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Vicky Veritas has been at 11 events

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Half the Sky Movement210,920Join  @107096716333816995401 columnist @102839963139173448834 and leaders in the fight against human trafficking from Girls Educational & Mentoring Services, @105701279657260032955, @104386691922846239107 and @100379471031450585233  in a conversation about modern solutions to a problem millions around the world are facing every day. *Panelists include:*  Rachel Lloyd, Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS)   Gary Haugen, International Justice Mission Dave Batstone, Not For Sale Susan Bissell, UNICEF What does 2014 hold for the fight against modern-day slavery?2014-01-10 19:00:00950  
Science on Google+577,003*Isaac Newton's Birthday is on Christmas* Join us in a Newton-inspired holiday physics hangout with rockstar physicist +Henry Reich of +MinutePhysics and +MinuteEarth  and brilliant ballerina biologist +Carin Bondar of +National Geographic, +Scientific American and host of Wild Sex, a science show about the strange reproductive habits of the animal kingdom. She knows how the world gets physical. +Veritasium  AKA +Derek Muller may pop in.  We hear there may even be more special guests so you should probably go ahead and RSVP yes to join the lively conversation. BYOB. Hosted by +Amy Robinson of +Science on Google+ .Happy Newtonmas Hangout2013-12-19 00:00:00143  
Science Bulletins at AMNH385,699The American Museum of Natural History’s Science Bulletins program is launching a new data visualization on changes in Arctic plant life and their forecasted impact on the climate system. Science Bulletins editorial producer Laura Allen will discuss the science with the ecologists whose work is featured in the visualization. The researchers will also answer your questions. Join Science Bulletins for this Hangout and meet: • Dr. Richard Pearson: Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History and Lecturer, University College London • Dr. Scott Goetz: Deputy Director and Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center The data visualization is designed for informal education at museums and science centers. Its datasets are also available for live programming on NOAA’s Science on a Sphere (SOS)® spherical display system: http://www.sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/dataset.php?id=429 The Hangout panel will also address ways to interpret the visualization for museum and educational audiences. View the visualization at http://www.amnh.org/explore/science-bulletins/(watch)/bio/visualizations/greening-of-the-arctic This visualization and professional development training is supported by NOAA and NSF.How Green is the Arctic? A Science Bulletins at AMNH Hangout2013-11-13 21:30:0044  
Science on Google+577,003*Be curious. Question assumptions. Explore the world from atoms to astrophysics with Veritasium*. Join +Derek Muller of popular +YouTube Channel Veritasium on a journey to the beautiful, viral side of physics, hosted by Science on Google+ in honor of *YouTube Geek Week* (Aug 4-10). Our +Amy Robinson, +Jason Davison and +Nic Hammond will host, along with +Joe Hanson of +It's Okay To Be Smart and a few members of the community who ask Derek interesting questions on the event page.   The hangout happens on *Wednesday, August 7th at 5 pm US PT / 8 ET*. Derek will share why he creates Veritasium and how it has evolved into one of YouTube’s favorite sources of answers to epic science questions. He’ll also answer your questions so leave them here on the event page. You may be selected to join the hangout live and ask him in person.   Check out *Veritasium* on YouTube at http://veritasium.com   This is the third hangout in a new series that brings science to life through conversations with the world's leading minds. Join +Science on Google+: A Public Database for the latest events.Veritasium: A Science on Google+ Conversation2013-08-08 02:00:00236  
V-Day18,385On V-Day 2013 we will be live streaming Risings from around the world! Here is a list of pending and confirmed streaming events, listed by local and Pacific Time. Details will be added as they are known. Manila on Ustream.tv: https://www.ustream.tv/embed/13346941 (time tbc) 10:00 CAT / 00:00 PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw5qLUQyHTU 17:00 IST / 3:30 PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6UzapFmOGE 16:30 SAST / 6:30 PT: South Africa -- http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1287887/events/1879753 10:15 & 12:00 ET / 7:15 & 9:00 PT: Atlanta -- http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1022514/risingAtlanta 14:00 CT / 12:00 PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9argIMd1dPg 19:00 ET / 16:00 PT: Miami -- http://new.livestream.com/accounts/2835490/events/1880583/videos/11568859 16:00 PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghY76uYA964 20:00 ET / 17:00 PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZvoFrqToWw 18:00 PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNEfgHOXvoE 19:00 PT: Oakland, CA -- http://www.ustream.tv/channel/onebillionrisingoakland 18:00 HAST / 20:00 PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFcogNYw1mAOne Billion Rising 2013 - OFFICIAL EVENT2013-02-13 13:00:00362  
Breast Cancer Answers®665,075On World Cancer Day, Feb 4th, join us here on Google+ to watch live interviews with the world's leading cancer experts and organizations.  Don't miss this 2-hour LIVE event at 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. PST/3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EST. Here at BreastCancerAnswers, we believe that educating people can save lives. For the latest in breast cancer awareness, circle us at https://plus.google.com/113258379539644876834/.World Cancer Day Presented By BreastCancerAnswers2013-02-04 21:00:0083  
Andrij “Andrew” Harasewych320,055http://www.redbullstratos.com/ The countdown has begun for Felix Baumgartner's epic jump from the edge of space. Supported by a team of experts, Felix will ascend in a helium balloon to an altitude of 120,000 ft / 36,576 m where he will take a leap of faith into the unknown in an attempt to become the first person to break the speed of sound during freefall. To follow the progress of this mission - launch date set for the week of 8th October 2012 - and to find out where and when to tune in to watch Red Bull Stratos rewrite history live please RSVP and join the Event. #science   #redbull   #stratos   #sciencesunday   #spacesunday   #skydiving  @109783903175191665261 @107778888097122544837 @101602715616829342034 @105379671042990608528Red Bull Stratos Mission - LIVE2012-10-14 14:00:00665  
Fraser Cain952,155Join us once again as we connect several telescopes into a live Google+ hangout and stream the night sky into your computer. The Moon won't rise until after we wrap up, so it should be a wonderful dark night with great seeing. Most of the planets are down, but Jupiter might make an appearance right at the end of the evening if we're lucky. If you want to get notifications of these events, make sure you circle the @100902337165997768522 on Google+. #vsp-oct13Virtual Star Party - Oct. 7, 20122012-10-08 04:30:00539  
Fraser Cain952,155*If you want to get a reminder of the Virtual Star Party, you need to confirm that you're going.* *Are you going? Click "Yes"* Every week we connect up multiple telescopes into a @100902337165997768522, and showcase the night sky, right here on Google+. We'll point our telescopes at any planets, Moons or deep sky objects up at the time - even the Sun! We'll also have Ph.D. astronomers on hand to explain the science behind what we're looking at. We'll even take requests. _I'm attaching last week's episode so you can get a sense of what this is all about_ If you want to be notified about future broadcasts, make sure you add the @100902337165997768522 to your circles. #virtualstarparty-sep23Virtual Star Party - Sept. 23, 20122012-09-24 04:30:00425  
Fraser Cain952,155It's time again for another Virtual Star Party. Join us in a Google+ Hangout on Air and see a live view from multiple telescopes broadcasting their view of the night sky. You can even make requests.Virtual Star Party - August 12, 20122012-08-13 05:30:00109  
Fraser Cain952,155To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout.  In conjunction with @106911959181067745693. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, @109036978092446954908, @108952536790629690817 and @102887292457967781591 for this special event. Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the @111419948721791453320 and the @108759765804984663877. @109479143173251353583 and @107051665537162034944 will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment. We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout   (this will replace our regular Sunday night @100902337165997768522)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004865  

