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12May
12May

The BBC recently interviewed four individuals living in Beijing after the Chinese capital was hit by a rather unusual dust storm coupled with smog shrouds early in the month with the air quality index (AQI) almost doubling the hazardous (500) level at 896 with a cocktail of pollutants from pollen, PM2.5 and PM10 particulates at 136, 518 and 1,000 respectively, according to the Air Matters app in the video.

03May
03May

The first battery was accidentally discovered through a twitching frog leg and the lead-acid battery in your car can still trace its roots back to that 18th century invention by Italian physicist Alessandro Volta in the sense that its still based on the same principle and is still very much 'alive' - Feed and look after it and it'll serve you for many years, neglect it and it'll die a slow and painful death and might even leave you stranded by the roadside.

19Apr
19Apr

If a stitch in time saves nine, a strip of double-sided tape in time would probably save nineteen (Ringgit and eight Sen with GST to be exact)! It all started when our colleague arrived at CT Hardware HQ on Monday morning to find the rear of his car 'plate-less'. Obviously he had no idea where it flew off and it's a lucky thing he saw it before the cops did.

23Mar
23Mar

A couple of weeks back, we had a customer returned her Bosch GSB 120-LI Professional drill driver because she claims it couldn't drive self-tapping screws into her wooden cabinet. Turns out, it's just a case of wrong torque settings which was promptly explained with a short explanation of the torque settings.

16Mar
16Mar

In life, grinding noises is one of those things that can annoy you to no end - just like this case fan's sleeve bearing we have in the office.

02Nov
02Nov

Jargons aside, electric arc welding is basically divided into three main types – Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMA), Metal/Inert-Gas (MIG) and Tungsten/Inert-Gas (TIG). The type of welding process you choose should be balanced upon your requirements and budget.

14Oct
14Oct

Talking about battery care isn’t the most exciting topic but like Uncle Ben used to say, with great power, comes great responsibility!

It’s quite unfortunate that lithium batteries have gotten a bad rap in the media in recent years - from yesteryear’s exploding Nokia to today’s Samsung phone fires. The reality many overlook is the fact that lithium batteries has become part of our daily lives thanks to its high energy density, slow discharge rate and no memory effect.

09Feb
09Feb

Checking the air pressure in my water pump.. What are you going on about?!

Yes, you read that right. Most water pumps will have a separate tank called the pressure tank that acts both as a reservoir and a shock absorber. By keeping water pressurised, the pressure tank acts like a buffer and allows for both instantaneous and almost consistent water pressure output before the pump starts up.

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