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What was she thinking?” muttered Alexander, closing his eyes and imagining his Tania. “She was determined. It was like some kind of a personal crusade with her,” Ina said. “She gave the doctor a liter of blood for you—” “Where did she get it from?” “Herself, of course.” Ina smiled. “Lucky for you, Major, our Nurse Metanova is a universal donor.” Of course she is, thought Alexander, keeping his eyes tightly shut. Ina continued. “The doctor told her she couldn’t give any more, and she said a liter wasn’t enough, and he said, ‘Yes, but you don’t have more to give,’ and she said, ‘I’ll make more,’ and he said, ‘No,’ and she said, ‘Yes,’ and in four hours, she gave him another half-liter of blood.” Alexander lay on his stomach and listened intently while Ina wrapped fresh gauze on his wound. He was barely breathing. “The doctor told her, ‘Tania, you’re wasting your time. Look at his burn. It’s going to get infected.’ There wasn’t enough penicillin to give to you, especially since your blood count was so low.” Alexander heard Ina chuckle in disbelief. “So I’m making my rounds late that night, and who do I find next to your bed? Tatiana. She’s sitting with a syringe in her arm, hooked up to a catheter, and I watch her, and I swear to God, you won’t believe it when I tell you, Major, but I see that the catheter is attached to the entry drip in your IV.” Ina’s eyes bulged. “I watch her draining blood from the radial artery in her arm into your IV. I ran in and said, ‘Are you crazy? Are you out of your mind? You’re siphoning blood from yourself into him?’ She said to me in her calm, I-won’t-stand-for-any-argument voice, ‘Ina, if I don’t, he will die.’ I yelled at her. I said, ‘There are thirty soldiers in the critical wing who need sutures and bandages and their wounds cleaned. Why don’t you take care of them and let God take care of the dead?’ And she said, ‘He’s not dead. He is still alive, and while he is alive, he is mine.’ Can you believe it, Major? But that’s what she said. ‘Oh, for God’s sake,’ I said to her. ‘Fine, die yourself. I don’t care.’ But the next morning I went to complain to Dr. Sayers that she wasn’t following procedure, told him what she had done, and he ran to yell at her.” Ina lowered her voice to a sibilant, incredulous whisper. “We found her unconscious on the floor by your bed. She was in a dead faint, but you had taken a turn for the better. All your vital signs were up. And Tatiana got up from the floor, white as death itself, and said to the doctor coldly, ‘Maybe now you can give him the penicillin he needs?’ I could see the doctor was stunned. But he did. Gave you penicillin and more plasma and extra morphine. Then he operated on you, to get bits of the shell fragment out of you, and saved your kidney. And stitched you. And all that time she never left his side, or yours. He told her your bandages needed to be changed every three hours to help with drainage, to prevent infection. We had only two nurses in the terminal wing, me and her. I had to take care of all the other patients, while all she did was take care of you. For fifteen days and nights she unwrapped you and cleaned you and changed your dressings. Every three hours. She was a ghost by the end. But you made it. That’s when we moved you to critical care. I said to her, ‘Tania, this man ought to marry you for what you did for him,’ and she said, ‘You think so?’ ” Ina tutted again. Paused. “Are you all right, Major? Why are you crying?
Paullina Simons (The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1))
pausing as the first radials of sunlight struck its translucent skin. Its progression down through the boulder field had been slow and careful, stopping occasionally to sniff the remains of others like it. Others Mustin
Blake Crouch (Wayward (Wayward Pines, #2))
I once banged out a story in Peshawar, Pakistan, while eating a chicken salad sandwich, as demonstrators shouted their displeasure of all things American in the glow of burning flags and some steel-edged radials. I was told, by well-meaning people, that I should tell the angry crowds that I was, in fact, Canadian. I just looked at them. How in the world do you pretend to be from Calgary, when you talk like me? I thought briefly, I would say I was from Alabama, and hope they didn’t know exactly where that was, but I am pretty sure that, if I had, someone would answer back: “Roll Tide.
