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Andrew Carpenter has been shared in 77 public circles

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Maria Morisot31,439Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle03 June, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-06-03 14:18:412999794116
Becky Collins10,439Super Science 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 ?2014-05-31 05:09:154901211
John Nuntiatio37,221#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss 2014-05-27 06:18:55201172
Adam Black6,732Transhumans CircleBy popular Demand,  I am sharing some of my Circles. This is +Mark Bruce  Transhumans Circle  Plus Others Ive been adding.If you are tagged,  you are in it.Web Link for Mobile https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdamBlack/posts/6iQmLpEj1Zm #sharedcircles   #GeekCulture   #ScienceSunday #Transhumans #Transhumanism #HumanPlus  2014-04-13 06:25:0424522733
Krzysztof Skomra4,828New circle 201404031. Plus this post2. Leave a comment (introduce yourself, if you’d like)3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. Share this circle publicly to your stream1. Dodaj Plus dla postu 2. Zostaw komentarz (przedstaw ślad po sobie, jeśli chcesz) 3. Dodaj ten krąg do swoich kręgów 4. Dodaj się do kręgu 5. Poleć ten krąg publicznie do strumienia #techlover   #photographers   #bloggers   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharemycircles  #sharemycircle   #iwillfollow   #followback   #followers#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup 2014-04-03 21:55:02501349
Aleksander Adamczyk0New circle 201404031. Dodaj Plus dla postu 2. Zostaw komentarz (przedstaw ślad po sobie, jeśli chcesz) 3. Dodaj ten krąg do swoich kręgów 4. Dodaj się do kręgu 5. Poleć ten krąg publicznie do strumienia EN.1. Plus this post2. Leave a comment (introduce yourself, if you’d like)3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. Share this circle publicly to your stream#techlover   #photographers   #bloggers   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharemycircles  #sharemycircle   #iwillfollow   #followback   #followers#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles#AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery  2014-04-03 21:29:32501011
Jack C Crawford86,096Another cool circle.2014-03-22 17:03:555000517
Matthew J Price8,236It's been some time since I shared my favorite circle: Accelerated Thinkers.  These 91 people are the ones I trust with bringing me the good news every day, and leading the conversation about the future of humanity.  Thank you so much!2014-03-22 04:25:4591103
Carlos Esteban39,158ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find a sample of recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle :) Have a great Sunday! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014#72014-03-16 14:11:22498604562
John Nuntiatio29,572#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-12 06:21:31469006
John Nuntiatio29,572#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-12 06:20:51469102
John Nuntiatio28,116circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment   #news  2014-02-23 08:38:002986725
Carlos Esteban35,966ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find: ►A sample of recent and repeat engagers with my posts on #science, #animals and #landscape pictures, #sciencefiction and #humor. ►Some people that include me in the circles that they curate… or that have not included me yet but I would love to be :) ►And some people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts regardless if they circle me back or not. The categories are not exclusive and many people are in more than one. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish. I will appreciate it. Have a nice Valentine’s day!Carlos #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014#62014-02-14 19:25:01464614765
Johnny Stork7,288Spirituality & Self Development CircleWe all strive towards various personal, professional and for many, spiritual goals in life. In our increasingly crowded and interconnected planet, we are often reminded of how each of out lives intersect and how each of us share many of the same values and needs. Many of these shared values and shared needs included the welfare of others, the welfare of the entire planet and the welfare of all living creatures.One way to think of what it means to be "spiritual" or concerned with "self" development is simply to be concerned with something, or someone, beyond yourself, beyond the personal. Holding a transpersonal world-view.The people in this circle share these values, these interests in developing personally, professionally and spiritually for the sake of all people as well as themselves. I am honoured to share this circle of humanitarian, compassionate, learned and transpersonally inclined friends. #transpersonalpsychology   #spirituality   #selfdevelopment   #positivepsychology  2014-02-05 00:55:3849011616
Carlos Esteban33,566ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find: -A sample of recent and repeat engagers with my posts on #science , #animals and #landscape pictures, #sciencefiction and #humor . -Some people that include me in the circles that they curate… or that have not included me yet but I would love to be :) -And some people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts regardless if they circle me back or not. The categories are not exclusive and many people are in more than one. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish. I will appreciate it. Have a nice Sunday!Carlos #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare   #thursdaycircle    #thursdaycircleshared    #circlethursday #circle  2014#42014-01-26 13:53:24495160144197
Christy Sandhoff27,208This is a very nice circle Carlos.  Thanks for posting it. ==========================================Carlos Esteban - Google+ - ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find...ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend!2014-01-17 22:22:5740171114
Carlos Esteban32,281ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish. I will appreciate it. Have a nice day!Carlos 2014#3#circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle2014-01-16 13:53:50491129123180
Mariana Lopez de Waard8,230viz +Circulos Compartidos ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend!+OG International Network +OG Marbella  2014-01-11 08:00:354552418
James Harper726+Carlos Esteban originally shared: ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare   #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014-01-11 00:11:5845612425
Christy Sandhoff26,446Shared by Carlos Esteban..... ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend!2014-01-10 17:39:29451161029
Carlos Esteban31,485ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish :) Have a great weekend! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle2014-01-10 17:31:474549461140
CircleCount67,537Profiles/Pages having a CircleCount link on their about page.This is the follow up link to this post: https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/Uoru6vQw9gnThanks for the idea +Luc Suy, these are all awesome people/pages ;)Thanks for using CircleCount to all!2014-01-06 21:45:0633721424
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 13:25:133659245138
Jack C Crawford67,189So you all might remember the Angels circle, right?This one has 440 cool guys (caveat emptor ... my preferences may differ from yours ... I like all of these gentlemen).So here's to the men!G+{I added myself just because ...}2013-07-10 20:10:59441913783
Gideon Rosenblatt28,713Gideon Rosenblatt's Top 100These are the folks Google tells me are my most relevant people (slightly modified to remove people who are relevant, but not active here on Google+).Looking through this list, I can tell you that these are great people full of interesting ideas and engagement. I'm not in the circle here, so I can objectively say that this group is a worthy addition to your circles. Enjoy this group of people - I know I do. They enrich my experience here. Without them, I probably wouldn't still be here today. P.S. - If you got a notification, that means you're in the circle. 2013-06-11 20:53:39100662467
Gideon Rosenblatt23,936My Top 150 Here are the 150 people that Google tells me are most relevant to me here on Google+. This is a really good group of people, full of interesting insights and a willingness to help others.I give you a hardy recommendation to add these folks to your circles here. Your stream will thank you for it later.:-)2013-02-22 00:43:3815037734
INTP0Since last time I shared the INTP circle, the followers circle grew from 66 to 192. So I'm sharing this circle again. If you do not want to be in the circle being shared, please let me know.This circle will be updated from time to time. If you'd like to be included in this circle, add INTP page. That way I can add you back. (A Google Plus page cannot add any user unless the user add the page first.)2012-11-17 09:56:49193202
Matthew J Price4,908Here it is again, my Accelerated Thinkers circle.  These futurists, authors, transhumanists, nerds, experts, pages, and all around thought leaders account for the vast majority of the good news I receive from G+.  Whatever I share that I didn't find in my RSS feed came from these ladies and gentlemen.If you followed nothing but these 70 people, you would have a pretty solid idea of what sort of craziness is coming down the pipe.I owe them a great debt for the thoughtfulness of their content curation and the added value of their voices. Thank you!I no longer spend any meaningful amount of time searching for new people to add to this circle.  If you know someone that belongs here please leave a comment nominating them (or yourself) or send me a message.  If you know someone with educated opinions about the future who posts future relevant thoughts and news the majority of the time, that's what this circle is about. #ScienceSunday   #Transhumanism   #Futurism   #AcceleratedChange  2012-10-22 00:32:2970317
John Deering808Atheist, free-thinker circle.These people have all sorts of interests and come from all walks of life, so are sure to liven up your stream, without filling it full of religious posts. If you need help with adding circles as a whole or picking a few, then please let me know.cheers #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #atheist   #athiet   #freethinker   #skeptic   #sceptic  2012-10-13 09:09:33500305
John Kellden10,222Social Curation, part 6: Social Curators v3"...what watch? Ten watch. Such much?"Subterranean Homesick Blues:+Bradley HorowitzPearltrees:+Oliver StarrSocial curation - an evolving set of buckets:1. Social media - which to me boils down to getting your story, your brand straight in this new networked, participatory, two-way market.2. Social business - including a large part of the startup scene, and also things like hackerspaces, 3D-printing, large companies struggling to adopt a new more social culture...3. Social signal - the whole analysis/symthesis thing, where we'll help each other understand what is going on, whether deeper learning, social learning, peer learning, informal learning, a quiet pervasive revolution happening as we speak.4. Social practices - where we share success stories, business cases , hangouts and experiential stuff, assessing what works and what doesnt.5. Social innovation and transformation - the difficult, complex, slightly less accessible corner - how global and local intersect, design thinking, narrative, sensemaking, semiosis, patterns, culture, transitions. I wouldn't be at all surprised if you all would find the odd post from me here. :)Social cocreation is da shiznitMy intention here is to honour two principles - one, the cocreated nature of this circle, since it is all about social curation. Two, if at all possible, provide an as rich and diverse signal as possible, for the benefit of all other Google plussers in need of our various social curation insights.Social curation: how we shape our content and how it shapes us in returnThere is quite probably as many different takes on social curation as there are people in this circle, and then some.Whither Dunbar? - What size circles?Keeping this circle under two hundred people thereabouts, might be a good size for new google plussers should they want to derive benefit from the gathered collective intelligence from this bunch of social curators.2012-09-26 07:52:4314620522
Paul Finnerty2,166Spiritual Circle Thanks +Laura Sanna for the share!@#sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleofthedayInteresting folks of spiritual shares!  #circleshare   Last share is over 200 total shares, plusses and comments yet again so let's keep it rolling!Add the circle, add yourself and reshare the circle!  Make sure you use the hash marks!2012-09-17 01:23:002723010
Trever McGhee11,187+Rolf Tschochohei created an amazing circle of caring people and included me, which we're very grateful.Add the circle for a week and see how it brightens your stream, keep the sunshine ones and take the rest and put them a sided for you never know when it's their turn to brighten your day.Day 95 of our journey away from home to inspire you to Take2seconds to follow us, so that sponsors invest more in the community projects that generate income to fund more community projects.+Take2seconds  #Take2seconds  +Circle Plus +Best Shared Circle +The Best Circles on Google+ +Full Circle +CircleCount +Nothing but Circles +Public Circles +Wanna Be Circled +CIRCLES +Circles 2012-08-19 09:27:532513512
Susanne Ramharter15,584The #glia  Teamthis afternoon, +Gregory Esau wrote a wonderful post (http://goo.gl/685S8) in which he introduced the first members of a hopefully expanding #Glia  Team. I have taken the members and put them in a circle, so that anyone who is interested can follow and join the conversations.At the same time, I would like to share a link to a discussion held today on the +Think with Google page that fits right in with some of the things we discuss: http://goo.gl/jcugr  - great discussion and it was taped, so watching is still possible.2012-08-08 18:16:54297118
