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Today is Friday, April 22, the 112th day of 2005 with 253 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2005 with 316 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, April 22, the 113th day of 2004 with 253 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2004 with 317 to follow.
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Teller, father of H-bomb, dies at 95

STANDFORD, Calif., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Edward Teller, known as the father of the hydrogen bomb, has died at his home on the Stanford University campus after suffering a stroke. He was 95.

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Today is Tuesday, April 22, the 112th day of 2003 with 253 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2003 with 316 to follow.
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The Peter Principles: Baby steps

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The fate of mankind may hang in the balance as scientists have stepped forward to announce the creation of the first successful human clone. The moral implications are astounding and mankind might do well to put the brakes on and explore the possibilities
PETER ROFF, United Press International

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Video of the Week: 'A Beautiful Mind'

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- The 2001 Best Picture winner, "A Beautiful Mind," is to go on sale Tuesday for a list price of $22.98 for the VHS tape and $29.98 for the DVD. The latter comes with a second disk stuffed with featurettes.
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

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Today is Monday, April 22, the 112th day of 2002 with 253 to follow. This is Earth Day. The moon is waxing, moving toward its full phase.
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Film of the Week: 'A Beautiful Mind'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- "A Beautiful Mind," which goes into wide release on Friday, is supposedly based on Sylvia Nasar's excellent biography of mathematician John F. Nash, who suffere
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent
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J. Robert Oppenheimer (April 22, 1904 – February 18, 1967) was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is best known for his role as the scientific director of the Manhattan Project: the World War II effort to develop the first nuclear weapons at the secret Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. For this reason he is remembered as "The Father of the Atomic Bomb". In reference to the Trinity test in New Mexico, where his Los Alamos team first tested the bomb, Oppenheimer famously recalled the Bhagavad Gita: "If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one." and "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

After the war Oppenheimer was a chief advisor to the newly created United States Atomic Energy Commission and used that position to lobby for international control of atomic energy and to avert the nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union. After provoking the ire of many politicians with his outspoken political opinions during the Red Scare, he had his security clearance revoked in a much-publicized and politicized hearing in 1954. Though stripped of his direct political influence Oppenheimer continued to lecture, write, and work in physics. A decade later President John F. Kennedy awarded him (and President Lyndon B. Johnson presented him) the Enrico Fermi Award as a gesture of political rehabilitation.

As a scientist Oppenheimer is remembered most for being the chief founder of the American school of theoretical physics while at the University of California, Berkeley. As director of the Institute for Advanced Study he would hold Einstein's old position of Senior Professor of Theoretical Physics. Oppenheimer's notable achievements in physics include the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, work on electron-positron theory, the Oppenheimer-Phillips process, quantum tunneling, special relativity, quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, black holes, and cosmic rays.

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