Actually, Congress did give NOAA more money for a new supercomputer. The computer hasn't materialized because NOAA is locked into a single-source contract with IBM. As TFA mentions, IBM just sold its supercomputer division to a Chinese company (Lenovo). It seems some people are antsy about the implications for a Chinese company providing the computer behind a critical national security capability (weather prediction).
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As others have pointed out, the Peace Prize is inherently political in nature. What should be emphasized is that it's also given out by an entirely different committee, in a different country.
Peace Prize: Norwegian Nobel Committee
Physics and Chemistry Prizes: Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Physiology or Medicine: Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)
Literature: Swedish Academy
Economics (not really a Nobel): Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Technically, the prize goes to "the person who shall have made the most important 'discovery' or 'invention' within the field of physics". Insofar as 'inventions' are considered engineering, they fall within the scope of the physics prize. The 1912 prize, for example, went to the inventor of an automatic regulator for lighthouses.
That's the death rate. As we both agree, the death toll is about 50% of the infected population.
It's 1.5M infected (not deaths) in Liberia and Sierra Leone, which have a combined population of 10 million. (So far, the death toll is about half the infected population, although that's not accounting for possible misreporting.)
Another cool effort, in SimCity 3000.
Surely you can't be Sirious.
Let me tell you about my mother. [blam!]
You're confused about fundamental vs. derived theories in science. As another poster said, when you start asking questions like why do natural laws exist?, "this is not the realm of science": it's philosophy.
We can explain evolution in terms of more fundamental mechanisms: selection, mutation, etc. With gravity, there is (currently) no underlying theory. And if we found one, you'd just ask why that theory exists. At some point, you hit the bottom, and it doesn't mean you understand the theory "less", it just means you've finally reached something that isn't describable in terms of something else.
Watch Feynman's attempt to explain this in the context of magnetism to understand this better.
And yet, hundreds of millions of people and their supporting cities and other physical infrastructure weren't sitting in coastal zones when that happened.
Your position seems to be "melting ice has never been the biggest source of sea level change from climate change". If so, this is not correct.
They're talking about melting LAND ice, not SEA ice. Compare sea levels today to those at the Last Glacial Maximum (~120 meters lower), and ask yourself where the extra water came from.
- 4. Didn't turn out to be all that useful for routine military applications, despite earlier hopes.
And wow! Hey! Whatâ(TM)s this thing suddenly coming towards me very fast? Very very fast. So big and flat and round, it needs a big wide sounding name like â¦ ow â¦ ound â¦ round â¦ ground! Thatâ(TM)s it! Thatâ(TM)s a good name â" ground!
I wonder if it will be friends with me?
And the rest, after a sudden wet thud, was silence.
Military fiction about Nazi Germany.