John Archibald Wheeler was born on July 9, 1911, in Jacksonville, Florida, and
passed away on April 13, 2008, in Hightstown, New Jersey; his influence on gravitational
physics and science in general will remain forever. Among his many and
important contributions to physics, he was one of the fathers of the renaissance of
I've been watching this show lately with my 6-year-old son, Austin, who likes learning about space and planets and black holes and stuff. It's called How the Universe Works. And man, the universe has one hell of a story to tell. It all starts with, presumably, the Big Bang, wherein a single point in space barfs forth a hot, violent soup of particles and energy that take a few hundred million years just to cool down enough to begin coalescing into stars. You know... to "cool down" enough to become giant fucking balls of fire. Stars ignite. Star clusters form,...
I must pray the readers of the following Lectures to remember that the duty at present laid on me at Oxford is of an exceptionally complex character. Directly, it is to awaken the interest of my pupils in a study which they have hitherto found unattractive, and imagined to be useless; but more imperatively, it is to define the principles by which the study itself should be guided; and to vindicate their security against the doubts with which frequent discussion has lately incumbered a subject which all think themselves competent to discuss. The possibility of such vindication is, of...
David Smith began to exploit the potentialities of stainless steel as a
medium in the 1950s. He employed this material for the
creation of his Cubi, a brilliant series of twenty-eight sculptures that
were destined to become the capstone of hid career.
It was David Smith himself who said, “I like outdoor sculpture, and
the most practical thing for outdoor sculpture is stainless steel, and I
make them and I polish them in such a way that on a dull day, they
take on a dull blue, of the color of the sky in the late afternoon sun,
the glow, golden like the rays, the colors of nature....
While the magnitude of differences in credit scores was very substantial, the impact
of credit scores on pricing and availability varies among companies and is not directly
examined in this study. The impact of scores on premium levels will be directly addressed in
studies expected to be completed by late 2004.
Missouri statue prohibits sole reliance on credit scoring to determine whether to
issue a policy. However, there are no limits on price increases that can be imposed due to
credit scores, so...
Failure to do so will make it difﬁcult and costly for you to
borrow money for the things that you need for yourself and
your family, including a home, an education, or medical care.
Even though your intentions may be good, events may occur—
such as medical emergencies or losing a job—that impact your
ability to repay your loans. That’s why it’s critical to set up and
contribute regularly to a savings plan. By doing this, you will
have funds available to honor your credit agreements in spite
of unforeseen challenges.
EU milk production increased steadily in the 1970s and 1980s due to the price support policy
within the Common Market Organisation (CMO) for Milk and Milk Products. By the late
1970s milk production outstripped overall milk consumption and lead to rapidly rising
expenditures for the stocking of butter and SMP. In order to limit public expenditure on the
sector, to control milk production, and to stabilise milk prices and the agricultural income of
milk producers, EU MS agreed to impose milk quotas by the milk marketing year 1984/85.
Hard is the task of the man who at this late day attempts to say anything new about Washington. But perhaps
it may be possible to unsay some of the things which have been said, and which, though they were at one time
new, have never at any time been strictly true.
The character of Washington, emerging splendid from the dust and tumult of those great conflicts in which he
played the leading part, has passed successively into three media of obscuration, from each of which his
figure, like the sun shining through vapors, has received some disguise of shape and color. First came the...
The Hypertext Mark-up Language (HTML) is a mark-up language designed for the presentation of information on the World Wide Web, using a web browser. HTML evolved from the need to share documents on the Internet and render them meaningfully on different browser platforms. It was originally created by Tim Berners-Lee when he was working on the first concepts of the Web at CERN in the late 1980s.
My name’s Louisa. I’m 19 years old and
come from Italy.
I’m a student at the university, where
I study French. Most of my lectures are in
the afternoon, so I usually get up late
and study in the evenings. At weekends, I
often go to the cinema with my friends in
the witer, or to the seaside in the
Andrew Connell has a background in content management solutions and Web development that spans back to his time as a student at the University of Florida in the late 1990s managing class sites. He has consistently focused on the challenges facing businesses to maintain a current and dynamic online presence without having to rely constantly on Web developers or have a proficiency in Web technologies.
Linux is a member of the large family of Unix-like operating systems. A relative newcomer
experiencing sudden spectacular popularity starting in the late 1990s, Linux joins such wellknown
commercial Unix operating systems as System V Release 4 (SVR4), developed by
AT&T (now owned by the SCO Group); the 4.4 BSD release from the University of California
at Berkeley (4.4BSD); Digital Unix from Digital Equipment Corporation (now Hewlett-
Packard); AIX from IBM; HP-UX from Hewlett-Packard; Solaris from Sun Microsystems; and
Mac OS X from Apple Computer, Inc....
David Dinesh Arthur Andersen, Auckland, New Zealand Elaine Palmer MSIS Department, School of Business and Economics, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Drucker introduced management by objectives (MBO) in the late 1950s. Kaplan and Norton introduced the Balanced Scorecard in the early 1990s. MBO and the Balanced Scorecard are management systems that align tangible objectives with an organisation’s vision. This article compares and contrasts the two management systems.
In late 1995, the Java programming
language burst onto the Internet scene
and gained instant celebrity status. The
promise of Java technology was that it
would become the universal glue that
connects users with information
wherever it comes from—web servers,
databases, information providers, or any
other imaginable source. Indeed, Java is
in a unique position to fulfill this
Unix was developed by AT&T in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and was freely
distributed among a number of major universities during this time. Concurrently,
these universities were developing the network that evolved into the Internet.
THERE IS probably no single course in “laboratory safety or chemical safety” at your college or
university. Why not? Chemistry curricula have developed over many decades with a focus on the main
topics of chemistry: organic, inorganic, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, and (more recently)
biochemistry. For decades, the topic of chemical safety was included at the margins of lab courses,
mostly taught in a small way as a footnote to various lab experiments and procedures. Some chemists and
chemistry teachers were aware of the importance of safety, while many were not.
Inquiring on the sky (i.e., the Universe) has been present as affair of concern of the
human kind since the early days of the first hominids like homo floresiensis and late
homo sapiens. Fascination of sky watchers on a starry night, with its planets and the
Moon, still today invites the best human minds to struggle for unveiling its secrets.
To extending farther out the reach of our eyes, the telescope was introduced to
astronomy in 1609 by Galileo Galilei.
Suresh, Nallan C. "Neural Network Applications for Group Technology and Cellular Manufacturing" Computational Intelligence in Manufacturing Handbook Edited by Jun Wang et al Boca Raton: CRC Press LLC,2001
Neural Network Applications for Group Technology and Cellular Manufacturing
Nallan C. Suresh
State University of New York at Buffalo University of Groningen
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Introduction Artiﬁcial Neural Networks A Taxonomy of Neural Network Application for GT/CM Conclusions
The financial markets touch all of our lives. If you didn’t believe that in
years past, you surely do now after the tumultuous events of the late
The workings and integrity of those markets are vital to our increasingly
global and interconnected economies.
If you’ve chosen a career that involves working in the securities industry,
you have a front-row seat in a dynamic and sometimes unpredictable field.
George (Tres) Arnett and I met many years ago at Yale University where
we both studied economics.