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Ciro Villa has been at 3 events

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Ciro Villa137,647Let's meet and shake hands and enjoy the IMAX premiere of the movie "Interstellar" at the World Golf Village located in St. Augustine, Florida. If you are available and willing we can meet outside the theater between 7:30 and 7:45 PM EST on Thursday, November 6, 2014.  The movie starts at 08:00 PM EST. It is your responsibility to purchase your ticket at the following link: http://www.museumtix.com/venue/venueinfo.aspx?vid=783&tab=E Once there, select the movie from the drop-down then create an account to pre-purchase your ticket before they sell out. Casual Florida dress. Please RSVP.  Thanks.An Evening At the Movies - Interstellar Premiere in IMAX at WGV2014-11-06 19:30:002  
Astronomy Cast11,029Join +Fraser Cain and +Pamela Gay for a live recording of their long-running and popular Astronomy Cast podcast. We'll spend the first 30 minutes recording the podcast, and then stick around to answer your questions about space and astronomy. *Episode 291: Shock Waves* As a meteor crashed into the atmosphere above Russia, the world discovered the importance of shock waves; how they're caused and how they propagate through the atmosphere. Today we'll discuss the topic in general and find many examples where shock waves can be created, here on Earth, and out in space. #ac291Astronomy Cast, Ep. 291: Shock Waves2013-02-18 21:00:00310  
Dawn Mission Education and Communications (E/C)1,801Update: Video here! http://www.youtube.com/user/NoisyAstronomer?v=SqIszii4H0c and here: https://plus.google.com/b/114633249213698877766/114633249213698877766/posts/Qq2jowbYN5h After an awesome year exploring asteroid Vesta, NASA’s Dawn Mission cruises on to Ceres 2015! Celebrate at a Dawn Mission Team Hangout!. Moderated by Dawn’s education and public outreach (E/PO) liaison, Dr. Britney Schmidt, and CosmoQuest, we'll talk about the results, the spacecraft, and our hopes for Ceres in 2015. You'll have a chance to ask questions and get involved. Stars of the show so far?  • Dr. Tom Prettyman, Science Team and GRaND lead, Planetary Science Institute • Drs. Tim Weise and Charles Gardner, NASA JPL Flight Operations Team • Drs. Lucille Le Corre and Vishnu Reddy, Framing Camera Team, Max Plank       Institute for Solar System Research • Dr. Debra Buczkowski, Participating Scientist, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Submit your questions for the Dawn team by leaving them in the comments section below, on Dawn’s Facebook page, or by using the hashtag #HastaLaVesta on Twitter. Visit this event page on September 8, 2012 to watch the _Hangout On Air_, and to chime in on the conversation. Official website: http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/hasta_la_vesta.asp Twitter: https://twitter.com/nasa_dawn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dawn.mission As the schedule and guest list is secured, we'll continue updating this page. Stay tuned for additional details.Dawn Mission Google+ Hangout with CosmoQuest2012-09-08 21:00:00112  

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2015-06-30 00:08:37 (12 comments, 9 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

OK! Whos leg do I need to hump to get a Donald Trump piñata? I know one of you lives in Mexico.

Most reshares: 31

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2015-06-30 14:56:58 (5 comments, 31 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Majority Illusion and related social media Fallacies

When false dichotomies, distortions and out of context, crafted Gifs, pics and words go Viral (and potential dangers of exploitation and abuse by shrewd marketers and propagandists)

Did you see the recent falsely dichotomous gif of the soccer players where one was a man soccer match and the other was a women Rugby but where people were led to believe that they were both soccer related?  Well...it's all over the place...at any rate.

A very important article to read

The Social-Network Illusion That Tricks Your Mind

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"That’s interesting work that immediately explains a number of interesting phenomena. For a start, it shows how some content can spread globally while other similar content does not—the key is to start with a small number ofwell... more »

Most plusones: 58

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2015-07-02 16:55:21 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

**Important Note: Although the story by AP is apparently way too real, the picture and sentence references to the "Terminator" movie franchise are intended to be fictitious and facetious.**

..and so it begins...

The rise of the machines..

A Robot kills a man

(AP) "A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.

The man died Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of Frankfurt, VW spokesman Heiko Hillwig said.

The 22-year-old was part of a team that was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate, Hillwig said."

