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Bhima

In Itihasa, Bhima is the second born of the Pandavas. The Mahabharata relates many events. Bhima is responsible for slaying all hundred Kaurava brothers in the Kurukshetra War, he was considered to have the physical strength of 10,000 elephants approximately. The word Bhima in Sanskrit means'big' or'tall', his other names are – Bhimasena – he, equivalent to a formidable army Vrikodara – wolf bellied or voracious eater Gadadhara – mace-wielder Vayuputra / Bayu Tanaya – son of Vayu – God of Wind Jarasandhajit – he who won over Jarasandha Hidimbabhid – he who pierced Hidimba Kichakajit – he who defeated Kichaka Jihmayodhin – fighter against falsehood Ballava – cook Hanyalaurya – creator. Arya Bratasena Along with other Pandava brothers, Bhima was trained in religion, science and military arts by the Kuru preceptors and Drona, he became a master in using the mace. Bhima's strong point throughout the epic remains his towering strength, he was so wrathful and strong that it was impossible for Indra to subdue him in a battle.

Bhima was renowned for his giant appetite – at times, half of the total food consumed by the Pandavas was eaten by him. Bhima, being as powerful as his father, was a natural bully, he used to play practical jokes on the Kaurava brothers. His repeated failures and fecklessness against Bhima angered Duryodhana so much that he wanted him dead, he hatched a cunning plot where he drowned him in River Ganga. Thankfully, the Naga king Vasuki saved Bhima and apprised him of Duryodana's hatred for him, it is Vasuki who bestowed him the immense strength of ten thousand elephants. Duryodana with his counsellor Purochana hatched a plan to burn the Pandavas alive at a lac palace Lakshagraha at Varnavrata that Duryodhana had built there. Thanks to prior notice from Vidura, the Pandavas managed to escape out from the palace with Bhima played a major role in carrying all five of them and escaping to safety. Bhima barricaded the palace of Purochana and set fire to it, thereby ensuring Purochana became a victim of his own evil plot.

Kunti and the Pandavas were living in agnyatavaasa. During their stay at Ekachakra or kaiwara, they came to know of a demon, who troubled people by eating members of their village and their provisions; the powerful Bhima brought his might to the fore and killed Bakasura, much to the delight of the villagers. At the time Bhima kills the demon Hidimba, king of demons of forest Kamyaka, he meets his sister Hidimbi. Hidimbi promises Kunti that she and Ghatotkacha will stay out of the Pandavas' lives and away from the luxuries of court; when Bhima killed the demon Hidimba, he became the King of Kamyaka for 5 years. In Mahabharata, the demon army from Kamyaka fought the war alongside Pandavas. After the death of Ghatotkacha Bhima again became king of Kamyaka; the Pandavas attended the Swayamvara of Drupada princess, Draupadi. The Pandavas, led by Arjuna, were successful at the Swayamvara. With his brothers, he was married to Draupadi. At a stage, Bhima married Valandhara, the daughter of the king of Kasi, had a son named Savarga.

Among Bhima's three sons, Sarvaga did not participate in the Kurukshetra war, Sutasoma was killed by Ashwatthama and Ghatotkacha was killed by Karna. When Yudhishthira became emperor of Indraprastha he sent his four younger brothers out in different directions to subjugate kingdoms for the Rajasuya sacrifice. Bhima was sent out to the East, since Bhishma thought the easterners were skilled in fighting from the backs of elephants and in fighting with bare arms, he deemed Bhima to be the most ideal person to wage wars in that region. The Mahabharata mentions several kingdoms to the east of Indraprastha. Key victories include his fights with: Jarasandha of the Magadha empire; this was the most important win, as Jarasandha had several allies in the region, including Shishupala and Bhagadatta. Krishna tricked Jarasandha into having a wrestling bout with Bhima; this was an agonizing battle. At the end, Bhima tore apart his body into two. Dasarnas, where the king called Sudharman with his bare arms fought a fierce battle with Bhima, who appointed the mighty Sudharman as the first-in-command of his forces.

Karna. When Bhima came to Anga Kingdom, Karna didn’t accept to make alliance due to which a terrific war took place between Bhima and Karna. Bhima and Karna both were good archers; each used some of their prominent weapons on each other. Bhima broke Karna’s bow. Both of them fought with the mace. At last Bhima failed to kill because of Karna's Kavacha Kundal. Sishupala of Chedi Kingdom, Matsya and the country called Madahara and the Somadheyas and the king of the Bhargas, as the ruler of the Nishadas and Manimat: Southern Mallas and the Bhagauanta mountain. Sarmakas and the Varmakas After Yudhishthira succumbed to Shakuni's challenge in the game of dice, the Pandavas were forced into exile for 13 years, one of, in anonymity; the exile period in the forests, saw the Pandavas com

