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David Andrews has been at 2 events

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Science on Google+587,529*Be curious. Question assumptions. Explore the world from atoms to astrophysics with Veritasium*. Join +Derek Muller of popular +YouTube Channel Veritasium on a journey to the beautiful, viral side of physics, hosted by Science on Google+ in honor of *YouTube Geek Week* (Aug 4-10). Our +Amy Robinson, +Jason Davison and +Nic Hammond will host, along with +Joe Hanson of +It's Okay To Be Smart and a few members of the community who ask Derek interesting questions on the event page.   The hangout happens on *Wednesday, August 7th at 5 pm US PT / 8 ET*. Derek will share why he creates Veritasium and how it has evolved into one of YouTube’s favorite sources of answers to epic science questions. He’ll also answer your questions so leave them here on the event page. You may be selected to join the hangout live and ask him in person.   Check out *Veritasium* on YouTube at http://veritasium.com   This is the third hangout in a new series that brings science to life through conversations with the world's leading minds. Join +Science on Google+: A Public Database for the latest events.Veritasium: A Science on Google+ Conversation2013-08-08 02:00:00236  
Slooh158,989*Slooh Space Camera to Broadcast Annular Solar Eclipse with Ring of Fire live from Australia* Slooh Space Camera will broadcast a free, real-time view of the *Annular Solar Eclipse* from Australia.  Viewers can capture a first look of the eclipse on Slooh.com, Thursday, May 9th starting at 2:30 PM PDT / 5:30 PM EDT / 21:30 UTC as the Moon’s shadow begins its journey over Australia on its way to eastern Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Gilbert Islands, and finally over the Pacific Ocean. *Viewers can watch live on their PC/MAC or by downloading the free Slooh iPad app in the iTunes store and touching the broadcast icon.* The Slooh broadcast team, along with Bob Berman, author of numerous astronomy books, and contributing editor and monthly columnist for Astronomy magazine, will provide live commentary.  As a special treat, Slooh will broadcast an additional feed of the Sun from the Prescott Solar Observatory, a fantastic facility located in Arizona - giving viewers a unique look of the Sun from the other side of the world. *Download the free Slooh iPad App:* www.appstore.com/slooh *Slooh Annular Eclipse Video:* http://youtu.be/_MZQRFIxJiY #solareclipse   #ringoffire   #eclipse   #annulareclipse   #sun   #moon   #lunar   #slooh   #hangoutsonair  Slooh's Coverage of Annular Solar Eclipse2013-05-09 23:30:00357  

