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The History and Future of Everything

The History and Future of Everything

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Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts: About Us Education BA in English, University of California, BerkeleyM.Phil and D.Phil, English Language and Literature, 1100-1500 University of Oxford, 2005 Interests TWAN project official website A stunning collection of nightscape photos (night sky above landscape) are selected as the winners and honorable mention photos of the 5th International Earth & Sky Photo Contest. The contest was open to anyone of any age, anywhere in the world; to both professional and amateur/hobby photographers. With a significant increase to the last year contest over 1000 entries were received and 80% of them were approved for the contest judging. David Malin, a prominent member of the judging panel and a world-known pioneer in scientific astrophotography explained that "This competition encourages photographers with imagination to push their cameras to their technical limits, and to produce eye-catching images that appear perfectly natural and are aesthetically pleasing.

The pharaoh that wouldn't be forgotten - Kate Narev A female who is considered one of Egypt’s most forward thinking pharaohs? Hatshepsut was just that woman. Read here how Egypt grew and was at peace during her years of rule. Hatshepsut actually took on many of the duties similar to the king of Egypt during her reign. Read National Geographic’s story, The King Herself and discover more about her lineage, accomplishments, and struggles.

Celebrating five years of Oxford Bibliographies The librarians at Bates College first became interested in Oxford Bibliographies a little over five years ago. We believed there was great promise for a new resource OUP was developing, in which scholars around the world would be contributing their expertise by selecting citations, commenting on them, and placing them in context for end users. It would be an innovative approach for finding authoritative and trusted sources, and one that was likely to work well in an online environment. In the summer of 2010, our research librarians agreed that they would really like to see how we might make use of Oxford Bibliographies at our undergraduate liberal arts institution. OUP also wished to work with libraries and their end users to make sure that needs for ongoing use would be met.

The Silk Road: Connecting the ancient world through trade - Shannon Harris Castelo Globalization: The concept of interconnectedness through global world trade, often referred to as globalization, is a hot topic of debate today. What are the results of modern world globalization on economy, culture, politics and the environment around the world? This website presents many of the pros and cons in the globalization debate today. Decide for yourself: Is globalization ultimately more harmful or beneficial for our society? Schrödinger's microbe: physicists plan to put living organism in two places at once Physicists have drawn up plans to put a living organism in two places at once in a radical demonstration of quantum theory. The scientists aim to suspend a common microbe in an uncertain state similar to that endured by Schrödinger’s cat, which is portrayed in the Nobel laureate’s famous thought experiment as dead and alive at the same time. But instead of harnessing the bizarre laws of the quantum world to hold a hapless bacterium in limbo, the uncertainty will centre on the bug’s geographical whereabouts. “It is cool to put an organism in two different locations at the same time,” Tongcang Li of Purdue University, Indiana, told the Guardian. “In many fairy tales, a fairy could be at two different locations or change locations instantly. This will be similar to that.

Urbanization and the evolution of cities across 10,000 years - Vance Kite Starting with those first small farming villages, people have flocked to cities in ever increasing numbers. Urban environments offer the promise of a higher standard of living. Most of the great technological innovations that make our lives what they are came out of the exchange of ideas that result from so many people and ideas being concentrated in one area. This concentration of ideas facilitated rapid, global improvements in living standards which allowed the human population to grow at an unprecedented rate.

150917160200 Invisibility cloaks are a staple of science fiction and fantasy, from Star Trek to Harry Potter, but don't exist in real life, or do they? Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have devised an ultra-thin invisibility "skin" cloak that can conform to the shape of an object and conceal it from detection with visible light. Although this cloak is only microscopic in size, the principles behind the technology should enable it to be scaled-up to conceal macroscopic items as well. Working with brick-like blocks of gold nanoantennas, the Berkeley researchers fashioned a "skin cloak" barely 80 nanometers in thickness, that was wrapped around a three-dimensional object about the size of a few biological cells and arbitrarily shaped with multiple bumps and dents. Zhang, who holds the Ernest S.