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Idempotence. The term was introduced by Benjamin Peirce[1] in the context of elements of algebras that remain invariant when raised to a positive integer power, and literally means "(the quality of having) the same power", from idem + potence (same + power). There are several meanings of idempotence, depending on what the concept is applied to: Definitions[edit] Unary operation[edit] A unary operation , that is, a map from some set into itself, is called idempotent if, for all in In particular, the identity function , defined by , is idempotent, as is the constant function , where is an element of defined by , which projects an arbitrary point in 3D space to a point on the ) is equal to 0. A unary operation is idempotent if it maps each element of . Elements into chosen fixed points and non-fixed points, and then is the number of different idempotent functions. Is the total number of possible idempotent functions on the set. Starts with .

Idempotent elements and binary operations[edit] Given a binary operation on a set . DV. DV is a format for storing digital video. It was launched in 1995 with joint efforts of leading producers of video camera recorders. The original DV specification, known as Blue Book, was standardized within the IEC 61834 family of standards. These standards define common features such as physical videocassettes, recording modulation method, magnetization, and basic system data in part 1. Part 2 describes the specifics of 525-60 and 625-50 systems.[1] The IEC standards are copyrighted publications available for purchase from IEC or ANSI. In 2005, DV was superseded by the successor format HDV, which used the same tape format with a different video codec. DV compression[edit] DV uses lossy compression of video while audio is stored uncompressed.[2] An intraframe video compression scheme is used to compress video on a frame-by-frame basis with the discrete cosine transform (DCT).

Digital Interface Format[edit] Baseline DV employs unlocked audio. Variants[edit] DVCPRO[edit] DVCAM[edit] Usage[edit] Woody Woodpecker and Shamus Culhane’s Animation. Category:Music websites.

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Boeing X-37. The Boeing X-37, also known as the X-37 Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), is an American reusable unmanned spacecraft. It is boosted into space by a rocket, then re-enters Earth's atmosphere and lands as a spaceplane. The X-37 is operated by the United States Air Force for orbital spaceflight missions intended to demonstrate reusable space technologies.[3] It is a 120%-scaled derivative of the earlier Boeing X-40.[4] As of 2013[update] it holds the world record for being the smallest robotic, unmanned space plane.[5] The X-37 began as a NASA project in 1999, before being transferred to the U.S. Department of Defense in 2004. It conducted its first flight as a drop test on 7 April 2006, at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Development[edit] Origins[edit] In 1999, NASA selected Boeing Integrated Defense Systems to design and develop an orbital vehicle, built by the California branch of Boeing's Phantom Works. 1999 artist's rendering of the X-37 spacecraft.

Glide testing[edit] Design[edit] DARPA Falcon Project. Illustration of Hypersonic Test Vehicle (HTV) 2 reentry phase The DARPA Falcon Project (Force Application and Launch from CONtinental United States) is a two-part joint project between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the United States Air Force (USAF) and is part of Prompt Global Strike.[1] One part of the program aims to develop a reusable, rapid-strike Hypersonic Weapon System (HWS), now retitled the Hypersonic Cruise Vehicle (HCV), and the other is for the development of a launch system capable of accelerating an HCV to cruise speeds, as well as launching small satellites into earth orbit. This two-part program was announced in 2003 and continued into 2006.[2] The latest project to be announced under the Falcon banner was a fighter-sized unmanned aircraft called Blackswift which would take off from a runway and accelerate to Mach 6 before completing its mission and landing again.

Design and development[edit] Past projects[edit] According to Henry F. LIS5313 Course Wiki. ISO 15926. The ISO 15926 is a standard for data integration, sharing, exchange, and hand-over between computer systems. The title, "Industrial automation systems and integration—Integration of life-cycle data for process plants including oil and gas production facilities", is regarded too narrow by the present ISO 15926 developers. Having developed a generic data model and Reference Data Library for process plants, it turned out that this subject is already so wide, that actually any state information may be modelled with it. History[edit] In 1991 a European Union ESPRIT-, named ProcessBase, started. The focus of this research project was to develop a data model for lifecycle information of a facility that would suit the requirements of the process industries.

