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Architecture of Uzbekistan

The Architecture of Uzbekistan is considered as the symbol of the nations’ history. In spite of changing economic conditions, technological advances, demographic fluctuations and cultural shifts, the originality of Uzbek architecture can be seen in the country. Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz, Termez and Kokand are the most famous architectural centers…

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Journey of the Horseshoe Crab, Wyoming Dinosaur Center

A Crab’s Final Journey, The Longest Mortichnial Trackway in the Fossil Record. Horseshoe crabs are marine arthropods of the family Limulidae, they are invertebrates, meaning that they lack a spine. Horseshoe crabs live primarily in and around shallow ocean waters on soft sandy or muddy bottoms. Because of their origin…

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Bastar Wooden Craft

Bastar Wooden Crafts are traditional Indian wooden crafts that are manufactured in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh state, India. The wood-crafting work has been protected under the Geographical indication (GI) of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement. It is listed at item 84 as “Bastar…

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Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin-si, South Korea

Nam June Paik Art Center is an art gallery in Giheung-gu, Yongin, in the Seoul Capital Area, South Korea. It opened in 2008 and hosts both permanent and temporary exhibitions. It is named after the Korean American artist Nam June Paik, whose work is included in its permanent collection. Nam…

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Western Fashion History 1840s

1840s fashion in European and European-influenced clothing is characterized by a narrow, natural shoulder line following the exaggerated puffed sleeves of the later 1820s and 1830s. The narrower shoulder was accompanied by a lower waistline for both men and women. The government of the English Queen Victoria (1837-1901) is an…

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Mineral industry of Armenia

The mineral industry is one of the main sectors of the Armenian economy and in 2017 accounted for 30.1% of its exports. Armenia is a major producer of molybdenum. The Zangezur copper-molybdenum complex possesses large molybdenum reserves that are concentrated in the Kajaran deposit. Besides molybdenum, Armenia has significant deposits…

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Snow safety in travel

Snow safety includes precautions in snowy terrain, except those for cold weather. Avalanches Avalanches are a danger of mountain areas. At winter resorts the risk of avalanches is monitored and warnings given when the risk is high. Avalanches are not an abnormality; steep slopes can hold only so much slow,…

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Shabestan

A shabestan or shabistan (Persian: شبستان‬‎; Old Persian xšapā.stāna) is an underground space that can be usually found in traditional architecture of mosques, houses, and schools in ancient Iran. These spaces were usually used during summers and could be ventilated by windcatchers and qanats. During the Sasanian Empire and the…

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Lausanne Travel Guide, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland

Lausanne is a Swiss city located on the north shore of Lake Geneva. It is the capital and main city of the canton of Vaud and the capital of the district of Lausanne. It is the fourth city of the country in number of inhabitants after Zurich, Geneva and Basel.…

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Octagonal churches in Norway

An octagonal church has an octagonal (eight-sided polygon) architectural plan. The exterior and the interior (the nave) may be shaped as eight-sided polygon with approximately equal sides or only the nave is eight-sided supplemented by choir and porch (or narthex) attached to the octagon. This architectural plan is found in…

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2nd arrondissement of Lyon, France

The 2nd arrondissement of Lyon is one of nine districts of Lyon. It is located at the southern end of the peninsula formed by the Saône and the Rhône. The district constitutes the very center of Lyon, by its geographical position, its commercial dynamism and the number of monuments. Created…

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Multi-junction solar cell

Multi-junction (MJ) solar cells are solar cells with multiple p–n junctions made of different semiconductor materials. Each material’s p-n junction will produce electric current in response to different wavelengths of light. The use of multiple semiconducting materials allows the absorbance of a broader range of wavelengths, improving the cell’s sunlight…

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A Timeless Legacy, Balenciaga Museum

Cristóbal Balenciaga is regarded as one of the leading and most influential couturiers of the 20th century. This exhibition shows the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga and his contribution to history. Cristóbal Balenciaga is unanimously regarded as one of the leading and most influential couturiers of the 20th century. A tireless…

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Gambling in the Philippines

Gambling in the Philippines has been present since the sixteenth century, and is still prevalent in the country today. Currently, it takes on various legal and illegal forms found almost all over the archipelago. The government handles gambling through the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) which aims to regulate…

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Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kinki Region, Japan

Sakyo Ward is one of the 11 wards that make up Kyoto City. Located in the northeastern part of Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. “Sakyo” means the emperor’s whereabouts, that is, the left side when viewed from the Imperial Palace. The emperor was sitting on the high thrones facing south, so…

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The Little Museum of Dublin, Ireland

The Little Museum of Dublin is a people’s museum of Dublin, situated at 15 St. Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland. The museum is located in an 18th-century Georgian town house owned by Dublin City Council. As a civic museum for the city of Dublin, the Little Museum chronicles the history of…

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Stand-up comedy cultural tourism

Stand-up comedy is a minimalistic performing art, which has spread around the world. It is performed on many levels, from free open-mic shows at dive bars, to stadium performances with world celebrities. Stand-up comedy is a comic style in which a comedian performs in front of a live audience, usually…

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Biorefinery

A biorefinery is a facility that integrates biomass conversion processes and equipment to produce fuels, power, heat, and value-added chemicals from biomass. The biorefinery concept is analogous to today’s petroleum refinery, which produce multiple fuels and products from petroleum. The biorefinery principle is similar to that of an oil refinery,…

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Urban art

Urban art is a style of art that relates to cities and city life often done by artists who live in or have a passion for city life. In that way urban art combines street art and graffiti and is often used to summarize all visual art forms arising in…

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Hong Kong Book Fair 2018, China

The 29th Hong Kong Book Fair, as a highly regarded annual event, last from July 18-24 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in Wan Chai. This year’s fair welcomes a record number of 680 exhibitors from 39 countries and regions, giving members of the public the chance…

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Architecture of Chicago

The buildings and architecture of Chicago have influenced and reflected the history of American architecture. The built [constructed] environment of Chicago is reflective of the city’s history and multicultural heritage, featuring prominent buildings in a variety of styles by many important architects. Since most structures within the downtown area were…

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Textile arts

Textile arts are arts and crafts that use plant, animal, or synthetic fibers to construct practical or decorative objects. Textiles have been a fundamental part of human life since the beginning of civilization, and the methods and materials used to make them have expanded enormously, while the functions of textiles…

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Actual Art

Actual Art as a genre of art that involves “the self-conscious enlistment of the forces of nature, by artists, toward the completion of their art”. Collaboration with nature necessarily brings the dimension of time into as an integral component of the artworks, with some requiring many thousands of years for…

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Architecture terrible

Architecture terrible was a style of architecture advocated by French architect Jacques-François Blondel in his nine-volume treatise Cours d’architecture ou traité de la décoration, distribution et constructions des bâtiments contenant les leçons données en 1750, et les années suivantes (1771–77). Blondel promoted architecture terrible for the exterior design of prisons.…

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