Monday, 19 November 2012
Friday, 16 November 2012
As reported by the Railway Gazette:
RUSSIA: The government removed the 411 km Kuragino - Kyzyl railway from its list of state investment projects on November 14. The planned line in the Tuva republic is now to be funded by Eniseiskaya Industrial Corp, which owns coal mines at Kyzyl
The line was originally to be built as a public-private partnership, to be ready in 2014.
Posted by Friends of Tuva / Feynman.com at 18:34
Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra's comic "The Manhattan Projects" has collected the first five issues in a trade paperback, "The Manhattan Projects: Volume 1", published by Image Comics and available at comic shops near you, as well as the usual online booksellers.
I haven't had the chance to read it, but the New York Times describes it as follows:
‘THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS VOL. 1’ (Image Comics, $14.99), written by Jonathan Hickman and illustrated by Nick Pitarra, imagines that the scientists working on the atomic bomb were up to more — like traveling to other dimensions, meeting aliens and encountering doppelgängers. These titans of science (Feynman, Einstein and Oppenheimer) take the craziness in stride. It is also worth checking out Mr. Hickman’s work for Marvel Entertainment: ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and ‘FANTASTIC FOUR.’
Posted by Friends of Tuva / Feynman.com at 18:27
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
The November 13, 2012, "Monty" comic strip features a small hand-tinted photo of Richard Feynman.
Why? We'll never know. Perhaps it's a reference to "The Amateur Scientist" chapter in "Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!", but perhaps not.
Posted by Friends of Tuva / Feynman.com at 22:18
Monday, 5 November 2012
The Tuva State University is developing an international studies program and would like to get the word out about their yearly study program of Tuvan Language and Culture as well as their partnership program of Tuvan Music Research. They are also developing a 2-week summer program for foreigners.
For more details, please see the Tuva State University web site.
Posted by Friends of Tuva / Feynman.com at 16:12