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/robot-kills-man-volkswagen-plant-germany-32163980

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2015-07-03 19:44:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Light Lines: Stunning String Installation Inside Abandoned Church: http://weburbanist.com/2015/07/03/light-lines-stunning-string-installation-inside-abandoned-church/

Light Lines: Stunning String Installation Inside Abandoned Church: http://weburbanist.com/2015/07/03/light-lines-stunning-string-installation-inside-abandoned-church/___

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2015-07-03 19:38:53 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Incredible Home!

See more pictures at link

Share courtesy of +Gizmodo 

http://gizmodo.com/i-want-to-live-inside-this-house-hidden-in-this-cliff-1715487899

Incredible Home!

See more pictures at link

Share courtesy of +Gizmodo 

http://gizmodo.com/i-want-to-live-inside-this-house-hidden-in-this-cliff-1715487899___

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2015-07-03 19:24:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Our good friend the trusted yard Turtle..

Our good friend the trusted yard Turtle..___

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2015-07-03 19:23:24 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Solar-Powered Plane Lands in Hawaii After Flight from Japan

+NBC News: Solar Impulse 2 pilot Andre Borschberg successfully lands at a small airport outside Honolulu, Hawaii after taking off from Nagoya, Japan about 120 hours ago. The solar-powered flight broke the record for the world's longest nonstop solo flight, which was previously held by late U.S. adventurer Steve Fossettat 76 hours.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/solar-impulse-round-the-world-flight/

Solar-Powered Plane Lands in Hawaii After Flight from Japan

+NBC News: Solar Impulse 2 pilot Andre Borschberg successfully lands at a small airport outside Honolulu, Hawaii after taking off from Nagoya, Japan about 120 hours ago. The solar-powered flight broke the record for the world's longest nonstop solo flight, which was previously held by late U.S. adventurer Steve Fossettat 76 hours.

Follow updates on Breaking News: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/solar-impulse-round-the-world-flight/___

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2015-07-03 16:55:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-03 16:52:55 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

At completion, the weight of the +Giant Magellan Telescope will be nearly 2.5 million lbs. (1,134,000 Kilograms) !

Official Site: http://www.gmto.org/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Magellan_Telescope

Share courtesy of  +Giant Magellan Telescope 

"At completion, the weight of the #GMTelescope will be nearly 2.5 million lbs.That's more than the weight of 5 Statues of Liberty. #FunFact "

At completion, the weight of the +Giant Magellan Telescope will be nearly 2.5 million lbs. (1,134,000 Kilograms) !

Official Site: http://www.gmto.org/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Magellan_Telescope

Share courtesy of  +Giant Magellan Telescope 

"At completion, the weight of the #GMTelescope will be nearly 2.5 million lbs.That's more than the weight of 5 Statues of Liberty. #FunFact "___

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2015-07-03 16:31:48 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

New version of Google Glass may be in testing

 Droid Life has dug up a submission to the FCC that shows fairly compelling evidence that Google is actively testing the next version of Glass. These kinds FCC documents used to be a rich source for people looking to learn about what gadgets were coming soon, but in recent years both those companies and the FCC have learned to lock up actual product photos under confidentiality agreements. Nevertheless, there are still details to be found amongst the tests, which require companies to disclose whether or not the radios inside these gadgets are safe for use around humans. Thus, we know that the device with the FCC ID A4R-GG1 supports various Wi-Fi bands and Bluetooth.

New version of Google Glass may be in testing

 Droid Life has dug up a submission to the FCC that shows fairly compelling evidence that Google is actively testing the next version of Glass. These kinds FCC documents used to be a rich source for people looking to learn about what gadgets were coming soon, but in recent years both those companies and the FCC have learned to lock up actual product photos under confidentiality agreements. Nevertheless, there are still details to be found amongst the tests, which require companies to disclose whether or not the radios inside these gadgets are safe for use around humans. Thus, we know that the device with the FCC ID A4R-GG1 supports various Wi-Fi bands and Bluetooth.___

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2015-07-03 16:29:27 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

A Twist on 3-D Printing Could Make it More Useful
http://bit.ly/1RVUmqT

A Twist on 3-D Printing Could Make it More Useful
http://bit.ly/1RVUmqT___

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2015-07-03 16:28:20 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Share courtesy of +Amelia Sides 

The More You Connect, The Less You Connect!.___Share courtesy of +Amelia Sides 

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2015-07-03 16:27:51 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Iconic Marin tunnel to be named after Robin Williams--as it should be!!!

http://bit.ly/1IVyzup

Iconic Marin tunnel to be named after Robin Williams--as it should be!!!

http://bit.ly/1IVyzup___

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2015-07-03 16:26:50 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

#NASA   #comets   #anniversary  

O say can you see by #DeepImpact 's bright light? #Comet  contact made 10 years ago this #July4 .

