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We'd be lost without them: meet the team that runs GPS for the world

It was announced this week that the £1m QE Engineering Prize had been won by four individuals who pioneered the creation of The American Global Positioning System (GPS). Below, we republish a 2011 report by Paul Kendall who was given rare and exclusive access to the United States Air Force unit that operates the satellite system At 23 years-old, Joshua Williams seems a little young to be in charge of the Global Positioning System. Three years ago, it was still illegal for him to buy a drink. Two...
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New York City Ballet Presents a New Work

What would Isaac Newton have thought of this new ballet? – Deborah Jowitt
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“All the Books of Moses / Were nothing but supposes”

The wittily rhyming couplet that titles this blog entry originated in England around the year 1695, a time when such flippant irreverence is not expected. This was an era of orthodox piety: The sovereigns (William and the recently desceased Mary) were of a stern Calvinistic disposition; neither Isaac Newton nor John Locke (two of England's greatest minds of this decade) questioned the authenticity of the Biblical narrative of Creation; Voltaire was but an infant; and in America, the Salem witc...
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The unexpected first jobs of famous scientists

First jobs can have often contradictory expectations and feel like an odd fit for your talents.If you feel that way, you're not alone: Isaac Newton once worked as a farmer.One tip for your first job: be an observer of people and your environment. None The great American writer William Faulkner used to work in a post office. Whoopi Goldberg was a morgue beautician. Colin Powell — former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — worked in a baby furniture store. This holds tru...
Tags: Work, Identity, History, Physics, New York Times, Innovation, Reddit, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Whoopi Goldberg, Harvard Business Review, Warsaw, State, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gregor Mendel, Isaac


Your Leadership Heritage

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Isaac Newton said that in the 17th century, and the idea is even older than that. Other people have helped you become what you are today. They’re part of your heritage, your leadership heritage. If you take the time to reflect on your leadership heritage, you will become a better leader. You will deepen your understanding of why you do things the way you do. You’ll be able to explain yourself better when others ask about you...
Tags: Leadership, Story, Heritage, Isaac Newton, Mentors, Point Of View, Blanchard, Role Models, Chris Edmonds, Leadership Story, Ken Margie Blanchard, University of San Diego Margie


Legendary Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah Dies at Age 89

"One of the world's foremost mathematicians, Prof Sir Michael Atiyah, has died at the age of 89," reports the BBC. "He has been described to me by more than one professor of mathematics as the best mathematician in this country since Sir Isaac Newton," his brother tells the BBC. Slashdot reader OneHundredAndTen shared their report: Sir Michael was best known for his co-development of a branch of mathematics called topological K-theory and the Atiyah-Singer index theorem. His research also inv...
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The Real Secret to Coming Up With a Breakthrough Business Idea

By Laura Nicole Brown Most businesses waste time addressing problems that don’t matter because they are trying to find answers to the wrong questions. So, what should they do instead? Albert Einstein offers helpful guidance in this famous statement: If I had an hour to save the world, I would spend 59 minutes to define the problem, and one minute finding solutions.” In other words, you should spend time to properly understand the problem before jumping to a solution, because reaching the best so...
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Indian scientists protest congress speakers discrediting works of Newton, Einstein

Indian scientists have protested about claims made at a local science conference that rubbish the work of some of the world's greatest physicists and suggest modern breakthroughs such as in-vitro fertilization were in fact invented in ancient India. In a lecture at the Indian Science Congress and posted on YouTube, one speaker, Kannan Jegathala Krishnan said Isaac Newton was wrong about gravity, Albert Einstein made a "big blunder" and questioned Stephen Hawking's achievements. Another speaker...
Tags: Science, India, Stephen Hawking, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Indian Science Congress, Andhra University, Newton Einstein, Kannan Jegathala Krishnan, G Nageswara Rao


Under the Canopy: Trees Around the World

This gorgeous, oversized picture book will create new appreciation for nature, obviously, but also for cultures around the world. Under the Canopy: Trees Around the World is written by Iris Volant and illustrated by Cynthia Alonso. Each page describes a particular type of tree — such as willow, coconut, birch, or eucalyptus — accompanied by a lovely illustration of a legend or key moment associated with them. The apple tree, for example, gets a picture of Isaac Newton thinking about [...]
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Google Says Isaac Newton As FA Cup Player

If you go to Google and search for [fa cup] and then click on the players tab. The second player Google is currently listing is Issac Newton from 1600s and one of the most recognized and well known personalities of all time in science and beyond.
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Indian scientists condemn 'irrational' claims that Hindu epics contain stem-cell research

