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Finally, she spoke. Genaille–Lucas rulers. History In 1885, French mathematician Édouard Lucas posed an arithmetic problem during a session of the Académie française.

Genaille, already known for having invented a number of arithmetic tools, created his rulers in the course of solving the problem. He presented his invention to the Académie française in 1891. The popularity of Genaille's rods was widespread but short-lived, as mechanical calculators soon began to displace manual arithmetic methods.[1] Appearance My First Eight Drains. My First Eight Drainsby drainer-wannabe Ninjalicious Meters below the busy streets above, a hidden concrete utopia snakes its way from the downtown core out beyond the suburbs.

Concrete pipes conduct our urban stormwater to strange fringe areas known as forests, meadows, riverbanks and seashores — a gallery of horrors collectively known as nature. In these unholy "natural" areas, the ground is covered with neither cement nor asphalt, and rainwater is allowed to fall directly onto the ground and soak into the earth at its own pace. Ironically, these primitive wildernesses are exactly the sort of places one must visit to find the grated entrances leading to storm drains. And so, hateful though it was, I spent the latter half of my summer traipsing through plant-filled suburban forests, wandering along wooded riverbanks filled with insects, and scratching my case of poison ivy, all in order to bring you this preliminary report on the state of drains in the Toronto area.

7 Man-Made Substances that Laugh in the Face of Physics. The universe is full of weird substances like liquid metal and whatever preservative keeps Larry King alive.

But mankind isn't happy to accept the weirdness of nature when we can create our own abominations of science that, due to the miracle of technology, spit in nature's face and call it retarded. That's why we came up with... #7. Here Is a Fence that Will Give You Nightmares. Site.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) Haiku Forge - Moments Lost in Time. Bizzare Google Request. In General | 166 comments | permalink Here is a bizzare e-mail discussion I had with a guy who contacted me yesterday. xxxUPDATExxx I have posted the second part of this, you can view it here: Second bizarre email ——-Original Message——-

Free Summarizer, an online automatic tool to summarize any text or article. Visualizations. Robust Models for Optic Flow Coding in Natural Scenes Inspired by Insect Biology. Citation: Brinkworth RSA, O'Carroll DC (2009) Robust Models for Optic Flow Coding in Natural Scenes Inspired by Insect Biology.

PLoS Comput Biol 5(11): e1000555. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000555 Editor: Lyle J. Graham, Université Paris Descartes, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France Received: June 15, 2009; Accepted: October 2, 2009; Published: November 6, 2009 Copyright: © 2009 Brinkworth, O'Carroll. Funding: The project was supported by grants from the Australian Research Council (LP0667744 and DP0986683) and the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (FA 9550-04-1-0294). Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

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(c) 2004 MBARI Right now, as you read this, there are five or six million shipping containers on enormous cargo ships sailing across the world’s oceans. And about every hour, on average, one is falling overboard never to be seen again. Start-up to release 'stone-like' optical disc that lasts forever. News August 8, 2011 06:05 AM ET Recordable optical media such as CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs are made of layers of polycarbonate glued together.

One layer of the disk contains a reflective material and a layer just above it incorporates an organic transparent dye. During recording, a laser hits the die layer and burns it, changing the dye from transparent to opaque creating bits of data. A low power laser then can read those bits by either passing through the transparent dye layer to the reflective layer or being absorbed by the pits. Over long periods of time, DVDs are subject to de-lamination problems where the layers of polycarbonate separate, leading to oxidation and read problems. While the DVD industry claims DVDs should last from 50 to 100 years, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), DVDs can break down in "several years" in normal environments. Flying. Flying is also fun and challenging.

You have to think and act in three dimensions. You have the freedom to move to a lot of new spots on the globe. You learn to examine and appreciate scenery and natural phenomena that you'd never be able or wouldn't bother to see from the ground. Charles Lindbergh put it best: "Science, freedom, beauty, adventure.

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