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Kenneth McCormack has been at 7 events

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Eric Enge19,641This week on the #DMEShow  +Peg Fitzpatrick and +Rebekah Radice and I will chat about Pinterest and G+ and how to leverage them together.The show airs at 5 PM EDT on Thursday May 29th.  Just say yes to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  I will also share the video here for mobile users.Please help us by inviting others or sharing the event!Pinterest and Google Plus: Two Peas in a Pod2014-05-29 23:00:23209 
Lisa Engles4,401*Link to the program mentioned in this hangout www.hangoutsforvisionaryleaders.com/program*Coaches, Authors and Speakers: Go From Ground Zero to Hangout HeroHave you spent a lot of time, energy and money spinning your wheels, trying to spread your message and build your audience using social media marketing, but haven’t seen the results that you hoped for?  Do you feel disconnected from the very people you want to reach?  Well, you’re not alone.  In fact, most heart-centered entrepreneurs and visionary leaders that I talk to all say the same thing: " I feel disconnected from the people I want to reach"  and : “I don’t like using social media, but I know I’m supposed to.”  And less than a year ago, I was one of them.​I was frustrated because there was something about social media that didn’t feel right to me.  I was very resistant to using it.  It felt useless to me because honestly, I was a small fish in a big pond of thousands of 'experts' who were using all types of tactics that felt pushy and in your face. If that's what I needed to do to get seen and get clients, then no thanks.  It's just not who I am.Then one day, I had an ‘ah-ha” moment.  I realized that the reason I was feeling so much resistance was because at the core of who I am and what I do as a coach, author and speaker is - connect and communicate.In that moment I saw how social media was actually putting a divide between me and ideal audience and was keeping me from getting noticed and ultimately, getting clients because there was a lack of authentic connection and communication. Think about it, how much can you really connect with people when you’re limited posting a 140 characters, a link or an image?  The lack of authentic engagement was not only keeping me from effectively communicating my message, it was keeping me from connecting with my ideal audience and it was ultimately keeping me from making money doing what I love to do. So I made it my goal to figure out how I could reach others with my message in a way that felt real and that created an opportunity for authentic connection.  And that’s when I decided to look into google hangouts on air.   Within 6 months of using hangouts on air (HOA) I was finally able to break the barriers between me and my ideal clients, get the support of influencers both in google plus and in my niche, establish my expertise and build a loyal following of people who want what I have to offer… all things I had been unsuccessful in accomplishing before.So, in this hangout I want to show you how you can have this type of success using hangouts as well.    #RonnieBincer  has been a big piece of my 'winning' equation, so he'll be joining us in this hangout where Hangout Strategies for Visionary Leaders2014-04-14 20:00:0098 
Chef Dennis Littley633,971Mobile Use this Link: http://youtu.be/OATc03mlDksJoin me and my Co-host +Jean Layton  with are very special guest +David Amerland  as we tackle the topic of Semantic Search  on the 10th episode of The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ EffectivelyAnd who better to learn it from then the Author of Google Semantic Search himself.  Every Monday  for thirty minutes we will focus on a different aspect of Google+  offering guidance and  answering questions.    If you have questions please leave them in the Comment Bar of this event  before the start of the show and we will do our best our best to answer them.The goal of our series is to help everyone understand how Google+ works and what they need to do to become successful on G+.  Once G+ begins to make sense to you, you'll be able to enjoy your time on the plus, making new friends, engaging in communities and seeing some pretty amazing search engine results. While our series will be focused on Bloggers everyone is welcome and we hope to see all of you with your questions-   You can also join us at the G+ Food Bloggers Community - http://goo.gl/IEKmsV  where we discuss all the issues that Bloggers have as well as sharing best practices.All of our previous episodes are on Youtube  http://goo.gl/3iukbRMonday February 1th @ 1 PM EST/12 PM CST/11 AM MST/10 AM PST#googleplustips   #bloggers   #Gplusfoodbloggers  The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively - Semantic Search with David Amerland2014-02-17 19:00:00151 
martin shervington725,644Google Plus for Individuals and Business!Including launch of the free 'Quickstarter' courses...There have been so many changes in the Plus over the past few months, and as such we wanted to get together to re-launch the website, tell you about some of the resources and pick up on some of your questions as well. So get yourself ready and see you on Monday!The PYB team talk about some amazing, free resources available for Google+!2014-02-10 21:00:00116 
Men's Health491,490Stay on track in 2014 with healthy eating and nutrition tips from our panel of experts.TOPICS OF DISCUSSION:-Tips for maintaining flavor while eating healthy-Cooking demo-How to incorporate fruits and vegetables during the winter monthsPARTICIPANTS:-Paul Kita, Men’s Health Senior Associate Editor-Cheryl Forberg, Nutritionist and Chef-David McInerney, Co-Founder, Fresh Direct-Christopher Mohr, Ph.D, RDHealthy Cooking & Nutrition Tips2014-01-28 19:00:00158 
Google+8,191,026The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0034150 
Google Australia157,270Join us for a special Doodle 4 Google explorer Hangout On Air and hear Project Loon engineer +Anton Staaf talk about exploring big ideas and a behind the scenes look at +Project Loon with students from Roydvale Primary School in Christchurch.#projectloon #loon #balloonpoweredinternetDoodle 4 Google Explorer Series: HOA with Project Loon's Anton Staaf2013-08-27 12:00:00431 

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Rich Bradford21,381Hope you are having an excellent Monday!! Let's grow your network and rock G+ with version 11 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2014-10-13 20:51:10448010
Candy Archery178Good morning (or afternoon/evening)!! Looks like a new circle is long overdue! Let's grow your network and rock G+ with version 10 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2014-10-07 11:52:10500102
Rich Bradford20,012Good morning (or afternoon/evening)!! Looks like a new circle is long overdue! Let's grow your network and rock G+ with version 10 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2014-10-02 14:35:31409495098
Becky Collins16,515Hot and spicy foods 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 ?2014-09-15 05:16:26463005
shareing circle9,942Google Friends! - You're in this Circle +shareing circle .♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥If You receive this message You are included in circle !!!1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above..♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥#Circle#Sharers#Engagers#Followers#AddCircle#CoolPeople#Influencers#CircleShare#shareingcircle2014-09-06 10:09:063646957101
Rich Bradford17,989Continuing to rock G+!! Let's grow your network!! Can’t believe this is version 9 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! Happy Friday to all of you!! Have an excellent weekend!#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday#circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles#sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday#engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople#googlecircles #growthcircle  2014-09-05 23:48:55365566282
Added Healthy216This circle regularly tops 501 reshares because of all the awesome engagers in it. Make sure to be a part of it!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete4) Add the circle weekly so you can get the new members!  http://addedhealthy.blogspot.com/2014/08/5-symptoms-and-cause-appendicitis.html#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-08-28 09:53:23501121113
My-beez4,055Hey everyone, lets keep rocking G+ with this amazing 6th edition of my Top engagers membersThis circle contains primary profiles of recent engagers. If you receive a notification means you are inside. Have a look through these profiles. If you add these people, at least half will add you back and engage with you through pluses, shares and comments on your material.#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health #Mybeezcircles #topengagers #engagedcircles #topcircles   #topcircleshare   Have a nice tuesday !Julie.2014-08-26 08:26:2250115920
Rich Bradford17,418Continuing to  rock G+!! Let's grow your network with version 8 of my Favorite Circle. This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! Have an excellent weekend!#circle   #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles #growthcircle  2014-08-26 03:03:19344474875
Rich Bradford16,555Continuing to  rock G+!! Let's grow your network with version 7 of my Favorite Circle. This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! Have an excellent weekend!#circle   #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles #growthcircle  2014-08-16 00:03:50327604588
Rich Bradford15,319Continuing to  rock G+!! Let's grow your network with version 6 of my Favorite Circle. This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! Have a fantastic week!#circle   #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles #growthcircle  2014-08-05 20:36:01286413665
Rich Bradford14,105Now is a good time to do this!  Let’s rock G+ and grow your network with version 5 of my Favorite Circle. This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   Thank you in advance for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! Have a fantastic week!#circle   #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles #growthcircle  2014-07-29 22:43:06246433958
Rich Bradford13,678Let’s rock G+ and grow your network with version 4 of my Favorite Circle. This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   Thank you in advance for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! Have a fantastic week!#circle   #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles #growthcircle  2014-07-23 02:27:28200362852
Doug Hyatt5,572THIS IS MEGA CIRCLE 12  #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING I AM GETTING 1,000+ FOLLOWERS A WEEK FROM THIS!  1) ADD THE CIRCLE2) RESHARE THE CIRCLE AND BE SURE TO REMEMBER TO CHECK THE BOX WHICH INCLUDES YOURSELF.3)RESHARE TO PUBLIC EVERY DAY!BE SURE TO COPY THE HASHTAG LIST AND ADD IN YOUR COMMENTS LIKE I HAVE!  IT WILL GIVE YOU MAXIMUM RESULTS#doughyattcirclesharing#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   2014-07-19 21:28:01462429
Rich Bradford12,684Let’s rock G+ and grow your network with version 3 of the Snowball Circle. This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   To be added to future circles follow these simple steps:1 - Include me in one your circles if you haven’t already2 - share the circle (include yourself)3 - add +1 to the post4 - Leave a comment below#circle   #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles #growthcircle  2014-07-15 19:52:54168322238
Cher Fauvél426This is my Elite Raw Rocks Shared Circle!This is my circle for anyone interested in raw, organic, vegan nutrition!May be you just wanna investigate raw living a little? You will find the leaders in this circle.Please G+ and share if you would like to be added :)Be sure to share the original post.Welcome to Raw Rocks Shared Circle!  #rawliving  #rawfood #rawfoodlifestyle #organic   #rawnutrition  2014-07-05 15:20:52500313
James Wilson245Sharing Sunday. Hope everyone has a great week. Add, plus and share#Circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #shared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpublicircles   #sharing   #sharingcircles 2014-06-29 14:58:28473424
John Wood8,708boost visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post #powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou             #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare 2014-06-24 11:05:052937514
Shivakant Tripathi1,827IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-23 14:14:30501417
John Wood8,050Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me ( ) in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.    _ Otherwise I may not notice your activity!_3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-06-20 10:26:17472211938
Shivakant Tripathi1,773IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-05 23:05:224351048
John Wood6,323Shared circle time, I am sure you all know how this works. Feel free to add this Circle, Re Share it & comment#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday 2014-05-28 08:37:23498582376
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
Organo Gold Review1,066I highly suggest adding each and every person in this #GoogleCircle as they will be sure to interact with you. Circle sharing pages This circle contains pages that engage through pluses, comments or shares. If you receive a notification means you are inside.#circleshare       #circlesharing       #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles       #publiccircle       #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle     #dontconfusethecircles  2014-05-20 02:06:08460113
Will Hawkins33,835Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              118This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle  Circlenetwork CircleNetworking IPNetwork NetworkingCircles2014-05-13 22:47:45500534395
curator Circle0As promised yesterday, here is the #CuratorCircleEdition  4Wisdom of this circle: Take time to view the profile of those you add if you care for the quality of the content shared on G+!Some of you that show interest to be included in the circle will not find themselves in. It is not an hazard; the minimum one can do while asking for inclusion in a shared circle is to include the sharer page or profile. Also due to the maximum space of 500 profiles, others have been kept for the next circle.Rules of the circle:1. Plus and share the circle (add me if you haven't done it yet)2. Comment to ask for inclusion. And enjoy your day.2014-05-06 13:53:46501361123
David Baj574Very Good CircleVIC (very important circle) #vic    #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles  If you want enlarge your circle, you must reshared this circle. And so, do you want enlarge your circle? And now, what are you waiting to reshare?The most important engager is reshared, because only with it we could enlarge the our circle.If you want to be part of the next  Special Circle1 - include me in your circles3 - shared the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post5 - Comment  #findcircles    #circlemeup    #influencermarketing    #influencers     #socialmediamarketing     #socialnetworking     #toppeople   #entrepreneur   #happy  2014-04-30 23:43:15244201
Maria Maccarone171VEG FRIENDLY CIRCLEHere's my first version of a Veg Friendly Circle.It's a circle of veg friendly people all over the world: really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add to your circles.Share The Circle if you like to spread veg attitude on Google Plus!Would you like me to add you to my Circle? Please, follow these simple steps:1 - Share the Circle 2 - Include me in your circles 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Be happy!Check also: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/101426554655343191310/+Stationveganblog/posts#vegancircle   #vegetariancircle   #vegetariano #vegan   #vegetarian   #vegetarianrecipe   #vegetalien   #vegetalienne   #rawfood   #rawvegan   #veganfriendly #vegfriendly #greenliving #greenfriends #vegetarianismo #veganismo #healthyliving #healthy   #sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday   #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare     #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircl2014-04-19 08:56:245009914
Shivakant Tripathi1,650IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles 2014-04-16 21:12:284362111
Rehmat Ullah559.............Circle Of THe DAy.................................Here is my new #circle   Having top engagers of my network..Add and enjoy this circle, also share with your friends. #circleshare #circleoftheday #ukcircles   #circles  2014-03-05 09:57:57501251330
Claudio Varricchio4,507Ecco una lista di utenti di #googleplus particolarmente attivi, seguiti, apprezzati, condivisi. Sono più di 400 e che rappresentano una  #SharedCircle  da non perdere!Per essere inclusi nelle mie cerchie condivise  (#sharedcircle), siete pregati di: 1 - Fare +1 t su questo post.2 - Commentatelo, specificando una categoria in cui vorreste essere inclusi (lavoro o interesse)  3 - Includetela tra le vostre cerchie.4 - Condividete la cerchia includendo voi stessi. #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou       #circle  #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare  #circlesunday     #social  #socialnetworks   #socialnetworking  #community #communities  2014-02-03 22:23:31500213
Creative Googlers =)35,178Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+This is a public circle of most active Google+ friends that would like to be circulated in order to discover new friends. Share it to keep the flow and to meet new people :) thanks.../********************************************/2014-01-29 10:15:04307614990
Core Marketing1,532Hello guys and girls!It's finally time to share one great circle full of interesting people and businesses!Here we go:1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles/Include Yourself4. Share The Circle!#awesome      #awesomepeople       #chadwick       #circle     #circles    #circlesharing       #circleshare       #circleoftheday     #circleplus #followers     #gplus       #public       #publiccircles    #publicsharedcircles       #reshare       #reshared     #reshareday      #resharetags     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles      #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou       #sharing      #sharingcircle 2014-01-09 12:43:094022113
Maria Morisot21,120Moan Lisa's Circle BombREShARE if you want to be includedNew Year's Day, 2014moanlisa.org2014-01-01 11:31:48300516694
Andrey Mashnich106,092Good morning/evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!This is a Social Circle....  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-12-29 01:46:17499461982
Core Marketing4091. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles/Include Yourself4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle    #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles       2013-12-28 14:28:48401409
Eric Delcour33,526Eric’s circle 2013 part 2/2Now that the year is coming to its end,  it is time again to thank you all by sharing my circle.This circle includes great photographers and many persons who really like photography and do appreciate our work by commenting on our posts.These are all people who give great support by taking the time to reply on your comments and they plus,  comment and/or re-shares on your posts.  Thank you all for your great support  and for being my friend/follower.If you get a notification, you are in this circle.My first circle (part ½) was published yesterday. You can find it here : https://plus.google.com/u/0/117724447617982506837/posts/SuLWEMJjp1JYou are all free to plus, comment or re-share this post.I wish you all : a happy New Year and a great 2014 and many more years of health, love, happiness, success and prosperity. #circleshare   #circles   #circleshare   #circlecount  +Circle4All 2013-12-27 18:09:044008746137
Maria Morisot20,215Moan Lisa's Circle BombRESHARE if you want to be included22 December, 2013moanlisa.org2013-12-22 11:35:19300618497
Maria Morisot19,310Moan Lisa's Circle BombRESHARE if you want to be included15 December, 2013moanlisa.org2013-12-15 11:34:06300518089
Circle Construct is for communication5,416+Queenpld All of the #popular   people are included here again. This would be another good #popularitycircle    for you to add yourself and join. This is another good group to increase your numbers with. I am sharing all the circles with the Community that we had no luck with before I delete them here.  This circle was shared, but no re-shares at all.Thanks +Pam Dabney  12/9/132013-12-09 07:40:113477513
Maria Morisot18,601Moan Lisa's Circle BombRESHARE if you want to be included07 December, 20132013-12-07 12:06:543005485101
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0Sharing circle C10 ! Add for more circles daily !Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Follow me2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-11-26 22:46:04501001
Kyle Pearce116A great Google+ Circle of Educators!  2013-11-24 15:10:12501606
Maria Morisot16,832Moan Lisa's Circle BombRESHARE if you want to be included20 November, 20132013-11-20 13:29:113007985125
Claudiu Narita3,3332013-11-20 02:26:5147411013
Circle Construct is for communication561RECEIVED - Do not add us back if you have removed us from your circles. You can share this circle public and maybe your followers will add and re-share, because this is a one time share deal. We are focused on quality posting here and not circle sharing. Most people who have added us are not interested in sharing circles. They are here for the content. The people in this circle were shared with us a couple of times by different people. +Queenpld 2013-11-12 22:49:45203029
nicholas s.684Add friendly people to your circles from around the world. Here is another shared circle for everyone please re-share this circle to your profile and/or pages and I will include you on the next circle share if you are not already included on this circle share.... #circleshare #sharedcircle #add #circles #world #friendly  2013-10-18 22:10:22501312836
Maximum Performance2,345Maximum Circle 1'st Edition! #maximumsharing If you are notified, you're in!It is important to add this circle to yours! It will be re-shared with +Daniel Mihai Popescu as well :)If you have any propositions, you are welcome to do them.Politely comments and sharing, will reward you!2013-10-12 17:40:21409583162
Laura Bandiera5,478#bestengagers   #topripples  #marketing circle to be shared !2013-09-29 13:03:3750115822
Circle Construct is for communication561To You, When you are not comfortable with circles here is exactly what to do....1. Name the Circle and save the circle.2. Give the circle creator credit 3 - 8 circles these people are in here.3. Give credit to who shared the circle with you #circleconstruct   4. Add yourself to the circle and good friends before you share. 5. Share the circle public, all your circles, or specific people who would      benefit from the people in the circle. 6. Say thank you in the stream. (comments)#circleconstruct  says you are welcome in advance....#queenpld #circleconstruct #vipcirclemember 2013-09-29 10:13:55365172648

