millimeter / millimetre
A single-seat jet fighter mounting four 20-millimeter
cannon was undergoing new tests in Argentina last week,
after whistling through a first trial flight clocked
at a speed of 646 miles per hour.
One reason that economists can differ sharply
over whether the U.S. is in a "recession" is that
there is no simple, numerical definition of the term.
A little math shows that 13.9 percent
of this age group has contracted the illness,
but that the case-hospitalization rate is 0.45 percent
and the case-fatality rate is 0.028 percent-quadruple
that of children.
In 2007 it took two days for the government
to receive enough applications to fill
the quota of 65,000 regular H-1B visa permits
for foreign skilled workers; in 2008 it took one.
Since then the semiconductor giant has recovered
much of the mojo that was in question in the mid-2000s,
when archrival AMD challenged it, as both marketed new
"multicore" chips that are now the rage.
As the director of mind-body medicine for a cancer center
that offers seminars on how patients can benefit
from this emerging science, I can attest that most
have never heard of epigenetics.
I remember walking to trigonometry class
on a sunny morning, looking up at the blue sky
and seeing a police officer stationed on
the roof of our language-arts building.
Ivars Peterson, director of publications
at the Mathematical Association of America,
after a computer scientist computed the mathematical
constant pi to nearly 2.7 trillion digits.
A: How often do you have a physical checkup in hospital?
B: Once a year.