Deng Xiaoping Deng Xiaoping (Pinyin: Dèng Xiǎopíng, [tɤŋ˥˩ ɕjɑʊ˩ pʰiŋ˧˥] ( ); 22 August 1904 – 19 February 1997) was a politician and reformist leader of the People's Republic of China who, after Mao's death led his country towards a market economy. While Deng never held office as the head of state, head of government or General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (the highest position in Communist China), he nonetheless was the "paramount leader" of the People's Republic of China from 1978 to 1992.
The Magnet (film) The Magnet is a 1950 Ealing Studios comedy film, and gave James Fox his first starring role. The story revolves around a young Wallasey boy, Johnny Brent (Fox), whose deceptive obtaining of the eponymous magnet leads to confusion and ultimately him being hailed as a hero, but feeling guilt at his slyness. Johnny Brent (Fox), whilst off school in quarantine for scarlet fever, manages to con a younger boy out of a magnet by swapping it for an "invisible watch". However the little boy's nanny accuses him of stealing, which makes Johnny feel guilty: he runs away but then tries to get rid of the magnet, particularly after an older boy uses it to cheat at a pinball machine and the owner thinks Johnny is involved. He then meets an eccentric iron lung maker who is raising funds for the local hospital and gives him the magnet which is later auctioned for charity. The Magnet at the Internet Movie Database
ThanksKilling Submitting Thank you for your review. Note: It may take up to two business days before your review is posted. Reviews voted most helpful Sample Test Questions 64. These two paintings, both by Sofonisba Anguissola, were created during which century? Fifteenth Sixteenth Seventeenth Eighteenth 65. Which of the following best describes the two paintings?
Norman Borlaug Norman Ernest Borlaug (March 25, 1914 – September 12, 2009) was an American biologist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who has been called "the father of the Green Revolution", "agriculture's greatest spokesperson" and "The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives". He is one of seven people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal and was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honor. During the mid-20th century, Borlaug led the introduction of these high-yielding varieties combined with modern agricultural production techniques to Mexico, Pakistan, and India. As a result, Mexico became a net exporter of wheat by 1963. Later in his life, he helped apply these methods of increasing food production to Asia and Africa.
Video: Japan’s Defense Ministry Develops Awesome Ball-Shaped Drone The world got a first glimpse of the “world’s first spherical flying machine” back in June this year, but its maker, Japan’s Ministry of Defense, decided it’s time to showcase it publicly a few days ago in Tokyo. And as you can see in the video embedded below, their ball drone is pretty awesome. The drone can stand still in mid-air, fly vertically and horizontally through narrow spaces at up to 60km/h, and (which is very cool) keep on moving when it hits the ground or a wall. Thanks to three gyro sensors in its body, the machine can keep also flying even if it’s hit by an obstacle. What’s also impressive is that the drone is made of spare parts that cost just US$1,400 in total. Here’s the video (in English, shot by DigInfo TV in Tokyo):
Greek Art Acropolis Art Some of the most influential masterpieces of the western world were created as the result of a two century long building program in Archaic and Classical Acropolis. In the 6th century BCE a multitude of freestanding votive Kouroi and Korai were dedicated on the rock, and in the 5th century BCE the sculptures of the Parthenon lead the classical evolution. Charioteer of Delphi The Charioteer of Delphi is one of the most important sculptures of ancient Greece partly because it vividly represents the passage from the Archaic conventions to the Classical ideals. It exemplifies the balance between stylized geometric representation and idealized realism, thus capturing the moment in history when western civilization leaped forward to define its own foundations that braced it for the next few millennia.
Genomics History Etymology While the word "genome" (from the German Genom, attributed to Hans Winkler) was in use in English as early as 1926, the term "genomics" was coined by Dr. Tom Roderick, a geneticist at the Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, Maine), over beer at a meeting held in Maryland on the mapping of the human genome in 1986.
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Most Controversial Paintings in Art History Most Controversial Paintings in Art History Posted by Susan Benford An art history blog post from Famous Paintings Reviewed. What are the most controversial paintings in art history? Devolution (biology) Current non-technical application of the concept of "devolution" is based largely on the fallacies that: in biology there is a preferred hierarchy of structure and function, and thatevolution must mean "progress" to "more advanced" organisms with more complex structure and function. Those errors in turn are related to two misconceptions: that: The term "devolution" and its associated concepts never were prominent in biology and now are at most of historical interest, except where they have been adopted by creationists.