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Mariana Lopez de Waard25,681via +Richard Watkins *MAZING  N E W  #CIRCLE  WITH VERY INTERACTIVE PEOPLE!Share and be shared!*#expandewitir #knowledgeOr #etymologicahyposes #been #postulatefor #ancient #nam #stcentury #Jewhrian #Flavius #Josephus #Ant #assertethat #it #namefor #Epher #grandson #Abraham #accordin #Gen #whosdescendants #hclaimehainvadeLibyador #Sevillin #EtymologiaXIV  #severaspecies #early #apelikhumans #thought #evolvein #modern #man2015-04-27 12:29:39201112
Richard Watkins80*MAZING  N E W  #CIRCLE  WITH VERY INTERACTIVE PEOPLE!Share and be shared!*#expandewitir #knowledgeOr #etymologicahyposes #been #postulatefor #ancient #nam #stcentury #Jewhrian #Flavius #Josephus #Ant #assertethat #it #namefor #Epher #grandson #Abraham #accordin #Gen #whosdescendants #hclaimehainvadeLibyador #Sevillin #EtymologiaXIV  #severaspecies #early #apelikhumans #thought #evolvein #modern #man2015-04-27 10:58:14201134
Richard Watkins49MAZING  N E W  #CIRCLE  WITH VERY INTERACTIVE PEOPLE!Share and be shared!#countryGeorgia #transcontinental #country #Eastern #Thrace #region #Turkey #Europe #Therefore #Turkey #transcontinental #countryBibliographyewis #Martin #W #Wigen #Kären #myth #continents #critique #metageography #Berkeley #Los #Angeles #University #California #Press #ISBN #entris #Michael #Chadwick #John2015-04-21 07:47:01146224
Simon Weiner6,3701.23 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:) #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #hillaryclinton   #president   #hillary2016  2015-04-20 07:39:36500005
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 5.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:28:11328015
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 5.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:27:39328005
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 5.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:27:02328003
Mamy Shimomatsu2,879#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 5.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:26:42328000
AyJay Schibig86,092DISCOVERY CIRCLE   2.11.15  by  +AyJay Schibig Welcome to the latest edition of my Discovery Circle!   Discover lots of interesting and active  G+ members here!  Please Re-Share.#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-02-11 08:06:49499545070
Jason Hurtado Daniels33,5672015 High Content CircleThis weekend I sorted through my many circle categories to identify the people most related to my projects for 2015. These old friends and new discoveries represent people in my network active in the following categories. If you feel you should be included, please indicate which category might be a good fit. Enjoy!#3Dprinting#ArtificialIntelligence #Biodeisel   #Biogas  #Biomass#Crowdfunding#Databases#Engineering#FOSS#GameTheory#Gardening#Geothermal #GIS  #Makers#OpenSourceGovernance#Oregon #Organic  #OSS#Recycling#RenewableEnergy#Robotics#Science#Software#Solar #Startups  #Sustainability#Teams#WaterResources #WoodGas  2015-02-09 01:42:394924113
Karthik Thakur1,612#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia Join GooglePlus Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/1116204943377264716132015-01-21 05:06:52495868
Daniel Gibbs17,153Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #Fiji #japan #tokyo #malaysia #malaysia #kota_kinabalu #malaysia #kuala_lumpur #malaysia #kuala_terengganu #malaysia #kuantan #malaysia #kuching #malaysia #langkawi #malaysia #penang #myanmar #myanmar #yangon #philippines #philippines #cebu #south_korea #south_korea #seoul #taiwan #taiwan #kaohsiung #taiwan #taipei #thailand #chiang_mai 2015-01-20 06:32:52494336
Terry Dyke1,332The #CulturalCreatives circle -- a carefully-vetted group of 100 artists, writers, makers, and thinkers on G+.They all have 1000+ followers and post actively. Most tend toward the humanist/progressive/green end of things, and all have a creatively provocative take on this stuff that fills our waking hours.If you are interested in joining the circle and expanding it, please do the following:1. Add this to your circles2. Add yourself to the circle3. Share the expanded circle to Public4. Include comments and #CulturalCreatives tagThanks!Terry Dyke#CulturalCreatives  #circles  #circlesharing   #sharedcircles    #publiccircles2015-01-13 00:56:20100000
Frank Gainsford53,086A circle of people who either post or share stuff that is about science 2015-01-09 10:11:403392513
Ichigo Kurosaki831Circle of awesomeness. Please followhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116338847187157094371/115447032474133435721/postswhen you see the message ;)2014-12-09 02:16:58449616
Backup of Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure2,529Share this Circle of passionate people and grow your network. 2014-12-08 20:18:364787312
Richard Green88,785Engagers Showcase Circle, December 1, 2014If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of the posts listed below, in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. I have not posted much in the last couple of months because I have been too busy, and so it has been a long time since the last reshare of the circle.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Millcreek Canyon Vista (reshared from +Tom Malloy)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/HuXLKw4GBwjAvoiding the unavoidablehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/TnW3pTWt6d7Hydrangea flowershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/3LDn2js6pWpMicroscopic Victorian arthttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ieybEmL7tUCApproximating e using the digits 1–9https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/W5E6HyihSuY“Vertebral 03 – Pendant Lampshade” by cordycepthttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/eSo9svRbLapCentred polygonal numbershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/QowshFUnPZ2Reinventing the wheel: Reuleaux polygonshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gDxTM5Ko8hbSunrise at Maroon Lake (reshared from +Jason Hill)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/hvWMqo1HwvVSchmidt arrangementshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/eM3adto6nsj“Dream Creatures” by Elido Turcohttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ckjru8sN6AG“The Awakening III—Rebirth” by Luc Railhachttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/KyNg9DD4YnXPoincaré and topologyhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/bmnd2URRAsfLytham St Annes (reshared from +Paul Haworth)https://plus.google.com/1015848892828789210522014-12-01 22:15:07443146111188
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov2,751SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FRIENDS : Circle V.1.11. Link to my own scientific research topic: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212005/  To be included in future circle-editions, please ENGAGE: add me to your own circles/+1/re-share/comment on the original circle-post, or on some of the other science-related posts on my wall (this is needed since the number of people that could be circled is limited from Google – and therefore I am forced to keep included just the most active users). Currently featured science-related GOOGLE PLUS post:https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/8LU6LVz75jxI would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #nutrition    #ScienceSunday   #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech   #GameTechnology    #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch    #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol   #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct   #artists   #foodies   #cars   2014-11-27 06:30:22451423271
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,950SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS : CIRCLE V.8; maintained by +Atanas Georgiev Atanasov  ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday   #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech   #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch    #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol   #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct   2014-11-17 05:24:2236226837
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,746SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS : CIRCLE V.7; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday  #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech  #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol  #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct  #artists   #foodies   #cars2014-11-13 05:47:40346607
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,550SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : CIRCLE V.6; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday  #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech  #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol  #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct  #artists   #foodies   2014-11-10 06:22:16330123
Kylie Jenner10,628 If you received this Notice - You're in this Circle                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Circle Share 3  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                 •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Fall Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•      •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  If you want to be shared in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-• •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Just share it and I will keep you in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Boost your visibility on Google+  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Share the circle!  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you: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 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! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar2014-11-08 17:52:334577727
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,294SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : CIRCLE V.5; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday  #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech  #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol  #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct  #artists   #foodies   2014-11-06 08:10:3436954038
Sharon Caroline1,691Hello my friends, good morning/evening for you all!Boost Your visibility On Google+!Shared and be shared. :)Thank you for sharing and promoting this.#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedcircleoftheday2014-11-05 08:31:58463203
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,228SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : Circle V.3, maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA  #Space #Innovation  #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming +Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch  #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists #foodies 2014-11-05 07:02:42362626
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,127Science and Technology +Friends: Circle 2014 V.2 To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA  #Space #Innovation  #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming +Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch  #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists #foodies #cars 2014-11-04 06:51:44407103
Kylie Jenner10,305#16 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This 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   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! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-11-03 03:22:37457122
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,054Science and Technology Circle 2014 To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA   #Space #Innovation   #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists 2014-11-02 08:37:19453526
Kylie Jenner8,896#17 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This 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   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! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-17 14:25:534585110
Kylie Jenner8,896#16 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This 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   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! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-17 14:25:34457000
Becky Collins17,500Top Active Engager's Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-13 05:05:404783111
RokSimec.com7,554To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!*#circle                    2014-10-01 11:44:4749811814
RokSimec.com7,248 To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!*#circle                    2014-09-26 10:33:5149813920
Kenneth Nicholson3,806Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circles If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post*More you share more you get! :)Thanks!*#awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday2014-09-25 13:06:13485455179
AyJay Schibig72,777DISCOVERY CIRCLE   9.17.14 by  +AyJay Schibig Reshare  if you want to be included in this circle.Welcome to the latest edition of my Discovery Circle!   Discover lots of interesting and active  G+ members here!  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2014-09-17 23:03:44478554667
Richard Green81,215Engagers Showcase Circle, September 14, 2014If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. I skipped over one post because it received too much engagement, but I'm including a link to it for completeness.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Do nuclear physicists have half life crises?https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ayw6WPGGaFESt Peter's Church, Heyshamhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9DEtmbdz15zSmiling cow?https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9NuqPpsgtBkThe look-and-say sequence and Conway's Cosmological Theoremhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/jEQ7zxFpJt4Cordyline australis, the “cabbage tree”https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/hktDAgyo6mA“Maurits, stop picking at it. You'll only make it worse.” by David Swarthttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gj327Ywh33T“Phyllotactic Portrait of Fibonacci” by Robert Boschhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/8LykdvHpRvPFountain in Williamson Parkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/HzZTLQaQ9RT“Youth” by Silvia Cordeddahttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/T2Lo3c2zLxvThe arithmetic derivative, the Goldbach conjecture, and the twin prime conjecturehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9nY35Ma1pbUGlobe Thistlehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/i8mtiyVikWhTallinn (reshared from +Paul Harper)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/U4DAQxK5fkxCubes passing in the night (reshared from +Sean Walker)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/32JKvAFqP9SThe graph of arctanhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/FLvyDupud1z“Hopf Knott” by Peter Sittner2014-09-14 15:25:57463221118232
Kylie Jenner6,429#16 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This 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   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! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-06 15:33:4245517923
shareing circle9,133my Friends! - You're in this Circle ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥If You receive this message You are included in circle !!!  shared!2014-08-26 08:35:25469101015
Nana Xinh0GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This 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   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! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#fridaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing        #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles        #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday       #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followfriday  #follow    #followme     #followers #followback #circle#googleplus  #communities #hangouts  #events  #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles2014-08-25 17:53:46470429
George Clark5,136This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plusboost   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 #bosmol #BosmolCircle #GrowthCIrcle #GooglePlus #CircleShare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circleshared #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #google #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles 2014-08-25 11:39:264698777117
Andri Listriyono211#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis #google 2014-08-13 01:35:464578414
exceptional circles208the nice circle for today2014-08-11 20:28:325006972114
Carlos Esteban50,970ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find a sample of recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle :) Have a great week!2014-08-11 15:57:3149910779158
Kylie Jenner5,348#8 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This 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   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! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-09 07:14:3845611520
Kylie Jenner5,348#7 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This 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   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! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-09 07:14:204555519
Richard Green77,832Engagers Showcase Circle, August 7, 2014If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Our cat, Chesterhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ToxRHsMHytsFibonacci numbers and corridors of width 4https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gCTyaSV4ugzWalk in the rainhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gVPzuv7aKHALenticular cloud (reshared from +Sean R. Heavey)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/giTgt4PUd1GGlass Paperweight by Paul Stankardhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/fLfKWxFj3f2“Mathematistan” by Martin Kuppehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/AcUBb8Y9uBjCat's back on the menu, boys!https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/aP3cZEnaqquWaterfall (reshared from +Keith Boone)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/S2pmsTTyiZzOak tree at “The Pig”https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/cv8pi2ffX1NThe Bargate, Southamptonhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/LsYSEpUS1bLCosmos flowerhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/KqvLW32KyXfThe Ashton Memorialhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/aK1E3XqWWSSThrough the castle windowhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/MT7uBM2SUt7Friedman numbershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/32tzjfB8NnMThe Norfolk Knifehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/DHf4jfSkUKKThe lake at Wyresdale Parkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/3xFACaympiNCastle of the Clouds2014-08-07 21:46:51451208116232
Kylie Jenner4,909#1 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This 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   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! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-04 11:55:5045614522
Marius Kiupelis279 If you received this notification you are in this circle♚♚  If you want to be shared in this circle ♚♚♚♚♚♚♚ Then just keep sharing! ♚♚♚♚♚2014-08-03 19:05:53201036
Lynda Chervil890Add this circle of excellent engagers, thinkers, innovators, and future tech leaders. My ++Solar Power++ Circle will provide you with the latest and greatest from the world of tech innovations, especially in the renewable energy sector. Simply add this circle and then share it!If you'd like to be added to this circle, please comment below, share and add the circle. Only those who qualify with content and expertise will be added. Thanks! #Tesla   #nikolatesla   #elonmusk   #solarenergy   #innovation   #technology   #solarpower   #hydroelectric   #science   #STEM   #research   #education   #futuretech   #futuretechnology  2014-07-31 14:24:32343125
Shared Theme Circles4,329Music Circle No 3Promote The Music!!Share if you are in this circle or if you want to be in this circleCircle for Music lovers metioned by Music lovers :)Bring more Music into life by helping to expand this incredible circleIf you are in this circle you are privileged to recommend other Music lovers. Blue heads ,(no profile picture), not allowed :)Follow the steps below to be included in the next Music circle:1. Add me to your circle (If you haven't already)2. +1 & Re-Share this circle in PUBLIC3. Leave a comment here so I know you are interested in getting circledHave a great day :)James Morrison - Slave to the Music [Acoustic]2014-07-26 10:46:19210493957

