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Adam Black6,732Transhumans CircleBy popular Demand,  I am sharing some of my Circles. This is +Mark Bruce  Transhumans Circle  Plus Others Ive been adding.If you are tagged,  you are in it.Web Link for Mobile https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdamBlack/posts/6iQmLpEj1Zm #sharedcircles   #GeekCulture   #ScienceSunday #Transhumans #Transhumanism #HumanPlus  2014-04-13 06:25:0424520030CC G+
TechDissected545This is the +TechDissected  #Photography  circle. This is the place where we have some of the most awesome photographers on G+. However, we're looking for more to add to it. Do you fit in this circle or do you know someone that does that's not a part of it? If so, comment with the person's name and tag them so we can add them to our special #Photography  circle!2014-04-11 23:42:09186304CC G+
Sheila B. DuBois32,804+Luke Strothman  here is a circle of Photographers.... and HEY Your in it   How about that........   I have a couple more I can share with you.... Or I could just put them all in one circle and share that out but then the circle would be large to add :)         and  +Joshua Fisher  is in this one  too :)2014-04-05 05:06:0160505CC G+
James Honzik16,565Sharers Meta-circle III: A circle of circle sharers, centered around photography and art. This is version III, bigger and better. (ha!)(and if you could, please look at my art and photography - scroll down, I have lots of new and old good things) Peace. James#circlesharer #circle     #circles     #publiccircle   #circleshare    #circlesharing     #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle   #morefollowers     #sharingcircles    #circleshare     #sharedpubliccircles         #sharedpublicircles     #sharedcircle    #AddCircle     #FindCircles   #AwesomeCircle     #addcircle     #addpeople    #circlemeup   #circlesdiscovery     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #publiccircle    #SharedCircles #photography #art #landscape #photograph #kickstarter  2014-04-02 20:39:40424281830CC G+
Project Bolony0This is the Birding Circle Share!Share this circle publicly on YOUR STREAM. Rules are simple:Birding Circle Share1. SHARE this circle PUBLICLY to your stream to stay in the next circle2. Make sure you PLUS and COMMENT the ORIGINAL POST for me to see it3. ADD this circle to your circles4. INCLUDE ME in YOUR circle#sharedcircle     #awesomepeople   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #circleshared  2014-03-24 01:09:33267001CC G+
Tom Sparks25,807This is my circle of #pentax photographers. Let me know if you shoot Pentax so I can add you. Or share the circle to your friends.2014-03-17 16:09:30192000CC G+
Daily Photography Themes16,531Curators CircleIt's been a while since we shared the latest Curators circle. So here they all are, all 468 of 'em. #dptcurators  (pd)2014-03-14 07:44:2446826829CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393013CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393012CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393204CC G+
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216CC G+
DEVILZART103This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circulo   #kreise   #kreis   #круг   #круги   #круглим   #кругляши  #blogger   #blogging   #bloggers#サークル   #界   #cercle   #دائرة   #kring   #kringen   #nederland  +Circles +Circle Circle Circle +Circles by DzjieDzjee +Selected Circles 2014 +Awesome Circles +Socialize circles +Circles & Circles & Circles +Google+ Categorized Circles +Circles Circles Circles +Curating Content on Google+ +Team Circle Share +Shared Circles +Circle Shares Notifications +Urkel's Shared Circles +Shared Circles Magic G+ +Shared Circles on G+ +SharedCircles #googleplus #circle #sahrecircle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleshared #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday 2014-02-25 06:41:2550015722CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724CC G+
James Honzik14,359Sharers Meta-circle: A circle of circle sharers, centered around photography and art.(and if you could, please look at my art and photography - scroll down, I have lots of good things) Peace. James#circlesharer #circle     #circles     #publiccircle   #circleshare    #circlesharing     #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle   #morefollowers     #sharingcircles    #circleshare     #sharedpubliccircles         #sharedpublicircles     #sharedcircle    #AddCircle     #FindCircles   #AwesomeCircle     #addcircle     #addpeople    #circlemeup   #circlesdiscovery     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #publiccircle    #SharedCircles 2014-02-03 16:09:09407423344CC G+
Kyle Pearce0A great Google+ Circle of Educators!  2013-11-24 15:10:12501606CC G+
Tiberiu Igrisan448Science (part 1)#science #sciencecircle #sharedcircles  2013-10-14 18:53:04257123CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #health #wellness  2013-10-14 15:30:25243000CC G+
Justin Hill22,577338 Photographers :- Due to a post I saw float past in my stream today I am suddenly aware of the fact that I have not shared any of my circles for a very long time. So to rectify that here's my circle of photographers. If you are missing from this circle you are most probably in my other photography circle that is HDR based...if you are also missing from that one then I am sorry as I simply cannot add everyone that crosses my path or stream. Enjoy...2013-10-11 14:09:1333813411CC G+
Ricky Dawn581The most kick ass SEO circle ever. We like to interact with good content and will always try to follow back.We like members that interact, by posting comments and +1'ing our content - if it's worthy of course :) #onlinemarketing   #seo  2013-09-25 18:33:2050122521CC G+
Philip Daly15,073Curators CircleIt's been a while since I shared my Awesome Curators circle.Cool folks all!Unfortunately, G+ only allows 500 per share and truncates out the rest. I've no way of knowing who got cut so apologies if you're not in2013-09-15 08:04:0050116818CC G+
Andrea Orselli2,146SHARE YOUR CIRCLES COMMUNITY CIRCLE 8.26.13Welcome to  this new circle which has members of the Share Your Circle Community.  This is a great place to Find and Add Circles#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-08-27 21:11:4545714415CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #health #science #medicine  2013-08-26 11:59:11426000CC G+
Science on Google+69,339Applied and Mathematical SciencesThis circle will give you exposure to Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics. Science on Google+ Database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRScience on Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/uhJCNIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Active profiles and pages will be included in the next shared circle.2013-08-15 23:58:07292202753CC G+
John Keith0Please share my #sharedcircles  in my Google+. #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #googleplus   #paintingart  2013-07-09 04:05:02500101CC G+
Paul Christen0If you want to be TOTALLY freaked out, follow this science circle. Its not mine, it was shared by (I think) +Fraser Cain .Man, a  day does not go by that I'm not amazed by the advances in science and technology.2013-06-11 13:54:194095310CC G+
Walter Soestbergen31,243✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯The New Bird Photographers Cɪrcleᴇ is out  [10-06-2013] !This third edition from the Birds circle which has grown till 304 photographers. This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.Please support yourself and the community by adding and sharing this awesome Birds photographersHow to get in this circle:Ask for inclusion here when you are active on google+ and regular posting Bird photos from yourself.You comment, plus and share this postingWhen I +1 you, you are in the upcomming Birds circleIt helps ;-) when you share your Bird photos also with +Birds4All / #Birds4All  theme. I want to thank +Ricky L Jones for co-curating the +Birds4All theme page. And +Jane Floor  +Mandy Allen  +Adam Ries and +Thomas Kirchen  for curating the https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241 community. Without their help it would be a daytime job.with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergen#diamondcircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce   #awesomeness  #awesomepeople #diamondclub   #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles 2013-06-10 21:06:133041703283CC G+
David Bowden36,873Folks...It's that time again...Hey Google+It's my B&W circle share time! Each photographer in the circle is personally reviewed before being added. If you like B&W photography this is the circle of people to take a look at. PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLEPhotographersAre you a B&W shooter..? do you shoot over 40% of your images in B&W..? if so you need to be in this circle. Its one of the most shared on Google+.To learn what it takes to be included please visit this post:https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/CvM99cDE1E9Thanks everyone, Enjoy !</david>2013-06-08 09:47:35493191026CC G+