Rick Bragg (My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South)
I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TV's while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be. We know things are bad - worse than bad. They're crazy. It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, 'Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won't say anything. Just leave us alone.' Well, I'm not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get mad! I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot - I don't want you to write to your congressman because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you've got to get mad. You've got to say, 'I'm a HUMAN BEING, God damn it! My life has VALUE!' So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, 'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!' I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell - 'I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Things have got to change. But first, you've gotta get mad!... You've got to say, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Then we'll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: "I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!
Paddy Chayefsky (Network [Screenplay])
I'm not sure when it happened, but sometime in my late teens or early twenties, it was as if Jesus packed his bags and moved from my heart into my head. He became an idea, a sort of theological mechanism by which salvation was attained. I described him in terms of atonement, logos, the object of my faith, and absolute truth. He was something I agreed to, not someone I followed. . . . This radial Jesus wanted to live not only in my heart and in my head but also in my hands, as i fed the hungry, reached out to my enemies, healed the sick, and comforted the lonely. Being a Christian, it seemed, isn't about agreeing to a certain way. It is about embodying a certain way. It is about living as an incarnation of Jesus, as Jesus lived as an incarnation of God.
Rachel Held Evans (Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions)
The environment was full of birds and insects, rodents and small reptiles - decorative in appearance, but also satisfying a more abstract aesthetic: softening the harsh radial symmetry of the lone observer; anchoring the simulation by perceiving it from a multitude of view-points. Ontological guy lines.
Greg Egan (Diaspora)
And then his world turned into a pelting rain of flaming snot.
Lois McMaster Bujold (Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen (Vorkosigan Saga, #16))
You will be swindled by termite exterminators and not even know it. You will buy steel-belted radial tires for the front wheels of your car.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (Breakfast of Champions)
Sometimes he would stare at the bare trees for so long, they would lose their radial dimensions and seem something flat, like blood smeared into the wrinkles about an old woman’s eyes.
R. Scott Bakker (The Thousandfold Thought (The Prince of Nothing, #3))
The universal character of the centrifugal forces leaves us impotent as to discern whether what is going on inside the carrousel is because we are rotating with respect to terra firma (remember my eyes are closed), or because – for some unknown reason unrelated to motion – radial gravitational field has temporarily emerged while the carrousel is as in repose as it was before the given impulse. The latter would have certainly been the interpretation adopted by an intelligent being, had s/he been born and grown up inside the carrousel, without any access whatsoever to the exterior world.
Felix Alba-Juez (When Celestial Dynamics becomes Kinematics Again - General Relativity (Relativity free of Folklore #7))
It is also worth noting that the earth gravitational field though locally ‘vertical’ is globally radial as the centrifugal field in the carrousel is. However, the big difference between the two is that the former decreases in intensity with distance from its center, while the latter increases its intensity with distance from the rotation center. But … (think about it a little), the farther from the center of rotation, the closer we are to the rest of the Universe!
Felix Alba-Juez (When Celestial Dynamics becomes Kinematics Again - General Relativity (Relativity free of Folklore #7))
There is an allegory for historians in the diverse functions of saw, wedge, and axe. The saw works only across the years, which it must deal with one by one, in sequence. From each year the raker teeth pull little chips of fact, which accumulate in little piles, called sawdust by woodsmen and archives by historians; both judge the character of what lies within by the character of the samples thus made visible without. It is not until the transect is complete that the tree falls, and the stump yields a collective view of the century. By its fall the tree attests the unity of the hodge-podge called history. The wedge on the other hand, works only in radial splits; such a split yields a collective view of all the years at once, or no view at all, depending on the skill with which the plane of the split is chosen[...] The axe functions only at an angle diagonal to the years, and this is only for the peripheral rings of the recent past. Its special function is to lop limbs, for which both the saw and wedge are useless. The three tools are requisite to good oak, and to good history.
Aldo Leopold (A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There)
Spiders can tell from the vibrations what sort of insect they have caught, and home in on it. There is a reason why the webs are radial, and the spider plants itself at the convergence of the radii. The strands are an extension of its nervous system. Information propagates down the gossamer and into the spider, where it is processed by some kind of internal Turing machine.
