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Tracy Hall. Howard Tracy Hall (October 20, 1919 – July 25, 2008) was an American physical chemist, and the first person who grew a synthetic diamond according to a reproducible, verifiable and witnessed process, using a press of his own design. Early life[edit] Tracy Hall was born in Ogden, Utah in 1919. His full name was Howard Tracy Hall, but he often used the name H. Tracy Hall or, simply, Tracy Hall. The invention[edit] As with many important inventions, the circumstances surrounding Hall's synthesis is the object of some controversy. The composition of the starting material in the sample chamber, catalyst for the reaction, and the required temperature and pressure were little more than guesses. GE went on to make a fortune with Hall's invention. Later years[edit] Hall left GE in 1955 and became a full professor of chemistry and Director of Research at Brigham Young University.

On Sunday, July 4, 1976, he became a bishop in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served five years. The World Set a Crazy Record for Tweets Per Second Because of... an Anime Film - Rebecca J. Rosen. Unless you're an anime fan, you probably were just as oblivious as I was that, earlier this month, a great moment in World Twitter History had come to pass. A new world record for tweets per second was set at 143,199. The spike, which lasted for one second, came during a showing of the classic anime film Castle in the Sky on the weekend of August 2 in Japan. At one point in the film, the film's protagonists "send the city's airborne fortress tumbling out of the sky" by casting the "Spell of Destruction," a Japanese word that has been transliterated, roughly, as "balus. " At that precise moment, it has been customary for Japanese tweeters to tweet, in unison, "balus," and this is what sent Twitter's tweets-per-second into the stratosphere, well, well over the normal average of 5,700 tweets every second.

Pamban Bridge. The Pamban Bridge ( Tamil: பாம்பன் பாலம்) is a cantilever bridge on the Palk Strait which connects the town of Rameswaram on Pamban Island to mainland India. The bridge refers to both the road bridge and the cantilever railway bridge, though primarily it means the latter. Opened in 1914, it was India's first sea bridge, and was the longest sea bridge in India till 2010. The rail bridge is for the most part, a conventional bridge resting on concrete piers, but has a double leaf bascule section midway, which can be raised to let ships and barges pass through. On 24 February 2014, Pamban Bridge has successfully completed 100 years of its existence. History[edit] The railway bridge is 6,776 ft (2,065 m) and was opened for traffic in 1914.[1] The railroad bridge is a still-functioning double-leaf bascule bridge section that can be raised to let ships pass under the bridge. Pamban Bridge Inaugural Plaque The bridge was subsequently restored to working conditions under E.

Location[edit] Adam's Bridge. Coordinates: Adam's bridge as seen from the air Adam's Bridge (Tamil: ஆதாம் பாலம் ātām pālam), also known as Rama's Bridge or Rama Setu (Tamil: இராமர் பாலம் Irāmar pālam, Sanskrit: रामसेतु, rāmasetu),[1] is a chain of limestone shoals, between Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, off the southeastern coast of Tamil Nadu, India, and Mannar Island, off the northwestern coast of Sri Lanka. Geological evidence suggests that this bridge is a former land connection between India and Sri Lanka.[2] The bridge is 18 miles (30 km) long[3] and separates the Gulf of Mannar (southwest) from the Palk Strait (northeast). Some of the sandbanks are dry and the sea in the area is very shallow, being only 3 ft to 30 ft (1 m to 10 m) deep in places, which hinders navigation.[2][4][5] It was reportedly passable on foot up to the 15th century until storms deepened the channel: temple records seem to say that Rama’s Bridge was completely above sea level until it broke in a cyclone in AD 1480.[6] Name.

Facebook. Miner's "Body Ritual among the Nacirema" Nixon Shock. Richard Nixon in 1971 The Nixon Shock was a series of economic measures taken by United States President Richard Nixon in 1971 including unilaterally canceling the direct convertibility of the United States dollar to gold. It helped end the existing Bretton Woods system of international financial exchange, ushering in the era of freely floating currencies that remains to the present day. Background[edit] In 1944 in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, the representatives from forty-four nations met in order to develop a new international monetary system that would later come to be known as the Bretton Woods system.

For the first years after World War II, the Bretton Woods system worked well. However, from 1950 to 1969, as Germany and Japan recovered, the US share of the world's economic output dropped significantly, from 35 percent to 27 percent. By 1966, foreign central banks held $14 billion, while the United States had only $13.2 billion in gold reserve. Event[edit] Later ramifications[edit] Cruel & Unusual Films Inc. The Real-Life Events That Inspired Sunday's Game of Thrones Episode. If you’ve been on the Internet at all since Sunday night, chances are pretty good that you know what happened on Game of Thrones whether you wanted to or not. But let me warn you now that there be spoilers ahead, so stop reading if you’re still trying to stay in the dark.

