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Swedish University Sings for Science

On December 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death, the Nobel prizes are officially awarded in Sweden each year. Though there will not be quite the usual celebrations this year, the recipients will still be honoured in different ways worldwide. So in the spirit of celebrating the contribution of science and research to society, Chalmers University of Technology, one of the leading scientific universities in Sweden, aims to shine a light on the years of hard work that lie behind crucial scientific breakthroughs, through a rather unusual way – by singing for science.

The way to scientific understanding is paved with many important and cumulative steps and contributions. Every year, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology publish over 4000 scientific articles outlining new, peer-reviewed findings in a wide array of areas – everything from sustainable energy technology, food science, medicines, climate modelling and new materials, to foundational research laying the groundwork for future applications.

“Research at Chalmers and other universities helps new knowledge get out into society and industry for the benefit of everyone, to help with better decision-making. With the help of new research, we can better understand our world, and guide the way forward to more sustainable ways of living,” says Stefan Bengtsson, President and CEO of Chalmers University of Technology.

Singing for science is perhaps not the most standard way for a university to communicate. But there is a long musical tradition in Swedish academia, and last year the Chalmers Choir celebrated its 150th birthday. The pandemic unfortunately put a halt to rehearsals and concerts for a time, but now, they can sing together again, and are proud to present a new song in four voices, to the tune of the 18th century Swedish musician Carl Michael Bellman’s popular song ‘Så lunkar vi så småningom’ (‘So we gradually amble’). 

The lyrics are in Swedish, but an approximate English translation is provided in the video. Watch here.

“We are very happy to contribute and celebrate science in this way. We hope our message of faith in science can spread far and wide with the help of the song,” says Maria Cervin-Ellqvist, Vice-President of the Chalmers Choir and a doctoral student at the Department of Communication and Learning in Science where she researches, appropriately enough, research communication.

If you want to share Chalmers University’s celebration of the contribution of research to society via YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin or Instagram, please use the hashtag #singforscience.


Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, conducts research and education in technology and natural sciences at a high international level. The university has 3100 employees and 10,000 students, and offers education in engineering, science, shipping and architecture.

With scientific excellence as a basis, Chalmers promotes knowledge and technical solutions for a sustainable world. Through global commitment and entrepreneurship, we foster an innovative spirit, in close collaboration with wider society.The EU’s biggest research initiative – the Graphene Flagship – is coordinated by Chalmers. We are also leading the development of a Swedish quantum computer.

Chalmers was founded in 1829 and has the same motto today as it did then: Avancez – forward.

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Burger & Lobster DIY Roll Kit Launch



Available Now and Delivered Right to Your Door, Get Ready to Cook Up a Wonderfully Unexpected, Premium Menu Choice for Your July 4th Feast – They’re the Perfect Box to Help you Celebrate our Independence from Mask-Mandates and Public Dining Restrictions

Burger & Lobster – the British-born restaurant brand that crafts prime burgers, serves wild, fresh Atlantic lobsters, and shakes up a tempting cocktail list with two restaurants in New York City – has curated the ultimate burger and lobster roll DIY kits to elevate backyard barbecues with its fan favorites – the Original Burger and Original Lobster Roll.

For those still not ready to go mask-less and dine indoors, Burger & Lobster is delivering their kits to kitchens across the Tri-state area, giving surf-and-turfers the fixings for the best burgers and lobster rolls in a fun DIY experience.

One of the things New Yorkers told us they missed most while we were closed during the pandemic was not being able to satisfy their cravings for our Original Burger and Lobster Roll,” said Chef Danny Lee, Burger & Lobster. “With our recent reopening, we wanted to not only welcome back our neighbors but to bring the best Burger & Lobster experience to more people in and around the Tri-State area which inspired our DIY Kits to make dining both fun and fresh from home.”


Burger & Lobster is offering four variations of DIY Meal Kits:

  1. Original Burgers for 4,complete with four 10oz Nebraskan beef patties with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, pickled onions, and the brand’s secret burger sauce ($55.00)
  2. Original Burgers for 8,complete with four 10oz Nebraskan beef patties with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, pickled onions, and the brand’s secret burger sauce ($90.00)
  3. Original Lobster Rolls for 4,complete with lobster for four dressed in Japanese mayo and lemon and served with lemon and garlic butter in the brand’s signature brioche roll ($90.00)
  4. Original Lobster Rolls for 8,complete with lobster for eight dressed in Japanese mayo and lemon and served with lemon and garlic butter in the brand’s signature brioche roll ($160.00)

Each kit comes with personally Chef-crafted and easy to follow recipe cards to ensure that you nail recreating these Burger & Lobster classics at home. Tips from Chef Lee himself: don’t squeeze the lobster meat… and leave the beef out a half-hour before cooking for a better experience!


