Navab was born in Isfahan, Iran, but his family took refuge in Greece following the 1979 Iranian Revolution. They immigrated to the United States two years later. Navab speaks eloquently about the experience of immigration and the ways in which America’s dynamism and prosperity depend upon the nation’s continued openness and diversity.
So one would think that returning to Hanoi would be an occasion for solemn reflection. But this was his eighth visit since the war, and as he inspected the monument, its facade cracked and stained by a vandal’s splash of red paint, the Arizona Senator wasn’t exactly overcome with emotion. “At least it’s better than last time,” he noted wryly, “when the grass had grown all around it and there was bird crap everywhere.” He has passed his love for the well timed wisecrack on to his son Jack, who at 14 was visiting Vietnam for the first time.
What was very different about this year’s Challenge was the amount of excitement there was. The energy in the hall was at an ultimate high. Our Let’s Talk Science volunteers brought the hype with them as they encouraged their teams to make some noise, perform their team dance, and drumroll before every question during the quiz.
Jeff Dybinski, Atlas General Manager, said, “Having developed a close working relationship with Royal Machine, we relied on their recommendation of using the wedge chuck design over the more common scroll type chuck for a number of reasons. The wedge chuck is operated by a commercially available bevel gear assembly, providing more consistent and evenly distributed clamping and sensitivity to the clamping of the part. Also, with the actuation via the wedge, there is a better distribution of the clamping, providing better sensitivity to the clamping of the stators.
1.400 personas asistieron el primer fin de semana de marzo a ver estrellas y aprender de astronoma, mientras se poda observar la capital chilena de noche y desde las alturas del cerro San Cristbal. En el marco del centenario del Parque Metropolitano de Santiago la astrnoma de ALMA, Liza Videla, y el comunicador Ricardo Garca le hablaron al pblico sobre astronoma, ALMA y el rol de la mujer en la ciencia, pocos das antes de la celebracin del Da Internacional de la Mujer. La jornada culmin con una observacin astronmica del cielo con telescopios, en que los asistentes pudieron maravillarse con la Luna, Venus, la Nebulosa de Orin y Jpiter a travs de telescopios instalados por Astro[vlog] y ALMA en la cima del mirador.