Still here? OK. As shocking as Sunday’s Starkicide was, what’s even more shocking is that events like these actually happened. Author George R.R. Martin has said that the inspiration for the betrayal is based on two dark events in Scottish history: the Black Dinner of 1440 and the Massacre of Glencoe from 1692. “No matter how much I make up, there’s stuff in history that’s just as bad, or worse,” Martin has said. The Massacre of Glencoe In 1691, all Scottish clans were called upon to renounce the deposed King of Scotland, James VII, and swear allegiance to King William of Orange (of William and Mary fame).

Unfortunately, it was December 28 before a messenger arrived with this all-important letter from the former king. Petrichor. Petrichor (/ˈpɛtrɨkɔər/) is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. The word is constructed from Greek, petra, meaning ‘stone’ + ichor, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology. In 2015, MIT scientists used high-speed cameras to record how the scent moves into the air.[5] The tests involved approximately 600 experiments on 28 different surfaces, including engineered materials and soil samples.[6] When a raindrop hits a porous surface, small bubbles form that float to the surface and release aerosols.[5] Such aerosols carry the scent as well as bacteria and viruses from the soil.[5] Raindrops that move at a slower rate tend to produce more aerosols; this serves as an explanation for why the petrichor is more common after light rains.[5] Some scientists believe that humans appreciate the rain scent because ancestors may have relied on rainy weather for survival.[7] References[edit] Jump up ^ Bear, I.J.; R.G.

External links[edit] Anonymous Animals in Google Drive. Google found a funny way to show the anonymous persons who open a document in Google Drive. Instead of only using different colors for each person, Google Drive associates each person with an animal, so you'll see things like "anonymous anteater", "anonymous moose", "anonymous chupacabra", "anonymous axolotl", "anonymous kraken", "anonymous gopher", "anonymous jackalope". Google also uses special icons for each animal. For the moment, this only works for PDF files, photos, videos and other files that can't be edited using Google's apps.

To test this feature, click a random photo from this folder and click the "open" button. { Thanks, Yu-Hsuan Lin. } Bored of the Rings. Bored of the Rings is the title of a paperback parody of J. R. R. Tolkien 's The Lord of the Rings . This short novel was written by Henry N. Beard and Douglas C. Kenney , who later founded National Lampoon . Overview [ edit ] The parody generally follows the outline of The Lord of the Rings , including the preface, the prologue, poetry, and songs, while making light of what Tolkien made serious (e.g., "He would have finished him off then and there, but pity stayed his hand.

Aside from the text itself, the book includes five elements that parody common features of mass-market books: A laudatory back cover review, written at Harvard, possibly by the authors themselves. The Signet first edition cover, a parody of the 1965 Ballantine paperback cover by Barbara Remington , [ 1 ] was drawn by Muppets designer Michael K. Characters [ edit ] Places [ edit ] Places which are only in the map [ edit ] Translations [ edit ] See also [ edit ] References [ edit ] External links [ edit ] Bobby soxer. Bitcoin. Decentralized cryptocurrency Bitcoin (₿) is a cryptocurrency, a form of electronic cash. It is a decentralized digital currency without a central bank or single administrator that can be sent from user to user on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network without the need for intermediaries.[8] Bitcoin has been criticized for its use in illegal transactions, its high electricity consumption, price volatility, thefts from exchanges, and the possibility that bitcoin is an economic bubble.[14] Bitcoin has also been used as an investment, although several regulatory agencies have issued investor alerts about bitcoin.[15] History Creation On 3 January 2009, the bitcoin network was created when Nakamoto mined the first block of the chain, known as the genesis block.[20][21] Embedded in the coinbase of this block was the following text: "The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks In 2011, the price started at $0.30 per bitcoin, growing to $5.27 for the year.

Design Units Blockchain. PII: 0009-2614(87)80012-X - 14.pdf. Brynhildr. "Brynhild" (1897) by G. Bussière Brynhildr (also spelled Brunhild, Brünnhilde, Brynhild) is a shieldmaiden and a valkyrie in Germanic mythology, where she appears as a main character in the Völsunga saga and some Eddic poems treating the same events. Under the name Brünnhilde she appears in the Nibelungenlied and therefore also in Richard Wagner's opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen. She may be inspired by the Visigothic princess Brunhilda of Austrasia. Norse mythology[edit] Völsunga saga[edit] A depiction of Brynhildr (1919) by Robert Engels. According to the Völsunga saga, Brynhildr is a shieldmaiden and seemingly valkyrie who is the daughter of Budli.