Neal Stephenson (Cryptonomicon)
Today biologists believe that during the “Cambrian explosion,” about half a billion years ago, nature experimented with a vast array of shapes and forms for tiny, emerging multicellular creatures. Some had spinal cords shaped like an X, Y, or Z. Some had radial symmetry like a starfish. By accident one had a spinal cord shaped like an I, with bilateral symmetry, and it was the ancestor of most mammals on Earth. So in principle the humanoid shape with bilateral symmetry, the same shape that Hollywood uses to depict aliens in space, does not necessarily have to apply to all intelligent life.
Michio Kaku (Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration of the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel)
An observer who is sitting eccentrically on the disc K' is sensible of a force which acts outwards in a radial direction, and which would be interpreted as an effect of inertia (centrifugal force) by an observer who was at rest with respect to the original reference-body K. But the observer on the disc may regard his disc as a reference body which is “at rest”; on the basis of the general principle of relativity he is justified in doing this. The force acting on himself, and in fact on all other bodies which are at rest relative to the disc, he regards as the effect of a gravitational field.
Albert Einstein (Relativity: The Special and General Theory w/Figures & Formulas)
Cuando escuchamos las inflexiones histéricas de los conductores televisivos o radiales, los lugares comunes —o más bien cloacales— en que incurren las llamadas estrellas del deporte, del espectáculo o de la política diariamente, estremece presenciar el inmenso desfonde de la autoestima, la pérdida de gracia y dignidad, la carencia aterradora de poesía, humor e ingenio de buena laya que tantos exhiben con patética inconsciencia. Y aunque hay una responsabilidad irrenunciable de la escuela y del sistema educativo en este sentido, nadie ignora que estas figuras tienen un enorme poder magisterial, ejercido desde ese sitial de influencia, tan ilimitado como invasor, que representan los medios.
Ivonne Bordelois (El país que nos habla)
There is another mutation, called radial hypoplasia (RH), or “hamburger feet,” which results in a different form of polydactyly, of a spiraling nature.35 A creative breeder in Texas sought to build on this deformity in constructing a “Twisty cat” breed, in which the spiraling extends to the bones of the forelimb. Twisty cats also have extremely short forelimbs and relatively long hind limbs, which cause them to sit like a squirrel—hence an alternative name, “squitten.” Twisty cats are banned in Europe on humanitarian grounds, but not in the United States; the same is true of the Munchkin. It is time that the United States caught up with the United Kingdom in this regard. The deliberate breeding of skeletally deformed breeds is unconscionable.
Richard C. Francis (Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World)
The main practical difficulty, with some at least of the Peace-makers, is how to carry themselves toward the undoers of peace, the disuniters of souls. Perhaps the most potent of these are not those powers of the church visible who care for canon and dogma more than for truth, and for the church more than for Christ; who take uniformity for unity; who strain at a gnat and swallow a camel, nor knowing what spirit they are of; such men, I say, are perhaps neither the most active nor the most potent force working for the disintegration of the body of Christ. I imagine also that neither are the party-liars of politics the worst foes to divine unity, ungenerous, and often knowingly falseas they are t their opponents, to whom they seem to have no desire to be honest and fair. I think rather, they must be the babbling lairs of the social circle, and the faithless brothers and unloving sisters of disunited human families. But why inquire? Every self-assertion, every form of self-seeking however small or poor, world-noble or grotesque, is a separating and scattering force. And these forces are multitudinous, these points of radial repulsion are innumerable, because of the prevailing passion of mean souls to seem great, and feel important. …the partisan of self will sometimes gnaw asunder the most precious of bonds, poisen whole broods of infant loves. Such real schismatics go about, where not inventing evil, yet rejoicing in iniquity; mishearing; misrepresenting; paralyzing affection; separating hearts.
