This is rare footage of Steve Jobs conducting a presentation in 1980. It is clear from this footage that he already had a vision and strategy where to position the company, Apple Inc, in future.
The sex scandal has been making news these days with top officials from CIA and US military giving up their occupations on account of this. Though the extent of these consequences are lethal to US national interest, sex scandals are still considered scandals in this modern liberal era. Just imagine how worst it had been, roughly hundred years ago, when woman is the protagonist involved in such scandal. It was famous polish-born scientists, Marie Curie, who took pinch of this pain. It was not an easy life to be a female scientist and the first one to receive two Nobel prizes in quasi male-dominated society. Read the whole story below, if you are curious what was that sex scandal about and how it ended up into the Duel, a popular sport (also had been a discipline in Olympic games) in those times.
- A Who’s Who of the Petraeus Military Sex Scandal (themoderatevoice.com)
- Marie Curie (hilobrow.com)
- Remembering Marie Curie on Her 144th Birthday (history.com)
Any attraction to the dark personality as Hitler‘s, it is really hard to comprehend. It is also hard to imagine, how he could hijack the whole nation, almost as if hypnotizing each citizens. Well, there are many ingredients, which paved path to tragic disaster as Second World War. Yet it was his charisma and economic reality which led to put him as a Führer of great nation, thereby contaminating its culture to see the whole mankind as its sole enemy.
This history matters to us today. Not because history offers “lessons” – how can it since the past can never repeat itself exactly? But because history can contain warnings.
In an economic crisis millions of people suddenly decided to turn to an unconventional leader they thought had “charisma” because he connected with their fears, hopes and latent desire to blame others for their predicament. And the end result was disastrous for tens of millions of people.
Harvard researcher Karen King today unveiled an ancient papyrus fragment with the phrase, “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife.’” The text also mentions “Mary,” arguably a reference to Mary Magdalene. The announcement at a religious studies conference in Rome is sure to send shock waves through the Christian world. The Smithsonian Channel will premiere a special documentary about the discovery on September 30 at 8 p.m. ET. And Smithsonian magazine reporter Ariel Sabar has been covering the story behind the scenes for weeks, tracing King’s steps from when a suspicious e-mail hit her in-box to the nerve-racking moment when she thought the entire presentation would fall apart.
There were many attempts to explore Mars using Space missions. As of July 2007 the success rate was 47%. Interestingly, Soviets were the first to attempt it, but Americans were the most successful ones. In coming centuries, the exploration will look different with China and India coming into play. The following infographics tells the whole story:
- Listen to Carl Sagan’s message to Mars rover Curiosity explorers (deathandtaxesmag.com)
- What Do You Think Of The Exploration Of Space? [We Ask You] (makeuseof.com)
- Mars One – One way mission to Mars for human settlement. (developerblogging.wordpress.com)
Letts Bicentenary Diary is no doubt one of the most beautiful nostalgic planner ever created. It looks to be absolutely well-made. Plannerism gives an excellent review and that makes me wanna have it soon. It’s limited edition with only 2000 prints. If you want to own it, you should go to Letts Web Store to order it. There are only 9 in stock at this moment, so hurry up!
Here’s the link: http://www.letts.co.uk/bicentenary-diary-2012-week-to-view.html
source: Plannerisms: Letts Bicentenary Diary.
Doodle on Google Australia website celebrates 50th anniversary of 64 meter Australian radio telescope, known as Parkes Telescope.
Five decades of its excellent service to astronomy and astrophysics is well documented here: Five Decades of Parkes Telescope
I’ve told you in one of my earlier posts about the webinar on forgotten works of medieval physicist from middle-eastern kingdoms. Whoever has missed this wonderful webinar, has a chance to watch the recording again.
Go the following link to watch it online: physicsworld.com