Showing posts with label Education and Science. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Education and Science. Show all posts

02 November 2016

Celebrating the Genius of Einstein and #GR101

Started scanning a tweet stream this morning and found out that folks were celebrating the 101st anniversary of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity.  Collecting quotes is my hobby and in particular, always like to read what Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) had to say.  Plucked this one from the Twitter feed.  It was shared by George Shiber.  (See embedded tweet below.)


https://twitter.com/GeorgeShiber/status/793608381613350912

Mr. Einstein died the year I was born.  It's not like we would have ever been best buds, but I fancy myself sometimes having a conversation with him.  Were we having a tête-à-tête, my response to his statement above would be:

"Not even a genius like you, Mr. Einstein, can comprehend all of God's thoughts. But if a fool would desire to understand just one of God's thoughts, they'd come out ahead.  (Wink. Wink.)"

Einstein always acknowledged The One Who gave him his brilliant mind.  That's what I most admired about him.


















Equation showing that mass and energy can be converted to one another.
Source:LiveScience

28 July 2016

Science: Genome Brings Ancient Girl to Life

Found on Scoop.it - Work From Home



In a stunning technical feat, an international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of an archaic Siberian girl 31 times over, using a new method that amplifies single strands of DNA. The sequencing is so complete that researchers have as sharp a picture of this ancient genome as they would of a living person's, revealing, for example that the girl had brown eyes, hair, and skin. . . .

Animation of the structure of a section of DNA...

See on news.sciencemag.org

My Ancestors Did What to Their DNA? | mylot.com

Image credit:  Animation of the structure of a section of DNA. The bases lie horizontally between the two spiraling strands. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)"


09 January 2016

Who is the most intelligent person in the world's history? - Quora.com

Who is the most intelligent person in the world's history?


From time to time I check Quora.com for their interesting Q&As. Varied responses to this question that basically range from responders indicating: (a) naming names of historical people; (b) debating the validity and validation of the "IQ score" and (c) pretty much saying it's a dumb question! I couldn't come up with a response because I'm in the "Other 'I' Column". Ignorant!! :) I really like that Quora site!!

View my Quora Profile.

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