On a trip to Florida in 1953  Clarke met and quickly married Marilyn Mayfield, a 22-year-old American divorcee with a young son. They separated permanently after six months, although the divorce was not finalised until 1964.  "The marriage was incompatible from the beginning", said Clarke.  Clarke never remarried, but was close to a Sri Lankan man, Leslie Ekanayake, whom Clarke called his "only perfect friend of a lifetime", in the dedication to his novel The Fountains of Paradise .  Clarke is buried with Ekanayake, who predeceased him by three decades, in Colombo 's central cemetery.  In his biography of Stanley Kubrick , John Baxter cites Clarke's homosexuality as a reason why he relocated, due to more tolerant laws with regard to homosexuality in Sri Lanka .  Journalists who enquired of Clarke whether he was gay were told, "No, merely mildly cheerful."  However, Michael Moorcock has written:
Extraterrestrial life is life that does not originate from Earth . It is also called alien life , or, if it is a sentient and/or relatively complex individual , an "extraterrestrial" or "alien" (or, to avoid confusion with the legal sense of "alien" , a " space alien "). These as-yet-hypothetical life forms range from simple bacteria -like organisms to beings with civilizations far more advanced than humanity . Although many scientists expect extraterrestrial life to exist, there is no unambiguous evidence for its existence so far.
“Luckily, it will be a simple matter to adapt your Automatic Sequence Computer for this work, since once it has been programmed properly it will permute each letter in turn and print the result. What would have taken us fifteen thousand years it will be able to do in a hundred days.”
Joe Boganny - acrobat and music hall artiste. Real name Joseph Toledano. Born in Liverpool . - East Ham Jewish Cemetery b 1874 d 29 July 1943 - See this site for more information.
The Oxford Nanopore Technologies Team – Oxford Science Park
For developing the technology and providing the MinION DNA Sequencer and the required support to NASA for its in orbit biomolecule research on the International Space Station (ISS).
Arthur C. Clarke, the Futurist
As important as Arthur Clarke’s achievements in engineering were to the modern world, he is at least as well known as a futurist, trying to predict what the world of tomorrow might look like, and as a popularizer of science, helping make science accessible to everyone. He is perhaps best known as a world-renowned science fiction writer, starting with the first story he sold professionally, “Rescue Party”, which was written in March 1945 and appeared in the magazine Astounding Science in May 1946. His body of work contains more than 70 books of fiction and non-fiction, and he received numerous awards for his writing.
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