Mission info: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/deepimpact/index.cfm

#NASA   #comets   #anniversary  

O say can you see by #DeepImpact 's bright light? #Comet  contact made 10 years ago this #July4 .

Mission info: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/deepimpact/index.cfm___

2015-07-03 16:03:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Solar Impluse 2 successfully touches down in Hawaii after a record-breaking 5-day nonstop solo flight - @solarimpulse via https://plus.google.com/+BreakingNews

https://twitter.com/solarimpulse/status/616998621758758912

Solar Impluse 2 successfully touches down in Hawaii after a record-breaking 5-day nonstop solo flight - @solarimpulse via https://plus.google.com/+BreakingNews

https://twitter.com/solarimpulse/status/616998621758758912___

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2015-07-03 15:28:27 (0 comments, 14 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

The Excitement Grows!

For the first time in the History of Humankind, at The Doorsteps of Pluto!

Next exit: Pluto!

New Horizons will be at 30 Light Seconds this Monday evening.

Its closest approach and FlyBy Pluto will be on July 14, 2015.

New Horizons nearing the 30 Light Seconds distance from Pluto, that's just about 9,000,000 Kilometers away! It will be crossing that distance early this Monday evening, July 6, 2015 at ~10:35 PM UTC!

Traveling at nearly ~53,000 kilometers per hour or ~33,000 miles per hour, after more than nine years in space, on a voyage taking it farther to its primary destination than any mission before it, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is almost within one Light Minute of Pluto.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/main/more »

The Excitement Grows!

For the first time in the History of Humankind, at The Doorsteps of Pluto!

Next exit: Pluto!

New Horizons will be at 30 Light Seconds this Monday evening.

Its closest approach and FlyBy Pluto will be on July 14, 2015.

New Horizons nearing the 30 Light Seconds distance from Pluto, that's just about 9,000,000 Kilometers away! It will be crossing that distance early this Monday evening, July 6, 2015 at ~10:35 PM UTC!

Traveling at nearly ~53,000 kilometers per hour or ~33,000 miles per hour, after more than nine years in space, on a voyage taking it farther to its primary destination than any mission before it, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is almost within one Light Minute of Pluto.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/main/
https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=New_Horizons

Follow New Horizons: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/#

+NASA New Horizons +Friends of NASA +Johns Hopkins University 

#newhorizons    #PlutoBound #Pluto #PlutoFlyby #NASA #JPL ___

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2015-07-03 14:10:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

"Scientists have discovered the deepest underground dwelling centipede. The animal was found in three caves in the Velebit Mountains, Croatia. Recorded as deep as 1,100 meters, the new species was named after Hades, the god of the underworld in Greek mythology".

"Scientists have discovered the deepest underground dwelling centipede. The animal was found in three caves in the Velebit Mountains, Croatia. Recorded as deep as 1,100 meters, the new species was named after Hades, the god of the underworld in Greek mythology".___

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2015-07-03 13:26:59 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Would we be friends with our parents if we met them as peers?

That loaded question inspired “Back to the Future,” which turns 30 today. https://goo.gl/Nvbvqn

Would we be friends with our parents if we met them as peers?

That loaded question inspired “Back to the Future,” which turns 30 today. https://goo.gl/Nvbvqn___

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2015-07-03 13:26:17 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-03 13:23:07 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Share courtesy also of Dr. +Rhys Taylor and +Akshay Bist 

___Share courtesy also of Dr. +Rhys Taylor and +Akshay Bist 

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2015-07-03 12:55:39 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

The ISS Progress 60 cargo craft launched at 12:55 a.m. EDT today from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.The Russian cargo craft will make 34 orbits of Earth before docking to the orbiting laboratory at 3:13 a.m. Sunday, July 5. Read more... http://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/?p=1339

The ISS Progress 60 cargo craft launched at 12:55 a.m. EDT today from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.The Russian cargo craft will make 34 orbits of Earth before docking to the orbiting laboratory at 3:13 a.m. Sunday, July 5. Read more... http://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/?p=1339___

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2015-07-03 04:18:26 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

At 12:30 a.m. EDT, NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch of a Russian Progress spacecraft carrying more than three tons of food, fuel, and supplies for the Expedition 44 crew aboard the International Space Station. Read more... http://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/?p=1334

At 12:30 a.m. EDT, NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch of a Russian Progress spacecraft carrying more than three tons of food, fuel, and supplies for the Expedition 44 crew aboard the International Space Station. Read more... http://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/?p=1334___

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2015-07-02 23:16:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Styx meets Styx!