Science on Google+62,910Smokin' Science CircleWe took 500 active profiles from the  +Science on Google+: A Public Database and put them into this circle.  Be careful, this circle is smokin' hot! #scienceeveryday    Don't forget to check out the Science on Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/mTTxXDatabaseSearch Communities: http://goo.gl/RvyezSearch Pages: http://goo.gl/WCohTSearch Profiles: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRAdd Profile or Page to Database: http://goo.gl/yEg7MAdd Community to Database: http://goo.gl/zh0xJ2013-06-06 00:17:11500388275CC G+
Fraser Cain779,548Super Science Circle - May 2013 EditionNeed more science in your Google+? Well, here's all the science you can handle! Enjoy my latest, heavily curated edition of the Super Science Circle.Please share this circle... for Science!For the uninitiated, I maintain a circle of 450+ people who are active on Google+ and regularly post on Google+. In this circle you'll find scientists, journalists, astronauts, educators, and science enthusiasts. By importing this circle into your own circles, you'll immediately gain a vibrant and fascinating feed of amazing science stories.I recognize that it might be too much science, so I suggest you create a brand new temporary circle and evaluate the people in the circle. Only transfer the keepers to your permanent circles. Then, when I update the circle next month, rinse and repeat.Are you active on G+ and regularly post about science? +mention me and I'll check out your profile.Remember, please share this post2013-05-22 19:26:51456348390CC G+
Oleg Kalachov0Divers Circle #1 #scubadiving   #diving   #underwater   #scuba   #scubadive  Join us! Add divers into your Google+, share your impressions about the dives. Publish reports with photos and stories about the new underwater adventures.Share your circle! Thank you! #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #divers  2013-05-19 05:05:15466002CC G+
Fraser Cain770,050Super Science Circle - April 2013 EditionIt's time for another sharing of my Super Science Circle. This is a collection of 400+ active people on Google+ who often post about science. If anyone tells you G+ is a ghost town (not that anyone does any more), get them to import this circle. PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!I have personally reviewed each and every person on this list, to make sure that they:1. Are active and engaged on Google+2. Regularly post science-related stories on Google+In this list you'll find scientists, journalists, researchers, professors, astronauts and general science enthusiasts. Not everyone in this list is going to be to your personal liking. So what you'll want to do is import the list into a temporary circle. Then move people over one by one into more permanent locations in your circles.I'm always looking for more people to add to the list, so if you know people who meet my criteria, feel free to nominate them.Again, please share the circle. Every little bit helps2013-04-26 21:02:03419226277CC G+
Alessandro Folghera7321. PLUS+1 This Post! 2. ADD Circle3, Share the circle (note you can add yourself when you go to share)4. COMMENT Below if you are not on it and I will add you!#circleshare   #geekcircle   #sciencecircle   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  Social Media Marketing Shared Circle ... share and increase your popularity !2013-04-16 08:01:53422229CC G+
Gailen Mapes26,221Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera A-F - 11 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-04-11 10:58:3937616213CC G+
Robert SKREINER41,730►Top Photographers Circle 3.0 / L-Z◄ - ►Top Photos on Google+◄+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░In this 2 Circles are included all ►Top Photographers,who contributed and participated in the daily photo theme:#10000photographers since the G+Page and Group +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINERis established, respectively all, whose photos were shared as►TOP Photos on Google+◄  until today.This circle is renewed and expanded regularly! Those who have once or even several times not shared this circle are not included in this circle. Who wants to be included in the next circle again, please share this circle. This is only a fair rule. Who wants to be promoted must also concede this to the others.░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░►►► How to get also into the next circle? - It's very easy:1) Share this circle public in your stream! 2) Use the following hashtag for your ►Top photos on Google+◄ :    #10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER    +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS3) Add the page +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS    and the curator +Robert SKREINER to your circles.4) Join the NEW Community ►Top Photos on Google+◄    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102730381095199131702     and share your best photos also to the Community.5) Comment and give +1 and maybe share one ore more of the daily selected    „Top Photos on Google+“ from the G+Page +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS     regularly, as well as you visit the profile of the authors.    Who does not comment on others, who gives no +1 to others,    is not a friend and partner, and can also not expect,    that others visit his other stream and share his work.6) It is probably easy to understand that we omit in new circles always     those who have not publicly shared a circl2013-04-09 20:11:32393231132177CC G+
Mike Barnes590Science and Techno Geeks Shared Circle1. PLUS+1 This Post! 2. ADD Circle3, Share the circle (note you can add yourself when you go to share)4. COMMENT Below if you are not on it and I will add you! #circleshare   #geekcircle   #sciencecircle   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  For more Social Media and Search Engine Marketing Tips visit http//SEO-Alien.com2013-04-09 20:08:43412417CC G+
Pierre Beaubié291Active Canon Photographers===========================This is a public circle of talented, gifted, generous, kind, awesomeCanon Photographers on G+!Look at their work, communicate and learn from them.If you would like to be circulated here in order to discovernew people with similar interest and to gain more followers,please follow these steps:HOW TO BE PART OF IT:====================1) Add this circle to your circles - Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle" and original text + hashtags (copy, paste). Done -#cercle #Circle   #Circles   #Public   #PublicCircle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle   #QSC#circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #awesome     #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles2013-04-08 09:43:3050113112CC G+
Fred McMurray3,974G+ BOOST CIRCLE 2013====================This is a public circle of awesome plussers on G+!If you would like to be circulated here in order to discover new people with similar interest and to gain more followers, please follow these steps:HOW TO BE PART OF IT:====================1) Add this circle to your circles - Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle" and original text + hashtags (copy, paste). Done - you're welcome! ツ Zbynek#Circle   #Circles   #Public   #PublicCircle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle   #QSC   #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #awesome     #awesomesauce #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #awesomesauce  #круг   #círculo     #サークル     #cercle     #دائرة   #xeeme2013-04-02 00:01:0048820319CC G+
Zbynek Kysela4,985G+ BOOST CIRCLE 2013====================This is a public circle of awesome plussers on G+!If you would like to be circulated here in order to discover new people with similar interest and to gain more followers, please follow these steps:HOW TO BE PART OF IT:====================1) Add this circle to your circles - Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle" and original text + hashtags (copy, paste). Done - you're welcome! ツ ZbynekMy entire social presence:http://xeeme.com/bouchac====================#Circle   #Circles   #Public   #PublicCircle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle   #QSC   #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #awesome     #awesomesauce #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #awesomesauce  #круг   #círculo     #サークル     #cercle     #دائرة   2013-04-01 21:52:1048524424CC G+
Gailen Mapes25,410Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Other or Unknown Camera A-F - 11 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 2nd.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-03-25 10:23:15376839CC G+
Sumit Sen57,209A Circle ShareCircle sharing by individuals seems to passé these days, and most shares are curated circles put together on some general basis by a few. That suits me fine because I am not fashionable and pretty faded! :)This circle is not one which contains all my best friends here or all the folks whose photography I really admire. It contains members who are my engagement set. People who follow my posts and people whose posts appear on my stream on a regular basis. Part of the selection has to do with Gplus's stream feed algorithm and part of it has to do with time zones. But these 200 are part of my life on GPlus now and I meet them virtually almost everyday.I am sharing this list mainly for the benefit of my new followers who are looking for worthwhile additions to their circles. I expect that they will not be disappointed by the selection. Finally, comments are closed. You can of course share and plus if you want to :)2013-03-23 15:19:4120001580CC G+
