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I was at a talk the other night listening to a nervous grad student present a paper about knots when, for whatever reason – I was thinking about Michael Heizer – wham!An idea came to me: The eccentric son of a billionaire takes his share of the family fortune and moves to Utah. He buys loads and loads of land, tens of thousands of acres – and, with it, huge digging machines. This includes state of the art tunnelers, taken straight from the oil industry. [Image: Create 3D]. For the next forty years, one thousand feet below the surface of the earth, he carves every knot known to mathematics, straight through the Jurassic bedrock. Related:  Space oddities

January 2009 Feed + Podcast + Twitter + Meme Set Regenerative medicine -- growing new body parts Alan Russell studies regenerative medicine -- a breakthrough way of thinking about disease and injury using a process that can signal the body to rebuild itself. In this fascinating clip from a past TED conference, he talks about the science of growing new body parts ... watch A nano-hologram recorded within the interference patterns of quantum electron waves Stanford University researchers have encoded an electron wave quantum hologram to display letters. Breakthrough LED fab technique promises to reduce your lighting bill by 75% A new way of making LEDs could see household lighting bills reduced by up to 75% in five years time. Bot kicked apart, reassembles itselfWatch as this modular shape-shifting bot developed by roboticists at the University of Pennsylvania gets kicked apart, and then its parts are able to find each other and reassemble ... watch ... more Understanding breakthrough DNA chip technology

Verre online :: Revue VERRE Edito de la Revue VERRE - Août 2004. Vol 10, n°4 En fait, elle est surtout réconfortante, lorsque l'on porte un regard universel sur la saga du verre depuis les fragments orangés, vieux de 4 milliards d'années, qu'Apollo 17 nous a rapportés de la Lune, jusqu'aux fibres optiques qui courent partout, sous le tunnel de la Manche et aux bordures des voies ferrées, permettant aux internautes de communiquer sans frontières. Elles conduisent la lumière dans les endroits les plus inaccessibles et leur présence, dans les endoscopes, offrent aux chirurgiens l'opportunité d'opérer le corps humain, comme à travers un trou de serrure. Le verre, donc, nous accompagne tel un ami sincère (on ne forge pas d'armes en verre) et sa vertu éducative ne date pas d'hier. Aujourd'hui, dit-on, nous vivons l'ère du verre intelligent capable de tout faire. Feuilletés, trempés, bombés, les nouveaux vitrages à couches performantes résistent aux graffitis, aux rayures volontaires, aux agressions multiples.

Found! Trio of Huge Black Holes in Distant Galaxy's Core Scientists have just discovered a distant galaxy with not one but three supermassive black holes at its core. The new finding suggests that tight-knit groups of these giant black holes are far more common than previously thought, and it potentially reveals a new way to easily detect them, researchers say. Supermassive black holes millions to billions of times the mass of the sun are thought to lurk at the hearts of virtually every large galaxy in the universe. Most galaxies have just one supermassive black hole at their center. However, galaxies evolve through merging, and merged galaxies can sometimes possess multiple supermassive black holes. Astronomers observed a galaxy with the alphabet soup name of SDSS J150243.09+111557.3, which they suspected might have a pair of supermassive black holes. The astronomers unexpectedly discovered that the galaxy was actually not home to two supermassive black holes, but three. Scientists had previously known of four triple black-hole systems.

How to write a FaceBook Application in 10 minutes Writing F8 apps is where it’s at right now. Everybody knows it. The userbase is huge and now we have a (free) API to. I spent a day writing my Sudoku Facebook application yesterday. As far as I can tell, Facebook allows you to create applications that appear to the user in 2 different areas. 1 - The profile. 2 - The ‘Canvas page’. Ok, thats it for the overview. 1. <script type=text/javascript> var iRandom; function Restart() { iRandom = Math.floor(Math.random()*10)+1; alert('OK, I am thinking of a number between 1 and 10'); } function Guess() { var yourGuess = document.getElementById('myGuess').value; if (yourGuess>iRandom) alert('Too High.'); if (yourGuess<iRandom) alert('Too Low.'); if (yourGuess==iRandom) { alert('Well done! It’s not going to win any awards, but it gets the job done. Ok, now log into Facebook. 2. 3. Application Name: Any name you want. Anyway, now we can go back toDefault FMBL: This is the text that will go on the user’s profile. 5. 6.

