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Posted By: Best Brains Jan-23, 2017 Study Tips - BBActivities Best BrainsGeneral Knowledge - BBEnvironment
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Accessories are everyone's all time favorites... But did you ever hear about how there is a day for Sunglasses and it is celebrated as National Sunglasses Day? Yes, we have one and this day falls on June 27, every year.

Sunglasses Day

Sunglasses, of course, the accessories which not only make you look stylish, but also gives you new avatar. So get your aviators; plan your Sunglasses Day and start celebrating!

Though the origins of Sunglasses Day was unknown, the history of sunglasses day stretches as far back as 14th century in China, where judges used eyewear made of smoke-colored quartz to mask their emotions. While we fast-forward 600 years and current sunglasses as we know today were first marketed by a famous entrepreneur Sam Foster on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

One other thing to remember is that sunglasses also help us protect our eyes from harmful UV light, so channel your inner cool and put on those shades that you like wearing the most on this upcoming Sunglasses Day.

Prada Model -  SPR07F

Sunglasses Day - Prada Model -  SPR07F

This model is mostly known for the look in the 1963 Academy Award-winning Italian film; the 8 ½, glasses are anything but old fashioned. They were first introduced by Prada as Prada model SPR07F, the design has definitely undergone some changes since the 60’s. Anyway, these sunglasses might be one of the nicer designs which can not only be worn with a suit, but they make a suit look good.

Persol 714

Sunglasses Day

Persol 714 is the original folding glasses at that time and these sunglasses were introduced in the 1960s when the iconic actor Steve McQueen wore them in the film The Thomas Crown Affair. These glasses were based on the Persol 649 model and are tailored with 10 additional manufacturing steps to allow them to fold. However, in 2006, a pair of Persol 714’s from McQueen’s private collection were auctioned off at nearly $70,000.

Since then they were many famous styles and frames introduced like Ray-Ban Wayfarer, Round and Oversized, Gold-rimmed Aviator, The Clubmaster, Oliver Peoples Gregory Peck, Oliver Goldsmith Manhattan and  Rose-colored Glasses. Each pair of sunglasses holds a story which inspired many people to have that particular style of glasses. They may be a little too dark for your eyes, but this holiday is very important for the sake of your eye health.

For National Sunglasses Day this year, decide which of the above personalities or looks you’d like to follow. To do so grab a pair of sunglasses to match the look. You can check in with an online glasses retailer for the styles of frames and lenses you want and enjoy the style while protecting your eyes at the same time.

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Germany Unveils The World’s Largest Artificial Sun

Posted By: Best Brains Jun-22, 2017 Study Tips - BBActivities Best BrainsGeneral Knowledge - BBSocial Awareness - Best BrainsReading SkillsEnvironment
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Germany Unveils The World’s Largest Artificial Sun

Scientists hope toexperiment with something that can produce temperatures of around 3,500 Celsius, as this may help to develop carbon-neutral fuel. While the German scientists are switching onto the "world’s largest artificial sun” , this is in hopes that light sources can be used to generate climate-friendly fuel. However the Synlight experiment in Julich, about 19 miles west of Cologne, which consists 149 soaped-up film projector spotlights that produce light about 10,000 times the intensity of natural sunlight on Earth. When all the lamps are swiveled to focus on the light for a single spot so that the instrument can generate temperatures of around 3,500 Celsius – around two to three times the temperature of a blast from afurnace.

Germany Unveils The World’s Largest Artificial Sun

The aim of this experiment is to come up with the best setup for concentrating natural sunlight to power reaction in order to produce hydrogen fuel. Do you know that the solar power stations which use mirrors to focus sunlight onto water are already well established. These work by harnessing heat from the sun to produce steam that turns turbines and generates electricity.

However, the Synlight experiment is still in investigating process to check whether there would be any possibility that a similar setup could be used to get the power froma reaction and to extract hydrogen from water vapor, which could then be used as a fuel source for Aeroplanes and cars.