David Andrews has been shared in 35 public circles

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Walter Soestbergen76,467✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯This is the 1st #Birds4All circle share for 2015.This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Birds photographers circleSharing is not required but is highly appreciated when this is doneIf you want to share your photos with the +Birds4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Birds4All by +113942799549327773662 & +115533614048623021648 (+114469338382698658494)You can find the Bird4all communitie here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241 which is greatly maintained by  +Jane Floor with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergen2015-03-18 20:01:56320924093
Обмін Колами0People 005#CircleShare #Circle #CircleSharing #ShareCircle #SharedCircles #SharedPublicCircles #FindCircles2014-11-05 12:09:49400020
Becky Collins17,500Top Active Engager's Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-13 05:05:404783111
Ryan Johnson9,043* Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle and follow*Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #circleshare   #sharecircle   #circles   #sharecircleoftheday   #follow   #followback   #sport   #betting  2014-07-10 10:49:37492262053
John Nuntiatio39,291#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-24 05:38:05172457
Walter Soestbergen62,967✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯The New Bird Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [30-05-2014]This 3rd 2014 edition from the Birds circle has been released. This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Birds photographers circleHow to get in this circle:Ask for inclusion here when you are active on google+ and regular posting Bird photos from yourself.You comment, plus and share this postingWhen I +1 you, you are in the upcoming Bird circleIf you want to share your photos with the +Birds4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Birds4All by +113942799549327773662 & +115533614048623021648 (+114469338382698658494)Also I want to thank  +Ricky L Jones for his great help on the +Birds4All theme and for the communitie +Jane Floor , +Mandy Allen and  +Thomas Kirchen.You can find the #Bird4all communitie here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergenps.I have also included a few special friends.  These people are good to know.   #photography #photographycircles  #diamondcircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce   #awesomeness  #awesomepeople #diamondclub   #circle #circles #circlesharing 2014-05-30 13:30:3740216143110
Cyrus Khan15,832 *Active Engager's Circle*If you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.Please re-share the circle to increase the exposure of all these friendly and interactive people.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my followers for exposure as an personally approved group.The criteria to be added are:1)You have commented on and publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle;As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition.Cheers! #circleshare   #active   #engagers   #science   #sciencecircle  2014-01-04 22:40:36476453488
Carlos Esteban30,646ENGAGERS + INTERESTING PEOPLE So here is my first circle of 2014… actually my first circle ever! This is the first time that I create and share a circle. Here you will find recent engagers and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Maybe you like some of them. Happy New Year! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle2014-01-01 13:25:133659244136
Cyrus Khan15,016Active Engager's CircleIf you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my followers for exposure as an personally approved group.The criteria to be added are:1)You have commented on and publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle;As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition.Cheers! #circleshare   #active   #engagerscircle   #science   #sciencecircle  2013-12-05 18:31:07494522285
Alessandro Folghera21,378#Artists #ThursdaySharedCircle   #topartists   #sharedcircle  To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to: 1 - Do +1 t the post 2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ... 3 - Include the circle among your circles 4 - Share the circle (include yourself) Have a wonderful weekend and a better popularity Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104   This shared circle has #artists   #topengagersand   #artistic  people, enjoy the circle!  #thursdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou         #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare 2013-11-07 06:08:4397202
Cyrus Khan14,028Active Engager's CircleAttention:  Please reshare and comment if you want to be a part of next weeks edition, instead of messaging me individually.If you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my followers for exposure as an personally approved group.The criteria to be added are:1)You have commented on and publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle;As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition.Cheers! #circleshare   #active   #engagerscircle   #circle #circleoftheweek   #sciencecircles  2013-08-26 17:27:32477573983
Cyrus Khan13,678Active Engager's CircleAttention: This circle has been filled this week, and will start again from scratch next week. Please reshare and comment if you want to be a part of next weeks edition.If you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.If you want to be added, simply add the circle, reshare and comment saying so.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my followers for exposure as an especially active group.The only criteria to be added are:1)You have commented on and publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle;As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition.Cheers! #circleshare   #circleoftheweek   #active   #engagerscircle   #science   #sciencecircles   #circlesharesunday  2013-08-18 17:07:30490452062
Cyrus Khan13,309Active Engager's CircleIf you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.If you want to be added, simply add the circle, reshare and comment saying so.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my 13,000 odd followers for exposure as an active bunch among others.The only criteria to be added are:1)You have +1, or publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle.3) If you're not already in the circle, and want to be, simply comment so below.As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition. #sharedcircles   #circleoftheweek   #active   #engagerscircle  2013-08-12 16:03:13488432073
Cyrus Khan13,001Active Engager's CircleThis is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my 13,000 odd followers for exposure as an active bunch among others.The only criteria are:1)You have +1, or publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle.3) If you're not already in the circle, and want to be, simply comment so below.As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition.If you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.Thanks for interacting : )   #sharedcircles   #active   #engagers  2013-08-05 16:50:46224113
Michael Bennett3,024This circle is comprised of many of the people who have plussed, shared, and commented on my posts.  Regrettably it's not as organized as it once was, and I hope to be more diligent with my organization in the future.   #circles   #circleshare   #followfriday  2013-05-10 15:49:2628214312
Richard Green6,257This is the final share of the Much Better than the Average Circle, Part 2, which is now full.  The previous circle in this series is also full, and can be found here: https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Ayz29gFXkLa  It's safe to add Part 1 of the circle as well, since there is almost no overlap between the two.I add to this circle series every day: if someone circles me and I like their profile, it goes here.  I've checked every profile in this circle myself, and it's been carefully controlled for quality; in particular, there shouldn't be any blue silhouette profiles in the list.If you're looking for a circle of mine that you can add yourself to, check out my new Plus Ten circle.  I'll share it again soon once some more people sign up.  For details, see https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/KnK28rwtjxS2013-02-28 05:18:0950113519
Richard Green5,515This is the second to last share of the Much Better than the Average Circle, Part 2.  I'll share it once more when it's full.The previous circle in this series is full, and can be found here: https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Ayz29gFXkLa  It's safe to add Part 1 of the circle as well, since there is almost no overlap between the two.I add to this circle every day: if someone circles me and I like their profile, it goes here.  I've checked every profile in this circle myself, and it's been carefully controlled for quality; in particular, there shouldn't be any blue silhouette profiles in the list.If you're looking for a circle of mine that you can add yourself to, check out my new Plus Ten circle, which I'm about to share again.  For details, see https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/iSJY5NkUoQF2013-02-06 23:58:5041916118
Richard Green4,841This is version 3 of the Much Better than the Average Circle, Part 2.  I've added nearly 100 new people since the last share.  I'll share it again when it's in the low 400s, and for a final time when it's full.The previous circle in this series is full, and can be found here: https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Ayz29gFXkLa  It's safe to add Part 1 of the circle as well, since there is almost no overlap between the two.I add to this circle every day: if someone circles me and I like their profile, it goes here.  I've checked every profile in this circle myself, and it's been carefully controlled for quality; in particular, there shouldn't be any blue silhouette profiles in the list.2013-01-18 21:31:443178210
Richard Green3,577This is the start of the Much Better than the Average Circle, Part 2.  I'll be sharing this one a few more times before it hits 500, and I have never shared most of the profiles in this circle before.The previous circle in this series is full, and can be found here: https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Ayz29gFXkLa  It's safe to add the latter circle as well, since there is almost no overlap between the two.I add to this circle every day: if someone circles me and I like their profile, it goes here.  I've checked every profile in this circle myself, and in each case, I think that the profile (a) is adequately filled out, (b) engages well, and (c) doesn't bore or scare me.  What more could you ask for?2012-12-29 07:29:56141609
CAT LOVERS NETWORK1,873cat lovers 1 /42012-12-07 15:49:315009810
Art BySilent Studio6,187The fifth shared circle of artists/art pages/art lovers being recycled for the first time with some new members added replacing those that have left the circles.  Please check out of the circle to see if there is anything that you like, feel free to add &/or share to/with your circles.#circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle  #sharedpubliccircles   #circlesharing   #publiccircle  2012-12-04 16:14:45424314
CAT LOVERS NETWORK1,490Cat Lovers family that's the Circle #1 of 42012-11-22 15:58:49487446
Gene Bowker41,161Something Different for SaturdayI have to admit that my G+ experience is pretty photo-centric.However, I've also met a bunch of people (and pages) who I enjoy for different reasons but that have not been in my StreamCircle shares.This circle includes some folks who bring a smile to my face, something new to think about, great art, or just good information.  It also includes some pages that I follow including +NASA +Google etc...I hope you will check out these folks and pages and see if they have a home in your circles too.Feel free to share.2012-09-22 14:21:38570410
James Bowie0Based on the feedback I am getting from the people in it I must share again. People are reporting over 300 people in 5 days!! That is how we keep #googleplusisawesome I consider most of these people real friends now it is fantastic! Add them to your circle you will see what I mean!Yes, every one matters equally on G+, but these are the folks that #influence and are #engagers who in one way or another have helped me or have directly made my G+ experience more than awesome. They also have intelligent things to say and produce quality content. Most of them have less than 2000k followers with some exceptions you might recognize. Again, ALL deserve respect.That is how we keep #googleplusisawesome I consider most of these people real friends now it is fantastic! Add them to your circle you will see what I mean!If you would like to be added please share the circle and plus 1 it also make a request in the comments so I can see. THX!We have #youtubers #filmmakers #science #technology and just great #peopletofollow #circleshare #circles #circlesharing #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #circleplusIf you would like to be added please share the circle and plus 1 it also make a request in the comments so I can see. THX!We have #youtubers #filmmakers #science #technology and just great #peopletofollow #circleshare #circles #circlesharing #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #circleplus2012-05-04 02:11:20450237
Meilani MacDonald1,640Latest great shared circle find - this one is by +Ghost Town Google plus and it's filled with a lot of people that have been great resources for info on how to use G+'s great resources, or are just plain downright interesting. A lot of these are already in my circles but what the hey...I like the name Ghost Town :)Please keep the sharing going, especially if you have friends new to Google+. They'll get a lot of use out of this one. #sharedcircles #ghosttown2012-04-17 06:03:242559313
Ghost Town Google plus349Hello Happy Ghosts this is +pio dal cin welcoming our new entries: +Google+ +Google Earth +YouTube +Robert SKREINER +Robert Anderson We are growing fast as +CircleCount pointed out thanks to every ghost for sharing the page +Sharing is Caring on G+ If you all share the circle, by the end of the day we will be on the hot list(uahuhahuahuha) Remember: to be on this circle all you need is to circle the page (no question asked)ping: +Vic Gundotra +Bradley Horowitz +Larry Page (this is more YOUR town than mine so come on in...join the fun of being on +Google+2012-04-05 07:11:18300211426
Ghost Town Google plus314Share the circle publiclythank you for joining...It is simple. Share the page and you are in this wonderful circle of ghostsLove your post ghost #ghostowngoogleplus2012-04-04 00:57:4025882621
Armando Lioss9,370“Active Engagers Shared Circle” 2.0In this shared circle you will find some interesting people to add to your circles, all of these GPlussers currently are actively participating commenting on my posts or sharing them as well as other GPlussers’ posts, so you can be sure they are getting involved in the G+ community.If you do not wish to be included in my future shared circles, please let me know with a comment to this post. I will remove you from this and any future shared circle I create, but I will keep you in my G+ circles.Furthermore, with each version I try to include new active engagers that are looking to meet other GPlussers to interact with, but I understand the old users may not have as much interest to meet new users and won’t circle them back, so I will prefer including users that really want to interact with new users.For TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU you may want to check: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/Q6c3ikBhdT3Thank you for your help making Google Plus adventure and exhilarating one…#SharedCircle #CircleShare #ActiveUsers #Engagers #Commenters #TopCirclesP.S. Only active comment and active share engagers were included in this version...2012-03-31 17:36:3545581819
Armando Lioss9,049“Active Engagers Shared Circle” v1.4If you do not wish to be included in my future shared circles, please let me know with a comment to this post. I will remove you from this and any future shared circle I create, but I will keep you in my G+ circles.Furthermore, with each version I try to include new active engagers that are looking to meet other GPlussers to interact with, but I understand the old users may not have as much interest to meet new users and won’t circle them back, so I will prefer including users that really want to interact with new users.For TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU you may want to check: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/Q6c3ikBhdT3Thank you for your help making Google Plus adventure and exhilarating one…#SharedCircle #CircleShare #ActiveUsers #Engagers #Commenters #TopCirclesP.S. Only active comment engagers were included in this version...This week I've introduce +Marcelo Milman to my circle, he is a young writer interested in literature and journalism, I met him in G+ and as he let me know he has not been very successful reaching out to other GPlussers... He wishes to publicize his first eBook "cada rincón desnudo" (free download) http://www.cadarincondesnudo.net/ See post bellow for details on his work:https://plus.google.com/111635150542674847021/posts/EoYDUsCA2oW2012-03-24 16:35:34249328
Tania Walters104“Active Engagers Shared Circle” v1.2GPlussers, this is the latest version of my “Active Engagers Shared Circle” v1.2, a difference of other shared circles that include users with the most wonderful pictures, or those with the most number of users, or the nicest people in G+; this “Active Engagers Shared Circle” v1.2 just includes the GPlussers that are making Google Plus a great experience, with their frequent interaction, in the form of comments, shares or +1’s. All these GPlussers have interacted with my posts on the last week so you know they are currently active and willing to enjoy, share and comment on any good post.Disclaimer: This “Active Engagers Shared Circle” v1.2 includes GPlussers with different interests and a variety of political positions. I don’t necessary agree with all their opinions, but I certainly respect their point of views… even if while I was adding some of them to this circle I was trying to kick my own… well you get the point…I recommend you to make your best to hook these guys to your circle and the best way to make them circle you back is having some great public posts in your stream before you add them to your circle, follow the following tips to make the best of your Google Plus adventure…TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU.First thing, go to your profile and fill out the “About” tab, it is very important that you try to fill this out as much as possible, you may want to avoid personal information like your address and phone number, after all it is the Internet. A lot of people before circling you back will review this page and won’t circle you if it is blank. At least you should fill the Introduction, Bragging rights (something that catch the eye, brag about yourself), and Places lived.Also, it is very important to change the default photo, as beginner I would recommend to put one of your best pictures where the other Google Plus users can see your face, then later change it with your pet picture or whatever you want to have as your avatar. It is very important when you start that people feel like is getting to know you so they can feel confident to circle you back… don’t put that picture your friends shoot last time you fall asleep at that party… leave it for later, when enough people have circled you back..Don’t hide your information, there is nothing wrong with being new to Google Plus and don’t having too many people in your circles or not too many people that circled you back. A lot of people, like me, won’t be really inclined to circle back somebody that hides this information, it could be a troll or a spammer. Besides, looking to the people you have in your circle and who circle you back may help to get somebody to circle you back, it has happened to me when I do not find enough posts from a user that interest me, I check their circle and if I find people that I know as interesting, I assume there is potential for this person to become interesting as well.Before you start adding people to your circle, fill your stream with great stuff. The first think I do when people circle me is to check their streams to find out what they post, if I don’t find enough stuff that interests me, I don’t circle back. Chances are, this will be the only time the people you circle will take a look to your stream, if they don’t circle you back, so don’t miss the chance to introduce yourself with great posts.Don’t even think on writing, “I’m going to take a shower”, “Brrr, it is freezing”, “I’m going to the gym”, … as posts, you can use FB for that, for some reason people don’t find amusing these kind of posts in Google Plus. Instead, you can share whole anecdotes, funny stuff is always very well welcomed… The usual “Good Morning” or “Good night” seems to be fine, if you really have to post it…Until you have enough people in your circles, try to make only public posts, so the people you circle can chec2012-03-19 10:05:55498818
Armando Lioss8,557“Active Engagers Shared Circle” v1.3If you do not wish to be included in my future shared circles, please let me know with a comment to this post. I will remove you from this and any future shared circle I create, but I will keep you in my G+ circles.Furthermore, with each version I try to include new active engagers that are looking to meet other GPlussers to interact with, but I understand the old users may not have as much interest to meet new users and won’t circle them back, so I will prefer including users that really want to interact with new users.For TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU you may want to check: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/Q6c3ikBhdT3Para ser incluidos en mi Círculo “Posts en Español” déjenme una nota: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/QUCDRtgVoNTThank you for your help making Google Plus adventure and exhilarating one…#SharedCircle #CircleShare #ActiveUsers #Engagers #Commenters #TopCirclesP.S. _Several engagers were left out due to shared circle limits... you will be included on future circles...-2012-03-18 18:09:48500191726
Armando Lioss8,419“Active Engagers Shared Circle” v1.2GPlussers, this is the latest version of my “Active Engagers Shared Circle” v1.2, a difference of other shared circles that include users with the most wonderful pictures, or those with the most number of users, or the nicest people in G+; this “Active Engagers Shared Circle” v1.2 just includes the GPlussers that are making Google Plus a great experience, with their frequent interaction, in the form of comments, shares or +1’s. All these GPlussers have interacted with my posts on the last week so you know they are currently active and willing to enjoy, share and comment on any good post.Disclaimer: This “Active Engagers Shared Circle” v1.2 includes GPlussers with different interests and a variety of political positions. I don’t necessary agree with all their opinions, but I certainly respect their point of views… even if while I was adding some of them to this circle I was trying to kick my own… well you get the point…I recommend you to make your best to hook these guys to your circle and the best way to make them circle you back is having some great public posts in your stream before you add them to your circle, follow the following tips to make the best of your Google Plus adventure…TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU.First thing, go to your profile and fill out the “About” tab, it is very important that you try to fill this out as much as possible, you may want to avoid personal information like your address and phone number, after all it is the Internet. A lot of people before circling you back will review this page and won’t circle you if it is blank. At least you should fill the Introduction, Bragging rights (something that catch the eye, brag about yourself), and Places lived.Also, it is very important to change the default photo, as beginner I would recommend to put one of your best pictures where the other Google Plus users can see your face, then later change it with your pet picture or whatever you want to have as your avatar. It is very important when you start that people feel like is getting to know you so they can feel confident to circle you back… don’t put that picture your friends shoot last time you fall asleep at that party… leave it for later, when enough people have circled you back..Don’t hide your information, there is nothing wrong with being new to Google Plus and don’t having too many people in your circles or not too many people that circled you back. A lot of people, like me, won’t be really inclined to circle back somebody that hides this information, it could be a troll or a spammer. Besides, looking to the people you have in your circle and who circle you back may help to get somebody to circle you back, it has happened to me when I do not find enough posts from a user that interest me, I check their circle and if I find people that I know as interesting, I assume there is potential for this person to become interesting as well.Before you start adding people to your circle, fill your stream with great stuff. The first think I do when people circle me is to check their streams to find out what they post, if I don’t find enough stuff that interests me, I don’t circle back. Chances are, this will be the only time the people you circle will take a look to your stream, if they don’t circle you back, so don’t miss the chance to introduce yourself with great posts.Don’t even think on writing, “I’m going to take a shower”, “Brrr, it is freezing”, “I’m going to the gym”, … as posts, you can use FB for that, for some reason people don’t find amusing these kind of posts in Google Plus. Instead, you can share whole anecdotes, funny stuff is always very well welcomed… The usual “Good Morning” or “Good night” seems to be fine, if you really have to post it…Until you have enough people in your circles, try to make only public posts, so th2012-03-15 20:42:07500202630
Carmelyne Thompson28,374What is a community?One definition is a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.What's the goal of circle sharing?To help you find the people in the Google+ Community with the same interests as youWhy am I sharing this circle and who are these people I am sharing with you?I am part of a circle shared today that were considered engaging community builders. I don't think it should stop there. I think part of community building is sharing other folks who are as interactive regardless of their follower counts. Those folks are not easy to find. Without sounding like I'm full of myself, you'll need someone like me with a decent following to help promote them. That's my main role in community building now. It's like being a gatekeeper. That being said, here are 100 individuals from different fields of interest who have interacted with me the previous months through comments in my posts. You should check them out. They don't have a lot of followers, but they are truly engaging. I hope someday they will in turn share you to others.-2012-03-07 22:20:011001139
Armando Lioss7,406How to Get People to Circle YouIf you don’t want to get bored, jump to the tips and skip my blah blah blah…This weekend has being snowing and a bit cold for my taste, so I spent it social networking most of it… I had a chance to chat with a bunch of friends in FB and find out that several of them have tried Google Plus and gave up, because they couldn’t make friends… the word was “it is boring”, “it is dead”, “nobody friends you back for weeks”, “I have sent invitations to 100’s and just a couple friend me back”, …Well, been in FB myself for a while I can understand the culture, but the first thing one needs to be aware of is that this is not FB, here we have circles and we don’t send invitations, we circle the people that we find interesting, the goal is not to have a lot of friends, but to find people with the same interests, those we find amusing, entertaining, we can learn from or connect with. Yes, ideally we want to connect too and that is why it is not that important to have a lot of friends, but get the ones that share our interests so we can interact with them, but not all the people in your circles will circle you back. As you add people to your circle your stream will run faster and you don’t want to flood your stream with posts that you don’t care about, so make sure you circle the right people. The following are some pointers to get people to circle you back, most of it based on my own preferences, what I have learned from others in Google Plus and the errors I have seen chatting with my FB friends.TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU. First thing, go to your profile and fill out the “About” tab, it is very important that you try to fill this out as much as possible, you may want to avoid personal information like your address and phone number, after all it is the Internet. Every single one of my FB friends that complained about not getting “friends” got this page blank. A lot of people before circling you back will review this page and won’t circle you if it is blank. At least you should fill the Introduction, Bragging rights (something that catch the eye, brag about yourself), and Places lived.Also, it is very important to change the default photo, as beginner I would recommend to put one of your best pictures where the other Google Plus users can see your face, then later change it with your pet picture or whatever you want to have as your avatar. It is very important when you start that people feel like is getting to know you so they can feel confident to circle you back… don’t put that picture your friends shoot last time you fall asleep at that party… leave it for later, when enough people have circled you back..Don’t hide your information, there is nothing wrong with being new to Google Plus and don’t having too many people in your circles or not too many people that circled you back. A lot of people, like me, won’t be really inclined to circle back somebody that hides this information, it could be a troll or a spammer. Besides, looking to the people you have in your circle and who circle you back may help to get somebody to circle you back, it has happened to me when I do not find enough posts from a user that interest me, I check their circle and if I find people that I know as interesting, I assume there is potential for this person to become interesting as well.Before you start adding people to your circle, fill your stream with great stuff. The first think I do when people circle me is to check their streams to find out what they post, if I don’t find enough stuff that interests me, I don’t circle back. Chances are, this will be the only time the people you circle will take a look to your stream, if they don’t circle you back, so don’t miss the chance to introduce yourself with great posts. Most of my FB friends didn’t have anything worth to show or even they had their streams bl2012-03-05 12:32:54391271919
Carmelyne Thompson15,565This circle are among the newest users of Google+ that I've interacted with.Most of them have under 200 followers I think everyone is just as interesting as the next person regardless of follower count. They will surprise you.They're brilliant. -2011-12-04 23:21:1541341216