John Kellden9,492Google+ : Top EngagersLa creme de la cremeFifty people are selected by +John Fanavans :I have no idea how many people follow me. At some point, you decide that you will become a broadcasting service, and engage primarily with a core group. It happens to everyone. When you do, I suggest you reach out to new people like I do from time to time. Just to ensure you dont stagnate. And run public hangouts, they are hard, but they are worth it.He is not your guru. What he is though, is someone having thrown every conceivable angle and the kitchen sink on people, figuring out who are the top engagers:https://plus.google.com/u/0/118328436599489401972/posts/A8QsWpXLnXBHeuristics For The Win Win WinI've added a whole bunch of people, applying my own super seekrit heuristics, towards turning this into what is probably the best circle ever, never to be surpassed. Until next week that is, when I've cooked up a fresh batch of algorithms. But that's then, and this is now, here, enjoy:2012-08-08 07:35:1012933626
Werner Brock4,388#BuddhistCircle  open to all lineages or groups, we are sharing here #Buddhist   topics, news, questions, discussions and wisdom in a tolerant and mutually supporting way.Please add and share this circle.Please use the hashtag #BuddhistCircle  for posting and reading by search.If you want to be added, please leave a message here.Today we received Khenpo Sonam Gyatso Rinpoche´s offer to share some time for us. +Khenpo Sogyal is professor for Buddhist Philosophy and Logic at Benares (Varanasi) University in India. We will start a new thread for discussion with Khenpo-la. 2012-07-29 10:16:56292757
Chris Robinson24,784General Science Circle- Final UpdateLast August I started this General Science Database (http://goo.gl/tp06X), which could be uploaded into Google+ using the import contacts feature. Over the last year, the database has morphed into a shared circle and more recently into +Science on Google+: A Public Database. Due to the increasing overlap with the +Science on Google+: A Public Database, this will be the last time that I will be updating and sharing this circle.If you are a scientist, science teacher, or science writer, please feel free to add your profile/page to the +Science on Google+: A Public Database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M) and circling +Science on Google+: A Public Database. 2012-07-25 14:47:31300101339
Jeff Jockisch18,43275 Non-IdiotsI haven't done a circle share recently to let you know who I'm interacting with a lot.  This is half of my top 150 most relevant.  I couldn't stop at 50 or 100 -- too many good people here :)  Look for the other half of the 150 most relevant share as 75 Non-Ghosts2012-07-25 01:43:317521327
Dave Cole6,751I thought I would share my science circle, many of the names you have already seen and added to your own lists, I'm sure. There may be a few people that are new to you.2012-07-19 04:10:1723122320
Matthew J Price0Here is my most carefully curated circle of Acceleration Aware individuals.  These 50 people (plus myself) are the most outspoken about the real hot topics in futurism like Genetics Nanotechnology and AI + Robotics, but also about the philosophy, politics, economics and spirituality of the future.I carefully considered everyone on this list, plus many more people who are arguably more important in the transhumanist community, but are not active enough on G+ to contribute meaningfully.  Also, people who had a large majority of posts that were political in nature were selected against.If you want to see where the future is headed, these 50 are a good place to start.  If you feel like you belong in this circle, say so below!2012-07-09 03:01:005132610
John Kellden7,662Here's a few people who are not too shabby.I will spend a week in Greece with wife and kids. Have promised not to bring laptop, and not cheat too much with the G+ mobile thing either. This means you will have to wander aimlessly through the Google Plus Ghosttown while I'm working my tan, enjoying food and wine and sploshing about in the pool. But have no fear, quality content and even higher quality conversation is just a few clicks away, even if you only add a few of the people in the below circle. You all behave now, and talk more in a week.2012-06-18 09:24:0950043238
Gregory Esau9,648My Community Intelligence CircleI use the term community here pretty broadly, in that my community, the global community, and G+ all blur together in ways that make boundaries somewhat meaningless. Therefor, this is my Community Intelligence circle. Reading and engaging with these people will raise your intel (so to speak) of the world around us, the world of Google Plus, maybe your world, and the dots that connect them. For the many people who have circled me over the last few months (and thank you!!), these are the people that raise my IQ and EQ.2012-05-31 23:58:0014220210
Gideon Rosenblatt13,462Highly Relevant CircleI've gotten a bit out of the habit of sharing circles lately, and so thought I'd share this group of people that Google thinks are most relevant to me (in other words, the first 100 I get when I click on "Your circles" and sort by "Relevance"). Looking at this group, I'd have to say that Google does a very good job. Not perfect. There are people who I feel I interact with a lot here who are not in this top 100 of "most relevant" according to the Google relevance algorithm. The only tweaks I made were to take out a small handful of folks who aren't all that active on G+, but had high relevance because they are Gmail contacts I email a lot. So that's it. Enjoy this group. It's a great group of people. Very interesting content. Some are big Google Plussers, some not so big, but all are relevant - at least to me - and if they aren't already, I hope they will soon be for you as well.2012-05-29 23:29:32100702348
Meilani MacDonald2,935Small Business circle 1 of 2Hello small business peeps! I'm a small biz person and naturally I want to connect with other small biz owners. I really feel we all have so much to share with each other and to learn from one another as we navigate this world called Google+ that provides us with so many great tools and resources to support our small biz efforts. I also think it's a good thing to support each other, and lift each other up as we work towards our goals. So I've been collecting small biz people and shared small biz & entrepreneurs circles, because those are the people I most want in my own circles, to follow, to connect with, and to support. I have 700+ small bizzes in my circle, so I've split it into two circles to share with you. This is #1 of the 2, and #2 is next. Let's hear it for small business!Btw, speaking of supporting small bizzes, I host a TGIF Biz Networking Hangout every Friday at 4pm pst, now a Hangout on Air. It is a chance to give yourself and your biz a little promo, and I feature special guests who are small biz owners and who have all kinds of good advice and info to share with other small biz owners. Please check my profile for more info or to watch last Friday's episode, where we talked about QR codes and great ideas for how to use them, and also talked about the value of keeping content fresh on your blogs and web sites, and when and why to blog, or not to blog. #smallbusiness #sharedcircles #entrepreneur +CircleCount +Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You +Shared a Circle with you2012-05-28 18:22:494491159
John Kellden6,655Google Plus People Worth Reading And Listening To, take two+Shamil Weerakoon was perceptive enough to notice I had set my phaser to stun, sharing this circle only to my extended circles. Here it is again in all its public glory. :) I tweaked it a bit to be able to squeeze in a few more...2012-05-08 17:45:22500502438
Chris Robinson22,193Science Circle- Updated 4.20.12This is a great circle if you want to follow Science on Google+. As you can see in the underlying database (http://goo.gl/tp06X), we are a diverse group but we all share a common interest- SCIENCE! Help spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends.Don't forget to check out +Science on Google+: A Public Database! Change Log15 profiles were added in this update: http://goo.gl/ob3zR.17 profiles were added on 3.15.12: http://goo.gl/MI0qe.40 profiles were added on 2.13.12: http://goo.gl/0z9KZ.32 profiles were added on 1.8.12: http://goo.gl/K8ttV.Are you a Scientist on Google+? Do you primarily post about Science? Add your name to this form (http://goo.gl/TDguw) if you would like to be considered for the next shared circle.2012-04-20 15:59:2130261512
Rob Gordon22,157*Entrepreneurs, Self-Employed & Small Business OwnersUPDATED SHARED CIRCLE: Part 1 of 2: A through L (by last name).Link to Part (M-Z):         http://goo.gl/0Fcg1Link to Supplemental 1: http://goo.gl/AXXrWLink to Supplemental 2: http://goo.gl/TZKKeLike to Supplemental 3: http://goo.gl/3x6hINOTE:  This circle is no longer maintained in its present form but is still a good place to start if you are looking for entrepreneurs to follow and connect with here.  It has mostly been replace with a Google+ community of the same name that you can find at http://goo.gl/ejG9P**********************This is the most recent update to the popular "entrepreneurs" circle that posted a few months ago. As you can see, it has gotten bigger than 500 people so I have had to split it alphabetically into two parts. These two circles includes the self employed, small business owners, independent contractors, small startup companies and pretty much anyone trying to make it outside of the traditional economy.This is different from the other business circles of this type in that it doesn't include too many of the "celebrity entrepreneurs" and instead has mostly people with their own business or venture. There are more than 800 people here, but this has been reviewed extensively since it was last published -lots of fantastic new people have been added, and some have been dropped - mostly because they don't interact much. The end result is a circle of really awesome business people who actively interact with others here and have a small business or entreprenueral mindset.This is a really diverse group and includes entrepreneurs of all stripes - some have well established ventures and are wildly successful, others are just getting started and haven't made it yet. As can be expected, it is a little tech heavy, but represents most industries and many different types of business. There are even a handful of people here who have traditional jobs, but seem to have an interest in small business issues and always seem welcome to help entrepreneurial efforts. The people in these circles post all manner of things - not just business, but all are smart and interesting people so I recommend that you check this out.I do want to add the disclaimer that this is in no way "definitive" - there are millions of entrepreneurs on Google+ and this is just a tiny fraction of them - the ones I have curated. It seems that about two seconds after I publish this I always remember someone I should have included so just me know if you think you should be here. I republish this periodically and generally add everyone who comments on the post.As with all circles of this size I would use some discretion in adding this - either update your existing circle, pick and choose the ones you like or use these as a trial circles - whatever works for you. I'm not even sure Google will let you add all this many names at once so you may have to come back if you want to add all of them. The technology for this is not perfect, but I am trying to do my part to help build a highly interconnected community of entrepreneurs here on Google+.I hope you find the people in this circle interesting.RobReshares welcome and appreciatedIMPORTANT: You don't want to follow people based on where their last name fits in the alphabit do you? Make sure you also take a look at the second part of this list:LINK TO PART II (M-Z): http://goo.gl/0Fcg1#smallbusiness2012-04-18 18:49:234401197169
Eileen O'Duffy4,436Calling all Educators worldwideThis is my updated Educators circle. Most of us educators post and have an interest in a very wide variety of subjects such as philosophy, psychology, sociology. media, art, photography science, technology etc. For this reason I’m trying to curate and collate the best of education posts on +24-7tutorials.com ,my education news page. I’d like a wide cosmopolitan mix rather than a focus on Ireland/UK/US only. +Radu Jugureanu +Olimpius Istrate Romanian education system? +Juan-Pablo Ferrero Spanish? +chowdary kodali Indian? +John Macasio Philippines? If you’re posting great education stories of general interest, can you post public and tag +24-7tutorials.com ? (you’ll need to add the page to circles so I can share)2012-04-10 20:34:0838227815
Sharing is Caring on G+1,204+CircleCount thank you for keeping track of all our data with your great statistics. Add +CircleCount to your app and play with the great statistics they provide and update daily.www.CircleCount.comThis is the other 500 +Sharing is Caring on G+ if you do not appear in any of the two let me know with a comment and I will add you+Ghost Town Google plus (this is a cool page too)2012-04-02 23:48:1450013211
Rihana Martinson1,449Shared for +Joseph Sullivan - Science circle! I don't recall who initially shared it with me, but thank you! I've read so many interesting things and articles in the past few days.2012-03-20 21:32:15301004
John Kellden4,179The Moneyball TeamGoogle+ Visionaries, take 2An update of the circle I previously shared. I've removed most of the big hitters.I figured they're in the ten thousand range or more and will survive being cut. Will share them in a new circle in the not too distant future. I also removed some Google Pages. This is the Moneyball Team of Google+. And I mean that as the highest possible praise.#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #circleshare2012-03-19 13:04:39500648

