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Happy Birthday Nikola Tesla! 10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Prolific Genius

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Born on July 10, 1856, in Smiljan (now Croatia), Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, engineer, and physicist. Tesla is most famously known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity system.

Though he died poor in 1943, his reputation and inventions have caused a recent popular culture resurgence, where he’s now being depicted in movies, graphic novels, music and video games.

Did you know that Tesla actually thought up of wireless internet way before you were born?

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MRX-009 Psyco Gundam

Although it has the appearance of a Gundam-type unit, the Psyco Gundam internal systems are completely different and reference the MSN-02 Zeong.

However, because the Psycommu System could not be miniaturized, developers were forced to produce in accordance with the machine’s size, resulting in the Psyco Gundam being more than twice the size of a regular mobile suit. Although it bears the Gundam name, it is classified as a large Mobile Armor (MA)

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“Syrian refugees arriving in the United States are in a separate legal category from the migrants arriving in Europe, and they are processed under a more secure system. The migrants in Europe are seeking asylum, rather than applying for status as refugees.

This is an important distinction. Syrian migrants to the United States largely come through the international system for settling refugees, the system from which U.S. governors want their states to withdraw. In contrast to those seeking asylum in Europe, these refugees must submit to rigorous checks by federal investigators before they travel to the United States.

Syrian refugees — and potentially terrorists posing as refugees — would have to wait more than two years for an application to be approved, and probably longer. The United Nations, which directs refugees to the United States and other countries for resettlement, gives priority to orphans and families headed by women. After the United Nations places a refugee with the United States, security protocols begin, including interviews with agents from the Department of Homeland Security.”

“Entering the United States disguised as a refugee “would be quite difficult and would actually be a quite inefficient way to enter a country to commit an attack, […] There are much easier ways for someone to infiltrate a country with the purpose of committing a terrorist attack,” said Susan Fratzke, an analyst at the Migration Policy Institute.

The United States admitted 70,000 refugees in 2013 and granted asylum to 15,000 people. That same year, the Department of Homeland Security processed 173 million admissions for tourists, students, investors, diplomats and other temporary visitors. Many of them are hardly vetted before they enter.

There is particular concern among some lawmakers about the three dozen countries with which the United States has an agreement to waive visas, The Washington Post’s Karoun Demirjian reported. Citizens of those countries don’t need visas to enter the United States, and 21 million of them did so in 2013.

The Belgian and French nationals who have been identified as conspirators in the terrorist attacks in Paris could have done the same. So, assuming a Belgian terrorist were unknown to U.S. intelligence, he would not need to enter the United States as a refugee.”

Forget refugees: How terrorists could ​actually​ get into the U.S.​

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Heat, Work or Energy?

Today is the birthday of James Prescott Joule, born on December 24, 1818 in Salford, Lancashire, for whom the joule is named (symbol J) which is a derived unit of energy, work, or amount of heat in the International System of Units.  Tutored at a young age by no less than John Dalton and collaborator of Lord Kelvin, Joule’s work is fundamental to our understanding of work and energy, discovering the relationship between heat and mechanical work, which led to the First Law of Thermodynamics.  Because of this relationship, a joule can be defined many ways: a joule is equal to the energy transferred when applying a force of one newton through a distance of one meter (1 newton meter or N·m).  A joule is equal to passing an electric current of one ampere through a resistance of one ohm for one second. A joule is equal to the energy required to accelerate a 1 kg mass at 1 m·s−2 through a 1 m distance in space.  In short, a joule is a way to understand the relationship between heat, work and energy!  Happy Birthday to James Prescott Joule!

Today is the birthday of James Prescott Joule, for whom the joule is named (symbol J) which is a derived unit of energy, work, or amount of heat in the International System of Units.  Tutored at a young age by no less than John Dalton and collaborator of Lord Kelvin, Joule’s work is fundamental to our understanding of work and energy, discovering the relationship between heat and mechanical work, which led to the First Law of Thermodynamics.  Because of this relationship, a joule can be defined many ways: a joule is equal to the energy transferred when applying a force of one newton through a distance of one meter (1 newton meter or N·m).  A joule is equal to passing an electric current of one ampere through a resistance of one ohm for one second. A joule is equal to the energy required to accelerate a 1 kg mass at 1 m·s−2 through a 1 m distance in space.