Curating Content on Google+0The new Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [Mar 21, 2013]Record participation again last week!!  +1s, comments, and shares!  WOW!!Quick start instructions:➀  post a URL link to a G+ photo in the comments below,➁  check out some photos from others and +1 and comment on them,➂  publicly share this circle-post, from a new friend's stream (instead of ours)➃  add this circle, and replace it every week.You will get a comment from us and be added (or stay in) the circle share next week!  Questions?  Ask in comments below - you'll get help!Full story: This circle is for meeting engaging G+ users about photography.  The interaction happens in the comments and re-shares.  Post a link to a photo from your stream during the last week in the comments below.  It can be your photo or someone else's.  Then from the comments here, check out someone's link, and comment on / critique that photo.  Try to pick someone new each week, so you will meet new people and make new friends (more than 1 is ok too).  Re-sharing their circle-share helps them learn about Ripples!Results: your photos will get more exposure, you will be circled more, and you'll find active people to add to your stream.  Re-sharing this circle is highly recommended, and some form of engagement is mandatory.  That will result in a curated circle that's always fresh!  If you drop out for any reason, you can get back in at any time by adding content & engaging in the current weekly circle!We respond with up to 3 ☑ next to your name: 1 for linking your photo, 1 for sharing the circle, and 1 for a +1 on this post.  The circle will always have the people who interacted the most over the last 3 weeks.This will be done every Thursday.  It is for active G+'ers that want more interaction and exposure. This is a hybrid idea, taking the best parts of circle sharing, communities, and G+, and rolling them into one!Biggest Ripple last week: +Ree Saunders with 6!  The runner up was +Paul Paradis with 5.  Nice work to those that helped them!  The average share-chain (ripple) for the whole group was 2.47...  lower than last week, but we had many more shares, so still an improvement! Top Influencers last week: +Ludovic Moreeuw, +Michael Sonntag, +Ree Saunders, and +Paul Paradis.  Special thanks to you all too!See http://goo.gl/ldooJ for full details! #publiccirclesproject #ph2013-03-21 16:56:39422329104139CC G+
Fraser Cain759,117The Return of the Super Science CircleOkay, I'll admit, I made a mistake in retiring the Super Science Circle. I wasn't wrong; Communities are still the future and the best way to make friends here on Google+. But I realized that the Super Science Circle is simple and efficient way to get new people to see that Google+ isn't a ghost town.PLEASE SHARE THIS POST... FOR SCIENCE!When I was attending +ScienceOnline 2013, I must have helped dozens of people join Google+, and the first thing I had them do was import this circle. It's an invaluable tool for getting new people up to speed.So, I just did a complete refresh on the circle. I examined every single member and judged them according to my two-part criteria:1. Active in the last 30 days or so.2. Regularly post on scientific topics.If you know anyone who might make a good candidate for this circle, please let me know.As always, import this circle into a new, temporary circle, and then you can refresh it when I share a new version.DON'T FORGET TO SHARE THIS POST2013-03-19 22:39:3139967163160CC G+
Katherine Vucicevic222A great shared circle. Get your daily dose of science here! Great posts.If you want to join this circle,Add me,Add this circleShare this circle and include yourself in the share.Easy. #science #scienceeveryday #sciencefiction #scienceisawesome  2013-03-15 01:28:13242905CC G+
Curating Content on Google+0The new Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!  [Mar 14, 2013]Record participation last week!!  +1s, comments, and shares!Quick start instructions:➀  post a URL link to a G+ photo in the comments below,➁  check out some photos from others and +1 and comment on them,➂  publicly share this circle-post, from a new friend's stream (instead of ours)➃  add this circle, and replace it every week.You will get a comment from us and be added (or stay in) the circle share next week!  Questions?  Ask in comments below - you'll get help!Full story: This circle is for meeting engaging G+ users about photography.  The interaction happens in the comments and re-shares.  Post a link to a photo from your stream during the last week in the comments below.  It can be your photo or someone else's.  Then from the comments here, check out someone's link, and comment on / critique that photo.  Try to pick someone new each week, so you will meet new people and make new friends (more than 1 is ok too).  Re-sharing their circle-share helps them learn about Ripples!Results: your photos will get more exposure, you will be circled more, and you'll find active people to add to your stream.  Re-sharing this circle is highly recommended, and some form of engagement is mandatory.  That will result in a curated circle that's always fresh!  If you drop out for any reason, you can get back in at any time by adding content & engaging in the current weekly circle!We respond with up to 3 ☑ next to your name: 1 for linking your photo, 1 for sharing the circle, and 1 for a +1 on this post.  The circle will always have the people who interacted the most over the last 3 weeks. (this is new, we had to wait until the circle had been around long enough to do it!)This will be done every Thursday.  It is for active G+'ers that want more interaction and exposure. This is a hybrid idea, taking the best parts of circle sharing, communities, and G+, and rolling them into one!Biggest Ripple last week: +Michel Paulin with 6!  The runner up was +Trever McGhee with 5.  Nice work to those that helped them!  The average share-chain (ripple) for the whole group was 2.56...  getting better!  See http://goo.gl/YWi3U for full details!Top Influencers last week: +Michel Paulin +Sara Schiavi +Alonzo Williams and +Malthus John.  Special thanks to you too! #publiccirclesproject #photography 2013-03-14 21:52:4937127172123CC G+
Matthew Shuey1,220Creative People On Google+Meet interesting creative people on Google+From Radio Show Hosts, We Developers, Graphic Artists, Artists and Bloggers, this shared circle has some very interesting and engaging content.Feel free to add and share! #webdesign #graphicdesign #artist #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-03-13 04:24:23500426CC G+
Gailen Mapes24,857Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Other or Unknown" Camera A-F - 11 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 2nd for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-03-11 10:13:55366947CC G+
Gailen Mapes24,499Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Other or Unknown Camera A-F - 11 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to February 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-02-26 11:36:48376716CC G+
Charles Lupica60,136►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄         Top 500 most followed photographers          ►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄Once again it's time to share my circle of the top 500 most followed photographers.  I'm sharing the circle here but I posted the the full list as a series of posts on +Most Followed Photographers on G+. Photographers with an " * " in front of their name are not included in the numbered count because they only share outside content,  their content is content suitable to a blog and usually has no images associated with it, or they have become mostly or completely inactive on G+.This list was complied from two previous lists and a line-by-line search of CircleCount.  If you know of someone that should have been on the list and isn't, the most likely cause is that their +CircleCount profile doesn't include the word photographer, or camera, photo, or foto. Or, I had a senior moment and missed them.  I thought I had avoided that this time but I still managed to miss +Magnus Ericson should should be around 454. I noticed some interesting things when compiling this circle.  There are a lot of people that moved into the top 500 that abandoned G+ for some reason or their interaction has become one post a month.  I have also noticed that many of the photographers in this group have a lower follower count than they had 6 weeks to 8 weeks ago.  I'm not sure what conclusion can be drawn from this but I find it very curious.To view the lists please see the following links.001 to 080: http://goo.gl/mmr7w  4'431'409 - 55771081 to 160: http://goo.gl/mXuup  55368 - 37454161 to 240: http://goo.gl/rLmy1  37343 - 30457241 to 320: http://goo.gl/o06Hy  30131 -25785321 to 390: http://goo.gl/747Lf  25760 -23013390 to 450: http://goo.gl/xDc2D  23006 - 21347450 to 510: http://goo.gl/sEnac  21321 - 194402013-02-23 23:33:1450013641100CC G+


