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How about a thread on all the times Science actually wasn't settled? Let's start way back and go from there. Feel free to add - this is just off the cuff and what I could think of in between doing burnouts in my muscle car. #science
360 BC #aristotle posited #aether as a substance needed to explain physical phenomenon. In Aristotles mind Aether helped explain momentum. Newton hadn't been born yet & thus no laws of motion. Instead, he figured some substance acted upon objects in motion, keeping them in motion
This first theory of Aether (there would be more) was of course later debunked by Newtons Laws of Universal Motion.
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La Bohemien Endormie
#Rousseau 1897
From the Earth to the Moon
#JulesVerne 1865
Starry Messenger
#Galileo 1610
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De repente, estaba encerrado entre paredes de hormigón. Había cientos de presos escribiendo números, uno detrás de otro. Pronto descubrí que perseguían al INFINITO.


[[A las ilustraciones... la gran @GabiMartinArte]]


Dentro HILO ⬇️
Serían las 18:00 horas de la tarde. Tras la última clase, fui a mi despacho y escuché a alguien en el pasillo. La puerta se abrió. Sólo vi humo.

Lo siguiente que recuerdo: el techo gris y las grises paredes de una habitación sin ventanas.
Me vistieron con una túnica blanca y me entregaron un lápiz. No se te ocurra romperlo; el lápiz, y tú, pertenecéis al Último Número, eso me dijeron. Me agarraron del brazo y me llevaron a la enorme sala contigua donde presos de todas las edades escribían encadenados a las mesas.
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“All the reasons I am now getting involved in campaigning for a vote on the #Brexit deal with the hope to stop Brexit.” @fiocca1983 in @PMPmagToday. @RemainerNow #PeoplesVote @PeoplesVote_UK…
“Growing up, my family were always going on about how #immigrants are to blame for many things wrong in this country. I took on those views, I was conditioned to think them” @fiocca1983 says in @PMPmagToday @RemainerNow #Brexit #PeoplesVote @PeoplesVote_UK…
In 2016 @fiocca1983 thought “We don’t need #EU to trade, we can do deals with the rest of the world instead. 2 weeks to get #Doctor’s appointment! Less #immigrants would make that faster for sure!” He tells @PMPmagToday @RemainerNow #Brexit @PeoplesVote_UK…
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We now have four more #Galileo satellites in orbit, covering the whole world on a permanent basis!
Good news for transport, energy, agriculture and many other economic sectors.
What benefits will it bring to Europeans?
Thread on #EUSpace 🛰️
#Galileo is now integrated in every new car model sold in Europe, supporting the eCall emergency response system.
From 2019, it will be integrated in digital tachographs of lorries to ensure the respect of driving time rules and improve #RoadSafety.
80% of farmers use satellite navigation for precision farming.
The EU's satellite navigation programme will help farmers in many ways, such as monitoring what is happening on the ground, measuring their field or making the most of virtual fencing for livestock. #EUspace
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Just published from the Commission: Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019 | European Commission!Vu87RB via @EU_Commission
These two headlines tell the story well.....
'there MIGHT be a transition period'
For those of us looking at #borders
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The British government has published the slides on the post-Brexit security partnership, which it presented to the EU last week.
Slides are split into 'internal security' and 'external security', with cross cutting issues data/information exchange; governance; UK<->Eu secondees.

I'll refer you to my colleagues @CaminoMortera @CER_IanBond for JHA &foreign policy questions; a few points on defence from me:
Spoiler: none of this should be particularly surprising, especially if - shameless self-promotion - you've read my recent policy brief on the topic:….
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Downing Street has put out a #Galileo note this evening saying the "Prime Minister will task engineering and aerospace experts in the UK to develop options for a British Global Navigation Satellite System". I'm told it "formalises" what we learnt last week 1/n
And on first reading, the statement doesn't take us much further forward than the @FT @peggyhollinger scoop. The statement says the UK still "seeks full participation in the EU’s #Galileo programme as part of its future security partnership." However... 2/n
"A taskforce of Government specialists and domestic industry will [now] develop options that will provide both civilian and encrypted signals, so a British system would have a similar range of commercial and security applications as the US GPS system." 3/n
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