George MacDonald (Hope of the Gospel)
The main practical difficulty, with some at least of the Peace-makers, is how to carry themselves toward the undoers of peace, the disuniters of souls. Perhaps the most potent of these are not those powers of the church visible who care for canon and dogma more than for truth, and for the church more than for Christ; who take uniformity for unity; who strain at a gnat and swallow a camel, nor knowing what spirit they are of; such men, I say, are perhaps neither the most active nor the most potent force working for the disintegration of the body of Christ. I imagine also that neither are the party-liars of politics the worst foes to divine unity, ungenerous, and often knowingly false, as they are to their opponents, to whom they seem to have no desire to be honest and fair. I think rather, they must be the babbling lairs of the social circle, and the faithless brothers and unloving sisters of disunited human families. But why inquire? Every self-assertion, every form of self-seeking however small or poor, world-noble or grotesque, is a separating and scattering force. And these forces are multitudinous, these points of radial repulsion are innumerable, because of the prevailing passion of mean souls to seem great, and feel important. …the partisan of self will sometimes gnaw asunder the most precious of bonds, poison whole broods of infant loves. Such real schismatics go about, where not inventing evil, yet rejoicing in iniquity; mishearing; misrepresenting; paralyzing affection; separating hearts.
George MacDonald (Hope of the Gospel)
Cara Emmi, nella parte più interna della mia mano sinistra, suppergiù al centro, dove la linea della vita è intralciata da grandi pieghe ad arco e devia verso l'arteria radiale, lì c'è un punto. Lo osservo, ma non riesco a vederlo. Lo fisso, ma non si lascia trattenere. Posso solo sentirlo. Lo percepisco anche a occhi chiusi. Un punto. E' così forte al tatto che mi vengono le vertigini. Quando mi concentro su di esso, il suo effetto si propaga fino alle punte dei piedi. Mi pizzica, mi solletica, mi riscalda, mi scuote. Stimola la circolazione del sangue, dirige il mio polso, decide il ritmo del battito cardiaco. E nella testa fa l'effetto inebriante di una droga, dilata la mia coscienza, allarga il mio orizzonte. Un punto. Potrei ridere dalla gioia, da quanto mi fa bene. Potrei piangere per la felicità di possederlo e di esserne stato catturato e ricolmo fino alle membra più sottili.Cara Emmi, nella parte più interna della mia mano sinistra, là dove si trova quel punto, oggi pomeriggio, saranno state all'incirca le 16, al tavolo di un caffè è avvenuto un incidente. La mia mano voleva prendere un bicchiere d'acqua. E' stato allora che le sono venute incontro le dita disinvolte di un'altra mano, delicata, hanno tentato di frenare, hanno tentato di sterzare, hanno tentato di evitare la collisione. Ce l'avevano quasi fatta. Quasi. Per una frazione di secondo, la morbida punta di un dito dallo scatto rapido si è ritrovata sulla parte più interna della mia mano che afferrava il bicchiere. Questo ha generato un leggero contatto. Io l'ho conservato. Nessuno potrà portarmelo via. Ti sento. Ti vedo. Ti riconosco. Sei la stessa. Sei identica. Sei il mio punto. Dormi bene.
Daniel Glattauer (Alle sieben Wellen (Gut gegen Nordwind, #2))
Cara Emmi, nella parte più interna della mia mano sinistra, suppergiù al centro,. 04/10/2012 · dove la linea della vita è intralciata da grandi pieghe ad arco e devia verso l'arteria radiale, lì c'è un punto. Lo osservo, ma non riesco a vederlo. Lo fisso, ma non si lascia trattenere. Posso solo sentirlo. Lo percepisco anche a occhi chiusi. Un punto. E' così forte al tatto che mi vengono le vertigini. Quando mi concentro su di esso, il suo effetto si propaga fino alle punte dei piedi. Mi pizzica, mi solletica, mi riscalda, mi scuote. Stimola la circolazione del sangue, dirige il mio polso, decide il ritmo del battito cardiaco. E nella testa fa l'effetto inebriante di una droga, dilata la mia coscienza, allarga il mio orizzonte. Un punto. Potrei ridere dalla gioia, da quanto mi fa bene. Potrei piangere per la felicità di possederlo e di esserne stato catturato e ricolmo fino alle membra più sottili.Cara Emmi, nella parte più interna della mia mano sinistra, là dove si trova quel punto, oggi pomeriggio, saranno state all'incirca le 16, al tavolo di un caffè è avvenuto un incidente. La mia mano voleva prendere un bicchiere d'acqua. E' stato allora che le sono venute incontro le dita disinvolte di un'altra mano, delicata, hanno tentato di frenare, hanno tentato di sterzare, hanno tentato di evitare la collisione. Ce l'avevano quasi fatta. Quasi. Per una frazione di secondo, la morbida punta di un dito dallo scatto rapido si è ritrovata sulla parte più interna della mia mano che afferrava il bicchiere. Questo ha generato un leggero contatto. Io l'ho conservato. Nessuno potrà portarmelo via. Ti sento. Ti vedo. Ti riconosco. Sei la stessa. Sei identica. Sei il mio punto. Dormi bene.