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2014-01-22 17:39:50 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 36 +1s)

The Unexpected.

While out photographing Snowy Owls on Amherst Island this year, this hawk decided to get pretty close to me.  I always attempt to maintain my distance from the wildlife I photograph out of respect for them.  This hawk was not concerned about me and landed quite close to me.  I was appreciative of the great opportunity to get a close shot to this beautiful hawk.  You never know what to expect each day you go out to shoot, but I always enjoy it.  All in all, it was a great day of photography.

Cheers everyone.

Prints of this shot and other wildlife photographs available on my website at  http://www.robbybowles.com/Art/Wild

#WildlifeWednesday  (+Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus)

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2014-01-09 18:13:58 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)

Science in Action

I thought it would be fun to start snapping some photos of the science I'm doing on a daily basis. There are often cool visuals that we see everyday that you would never see unless you worked in a lab. This is a photo of our centrifuge as we purify plasmid for a lentiviral gene delivery experiment.

#ScienceEveryday

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2014-01-01 19:18:44 (17 comments, 4 reshares, 66 +1s)

Finally.

Happy New Year Everyone!

I have been hoping to photograph Snowy Owls for a few years now, but have come up empty.  This was finally the year and I was able to find a number of them over my Christmas vacation and get a few photos.  They are truly magnificent and it was special to see them in the wild.  I had as much fun observing them as I did photographing them.  I look forward to my next encounter with them, but for now will have to enjoy the photos I took of them.

You can find more of my wildlife photography and prints for purchase on my website at http://www.robbybowles.com/Art/Wild

#WildlifeWednesday  (+Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus)
#widewednesdaypanorama  (+WideWednesdayPanorama +Ken McMahon +David Heath Williams)
#WinterWednesday  (+Antoine Berger +Logan Miller)

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2013-12-10 23:16:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)

Home Sweet Lab

Always nice when you get views like this from your lab window in the evening.

#ScienceEveryday #MyLab


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2013-12-08 22:37:41 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

Carry the One Radio: Pulling DNA.

We bring you the newest interview by Carry the One Radio (brought to you by +Sama Ahmed) of Sophie Dumont at the University of California, San Francisco.

Find the episode here: http://www.carrytheoneradio.com/episode/2013-12-01

The Process - When a cell divides (called a parent cell), it provides a complete copy of genes to each new cell that is formed (called daughter cells). This complicated process occurs repeatedly to accomplish an organism's development, repair, and replenishment. To reliably split the DNA correctly requires an orchestra of microscopic interactions among many molecules.

The Mechanics - While we know many of the molecules involved, scientists still know relatively little about the mechanical interactions that underlie this process. Our guest this month, Sophie Dumont, Assistant... more »

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2013-12-08 21:36:20 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)


Look at this GIF of tadpoles wriggling around in their dad’s mouth 

A male Darwin’s frog with a vocal pouch full of tadpoles. He carries them around until they develop into froglets and hop out of his mouth. (Natural World - BBC)

Darwin's frog: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Darwin's_Frog

Darwin's frog: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin's_frog

ZSLEDGETV video> Movement of tadpoles within vocal sacs of Darwin's frogs

#sciencesunday  
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2013-11-25 18:14:42 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 25 +1s)

Mantis Eating a Fish

This really has to be seen to be believed. A mantis (probably a very hungry one) pounces on and eats an actual fish. Although, given that they are capable of eating birds, it's not altogether too surprising. 

Praying Mantis vs Hummingbird

Learn more about mantises here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantis

#ScienceSunday     #SciSunBS  

h/t +Michael Habib 

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2013-11-22 15:14:22 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 16 +1s)

What's So Special About Science?