At the time that the project duration had elapsed, a consortium of companies involved in the process industries had been established: EPISTLE (European Process Industries STEP Technical Liaison Executive). The standard[edit] Description[edit]

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World Timelines - Home. Neutron star. Neutron stars contain 500,000 times the mass of the Earth in a sphere with a diameter no larger than that of Brooklyn, United States A neutron star is a type of stellar remnant that can result from the gravitational collapse of a massive star during a Type II, Type Ib or Type Ic supernova event. Neutron stars are the densest and tiniest stars known to exist in the universe; although having only the diameter of about 10 km (6 mi), they may have a mass of several times that of the Sun.

Neutron stars probably appear white to the naked eye. Neutron stars are the end points of stars whose inert core's mass after nuclear burning is greater than the Chandrasekhar limit for white dwarfs, but whose mass is not great enough to overcome the neutron degeneracy pressure to become black holes. Such stars are composed almost entirely of neutrons, which are subatomic particles without net electrical charge and with slightly larger mass than protons. Neutron star collision Formation[edit] Properties[edit]

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Science Toys. INSPIRATION. UN. Oddities. ORTHODOX GNOSIOLOGY. © George Metallinos A. Problem or pseudo-problem? The antithesis and consequent collision between faith and science is a problem for western (Franco-Latin) thought and is a pseudo-problem for the Orthodox patristic tradition. This is based upon the historical data of these two regions. The (supposed) dilemma of faith versus science appears in Western Europe in the 17th century with the simultaneous development of the positive sciences. About this same time we have the appearance of the first Orthodox positions on this issue. It is an important fact that these developments in the West are happening without the presence of Orthodoxy. The turning points in western Europeans course of alteration include: scholasticism (13th century), nominalism (14th century), humanism/renaissance (15th century), Reformation (16th century) and the Enlightenment (17th century). Scholasticism is supported on the adoption of the Platonic realia.

B. C. The same holds true for the science of faith. D. E. THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER 2011— Page 1. GEORGE LAKOFF Cognitive Scientist and Linguist; Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics, UC Berkeley; Author, The Political Mind Conceptual Metaphor Conceptual Metaphor is at the center of a complex theory of how the brain gives rise to thought and language, and how cognition is embodied.

All concepts are physical brain circuits deriving their meaning via neural cascades that terminate in linkage to the body. That is how embodied cognition arises. Primary metaphors are brain mappings linking disparate brain regions, each tied to the body in a different way. For example, More Is Up (as in "prices rose") links a region coordinating quantity to another coordinating verticality. Complex conceptual metaphors arise via neural bindings, both across metaphors and from a given metaphor to a conceptual frame circuit. There are consequences in virtually every area of life. On the number line, numbers are points on a line. The science is clear.

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Top US Official Murdered After Arkansas Weapons Test Causes Mass Death. A shocking report prepared for Prime Minister Putin by the Foreign Military Intelligence Directorate (GRU) states that one of the United States top experts in biological and chemical weapons was brutally murdered after he threatened to expose a US Military test of poison gas that killed hundreds of thousands of animals in Arkansas this past week. According to this report, John P. Wheeler III, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. from 2005-2008, when he became the Special Assistant to the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Logistics and Environment, was found brutally murdered and dumped in a landfill, and as we can read as reported by Fox News: "Delaware Police are investigating the apparent murder of a former Bush official who also championed the fund-raising effort to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C.

Wheeler's body was found in Wilmington on Friday. Top US Official Murdered After Arkansas Weapons Test Causes Mass Death. John P. Wheeler III: The 'neighbors' twist - National Criminal Profiles. U.S. Army veteran, MADD supporter, a regular at the Pentagon, former Securities and Exchange Commission insider...the list goes on and one about the esteemed--now deceased--John P, Wheeler III. But as much as is known about the man who got things done; no one knows who killed him and left his body in a dumpster in Newark after Christmas. His last known communication is with fellow decades old friend James Fallows, who appears to have the most information about John P.

