Royal Baby Keeps the World’s Media waiting


The British royal family on Buckingham Palace ...
The British royal family on Buckingham Palace balcony after Prince William and Kate Middleton were married. Kate wears a wedding gown by Sarah Burton. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The British royal family on Buckingham Palace balcony after Prince William and Kate Middleton were married. Kate wears a wedding gown by Sarah Burton. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

by pio dal cin .Codognè Treviso Italy
Shall we call it the “Royal Baby Fever”?  The media around the world are jusy waiting for the heir to the throne, (girl or boy will just not matter ) as suggested here by
this article by CBS news, the son or daughter ofWilliam and Kate will be a monarch.

The only thing we are sure of so far is that he/she will be the prince/ princess of Cambridge, that the very first person to know about the Royal Birth will be Her Majesty the Queen of England, via private phone call by William on a safe tepephone line.

There will be no Twitter or Facebook announcement as the photo and the name of the newborn will be posted in a canvas as it was done for William.

What this Baby has done for sure is to have the World’s media talking about his/her birth as suggested here in
This other article by the Telegraph.  In America as in Italy in Africa as in Australia everyone seems to be awaiting impatiently for the “most wanted baby”.

An interesting question was raised by +NPR  dueby NPR about the Surname in this article. What would the baby surname will be? It appears that a Monarch needs no such a small detail. We now use the name Queen Elizabeth for example, no surname needed here as a sign of respect for her fame?

Now If I were William I’d be nervous and worrying about my spouse due at any minute. Do you think that William worries that much?
If you care enough to read
in this article by the Mirror  you’ll find out that the son of Diana and Charles is playing Polo as usual.

How long shall we be waiting for the Royal birth?

Usually on the first time that a woman gives birth there could be a two weeks anticipation or posticipation. So, if the baby wasn’t born before the 11th of July as expexted, or before, the max we should be waiting for will be July 24th.

Good luck to all photographers and media people that are assembled outside the Saint Mary’s Hospital, waiting for the Royal Couple to show the infant.

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Attack By Chondrite: Scientists ID Russian Meteor


 

Attack By Chondrite: Scientists ID Russian Meteor

February 22, 2o13

Researchers who studied pieces of the meteor collected near Lake Cherbarkul say it was a common chondrite meteor. The largest of the 53 fragments was one centimeter in diameter. Photo provided by the Urals Federal University Press Service.

Alexander Khlopotov/AP

The meteor that caused at least 1,000 injuries in Russia after a startling and powerful daytime explosion one week ago has been identified as a chondrite. Russian scientists who analyzed fragments of the meteor, whose large size and well-documented impact made it a rarity, say that its composition makes it the most common type of meteor we encounter here on Earth.

“The fragments contain a standard number of minerals, including olivine, pyroxene, troilite and kamacite,” scientist Viktor Grokhovsky of the Urals Federal University, told the Voice of Russia. “These minerals that can be discovered only in outer space confirm the fragments’ extraterrestrial nature.”

That means that before it shattered windows in the city of Chelyabinsk and turned people around the world into gawkers fascinated by a calamity — and by the amazing video footage of it — the meteor spent billions of years traveling through space.

When it detonated over Russia, the explosion was powerful enough to be “detected by 17 nuclear monitoring stations around the globe,” as The Christian Science Monitor reports.

The meteor, which may have weighed as much as 10,000 tons and measured about 55 feet across, was traveling at an estimated 11 miles per second when it reached Earth, according to a report at io9.

“Chondrites are some of the most primitive rocks in the solar system,” says Britain’s Natural History Museum. “These 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites have not changed much from the asteroid they came from.”

The museum says the meteor’s name — pronounced with a hard “K” sound — comes from the Greek word for grains of sand.

But in the region where the meteor fell, the chondrite goes by another title: a chance to cash in. As NPR’s David Greene tells Linda Wertheimer on Morning Edition, people have been scrambling to collect pieces of the famous meteor.

“A 16-year-old pulled one out of his pocket and said, ‘Here’s a piece of the meteor, right here,” David says. “And this black market is developing. People have been coming to these villages and offering $100, $200 for little handfuls of space debris. The government’s worried that people are going to be trying to sell it fraudulently. So, this whole new economic reality is developing around this stuff.”