Universe Today
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Since it landed on August 6th, 2012, the Curiosity rover has spent a total of 1644 Sols (or 1689 Earth days) on Mars. And as of March 2017, it has traveled almost 16 km (~10 mi) across the planet and climbed almost a fifth of a kilometer (0.124 mi) in elevation. Spending that kind of time on another planet, and traveling that kind of distance, can certainly lead to its share of wear of tear on a vehicle. That was the conclusion when the Curiosity science team conducted a routine check of the rover's wheels on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 . After examining images taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), they noticed two small breaks in the raised treads (grousers) on the rover's left middle wheel. These breaks appeared to have happened since late January, when the last routine check of the wheels occurred. To get around, the Curiosity rover relies on six solid aluminum wheels that are 40 cm (16 in) wide.
Core77
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In 1984, art dealer Sandy Millikan sat down with Wendell Castle and said, "Wendell, if you do another show of furniture, you are going to get labeled a furnituremaker. If you want to be an artist and be in the fine arts world, I think you have to deal with the issue of art. Now how do we do that?" (The quote is from Fine Woodworking #59 .) The result was a exhibition of thirteen clocks, including the non-functional "Ghost Clock" which is one of the centerpieces of the modern furniture on display in the permanent collection of the Renwick Gallery in Washington DC. The Renwick, which is part of the Smithsonian Institute, states on their website: "The collection, exhibition program and publications presented by the Renwick Gallery highlight the best craft objects and decorative arts from the 19th century to the present." But it doesn't. And this is what so disappointing to me.
Mental Floss
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The Event Chronicle
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It's about a paradigm shift in our district. We've had a very fixed view that is very Eurocentric. How do we talk about other viewpoints? This is a great jump off point.' The Gall-Peters projection was created by German filmmaker Arnos Peters, who presented it to the world in 1973. Its name comes from the fact it matches work by a British 19th Century clergyman and mapmaker, James Gall. The Mercator Projection of the World. The map shows massive disproportions including presenting Greenland as being the size of Africa when it is in fact 14 times smaller. Like the Mercator projection, the Gall-Peters is cylindrical and not without inaccuracies. It compresses the map near the poles, maintaining its rectangular shape and making the relative areas of any two regions on the projection proportional to their relative areas on the globe. But some argue it distorts the shape of continents, especially near the poles, making the likes of Russia and Canada look squashed.
Washingtons Blog
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Why is this hard to understand? The first reason is a point 19th-century French economic journalist Frederic Bastiat made in his essay, “What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen.” Everyone can see that soldiers are employed. But we cannot see the jobs and the other creative pursuits they could be engaged in were they not in the military. The second reason is that when economic times are tough and unemployment is high, it’s easy to assume that other jobs could not exist. But they can. This gets to an argument Bastiat made in discussing demobilization of French soldiers after Napoleon’s downfall. He pointed out that when government cuts the size of the military, it frees up not only manpower but also money. The money that would have gone to pay soldiers can instead be used to hire them as civilian workers . That can happen in three ways, either individually or in combination: (1) a tax cut; (2) a reduction in the deficit; or (3) an increase in other government spending.
Daily Mail - USA
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About 50,000 men were punished under the law that was drawn up in the 19th Century, strengthened by the Nazis and only dropped in 1969 when homosexuality was decriminalised.
Mind Shift
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Once students feel like the school isn't being truthful, there's a tendency to shut down and reject information, Frederick-Clarke tells WBUR. Enter Peters' projection — which is also known as the Gall-Peters projection, since it's virtually identical to a projection put forward by the Scottish cartographer James Gall in the 19th century. This vision of the world harbors inaccuracies of its own, but generally it comes much closer to depicting the continents as they are. The Peters projection has created a lot of controversy over the years because it distorts shapes, Bob Abramms, founder of map publisher ODT , tells the Guardian , but it's enormously visually important in terms of the scale and position of the terrain on the Earth, showing correct size and proportion of the continents. So this is about maps, but it isn't about maps, Rose tells the Boston Globe .
BBC Parliament
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the 19th of December, because I am yet to receive a response? I apologise if we have not responded. It is important to me that we respond quickly and courteously to all members. I will make sure she gets a response. I look forward.
The Sun Daily
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South China Morning Post
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Sky News
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jams of the 19th century. Fame is, in fact, for the three Js. Jam, jute, and.
ITV
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New Zealand - one from each of their four national teams. Lions head coach Warren Gatland has said half-a-dozen players are in contention to lead his squad. Gatland is set to name his side on 19th April. The contest that matters the most is between you two. Which is a favourite presenter?.
Sky News
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But the city has come a long way from its history of jute mills and famous jams of the 19th century. Famous in fact for the three Js, jam, jute, and journalism
The Week
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The Event Chronicle
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While it could certainly be an alien ship beaming from above – especially with what looks like such a wide beam – it could also be from a drone or other aircraft. It seems unlikely that the beam is emanating from the ground that close to the still-flowing lava, unless it was from a top-secret lava-proof vehicle. Some viewers claim to see three UFOs just before the beam leaves the frame. Speaking of UFOsThe Popocatépetl volcano (the most active volcano in Mexicocoincidence?) in Central Mexico has had a number of unexplained UFOs pop up on the various cameras monitoring it. That trend continued last week. This multi-orbed or multi-lighted UFO, taken on March 19th, seems to be passing over the volcano with its lights or orbs slowly blinking or possibly separating. This strange UFO was photographed on March 11th. Whatever it is appears to come out of the face of the volcano rather than the crater.
RT America
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BMW Blog
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Largely regarded as the most important and most prestigious selection of its kind within Europe, MOTORRAD's Motorcycle of the Year vote has returned very good results for BMW Motorrad. In this year's vote, the 19th to be conducted, BMW has been awarded nine podium' victories, many of which were first place awards in their respective categories. Four first place wins, to be precise, with three second place and two third place wins. Such an outstanding performance is particularly meaningful as this is a vote of readers, rather than a handful of journalists. In fact, nearly fifty thousand readers participated in this year's vote. Significantly more than five hundred thousand readers have taken part since the first MOTORRAD Motorcycle of the Year vote was conducted in 1999. The ceremony for this year's awards were held a few days ago in one of Germany's primary automotive hubs, the city of Stuttgart.
Sky News
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and famous jams of the 19th century. Famous in fact for the three Js, jam, jute, and journalism. A major employer, creative industry is in fact an integral part of the identity here
Sky News
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often paid in dollars, euros and Japanese yen. But the city has come a long way from its history of jute mills and famous jams of the 19th century. Famous in fact for the three Js, jam, jute, and journalism
Sky News
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its history of jute mills and famous jams of the 19th century. Famous in fact for the three Js, jam, jute, and journalism. A major.
Sky News
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industry, often paid in dollars euros and Japanese yen. But the city has come a long way from its history of Mills and famous jams of the 19th century. They miss the fact for the free Chase, jam, Jukes and journalism
Sky News
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often paid in dollars, euros, and Japanese yen. The city has come a long way from its history of jute mills and famous jams of the 19th century. Famous, in fact, for the 'Three J's': Jam,.
Sky News
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opportunity to be missed. Chris says Dundee is part of a global gaming industry often paid in dollars, euros, and Japanese yen. The city has come a long way from its history of Mills and famous jams of the 19th.
Phys.Org
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In the 19th century, the customs house here brimmed with the imported wares that first helped this tiny Spanish-speaking nation become part of the wider world economy.