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2014-10-22 02:12:54 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

By following the link you can see a nice animated visualization of my social graph on Google+ showing how people have engaged with my posts. It shows +'s, reshares, comments, and my follower curve.

I've just checked the animated reactions for all of my public posts on Google+ at +CircleCount! You can check yours with the button below. #circlecountreactions
#CircleCount   #Engagement   #Interaction   #Response   #SocialNetworking   #SocialAnalytics   #DataAnalysis   #SocialGraph   #DataVisualization  

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2014-10-09 15:28:06 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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2014-10-31 01:05:32 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

take it in
regenerate change

#wutang   #suuuuuuuuuu  

The Album Cover for a Better Tomorrow. ___take it in
regenerate change

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2014-10-30 22:42:28 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The brain can be viewed as a sophisticated control module for stabilizing blood glucose.

#BloodGlucose   #Brain   #GlucoseControl   #BioFeedback  

The brain can be viewed as a sophisticated control module for stabilizing blood glucose.

#BloodGlucose   #Brain   #GlucoseControl   #BioFeedback  ___

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2014-10-30 22:28:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#NeurologicalFeedbackLoops   #Brain   #Plasticity   #Learning   #EnvironmentalStimuli   #Neuroscience   #Science  

Researchers have found that the brain's wiring is more complex than expected – one set of neural wires can trigger different reactions, depending on how it fires. The work opens new questions for scientists trying to map the brain's connections.___ #NeurologicalFeedbackLoops   #Brain   #Plasticity   #Learning   #EnvironmentalStimuli   #Neuroscience   #Science  

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2014-10-30 22:17:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

#StockInvestment   #Simplification   #SoftwareEatingTheWorld   #Apps   #StockMarket   #Finance   #Investing  

New App Wants to Make Trading Stocks as Easy as Posting Selfies

The pair pitch Robinhood as a 21st-century alternative to traditional, stuffy brokerage firms that still rely on (gasp!) websites for their version of electronic trading. Trading stocks, Tenev says, should be as easy as summoning a ride on Uber or posting a picture to Instagram. Along with going mobile-first, the main way Tenev and Bhatt hope to set themselves apart is by not charging fees for trades.___ #StockInvestment   #Simplification   #SoftwareEatingTheWorld   #Apps   #StockMarket   #Finance   #Investing  

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2014-10-30 22:15:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

#Medicine   #Biology   #Health   #AugmentedCognition   #AI  

The reinvention of medicine? Dr. Algorithm v0-7 and beyond

During the next decade, we will see systems providing “bionic assistance” to physicians and other healthcare professionals, allowing them to perform at substantially improved levels of expertise like the very best specialists in multiple domains. Inevitably, over 20 years, the majority of physicians’ diagnostic, prescription and monitoring functions will be replaced by smart hardware, software and testing.

With bionic assistance, in addition to handling more patients, a physician or nurse practitioner will operate at the level of six specialists managing six areas of care for one patient with multiple comorbidities in a more coordinated, holistic and comprehensive manner. Nurses, enabled by technology, will replace many of the functions doctors perform today. Patients will act as the CEO of their own health: they will be better informed and able to make more educated choices to select a course of therapy. Care will become cheaper, faster, more optimal, accessible and consistent across practitioners.___ #Medicine   #Biology   #Health   #AugmentedCognition   #AI  

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2014-10-30 22:13:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Blood Glucose cycles are widely understood to be important but did you know that there are important cycles that need to happen on a smaller and faster scale?

Blood Glucose cycles are widely understood to be important but did you know that there are important cycles that need to happen on a smaller and faster scale?___

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2014-10-30 14:20:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

With news like this, there is little room to doubt the potential of Bitcoin and other forms of P2P digital transaction 

Yes we are still in a potential, not kinetic phase of development. But take this into account. If this plan goes through, and if it draws some success, it dramatically changes the scope of Bitcoin pricing and the need for additional technologies for logistical support. The scarcity of Bitcoin can only increase if an entire subset of people embody its use for daily living. 

All humans want effortless transaction and more control over where their spending power is released. We may actually get there sooner than most believe is possible in the modern day storm of political gridlock and worn out economic dissonance

http://www.coindesk.com/small-australian-city-plans-big-bitcoin-economy/

#bitcoin  

With news like this, there is little room to doubt the potential of Bitcoin and other forms of P2P digital transaction 

Yes we are still in a potential, not kinetic phase of development. But take this into account. If this plan goes through, and if it draws some success, it dramatically changes the scope of Bitcoin pricing and the need for additional technologies for logistical support. The scarcity of Bitcoin can only increase if an entire subset of people embody its use for daily living. 