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2015-01-03 23:59:46 (17 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

High time our government took it's boot off of Cuba's throat

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2015-01-12 08:56:27 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Fun with a plasma cutter

Latest project to emerge from my imagination, and subsequently my shop.
An Earthling's answer to the Klingon Bat'leth.
https://www.google.com/#q=klingon+bat%27leth

 48" X 12"x 3/16  mild steel.
 I am armed with a vision, a plasma cutter, a wire feed welder,  a 4" angle grinder/ 60 grit flapper disc, a 100 inch strip of harness leather... and a dust mask.

Maybe a month thinking about it, (bought the steel plate so it could call my name while it leaned against the wall.)
It took a week to get the drawing of the edge profile to my liking and transferring the design enlarged from an 8"x10" drawn image to the steel, and a day cutting and grinding it clean.
Another 2 days to edge it and finish the surface. A day to paint a clear on it and a day to soak the leather and wrap the handles.<... more »

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2015-01-03 23:59:46 (17 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

High time our government took it's boot off of Cuba's throat

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2015-05-26 20:00:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

The atmosphere of Colorado choreographs a new dance, often several times a day

The atmosphere of Colorado choreographs a new dance, often several times a day___

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2015-05-26 18:30:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Australopithecus to Einstein. It was just a matter of time

 A journey of untold time, life "forever dying, to be born anew" - a new animal emerges.  

 For this creature, being capable of walking upright presents the opportunity that his powerful hands and arms are free to explore the possibilities.

 An event in our ancient history that led to more articulate use of our hands, inevitably leading to increased dexterity and larger brain development to support those functions. The toolmaker. 

This inquisitive, intrepid creature would relentlessly explore and strive to understand. It would learn to document it's discoveries that others of a different time might also know, and carry the exploration forward. It's children would claw from the Earth ore that it would refine, alloy and manipulate.

 Eventually it would harness theelectrom... more »

Space Shuttle Rising
Image Credit: +NASA
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150524.html

What's that rising from the clouds? The space shuttle. Sometimes, if you looked out the window of an airplane at just the right place and time, you could have seen something very unusual -- a space shuttle launching to orbit. Images of the rising shuttle and its plume became widely circulated over the web shortly after Endeavour's final launch in 2011 May. The above image was taken from a shuttle training aircraft by NASA and is not copyrighted. Taken well above the clouds, the image can be matched with similar images of the same shuttle plume taken below the clouds. Hot glowing gasses expelled by the engines are visible near the rising shuttle, as well as a long smoke plume. A shadow of the plume appears on the cloud deck, indicating the direction of the Sun. The US Space Shuttle program concluded in 2011, and Endeavour can now be visited at the California Science Center.

+Astronomy Picture of the Day (APoD)​___Australopithecus to Einstein. It was just a matter of time

 A journey of untold time, life "forever dying, to be born anew" - a new animal emerges.  

 For this creature, being capable of walking upright presents the opportunity that his powerful hands and arms are free to explore the possibilities.

 An event in our ancient history that led to more articulate use of our hands, inevitably leading to increased dexterity and larger brain development to support those functions. The toolmaker. 

This inquisitive, intrepid creature would relentlessly explore and strive to understand. It would learn to document it's discoveries that others of a different time might also know, and carry the exploration forward. It's children would claw from the Earth ore that it would refine, alloy and manipulate.

 Eventually it would harness the electromagnetic spectrum, and the power of the atom. Engineering elements of the periodic table into materials, devices and systems that would govern processes and perform according to the laws of physics it had discovered and described. 

Of it's acquired knowledge and understanding it would craft a great ship, climb aboard - and ride it into the heavens.

