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Reinforced Concrete

The Life Expectancy of Reinforced Concrete is About 50 to 100 Years.

Steel reinforcement was a revolutionary invention of the nineteenth century. Steel bars provide strength, allowing for long, cantilevered structures and thinner, less-supported slabs. And because less concrete is required to pour such slabs, construction times are reduced significantly. But do you know how long reinforced concrete lasts? Engineers in the early twentieth century predicted that …

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Chernobyl

HBO’s Chernobyl Mini Series was Shot in Eastern Lithuania. The Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant There is Identical to the Chernobyl Plant in Pripyat.

Chernobyl is a 2019 historical drama television miniseries based on the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and the ensuing cleanup efforts. Craig Mazin created and wrote the series, which Johan Renck directed. Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard, Emily Watson, and Paul Ritter lead the ensemble cast. HBO produced the series in the United States and Sky UK in …

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Can You Own A Flamethrower in the United States?

Flamethrowers have gained an infamous reputation of inciting fear and tormenting enemies. But did you know that the laws in the United States are not strict with the ownership of these weapons? In the U.S., flamethrowers are perfectly legal to own. They are considered tools instead of firearms. Out of all the states, only California …

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A teenager, Peter Roberts invented a quick-release ratchet. He sold his patent to Sears for $10,000 who said that the invention was not worth very much and then went on to make $44 million selling the ratchet. He sued them for fraud and was awarded $1 million.

Socket set with ratchet A socket wrench is a type of wrench or spanner that has a socket attached at one end, usually used to turn a fastener. The most prevalent form is the ratcheting socket wrench, often informally called a ratchet. A ratcheting socket wrench is the device within a hand tool in which …

A teenager, Peter Roberts invented a quick-release ratchet. He sold his patent to Sears for $10,000 who said that the invention was not worth very much and then went on to make $44 million selling the ratchet. He sued them for fraud and was awarded $1 million. Read More »