Aviation Futurist George Bye to Speak at DaVinci Institute June 10

Aviation's Next Quantum Leap

George E. Bye, CEO and Founder of Bye Aerospace, Inc., will speak on the endurance capabilities and benefits of solar-electric powered aircraft as part of DaVinci Institute’s Speaker Series on Tuesday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the DaVinci offices in Louisville, Colo.

 

 

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3/3/09: Celebrate Square Root Day!

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Let’s get geeky…or not.

When the month and day form the square root of the year, math geeks celebrate a special holiday. Well, presumably. I never made it past precalculus, so I’m only going by what the Associated Press says:

The math-buffs’ holiday, which only occurs nine times each century, falls on Tuesday – 3/3/09 (for the mathematically challenged, three is the square root of nine).

“These days are like calendar comets, you wait and wait and wait for them, then they brighten up your day – and poof – they’re gone,” said Ron Gordon, a Redwood City teacher who started a contest meant to get people excited about the event.

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An Evening with the Legendary Dr. Ben Bova

 An Evening with the Legendary Dr. Ben Bova

 Life on the moon as depicted by the legendary science fiction author, Dr. Ben Bova

On August 6th the DaVinci Institute will be hosting the legendary science fiction author, Dr. Ben Bova, at its Night with a Futurist event.

In his various writings, Dr. Bova has predicted the Space Race of the 1960s, solar power satellites, the discovery of organic chemicals in interstellar space, virtual reality, human cloning, the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars), the discovery of life on Mars, the advent of international peacekeeping forces, the discovery of ice on the Moon, electronic book publishing and zero-gravity sex.

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