Wheeler, except maybe his wife, who was traveling at the time of his disappearance. Fallows, a journalist at the Atlantic Magazine takes offense to those who would label his friend a mere Bush aide, and undoubtedly the numerous entities like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and those behind the effort for the building of the Vietnam Veteran Memorial would do the same, as John P. Wheeler III was a man of many interests, talents and passions too numerous to put under one heading or one president. "He was wonderful. 1150AM - More clues in Wheeler murder case.

John P Wheeler III: Former Special Asst to Air Force Sec, Member of Council on Foreign Relations, Consultant to Mitre Corporation Found Dumped in Landfill : Veterans Today. Editor’s note: This may be the suspicious death of all time. I will be looking for clues over the next few days. Those of you, you know who you are, get me what I need to make this right. g A four page bio on John P Wheeler III is currently available at Second Line of Defense: Update: Cryptogon reports Mitre Corp won’t say what Mr.

Wheeler was doing there. He is described as a “consultant.” Via Delaware Online and Cryptogon. Newark police have identified the body discovered on New Year’s Eve at the Cherry Island Landfill as 66-year-old John P. The MITRE Corporationis described on its website as a ”trusted adviser to the U.S. military, MITRE’s Defense International Operations program also develops command and control and engineering solutions for NATO members and other U.S. allies.” October 2009 BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN WHEELER John Wheeler is a defense consultant.

Mr. For President Reagan, he created the Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program, linking successful veterans with veterans needing jobs. A Syntopicon: An Index to The Great Ideas. A Syntopicon: An Index to The Great Ideas (1952) is a two-volume index, published as volumes 2 and 3 of Encyclopædia Britannica’s collection Great Books of the Western World. Compiled by Mortimer Adler, an American philosopher, under the guidance of Robert Hutchins, president of the University of Chicago, the volumes were billed as a collection of the 102 great ideas of the western canon. The term “syntopicon” was coined specifically for this undertaking, meaning “a collection of topics.”[1] The volumes catalogued what Adler and his team deemed to be the fundamental ideas contained in the works of the Great Books of the Western World, which stretched chronologically from Homer to Freud.

The Syntopicon lists, under each idea, where every occurrence of the concept can be located in the collection’s famous works. History[edit] The Syntopicon was created to set the Great Books collection apart from previously published sets (such as Harvard Classics). Purpose[edit] Content[edit] [edit] Change. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Change may refer to: The process of becoming different[edit] In music[edit] Bands[edit] Albums[edit] Songs[edit] Campanology (Bell ringing)[edit] Change, the ringing of a peal of bells in a particular sequence in change ringing Places[edit] Other uses[edit] See also[edit] Social change. Social change may refer to the notion of social progress or sociocultural evolution, the philosophical idea that society moves forward by dialectical or evolutionary means.

It may refer to a paradigmatic change in the socio-economic structure, for instance a shift away from feudalism and towards capitalism. Accordingly it may also refer to social revolution, such as the Socialist revolution presented in Marxism, or to other social movements, such as Women's suffrage or the Civil rights movement. Social change may be driven by cultural, religious, economic, scientific or technological forces. Prominent theories of social change[edit] Change comes from two sources. There are many theories of social change. Hegelian: The classic Hegelian dialectic model of change is based on the interaction of opposing forces. Some major current social changes[edit] Global demographic shifts[edit] See also[edit] Notes[edit] References[edit] Eisenstadt, SN (1973). External links[edit] Dialectic.

Dialectic (also dialectics and the dialectical method) is a method of argument for resolving disagreement that has been central to European and Indian philosophy since antiquity. The word dialectic originated in ancient Greece, and was made popular by Plato in the Socratic dialogues. The dialectical method is discourse between two or more people holding different points of view about a subject, who wish to establish the truth of the matter guided by reasoned arguments.[1] The term dialectics is not synonymous with the term debate. While in theory debaters are not necessarily emotionally invested in their point of view, in practice debaters frequently display an emotional commitment that may cloud rational judgement.

Debates are won through a combination of persuading the opponent; proving one's argument correct; or proving the opponent's argument incorrect. The Sophists taught aretē (Greek: ἀρετή, quality, excellence) as the highest value, and the determinant of one's actions in life. Proprioception. Pinocchio illusion. Fft1. Player_config. SELF ABSORB ep.1.