All humans want effortless transaction and more control over where their spending power is released. We may actually get there sooner than most believe is possible in the modern day storm of political gridlock and worn out economic dissonance

http://www.coindesk.com/small-australian-city-plans-big-bitcoin-economy/

#bitcoin  ___

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2014-10-30 03:33:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

An Open Source Platform That Makes Building Apps Cheap and Easy

Meteor, which officially launches today, uses JavaScript, the standard programming language for writing applications for web browsers. Meteor apps can run on phones, tablets, desktops or anywhere else that a standard web browser can run. But unlike other JavaScript libraries like Angular or Backbone, Meteor lets coders build the server side pieces of their applications with JavaScript as well. That cuts back on the amount of coding developers need to do, and makes it easier to put the more of the complex pieces of the application on the client side, which is great for making applications more responsive — and making them work offline.

An Open Source Platform That Makes Building Apps Cheap and Easy

Meteor, which officially launches today, uses JavaScript, the standard programming language for writing applications for web browsers. Meteor apps can run on phones, tablets, desktops or anywhere else that a standard web browser can run. But unlike other JavaScript libraries like Angular or Backbone, Meteor lets coders build the server side pieces of their applications with JavaScript as well. That cuts back on the amount of coding developers need to do, and makes it easier to put the more of the complex pieces of the application on the client side, which is great for making applications more responsive — and making them work offline.___

2014-10-29 22:56:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Scientists identify key factor in relationship between diet, inflammation and cancer

A team of Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) researchers has found that a category of lipids known as sphingolipids may be an important link in the relationship between diet, inflammation and cancer. In a paper published online this week in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Dr. Julie Saba, MD, PhD and her team provide evidence that a sphingolipid metabolite called sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) found in both mammalian food products and generated by normal human cells can contribute to inflammation of the colon, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and inflammation-associated colon cancer, whereas soy and plant-type sphingolipids called sphingadienes may protect against these conditions.

Scientists identify key factor in relationship between diet, inflammation and cancer

A team of Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) researchers has found that a category of lipids known as sphingolipids may be an important link in the relationship between diet, inflammation and cancer. In a paper published online this week in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Dr. Julie Saba, MD, PhD and her team provide evidence that a sphingolipid metabolite called sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) found in both mammalian food products and generated by normal human cells can contribute to inflammation of the colon, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and inflammation-associated colon cancer, whereas soy and plant-type sphingolipids called sphingadienes may protect against these conditions.___

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2014-10-29 20:07:39 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#Robotics   #ServiceRobots  

Meet OSHbot the customer service robot joining Orchard Supply Hardware this holiday season! OSHbot was developed in a collaboration between Lowe’s Innovation Labs, Singularity University Labs and Fellow Robots.___ #Robotics   #ServiceRobots  

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2014-10-29 20:07:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

#Robotics   #ServiceRobots  

Meet OSHbot the customer service robot joining Orchard Supply Hardware this holiday season! OSHbot was developed in a collaboration between Lowe’s Innovation Labs, Singularity University Labs and Fellow Robots.___ #Robotics   #ServiceRobots  

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2014-10-29 20:03:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Nanomaterial absorbs 90% of heat from sunlight.
#SolarPower   #ConcentratedSolar   #DontSquanderEnergy  

New solar power material converts 90 percent of captured light into heat http://ow.ly/2PQOtg___Nanomaterial absorbs 90% of heat from sunlight.
#SolarPower   #ConcentratedSolar   #DontSquanderEnergy  

2014-10-27 01:23:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Life is the window to the Universe like the Eyes are to the Brain and Body. It's a signal compendium.

Life is the window to the Universe like the Eyes are to the Brain and Body. It's a signal compendium.___

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2014-10-26 23:00:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

#Science   #ScienceSunday  

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 43/14.
Micron-scale self assembly, graphene brain electrodes, smart sweat sensors, repairing spines, protein engineering tools, ultrasound-powered implants, dry paper SynBio, microfluidic diagnostics, imaging inside cells, China GMO.

1. Atomically Precise Self Assembly to Micron Scales.
In a significant advance for DNA Origami technology the DNA-brick self-assembly method developed by Wyss scientists in 2012 has been significantly improved http://wyss.harvard.edu/viewpressrelease/173/. In recent demonstrations this technology can now produce self-assembled DNA crystals up to a micrometer in size laterally and up to 80nm in depth with fine control over the dimensions of the final crystal, the orientation of DNA subunits, and the presence of user-designed complex 3D nanoscale features and voids. A further demonstration revealed the ability to precisely position gold nanoparticles in user-designed 2D patterns each individually less than 2nm apart from each other. As this technology continues to mature its many applications will be profound. Quote: DNA nanotechnology now makes it possible for us to assemble, in a programmable way, prescribed structures rivaling the complexity of many molecular machines we see in Nature.

2. Graphene Electrodes for Transparent Brain-Computer Interfaces.
A DARPA-funded project has successfully demonstrated the fabrication and application of an implanted brain computer interface chip that uses transparent graphene electrodes to record activity from the brain http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/141020/ncomms6258/full/ncomms6258.html. The flexible prototype devices were implanted onto the surface of rat brains and successfully recorded neurophysiological signals while the researchers simultaneously (i) modulated areas of the cortex directly beneath the electrodes with light and optogentically engineered rats, or (ii) imaged the cortical vasculature directly beneath the electrodes with a range of imaging techniques. This looks to be a powerful tool for research in this area and I’m interested to see whether transparent light-emitting diodes might be incorporated in future. 

3. Smart Diagnostic Sweat Sensors.
This week there was a nice in-depth review article discussing the development and utility of smart diagnostic sweat sensors http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/diagnostics/sweat-sensors-will-change-how-wearables-track-your-health. Current sensors look like a bandaid with layers comprising (i) a sticky sweat-permeable adhesive, (ii) processing and communications chips built into a large flexible antenna, (iii) a suitable paper microfluidic chip, and (iv) a top facing protective layer. Such devices are designed to be worn, absorb sweat, analyse sweat for appropriate metabolites, record sensing events to the embedded electronics and communicate this via short-range bluetooth to a nearby smartphone. Such devices in future will offer real-time monitoring of a persons metabolites and biomarkers. 

4. Repairing Spines to allow Paraplegics to Walk Again.
The results of an experimental study were announced this week in which olfactory ensheathing cells were taken from a paralysed man’s olfactory bulb, grown in the lab, and re-inserted into the site of the man’s spinal injury, and ultimately resulting in him now being able to walk again with the aid of a frame https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/1014/211014-UCL-research-helps-paralysed-man-recover-function. The professor who led the work first demonstrated treatment of spinal injuries in rats with these cells in 1997 so this work was a long time coming. It is hoped that this success serves as a turning point in bringing the treatment to the very many other people in desperate need of it. Mass-market application of cell therapies in this manner will have additional flow-on benefits to the myriad other cell therapies under development. 

5. An Expanded Protein Engineering Toolset.
Recent work demonstrating an expanded protein engineering toolset that includes computational modelling and peptide biochemistry, biophysics, and crystallography resulted in the rational design and development of new protein channel structures http://www.bris.ac.uk/news/2014/october/barrel-proteins.html. The proof-of-concept structures involved the assembly of different alpha-helix proteins in groups of five, six, and seven units to form long barrels or channel proteins with well-defined pore diameters. The tool should help in designing new proteins that can be added to cells to function as enzyme catalysts or selective gates for molecules for example. 

6. Powering Miniature Implanted Chips with Ultrasound.
Tiny chips with piezoelectric sensors or generators designed to be implanted into the body have been developed that can be powered by external sources of ultrasound http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/october/sound-powered-chip-10-15-14.html. The current prototypes convert ultrasound to electricity, execute limited medial commands, send data wirelessly to an external receiver, and are the size of the tip of a ballpoint pen. The group plans to boost capabilities while further shrinking the device to 10% of its current size and aim to enable future applications in which a large network of implanted devices could sense and stimulate a mammalian brain for example. 

7. Synthetic Biology on Dry Paper and Toehold Switches.
At this point I’m convinced that the Wyss Institute is one of the most innovative ground-breaking scientific powerhouses on the planet. In addition to #1 we had another two major developments in synthetic biology from Wyss this week http://www.nanowerk.com/news2/biotech/newsid=37849.php. First, a versatile range of paper-based diagnostics and biosensors were built using a technique to combine cell-free proteins and polynucleotides onto printed spots on paper that was then freeze dried and able to be stored for up to a year. Simply adding the solution to be analysed - lab experiment, patent blood or saliva, etc - to the paper activates the biomolecules embedded in the paper fibers. These included fluorescent proteins and colour-changing proteins, small molecule and RNA activation of genetic switches, complex gene circuits, and programmable diagnostics to detect ebola for example. All on a postage-stamp-sized piece of paper. Second, the development of synthetic toehold switches; specifically-designed gene regulatory elements whose structure stops designated gene expression, but which changes in the presence of a specific RNA sequence to allow and promote the designated gene expression. 

