30 Days of Women in History II (no-Europeans)
Day 4. Favorite Queen (Consort) Amanitore of Nubia
Although ancient Egypt is far more well known, there was a blooming civilization to the south of it. Nubia is famous for its warrior women and powerful queens. Amanitore was one of them, living in the 1st century AD. She was a great builder, restoring some of the buildings that had been destroyed by the Romans, but also made sure water was perserved for her people.
Like many of her predessesors, she was depicted as a warrior queen. She is also mentioned in the bible as Queen of the Ethiopians.
Science enthusiasm in kids and teenagers, more two stories of year 2012 | Picture edited via Sci-Tech
Clara Lazen is the discoverer of tetranitratoxycarbon, a molecule constructed of, obviously, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon. It’s got some interesting possible properties, ranging from use as an explosive to energy storage. Lazen is listed as the co-author of a recent paper on the molecule. But that’s not what’s so interesting and inspiring about this story. What’s so unusual here is that Clara Lazen is a ten-year-old fifth-grader in Kansas City, MO.
Kenneth Boehr, Clara’s science teacher, handed out the usual ball-and-stick models used to visualize simple molecules to his fifth-grade class. But Clara put the carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen atoms together in a particular complex way and asked Boehr if she’d made a real molecule. Boehr, to his surprise, wasn’t sure. So he photographed the model and sent it over to a chemist friend at Humboldt State University who identified it as a wholly new but also wholly viable chemical.Sixteen-year-old Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad has found that an inexpensive catalyst could be used to create $78 million worth of biofuel each year. Egypt’s plastic consumption is estimated to total one million tons per year, so Azza’s proposal could transform the country’s economy, allowing it to make money from recycled plastic.What Azza proposes is to break down the plastic polymers found in drinks bottles and general waste and turn them into biofuel feedstock. (This is the bulk raw material that generally used for producing biofuel.) It should be noted that this is not a particularly new idea, but what makes Azza stand out from the crowd is the catalyst that she is proposing. She says that she has found a high-yield catalyst called aluminosilicate, that will break down plastic waste and also produce gaseous products like methane, propane and ethane, which can then be converted into ethanol.
Speaking about the breakthrough, Azza said that the technology could “provide an economically efficient method for production of hydrocarbon fuel” including 40,000 tons per year of cracked naptha and 138,000 tons of hydrocarbon gasses – the equivalent of $78 million in biofuel.
this photo was taken during the Coming-Out day in Russia, october 2013
please explain to me how little girls get the fake gamer girl treatment by grown ass men for MY LITTLE PONY
UK Black Pride was amazing!
This year it was held on the same day as London LGBT pride. Bi’s of Colour shared a stall with PACE, who were very generous. Black Pride was held in Golden Square, in central London. At first I thought the space was too small but in fact it was an intimate, wonderful location. It was the first LGBT event I’ve been to in years when I didn’t experience a single bit of biphobia or racism. Unfortunately, this is such a rarity on the LGBT scene.
Bi’s of Colour were joined by many Queer and Trans people of colour, grass-roots activists, including a queer, trans boi band group! It was a wonderful day, with great weather, brilliant music and a relaxed atmosphere. Three cheers for UK Black Pride!
More pics of Black Pride can be seen on Jacqui’s site