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Amazingly, Coe not only won, but he beat the field by a huge margin, coming in
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Holy Lawsuits, Batman! Turkish City to Sue 'Dark Knight' Producer

The mayor of Batman, Turkey is going up against Hollywood's big guns,
saying he wasn't told about the use of his city's name in the film "The
Dark Knight," featuring the arguably more famous superhero of the same

The DW-WORLD Article

SCIENTISTS have developed a new generation of clocks that can keep time without missing a beat in almost 2 billion years.
They are so precise that they will allow satellites to track moving objects to within less than a metre. This could eventually lead to automated cars and an autopilot accurate enough to land a plane without human intervention.
Laboratories in the US, Britain, Germany, France and Japan are now competing to make a clock capable of measuring time so accurately that it would not have lost a second since the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago. Scientists believe it will be built within a decade.
The new devices are known as optical clocks because lasers “look at” and measure the frequency with which electrons in atoms vibrate. This enables them to divide time into ever tinier increments.

The most advanced clock, created by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado, measures the vibrations of electrons in mercury ions and can go 1.7 billion years without missing a beat. Previously, the most accurate devices were atomic clocks which can measure to an accuracy of one second over 80m years. A normal wristwatch, by contrast, will lose about 15 seconds a month.
The international committee for weights and measures, which is based in Sèvres, in Paris, and sets universal time, is planning to replace its atomic clocks with optical ones by 2020.
Dr Elise Arias, executive secretary of the committee for time and frequency, said: “Optical clocks are the future. They are a very exciting development and we will come to a conclusion on them by 2015.”
The most exciting developments are likely to come in the field of global positioning systems , which track planes, ships and cars.
GPS devices receive microwave signals sent by satellites and, by measuring the time these take to arrive, can pinpoint the location of an object on Earth to within 10 metres.
Scientists believe that by installing optical clocks on satellites they will be able to refine the level of accuracy to within less than a metre. Such precision could lead to automated motorway driving or landing aircraft on autopilot.
The technology could also enable satellites to map ice caps and mountains more accurately and monitor areas near earthquake faultlines for signs of movement.
The European Space Agency is considering fitting an optical clock to a satellite as part of its cosmic vision programme, which will explore ways of using space for scientific advancement from 2015 to 2025.
Dr Helen Margolis, principal researcher at the National Physical Laboratory, and her colleagues in Teddington, in southwest London, are pioneers of the new technology.
She said: “It is mind- boggling when you think about the accuracy we are getting today. “If you could put these clocks in space that would be useful for measuring the thickness of the ice caps in the Arctic and Antarctic. We probably haven’t even thought of some of the applications these clocks will have yet.”
Scientists have an even more ambitious use for optical clocks. They hope they will enable them to test the most basic laws of physics.
Till Rosenband, a physicist at NIST said: “It would be testing the basic properties of the cosmos. We should be getting to an accuracy where perhaps you could start seeing changes in the basic physics. It’s a strange thing to wrap your mind around. We haven’t seen anything like this yet but it’s exciting to look for.”
The optical clocks will eventually replace atomic clocks, which have provided the standard measure of time since 1967. Atomic clocks, first created by Louis Essen, a British physicist, in 1955, measure microwave radiation emitted by vibrating caesium atoms.
In 1989 Steve Chu, energy secretary in the Obama administration, improved the technology while at Stanford University using caesium atoms to create an “atomic fountain”, which still forms the basis of the most accurate atomic clocks today.
In 2001, NIST developed the first optical clock using lasers instead of microwaves.
It was further improved by British scientists at the National Physical Laboratory in 2004, and last year scientists at NIST developed a clock 21 times more accurate than the best atomic equivalent.
How Many Superheroes Does It Take to Tire a Genre?
“The Dark Knight,” “Iron Man” and “Hancock” test the limits of the superhero film.

