It’s a Balancing Act

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It’s a Balancing Act

Life is a game of balance.

We balance checkbooks, diets, and tires. We balance work with friends and family obligations. Some of us even do yoga to incorporate balance into our body and mind.

In Yoga, balancing poses offer many benefits

  • Help concentration
  • Promote a sense of calm
  • Strengthen muscles
  • Build coordination
  • Can prolong life by helping to avoid falls and injuries that could lead to death among the elderly

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Using an analytical balance in the lab?

Try measuring into our Clear View Conical Tube Holders!

  • Light weight (low tare weight) makes the holder ideal for holding tubes while weighing directly into them
  • Holds 15 or 50ml tubes by easily switching the arms
  • Open design allows you to view the entire contents of the tube

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SP Acquires Penn Tech

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Warminster, PA – March 21, 2016 – SP Industries, Inc. (“SP”), a leading designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment; a full line of research, pilot and production freeze dryers for biological drug manufacturing solutions; laboratory supplies and glassware, announced today that it has acquired the assets of privately held PennTech Machinery Corporation, a global provider of complete vial handling solutions covering washing, sterilization, filling, stoppering, capping and both tray and freeze dryer loading/unloading equipment, located in Warminster, PA. To read the complete press release, follow this link.

Press Release For Immediate Release
March 21, 2016 Contact:
Mary Seto
mary.seto@spindustries.com – 1-800-423-5278
SP Industries

These Things Suck

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Things That REALLY Suck

  • Walking in to a glass doorImage:  Foot in Manure
  • Mosquito bites
  • Stepping in dog poop
  • Lemon juice in a paper cut
  • Dropping your phone in the toilet
  • Weak cocktails
  • Running out of bacon
  • Wedgies
  • Long lines at amusement parks
  • Sunburn
  • Burning your tongue
  • The hiccups
  • Empty toilet paper roll

 

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Watch the video to see it in action!

The New HiFlow Vacuum Aspirator Sucks too, but in a Good Way!

No External Vacuum System Required!

  • High flow rate; works with 8-channel pipette tips
  • Maintains vacuum even with four empty channels
  • Self-contained, portable and quiet
  • Quick disconnects for easy bottle removal
  • Replaceable filter protects vacuum pump from fluid overflow

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Leap Year Keeps Things Accurate

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Leap Year Keeps Things Accurate

Does anyone else still recite this poem to remember how many days are in each month?

Thirty days hath September,
April, June and November;
All the rest have thirty one –no wait!
February’s days count 28!
Except in leap year, that’s the time
When February’s days count 29

Do you remember why the calendar leaps like a frog every 4 years?
1 Calendar Year 365 days VS. 1 Solar Year (the time it takes for Earth to orbit the sun) about 365.25 days

When did we figure out we needed this extra day?
Way back in 46 B.C., Julius Caesar realized the calendar they were following wasn’t working. So he consulted with an astronomer. Together they realized what the Egyptians had already discovered — that we needed that extra day every four years to stay on track. So he instituted the Julian calendar. But even that wasn’t quite right.

So finally in 1582, Pope Gregory XIII fixed the glitch and instituted the Gregorian calendar which we still follow today.  The 11 minutes difference in one year’s rotation builds up. And that’s why the pope had to intervene and say we have to tweak the Julian calendar one more time.

Might not seem like a big deal, but over time the extra 1/4 day can really add up! In order to remain accurate, an extra day is added to every 4th calendar year to keep in sync with our trips around the sun. (If you’re a salaried employee, you’re technically working an extra day for free)

*Bonus Fun Fact!
Because the solar year is not exactly 365.25 days, 3 extra days are accumulated every 4 centuries. To remove the extra time, February 29 in the three century years (multiples of 100) that cannot be exactly divided by 400 are removed.

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DURAC® brand thermometers, hydrometers, and timers help you keep your experiments accurate.

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