We dig just how excited the top two manufacturers are about their respective A-Class offerings, and we love how their social media accounts are duelling just as hard as the racers are in Sopot, Poland (where Barcelona’s Manual Calavia leads after 4 qualifying races).The above photos come from DNA and e Xploder, and both builders and an army of regular folks are posting videos, updates, and more on the Event Facebook page.
One nautical mile is 1.15 statute miles, and a speed of one knot is one nautical mile per hour, or one degree along a meridian per hour.
Professor Rutt's answer is undoubtedly accurate, but some readers may miss the point.
Since the early 1990s, a Spanish team has been excavating at three ancient farming sites in Syria, whose earliest dates range from 10,500 to 10,000 years ago—the very beginning of the agricultural revolution.
Last week, in , the team reported having partially sequenced DNA from the mitochondria (the energy units of the living cell) of 15 skeletons from two of the sites, Tell Ramad and Tell Halula (see photo above).
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The big point about using nautical miles (and their corresponding speed unit, knots) is to make chart reading quicker.
Charts use Latitude and Longitude, because, well, that's how you find things.
However if I move one nautical mile along a meridian of longitude, the 'north south' lines on a map, my longitude changes by one minute of arc, which is one sixtieth of a degree.
If I move along a great circle, the shortest distance between two points on the earth, one nautical mile again is one sixtieth of a degree.
This is the first report of ancient DNA from early Middle Eastern farmers.