Burger & Lobster’s DIY Kits are available for two-day delivery within the New York City five boroughs, the Tri-State Metropolitan area and surrounding areas up to 150 miles from its flagship restaurant in the Flatiron district of Manhattan.

For those not able to visit New York City – or don’t yet feel comfortable commuting in – to dine at Burger & Lobster restaurants, for the first time since it reopened its Flatiron restaurant, Burger & Lobster is making it easy for them to enjoy its much-loved menu items without leaving home.


To order one or more of these tasty, limited edition DIY Kits, it’s a simple click of a link to the brand’s New York Shop.

Burger & Lobster DIY kits are available for delivery every Thursday, Friday and Saturday with order cut offs being Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday respectively by 2:00 pm.  Orders received by 2:00 pm are packed and shipped the day following and arrive at front doorsteps the following day. Kits are available for a limited time through the summer, and further extensions are still in discussions. Be sure to get yours now!


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Burger & Lobster was launched in Mayfair, England by four schoolmates in 2011. They had set out to open a restaurant where the focus was on perfecting the craft of just one or two main ingredients. Since then, Burger & Lobster has been bringing live, wild Atlantic lobsters and prime cut Nebraskan burgers to fun and passionate personalities around the world, who share their appetite for creativity. Simplicity is at the core of the Burger & Lobster concept with respect for great food and quality service. With nine sites in London, two in New York and a further three in Bangkok, Genting and Kuwait City, all restaurants feature live lobsters that are flown in from Nova Scotia, Canada and beef from cattle ranchers in Nebraska. The restaurants work tirelessly with the families that supply the ingredients to this mono-product offering to ensure the absolute best quality.

BURGER & LOBSTER kit image via Vaughn Lowery for use by 360 Magazine
BURGER & LOBSTER kit image via Vaughn Lowery for use by 360 Magazine
BURGER & LOBSTER kit image via Vaughn Lowery for use by 360 Magazine
BURGER & LOBSTER kit image via Vaughn Lowery for use by 360 Magazine
BURGER & LOBSTER kit image via Vaughn Lowery for use by 360 Magazine
BURGER & LOBSTER kit image via Vaughn Lowery for use by 360 Magazine

7 Things to Know Before Using an Auto Transport Service

At some point in your lifetime, you’ll find yourself in need of auto transport services. You could be moving your car or motorcycle from one state to another. In other cases, you may need to ship your vehicle overseas for an extended vacation or work retreat. Instead of grappling with shipping yourself and coordinating tedious logistics, trust the experts at Guardian Auto Transport to oversee the process.

If this is the first time hiring an auto transport company to ship your vehicle, there are a few things you should know before scheduling your pickup date.

What insurance coverage is offered?

Ensure that the auto transport of your choice offers sufficient insurance coverage for the items you are shipping. Be wary of companies that offer low shipping costs and compromise on insurance. Your automobile is one of the most treasured possessions, and you won’t want to gamble with its safety.

Even though your car is insured, your current insurance plan may not be comprehensive enough when crossing state borders. Ensure your shipping company provides adequate insurance coverage that will protect your vehicle from unsightly chips or dents or other catastrophic roadside accidents.

For optimal safety, request a copy of their insurance documents to better understand the extent of coverage. If you aren’t satisfied with the current level, ask them to adjust it upwards. It will cost you a bit more, but it’s well worth the investment, as you won’t have to worry about financially-devastating damage that could potentially drain your bank account. When it comes to your automobile, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Do I need to prepare my car for shipment?

Are you seeking auto transport services to transport your car? Do you know how to prepare your vehicle before shipping? If you identify as a clueless first-timer, below are some vital pointers to keep in mind:

  • Wash your car: A clean car will make any scratches and scrapes visible to the owner. Once you’ve spotted these blemishes, you can document them accordingly.
  • Disable any alarm systems of your car
  • Empty personal belongings from the car
  • Leave minimal gas in the car
  • Lock your car
  • Inspect for any leaks or damages before shipping
  • Ensure it has a valid license

Adequate preparation expedites the shipping process tremendously and saves you from unnecessary delays. Some vehicle owners might be operating under a tight deadline, making timeliness all the more vital.

How much will it cost to ship?

The first question a majority of customers usually ask is: How much will it cost me to ship? Unfortunately, it’s not a simple yes-or-no question that representatives can answer in a few seconds. Instead, pricing shipping depends on a multitude of factors. Some factors bound to influence the total shipping cost include the following:

  • Size and weight of your vehicle
  • Distance to be covered
  • Time of the year (prices tend to increase in the summer due to increased demand)
  • Make and model of your car (Note: classic and luxurious vehicles tend to cost more)
  • Method used (whether open, enclosed, or expedited auto transport)

Is you shipping provider registered?

