Archive for August, 2012

Sound Wave Fire Suppression Systems At Airports Might Be The Ticket?

DARPA is working on something that is very cool, it is a system which uses sound waves to put out fires. They are able to do this because of the research discoveries that were found on how fire interacts with the surfaces that are inflamed. Sound also interacts with light in very interesting way and in specific patterns in physics. Although there is more to learn on all of this, the potential applications, aside from all the military uses are immense. This will be one transfer technology which helps save lives. Okay, so let’s talk about this a bit.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a “sound wave fire suppression system” at large airports? The sound beams could be focused where ever an aircraft anywhere on the airport caught fire, or went off the runway. You see, in the future, and that future being right now our airliners will have more and more composite material made of carbon fiber, and in the future carbon nano tubes with graphene coatings. Many of these technologically advanced special materials used in such composites burn in such a way that they lets off poisonous gas. The occupants of an airliner that has run off the runway, where the airliner has caught fire could die from the poisonous gas even if they escape the flames.

However, if those fires can be put out those poisonous gas byproducts will not be created in the first place, therefore saving the passengers. Fires happen all the time at airports, sometimes it is with ground equipment, sometimes it is a malfunction; it could be a fuel leak, a hydraulic leak, hot brakes, blown tires, or any of a number of things. Since there are many fires from time to time, airports, especially large busy ones could afford the capital expenditure to put in the systems to save people’s lives.

Yes, there are all sorts of other uses such as brushfires, forest fires, fires aboard ships, and structure fires in large metropolitan areas. How about a high-rise which is on fire, there is no real way to get to it, but perhaps a helicopter could fly alongside in send in the sound waves? Maybe we can mount this on unmanned aerial vehicles with vertical landing and taking off capabilities – adding such strategies to our aerial firefighting capabilities surely makes sense.

Maybe the private sector and the firefighting community should be in on this research from the get-go, and ask for military transfer technologies as soon as it all becomes available, and as soon as this technology is read to be scaled up. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.

Why to Design a Black and White Fashion Designer Logo

Fashion designing is a game of colours. Whether creating apparel or jewellery or handbags, blending appealing shades in contrasting way is the knack of creative designing. I’ve often seen people rejecting a fine-looking dress just because “red is not in,” or “yellow doesn’t suit my looks”and other similar comments on colours. So, colour is one the definitive factors when one buys a style product. This has led designers to believe that their logos ought to be multihued and vibrant. This is often a misconception because one can create an excellent fashion designer logo using just two colours – black and white.

The questions, however, is, “why fashion designers’ logo should be black and white and not coloured?” Here are some answers you can’t easily ignore.

Easy and Cheap to Print

Coloured cartridges are expensive and people often avoid printing in colour when need several copies. They are also more flexible in use as you don’t have to take much care in using them on your flyers, business cards, and letter heads because they can fit well on paper.

Have a Classy Ever-Green Look

Colours go in and out but black and white remain. Black and white is a combination that has been in use since the advent of creative designing and there is no chance of their getting out of fashion. Having this ever-green combination on your logo ensures that your logo will never become out-of-date. You can use this logo forever.

Grab Attention through Excellent Contrast

Black and white colours are popular for their excellent contrast. They go perfectly well together. What more, their contrast is very much attractive and eye-catching, so you can easily grab the attention of the onlookers using this appealing combination.

Stand Out In the Crowd of Images

As I pointed out earlier, when creating a fashion logo, focus usually is on the use of colours. So there is pretty good chance that in any fashion designing competition or event, all other logos will be full of colour but yours will be unique. Besides, the designer has not relied on the colours for creating the appeal, so it will more artistic and creative. In the gallery of logos of all fashion designers, your logo will easily stand out.

Conveys clear message

Have you ever give it a thought that the all manuscripts and document requires black printing on white paper? This is simply because that it’s easiest to read black text with white background. Changing the font colour or background colour can make the message unclear and difficult to read. Black & White fashion designer logo is, therefore, better in communicating its message than a coloured one.

Combining them all, you come up with an attractive, more powerful and unique design with black and white colours which will give your fashion business an outstanding character.

Beverly Houston works as a Senior Design Consultant at a Professional Logo Design Company. For more information on fashion designers logo find her competitive rates at Logo Design Consultant.

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