I love this quote out of the AAAS presidential address.

“[t]here is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of Science and Literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of publick happiness” - George Washington, first annual address to congress which you can find here, http://ahp.gatech.edu/first_state_union_1790.html

I also particularly like the concluding passage from the AAAS presidential address.

"The American public already highly values science and scientists and seems to have an intuitive grasp of heavy-tailed, not immediately monetizable, returns. Through communication with the public, we must continue to provide the evidence that may justify those beliefs—indeed, this is the mission of AAAS. But also as individuals, we must seize every opportunity todemon... more »

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2013-11-18 14:49:41 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 41 +1s)

Worldly Science

Enjoy for your #sciencesunday  

#world   #globe   #science  

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2013-11-11 17:02:14 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)

The Growing #ScienceSunday Family
Welcome our newest curator, Aubrey Francisco

#ScienceSunday began just over two years ago, and we have been thrilled by the way it's become part of the fabric of Google+. We've now had over 150,000 page +s, over 80,000 circlers, and #ScienceSunday trends every week as people pass on their science-related stories, images, and even the occasional pun ;)

To keep up with the ever growing interest in science and +ScienceSunday on Google+, we have added our sixth curator to the #ScienceSunday family, Aubrey Francisco.

Meet Aubrey Francisco
Aubrey Francisco grew up in Amsterdam, NY and completed her undergraduate degree in Bioengineering at Syracuse University. She recently received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University. Her doctorate work focused on the... more »

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2013-11-03 18:43:07 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)

The Science of The Zombie Brain

Carry the One Radio, our newest +ScienceSunday  content partner,  brings us another fascinating podcast looking at the  science of brains through the lens of the  Zombie Brain!

Catch the podcast here: http://www.carrytheoneradio.com/episode/2013-10-31

The What - No, zombies are not real (at least not yet), but that does not mean we can’t enjoy analyzing their mental capacities.

The Who - This is the work of Brad Voytek, scientist at UCSF and our guest this month on Carry the One Radio. When Brad isn’t busy with his scientific research mapping the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that makes us human, he “studies” the effects of zombification on the brain. He uses this work as a fun way to teach neuroscience. Listen as Brad describes the zombie brain and how it can help us teach how the humanbrain might ... more »

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2013-10-23 15:58:25 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 69 +1s)

Two Egrets.

These beautiful Great Egrets did me a favor and set up in a spot that both put the background in relative shadow and direct light on them.  This allowed me to expose for them and their reflections and produce one of my favorite Egret shots in some time.  I would say I spend many hours per photo that I find acceptable.  This often involves sitting for a long time watching the light and scene for the right moment.  I love every minute of it!

More of my wildlife photography and prints at http://www.robbybowles.com/Art/Wild

#WildlifeWednesday  (+Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus)
#WaterBirdWednesday    +Water Bird Wednesday  (+Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Margaret Tompkins )

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2013-10-19 16:41:09 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Brain, Plumbing, and Sleep.

Researchers out of the University of Rochester have demonstrated that the glymphatic system, which you can think of as the brain's "plumbing" system, changes states during sleep.  The space between cells can increase by 60% when asleep or anesthetized!  This change allows molecules such as beta-amyloid, a molecule associated with Alzheimer’s, to be cleared more rapidly when asleep than awake!  This study helps provide a novel clue into the function of sleep.

The video below shows dye flowing through the brain when asleep (left) and when awake (right).  The increased flow and clearance described above can be observed with the increased flow nad clearance of the dye on the left!

Brain Opens Up The Pipes During Sleep

#ScienceEveryday  

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2013-10-19 16:21:12 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 28 +1s)

Retrograde motion
When you plot the position of Mars in the sky, you’ll notice that in general it moves from West to East. But when we are closest to Mars, it seems to go backwards for a bit before continuing. This is called retrograde motion, and this challenged early models of the Solar system which had Earth at the center. The animation shows why Mars appears to go backwards for a bit. 

Know more: 
http://www.lasalle.edu/~smithsc/Astronomy/retrograd.html

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2013-10-13 17:56:56 (8 comments, 13 reshares, 32 +1s)

Pain.

While I love the aesthetics of this immuno-fluoresence image, what it represents is not nearly as fun.  This is is a peripheral nerve that is involved in communicating a signal to the central nervous system (spinal chord and brain), where it will be interpreted as pain.

Afferent vs Efferent - Afferent nerve fibers, also known as sensory nerve fibers carry signals from receptors to the central nervous system.  These are the nerve fibers that would carry a "painful" signal to the brain.  *Efferent* nerve fibers, also known as motor nerve fibers, carry nerve impulses away from the central nervous system.  These are the nerve fibers that carry the signals that allow you to move.  When thinking about pain, we are interested in the afferent fibers.

Pain is Good - Pain has largely developed to help provide a reflexivewith... more »

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2013-10-09 15:23:26 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)

At Home.

I'm always fascinated by the interaction between wildlife and their environment.  This Bison was at home resting on Antelope Island with the beautiful colors and patterns of the grass, beach, and the Great Salt Lake all around.  The Bison was introduced to Antelope Island in 1893 and has a population of around 550-700 on the island at this time.  The dry grass prairies provide a near optimum environment for the Bison.  It was a lot of fun being out in the island with these beautiful beasts and I look forward to spending more time on Antelope Island!

This photo and more  wildlife photography at robbybowles.com/Art/Wild

#WildlifeWednesday  (+Mike Spinak  +Morkel Erasmus)
#Landscapephotography  ( +Margaret Tompkins  +Carra Riley  +paul t beard   +David Heath Williams  +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman  +Landscape Photography) 

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2013-09-26 16:11:57 (10 comments, 7 reshares, 13 +1s)


Cells: Masters of Their Domain
#ScienceEveryday (for when it's not +ScienceSunday)

This is a repost of a #ScienceSunday  post I made over a year ago at this point.  I wanted to go back into my archives and reshare for those that may not have seen it originally.

Cells are amazing, they help build, maintain, and provide the function to your organs and tissues.  However, sometimes it's difficult to visualize what type of impact they have on their environment.  In my field, tissue engineering, we try to harness their abilities to grow new tissues and organs to treat disease and injury.  During this process, we get to experience firsthand how they impact their environment.  I have provided a gif below that demonstrates the ability of cells to remodel their environment.  