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2015-04-18 15:18:38 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Geology "Field" Photo: Trilobites

Here are 5 different trilobites from +The Field Museum , seen in the Life Through Time exhibit.  Trilobites are an entire class of organisms - like mammals, birds, or insects.  They are entirely extinct, however, known only from the fossil record.  They flourished in the Cambrian Period (~520 Ma) and nearly all went extinct in the Devonian (~375 Ma), but one group of them survived until the Permian (~250 Ma).  There are ~17,000 known species spanning that time period of ~270 million years, and as such, they were quite successful.  They are arthropods, meaning they belong in the same general group as other invertebrates - having an exoskeleton, numerous legs, and a segmented body.  The lived in the oceans under water, mostly crawling around on the floors of continental seas.  

#paleontology     #fossils     #geology    #Geophoto... more »

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2015-04-22 12:24:22 (11 comments, 17 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

Earth Day 2015 and the Blue Marble

The Blue Marble is one of the most powerful images of all time and a worthy remembrance on Earth Day 2015. Taken on December 7th, 1972 by the astronauts of Apollo 17, it is the very first close-up image taken of the entire earth.

This stunning image is also memorable for the impact it had when it was first published across front pages all over world - the first global experience of the Overview Effect - a deep and profound revelation about the planet. From space the fragility and beauty of the Earth is exposed, and boundaries drop away. This is where everyone you love lives, and this small island in space has everything needed to sustain life. This Gaia, this Spaceship Earth, this pale blue dot. This is it. Our home.

Let's celebrate Earth Day today and everyday, and let's do a better job of taking care of our planet, our... more »

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2015-04-22 12:24:22 (11 comments, 17 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

Earth Day 2015 and the Blue Marble

The Blue Marble is one of the most powerful images of all time and a worthy remembrance on Earth Day 2015. Taken on December 7th, 1972 by the astronauts of Apollo 17, it is the very first close-up image taken of the entire earth.

This stunning image is also memorable for the impact it had when it was first published across front pages all over world - the first global experience of the Overview Effect - a deep and profound revelation about the planet. From space the fragility and beauty of the Earth is exposed, and boundaries drop away. This is where everyone you love lives, and this small island in space has everything needed to sustain life. This Gaia, this Spaceship Earth, this pale blue dot. This is it. Our home.

Let's celebrate Earth Day today and everyday, and let's do a better job of taking care of our planet, our... more »

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2015-04-27 13:13:01 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Simulating Mars ancient oceans using NASA digital elevation models (DEM). Brilliant.

Thank you, +Google Earth Blog 

We were recently reading this story from NASA that says Mars used to have large oceans. It includes a tantalizing picture reminiscent of Google Earth. So we decided to see if we could simulate oceans in Google Mars.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/04/oceans-mars.html___Simulating Mars ancient oceans using NASA digital elevation models (DEM). Brilliant.

Thank you, +Google Earth Blog 

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2015-04-26 16:34:35 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, is a fantasy trilogy written by Tad Williams, author of Tailchaser's Song, and the Otherland and Shadowmarch series. MS&T is considered to be his masterpiece and one of the top fantasy series of all time.

MS&T begins with The Dragonbone Chair published in 1988. At Castle Hayholt, the old king of Osten Ard, Prester John lies dying. His sons, Crown Prince Elias and younger brother Prince Josua, have become bitter enemies because of a tragic accident that took Elias' wife and Josua's hand. Elias brings an evil sorcerer, Pryrates, into the castle and things take a change for the worse.

Our hero, fourteen year-old orphan, Simon "Mooncalf" Seoman, so called because he constantly daydreams, finds himself drawn into valiant Prince Josua's rebellion against his increasingly despotic and magically deranged brother. In this... more »

Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, is a fantasy trilogy written by Tad Williams, author of Tailchaser's Song, and the Otherland and Shadowmarch series. MS&T is considered to be his masterpiece and one of the top fantasy series of all time.

MS&T begins with The Dragonbone Chair published in 1988. At Castle Hayholt, the old king of Osten Ard, Prester John lies dying. His sons, Crown Prince Elias and younger brother Prince Josua, have become bitter enemies because of a tragic accident that took Elias' wife and Josua's hand. Elias brings an evil sorcerer, Pryrates, into the castle and things take a change for the worse.

Our hero, fourteen year-old orphan, Simon "Mooncalf" Seoman, so called because he constantly daydreams, finds himself drawn into valiant Prince Josua's rebellion against his increasingly despotic and magically deranged brother. In this terrifying scene Simon, searching for a way to avoid work as usual, finds an open hatch door, and unable to resist his insatiable curiosity decides to climb down and investigate. What he stumbles into has far greater implications for his future.

"The hatch-door above him was a gray square in the wall of darkness. By its faint light he saw with disappointment that this area was little more than a closet: the roof was far lower than that of the upper room, and the walls extended back only only a few arm's lengths from where he stood. This small room was crowded to the rafters with barrels and sacks, with only a small aisle that reached back to the far wall separating the leaning dry goods.

As he surveyed the closet with disinterest a board creaked somewhere, and he heard the measured sound of footsteps in the blackness below him.

Oh, God's Pain, who's that?! And what have I done now?

How stupid of him not to think that the hatchway might be open because someone was still down in the rooms below! He had done it again! Silently cursing himself for an idiot, he slid into the narrow aisle between the packed goods. The footfalls below approached the ladder. Simon wedged himself back off the aisle into a space between two musty plaincloth sacks that smelled and felt like they might be full of old linen. Realizing that he would still be visible to anyone who stepped away from the hatch and into the pathway, he sank into a half crouch, resting his weight carefully on an oak-ribbed trunk. The steps halted, and the ladder began to creak as someone climbed up. He held his breath. He had no idea why he was suddenly so frightened; if he was caught it would only mean more punishment, more of Rachel's hard looks and peppery remarks--why then did he feel like a rabbit scented by hounds?

The sound of climbing continued, and for the moment it seemed that whoever it was would continue up to the large room above ... until the creaking stopped. The silence sang in Simon's ears. There was a creak, then another--but he realized with a heavy feeling in his stomach that the noises were coming back down. A muffled bump as the unseen figure stepped off the ladder onto the floor of the closet, and again there was silence, but this time the very stillness seemed to throb. The slow tread moved closer down the slender aisle, until it halted directly across from Simon's hastily-chosen hiding place. In the dim light he could see pointed black boots, almost close enough to touch; above hung the black-trimmed hem of a scarlet robe. It was Pryrates.

Simon crouched back among the dry goods and prayed that Aedon would stop his heart, which seemed to be beating like thunder. He felt his gaze drawn upward against his will until he stared out between the sagging shoulders of the sacks that hid him. Through the narrow gap he could see the alchemist's bleak face; for a moment it seemed Pryrates looked right at him, and he nearly squealed in terror. An instant later he saw it was not so: the red priest's shadow-shrouded eyes were focused on the wall above Simon's head. He was listening.

Come out.

Pryrates' lips had not moved, but Simon heard the voice as plainly as if it had whispered in his ear.

Come out. Now.

The voice was firm but reasonable. Simon found himself ashamed at his conduct: there was nothing to fear; it was childish foolishness to crouch here in the dark when he could stand up and reveal himself, admit the little joke he had played ... but still ...

Where are you? Show yourself.

Just as the calm voice in his ear had finally convinced him that nothing would be simpler that to stand and speak--he was reaching for the sacks to help himself up--Pryrates' black eyes swept for a scant moment across the dark crack though which Simon peered, and the glancing touch killed any thought of rising as a sudden frost shrivels a rose blossom. Pryrates' gaze touched Simon's hidden eyes a a door opened in the boy's heart; the shadow of destruction filled that doorway.

This was death--Simon knew it. He felt the cold crumble of grave soil beneath his scraping fingers, the weight of dark, moist earth in his mouth and eyes. There were no more words now, no dispassionate voice in his ear, only a pull--an untouchable something that was dragging him forward by fractions of inches. A worm of ice clasped itself around his heart as he fought – this was death waiting . . . his death. If he made a sound, the merest tremble or gasp, he would never see the sun again. He shut his eyes so tightly that his temples ached; he locked teeth and tongue against the straining need for breath. The silence hissed and pounded. The pull strengthened. Simon felt as though he were sinking slowly down into the crushing depths of the sea.

A sudden yowl was followed by Pryrates' startled curse. The intangible throttling grip was gone; Simon's eyes popped open in time to see a sleek gray shape skitter past, leap over Pryates' boots and steak to the hatchway, where it bounded down into darkness. The priest's surprised laughter scraped out, echoing dully in the cluttered room.

