Stanford Scientist Confirm Einstein’s Relativity Theory
Stanford scientists announced Wednesday that they have confirmed two key predictions of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, upholding the fundamental assumptions that guide today’s physicists about the state of the universe. ( Ref: San Francisco Chronicle )
Algebra did not make it to Europe till about 450AD, after the fall of Rome, then in 830AD finally put together by the great Arab Mathematician Al Jabar.
Had the Roman Empire been given Algebra and our Arabic numbers they may not have fallen in 450AD to the Barbarians.
They only had the cumbersome Roman numerals to compute their engineering which is remarkable knowing what Engineering Marvels they had accomplished such as the marvelous Roman Pantheon shown below still as beautiful today as it was 2,000 years ago.
The Beautiful Roman Pantheon shown below is still standing today after 2,000 years looking like it was finished last year.
ANCIENT ROME’S BEAUTIFUL PANTHEON
Some of the Roman roads are still in use today as are the magnificent aqueducts still supplying life giving water to many of the Roman Cities..
Some historians suggest that they would have had electricity, oil refinement, automobiles and airplanes to mention a few by 800 Ad.
Today’s San Francisco may have gotten built in 900AD rather 1900AD.
We may still be speaking Latin and Caesar would be in the White House…and the Barbarians would not have won in 450AD.
The ship went to Europe in 1951 and I had the privilege of traveling to several European countries of which Italy, home of my grandparents, was the most interesting.
The American Express sent 30 of us sailors to Rome on the train across the top of Italy’s beautiful mountains stopping every two hours to let vendors come aboard to sell us freshly baked bread, salami. cheese and wine or bottled water.
The train arrives in Rome and we are all excited to know tomorrow we visit the Roman ruins of the Coliseum, Pantheon building ( one of my all time favorites buildings beautifully preserved. ), the Roman Forum, and most of all the Vatican with a private audience with Pope Pius 12.
We saw the Sistine Chapel, Saint Peters Cathedral the Vatican Library and finally the Pope himself.
I kissed the Popes ring and if you die right away you go straight to Heaven..
But being 18 years old, I was going out to party that night with my sailor friends and thought about asking the Pope if I could came back tomorrow for seconds..but I thought better of it.
Hank Curci writes…NASA’S Nuclear Powered Ion Drive Space Ship called Prometheus will be 20 time more powerful than conventional chemical rockets and will probe deeper in to interstellar space
A first step in becoming Star Trek’s space ship Enterprise.
NASA’s primary research program for developing ION NUCLEAR PLASMA SPACE SHIP ENGINES technologies is Prometheus Nuclear Systems and Technology.
Named for the ancient Greek god of fire and craft, Prometheus has two initial objectives:
1. To develop nuclear-powered propulsion systems.
2. To build Prometheus 1, a spacecraft that could conduct far-reaching, long-lasting exploration missions.
Prometheus 1 would launch using conventional chemical rockets.
But once in Earth’s orbit, a nuclear electric propulsion system would propel it through space.
Nuclear electric propulsion is over 10 times more efficient than chemical rockets and produces 20 times more power than the generators used on space probes such as Voyager and Cassini or solar-powered systems like Deep Space 1.
Coupled with traditional rocket launchers, nuclear electric propulsion would allow spacecraft to travel farther and faster and to perform in-flight course changes and precise maneuvers.
It would also carry heavier, power-hungry equipment, including precise cameras, sophisticated scientific instruments, high-speed computers and advanced communication systems.
“A nuclear electric propulsion system could propel and power at least ten times as much payload science as other systems,” said Research Engineer Steve Oleson of the NASA Glenn Research Center. “It could allow a spacecraft to beam more information back to Earth.”