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Land Rover is a car brand that specialises in four-wheel-drive vehicles, owned by British multinational car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover, which is in turn owned by India's Tata Motors since 2008.
The Land Rover name was originally used by the Rover Company for the Land Rover Series, launched in 1948. It developed into a brand encompassing a range of four-wheel-drive models, including the Defender, Discovery, Freelander, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque. Land Rovers are currently assembled in the company's Halewood and Solihull plants, with research and development taking place at the Gaydon and Whitley engineering centres. Land Rover sold 194,000 vehicles worldwide in 2009.
In September 2013 Jaguar Land Rover announced plans to open a 100 million GBP (160 million USD) research and development centre in the University of Warwick, Coventry to create a next generation of vehicle technologies. The carmaker said around 1,000 academics and engineers would work there and that construction would start in 2014.
Laird Hamilton (born March 2, 1964) is an American big-wave surfer, co-inventor of tow-in surfing, and an occasional fashion and action-sports model. He is married to Gabrielle Reece, a professional volleyball player, television personality, and model. Hamilton and his family split their time between residences in Kauai, Hawaii, and Malibu, California.
Laird was born Laird John Zerfas in San Francisco on March 2, 1964, in an experimental salt-water sphere at UCSF Medical Center designed to ease the mother's labor. His father, L. G. Zerfas, left the family before his first birthday. While he was an infant, Laird and his mother, Joann (née Zyirek), moved to Hawaii. While still a young boy living on Oahu, Laird met with 1960s surfer Bill Hamilton, a bachelor at the time, on Pūpūkea beach on the North Shore. Bill Hamilton was a surfboard shaper and glasser on Oahu in the 1960s and 1970s and owned a small business handmaking custom, high-performance surfboards for the Oahu North Shore big wave riders of the era. The two became immediate companions. The young Laird invited Bill Hamilton home to meet his mother. Bill Hamilton married Laird's then-single mother, becoming Laird's adoptive father.
The Land Rover Discovery is a mid-size luxury SUV, from the British car maker Land Rover. There have been two generations of the vehicle, the first of which was introduced in 1989 and given a Series II update in 1998. The second generation, titled Discovery 3, launched in 2004 and was marketed in North America as the Land Rover LR3. These second generation models were updated in 2009 as the Discovery 4—Land Rover LR4 for North American markets.
The Discovery Series I was introduced into the United Kingdom in 1989. The company code-named the vehicle "Project Jay". The new model was based on the chassis and drivetrain of the more upmarket Range Rover, but with a lower price aimed at a larger market segment intended to compete with Japanese offerings. This was the only Discovery generation with a four-cylinder petrol engine.
The Discovery was initially only available as a three-door version; the five-door body style became available in 1990. Both were fitted with five seats, with the option to have two jump seats fitted in the boot. Land Rover employed an external consultancy, Conran Design Group, to design the interior. They were instructed to ignore current car interior design and position the vehicle as a 'lifestyle accessory'. Their interior incorporated a number of original features, although some ideas shown on the original interior mock-ups (constructed inside a Range Rover bodyshell at Conran's workshops) were left on the shelf, such as a custom sunglasses holder built into the centre of the steering wheel. The design was unveiled to critical acclaim, and won a British Design Award in 1989.
W. R. Hamilton in 1846 famously carved the basic multiplicative laws of the four dimensional algebra of quaternions onto a bridge in Dublin during a walk with his wife. This represented a great breakthrough on an important problem he had been wrestling with: how to algebraically represent rotations of 3 dimensional space using some kind of analog of complex numbers for rotations of the plane. This is the first of three lectures on this development, and here we set the stage by introducing complex numbers and explaining some of their natural links with rotations of the plane. There is a lot of information in this lecture, so by all means take it slowly, and break it up by pausing and absorbing the ideas before going further. In particular the last slide (page 9) could easily be stared at ...
The All-New Land Rover Discovery receives the surfing seal of approval as legendary surfer Laird Hamilton and 8-year old surfing prodigy Jett Prefontaine take the ultimate family SUV on a surf adventure in Malibu. In a display of incredible versatility, smart technology and capability, the All-New Discovery proves why it’s the perfect SUV for any adventure. Visit http://bit.ly/2fBmbtf for more All-New Discovery Information.