The New Horizons mission team introduces 80s rockers Styx to Pluto's moon Styx.

The Band!: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Styx_(band)
The Moon of Pluto!: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Styx_(moon)

Story here: http://www.nasa.gov/nh/styx-meets-styx

Share courtesy of +NASA Solar System Exploration 

Styx meets Styx!

The New Horizons mission team introduces 80s rockers Styx to Pluto's moon Styx.

The Band!: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Styx_(band)
The Moon of Pluto!: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Styx_(moon)

Story here: http://www.nasa.gov/nh/styx-meets-styx

Share courtesy of +NASA Solar System Exploration ___

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2015-07-02 19:26:29 (9 comments, 17 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Working out in Artificial Gravity. Toward an Artificial Gravity Exercise Machine

Scientists are looking at possible designs of exercise machines for astronauts deployed for space journeys in hypothetical artificial gravity spaceships

"Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) have a number of exercise options, including a mechanical bicycle bolted to the floor, a weightlifting machine strapped to the wall, and a strap-down treadmill. They spend a significant portion of each day working out to ward off the long-term effects of weightlessness, but many still suffer bone loss, muscle atrophy, and issues with balance and their cardiovascular systems.

To counteract such debilitating effects, research groups around the world are investigating artificial gravity—the notion that astronauts, exposed to strong centrifugal forces, may experience thee... more »

Working out in Artificial Gravity. Toward an Artificial Gravity Exercise Machine

Scientists are looking at possible designs of exercise machines for astronauts deployed for space journeys in hypothetical artificial gravity spaceships

"Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) have a number of exercise options, including a mechanical bicycle bolted to the floor, a weightlifting machine strapped to the wall, and a strap-down treadmill. They spend a significant portion of each day working out to ward off the long-term effects of weightlessness, but many still suffer bone loss, muscle atrophy, and issues with balance and their cardiovascular systems.

To counteract such debilitating effects, research groups around the world are investigating artificial gravity—the notion that astronauts, exposed to strong centrifugal forces, may experience the effects of gravity, even in space. Engineers have been building and testing human centrifuges—spinning platforms that, at high speeds, generate G-forces strong enough to mimic gravity. An astronaut, riding in a centrifuge, would presumably feel gravity's reinforcing effects.

Now engineers at MIT have built a compact human centrifuge with an exercise component: a cycle ergometer that a person can pedal as the centrifuge spins. The centrifuge was sized to just fit inside a module of the ISS. After testing the setup on healthy participants, the team found the combination of exercise and artificial gravity could significantly lessen the effects of extended weightlessness in space—more so than exercise alone."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-07-artificial-gravity.html#jCp

The Study: "Combining ergometer exercise and artificial gravity in a compact-radius centrifuge," Acta Astronautica, Volume 113, August–September 2015, Pages 80-88, ISSN 0094-5765, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576515001344

Image: MIT | These illustrations depict how the researchers' new centrifuge could be used in space.___

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2015-07-02 16:58:32 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-02 16:55:21 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

**Important Note: Although the story by AP is apparently way too real, the picture and sentence references to the "Terminator" movie franchise are intended to be fictitious and facetious.**

..and so it begins...

The rise of the machines..

A Robot kills a man

(AP) "A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.

The man died Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of Frankfurt, VW spokesman Heiko Hillwig said.

The 22-year-old was part of a team that was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate, Hillwig said."

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/robot-kills-man-volkswagen-plant-germany-32163980

**Important Note: Although the story by AP is apparently way too real, the picture and sentence references to the "Terminator" movie franchise are intended to be fictitious and facetious.**

..and so it begins...

The rise of the machines..

A Robot kills a man

(AP) "A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.

The man died Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of Frankfurt, VW spokesman Heiko Hillwig said.

The 22-year-old was part of a team that was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate, Hillwig said."

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/robot-kills-man-volkswagen-plant-germany-32163980___

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2015-07-02 16:38:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Share courtesy of +Akshay Bist 

Update:  I have reposted this removing the OP's explanation so as to not give away the answer

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/07/03/upshot/a-quick-puzzle-to-test-your-problem-solving.html?abt=0002&abg=1

Share courtesy of +Akshay Bist 

Update:  I have reposted this removing the OP's explanation so as to not give away the answer

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/07/03/upshot/a-quick-puzzle-to-test-your-problem-solving.html?abt=0002&abg=1___

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2015-07-02 16:28:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Share courtesy of +Ben Hibben 

The #Arduino programmable Keyboardio joins Arduino #AtHeart Program http://buff.ly/1Nz39y8 Support on #kickstarter___Share courtesy of +Ben Hibben 

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2015-07-02 13:42:59 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

"Rocket Man"

"How Eric Coffman overcame a devastating accident and became the coolest spaceship designer you've ever heard about."