In the kingdom of the Burgundians, Gjuki's wife, the sorceress Grimhild, wanting Sigurðr married to her daughter Gudrun (Kriemhild in Nibelungenlied), prepared a magic potion that made Sigurðr forget about Brynhildr. According to the Völsunga saga, Brynhildr bore Sigurðr a daughter, Aslaug, who later married Ragnar Lodbrok. Shaken, not stirred. Sometimes outside the James Bond scenario "shaken, not stirred" is used to mean "having had a shock but not suffering lasting mental effects from it".

Preparation[edit] Novels[edit] 'A dry martini,' he said. 'One. In a deep champagne goblet.' 'Oui, monsieur.' A Vesper differs from Bond's usual cocktail of choice, the martini, in that it uses both gin and vodka, Kina Lillet instead of vermouth, and a lemon peel instead of an olive. Film[edit] Sean Connery[edit] George Lazenby[edit] Roger Moore[edit] Timothy Dalton[edit] Timothy Dalton's Bond ordered his trademark Martini in each of his films. Pierce Brosnan[edit] In GoldenEye, Bond orders the drink in a casino while talking with Xenia Onatopp, and later, Zukovsky refers to Bond as a "charming, sophisticated secret agent.

Daniel Craig[edit] In Craig's third film, Skyfall, when talking to Bond girl Sévérine at a casino bar, the bartender is seen shaking Bond's martini before pouring it, to which Bond comments "perfect". Purpose of shaking[edit] Electronic tagging. Electronic tagging is a form of non-surreptitious surveillance consisting of an electronic device attached to a person or vehicle, especially certain criminals, allowing their whereabouts to be monitored.

In general, devices locate themselves using GPS and report their position back to a control centre, for example via a cellular (mobile) phone network. This form of criminal sentencing, or increasingly a form of pre-release from detention monitoring, is known under different names in different countries; for example in New Zealand it is referred to as "home detention", and in North America as "electronic monitoring". Electronic monitoring has been said to be particularly useful for early detection of flight when defendants have been granted pretrial release,[1] or for preparing incarcerated individuals for release back into the community. The same technology can be used for covert surveillance, particularly of vehicles, but would be called "tracking" rather than "tagging". jp:性犯罪者GPS監視. Pseudis paradoxa. Pseudis paradoxa, known as the paradoxical frog or shrinking frog, is a species of hylid frog from South America.[2] Its name refers to the very large—up to 25-cm-long—tadpole (typical of the Pseudis genus), which in turn becomes an ordinary-sized frog, only about a quarter of its former length.[3] Pseudis paradoxa is green coloured with dark green or olive stripes.

It inhabits ponds, lakes and lagoons from northern Argentina, through the Pantanal, Amazon and the Guianas, to Venezuela and Trinidad, with a disjunct distribution in the Magdalena River watershed in Colombia and adjacent far western Venezuela. The female frog lays eggs among water plants; the eggs develop into giant tadpoles. These amphibians feed on larvae, small insects, and tiny invertebrates. The frog is a nocturnal animal and spends most of its life in water. When threatened, the frog uses its strong toes with an extra joint to stir up the muddy bottom and hide.

In the media[edit] References[edit] See also[edit] Pseudin. Antillia. Antillia (or Antilia) is a phantom island that was reputed, during the 15th-century age of exploration, to lie in the Atlantic Ocean, far to the west of Portugal and Spain. The island also went by the name of Isle of Seven Cities (Ilha das Sete Cidades (Portuguese), Septe Cidades). It originates from an old Iberian legend, set during the Muslim conquest of Hispania c. 714.

Seeking to flee from the Muslim conquerors, seven Christian Visigothic bishops embarked with their flocks on ships and set sail westwards into the Atlantic Ocean, eventually landing on an island (Antilha) where they founded seven settlements. The island makes its first explicit appearance as a large rectangular island in the 1424 portolan chart of Zuane Pizzigano. Thereafter, it routinely appeared in most nautical charts of the 15th century. After 1492, when the north Atlantic Ocean began to be routinely sailed, and became more accurately mapped, depictions of Antillia gradually disappeared. Legend[edit] Etymology[edit] Marvel Comics KILLS Peter Parker (but Spider-Man will live on) Basil. Google Image Result for. Namo TV Stream Feed. Freeman Dyson.

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