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Pascal,

Blaise, French scientist, 1623-1662.
pascal - a derived unit of pressure or stress in the SI system.
Pascal law - fluids at rest transmit pressure equally in every direction.
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Blaise Pascal is a topmost scientist and believer, as well as a highly elegant writer, centered upon his relation to Jesus Christ.
This volume represents the proceedings of a conference held at the Universite Blaise Pascal in 2003, and is the seventh publication on the theme of hospitality in the 'Litteratures' imprint.
Developer of Next-Generation Portable Power Systems Bolsters Technical Leadership with Addition of World-Class Advisors from Caltech, MIT and Blaise Pascal
of Nottingham, UK) describes his intellectual development, primarily through the lens of his official autobiography, examining the influence of Nishida Kitaro and Europeans such as Martin Heidegger, Blaise Pascal, and Soren Kierkegaard, as well as the shifts in his thinking in his later life, which she argues represent more continuity than discontinuity.
1623: Blaise Pascal, who invented the first calculating machines, was born.
Collection Litteratures) Clermont-Ferrand: Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal.
Blaise Pascal once wrote: 'There is an abyss in every human being which only God can fill.
The first half of the book traces the path of this shadow through psychiatry, literature, philosophy, film-making and architecture, from Blaise Pascal, who was haunted by an imaginary abyss that appeared from time to time to the left of his chair, through the casebook of Sigmund Freud and the urban meditations of Walter Benjamin, to the sublime imagery of Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead and Le Corbusier's l'espace indicible -- ineffable space.
Like Michel de Montaigne and Blaise Pascal, he was aware of the mystery surrounding human beings that dwarfs their efforts and mocks their knowledge, of the many things concerning themselves of which humans know nothing.
Coin flipping has been considered the epitome of a random and chancy process, used as an example by students of games of chance since Blaise Pascal.
In fact, the calculator was invented by Blaise Pascal at the age of 18 and the electronic television by Philo Farnsworth at the age of 14," said Norman Goldstein, Founder and CEO of By Kids For Kids.
1623: Blaise Pascal,French mathematician and philosopher who invented the first calculating machines, was born.