Michio Kaku ( pron.: / ˈ m iː tʃ i oʊ ˈ k ɑː k uː / ) ( 加来 道雄 , Kaku Michio ? , born January 24, 1947) is an American theoretical physicist , the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics in the City College of New York of City University of New York , a futurist , and a communicator and popularizer of science. He has written several books about physics and related topics; he has made frequent appearances on radio, television, and film; and he writes extensive online blogs and articles.
The Kardashev scale is a method of measuring a civilization's level of technological advancement, based on the amount of energy a civilization is able to utilize.
This is a partial list of mass murders and spree killings perpetrated by individuals. It is further divided into several subsections. This list shall contain every case with at least one of the following features: Mass murder cases with six or more dead (excluding the perpetrator) Mass murder cases with a double digit number of victims (dead plus injured) Mass murders by intention with at least a dozen victims (dead plus injured) (The definition of mass murder applied here is: murder of four or more persons within a rather short period.) In the tables that follow, the "W" column indicates the weapon, or weapons, used.
The following is a list of known serial killers , in roughly chronological order. Locusta (?- A.D. 69) [ 1 ] Gilles de Rais (1404–1440) some 40 bodies found, generally suspected of 80-200 murders Marcus Heizenburg (?
A serial killer is a person who murders two or more people, in two or more separate events over a period of time, for primarily psychological reasons. [ 1 ] There are gaps of time between the killings, which may range from a few hours to many years. This list shows serial killers from the 20th century to present day by number of victims ( list of serial killers by victim before 1900 ). In many cases, the exact number of victims assigned to a serial killer is not known, and even if that person is convicted of a few, there can be the possibility that he/she killed many more. Due to the complex nature of serial killers, their crimes, discrepancies caused by geographic location and/or time, and the investigations related to these persons results in difficulties in organization and ranking.
The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was a gunfight that took place at about 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 1881, in Tombstone , Arizona Territory , and is generally regarded as the most famous gunfight in the history of the American Old West . The gunfight, believed to have lasted only about thirty seconds, was fought between the outlaw Cowboys Billy Clanton , Tom McLaury and his brother Frank McLaury , and the opposing lawmen Virgil Earp and his brothers Morgan and Wyatt Earp , aided by Doc Holliday acting as a temporary deputy of Virgil.
The shell game (also known as Thimblerig , Three shells and a pea , the old army game ) is portrayed as a gambling game , but in reality, when a wager for money is made, it is a confidence trick used to perpetrate fraud . In confidence trick slang, this swindle is referred to as a short-con because it is quick and easy to pull off. [ edit ] "Play"
The location of R'Lyeh given by Lovecraft was 47°9′S 126°43′W in the southern Pacific Ocean. August Derleth placed it at 49°51′S 128°34′W. Both locations are close to the Pacific pole of inaccessibility or "Nemo" point, 48°52.6′S 123°23.6′W, a point in the ocean farthest from any land mass. R'lyeh is a fictional lost city that first appeared in the H. P. Lovecraft short story The Call of Cthulhu , first published in Weird Tales in 1928.
Cintāmaṇi (Sanskrit; Devanagari: चिन्तामणि) also spelled as Chintamani (or the Chintamani Stone ) is a wish -fulfilling jewel within both Hindu and Buddhist traditions, equivalent to the philosopher's stone (Paras Pathar) in Western alchemy. [ 1 ] In Buddhism it is held by the bodhisattvas , Avalokiteshvara and Ksitigarbha . It is also seen carried upon the back of the Lung ta (wind horse) which is depicted on Tibetan prayer flags . By reciting the Dharani of Cintamani, Buddhist tradition maintains that one attains the Wisdom of Buddha, able to understand the truth of the Buddha, and turn afflictions into Bodhi . It is said to allow one to see the Holy Retinue of Amitabha and assembly upon one's deathbed. In Tibetan Buddhist tradition the Chintamani is sometimes depicted as a luminous pearl and is in the possession of several of different forms of the Buddha. [ 2 ]
In Tibetan Buddhist and Indian Buddhist traditions, Shambhala (also spelled Shambala or Shamballa ; Tibetan : བདེ་འབྱུང་; Wylie : bde 'byung , pron. de-jung; Chinese : 香巴拉 ; pinyin : xiāngbālā ) is a mythical kingdom hidden somewhere in Inner Asia . It is mentioned in various ancient texts, including the Kalachakra Tantra [ 2 ] and the ancient texts of the Zhang Zhung culture which predated Tibetan Buddhism in western Tibet .
Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton . Hilton describes Shangri-La as a mystical, harmonious valley, gently guided from a lamasery , enclosed in the western end of the Kunlun Mountains . Shangri-La has become synonymous with any earthly paradise but particularly a mythical Himalayan utopia — a permanently happy land, isolated from the outside world.