rxwine
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May 30th, 2012 at 7:58:36 PM permalink
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A German 16-year-old has become the first person to solve a mathematical problem posed by Sir Isaac Newton more than 300 years ago.

Shouryya Ray worked out how to calculate exactly the path of a projectile under gravity and subject to air resistance, The (London) Sunday Times reported.




http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/05/27/german-teen-solves-300-year-old-mathematical-riddle-posed-by-sir-isaac-newton/#ixzz1wPczbNtj
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WongBo
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May 30th, 2012 at 8:11:02 PM permalink
It's an awesome accomplishment and he should be honored.
Sort of sad that it will improve the field of ballistics...
When is someone going to figure out how the world can cough up a few billion to end starvation?
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EvenBob
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May 30th, 2012 at 8:13:33 PM permalink
Quote: WongBo

ItWhen is someone going to figure out how the world can cough up a few billion to end starvation?



How about figuring out how to stop idiots who can't
afford it from having too many babies first.
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WongBo
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May 30th, 2012 at 8:15:18 PM permalink
Delete, not going to hijack.
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mrjjj
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May 30th, 2012 at 8:18:20 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

How about figuring out how to stop idiots who can't
afford it from having too many babies first.




http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-tennessee-man-has-30-kids-20120518,0,4036567.story
EvenBob
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May 30th, 2012 at 8:39:05 PM permalink
Shouryya Ray worked out how to calculate>>>

A math genius born in India. I'm sure Germany is very proud..
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WongBo
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May 30th, 2012 at 8:41:23 PM permalink
You know the Germans are a lot like Americans,
Many American have German heritage.
One thing they have in common,
Claiming the successful citizens as their own.
If this guy had shot up a school,
The headline would read "Indian immigrant shoots...
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EvenBob
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May 30th, 2012 at 8:51:24 PM permalink
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You know the Germans are a lot like Americans,



If it was America and it was a first gen Chinese kid
named Lee Chang, I can almost guarantee it would
have been reported as 'Chinese-American Lee Chang'.
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WongBo
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May 30th, 2012 at 8:55:23 PM permalink
Yeah you're probably right.
But if he was a white/euro it would just say American..
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andysif
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May 30th, 2012 at 9:16:24 PM permalink
i have been searching the whole internet with no answer.
what question exactly did he solve?

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