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2014-10-02 12:16:02 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday, Mahatma Gandhi!
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
~Mahatma Gandhi (October 2, 1869 - January 30, 1948)



Image credit:
"Portrait Gandhi" by Unknown - http://flickr.com/photos/55638925@N00/255569844/. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portrait_Gandhi.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Portrait_Gandhi.jpg

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2014-10-02 12:16:02 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday, Mahatma Gandhi!
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
~Mahatma Gandhi (October 2, 1869 - January 30, 1948)



Image credit:
"Portrait Gandhi" by Unknown - http://flickr.com/photos/55638925@N00/255569844/. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portrait_Gandhi.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Portrait_Gandhi.jpg

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2014-10-02 12:16:02 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday, Mahatma Gandhi!
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
~Mahatma Gandhi (October 2, 1869 - January 30, 1948)



Image credit:
"Portrait Gandhi" by Unknown - http://flickr.com/photos/55638925@N00/255569844/. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portrait_Gandhi.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Portrait_Gandhi.jpg

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2014-10-20 18:02:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

These are Blueberry Oatmeal Squares. They are the moistest ones I have ever made. You can make them with raisins or blueberries. So, Yummy.
Ingredients: 
10 tbsp of Earth Balance (Better than butter)
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
11/2 cups all-purpose organic flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned uncooked)
1. Heat the oven to 350F. In a large bowl beat the EB (butter) and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. 
2. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well
3. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well
4. add oats and blueberries or raisins; mix well
5. For cookies drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto un-greased cookie sheets
6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightg... more »

These are Blueberry Oatmeal Squares. They are the moistest ones I have ever made. You can make them with raisins or blueberries. So, Yummy.
Ingredients: 
10 tbsp of Earth Balance (Better than butter)
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
11/2 cups all-purpose organic flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned uncooked)
1. Heat the oven to 350F. In a large bowl beat the EB (butter) and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. 
2. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well
3. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well
4. add oats and blueberries or raisins; mix well
5. For cookies drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto un-greased cookie sheets
6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookies sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes 4 dozen cookies.
For the Bar Cookies—Bake 30 - 35 minutes in un-greased 13 x 9 inch metal baking pan.___

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2014-10-20 15:32:53 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

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2014-10-20 15:31:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Dangerous rendezvous - Comet ‘Siding Spring’ headed for close encounter with Mars
Mars is about to dodge a cosmic snowball on this Sunday. On October 19, Comet Siding Spring will pass within 88,000 miles of Mars – just one third of the distance from the Earth to the Moon! Traveling at 33 miles per second and weighing as much as a small mountain, the comet hails from the outer fringes of our solar system, originating in a region of icy debris known as the Oort cloud.

Comets from the Oort cloud are both ancient and rare. Since this is Comet Siding Spring’s first trip through the inner solar system, scientists are excited to learn more about its composition and the effects of its gas and dust on the Mars upper atmosphere. NASA will be watching closely before, during, and after the flyby with its entire fleet of Mars orbiters and rovers, along with the Hubble Space Telescope anddozens ... more »

Dangerous rendezvous - Comet ‘Siding Spring’ headed for close encounter with Mars
Mars is about to dodge a cosmic snowball on this Sunday. On October 19, Comet Siding Spring will pass within 88,000 miles of Mars – just one third of the distance from the Earth to the Moon! Traveling at 33 miles per second and weighing as much as a small mountain, the comet hails from the outer fringes of our solar system, originating in a region of icy debris known as the Oort cloud.

Comets from the Oort cloud are both ancient and rare. Since this is Comet Siding Spring’s first trip through the inner solar system, scientists are excited to learn more about its composition and the effects of its gas and dust on the Mars upper atmosphere. NASA will be watching closely before, during, and after the flyby with its entire fleet of Mars orbiters and rovers, along with the Hubble Space Telescope and dozens of instruments on Earth. The encounter is certain to teach us more about Oort cloud comets, the Martian atmosphere, and the solar system’s earliest ingredients.

No idea what is Oort Cloud?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oort_cloud

Source and further reading:
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/comets/sidingspring/

#nasa   #mars   #sidingspring   #universe  ___

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2014-10-20 15:22:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Soviet space walkers fixed telescope on Mir space station
On October 20, 1988 — 26 years ago today — 2 Soviet cosmonauts aboard the Mir space station completed repairs on the British-Dutch X-ray telescope on the outside wall of one of the space station’s astrophysical modules. During a space walk, the fixes were made by Vladimir Titov and Musa Manarov, while Dr. Valery Polyakov, the third member of the crew, remained in the descent module of the Soyuz craft that was docked with the space station. 

In another 5 years (1993), NASA astronauts would perform a similar space walk to make more complex changes to the Hubble space telescope during several space shuttle missions.

Sources:
•http://www.spacetoday.org/History/WorkingInOpenSpace.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_spacewalks_and_moonwalks_1965%E2%80%931999•http://... more »

Today in History: Soviet space walkers fixed telescope on Mir space station
On October 20, 1988 — 26 years ago today — 2 Soviet cosmonauts aboard the Mir space station completed repairs on the British-Dutch X-ray telescope on the outside wall of one of the space station’s astrophysical modules. During a space walk, the fixes were made by Vladimir Titov and Musa Manarov, while Dr. Valery Polyakov, the third member of the crew, remained in the descent module of the Soyuz craft that was docked with the space station. 

In another 5 years (1993), NASA astronauts would perform a similar space walk to make more complex changes to the Hubble space telescope during several space shuttle missions.

Sources:
•http://www.spacetoday.org/History/WorkingInOpenSpace.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_spacewalks_and_moonwalks_1965%E2%80%931999
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mir_spacewalks
•http://www.russianspaceweb.com/mir_kvant.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvant-1
•http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/QuickLooks/kvant1QL.html
•http://www.sron.nl/~jeanz/cai/coded_ttm.html
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/#.VEQyYYvF8WE

Image credit:
•Mir Space Station: By NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons___

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2014-10-19 18:42:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Person Traveled Faster Than Sound
On October 14, 1947 — 67 years ago today — U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager became the first person to travel faster than the speed of sound in a rocket airplane, the Bell X-1, which was drop-launched from the bomb bay of a modified B-29 Superfortress bomber. The Bell X-1 was dropped at about 23,000 feet (7,000 meters) altitude, and then Yeager rocketed the plane to an altitude of 43,000 feet (13,000 meters) while exceeding the speed of sound at Mach 1.06 or 700 miles per hour (1,100 kilometers per hour). After breaking the sound barrier, Yeager guided the Bell X-1 to a landing on Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California.

The speed of sound is the distance traveled by a sound wave in a given unit of time in an elastic medium. Some people thought that it would be impossible to break the sound barrier — without the vehicleused ... more »

Today in History: First Person Traveled Faster Than Sound
On October 14, 1947 — 67 years ago today — U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager became the first person to travel faster than the speed of sound in a rocket airplane, the Bell X-1, which was drop-launched from the bomb bay of a modified B-29 Superfortress bomber. The Bell X-1 was dropped at about 23,000 feet (7,000 meters) altitude, and then Yeager rocketed the plane to an altitude of 43,000 feet (13,000 meters) while exceeding the speed of sound at Mach 1.06 or 700 miles per hour (1,100 kilometers per hour). After breaking the sound barrier, Yeager guided the Bell X-1 to a landing on Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California.

The speed of sound is the distance traveled by a sound wave in a given unit of time in an elastic medium. Some people thought that it would be impossible to break the sound barrier — without the vehicle used breaking up. Yeager said that he never thought about fatal eventualities; he claimed that “duty” was what led him to become the first person to break the sound barrier.