Safeguard yourself from scams. Ensure that the auto transport company of your choice is registered by the Department of Transportation. A registered company has an active USDOT and MC number. You can verify the validity of these numbers with the US Department of Transportation.

To prevent rip-offs, use caution when dealing with brokers. These professionals bear no responsibility for your shipment and will not feel obligated to maintain your vehicle’s pristine condition.

For those beginners, you’ll need to be able to distinguish between shipping companies and brokers. Unlike shipping companies, brokers don’t have a USDOT number. They only hold an MC number. Requesting their USDOT number is an easy way to differentiate between the two.

Do I need any documentation?

Always have the correct documentation in your possession when shipping your car. At a minimum, you’ll need to have your car insurance certificate and registration documents on-hand. To be on the safe side, confer with your auto transport company and ask about the paperwork you’ll need beforehand.

How long does it take to ship?

The duration of shipping depends on the distance covered and the method of transportation. Your auto transport company should advise you on the likely duration of shipping. A company that values its customers should promptly communicate when faced with unexpected delays for customer satisfaction guaranteed.

How do I make payment?

Consult with your shipping company and inquire about the modes of payment they accept. Some don’t accept checks. Other shipping providers don’t like cash, as it is risky and burdensome to the driver to carry on-the-go.

You may be wondering: Should I pay in full before shipping? The payment requirements and deposits will differ from one company to another. However, it’s advisable to choose a company that bills you only after dispatching a carrier for your shipping order. Remember, a trustworthy auto shipping provider will never charge you for a quote. If they request payment upfront, consider looking elsewhere for auto transportation services.

Final thoughts

Failure to complete the necessary steps associated with the shipping process may result in additional charges or costly damages. To guarantee quality customer service interactions and a seamless shipping process, scan through online reviews posted by former customers. These customer testimonials or negative reviews can point you in the direction of a reliable auto transport company.

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LATAM Cargo, the leader in air cargo transportation to, from, and within Latin America, today announced, more than 210 LATAM Cargo Boeing 767-300 freighters took off from Colombia and Ecuador, carrying 12,600 tons of flowers for the 2020 Valentine’s Day season. Together with Mother’s Day, this represents the peak of the fresh flower export activity. This year’s figure represents a growth of 45% compared to last year.

The increase is the result of the company’s strategy implemented in 2019, which created a permanent and stable increase of operations in Colombia and Ecuador. This year, roses, mixed bouquets and carnations were the stars of the flower season which started the week of January 14 and ended on February 10. Colombia and Ecuador were the main producers, and their flowers were shipped to the United States, the Netherlands and China, among other destinations.

“In 2019 we decided to expand our cargo operations in Colombia and Ecuador to offer our customers enhanced frequency and capacity options,” said Felipe Caballero, LATAM Cargo Senior Revenue Manager for South America. “For the company, these Valentine’s Day figures are proof that our customers understand and value our commitment and effort to provide permanent and stable solutions for their shipments.”

Chrysanthemums, iris, gypsophila and greenery were also big hits this season, mostly coming from Bogota and Medellin in Colombia and from Quito in Ecuador, and heading  to markets in North America, Europe, Oceania, South America and Asia. This connectivity was made possible thanks to the more than 145 destinations that make up LATAM Cargo’s network, linking Latin America to the rest of the world.

More frequencies and destinations

In Colombia, the company operated 110 flights after adding 38 new frequencies to its normal operation during this period, and in Ecuador it operated 100 flights, with 58 frequencies more than the regular operation during these four weeks.

In all, the operation was 2.2 times larger than an ordinary week in Colombia and 3.5 times larger in Ecuador, totaling 6,600 tons of flowers transported from Colombia and 6,000 tons from Ecuador.

The main consumer of fresh flowers was the United States, with 90% of all flowers transported by the company (11,300 tons). Demand went up 65% compared to a regular period and 45% compared to Valentine’s Day 2019.

Miami played a major role as one of the world’s largest distribution hubs and home to LATAM Airlines Group cargo operations base.

Other importing markets include the Netherlands with 850 tons (7%), and to a lesser extent, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing (China), Madrid (Spain) and Sydney (Australia). Flowers were also flown into New York (USA), Santiago (Chile), and New Zealand, among other destinations.

“LATAM Cargo successfully completed a highly complex operation to maintain the freshness and shelflife of our customers’ flowers. This positive result comes at the same time as we introduce to the market our new perishable care, FRESH, which seeks to safeguard the freshness and shelflife of perishable products,” said Cristina Oñate, VP of Marketing and Product Development for LATAM Cargo. “FRESH is our stable and scalable approach to meeting this challenge, and offers a global standard of cold chain management for perishables across our LATAM network.”