Greenwell Street

Greenwell Street is a street in the City of Westminster, that runs from Bolsover Street in the east to Cleveland Street in the west. Great Titchfield Street joins it on its south side; the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust Outpatient Assessment Centre is located in Bolsover Street on the corner with Greenwell Street. The sculptures of a boy holding a cricket bat and a girl with flowers that once flanked the Bolsover Street entrance to the building, which has since been demolished and replaced, have been placed on the Greenwell Street side of the building with a blue plaque between them; the sculptor John Flaxman once lived in the street. Media related to Greenwell Street, London at Wikimedia Commons

Joseph Cooper House

Joseph Cooper House is located in Camden, Camden County, New Jersey, United States. The house was built in 1695 and added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 14, 1973. A fire, about 2005, destroyed the roof; the ruins of the building are planned to become a pavilion in the surrounding park. The Cooper family were involved in operating ferries along the Delaware River, including from slip nearby. Joseph Cooper House is a historic site located in Pyne Point Park on 7th and Erie street in Camden NJ, it was built by William Cooper and Joseph Cooper in 1695, this makes it the oldest structure in the city of Camden. The ten room manor was built in sections, the first in dutch colonial style in the late 17th century was constructed from ironstone; the second part a two story addition was built using brick imported from England in the early 18th century. The Joseph Cooper house and Pyne point park where owned by the Cooper family and were both purchased by the city in 1913. Before being damaged by a fire in 2005, it served as a library and meeting house.

In 2012 the city granted control of the house to the Cooper Ferry Partnership. They enlisted Jibe Design to develop an adaptive reuse plan in 2013; as of today, Cooper Ferry Partnership is seeking funds for the refurbishing of the building. National Register of Historic Places listings in Camden County, New Jersey List of the oldest buildings in New Jersey Pomona Hall Benjamin Cooper House

Ralph Teetor

Ralph Teetor was a prolific inventor who invented cruise control. He was the longtime president of the automotive parts manufacturer The Perfect Circle Co. in Hagerstown, Indiana, a manufacturer of piston rings. Teetor became blind at age five in an accident, but as a grown man he preferred never to discuss his disability, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1912. Teetor's developed sense of touch proved helpful in developing a technique for balancing steam turbine rotors used in Navy torpedo-boat destroyers. Dynamic balancing of large components had puzzled others. Teetor was inspired to invent cruise control one day while riding with his lawyer; the lawyer would slow down while speed up while listening. This rocking motion so annoyed Teetor. In 1945, after ten years of tinkering, Ralph Teetor received his first patent on a speed control device. Early names for his invention included "Controlmatic", "Touchomatic", "Pressomatic" and "Speedostat", with "Speedostat" becoming the trademark name.

The common name became "Cruise Control". The Perfect Circle device wasn't used commercially until Chrysler introduced it in 1958; the throttle was controlled by a bi-directional screw drive electric motor, the two connected during use by an electro magnet. A 12v post would stay nearly centered between two throttle mounted electric contacts, one for turning the motor's screw for more throttle, the other for less; the floating post would "guide" the motor with input from 1) sprung leveraged spinning weights driven from the transmission's speedometer cable, 2) a counter-spring tension set by a cable from a dial near the steering wheel. This first-mass-marketed design was the industry standard for just over a decade. Teetor managed to live his life as if his accident had never happened, went on to become successful as an engineer, manufacturing executive and entrepreneur, his other inventions included an early powered lawn mower, lock mechanisms, holders for fishing rods. In 1936, Teetor was elected as president of the Society of Automotive Engineers.

In 1963, he endowed the SAE's Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, awarded annually to stimulate "contacts between younger engineering educators and practicing engineers in industry and government." In 1965, Teetor received two honorary degrees, Doctor of Engineering at the Indiana Institute of Technology and Doctor of Laws at Earlham College, Indiana. He was made a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; the planetarium and one of the residence houses at Earlham College are named in Teetor's honor. In 1988, Teetor was posthumously inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, for his numerous contributions to the automotive industry. Teetor Meyer, Marjorie. One Man’s Vision: The Life of Automotive Pioneer Ralph R. Teetor. Self-published. Pp. 224. ISBN 1-87820-867-5. Bio History of the Perfect Circle Corporation Time magazine | Science: I see

52 Sagittarii

52 Sagittarii is a binary star system in the southern constellation of Sagittarius. It has the Bayer designation h2 Sagittarii; this system is visible to the naked eye as a faint, blue-white hued point of light with an apparent visual magnitude of 4.59. It is located 190 light years away based on parallax, but is drifting closer with a radial velocity of −19 km/s; the primary component is a B-type main-sequence star with a stellar classification of B8/9V. Garrison and Gray assigned it a class of kB8 hB9 HeA0 Va, displaying the calcium K line of a B8 class star, the hydrogen lines of a B9 star, the helium lines of an A0 star, along with overabundances of strontium and iron, it is around 57 million years old with three times the mass of the Sun and about 2.1 times the Sun's radius. It is radiating 60.5 times the luminosity of the Sun from its photosphere at an effective temperature of 10,592 K. The star is spinning with a projected rotational velocity of 48 km/s.52 Sagittarii has one companion at an angular separation of 2.4″.

