Marriages by mail
July 26, 2017
When the settlement of the western lands of North America started, men were the first to arrive. Some hoped to find gold, the others wanted to set up farms and begin a new life in a place with ample resources and unlimited freedom. However, there was one major problem: the lonely men needed women. Of course, there were females around, but their number was too small compared to the bachelors.
Church invests in alternative energy sources
July 25, 2017
Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, which has always welcomed implementation of green technologies, is going to use solar energy to provide its constructions with hot water. Besides, with the blessing of Catholicos of All Armenians, His Holiness Karekin II, photovoltaic array is being installed at the area by Optimum Energy company.
World’s largest boneyard
July 21, 2017
Airplanes have been built for decades. As these planes become outdated or no longer needed, they must be stored in boneyards and eventually disposed of. Military and airliner boneyards are located around the world, from the UK to Australia, from Canada to Russia, and elsewhere. These "boneyards" around the world serve several functions: temporary storage, maintenance, parts reclamation, and scrapping.
Armenia’s “useless” manpower
July 20, 2017
Back in October 2016, Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan instructed the heads of all governmental agencies to present proposals regarding reforms to be carried out within the public administration system. “Substitute the term ‘optimization’ with the term ‘drastic cuts’ to avoid misunderstanding,” the PM said at the time. PanARMENIAN.Net, in turn, presents the list of layoffs during the past year.
How collection of horned creatures turned into museum
July 17, 2017
Devils' Museum in Kaunas, Lithuania, is included in the list of the most unique museums in the world. Three floors have horned creatures from around the world coming in different shapes, sizes, colors and made from different materials. The devils are mischievously smiling, peeking out of the dark corner, showing the evil menace grin or a scree giggle. Some of them can be distinguished from ordinary humans only if you see horns or a tail protruding from the shaggy hair.
Contributors to Mars exploration
July 12, 2017
The exploration of Mars has yielded a dramatic increase in knowledge about the Martian system, focused primarily on understanding its geology and habitability potential since the late 20th century, when probes were sent from Earth to the mysterious Red Planet. Mars has long been the subject of human interest. It is a rocky planet, like Earth, which formed around the same time, yet with only half the diameter of Earth, and a far thinner atmosphere, it has a cold and desert-like surface.
July 10, 2017
By the decision of Central Bank of Armenia (CBA), new hybrid currency will be introduced in the country. To learn some details, PanARMENIAN.Net talked to CBA numismatist Gevorg Mughalyan, who told about the advantages of the new money and explained why it will not be worn out in a short period of time.
Combination of textile and technologies
July 7, 2017
Armenian ARLOOPA information technology company and Shabeeg clothing brand have united efforts to create Armenia’s first ever AR (Augmented Reality) animated educating T-shirts. Armenian King Artashes II depicted on the interactive T-shirts not only looks handsome and modern but also wakes up after centuries-long sleep to tell about the last powerful representative of the Artashesian (Artaxiad) Dynasty.
Child killed, soldiers beheaded, bodies tortured
July 5, 2017
Azerbaijan on Tuesday, July 4 violated the ceasefire on the contact line with Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh), using various caliber mortars and even employed a TR-107 rocket engine in the south of the frontline. Artsakh Defense Army opened retaliatory fire to suppress the rival’s attacks. During the incident, two civilians - a 52-year-old woman and a 2-year-old girl from Azerbaijan - were killed.
This is not the first time Baku’s adventurism results in human losses - including among civilians - and impermissible human rights violations and war crimes in Karabakh, and is certainly not the last time.
Four months without sun
June 29, 2017
Longyearbyen, the northernmost town in the world, lies on the Svalbard Islands of Norway. With a permanent population of over 1,000 people, the former coal mining town is now the cultural and commercial center of the Svalbard Islands, featuring the northernmost ATM, church, museum, post office, radio station, airport, and university in the world.