AirAsia 8501 - More Bodies Retrieved, More Data Released
Detik News reports that there was some difficulty in relocating the fuselage. Sidescan sonar was used and the fuselage was discovered "a few centimeters" from the last reported coordinates. This highlights the difficulties faced by the divers: quite apart from the strong currents, visibility is very poor due to silt and sand stirred up by the weather and currents. Furthermore: parts of the plane tend to get buried by sand and silt.
I'm former nuclear weapons designer who tries to write fiction. I realized there's an inspiration to be gotten from these two activities pointing us to some conditions necessary for general AI. Stellar simulation codes frame stars inside well a reasonably defined universe (a volume of space) and evolve code physics using multiple clocks (hydrodynamics clock, faster neutronics clock, etc.) Many types of recursion to convergence occur. Watching myself writing fiction, I realized that I was the universe and my characters general AIs being "pushed" forward by multiple clocks not unlike a simulated star running in a massively parallel process machine.
Each January, I scamper out of the basement and talk to folks during MIT's Independent Activities Period. The Alumni Association is the sponsor (no one from the physics or math department is inviting me).
Memorizing the ions is one of the
most challenging part of mastering the basics of inorganic nomenclature.
As I agree with Gerhand, Lind (1992),
students of chemistry should master the naming and writing inorganic compounds.
With this, I am suggesting the following aids that students and teachers of
general chemistry may find helpful.
These semi-serious but mostly joking statements are based on my observations as a student and as a Adjunct Professor at community colleges. Thinking about the initiative to give school through the associates degree for free brings this to mind.
First a word from the President of the United States of America.
For the technical almost outsourcing proof jobs he has in mind, STEM jobs that might not work out.
With the terrorist attacks in Paris fresh on the minds of Europeans (150X as many dead in a terrorist attack in Africa, not so much), politicians are reflecting the concerns of the public and becoming focused on how to better prevent them in the future.
France clearly knows it needs to beef up its security agency and other European countries are worried that more scrutiny on potential Islamic terrorists will mean more violent blowback. Regardless of the risk, people want to stop homicidal miscreants before they kill 1,700 rather than 17.
The International Astronomical Union is holding a competition to assign common names.
Astronomy clubs and other public groups may submit names. The general public will then get to vote on proposed names.
The full process is as found on the website. http://www.nameexoworlds.org/
NASA’s Dawn mission is closing in on a mysterious, unknown world in the asteroid belt.
The dwarf planet Ceres named after the Roman goddess of agriculture awaits to unlock its secrets.
So far, we’ve only had a glimpse of this enigmatic orb using the Hubble Space Telescope, so it’s more than intriguing what we will find there after Dawn’s arrival. Marc Rayman, the Mission Director and Chief Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, can't hide his contagious excitement: “Everyone should be excited by this.
Air Asia Fuselage Found - Photos
The fuselage of Air Asia 8501
has been found. Underwater photos taken by a ROV were posted on Facebook by Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, reposted below.
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If you want a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, you have probably been cautioned that academia, awash in Federal money promoting STEM careers, can maybe employ 15 percent of the PhDs in science they graduate.
The private sector still accounts for most of the basic research, almost all of the applied research, and certainly all of the technology, and they want you.