 'A cat... ?'
   
After a pause of half a dozen heartbeats, the black boots turned away and moved back up the aisle. In a moment Simon heard the ladder-throngs squeaking. He continued to sit rigidly, his breathing shallow, all of his senses alarmed. Chill sweat was running into his eyes, but he did not lift his hand to wipe it away--not yet."

Here is what others have to say about Tad Williams’ MS&T series:

Ash Silverlock calls Tad Williams The American Tolkien and writes that George R R Martin claims that his Song of Fire and Ice was heavily inspired by MS&T. Silverlock also states that:

"Although much of Williams’ writing itself owes a debt, inevitably, to J R R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, it is in Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, perhaps for the first time, that we truly see an adult take on the genre of epic fantasy. Expectations are turned over, beloved characters suffer (and die, over and over again) and the fantasy world that is presented is every bit as gritty, believable and sometimes unpleasant as our own. Echoes of Williams’ work can also be seen in the books of those other giants of the fantasy genre, Robin Hobb, Terry Goodkind and Robert Jordan, as well as those of Martin."

From: http://ashsilverlock.com/2011/12/01/tad-williams-the-american-tolkien/

As far as trilogies in fantasy are concerned, the worldbuilding here is second only to Lord of the Rings.
~ ATG Reviews, http://atg-reviews.com/books-and-comics/to-green-angel-tower-part-two-book-review/

Charlie Jane Anders calls Tad Williams one of the "10 Authors Who Wrote Gritty Realistic Fantasy Before GRRM."

From io9 here: http://io9.com/10-authors-who-wrote-gritty-realistic-fantasy-before-g-1695063524

And if you can't get enough MS&T, Tad Williams will be writing The Last King of Osten Ard, a sequel trilogy.

From: http://www.tadwilliams.com/2014/04/tad-returns-to-osten-ard-with-the-last-king-of-osten-ard/

Michael Whelan, the artist of the cover of Green Angel Tower, Book 3 of MS&T, shown below, will  also be returning to illustrate the covers of the new trilogy, The Last King of Osten Ard.

From: http://www.michaelwhelan.com/return-osten-ard/

If you love exciting and beautifully written high fantasy like I do, I highly recommend MS&T.

Image from: http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs22/f/2007/329/a/f/To_Green_Angel_Tower_by_doodlediddy.jpg___

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Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, is a fantasy trilogy written by Tad Williams, author of Tailchaser's Song, and the Otherland and Shadowmarch series. MS&T is considered to be his masterpiece and one of the top fantasy series of all time.

MS&T begins with The Dragonbone Chair published in 1988. At Castle Hayholt, the old king of Osten Ard, Prester John lies dying. His sons, Crown Prince Elias and younger brother Prince Josua, have become bitter enemies because of a tragic accident that took Elias' wife and Josua's hand. Elias brings an evil sorcerer, Pryrates, into the castle and things take a change for the worse.

Our hero, fourteen year-old orphan, Simon "Mooncalf" Seoman, so called because he constantly daydreams, finds himself drawn into valiant Prince Josua's rebellion against his increasingly despotic and magically deranged brother. In this... more »

Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, is a fantasy trilogy written by Tad Williams, author of Tailchaser's Song, and the Otherland and Shadowmarch series. MS&T is considered to be his masterpiece and one of the top fantasy series of all time.

MS&T begins with The Dragonbone Chair published in 1988. At Castle Hayholt, the old king of Osten Ard, Prester John lies dying. His sons, Crown Prince Elias and younger brother Prince Josua, have become bitter enemies because of a tragic accident that took Elias' wife and Josua's hand. Elias brings an evil sorcerer, Pryrates, into the castle and things take a change for the worse.

Our hero, fourteen year-old orphan, Simon "Mooncalf" Seoman, so called because he constantly daydreams, finds himself drawn into valiant Prince Josua's rebellion against his increasingly despotic and magically deranged brother. In this terrifying scene Simon, searching for a way to avoid work as usual, finds an open hatch door, and unable to resist his insatiable curiosity decides to climb down and investigate. What he stumbles into has far greater implications for his future.

"The hatch-door above him was a gray square in the wall of darkness. By its faint light he saw with disappointment that this area was little more than a closet: the roof was far lower than that of the upper room, and the walls extended back only only a few arm's lengths from where he stood. This small room was crowded to the rafters with barrels and sacks, with only a small aisle that reached back to the far wall separating the leaning dry goods.

As he surveyed the closet with disinterest a board creaked somewhere, and he heard the measured sound of footsteps in the blackness below him.

Oh, God's Pain, who's that?! And what have I done now?

How stupid of him not to think that the hatchway might be open because someone was still down in the rooms below! He had done it again! Silently cursing himself for an idiot, he slid into the narrow aisle between the packed goods. The footfalls below approached the ladder. Simon wedged himself back off the aisle into a space between two musty plaincloth sacks that smelled and felt like they might be full of old linen. Realizing that he would still be visible to anyone who stepped away from the hatch and into the pathway, he sank into a half crouch, resting his weight carefully on an oak-ribbed trunk. The steps halted, and the ladder began to creak as someone climbed up. He held his breath. He had no idea why he was suddenly so frightened; if he was caught it would only mean more punishment, more of Rachel's hard looks and peppery remarks--why then did he feel like a rabbit scented by hounds?

The sound of climbing continued, and for the moment it seemed that whoever it was would continue up to the large room above ... until the creaking stopped. The silence sang in Simon's ears. There was a creak, then another--but he realized with a heavy feeling in his stomach that the noises were coming back down. A muffled bump as the unseen figure stepped off the ladder onto the floor of the closet, and again there was silence, but this time the very stillness seemed to throb. The slow tread moved closer down the slender aisle, until it halted directly across from Simon's hastily-chosen hiding place. In the dim light he could see pointed black boots, almost close enough to touch; above hung the black-trimmed hem of a scarlet robe. It was Pryrates.

Simon crouched back among the dry goods and prayed that Aedon would stop his heart, which seemed to be beating like thunder. He felt his gaze drawn upward against his will until he stared out between the sagging shoulders of the sacks that hid him. Through the narrow gap he could see the alchemist's bleak face; for a moment it seemed Pryrates looked right at him, and he nearly squealed in terror. An instant later he saw it was not so: the red priest's shadow-shrouded eyes were focused on the wall above Simon's head. He was listening.

Come out.

Pryrates' lips had not moved, but Simon heard the voice as plainly as if it had whispered in his ear.

Come out. Now.

The voice was firm but reasonable. Simon found himself ashamed at his conduct: there was nothing to fear; it was childish foolishness to crouch here in the dark when he could stand up and reveal himself, admit the little joke he had played ... but still ...

Where are you? Show yourself.

Just as the calm voice in his ear had finally convinced him that nothing would be simpler that to stand and speak--he was reaching for the sacks to help himself up--Pryrates' black eyes swept for a scant moment across the dark crack though which Simon peered, and the glancing touch killed any thought of rising as a sudden frost shrivels a rose blossom. Pryates' gaze touched Simon's hidden eyes a a door opened in the boy's heart; the shadow of destruction filled that doorway.

This was death--Simon knew it. He felt the cold crumble of grave soil beneath his scraping fingers, the weight of dark, moist earth in his mouth and eyes. There were no more words now, no dispassionate voice in his ear, only a pull--an untouchable something that was dragging him forward by fractions of inches. A worm of ice clasped itself around his heart as he fought – this was death waiting . . . his death. If he made a sound, the merest tremble or gasp, he would never see the sun again. He shut his eyes so tightly that his temples ached; he locked teeth and tongue against the straining need for breath. The silence hissed and pounded. The pull strengthened. Simon felt as though he were sinking slowly down into the crushing depths of the sea.

A sudden yowl was followed by Pryrates' startled curse. The intangible throttling grip was gone; Simon's eyes popped open in time to see a sleek gray shape skitter past, leap over Pryrates' boots and steak to the hatchway, where it bounded down into darkness. The priest's surprised laughter scraped out, echoing dully in the cluttered room.

 'A cat... ?'
   
After a pause of half a dozen heartbeats, the black boots turned away and moved back up the aisle. In a moment Simon heard the ladder-throngs squeaking. He continued to sit rigidly, his breathing shallow, all of his senses alarmed. Chill sweat was running into his eyes, but he did not lift his hand to wipe it away--not yet."

Here is what others have to say about Tad Williams’ MS&T series:

Ash Silverlock calls Tad Williams The American Tolkien and writes that George R R Martin claims that his Song of Fire and Ice was heavily inspired by MS&T. Silverlock also states that:

"Although much of Williams’ writing itself owes a debt, inevitably, to J R R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, it is in Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, perhaps for the first time, that we truly see an adult take on the genre of epic fantasy. Expectations are turned over, beloved characters suffer (and die, over and over again) and the fantasy world that is presented is every bit as gritty, believable and sometimes unpleasant as our own. Echoes of Williams’ work can also be seen in the books of those other giants of the fantasy genre, Robin Hobb, Terry Goodkind and Robert Jordan, as well as those of Martin."

From: http://ashsilverlock.com/2011/12/01/tad-williams-the-american-tolkien/

As far as trilogies in fantasy are concerned, the worldbuilding here is second only to Lord of the Rings.
~ ATG Reviews, http://atg-reviews.com/books-and-comics/to-green-angel-tower-part-two-book-review/

Charlie Jane Anders calls Tad Williams one of the "10 Authors Who Wrote Gritty Realistic Fantasy Before GRRM."

From io9 here: http://io9.com/10-authors-who-wrote-gritty-realistic-fantasy-before-g-1695063524

And if you can't get enough MS&T, Tad Williams will be writing The Last King of Osten Ard, a sequel trilogy.

From: http://www.tadwilliams.com/2014/04/tad-returns-to-osten-ard-with-the-last-king-of-osten-ard/

Michael Whelan, the artist of the cover of Green Angel Tower, book 3 of MS&T, shown below, will  also be returning to illustrate the covers of the new trilogy, The Last King of Osten Ard.

