There is a Solar Library containing the Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, stored in a 5D optical data storage made of quartz, in the glovebox of the Cherry Red Tesla Roadster orbiting the Sun. The Arch library will orbit the Sun for at least 30 millions of years inside Elon's Tesla Roadster en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
In Quartz watches, the second hand is rarely aligned perfectly. This is an unintentional indicator that the watch is handmade, because mass machine assembly is required to completely ensure that the second hands align. journal.vaerwatches.com/w…
That the quartz sandstone pillars of Zhangjiajie in the Hunan province of China served as the basis for the floating Hallelujah Mountains in Avatar businessinsider.com/check…
Ice is a mineral just as much as Quartz is. Ice is a naturally occurring compound with a defined chemical formula and crystal structure, thus making it a legitimate mineral. Its only limitation, in comparison to all other minerals, is that it is not stable at room temperature. geology.com/articles/wate…
After the first "Bob's Red Mill" burned down in an arsonists fire, it was rebuilt (in a different state) and the company grew to an annual revenue of $50 mil. The original quartz millstones were saved because grain stored above them fell over the stones, shielding them from the flames. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
The Uncompahgre Ute Native American tribe made special ceremonial rattles filled with quartz that would emit flashes of light when shaken. This was an early example of triboluminescence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unc…
Teddy Roosevelt had a menagerie of pets while serving as president, including, but not limited to; Baron Spreckle (a hen), Jonathan Edwards (a small black bear), Josh (a badger), Tom Quartz and Slippers (cats), Bill (a laughing hyena a gift from Emperor Menelik ), and Bill the Lizard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Mohs scale of hardness defines "hardness" by their "scratch resistance" compared with other minerals. The scale goes from 1-10 were diamond is a 10, 15x harder than ordinary quartz. Which clocks in at a solid 7/10. You could still easily crush a gem sized diamond with a hammer though. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moh…
In addition to being able to generate an electric charge quartz can generate light under pressure sciencing.com/make-electr…
In 1999, a study was conducted on the power of crystals vs. placebo. 80 people were asked to meditate with either a quartz crystal or a placebo stone which was indistinguishable from quartz. Most reported feeling typical "crystal effects" irrespective of whether the crystals were real or placebo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cry…
Similar to the common clock, atomic clocks use a quartz oscillator to keep time. The atomic part is used to (constantly) adjust its frequency to be more accurate. explainthatstuff.com/howr…
In 1911, Canadian prospector William Henry Wright and his brother-in-law were hunting rabbits when they stumbled upon a quartz outcrop that eventually yielded 13.5 million ounces of gold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
"An unusual phenomenon associated with desert sands is their 'singing' or booming. Various hypotheses have been advanced to explain the phenomenon, such as those based upon the piezoelectric property of crystalline quartz, but the mystery remains unsolved." britannica.com/place/Saha…
All the "ancient" crystal skulls of Central America were actually created in Europe during the 19th century. The Brazilian quartz deposit the skulls are made of was unknown during ancient times and likely crafted in a 19th century German workshop renowned for crafting objects of Brazilian quartz en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cry…
Prior to the 1970s, the Swiss watch industry had 50% of the world watch market, and some of the first quartz watches were made there, but their companies failed to embrace quartz and by 1978, quartz overtook mechanical in popularity, bankrupting over half of the Swiss watch makers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qua…
The french expression "faux comme les diamants du Canada" ("As false as Canadian diamonds") refers to the outcome of Jacques Cartier's third and final journey. Where he brought home a "huge gold and diamond treasure" of iron pyrite (fool's gold) and quartz crystals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
IMAX projectionists wear body armor when handling IMAX lamps; if dropped, they can explode resulting in quartz shrapnel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMA…
Today I learned of the Quartz Crisis in watch making. The advent of Seiko's quartz watch movements had a massive effect on the Swiss mechanical watch manufacturing industry. The number of Swiss watchmakers dropped from 1,600 to 600 in a 13 year span. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qua…
The clocks in microwaves and stoves use the frequency of the power grid to keep time instead of quartz crystals. As the frequency can fluctuate, this explains why they keep poor time. phys.org/news/2011-06-pow…
Certain crystals, like quartz will produce a voltage when hit. It's all to do with the arrangement of atoms and charge in the lattice. It's used in lots of things like piezo lighters, sensors, speakers and oscillators for timekeeping. youtube.com/watch?v=wcJXA…
The windshield of the SR-71 Blackbird can reach a temperature of over 600Β°F during flights at mach 3. It had to be made of quartz and was ultrasonically fused to the titanium hull in order to handle the stress. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loc…