" Man will one day stand on the earth as one would stand on a stepping stool, and with laughter reach out amidst the stars." - H.G. Wells

Via +TOR WALKER​​​

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2015-05-26 00:17:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Greetings.
I live on the Colorado front range, and the systems spilling over the Rockies encounter the thermals of the plains - and regularly put on a show.

Greetings.
I live on the Colorado front range, and the systems spilling over the Rockies encounter the thermals of the plains - and regularly put on a show.___

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2015-05-25 23:49:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

We Remember

We Remember___

2015-05-24 21:14:37 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

(Looks like) I fished it out of the Mediterranean

Ended up with a 5'x5' 400lb. slab of travertine made into a tabletop, and needed to make a base for it.

Looking for some corroded steel, the scrap yard had just taken in a bunch of old boiler pipes from a coal fired power plant... it was perfect! 
3" pipe, 1/4 wall thickness.
Scanning the yard, there was a pile of steel rod in the same state.
I loaded a 10 foot piece of the pipe and several rods, 1/2" and 1/4".

The yard man watching me load this nasty scrap stood there scratching his head.
"You MUST be making some art..."

The first pic is the state I found it in, the second is the pipe after a 24 hour bath in muriatic acid, a dilute solution of hydrochloric.
Look at that wonderful texture!

This was one of those times when the finished... more »

(Looks like) I fished it out of the Mediterranean

Ended up with a 5'x5' 400lb. slab of travertine made into a tabletop, and needed to make a base for it.

Looking for some corroded steel, the scrap yard had just taken in a bunch of old boiler pipes from a coal fired power plant... it was perfect! 
3" pipe, 1/4 wall thickness.
Scanning the yard, there was a pile of steel rod in the same state.
I loaded a 10 foot piece of the pipe and several rods, 1/2" and 1/4".

The yard man watching me load this nasty scrap stood there scratching his head.
"You MUST be making some art..."

The first pic is the state I found it in, the second is the pipe after a 24 hour bath in muriatic acid, a dilute solution of hydrochloric.
Look at that wonderful texture!

This was one of those times when the finished product turned out even better than the mental image that inspired me.
Sometimes you get lucky...___

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2015-05-24 21:07:44 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Looks like I fished it out of the Mediterranean

Ended up with a 5'x5' 400lb. slab of travertine made into a tabletop, and needed to make a base for it.
Looking for some corroded steel, the scrap yard had just taken in a bunch of old boiler pipes from a coal fired power plant... it was perfect! 
3" pipe, 1/4 wall thickness.
Scanning the yard, there was a pile of steel rod in the same state.
I loaded a 10 foot piece of the pipe and several rods, 1/2" and 1/4".

The yard man watching me load this nasty scrap stood there scratching his head.
"You MUST be making some art..."

The first pic is the state I found it in, the second is the pipe after a 24 hour bath in muriatic acid, a dilute solution of hydrochloric.
Look at that wonderful texture!

This was one of those times when the finished product... more »

Looks like I fished it out of the Mediterranean

Ended up with a 5'x5' 400lb. slab of travertine made into a tabletop, and needed to make a base for it.
Looking for some corroded steel, the scrap yard had just taken in a bunch of old boiler pipes from a coal fired power plant... it was perfect! 
3" pipe, 1/4 wall thickness.
Scanning the yard, there was a pile of steel rod in the same state.
I loaded a 10 foot piece of the pipe and several rods, 1/2" and 1/4".

The yard man watching me load this nasty scrap stood there scratching his head.
"You MUST be making some art..."

The first pic is the state I found it in, the second is the pipe after a 24 hour bath in muriatic acid, a dilute solution of hydrochloric.
Look at that wonderful texture!

This was one of those times when the finished product turned out even better than the mental image that inspired me.
One of a kind. Sometimes you get lucky...___

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2015-05-23 02:07:18 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Where I spend a great deal of my time.

Where I spend a great deal of my time.___

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2015-05-18 15:57:32 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Seeing it, and Understanding it are two entirely different perspectives

With a fundamental understanding, you will never see a sunset the same way again.
That comprehension enhances the beauty and wonder of the experience and adds a new dimension to an event we have grown to take for granted. We see it with new eyes now.

Thanks to our robotic explorers, I have seen what a sunset looks like on a distant planet, and how different it is from ours.
I have seen these pictures online for a while - But now they hold a new significance, thanks to this gift from +Brian Koberlein​​.
Those like he and +Ethan Siegel​​ who devote their valuable time for no other reason than to share their understanding, and introduce us to the inherent wonder we are immersed in and oblivious to.
Seeing it, and understanding it are two entirely different perspectives.

Ican'... more »

Two Worlds, One Sun

There’s an image going around of a blue sunset on Mars. Yes, it’s a real image, and yes, the colors are reasonably true to life. It was taken by the Curiosity rover in April. Given that sunsets on Earth are typically red, how does Mars get a blue sunset? It all has to do with the way light scatters in the atmospheres of Earth and Mars.

Earth has a relatively thick atmosphere, so most of the atmospheric scattering occurs when light strikes a molecule of air, known as Rayleigh scattering. Rayleigh scattering occurs when the object a photon scatters off (the air molecule) is much smaller than the wavelength of the photon. The closer the wavelength is to the size of the molecule, the more likely it is to scatter. This means that red wavelengths (which are the longer wavelengths of visible light) don’t scatter with air molecules much, while blue wavelengths (which are shorter) tend to scatter a lot. In fact blue light is almost 10 times more likely to scatter against air molecules than red light. This is why the sky appears blue, since so much of the blue light is scattered.

When the Sun is low in the sky, it’s light has to travel a long path through the atmosphere to reach you. As the light travels through the atmosphere some of the photons are scattered off the air molecules. When the photons scatter off air molecules, they scatter randomly in all directions, so usually when a photon scatters, it scatters away from your line of sight. Since blue photons scatter much more often than red ones, much of the blue light is scattered away. This leaves red photons to reach your eye. Hence the Sun looks red when low in the sky. When the Sun is overhead, the path it takes to reach you is much shorter, so only a bit of the blue light is scattered. So the Sun looks yellow.

Mars has a much thinner atmosphere, so the amount of Rayleigh scattering is much less. But Mars also has a dry, dusty surface, and a weaker surface gravity, so the atmosphere of Mars is often filled with fine dust particles. These particles are more comparable in size to the wavelengths of visible light, so most of the light is scattered by Mie scattering. One of the main differences between Rayleigh and Mie scattering is that Rayleigh scattering tends to occur in all directions, but Mie scattering varies with scattering angle. What this means is that longer wavelengths (reds) tend to scatter more uniformly, while shorter wavelengths (blues) tend to scatter at slight angles. This means that blue light tends to be deflected less than red light. This means Mars can have a dusty red daytime sky, and a blue sunset.

Mie scattering does occur on Earth as well, but since Mie scattering is less efficient than Rayleigh scattering it’s never strong enough to give us a blue sunset. It can (rarely) produce a blue moon. The most widespread incidence of modern history occurred after the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883, which sent so much ash into the atmosphere it produced brilliantly red sunsets and visibly blue moons all across the globe for nearly two years. As a result, the phrase “once in a blue moon” came to mean a rare occurrence.___Seeing it, and Understanding it are two entirely different perspectives

With a fundamental understanding, you will never see a sunset the same way again.
That comprehension enhances the beauty and wonder of the experience and adds a new dimension to an event we have grown to take for granted. We see it with new eyes now.

Thanks to our robotic explorers, I have seen what a sunset looks like on a distant planet, and how different it is from ours.
I have seen these pictures online for a while - But now they hold a new significance, thanks to this gift from +Brian Koberlein​​.
Those like he and +Ethan Siegel​​ who devote their valuable time for no other reason than to share their understanding, and introduce us to the inherent wonder we are immersed in and oblivious to.
Seeing it, and understanding it are two entirely different perspectives.

I can't help but feel privileged witnessing our progress. Even Carl Sagan never saw a sunset on Mars!

2015-05-12 16:59:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

There is your penny NASA

A friend of mine, +Roger Spaeth​​ mentioned the little check boxes on our federal income tax forms that allow you to contribute to organizations -
He thought adding one for NASA was a good idea. I think it's a great idea!



There is your penny NASA

A friend of mine, +Roger Spaeth​​ mentioned the little check boxes on our federal income tax forms that allow you to contribute to organizations -
He thought adding one for NASA was a good idea. I think it's a great idea!

___

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2015-05-08 18:29:32 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Precession

One of the three Milankovitch cycles
Eccentricity (orbital shape) a 400,000 year cycle.
Obliquity (orbital tilt) a 41,000 year cycle.
Precession, this picture, (rotational axis wobble) around 26,000 year cycle.

Dynamics in the earth's orbit and rotation that affect climate, and the effects of resonance between them can range from ice ages to global tropics.

Thanks to +Tammy Gordin​

When Vega is North
Image Credit & Copyright: Miguel Claro | Dark Sky Alqueva
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150508.html

In only about 12,000 years Vega will be the North Star, the closest bright star to our fair planet's North Celestial Pole. By then, when you fix your camera to a tripod long exposures of the night sky will show the concentric arcs of star trails centered on a point near Vega as Earth rotates on its axis. Of course, presently the bright star conveniently near the North Celestial Pole is Polaris, but that will change as the Earth's axis of rotation precesses, like the wobble of a spinning top with a precession period of about 26,000 years. If your camera is ready now and you don't want to wait 12,000 years for Vega to be the North Star, consider this ingenious demonstration of contemporary star trails (left) versus star trails reminiscent of the year 14000 CE. Both were recorded this April at the Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve in Alentejo, Portugal. To produce the more Vega-centric star trails of the distant future, astronomer Miguel Claro combined the rotation of two startracking camera mounts to create the apparent shift in planet Earth's North Celestial Pole.___Precession

One of the three Milankovitch cycles
Eccentricity (orbital shape) a 400,000 year cycle.
Obliquity (orbital tilt) a 41,000 year cycle.
Precession, this picture, (rotational axis wobble) around 26,000 year cycle.

