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Scientists pull off a miracle by converting plastic into liquid fuel

According to the latest reports of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, days, when the World would be using fossil fuels, will be far from over. Not a shocker to the Scientists though.

The Coal and Gas supplies will be running dry at an alarming rate.

FUTURE LOOKS CHARMLESS FOR FOSSIL FUELS

Scientists estimate 2025 to be the year fossil fuels peak, but will soon be followed by a major decline, enough to wipe it off of the planet. The same entity that caused the Iraq-America furore, the same phenomenon which kickstarted Dubai’s tax-free economy.

While suggesting so, New Energy Finance also pointed towards the huge potential that Solar and Wind energy sources and how the world will already have established a renewable-based lifestyle that would be coming at a price much cheaper than its fossil fuel ancestors.

NOTHING THAT THE MAD SCIENTISTS CAN’T HANDLE

Even so, the predictions and the numbers don’t seem to stop a Chinese body of research where a group of scientists set a precedent recently for the many experiments that are likely to take place from this point forward, in efforts to convert plastic waste into useful energy.

In a recent journal named Science Advances, the Chinese research team published their study on how they could successfully transmute Polyethylene into a fossil fuel

About as much as 100 million tonnes of plastic gets created every year, and almost one-tenth of it (8 million tonnes) is dumped into the Oceans in the same year. But that’s not quite the problem.

But that’s not quite the problem. Problem is what happens after. Debris from Plastic can sustain any climatic condition for tens and thousands of years.

That means, if you bury your plastic coca-cola bottle in your backyard, and if a descendant five generations down your lineage picks it up, the plastic would still be there, safe and sound.

Now imagine such stuff being consumed by an actual living being. All of those videos showing turtles with plastic deposited deep inside their nostrils and the plastic wastes cut out from the fishes’ viscera are a direct cause of what humans have been dumping onto the Ocean floors.

HOW THE NEW SOLUTION HOLDS GREAT PROMISE

Obviously, the idea to convert plastic waste into something humans can actually use, has crossed the minds of several researchers for centuries and has been tested out too but was futile.

What’s more interesting, is the chemistry of Polyethylene (Most common type of plastic). Polyethylene is made of fossil fuels.

The main challenge to address in the previous efforts was the insurmountable stability of the single atomic bonds that make up plastic.

Scientists went ahead and tried to melt it, burn it, twist it, but all they got was a contaminated disarray of wax, char, gas, and oil.

Reason being, the extreme temperature (400 degree celsius) to which the plastic used to be subjected to in all the previous experiments.

But now, Mr.Zheng Huang from the Chinese Academy of Sciences along with his team tried out a new technique that did not involve such high temperature for breaking down plastic, but instead, let certain catalysts do this job at a lot lower temperature.

Plastic gets heated to about 175 degree celsius, following which, a first catalyst joins in on the actions and sets apart the hydrogen atoms from the carbon atoms. These isolated carbon atoms again form double bonds with each other, but these bonds get taken care of by a second catalyst whose exclusive job is to break those Carbon Bonds.

This is done repeatedly to finally extract liquid fuel.

So, the huge shift in the heating temperature for the conversion highlights the low amount of energy required for the new Chinese technique.

But of course, there are downsides. The Catalysts are expensive and they wear out quickly by doing a relatively smaller part of the job.

And the process occurs at a slow pace, taking about four days to get the job done.

However, I can’t resist the urge to say this…

Although in this case, it would be EVERY man’s treasure!

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Mystery behind Bermuda Triangle 10 Facts and Theories

Bermuda Triangle: The secret that has been hunting each and every individual across the world is ‘Bermuda Triangle’. Almost all the people know about this Bermuda Triangle. But, how far people know about the mysteries and secrets of this Bermuda Triangle is the thing that must be known by everyone. The people or things that go near the Bermuda Triangle will be truly going near death.

To be certain, the people or the things that move over this mysterious location will definitely get demise. What’s hidden within that Bermuda Triangle? Why such kind of incidents happened in that place? If you’re quite interested to know about the secrets behind the mystery of Bermuda Triangle, just head over the post given below.

Unforgettable Incidents of Bermuda

There are few incidents that are unforgettable by the people in the entire world.  On 5th December 1945, US Navy sent five navy planes as part of their routine training over the Bermuda Triangle. None of them have returned back but, a voice message of one of the persons from the team has been clearly understood.

“There is nothing correct here, the compass we brought is not working and the ocean here is not looking like a real sea.” That’s all! The signals have been broken and there is no evidence or witness of those people and the navy planes. They have waited for so long time but they have not yet returned back.

