2.•The Munich physics professor Philipp von Jollyadvised X against going into physics, saying, “in thisfield, almost everything is already discovered, and allthat remains is to fill a few holes.”•His lesser known but equally important work can betraced with the greats of Rayleigh, Jean , Wien andrelying heavily on Boltzmann.
3.• X (born November 2, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) isan American engineer entrepreneur who runs a successfulcorporation based in Framingham, Massachusetts.• In 2011, he donated a majority of the company in form ofnon-voting shares to Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology to sustain and advance MIT’s education andresearch mission on the condition that the shares never besold.• X makes Y that have been lauded for theirperformance,[though they have been criticized as costing"at least 50% too much for the … value of the experience ...however, if youre a frequent flyer, these are a no brainer".
4.• X is widely believed to have contributed to the Nazi takeoverof Germany and Adolf Hitlers rise to power. Adolf Hitlerhimself in his book, Mein Kampf, makes many references tothe German debt and the negative consequences thatbrought about the inevitability of "national socialism".• X also raised doubts about the competence of liberalinstitutions, especially amongst a middle class who had heldcash savings and bonds. It also produced resentment ofbankers and speculators, whom the government and thepress blamed for the crisis.• Some Germans called the X Weimar banknotes "Jew confetti"
7.• X is the name of various fractional units of currency used in theGreek-speaking world from antiquity until today. The word means"small" or "thin", and during classical and Hellenistic times a X wasalways a small value coin, usually the smallest availabledenomination of another currency.• In modern Greece, X is the name of the 1/100 denomination of allthe official currencies of the Greek state:• the phoenix (1827–1832),• the drachma (1832–2001)• the euro (2002–current) –-the name is the Greek form of "euro cent." Its unofficial currencysign is Λ (lambda).Until the introduction of the euro, no Greek coin had been mintedwith a denomination lower than 5 X since the late 1870s.
8.• The real Windows Mobile 7, that is, X as it once was called, is dead.Windows Mobile 7 was supposed to be an evolution of Windows Mobile 5and 6. It was supposed to be built on the paradigm that previousgenerations of Windows Mobile had been created from: a Start-menucentric application experience, two soft keys on bottom, and applicationsthat acted as they would on the desktop (often with a close button).• Well X was scrapped, probably around 2008 when the Mobile division ofMicrosoft saw a big reorganization. With that, Microsoft started fromscratch to build the next generation of Windows Mobile, or WindowsPhone as they began calling it in 2009. Also at that time, they decided toextend the life of Windows Mobile 6 to buy some time, and a year laterwe saw 6.5. And despite rampant criticism, 6.5 shipped on a lot of reallyawesome devices like the HTC Touch Pro2 and HD2, Acer neoTouch, andSamsung Omnia II.• Source://pocketnow.com
9.• X occurs when the phonemes of 2 different speech stimuli arecombined into a new percept that is longer and linguistically morecomplex than either of the 2 inputs. For example, when "pay" ispresented to one ear and "lay" to the other, the listener oftenperceives "play.“• A common form of X is found in the development of nasal vowels,which frequently become phonemic when final nasal consonantsare lost from a language. This occurred in French and Portuguese.Compare the French words un vin blanc [œ̃ vɛ̃ blɑ̃] "a white wine"with their English cognates, one, vine, blank, which retain the ns.• Cognates – same etymological origin
• X is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border betweenSwitzerland and Italy. Its summit is 4,478 meters (14,690 ft) high,making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps.The mountainoverlooks the town of Zermatt in the canton of Valais to thenorth-east and Breuil-Cervinia in the Aosta Valley to the south.The Theodul Pass, located at the eastern base of the peak, is thelowest passage between its north and south side.• X was one of the last great Alpine peaks to be climbed and itsfirst ascent marked the end of the golden age of alpinism. It wasmade in 1865 by a party led by Edward Whymper and endeddisastrously when four of its members fell to their deaths on thedescent. The north face was not climbed until 1931, and isamongst the six great north faces of the Alps. X is one of thedeadliest peaks in the Alps: from 1865 – when it was first climbed– to 1995, 500 alpinists died on it.• X has become an iconic emblem of the Swiss Alps and the Alps ingeneral. Since the end of the 19th century, when railways werebuilt, it attracted more and more visitors and climbers. Eachsummer a large number of mountaineers try to climb X via thenortheast Hörnli ridge, the most popular route to the summit.