LATAM Cargo in Colombia

At the end of 2019, LATAM Cargo launched an expansion plan in Colombia that saw a gradual increase in frequencies to strengthen its presence in that market, and enhance the country’s export and import role.

Currently LATAM Cargo, has nearly tripled its export offerings between Bogota and Miami, going from 6 to 15 weekly flights. In Medellin, the company maintains its presence with six-per-week frequencies to Miami.

On the import side, LATAM Cargo opened the Miami–Cali route with two weekly frequencies, which will provide a greater flow of cargo from North America and offer a new gateway to Colombia. The company will also soon announce the start of operation of a new route from USA to Colombia, in addition to Bogotá and Cali, to continue exploring new destinations in the Latin American country.

The Best Products To Sell From Your Home

Looking to earn some extra cash? One of the best ways to do this in today’s day and age is to sell items online from your home by setting up your own e-commerce company. This can be relatively straightforward to do as the entire operation can be run from your own home and in many cases you do not even need to store the goods at your house. The key to success will be picking the right items to sell – in addition to being in demand, these should also be ones that are cheap to source, easy to store and simple to deliver. Here are a few good options.


Jewelry is always in demand, and people often prefer to buy from independent and small suppliers so that they can find unique, eye-catching designs at affordable prices. Whether you are making the jewelry yourself or sourcing it from elsewhere, this can be very easy to sell online, and it is always in demand. Just make sure that you include high-quality photographs and product descriptions with each piece so that the consumer has a clear idea of what to expect.


Similarly, cosmetics and beauty products are always in demand with people constantly on the lookout for hidden gems from smaller suppliers. Cosmetics can also be simple to store, package and ship and there are also many companies that allow you to sell on their behalf which can be an effective way to sell in-demand products.


The sock industry is experiencing a huge boom right now, and it is expected to exceed $11 billion by 2023. In particular, colorful designs and unique patterns are proving to be highly popular so look to source wholesale socks, and you could start running a lucrative business. Additionally, they are perfect for home businesses because are lightweight and you can order in bulk to allow for an increased average order value with product bundling.

Baked Goods

Thanks to shows like The Great British Bakeoff there has been a surge in demand for baked goods in recent times. You can capitalize this by baking your own goods and selling them both directly from your home and online. This can be an excellent business to run from home, but you will need to make sure that you have thought about how to ensure freshness when shipping baked goods.

Smartphone Accessories

Seeing as they play such a key part in modern day life for people of all ages, it is no surprise that smartphone accessories are exploding in popularity in 2018. What’s more, they are also very cheap to source and easy to store, so they are ideal for businesses that are run from home.

Selling products online from your home can be a terrific source of income whether it is your sole source of income or a way to earn on the side. The above are all good options for products to sell from your home as they are in demand, easy to keep around the home and simply to ship.

The Rise of Logistics in 2018

In recent years, the logistics industry has seen significant growth. Advancements in technology have pushed the sector forward, making it one of the most in-demand industries in the world.

All logistics sectors are experiencing continued growth, with new trends constantly being introduced to keep consumers and businesses happy. Here, we’ll look at the rise of logistics in 2018 and the key trends to be aware of.

e-Commerce has revolutionised logistics industry

There’s no denying the main contributor to the rise in logistics in 2018 is e-commerce. The rise in e-retailers has led to a boom in digital shopping. This has in turn, increased demand for logistics, with companies striving to keep up with demand.

It isn’t just the actual need for logistics which has seen a dramatic increase in demand. There’s also been pressure placed upon logistics providers to offer a faster, more reliable and high-tech service. Online business is booming, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

Variable shipping options

One of the key logistics trends for 2018, is variable shipping options. While it’s true consumers now expect faster delivery, what they also want is variable shipping options.

It’s all well and good offering free next or same day delivery. However, not all of your customers are going to want their items the same or next day. Therefore, to keep everyone happy, you need to ensure you’re providing numerous options, allowing the customer to choose the most convenient option for them.

It’s a good idea to start looking for courier companies which give you numerous options. Sites such as, can help you narrow down your search.

Shipper 3PL relationships play a key role in future of logistics

Although the rise in logistics in 2018 is most certainly positive, it does pose some challenges for providers. 3PL’s are fast growing in demand, meaning logistics professionals now need to work on improving their 3PL relationships.

Shippers and logistics companies need to start seeing each other more as partners, in order to improve the customer experience. Logistics companies will also likely start to offer more unique services to stay ahead.

Overall, the logistics industry remains one of the fastest growing industries in the globe. With each passing year, it’s only set to become even more integral to our daily lives. However, with a dramatic rise in demand, comes a lot of potential challenges both logistics providers and businesses need to prepare for.