8. Entopsis Nutec Microfluidic Diagnostics.
In related news the young company Entopsis has commercialised its Nutec microfluidics diagnostic platform as a research tool but seeks to simplify the device and put it in the hands of a wider consumer market http://wlrn.org/post/miami-scientists-are-building-smartphones-can-diagnose-cancer. Nutec chips have an array of 50 - 500 tiny wells packed with numerous combinations of biosensors; when a patient sample is added - blood, saliva, etc - it produces a distinctive pattern of colours that can be analysed to confirm a test or diagnosis. I think an interesting strategy for such a company to pursue would be to redesign the Nutec chip as a Project Ara module http://www.projectara.com/. 

9. Dynamic Images of Molecules Moving Inside Living Cells.
A new imaging platform called lattice sheet microscopy has been developed that allows 3D images of intracellular molecular activity to be captured in real time http://www.hhmi.org/news/new-microscope-collects-dynamic-images-molecules-animate-life. The new microscope can image internal activity of cells and embryos without inducing light damage and over far longer periods than was previously possible. The resolution of the microscope is such that it can track the movements of individual proteins in three dimensions, track the growth and dynamics of the cytoskeleton in dividing cells, and monitor the fine changes that occur over hours during key developmental stages. The videos prepared by the team really do have to be seen. 

10. China: A GMO Powerhouse.
Capping off the week we had a good review article from Technology Review covering the impressive scale and scope of Chinese GMO research and development programs http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/531721/chinas-gmo-stockpile/. Even though China faces popular opposition to GMO crops in a similar way to that faced by western governments and the authorities have not approved a new GMO crop in five years, the country is still the world’s top public spender on the genetic modification of crops. Many believe China is deploying these resources to build up a store of engineered crops and agricultural technologies that can be quickly deployed when changing environmental and demographic factors demand it. This is possibly an example of the precautionary principle practiced in a risk-averse country invariably leading to a proactionary country gaining a technological advantage. 

If you'd like notifications of these weekly Digests then just throw the SciTech Digest page into a notification circle: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105994073381308284341/+ScitechdigestNet/posts___ #Science   #ScienceSunday  

2014-10-22 19:39:18 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

“Running away from any problem only increases the distance from the solution. The easiest way to escape from the problem is to solve it.”

― Unknown 
#Quote  

“Running away from any problem only increases the distance from the solution. The easiest way to escape from the problem is to solve it.”

― Unknown 
#Quote  ___

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2014-10-22 02:12:54 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

By following the link you can see a nice animated visualization of my social graph on Google+ showing how people have engaged with my posts. It shows +'s, reshares, comments, and my follower curve.

I've just checked the animated reactions for all of my public posts on Google+ at +CircleCount! You can check yours with the button below. #circlecountreactions
#CircleCount   #Engagement   #Interaction   #Response   #SocialNetworking   #SocialAnalytics   #DataAnalysis   #SocialGraph   #DataVisualization  

By following the link you can see a nice animated visualization of my social graph on Google+ showing how people have engaged with my posts. It shows +'s, reshares, comments, and my follower curve.

I've just checked the animated reactions for all of my public posts on Google+ at +CircleCount! You can check yours with the button below. #circlecountreactions
#CircleCount   #Engagement   #Interaction   #Response   #SocialNetworking   #SocialAnalytics   #DataAnalysis   #SocialGraph   #DataVisualization  ___

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2014-10-22 01:56:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2014-10-22 01:56:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#Music   #IFightDragons  

#Music   #IFightDragons  ___

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2014-10-22 01:56:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

#Music    #IFightDragons  

#Music    #IFightDragons  ___

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2014-10-21 17:51:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Aquaponics – the Automated Ubergarden of the Future

Their modern methods, combined with the ancient techniques, got rid of most of the work associated with traditional growing (eg. weeding, watering, mulching, soil building, etc…), allowing for much higher production output at a much higher quality.

#aquaponics  

Aquaponics – the Automated Ubergarden of the Future

Their modern methods, combined with the ancient techniques, got rid of most of the work associated with traditional growing (eg. weeding, watering, mulching, soil building, etc…), allowing for much higher production output at a much higher quality.

#aquaponics  ___

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2014-10-17 10:25:42 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

#ProDemocracy   #Sustainability   #Earth   #Ecosystems   #PublicCommons   #Biosphere   #AirQuality   #WaterQuality   #Environmentalism   #Conservation   #LandManagement   #EmissionsControl   #EmissionsCap   #EmissionsRegulations   #Health   #Nature   #RepublicDemocracy   #CleanAir   #CleanWater   #ClimateChange   #UnitedNations   #Cooperatism   #Cooperation   #CommonGood   #LongTermInvestment   #CleanEnergy   #Symbiotic   #Politics   #Mutualism   #GameTheory   #SystemsThinking   #SharedValues   #SharedBenefit   #EqualOpportunity   #SharedWealth   #CollectiveImpact  

___ #ProDemocracy   #Sustainability   #Earth   #Ecosystems   #PublicCommons   #Biosphere   #AirQuality   #WaterQuality   #Environmentalism   #Conservation   #LandManagement   #EmissionsControl   #EmissionsCap   #EmissionsRegulations   #Health   #Nature   #RepublicDemocracy   #CleanAir   #CleanWater   #ClimateChange   #UnitedNations   #Cooperatism   #Cooperation   #CommonGood   #LongTermInvestment   #CleanEnergy   #Symbiotic   #Politics   #Mutualism   #GameTheory   #SystemsThinking   #SharedValues   #SharedBenefit   #EqualOpportunity   #SharedWealth   #CollectiveImpact  

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2014-10-17 09:26:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

UN: Only Small Farmers and Agroecology can Feed the World

Governments must shift subsidies and research funding from agro-industrial monoculture to small farmers using 'agroecological' methods, according to the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

Modern industrial agricultural methods can no longer feed the world, due to the impacts of overlapping environmental and ecological crises linked to land, water and resource availability.

… "Agroecology is a traditional way of using farming methods that are less resource oriented, and which work in harmony with society. New research in agroecology allows us to explore more effectively how we can use traditional knowledge to protect people and their environment at the same time."

… "That entails recognising women's role in food production - from farmer, to housewife, towor... more »

UN: Only Small Farmers and Agroecology can Feed the World

Governments must shift subsidies and research funding from agro-industrial monoculture to small farmers using 'agroecological' methods, according to the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

Modern industrial agricultural methods can no longer feed the world, due to the impacts of overlapping environmental and ecological crises linked to land, water and resource availability.

… "Agroecology is a traditional way of using farming methods that are less resource oriented, and which work in harmony with society. New research in agroecology allows us to explore more effectively how we can use traditional knowledge to protect people and their environment at the same time."

… "That entails recognising women's role in food production - from farmer, to housewife, to working mother, women are the world's major food providers. It also means recognising small farmers, who are also the most vulnerable, and the most hungry."

… "This is critical for future agricultural policies. Currently, most subsidies go to large agribusiness. This must change. Governments must support small farmers. As rural people are migrating increasingly to cities, this is generating huge problems."

… "Agroecology is more than just a science, it's also a social movement for justice that recognises and respects the right of communities of farmers to decide what they grow and how they grow it."

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2566719/un_only_small_farmers_and_agroecology_can_feed_the_the_world.html___

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2014-10-17 08:08:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#Myelin   #Learning   #NewSkills   #Brain   #NeuralPlasticity  

Myelin vital for learning new practical skills

New evidence of myelin's essential role in learning and retaining new practical skills, such as playing a musical instrument, has been uncovered by UCL research. Myelin is a fatty substance that insulates the brain's wiring and is a major constituent of 'white matter'. It is produced by the brain and spinal cord into early adulthood as it is needed for many developmental processes, and although earlier studies of human white matter hinted at its involvement in skill learning, this is the first time it has been confirmed experimentally.___ #Myelin   #Learning   #NewSkills   #Brain   #NeuralPlasticity  

2014-10-13 17:00:23 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#DataSmashing   #DataAnalysis   #MachineLearning   #ArtificialIntelligence   #BigData  

A new data analysis technique called "data smashing" has been invented by researchers at Cornell. They say it is a problem that a human expert has to tell a machine what "features" are relevant to look for in data for machine learning, and that they have invented a technique that can "estimate the similarity between the sources of arbitrary data streams" using "neither domain knowledge nor learning." Then they issue a press release that doesn't really explain how it works but says:

"Data smashing is based on a new way to compare data streams. The process involves two steps. First, the data streams are algorithmically 'smashed' to 'annihilate' the information in each other. Then, the process measures what information remained after the collision. The more information remained, the less likely the streams originated in the same source."

They say it works on electro-encephalograph (EEG) patterns pertaining to epileptic seizures, detection of anomalous cardiac activity from heart sound recordings, and classification of astronomical objects from raw photometry.___ #DataSmashing   #DataAnalysis   #MachineLearning   #ArtificialIntelligence   #BigData  

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2014-10-12 21:36:42 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

#Computing   #Microprocessors   #Sustainability   #EnergyEfficiency   #PhaseChangeMaterials   #MaterialsScience   #InformationScience  

#Computing   #Microprocessors   #Sustainability   #EnergyEfficiency   #PhaseChangeMaterials   #MaterialsScience   #InformationScience  ___

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2014-10-12 21:32:07 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

#ScienceSunday   #Science  

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 41/14.
OS for IoT, dynamic robot vision, particle detector app, printing displays, DNA nano-foundries, Watson APIs, fluid robot actuators, diabetes stem cells, engineering penises, automated drug screening.