From: http://www.michaelwhelan.com/return-osten-ard/

If you love exciting and beautifully written high fantasy like I do, I highly recommend MS&T.___

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2015-04-26 01:06:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

NBC Bay Area Meteorologist, Rob Mayeda, makes an interesting comparison of the 1906 7.8 earthquake, to the Nepal Earthquake. 

Thank you, +Rob Mayeda 

7.8 comparison: 1906 #SanFrancisco vs. 2015's #NepalQuake. Enhanced by sedimentary soil below, bldg type above. Thoughts and prayers for the people of Nepal and the international community in the surrounding areas affected by this terrible quake. ___NBC Bay Area Meteorologist, Rob Mayeda, makes an interesting comparison of the 1906 7.8 earthquake, to the Nepal Earthquake. 

Thank you, +Rob Mayeda 

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2015-04-25 15:22:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Volantis is the oldest, the first colony of Valyria. After the Doom, the Volantenes tried to rebuild the empire under their rule. They failed. Not least because the last Valyrian with dragons, Aegon Targaryen, entered the war against them. Now they are content to dominate only their lower classes, or so they say.
~ Ser Jorah Mormont, discussing the Free Cities

From: http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Volantis

Thank you, +Fantastic Maps!

Where is Volantis?
"Tyrion and Varys walk the Long Bridge of Volantis" - HBO synopsis
Down river from the ruins of Sar Mell, and at the west end of the Dragon Road to Valyria. Tyrion is getting closer to Mereen, but still has a long way to go to meet the Mother of Dragons. Check out the full map: http://www.fantasticmaps.com/2013/03/slavers-bay/___Volantis is the oldest, the first colony of Valyria. After the Doom, the Volantenes tried to rebuild the empire under their rule. They failed. Not least because the last Valyrian with dragons, Aegon Targaryen, entered the war against them. Now they are content to dominate only their lower classes, or so they say.
~ Ser Jorah Mormont, discussing the Free Cities

From: http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Volantis

Thank you, +Fantastic Maps!

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2015-04-25 15:11:11 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

And the band plays Waltzing Matilda
And the old men answer to the call
But year after year their numbers get fewer
Some day no one will march there at all

Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda
Who'll come a waltzing Matilda with me
And their ghosts may be heard as you pass the Billabong
Who'll come-a-waltzing Matilda with me?

From the song, The Band Played Waltzing Matilda, written by  Scottish-born folk singer-songwriter Eric Bogle in 1971, and sung here by The Pogues. The song describes the futility and gruesomeness of war and criticizes those who glorify it. It also laments that as time goes by the suffering and sacrifice of those that fought is forgotten.

"The song is an account of the memories of an old Australian man, who, as a youngster in 1915, had been recruited into the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps and sent to theB... more »

Gallipoli - 100 years ago today.___And the band plays Waltzing Matilda
And the old men answer to the call
But year after year their numbers get fewer
Some day no one will march there at all

Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda
Who'll come a waltzing Matilda with me
And their ghosts may be heard as you pass the Billabong
Who'll come-a-waltzing Matilda with me?

From the song, The Band Played Waltzing Matilda, written by  Scottish-born folk singer-songwriter Eric Bogle in 1971, and sung here by The Pogues. The song describes the futility and gruesomeness of war and criticizes those who glorify it. It also laments that as time goes by the suffering and sacrifice of those that fought is forgotten.

"The song is an account of the memories of an old Australian man, who, as a youngster in 1915, had been recruited into the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps and sent to the Battle of Gallipoli. For "ten weary weeks," he kept himself alive as "around [him] the corpses piled higher". He recalls "that terrible day" ... "in the hell that they called Suvla Bay [they] were butchered like lambs at the slaughter" ... "in that mad world of blood, death and fire"."

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_the_Band_Played_Waltzing_Matilda

Thank you, +Bob Libra 

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2015-04-24 13:20:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

She was not a slowpoke grownup. She was a girl who could not wait. Life was so interesting she had to find out what happened next.
~ Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary, winner of 2003 National Medal of Art from the National Endowment of the Arts and the 1984 John Newbery Medal

From: http://www.beverlycleary.com/about.aspx

Thank you, +The New York Public Library 

Before Katniss and Hermione, there was Ramona Quimby. Beverly Cleary's heroine showed us how to grow up with a sense of humor and authenticity. But did you know Ramona first appeared as just an accidental character? http://on.nypl.org/17lEWeS___She was not a slowpoke grownup. She was a girl who could not wait. Life was so interesting she had to find out what happened next.
~ Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary, winner of 2003 National Medal of Art from the National Endowment of the Arts and the 1984 John Newbery Medal

From: http://www.beverlycleary.com/about.aspx

Thank you, +The New York Public Library 

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2015-04-24 12:39:48 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Have an itch to do some mapping but don't know where to start? You can start here. Join the thousands of USGS volunteers who help improve the National Map. All you need is your mouse.

https://my.usgs.gov/confluence/display/nationalmapcorps/Home

Thank you, +USGS and +CADGIS 

Nuclear Inspired Mapping: The USGS crowdsourcing project called The National Map Corps uses citizen scientists to validate or edit structures to improve topographic maps. To reward and recognize those volunteers, TNMCorps assigns points to the submissions which lead to virtual badges increasing awards levels. One of the more active data providers to reach the previous top award, the Theodolite Assemblage, goes by the handle of “PercMastaFTW”. His story: “I have been training to become a nuclear operator in the Navy for over a year now. Since I joined, I have been looking for some projects that I would be able to be a part of. That's when I learned about the National Map Corps. I'd say that the greatest part of this project is being able to volunteer right from my room. It feels great knowing that I'm able to use my time that I use to wind down to help out a greater cause. Being somewhat of a perfectionist, I've found an enjoyment in a niche reviewing my peer's map points, confirming data, then finally formatting the information. Thank you to the staff of the National Map Corps for always being so helpful and giving me the opportunity to partake in this great project!” 
You can assist PercMastaFTW, along with hundreds of others, and contribute to The National Map. Join The National Corps and begin editing points today!  http://bit.ly/11e0VLu

#USGS   #mapping   #crowdsourcing   #TheNationalMap   #TheNationalMapCorps   #volunteer   #citizenscience  ___Have an itch to do some mapping but don't know where to start? You can start here. Join the thousands of USGS volunteers who help improve the National Map. All you need is your mouse.

https://my.usgs.gov/confluence/display/nationalmapcorps/Home

Thank you, +USGS and +CADGIS 

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2015-04-24 12:14:08 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Geospatial scientist and Ethiopian native, Dr. Gabriel Senay, has developed algorithms that use NASA satellite data to detect unusual spikes in land temperature and accurately predict where crop failure and famine will occur before it strikes.

Here's his fascinating story.

Also visit Dr. Senay's profile here: https://globalmonitoring.sdstate.edu/content/senay-gabriel

Geospatial scientist and Ethiopian native, Dr. Gabriel Senay, has developed algorithms that use NASA satellite data to detect unusual spikes in land temperature and accurately predict where crop failure and famine will occur before it strikes.

Here's his fascinating story.

Also visit Dr. Senay's profile here: https://globalmonitoring.sdstate.edu/content/senay-gabriel___

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2015-04-23 11:27:24 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

The map wars are in full swing. More potential buyers include Facebook and a consortium of German carmakers made up of BMW, Audi and Daimler.

The map wars are in full swing. More potential buyers include Facebook and a consortium of German carmakers made up of BMW, Audi and Daimler.___

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2015-04-23 01:37:10 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I guess that's the end of the Apple map jokes.

I guess that's the end of the Apple map jokes.___

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2015-04-23 01:36:17 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I guess that's the end of the Apple map jokes.

I guess that's the end of the Apple map jokes.___

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2015-04-22 12:24:22 (11 comments, 17 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

Earth Day 2015 and the Blue Marble

The Blue Marble is one of the most powerful images of all time and a worthy remembrance on Earth Day 2015. Taken on December 7th, 1972 by the astronauts of Apollo 17, it is the very first close-up image taken of the entire earth.

This stunning image is also memorable for the impact it had when it was first published across front pages all over world - the first global experience of the Overview Effect - a deep and profound revelation about the planet. From space the fragility and beauty of the Earth is exposed, and boundaries drop away. This is where everyone you love lives, and this small island in space has everything needed to sustain life. This Gaia, this Spaceship Earth, this pale blue dot. This is it. Our home.

Let's celebrate Earth Day today and everyday, and let's do a better job of taking care of our planet, our... more »

Earth Day 2015 and the Blue Marble

The Blue Marble is one of the most powerful images of all time and a worthy remembrance on Earth Day 2015. Taken on December 7th, 1972 by the astronauts of Apollo 17, it is the very first close-up image taken of the entire earth.

This stunning image is also memorable for the impact it had when it was first published across front pages all over world - the first global experience of the Overview Effect - a deep and profound revelation about the planet. From space the fragility and beauty of the Earth is exposed, and boundaries drop away. This is where everyone you love lives, and this small island in space has everything needed to sustain life. This Gaia, this Spaceship Earth, this pale blue dot. This is it. Our home.

Let's celebrate Earth Day today and everyday, and let's do a better job of taking care of our planet, our beautiful blue marble. It's our turn to lead.

Thank you, Earth.

Image from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blue_Marble
#noplacelikehome  ___

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2015-04-22 01:31:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

When I grow up, I want to be Betty White.

When I grow up, I want to be Betty White.___

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2015-04-22 01:20:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

It's the result of the Orbital Effect. To me, what that translated into was a very compelling call to action, to try to lessen the contradiction between the view of our planet and the unfortunate realities of life on our planet. ... The thread that took was to try to enable better collaboration among people who are trying to improve life on Earth.

Grass-roots methods for connecting people and resources — such as crowdsourced projects, crowdfunding campaigns and high-tech hackathons — promise to accelerate the pace of innovation and transformationThe greatest projects right now are the open-projects.
~ NASA  Astronaut, Ron Garan talks about how the overview effect gave him a global perspective on how some of the world's problems can be tackled through technological innovation enabled by open source and open data.

