There are a total of 38 palidrome dates in the 21st Century, in the month/day/year date format, as calculated by Aziz Inan, an electrical engineering professor at the University of Portland. There are a 26 seven-digit dates, and 12 eight-digit dates, the latter of which are marked in bold below.1. October 2, 2001 (10022001)2. January 2, 2010 (01022010)3. January 10, 2011 (1102011) (First seven-digit palindrome date in the 21st century)4. November 2, 2011 (11022011)5. February 10, 2012 (2102012)6. March 10, 2013 (3102013)7. April 10, 2014 (4102014)8. May 10, 2015 (5102015)9. June 10, 2016 (6102016)10. July 10, 2017 (7102017)11. August 10, 2018 (8102018)12. September 10, 2019 (9102019)13. February 2, 2020 (02022020)14. January 20, 2021 (1202021)15. December 2, 2021 (12022021)16. February 20, 2022 (2202022)17. March 20, 2023 (3202023)18. April 20, 2024 (4202024)19. May 20, 2025 (5202025)20. June 20, 2026 (6202026)21. July 20, 2027 (7202027)22. August 20, 2028 (8202028)23. September 20, … [Read more...] about Palindrome Dates in the 21st Century
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The NHS is stuck in the past and not fit for the 21st century, according to the new chief inspector of English hospitals. Prof Ted Baker said that the NHS missed its opportunity to modernise and invest in community services under the last Labour government. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, he said: “One of the things I regret is that 15 or 20 years ago, when we could see the change in the population, the NHS did not change its model of care. “It should have done it then – there was a lot more money coming in but we didn’t spend it all on the right things. We didn’t spend it on transformation of the model of care.” The population has risen by 16% in the past 30 years, but the number of pensioners has increased by a third, and many of them are living with long-term, age-related illnesses. Baker, a former hospital medical director, is the new head of the Care Quality Commission – the independent regulator of all health and social care … [Read more...] about NHS not fit for the 21st century, says chief inspector of hospitals
New energy sourcesScientists are racing to perfect greener sources of energy to improve the environment and reduce dependence on oil and other fossil fuels. Some predict a hydrogen economy. Others say solar is the way to go. Wilder schemes involve sky-high wind turbines or antimatter engines. LiveScience explores the expectations, myths and realities of 10 top possibilities.AntimatterAntimatter is the Bizarro twin of matter, made up of antiparticles that have the same mass as ordinary matter but with opposite atomic properties known as spin and charge. When the opposed particles meet, they annihilate each other and release tremendous amounts of energy as dictated by Einstein’s famous equation, E=mc2.Antimatter is already in use in a medical imaging technique known as positron emission tomography (PET), but its use as a potential fuel source remains in the realm of science fiction.The problem with antimatter is that there is very little of it in the universe. It can be produced in … [Read more...] about Power of the Future: 10 Ways to Run the 21st Century
10. And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973) The year is 1795 (mobcap alert!), and newlywed Stephanie Beacham finds herself at the business end of the Fengriffen family curse in a full-length feature from Amicus Productions, better known for its portmanteau horrors. No sooner have servants or doctors (Patrick Magee among them) announced their intention to tell us about the curse, than they are throttled by the lopped-off hand of an unfairly treated woodsman. 9. Demonoid (1981) Samantha Eggar’s husband gets possessed by a severed hand from a Guanajuato mine in this Mexican/US Z-movie by Alfredo Zacarías. The appendage travels back with them to the US, where it jumps like a virus from one host to another, leaving a trail of carnage as possessees keep slicing off their own hands in failed attempts to stop its scuttling, throttling, deadly face-palming rampage. 8. Idle Hands (1999) Devon Sawa is so stoned he doesn’t realise his demonically possessed hand has murdered his … [Read more...] about Fists of fear: severed hands in films – ranked!
Even though the country has been largely cut off from the western world since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, a growing number of people are interested in Iran's history, culture, cuisine — and film. The country's rich cinema tradition, which dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, continues to build on its strong reputation, with Iranian directors repeatedly winning major prizes in international film festivals — Jafar Panahi's "Taxi," for instance, won the Golden Bear in Berlin in 2015. Despite dealing with government restrictions, Iranian filmmakers continue to create powerful and very personal stories that feel universal. Read more: Road movie against patriarchy: Jafar Panahi's Three Faces in Cannes Revealing unknown aspects of Iran The Visions of Iran film festival held in Cologne has been showcasing the country's best cinema since 2013. "The heart of Iranian cinema is … [Read more...] about Visions of Iran: Film festival tells stories from a country of contradictions
This week at a Berlinale screening, I happened to sit next to a film critic I recognized and whose opinion I respect. He was dozing off during the film, and I was curious to see if he'd destroy it or not in his review the next day. He didn't. While other critics complained about the feature's lengths, he offered a particularly positive take on it. It probably didn't feel as long when you slept through the beginning. Film critics at a festival have the extraordinary privilege of watching a great number of films within a short period of time. That's not always as easy as it sounds, however. Ideally, they'll treat the 20th work of the competition with as much patience as the first one — even though many of the world's top cinematic gems can test anyone's ability to stay awake. Critics working for the daily press are then required to form their opinion extremely quickly and write up a review that covers all the main aspects of the work within a couple of hours. … [Read more...] about Do Berlinale film critics always get the best film right?