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Rotational breakup as the origin of small asteroids | Nature https://www.nature.com/articles/nature07078

Why we might not want to cozy up to Putin: Russia's Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin
https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/archive/podcast/russias-road-terror-and-dictatorship-under-y...


freeman dyson brezhnev race - Google Search https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&hl=en&q=freeman+dyson+brezhnev+race
"Freeman Dyson ... When Prime Minister James Callahan made his statevisit to Moscow hehad two amicable meetings with Chairman Leonid Brezhnev. ... Callahan's interpreter hesitated, and instead of translating Brezhnev's remark askedhimto repeat it. ... interpreter translated: “Mr. Prime Minister, there is only one important question facing us,and thatis the question whether the white race will survive."

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Aerodynamics: Forces Acting on an Airfoil 1941 US Army Air Forces Training Film TF1-161 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmhlFYE4iVU

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This Week in Google 318 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google/episodes/318?autostart=false

Thing Explainer | xkcd http://blog.xkcd.com/2015/05/13/new-book-thing-explainer/

"Thing Explainer cover all kinds of neat stuff—including computer buildings (datacenters), the flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates), the stuff you use to steer a plane (airliner cockpit controls), and the little bags of water you’re made of (cells)."