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Ancient Starlight

According to the New York Times, “Ancient starlight, emitted by the first stars in the universe, has been detected using the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Marco Ajello, an astrophysicist at the University of California, Berkeley, and his colleagues report the finding in the current issue of the journal Science. Dr. Ajello conducted the research while [...]

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56 (UP)

“Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man.” “Starting in 1964 with Seven Up, The UP Series has explored this Jesuit maxim. The original concept was to interview 14 children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. [...]

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Mandelbrot and the question – How long is the coast of Britain?

For the Powers of Ten workshops, I have often shown the short film on fractals on the Scale is the New Geography DVD.   Sad news to read of the passing of Benoit Mandelbrot (the founder of fractal geometry) at the age of 85  in the New York Times.  His way of looking at things has [...]

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