Perseverance pays off

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A mom’s ‘belief and perseverance’ paid off.

http://m.rediff.com/getahead/report/achievers-unschooled-17-year-old-indian-girl-makes-it-to-mit/20160830.htm

Longest living vertebrate is…

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/11/health/greenland-sharks-long-lives/index.html

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Scan Pyramids Project

An interesting project is underway in Egypt to use cosmic rays to scan through the inside of the pyramids.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-what-it-looks-like-inside-a-pyramid-2016-5

A Vet gets his house back.

An inspiring story on how a grass-roots program initiated by one person helped a veteran get back his house.

https://www.yahoo.com/realestate/wwii-vet-evicted-from-home-finally-returns-024046662.htmltumblr_inline_nxf33rZDpB1tchuoh_1280

Success from the slums of Mumbai

An interesting real life story of a person who grew up in the slums in Mumbai and got a Ph.D.

A real source of inspiration.

https://www.ivyties.com/success/index.php/2015/06/06/success-from-the-slums-of-mumbai/mehul_grad-634x300

Bright Future lies ahead for Harrison Barnes

Came across this article in our local newspaper’s website. Wishing Harrison Barnes the Best of Luck !

http://www.mercurynews.com/warriors/ci_28135481/harrison-barnes-approval-ratings-through-roof

Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) dribbles past Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph during the first half of Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball Western Conference playoff series Friday, May 15, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) dribbles past Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph during the first half of Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball Western Conference playoff series Friday, May 15, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

The Story of Mathematics

My daughter is currently doing a project called A-z of Mathematicians. I stumbled on this and found this very interesting as it explains the growth of Mathematics in a nice chronological manner.

http://www.storyofmathematics.com/mathematicians.html

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See this Absolutely Amazing Mathematics !

1 x 8 + 1 = 9

12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

Brilliant, isn’t it?

And look at this symmetry :
1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

Brilliant,

How did some of the US Presidents get started ?

Interesting article on how some of the US Presidents got started in their career. Some did odd jobs. Read it and comment on it.

http://money.cnn.com/gallery/news/economy/2014/07/03/presidents-minimum-wage/index.html140703114608-president-minimum-wage-obama-620xb

The richest man in the World uses a Flip phone !

http://www.benzinga.com/media/cnbc/15/02/5216004/warren-buffett-remarks-on-moodys-coca-cola-and-the-iwatch452099361_7