in Flight

What Happened To The Boeing 747?

What Happened To The Boeing 747?

The Boeing 747, often referred to as the “Jumbo Jet,” is a wide-body commercial airliner developed and manufactured by Boeing’s Commercial Airplane division. It is one of the most iconic and recognizable aircraft in aviation history. Development and History: Design and Features: Variants: Role and Usage: Cultural Impact: Legacy: Retirement: Advertisement: We get commissions for purchases made through links on this website. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

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in Rheumatology

Ankylosing Spondylitis | HLA-B27, Pathophysiology, Signs & Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Ankylosing Spondylitis | HLA-B27, Pathophysiology, Signs & Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a long term inflammatory problem that mainly has an effect on the back, producing pain, rigidity, and gradual fusion of the backbone. It is affiliated with several problems called spondyloarthropathies, which involve inflammation of the joints and also ligaments. This condition could additionally impact other areas of the system, including the hip joint, shoulder area, and more distant joint parts. The precise root cause of AS is not clear, however it is believed to have a blend of hereditary and environment variables. The HLA-B27 gene is strongly linked to the condition, but not everyone with this

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in Crime

Art thieves and ransoms – The murky world of stolen art

Art thieves and ransoms – The murky world of stolen art

Artwork, jewels: Every year, art thieves steal precious objects that are worth millions. But stolen art can rarely be re-sold. That’s why it’s often ransomed, instead. Investigators call this practice “artnapping”. “Artnapping” is when museums, insurance companies or private owners are blackmailed into paying millions of euros in ransom for the safe return of their belongings. These artworks can be hard for the authorities to track down. Take the case of the methodical thieves who robbed Dresden’s famous Green Vault museum: In November 2019, two burglars broke in to the Dresden Castle. They stole historical treasures and fled, long before

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in Economics

Globalization: Profits over people

Globalization: Profits over people

Globalization used to be a guarantor of economic growth. No longer, and the losers are poorer nations. They have restricted access to global markets and are largely excluded from beneficial labor migration. Unfettered access to the world’s economic markets should boost prosperity and foster peaceful international coexistence – in theory. But which countries take advantage of the opportunities presented by global competition? And which countries avoid it, preferring to protect their economies at the expense of the poor? And why does free global trade preach the unrestricted movement of goods, while setting limits on labor migration? With these questions and

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in Orthopedics

Achille Tendon Rupture

Achille Tendon Rupture

An Achilles tendon rupture is a relatively common injury that occurs when the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone, tears or partially tears. This tendon is essential for various activities involving the lower leg, such as walking, running, and jumping. Achilles tendon ruptures can be quite painful and often require medical treatment. Causes: These injuries typically result from a sudden and forceful contraction of the calf muscles, such as during a quick sprint or jumping activity. Achilles tendon ruptures can also happen due to chronic overuse or degeneration of the tendon over time. Symptoms: Common

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in Orthopedics

Abductory twist during gait

Abductory twist during gait

Abductory twist is a sudden abduction motion of the foot at the time of heel-off during walking gait. Abductory twist is a relatively common gait abnormality that occurs due to the external rotation motion of the pelvis above the foot during late midstance not being matched by corresponding subtalar joint supination and tibial external rotation during late midstance. As a result of this “mismatching” of transverse plane rotations of the pelvis and lower extremity during late midstance, the resultant increase in elastic strain energy occurring within the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the hip, knee and lower extremity will be

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in Art & Artists

Van Gogh’s Life Of Struggle: How Vincent Never Saw His Success

Van Gogh’s Life Of Struggle: How Vincent Never Saw His Success

Who was the real Vincent Van Gogh? In this complete profile on the life of Vincent Willem van Gogh, we discover the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who posthumously became one of the most famous and influential figures in Western art history. In a decade, he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of which date from the last two years of his life. Advertisement: We get commissions for purchases made through links on this website. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

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in History

Jordan: The mysterious Stone Age village

Jordan: The mysterious Stone Age village

The Neolithic village of Ba’ja in Jordan is a famous archaeological site. It was one of the world’s first known settlements, founded some 9,000 years ago. The site has produced magnificent finds including an ancient necklace made of 2,500 beads. What prompted our Neolithic ancestors to settle down? Why did they change their nomadic, hunter-gatherer lives so radically? As is so often the case in archaeology, it is tombs that tell us the most, while also raising new questions. One of the most magnificent finds at the Ba’ja archaeological site is the richly furnished tomb of a young girl. In

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in Running

How Bikila won an Olympic Marathon barefoot!

How Bikila won an Olympic Marathon barefoot!

Abebe Bikila was an Ethiopian long-distance runner who is best known for his remarkable achievement at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. He made history by becoming the first African to win an Olympic gold medal in the marathon. Abebe Bikila competed in the marathon event barefoot, a decision made due to discomfort from the ill-fitting running shoes he was provided with. Despite this unconventional choice, he went on to win the marathon with a time of 2 hours, 15 minutes, and 16 seconds, setting a new world record in the process. This historic victory not only made him

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in History

The end of a superpower – The collapse of the Soviet Union

The end of a superpower – The collapse of the Soviet Union

Russian President Vladimir Putin described the collapse of the Soviet Union as “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century.” This documentary from 2021 (beofre the Russian invasion of Ukraine) shows the path Russian foreign policy has followed under Putin. On December 25, 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed. Along with it came hope for the end of the Cold War, for independence and freedom for the former Soviet republics. But for many it also brought poverty and war. What remains of the dreams of that time? The documentary includes contemporary witnesses and politicians of the decisive years and shows what

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