Amartya Sen has famously argued that “there has never been a famine in a functioning democracy.” Citizens in a competitive electoral environment, the theory goes, will discipline politicians who fail to prevent high levels of hunger. The free press is a key element in Sen’s analysis: the media makes hunger visible, triggering outrage and political […]

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Tropics: Tropical Storm Fred formed this morning out in the Eastern Atlantic near the coast of Africa. Coast. We’ll keep an eye out just in case. Petite. And while they all certainly unique, they seem to have some sartorial commonalities. Indeed, there are plenty of 5’4″ and under celebrities who qualify as petite. You lifted […]

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They cut off all interaction with, or perception of, the wearer’s emotional home center the eyes. Because sunglasses are vastly in style this bespectacled state can simultaneously accommodate both the desire to be independent and the instinct to derive support from peers, all while hiding the insecurity behind the action. They are, quite literally, a […]

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This paper describes the technical and operational challenges of the first cross Channel flight performed by an unmanned autonomous glider. The glider chosen for the attempt was a quarter scale Slingsby Type 45 Swallow. It was found to have a lift to drag ratio of 8, as verified by wind tunnel force balance tests. We […]

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