YouTube video:
•Frontiers Of Flight - 09 - The Sound Barrier (Frontiers of Flight-The Sound Barrier, 49:48 minutes)
•X-1 Rocketplane "Glamorus Glennis" (3:04 minutes)
•First Supersonic Flight: "Breaking the Sound Barrier" 1947 USAF; Chuck Yeager in the Bell X-1 (8:25 minutes - no audio)
•Interview with Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, part 1 (Chuck Yeager interview, part 1, 4:51 minutes)
•Interview with Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, part 2 (Chuck Yeager interview, part 2, 4:36 minutes)

Sources:
•http://www.space.com/26204-chuck-yeager.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Yeager
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_X-1
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Aircraft
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_of_sound
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_B-29_Superfortress
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/yeager-breaks-sound-barrier
•http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/artifact.cfm?object=nasm_A19510007000

Image credit:
•Bell X-1 Photo by Lt. Robert A. Hoover, user:Juloml (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/33/Bell_X-1_color.jpg___

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2014-10-19 18:42:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

New Quantum Computers Might Be Built Using Silicon Microchip
Over the past 3 years, 2 Australian research teams have shown that silicon can be used to make functioning quantum bits, or qubits. New research indicates that a specially purified type of silicon — containing only one isotope (called “Si-28”), which is non-magnetic because its nucleus has no spin — provides an environment in which the quantum state can be stored and manipulated with unprecedented accuracy.

From the linked article:
In one of the new [research] papers our team demonstrated that we can perform quantum logic operations on a single electron trapped in an "artificial atom", which is created by small metallic electrodes on the surface of the chip.

These devices are remarkably similar to existing silicon transistors, providing great promise for commercial manufacture. Thanks to theultra-p... more »

New Quantum Computers Might Be Built Using Silicon Microchip
Over the past 3 years, 2 Australian research teams have shown that silicon can be used to make functioning quantum bits, or qubits. New research indicates that a specially purified type of silicon — containing only one isotope (called “Si-28”), which is non-magnetic because its nucleus has no spin — provides an environment in which the quantum state can be stored and manipulated with unprecedented accuracy.

From the linked article:
In one of the new [research] papers our team demonstrated that we can perform quantum logic operations on a single electron trapped in an "artificial atom", which is created by small metallic electrodes on the surface of the chip.

These devices are remarkably similar to existing silicon transistors, providing great promise for commercial manufacture. Thanks to the ultra-pure Si-28, we can now reach an accuracy of quantum operations well above 99%. This accuracy is significant because it surpasses the minimum requirement to ensure that the (rare) errors can be corrected using special codes.

In a separate paper we report a similar accuracy, beyond 99%, for the operations on the electron spin held by a phosphorus "natural atom" in the same Si-28 material.

In addition, with the nuclear spin of the phosphorus we have established the new world record for how long quantum information can be held onto a quantum bit in solid state: above 35 seconds, which is an eternity in the quantum world. The accuracy of the operations was a staggering 99.99%.

See Si-28: http://www.rsc.org/periodic-table/element/14/silicon___

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2014-10-19 18:42:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

This crucial difference means that for the same size, the CFR generates more power than a tokamak by a factor of 10. This in turn means, for the same power output, the CFR can be 10 times smaller.

Small enough to power a ship. production units in ten years., THIS is the definition of a game changer. Pull every dime out of oil and fracking. Do it now. It just peaked.

This crucial difference means that for the same size, the CFR generates more power than a tokamak by a factor of 10. This in turn means, for the same power output, the CFR can be 10 times smaller.

Small enough to power a ship. production units in ten years., THIS is the definition of a game changer. Pull every dime out of oil and fracking. Do it now. It just peaked.___

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2014-10-19 18:42:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First successful fully-transistorized computer was introduced
On October 16, 1959 — 55 years ago today — the first successful fully-transistorized computer, the “CDC 1604,” was introduced by Control Data Corporation. This computer was the speediest — executing about 100,000 operations per second — and one of the most powerful computers at the time of its introduction. It was designed by Seymour R. Cray, who has been called “the father of supercomputing.” (It was called the 1604 because the original goal was to support 16K of memory and 4 tape drives.)

Interestingly, Cray had the same kind of supportive parents that Ray Kurzweil and Larry Page have both stated they had. Cray’s parents allowed him to use the basement of the family home as his “laboratory,” where by age 10 he had built a device out of Erector Set components that converted punchedpaper tape into Morse... more »

Today in History: First successful fully-transistorized computer was introduced
On October 16, 1959 — 55 years ago today — the first successful fully-transistorized computer, the “CDC 1604,” was introduced by Control Data Corporation. This computer was the speediest — executing about 100,000 operations per second — and one of the most powerful computers at the time of its introduction. It was designed by Seymour R. Cray, who has been called “the father of supercomputing.” (It was called the 1604 because the original goal was to support 16K of memory and 4 tape drives.)

Interestingly, Cray had the same kind of supportive parents that Ray Kurzweil and Larry Page have both stated they had. Cray’s parents allowed him to use the basement of the family home as his “laboratory,” where by age 10 he had built a device out of Erector Set components that converted punched paper tape into Morse Code signals. Reminiscent of certain descriptions of Steve Jobs, Charles W. Breckenridge said of Cray, “To Seymour, elegance of physical design was as important as reaching the performance goals. In this area also he was unmatched by anyone.” 

Sources:
•http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/October/16/
•http://thisdayintechhistory.com/10/16/cdc-1604-released/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_Data_Corporation
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CDC_1604
•http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1797839/CDC-1604
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seymour_Cray
•http://www.cray.com/Assets/PDF/about/SeymourCray.pdf
•http://americanhistory.si.edu/comphist/cray.htm

YouTube video:
•High Tech Heroes #13: Seymour Cray 1
•High Tech Heroes #14: Seymour Cray 2
•High Tech Heroes #15: Seymour Cray 3

Image credit:
•http://www.cs.rochester.edu/u/sandhya/csc258/seminars/kondguli_HPC.pdf___

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2014-10-19 18:42:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Chart of the Day: 54% of Tablet Users Have the Android OS
http://g-web.in/1ociv3P

Today, Apple will outline its vision of iPads remaining a key part of the future digital landscape. But as we track in our Tablet Trends report, the tablet boom could well be coming to an end. 

Growth has been slowing in recent quarters and, while we are yet to hit a tablet recession, the 200% year-on-year growth in usage levels seen earlier in the decade has long since become much more modest. 

Apple’s also been facing a growing challenge from Android. After reaching parity in the middle of 2012, Android now controls more than half of the tablet market across GWI’s 32 markets. At the same time, Apple’s percentage has been on a downward trend, currently standing at 37%.

Chart of the Day: 54% of Tablet Users Have the Android OS
http://g-web.in/1ociv3P

Today, Apple will outline its vision of iPads remaining a key part of the future digital landscape. But as we track in our Tablet Trends report, the tablet boom could well be coming to an end. 

Growth has been slowing in recent quarters and, while we are yet to hit a tablet recession, the 200% year-on-year growth in usage levels seen earlier in the decade has long since become much more modest. 

Apple’s also been facing a growing challenge from Android. After reaching parity in the middle of 2012, Android now controls more than half of the tablet market across GWI’s 32 markets. At the same time, Apple’s percentage has been on a downward trend, currently standing at 37%.___

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2014-10-19 18:41:51 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

+Google+ now has more than 2 BILLION accounts !! In a little over 3 years, 1207 days to be precise, the number of personal profiles and pages has increased at a meteoric growth rate of approximately 1,658,625 new users/pages per day!

I've been calculating the growth rate of G+ for some time now at a website that I myself host : http://plus.miernicki.com and if you would like to plug this data into another application, you can access the raw data from : http://plus.miernicki.com/plus and http://plus.miernicki.com/minus (both JSON data feeds).

To just say +Google+ is just about numbers would definitely be doing it a disservice. In the 3+ years I've been here, I've made tons of friends, shared countless stories, and photographs with a wide and varied group of people... and to that I say, "Here's to the next 2 Billion users!"
+Fr... more »

+Google+ now has more than 2 BILLION accounts !! In a little over 3 years, 1207 days to be precise, the number of personal profiles and pages has increased at a meteoric growth rate of approximately 1,658,625 new users/pages per day!

I've been calculating the growth rate of G+ for some time now at a website that I myself host : http://plus.miernicki.com and if you would like to plug this data into another application, you can access the raw data from : http://plus.miernicki.com/plus and http://plus.miernicki.com/minus (both JSON data feeds).

To just say +Google+ is just about numbers would definitely be doing it a disservice. In the 3+ years I've been here, I've made tons of friends, shared countless stories, and photographs with a wide and varied group of people... and to that I say, "Here's to the next 2 Billion users!"

+François Beaufort +Denis Labelle ___

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2014-10-19 18:41:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Today in History: NASA Again Fails to Hit Moon with Spacecraft
On October 18, 1962 — 52 years ago today — NASA launched Ranger 5, a spacecraft that was intended to transmit photos of the lunar surface to Earth for 10 minutes prior to its planned high-speed impact into the Moon. As a consequence of a never-determined malfunction, the spacecraft ran out of power, ceased operating, and missed the Moon by 450 miles (725 kilometers) — about the distance of Boston to Washington, D.C. (not too far off). 

This mission was the 5th failed flight in NASA’s Ranger Program. The U.S.S.R. had also failed 5 times in attempts to hit the Moon with a spacecraft. At this point, the prospects of man ever reaching the Moon seemed remote — inasmuch as neither the U.S. nor the U.S.S.R. had demonstrated the capability to consistently “crash land” a spacecraft on the Moon in over a dozentries (althoug... more »

Today in History: NASA Again Fails to Hit Moon with Spacecraft
On October 18, 1962 — 52 years ago today — NASA launched Ranger 5, a spacecraft that was intended to transmit photos of the lunar surface to Earth for 10 minutes prior to its planned high-speed impact into the Moon. As a consequence of a never-determined malfunction, the spacecraft ran out of power, ceased operating, and missed the Moon by 450 miles (725 kilometers) — about the distance of Boston to Washington, D.C. (not too far off). 

This mission was the 5th failed flight in NASA’s Ranger Program. The U.S.S.R. had also failed 5 times in attempts to hit the Moon with a spacecraft. At this point, the prospects of man ever reaching the Moon seemed remote — inasmuch as neither the U.S. nor the U.S.S.R. had demonstrated the capability to consistently “crash land” a spacecraft on the Moon in over a dozen tries (although the U.S.S.R. impacted the Moon once, back in 1959, after several failed attempts) — not to mention the staggering undertaking of a manned soft landing on the Moon and return to Earth. So President Kennedy’s publicly stated goal of achieving this herculean task before the end of the 1960s was going to take greatly sharpened focus. Nonetheless, failed missions are also great ways to learn, and learn NASA scientists did.

After two more attempts by NASA, Ranger 7 successfully impacted the Moon in July 1964. Just 4-1/2 years later, in December 1968, NASA had mastered the technical and engineering complexities of a lunar orbiter mission and sent the first men to orbit the Moon (without landing). And in just 5 years from July 1964, NASA achieved the goal set by President Kennedy in 1961 — landing men on the Moon and returning them safely to Earth. 