This is the second of three lectures on Hamilton's discovery of quaternions, and here we introduce rotations of three dimensional space and the natural problem of how to describe them effectively and compose them. We discuss the geometry of the sphere, take a detour to talk about composing planar rotations with different centers, talk about the connections between reflections and rotations, and introduce the basic algebraic framework with vectors, the dot product and the cross product. As in the first lecture, there is a lot of information here, so by all means take it slowly, and break it up by pausing and absorbing the ideas before going further. Euler's theorem on the composition of rotations is an important ingredient. You will also learn that a curious addition of spherical vectors ...
We show how to practically implement the use of quaternions to describe the algebra of rotations of three dimensional space. The key idea is to use the notion of half-turn instead of angle: this is well suited to connect with the lovely algebraic structure of quaternions. The theory of half turns is interesting in its own right, and belongs to what we call Vector Trigonometry--an interesting variant of Rational Trigonometry that we intend to describe in detail elsewhere. Here we only need a few formulas for half turns, which really go back to the ancient Greeks and the rational parametrization of the unit circle which we have discussed many times! By focussing on the formula for quaternion multiplication in terms of scalar and vector parts, we can deduce that any orthonormal set of vecto...
Our 4th annual Discovery Day in Health Sciences hosted by Hamilton Health Sciences gave area high school students and teachers another opportunity to explore careers in medicine and other sciences via a keynote lecture, hands-on workshops and an interactive lab demo which concluded the day. Take a peak at some of the things we did and share the excitement!
This is the third lecture on the problem of how to extend the algebraic structure of the complex numbers to deal with rotations in space, and Hamilton's discovery of quaternions, and here we roll up the sleaves and get to work laying out a concise but logically clear framework for this remarkable structure. A main tool that we will use is the algebra of 2x2 matrices, however with (rational) complex number entries. This allows us a simplified way of proving the various laws of arithmetic for quaternions, and brings ideas from linear algebra, like the determinant and the trace of a matrix, into play. We end with an important visual model of quaternions and the key formula that connects them with rotations of three dimensional space. There is a lot in this lecture, so be prepared to go slow...
Professor Flood gives a fabulous overvierw of the lives and work of two mathematicians, Hamilton and Boole: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/hamilton-boole-and-their-algebras William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865) revolutionized algebra with his discovery of quaternions, a non-commutative algebraic system, as well as his earlier work on complex numbers. George Boole (1815-1864) contributed to probability and differential equations, but his greatest achievement was to create an algebra of logic 'Boolean algebra'. These new algebras were not only important to the development of algebra but remain of current use. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/hamilton-boole-and-their-...
We partnered with the entire #HamOnt innovation ecosystem at this year's Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery event! Event-goers connected to Hamilton as we brought together McMaster University & Mohawk College, Innovation Factory & The Forge - Hamilton, Hamilton Economic Development, and partners from across this city. We were joined by innovative Hamilton start ups like Nix Sensor Ltd., Lumago Inc., Brüha, OverAir, Cinnos, 180 Drums, Nuts For Cheese, Aiva Labs and so many more. What an amazing opportunity to connect our city and bring the entire ecosystem together! Check out the video here:
Forbes regularly takes his Land Rover Discovery on 4x4 adventures in the wilds of the west of Scotland, we join him for a fun journey and ask him what else is important in his life. See more at http://crazyway.tv
The Discovery Vitality Summit, held from 15-17 August this year, featured a number of keynote speakers, both local and international. One of the main draw cards was Tyler Hamilton, former professional cyclist and teammate of Lance Armstrong. In his talk, Tyler opened up about his journey and the choices he made that led him to become a cycling champion and a user of doping substances. He also fielded questions from the audience about his experience. The footage is an edited version of his talk.
SI ASI LO DESEAS PUEDES AGREGARME EN FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/joe.psych.5 el 30 de noviembre pasado , crearon un documental , acerca de una de las sectas mas crueles de los años 60s , la cual se autodominaba "the family " ,a continuación te hablare acerca de ella...
Ayahuasca has been used by Shamans and those they help for hundreds if not thousands of years. Found all over the Amazon, Ayahuasca and it's incredible ability to heal has been slowly but steadily creeping into western consciousness. Metamorphosis is a documentary that follows several westerners as they undergo five Ayahuasca ceremonies and experience the gamut of emotions - from utter fear to outright ecstasy. It also explores the shamans who work with the medicine as well as all the key elements of an Ayahuasca ceremony. The film also tells the story of Hamilton Souther, who earlier in life had no belief of and in spirit. After having a spiritual awakening, Hamilton is led to the Amazon where he apprentices as an Ayahuascero, or person who practices medicine with Ayahuasca. Hamilton and ...
