BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup World By Shubham Sharma 05/07/18 AT 11:00 AM We all know stars age and die over a course of several billion years. Our sun is expected to meet its fate in some 10 billion years, but what might happen after those final moments has always been a point of debate.As we won’t be around to see the remains of our star, an international team of astronomers has predicted how the central hub of the solar system might change during after its death. They used a novel stellar, data-model and came to the conclusion that following its death, our sun will turn into a giant ring, one made up of an extremely bright envelope of interstellar gas and dust.In astronomical terms, a ring like this is called a planetary nebula. It marks the end of stellar lives in 90 percent of cases, but until now scientists were not sure if something similar might happen to our sun, as well. Scientists reveal our sun … [Read more...] about Stellar Fate: Astronomers Reveal What Might Happen To Our Sun At Death
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PUBLISHED: 11:00 23 November 2013 Tom Marshall Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie. Picture: Courtesy of The Petrie Museum, UCL Archant Adam Sonin charts the life of Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, renowned Victorian pioneer of the study of ancient Egypt – and an unlikely fan of the pink ‘onesie’ Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie. Picture: Courtesy of The Petrie Museum, UCL Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie was a Victorian explorer who measured the Pyramids at Giza, laid the foundations for Egyptology – the study of ancient Egypt – and was the first biblical archaeologist in Palestine. His insatiable curiosity led him to unearth how ancient civilization lived, worked and functioned. He discovered the world’s oldest portraits and evidence – through inscriptions – of written communication between Egyptian hieroglyphics and the Semitic alphabet. Another find was Kahun Gynaecological Papyrus, the oldest known medical text. … [Read more...] about Heritage: Hampstead resident Sir Flinders Petrie measured the pyramids of Giza and laid the foundations of Egyptology
Richard Panek, The Washington Post Published 6:14 am PDT, Friday, August 2, 2019 We don't know what gravity is. Say that to the average person, and the answer you'll probably get is some version of: "What are you talking about? Gravity is the force of attraction that makes things fall straight down." But say it to a physicist, and the answer you'll get is, "That's right." I know, because those are the two answers I've been getting for the past few years, ever since I figured out that nobody knows what gravity is, and that just about nobody knows that nobody knows what gravity is. The exception is physicists: They know that nobody knows what gravity is, because they know that they don't know what gravity is. The assumption that they do - that we all do - is understandable. Unless you think hard about gravity, your brain does what it evolved to do: It associates gravity with your relationship to the ground beneath your feet. You don't have to think about gravity because … [Read more...] about Everything you thought you knew about gravity is wrong
Once thought of as weapons of war, commercial use of drones is now on the rise, with companies like Amazon jostling to position themselves at the forefront of the market (launching futuristic initiatives such as Prime Air and filing patent applications for inventions like flying warehouses). In the medical industry, drones have been trialled for the delivery of blood and medicines to remote areas, including in Rwanda and the US. But what, if anything, might drones bring to the sports industry? Do they have more to offer than the – admittedly appealing but arguably impractical (at least from a safety point of view) – idea of having a beer delivered to you in your seat at the stadium?Whilst many wrote off the ‘flying bar’ concept as a gimmick, it was a very real venture and its refusal by the US Federal Aviation Administration is a good example of the current confines around the expansion of commercial drone use. The challenge is to capitalise on the … [Read more...] about Magnificent Flying Machines? The Growing Role Of Drones In Sport
I. IntroductionThis paper examines the efforts at the state level of Indiana to regulate intensive animal farming. It begins by looking at the problem posed by animal farming in Indiana and then turns to analyze two bills introduced in the Indiana legislature in an effort to control Confined Feeding Operations (“CFOs”). The paper looks at the development of those bills through legislative history and analyzes the chances these bills have of passing the legislature this session. Next, the paper discusses North Carolina’s moratoria on intensive swine farming in order to understand the ramifications of a moratorium on a state so economically dependent on animal production. Lastly, it analyses a potential challenge to Indiana’s proposed moratorium from the lens of a regulatory taking. II. Intensive Animal Farming in IndianaIt started when Mitch Daniels was elected Governor of Indiana in 2005. During his campaign, Gov. Daniels … [Read more...] about Will a Moratorium on Confined Animal Feeding Operations Ever Get Through the Indiana General Assembly?