Superman, Man of Steel
Superman, Man of Steel
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman! The comic book that launched a whole genre of superheroes appeared for the first time in an issue cover-dated June 1, 1938. Created by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, Action Comics #1 introduced the Man of Steel. Over the years, he became a part of folklore and legend, and spawned radio and TV shows, movies and all sorts of memorabilia. In the Rob Reiner movie Stand By Me, one of the four boys asks, "Do you think Mighty Mouse could beat up Superman?" Another replies, "Boy, you don't know nothing! Mighty Mouse is a cartoon. Superman's a real guy. There's no way a cartoon could beat up a real guy."
Science Times: March 3, 2009
PEERING DEEPLY The primary mirror of the Kepler telescope. The craft’s mission is to discover Earth-like planets in Earth-like places.
Ball Aerospace
PEERING DEEPLY The primary mirror of the Kepler telescope. The craft’s mission is to discover Earth-like planets in Earth-like places.
A new spacecraft is about to embark on a mission to find other planets like Earth.

Logo Design
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logo (1937 新字 自 logotype來)
noun [C] plural logos
a design or symbol used by a company to advertise its products: ━━ n. (社名などの)意匠文字, ロゴ; =logotype.
a corporate logo
The players wore shirts with the sponsor's logo.

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結合花與音樂 象徵風中搖滾
台 北市政府產業發展局長陳雄表示,我國首度爭取到國際花博會的主辦權,訂於二○一○年十一月六日至二○一一年四月卅日,在中山足球場到大佳河濱公園的帶狀區 域舉行,Logo與吉祥物公開後,市府將透過各局處的文宣品、給民眾的公文或通知書、道路綠美化、大型廣告物等,向國內外加強行銷花博會。

  1. The universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious whole.
  2. An ordered, harmonious whole.
  3. Harmony and order as distinct from chaos.
  4. pl. -mos·es or cosmos. Any of various mostly Mexican herbs of the genus Cosmos in the composite family, having radiate flower heads of variously colored flowers and opposite pinnate leaves, especially C. bipinnatus and C. sulphureus, widely cultivated as garden annuals.
[Middle English, from Greek kosmos, order.]
━━ n. (the 〜) (秩序整然たる)宇宙; 秩序, 調和; 【植】コスモス(の花).

  • 1. 〔秩序ある体系としての〕宇宙{うちゅう}◆【対】chaos
  • 2. 《植物》コスモス◆【同】cosmea◆【変化】《複》cosmos ; cosmoses

Logos(Gr.):(1)聖言;道:拉丁文為 Verbum,音譯為物爾朋,指天主第二位聖子(若一1)。(2)理思:與秘思 mythos 相對時稱之。

(Greek, statement, principle, law, reason, proportion)

  1. Philosophy.
    1. In pre-Socratic philosophy, the principle governing the cosmos, the source of this principle, or human reasoning about the cosmos.
    2. Among the Sophists, the topics of rational argument or the arguments themselves.
    3. In Stoicism, the active, material, rational principle of the cosmos; nous. Identified with God, it is the source of all activity and generation and is the power of reason residing in the human soul.
  2. Judaism.
    1. In biblical Judaism, the word of God, which itself has creative power and is God's medium of communication with the human race.
    2. In Hellenistic Judaism, a hypostasis associated with divine wisdom.
  3. Christianity. In Saint John's Gospel, especially in the prologue (1:1–14), the creative word of God, which is itself God and incarnate in Jesus. Also called Word.


('pər-hîr'ō) pronunciation
A figure, especially in a comic strip or cartoon, endowed with superhuman powers and usually portrayed as fighting evil or crime.
Wikipedia article "Superhero".

beat sb up phrasal verb [M] INFORMAL
to hurt someone badly by hitting or kicking them again and again:
He claims he was beaten up by the police.

beat (MOVEMENT) Show phonetics
verb [I or T] beat, beaten or US ALSO beat
1 to (cause to) make a regular movement or sound:
The doctor could feel no pulse beating.
The hummingbird beats its wings at great speed.

2 beat time to make a regular sound or movement to music

beat Show phonetics
noun [C or U]
1 a regular movement or sound, especially that made by your heart:
I put my head on his chest but I could feel no heart beat.
My heart missed a beat when she said, "Yes, I'll marry you".

2 in music, a regular emphasis, or a place in the music where such an emphasis is expected:
The guitar comes in on the third beat.
Make sure you play on the beat (= on the beats).
He tapped his foot to the beat (= rhythm) of the music.