Surf legend Laird Hamilton and eight-year old phenomenon Jett Prefontaine take New Discovery surfing at Point Mugu in Malibu, California ahead of its U.S. premiere Hamilton demonstrates Intelligent Seat Fold technology by rearranging premium SUV’s seats from the water(3) Intelligent Seat Fold technology allows customers to reconfigure the second and third row seats remotely using a smartphone(3) Members of the Silicon Beach Surfers club join Laird and Jett to check out the new Land Rover SUV’s surf-friendly features, including the waterproof Activity Key wristband New Discovery Dynamic Design Pack receives debut at LA Auto Show New Discovery can accommodate seven surfers in comfort If you like DPCcars videos please subscribe: https://goo.gl/BSIaFc
W. R. Hamilton in 1846 famously carved the basic multiplicative laws of the four dimensional algebra of quaternions onto a bridge in Dublin during a walk with his wife. This represented a great breakthrough on an important problem he had been wrestling with: how to algebraically represent rotations of 3 dimensional space using some kind of analog of complex numbers for rotations of the plane. This is the first of three lectures on this development, and here we set the stage by introducing complex numbers and explaining some of their natural links with rotations of the plane. There is a lot of information in this lecture, so by all means take it slowly, and break it up by pausing and absorbing the ideas before going further. In particular the last slide (page 9) could easily be stared at ...
The All-New Land Rover Discovery receives the surfing seal of approval as legendary surfer Laird Hamilton and 8-year old surfing prodigy Jett Prefontaine take the ultimate family SUV on a surf adventure in Malibu. In a display of incredible versatility, smart technology and capability, the All-New Discovery proves why it’s the perfect SUV for any adventure. Visit http://bit.ly/2fBmbtf for more All-New Discovery Information.
This is the second of three lectures on Hamilton's discovery of quaternions, and here we introduce rotations of three dimensional space and the natural problem of how to describe them effectively and compose them. We discuss the geometry of the sphere, take a detour to talk about composing planar rotations with different centers, talk about the connections between reflections and rotations, and introduce the basic algebraic framework with vectors, the dot product and the cross product. As in the first lecture, there is a lot of information here, so by all means take it slowly, and break it up by pausing and absorbing the ideas before going further. Euler's theorem on the composition of rotations is an important ingredient. You will also learn that a curious addition of spherical vectors ...
We show how to practically implement the use of quaternions to describe the algebra of rotations of three dimensional space. The key idea is to use the notion of half-turn instead of angle: this is well suited to connect with the lovely algebraic structure of quaternions. The theory of half turns is interesting in its own right, and belongs to what we call Vector Trigonometry--an interesting variant of Rational Trigonometry that we intend to describe in detail elsewhere. Here we only need a few formulas for half turns, which really go back to the ancient Greeks and the rational parametrization of the unit circle which we have discussed many times! By focussing on the formula for quaternion multiplication in terms of scalar and vector parts, we can deduce that any orthonormal set of vecto...
Our 4th annual Discovery Day in Health Sciences hosted by Hamilton Health Sciences gave area high school students and teachers another opportunity to explore careers in medicine and other sciences via a keynote lecture, hands-on workshops and an interactive lab demo which concluded the day. Take a peak at some of the things we did and share the excitement!
This is the third lecture on the problem of how to extend the algebraic structure of the complex numbers to deal with rotations in space, and Hamilton's discovery of quaternions, and here we roll up the sleaves and get to work laying out a concise but logically clear framework for this remarkable structure. A main tool that we will use is the algebra of 2x2 matrices, however with (rational) complex number entries. This allows us a simplified way of proving the various laws of arithmetic for quaternions, and brings ideas from linear algebra, like the determinant and the trace of a matrix, into play. We end with an important visual model of quaternions and the key formula that connects them with rotations of three dimensional space. There is a lot in this lecture, so be prepared to go slow...
Professor Flood gives a fabulous overvierw of the lives and work of two mathematicians, Hamilton and Boole: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/hamilton-boole-and-their-algebras William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865) revolutionized algebra with his discovery of quaternions, a non-commutative algebraic system, as well as his earlier work on complex numbers. George Boole (1815-1864) contributed to probability and differential equations, but his greatest achievement was to create an algebra of logic 'Boolean algebra'. These new algebras were not only important to the development of algebra but remain of current use. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/hamilton-boole-and-their-...