Article by: Robert Sanchez

"A 31-year-old engineer named Eric Coffman rolled his titanium wheelchair into the Operations and Checkout Building at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center early one morning in the summer of 2013. For the previous six years, Coffman and his team of Colorado-based designers from Lockheed Martin had been working on a propulsion system for Orion, the focus of a multibillion dollar spacecraft program that someday will take humans some 33.9 million miles to Mars. Now, inside a makeshift glass room built atop the facility’s concrete floor, here it was."

Share courtesy of +NASA Orion 

http://www.5280.com/rocketman?sf10489828=1

"Rocket Man"

"How Eric Coffman overcame a devastating accident and became the coolest spaceship designer you've ever heard about."

Article by: Robert Sanchez

"A 31-year-old engineer named Eric Coffman rolled his titanium wheelchair into the Operations and Checkout Building at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center early one morning in the summer of 2013. For the previous six years, Coffman and his team of Colorado-based designers from Lockheed Martin had been working on a propulsion system for Orion, the focus of a multibillion dollar spacecraft program that someday will take humans some 33.9 million miles to Mars. Now, inside a makeshift glass room built atop the facility’s concrete floor, here it was."

Share courtesy of +NASA Orion 

http://www.5280.com/rocketman?sf10489828=1___

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2015-07-02 13:36:44 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The new Pluto images are coming at a rapid clip these days. Be sure to check out the New Horizons web page daily for the most recent images. As I also noted on May 1, it still looks a bit non-spherical in the images below. Expect that to be "resolved" in the next week.

pluto.jhuapl.edu

http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/Multimedia/Science-Photos/pics/NH_LORRI_OP4_mid-June_v3_PLUTO.001.jpg

The new Pluto images are coming at a rapid clip these days. Be sure to check out the New Horizons web page daily for the most recent images. As I also noted on May 1, it still looks a bit non-spherical in the images below. Expect that to be "resolved" in the next week.

pluto.jhuapl.edu

http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/Multimedia/Science-Photos/pics/NH_LORRI_OP4_mid-June_v3_PLUTO.001.jpg___

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2015-07-02 13:35:14 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

This is an important article by Dr +Ethan Siegel ; a simple but important read.

“[C]ould you ever see what we know about the universe being upended that we find a different explanation for the cmb or could something happen to make us think we were wrong and misunderstood the red shifts of galaxies or the Doppler effect and that we actually are in a steady state or static universe?”

If there's one thing you can be certain of when it comes to the fundamental, scientific truths of our Universe, it's this: someday, in the not too distant future, those truths will be superseded by more fundamental ones. And even those, quite likely, won't be the final truths, but just one step further along the line towards our understanding of reality. Does this mean that we've necessarily got it all wrong, and that we might just as well ignore the successes of our best theories so far? Does it mean that all we know about the Universe could easily be upended and replaced, leading to vastly different conclusions to questions like where everything came from? These are exceedingly unlikely, for a myriad of reasons. Instead, this is what the next major scientific revolution will probably look like.___This is an important article by Dr +Ethan Siegel ; a simple but important read.

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2015-07-01 17:33:06 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

High-quality crystals grown in microgravity may help double the lifespan of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy patients, a disease that causes boys to lose their ability to walk and usually pass away in their 20s.
Details: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/crystals

High-quality crystals grown in microgravity may help double the lifespan of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy patients, a disease that causes boys to lose their ability to walk and usually pass away in their 20s.
Details: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/crystals___

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2015-07-01 17:30:25 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

The next Russian resupply ship to launch to the International Space Station rolled out to its launch pad today. The crew is also preparing for Japan’s next cargo mission due in August. Read more... http://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/?p=1322

The next Russian resupply ship to launch to the International Space Station rolled out to its launch pad today. The crew is also preparing for Japan’s next cargo mission due in August. Read more... http://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/?p=1322___

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2015-07-01 17:24:40 (4 comments, 10 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Scientists find Sinkholes on Comet 67P C/G!

"The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft first began orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August 2014. Almost immediately, scientists began to wonder about several surprisingly deep, almost perfectly circular pits on the comet's surface. Now, a new study based on close-up imagery taken by Rosetta suggests that these pits are sinkholes, formed when ices beneath the comet's surface sublimate, or turn directly to gas.