We have seeded the cells in a collagen gel.  The cells attach to thiscollage... more »

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2013-09-25 15:00:09 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)

Breakfast for One

I have been on a bit of a Great Egret kick recently.   I have been spending time down on Jordan Lake near Durham, North Carolina photographing these beauties.  I parked for a couple of hours this weekend on a favorite spot for them to fish hoping one would make an appearance.  I wasn't disappointed!  This one showed up and fished very patiently.  I had my focus locked on for about an hour before the strike.  I was starting to cramp up!  

This shot is immediately after the fish was plucked from the water.  You can see the water droplets around the face from the fresh capture.  I cropped down from the photo I posted on my website (http://www.robbybowles.com/Art/Wild/i-wJVwHFb/A) so that it would be easier to see the action.

#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays  curated by +Mike Spinak  , +Morkel Erasmus 
#birdloversworldwide+BIRD LOVER... more »

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2013-09-23 22:45:34 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)

Cornell's Hod Lipson served up a 3D-printed meal for the New York Times, silverware and all. The writer called it "the strangest and most memorable meal of my life."

See what was on the menu: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/22/opinion/sunday/dinner-is-printed.html

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2013-09-12 16:38:19 (27 comments, 3 reshares, 54 +1s)

New Gear

Who doesn't love new gear? My newest addition to the arsenal! Sigma 300 2.8

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2013-08-29 16:33:45 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)

Wood Transfer.

I continue my experimentation with wood transfers of my photos to wood.  Its been fun bringing the photos to life on the wood and playing a hands on role in that process.  Original photo can be found here http://www.robbybowles.com/Art/Life

Bison are classified as near threatened with ongoing conservation efforts to increase their population.

#ThreatenedThursday  (+Diego Cattaneo  +Sumit Sen  +Sandy Schepis  +Anette Mossbacher  +Threatened Thursday) 

#bwfineartle (+Joel Tjintjelaar +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery)
#fineartpls  (+Marina Chen +FineArtPls)
#allthingsmonochrome  (+Bill Wood +Charles Lupica +All Things Monochrome)

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2013-08-22 16:28:43 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 46 +1s)

Go Big or Go Home

A 48 inch test print of my photo "Strength" (http://www.robbybowles.com/Art/Life).  It's always fun to print your photos out large and enjoy the detail.  I may attempt to transfer this print to wood soon.  We will see how that goes...

#BearThursday  (+Paul Burwell +BearThursday)
#bwfineartle (+Joel Tjintjelaar +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery)
#FineArtPls  (+Marina Chen)
#Allthingsmonochrome  (+Charles Lupica +Bill Wood +All Things Monochrome)
#Monochromeworld  (+andi rivarola +Monochrome World)

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2013-08-16 00:29:18 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)

Wood

Been working with techniques to transfer my photos to wood. Really liking how it looks so far. 

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2013-06-03 23:40:23 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Induro Love.

The Induro blog covered our nature photography today!  Always fun to get a little exposure :).  We haven't been able to get out to do any photography recently with the newborn, but hopefully it won't be too long!

I really do recommend the Carbon CT series of tripods, they provide great stability and ease of use. 

http://blog.indurogear.com/in-my-bag-robby-and-rachel-bowles-focus-on-nature/

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2013-03-10 15:14:17 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 32 +1s)

Mysterious Notochord
#Sciencesunday  (curated by +Allison Sekuler, +Rajini Rao, +Buddhini Samarasinghe, +Chad Haney, and myself (+Robby Bowles))

I’m sharing this beautiful image from a paper recently published in the Journal of Cell Biology (http://jcb.rupress.org/content/200/5/667) on the notochord and it’s role in spine morphogenesis.  Now you may be asking why this would be of interest to you.  The reason is simple, back pain is a huge problem, it dramatically reduces our quality of life and has huge societal costs.  The cells studied in this paper (notochordal cells) may be playing a significant role in the development of back pain.  Here is why.    

The Intervertebal Disc - The intervertebral disc is a cartilaginous tissue found in your spine, which is believed to play a role in the development of back pain when injured or diseased.   Thisdisc is res... more »

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2013-03-10 00:02:07 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Duke v UNC Tonight.

Looking forward to this game.  Just a little photo for those UNC fans out there ;). +Lauren Sutton +Jesse Wojdylo 

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2013-03-04 20:27:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

(Mon06) Cassini spots Venus peaking through the rings of Saturn

Peering over the shoulder of giant Saturn, through its rings, and across interplanetary space, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the bright, cloudy terrestrial planet, Venus. The vast distance from Saturn means that Venus only shows up as a white dot, just above and to the right of the image center.

Venus, along with Mercury, Earth, and Mars, is one of the rocky 'terrestrial' planets in the solar system that orbit relatively close to the sun. Though Venus has an atmosphere of carbon dioxide that reaches nearly 900 degrees Fahrenheit (500 degrees Celsius) and a surface pressure 100 times that of Earth, it is considered a twin to our planet because of their similar size, mass, rocky composition and orbit. Venus is covered in thick sulfuric acid clouds, making it very bright.

This view looks toward... more »

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2013-02-25 16:59:06 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)

Printing Ears.

Here is fun piece of science coming out of Cornell University from my former lab.  Dr. Larry Bonassar's lab has developed methods to 3D print and create patient specific tissue engineered implants.  High resolution 3D scanning technology was used to obtain the proper size and shape of the ear, and then a specially designed mold was rapidly prototyped, in which cell seeded gels could be injection molded and cultured to produce tissue-engineered constructs mimicking the shape of the "patient's" ear.  This research was published in the OPEN ACESS journal PlosOne and can be found here http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0056506

Additionally, this video demonstrates an additional technique to produce these ears that is not reported on in the published paper.  They demonstrate how they can directly print thecell s... more »

2013-02-20 14:44:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Join us for another Science HOA, brought to you by +ScienceSunday as we talk to Dr +Michael Habib about paleontology! Michael is a paleontologist and anatomist working in the fields of functional morphology and biomechanics. He is most well known for his work on extinct flying vertebrates, especially giant pterosaurs.  We will be discussing the evolution of animal motion and the use of animal morphology and behavior to inspire new technologies. He will also show us some fossil samples during the HOA! If you have any questions for Michael please leave them on the Event page as always.

+Buddhini Samarasinghe (+ScienceSunday) and +Scott Lewis (+CosmoQuest) will be hosting this event.

Image: John Conway, used with permission (http://johnconway.co/)

#SciSunHOA

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2013-02-07 00:33:44 (5 comments, 8 reshares, 18 +1s)

Coming to an NBA Player Near You: Tissue Engineering.

