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Linus Pauling

1901 - 1994

Linus Pauling is the only person in history to have won two unshared Nobel Prizes (Chemistry 1954, Peace 1962). He is considered one of the greatest scientists and humanitarians ever, and his fields of activity were widespread.

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"Come now, Laplace," teased first consul Napoleon. "Surely you can zink of a snazzier name zan 'blub of dark'?"
"What about 'Black Hole'?" suggested Sean, knowing that term wouldn't be used for another century and a half.
"Catchy. But no," Laplace shook his ex-aristocratic head. "It is more of a blob than a hole, but thank you for trying."

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[ Physics : Mechanics]

Speed in a specified direction. Velocity is a vector, while speed is a scalar value (magnitude only).

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