The study, which appears in the July 2, 2015 issue of the journal Nature, reveals that the surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is variable and dynamic, undergoing rapid structural changes as it approaches the sun. Far from simple balls of ice and dust, comets have their own life cycles. The latest findings are among the first to show, in detail, how comets change over time."
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Scientists find Sinkholes on Comet 67P C/G!

"The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft first began orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August 2014. Almost immediately, scientists began to wonder about several surprisingly deep, almost perfectly circular pits on the comet's surface. Now, a new study based on close-up imagery taken by Rosetta suggests that these pits are sinkholes, formed when ices beneath the comet's surface sublimate, or turn directly to gas.

The study, which appears in the July 2, 2015 issue of the journal Nature, reveals that the surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is variable and dynamic, undergoing rapid structural changes as it approaches the sun. Far from simple balls of ice and dust, comets have their own life cycles. The latest findings are among the first to show, in detail, how comets change over time."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-07-rosetta-spacecraft-sinkholes-comet.html#jCp

The study: "Large heterogeneities in comet 67P as revealed by active pits from sinkhole collapse," Jean-Baptiste Vincent, et al., was published in the July 2, 2015 issue of the journal Nature, http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v523/n7558/full/nature14564.html

Image: This close-up image shows the most active pit, known as Seth_01, observed on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by the Rosetta spacecraft. A new study suggests that this pit and others like it could be sinkholes, formed by a surface collapse process similar to the way these features form on Earth. Credit: Vincent et al., Nature Publishing Group___

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http://phys.org/news/2015-07-techniques-students-online-courses.html

http://phys.org/news/2015-07-techniques-students-online-courses.html___

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2015-07-01 01:59:18 (10 comments, 10 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Super Dark Energy:  The Big Rip death of the Universe!

"The universe can be a very sticky place, but just how sticky is a matter of debate.

That is because for decades cosmologists have had trouble reconciling the classic notion of viscosity based on the laws of thermodynamics with Einstein's general theory of relativity. However, a team from Vanderbilt University has come up with a fundamentally new mathematical formulation of the problem that appears to bridge this long-standing gap.

The new math has some significant implications for the ultimate fate of the universe. It tends to favor one of the more radical scenarios that cosmologists have come up with known as the "Big Rip." It may also shed new light on the basic nature of dark energy.

The new approach was developed by Assistant Professor of Mathematics Marcelo Disconzi in... more »

Super Dark Energy:  The Big Rip death of the Universe!

"The universe can be a very sticky place, but just how sticky is a matter of debate.

That is because for decades cosmologists have had trouble reconciling the classic notion of viscosity based on the laws of thermodynamics with Einstein's general theory of relativity. However, a team from Vanderbilt University has come up with a fundamentally new mathematical formulation of the problem that appears to bridge this long-standing gap.

The new math has some significant implications for the ultimate fate of the universe. It tends to favor one of the more radical scenarios that cosmologists have come up with known as the "Big Rip." It may also shed new light on the basic nature of dark energy.

The new approach was developed by Assistant Professor of Mathematics Marcelo Disconzi in collaboration with physics professors Thomas Kephart and Robert Scherrer and is described in a paper published earlier this year in the journal Physical Review D."___

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2015-06-30 15:09:13 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Update on status of #Philae on ‪#‎67P‬/Churyumov-Gerasimenko directly from #LCC in Cologne (video) #lifeonacomet 

#Rosetta

(DVE) 

Update on status of #Philae on ‪#‎67P‬/Churyumov-Gerasimenko directly from #LCC in Cologne (video) #lifeonacomet 

#Rosetta

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2015-06-30 15:06:09 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Wow - This!

"Portable electronics users tend to upgrade their devices frequently as new technologies offering more functionality and more convenience become available. A report published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2012 showed that about 152 million mobile devices are discarded every year, of which only 10 percent is recycled—a legacy of waste that consumes a tremendous amount of natural resources and produces a lot of trash made from expensive and non-biodegradable materials like highly purified silicon.

Now researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have come up with a new solution to alleviate the environmental burden of discarded electronics. They have demonstrated the feasibility of making microwave biodegradable thin-film transistors from a transparent, flexible biodegradable substrate made from inexpensive wood, called cellulosen... more »

Wow - This!