Dynamics in the earth's orbit and rotation that affect climate, and the effects of resonance between them can range from ice ages to global tropics.

Thanks to +Tammy Gordin​

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2015-05-08 17:47:22 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Excellent science read

Cosmic rays, antimater, time dialation...

"You see, there might not be a limit to the energies we can give to protons in the Universe: you can accelerate charged particles using magnetic fields, and the largest, most active black holes in the Universe could give rise to protons with energies even greater than the ones we’ve observed!

But they have to travel through the Universe to reach us, and the Universe — even in the emptiness of deep space — isn’t completely empty. Instead, it’s filled with large amounts of cold, low-energy radiation: the cosmic microwave background!"

The most energetic particles we find are up to ten million times greater than the energies we make at the LHC, but no greater than that. Come find out why!___Excellent science read

Cosmic rays, antimater, time dialation...

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2015-05-08 16:30:40 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Immune privileged

I had no idea there were organs that are insulated from immune response.

___Immune privileged

I had no idea there were organs that are insulated from immune response.

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2015-05-07 18:37:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I have used these little wonders in my shop/studio for a decade. That vice grip like hold is adjustable and you can put a serious hold down on something.

The best application I use it for is the bench pin on my jewelers bench. I have made platforms for my vices, mandrels and several other devices besides the different profile bench pins I use allowing quick change and reconfiguration of the work area.
They are great!

NEW PRODUCTS - Toggle Clamp - Medium Flip-up Style / Toggle Clamp - Small Flip-down Style

Toggle Clamp - Medium Flip-up Style - https://www.adafruit.com/products/2456

Toggle Clamp - Small Flip-down Style - https://www.adafruit.com/products/2459

Ka-thunk Pin down that little PCB with our Toggle Clamps, a sturdy and reliable way to quickly press and release with precision! A pogo-pin bed is a great way to connect and test boards without any soldering, but you have to somehow get that PCB aligned right and evenly pressed down on each pogo. After much experimenting, we settled on these toggle clamps and we them all the time in our testing processes.

These beauties are strong enough to grip onto a PCB, but the rounded rubber tip ensures that they won’t mar or damage any circuits. You’ll need to bolt it securely, then attach the rubber nub with the included hex nuts. The height of the nub can be adjusted, as can the location along the clamp.

Toggle Clamp - Medium Flip-up Style - https://www.adafruit.com/products/2456

Toggle Clamp - Small Flip-down Style - https://www.adafruit.com/products/2459

Both are in stock and shipping now!
#newproducts   #tools   #testequipment   #clamps  ___I have used these little wonders in my shop/studio for a decade. That vice grip like hold is adjustable and you can put a serious hold down on something.

The best application I use it for is the bench pin on my jewelers bench. I have made platforms for my vices, mandrels and several other devices besides the different profile bench pins I use allowing quick change and reconfiguration of the work area.
They are great!

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2015-05-06 06:18:07 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

A reflection of what was, on the edge of being gone

So the furthest objects we will be able to see are the ones that were emitting in the highest frequencies - gamma. So red shifted that it is "seen" by our instruments as radio frequencies.
We are reaching the threshold of what is possible to detect...
Until super long wave radio allows us see even further into a diminishing, ever receding fossil radiation.

"Whereas Hubble struggles to get to wavelengths as long as one micron, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will get all the way down to about 30 microns with better sensitivity than anything else that’s come before, with better resolution and some six times the light-gathering power of Hubble!"

You might think that, when it comes to finding the most distant objects in the Universe, all we need is a good telescope, to leave the shutter open, and wait. As we accumulate more and more photons, we’re bound to find the most distant, faint objects out there. Sure, Hubble just broke its own cosmic distance record, but it's certainly not the most distant. Thinking so misses an important fact: the Universe is expanding! And with that expansion, the wavelength of the light we can see gets redshifted. Ultraviolet light winds up in the infrared, infrared light winds up in the microwave, and the most distant galaxies that are out there are invisible, even to Hubble. Here are Hubble's limits, and how the James Webb Space Telescope will overcome them.___A reflection of what was, on the edge of being gone

So the furthest objects we will be able to see are the ones that were emitting in the highest frequencies - gamma. So red shifted that it is "seen" by our instruments as radio frequencies.
We are reaching the threshold of what is possible to detect...
Until super long wave radio allows us see even further into a diminishing, ever receding fossil radiation.

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2015-05-03 15:20:21 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

This artist's work should command a good price

The careful skill as the brush approaches the paper... bobing it's head in approval.
It would be one of our greatest failures to allow human ignorance to extinguish these wonderful creatures. 

This artist's work should command a good price

The careful skill as the brush approaches the paper... bobing it's head in approval.
It would be one of our greatest failures to allow human ignorance to extinguish these wonderful creatures. ___

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2015-05-01 17:38:21 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

The prophet of renewable energy

A higher ideal than a thinner smartphone and another round of profits for a massive company.
Utilities take note, evolve or perish beneath Tesla's heel as it blazes a trail into the future.
This guy is exemplary in how you spend a fortune - for the benefit of the entire planet and it's future.

H/to +Hudson Ansley​

Elon Musk is quite literally working to save the planet. 

http://www.theverge.com/2015/5/1/8527543/elon-musk-tesla-battery-feels___The prophet of renewable energy

A higher ideal than a thinner smartphone and another round of profits for a massive company.
Utilities take note, evolve or perish beneath Tesla's heel as it blazes a trail into the future.
This guy is exemplary in how you spend a fortune - for the benefit of the entire planet and it's future.

H/to +Hudson Ansley​

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2015-04-29 19:12:28 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-20 05:04:06 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

To Infinity and Beyond

"We’ve managed to zoom in by more than a factor of 10^200, or more than a googol squared, and we still find this same self-similarity, and the same remarkable, intricate structures. There are ideas that perhaps the Universe is self-similar like this, but if it is, there’s a finite limit: the largest observable scales are “only” 92 billion light years or so (from one edge of the observable Universe to the other), while the smallest theoretical scale, the Planck scale, is down at around 10^-35 meters. All told, this is just 62 orders of magnitude, which doesn’t even account for the fact that non-gravitational forces begin to play important roles on scales the size of galaxies and smaller."

Mandelbrot zooms now surpass the scale of the entire observable Universe, and show no signs of loss of complexity or detail as they do. Lose yourself in these visuals, or celebrate 4/20 a little early, as is your wont.___To Infinity and Beyond

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2015-04-10 00:06:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Fun with electricity - at 10,000 FPS
with a little fluid dynamics thrown in as a bonus. 

It would be neat to compare this to a gas shielded weld without the spatter of flux.

Fun with electricity - at 10,000 FPS
with a little fluid dynamics thrown in as a bonus. 

It would be neat to compare this to a gas shielded weld without the spatter of flux.___

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2015-03-27 18:12:33 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

A new tool maker

Via +Andrea Pavlovic​

___A new tool maker

Via +Andrea Pavlovic​

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2015-03-23 22:39:56 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

We are the same family, in the same house

From our friends at +SPACE.com: "This Astronaut's 'Orbital Perspective' Could Change The World"  [Video]

 http://dlvr.it/8wjdmw ___We are the same family, in the same house

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2015-03-20 17:07:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

"Your insurance payment will rise if you don't own one"

Google proved autonomous vehicles are safer than human controlled veihicles.
Think about a highway full of networked vehicles, each monitoring it's surroundings with an unblinking eye. Constantly aware.
A huge improvement over easily distracted humans, each in a different emotional state of mind performing what amounts to "formation flying" navigating a highway.
Accident investigation reveals you turned off autopilot - automatically your fault.
An expected evolution, just a lot sooner than we imagine.

Via +Ben Hibben​

Tesla basically just ignited the driverless car era

Just to be clear, we're not talking about some far-off future Tesla. We're not talking about Google driverless car prototypes or government road tests. This is a car you can buy today This is a car you can buy today, granted the ability to drive itself will come in a few months via the same kind of system that updates your iPhone. Automated automobiles, automatically activated.

#tesla  
#selfdrivingcars  ___"Your insurance payment will rise if you don't own one"

Google proved autonomous vehicles are safer than human controlled veihicles.
Think about a highway full of networked vehicles, each monitoring it's surroundings with an unblinking eye. Constantly aware.
A huge improvement over easily distracted humans, each in a different emotional state of mind performing what amounts to "formation flying" navigating a highway.
Accident investigation reveals you turned off autopilot - automatically your fault.
An expected evolution, just a lot sooner than we imagine.

Via +Ben Hibben​

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2015-03-17 06:40:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

OK, This is pretty amazing

3D printing just evolved

I think the 3D printing market just stepped up a notch. This looks like an order-of-magnitude improvement in the technology.___OK, This is pretty amazing

3D printing just evolved

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2015-03-14 16:50:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Microstructures

Mimicking the iridophores of a chameleon - controlling the distance between refracting structures to manipulate the reflected frequency.

The next lesson the chameleon can teach us will likely more difficult to replicate - how it manages to so accurately control the spacing to refract specific frequencies.
I'm pretty sure the chameleon doesn't have to think about it...

This ability is demonstrated by other color-shifting creatures, In the octopus it is chromatophores instead of iridophores, but the control mechanism would be the same, probably a function of the autonomic nervous system.
Achieving that degree of control over a physical structure will be a challenge.
The chameleon makes it look easy.

Another lesson for us from nature that worked it out over 3.5 billion years of trial and error.
The closer we look ... more »

"Borrowing a trick from nature, engineers have created an incredibly thin, chameleon-like material that can be made to change color -- on demand -- by simply applying a minute amount of force".___Microstructures

Mimicking the iridophores of a chameleon - controlling the distance between refracting structures to manipulate the reflected frequency.