Microfracture Surgery has become a popular intervention for those suffering from articular cartilage defects.  Especially a number of NBA players including Andrew Bogut, Anfernee Hardaway, Jason Kidd, Greg Oden, Allan Houston, Kenyon Martin, Tracy McGrady, Chris Webber, and Amar'e Stoudemire.  The idea is to create tiny fractures in the subchondral bone, which allows blood and and stem cells to emerge and form a blood clot that can form new cartilage in the defect.  However, the cartilage formed is not always of the highest quality.

Researchers at John's Hopkin's have designed a novel hydrogel and adhesive that adheres to the bone and helps produce a better quality of cartilage in the defect than when traditional microfracture is performed.  This small trial in humans is promising and therese... more »

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2013-02-03 20:01:24 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 28 +1s)

Who Cares About Orthopaedic Research?

The Orthopaedic Research Society just had their annual meeting, where thousands of scientists came together to discuss their research and progress towards developing new therapeutics.  

Why should you care? - Did you know that greater than 50% of those over the age of 65 will show signs of arthritis and its associated pain?  Did you know that 65 million people in the US alone suffer from low pack pain annually?  These are just some of the diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system, but they can be debilitating and lower the quality of life of those suffering substantially.  It is almost guaranteed that you or someone you know will be afflicted by an orthopaedic disease.

By the Numbers - More than 1 in 4 in the US alone suffer from an orthopaedic disease that requires medical attention.  This leadsto direct an... more »

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2013-02-01 17:26:56 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 38 +1s)

Conferences and Light

Just returned from the Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting 2013!  I saw a ton of science from researchers advancing our understanding of orthopaedic disease and developing novel therapeutics to treat them.  I'm going to be sharing a few posts soon on some of the interesting work presented there.  For a scientist, these conferences can be a lot of fun and a lot of work.  You have the opportunity to talk about your research and novel insights with leaders in the field from around the world.  I'm always struck by how hard scientists are working to help humanity and make this world a better place. Go Science!

And on a completely unrelated note, here is a photo I took locally here in Durham, NC where I could not pass up photographing the light and patterns within this building.

#FineArtPls  (+Marina Chen) #b... more »

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2013-01-12 16:35:31 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 57 +1s)

Winter's Storm.

It has been awhile since I've shared a photograph to my experimental gallery.  It's always fun to experiment with new styles and subjects!  I went out in a snow storm just before Christmas to photograph some winter scenes.  I wanted to capture the feel of the overwhelming white during the storm, and played with overexposing the shot to white out almost everything.  It was fun to be out there and I'm pleased with how the shots turned out.

#landscapephotography  (+Margaret Tompkins)
#RuralSaturday  (+Mario Cerroni & +linda stokes)
#FineArtPls  (+Marina Chen)

Get Your ScienceSunday Posts Ready!

Tomorrow is +ScienceSunday, and we look forward to all your science related posts!  Make sure to tag them with #ScienceSunday  and the team of curators and guest curators (+Allison Sekuler, +Rajini Rao,+Chad Hane... more »

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2013-01-09 17:43:15 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 44 +1s)

#PlusOneCollection2012

I thought I had the photo picked out when +Ivan Makarov announced the 2012 version of the  +Plus One Collection.  I loved being apart of last years book, with one of my favorite photos of all time (https://plus.google.com/photos/114146479114949843175/albums/5642585135703405697/5647029741235532626).  However, I went out to photograph one last time on the 28th of December and was able to photograph this Short-eared Owl in Canada on Amherst Island.  I'm excited to submit this photo to the book, and look forward to seeing all the beautiful photos contained within the book.

If you are interested in submitting a photo, make sure to check out +Ivan Makarov's post here https://plus.google.com/106711803105103787711/posts/h7A4z7eTdNz

This also serves as my #WildlifeWednesday  (+Mike Spinak & +Morkel Erasmus) submission for theweek!more »

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2013-01-07 17:06:20 (15 comments, 3 reshares, 47 +1s)

Roaming the Fields.

My wife and I were able to take a trip to Ontario, Canada over Christmas vacation to do some photography.  We visited an island near Lake Ontario in some fairly cold weather, despite +Allison Sekuler telling me it was not cold there :).  We found this Short-eared Owl roaming a field just off the ferry landing.  We were able to watch the owl for about 15 minutes flying around the field before moving along.  I rarely get to see owls in the wild, so this was a treat.

#NatureMonday  (+Rolf Hicker & +Kate Church)
#MidairMonday  (+Jeff Moreau)

Also, don't forget to tag your science related posts with #ScienceEveryday  (for when it's not #ScienceSunday   (+ScienceSunday).

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2013-01-01 18:11:28 (16 comments, 5 reshares, 49 +1s)

Happy New Year: Photography Edition.

I had trouble deciding which photo to pick for my best of 2012, but decided this was my favorite for the year.  I loved the combination of the violence of the ocean with the lounging Steller Sea Lions.  Looking forward to many more adventures with wildlife in 2013!

I wish a happy a prosperous new year to all my plus friends!

#NewYear2013
#PhotoPlusExtract  (+Jarek Klimek)
#SeaTuesday  (+Julia Anna Gospodarou)

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2012-12-23 20:24:41 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 29 +1s)

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest - Week 51 of 2012
A Top 10 selection of the scientific and technological advances that I discovered this week.

1. Some Implications for Turning Genetics into an Information Science.
A large computational model of the cell has been assembled from the known networks of gene and protein interactions, and which has shed light on how genes and proteins connect to form high-level cellular machinery http://phys.org/news/2012-12-cell-genes.html (image #2). The ontology they have created specifies all of the major players in the cell and the relationships between them and so comprises a comprehensive catalogue of gene functions. This is created automatically from large genetic datasets and so new updates and additions to those datasets should automatically update and improve the model. We also have a group looking at the basis of life... more »

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2012-12-17 17:10:17 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)

Book Release!

I have been working on this book for sometime and I'm finally launching it today!  I'm very happy with how this book turned out and I think you will enjoy it as well.  Most importantly, I'm donating $5 to the +World Wildlife Fund for each book sold, because without our conservation of the environment and the precious wildlife on this planet, the scenes in this book do not exist.  This book is a journey through some of Alaska's iconic beauty and explores the mountains, glaciers, and wildlife from one of the most beautiful places on earth.  A place I have grown to love and I hope that comes through in the pictures contained in this book.

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3805274
+Blurb Books 

#NatureMonday  (curated by +Rolf Hicker & +Kate Church)
#MountainMonday  (curated by +Michael Russell)
#Landsca... more »

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2012-12-11 17:20:03 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)

Solitude.

There is just something about ice floating on the water that screams solitude to me.  I could sit back, watch, and contemplate life for many hours staring at these various forms.  And who can't help but see objects in the shapes of the ice.  What do you see here?

