Transition lenses—also known as photochromic lenses—have become more popular in recent years. These lenses darken when exposed to sunlight and lighten under the shade. Many people, especially the older generation, invest in transition lenses due to the prevalence of eye illnesses, increased public awareness of eye health, and the emerging features added to these lenses. Because of this, Yahoo Finance reports that the photochromic lenses market size is estimated to
Local agricultural entrepreneur Giacomo Chiapparini was discovered dead after 12-hour rescue operation by emergency services in Romano di Lombardia near Bergamo, Italy. The accident happened in a warehouse storing large wheels of Grana Padano cheese. The warehouse stored 25,000 of large cheese wheels weighing 24-40kg each. The cheese was stored on 15 levels of specially designed shelves as high as 10 meters in a building of 2,000 square meters. The
On 6 February 2023, two strong earthquakes struck southern and central Turkey. The first earthquake is considered the most powerful one to have ever hit Turkey (comparable with 1939 Erzincan earthquake). Current casualty estimates: 44,400+ dead, 108,000+ injured in Turkey 6,750+ dead, 14,500+ injured in Syria (Updated 27 February 2023, at 10:00 UTC) Selected footage published across social media:
Cigarette smoking poses many risks to our health, leading to some of the most life-threatening diseases. The American Lung Association reports cigarette smoking is responsible for nearly 90% of lung cancer cases and around 85% to 90% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease cases. These high numbers emphasize how we should address the imminent threats posed by cigarette smoking to human health, and doubly support the need to search for alternatives
Irène Curie was born in Paris on September 12, 1897. She was the first daughter of Marie Curie and Pierre Curie, scientists who weren’t well known yet at the time of Irène’s birth. Things have changed quickly in a few years. Wilhelm Roentgen has just recently discovered the X-rays in 1895, but it was not yet understood what caused their existence. After Henri Becquerel discovered that uranium salts emitted rays
A major argument against the widespread adoption of virtual currencies is the massive amounts of power required to maintain the industry. According to the New York Times’ analysis of cryptocurrency energy consumption, Bitcoin mining alone consumes 91 terawatt-hours of electricity per year, accounting for about 0.5% of all electricity consumed worldwide.
Humans manufacture 300 million tons of plastic every year. 8 million tons are estimated to end up in oceans every year. If it all washed up on the coast at once, it’s enough to cover every coastline on the globe with a significant layer of trash. You can imagine it as a neverending stack of garbage about 50 cm tall, and 50 cm wide (that’s about 1.6 ft). Marine plastics
Maybe your country has a great national football team right now. Perhaps it is the best squad ever in nation’s history. This probably gives you hope for the next FIFA World Cup. If the national team has a manager (head coach) who isn’t native of the team’s country, I have some bad news for you. The odds are against you.
Home economics (today more commonly named family and consumer sciences) is a subject dealing with running a household. Typical matters taught at home economics (usually abbreviated as home ec in the U.S.) classes are nutrition, family finance, human development, interior design. Home economics is present in many countries as a mandatory or voluntary course, usually in high school. Historically, it was also taught in universities. It was more focused on
Lego bricks are one of most celebrated toys in history. The interlocking plastic toy blocks were introduced by Danish company Lego in 1949. In 1958 the brick design was perfected. Company engineers have spent five years trying to find the perfect material. After they picked the material (ABS plastic) and the basic design, it never changed again. You can take Lego blocks from 1960s, pick a new set in a