11.• Its practically standing still now theyve dropped ropes out of the nose of theship; and (uh) theyve been taken ahold of down on the field by a number ofmen. Its starting to rain again; its... the rain had (uh) slacked up a little bit.The back motors of the ship are just holding it (uh) just enough to keep itfrom...Its burst into flames! Its burst into flames and its falling its crashing!Watch it; watch it! Get out of the way; Get out of the way! Get this, Charlie; getthis, Charlie! Its fire... and its crashing! Its crashing terrible! Oh, my! Get outof the way, please! Its burning and bursting into flames and the... and itsfalling on the mooring mast. And all the folks agree that this is terrible; this isthe one of the worst catastrophes in the world. [indecipherable] its flames...Crashing, oh! Four- or five-hundred feet into the sky and it... its a terrific crash,ladies and gentlemen. Its smoke, and its in flames now; and the frame iscrashing to the ground, not quite to the mooring mast. Oh, the humanity! Andall the passengers screaming around here. I told you; it—I cant even talk topeople, their friends are on there! Ah! Its... it... its a... ah! I... I cant talk, ladiesand gentlemen. Honest: its just laying there, mass of smoking wreckage. Ah!And everybody can hardly breathe and talk and the screaming. I... I... Im sorry.Honest: I... I can hardly breathe. I... Im going to step inside, where I cannotsee it. Charlie, thats terrible. Ah, ah... I cant. Listen, folks; I... Im gonna haveto stop for a minute because [indecipherable] Ive lost my voice. This is theworst thing Ive ever witnessed.
12.• The concept of X originated with the Italian scholar Petrarch(Francesco Petrarca) in the 1330s, and was originally intended asa sweeping criticism of the character of Late Latin literature.• Later historians expanded the term to refer to the transitionalperiod between Roman times and the High Middle Ages (c. 11th–13th century), including not only the lack of Latin literature, butalso a lack of contemporary written history, generaldemographic decline, limited building activity and materialcultural achievements in general. Later historians and writerspicked up the concept, and popular culture has furtherexpanded on it as a vehicle to depict X as a time ofbackwardness, extending its pejorative use and expanding itsscope.
15.• The X National Book Awards (prior British Book Awards) are aseries of British literary awards focused on the best UK writersand their works, as selected by an academy of members fromthe British book publishing industry. The awards are organizedand governed by Agile Marketing.• The shortlists are created by around 50 individuals from the XNational Book Awards Academy, who are drawn from retailerchain buyers, independent booksellers, wholesalers and tradepress columnists. Winners are then chosen by the entire 750-strong X National Book Awards Academy by way of vote. Eachmember gets one vote per category and the most votes wins.The criteria for a winning book is primarily the appeal, profileand sales impact of the title concerned.• It was also known as the Nibbies because of the golden nib-shaped trophy given to winners.
• The Stockholm Visitors Board (former Stockholm InformationService) was a sponsor of the project in the beginning, like severalmuseums, theaters, parks and scientific institutions.• The Ericsson Globe (originally known as the Stockholm Globe Arena,or in Swedish nicknamed Globen, ’The Globe’) is the national indoorarena of Sweden, located in the Johanneshov district of Stockholm(Stockholm Globe City).• The Ericsson Globe is currently the largest hemispherical building inthe world and took two and a half years to build. Shaped like a largewhite ball, it has a diameter of 110 metres (361 feet) and an innerheight of 85 metres (279 feet).
