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The mysterious monoliths of Asuka Nara and the stone ship of Masuda, Japan

Asuka Nara monoliths The village of Asuka, located in Nara Prefecture, Japan is a very interesting land from a historical point of view. It has its origins in the period called Kofun jidai (250-552), which means "period of ancient mounds". This era of Japanese history is characterized by a certain type of funerary mounds built in many places at...

2DPA-1 – A new type of plastic, twice as durable as steel, makes smartphones incredibly lightweight and durable

Known as 2DPA-1, the new plastic invented by MIT researchers is twice as durable as steel, but has similar thermal and electroconductive properties. The completely artificial material can be cast in molds such as PET and about as light as regular plastic. According to the research team that invented it, 2DPA-1 can be used for almost the same...

Important tips for when playing at an online casino

Gambling is so attractive to all of us because of the level of entertainment it offers us. Thus, we can choose to relax and have fun in front of our favorite games at an online casino, remotely, whenever we want. What intrigues us all the most at gambling is the chance to win. This aspect, although the luck is rather random, brings a high degree...

How does the brain find out almost instantly that the tea is too hot?

The tongue has a complex mechanism for informing the brain about contact with something hot, such as tea. The same mechanism is pretty fast and efficient. There are a multitude of nerve endings on your tongue that detect temperature. As soon as you take a sip of that hot tea, these endings are activated, alerting the brain. Here's how the process...