of about 9%. The team hopes to take advantage of the interaction between design order and disorder advantage of semiconductor materials, improve battery performance.
“To be able to produce a better performance of organic solar batteries, scientists have been looking for ways to stimulate a more ‘robust’ hot exciton effect material.” Salleo said, “We should not always be paranoid in how not to try to figure out the electronic heat under the circumstances leave – which has been a highly controversial aspect of people on the photocurrent should produce a fundamental shift in thinking. “.
The traditional Thanksgiving dinner features three dishes including stuffed turkey, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. Of course, not all Americans eat these three dishes on Thanksgiving. But one Thanksgiving, people will think of them. There are a variety of Thanksgiving dishes, but also constantly changing.
According to the speculation, the first Thanksgiving menu included:
English Cheese Pie
Ducks & Geese
Garlic and Onions
In addition, there are Thanksgiving mashed potatoes, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce Plum Jam, Biscuits, wine and a variety of vegetables and fruits.
Thanksgiving turkey is the traditional main course; usually a turkey stuffed with a variety of spices and belly marinated foods, and whole baked. It is sliced with a knife by the man of the house by the hostess distributed to everyone. Common turkey gravy recipe contains potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry jam, sweet corn and various vegetables. In addition, pumpkin pie is often used as a food supplement. These ingredients are mostly native to the Americas. The Europeans arrived back after being introduced in Europe. But Turkey is an exception, according to Nathaniel Philbrick in his book Mayflower introduced, although turkeys originating from the Americas, but the Puritans in England when he might have been familiar with turkey. Spaniards in the 17th century, the domesticated turkeys back from Central America, followed by turkey popular in Europe, in England it became the Christmas turkey replaced goose entrees.
Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing Recipe
1 x 12 lb Turkey
1 x Chestnut filling recipe (as follows)
1/2 cup Butter
1/4 cup Flour
Step 1: Wash the turkey, fill with filling chestnut stuffing
Step 2: the butter and flour together, labeled emulsion
Step 3: the good butter and rub the flour to coat chicken, chicken wings and chicken Office
Step 4: place into oven microwave oven (400-F 400 degrees Fahrenheit), bake 15 minutes
Step 5: add salt
Step 6: set the temperature to 350-F
When baking is completed, the tasty turkey is done.
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UK consumers will soon celebrate the “Black Friday” this weekend. The online shopping carnival is coming. There will be millions of Britons Bay Internet “buy” discounted Christmas items, is expected to achieve more than 5 billion pounds of transactions before Christmas.
The great event will start on Friday and is expected to peak next Monday. Experts predict the formation of ” Cyber Monday,” this time of year people are competing purchase Christmas gifts online expenditures become the annual climax. It’s the best time to pick up Christmas gifts for your family and friends.
“Black Friday” originated in the U.S. businesses in the first annual Thanksgiving Day ( fourth Thursday in November ) launched after ” discounts Day”, the day usually marks the official start of Christmas shopping season. Spent the Thanksgiving holiday every year people return to the workplace, the network will try to buy a gift to give back to family and friends during the holiday season.
Due to the United States infected, Britain now also the rise of the “Black Friday” online shopping, and some of Europe’s famous network businesses will also initiate discount promotions sides of the Atlantic.
Black Friday is also used to refer to the United States each year on the first day after Thanksgiving. This day is usually considered marks the official start of the Christmas shopping season, is seen as a barometer of retail Christmas sales each year, but also the various businesses of the year is also one of the most valued busiest day.
There are a few so called origins of Black Friday. One of the more common views is because this day is Thanksgiving Day ( fourth Thursday in November ) after the opening, but people usually starts big purchases for Christmas, many stores will have large customers door thus revenue. And traditionally use different colors of ink to bookkeeping, red indicates a loss that deficit, black for profit. So put this on Friday called Black Friday, the day expecting to indicate profitability.