The “race to the Moon” was not an illusion, as a careful study of the missions below reveals. And the Soviet Union — from the first satellite in Earth orbit, to the first successfully-controlled lunar lander (February 1966), to the first successful lunar orbiter (April 1966), to the first successful lunar flyby and return safely to Earth with a landing in the Indian Ocean (September 1968), to the second successful lunar flyby and return to Earth with a landing in the Soviet Union (November 1968) — was ahead of the United States in this race. On this day in 1962, after the fifth failed Ranger mission and 15 out of 18 failed lunar missions (counting both U.S.S.R. and U.S. missions), achieving a manned lunar landing looked like a highly daunting, if not impossible, goal for man to achieve, especially by the end of the decade:

(1) USA - Pioneer - failed lunar orbiter (August 1958)
(2) USSR - Luna 1958A - failed lunar impactor (September 1958)
(3) USA - Pioneer 1 - failed lunar orbiter (October 1958)
(4) USSR - Luna 1958B - failed lunar impactor (October 1958)
(5) USA - Pioneer 2 - failed lunar orbiter (November 1958)
(6) USSR - Luna 1958C - failed lunar impactor (December 1958)
(7) USA - Pioneer 3 - failed lunar flyby (December 1958)
(8) USSR - Luna 1 - failed lunar impactor (January 1959)
(9) USSR - Luna 1959A - failed lunar impactor (June 1959)
(10) USA - Pioneer 4 - FIRST successful lunar flyby * (March 1959)
(11) USSR - Luna 2 - FIRST successful lunar impactor (September 1959)
(12) USSR - Luna 3 - successful lunar flyby (October 1959)
(13) USA - Pioneer P-3 - failed lunar flyby (November 1959)
(14) USA - Ranger 1 - failed earth-orbit test vehicle (August 1961)
(15) USA - Ranger 2 - failed earth-orbit test vehicle (November 1961)
(16) USA - Ranger 3 - failed lunar lander (January 1962)
(17) USA - Ranger 4 - failed lunar lander (April 1962)
(18) USA - Ranger 5 - failed lunar lander (October 1962)
(19) USSR - Sputnik 25 - failed lunar lander (January 1963)
(20) USSR - Luna 4 - failed lunar orbiter (April 1963)
(21) USA - Ranger 6 - failed lunar impactor (January 1964)
(22) USA - Ranger 7 - successful lunar impactor (July 1964)
(23) USA - Ranger 8 - successful lunar impactor (February 1965)
(24) USA - Ranger 9 - successful lunar impactor (March 1965)
(25) USSR - Luna 5 - failed lunar lander (May 1965)
(26) USSR - Luna 6 - failed lunar lander (June 1965)
(27) USSR - Zond 3 - successful lunar flyby (July 1965)
(28) USSR - Luna 7 - failed lunar lander (October 1965)
(29) USSR - Luna 8 - failed lunar lander (December 1965)
(30) USSR - Luna 9 - FIRST successfully-controlled lunar lander (February 1966)
(31) USSR - Cosmos 111 - failed moon flyby (March 1966)
(32) USSR - Luna 10 - FIRST successful lunar orbiter (April 1966)
(33) USA - Surveyor 1 - successfully-controlled lunar lander (August 1966)
(34) USA - Lunar Orbiter 1 - successful lunar orbiter (August 1966)
(35) USSR - Luna 11 - successful lunar orbiter (August, 1966)
(36) USA - Surveyor 2 - failed lunar lander (September 1966)
(37) USSR - Luna 12 - successful lunar orbiter (October 1966)
(38) USA - Lunar Orbiter 2 - successful lunar orbiter (November 1966)
(39) USSR - Luna 13 - successful lunar lander (December 1966)
(40) USA - Lunar Orbiter 3 - successful lunar orbiter (February 1967)
(41) USA - Surveyor 3 - successful lunar lander (April 1967)
(42) USA - Lunar Orbiter 4 - successful lunar orbiter (May 1967)
(43) USA - Surveyor 4 - failed lunar lander (September 1967)
(44) USA - Lunar Orbiter 5 - successful lunar orbiter (August 1967)
(45) USA - Surveyor 5 - successful lunar lander (September 1967)
(46) USA - Surveyor 6 - successful lunar lander (November 1967)
(47) USA - Surveyor 7 - successful lunar lander (January 1968)
(48) USSR - Luna 14 - successful lunar orbiter (April 1968)
(49) USSR - Zond 5 - FIRST successful lunar flyby and return to Earth (September 1968)
(50) USSR - Zond 6 - successful lunar flyby and return to Earth (November 1968)
(51) USA - Apollo 8 - FIRST successful manned lunar orbiter and return to Earth (December 1968)
(52) USSR - Zond 1969A - failed lunar flyback and return (January 1969)
(53) USSR - Luna 1969A - failed lunar lander rover (February 1969)
(54) USSR - Zond L1S-1 - failed lunar orbiter (February 1969)
(55) USSR - Luna 1969B - failed lunar sample return (April 1969)
(56) USA - Apollo 10 - second successful manned lunar orbiter and return to Earth (May 1969)
(57) USSR - Luna 1969C - failed lunar sample return (June 1969)
(58) USSR - Luna 15 - failed lunar sample return (July 1969)
(59) USA - Apollo 11 - FIRST successful manned lunar landing and return to Earth (July 1969)

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranger_5
•http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/space-missions/missions-to-the-moon.html#zond3
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1962-055A

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•http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_US/lanceurs_US/cap_canaveral/19621018%20Atlas-Agena_Ranger%205%20LC-12%2062-RA-5-10.jpg___

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2014-10-19 18:41:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Brain Differences in Psychopaths
A scientific study has shown that psychopaths' brains possess an amygdala that is 17% smaller than average individuals' brains. In addition, in psychopaths, there is not as much communication between the frontal lobes of the brain and the amygdala  as in normal individuals (in video, at about 39:00).

Brain Differences in Psychopaths
A scientific study has shown that psychopaths' brains possess an amygdala that is 17% smaller than average individuals' brains. In addition, in psychopaths, there is not as much communication between the frontal lobes of the brain and the amygdala  as in normal individuals (in video, at about 39:00).___

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2014-10-19 18:40:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Chinese Launch Man into Space
On October 15, 2003 — 11 years ago today — China became the third nation to independently launch a “taikonaut” (astronaut) into Earth orbit. After orbiting the earth 14 times, taikonaut Yang Liwei inside his capsule parachuted to a landing in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia. China’s national broadcaster, CCTV, carried live coverage of the landing, which was under 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from the targeted landing spot.

Years later, a Chinese official of the state news agency admitted that the landing was not as “picture perfect” as portrayed by CCTV. Apparently, a design flaw had exposed taikonaut Liwei to excessive G-force pressure during re-entry. Consequently, Liwei’s lip split and drenched his face in blood. When the capsule was opened, workers mopped up the blood and shut the door. With cameras rolling, theyre-opened the d... more »

Today in History: Chinese Launch Man into Space
On October 15, 2003 — 11 years ago today — China became the third nation to independently launch a “taikonaut” (astronaut) into Earth orbit. After orbiting the earth 14 times, taikonaut Yang Liwei inside his capsule parachuted to a landing in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia. China’s national broadcaster, CCTV, carried live coverage of the landing, which was under 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from the targeted landing spot.

Years later, a Chinese official of the state news agency admitted that the landing was not as “picture perfect” as portrayed by CCTV. Apparently, a design flaw had exposed taikonaut Liwei to excessive G-force pressure during re-entry. Consequently, Liwei’s lip split and drenched his face in blood. When the capsule was opened, workers mopped up the blood and shut the door. With cameras rolling, they re-opened the door, revealing an unblemished taikonaut.

Sources:
•http://www.space.com/1616-making-history-china-human-spaceflight.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhou_5
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_space_program
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhou_program
•http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/taikonaut
•http://www.china.org.cn/china/shenzhouVII_spacewalk/2008-09/12/content_16440252.htm
•http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/04/world/asia/04china.html?_r=0
•http://www.omgfacts.com/lists/8651/China-s-first-astronaut-was-covered-in-blood-when-he-landed
•http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/jun/06/china-stage-managing-news
•http://www.spaceflightnow.com/shenzhou/031015landing.html

Image credit:
•http://www.spacefacts.de/graph/drawing/drawings2/shenzhou-5_launch.jpg___

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2014-10-18 11:57:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

This is an amazing video about the universe. 

Some people are so brainy___This is an amazing video about the universe. 

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2014-10-18 11:42:47 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Transatlantic Commercial Radio Service Began
On October 17, 1907 — 107 years ago today — the first transatlantic radio service began on a commercial basis. At first, the radio transmissions were used to communicate personal and business communications (not radio broadcasting, as we think of it today); on this first day of operation, 10,000 words were exchanged between transmission stations in Nova Scotia and Clifden, Ireland. Guglielmo Marconi, the driving force behind this achievement, was an inventor who was greatly appreciated with national and global honors and scientific awards during his life.

Interestingly, Guglielmo Marconi was born into a privileged family — his father was a wealthy landowner and his mother was a member of Ireland’s Jameson family of distillers — and was educated privately by a neighbor and pioneer in the study ofelectroma... more »

Today in History: First Transatlantic Commercial Radio Service Began
On October 17, 1907 — 107 years ago today — the first transatlantic radio service began on a commercial basis. At first, the radio transmissions were used to communicate personal and business communications (not radio broadcasting, as we think of it today); on this first day of operation, 10,000 words were exchanged between transmission stations in Nova Scotia and Clifden, Ireland. Guglielmo Marconi, the driving force behind this achievement, was an inventor who was greatly appreciated with national and global honors and scientific awards during his life.

Interestingly, Guglielmo Marconi was born into a privileged family — his father was a wealthy landowner and his mother was a member of Ireland’s Jameson family of distillers — and was educated privately by a neighbor and pioneer in the study of electromagnetism, Augusto Righi, at Righi’s lab. One of the subjects that Marconi studied with Righi was “Hertzian waves,” which had been discovered by Heinrich Rudolf Hertz and are now known as radio waves (although the cycles per second of such waves are measured in “hertz”). With the help of his butler and permission of his parents, Marconi used his home attic to build “wave generating” equipment and conduct experiments. He had the goal of using radio waves to create “wireless telegraphy” — transmitting telegraph messages (that required wires) through the air over long distances. While a number of researchers had been exploring such technology, no one had been able to develop a workable system that could be commercialized — until Marconi.

By the time he was just 20 years old, Marconi had created a system for sending and receiving radio waves over a distance of about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers). When he wrote a letter to the Italian Ministry of Post and Telegraphs explaining what he was able to do, he never received a response, but his letter was eventually dismissed by the departmental minister with an indication that Marconi should be sent to an insane asylum. 

Finding little interest for his work in Italy, Marconi traveled with his mother to England where his research was greeted with great interest by the Chief Electrical Engineer of the British Post Office. More successful demonstrations to government officials followed; then Marconi gave two lectures at Toynbee Hall and the Royal Institution that began to draw international attention to his work. 

Marconi soon found financial backing to continue his experiments and opportunities grew to demonstrate the practicality of radio wave communication at greater and greater distances. He took time to file patents and eventually became very wealthy from them. 

Marconi became convinced that he could transmit radio waves across the Atlantic Ocean, and began to build transmission stations on both sides of the Atlantic. By December 12, 1901, at age 27, Marconi transmitted the first transatlantic radio message from Poldhu, Cornwall, England to St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada — 2,200 miles (3,500 kilometers). In 1909, Marconi won/shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for his “wireless telegraphy” invention.

Sources:
•http://thisdayintechhistory.com/10/17/first-transatlantic-wireless-telegraph-service/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marconi_station
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guglielmo_Marconi
•http://ns1763.ca/marconi100/marpic03.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Hertz
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hertz
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poldhu
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signal_Hill,_St._John%27s
•http://www.history.com/topics/inventions/guglielmo-marconi
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio

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Life Magazine: http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/4a204d82f07524bd_large
Marconi at radio transmission controls___

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2014-10-18 08:15:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Great video about women in space (less than one hour). My favorite part is when Astronaut Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman in space, is riding with her son as they pass by the Johnson Space Center in Houston, and Ellen describes how her son asks, “Mom, are boys allowed to fly in space?” (hahaha)

Did you miss the PBS #MAKERSfilms special about women in space? Watch it here: http://aol.it/11u3Hmz___Great video about women in space (less than one hour). My favorite part is when Astronaut Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman in space, is riding with her son as they pass by the Johnson Space Center in Houston, and Ellen describes how her son asks, “Mom, are boys allowed to fly in space?” (hahaha)

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2014-10-15 11:27:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Chinese Launch Man into Space
On October 15, 2003 — 11 years ago today — China became the third nation to independently launch a “taikonaut” (astronaut) into Earth orbit. After orbiting the earth 14 times, taikonaut Yang Liwei inside his capsule parachuted to a landing in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia. China’s national broadcaster, CCTV, carried live coverage of the landing, which was under 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from the targeted landing spot.

Years later, a Chinese official of the state news agency admitted that the landing was not as “picture perfect” as portrayed by CCTV. Apparently, a design flaw had exposed taikonaut Liwei to excessive G-force pressure during re-entry. Consequently, Liwei’s lip split and drenched his face in blood. When the capsule was opened, workers mopped up the blood and shut the door. With cameras rolling, theyre-opened the d... more »

Today in History: Chinese Launch Man into Space
On October 15, 2003 — 11 years ago today — China became the third nation to independently launch a “taikonaut” (astronaut) into Earth orbit. After orbiting the earth 14 times, taikonaut Yang Liwei inside his capsule parachuted to a landing in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia. China’s national broadcaster, CCTV, carried live coverage of the landing, which was under 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from the targeted landing spot.

Years later, a Chinese official of the state news agency admitted that the landing was not as “picture perfect” as portrayed by CCTV. Apparently, a design flaw had exposed taikonaut Liwei to excessive G-force pressure during re-entry. Consequently, Liwei’s lip split and drenched his face in blood. When the capsule was opened, workers mopped up the blood and shut the door. With cameras rolling, they re-opened the door, revealing an unblemished taikonaut.

Sources:
•http://www.space.com/1616-making-history-china-human-spaceflight.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhou_5
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_space_program
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhou_program
•http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/taikonaut
•http://www.china.org.cn/china/shenzhouVII_spacewalk/2008-09/12/content_16440252.htm
•http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/04/world/asia/04china.html?_r=0
•http://www.omgfacts.com/lists/8651/China-s-first-astronaut-was-covered-in-blood-when-he-landed
•http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/jun/06/china-stage-managing-news
•http://www.spaceflightnow.com/shenzhou/031015landing.html

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•http://www.spacefacts.de/graph/drawing/drawings2/shenzhou-5_launch.jpg___

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2014-10-13 18:50:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Firsts in Ferries (haha)
On October 11, 1811 — 203 years ago — John Stevens launched the first practical steam ferry in the world — taking passengers between his estate at Hoboken, New Jersey and Vesey Street in New York City. 