#SeaTuesday  (curated by +Julia Anna Gospodarou)
#Landscapephotography  (curated by +Margaret Tompkins)

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2012-12-09 15:31:12 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 20 +1s)

Science, It's That Awesome.
#ScienceSunday (curated by +Allison Sekuler +Rajini Rao +Buddhini Samarasinghe +Chad Haney, and myself)

"Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge" - Carl Sagan

I am lucky, I get to do science everyday.  There is nothing I would want to be doing more than what I do now.  I am constantly amazed by what I see and what I learn.  Even more astonishing is how much I don't know after all these years of studying.  The unknown, it excites me, leaves me with the same level of curiosity and wonderment as I had about the world when I started.  

Even seemingly simple concepts, like the composition of a tissue are intriguing.  For example, below is an image of the intervertebral disc using a multiphoton microscopy imaging(http://... more »

2012-12-09 14:39:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

ScienceSunday is Here Again!

We are thrilled that so many people have joined the ScienceSunday community (http://goo.gl/rzXFh). With #ScienceSunday  upon us, we wanted to remind everyone to continue tagging your posts with #ScienceSunday (whether they are posted in the community or not) and with the co-curators' names (+Robby Bowles , +Allison Sekuler , +Rajini Rao , +Chad Haney and +Buddhini Samarasinghe ).

We'll continue sharing posts to the +ScienceSunday page, adding information where we can and when appropriate. As always, we welcome your best images, stories, videos, and even poems, puns, and memes. When we share to the page, we'll also post to the community, but we'll be searching as usual for the #ScienceSunday  and #ScienceEveryday  posts.

In other words, the +ScienceSunday page will be operating as usual, and we are hoping tocompleme... more »

2012-12-07 03:52:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

ScienceSunday Community.

Come join us in the ScienceSunday community if you love science!  Your favorite ScienceSunday curators (+Allison Sekuler, +Chad Haney, +Rajini Rao, +Buddhini Samarasinghe, and myself) will all be there to enjoy and celebrate science with you.

#ScienceSunday   #ScienceEveryday  

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2012-12-03 17:36:10 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Perspective.

Amazing how a little perspective change can alter how we see things.  I took this photo in Resurrection Bay in Alaska because I loved the gradient in colors along the shore.  But this photo really grabbed me when I rotated it from its proper perspective.  The gradient become more striking and really grabbed my attention.  Enjoy!

#NatureMonday  (+Rolf Hicker & +Kate Church)
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography (+Margaret Tompkins)
#MinistractMonday (+Tom McLaughlan)

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2012-12-01 18:10:40 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)

Photo Book Coming Soon!

I am excited to be launching my photo book "Wilderness" in 2 weeks!

Journey through some of Alaska's iconic beauty with this photographic adventure exploring the mountains, glaciers, and wildlife from one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Stay tuned!

#LandscapePhotography    +Landscape Photography  (+Margaret Tompkins)
+Blurb Books 

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2012-11-29 18:24:39 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)

Experimental treatment provides partial cure for spinal cord damage.
#scienceeveryday  

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2012-11-28 17:02:32 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 38 +1s)

Flight.

I love seeing Bald Eagles in flight and photographing them.  It is almost irrelevant to me if I get the shot, the experience is plenty reward in itself.  I waited for about 20 minutes for this Bald Eagle to take flight from his perch in Girdwood, Alaska.  Often, catching these birds in flight takes patience and planning.  Sometimes it works out, but there is nothing worse than waiting for a half hour or longer, and looking away at just the wrong time, which has happend to me more often that I would like to admit :).

#WildlifeWednesday (curated +Mike Spinak & +Morkel Erasmus)
#WideWednesdayPanorama (curated by +Ken McMahon & +Lucille Galleli)

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2012-11-28 16:19:43 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 10 +1s)

Get Clean with Bacteria Soap.
#ScienceEveryday

I got a kick out of this etsy shop selling soap that is made to look like various bacteria in a petri dish.  This one comes with a card that reads "“This petri dish soap is designed to look exactly like what you’re trying to wash off: bacteria! This particular soap is modeled after Klebsiella pneumoniae, which is found in the normal flora of your gut. It rarely causes infections in healthy individuals, but is more common in those who have an underlying disease such as alcoholism or diabetes.”  This could be a fun Christmas gift for the science lovers in your life!

If you want to satisfy your curiosity on this bacteria, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klebsiella_pneumoniae

http://www.etsy.com/listing/62282879/soap-purple-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-a

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2012-11-08 17:57:42 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)

Bump Ahead.

I don't usually do people photography but did a fun shoot for a pregnancy announcement photo.  Getting to experiment with my new 50mm 1.4 has been a lot of fun and a different endeavor than photographing Bald Eagles and Grizzlies with a 500 mm lens!

#AllThingsRed  +AllThingsRed (+Lucille Galleli)
#WeAreParents  (+Juan Gonzalez)

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2012-11-04 18:00:32 (2 comments, 11 reshares, 14 +1s)

iPSCs, the Nobel Prize, and Cartilage.

#ScienceSunday  (curated by +Rajini Rao, +Chad Haney, +Buddhini Samarasinghe, myself, and guest curator +Richard Smith)

Induced pluripotent stem cells

Certainly we have all heard of embryonic and adult stem cells by this point, but induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are still a bit more of a mystery to the average person.  These cells are similar to natural pluripotent stem cells (embryonic stem cells), but are not derived from the embryo.  Pluripotent cells have the ability to generate any cell type in the body, which makes them extremely attractive to the fields of tissue engineering/regenerative medicine.  They also avoid any ethical issues that are associated with the use of embryonic stem cells.

iPSCs are derived by forcing expression of a number of key genes, which can take your skin cells and turn themint... more »

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2012-10-31 15:12:06 (33 comments, 9 reshares, 35 +1s)

Calling in a Favor.

Google+ friends, I don’t usually do this, but I have entered my photo into a contest here at Duke University.  I am sharing the photo I entered with this post, and would love if you would go to this site (https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4PLet1HtAhh5jCZ) and give it a vote.  I have a friend that is convinced that the followers I have here on plus are mostly dead accounts and that plus is the ghost town it has been described.  He doesn’t believe sharing this here would make any difference in the vote.  We have a little bet going. Help me prove him wrong!  At the very least, check out the interesting photos in the competition!

#WildlifeWednesday  (curated by +Morkel Erasmus & +Mike Spinak)
#Yisforyellow +YisforYellow (curated by +Lucille Galleli)

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