17.• In 1960, Bell Labs built a 20-foot horn-shaped antenna in Holmdel,NJ to be used with an early satellite system called Echo. Theintention was to collect and amplify radio signals to send themacross long distances, but within a few years, another satellite waslaunched and Echo became obsolete.With the antenna no longer tied to commercial applications, it wasnow free for research. Penzias and Wilson jumped at the chance touse it to analyze radio signals from the spaces between galaxies.But when they began to employ it, they encountered a persistent"noise“. If they were to conduct experiments with the antenna,they would have to find a way to remove the static.• Then they found droppings of pigeons nesting in the antenna. Theycleaned out the mess and tried removing the birds and discouragingthem from roosting, but they kept flying back. "To get rid of them,we finally found the most humane thing was to get a shotgun…and at very close range [we] just killed them instantly. It’s notsomething I’m happy about, but that seemed like the only way outof our dilemma," said Penzias."And so the pigeons left with asmaller bang, but the noise remained, coming from everydirection."
18.• The Total Perspective Vortex derives its picture of the whole Universe on theprinciple of extrapolated matter analyses.To explain — since every piece of matter in the Universe is in some wayaffected by every other piece of matter in the Universe, it is in theorypossible to extrapolate the whole of creation — every sun, every planet,their orbits, their composition and their economic and social history from,say, one small piece of fairy cake.The man who invented the Total Perspective Vortex did so basically in order toannoy his wife. Trin Tragula — for that was his name — was a dreamer, athinker, a speculative philosopher or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.And she would nag him incessantly about the utterly inordinate amount oftime he spent staring out into space, or mulling over the mechanics of safetypins, or doing spectrographic analyses of pieces of fairy cake."Have some sense of proportion!" she would say, sometimes as often as thirty-eight times in a single day.And so he built the Total Perspective Vortex — just to show her.And into one end he plugged the whole of reality as extrapolated from a pieceof fairy cake, and into the other end he plugged his wife: so that when heturned it on she saw in one instant the whole infinity of creation and herself inrelation to it.To Trin Tragulas horror, the shock completely annihilated her brain; but to hissatisfaction he realized that he had proved conclusively that if life is going toexist in a Universe of this size, then the one thing it cannot afford to have is asense of proportion.• X opened the door of the box and stepped in. Inside the box he waited. Afterfive seconds there was a click, and the entire Universe was there in the boxwith him.
19.•X of 1963 was one of the coldest winters on record inthe United Kingdom. Temperatures plummeted andlakes and rivers began to freeze over. In the CentralEngland Temperature (CET) record, extending backto 1659, only the winter (defined as the months ofDecember, January and February) of 1683–84 hasbeen significantly colder, with 1739–40 being slightlycolder than 1962–63. However, the winter did notrank so highly in Scotland for its severity as it did inEngland and Wales.
20.• X currents are a source of danger for people in ocean and lake surf.They can be extremely dangerous, dragging swimmers away fromthe beach. Death by drowning comes following exhaustion whilefighting the river or ocean current.• Although a rare event, X currents can be deadly for non-swimmersas well: a person standing waist deep in water can be dragged intodeeper waters, where they can drown if they are unable to swimand are not wearing a flotation device. Varying topography makessome beaches more likely to have X currents; a few are notorious.• X currents cause more than 100 deaths annually in the UnitedStates. X currents cause 80% of rescues needed by beach lifeguards.
21.• Hot, dry skin is a typical sign of X . The skin may become red and hotas blood vessels dilate in an attempt to decrease X, sometimesleading to swollen lips.• Other signs and symptoms vary depending on the cause. Thedehydration associated with heat stroke can produce nausea,vomiting, headaches, and low blood pressure. This can lead tofainting or dizziness, especially if the person stands suddenly.• The person may become confused or hostile, and may seemintoxicated. Heart rate and respiration rate will increase(tachycardia and tachypnea) as blood pressure drops and the heartattempts to supply enough oxygen to the body. The decrease inblood pressure can then cause blood vessels to contract, resultingin a pale or bluish skin color in advanced cases of X. Some people,especially young children, may have seizures. Eventually, as bodyorgans begin to fail, unconsciousness and death will result.