On October 11, 1968 — 157 years after the first steam-powered ferry — the first manned mission of the Apollo spacecraft that would ferry men to the Moon and back was launched. This mission was Apollo 7, and it was the first manned mission of the Apollo Program, following the successful NASA Mercury and Gemini Programs. (Apollo 1 had a tragic fire on the launch pad and 3 astronauts died. The intervening Apollo missions, between Apollo 1 and Apollo 7, were all unmanned.) Apollo 7 was an Earth orbit only mission to test the newly designed spacecraft (following the fire on Apollo 1), but the spacecraft design is the one that would ferrymen to the... more »

Today in History: Firsts in Ferries (haha)
On October 11, 1811 — 203 years ago — John Stevens launched the first practical steam ferry in the world — taking passengers between his estate at Hoboken, New Jersey and Vesey Street in New York City. 

On October 11, 1968 — 157 years after the first steam-powered ferry — the first manned mission of the Apollo spacecraft that would ferry men to the Moon and back was launched. This mission was Apollo 7, and it was the first manned mission of the Apollo Program, following the successful NASA Mercury and Gemini Programs. (Apollo 1 had a tragic fire on the launch pad and 3 astronauts died. The intervening Apollo missions, between Apollo 1 and Apollo 7, were all unmanned.) Apollo 7 was an Earth orbit only mission to test the newly designed spacecraft (following the fire on Apollo 1), but the spacecraft design is the one that would ferry men to the Moon and back to Earth the next year in July, 1969.

Sources:
•http://www.troop146.org/HistHobokenFerry.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stevens_(inventor)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboat
•http://www.stevens.edu/sit/about/steamboats.cfm
•http://www.robinsonlibrary.com/technology/mechanical/steam/stevens.htm
•http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/articles/pages/6368/Stevens-John.html
•http://books.google.com/books?id=rg5Qbo62TCAC&pg=PA264&lpg=PA264&dq=Little+Juliana+steamship+ferry&source=bl&ots=CFNKFQ0Tlp&sig=L-FRtkvwmdFJm2Wt9HIlRxiI4CU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=3D04VOaEJsjf8AGCgIGYDQ&ved=0CCUQ6AEwATgK#v=onepage&q=Little%20Juliana%20steamship%20ferry&f=false
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Fulton
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•http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/apollo/apollo-program/orbital-missions/apollo7.cfm
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/iapollo-7i-launched

Image credit:
•https://www.hobokenmuseum.org/history/the-stevens-family/steamboat-innovation
•http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2377/1___

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2014-10-13 18:50:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Concorde and Challenger set marks
On October 13, 1992 — 22 years ago today — a Concorde supersonic jet landed in Lisbon, completing an around the world trip that started from Libson a day earlier, October 12, the same day in 1492 when Columbus discovered the “new world” (The Bahamas). While it took Columbus over 2 months to travel about 4,000 miles (6,437 kilometers), the Concorde traveled over 25,000 miles (40,233 kilometers) around the world in just 32 hours and 49 minutes, breaking the previous west-bound circumnavigation route by many hours. The route included stops in Santo Domingo, Acapulco, Honolulu, Guam, Bangkok, and Bahrain.

On October 13, 1984 — 30 years ago today — NASA’s Space Shuttle Challenger landed at the Kennedy Space Center, completing 133 orbits of the Earth, a total of over 3.2 million miles (5.3 million kilometers) in just over 8days. This mi... more »

Today in History: Concorde and Challenger set marks
On October 13, 1992 — 22 years ago today — a Concorde supersonic jet landed in Lisbon, completing an around the world trip that started from Libson a day earlier, October 12, the same day in 1492 when Columbus discovered the “new world” (The Bahamas). While it took Columbus over 2 months to travel about 4,000 miles (6,437 kilometers), the Concorde traveled over 25,000 miles (40,233 kilometers) around the world in just 32 hours and 49 minutes, breaking the previous west-bound circumnavigation route by many hours. The route included stops in Santo Domingo, Acapulco, Honolulu, Guam, Bangkok, and Bahrain.

On October 13, 1984 — 30 years ago today — NASA’s Space Shuttle Challenger landed at the Kennedy Space Center, completing 133 orbits of the Earth, a total of over 3.2 million miles (5.3 million kilometers) in just over 8 days. This mission was the 13th flight in the Space Shuttle program of 135 flights, and the 6th flight of the Challenger. It was the first mission to carry a crew of 7 astronauts, the first shuttle crew to include 2 women (Sally Ride and Kathryn Sullivan), and included the first “space walk” made by an American woman (Sullivan). 

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concorde
•http://www.britishairways.com/en-us/information/about-ba/history-and-heritage/celebrating-concorde
•http://aircraft.wikia.com/wiki/Concorde
•http://www.concordephotos.com/history-of-concorde.html
•http://articles.mcall.com/1992-10-26/news/2890416_1_mrs-sloan-santo-domingo-lisbon
•http://www.concorde-art-world.com/html/record_breaker.html
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•http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/01/1983-1986-missions-history-space-shuttle-challenger/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-41-G
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_space_shuttle_missions

Image credit: Assembled using Google Sheets/Graph and Apple iWeb. Data to produce graph from above sources.___

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2014-10-13 18:50:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First 3-man crew launched into space, 1964
On October 12, 1964 — 50 years ago today and 4 years before NASA accomplished the feat — the U.S.S.R. launched the first spacecraft to orbit the Earth carrying 3 crewmen, “Voskhod 1.” The space mission was the 7th manned Soviet space flight and the first to carry more than one crewman into orbit, as well as the first mission to carry a scientist and physician. For the time, it set a manned spacecraft altitude record, 209 miles (336 kilometers); and it was also the first flight in which spacesuits were not used. The flight lasted just over 24 hours and 16 orbits.

Interestingly, while this space mission was in progress, the leader of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev, was unexpectedly removed from power and the trip seems to have ended prematurely as a consequence of the transition of power. Coincidentally, exactly 4years e... more »

Today in History: First 3-man crew launched into space, 1964
On October 12, 1964 — 50 years ago today and 4 years before NASA accomplished the feat — the U.S.S.R. launched the first spacecraft to orbit the Earth carrying 3 crewmen, “Voskhod 1.” The space mission was the 7th manned Soviet space flight and the first to carry more than one crewman into orbit, as well as the first mission to carry a scientist and physician. For the time, it set a manned spacecraft altitude record, 209 miles (336 kilometers); and it was also the first flight in which spacesuits were not used. The flight lasted just over 24 hours and 16 orbits.

Interestingly, while this space mission was in progress, the leader of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev, was unexpectedly removed from power and the trip seems to have ended prematurely as a consequence of the transition of power. Coincidentally, exactly 4 years earlier on October 12, 1960, Khrushchev had interrupted a United Nations speech by banging his shoe on his desk.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voskhod_1
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voskhod_programme
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1964-065A
•http://www.astronautix.com/flights/voskhod1.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikita_Khrushchev
•https://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Nikita_Khrushchev.html
•http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1843506_1843505_1843496,00.html
•http://russiapedia.rt.com/on-this-day/october-12/
•https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Nikita-Khrushchev-and-the-UN-Shoe-Banging-Incident
•1960 Khrushchev's Shoe

Image credit:
•http://www.spacefacts.de/graph/drawing/large/english/voskhod-1_pad_2.htm
•http://pixels.com/featured/crew-of-voskhod-1-in-moscow-parade-science-photo-library.html
Cosmonauts from left to right: Konstantin Feoktistov (1926-2009), Vladimir Komarov (1927-1967) and Boris Yegorov (1937-1994). ___

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2014-10-10 19:47:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Very Large Array Radio Telescope Observatory Was Dedicated, 1980
On October 10, 1980 — 34 years ago today — one of the world’s premier astronomical radio observatories was dedicated, the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array Radio Telescope on the plains of San Agustin, New Mexico. “These radio telescopes, rising like giant flowers from the New Mexican desert,” as Carl Sagan reported on Cosmos, “are monuments to human ingenuity.” No other earth instrument is capable of exploring the universe — particularly dwarf galaxies and the first massive black hole formations — as well as the VLA. Since the 1980 dedication, all the antennas have been thoroughly upgraded with the newest technologies.

There are 27 antennas in the array, and each antenna weighs 230 tons, is 94 feet tall, and its dish is 82 feet wide. The combined antenna array forms a telescope largerthan New York Cit... more »

Today in History: Very Large Array Radio Telescope Observatory Was Dedicated, 1980
On October 10, 1980 — 34 years ago today — one of the world’s premier astronomical radio observatories was dedicated, the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array Radio Telescope on the plains of San Agustin, New Mexico. “These radio telescopes, rising like giant flowers from the New Mexican desert,” as Carl Sagan reported on Cosmos, “are monuments to human ingenuity.” No other earth instrument is capable of exploring the universe — particularly dwarf galaxies and the first massive black hole formations — as well as the VLA. Since the 1980 dedication, all the antennas have been thoroughly upgraded with the newest technologies.

There are 27 antennas in the array, and each antenna weighs 230 tons, is 94 feet tall, and its dish is 82 feet wide. The combined antenna array forms a telescope larger than New York City. The individual antennas are moved on custom-built transporters over 40 miles of criss-crossed railway lines that allow the antennas to be positioned in various formations and distances — up to 13 miles out, in different directions from the center of the array, where they can be connected to 72 separate stations. About every 4 months, the antennas are moved into different configurations, labeled A, B, C, and D. Each configuration changes the depth and detail that the VLA telescope can see. Combining the data received from each configuration provides the best image quality.

The VLA is designed to see a part of the electromagnetic spectrum that humans cannot see with their own eyes — what we can see is only a small fraction of the entire spectrum. In 1932, Karl G. Jansky made the startling discovery that objects in outer space emitted radio waves. Jansky designed a radio telescope that rotated in any direction; and he attempted to get his employer, Bell Labs, to build an improved antenna with greater sensitivity. His proposal was rejected, and he was re-assigned to another project. Other scientists followed up on Jansky’s research and work, and radio telescopes continued to improve. The VLA was conceived and planned in the 1960s, built in the 1970s, and then completely updated with new technologies in recent years.

Vimeo Video:
•http://vimeo.com/70554007 (narrated by Jody Foster)

Google Map:
•https://www.google.com/maps/search/vla,+san+agustin,+new+mexico/@34.075903,-107.62307,3042m/data=!3m1!1e3

Sources:
•http://thegreatgeekmanual.com/blog/this-day-in-geek-history-october-10
•http://www.vla.nrao.edu/
•https://public.nrao.edu/gallery/radio-telescopes
•http://www.rozylowicz.com/retirement/vla/very-large-array.html
•http://www.contilab.com/nrao.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_Large_Array
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Guthe_Jansky
•http://www.nrao.edu/whatisra/hist_jansky.shtml
•http://www.armaghplanet.com/blog/karl-jansky-the-father-of-radio-astronomy.html
•http://www.nrao.edu/pr/2012/jansky/
•http://phys.org/news/2013-10-large-array-radio-telescope-narrated.html

Image credit:
•http://vishnuhoff.com/gallery-2/sw6c3ud47c4wduo4u6oavvcrqqksuj___

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Google's social head on Google+
...I think we’re in social — like we’re in everything at Google — for the long haul. We said this at the beginning of the company, we make long-term bets, we make long-term decisions. Social is a whole aspect of computing much like any other area you would imagine at Google. Behind every one of these screens is a user, it’s an actual person. People are social creatures, they want to share things, they want to learn from each other, they want to ask questions. That’s really important for us as a company how we can deliver on that. ~Dave Besbris (doesn't dress as snappily as Vic, but takes better photos; still close friends with Vic)

Google's social head on Google+
...I think we’re in social — like we’re in everything at Google — for the long haul. We said this at the beginning of the company, we make long-term bets, we make long-term decisions. Social is a whole aspect of computing much like any other area you would imagine at Google. Behind every one of these screens is a user, it’s an actual person. People are social creatures, they want to share things, they want to learn from each other, they want to ask questions. That’s really important for us as a company how we can deliver on that. ~Dave Besbris (doesn't dress as snappily as Vic, but takes better photos; still close friends with Vic)___

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Today in History: First woman crossed the U.S. by airplane
On October 8, 1922 — 92 years ago today — Lillian Gatlin became the first woman to travel by air across the United States from San Francisco, California to Mineola, Long Island, New York. Lillian flew aboard U.S. airmail planes from October 5 to October 8, 1922, traveling an estimated 2,680 miles over 3 days — 27 hours and 11 minutes of total flight time. 

In 1922, the attitude among the general public was that “flying was socially inappropriate and even physically impossible for women.” Lillian Gatlin, who was involved in organizing and promoting aviation events, wanted her passenger flight to help overcome this public impression and to honor all aviators.  