"Portable electronics users tend to upgrade their devices frequently as new technologies offering more functionality and more convenience become available. A report published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2012 showed that about 152 million mobile devices are discarded every year, of which only 10 percent is recycled—a legacy of waste that consumes a tremendous amount of natural resources and produces a lot of trash made from expensive and non-biodegradable materials like highly purified silicon.

Now researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have come up with a new solution to alleviate the environmental burden of discarded electronics. They have demonstrated the feasibility of making microwave biodegradable thin-film transistors from a transparent, flexible biodegradable substrate made from inexpensive wood, called cellulose nanofibrillated fiber (CNF). This work opens the door for green, low-cost, portable electronic devices in future.

In a paper published this week in the Applied Physics Letters, the researchers describe the biodegradable device."___

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2015-06-30 15:04:18 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Majority Illusion and related social media Fallacies

When false dichotomies, distortions and out of context, crafted Gifs, pics and words go Viral (and potential dangers of exploitation and abuse by shrewd marketers and propagandists)

Did you see the recent falsely dichotomous gif of the soccer players where one was a man soccer match and the other was a women Rugby but where people were led to believe that they were both soccer related?  Well...it's all over the place...at any rate.

A very important article to read

The Social-Network Illusion That Tricks Your Mind

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"That’s interesting work that immediately explains a number of interesting phenomena. For a start, it shows how some content can spread globally while other similar content does not—the key is to start with a small number ofwell... more »

Majority Illusion and related social media Fallacies

When false dichotomies, distortions and out of context, crafted Gifs, pics and words go Viral (and potential dangers of exploitation and abuse by shrewd marketers and propagandists)

Did you see the recent falsely dichotomous gif of the soccer players where one was a man soccer match and the other was a women Rugby but where people were led to believe that they were both soccer related?  Well...it's all over the place...at any rate.

A very important article to read

The Social-Network Illusion That Tricks Your Mind

[...]

"That’s interesting work that immediately explains a number of interesting phenomena. For a start, it shows how some content can spread globally while other similar content does not—the key is to start with a small number of well-connected early adopters fooling the rest of the network into thinking it is common.

That might seem harmless when it comes to memes on Reddit or videos on YouTube. But it can have more insidious effects too. “Under some conditions, even a minority opinion can appear to be extremely popular locally,” say Lerman and co. That might explain how extreme views can sometimes spread so easily.

It might also explain the spread of antisocial behavior. Various studies have shown that teenagers consistently overestimate the amount of alcohol and drugs their friends consume. “If heavy drinkers also happen to be more popular, then people examining their friends’ drinking behavior will conclude that, on average, their friends drink more than they do,” say Lermann and co."

[...]

Read more: http://www.technologyreview.com/view/538866/the-social-network-illusion-that-tricks-your-mind

The study:  http://arxiv.org/abs/1506.03022___

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2015-06-30 14:56:58 (5 comments, 31 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Majority Illusion and related social media Fallacies

When false dichotomies, distortions and out of context, crafted Gifs, pics and words go Viral (and potential dangers of exploitation and abuse by shrewd marketers and propagandists)

Did you see the recent falsely dichotomous gif of the soccer players where one was a man soccer match and the other was a women Rugby but where people were led to believe that they were both soccer related?  Well...it's all over the place...at any rate.

A very important article to read

The Social-Network Illusion That Tricks Your Mind

[...]

"That’s interesting work that immediately explains a number of interesting phenomena. For a start, it shows how some content can spread globally while other similar content does not—the key is to start with a small number ofwell... more »

Majority Illusion and related social media Fallacies

When false dichotomies, distortions and out of context, crafted Gifs, pics and words go Viral (and potential dangers of exploitation and abuse by shrewd marketers and propagandists)

Did you see the recent falsely dichotomous gif of the soccer players where one was a man soccer match and the other was a women Rugby but where people were led to believe that they were both soccer related?  Well...it's all over the place...at any rate.

A very important article to read

The Social-Network Illusion That Tricks Your Mind

[...]

"That’s interesting work that immediately explains a number of interesting phenomena. For a start, it shows how some content can spread globally while other similar content does not—the key is to start with a small number of well-connected early adopters fooling the rest of the network into thinking it is common.

That might seem harmless when it comes to memes on Reddit or videos on YouTube. But it can have more insidious effects too. “Under some conditions, even a minority opinion can appear to be extremely popular locally,” say Lerman and co. That might explain how extreme views can sometimes spread so easily.

It might also explain the spread of antisocial behavior. Various studies have shown that teenagers consistently overestimate the amount of alcohol and drugs their friends consume. “If heavy drinkers also happen to be more popular, then people examining their friends’ drinking behavior will conclude that, on average, their friends drink more than they do,” say Lermann and co."

