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28th February 1915 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY:

~ in Petropolis, Brazil – Sir Peter Brian Medawar, Nobel winning biologist.

~ in Sedlčany, Bohemia, in the Austro-Hungarian empire (later Czechoslovakia, now in the Czech Republic) – Jiri Jaromir Machacek, fighter pilot with the Czech airforce, and later the French airforce, who joined the (British) RAF in 1940. 27 more words

100 Years Ago Today

CSTD WEEK 2015

  CSTD WEEK 2015 CALL FOR PAPERS

For submission of papers click here. You will be directed to our Conference site register as an author by creating an account with us then submit your paper thank you. 911 more words

SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT NATIONAL SPACE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

Farming technology

I went to an IET lecture on agricultural technology. It was a long way from Thomas Hardy! For example, there were combine harvesters, tractors, spreaders, etc that could pretty much drive themselves around the fields. 53 more words

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Some Cryptocurrency “Innovations"

Cryptocurrency is supposed to be engendering a burst of “innovation”, not to mention “disruption”.  But many of the ideas are still only partly baked.

Let’s look at two recent ideas that do not involve gambling or extralegal commerce or overthrowing civilization as we know it. 417 more words

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