Sources:
•http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9900E5DA1F30E433A2575AC0A9669D946395D6CF•http://en.... more »

Today in History: First woman crossed the U.S. by airplane
On October 8, 1922 — 92 years ago today — Lillian Gatlin became the first woman to travel by air across the United States from San Francisco, California to Mineola, Long Island, New York. Lillian flew aboard U.S. airmail planes from October 5 to October 8, 1922, traveling an estimated 2,680 miles over 3 days — 27 hours and 11 minutes of total flight time. 

In 1922, the attitude among the general public was that “flying was socially inappropriate and even physically impossible for women.” Lillian Gatlin, who was involved in organizing and promoting aviation events, wanted her passenger flight to help overcome this public impression and to honor all aviators.  

Sources:
•http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9900E5DA1F30E433A2575AC0A9669D946395D6CF
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1922_in_aviation
•http://womenshistory.about.com/od/aviationpilots/a/av_timeline.htm
•http://books.google.com/books?id=jFY3CxmHk4cC&pg=PA215&lpg=PA215&dq=lillian+gatlin+first+woman&source=bl&ots=gIl6xUIa15&sig=l1iB2pnAsKehtqiYoLnQWOAlSbg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=GFQ1VKuuLarGsQTluIGQCw&ved=0CEEQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=lillian%20gatlin%20first%20woman&f=false
•http://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/74/lot/18868/?url=%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F74%2F
•http://books.google.com/books?id=PBAvAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA550&lpg=PA550&dq=lillian+gatlin+first+woman&source=bl&ots=eOz60eY6EO&sig=OLPubI_IkTPflU9Xd0_4SqgYDpk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=GFQ1VKuuLarGsQTluIGQCw&ved=0CFAQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=lillian%20gatlin%20first%20woman&f=false
•http://www.sil.si.edu/smithsoniancontributions/AirSpace/pdf_lo/SSAS-0005.pdf

Image credit:
Lillian Gatlin
•http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/jo_graham/12001271/18340/18340_300.jpg___

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Today in History: First Woman Solo Piloted an Airplane across the U.S. 
On October 9, 1930 — 84 years ago today — Laura Ingalls became the first woman solo pilot to fly an airplane across the United States, from Roosevelt Field, New York to Glendale, California. Laura made 9 stops along the way, and her east-to-west flight time totaled 30 hours and 27 minutes over 4 days. During her aviation career, Laura set a number of other aviation records, among them: 

(1) the longest solo flight ever made by a woman in Earth’s atmosphere, 17,000 miles; 
(2) first solo flight by a woman from North to South America;
(3) first solo flight around South America;
(4) first American woman to fly the Andes solo.

Laura was born into a prominent family, and she was one of the heirs to the Houghtaling Tea fortune (her mother's relatives arriving inAmerica ... more »

Today in History: First Woman Solo Piloted an Airplane across the U.S. 
On October 9, 1930 — 84 years ago today — Laura Ingalls became the first woman solo pilot to fly an airplane across the United States, from Roosevelt Field, New York to Glendale, California. Laura made 9 stops along the way, and her east-to-west flight time totaled 30 hours and 27 minutes over 4 days. During her aviation career, Laura set a number of other aviation records, among them: 

(1) the longest solo flight ever made by a woman in Earth’s atmosphere, 17,000 miles; 
(2) first solo flight by a woman from North to South America;
(3) first solo flight around South America;
(4) first American woman to fly the Andes solo.

Laura was born into a prominent family, and she was one of the heirs to the Houghtaling Tea fortune (her mother's relatives arriving in America in the late 1600s). Her career took a dive when she became involved in “The America First” movement — one of the largest anti-war organizations in American history. The organization had a number of prominent organizers — R. Douglas Stuart, Jr. (heir to the Quaker Oats fortune), future U.S.A. president Gerald Ford, future Peace Corps director Sargent Shriver, future Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart. Initial supporters of the group also included Walt Disney, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, and Charles Lindbergh. Nonetheless, Laura Ingalls was singled out for prosecution after she flew over the U.S. capitol building and dropped “America First” pamphlets from her plane. Because she was of German descent and had allegedly accepted payments for her anti-war work from German officials, she was accused of spying for the Nazis and was indicted and sentenced to Federal Prison for violating the “Foreign Registration Act.” Laura served 18 months in prison and lost much previously well-earned public admiration. She denied being a Nazi spy to her death in 1967 and applied for a presidential pardon, supported by Edward V. Rickenbacker (American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient), but clemency was never granted.  

YouTube video:
•Flying Legends' Gypsy moth performing low level aerobatics.

Sources:
•http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/october-9/
•http://www.hill.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=5874
•http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/ingalls.html
•http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/women-in-aviation/ingalls.cfm
•http://obscureamericanhistory.blogspot.com/2011/09/aviatrix-laura-ingalls-was-wilder-than.html
•http://wesclark.com/burbank/ingalls.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Ingalls_(aviator)
•http://www.aerofiles.com/chrono.html
•http://talesanecdotesandtrivia.blogspot.com/2013/08/laura-ingalls-was-nazi-spy.html
•http://www.air-racing-history.com/PILOTS/Laura%20Ingalls.htm
•http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/ingalls.html
•http://www.cosmeo.com/viewTodayInHistoryEvents.cfm?guidAssetId=9f4f2bdb-ad1b-4b9f-a1a0-2ff3a253c48d&eventId=571
•https://www.faa.gov/education/educator_resources/curriculum/wright_brothers/media/bharris.pdf
•http://www.businesshistory.com/ind._aircraft.php
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_First_Committee
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Rickenbacker

Image credits:
•Model replica of plane that Ingalls used to fly across America from Gypsy Moth.
•By SDASM Archives (Ingalls, Laura  Uploaded by czar) [see page for license], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Ingalls%2C_Laura_%284729134014%29.jpg___

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2014-10-08 12:12:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

37 Magical Blood Moon Eclipse Photos

A good recap on the Blood Moon photos taken back in Apr. Just love the effect :)

Dive in and enjoy the week! https://iso.500px.com/blood-moon-photos

#photography   #nightphotography   #moonphotography   #bloodmoon  

Photo by Timothy Green 500px https://500px.com/photo/67131193/the-blood-moon-by-timothy-green

37 Magical Blood Moon Eclipse Photos

A good recap on the Blood Moon photos taken back in Apr. Just love the effect :)

Dive in and enjoy the week! https://iso.500px.com/blood-moon-photos

#photography   #nightphotography   #moonphotography   #bloodmoon  

Photo by Timothy Green 500px https://500px.com/photo/67131193/the-blood-moon-by-timothy-green___

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2014-10-08 12:11:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Why we shouldn't travel to other planets
^.~

Why we shouldn't travel to other planets
^.~___

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2014-10-08 12:10:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Robin Williams during his senior year at Redwood High School in Larkspur, 1969

Robin Williams during his senior year at Redwood High School in Larkspur, 1969___

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2014-10-08 12:09:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

OUR SUN – LATE SUMMER FLARE

On Aug. 24, 2014, the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 8:16 a.m. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of the flare, which erupted on the left side of the sun. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however -- when intense enough -- they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel. This flare is classified as an M5 flare. M-class flares are ten times less powerful than the most intense flares, called X-class flares. 

Caption: NASA/SDO

OUR SUN – LATE SUMMER FLARE

On Aug. 24, 2014, the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 8:16 a.m. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of the flare, which erupted on the left side of the sun. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however -- when intense enough -- they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel. This flare is classified as an M5 flare. M-class flares are ten times less powerful than the most intense flares, called X-class flares. 

Caption: NASA/SDO___

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2014-10-08 12:08:02 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

A penguin nursery, filmed for the first time after BBC cameramen hid their cameras inside fake birds.

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#penguin #penguins #nursery #birds #bird #amazing #wonderful #fantastic #awesome #pictures #photo #pic  

A penguin nursery, filmed for the first time after BBC cameramen hid their cameras inside fake birds.

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2014-10-08 12:06:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

City Farms : This is an attractive concept for a number of reasons. If we can grow food in cities where its consumed, it would substantially bring down the carbon footprint. Japan and Singapore have famously already created 'vertical farms.' Scientists are taking notice. An integrated approach could have huge benefits, especially since new techniques including hydroponics, aquaponics etc. If one could harness solar energy through fibre optics, energy harvesting through renewable energy sources, the reduction in the carbon footprint would be exponential. Read on to see the other benefits that could accrue...

The MIT CityFarm project : Harper's system promises to change the economics of industrial agriculture and to lessen its burden on the environment. By measuring and controlling light, moisture and nutrients, Harper says he can cut water consumption by 98 per cent... more »

City Farms : This is an attractive concept for a number of reasons. If we can grow food in cities where its consumed, it would substantially bring down the carbon footprint. Japan and Singapore have famously already created 'vertical farms.' Scientists are taking notice. An integrated approach could have huge benefits, especially since new techniques including hydroponics, aquaponics etc. If one could harness solar energy through fibre optics, energy harvesting through renewable energy sources, the reduction in the carbon footprint would be exponential. Read on to see the other benefits that could accrue...

The MIT CityFarm project : Harper's system promises to change the economics of industrial agriculture and to lessen its burden on the environment. By measuring and controlling light, moisture and nutrients, Harper says he can cut water consumption by 98 per cent compared to conventional agriculture; quadruple the growth speed of vegetables; completely eliminate chemical fertilisers and -pesticides; and double the nutrient density and flavour of his crops.

Energy and Yields : With grow racks rising 7.6 metres, Green Sense uses so-called hydro-nutrient film technology, allowing nutrient-rich water to trickle through pulverised coconut husk, rather than peat, because it's renewable. And as they are stacked vertically, not grown horizontally, Colangelo says the plants are at least ten times denser and can have 25 to 30 times more yield. "That's good for the Earth because there's no pesticide run-off and we have recycled water and recycled nutrients," says Colangelo, whose company has partnered with Philips to create what amounts to the biggest plant factory on the planet. "It uses a lot less energy."

Using our pollution : Their company, Zero Carbon Food (ZCF), will grow produce in vertical shelves, using an ebb-and-flood system: they will flood "benches" where the produce grows and let the nutrient-rich water ebb away. Plants will grow in a substrate of pulverised carpet, recycled from the Olympic Village in Stratford. To save energy and reduce the number of LED grow lights needed, ZCF will rotate them around the crops. And they will use electricity -- generated by small and portable micro-hydroelectric turbines -- to run the lights. "We have a lot of rain in London," says Dring. "You put these turbines in water drains and they feed into the energy grid." Dring will also harness one of the most pernicious problems of Tube travel: heat that collects in stations. "We are looking at pulling the heat out of the Tube stations and converting it into energy, as well as transferring the heat and the carbon dioxide into our grow rooms," Dring says, "which is like steroids for plants."

Source : http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2014/10/features/server-farm

Japan's vertical farms: http://goo.gl/Y9vc6q

+Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) link : http://mitcityfarm.media.mit.edu/

NGC Future of food video: http://goo.gl/ieibWX

ABC link to growing food in cities: http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2013/06/19/3784338.htm

Vertical farming: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/feb/06/vertical-farming-explained-erik-murchie

Pic detail (courtesy dailymail) : The farm (pictured) is nearly half the size of a football field (25,000 square feet). Located in Japan, it uses just 1% of the water used by traditional farming methods.

#food #environment #sustainability___

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2014-10-07 18:07:56 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Plant a  tree for someone to have shade in the future.

___Plant a  tree for someone to have shade in the future.

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2014-10-07 18:06:57 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Dammit! Kicked me right in the feels it did...  

Dammit! Kicked me right in the feels it did...  ___

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Today in History: Epic Tech Innovator Dies
On October 5, 2011 — 3 years ago today — Steve Jobs died at age 56. By the time of his death from pancreatic cancer, Jobs had become one of the greatest technological innovators of the digital age — having orchestrated the creation of a series of highly successful consumer products: the Apple PC, the MacIntosh PC, NeXT OS software, Pixar animation software, the iMac PC, the iTunes and iOS App internet stores, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad. Steve’s products transformed the computer, movie, music, and mobile communications industries. Along the way, Steve also developed the most successful retail stores in the history of business and directed the most sensational turn-around of a corporation in business history. [Not a bad résumé, hey?]

Recommended Videos on Steve Jobs:•http:/... more »

Today in History: Epic Tech Innovator Dies
On October 5, 2011 — 3 years ago today — Steve Jobs died at age 56. By the time of his death from pancreatic cancer, Jobs had become one of the greatest technological innovators of the digital age — having orchestrated the creation of a series of highly successful consumer products: the Apple PC, the MacIntosh PC, NeXT OS software, Pixar animation software, the iMac PC, the iTunes and iOS App internet stores, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad. Steve’s products transformed the computer, movie, music, and mobile communications industries. Along the way, Steve also developed the most successful retail stores in the history of business and directed the most sensational turn-around of a corporation in business history. [Not a bad résumé, hey?]