Top scientists in India yesterday condemned “irrational” claims made at the 106th annual meeting of the prestigious Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA). The Breakthrough Science Society (BSS), an NGO that campaigns for scientific literacy, held protest meetings across the country against presentations suggesting that ancient Hindu epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata contain detailed knowledge of stem cell research, test tube babies, aircraft and guided missiles. "People must ask th...
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India had planes and test tube babies thousands of years ago, science conference told

Top scientists in India on Monday condemned “irrational” claims made at the 106th annual meeting of the prestigious Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA). The Breakthrough Science Society (BSS), an NGO that campaigns for scientific literacy, held protest meetings across the country against presentations suggesting that ancient Hindu epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata contain detailed knowledge of stem cell research, test tube babies, aircraft and guided missiles. "People must ask th...
Tags: Science, India, Narendra Modi, Isaac Newton, Mumbai, Einstein, Tamil Nadu, Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party, Rao, Ravana, BSS, Karna, Krishnan, Kannan Krishnan, ISCA


What Einstein meant by ‘God does not play dice’

'The theory produces a good deal but hardly brings us closer to the secret of the Old One,' wrote Albert Einstein in December 1926. 'I am at all events convinced that He does not play dice.' Einstein was responding to a letter from the German physicist Max Born. The heart of the new theory of quantum mechanics, Born had argued, beats randomly and uncertainly, as though suffering from arrhythmia. Whereas physics before the quantum had always been about doing this and getting that, the new quantum...
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Newton’s First Law and Your Life

IN 1686, Sir Isaac Newton presented three laws of motion. The first law is often referred to as the Law of Inertia. The law states that every object will remain at rest or continue in a straight line unless compelled to change its state by the action of an external force. In other words, things stay the way they are unless something comes along to disrupt them. This law has the power to make us or break us. And it is at work in our lives all day, every day whether we are conscious of it or not....
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Deep Time

Photo by Darv Robinson on Unsplash T his is the week when we recall what we’ve done last year, and resolve to use time better in the year to come. Indeed, in our everyday lives, time is a precious commodity. We can gain or lose it. We can save, spend or waste it. If our crimes are revealed, we risk having to DO time. But to scientists, time is something we can measure. Clocks have, over the centuries, been the high-tech artifacts of their era — the water clock, the pendulum clock, Har...
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Twitter's trends for me today are mostly Christmas-y.

But what's up with Isaac Newton? Ah:Today, the Royal Society pays tribute to a man born #OnThisDay who changed the world. Happy birthday, Isaac Newton FRS, born today in 1642. pic.twitter.com/iGuwnerssO— The Royal Society (@royalsociety) December 25, 2018 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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5 holidays to celebrate this year that aren’t Christmas

Christmas is an all consuming holiday, celebrated even in cultures where Christianity never took root. However, some people just can't take it anymore. Some of them even invented new holidays as alternatives. While some of the holidays are celebrated half jokingly, they all offer an escape from an often overbearing Christmas season. Christmas can be maddening. Between the endless barrage of tacky songs, rampant commercialization, and saccharin sentimentality, some of us can't wait for it to end....
Tags: Religion, Innovation, Sun, Humor, Wisconsin, Atheism, Isaac Newton, Happy Holidays, Consumerism, Newton, Jim Doyle, Skeptic s Society, New Jersey Humanist Network, Gary Brill, Dan O Keefe Festivus


What Would It Take to Shoot a Cannonball Into Orbit? (wired news)

We did the math on a famous thought experiment by Isaac Newton involving a very tall mountain, a wicked fast cannonball, and good old gravity. [Author: Rhett Allain]
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The innovation supply chain: How ideas traverse continents and transform economies

Alex Lazarow Contributor Alex Lazarow works at the intersection of investing, innovation and economic development across the public, private and social sectors. He is a venture capitalist with Cathay Innovation and an adjunct professor with the Middlebury Institute for International Studies MBA program. While Westerners often associate the invention of calculus with 17th century European luminaries like Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz, its theoretical foundat...
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How to enter the 'flow state' for effortless creativity

