sábado, 18 de agosto de 2012

The Earth * Science


Interesting science facts - Earth

Earth is the third planet from the Sun, and the only planet with life in our solar system.

Earth is more than 4,5 billions years old, and is likely to support life for another 1.5 billion years, after which the rising luminosity of the Sun is likely to eliminate the biosphere.

Earth's only natural satellite is Moon. Moon plays important role in providing ocean tides, it also stabilizes the axial tilt and is gradually slowing the planet's rotation.

Humans first left planet Earth in 1961, and it was the work of Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin.

The Earth is expected to be effectively habitable for about another 500 million years.

About 71% of Earth's surface is covered with water.

Earth orbits the Sun at an average distance of about 150 million kilometers, and about bout 28,000 light years from the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

The name "Earth" was derived from the Anglo-Saxon word erda, which means ground or soil. Latin word for Earth is terra.

Planet Earth is about the same size as planet Venus.

Earth’s atmosphere includes the right amount of gases that are capable to trap heat from the Sun, resulting in a moderate climate suitable for water to exist in liquid form which enables life on Earth.

Earth is one of the most geologically active planets in the solar system which means that Earth is constantly changing (ocean formation and re-formation, continents movement etc.).

Earth orbits around the Sun because of gravitational force.

Earth is the fifth largest planet in our solar system.

Earth's atmosphere consists almost completely of nitrogen (78 percent) and oxygen (21 percent).

Earth’s surface includes the hydrosphere, the crust, and the biosphere.

Highest point on Earth is Mount Everest, which is 8,850 m (29,035 ft) above sea level.

The deepest point on Earth is the Mariana Trench, which is estimated to be 11,033 m (36,198 ft) below sea level.

Earth’s interior consists of the mantle and the core. Mantle and core represent by far the largest part of Earth’s mass.

Planetesimal theory is the theory most accepted in explaining the origin of Earth. According to this theory Eath originated from a giant cloud of gas and dust known as the solar nebula.

Some scientists predict that the continent of Asia will break apart millions of years from now, and once this happens, Lake Baikal in Siberia will become a vast ocean. Some geologists believe that in 200 million years the Red Sea will be the same size as the Atlantic Ocean.



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jueves, 16 de agosto de 2012

20 Science Facts * Plus


20 Fun science facts

The world record for carrying a milk bottle on your head is astonishing 24 miles.

Deserts represent about one-fifth of the Earth's total surface.

Robert Pershing Wadlow was the tallest man in the world with incredible height of 8'11" (272 cm). Sadly he died aged only 22, back in 1940.

The longest place name, that is believe it or not still in use, is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaung ahoronukupokaiwhenuakitamatahu. This is the name of one hill in New Zealand. Congrats to the one who manages to pronounce this.

The earth's inner core is moving faster than the Earth's surface.

There is town in the world that has never seen the rain. It's name is Calama,and it's located in Chile, Atacama desert.

Coffee is very popular drink worldwide but only thirty-five percent of coffee drinkers drink their coffee black.

Rats are highly "productive animals". One couple is enough to produce 15000 new rats in less than a year.

Average person breathes about 10 million times a year.

The Ancient Mayans believed that throwing women into water wells will please their rain god.

Egyptians were first to use many thing including contraceptives. This happened some 1850 before Christ.

Americans have extremely unhealthy diet as average American's diet today consists of 55% junk food.

There is a dog that can't bark, a basenji, an African wolf dog.

Learning alphabet shouldn't be a problem in Hawaii since Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.

Afraid of lightning? Don't be cause the chances of being struck by lightning are only three million to one.

Honey is very precious thing. If you don't believe me ask bees because to make one pound of honey, honey bees must tap two million flowers.

Day can be longer than a year on some planets. For instance a day on the planet Mercury is twice as long as its year.

Humans and dolphins are only known creatures to have sex for pleasure.

Lions are animals that seem never to get enough since some lions mate over 50 times a day.

The temperature of ice cream is typically about -16°C when it’s served.


20 Science Facts 
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miércoles, 15 de agosto de 2012

First face transplant * Did you know...?

First full face transplant in France
Professor Laurent Lantieri, one of the leading French surgeon recently said how he effectively carried out a full face transplant after two operations in two weeks time. Professor Laurent Lantieri so far performed partial face transplants but this was first one full face transplant in the world.

Lantieri said how he and his team team in Paris transplanted the entire upper part of a man's face. This operation was performed on a 30-year-old man severely burned in a 2004 accident and face including the scalp, forehead, nose, ears and upper and lower eyelids was not only part of the body that was transplanted as hands were also transplanted at the same time.

The first partial face transplant was carried out by doctors in Amiens in 2005 on Isabelle Dinoire, a 38-year-old woman who had been mauled by her dog. She received a new nose, chin and lips but this operation was much more complex, and we can now talk about first full face transplants, and it were the French that team that did it first.

It has to be said that this operation is not a life saving one, it has to do more with aesthetics and person's appearance than with health reasons. There are significant hazards involved - the one of the biggest is definitely the side effects of the immuno-suppressant drugs that patients must take for the rest of their lives after such operation. It is really up to patient to decide what really matters him the most.


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lunes, 13 de agosto de 2012

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