Recommended Videos on Steve Jobs:
•http://www.bloomberg.com/video/steve-jobs-revealed-bloomberg-game-changers-RdkTn4Q~Q9CLINYEjg_39g.html
•http://www.hulu.com/watch/286110

Sources:
•Videos above
•http://kool.cbslocal.com/2011/10/06/a-timeline-of-steve-jobs-most-impressive-accomplishments/
•http://www.biography.com/people/steve-jobs-9354805
•https://time.com/3466506/apple-steve-jobs-tim-cook/
•http://www.wired.com/2011/10/steve-jobs-greatest-achievements/

Image credits:
•Matthew Yohe [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons:
Steve Jobs shows off the iPhone 4 at the 2010 Worldwide Developers Conference___

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2014-10-07 17:24:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Today in History: The Era of “Talking Motion Pictures” Began
On October 6, 1927 — 87 years ago today — the first feature-length motion picture with synchronized speech was released: “The Jazz Singer” starring Al Jolson, directed by Alan Crosland, and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck of Warner Brothers. Prior to this release, movies contained no sound — dialogue was transmitted through gestures, mime, and title cards (a screen showing just text). To be sure, movie makers had always wanted to include sound, but the technology had not evolved enough until the 1920s when it became possible to record sound using an analog sound-on-disc system (Vitaphone) combined with an electronic amplifying vacuum tube (Audion) to enhance sound clarity and strength so that an audience could comfortably listen to dialogue. Within 10 years of the introduction of synchronized sound motion pictures, silentmovies had di... more »

Today in History: The Era of “Talking Motion Pictures” Began
On October 6, 1927 — 87 years ago today — the first feature-length motion picture with synchronized speech was released: “The Jazz Singer” starring Al Jolson, directed by Alan Crosland, and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck of Warner Brothers. Prior to this release, movies contained no sound — dialogue was transmitted through gestures, mime, and title cards (a screen showing just text). To be sure, movie makers had always wanted to include sound, but the technology had not evolved enough until the 1920s when it became possible to record sound using an analog sound-on-disc system (Vitaphone) combined with an electronic amplifying vacuum tube (Audion) to enhance sound clarity and strength so that an audience could comfortably listen to dialogue. Within 10 years of the introduction of synchronized sound motion pictures, silent movies had died and the new era of “talking motion pictures” was well underway.

YouTube video:
•Mammy - Al Jolson (Jazz Singer performance)

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_film
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitaphone
•http://www.biography.com/people/al-jolson-9356888
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Jolson
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jazz_Singer
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darryl_F._Zanuck
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_film
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intertitle

Image credit:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vitaphone.jpg
•http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:VitaphoneDemo.jpg___

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2014-10-07 17:23:59 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Today in History: IBM Introduces Transistorized Calculating Machine
On October 7, 1954 — 60 years ago today — IBM introduced a model of its 604 programmable electronic calculating punch machine that replaced vacuum tubes with transistors. Transistorizing the 604 reduced its size by 50% and its energy consumption by 95%, greatly increased its reliability, and ushered in the age of exponential advances in increasing computing power. 

IBM had realized by the spring of 1950 that it needed to incorporate transistor technology in the development of its new products. So IBM both hired individuals with advanced degrees in relevant technologies and launched training classes for its own engineers. In one such class, 28 engineers were divided into 6 groups to conduct 6 weeks of laboratory work with the goal of designing a practical machine using transistor circuits. One of these 6 groupsre-d... more »

Today in History: IBM Introduces Transistorized Calculating Machine
On October 7, 1954 — 60 years ago today — IBM introduced a model of its 604 programmable electronic calculating punch machine that replaced vacuum tubes with transistors. Transistorizing the 604 reduced its size by 50% and its energy consumption by 95%, greatly increased its reliability, and ushered in the age of exponential advances in increasing computing power. 

IBM had realized by the spring of 1950 that it needed to incorporate transistor technology in the development of its new products. So IBM both hired individuals with advanced degrees in relevant technologies and launched training classes for its own engineers. In one such class, 28 engineers were divided into 6 groups to conduct 6 weeks of laboratory work with the goal of designing a practical machine using transistor circuits. One of these 6 groups re-designed the 604 Electronic Calculating Punch, using transistor circuits to replace vacuum tube circuits. And thus, the revamped product announcement of the enhanced 604 on this date, 60 years ago. 

Sources:
•http://www.wired.com/2010/10/1007ibm-transistor-calculator/
•http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/from-tubes-to-transistors/article6473700.ece
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transistor_computer
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_604
•http://www.columbia.edu/cu/computinghistory/604.html
•http://ed-thelen.org/comp-hist/IBM-604.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_IBM_products
•http://www.computerworld.com/article/2538123/computer-processors/the-transistor--the-most-important-invention-of-the-20th-century-.html
•http://books.google.com/books?id=Bc8BGhSOawgC&pg=PA229&lpg=PA229&dq=IBM.com:+transistorized+604&source=bl&ots=cfI50W2Bix&sig=ZXpj8odJORwxDyxpzhDT2YCRjUU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=CDQzVI6AIMqqyASwiYC4CQ&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=IBM.com%3A%20transistorized%20604&f=false

Image credit:
•http://www.vintchip.com/mainframe/IBM604/IBM604.html___

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fyi

16 Personality Types & Dating {Infographic} by careerassessmentsite

Full version: http://www.best-infographics.com/mbtis-16-personality-types-dating-infographic/

This is new ... usually MBTI's personalty type infographics are career related :)___fyi

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2014-10-02 12:16:02 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday, Mahatma Gandhi!
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
~Mahatma Gandhi (October 2, 1869 - January 30, 1948)



Image credit:
"Portrait Gandhi" by Unknown - http://flickr.com/photos/55638925@N00/255569844/. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portrait_Gandhi.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Portrait_Gandhi.jpg

Happy Birthday, Mahatma Gandhi!
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
~Mahatma Gandhi (October 2, 1869 - January 30, 1948)



Image credit:
"Portrait Gandhi" by Unknown - http://flickr.com/photos/55638925@N00/255569844/. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portrait_Gandhi.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Portrait_Gandhi.jpg___

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2014-10-01 16:17:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Transatlantic transportation speed record broken by Concorde supersonic plane
On September 26, 1973 — 41 years ago today — the supersonic plane Concorde broke the speed record for a transatlantic crossing between Washington, D.C. and Paris, France. For the first time in history, a plane traveling beyond the speed of sound for much of the flight, averaging 954 miles per hour, crossed the Atlantic Ocean in record-smashing time: The fight lasted 3 hours and 32 minutes, beating the previous record by over 3 hours. A Boeing 747 typically takes more than 7 hours for this same flight path.

Sources
•http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/131246/Concorde
•http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/26/newsid_2539000/2539049.stm
•http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/what-it-was-fly-concorde-supersonic-airplane•http:/... more »

Today in History: Transatlantic transportation speed record broken by Concorde supersonic plane
On September 26, 1973 — 41 years ago today — the supersonic plane Concorde broke the speed record for a transatlantic crossing between Washington, D.C. and Paris, France. For the first time in history, a plane traveling beyond the speed of sound for much of the flight, averaging 954 miles per hour, crossed the Atlantic Ocean in record-smashing time: The fight lasted 3 hours and 32 minutes, beating the previous record by over 3 hours. A Boeing 747 typically takes more than 7 hours for this same flight path.

Sources
•http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/131246/Concorde
•http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/26/newsid_2539000/2539049.stm
•http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/what-it-was-fly-concorde-supersonic-airplane
•http://www.concorde-art-world.com/html/record_breaker.html
•http://www.concorde-art-world.com/html/concorde_timeline.html
•http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/40-years-since-concordes-first-non-stop-transatlantic-flight/
•http://www.concordephotos.com/history-of-concorde.html

Image credit:
•http://simviation.com/hjg/aircraft/bac_aerospatiale/concorde/concorde_102_british_airways_1988_102_g-boae.jpg

#history  #techhistory___

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2014-10-01 16:17:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Launch of first European-developed spacecraft to travel to and orbit Moon
On September 27, 2003 — 11 years ago today — the European Space Agency (ESA) launched its first SMART-1 mission to explore the moon from lunar orbit and to test spacecraft-power technologies for future missions. (SMART = Smart Missions for Advanced Research in Technology.) The primary technology tested on the SMART-1 mission was an innovative solar-electric propulsion system that performed flawlessly. The mission was designed to optimize the use of both the Earth’s and Moon’s gravity and minimize the use of fuel to achieve lunar orbit. 

The SMART-1 “box” was primarily Swedish-designed, as part of ESA’s strategy to build very inexpensive and small spaceships. In fact, the SMART-1 package was only an “auxiliary passenger” on an Adriane-5 mission whose primary purpose was tolaunch 2 other lar... more »

Today in History: Launch of first European-developed spacecraft to travel to and orbit Moon
On September 27, 2003 — 11 years ago today — the European Space Agency (ESA) launched its first SMART-1 mission to explore the moon from lunar orbit and to test spacecraft-power technologies for future missions. (SMART = Smart Missions for Advanced Research in Technology.) The primary technology tested on the SMART-1 mission was an innovative solar-electric propulsion system that performed flawlessly. The mission was designed to optimize the use of both the Earth’s and Moon’s gravity and minimize the use of fuel to achieve lunar orbit. 

The SMART-1 “box” was primarily Swedish-designed, as part of ESA’s strategy to build very inexpensive and small spaceships. In fact, the SMART-1 package was only an “auxiliary passenger” on an Adriane-5 mission whose primary purpose was to launch 2 other larger satellites into earth orbit. The launch took place at ESA’s spaceport at Kourou, French Guiana, on the northeast coast of South America, on Brazil’s northern border. SMART-1’s new “solar-powered ion drive” engine propelled the one-meter square payload, with two large solar panel wings extending from opposite sides and spanning 14 meters, to the Moon via an ever-expanding elliptical orbit of the Earth over 13 months. Once the spacecraft was inserted into lunar orbit, it remained there for nearly 2 years, photographing and measuring the Moon’s surface with a number of miniaturized scientific instruments. In September 2006, SMART-1 was deliberately crashed into the Moon so that it would not interfere with future lunar missions.

YouTube Video:
•http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2013/07/Science_ESA_Episode_10_Diverse_worlds_The_Moon_and_Titan

Sources:
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=2003-043C
•https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/profile.cfm?MCode=SMART-1
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMART-1
•http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/SMART-1/ESA_s_SMART-1_satellite_ready_for_lift-off
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•http://www.arianespace.com/launch-services-ariane5/ariane-5-intro.asp
•http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/S/SMART-1.html
•http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1998ESASP.417..341F

Image credits:
•http://sci.esa.int/science-e-media/img/94/lores_33940.jpg
•http://www.esa.int/var/esa/storage/images/esa_multimedia/images/2003/04/smart-1_is_travelling_to_the_moon_using_a_new_solar-electric_propulsion_system/9515865-4-eng-GB/SMART-1_is_travelling_to_the_Moon_using_a_new_solar-electric_propulsion_system.jpg___

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2014-10-01 16:17:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First aerial circumnavigation of the world completed
On September 28, 1924 — 90 years ago today — the first flight around the world was completed. The aerial circumnavigation began on April 6, 1924 from Seattle, Washington with a fleet of 4 planes and ended back in Seattle 175 days later with only 2 of the original planes. The circumnavigation route traveled over or touched 21 countries and 25 states — a total of 57 hops were made.

The flight fleet comprised 4 aircraft acquired by the United States Army Air Service (later to become the Air Force). Each plane was a Douglas torpedo bomber that had been modified to carry extra fuel (by eliminating the bomb bays) and interchangeable landing gear — pontoons for water landings and wheels for normal landings. The 4 planes in the fleet were named after U.S. cities: (1) Seattle, (2) Chicago, (3) Boston, and (4) NewOrleans... more »

Today in History: First aerial circumnavigation of the world completed
On September 28, 1924 — 90 years ago today — the first flight around the world was completed. The aerial circumnavigation began on April 6, 1924 from Seattle, Washington with a fleet of 4 planes and ended back in Seattle 175 days later with only 2 of the original planes. The circumnavigation route traveled over or touched 21 countries and 25 states — a total of 57 hops were made.

The flight fleet comprised 4 aircraft acquired by the United States Army Air Service (later to become the Air Force). Each plane was a Douglas torpedo bomber that had been modified to carry extra fuel (by eliminating the bomb bays) and interchangeable landing gear — pontoons for water landings and wheels for normal landings. The 4 planes in the fleet were named after U.S. cities: (1) Seattle, (2) Chicago, (3) Boston, and (4) New Orleans. Two of these planes, Seattle and Boston, were lost during the trip, but their crews survived.

