In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- To determine the time since the object was last fired, a sample of around 30 mg is removed and heated to 500°C, which releases the stored energy in the form of light - this is thermoluminescence.
- Scientists testing old occupation sites by thermoluminescence have suggested an Aboriginal presence of up to 60000 years.
- Many minerals heated at hundreds of degrees emit luminescence, so that thermoluminescence has been used initially in geology, archeological dating and radiation dosimetry.
- Perhaps one of the best-known techniques is thermoluminescence, which is used on ceramic works.
- The thermoluminescence does not manifest itself until a temperature of 932°F is reached.
- But with the advent of more sophisticated techniques, firstly with thermoluminescence and now with optically stimulated luminescence, our ability to define the limits of that chronology is much sharper.
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.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.