This object is magnitude 9.2 with a spectral class in the K2V-K4V range, is believed to be the source of X-ray emissions from the system

John Carver Meadows Frost

John Carver Meadows Frost known as "Jack" was a British aircraft designer. His primary contributions centred on pioneering supersonic British experimental aircraft and as the chief designer who shepherded Canada's first jet fighter project, the Avro Canada CF-100, to completion, he was the major force behind the Avro Canada VTOL aircraft projects as the unheralded creator of the Avro Canada flying saucer projects. Frost's introduction to aviation had begun. At school in the early 1930s his Latin teacher A. Maitland Emmet had taken him up in a Bristol Fighter. John Frost had been born in Walton-on-Thames near London in 1915 and had shown an early interest in the sciences at St Edward's School, where he graduated with honours in mathematics and physics. Frost began his aeronautical career in the 1930s as an apprentice for Airspeed Limited before he moved on to the Miles, Westland and Slingsby companies. In 1937, Frost had designed the fuselage of the new Westland Whirlwind fighter. At Blackburn, he had been involved with the construction of their pre-war wind tunnel.

While working for Slingsby Sailplanes from 1939 to 1942, he met his future wife, who had worked in the Slingsby Design Office as a technical artist. Frost designed a troop-carrying glider to be used for the Normandy landings, it was not a success and only a few were built but it included an ingenious innovation: the use of a rubber bag undercarriage. Frost's work began to be noticed when he joined the de Havilland Aircraft Company, builders of the famed Mosquito bomber and fighter. After joining the de Havilland firm in 1942, Frost had become one of the senior members of the design team working on the Hornet fighter, based on the Mosquito, for which he designed a unique flap design; as one of the team of designers on the D. H.100 Vampire, he was responsible for the design of the original flaps, dive brakes and ailerons for this fighter. The Vampire was the second British jet fighter designed in the Second World War, but other than its powerplant and plywood construction patterned on the Mosquito, the diminutive fighter was conventional in design.

Frost had become involved in one of the most important new developments at the time: swept wings and a tailless configuration on a supersonic jet fighter. Designer and company founder, Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, had begun the D. H.106 Comet development process and was considering that radical configuration for the world's first jet airliner. As Project Engineer on the D. H.108, with only a team of 8–10 draughtsmen and engineers, Frost created a remarkable aircraft by marrying the front fuselage of the de Havilland Vampire to a swept wing and short stubby vertical tail to make the first British swept wing jet, soon to be unofficially known as the "Swallow." The elegant and sleek experimental D. H.108 was to serve as a test "mule" to investigate stability and control problems for the new Comet airliner. The D. H.108 first flew on 15 May 1946, a mere eight months after Frost had a go-ahead on the project. Company test pilot and son of the builder, Geoffrey de Havilland Jr. flew the first of three aircraft and found it fast – fast enough to try for a world speed record.

On 12 April 1948, a D. H.108 did set a world's speed record at 973.65 km/h and on became the first jet aircraft to exceed the speed of sound. The first D. H.108, TG-283, was alleged to have jumped from Mach.98 to Mach 1.05 while being test-flown by John Derry on 9 September 1948. On 27 September 1946, while practising for an upcoming run at a new speed record, Geoffrey de Havilland Jr. died when his D. H. 108 broke up in the air near the speed of sound. Frost was persuaded to move to Canada in 1947, shortly after the completion of the design of the Swallow, where he joined A. V. Roe Canada. To him, this was an ideal opportunity – there was a promising project to work on and a chance to get away from the depressing conditions of postwar Britain. At the time, his wife, was living in the north of England while Frost worked at Hatfield, near London. Accommodations for many young couples were strained. During his tenure at de Havilland, Frost began to put forward a number of unique ideas for a tip jet-driven rotor helicopter – a concept known as a gyrodyne.

He continued his research and with a group of friends, including fellow engineer, T. Desmond Earl, built a scale model to test his theories. Shortly after his departure to Canada, Earl joined Frost in his new venture, remained his "right-hand man" for the rest of the Canadian period. On 14 June 1947, Frost arrived at Avro Canada's Malton, Ontario facility with his wife to take over as Project Designer of the new XC-100 jet fighter interceptor. After 18 months of development, the fighter had entered the mock-up stage. Frost decided to alter the aircraft design which brought him into conflict with Avro Canada Chief Aerodynamacist Jim Chamberlin. "cleaning up" the fuselage, Frost set out to change the design subtly. Though he wanted to use a swept-wing configuration, the prototype proceeded to prototype stage in the same basic configuration of straight-winged, twin-engined form.. Although the CF-100 prototype was now a much more sleek shape, Frost still considered the design awkward. "It was a clumsy thing.

All brute force," he remarked. While Frost was in England to confer with members of the Hawker Siddeley Group, Chamberlin made another alteration by moving the engines back and "notching" the wing spar to