More at:http... more »

It's the result of the Orbital Effect. To me, what that translated into was a very compelling call to action, to try to lessen the contradiction between the view of our planet and the unfortunate realities of life on our planet. ... The thread that took was to try to enable better collaboration among people who are trying to improve life on Earth.

Grass-roots methods for connecting people and resources — such as crowdsourced projects, crowdfunding campaigns and high-tech hackathons — promise to accelerate the pace of innovation and transformationThe greatest projects right now are the open-projects.
~ NASA  Astronaut, Ron Garan talks about how the overview effect gave him a global perspective on how some of the world's problems can be tackled through technological innovation enabled by open source and open data.

More at: http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/orbital-perspective-astronaut-ron-garan-explains-how-save-planet-n299301___

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2015-04-21 02:23:45 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Way down in the hollow, leavin' so soon
Oh, St. Teresa, higher than the moon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbAeTywPiP4

Thank you +oDd FeZ 

Wings___Way down in the hollow, leavin' so soon
Oh, St. Teresa, higher than the moon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbAeTywPiP4

Thank you +oDd FeZ 

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2015-04-21 02:03:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Caste boundaries and educational differences blur. It no longer matters where the pilgrims are from, what language they speak, what clothes they wear, how rich or poor they are, or which gods they worship.

As they flood out into the water, millions of individuals swell together to form a single river of humanity, bathing in the waters of immortality.

At the Maha Kumbh Mela, 100 million souls dissipate into the universe and the universe divides into 100 million souls.

Thank you, +Maptia 

Travelling from every corner of India and all over the world – the living tapestry of people stretches so far and so wide that it is visible from the moon.___Caste boundaries and educational differences blur. It no longer matters where the pilgrims are from, what language they speak, what clothes they wear, how rich or poor they are, or which gods they worship.

As they flood out into the water, millions of individuals swell together to form a single river of humanity, bathing in the waters of immortality.

At the Maha Kumbh Mela, 100 million souls dissipate into the universe and the universe divides into 100 million souls.

Thank you, +Maptia 

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2015-04-21 01:53:49 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

LiDAR Format Wars Creep into the Geospatial Media
I've been in the GIS news business since GIS Monitor launched in 2000. My job for most of the last 15 years at several different publications, involved identifying and writing about what my colleagues and I considered important stories. For the last few mon...

LiDAR Format Wars Creep into the Geospatial Media
I've been in the GIS news business since GIS Monitor launched in 2000. My job for most of the last 15 years at several different publications, involved identifying and writing about what my colleagues and I considered important stories. For the last few mon...___

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2015-04-20 13:26:50 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

A stream bed frozen in time

I never fail to point out this spectacular example of an inverted stream on the drive to Yosemite. Wait until you find out how it is created. Our favorite Geotripper, +Garry Hayes, explains.

Find it on Google Maps here: http://goo.gl/1GzJ4B and 
here is another picture: http://goo.gl/GSvrxh
Thank you, +Garry Hayes 

An "upside-down" river in the Mother Lode of the Sierra Nevada, where we went on a hike today...___A stream bed frozen in time

I never fail to point out this spectacular example of an inverted stream on the drive to Yosemite. Wait until you find out how it is created. Our favorite Geotripper, +Garry Hayes, explains.

Find it on Google Maps here: http://goo.gl/1GzJ4B and 
here is another picture: http://goo.gl/GSvrxh
Thank you, +Garry Hayes 

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2015-04-20 11:26:14 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Soviet silence and the death of Ozyorsk. Thank you, +Dave Shapiro 

The Town that Never Was

On 29 September 1957 the town of Ozyorsk had a problem, a significant problem. Before you call up Google maps looking for Ozyorsk, know that it will not appear - it never existed...officially. On that night people in the nearby town of Kyshtym noted that there was a column of glowing red smoke or dust that rose more than a kilometer. Local news reports suggested that it was a form of Northern Lights.

Located 1600 km (1000 miles) east of Moscow, Ozyorsk was a factory town. The particular factory was the Soviet Union’s Mayak Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Plant. The nuclear age began in 1945 and being the era of the Cold War, there was an urgency to develop better, more powerful weapons as well as attempt to implement a non-military use for nuclear energy. Mistakes were made; critical design errors. What occurred that September night was the result of a design error; an error that produced the third worst nuclear disaster in history.

As with tornados and earthquakes, there is a scale for measuring the intensity of a nuclear event. This scale is known as the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES). The scale runs from level 0 to level 7; being a logarithmic scale, each level is greater than the previous by a factor of 10. Chernobyl and Fukushima are the only two level 7 events; Ozyorsk is the only level 6 event.

Seven months after the event, a Danish newspaper reported that radiation had been detected over portions of the Soviet Union. Most believed that it was the result of nuclear bomb testing. Then in 1976 everything changed when Russian biologist Zhores Medvedev published a book describing the nuclear accident. Armed with this information, scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory examined the path of the radiation plume and discovered that several towns and settlements appearing on pre-event maps, no longer existed. 

Eventually through further investigation and the release of documents by the Gorbachev government, the cause of the disaster was uncovered. When designed, no allowance had be included for repairs to the nuclear waste storage tanks. Tubing on one of the tanks began leaking and the solution was to stop the flow of cooling water. The tank began heating eventually reaching temperatures greater than 350℃ (660℉). One report stated: “The tank exploded due to a severe chemical reaction of sodium nitrate and acetate salt.” 

It is estimated that the explosion had the force equivalent to 100 tons of TNT. A 160 ton concrete lid, buried 8.2 meters (27 feet) below the surface, was blown into the air. The surrounding area was inundated with radioactive material. Within 10 hours more than 23,000 ㎢  (15,000 square miles - larger than the state of Maryland) became contaminated. This is known as the East Ural Radioactive Trace or the Kyshtym Disaster. Scores of towns and villages were evacuated, never to be populated again. Today, more than 800 ㎢ remains affected and it is one of the most contaminated areas of the planet.___Soviet silence and the death of Ozyorsk. Thank you, +Dave Shapiro 

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2015-04-20 01:11:45 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

A fractal is a way of seeing infinity.
~ Benoit Mandelbrot, Fractal Inventor, IBM Fellow Emeritus

And just in time for Bicycle Day... Thank you, +Ethan Siegel and +Kam-Yung Soh 

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

Mandelbrot zooms now surpass the scale of the entire observable Universe, and show no signs of loss of complexity or detail as they do. Lose yourself in these visuals, or celebrate 4/20 a little early, as is your wont.___A fractal is a way of seeing infinity.
~ Benoit Mandelbrot, Fractal Inventor, IBM Fellow Emeritus

And just in time for Bicycle Day... Thank you, +Ethan Siegel and +Kam-Yung Soh 

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2015-04-19 18:40:05 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

The best place to learn about the planet is high above it. NASA shares images, data visualizations, models, and animations created from data returned from satellites and the International Space Station; our eyes in the sky,

Earth for Orbit: Every day, our satellites provide useful data about our home planet, and along the way, some beautiful images as well. This video includes satellite images of Earth in 2014 from NASA and its partners as well as photos and a time lapse video from the International Space Station. We’ve also included a range of data visualizations, model runs, and a conceptual animation. Watch & enjoy!___The best place to learn about the planet is high above it. NASA shares images, data visualizations, models, and animations created from data returned from satellites and the International Space Station; our eyes in the sky,

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2015-04-19 15:59:40 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots?
~ Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic

A very "trippy" remembrance by +The Cloberth Don't miss the video; it's priceless.

Thank you, +The Cloberth 

Today is known as Bicycle Day, but not for the reason you might imagine.
On this date in 1943, Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman ingested 250 micrograms of LSD, and, within one our, experienced the perceptual changes great enough that he bicycled home rather than take his car.
"In a dreamlike state, with eyes closed ... I perceived an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colors."
During the following decades, the popular use of LSD, for recreational and even spiritual purposes, spread throughout the western world. On the dark side, starting in the 1950s, the CIA conducted experiments on hundreds of unwitting subjects in an attempt to use LSD for pharmaceutical mind control.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTjRi0x2Cyg___When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots?
~ Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic

A very "trippy" remembrance by +The Cloberth Don't miss the video; it's priceless.

Thank you, +The Cloberth 

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2015-04-19 15:30:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Mapping Dark Matter

Mapping Dark Matter___

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2015-04-19 15:21:04 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

I am not a little bit of many things; but I am the sufficient representation of many things. I am not an incompletion of all these races; but I am a masterpiece of the prolific. I am an entirety, I am not a lack of anything; rather I am a whole of many things. 
~ C. JoyBell C.

I am large, I contain multitudes.
~ Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

There is only one race: the human race.
~ A manifesto by many including Rita Levi Montalcini, Gandhi and Satyendranath

Also see 11 ways race isn’t real here: http://www.vox.com/2014/10/10/6943461/race-social-construct-origins-census

And The Changing Face of America by National Geographic here: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/changing-faces/funderburg-text

I am not a little bit of many things; but I am the sufficient representation of many things. I am not an incompletion of all these races; but I am a masterpiece of the prolific. I am an entirety, I am not a lack of anything; rather I am a whole of many things. 
~ C. JoyBell C.

I am large, I contain multitudes.
~ Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

There is only one race: the human race.
~ A manifesto by many including Rita Levi Montalcini, Gandhi and Satyendranath

Also see 11 ways race isn’t real here: http://www.vox.com/2014/10/10/6943461/race-social-construct-origins-census

And The Changing Face of America by National Geographic here: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/changing-faces/funderburg-text___

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2015-04-18 16:52:42 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

All men lie when they are afraid. Some tell many lies, some but a few. Some have only one great lie they tell so often that they almost come to believe it... though some small part of them will always know that it is still a lie, and that will show upon their faces.
~ A servant in the House of Black and White,
George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4.

Thank you, +Fantastic Maps​!