UAE News and information - UAEinteract Départ et arrivée du premier vol solaire mondial aux EAU posted on 11/04/2014 Deux aventuriers suisses prévoient d’entamer et de terminer leur tour du monde historique en avion solaire aux Émirats Arabes Unis (E.A.U.). L’avion sans carburant, Solar Impulse 2, qui a été dévoilé par le duo en Suisse mercredi dernier, sera piloté par une seule personne pendant cinq jours et nuits consécutifs. L’avion solaire a pour objectif de sensibiliser le public à la nécessité d’adopter les énergies renouvelables pour résoudre de nombreux problèmes à travers le monde, notamment le changement climatique . « Solar Impulse n’a pas été construit pour transporter des passagers, mais pour porter des messages. Aldrin créé le « buzz » à Dubaï Buzz Aldrin, le deuxième homme à marcher sur la Lune, a effectué une visite historique au siège de l’EIAST (Institut des Émirats pour les sciences et technologies avancées) à Dubaï. posted on 08/04/2014 S.A. Pendant qu’il se trouvait là, S.A. S.A. posted on 04/04/2014

What is a Black Hole? | Black Hole Facts, Theory & Definition Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong gravitational attraction that even light cannot escape from their grasp if it comes near enough. Albert Einstein first predicted black holes in 1916 with his general theory of relativity. The term "black hole" was coined in 1967 by American astronomer John Wheeler, and the first one was discovered in 1971. There are three types: stellar black holes, supermassive black holes and intermediate black holes. When a star burns through the last of its fuel, it may find itself collapsing. Black holes formed by the collapse of individual stars are (relatively) small, but incredibly dense. According the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, "the Milky Way contains a few hundred million" stellar black holes. Small black holes populate the universe, but their cousins, supermassive black holes, dominate. Additional resources 0 of 10 questions complete

Welcome! - Free Software Directory - Free Software Foundation Completed: Zabeel Park (Dubai) - Page 6 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum opens Zabeel Park Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Industry, and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, opened on Tuesday Zabeel Park, the first technology-based recreational theme park in the Gulf. The park, located on three separate plots to the north east of the Dubai World Trade Centre and bounded by Trade Centre Road, Al Quta'eyat Road and Za'abeel Road, is aimed at boosting domestic and international tourism in Dubai. The opening ceremony was attended by Qassim Sultan, Director General of Dubai Municipality, senior government officials from local departments and the municipality. The park is divided into three plots, all of which are interlinked by pedestrian bridges. Sultan said the Dh200 million park comprises a number of provisions including food courts, a cricket pitch, amphitheatre, exhibition centres and special facilities for boating. A mini-cricket pitch also forms part of Zabeel Park.

The Strangest Black Holes in the Universe Credit: Alain R. | Wikimedia CommonsBlack holes are gigantic cosmic monsters, exotic objects whose gravity is so strong that not even light can escape their clutches. Black holes come in a wide variety of forms, from small stellar-mass bodies to the supermassive beasts that reside at the hearts of galaxies. Here are 10 of the most extreme black holes, from the smallest to the largest and from cannibals to rogues. FIRST UP: The biggest and baddest Eve and the Identity of Women: 7. Eve & Lilith In an effort to explain inconsistencies in the Old Testament, there developed in Jewish literature a complex interpretive system called the midrash which attempts to reconcile biblical contradictions and bring new meaning to the scriptural text. Employing both a philological method and often an ingenious imagination, midrashic writings, which reached their height in the 2nd century CE, influenced later Christian interpretations of the Bible. Inconsistencies in the story of Genesis, especially the two separate accounts of creation, received particular attention. Later, beginning in the 13th century CE, such questions were also taken up in Jewish mystical literature known as the Kabbalah. According to midrashic literature, Adam's first wife was not Eve but a woman named Lilith, who was created in the first Genesis account. Only when Lilith rebelled and abandoned Adam did God create Eve, in the second account, as a replacement. Lilith also personified licentiousness and lust. Lilith?

