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Monday, 25 September 2023
14 facts about steel
14 facts about steel
Just a bit of carbon changes everything
Steel is a highly versatile and durable material used in a wide range of industries, including construction, automotive, aerospace, and manufacturing. ...

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Steel
Modern steelmaking began in 1855.
The father of the process was Sir Henry Bessemer, an English inventor. His method was widely used fo ...
Three Gorges Dam
Approximately 1,400 archeological sites were destroyed by the reservoir water, and the overall appearance of the Three Gorges changed.
Many exhibits were either destroyed or partially damaged. There were many relics that were impossibl ...
Kerosene lamp
The first attempt to use kerosene for lighting ended almost tragically. Łukasiewicz used an oil lamp that was not adapted to the new fuel, and the lamp exploded.
Miraculously the apothecary avoided severe burns. Łukasiewicz turned to a Lviv tinsmith Adam Bratkow ...
Steel
The most produced type of steel is carbon steel. It is made of carbon and iron and accounts for about 90% of the world's steel production.
It can have aditional elements but in small quantities. Carbon steel is used in the construction of ...
Three Gorges Dam
The Three Gorges Dam causes a delay in the rotation of Earth.
The momentum is lost due to an enormous amount of water being forced through the dam. According to NASA estimates, the dam delays the rotation by 0,06 microseconds.
Kerosene lamp
The Piarist Fathers' hospital in Lviv helped Łukasiewicz popularize his invention.
On July 31, 1853, in Lviv, doctor Zaorski, a surgeon, operated on his patient Władysław Holecki. The operation occurred at night in a room lit by one of Ignacy Łukasiewicz's first kerosene lamps.
Kerosene lamp
Oil lamps have been displaced by electricity.
However, they are still widely used in areas without electric lighting. The cost and danger of kerosene lighting are an ongoing problems in many countries.
Three Gorges Dam
Its construction lasted from 1994 to 2006.
It was officially opened in 2008 but achieved full functionality in 2012.
Kerosene lamp
After an unsuccessful first attempt to use kerosene in a structurally unsuitable oil lamp, Łukasiewicz and the tinsmith Bratkowski constructed a prototype kerosene lamp.
This lamp was massive, consisting of a cylindrical tin tank for kerosene. It served as a protection ...
Steel
Steel is primarily made up of iron (98%) and carbon (2%). 
Other additives such as manganese, nickel, chromium, vanadium, molybdenum or tungsten give the alloy specific properties.