Daniel Glattauer (Alle sieben Wellen (Gut gegen Nordwind, #2))
The radial patterning of Protestantism allows us to use a county’s proximity to Wittenberg to isolate—in a statistical sense—that part of the variation in Protestantism that we know is due to a county’s proximity to Wittenberg and not to greater literacy or other factors. In a sense, we can think of this as an experiment in which different counties were experimentally assigned different dosages of Protestantism to test for its effects. Distance from Wittenberg allows us to figure out how big that experimental dosage was. Then, we can see if this “assigned” dosage of Protestantism is still associated with greater literacy and more schools. If it is, we can infer from this natural experiment that Protestantism did indeed cause greater literacy.16 The results of this statistical razzle-dazzle are striking. Not only do Prussian counties closer to Wittenberg have higher shares of Protestants, but those additional Protestants are associated with greater literacy and more schools. This indicates that the wave of Protestantism created by the Reformation raised literacy and schooling rates in its wake. Despite Prussia’s having a high average literacy rate in 1871, counties made up entirely of Protestants had literacy rates nearly 20 percentile points higher than those that were all Catholic.18 FIGURE P.2. The percentage of Protestants in Prussian counties in 1871.17 The map highlights some German cities, including the epicenter of the Reformation, Wittenberg, and Mainz, the charter town where Johannes Gutenberg produced his eponymous printing press. These same patterns can be spotted elsewhere in 19th-century Europe—and today—in missionized regions around the globe. In 19th-century Switzerland, other aftershocks of the Reformation have been detected in a battery of cognitive tests given to Swiss army recruits. Young men from all-Protestant districts were not only 11 percentile points more likely to be “high performers” on reading tests compared to those from all-Catholic districts, but this advantage bled over into their scores in math, history, and writing. These relationships hold even when a district’s population density, fertility, and economic complexity are kept constant. As in Prussia, the closer a community was to one of the two epicenters of the Swiss Reformation—Zurich or Geneva—the more Protestants it had in the 19th century. Notably, proximity to other Swiss cities, such as Bern and Basel, doesn’t reveal this relationship. As is the case in Prussia, this setup allows us to finger Protestantism as driving the spread of greater literacy as well as the smaller improvements in writing and math abilities.
Joseph Henrich (The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous)
Bancaria, ratificó esta mañana en declaraciones radiales la realización de un paro total de actividades previsto para el jueves en reclamo de una repuesta por parte de los gobiernos provincial y nacional tras la represión originada en Tucumán contra empleados del sector.
Anonymous
Are we starting to recognize that, because Trance is a radially immersive task, and because meditating is bodily enhancing, or ecstasizing, we are actually speaking about the perfect complementarity between the body’s perceptual substance and the mind’s conceptual medium?
Council of Human Hybrid-Attractors (Incessance: Incesancia)
Between 1931 and 1946, Pan American Airways had 28 flying boats known as “Clippers,” These four radial engine aircraft were S-40’s and 42’s built in 1934, later replaced by Boeing 314 Clippers, that became the familiar symbol of the company. Following the war, Pan American Airways flew land based airliners such as the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, developed from the C-97, Stratofreighter, and a military derivative of the B-29 Superfortress, used as a troop transport, and the DC-4 series, converted from the blueprints of the C-54 Skymaster. Both of these airliners were originally developed for the United States Army Air Corps, during World War II. On January 1950 Pan American Airways Corporation adopted the name it had been unofficially called since 1943, and formally became “Pan American World Airways, Inc.” That September Pan American bought out American Airlines’ overseas division and simultaneously placed an order for 45 DC-6Bs, replacing their DC-4’s. Throughout Pan-American was known simply as Pan-Am. The Douglas DC-6 is a four engine “Double Wasp” radial piston-powered airliner manufactured for long flights. It was built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1946 until 1958. More than 700 were built between those years and some are still flying today. The rugged, reliable DC-6B, was regarded as the ultimate piston-engine airliner, from the perspective of having excellent handling qualities and relatively economical operations.
