An unnoticed infestation of moths in Turin Cathedral has reduced the Shroud of Turin to dust.
Head Conservator Monsignor Guido Sarducci of the Shroud of Turin Research Council believes that the dust
particles can be reassembled, which will return the shroud to a visible state, minus the areas of
linen that were actually consumed by the moths. “It will be exacting work, taking perhaps two hundred
years,” he said when questioned about the feasibility of such a project by the Roman newspaper
Scherzo Quotidiano. “Dust particle by dust particle, we will restore it,” he claimed.

In 2015, a final set of tests proved that the traditional route of the shroud from Palestine to Turkey, thenread more

In a study of 31 Boston offices, PBDE flame retardants, which are now banned internationally by the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, were detected in every one. Researchers think the concentrations of PBDEs in office dust are linked to levels of the chemicals on the HANDS of the office workers, and they think this is a good indication of how much of this chemical is in people’s blood.

Meanwhile, there was a massive dust storm in Phoenix that created a wall of dust 10,000 feet high before it finally dissipated. Meteorologist Paul Iniguez says, "We heard from a lot of people who lived here for a number of storms and this was the worst they’d seen." But dangerous office dust doesn’t come from dust storms, so where does it come from? read more

Did you clean up for holiday guests? Some of that dust may have traveled a LONG distance to get to your house. And the amount of dust in your house or apartment is a good predictor of climate change.
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Huge solar panels get DUSTY! – Imagine having to dust objects the size of 25 to 50 football fields. That’s the problem facing companies that deploy large-scale solar power installations, which is why scientists have come up with the solution: self-dusting solar panels. Hey, somebody seems to have done it on Mars!

The need for that technology is growing with the popularity of solar energy. Use of solar, or photovoltaic, panels increased by 50 percent from 2003 to 2008, and forecasts suggest a growth rate of at least 25% annually into the future.
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