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2013-10-30 11:03:21

As any amateur baker knows, proper mixing is crucial to a perfect pastry. Mix too little and ingredients will not be evenly distributed; beat instead of fold, and a soufflé will fall flat. Mixing strategies are even more critical for industrial products, where every batch that is manufactured must meet the same exacting standards and yet, to manage costs, be created in the least amount of time. In a new paper published in the journal Physics of Fluids, fluid mechanics expert Lionel Rossi,...

2012-01-25 12:39:56

Unemployment time series in Spain behave in a chaotic way according to a study at the University of Seville. Such chaos demonstrates the complex and unpredictable nature of the Spanish labor market in the long run. However, short term patterns can be predicted using complex mathematical models. "Using mathematical techniques we have found evidence of chaos in unemployment time series in Spain. In theory, this explains why unemployment trends are so unstable," outlines Elena Olmedo,...

2011-10-19 13:00:32

Experimental confirmation of a fundamental physical theorem The so-called ergodic theorem formulates a fundamental physical principle relating to the behavior of dynamical systems. Essentially the theorem states that in a multiparticle system each individual particle behaves just as “chaotically” as does the system as a whole. In other words, one can extrapolate from the behavior of a single element to that of the whole system. Strangely enough, in spite of its wide-ranging...

2011-04-04 07:05:00

QUEENSLAND, Australia, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This will be the focus of presentations at major International Science conferences throughout 2011. Independent Australian researcher Ken Ware has been devoted to studying this phenomenon for more than 25 years; in particular the relationship the "observable" chaos has to physical and/or emotional disease and disorder. Subsequent findings will be presented firstly at the international Neuroscience conference "Wiring The Brain," Ireland,...

2010-11-05 00:00:39

The recent number one bestselling self-help book, "ËœThe True Dynamics of Life', by Mike Robinson details a new approach to health and wellbeing which involves self knowledge as its starting point. Robinson says, "ËœYou are the world and the world is you and only you can make it whole' Uniquely, as well as looking at the macro picture of why the world is in chaos, the book also addresses the micro level of each individuals role in that chaos. Using critical understandings...


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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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