Hank Bracker
Lift one hand in front of you now and inscribe a circle in the air with your finger, taking one second to complete it. As you're completing this process, the earth that you're sitting on is spinning on its axis and progressing radially with the rest of the solar system through space at the same time. Our earth travels through the solar system at 18.5 miles per second, and the entire solar system is barreling through space at 155 miles per second. So by the time your finger comes back to the starting place of your air circle, you will have arced more than 155 miles through space. Your circle looks like an expanded, uncoiling spring that is more than 155 miles long. In the same way, a brick falling from a tall building seems to travel in a straight line, but in the seconds that it takes to hit the ground, it has actually traced a long spiral relative to the universe. This applies to linear accelerators or anything traveling in what seems to be a totally straight or planar line. Incidentally, if a person is lost in a featureless desert, it has been found that he or she doesn't actually walk in circles as popularly thought. In reality, the meanderings follow spirals.
Jay Harman (The Shark's Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature is Inspiring Innovation)
(2) Simple Inflatables come in spheres and cylinders, both shapes with unstable footprints and awkward to work with if not pre-decked. In free space, the inflatable cylinder can be subdivided in radial cross sections, its caps serving as top and bottom. But on the Moon, one can only lay such a shape on its side, especially given the nee
Peter Kokh (A Pioneer's Guide to Living on the Moon (Pioneer's Guide Series Book 1))
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Bonnie detested Karabekian, but she was as sweet as pie to him. She had a policy of never showing her anger about anything there in the cocktail lounge. The largest part of her income by far came from tips, and the way to get big tips was to smile, smile, smile, no matter what. Bonnie had only two goals in life now. She meant to recoup all the money her husband had lost in the car wash in Shepherdstown, and she ached to have steel-belted radial tires for the front wheels of her automobile. Her husband, meanwhile, was at home watching professional golfers on television, and getting smashed on yeast excrement.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (Breakfast of Champions)
How do you build a human brain? Given about forty weeks from the time of conception, nature decided eons ago to have a central spot for cranking out the billions of necessary neurons and then sending each of them on their way to migrate outward toward their designated permanent location. This radial migration is an astonishing feat of biological engineering.
Rahul Jandial (Neurofitness: The Real Science of Peak Performance from a College Dropout Turned Brain Surgeon)
La caravana de prensa: el largo festejo de información y dinero con que la nación inventaba cada seis años a su presidente en la campaña presidencial. Siete u ocho meses para amplificar voz y voluntad, rostro y gestos del candidato, su inocencia en el desastre precedente, su patriotismo en el arreglo que vendrá, su paso triunfal por cada pueblo, registrado en cada periódico, en cada emisora radial, en cada pantalla televisiva, hasta formar con la suma la gran efigie mayor, nuevamente mitológica, del presidente de México.
Héctor Aguilar Camín (Morir en el golfo (Narrativa))
A linguist who specialised in the languages of incense and burnt offerings, of moths and radial cremations.
Benjanun Sriduangkaew (And the Burned Moths Remain)
Don’t you wear glasses, George?” “Not anymore. I had my eyes lasered.” Can you say midlife crisis? Radial keratotomy is the new red Porsche.
