Wild Birds Unlimited stocks a wide variety of supplies to please serious hobbyists and ornithological amateurs alike. Based on more than 30 years of research, their cache of supplies is designed to please and attract flocks of all forms, with types of birdseed specially formulated to the season that feature 100% edible seeds. They also carry high-quality feeding equipment, birdbaths, and viewing gear such as binoculars and books on various species and their native regions.
Levin Furniture has been passed down through generations of Levins since 1920, when Jessie Levin persuaded her husband to start a business to help their daughters' prospects. Since then, the business has grown, expanded, and gained a reputation for procuring and selling quality furniture. Levin Furniture's stock includes leather reclining sofas, beautifully carved dining tables, and sleigh beds from Daniel's Amish using hardwood materials from Ohio.
Owl Cleaners accommodates dry-cleaning needs for on-the-go customers with a range of clothing freshening. Impress a job interviewer with freshly pressed getup rather than rapid-fire knock-knock jokes by laundering wrinkled dress pants ($8.78), a button-down shirt ($3.09), or a two-piece suit ($16.75). For domestic deterging, deft bedding de-blotchers aerate double bedspreads ($31.45) and double comforters ($31.44). Short dresses ($16.76 each) or plain long gowns ($35.64 each) fix up for a night on the town, and smoke- and fire-damage restoration services can erase evidence of attempts to court firemen. Dry-cleaning orders enjoy free pickup and delivery, as do laundry orders with at least a quintet of shirts. Owl Cleaners delights in providing a quote for any uncommon or uncommonly smudged article in need of special care.
The friendly textile technicians at Martinizing Dry Cleaning purify vestments with a bevy of eco-friendly, frock-freshening services. The shop's professional staff will confront any stain using strong words and all the dirt-scattering ammo in its arsenal, helping to ensure that once-grimy garments return clean and smelling sweeter than a pancake house run by gingerbread men. Customers can drop off sullied duds, such as sweat-soaked suits ($14.41), slovenly sweaters ($6.68), scummy slacks ($7.39), and petrified polos ($5.40), and the professional cloth cleansers will clean, dry, and fold them into clean, creaseless origami cranes. Martinizing Dry Cleaning further expresses its commitment to a clean world by employing the nontoxic, nonhazardous GreenEarth dry-cleaning process, relying on biodegradable products and water management to leave threads stainless in both fiber and conscience. For dirty shirts on the go, soil expungers offer a rush service upon request, and the fresh factory keeps its doors open seven days a week, even during leap years.
The Chamber of Commerce, Inc.'s foremost foodie event, the Food and Wine Classic prepares meals, pours libations, and facilitates networking for locals and local business owners. Begin by sampling an array of eats from local restaurateurs alongside tipples from 18 wineries and local brewers. Pitch business proposals in the Chocolate Chamber, a dessert oasis chock full of all manner of decadent delights and cocoa-centric confections. A complimentary 9-ounce stem-less wine glass commemorates the occasion and doubles as a decorative display for miniature jellyfish collections.
A smartphone's tiny screen relies on the strange properties of liquid crystals. Check out Groupon's study of LCDs to learn how they create the vivid pictures in your pocket.
The term liquid crystal seems a contradiction, but a liquid crystal is actually neither a liquid nor a solid?it's both, stuck in a sort of chemical limbo with its molecules somewhere between the liquid and solid phases. When an electrical current passes through a liquid crystal, its molecular orientation changes, and so does the direction of light that passes through it. By sandwiching these crystals between polarized glass and manipulating the current passing through them, your phone is able to control the light they channel, resulting in the high-contrast images that appear on screen. Although our brains only see each pixel as a single dot, each consists of red, blue, and green subpixels that, when lit at various intensities, can emit more than 16 million colors.
Despite their advanced applications, liquid crystals are not a recent discovery. They were first identified in the late 19th century by a scientist studying cholesterol extracted from carrots?a natural source of liquid crystals, as are human beings and most other living things, which tend to have them in their cell membranes. Liquid crystals and LCDs were the subject of research and patent applications throughout the early 20th century?including one filed by Marconi?s Wireless Telegraph Company in 1936?and finally hit consumer electronics in the early 1970s, when they were introduced in wristwatches.