Did You Know? Of all the elements in the periodic table, only the transition metals cobalt, nickel, and iron are capable of producing a magnetic field of their own. The transition me
Interesting FactVery few artificial light-sources, such as a military flash-bomb, have the high candlepower rating of a narrow beam spotlight, while simultaneously having a very high lumen rating as w
Did You Know? Since glycerin is hygroscopic in nature, it absorbs water from the surroundings. Leaving a bottle of pure glycerin exposed to air, would result in 80% glycerin and 20% water mixture.
Caution! A damaged sway bar link is a serious accidental hazard and should be immediately attended to. It is extremely dangerous for the safety of the passengers, as the driver is unable to take co
Barry Littlejohn has been practicing medicine for many years, first in Illinois, where he has lived much of his life, and now in Arizona, where he has been in practice since 2008. But Barry Little
Window to the Stellar Nursery The images of the Orion Nebula, captured by The Hubble Space Telescope, in 2006, were the first of its kind. They opened new possibilities in research about the birth
Sir Humphry Davy separated potassium by electrolyzing potash (potassium hydroxide). In fact, potassium was the first metal that was isolated from its compound, through electrolysis. We all know that
Did You Know? The terms 'Benthic' and 'Pelagic' are both derived from Greek words, which mean 'depth of the sea' and 'open sea', respectively. More than ⅔ of the Earth's surface is made up o
Fast FactThe Al-Sejeel complex, which was supposed to manufacture 430,000 tons/year of linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), 760,000 tons/year of polypropylene (PP), 1.4 m tons/year of ethylene, 1.
Warning Fitting your car with staggered wheels amounts to design modification, which is usually not covered under manufacturer's warranty. Hence, it is advisable to think twice before fitting them
Did You Know? The classification of flowering plants into dicotyledons and monocotyledons was first mentioned in 1682 by John Ray in his work, Methodus Plantarum Nova. About one-fourth of the fl
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Conifer trees are very common in the taiga biome. They release chemicals called terpenes, which have a pleasant smell. In large amounts, these chemicals form a bluish haze in the atmosphere. It is sai
Did You Know? When parts of the central nervous system (CNS) are critically injured, it cannot generate new neurons nor regenerate new axons for the damaged neurons. No treatment can help recover
Did You Know? As sodium hydroxide dissolves oils and fats in skin and flesh, animal disposal contractors use it to dispose off animals that are struck and killed by motor vehicles. It is also an
Watch Out!Basis is an intelligent sports watch with a micro sensor that senses the heart rate (BPM), tracks activity levels, monitors perspiration, and records skin temperature. All this at just $150.
A Rebirth Identified by a Birthmark In Thailand, an old lady wanted to be reborn as a boy and so her daughter marked her nape with a white paste, as an identification symbol after rebirth. Soon a
DJ headphones have a different audio jack and have higher power requirements than those you use with your iPod. Set your budget and check for the available features within that range
Did You Know? Bulletproof vests are enhanced by the use of the thermoplastic polyethylene. It increases the hardness of the vest, while at the same time keeping it light in weight. Polyme
Did You Know?The word energy is derived from the ancient Greek word ἐνέργεια (pronounced energeia), meaning activity/operation. This term was probably coined first by Aristotle around