Lisa Scottoline (Dirty Blonde)
And just as he had tried, on the southern beach, to find again that unique rounded black pebble with the regular little white belt, which she had happened to show him on the eve of their last ramble, so now he did his best to look up all the roadside items that retained her exclamation mark: the special profile of a cliff, a hut roofed with a layer of silvery-gray scales, a black fir tree and a footbridge over a white torrent, and something which one might be inclined to regard as a kind of fatidic prefiguration: the radial span of a spider’s web between two telegraph wires that were beaded with droplets of mist. She accompanied him: her little boots stepped rapidly, and her hands never stopped moving, moving—to pluck a leaf from a bush or stroke a rock wall in passing—light, laughing hands that knew no repose. He saw her small face with its dense dark freckles, and her wide eyes, whose pale greenish hue was that of the shards of glass licked smooth by the sea waves.
Vladimir Nabokov (The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov)
Current biological research corroborates Darwin: we bear the past in us. We do not, cannot, begin all over again in each generation because the past is indelibly printed on our central nervous systems. Each of us is part of a vast physical-mental-spiritual web of previous lives, existences, modes of thought, behavior, and perception – of actions and feelings reaching much further back than what we call "history. We are filaments of a universal mind, we dream each others' dreams and those of our ancestors. Time, thus, is not linear, but radial’’.
Don Sebesky (The Contemporary Arranger, Definitive Edition)
How is regeneration of the spinal cord in the salamander related to its initial development ? There is now evidence that in the salamander, the steps of progenitor cell-patterning and controlled neurogenesis that naturally regenerate a severed tail largely recapitulate the steps followed during early embryonic development to initially build the central nervous system. For example, ependymal cells are descendants of radial glial cells retained from the earliest developmental stages in regenerating vertebrates. The ependymal tube that gives rise to regenerated spinal cord following salamander tail amputation is very similar in appearance to the early structure of the neural tube of developing amniotes. But how does that recapitulation occur ? By using a transgenic axolotl that expresses green fluorescent proteins (GFPs), they further examined the regenerated spinal cord by replacing a segment of the spinal cord from a typical animal with a piece of the spinal cord from a GFP-expressing animal - that is, one with green fluorescent cells. They found that the implanted cells in the experimental animals regenerated a green spinal cord ! Thus, regeneration may be a more neural stem-cell like, or pluripotent, state as a response to injury.
Eugene C. Goldfield (Bioinspired Devices: Emulating Nature’s Assembly and Repair Process)
Mike was all over the Douglas DC-3 transport. The 1936 version that Jimmy bought could seat 21 passengers. The low-wing monoplane was powered by two 1,200-horsepower Pratt & Whitney radial engines and was equipped with a retractable main landing gear.
Glenn Devlin (The Old Man from the Stars)
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), or tractography, is an in vivo MRI technology that uses water diffusion in brain tissue to visualize in stunning detail the brain's three-dimensional white matter anatomy. DTI is made possible by characterizing water diffusion in tissues by means of a mathematical tool called a tensor, based on matrix algebra: (1) a 3 x 3 matrix, called a diffusion tensor, is used to characterize the three-dimensional properties of water molecule diffusion; (2) from each diffusion tensor, the three pairs of eigenvalues and eigenvectors are calculated using matrix diagonalization; and (3) the eigenvector that corresponds to the largest eigenvalue is selected as the primary eigenvector. A 'streamline' algorithm then creates "tracts" by connecting adjacent voxels if their directional bias is above some treshold level. Does the orientation of the primary eigenvector coincide with that of the actual axon fibers in most white matter tracts ? Takahashi et al. (2011), for example, have demonstrated that radial organization of the subplate revealed via tractography directly correlates with its radial cellular organization, and G. Xu et al. (2014) were able to determine that transient radial coherence of white matter in the developing fetus reflected a composite of radial glial fibers, penetrating blood vessels, and radial axons.
Eugene C. Goldfield (Bioinspired Devices: Emulating Nature’s Assembly and Repair Process)
Newton proved to himself (and perhaps we shall be able to prove it soon) that the very fact that equal areas are swept out in equal tines is a precise sign post of the proposition that all deviations are precisely radial-that the law of areas is a direct consequence of the idea that all of the forces are directed exactly toward the sun.
Richard P. Feynman (The Feynman Lectures on Physics)
radials
Rafael Hernandez Barros (Publish in Journals 3.0: From Manuscript to Citations)
Hold east of Appleton VOR on the 090 degree radial, 5 nautical mile legs, left turns, expect further clearance at 1630 Zulu, time now 1600 Zulu.”).