Rgions ptrolifres au Moyen-Orient - Wikipdia Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Cet article détaille les régions pétrolifères au Moyen-Orient. Note : Pour profiter au mieux de cet article, le lecteur devrait être familier avec la section intitulée Notes sur les unités, sources et définitions. Carte des régions pétrolifères au Moyen-Orient Géologie pétrolière de cette région[modifier | modifier le code] Infrastructure pétrolière et gazière au Moyen-Orient. Géologiquement, le golfe Persique est une énorme plate-forme (socle cristallin recouvert de sédiments). Vers le sud-ouest, l'épaisseur de sédiments diminue progressivement jusqu'au point où le socle granitique affleure. Les deux principaux faciès de roches sources sont les couches Silurienne et Jurassique. Les déformations anticlinales ont affecté aussi bien les formations Khuff et Arab, créant des pièges dans les deux, ce qui explique qu'en plusieurs endroits, on trouve des gisements de gaz juste en dessous de ceux de pétrole. Les 13 gisements numérotés sont :

When Black Holes Cross Paths Kai Staats, filmmaker and science writer, was the co-founder of Terra Soft Solutions, former developer of Yellow Dog Linux and POWER architecture HPC systems. He is now working on his M.S. in Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Staats contributed this article to's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. In 2007, when Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo were racing to deliver the most powerful desktop game box on the market, astrophysicist Gaurav Khanna of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, was racing to the local Walmart to purchase not just one, but sixteen Sony PlayStation3s (PS3). In 2009, Khanna harnessed the power of the IBM Cell microprocessors in a cluster of 16 PS3s to develop a supercomputer, of sorts. Astrophysicist Gaurav Khanna of UMass Dartmouth connects Sony PlayStation3 gaming systems into a single system, a supercomputer he and his colleagues use to study black holes.Credit: Gaurav Khanna, UMass Dartmouth Why? Why do black holes kick?

Clark Verbrugge’s Hex Grids Update: Also see Amit’s guide to hex grids (2013), where I expand on the ideas Clark Verbrugge posted in this article. Copyright (c) Clark Verbrugge, 1997. [] Copyright (c) Clark Verbrugge, 1996. This article may be freely distributed as long as this attribution is included. This is version 3 of this document. Contents: (0) Version History(1) The Hexagonal Coordinate System(2) Distance in Hexspace(3) Line of Sight (LOS) in Hexspace(4) How to Use Rectangular Arrays of Hexagons(5) Distance and LOS in a Rectangular Array of Hexagons(6) LOS by Intersection of Hexagons with a Straight Line(7) Euclidean Field of View (FOV) on a Hexagonal Grid(8) References (0) Version History 3 : Added this section, and sections on FOV and LOS by intersection 2.1: Fixed bug in Floor2 and Ceil2, which gave wrong values for negative inputs. 2 : Addition of material dealing with rectangular patches of hexagons. (1) The Hexagonal Coordinate System (2) Distance in Hexspace We need two transformations:

julien monfort - moa architecture Concepteurs: association CAJU (Cari Gonzalez Casanova & Julien Monfort) Projet: en cours Budget: NC Centre Culturel, Beausoleil Maître d'ouvrage: Ville de Beausoleil Mission: concours Position: mandataire Projet: 2011 Budget: 3.000.000 euros HT Surface: 2.000 m² Mucem, Marseille Maître d'ouvrage: EMOC Mission: concours, lauréat Ricciotti Statut: associé OMA NY Projet: 2003 Budget: 44M euros Surface: 16.000 m² Parade, Sao Paulo - Brésil maître d'ouvrage: Brasil Connects Mission: MOP Statut: indépendant avec Maupin et Jouin Projet: Sept 2000 à Octobre 2001 Budget: 1.800.000 euros US$ Surface: 10.000 m² Conservation, montage, commissaire: Centre Pompidou Maison des métamorphoses, Avignon Maître d'ouvrage: assoc "La Beauté" Statut: indépendant part. Projet: Juillet 1999 à mai 2000 Budget: 2.500.000 FHT Surface: 800m² Bundesgartenshow, Postdam Maître d'ouvrage: Sté d'économie mixte Statut: architecte de projet pour Barow-Leibinger, Berlin projet: avril 1999