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New research has shown that plastic contains thousands more toxic chemicals than we thought.

Another case against plastics: a new study finds it could be even more poisonous than thought. An im. published paper Environmental science and technology shows that researchers at ETH Zurich found 10,500 chemicals in a number of frequently used plastics over a period of two and a half years. Of the chemicals identified, a quarter were “substances of potential concern” and at least 1,000 of them can be harmful even in small doses. “If something is carcinogenic, the scientific community agrees that there is no safe level of exposure,” said Helene Wiesinger, first author of the study Fast company. “Even at very low concentrations, these can lead to cancer, and of course [it] gets worse at high doses. With endocrine disruptors, small doses can be problematic. The use of these chemicals is a problem at all. “

A theme park inspired by Mesoamerican empires could soon find its way into California’s Coachella Valley.

Aztlán Development’s team of architects and developers has presented plans for a 48-hectare theme park inspired by the Aztecs and Toltecs. Located between California’s Indio and Coachella, the project includes a concert space, a beach amphitheater, a 16-screen cinema resembling a Mayan temple, and a 60-meter-high pyramid modeled after the Templo Mayor, the famous lost temple in the former Mexican Capital of Tenochtitlan. “Our illustrious entertainment partners are following the steps of Paramount, Disney and Sony in creating an entertainment space based on popular movie themes,” said Mark Stuart, CEO of Aztlan Development.

Roman artist Pietro Ruffo helps with Dior’s glowing cruise show in Athens.

Dior’s latest Cruise show feels memorable for many reasons – 400 lights, 200 fireworks and 55 musicians made the event at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece a fascinating production. The Roman artist Pietro Ruffo, known for his work with precise, cut paper elements, contributed 72 large-format flags marked with polychromatic depictions of caryatids fluttering on the crown of the structure. One of his prints also appeared in the sportswear ensembles of the collections designed by Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, who is known for consistent silhouettes and the use of embroidery and floral appliqués.

Artificial intelligence helps restore Rembrandt’s long-damaged painting The Night Watch.

One of Rembrandt’s finest paintings The night watch, was badly disfigured when moving to Amsterdam City Hall in 1715. City officials wanted to place it in a gallery between two doors, but the painting was too big for the room, so they cut off large panels from the top, bottom and sides that were lost after removal. Centuries later, thanks to a multi-million dollar effort by the Rijksmuseum, the painting was restored to its original splendor with the help of glory artificial intelligence. Eventually, the reproduction of the AI ​​was printed on canvas and the reproduced panels were attached to The Night Watch’s frame over the fragmented original. The reconstructed panels will be dismantled in September, out of respect for the Old Master, with one of the project’s lead scientists describing the efforts as “quite bold”.

Construction of the long-awaited $ 900 million Airport Metro Connector in Los Angeles begins.

Angelenos has long complained about the lack of a direct rail link to Los Angeles International Airport, which has only intensified in recent years as traffic congestion has intensified and new rail lines have been built in other parts of the city. That changed earlier this week when construction finally began at $ 900 million Airport subway connection This will connect the city’s rapidly growing rail network with the country’s second largest airport. Passenger growth has not quite kept pace with recent growth – a consequence of the car culture – but officials are hoping an airport connection will spur growth. The connector is expected to be fully operational by the 2028 Olympics.

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