The next lesson the chameleon can teach us will likely more difficult to replicate - how it manages to so accurately control the spacing to refract specific frequencies.
I'm pretty sure the chameleon doesn't have to think about it...

This ability is demonstrated by other color-shifting creatures, In the octopus it is chromatophores instead of iridophores, but the control mechanism would be the same, probably a function of the autonomic nervous system.
Achieving that degree of control over a physical structure will be a challenge.
The chameleon makes it look easy.

Another lesson for us from nature that worked it out over 3.5 billion years of trial and error.
The closer we look the more she teaches us.


Via +rasha kamel​​

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2015-03-11 19:34:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This, Please

A right to free speech doesn't come with a right to be heard

Search Engines and Science

Truth, truthiness and the preponderance of evidence.

http://www.salon.com/2015/03/06/anti_science_advocates_are_freaking_out_about_new_google_truth_rankings/

First, I think that we all know that any knowledge base comes with some form of curation.  Obviously there is no way that everything can end up on top.  Somehow some sort of decision has to be made somewhere.  Those of us here are aware of the time and money expended to get websites to the top of search engine lists, and how little that has to do with search engines, at least search engine results, being "agnostic".

That said, I think that more careful consideration of the nature of science needs to be made here by Google.  The confusing fact for the public (and apparently Google) is that what scientists accept as valid information is based on the preponderance of current evidence.  These items are not labeled "facts", scientists call these "theories".    Unfortunately, that word "theory" has a tentativeness to it to the public, as in the phrase "it's only a theory".  Theories, like the theory of gravity, or evolution are highly documented and quite actionable.  But still, not as set in stone as the word "fact" would imply.

I think that this sort of content curation is something that has to be done.  But I also don't think that it is appropriate to think that the fact that anti-science groups are worried regarding how this affects their posts, doesn't mean we shouldn't be worried about how this is implemented also.___This, Please

A right to free speech doesn't come with a right to be heard

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2015-03-11 17:38:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Iridophores

Via+Asrat Gizachew​
New to me. I know of chromatophores and melanophores, but the manipulations of frequency by the spacing is a fascinating evolutionary adaptation.

Scientists Just Found Out How Chameleons Change Color

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/scientists-just-found-out-how-chameleons-change-color/ar-AA9Dad5___Iridophores

Via+Asrat Gizachew​
New to me. I know of chromatophores and melanophores, but the manipulations of frequency by the spacing is a fascinating evolutionary adaptation.

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2015-03-08 19:23:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Ever seen radioactive decay?

___Ever seen radioactive decay?

2015-03-01 20:09:11 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Cultural influence on Development
Why we need a focus on science in education

I recently attended a lecture by Neil deGrasse Tyson here in Denver. The subject of his lecture was culture, and what he presented was very educational.

He made an interesting point Regarding the Golden Age of Islam.
From about 800 to 1200 AD, Islam was at the forefront of all science. Mathematics, optics, medicine and astronomy.
Today we find their influence everywhere.
Algebra, algorithm and Arabic numerals. The first magnitude stars have names given to them by the desert dwellers.
Islam was their religion, but science was their culture.

Then around 1100 AD, there was an influential Imam who taught it was more pious to study theology rather than worldly goings on, and the focus began to change.

Tyson took off his shoe and placed it imbalanced on the edge... more »

Cultural influence on Development
Why we need a focus on science in education

I recently attended a lecture by Neil deGrasse Tyson here in Denver. The subject of his lecture was culture, and what he presented was very educational.

He made an interesting point Regarding the Golden Age of Islam.
From about 800 to 1200 AD, Islam was at the forefront of all science. Mathematics, optics, medicine and astronomy.
Today we find their influence everywhere.
Algebra, algorithm and Arabic numerals. The first magnitude stars have names given to them by the desert dwellers.
Islam was their religion, but science was their culture.

Then around 1100 AD, there was an influential Imam who taught it was more pious to study theology rather than worldly goings on, and the focus began to change.

Tyson took off his shoe and placed it imbalanced on the edge of the podium so that it fell as he stepped away.
He said " to a Muslim, that was the will of Allah."
He said "if that is as far as you were willing to go to understand what just happened here, you will never learn anything."

Muslims still practice Islam just as their science centered ancestors did, but the cultural focus shifted.
Tyson said "They still haven't recovered."

Tyson referenced European culture and how it reflects and influences national priorities.
Europe tends to feature scientists on their money. England has Newton, Italy has Galileo. He showed a German Deutsche mark that has Gauss, with a mathematical distribution diagram printed right on the bill.
He pointed out that German engineering was world renoun. The reason is it is part of their culture.

He went on to illustrate how during the cold war and race to the Moon, American culture was forward focused and led the world in technological development.
Everything was about " tomorrow". The house of tomorrow, the world of tomorrow. Disney's tomorrow land.

Compare that with our cultural focus today, and remember the lesson in the passing of the golden age of Islam.___

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2015-03-01 17:56:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Simply called "The Machine", it uses "electrons for processing, photons for communication, and ions for storage."

___Simply called "The Machine", it uses "electrons for processing, photons for communication, and ions for storage."

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2015-02-13 18:29:13 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Years ago National Geographic did a feature article that described historical mega drought conditions in the U.S.

The mysterious disintegration of cultures like the Maya and the Anasazi roughly coincide with an extended drought recorded by dendrochronology, the study of tree rings that accurately record growth rate in response to environmental moisture.
The data spanning thousands of years revealed that it was not unusual for the western United States to experience periods of extended drought that lasted decades. This study by NASA reaffirms earlier data.

The most sobering realization was that the entire western half of the U.S. had been settled during a period of above average moisture!

In other words, what we view as "normal" really isn't.
It is only the perspective we have through the lens of our short lifespan, and the tiny sample of less than... more »

Droughts in the U.S. Southwest and Central Plains at the end of this century could be drier and longer compared to drought conditions seen in those regions in the last 1,000 years, according to a new NASA study.
 
The study, published Feb 12 in the journal Science Advances, is based on projections from several climate models, including one sponsored by NASA. The research found the risk of severe droughts in those regions would increase if human-produced greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase. 
 
"Natural droughts like the 1930s Dust Bowl and the current drought in the Southwest have historically lasted maybe a decade or a little less," said Ben Cook, climate scientist at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in New York City, and lead author of the study. "What these results are saying is we're going to get a drought similar to those events, but it is probably going to last at least 30 to 35 years."

Read more:http://bit.ly/nasa-megadroughts

Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center ___Years ago National Geographic did a feature article that described historical mega drought conditions in the U.S.

The mysterious disintegration of cultures like the Maya and the Anasazi roughly coincide with an extended drought recorded by dendrochronology, the study of tree rings that accurately record growth rate in response to environmental moisture.
The data spanning thousands of years revealed that it was not unusual for the western United States to experience periods of extended drought that lasted decades. This study by NASA reaffirms earlier data.

The most sobering realization was that the entire western half of the U.S. had been settled during a period of above average moisture!

In other words, what we view as "normal" really isn't.
It is only the perspective we have through the lens of our short lifespan, and the tiny sample of less than two hundred years we have been keeping records.

In our industrial and technological adolescence we have introduced another variable in the dynamic, perhaps best described as a loose cannon - in the form of carbon and other petrochemical combustion by-products.
The climatic models should serve as a warning.

The availability of water has always influenced where civilization flourished. Survival dictated that the Ancestral Puebloans had to pack up and leave.
I suspect we will come to realize that living in what we already call the desert southwest will become a challenge for us as well.

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2015-02-11 20:01:14 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

ZAPPA

Acid etching on a bronze belt buckle done for a fan of this irreverent artist.
Pretty good likeness, and graphically representative of his style.

Painting a "resist" on the metal, in this case a film of asphalt impervious to the acid. A design is scratched through the resist to expose select areas and the piece is submerged in an acid bath. As the metal reacts to the acid, gas bubbles form that cling to the surface preventing further contact with the etchant. Using a brush to remove the bubbles helps produce an even cut. Neutralize the acid to stop the etch and remove the remaining resist mask with a solvent.
An oxide patina finished the piece.

ZAPPA

Acid etching on a bronze belt buckle done for a fan of this irreverent artist.
Pretty good likeness, and graphically representative of his style.

Painting a "resist" on the metal, in this case a film of asphalt impervious to the acid. A design is scratched through the resist to expose select areas and the piece is submerged in an acid bath. As the metal reacts to the acid, gas bubbles form that cling to the surface preventing further contact with the etchant. Using a brush to remove the bubbles helps produce an even cut. Neutralize the acid to stop the etch and remove the remaining resist mask with a solvent.
An oxide patina finished the piece.___ZAPPA

Acid etching on a bronze belt buckle done for a fan of this irreverent artist.
Pretty good likeness, and graphically representative of his style.

Painting a "resist" on the metal, in this case a film of asphalt impervious to the acid. A design is scratched through the resist to expose select areas and the piece is submerged in an acid bath. As the metal reacts to the acid, gas bubbles form that cling to the surface preventing further contact with the etchant. Using a brush to remove the bubbles helps produce an even cut. Neutralize the acid to stop the etch and remove the remaining resist mask with a solvent.
An oxide patina finished the piece.

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2015-02-04 19:27:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

How infrared let's us see through the obscuring dust of the galaxy

William Herschel, while experimenting with the spectra from a prism and a thermometer, noticed before he slid the thermometer into the red end of the spectrum, that the temperature increased. He had just discovered the infrared.

Infrared Astronomy Defeats Trash Bags But Finds Glasses Challenging http://space.io9.com/infrared-astronomy-defeats-trash-bags-but-finds-glasses-1683670723___How infrared let's us see through the obscuring dust of the galaxy

William Herschel, while experimenting with the spectra from a prism and a thermometer, noticed before he slid the thermometer into the red end of the spectrum, that the temperature increased. He had just discovered the infrared.