We experience the "flow state" when a given task becomes effortless and time slips by without our noticing.The concept has appeared in many ancient philosophies like Stoicism and Taoism, and modern research has confirmed this experience is real.By learning more about the flow state and how to trigger it, we can both work more productively and feel more satisfied with life. None When writing the Principia Mathematica, Isaac Newton was said to have forgotten to eat, bathe, and sleep. Michelangelo,...
Tags: Psychology, Work, Productivity, Motivation, Time, Happiness, Creativity, Innovation, Isaac Newton, Aristotle, Michelangelo, Csikszentmihalyi, Steven Kotler, Taoism, Flow Genome Project


Voices in AI – Episode 72: A Conversation with Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Today's leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese .voice-in-ai-byline-embed { font-size: 1.4rem; background: url(https://voicesinai.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cropped-voices-background.jpg) black; background-position: center; background-size: cover; color: white; padding: 1rem 1.5rem; font-weight: 200; text-transform: uppercase; margin-bottom: 1.5rem; } .voice-in-ai-byline-embed span { color: #FF6B00; } About this Epi...
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10 people who got famous from the grave

It's been said that "You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everybody dances with the grim reaper."These ten folks made huge advances in their field... but never lived long enough to see the fruits of their labors.Can you think of someone alive today who might make the list in the future? Depending on who you believe, life is either just a ride or a series of endless possibilities, like, say, a highway. But for these 10 people, life got a little bit better for them after it ended. How is th...
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Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne, Part 4 – Conceptual Exploration

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne, Part 4 – Conceptual Exploration We are reviewing the book, “Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship” by John Polkinghorne.  Today we will look at Chapter 4- Conceptual Exploration.  John says continuing conceptual exploration is characterized by increasing subtlety and depth.  The first exploration of a new physical regime often takes the form of theoretical work formulated in close correlation with specific e...
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How the Rubik's Cube became one of the bestselling toys in history

Rubik's Cube is one of the most popular toys of all time — but not everyone can solve it. The colorful brain teaser was invented in the 1970s by Erno Rubik. Rubik was teaching architecture and design in Hungary when he created the cube to illustrate spatial relationships in 3D to his students — it took him more than a month to solve his own cube. In the video above, Rubik explains how the cube works. Following is a transcript of the video. Narrator: This is the iconic Rubik's Cube. A 22-year-...
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5 of the richest companies in history

You've definitely heard of Apple. But what about the Dutch East India Company? Did a 1911 Supreme Court decision result in more millionaires in America than any other court case?One example of how not to do it: the rise and fall of the Mississippi Company. Dutch East India Company Known under the initials VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie), the Dutch East India Company would be worth about $7.8 trillion today. Founded in 1602, it accomplished globalist capitalism some 400 years before eve...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Europe, England, Technology, London, Resources, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, California, Steve Jobs, France, Arbys, Finance, Americas


Trick people into thinking you’re smart with this guide to gravitational waves

Scientists working at the LIGO experiment in the US have for the first time detected elusive ripples in the fabric of space and time known as gravitational waves. There is no doubt that the finding is one of the most groundbreaking physics discoveries of the past 100 years. But what are they? To best understand the phenomenon, let’s go back in time a few hundred years. In 1687 when Isaac Newton published his Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, he thought of the gravitational force as an...
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Success Leaves Clues: Trailblazer Edition 7, John Nosta

Post Views = 755“If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”  Isaac Newton Is it time to step up to the plate, put on your cape and develop the mindset that will change your life and the life of others by helping you think, live, lead and […]
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Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 2a) — Comparative Heuristics

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 2a) — Comparative Heuristics We are reviewing the book, “Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship” by John Polkinghorne.  Today we will look at the first part of Chapter 2- Comparative Heuristics.  One of the lessons that quantum science teaches us about physical reality is that its character is frequently surprising.  As a consequence, scientists who are carefully reflective don’t just instinctively ask th...
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Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship by John Polkinghorne- Part 1

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 1) I’m going to review the book, “Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship” by John Polkinghorne.  Polkinghorne was professor of mathematical physics at the University of Cambridge from 1968 to 1979, when he resigned his chair to study for the priesthood, becoming an ordained Anglican priest in 1982. He served as the president of Queens’ College, Cambridge from 1988 until 1996.  I reviewed, “Testing Scriptu...
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Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours

While Isaac Newton and the 17th century were more decisive for understanding the physics of color, you can’t beat the late 18th and early 19th century for a broader, subtler, more humanistic sense of the science of colors. The playwright and polymath J.W. von Goethe built up his Theory of Colours by collecting almost 18,000 meteorological and mineralogical specimens, with an emphasis on subtle distinctions between colors and their psychological perception in nature, rather than wavelengths of li...
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