Sir Isaac Newton PRS MP (25 December 1642 – 20 March 1727) was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution . His book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica ("Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy"), first published in 1687, laid the foundations for most of classical mechanics . Newton also made seminal contributions to optics and shares credit with Gottfried Leibniz for the invention of the infinitesimal calculus . Newton's Principia formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation that dominated scientists' view of the physical universe for the next three centuries. It also demonstrated that the motion of objects on the Earth and that of celestial bodies could be described by the same principles.
(Corrects the fact that Quicken Loans renovated an existing building and did not purchase a new one.) Auburn Hills Chrysler’s ( F ) 2011 net profit is expected to be $600 million, just one year after posting a loss. In May, it paid back $7.6 billion in government loans, six years ahead of schedule. City Hall Detroit is still in dire straits. In November, Mayor Dave Bing said that without layoffs and drastic cuts in pension and medical costs, the city will run out of cash by April. Comerica Park For the first time in the lifetime of most residents, none of the city’s major sports teams are terrible—in fact, most are pretty good.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government paid scientists to figure out how the deadly bird flu virus might mutate to become a bigger threat to people — and two labs succeeded in creating new strains that are easier to spread. On Tuesday, federal officials took the unprecedented step of asking those scientists not to publicize all the details of how they did it. The worry: That this research with lots of potential to help the public might also be hijacked by would-be bioterrorists. The labs found that it appears easier than scientists had thought for the so-called H5N1 bird flu to evolve in a way that lets it spread easily between at least some mammals.
Chrome is within striking distance of Firefox for second place in worldwide browser usage, but that hasn't stopped Google from throwing its financial weight behind the non-profit browser. (Credit: Net Applications) Don't let the StatCounters and the NetApplications of the world fool you: despite stagnant and even slightly negative market share growth, Firefox and its default search box is still extremely valuable to Google. How valuable?
The European Union is now blocking importation of lethal injection technology into the United States Reuters With its legislation this week limiting our access to the drugs we use to kill one another, the European Union has just proven that if America is still a superpower, that designation must carry a prominent asterisk for how easily we're humbled these days. The EU is now blocking importation of technology into the United States that we cannot be trusted to use properly. As widely reported yesterday, the EU is cutting off our supply to the drugs we use for lethal injections, some of which we no longer have the capacity to manufacture domestically:
A group of three researchers from KEK, Shizuoka University and Osaka University has for the first time revealed the way our universe was born with 3 spatial dimensions from 10-dimensional superstring theory in which spacetime has 9 spatial directions and 1 temporal direction. This result was obtained by numerical simulation on a supercomputer. According to Big Bang cosmology, the universe originated in an explosion from an invisibly tiny point. This theory is strongly supported by observation of the cosmic microwave background and the relative abundance of elements. However, a situation in which the whole universe is a tiny point exceeds the reach of Einstein's general theory of relativity , and for that reason it has not been possible to clarify how the universe actually originated. In superstring theory, which is considered to be the "theory of everything", all the elementary particles are represented as various oscillation modes of very tiny strings.
A new study has concluded that the FDA severely underrated the risk of contaminants in seafood following the BP oil spill of 2010, according to Environmental Health Perspectives (via Alternet ). The report, conducted by non-governmental scientists, says that 53 percent of Gulf shrimp samples tested revealed "levels above concern" of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Some cases showed carcinogenic levels up to 10,000 times more than what is considered safe.
NEW YORK: The United States, Japan, South Korea and most leading European countries have boycotted a minute's silence at the United Nations General Assembly for North Korea's late leader, Kim Jong-il. Australia's representative was in the General Assembly during the tribute. The tribute, demanded by North Korea, was the highest-profile international move yet sought by the government in Pyongyang in its quest for global recognition for the hardline leader, who died last Saturday at the age of 69. The awkward silence was a ''protocol'' move following a North Korean request, according to the UN General Assembly president, Nassir Abdulaziz al-Nasser. Advertisement <iframe id="dcAd-1-4" src="http://ad-apac.doubleclick.net/adi/onl.smh.news/world;cat=world;ctype=article;pos=3;sz=300x250;tile=4;ord=8.3491576E7?"
Harry Andrews and the Legend of Chateau La Roche Harry Andrews’ improbable but true World War I service began in an army hospital. The young man was one of the 7,000 soldiers at Camp Dix, New Jersey, who were cut down by an outbreak of deadly cerebrospinal meningitis. Andrews’ motionless body was moved to a morgue, and his records were marked "deceased" and sent to Washington. Harry Andrews in later life Photo courtesy of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Harry Andrews was on the slab for some time.
Napoleon Dynamite is a 2004 comedy film co-written and directed by Jared Hess and Jerusha Hess , starring Jon Heder as the title character. The film was Jared Hess's first full-length feature and is partially adapted from his earlier short film, Peluca . Napoleon Dynamite was acquired at the Sundance Film Festival by Fox Searchlight Pictures and Paramount Pictures , in association with MTV Films . It was filmed in and near Franklin County, Idaho in the summer of 2003. It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2004.
"The Detroit city/suburb hyperbole is so overwrought it overwhelms our ability to have normal conversations and has risen to the level of a regional pathology. No amount of clarifying the root causes or re-explaining why we feel the way we do will feed the thousands of kids who are living in the grips of food insecurity, help our teachers to remain motivated and effective, add a job, put a cop on the beat or fix our broken real estate market." - Mikel Ellcessor, WDET's General Manager As part of WDET’s Crossing the Lines series, WDET created and fielded a survey that was designed to test our hypothesis that the two sides, city/ suburb, Detroit partisan and skeptic, are speaking past each other.
A musical realization of the motion graphics of John Whitney as described in his book "digital harmony" Animation and music by Jim Bumgardner of krazydad.com and the wheel of lunch . Jim makes free puzzles , including sudoku , killer sudoku , kakuro , mazes , and thousands of other puzzles .
Fairy Bridge (Xian Ren Qiao) is a meander natural bridge carved through limestone karst by the Buliu River. It is located about 40 km (as the crow flies) northwest of Fengshan in northwestern Guangxi Province, China. Very few westerners have seen this bridge. A group from the Natural Arch and Bridge Society, led by Ray Millar, visited Fairy Bridge in October 2010. During this visit measurements by Gunter Welz established that the span of the opening is 400 ± 15 feet and confirmed that the arch has the greatest known span in the world by a wide margin (see Measurement of Fairy Bridge ).
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<img src="http://timebusinessblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/78326246-e13085878131441.jpg?w=480&h=320&crop=1" alt="Woman with time card" title="Woman with time card"/> The traditional eight-hour workday may soon be the exception rather than the rule. New evidence shows that we’re reaching a tipping point in terms of workplace flexibility, with businesses seeing the wisdom of allowing employees — young ones especially — to work odd hours, telecommute and otherwise tweak the usual 9-to-5 grind. One of the top 12 trends for 2012 as named by the communications firm Euro RSCG Worldwide is that employees in the Gen Y, or millennial, demographic — those born between roughly 1982 and 1993 — are overturning the traditional workday. The Business and Professional Women’s Foundation estimates that by 2025, 75% of the global workforce will be Gen Y.