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2015-01-29 05:09:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

As they ride their Great Ships into History
We salute the Astronaut Corps. who count among themselves the martyrs who made the ultimate sacrifice in our intrepid exploration of Human spaceflight.
We are honored and humbled.

Today #NASARemembers those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their fellow crewmates on Spaceship Earth http://go.nasa.gov/18u87NU___As they ride their Great Ships into History
We salute the Astronaut Corps. who count among themselves the martyrs who made the ultimate sacrifice in our intrepid exploration of Human spaceflight.
We are honored and humbled.

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2015-01-24 19:36:42 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

"instead of an individual, they are a multitude."

Being an introvert, left handed and creative- I recognize this in myself.
Different aspects all running around loose, but when inspiration strikes, they all seem to coordinate, and that flow is food for my soul.

___"instead of an individual, they are a multitude."

Being an introvert, left handed and creative- I recognize this in myself.
Different aspects all running around loose, but when inspiration strikes, they all seem to coordinate, and that flow is food for my soul.

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2015-01-15 19:29:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

+Ron Garan​, your post of returning to Earth aboard Soyuz gave me an understanding of the "Orbital Perspective".

You landed in Kazakhstan, fully halfway around the planet from
Where you live.
Looking through the Soyuz window seeing the soil and grass, your first thought was
"I am home"

"Home" went from being the house in a neighborhood of a town in a country, to anywhere within the biosphere!

A view shared only by a small club of individuals who had the courage and drive to step outside of their environment and experience an expansion of awareness and perspective.

Hoping your book and efforts to share that perspective come across to those of us who have been limited to scratching around down here in the dirt, occupied with our petty issues race and religion.

The Orbital Prospective: Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles by +Ron Garan 

Ron is a highly decorated Fighter Pilot and Test Pilot, Explorer, Entrepreneur and Humanitarian who believes that appropriately designed and targeted social enterprise can solve many of the problems facing our world. 

Ron is a retired NASA astronaut who has traveled 71,075,867 miles in 2,842 orbits of our planet during more than 178 days in space and 27 hours and 3 minutes of EVA during four spacewalks. He flew on both the US Space Shuttle and the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Ron is also an aquanaut and participated in the joint NASA-NOAA, NEEMO-9 mission, an exploration research mission held in Aquarius, the world's only undersea research laboratory. During this mission he and the crew spent 18 continuous days living and working on the ocean floor.

Now Ron has a different focus in life and is sharing his wide perspective to help others look at the big picture.

Interested in space and astronauts? You might like Ron's new book
http://www.amazon.com/Orbital-Perspective-Lessons-Picture-Journey/dp/1626562466/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

#book  #astronaut #space   #science  ___+Ron Garan​, your post of returning to Earth aboard Soyuz gave me an understanding of the "Orbital Perspective".

You landed in Kazakhstan, fully halfway around the planet from
Where you live.
Looking through the Soyuz window seeing the soil and grass, your first thought was
"I am home"

"Home" went from being the house in a neighborhood of a town in a country, to anywhere within the biosphere!

A view shared only by a small club of individuals who had the courage and drive to step outside of their environment and experience an expansion of awareness and perspective.

Hoping your book and efforts to share that perspective come across to those of us who have been limited to scratching around down here in the dirt, occupied with our petty issues race and religion.

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2015-01-15 18:57:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

She is a fighter pilot and a mechanical engineer, she is fluent in Italian, English, German, French and Russian. And on top of that, she is an astronaut!

L+50: Logbook

My 50th day in space and certainly a big day here on ISS yesterday – as I’m sure you’ve heard, Dragon has arrived! We now have a new room attached to Node 2 nadir, right next to our crew quarters : all the time I’ve been up here there was a hatch to vacuum there, now I can make the turn and “dive down” into Dragon. Our home in space just got bigger!

Approach and capture happened in the morning and, at least from what we could tell from our perspective, everything went really well. It was quite touching to watch this vehicle approach ISS and to discern more and more details as it came closer, a messenger from Earth bringing supplies to the only six humans currently not on the planet. 

I was impressed at how steady it was as it came up from below us: you could hardly notice it controlling its position and attitude. As it stopped at the last holding point at 30 meters it felt already so close, I couldn’t believe that it would get still 20 meters closer before we could grapple it, but of course out there we don’t have many references to gauge distance. It arrived at the capture point, at 10 meters distance, during orbital night, with the red and green lights on the sides reflecting beautifully on the solar arrays. Just after sunrise we got a “GO for capture” from Houston and Butch smoothly maneuvered the robotic arm onto the grapple pin and pulled the trigger to initiate the capture sequence.  I had all the malfunction cue cards ready, but fortunately there was no need for them. Everything went perfectly!

After that we safed the arm and ground took control to maneuver the Dragon to its berthing position at the Node 2 nadir port. Once the bolts that create a solid mechanical connection were driven, I received a go to leak check the vestibule: if you’re wondering what that is, let’s say that it’s the space between the doors.

We have a hatch on our side, Dragon has a hatch on its side: when the hatches are open, we need a pressure-tight “corridor” in between that allows us to go through; that is called the vestibule. Just after berthing, the vestibule is at vacuum: if you think about it, it’s outside of the hatch on our side and outside of the hatch on the Dragon side. Before we equalize pressure and open the hatch, it’s important to make sure that the vestibule doesn’t leak. For that purpose I opened a patch between the vestibule and the ISS cabin atmosphere and pressurized the vestibule to 260 mmHg, then verified that the pressure remained stable for 20 minutes. At that point, I fully equalized pressure and Terry and Butch took over to open the hatch and work on reconfiguring the vestibule for the time Dragon will stay on ISS.

At some point, once the hatch on our side was open, Terry invited me to smell the “smell of space” in the vestibule. It’s sort of a joke, of course, space itself doesn’t smell. But it’s apparently the typical smell of hardware that has been exposed to vacuum. Not a pleasant odor, I tell you:  I’d say the dominant component is “burned” with a touch of “rotten”. But hey, if that means that a spaceship came to visit, I’ll take it anytime!

Futura mission website (Italian): Avamposto42
avamposto42.esa.int

#SamLogbook #Futura42  

(Trad IT)  Traduzione in italiano a cura di +AstronautiCAST qui:
http://www.astronautinews.it/tag/logbook

(Trad FR) Traduction en français par +Anne Cpamoa ici:
 https://spacetux.org/cpamoa/category/traductions/logbook-samantha

(Trad ES - Currently not updated) Tradducción en español aquí:
http://www.intervidia.com/category/bitacora___She is a fighter pilot and a mechanical engineer, she is fluent in Italian, English, German, French and Russian. And on top of that, she is an astronaut!

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2015-01-14 21:42:46 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

"what does he get? Things that money can't buy."

“Ever wondered, what is it we ​​want from life exactly? Why do some people have plenty of money, still no joy. This clip might not be the answer, but it may be a starting point for you to do something, to find the answer yourself.”___"what does he get? Things that money can't buy."

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2015-01-14 18:44:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Exogeology
Interesting, how the rubble is alluvial in appearance, rounded like river rock... Suggesting transport and subsequent erosion.

10 years ago today - the first image of Titan's surface after the successful landing of the Huygens probe.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Cassini-Huygens/First_images_from_Titan

Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

#Huygens #Titan  ___Exogeology
Interesting, how the rubble is alluvial in appearance, rounded like river rock... Suggesting transport and subsequent erosion.

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2015-01-13 23:52:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Long ago and far,far away

How many times has a biosphere arisen, flourished and then faded? A momentary blossom, that comes and goes, with the death of it's solar system announced by the distant flash of a supernova.

This stunning image shows a bright supernova in the Superwind galaxy taken on Jan. 2 by astrophotographer Justin Ng.___Long ago and far,far away

How many times has a biosphere arisen, flourished and then faded? A momentary blossom, that comes and goes, with the death of it's solar system announced by the distant flash of a supernova.

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2015-01-13 01:45:55 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This image from orbit shows an alga bloom, responding to nutrients delivered by the currents they outline

A heartbeat of the biosphere - the base of the ocean food chain.

Coloring the Sea Around the Pribilof Islands

The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this view of a phytoplankton bloom near Alaska’s Pribilof Islands on Sept. 22, 2014. The Pribilofs are surrounded by nutrient-rich waters in the Bering Sea. The milky green and light blue shading of the water indicates the presence of vast populations of microscopic phytoplankton—mostly coccolithophores, which have calcite scales that appear white in satellite images. Such phytoplankton form the foundation of a tremendously productive habitat for fish and birds.

Blooms in the Bering Sea increase significantly in springtime, after winter ice cover retreats and nutrients and freshened water are abundant near the ocean surface. Phytoplankton populations plummet in summertime as the water warms, surface nutrients are depleted by blooms, and the plant-like organisms are depleted by grazing fish, zooplankton, and other marine life. By autumn, storms can stir nutrients back to the surface and cooler waters make better bloom conditions.

Image Credit: NASA/Landsat 8___This image from orbit shows an alga bloom, responding to nutrients delivered by the currents they outline

A heartbeat of the biosphere - the base of the ocean food chain.

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2015-01-12 09:03:37 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Fun with a plasma cutter

Latest project to emerge from my imagination, and subsequently my shop.
An Earthling's answer to the Klingon Bat'leth.
https://www.google.com/#q=klingon+bat%27leth

 48" X 12"x 3/16  mild steel.
 I am armed with a vision, a plasma cutter, a wire feed welder,  a 4" angle grinder/ 60 grit flapper disc, a 100 inch strip of harness leather... and a dust mask.

