THOSE in the UK may be sweltering in a current heatwave as the mercury touches 30C but this is nothing compared to some of the highest temperatures ever recorded around the world. Here's the lowdown on the places that are quite simply too hot to handle. Where is the hottest place in the world? Here are the top ten places that have recorded the highest temperatures. Death Valley, California, USA The desert valley hit 56.7C in the summer of 1913 at Furnace Creek Ranch. But July 2018 saw the hottest month on record for the famously scorching location. The average daily temperature throughout the month was 42.3C. Death Valley station at the National Park Service Visitor’s Center reported a world record monthly temperature of 41.8C in 2017, meaning the region broke the record for two years. In 2018 a new all-time monthly average of 42C was recorded at Death Valley's Furnace Creek Visitor Center. El Azizia, Libya Once believed to hold the title when a temperature of 58C was recorded in … [Read more...] about Where is the hottest place on Earth, how hot are Death Valley and the Sahara desert and what’s the highest temperature ever recorded?
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1. RSC Summer Activities The Royal Shakespeare Company lays on the kind of activities that most adults would equally love to take part in. There’s the opportunity to dress up in costumes and try out props at the new Lost and Found cabinet, and have a make-up session at the ever popular Blood, Guts and Gore workshop. Meanwhile, at the Swirl, a new outdoor pop-up venue, budding theatre buffs can see short shows inspired by the Shakespeare plays in the RSC’s summer season, among other things. RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon (01789 403493; rsc.org.uk), Tues-Sept 2 2. Horrible Histories Live Terry Deary’s 1993 creation has grown into a mega-brand, with a Bafta-winning TV show and an ever-growing library of books. Now ye olde anarchic live spectacular is returning to the West End throughout August with a new show, Barmy Britain: Part Four. Rotten Romans, wicked witches and terrible Tudors pop up for gruesome gore and poo gags, along with Richard III’s … [Read more...] about 10 cultural events for children this summer
BRITONS may be sweltering in current heatwave as the mercury touches 30C but this nothing compared to some of the hottest temperatures ever recorded around the world. Here's the lowdown on the places that are simply too hot to handle. Where is the hottest place in the world? Here's the top ten places that have recorded the highest temperatures. Death Valley, California, USA - the desert valley hit 56.7C in the summer of 1913 at Furnace Creek Ranch. Aziziyah, Libya - once believed to hold the title when a temperature of 58C was recorded in 1922 although meteorologists have since declared this invalid. The town in the Jafara district still regularly gets temperatures of over 48C. Dallol, Ethopia - between 1960 and 1966 it averaged a daily temperature of 41C meaning it has the highest average temperature of any inhabited place on Earth. Wadi Halfa, Sudan - the hottest temperature recorded in the city near the shores of Lake Nubia hit 53C in April 1967. Dasht-e Loot, Iran - satellite … [Read more...] about Where is the hottest place in the world, how hot are Death Valley and the Sahara desert and what are the hottest temperatures recorded?
Nasa announced last year that it was attempting to create the coldest place in the universe to find out more about how atoms behave in space.Now the US space agency has built the device and sent it to the International Space Station (ISS) to create a spot 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space.The set-up will chill a small area to a fraction of a degree above absolute zero, which is minus 273C. The ice-box sized mini lab, which travelled on Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft, will allow scientists to experiment remotely without interference from Earth’s gravity.The Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) contains lasers in a vacuum chamber and an electromagnetic system that will slow down gas particles until they don’t have the energy to move.Atoms at extremely low temperature are of interest to scientists because they behave completely differently in the absence of Earth’s gravitational pull. The normal rules of physics won’t apply in microgravity, with … [Read more...] about Nasa just sent a mini lab to the ISS to create the coldest place in the universe
Food for astronauts, new space gardening gear and an experiment on how cement forms in microgravity are poised to launch Monday to the International Space Station aboard Orbital ATK's unmanned Cygnus spacecraft. An extreme cold experiment and a European module to invite plug-and-play research are also among the three tons of cargo scheduled to blast off on an Antares rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia at 4:39 am (0839 GMT). The Cygnus delivery is the ninth in a series of launches by Orbital ATK, under a $1.9 billion contract with NASA to resupply the orbiting outpost. SpaceX also runs supply missions using its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo vehicle. Cloudy weather posed a 35 percent probability of postponing the launch, NASA said. If delayed, other opportunities to launch open up Tuesday or Wednesday. A total of 34 new experiments are on board, including one that will create the coldest man-made temperatures anywhere in the universe, called the new Cold Atom Lab (CAL) facility, … [Read more...] about Cement, extreme cold experiments to launch on Orbital cargo ship