1. New Operating Systems and Standards for The Internet of Things.
ARM announced the launch of a newly-developed Operating System, mbed, specifically designed for small, low-power devices and sensors that will constitute the Internet of Things http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/computing/embedded-systems/the-internet-of-things-gets-a-new-os. In part this is an effort to help establish standards for IoT architectures and protocols so that all of these devices can better communicate to one another and get around fragmentation issues. Mbed is just 256KB, mostly open-source, and is hoped to enable devices with years of battery-life. Widely-distributed OS’s and suitable standards will also help accelerate and simplify IoT product development; it’s good to see a number of competitive pushes in this space. 

2. Independent Robotic Agility with Dynamic Vision.
New dynamic vision camera sensors promise to provide flying drones and other robots with low-power, on-board enhanced maneuverability capabilities that can usually only be executed in controlled rooms covered in cameras and sensors with video data processed by large external computers http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/dynamic-vision-sensors-enable-high-speed-maneuvers-with-robots. Such a chip should allow drones to break free of these controlled environments and still execute precise aerial acrobatics for example. These Dynamic Vision System chips have low spatial resolution (prototype just 128x128 pixels) but incredibly high temporal resolution (low microseconds) to very rapidly track relative movements pixel by pixel. 

3. Distributed Cosmic Ray Particle Detection: There’s An App for That!
A new app makes it possible to detect cosmic rays with your smartphone’s camera http://www.gizmag.com/physicist-smartphones-pocket-cosmic-ray-detectors/34121/. The app uses the camera’s CMOS sensor as a muon detector, an elementary particle that can emerge from the particle debris produced when a cosmic ray particle smashes into the upper atmosphere, by measuring the voltage spikes produced when a muon strikes the imaging sensor. The app takes images every couple of seconds and analyses the data to determine genuine detection events and exclude background noise. Developed primarily as an educational tool it is still pretty cool - I never would have thought I’d be carrying around a device that could detect cosmic rays. 

4. Printing Thin-Film Flexible Touchscreen Displays on Almost Any Surface.
New printing techniques and inks allow for the rapid design and printing of cheap, simple, flexible, touchscreen displays with conventional printers onto many different types of surface http://gizmodo.com/how-to-print-a-super-thin-touchscreen-display-on-just-a-1643565689. The different inks are applied in different layers to sandwich the required dielectrics and phosphors between opaque and transparent conductors and you should check out this video for some application demonstrations PrintScreen: Fabricating Highly Customizable Thin-film Touch-Displays. This seems to be a great, versatile platform just waiting for an explosion of applications to develop and piggy-backing on further technical innovations in printing, inks (quantum dots?), power, control, and circuit design. 

5. Metal Nanoparticles from DNA Origami Nanofoundries.
DNA origami techniques now allow the production of custom-designed 3D nanoscale molds that can be used to fabricate precisely shaped and sized metal nanoparticles http://wyss.harvard.edu/viewpressrelease/170/dna-nanofoundries-cast-customshaped-metal-nanoparticles. Molds are first designed on computer and then software calculates the optimal DNA sequence predicted to rapidly self-assemble into the 3D structure; a gold nanoparticle placed into the mold acts as a seed that grows from a surrounding chemical solution to fill the void with gold. The DNA mold can be left in place or removed and the nanoparticles demonstrated as part of the study were 25nm across. I’d like to see molds for nanoparticle Lego blocks with a range of different properties that can be programmably assembled. 

6. IBM Launches Watson APIs.
IBM’s Watson machine intelligence service is now available to independent developers and third-party applications to call on via the newly released APIs http://www.infoworld.com/article/2822814/machine-learning/ibm-debuts-first-watson-machine-learning-apis.html. The services currently available include (i) language identification, (ii) machine translation, (iii) concept expansion, (iv) message resonance, (v) question and answer, (vi) relationship extraction, (vii) user modelling, and (viii) visualisation rendering. Lets hope these services start to translate into wider and publicly-accessible offerings of useful tools for people. 

7. Fluid Actuators and Better Robot Arms.
Disney Research has developed a range of robot arms that are low mass but high speed and with a smooth range of motion, all powered by a novel fluid transmission system using air or water http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/beautiful-fluid-actuators-make-soft-safe-robot-arms. The group built the new system with the aim of overcoming or solving some of the problems and limitations that come with conventional pneumatics, hydraulics, and cable systems and operating with an accessible 100 to 160 psi. One of the key components is a rolling diaphragm cylinder used throughout the assembly and helping to provide a torque density equal or better than a geared servo motor. 

8. Engineering Stem Cells to Cure Diabetes.
The series of steps needed to turn stem cells into the critical sugar-sensing, insulin-secreting beta cells of the pancreas that are needed but missing in type-1 diabetes has been discovered http://harvardmagazine.com/2014/10/melton-creates-beta-cells. The discovery of this six-step procedure was the result of a huge amount of study of when different beta cell genes were switched on and off in mice, frogs, and humans and then figuring out how to induce the correct sequence of changes in stem cells. The group can mass-produce hundreds of millions of patient-specific beta cells and plans to package these in an encapsulated device (to protect against immune attack) about the size of a credit card that could be implanted to cure a patient of their diabetes. 

9. Tissue Engineering of Penises.
Prominent tissue engineering researcher Anthony Atala’s latest tissue engineering project involves the engineering of human penises http://www.wakehealth.edu/Research/Urology/Regenerative-Medicine/Engineered-Penile-Erectile-Tissue.htm. Carrying on from earlier studies in animals the group chemically strips donor penises of cells before seeding with an animal’s own cells into the collagen penis scaffold. Functional testing of implanted penis tissue revealed that erectile tissue maintained smooth blood flow, normal pressure, normal response to nitric oxide relaxation, normal vein drainage, and normal sexual function capable of producing offspring. While arguably not the most critical organ to engineer it is the first functional engineered solid organ demonstrated, will undoubtedly improve the lives of some men when it passes clinical trials and, given the blockbuster sales of viagra and other drugs, might well spur additional investment and development of general purpose tissue engineering capabilities. 

10. High-Speed Screening of Biological Drugs.
Building on earlier technology developed for automated rapid capture, orientation, and imaging of zebrafish embryos, this new system is also able to inject each individual embryo with a different biological drug or drug delivery vehicle in order to assess and evaluate the performance of different drugs or technologies http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/high-speed-drug-screens-rna-delivery-0930. Such drug screens could involve different variations of RNA sequence, DNA sequence, protein structure, antibody structure, drug delivery effectiveness, etc. The proof-of-concept involved the screening of nanoparticle lipidoids (RNA delivery vehicles) and successfully demonstrated that some lipidoids that had performed badly in petri dishes managed to perform very well in the full animal and would otherwise been missed; other experiments confirmed a 97% performance correlation between zebrafish and rats and so validating the model’s usefulness. 

An archive of the SciTech Digests can also be found here: http://www.scitechdigest.net 

Almost missed this week; the most time-poor I've been all year aside from the trip to Singapore and Hong Kong. ___ #ScienceSunday   #Science  

2014-10-11 22:37:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”

― Pope John XXIII #Quote  

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”

― Pope John XXIII #Quote  ___

2014-10-11 04:12:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Consistent breathing patterns produce more heart rate-variability which is a sign of healthy aging.

Consistent breathing patterns produce more heart rate-variability which is a sign of healthy aging.___

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2014-10-11 02:53:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2014-10-10 16:39:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

#Cancer   #CancerDetection   #Biomarkers   #Health   #Medicine   #Technology  

This Device Could Detect Dozens of Cancers With a Single Blood Test

A good example of the new biology based startups that are growing in prominence.

...a new startup, dubbed Miroculus, is building a device that could easily and affordably check for dozens of cancers using a single blood sample. Known as Miriam, this low-cost, open source device made its public debut at the TEDGlobal conference in Rio De Janeiro on Thursday, with TED curator Chris Anderson calling it “one of the most thrilling demos in TED history.”___ #Cancer   #CancerDetection   #Biomarkers   #Health   #Medicine   #Technology  

2014-10-09 21:21:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Zinc is an important part of being healthy, energetic, and avoiding diseases of aging. It's also important for immunity and stress.

Interestingly, Zinc deficiency symptoms in adults can ripple through several generations of offspring even if the offspring get normal levels of Zinc.

When pregnant mice were fed a diet moderately deficient in zinc, their offspring exhibited a malfunctioning immune system for the first six months of life. More alarming, the second and third generations also showed signs of poor immunity - even though they were fed a zinc-plentiful diet.

-Jean Carper, writing in Jean Carper's Total Nutrition Guide, in reference to zinc studies done at U.C. Davis

Zinc is an important part of being healthy, energetic, and avoiding diseases of aging. It's also important for immunity and stress.

Interestingly, Zinc deficiency symptoms in adults can ripple through several generations of offspring even if the offspring get normal levels of Zinc.

When pregnant mice were fed a diet moderately deficient in zinc, their offspring exhibited a malfunctioning immune system for the first six months of life. More alarming, the second and third generations also showed signs of poor immunity - even though they were fed a zinc-plentiful diet.

