Theorist's Tools: Marvin Cohen Uses Quantum Mechanics and Computers to Conjure ...
“We can write on these walls, and sit at these tables, and drink coffee and talk,” says Cohen. “And hopefully great ideas “I was very impressed that at 4 o'clock we'd go for tea and cookies, and I would have a chance to talk to a lot of the senior ...
June 17, 2015
'Whiplash': Brutality, flying instruments and all that jazz
"This intangible thing, those tempos, this clock you had to aspire to - that's what kept me up at night, a fear of screwing it up," Chazelle said, adding that rhythm didn't seem to come naturally to him. "Whiplash," which shows in Saturday's 8:45 p.m ...
April 12, 2013
How To Get Your Dog To Sleep In
On that first Sunday after daylight saving time ends (November 4 this year, if you haven't made note), we set the clocks back and look forward to enjoying a longer night's rest. An extra hour of sleep is such a wonderful thing, especially on a cold ...
October 28, 2012
Hey Ladies: The First Time
Band(s): Clock Work Army, Indian Moon, The Muslims, Calico Horse; Instruments: vocals, piano, guitar; Years playing: 20; Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA; Living Now: SF Bay Area, CA. I started When they tried to switch me over to read music at 5 or 6 ...
July 19, 2010
Australian Swim Trials: As it happened
in a personal best time of 2:11.22. The 18-year-old from the City of Perth would be a surprise debutant on the Australian team if she can hit the qualifying mark of 2:07.86 tonight, while Ellen Gandy (2:11.57) and Madeline Groves (2:11.87) will ...
March 31, 2014
His name will be forever linked to the deep and complex physics behind semiconductors—the active ingredients of computer chips, flat-panel TVs, and solar panels. Cohen was a pioneer in the use of computers to predict the electronic traits of silicon under different conditions. The Nobel committee has yet to call, but today there is growing recognition of Cohen’s contributions, and he is collecting accolades, including the 2001 National Medal of Science and the 2011 Dickson Prize in Science from Carnegie Mellon University. In March, Cohen not only celebrated his 80th birthday, he presided over the opening of an airy and light-filled room—named in his honor—just down the corridor from his own top-floor office in Birge Hall. The new room is equipped with an espresso machine, comfortable chairs, and translucent glass panels of dry-erase boards—all of it designed to lure his fellow thinkers back to the old-school practice of talking physics with each other, face-to-face. “We can write on these walls, and sit at these tables, and drink coffee and talk,” says Cohen.
ASPEN - Damien Chazelle has given up drumming as a serious pursuit to focus on filmmaking. In his public high school in Princeton, N. J. , the music program was renowned and competitive, led by a driven instructor. Chazelle recalls his teacher as well-intentioned and inspiring, but he also remembers sleepless nights following rehearsals, being kept awake by rhythm anxiety. "This intangible thing, those tempos, this clock you had to aspire to - that's what kept me up at night, a fear of screwing it up," Chazelle said, adding that rhythm didn't seem to come naturally to him. Set in the tight confines of a high school band room, the 17-minute film stars TK Simmons as a music director whose thermometer runs many degrees hotter than Chazelle's real-lfe teacher. Simmons taunts, demeans and even physically threatens his collection of aspiring musicians. The performance, centered around the teacher's relationship with one unfortunate newcomer, a drummer named Nieman, is a rare instance of out-and-out star power in the realm of short films, with Simmons really turning up the volume vocally. "He can be equally funny or scary, depending on how he modulates" his voice, the 28-year-old Chazelle said. Chazelle is at work on making a feature-length version of "Whiplash.
The Olympic silver medallist showed too much experience for his younger competitors to win in 21. 90 and earn a place on the team to Glasgow with Cameron McEvoy second in 21. 97 and Matthew Abood and James Magnussen dead heating for third in 22.... The 17-year-old from Melbourne only extended his lead in the final third of the race to win in a time of 14:51. 55, the fourth fastest time ever by an Australian. Last year’s winner Harrison was second in 15:03. 24 with training partner Mathew Levings third in 15:09. 67. Day 6 Wrap - Here come the Campbell sisters Sprint swim siblings Cate and Bronte Campbell claimed the top two spots at the Australian...
Joplin death toll could have been lower
"As a community, we are proud of what we've accomplished to date. And today we come together to celebrate yet another milestone, milestone on this journey with the rebirth of Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center," the principal said. A huge ...
March 18, 2015
5 things you need to know this weekend
You want a piece of baseball history? Here's your chance ... Daylight Savings Time will end at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, as we push our clocks back one hour. Only two states in the union – Arizona and Hawaii – don't observe daylight saving time, although ...
November 1, 2014
Deceptive fine print can ruin the show
Members tell mayor she can't attend because the topic off the closed meeting is the lawsuit she filed that names them. The Meramec near St. Louis was at crest and the Mississippi River south of St. Louis was expected to reach its high point on Tuesday.
September 30, 2014
Salvation Army still holds millions in Joplin donations
And in the aftermath, residents will tell you they've never seen anything like the outpouring of support from people and organizations all over the world. One of those groups, as you might expect, was the Salvation Army. According to their website, in the ...
April 24, 2014
Cocktail Table with Clock
This is a very handsome cocktail table with operating clock. Bold roman numerals contrast with the light antique-style face. Sturdy metal legs and glass top. Operates by a highly accurate quartz movement. Metal and Glass. Color/Finish: Reddish-brown.
December 10, 2013
Healthy Kids: Changes in weather can trigger asthma
April 11, 2013 12:15 am • HEALTHY KIDS Dr. Bob Wilmott, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center Springtime brings flowers, warmer weather and longer days — but it can also bring difficulty to children with asthma. Cold, dry air is a common ...
April 10, 2013
Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Reveals that Homophobic Chick-fil-A Is, Shockingly, Also Sexist
No? You’re not surprised? Me either. Here’s what happened: on June 27, 2011, in Duluth, Georgia, Chick-fil-A General Manager Brenda Honeycutt was fired despite performance evaluations of satisfactory to above satisfactory. She was told by her ...
July 27, 2012