Maybe a month thinking about it, (bought the steel plate so it could call my name while it leaned against the wall.)
It took a week to get the drawing of the edge profile to my liking and transferring the design enlarged from an 8"x10" drawn image to the steel, and a day cutting and grinding it clean.
Another 2 days to edge it and finish the surface. A day to paint a clear on it and a day to soak the leather and wrap the handles.<... more »

Fun with a plasma cutter

Latest project to emerge from my imagination, and subsequently my shop.
An Earthling's answer to the Klingon Bat'leth.
https://www.google.com/#q=klingon+bat%27leth

 48" X 12"x 3/16  mild steel.
 I am armed with a vision, a plasma cutter, a wire feed welder,  a 4" angle grinder/ 60 grit flapper disc, a 100 inch strip of harness leather... and a dust mask.

Maybe a month thinking about it, (bought the steel plate so it could call my name while it leaned against the wall.)
It took a week to get the drawing of the edge profile to my liking and transferring the design enlarged from an 8"x10" drawn image to the steel, and a day cutting and grinding it clean.
Another 2 days to edge it and finish the surface. A day to paint a clear on it and a day to soak the leather and wrap the handles.

Then there was the mount... it rests in a leather surfaced cradle (to prevent scratches. The wrap-around tabs are visible at each end of the handles. (Yes, you can take it down and hurt yourself with it... I bled twice just making it. ) 

The light plays nicely across the surface in the video.___

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2015-01-12 08:56:27 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Fun with a plasma cutter

Latest project to emerge from my imagination, and subsequently my shop.
An Earthling's answer to the Klingon Bat'leth.
https://www.google.com/#q=klingon+bat%27leth

 48" X 12"x 3/16  mild steel.
 I am armed with a vision, a plasma cutter, a wire feed welder,  a 4" angle grinder/ 60 grit flapper disc, a 100 inch strip of harness leather... and a dust mask.

Maybe a month thinking about it, (bought the steel plate so it could call my name while it leaned against the wall.)
It took a week to get the drawing of the edge profile to my liking and transferring the design enlarged from an 8"x10" drawn image to the steel, and a day cutting and grinding it clean.
Another 2 days to edge it and finish the surface. A day to paint a clear on it and a day to soak the leather and wrap the handles.<... more »

Fun with a plasma cutter

Latest project to emerge from my imagination, and subsequently my shop.
An Earthling's answer to the Klingon Bat'leth.
https://www.google.com/#q=klingon+bat%27leth

 48" X 12"x 3/16  mild steel.
 I am armed with a vision, a plasma cutter, a wire feed welder,  a 4" angle grinder/ 60 grit flapper disc, a 100 inch strip of harness leather... and a dust mask.

Maybe a month thinking about it, (bought the steel plate so it could call my name while it leaned against the wall.)
It took a week to get the drawing of the edge profile to my liking and transferring the design enlarged from an 8"x10" drawn image to the steel, and a day cutting and grinding it clean.
Another 2 days to edge it and finish the surface. A day to paint a clear on it and a day to soak the leather and wrap the handles.

Then there was the mount... it rests in a leather surfaced cradle (to prevent scratches). The wrap-around tabs are visible at each end of the handles. (Yes, you can take it down and hurt yourself with it... I bled twice just making it. ) 

The light plays nicely across the surface in the video.___

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2015-01-09 17:41:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

A heartbeat of the biosphere

The base of the ocean food chain.
Our fleet of Earth observing satellites look at the planet with an unblinking eye, and reveal connections across the biosphere that we would never have known otherwise.
You cannot solve a puzzle without all of the pieces.

Coloring the Sea Around the Pribilof Islands

The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this view of a phytoplankton bloom near Alaska’s Pribilof Islands on Sept. 22, 2014. The Pribilofs are surrounded by nutrient-rich waters in the Bering Sea. The milky green and light blue shading of the water indicates the presence of vast populations of microscopic phytoplankton—mostly coccolithophores, which have calcite scales that appear white in satellite images. Such phytoplankton form the foundation of a tremendously productive habitat for fish and birds.

Blooms in the Bering Sea increase significantly in springtime, after winter ice cover retreats and nutrients and freshened water are abundant near the ocean surface. Phytoplankton populations plummet in summertime as the water warms, surface nutrients are depleted by blooms, and the plant-like organisms are depleted by grazing fish, zooplankton, and other marine life. By autumn, storms can stir nutrients back to the surface and cooler waters make better bloom conditions.

Image Credit: NASA/Landsat 8___A heartbeat of the biosphere

The base of the ocean food chain.
Our fleet of Earth observing satellites look at the planet with an unblinking eye, and reveal connections across the biosphere that we would never have known otherwise.
You cannot solve a puzzle without all of the pieces.

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2015-01-06 17:32:18 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

She makes it look easy!

She makes it look easy!___

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2015-01-03 23:59:46 (17 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

High time our government took it's boot off of Cuba's throat

High time our government took it's boot off of Cuba's throat___

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2014-12-30 18:33:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Gravitational attraction at the atomic scale
Logical place to look considering we would never have known the nature of the stars, the very large, without first understanding the nature of the very small - the atom.

H/T to Tyson fan club

A new proposal for a fifth force experiment
Milla Jovovich in “The Fifth Element” I still find it amazing that all I see around me is made up of only some dozens particles and four interactions. For all we know. But maybe this isn’t all there is? Physicists have been speculating for a while now that ...___Gravitational attraction at the atomic scale
Logical place to look considering we would never have known the nature of the stars, the very large, without first understanding the nature of the very small - the atom.

H/T to Tyson fan club

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2014-12-15 19:38:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

* How about positive feelings instead of angst*

The good side is demonstrated more often, it just doesn't make the ratings like the negative stuff.

You might have already seen this... But stories like this really make my day. Good job guys!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSr4zBsLTM4___* How about positive feelings instead of angst*

The good side is demonstrated more often, it just doesn't make the ratings like the negative stuff.

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2014-12-13 19:15:48 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Looks like a good workout for balance. "Watch the fingers... Watch the fingers!

Seems like an inner " grip ring" would be an improvement.

Dey see me rollin.___Looks like a good workout for balance. "Watch the fingers... Watch the fingers!

Seems like an inner " grip ring" would be an improvement.

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2014-12-12 18:22:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

"The answers have been there all along, we just couldn't read them." - Cosmos

As we came to understand the distances involved, it was thought we would never be able to physically sample the stars, and so it seemed we could never know their true nature.

The amount of information conveyed by the electromagnetic carrier, the photon - elemental composition, temperature, direction of movement, velocity, magnetic signature and position in it's life sequence cumulatively describe each individual nuclear furnace so accurately that it amounts to the "DNA" of a star.

Because of the distances involved these ancient photons also give us a direct view into the deep past, a window to the evolution of our Universe.
All of this information from the "fossil" light of distant Suns.

"Spectroscopy is magical, and amazes me... more »

Capture the Stars

Although stars have been catalogued by their apparent brightness for centuries, cataloging stars by their color didn’t begin until the early 1900s. Much of this is due to the fact that when we look at stars with the naked eye, most of them appear white. There are a few that appear reddish, such as Betelgeuse, and some that appear slightly blue, such as Regulus. Although stars do vary in color, our eyes aren’t sensitive enough to distinguish it.

In order to determine the colors of stars, astronomers would measure their spectra. This was a difficult measurement to do, but even worse was trying to develop a categorization scheme. Several variations were proposed, but the one we use today was developed by Annie Jump Cannon. Cannon was an astronomer who worked with a team of women astronomers under Edward Pickering. At the time women were not generally considered astronomers in their own right, so they generally did the labor intensive measurements for a male astronomer. Pickering’s team was known as the Harvard Computers, or mockingly “Pickering’s Harem.”

Most catalog systems at the time focused on different absorption lines in a stellar spectrum. Make a list of different ones, and you get category A, B, C, etc. The problem with this was that line spectra can appear in a star’s light for various reasons, which makes it hard to pull out patterns. It would be like categorizing people by their first names and then trying to determine their family relationships.

Cannon’s brilliant stroke was to focus on only one type of line spectra, known as the Balmer series. This had the advantage of being relatively easy to measure, and was also known to be affected by temperature. Cannon adapted earlier catalogue schemes, which is why her system had the seemingly odd categories O,B, A, F, G, K, M. This system turned out to be extremely effective. Not only is the categorization much more clear than earlier systems, it separates stars by their temperature and color. Combined with a star’s absolute brightness, it led to the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, from which we came to understand the evolution of stars.

In her lifetime, Cannon became extremely good at cataloging stars in her system. She could catalog a star by its spectra in under a minute, and eventually cataloged more than 500,000 stars. Cannon’s system has been revised slightly over the years, but remains centrally hers. It is now known as the Harvard classification scheme.___"The answers have been there all along, we just couldn't read them." - Cosmos

As we came to understand the distances involved, it was thought we would never be able to physically sample the stars, and so it seemed we could never know their true nature.

The amount of information conveyed by the electromagnetic carrier, the photon - elemental composition, temperature, direction of movement, velocity, magnetic signature and position in it's life sequence cumulatively describe each individual nuclear furnace so accurately that it amounts to the "DNA" of a star.

Because of the distances involved these ancient photons also give us a direct view into the deep past, a window to the evolution of our Universe.
All of this information from the "fossil" light of distant Suns.

"Spectroscopy is magical, and amazes me still." - Carl Sagan


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2014-12-10 22:14:38 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Character on display

Usmanov to give back Watson's auctioned Nobel medal
Russia's richest man, Steel and telecoms tycoon Alisher Usmanov, said that he bought US scientist James Watson's Nobel Prize gold medal in order to return it to him.

The medal, awarded in 1962 for the discovery of the structure of DNA was sold for $4.8m in a New York auction.

Usmanov said that he was distressed that Mr Watson had felt forced to sell the medal. "In my opinion, a situation in which an outstanding scientist has to sell a medal recognising his achievements is unacceptable," he added. "James Watson is one of the greatest biologists in the history of mankind and his award for the discovery of DNA structure must belong to him."

via: http://goo.gl/PKeFNk___Character on display

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