On Black Friday, most shops will be in the morning five or six o’clock in the door, and some even earlier. Businesses will also be published in advance to take a few days ago on Thanksgiving Day newspaper ads, payment coupons, slashing prices for commodities and other measures to attract customers.
Due to the business until the last minute to announce their own price list of goods, and this as a trade secret, but the network is often a few weeks ago appeared to get price information from various sources, which led to some legal disputes.
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Along with Microsoft's next-gen consoles Xbox One of the officially listed, Windows Phone system also began to slowly benefit. Today Microsoft announced, WP phones will soon be able to download and play from the Xbox video store TV shows and movies, but also will be able to use the Microsoft Money (i.e. previous Microsoft Points) on Windows Phone store to consume.
At the same time, users will be able to play in the WP phone more compatible to the Xbox Live " three screen" games such as "Call of Duty: The Phantom " is also introduced the Windows Phone version.
Microsoft Windows applications and games Bray Head Todd Brix said: "We have made some of the three-screen games, " Shogun skull " is one of a. Players can then put the phone functions through the Smart Glass become Xbox One side of ' mirror ', then use Photo beamer photo sharing feature to the game on any device. "
Prior to Windows Phone, Xbox has been interrelated: both can use the same Microsoft account login, Windows Phone support for the Xbox Live Avatar replacement and modification information. But let mobile phone users can control the second screen Smart Glass features not just exclusively by the Windows Phone, it also can be used on iOS and Android systems.
Xbox video store will soon be able to solve the Windows Phone system longstanding video download difficulty. While on the phone already had Netflix WP such video applications, but has been unable to download those using the DRM (Digital Rights encryption) technology for video, and this downloading function in iOS, Android and Blackberry systems already implemented.
Microsoft's new Windows Phone payment system will also bring benefits. Under the new regulations, the user's account balance can also be used on Windows Phone. Microsoft paid in cash and the issuance of reward system instead of the original point system, so players can get through Xbox Live Rewars cash balance to get Windows Phone store to purchase applications and games. Obviously one U.S. dollar can not buy Xbox One game, but you can buy exquisite mobile applications.
Xbox One is an eighth generation introduced by Microsoft in home video games. As a successor to the Xbox 360 models, as well as Wii U and PlayStation 4 of competitors in the market, Microsoft in May 21, 2013 the press conference published Xbox One.
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For more than four years, the price of gold and bitcoin has a similar trajectory. But Bitcoin price fluctuations appear to be more unstable. However, in the last 12 months, gold and bitcoin distinct began running track; so far this year, gold prices have fallen by about 23 percent, and while prices increase bitcoin amounted to 4,600%. This is a stark contrast not to be ignored.
Should investors choose bitcoin instead of gold?
From an historical perspective the price of gold has been in fluctuation, and will be in demand, inflation, economic conditions and other relevant factors, the global political stability under the influence of the period of many years. The Bitcoin is likely just a speculative bubble, as more and more money into, bitcoin prices are now raised to $ 600 or more.
Compared with the gold market, bitcoin market is quite small; correlation does not necessarily imply causation. But in the prices of gold and bitcoin behind all have the same factors, namely worldwide quantitative easing (QE). QE to devalue, and will bring inflation.
However, QE and traditional monetary easing and not the same, it does not promote aggregate demand and commodity prices, but will push asset prices. This is why commodity inflation did not happen and the price of gold in the fall.
Why does not Bitcoin price fall in 2013? Bitcoin seems to be in the place of gold as safe-haven paper currency devaluation products. Also more and more as Bitcoin currency accepted. If this trend continues, it will push Bitcoin as a means of exchange needs, and then push their prices.
However, Bitcoin market trading range is still small and not standardized.
Many people compare the gold and bitcoin, but the comparison does not explain anything. Gold in history to sell a buy, and it seems in bitcoin crazy hype.