Episode 2: The House of Black and White

We missed Arya in the first episode of Game of Thrones - but she has a big episode coming on Sunday if the title is anything to go by. She's traveling to Braavos, a city with a host of temples on islands.

To get a feel for the full city - here's the full city map: http://www.fantasticmaps.com/2013/03/the-free-city-of-braavos/

#gameofthrones #map___All men lie when they are afraid. Some tell many lies, some but a few. Some have only one great lie they tell so often that they almost come to believe it... though some small part of them will always know that it is still a lie, and that will show upon their faces.
~ A servant in the House of Black and White,
George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4.

Thank you, +Fantastic Maps​!

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2015-04-18 15:18:38 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

The trilobite is the primary symbol of invertabrate paleontology - its rally point, and its emblem of pride.
~ Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science

Once trilobites ruled the world: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/science/when-trilobites-ruled-the-world.html?_r=1

Don't miss the gorgeous photos of spectacular trilobite fossils taken by geologist +Charles Carrigan 

Geology "Field" Photo: Trilobites

Here are 5 different trilobites from +The Field Museum , seen in the Life Through Time exhibit.  Trilobites are an entire class of organisms - like mammals, birds, or insects.  They are entirely extinct, however, known only from the fossil record.  They flourished in the Cambrian Period (~520 Ma) and nearly all went extinct in the Devonian (~375 Ma), but one group of them survived until the Permian (~250 Ma).  There are ~17,000 known species spanning that time period of ~270 million years, and as such, they were quite successful.  They are arthropods, meaning they belong in the same general group as other invertebrates - having an exoskeleton, numerous legs, and a segmented body.  The lived in the oceans under water, mostly crawling around on the floors of continental seas.  

#paleontology     #fossils     #geology     #Geophotography     #FossilFriday  ___The trilobite is the primary symbol of invertabrate paleontology - its rally point, and its emblem of pride.
~ Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science

Once trilobites ruled the world: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/science/when-trilobites-ruled-the-world.html?_r=1

Don't miss the gorgeous photos of spectacular trilobite fossils taken by geologist +Charles Carrigan 

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2015-04-18 14:29:43 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

From the California Poppy to the Georgia Wild Indigo, The Wild Flowers of Spring map brings you "102 Early-Blooming Native Plants Characteristic of the Various Regions of the United States," in all their mid-century glory. For a deliciously zoomable view, visit the David Rumsey Collection at: http://goo.gl/uVAhTt

From the California Poppy to the Georgia Wild Indigo, The Wild Flowers of Spring map brings you "102 Early-Blooming Native Plants Characteristic of the Various Regions of the United States," in all their mid-century glory. For a deliciously zoomable view, visit the David Rumsey Collection at: http://goo.gl/uVAhTt___

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2015-04-18 00:24:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Stan Lee and the Woz team up to bring Comic Con 2016 to Silicon Valley! Excelsior!

Stan Lee and the Woz team up to bring Comic Con 2016 to Silicon Valley! Excelsior!___

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2015-04-18 00:17:47 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

“But Father, how did the Black Thing—how did it capture Camazotz?” Her father proceeds to lay out the political philosophy behind the book in much starker terms than are apparent in the final version.

He says that yes, totalitarianism can lead to this kind of evil. (The author calls out examples by name, including Hitler, Mussolini and Khrushchev.) But it can also happen in a democracy that places too much value on security, Mr. Murry says. “Security is a most seductive thing,” he tells his daughter. “I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s the greatest evil there is.”

Ms. Voiklis said she wanted readers to know the book wasn’t a simple allegory of communism. Instead, it’s about the risk of any country—including a democracy—placing too much value on security. The tension between safety and personal freedom is an idea that resonates in today’s politics.
“It’s normal to be ... more »

Security Blanket

..."Totalitarianism can lead to this kind of evil. (The author calls out examples by name, including Hitler, Mussolini and Khrushchev.) But it can also happen in a democracy that places too much value on security, Mr. Murry says. “Security is a most seductive thing,” he tells his daughter. “I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s the greatest evil there is."___“But Father, how did the Black Thing—how did it capture Camazotz?” Her father proceeds to lay out the political philosophy behind the book in much starker terms than are apparent in the final version.

He says that yes, totalitarianism can lead to this kind of evil. (The author calls out examples by name, including Hitler, Mussolini and Khrushchev.) But it can also happen in a democracy that places too much value on security, Mr. Murry says. “Security is a most seductive thing,” he tells his daughter. “I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s the greatest evil there is.”

Ms. Voiklis said she wanted readers to know the book wasn’t a simple allegory of communism. Instead, it’s about the risk of any country—including a democracy—placing too much value on security. The tension between safety and personal freedom is an idea that resonates in today’s politics.

“It’s normal to be afraid,” said Ms. Voiklis, who manages her late grandmother’s estate full-time in New York. “But you can’t let the fear control your decisions. Otherwise, you risk becoming like Camazotz.”

Madeleine L'Engles's granddaughter, Charlotte Jones Voiklis, talks about a politically charged passage that was edited out of A Wrinkle in Time before publishing in 1962

Thank you, +Drew McCarthy 

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2015-04-17 19:29:53 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

I have seen the future of mapping... and I like it. NASA created a high resolution video animation of how CO2 travels in the atmosphere over time, and Oregon State Cartography Group has managed to georeference/wrap an HTML5 version of the video around an interactive globe.

Go straight to the map here: http://cartography.oregonstate.edu/demos/AdaptiveCompositeMapProjections/NASA.html

Best on desktop.

Holy carp. No wonder +Maps Mania​​ is excited :-) Thank you, +Maps Mania​​!

Turning a Video into an Interactive Map

Unf***kingbelievable - the Cartography and Geovisualization Group at Oregon State University has managed to turn a video into an interactive globe.___I have seen the future of mapping... and I like it. NASA created a high resolution video animation of how CO2 travels in the atmosphere over time, and Oregon State Cartography Group has managed to georeference/wrap an HTML5 version of the video around an interactive globe.

Go straight to the map here: http://cartography.oregonstate.edu/demos/AdaptiveCompositeMapProjections/NASA.html

Best on desktop.

Holy carp. No wonder +Maps Mania​​ is excited :-) Thank you, +Maps Mania​​!

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2015-04-17 13:25:48 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Dive into darkness. Surface into light.

+Kostas Michalis brings us the work of French mathematician, musicologist and poet, Patrick Dubost, who pushes the boundaries on poetry experience, descending into layers of complexity. We are transformed.

The diver is William Trubridge, whose death-defying free dives into the world of wavering light have pushed the boundaries of what is humanly possible: http://williamtrubridge.com/

Thank you, +Kostas Michalis 

What I Know

1. I know that language is within the world and that, at the same time, the world is within language. I know we are at the border between language and the world.    

2. I don’t like phrases such as “nothing new under the sun” or “it’s all been said already.” I know that at every moment we could affirm: “everything is always new under the sun” or “almost nothing has yet been said of what could be said.”   

3. I know that there’s no true coherence except in apparent incoherence. Every object clothes itself in chaos. To take shape, every thought must manage its own vagueness.   

4. Among the obvious: I know that every human activity consists, one way or another, of battling death.   

5. I know that time is bound up with space. Time is the shadow of space. Space the shadow of time. I know that we live in the shadow of a shadow and that it returns to the light.    

6. I know that I know nothing about love.   

7. I know that I live not in the world, but in the shadow of the world. I know that I go through the world the way an insect goes through its entire life in the shadow of a bank.   

8. I know that nothing is simple. Or more, that what’s simple is never truly, never completely, so. I know that everything adds up and that every element of this total depends on the whole.   

9. I know that everything around me is nothing but a mass of contingency. I know that every word props itself up on an immense architecture of contingency. 

10. I know that thunder comes after lightning and sometimes, in my dreams, thunder precedes lightning. I know that to see its opposite simultaneously with every phenomenon you must widen your eyes.   

11. I know that whoever finds himself loses himself a little.   

12. I know that I love a person enormously, but I don’t know which one.   

13. I know that to talk is to walk a path with emptiness to the right and emptiness to the left. I know that nothing can grasp this path with two ends. I know that writing is talking in frozen time.   

14. I know that the word “table” is like a thousand tables. That a phrase is like a thousand thousand phrases. And that thinking is a match for water sports.    

15. I know that every authentic poet is in decay.   

16. To read isn’t necessarily to analyze, is not necessarily “to understand.” At the swimming pool, we don’t ask the swimmer the composition of the water, the number and distribution of swimmers, or why he’s picked this date to go swimming. We don’t ask him to describe, in mid-crawl, the architecture or acoustics of the place, or to explain a bird trapped under its roof, or to do a better imitation of the progress of some Olympic seal. We don’t ask him to memorize opening hours or screw himself up by whistling from the bench throughout an entire race in butterfly stroke. No. Finally, we don’t ask him, before each dive, to bring up some secret meaning from the very bottom of the pool. No. We let swimmers swim. We let swimmers swim. And the swimming pools fill up.   

17. I know that I live and think inside a storehouse of books. Some recent, new, remarkable books, but in the great majority books which are decayed, moldy, have turned to the lightest heaps of dust. Only their metal frames and some fine particles of knowledge remain, unusable. Light from a few windows crosses the storehouse unimpeded.   

18. Having found some daguerreotypes on the floor of an attic, portraits eroded by time and light, I know that forgetting is something enormous, that forgetting is our highest destiny.   

20. I know that, seen from the border between language and the world, the universe is in increasing entropy. But I no longer know what it is if I climb to the top of a tree (one of these trees on the border between language and the world), from where you can see far into language and far into the world at the same time.   

21. Because I have scaled a tree, I know that beyond language is a huge plain, with dark flowers and little mazy footpaths.