Sources:
•http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/28/sept-28-1924-first-around-the-world-flights-touch-down-in-seattle/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_aerial_circumnavigation
•http://www.firstflightcentennial.org/the-first-flight-around-the-world/
•http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0004537.html
•http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=751
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_World_Cruiser
•http://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/cdm/ref/collection/transportation/id/138
•http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/artifact.cfm?object=nasm_A19250008000

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•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_aerial_circumnavigation#mediaviewer/File:Aircraft_Chicago;Aero27G6.jpg___

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2014-10-01 16:17:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Canadian satellite launched
On September 29, 1962 — 52 years ago today — Canada’s first satellite, “Alouette 1,” was launched into space by NASA from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The satellite’s purpose was to study the ionosphere, a region of the upper atmosphere beyond 53 miles (85 kilometers) from the Earth’s surface, where many future satellites would be positioned. Shortly after a flawless launch, Alouette 1 reached an orbit over 600 miles (about 1,000 kilometers) to begin its study of the ionosphere from the “top-down” — the ionosphere ends at about 370 miles (600 kilometers) above the Earth’s surface. With this launch, Canada became the third nation to design and build its own artificial Earth satellite.

Alouette-1 orbited the Earth for 10 years sending back data to ground stations, and its batteries lasted that long —at a time when most sat... more »

Today in History: First Canadian satellite launched
On September 29, 1962 — 52 years ago today — Canada’s first satellite, “Alouette 1,” was launched into space by NASA from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The satellite’s purpose was to study the ionosphere, a region of the upper atmosphere beyond 53 miles (85 kilometers) from the Earth’s surface, where many future satellites would be positioned. Shortly after a flawless launch, Alouette 1 reached an orbit over 600 miles (about 1,000 kilometers) to begin its study of the ionosphere from the “top-down” — the ionosphere ends at about 370 miles (600 kilometers) above the Earth’s surface. With this launch, Canada became the third nation to design and build its own artificial Earth satellite.

Alouette-1 orbited the Earth for 10 years sending back data to ground stations, and its batteries lasted that long — at a time when most satellite batteries lasted only a year. The satellite is still in orbit as far as is known, but ground stations have lost contact with it.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_29
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alouette_1
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Space_Agency
•http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/satellites/alouette.asp
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_artificial_satellites_and_space_probes
•http://spaceistheplace.ca/hist.html
•http://www.spacenet.on.ca/data/pages/canada-in-space/alouette-images/image-alouette-launch.html
•http://www.ieee.ca/millennium/alouette/alouette_impact.html
•http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/09/28/nasa-once-thought-canadas-famed-alouette-1-satellite-was-too-ambitious-space-engineer/

Image credits:
•Launch of Alouette on NASA Thor-Agena rocket:
http://www.spacenet.on.ca/data/images/canadian-images/canadian_space_images/alouette-1-thor.jpg
•Alouette 1 showing 4 telemetry antennas and 2 sounding antennas deployed in orbit:
http://www.ieee.ca/millennium/alouette/alouette_satellite.jpg___

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2014-10-01 16:17:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Solar-Piano Man
Did you hear about this musician and piano aficionado — James Levac? James is a piano teacher, church music director, and seniors' home entertainer; his hobby is tinkering with pianos, and he retrofitted his electric piano to run on solar power! He loves to take his piano to the beach and play for early morning beach walkers. 

See: 
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/09/25/solar_piano_man_takes_to_the_beach_at_sunrise.html

Image credit:
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Solar-Piano Man
Did you hear about this musician and piano aficionado — James Levac? James is a piano teacher, church music director, and seniors' home entertainer; his hobby is tinkering with pianos, and he retrofitted his electric piano to run on solar power! He loves to take his piano to the beach and play for early morning beach walkers. 

See: 
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/09/25/solar_piano_man_takes_to_the_beach_at_sunrise.html

Image credit:
http://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/news/gta/2014/09/25/solar_piano_man_takes_to_the_beach_at_sunrise/james_levac.jpg.size.xxlarge.promo.jpg___

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2014-10-01 16:17:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Hoover Dam is Dedicated
On September 30, 1935 — 79 years ago — Hoover Dam [at the time, Boulder Dam] was dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt with 12,000 people in attendance at the ceremony. Construction of the dam began in 1931 and was fully finished, 2 years ahead of schedule, in early 1936. Upon its completion, the dam was the largest concrete project in history (6.6 million tons of concrete and steel), one of the largest-man made structures in the world, and one of the world’s largest producers of hydroelectric power. The dam created Lake Mead, the largest reservoir (by volume) in the U.S. and one of the largest man-made lakes in the world.

Designing and building Hoover Dam was a colossal undertaking, especially for the time — during the Great Depression in the early 1930’s. Not only did the government-sponsored project create thousands ofjobs, but... more »

Today in History: Hoover Dam is Dedicated
On September 30, 1935 — 79 years ago — Hoover Dam [at the time, Boulder Dam] was dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt with 12,000 people in attendance at the ceremony. Construction of the dam began in 1931 and was fully finished, 2 years ahead of schedule, in early 1936. Upon its completion, the dam was the largest concrete project in history (6.6 million tons of concrete and steel), one of the largest-man made structures in the world, and one of the world’s largest producers of hydroelectric power. The dam created Lake Mead, the largest reservoir (by volume) in the U.S. and one of the largest man-made lakes in the world.

Designing and building Hoover Dam was a colossal undertaking, especially for the time — during the Great Depression in the early 1930’s. Not only did the government-sponsored project create thousands of jobs, but it also harnessed the power of the mighty 1,400 mile-long Colorado River in order to better manage its 2,000 square mile basin — to eliminate flooding, provide irrigation water, and produce hydroelectric power.

By the 1920’s, after repeated floods — caused by melting snow from the Rocky Mountains — had submerged farms near the banks of the Colorado River, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (a federal agency responsible for irrigation in the West) developed plans for a dam project in 1922. Then U.S. Secretary of Commerce (later President), Herbert Hoover, negotiated with the states of Arizona, Nevada, California, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado, each of which had competing claims on the river. Hoover helped to resolve all the political issues that made the construction of the dam possible. 

The federal government called on more than 200 engineers to work on what would become at the time the tallest concrete arch dam in the U.S. and the largest building project that the federal government had ever undertaken. As construction proceeded, an average of 5,000 men a day worked on the project (21,000 men in total). The Bureau of Reclamation estimated that 107 workers lost their lives while building the dam.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoover_Dam
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_reservoirs_by_volume
•http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/hoover-controversy/
•http://www.history.com/topics/hoover-dam
•http://www.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/140hooverdam/140facts3.htm
•http://www.authentichistory.com/1930-1939/2-fdr/1-newdeal/19350930_Harold_Ickes_Dedicates_Boulder_Dam.html
•http://www.history.com/topics/hoover-dam

Image credits:
•http://lasvegastours.onboardtours.com/files/2012/08/photodune-275810-hoover-dam-s.jpg
•http://denverpost.slideshowpro.com/albums/001/496/album-271297/cache/hooverdam35.sJPG_950_2000_0_75_0_50_50.sJPG?1318358295
•Google Maps - satellite view___

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2014-10-01 16:16:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Today in History, 1908: Henry Ford introduced the Model T automobile
On October 1, 1908 — 106 years ago today — the Ford Motor Company introduced the first commonly affordable mass-produced automobile, the Ford Model T (also called the “Tin Lizzy”). Although Henry Ford is sometimes credited with introducing the assembly line to the manufacturing process, Ford did not invent the assembly line — it had been in use for many years before Model T production began. But Ford listened to 3 of his employees who suggested a “moving” line with stationary workers, so Ford introduced the conveyor belt process to manufacturing automobiles on a large scale. 

With such efficient fabrication, Ford was able to reduce the price of the vehicle to a price within the reach of millions of common people, $850 in 1908 (less than $20,000 in today’s prices); and as more units were sold, theModel T sold for... more »

Today in History, 1908: Henry Ford introduced the Model T automobile
On October 1, 1908 — 106 years ago today — the Ford Motor Company introduced the first commonly affordable mass-produced automobile, the Ford Model T (also called the “Tin Lizzy”). Although Henry Ford is sometimes credited with introducing the assembly line to the manufacturing process, Ford did not invent the assembly line — it had been in use for many years before Model T production began. But Ford listened to 3 of his employees who suggested a “moving” line with stationary workers, so Ford introduced the conveyor belt process to manufacturing automobiles on a large scale. 

With such efficient fabrication, Ford was able to reduce the price of the vehicle to a price within the reach of millions of common people, $850 in 1908 (less than $20,000 in today’s prices); and as more units were sold, the Model T sold for as little as $365 (less than $9,000 in today’s prices). By 1927, 15 million Model T’s had been manufactured for one of the first mass markets of a sophisticated consumer product. Until the Model T, the adoption of automobiles had been limited to individuals of substantial wealth. In 1999, the Global Automotive Elections Foundation named the Ford Model T “the world’s most influential car of the 20th century.”

The Model T set the stage for the automobile to become the dominant form of transportation in the United States. It greatly expanded the freedom of the individual — as she/he could travel wherever she/he wanted to without being dependent on train lines. As James Meigs, editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics, has said, “for better or worse, it [the Model T] transformed the way we settled the country. The car was your ticket to personal freedom.”

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Model_T
•http://www.history.com/topics/model-t
•http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/ford.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_automobile
•http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aacarsassemblya.htm
•http://www.thehenryford.org/exhibits/showroom/1908/model.t.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_of_the_Century
•http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/

Image credit:
•http://blogs.internetautoguide.com/6619975/industry-news/henry-ford-developed-and-sold-8-cars-before-the-1908-model-t-history/index.html___

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2014-09-26 06:11:09 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

The Late Animal Lover Robin Williams Playing With Koko, A Gorilla Who Is Fluent In American Sign Language.
Lovely, sweet and kind are just some of the adjectives friends have used to describe the incomparable and legendary Robin Williams.
And, if they could find the words, it's likely his Animal friends would describe the late actor in much the same way.
CHECK THIS LINK DEAR http://pakfreen.blogspot.com/

#RobinWilliams   #animallover   #Koko   #gorilla   #friends  

The Late Animal Lover Robin Williams Playing With Koko, A Gorilla Who Is Fluent In American Sign Language.
Lovely, sweet and kind are just some of the adjectives friends have used to describe the incomparable and legendary Robin Williams.
And, if they could find the words, it's likely his Animal friends would describe the late actor in much the same way.
CHECK THIS LINK DEAR http://pakfreen.blogspot.com/

#RobinWilliams   #animallover   #Koko   #gorilla   #friends  ___

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2014-09-25 11:47:16 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I love Star Trek.  I want a Tricorder.  

The tricoder from Star Trek, a handheld device that can diagnose and treat medical conditions, might soon be a reality. 10 teams of engineers were just named finalists in the Qualcomm Tricoder XPrize. The groups must build their tricoders by May 2015. http://bit.ly/1rkeFn6___I love Star Trek.  I want a Tricorder.  

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2014-09-25 04:13:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Fascinating Info Maps
Have you seen these creative maps/charts before? Each one has the potential to stretch or expand our perspectives and enhance our comprehension.

Fascinating Info Maps
Have you seen these creative maps/charts before? Each one has the potential to stretch or expand our perspectives and enhance our comprehension.___

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2014-09-25 04:13:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First trans-Atlantic telephone cable service started
On September 25, 1956 — 58 years ago today — the first trans-Atlantic telephone (TAT-1) cable began service. Prior to this cable service, a trans-Atlantic telegraph cable had been laid in 1858, but it stopped working after a month. A second but successful telegraph cable was laid in 1866. But up until the 1950s, the technology had not yet evolved to make a telephone cable possible. The $120 million TAT-1 project was a collaboration among the U.K. General Post Office, the American Telephone and Telegraph Co., and the Canadian Overseas Telecommunications Corp.

The technology advances that made TAT-1 possible were: (1) coaxial cable, (2) polyethylene insulation, (3) highly reliable vacuum tubes used in the submerged repeaters required to boost the transmission signal quality, and (4) general development andimp... more »

Today in History: First trans-Atlantic telephone cable service started
On September 25, 1956 — 58 years ago today — the first trans-Atlantic telephone (TAT-1) cable began service. Prior to this cable service, a trans-Atlantic telegraph cable had been laid in 1858, but it stopped working after a month. A second but successful telegraph cable was laid in 1866. But up until the 1950s, the technology had not yet evolved to make a telephone cable possible. The $120 million TAT-1 project was a collaboration among the U.K. General Post Office, the American Telephone and Telegraph Co., and the Canadian Overseas Telecommunications Corp.

The technology advances that made TAT-1 possible were: (1) coaxial cable, (2) polyethylene insulation, (3) highly reliable vacuum tubes used in the submerged repeaters required to boost the transmission signal quality, and (4) general development and improvement in carrier equipment.

The TAT-1 service, on its initial day of operation (September 25, 1965), carried 588 London to U.S. calls and 119 London to Canada calls in its first 24 hours of service. 

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TAT-1
•http://strowger-net.telefoonmuseum.com/tel_hist_tat1.html
•http://books.google.com/books?id=nNwDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA115&dq=1954+Popular+Mechanics+January&hl=en&sa=X&ei=af4kT9LXBIiKgwfB_Iy1Dw&ved=0CEgQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q&f=true
•http://www.historyextra.com/communication

Additional cable lines to support Internet traffic today:
•http://www.submarinecablemap.com/

Image credits:
•1954 Popular Mechanics diagram___

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2014-09-24 17:40:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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