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Menorca Island, Spain

Menorca Island, Spain

Menorca (Catalan: məˈnɔɾkə, Spanish: meˈnoɾka) or Minorca (English: /mɪˈnɔːrkə/ min-OR-kə; from Latin: Insula Minor, lit. ‘smaller island’, later Minorica), an island of the Balearic Islands provincia (province) and comunidad autónoma (autonomous community), Spain. Situa.....

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Agonist – a type of chemical

Agonist – a type of chemical

An agonist is a type of chemical known as a ligand. It binds to a receptor. It is a compound that can bind to and cause activation of a receptor, thus mimicking an endogenous ligand or neurotransmitter. It activates (switches on) the receptor to produce a response. In Pharmacology, it is a chemic.....

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Tinning – a process of thinly coating sheets of wrought iron

Tinning – a process of thinly coating sheets of wrought iron

Tinning is a crystalline, silvery metallic element obtained chiefly from cassiterite and having two notable allotropic forms. It is the process of thinly coating sheets of wrought iron or steel with tin, and the resulting product is known as tinplate. Tin is a metallic element, occurring in cassi.....

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Nitrobenzene (Properties, Uses)

Nitrobenzene (Properties, Uses)

Nitrobenzene has the molecular formula C6H5NO2 and is a yellowish, sticky, aromatic nitro-compound. It is a pale-yellow oil with an almond-like odor that is water-insoluble. It freezes to make the crystals greenish-yellow. For the production of aniline, which is an important industrial precursor,.....

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Solution in Chemistry

Solution in Chemistry

A solution is a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances. In chemistry, a solution is a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances. The substances that are dissolved are called solutes. The substance the solutes are dissolved in is called the solvent. Sugar syrup is a solution where sugar.....

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Cytokine Storm – an overreaction of the body’s immune system

Cytokine Storm – an overreaction of the body’s immune system

A cytokine storm is an overreaction of the body’s immune system. It can occur as a result of an infection, autoimmune condition, or other diseases. It can be deadly. They are known to happen in autoimmune diseases like juvenile arthritis. It consists of a positive feedback loop between cyto.....

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Coesite – a form of silicon dioxide

Coesite – a form of silicon dioxide

Coesite is a high-pressure polymorph (crystal form) of silica, silicon dioxide (SiO2). It is a form (polymorph) of silicon dioxide SiO2 that is formed when very high pressure (2–3 gigapascals), and moderately high temperature (700°C, 1,300°F), are applied to quartz. Coesite was first synthesi.....

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Apple Music, Books, iTunes, App Store and more are experiencing outages

Apple Music, Books, iTunes, App Store and more are experiencing outages

Several high-level Apple firms are experiencing points and disruptions on Wednesday morning, Apple confirmed. These points are affecting many customer-facing companies across every iOS unit and Mac, with Apple Music and Radio, Apple Book and App Store platforms. For some customers, companies.....

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BukuWarung, a startup digitizing Indonesia’s SMEs, rises new funding from Rocketship.vc

BukuWarung, a startup digitizing Indonesia’s SMEs, rises new funding from Rocketship.vc

Focusing on digitizing the country’s 60 million small businesses, Indonesian startup BukuWarung announced today that it has raised new funds from Rocketship.vc and Indonesian retailers. The amount was undeclared, but sources say it has brought in $20 million in total funding for BukuWarung .....

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Amazon begins testing customer deliveries using Rivian electric vans

Amazon begins testing customer deliveries using Rivian electric vans

Amazon Los has designed a revision for customers in Angeles and started delivering using built-in electric vans. In September 2012, Amazon announced the purchase of 100,000 electric delivery vehicles from Rivian as part of its goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions throughout its o.....

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Gillmor Gang: In My Room

Gillmor Gang: In My Room

As soon as we started developing a newsletter, the newsletter industry exploded. Twitter jumped to buying reviews, Facebook spread rumors of investigating the platform, and each new day brings more experimentation. You can blame it for lifting the fog of post-Trump frustration. The epidemic .....

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Red Beryl – a one-source gemstone

Red Beryl – a one-source gemstone

Red beryl is a one-source gemstone that is extremely rare. It is a red variety of beryl. It was first described in 1904 for an occurrence, its type locality, at Maynard’s Claim (Pismire Knolls), Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah. The gemstone gets its rich color from trace amounts of manganes.....

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