-Jean Carper, writing in Jean Carper's Total Nutrition Guide, in reference to zinc studies done at U.C. Davis___

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2014-10-09 21:12:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#OLED   #OLEDLighting   #OLEDSheetLighting   #SheetLighting   #Lighting   #Technology   #EnergyEfficiency  

#OLED   #OLEDLighting   #OLEDSheetLighting   #SheetLighting   #Lighting   #Technology   #EnergyEfficiency  ___

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2014-10-09 21:10:32 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

New Thermoelectric Generator being commercialized by startup, Alphabet Energy, uses a newly discovered thermoelectric material called tetrahedrite which is several times cheaper than the closest alternatives. The thermoelectric generator can use waste heat from diesel generators or even manufacturing processes in order to produce electricity from the heat which would otherwise be wasted.

New Thermoelectric Generator being commercialized by startup, Alphabet Energy, uses a newly discovered thermoelectric material called tetrahedrite which is several times cheaper than the closest alternatives. The thermoelectric generator can use waste heat from diesel generators or even manufacturing processes in order to produce electricity from the heat which would otherwise be wasted.___

2014-10-09 20:29:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Very Cool! Google+ has the functionality to insert Polls into Posts now so that sentiment analysis can be categorically captured in a less biased way.

And if you want to search for interesting polls or polls with lots of votes, a 3rd party, CircleCount has developed these features!: http://www.circlecount.com/googlepolls

#GooglePlusPolls   #Polls   #Sentiment   #SentimentAnalysis   #Surveys   #Opinions   #Biases   #OpinionCollection   #SocialNetworks   #BigData   #OpenData   #CircleCount  +CircleCount 

Should Google Plus Have Polls?

The ability of geople to post polls is rolling out across the Gplusverse. As I think G+ already had a means to create polls, they're called +1s, I thought I'd post a poll about polls.

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#irony   #sarcasm   #geople   #polls   #jumpingtheshark  ___Very Cool! Google+ has the functionality to insert Polls into Posts now so that sentiment analysis can be categorically captured in a less biased way.

And if you want to search for interesting polls or polls with lots of votes, a 3rd party, CircleCount has developed these features!: http://www.circlecount.com/googlepolls

#GooglePlusPolls   #Polls   #Sentiment   #SentimentAnalysis   #Surveys   #Opinions   #Biases   #OpinionCollection   #SocialNetworks   #BigData   #OpenData   #CircleCount  +CircleCount 

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2014-10-09 20:25:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

More Hangouts and Google Voice goodness: If you're using Google Voice with Hangouts, the Hangouts Chrome app gives you an always-on desktop experience for calling and SMS, even when you're not using your browser.

More Hangouts and Google Voice goodness: If you're using Google Voice with Hangouts, the Hangouts Chrome app gives you an always-on desktop experience for calling and SMS, even when you're not using your browser.___

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2014-10-09 20:12:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Exercise is good on its own if not done in excess. But it's particularly beneficial in the morning hours because it helps normalize the Circadian Rhythm including Serotonin, Dopamine, Melatonin, Norepinephrine, Cortisol, Prolactin, and other hormones and neurotransmitters.

Research finding: Morning exercise beneficial to students___Exercise is good on its own if not done in excess. But it's particularly beneficial in the morning hours because it helps normalize the Circadian Rhythm including Serotonin, Dopamine, Melatonin, Norepinephrine, Cortisol, Prolactin, and other hormones and neurotransmitters.

2014-10-09 20:02:20 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Sign me up ;)

LSD's ability to make minds malleable revisited

Could taking LSD help people make peace with their neuroses?___Sign me up ;)

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2014-10-09 19:59:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Interesting, I did not know that LED technology was developing in price/performance advantage on such a predictable scale of change.

#LED   #Lighting   #EnergyEffiency  

The amazing progress of LEDs, in one chart

Haitz's law. It says that every 10 years, the power of LED lighting packages will increase by a factor of 20, while the cost of these packages, per unit of illumination, will fall by a factor of 10.

In the late 1990s, the brightest LED lights you could buy produced around 10 lumens of light. By 2005, you could get LED packages that produce 100 lumens. Recently progress has accelerated, so that you can now get LED packages that produce 1,000 lumens of light. If current trends continue you'll be able to buy 10,000-lumen LED lights in a few years.___Interesting, I did not know that LED technology was developing in price/performance advantage on such a predictable scale of change.

#LED   #Lighting   #EnergyEffiency  

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2014-10-09 19:56:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Exercise but not too much. And when you exercise, make sure you're getting enough Zinc in your diet or supplements or else you could risk actually not being optimally hydrated even if you do drink a lot of water.

Why should you be careful not to overtrain or overwork yourself? High intensity exercises or high levels of exercise will increase Cortisol to chronically high levels which leads to adrenal fatigue (burnout) and is one of the biomarkers which closely follows the rate and onset of aging.

That being said, to reduce the potential for harm, make sure you get plenty of rest and if you start feeling stressed, angry, aggressive, etc., then you might want to cut back on exercise and modify your diet and supplement intake.

And also to balance out the release of Cortisol towards a healthy daily pattern, it needs to be higher in the morning and slowly wane until it is at... more »

Exercise but not too much. And when you exercise, make sure you're getting enough Zinc in your diet or supplements or else you could risk actually not being optimally hydrated even if you do drink a lot of water.

Why should you be careful not to overtrain or overwork yourself? High intensity exercises or high levels of exercise will increase Cortisol to chronically high levels which leads to adrenal fatigue (burnout) and is one of the biomarkers which closely follows the rate and onset of aging.

That being said, to reduce the potential for harm, make sure you get plenty of rest and if you start feeling stressed, angry, aggressive, etc., then you might want to cut back on exercise and modify your diet and supplement intake.

And also to balance out the release of Cortisol towards a healthy daily pattern, it needs to be higher in the morning and slowly wane until it is at its lowest at about midnight. Cortisol should closely follow the Circadian Rhythm otherwise you can be groggy for the first part of the morning, have more rapid skin aging, and a bunch of other negative stuff.

HOW TO BALANCE OUT CORTISOL LEVELS AND RELEASE PATTERNS TO HEALTHY STATUS:
1. Light-Moderate Exercise in the Morning or early in the day
2. Meditate
3. Earthing/Grounding
4. Cayenne Pepper extract
5. Green Tea
6. Magnesium (at night)
7. Rhodiola rosea extract (at night)
8. Sleep
9. Sufficient Zinc & not too much Copper (Zinc at night)
10. Avoid Stress
11. Lavender Essential Oil
12. Rosemary Essential Oil
13. Water first thing in Morning
14. Sodium (salt) at sufficient level and ingested in the morning or early in the day

From article:

Why You May Need To Exercise Less
by CHRIS KRESSER 291 comments
Exercise is a major component of a healthy lifestyle, and the benefits of regular physical activity are well established. When adopting a Paleo lifestyle, modifying your fitness routine to include more high intensity exercise can bring great benefits to energy, body composition, and overall fitness.

However, there are many people who take their physique and physical fitness to an extreme level, particularly in the Paleo community. Certain styles of exercise take the participant to a state of physical exhaustion on a regular basis, which may do more harm than good.

While a consistent, high intensity workout routine may provide some benefits for those people looking to lose body fat and increase their strength and fitness, there is a fine line between training hard and overtraining. While running fast and lifting heavy may be major components of an active Paleo lifestyle, engaging in these physically demanding activities too regularly or too intensely can contribute to many different symptoms of overtraining.

Overtraining goes beyond just excessive “chronic cardio” or too many hours spent at the gym. Certain high-intensity exercise routines may push the body’s stress response too far, leading to a cascade of biochemical responses that can cause serious damage to one’s health in both the short and long term.

While short, intense workouts can be great for inducing fat loss, increasing aerobic capacity, and reducing risk for cardiovascular disease, excessively intense exercise can cause a variety of health problems, especially for those dealing with other concurrent stressors such as autoimmune disease, gut dysbiosis, or adrenal fatigue.

Overtraining has been shown to affect blood levels of important neurotransmitters such as glutamine, dopamine and 5-HTP, which can lead to feelings of depression and chronic fatigue. The stress caused by intense, excessive exercise can negatively affect the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, possibly causing conditions such as hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is known to cause depression, weight gain, and digestive disfunction along with a variety of other symptoms. As we know, high stress in general can cause symptoms of hypothyroidism, and the stress caused by excessive, intense exercise is no exception.

Another major effect that extreme exercise has on our bodies is an immediate increase in cortisol, the hormone that is released when the body is under stress. Heavy-resistance exercises are found to stimulate markedly acute cortisol responses, similar to those responses found in marathon running. Chronically high levels of cortisol can increase your risk for a variety of health issues, such as sleep disturbances, digestive issues, depression, weight gain, and memory impairment. Excess cortisol also encourages fat gain, particularly around the abdomen.___

2014-10-09 19:37:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

“Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.”

― Steven Pressfield

I love this quote!!

#Quote   #SelfActualization   #Empowerment   #SelfConfidence   #SelfAwareness   #SelfDiscovery   #Manifestation   #Identity   #Personality  

“Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.”

― Steven Pressfield

I love this quote!!

