Reading research papers is so tedious..
Anyone want to read along? :P
Research papers and data sheets are just about all I ever read LOL.
but... no. chemistry isn't one of my strengths.
I'm already lost at the abstract.
Actually more bio/biochem :P. But yeah, hopefully I'll start that electronics book sometime soon.. after I finish the 5th book of fire and ice.
I'm an European, too. You know? -_-
(though I live on the city outskirts, even outside of it - not in the centre)
Dat paper. >_>
I've worn hard contact lenses from 4th grade to last year (probably about a decade), and I've hated every single minute of it. Admittedly it has prevented my nearsightedness from skyrocketing through the roof, but after losing several of them (down the sink) or even breaking them by accident while trying to wash them ($150/lens), I think of them as more of a financial burden than anything.
The fact that my eyes were always so dry didn't help either.
Hey we Canadians have to deal with this crap too...
My lenses were RGP. You do change out RGP lenses after 12 hours. Any longer and your eyes may risk abrasion. These are more expensive, and only used when your nearsightedness is going through the roof.
Well, with that much free space, underground power lines just don't make fiscal sense. Europe doesn't have much free space, so they have to go underground.
Think about it: a power line goes down in NA, and you simply send in a crew with an crane truck to go fix it.
A power line somehow goes down in Europe... I can imagine traffic being slowed down for a few weeks.