W. R. Hamilton in 1846 famously carved the basic multiplicative laws of the four dimensional algebra of quaternions onto a bridge in Dublin during a walk with his wife. This represented a great breakthrough on an important problem he had been wrestling with: how to algebraically represent rotations of 3 dimensional space using some kind of analog of complex numbers for rotations of the plane. This is the first of three lectures on this development, and here we set the stage by introducing complex numbers and explaining some of their natural links with rotations of the plane. There is a lot of information in this lecture, so by all means take it slowly, and break it up by pausing and absorbing the ideas before going further. In particular the last slide (page 9) could easily be stared at ...
This is the second of three lectures on Hamilton's discovery of quaternions, and here we introduce rotations of three dimensional space and the natural problem of how to describe them effectively and compose them. We discuss the geometry of the sphere, take a detour to talk about composing planar rotations with different centers, talk about the connections between reflections and rotations, and introduce the basic algebraic framework with vectors, the dot product and the cross product. As in the first lecture, there is a lot of information here, so by all means take it slowly, and break it up by pausing and absorbing the ideas before going further. Euler's theorem on the composition of rotations is an important ingredient. You will also learn that a curious addition of spherical vectors ...
We show how to practically implement the use of quaternions to describe the algebra of rotations of three dimensional space. The key idea is to use the notion of half-turn instead of angle: this is well suited to connect with the lovely algebraic structure of quaternions. The theory of half turns is interesting in its own right, and belongs to what we call Vector Trigonometry--an interesting variant of Rational Trigonometry that we intend to describe in detail elsewhere. Here we only need a few formulas for half turns, which really go back to the ancient Greeks and the rational parametrization of the unit circle which we have discussed many times! By focussing on the formula for quaternion multiplication in terms of scalar and vector parts, we can deduce that any orthonormal set of vecto...
This is the third lecture on the problem of how to extend the algebraic structure of the complex numbers to deal with rotations in space, and Hamilton's discovery of quaternions, and here we roll up the sleaves and get to work laying out a concise but logically clear framework for this remarkable structure. A main tool that we will use is the algebra of 2x2 matrices, however with (rational) complex number entries. This allows us a simplified way of proving the various laws of arithmetic for quaternions, and brings ideas from linear algebra, like the determinant and the trace of a matrix, into play. We end with an important visual model of quaternions and the key formula that connects them with rotations of three dimensional space. There is a lot in this lecture, so be prepared to go slow...
Professor Flood gives a fabulous overvierw of the lives and work of two mathematicians, Hamilton and Boole: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/hamilton-boole-and-their-algebras William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865) revolutionized algebra with his discovery of quaternions, a non-commutative algebraic system, as well as his earlier work on complex numbers. George Boole (1815-1864) contributed to probability and differential equations, but his greatest achievement was to create an algebra of logic 'Boolean algebra'. These new algebras were not only important to the development of algebra but remain of current use. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/hamilton-boole-and-their-...
Ayahuasca has been used by Shamans and those they help for hundreds if not thousands of years. Found all over the Amazon, Ayahuasca and it's incredible ability to heal has been slowly but steadily creeping into western consciousness. Metamorphosis is a documentary that follows several westerners as they undergo five Ayahuasca ceremonies and experience the gamut of emotions - from utter fear to outright ecstasy. It also explores the shamans who work with the medicine as well as all the key elements of an Ayahuasca ceremony. The film also tells the story of Hamilton Souther, who earlier in life had no belief of and in spirit. After having a spiritual awakening, Hamilton is led to the Amazon where he apprentices as an Ayahuascero, or person who practices medicine with Ayahuasca. Hamilton and ...
The Discovery Vitality Summit, held from 15-17 August this year, featured a number of keynote speakers, both local and international. One of the main draw cards was Tyler Hamilton, former professional cyclist and teammate of Lance Armstrong. In his talk, Tyler opened up about his journey and the choices he made that led him to become a cycling champion and a user of doping substances. He also fielded questions from the audience about his experience. The footage is an edited version of his talk.
History books traditionally depict the pre-Columbus Americas as a pristine wilderness where small native villages lived in harmony with nature. But scientific evidence tells a very different story: When Columbus stepped ashore in 1492, millions of people were already living there. America wasn't exactly a New World, but a very old one whose inhabitants had built a vast infrastructure of cities, orchards, canals and causeways. The English brought honeybees to the Americas for honey, but the bees pollinated orchards along the East Coast. Thanks to the feral honeybees, many of the plants the Europeans brought, like apples and peaches, proliferated. Some 12,000 years ago, North American mammoths, ancient horses, and other large mammals vanished. The first horses in America since the Pleistoce...
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