#Quote   #SelfActualization   #Empowerment   #SelfConfidence   #SelfAwareness   #SelfDiscovery   #Manifestation   #Identity   #Personality  ___

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2014-10-09 15:28:06 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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2014-10-09 14:55:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Smelling lavender and rosemary increases free radical scavenging activity and decreases cortisol level in saliva

Smelling lavender and rosemary increases free radical scavenging activity and decreases cortisol level in saliva___

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2014-10-09 05:00:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"Watson APIs are now available for public use, albeit only through IBM's Bluemix cloud services platform." "The eight services currently available include: Language Identification, which can determine what language a given text is written in (from a predetermined set of 25), Machine Translation, which translates text between multiple language pairs, Concept Expansion, which can take a colloquialism (say, 'tri-state area') and map it to a set of meanings based on context (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut), Message Resonance, which can determine the popularity of a given word with a predetermined audience, Question And Answer, which provides 'direct responses to user inquiries fueled by primary document sources", with health care and travel as the first two knowledge bases, Relationship Extraction, which can parse sentences to determine the relationships between... more »

"Watson APIs are now available for public use, albeit only through IBM's Bluemix cloud services platform." "The eight services currently available include: Language Identification, which can determine what language a given text is written in (from a predetermined set of 25), Machine Translation, which translates text between multiple language pairs, Concept Expansion, which can take a colloquialism (say, 'tri-state area') and map it to a set of meanings based on context (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut), Message Resonance, which can determine the popularity of a given word with a predetermined audience, Question And Answer, which provides 'direct responses to user inquiries fueled by primary document sources", with health care and travel as the first two knowledge bases, Relationship Extraction, which can parse sentences to determine the relationships between components as a way for other analytic systems to better understand the significance of what's being discussed, User Modeling, which employs linguistic analysis to make predictions about someone's social characteristics from a supplied text, and Visualization Rendering, which generates data visualizations from different kinds of data -- not merely pie or bar charts, but also the likes of flow charts and node graphs."___

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2014-10-09 03:45:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Get Organized. Manage your Time. Prioritize your Project Tasks.

___Get Organized. Manage your Time. Prioritize your Project Tasks.

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2014-10-09 01:46:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Google Now can now show you bills you have coming due. 

Google Now can now show you bills you have coming due. ___

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2014-10-09 01:41:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

#GridStorage   #MoltenMetalBattery  

New Liquid Metal Battery Developed at MIT

The problem with most renewable energy sources like solar and wind is that you need some kind of battery or energy storage system to store energy for times when the wind is not blowing or at night.  These type of storage systems are inherently inefficient. Now Donald Sadoway and colleagues at MIT have improved a proposed liquid battery system that could enable renewable energy sources to compete with conventional power plants.  ⓐ

Donald Sadoway, a professor of Materials Chemistry at MIT, has been exploring the potential of electrical-grid-scale liquid batteries for some time. These batteries comprise layers of molten material, the varying densities of which cause the layers to separate naturally, much like oil and water.  ⓑ

Currently, the only widely used system for utility-scale storage of electricity is pumped hydro, in which water is pumped uphill to a storage reservoir when excess power is available, and then flows back down through a turbine to generate power when it is needed. Such systems can be used to match the intermittent production of power from irregular sources, such as wind and solar power, with variations in demand. Because of inevitable losses from the friction in pumps and turbines, such systems return about 70 percent of the power that is put into them (which is called the “round-trip efficiency”).  ⓐ

Sadoway says his team’s new liquid-battery system can already deliver the same 70 percent efficiency, and with further refinements may be able to do better. And unlike pumped hydro systems — which are only feasible in locations with sufficient water and an available hillside — the liquid batteries could be built virtually anywhere, and at virtually any size. “The fact that we don’t need a mountain, and we don’t need lots of water, could give us a decisive advantage,” Sadoway says. ⓐ

With magnesium used for one electrode, antimony for another and molten salt serving as the electrolyte, these systems needs to be heated to 700° C (1,292° F) to operate. But the researchers found that exchanging some of the materials, using one electrode made from lithium and another from a combination of lead and antimony, reduces the operating temperature to 450-500° C (842-932° F).  ⓑ

The biggest surprise for the researchers was that the antimony-lead electrode performed so well. They found that while antimony could produce a high operating voltage, and lead gave a low melting point, a mixture of the two combined both advantages, with a voltage as high as antimony alone, and a melting point between that of the two constituents — contrary to expectations that lowering the melting point would come at the expense of also reducing the voltage.  ⓐ

“We hoped [the characteristics of the two metals] would be nonlinear,” Sadoway says — that is, that the operating voltage would not end up halfway between that of the two individual metals. “They proved to be [nonlinear], but beyond our imagination. There was no decline in the voltage. That was a stunner for us.”  ⓐ

Extensive testing has shown that even after 10 years of daily charging and discharging, the system should retain about 85 percent of its initial capacity — a key factor in making such a technology an attractive investment for electric utilities.  ⓐ

Not only did that provide significantly improved materials for the group’s battery system, but it opens up whole new avenues of research, Sadoway says. Going forward, the team will continue to search for other combinations of metals that might provide even lower-temperature, lower-cost, and higher-performance systems. “Now we understand that liquid metals bond in ways that we didn’t understand before,” he says.  ⓐ

ⓐ  MIT News 
New formulation leads to improved liquid battery
http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/liquid-batteries-renewable-energy-0921

 ⓑ  Gizmag
MIT's improved all-liquid battery could make renewable energy more competitive
http://www.gizmag.com/mit-all-liquid-battery-renewable-energy/33949/

Original paper in Nature Letter (Pay wall)
Lithium–antimony–lead liquid metal battery for grid-level energy storage
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature13700.html

Image: Felice Frankel, MIT
A physical model of the liquid metal battery at room temperature, in a glass container. The bottom layer is the positive electrode. In the real battery this is an alloy of antimony and lead, represented here by mercury. The middle layer is the electrolyte — in reality, a mixed molten salt; here, a solution of salt in water. The top layer is the current collector of the negative electrode, a metal mesh of iron-nickel alloy.___ #GridStorage   #MoltenMetalBattery  

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2014-10-08 23:01:26 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The Ebola Response you probably haven't heard about
A private company, Firestone, had an Ebola case with the family of an employee at their Rubber plantation and they quickly redirected their management towards keeping the epidemic under control.

The Ebola Response you probably haven't heard about
A private company, Firestone, had an Ebola case with the family of an employee at their Rubber plantation and they quickly redirected their management towards keeping the epidemic under control.___

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2014-10-08 22:44:18 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Well, their prototype at 1/10th scale was successful and generated excess power. As long as they can scale this up, their calculations estimate that they will be able to sell power for cheaper than Coal Power Plants!! Exciting! Also, there's no long-lasting nuclear waste to try to deal with...
#Fusion  

Well, their prototype at 1/10th scale was successful and generated excess power. As long as they can scale this up, their calculations estimate that they will be able to sell power for cheaper than Coal Power Plants!! Exciting! Also, there's no long-lasting nuclear waste to try to deal with...
#Fusion  ___

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2014-10-08 22:33:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

A New Era of Computing
#IBM   #Watson   #IBMWatson   #NeuralNetwork   #CognitiveComputing   #ANewEraOfComputing   #ArtificialIntelligence  

IBM's Watson to be Deakin University's student engagement advisor

There have been quite a few areas that Watson has been moving into, but apparently it's got another first here, with a Watson system being used to provide advice to students 24/7.  The article is a little light on details - what is the university actually purchasing? - nevertheless the practical rollout of intelligent systems continues, and expectations for answers from non-humans will further rise.

Here, the system is being rolled out to a university.  No doubt the cost is not insignificant.  But as costs go down, improved versions come online and next-gen cheaper versions come out to replace previous versions, there's no doubt that this will push further into the education sphere.  Once you have school students interacting with such agents, it will be interesting to see a generation of adults exiting the school system and expecting to do so much more with quality machine interaction.___A New Era of Computing
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2014-10-08 20:23:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

#Google  would really scratch some itches (their declared ethos) if they enabled the I'm Feeling Lucky functionality to be automatically performed for certain types of search queries. The one click it would save (and associated vision activity and delay of the user) would result in significant time savings for heavy users of Google Search.

"The perfect search engine would understand exactly what you mean and give you back exactly what you want." - Larry Page Co-founder & CEO +Larry Page 

"Every good work of software starts by scratching a developer's personal itch." - Eric S. Raymond

#GoogleSearch   #ImFeelingLucky  +Research at Google +Alan Eustace +Amit Singhal +Salar Kamangar 

#Google  would really scratch some itches (their declared ethos) if they enabled the I'm Feeling Lucky functionality to be automatically performed for certain types of search queries. The one click it would save (and associated vision activity and delay of the user) would result in significant time savings for heavy users of Google Search.

"The perfect search engine would understand exactly what you mean and give you back exactly what you want." - Larry Page Co-founder & CEO +Larry Page 

"Every good work of software starts by scratching a developer's personal itch." - Eric S. Raymond

#GoogleSearch   #ImFeelingLucky  +Research at Google +Alan Eustace +Amit Singhal +Salar Kamangar ___

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