In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Liquid helium will cool the gyroscopes to 1.8 kelvins.
- To the scientists' surprise, tests showed that the resulting compound is a superconductor at cryogenic temperatures below 18.5 kelvins.
- The temperature of the lava, about 1,500 kelvins, is similar to that of the hottest volcanoes on Earth.
- Astronomers haven't been able to explain why the center of Perseus and other galaxy clusters are as hot as 50 million kelvins, even though the gas there radiates energy away and should therefore be cold.
- During typical sonoluminescence experiments, spectral emission temperatures range up to tens of thousands of kelvins, and the rapidly imploding bubble walls can generate internal shock waves under certain conditions.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
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