Germany Unveils The World’s Largest Artificial Sun

This experiment currently uses a vast amount of energy which is four hours of operation that consumes as much electricity thata four-person household uses in a year. However, scientists hope that in the future the natural sunlight could be used to create hydrogen in a carbon-neutral way. Scientists would need billions of tons of hydrogen; to drive airplanes and cars on CO2-free fuel.

Operating the artificial Sun is not that cheap as it consumes more than what is expected. However, as per the chief scientist, Hoffschmidt, views that the Synlight’s reliability will allow the researchers to master hydrogen-making techniques that can be mimicked and scaled up using our sun. Experts consider that with support from scientists worldwide, we could live in a hydrogen-fueled world within less time. In the coming future, the German researchers also hope to use Synlight to test the durability of spacecraft material and equipment when subjected to intense solar radiation. This research will help astronomers tremendously in their quest to explore worlds far beyond ours.

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Italian Architect envisions “Forest Cities” to combat China’s air pollution

Posted By: Best Brains Jun-21, 2017 Study Tips - BBActivities Best BrainsSocial Awareness - Best BrainsReading SkillsEnvironment
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Italian Architect envisions “Forest Cities” to combat China’s air pollution

Since the Malaysian Ecologist and Architect Ken Yeang introduced the concept in the early 1990’s, planted rooftops and living walls have become increasingly common sights in both residential and commercial buildings. However, in addition to make them look more appealing, people and the interior designers are keen on opting such concepts. While the survey says that the planted exteriors also help cut energy costs and in the case of rooftop farms they even provide urban dwellers with homegrown produce.

Now, Stefano Boeri announced plans to start for China's first vertical forest. This initiation was started to make China pollution free and adapt green architecture while taking it to the next level with "Forest Cities" to combat China’s air pollution woes.  The Italian architect unveiled even more ambitious vision about "Coloring China Green"; here are some of his ideas - Forest Cities, Scaling up from his tree-clad BoscoVerticale skyscraper, Stefano shaped a blueprint for new cities in China that will be blanketed in greenery to fight air pollution which is very high in China and Beijing. While the first implementation of nature filled city will start in the city of Liuzhou, with construction expected to begin later this year.

Italian Architect envisions “Forest Cities” to combat China’s air pollution

Stefano Boeri's foray into metropolitan reforestation began in the year 2014,  with two towers in central Milan; both the towers measuring 360feet and 249 feet in height and they host 900 trees measuring up to 30 feet each and over 20,000 shrubs and pre-cultivated plants specifically for the purpose. While the foliage is irrigated by rain as well as the building’s gray water recycling system. The ‘Bosco Verticals’ or ‘Vertical Forests’ that are equal to a flat area which is about 2 acres, the main aim is to provide year-round energy savings and improve the air quality by releasing good moisture and converting carbon dioxide into oxygen. However; the vegetal system also acts as a windscreen that captures dust particles away from the air, and blocks noise from the bustling Milan streets, making the surroundings much healthier and giving all good living environment.

Boeri’s first project in China was Forest Mountain Hotel in Guizhou that is scheduled to start this fall. The 231,424 square-foot structure’s design was inspired by the hill flattened to make room for the luxurious 250-room hotel. Also in the works are two skyscrapers in the city of Nanjing. Alike to the Milan skyscrapers, the656 foot tall office building and 354 foot tall hotel will host 23 species of trees and over 2,500 shrubs and plants were added. Boeri estimates that these plants will absorb 25 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually, and produce as much as 60 kg of oxygen every day. While the architectural design team is currently planning for a wooded settlement in Liuzhou, which will be a medium-sized city home that will help about 1.5 million residents to occupy. All the buildings will have gray water recycling systems and powered by solar or wind energy.

Italian Architect envisions “Forest Cities” to combat China’s air pollution

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International Yoga Day –June 21st, 2017

Posted By: Best Brains Jun-15, 2017 Study Tips - BBActivities Best BrainsGeneral Knowledge - BBSocial Awareness - Best BrainsReading SkillsEnvironment
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International Yoga Day

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) onDecember 11th 2014 declared International Day of Yoga. While the International Day of Yoga or commonly and unofficially referred to as Yoga Day, is celebrated annually on June 21stevery year since its beginning in 2015.

