Intensive and Extensive Quantities: How to make more useful Maps and Tables about COVID-19

Deutsch We are flooded with information about COVID-19. Unfortunately most maps and tables and diagrams work with absolute numbers. With these China and the United States almost automatically are positioned in some of the first spots. We should think which quantities are meaningful. Let’s take a look at Thermodynamics and Physical Chemistry. There it is …

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Kirnitzschtalbahn – a rural tram line

(Terje Melheim) Tramways are usually associated with large towns, built up areas, big buildings and much traffic. Can you imagine a tram line through a fantastic rural landscape? An example of such a tram line is Kirnitzschtalbahn in Eastern Germany. That Kirnitzschtalbahn has survived till today is probably due to the fact that it was …

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How to continue with the rail line from Rovaniemi to Kirkenes?

Deutsch As could be observed, the project of a railroad from Rovaniemi to Kirkenes has been put on hold, because of not being economically viable with the currently predicted amounts of freight volume. Passenger service, which would be expected to happen on this line, would be so little that it cannot contribute a large share, …

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2019 – Neujahr

Onnellista uutta vuotta! — Καλή Χρονια! — Bonne année! — Frohes neues Jahr! — Un an nou fericit! — Feliĉan novan jaron! — Godt nytt år! — С новым годом! — Срећна нова година! — FELIX SIT ANNUS NOVUS — Gott nytt år! — Щасливого нового року! — ¡Feliz año nuevo! — Gullukkig niuw jaar! …

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Weihnachten 2018

Prettige Kerstdagen! — God Jul! — Crăciun fericit! — クリスマスおめでとう ; メリークリスマス — God Jul! — Feliĉan Kristnaskon! — Hyvää Joulua! — ميلاد مجيد — Срећан Божић! — καλά Χριστούγεννα! — З Рiздвом Христовим! — Natale hilare! — Buon Natale! — Joyeux Noël! — Frohe Weihnachten! — С Рождеством! — Merry Christmas! — ¡Feliz Navidad!

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Hambach Forest

Deutsch Near Cologne in Germany the Hambach Forest had been occupied by protesters and cleared by the police, in order to promote further destruction of landsacape for the extraction of Lignite. This energy form is just outdated and it is a good idea to get rid of it as soon as possible. Arnold Schwarzenegger brought …

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New Discussions about Rail Connection from Finland to Kirkenes

Deutsch Some activity can be observed concerning the question of a railroad connection from northern Finland to Kirkenes in Norway. Such a railroad would start in Rovanienmi or Kemijärvi and go to Ivalo in northern Finland. From there it would pass the Lake Inari (Inarijärvi) either like todays highway in the west or a bit …

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Weihnachten 2014

God Jul! Buon Natale! Joyeux Noël! Natale hilare! ¡Feliz Navidad! Merry Christmas! Frohe Weihnachten! Prettige Kerstdagen!

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Using Trains in Denmark

Deutsch The Danish railroads are a sad story for this country. After some experiences as frequent transit traveler on the way from Denmark to Norway or Sweden it is possible to say this without being to much biased by singular experiences that are not representative. The observations all refer to the long distance and international …

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Why do railroads have no cloverleaf interchanges?

Deutsch Do cloverleaf interchanges for railroad lines exist? I must admit that I do not know all railroad lines in the world, but I consider it highly unlikely that anywhere two railroad lines are connected by a cloverleaf. They do exist in games that need not be realistic in every aspect, but this page is …

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