Of course, some people think, bitcoin hot that the world began to shift from the old to the new physical currency electronic money go up. However, in such a virtual currency Bitcoin is still in early stages of development, in the future there may be a lot of room for development.
Different from the traditional currency, operational mechanism of bitcoin does not rely on central bank, government, business support or credit guarantees, but rely on peer to peer network to reach the network protocol seed file, decentralized, self-improvement of the monetary system. Theoretically ensures that any person, organization, or government can not control monetary aggregates bitcoin, or creating inflation. According to the design of its monetary aggregates predetermined rate increased gradually increase the speed gradually slow down and eventually reached the limit of 21 million in 2140.
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The 2013 Victoria's Secret show was held at Manhattan landmark 69 Regiment Armory. The show features supermodels such as Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne, Candice Swanepoel, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio. It also features the latest Victoria's Secret bikini series.
This year's Victoria Secret show features a total of 36 supermodels, including Josephine Skriver, Kelly Gale and other five supermodels. It is their first time to be Victoria Secret Angels. In addition, this year's angels does not include Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr, which has been the first time that she is absent from the show since 2007.
This year’s big show is divided into six parts, namely British Invasion, Birds of Paradise, PINK Network, Parisian Nights, Shipwrecked, and Snow Angels.
Guest performers of 2013 Victoria's Secret include Taylor Swift whose height is up to 177 cm. There is a wonderful interaction between her and the supermodels on the stage. Other guest performers are Fall Out Boy, Neon Jungle, and a Great Big World.
The show field is up to 120 feet (about 36.5 meters). It is about 5 meters bigger than the ordinary fashion booth. The wing is one of the major elements of Victoria's Secret show. And for this year's big show, there are a total of 28 different wings tailored for the Angels supermodels.
Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima has been the Angel supermodel many times. She’s been the Victoria's Secret Angel family since 2000. In 2013, this most senior Angel wears a retro lingerie with 3000 pure light pearl.
The 2013 Victoria's Secret "Dream Diamond Bra" is worn by South African supermodel Candice Swanepoel. In the middle of the pendant there is a 52 kt huge pear-shaped ruby. In addition, the base is made of 18K gold to create bra and inlaid with more than 4,200 kinds of precious stones, with a total value of more than $ 10 million.
One of the highlights of this year’s show is the underwear sets worn by supermodel Lindsay Ellingsen. It is produced by 3D printing.
This year's Victoria Secret show also features a total of 26 makeup artists, 22 hair stylists, 8 manicurists and 56 angel models to create the most beautiful show.
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Worldwide renowned personal digital camera manufacturer GoPro introduces a new type of digital camera, which seems to become a big challenge to Japanese camera makers. Why? The new camera by GoPro is undoubtedly a very good choice if you want to shoot while going surfing, biking and skiing. What’s more, it is small in size and easy to carry.
Why are action digital cameras getting so popular? With limited functions, it is not as smart as most digital devices. But more and more people choose it. We are still exploring the answer for this question.
It is very user friendly, with basic functions like shooting photos and videos. Even though some of the new digital camera models do not have LCD screens that other cameras do, outdoor sports lovers never hesitate to get themselves such a cool device. So many wonderful moments deserve to be recorded when you are enjoying outdoor sports. Action cameras can definitely make a difference.
With the popularity of smartphones, personal digital cameras are getting less popular. But the sales of action cameras continue to grow. According to the U.S. survey company IDC, in 2012 the sales of action cams accounted for about 20% of the global camera sales. IDC predicts that the market share of this type of camera will be up to 40% in 2013. Many camera brands in Japan are also exploring this new field.
Woodman Labs has been the pioneer in the development of action cameras. Its flagship product GoPro Series has become a strong competitor for Sony cameras. In the previous year, the sales of GoPro cameras reached 0.5 billion.
