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A new schedule for the LHC and its successorThe CERN Management has presented a new calendar for future accelerator runs to the Council, which met on 12 December. Under the new schedule, the LHC will restart in May 2021, two months after the initially planned date, and Run 3 will be extended by one year, until the end of 2024. All of the equipment needed for the High-Luminosity LHC, the LHC’s successor, and its experiments will be installed during Long Shutdown 3, between 2025 and mid-2027. The High-Luminosity LHC is scheduled to come into operation at the end of 2027. For the last year, extensive upgrades of CERN’s accelerator complex and experiments in preparation for the next LHC run and the High-Luminosity LHC have been under way. Major work is being carried out on all the machines and infrastructures: the particle accelerator chain is being entirely renovated as part of the LHC Injectors Upgrade (LIU) project, new equipment is being installed in the LHC, where upgrades are also ongoing, and the experiments are replacing numerous components, even entire subdetectors, in order to prepare for high luminosity (read also about upgrades at ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb). The High-Luminosity LHC will generate many more collisions than the LHC, accumulating ten times more data than its predecessor throughout its operation. This groundbreaking machine will thus be able to detect extremely rare phenomena and improve the precision of measurements of the infinitesimally small. In order to fully exploit the increased quantity of data, the experiments have embarked upon ambitious detector upgrade programmes. The extra time will enable them to ready themselves for Run 3 and, then, for the High-Luminosity LHC.
Why Doors in Public Toilets Don't Reach the FloorHow do you feel about public restrooms? Dread? But have you ever wondered why toilet stall doors rarely reach all the way to the floor? Well, it turns out that there’s not one, but several fully valid reasons for not enclosing bathroom stalls! Some of them are obvious, while others turned out to be unexpected. For example, fully-enclosed stalls give visitors a cozy feeling of isolation. They cut out the noise of heavy bathroom traffic, and as a result, people lose the sense of others who're waiting for their turn. They get more relaxed and spend longer on taking care of their business. Also, leaving the gap makes bathrooms easier to clean! Other videos you might like: 20 Interesting Facts You're Too Lazy to Google https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZqFokYyluw& 17 Jaw-Dropping Facts You Didn't Know About the Human Body https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZhclrlQ2Eo& Are Public Toilets As Safe As You Think? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1LHIlhR6zo& TIMESTAMPS: There are emergencies when every minute counts 0:29 It prevents unnecessary lines 1:00 It isn't so easy to get rid of the smells inside 1:33 Enclosed bathroom stalls are cheaper 1:57 It discourages inappropriate behavior 2:37 You can ask your neighbor to give you toilet paper 3:31 It speeds up the traffic 4:05 It makes bathrooms easier to clean 4:31 Why do most bathroom main entry doors open inwards? 5:17 #factsyouneverknew #brightside SUMMARY: - If a person loses consciousness or has some other urgent medical condition in a fully enclosed stall, it could take hours until someone notices it. - Space below the stall door helps visitors to see that there’s someone inside, and prevents people from barging in on another person. - Fully enclosed stalls are more likely to provide you with an unforgettable gag-inducing experience since it isn't so easy to get rid of the smells inside. - A bit more obvious, and probably one of the most common reasons, is that not fully enclosed bathroom stalls are cheaper! - Psychologically, the less protected and enclosed a person feels, the less likely they are to do something harmful and risky. - It's next to impossible to get out of a fully-enclosed bathroom stall on your own once the lock jams. - Fully-enclosed stalls give visitors a cozy feeling of isolation. They cut out the noise of heavy bathroom traffic, and as a result, people lose the sense of others who're waiting for their turn. - A custodian can simply run their mop under the doors instead of wasting time on opening and closing each of them. - Next to many public toilets, there are closets, drinking fountains, and other utilities. And a door that opens outward would cause a lot of inconvenience to those who need to use these amenities. - Also, doors that open inward help to handle unpleasant smells, which aren't rare for public bathrooms. - A "push-to-enter" door also makes sense if you're going to the bathroom to wash something off your hands. This way, you can use your shoulder to open the bathroom door, and you don't have to touch the door handle. Music by Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC Stock materials (photos, footages and other): https://www.depositphotos.com https://www.shutterstock.com https://www.eastnews.ru ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
Fungus used to build arching pavilion in KeralaA group of Indian and Italian architects has built a pavilion in southwest India using mushroom mycelium, to demonstrate how the material could be used to create temporary venues for major events. Asif Rahman of Indian studio Beetles 3.3, and Giombattista Arredia and Mohamad Yassin of Italian architecture studio Yassin Arredia Design teamed up to create the Shell Mycelium installation in Fort Kochi, in the state of Kerala. Their aim was to promote mycelium – which is formed from the root network of mushrooms – as an alternative construction material that is particularly suitable for building temporary structures, thanks to its environmentally friendly properties. They believe it could be easily utilised to create temporary rather than permanent structures during major events, like international sports tournaments and world expos. "In most of the cases the structures constructed are permanent, making use of heavy construction material," explained the team. "This approach leads to many practical difficulties in demolition and disposal," they continued. "At the end of the event, after the entire world has danced and celebrated, the city remains a scarred body, devoid of life." Find out more on https://dezeen.com/?p=1123441 WATCH NEXT: Tree-shaped structure shows how mushroom roots could be used to create building frameworks - https://youtu.be/9MNfBdy2IVo Subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest architecture and design movies: http://bit.ly/1tcULvh Like Dezeen on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dezeen/ Follow Dezeen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dezeen/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dezeen/ Check out our Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/dezeen/