By practicing yoga you can keep your mind calm and that helps everyone to concentrate on their daily routine. Yoga is proved to be the best practice to your body and even mind. However, Yoga is a physical or mental, and spiritual practice attributed mostly to India and now it is slowly spread in the world. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address recommended the date of June 21st2017, to be the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares special significance in many parts of the world.

International Yoga Day

Origin

The idea of making Yoga day as "The International Day of Yoga" was initially proposed by the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi in his speech at the UNGA, on September 27th2014.

International Yoga Day

Following the above initial proposal, the UNGA held informal consultations on the draft resolution entitled "International Day of Yoga", on October 14th2014, while these consultations were convened by the delegation of India and thus the day was approved to as International day of Yoga.

When did it happen?

On December 11th2014, India's Permanent Representative AsokeMukherji made the first draft resolution in UNGA. The draft text then received broad support from 177 Member States who sponsored the text, and this was then adopted without any vote. While this initiative found support from many global leaders and a total of 177 nations co-sponsored this resolution, which is the highest number of co-sponsors ever for any UNGA resolution of such cause.

When proposing June 21stas the final date, Modi said that this date was the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and shortest in the southern hemisphere, having special significance in many parts of the world. However, if you see from the perspective of yoga, the summer solstice marks the transition.

International Day of Yoga

Find Free Workshops In Your City

On the occasion of International Day of Yoga, you will have many events related to yoga in your city, just find an event and go as you will enjoy your time.While these workshops are held for 30 minutes or 90 minutes sessions and you will be guided through a set of practices customized for health, peace, joy, love, success and more.

Benefits of Yoga:

As many of us have a hobby you can make Yoga as the hobby too. Yoga is a best practice to make you calm. It embodies the unity of mind and body, thought and action will be in your control, restraint, and fulfillment, a holistic approach towards health and consciousness will be developed.  Find which Yoga type is good for you a start it today.

International Day of Yoga

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Father’s Day

Posted By: Best Brains Jun-13, 2017 Study Tips - BBActivities Best BrainsGeneral Knowledge - BBSocial Awareness - Best BrainsReading SkillsEnvironment
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Father’s Day

People in the United States and all over the world are getting ready to celebrate Father's Day on the third Sunday of June. This is a special day to show your love and affection to your dad, plan this day and make it lovely. The contribution of every father is unique in their own ways and we aschildren should be proud to make it more beautiful; so figureout how you are going to celebrate!

What Do People Do?

Father's Day is an occasion to celebrate and mark the contribution that your father has made to your life. Plan this day by sending a great card, gift of something he loves or anything you wish to give him on this special day. While the common Father's Day gifts include sports items, clothing, electronic gadgets, some outdoor cooking supplies or tools for household maintenance.

Father's Day is a relatively modern holiday; so you see different families have a range of traditions. These can range from a simple phone call or greeting card; or throw large parties honoring all of the 'father' figures in a particular extended family. However, father figures include fathers, step-fathers, father-in-laws, grandfathers and great-grandfathers and even other male relatives. So you can do it with your family or invite everyone in a common place and celebrate the day. Before weeks day or in the days before the Father's Day, we see that many schools and weekend schools help their pupils to prepare good handmade cards or small gifts for their fathers.

Father’s Day

Father's Day is not a federal holiday;  organizations, businessesand stores are open or remain closed, just as they are on any other Sunday in the year. While public transit systems run to their normal Sunday schedules. If you are planning to take your father to lunch or dinner then pre-book your table as restaurants may be busier than usual.

Background and Symbols

You have a range of events, which may have inspired the idea of Father's Day. One of these was the start of the Mother's Day tradition in the first decade of the 20th century. Another was a memorial service held in 1908 for a large group of men, many of them fathers, who were killed in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia in December 1907.

Happy Fathers Day

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