The second incident is that, when Christopher Columbus passed over the Bermuda Triangle near the ocean, he had witnessed some suspicious lightening. He also noted that some kind of fireball has appeared in the sky and all his magnetic compass didn’t function in a proper way. There are some other mysterious incidents that took place near the Bermuda Triangle.

Theories on Bermuda Mystery

Many of them have explained several theories in order to explain the mystery behind the Bermuda Triangle. Here are the theories:

Theory 1

Atlantis City is below the Bermuda Triangle and the theory behind the Bermuda mystery is that there is a powerful crystal source underneath the water and this is the reason for compasses becoming inactive and the disappearance of ships and planes.

Theory 2

The second theory is that there is a Gulf Stream beneath the Bermuda Triangle. This is the reason we couldn’t eyewitness any kind of ships or planes that are completely immersed in the sea.

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Mystery behind Monalisa Painting Revealed

Monalisa Painting : The one and only fascinating painting that is seen by copious people all over the world, used in several writings and novels and the one that made thought-provoking is none other than ‘Monalisa Painting.’ Just by listening at the word Monalisa, bounteous queries and doubts build up in each and every individual.

Some of the doubts include the artist behind Monalisa painting, why the smile of Monalisa alters depending on our viewpoint, is there any kind of secret coded message behind that particular painting and the reason behind having a huge alien picture within the Monalisa painting.

Likewise, numerous queries arise in our mind upon looking at the Monalisa painting. The painting of Monalisa was painted by Leonardo Da Vince who belongs to 1400 BC. There is not even a single person who is capable enough in painting uniquely like Leonardo. He is a true genius and extremely intelligent. Some of them assumed Da Vinci as an Alien Hybrid and that is the reason for his extraordinary intelligence.

Few Interesting Facts Monalisa Painting

  • The painting of Monalisa has begun in the year 1503 and painted till 1506. In fact, this painting has been not yet finished due to the death of Da Vinci.
  • The actual name of Monalisa is ‘Monna Lisa’ which means My Lady in the Italian language.
  • This painting is one of the favorites of Napoleon and that is the reason, he hanged this painting in his bedroom.
  • The worth of Monalisa painting was valued at 700 crores in the year 1960 and currently, its value is 5300 crore.

Monalisa Mystery Revealed

Now, let’s get into the mystery behind the Monalisa painting!!Da Vinci has not revealed the person or inspiration behind the painting of Monalisa and not even left behind a single clue.In fact, that painting was the wife of Francesco Del Giocondo namely Lisa Gherardini. On the occasion of his second son’s birth and as a celebration of his new house inauguration, he asked Da Vinci to draw his wife’s painting.

By using Spectro Light technology, a scientist named has revealed some interesting facts behind the painting. There is a total of 3 layers within the Monalisa Painting. Lisa Gherardini is the actual Monalisa. This is one of the mysteries behind the secret of Monalisa painting.

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Google’s Great Concern towards Cow’s Privacy

Privacy has become a massive concern for most of the people and now, the same thing applies for wildlife as well, ascertains the search engine giant, Google. The ludicrous Google has now posted a cow with a blurred face which has gone viral on the social media. Looking at the concern of Google towards the privacy of a cow, all the people over the social media are going goofy and some of them are astonished at the act of Google.

Google doesn’t wish to give up the possibility, particularly at the instant when in a nation as prominent as India, the respect for cows is on an upsurge. In the recent times, the algorithm of the company has come across a fine-looking unintelligent the AI overlords which are artificial intelligence, in general. The company is quite obvious in rendering reference to the complete privacy of the cow and as a bid; the face of the cow has been blurred.

Even though this cow was eating on a street in the UK and not India but certainly many here would escalate the emotion or gush. If humans be worthy of privacy, then cows certainly do as well. The photo of the cow which was blurred went viral very soon on the micro-blogging site, Twitter. This all seems to be quite hilarious and funny and it is also a fanatical Google AI at work. The face of the cow is quite sharp which was captured by the cameras of Google’s Street View.

A spokesperson from Google has stated a point over this issue as:

“We thought you were pulling the udder one when we heard the moos, but it’s clear that our automatic face-blurring technology has been a little overzealous… Of course, we don’t begrudge this cow milking its five minutes of fame.”

However, it is not the first time for Google to involve in such an inane act. We need to appreciate the attempt of Google though it seems to be quite imprudent.

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