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Last week, the Phantom ” Xbox One edition only annoy a large number of messages 720p Xbox One version of the pre- game, game developer Infinity Ward is now finally out of the face of the matter explained that they attributed to the matter host resource allocation. And that this does not prove Xbox One function weaker PS4, after a period of development of exploration, the two platforms will eventually the performance of the game is very similar.
“Call of Duty 10: The Phantom” the PS4 version will run 1080p, while Xbox One version can only reach 720p. This news caused the dissatisfaction of many players. Recently I group executive producer Mark Rubin has finally out of the face of “ Call of Duty 10″ PS4 version with Xbox One version of the resolution of differences to explain: reasons for these differences are caused by Infinity Ward ‘s engineers encountered in resource allocation problems.
Rubin explains: “The host’s operating system will have some interaction with the game, such as voice chat is supported by the hardware rather than software, but the players are using the Xbox channel, while the host side of the designers are developing simultaneously so when these things change, the resources they use changes, from the perspective of your game design challenge is for them to use these resources to provide sufficient space, but we also have to use as many resources. ”
“Engineers are facing the biggest challenges is the memory management problem, or thread management issues. Suppose there are X CPU threads, there is Microsoft or Sony. We have not yet developed these characteristics toolkit, so long as they to use, we will not take. For example, the place we need to 3MB of memory, miserable, and they give to us is only 2MB! We can not get elsewhere, the simple 1MB useless over, we can strike a balance from somewhere else. ”
For “Call of Duty 10: ghost” who, Rubin said: “There is nothing concrete, not to say the Xbox chat system takes up too many resources, so we would not be able to make a native 1080p. There is no simple cause which places this thing, this is a global thing and we are treated separately for each platform, and in their respective systems to make the best game. ”
In terms of picture quality, Rubin said to the players to ensure “They all look good, if the two hosts put together side by side, some players may see the difference, and some players will not see it. Xbox One is 1080p output, but hardware upgraded. “
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2013 New York City Marathon ended. Kenya’s Priscah Jeptoo won women championship. Reputation second only to New York City Marathon in Boston, founded in 1970, held in early November each year, up more than 10 million participants, massive, big bridge through the New York even when the deck was moved, and the scene is very spectacular.
No one can be like the New York Marathon that attracts so many runners from around the world, the city’s unique charm, atmosphere and spectacular game stuffed Speedway. Both sides of the incredible audience make more and more people to join this event. If you want to feel the energy and passion of the city marathon, you must not miss the New York City Marathon.
If you want to participate in Marathon, it is important for you to choose a good pair of running shoes is very important. To choose a good pair of running shoes for their own, will be based on running shoes structure, function, and their feet to the selection, running shoes according to different features can be divided into a variety, better quality no matter what brand of running shoes the main structure has similarities to understand the structure and function of shoes, you also should look at their own feet, so as to pick out the right NYC marathon shoes.
Choose running shoes is not very complicated, simply means that according to your foot type, choose the right running shoes design, and then is to consider their actual needs, chosen to match the demand function just fine. Sports shoes manufacturers have on most people’s feet were moving mechanics, and for different foot characteristics to produce the appropriate shoes to meet the needs of different people. Running shoes can be divided into five kinds according to their function (control action class, class padded cushioning, stability class, race class, cross-country class), shoes can be divided into straight, semi- curved.
Good quality running shoes no matter what brand of its main structure has similarities. Wherein the outer layer of the bottom is touching the ground, slightly harder texture, wear non-slip feature. There are a few very light running shoes no outsole; these shoes are only suitable for running on a treadmill wearing.
Middle bottom layer of damping is the most important, than soft outsole, arch support can be controlled at the bending shoe twisting forces, and the impact force of the landing conduction from the heel to the sole. The shock absorber in the heel is the most important; each brand has its own technology and features. Inner soles can usually be removed; it is shock and corrective foot shortcomings last line of defense. Vamp is designed to allow the feet and shoes closely, with both ventilation cooling functions. Hard heel landing help to improve the stability of the foot.