Sunglasses made of smoky quartz were used in 12th century China not to protect from the sun’s rays, but to be used in courts to hide judges facial expressions glasseshistory.com/glasse…
Two colors were named "color of the year" by Pantone in 2016. Rose Quartz and Serenity are the two colors that shared the "color of the year" spot. pantone.com/color-intelli…
A 19 year old drank two quartz of soy sauce on a dare and almost died of sodium poisoning. poison.org/articles/2013-…
The Corolla Spider uses quartz crystals to set a traps and catch its prey youtu.be/LhoRAjUBttM
Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz. minerals.net/mineral/amet…
Certain solid materials like Quartz Crystals will create electricity when mechanical energy is applied (i.e. you squeeze them). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
The quartz crystal forks used in quartz watches are tuned using gold that is then taken off, incrementally, by lasers to insure that the quartz crystal oscillates at the correct frequency of 32,768 hertz (Hz) Β± 0.06 Hz youtu.be/1pM6uD8nePo?t=3m…
The first digital CADC (Central Air Data Computer) was used in the F-14 Tomcat (1970). The integrated flight control system developed by Garrett AiResearch consisted of an A-to-D converter, several quartz pressure sensors and the MOS-based microprocessor en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen…
The only two words beginning with q and ending with z are quartz and quiz yougowords.com/start-with…
The "sand" at Augusta National (the Masters Course) is actually Quartz, and a byproduct from mining feldspar for aluminium production masters.com/en_US/news/ar…
The Swiss fell to a paradigm shift when a Swiss man invented the Quartz watch. The watch was rejected by the Swiss and the design was sold to the Japanese. The Swiss were no longer the #1 watch industry of the world and 100s of Swiss watchmakers lost their jobs, known as the Quartz Crisis. glennlimthots.wordpress.c…
In quartz clock the quartz crystal actually vibrates at ultrasonic frequency, emitting inaudible hum en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qua…
In a Quartz Watch The Quartz crystal oscillates (vibrates back and forth) at a precise frequency: exactly 32768 times each second explainthatstuff.com/quar…
Epson was named/formed after Seiko was inundated with requests to purchase the printer they developed to print out the results from the world's first 1/100th of a second accurate quartz timer for the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the EP01. Epson is the "son" of the EP01. timezone.com/2015/01/08/j…
The first electronic watch used a tuning fork to keep time instead of a quartz crystal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acc…
Quartz is soluble in water en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sil…
Quartz crystal generates an electrical charge when bent, but it will also bend when you apply an electrical charge. electronics.howstuffworks…
The sand of White Sands, NM, is primarily composed of gypsum and calcium sulfate. It is cool to the touch, unlike common quartz sand, due to the high rate of evaporation of surface moisture and the fact that the sands reflect, rather than absorb, the sun's rays. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
The quartz crystal in your wristwatch oscillates (vibrates back and forth) at a precise frequency: exactly 32768 times each second. The circuit counts the number of vibrations and uses them to generate regular electric pulses, one per second. explainthatstuff.com/quar…
Years before his experiments on radioactivity with Marie, Pierre Curie and his brother Jacques discovered piezoelectricity, the property that makes quartz clocks and sonar possible. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
Newsprint, kerosene and the Quartz clock were all invented by Canadians inventors.about.com/od/cs…
North Carolina produces a very rare, and very pure quartz, essential to making silicone chips, without which the computer boom would have been much slower and expensive. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/techn…
How a quartz watch works, pretty amazing engineering feat and even more so, how we can make them for so little. engineerguy.com/videos/vi…
A quartz clock is a clock that uses an electronic oscillator that is regulated by a quartz crystal to keep time. This crystal oscillator creates a signal with very precise frequency, so that quartz clocks are at least an order of magnitude more accurate than mechanical clocks. wikipedia.org/wiki/Quartz…
Quartz timing, which is used in virtually every electronic wristwatch or clock today is named such because there is a tiny tuning fork made from quartz inside. It oscillates at the lowest frequency that is both a power of two (for digital circuitry) and above our ability to hear: 32768Hz. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tun…
Most clocks in today's world keep time with quartz (the rock); quartz also functioned as a resonator in early phonographs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qua…
Quartz watches work by using a quartz tuning fork inside the watch and that the battery is used to cause deformation in the tuning fork by the piezoelectric effect. youtube.com/watch?v=1pM6u…
Atomic bomb blasts have similar effects as meteorite impacts on the structure of quartz en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sho…
Today I learned about the Ute Indians who used quartz-based ceremonial rattles, which illuminated when shook. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ute…

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