[...]

Read more: http://www.technologyreview.com/view/538866/the-social-network-illusion-that-tricks-your-mind

The study:  http://arxiv.org/abs/1506.03022___

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2015-06-30 12:56:46 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Cisco to Buy OpenDNS

Cisco To Buy Cloud Security Company OpenDNS for $635M In Cash___Cisco to Buy OpenDNS

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2015-06-30 12:54:19 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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2015-06-30 01:41:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

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2015-06-30 01:25:45 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Livecoding.tv Is Twitch.tv For Coding

The way Livecoding works is pretty simple. Developers stream live video of themselves coding, and users watching can ask questions or give feedback.

Livecoding.tv Is Twitch.tv For Coding

The way Livecoding works is pretty simple. Developers stream live video of themselves coding, and users watching can ask questions or give feedback.___

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2015-06-30 00:24:10 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Its International Asteroid Day - June 30. Celebrate by signing the 100X Declaration petition raising awareness of the risk. 
#asteroid  #science #astronomy

Its International Asteroid Day - June 30. Celebrate by signing the 100X Declaration petition raising awareness of the risk. 
#asteroid  #science #astronomy___

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2015-06-30 00:23:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

LOOK: early evening West--bright Jupiter & super bright Venus very close. Closest tomorrow night. 

LOOK: early evening West--bright Jupiter & super bright Venus very close. Closest tomorrow night. ___

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2015-06-30 00:08:37 (12 comments, 9 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

haa.haa..!!!

OK! Whos leg do I need to hump to get a Donald Trump piñata? I know one of you lives in Mexico.___haa.haa..!!!

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2015-06-29 22:26:35 (10 comments, 17 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

New species of prehistoric "Super-Armored Monster" worm discovered.

"A new species of 'super-armoured' worm, a bizarre, spike-covered creature which ate by filtering nutrients out of seawater with its feather-like front legs, has been identified by palaeontologists. The creature, which lived about half a billion years ago, was one of the first animals on Earth to develop armour to protect itself from predators and to use such a specialised mode of feeding.

The creature, belonging to a poorly understood group of early animals, is also a prime example of the broad variety of form and function seen in the early evolutionary history of a modern group of animals that, today, are rather homogenous. The results, from researchers at the University of Cambridge and Yunnan University in China, are published today (29 June) in the journal PNAS.

The... more »

New species of prehistoric "Super-Armored Monster" worm discovered.

"A new species of 'super-armoured' worm, a bizarre, spike-covered creature which ate by filtering nutrients out of seawater with its feather-like front legs, has been identified by palaeontologists. The creature, which lived about half a billion years ago, was one of the first animals on Earth to develop armour to protect itself from predators and to use such a specialised mode of feeding.

The creature, belonging to a poorly understood group of early animals, is also a prime example of the broad variety of form and function seen in the early evolutionary history of a modern group of animals that, today, are rather homogenous. The results, from researchers at the University of Cambridge and Yunnan University in China, are published today (29 June) in the journal PNAS.

The creature has been named Collinsium ciliosum, or Hairy Collins' Monster, named for the palaeontologist Desmond Collins, who discovered and first illustrated a similar Canadian fossil in the 1980s. The newly-identified species lived in what is now China during the Cambrian explosion, a period of rapid evolutionary development around half a billion years ago, when most major animal groups first appear in the fossil record."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-06-spiky-monsters-species-super-armored-worm.html#jCp

The study: A superarmored lobopodian from the Cambrian of China and early disparity in the evolution of Onychophora, PNAS, http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/06/24/1505596112

Image: Collinsium ciliosum, a Collins' monster-type lobopodian from the early Cambrian Xiaoshiba biota of China. Credit: Javier Ortega-Hernández___

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2015-06-29 21:39:11 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

The Supreme Court's refusal to hear the API copyright case Oracle v. Google could be bad news for interoperability—and innovation.

The Supreme Court's refusal to hear the API copyright case Oracle v. Google could be bad news for interoperability—and innovation.___

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2015-06-29 20:15:54 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Congratulation Commander Padalka!

Поздравление командующего Падалка!

Cosmonaut and Expedition 44 Commander Gennady Padalka has lived in space longer than any other human being. He surpassed cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev on June 28 when he accumulated 803 days in space. Padalka will return to Earth in September. Read more about Padalka and Expedition 44... http://go.nasa.gov/1BspAy1___Congratulation Commander Padalka!

Поздравление командующего Падалка!

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