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Old 30-05-2014, 02:00 AM   #136
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This 3at is also notable for modifications in the species' paws... It is one of the few felids with semi-retractable 3laws..The word "cheetah" is derived from the Sanskrit word citrakāyaḥ, meaning "variegated", via the Hindi 'चीता' (cītā)..It is thought that the species went through a prolonged period of inbreeding following a genetic bottleneck during the last ice age...The cheetah's chest is deep and its waist is narrow..The coarse, short fur of the cheetah is tan with round black spots measuring from 2 to 3 cm (0.79 to 1.2 in) across, affording it some camouflage while hunting...The leopard Panthera pardus, is a member of the Felidae family and the smallest of the 4 "big cats" in the genus Panthera, the other 3 being the tiger, lion, and Jaguar..and are Agile and Stealthy Predators...Melanism in leopards is inherited as a Mendelian, Monogenic recessive trait ..Afar Triangle (also called the Afar Depression or the Danakil Bailey Depression) is a G eological depression that is caused by the Afar Triple Junction which is part of the Great Rift Valley..The Afar Depression is the product of a Tectonic Triple junction (the Afar Triple Junction), where the spreading ridges that form the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden emerge on land and meet the East African Rift...

The method of Least Squares is a standard approach to the approximate solution of overdetermined systems, i.e., sets of equations in which there are more equations than unknowns. "Least squares" means that the overall solution minimizes the sum of the squares of the errors made in the results of every single equation..The most important application is in data fitting. The best fit in the least-squares sense minimizes the sum of squared residuals, a residual being the difference between an observed value and the fitted value provided by a model. When the problem has substantial uncertainties in the independent variable (the 'x' variable), then simple regression and least squares methods have problems; in such cases, the methodology required for fitting errors-in-variables models may be considered instead of that for least squares..The first clear and concise exposition of the method of least squares was published by Legendre in 1805.. The technique is described as an algebraic procedure for fitting linear equations to data and Legendre demonstrates the new method by analyzing the same data as Laplace for the shape of the earth.. The value of Legendre's method of least squares was immediately recognized by leading astronomers and geodesists of the time..The minimum of the sum of squares is found by setting the gradient to zero. Since the model contains M parameters there are M gradient equations..Consider a simple example drawn from physics.. A spring should obey Hooke's law which states that the extension of a spring is proportional to the force, F, applied to it(..)The least squares estimate of the force constant, k, is given by(...)assumed that application of the force causes the spring to Xpand and, having derived the force constant by least squares fitting, the extension can be predicted from Hooke's law..A special case of generalized least squares called weighted least squares occurs when all the off-diagonal entries of Ω (the correlation matrix of the residuals) are 0...

In probability theory, the law of large numbers (LLN) is a theorem that describes the result of performing the same experiment a large number of times. According to the law, the average of the results obtained from a large number of trials should be close to the expected value, and will tend to become closer as more trials are performed..Probability theory is the branch of mathematics concerned with probability, the analysis of random phenomena.. The central objects of probability theory are random variables, stochastic processes, and events: mathematical abstractions of non-deterministic events or measured quantities that may either be single occurrences or evolve over time in an apparently random fashion. If an individual coin toss or the roll of dice is considered to be a random event, then if repeated many times the sequence of random events will exhibit certain patterns, which can be studied and predicted..2 REPresentative mathematical results describing such patterns are the law of large numbers and the central limit theorem..To defend against the aliens, a SECRET Organisation called SHADO (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organisation) is Established..Cydonia lies in the planet's northern hemisphere in a transitional zone between the heavily cratered regions to the South, and relatively smooth plains to the North. Some planetologists believe that the northern plains may once have been ocean beds and that Cydonia may have been a coastal zone..Operating behind the cover of the Harlington-Straker Studios movie studio in England, SHADO is headed by Commander E. Straker , a former United States Air Force Colonel and astronaut who poses as the studio's chief executive in
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The OuTer Planets were thrown into disarray and Jupiter eventually crashed into a planet which orbited between the present Jupiter and Mars. The physicists said the remains of this planet became the asteroid belt and that part of Jupiter broke away to become what we now call Venus. As Venus, then a vast chunk of matter, was projected into space, it destroyed the atmosphere and life of Mars before it was caught by the Earth’s gravitational field, the study claimed. Venus made several orbits of the Earth before its momentum hurled it into its current position in the solar system. It was those orbits, the physicists said, that brought devastation and a tidal wave about 4,800 BC.They believed, as Brian Desborough does, that before this time Mars orbited where the Earth is now and the Earth was much closer to the Sun. The brilliant light of Venus as it passed close to the Earth may have led to the idea of Lucifer, the ‘light bringer’. The most ancient Mesopotamian and Central American records do not include Venus in their planetary accounts, only later does it appear. There was an obsession with Venus in many cultures, with human sacrifices being made to it...D.I...

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Karl Landsteiner, ForMemRS (June 14, 1868 – June 26, 1943), was an Austrian biologist and physician.He is noted for having first distinguished the main blood groups in 1900, having developed the modern system of classification of blood groups from his identification of the presence of AGGlutinins in the blood, and having identified,with Alexander S. Wiener, the Rhesus factor, in 1937, thus enabling physicians to transfuse blood without endangering the patient′s life. With Constantin Levaditi and Erwin Popper, he discovered the Polio virus, in 1909.. In 1930 he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.. He was awarded a Lasker Award in 1946 posthumously and is recognised as the father of transfusion medicine...Jakob (or Jacob) Heine (April 16, 1800, Lauterbach, Black Forest, Germany – November 12, 1879, Cannstatt, Germany) was a German orthopaedist. He is most famous for his 1840 study into poliomyelitis, which was the first medical report on the disease, and the first time the illness was recognised as a clinical entity.. Poliomyelitis is often known as Heine-Medin disease, after the work of Heine and Karl Oskar Medin..His special interests were scoliosis, clubfeet and paralysis of arms and legs.. He also used washings and Gymnastics as a THErapy... a Dyeing PlaneT in some distant corner of the universe.. Its natural resources X-hausted. Its inhabitants sterile.. Doomed to X-tinction. A situation we May one day find ourselves in, Gentlemen. So they discover earth. Abundant, fertile. Able to satisfy their needs.. They look upon us not with animosity, but compassion..As we look upon our animals that we depend on for food.. Yes, it appears they are driven by circumstance across a billion miles of space...

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