The 18 newly discovered worlds fall into the category of Earth-sized planets. The smallest of them is only 69 percent of the size of the Earth; the largest is barely more than twice the Earth’s radius. And they have another thing in common: all 18 planets could not be detected in the data from the […]
On Friday, May 24, is the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. To honor this occasion I’ll feature some biographical info on her father Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn. Tomorrow (Thursday) I will feature Queen Victoria’s mother, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and Friday I’ll feature Queen Victoria’s Birth itself. His Royal […]
"In America, the right to freedom of expression is sacred. Freedom is oxygen. Freedom is passion. Freedom is love. "These sentences from the closing speech of a young student at the University of Maryland sound like the usual pathos of US patriotism. That the speech led to an international controversy, is due to the origin […]
Bernd Helber1, Bruno Dias1,2, Federico Bariselli1,3,4, Luiza F. Zavalan1, Lidia Pittarello5, Steven Goderis6, Bastien Soens6, Seann J. McKibbin6,7,8, Philippe Claeys6, and Thierry E. Magin1 Astrophysical Journal 876, 120 Link to Article [DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab16f0 ] 1Aeronautics and Aerospace Department, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Rhode-Saint-Genèse, Belgium 2Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering, Université catholique […]
SUMMARY: Loosely based on the lives of 19th-century explorer Alexander von Humboldt and a contemporary, mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, Kehlmann’s novel, a German bestseller widely heralded as an exemplar of “new” German fiction, injects musty history with shots of whimsy and irony. Humboldt voyages to South America to map the Orinoco River, climb the Chimborazo peak in Ecuador and measure “every river, every mountain and every lake in his path.” Gauss is the hedgehog to Humboldt’s fox, leaping out of bed on his wedding night to jot down a formula and rarely leaving his hometown of Göttingen. The two meet at a scientific congress in 1828, when Germany is in turmoil after the fall of Napoleon. Other luminaries appear throughout the novel, including a senile Immanuel Kant, Louis Daguerre and Thomas Jefferson. The narrative is notable for its brisk pacing, lively prose and wry humor (curmudgeonly Gauss laments, for instance, how “every idiot would be able to… invent the most complete nonsense” about him 200 years hence), which keenly complements Kehlmann’s intelligent, if not especially deep, treatment of science, mathematics and reason at the end of the Enlightenment.
Roughly a dozen people attended the meeting at the Black Cultural Centre in Cherrybrook, N.S., on Tuesday.
Zwei Wochen lang haben Experten des Landkreises Göttingen und der Göttinger Autobahnpolizei in zusammen LKW und andere Transportfahrzeuge kontrolliert. Die gemischten Streifen waren vom 06. bis zum 17. Mai im Rahmen einer Sonderaktion unterwegs. Diese Form der Kontrollen wurde bereits in den zurückliegenden Jahren regelmäßig durchgeführt.
Being a Stranger in a Foreign Land I already began covering this in the previous part by stating that life can be easier for a stranger than a local, because people are usually more curious towards you. “Where are you from?”, “what are you doing here?” and “what got you here?” are questions amongst the […]
The municipality is planning to repaint the rainbow crosswalks at 14 existing locations while adding rainbow crosswalks at four new locations throughout Halifax.
Oracle Hospitality bietet integrierte Technologielösungen für POS-, Restaurant- und Hotelmanagementsysteme der Hospitality-Branche. Handlung. Im Spiel übernimmt der Spieler die Rolle eines Park-Managers und muss wie John Hammond einen eigenen Jurassic Park kreieren. Dabei sind fast alle Die 1983 gegründete Theater Jugend Hamburg e.V. ist eine Theaterschule mit Vision und seit September 2012 fester Bestandteil und […]