Timothy E. Heron (Instrument Flying: 10 Indispensable Principles to Know and Remember)
The reason women are more likely to have to transfer is because, like most cities around the world, London’s public transport system is radial.29 What this means is that a single ‘downtown’ area has been identified and the majority of routes lead there. There will be some circular routes, concentrated in the centre. The whole thing looks rather like a spider’s web, and it is incredibly useful for commuters, who just want to get in and out of the centre of town. It is, however, less useful for everything else. And this useful/not so useful binary falls rather neatly onto the male/female binary. But while solutions like London’s hopper fare are an improvement, they are by no means standard practice worldwide. In the US, while some cities have abandoned charging for transfers (LA stopped doing this in 2014), others are sticking with it.30 Chicago for example, still charges for public transport connections.31 These charges seem particularly egregious in light of a 2016 study which revealed quite how much Chicago’s transport system is biased against typical female travel patterns.32 The study, which compared Uberpool (the car-sharing version of the popular taxi app) with public transport in Chicago, revealed that for trips downtown, the difference in time between Uberpool and public transport was negligible – around six minutes on average. But for trips between neighbourhoods, i.e. the type of travel women are likely to be making for informal work or care-giving responsibilities, Uberpool took twenty-eight minutes to make a trip that took forty-seven minutes on public transport.
Caroline Criado Pérez (Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men)
Then something explodes behind her eyelids into a radial green fan, dazzling her with pain. Her neck aches, her abdomen. The pain moves lower. It feels as if an umbrella were opening below her navel. Menstrual cramps, she thinks. Seconds later, as with a soldering iron, an acute and narrowly focused heat climbs her spine.
Joe Hill (The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015)
El crecimiento de la radio coincidió con la década dorada del tango. Músicos como Pascual Contursi, Juan D’Arienzo, Juan Carlos Cobián, Julio De Caro y Osvaldo Fresedo; y cantantes como Ignacio Corsini, Sofía Bozán, Rosa Quiroga y Agustín Magaldi integraron la «nueva guardia» del tango de los años cuarenta. Las grandes orquestas de Osvaldo Pugliese, Aníbal Troilo o Carlos Di Sarli actuaban tanto en los cabarés del centro y salones barriales como en las emisoras radiales. Creció así la industria discográfica y se escribieron en esos años las mejores composiciones de tango con letristas como Enrique Santos Discépolo, Homero Manzi y Enrique Cadícamo. En los años cuarenta, la radio se politiza; tanto en el golpe militar de 1943 como en la campaña electoral de 1946 que llevó a Juan Domingo Perón a la presidencia del país, el papel de la radio fue decisivo. Por ejemplo, en 1944 se emitió el programa Hacia un futuro mejor, encabezado por Eva Duarte, que consistía en la difusión de la obra del gobierno; los libretos estaban escritos por Antonio Giménez y Francisco Muñoz Azpiri, quien, posteriormente, ocuparía el cargo de director de la Sección Propaganda de la Subsecretaría de Informaciones de la Presidencia. A finales de la década, Enrique Santos Discépolo —autor de emblemáticos tangos como Cambalache, Yira, yira y Qué vachaché— creó un personaje radial llamado Mordisquito que, en su programa político titulado ¿A mí me la vas a contar?, personificaba la figura del opositor recalcitrante al gobierno, incapaz de aceptar ninguno de los logros del peronismo. Entre luces y sonidos Con el estreno de las películas ¡Tango!, de Luis Moglia Barth, y Los tres berretines, de
Sylvia Saitta (La cultura. Argentina (1930-1960))
I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TV's while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be. We know things are bad - worse than bad. They're crazy. It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, 'Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won't say anything. Just leave us alone.' Well, I'm not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get mad! I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot - I don't want you to write to your congressman because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you've got to get mad. You've got to say, 'I'm a HUMAN BEING, God damn it! My life has VALUE!' So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, 'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!' I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell - 'I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Things have got to change. But first, you've gotta get mad!... You've got to say, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Then we'll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: "I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!
Paddy Chayefsky, Network [Screenplay]