Brussels tunnel – experiment with photocatalysis
Brussels tunnel – experiment with photocatalysis – In 09.2011. European experts began their
experiment in the Brussels tunnel, through which passes every day 25 thousand. cars.
100 meter length of building was covered with cement with titanium dioxide TiO2,
which is the source of a chemical process called photocatalysis, acts as a catalyst driven by
solar radiation (UV).
Cave lions – cause of their extinction was narrow nutrition specialization
Cave lions – cause of their extinction was narrow nutrition specialization – With accurate analysis
of the bones of extinct Cave lions that the cause of their extinction was narrow nutrition specialization.
Research collagen have shown that these animals mainly liked to the reindeer that consume lichens.
With the change in climate 19 thousand. years ago, this type of lichens disappeared from Europe,
which began dying reindeer. Cave lions also not able to adapt to new conditions,
and consequently became extinct.
Chernobyl Disaster – accident in nuclear power plant
Chernobyl Disaster – accident in nuclear power plant – In 26.04.1986 accident occurred
in the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine. The cause was an explosion of hydrogen
in a nuclear reactor. Contaminated surface was 125-146 thousands km² of Ukraine, Belarus,
Russia, and the radioactive cloud was moving over Europe. Because of contamination
were evacuated and resettled more than 350 thousands people.
Provided solar eclipse – made by Thales of Miletus
Provided solar eclipse – made by Thales of Miletus – In 28.05.585 B.C. It was first provided solar eclipse. The calculations made by Thales of Miletus, a Greek philosopher, mathematician and astronomer. The creator of the foundations of science and European philosophy. He created the first rational theory of nature.
Antimalarial effective drug – isolated Quinine
Antimalarial effective drug – isolated Quinine. One of the first effective drugs for malaria was the bark of the Peruvian cinchona tree (Cinchona) containing alkaloid – quinine. Its action convinced the Jesuits and approx. 1640. Brought it from South America. to Europe. It was not until 1820. Quinine isolated the French chemists – Pierre Joseph Pelletier and Joseph Bienaime Caventou.
– Successful penalty kick (74.7 %)
– Saved by goalkeeper (18.2 %)
– Shot missed the goal (3.5 %)
– Hit the woodwork (and not ended with goal) (3.6 %)
Penalty kick statistics – European three seasons
Penalty kick statistics – In 2008. Castrol has commissioned a detailed study of penalty kicks executed in three seasons in football leagues: English, Spanish, Italian, French and German. The whole is complemented by the results of the Champions League, UEFA Cup and European Championship. With the 1527 penalty shoot the ball landed in the net in 75.7% of cases. It follows that the ¼ of penalties will not translate into goals. 3.6% of all shots landed outside the goal, stopped the remaining 3.5% of the posts or crossbar. Goalkeepers managed to defend up 18.2% strokes.
Indonesian volcano explosion
Indonesian volcano explosion – 7. 04. 1815. On the Indonesian island of Sumbawa exploded volcano Tambora. Experts compared the strength of its 1000 US atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima. The explosion brought with it 50 thousand. human victims. From the crater blown up about 150 km³ stones. The volcano threw into the atmosphere huge amounts of dust and sulfur dioxide – a cloud stretched across the earth and covered the sun, another period has been recorded as the “year without a summer.” Summer frosts have caused damage to the collections of Europe and North America. In many areas were the cause of starvation.
Migration map – By comparing DNA oldest ancestors of modern man with newer archaeological samples produced outline map migration. It shows that the man began to “move” from Africa to Europe after the climax of the last ice age (28 thousands years ago), but before the younger Stone Age (10 thousands years ago).
Chinese see otherwise
Chinese see otherwise – A study by Rachel E. Jack from the University of Glasgow, on 15 white Europeans and 15 Chinese people showed that the Chinese in assessing the emotions of another human being focus on the expression of the eyes, and the Europeans are looking primarily for eyebrows and lips caller. These cultural differences lead to erroneous read emotions and misunderstandings between members of different cultures.
Devil’s work – The Catholic Church led the fight against tattoos, which is called the devil’s work, and later – a sign of witchcraft, thus virtually abolished the tradition of tattooing in Europe.