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Saturday, May 1, 2021

TRACKING WITH CLOSEUPS: The Mind of a Chess Grandmaster

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TRACKING WITH CLOSEUPS: When a Boeing 747 Flew with 1088 People on Board

Here is more information about Operation Solomon, of which the flight was a part. The exact number of people on the flight was stated in contemporary reports as between 1078 and 1122, with agreement that two were born on board during the flight.

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THE HAPPENING WORLD: 21st Century Problems—(Memory) Leaky Faucet

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CONTEXT: Extreme Engineering—Top Fuel Dragsters

Unlike the 1950s and 1960s, where rapid innovation in designs broke records and made champions, they have now standardised on a single engine and supercharger, making things less interesting from an engineering standpoint.

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