( What I Know / P. Dubost, trans. F. Sampson, adapted)

Music: Baddour / C. Chalhoub
https://youtu.be/6lBVVU5l7vc

Image: W. Trubridge

Translator's Note: Patrick Dubost performs his poetry, using a tape loop to layer live reading against his recorded readings played precisely one or two beats later. It's done with economy and verve. French, a language notoriously difficult to sing, is revealed to be capable of rhythmic precision, a kind of thought percussion both analogous to and refreshingly removed from the walkie-talkie Anglo-Saxon pentameter. These performances offer other revelations, too: of the surface hiss of multiple alliterations, or the way in which sound forms itself against itself, in alternations of density and simplicity, like moiré patterns. They also give the listener the experience of that descent into complexity which is "having a thought." As number three says, "Toute pensée, pour prendre corps, doit ménager sa part de flou." 

But such sound experiments are nothing new. Dubost is unusual because what his poetry has to say matters, too. (How I like that phrase, "has to say": as if language arrives carrying itself under its own arm.) Aphoristic, comic, often philosophical, the uncompromised "burden of his song" sets up a dialectic with the glittering surface of sonic play. 

This makes for an unusual separation of poetic powers. Of course, a poem is not an egg. The outer surface, let's call it diction, does matter as much as what the poem touches upon, and how. But fashionable vagueness about where sound leaves off and content begins, indeed, a superstitious conflation of the two, may tempt us to believe that surface is all. This might be a function of cultural post-modernity, or the result of workshop pragmatism: if a poem doesn't exhibit signs of craft at first encounter, it's probably in some difficulty. But Dubost's separation of powers allows us to contemplate the possibility that the felicities of surface and of more-slowly-unpacked content might, after all, be differentiable, giving pleasure through unexpected counter-valance as much as predictable relationship. As if the poem were not so much hard-boiled as chocolate-cream egg.
(Poetry Foundation)___Dive into darkness. Surface into light.

+Kostas Michalis brings us the work of French mathematician, musicologist and poet, Patrick Dubost, who pushes the boundaries on poetry experience, descending into layers of complexity. We are transformed.

The diver is William Trubridge, whose death-defying free dives into the world of wavering light have pushed the boundaries of what is humanly possible: http://williamtrubridge.com/

Thank you, +Kostas Michalis 

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2015-04-17 12:28:52 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Some interesting choices in 30 fake maps that explain the world. We have already seen many, but there may be some new ones that surprise you. 

My surprise? The 1838 Temperance Maps; a fun propaganda map that illustrates the perils of drink and the merits of sobriety by imagining them as continents and islands of Self Denial and Inebriation separated by the Demarcation Mountains.

There are several ways in and out of these two lands. You can take the Tee Total Rail Road or enter the Straits of Abstinence, but beware Relapse Bay and the Gulf of Broken Pledges.

Some landmarks on your journey: the land of Self Denial includes such delights as Mount Science in the state of Improvement. The land of Inebriation contains perils such as Delirium Tremens Lake Island in the middle of Whiskey Lake.

Enjoy a wonderfully zoomable Temperance Map at the Library of Congress here:... more »

Some interesting choices in 30 fake maps that explain the world. We have already seen many, but there may be some new ones that surprise you. 

My surprise? The 1838 Temperance Maps; a fun propaganda map that illustrates the perils of drink and the merits of sobriety by imagining them as continents and islands of Self Denial and Inebriation separated by the Demarcation Mountains.

There are several ways in and out of these two lands. You can take the Tee Total Rail Road or enter the Straits of Abstinence, but beware Relapse Bay and the Gulf of Broken Pledges.

Some landmarks on your journey: the land of Self Denial includes such delights as Mount Science in the state of Improvement. The land of Inebriation contains perils such as Delirium Tremens Lake Island in the middle of Whiskey Lake.

Enjoy a wonderfully zoomable Temperance Map at the Library of Congress here: http://www.loc.gov/resource/g9930.ct000791/___

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2015-04-17 00:07:48 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Gorgeous! Thank you +Jenny Winder and +Dave Shapiro!

___Gorgeous! Thank you +Jenny Winder and +Dave Shapiro!

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2015-04-16 13:20:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Palagummi Sainathan, Indian journalist and photojournalist, is on a mission to capture the faces, songs, arts, occupations, and struggles of India’s rapidly changing farms and villages in the aftermath of globalization in India. 

A brilliant read. Thank you, +The Atlantic 

Documenting India's Villages Before They Vanish http://trib.al/WCYJvGt___Palagummi Sainathan, Indian journalist and photojournalist, is on a mission to capture the faces, songs, arts, occupations, and struggles of India’s rapidly changing farms and villages in the aftermath of globalization in India. 

A brilliant read. Thank you, +The Atlantic 

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2015-04-16 12:49:49 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Andy Dufresne: Red. If you ever get out of here, do me a favor.
Red: Sure, Andy. Anything.
Andy Dufresne: There's a big hayfield up near Buxton. You know where Buxton is?
Red: Well, there's... there's a lot of hayfields up there.
Andy Dufresne: One in particular. It's got a long rock wall with a big oak tree at the north end. It's like something out of a Robert Frost poem. It's where I asked my wife to marry me. We went there for a picnic and made love under that oak and I asked and she said yes. Promise me, Red. If you ever get out... find that spot. At the base of that wall, you'll find a rock that has no earthly business in a Maine hayfield. Piece of black, volcanic glass. There's something buried under it I want you to have.
Red: What, Andy? What's buried under there?
Andy Dufresne: [turns... more »

The Shawshank Redemption Prison: I'll Be Visiting There Soon.

This is one of my all-time favorite movies (and a comfort film I've posted about before, one that I have watched dozens if not a hundred times.

I had no idea the exteriors were filmed here in Ohio, at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio. That's only about 2 hours away for me. Better still, I'll be taking my skimmers to a flea market there sometime this summer. It sounds like a hugely fun event for me! The prison has been prominently featured in motion pictures and plenty of "Ghost" shows, and if nothing else, it's affordable, and I'll get some great photos. Plus, I'll finally get to visit some of the locations in Shawshank!

Ohio State Reformatory

The history of the Ohio State Reformatory began in 1861, the field where the reformatory would be built on was used as a training camp for Civil War soldiers. The camp's name had significant meaning to Ohio as it was named Camp Mordecai Bartley to honor the Mansfield man who served as Ohio governor in the 1840s.

In 1867, Mansfield was promoted as a candidate for the placement of the new Intermediate Penitentiary (the original name before it was changed to Ohio State Reformatory). The city raised $10,000 to purchase 30 acres of land for the prison, and the state acquired 150 acres of adjoining land for $20,000; the cost of the facility was $1,326,769. The Intermediate (Ohio State Reformatory) was intended as just that, a halfway point between the Boys Industrial School in Lancaster and the State Penitentiary in Columbus which was intended to house young first-time offenders.

Construction began in 1886 and remained under construction until 1910 due to funding problems which caused construction delays. The original architect for the design was Levi T. Scofield from Cleveland, he used three architectural styles; Victorian Gothic, Richardsonian Romanesque and Queen Anne. Levi T. Scofield designed the reformatory with these unique styles to help encourage inmates to be reborn back into their spiritual lives.

The creation and construction of the entire building was entrusted to well-known architect F.F. Schnitzer, whose name also appears on the cornerstone, and is recorded as Superintendent in documents found in the cornerstone. During 1891 the name was changed from Intermediate Penitentiary to Ohio State Reformatory. On September 15, 1896 the reformatory opened its doors to its first 150 offenders. These prisoners were brought by train from Columbus and put immediately to work on the prison sewer system and the 25-foot stone wall that surrounded the complex.

Schnitzer was presented with a silver double inkwell by the governor of the state in a lavish ceremony to thank him for his services. The exterior of the building, which is built from brick and concrete, is designed in the Romanesque style giving the frontage a castle-like appearance.

#shawshankredemption   #prison   #ohio   #stephenking   #mansfield   #ghost   #haunted   #movies   #film  

By the way...

Critical response

The Shawshank Redemption garnered widespread critical acclaim from critics and has a "certified fresh" score of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 64 reviews with an average rating of 8.2 out of 10. Moreover, it is currently rated an average of 9.3 out of 10 on IMDB by almost 1.4 million voters making it the highest rated movie on the entire website.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shawshank_Redemption

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_State_Reformatory___Andy Dufresne: Red. If you ever get out of here, do me a favor.
Red: Sure, Andy. Anything.
Andy Dufresne: There's a big hayfield up near Buxton. You know where Buxton is?
Red: Well, there's... there's a lot of hayfields up there.
Andy Dufresne: One in particular. It's got a long rock wall with a big oak tree at the north end. It's like something out of a Robert Frost poem. It's where I asked my wife to marry me. We went there for a picnic and made love under that oak and I asked and she said yes. Promise me, Red. If you ever get out... find that spot. At the base of that wall, you'll find a rock that has no earthly business in a Maine hayfield. Piece of black, volcanic glass. There's something buried under it I want you to have.
Red: What, Andy? What's buried under there?
Andy Dufresne: [turns to walk away] You'll have to pry it up... to see.
~ Shawshank Redemption, 1994

A wonderful movie. Thank you, +Sean Cowen 

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2015-04-16 12:17:34 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.
~ John Muir, 1888

After nearly losing his sight in an accident, John Muir transforms into a lifetime advocate for America's wildlands. It all begins with a 1,000 mile hike with only a press to preserve plant specimens, a Bible, a change of underwear, and a book of Robert Burns’s poetry.

The trek that started it all.___Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.
~ John Muir, 1888

After nearly losing his sight in an accident, John Muir transforms into a lifetime advocate for America's wildlands. It all begins with a 1,000 mile hike with only a press to preserve plant specimens, a Bible, a change of underwear, and a book of Robert Burns’s poetry.

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2015-04-16 00:59:24 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Our favorite Geotripper, +Garry Hayes, shows us the impacts of drought on Yosemite.

Thank you, +Garry Hayes 

Yes, the drought is bad this year, and has been for four years running. But the cliffs will always be there...___Our favorite Geotripper, +Garry Hayes, shows us the impacts of drought on Yosemite.

Thank you, +Garry Hayes 

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2015-04-15 13:05:22 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

The overview effect, as you may know, is a shift in awareness that many astronauts report feeling upon viewing the Earth from space: the entire fragile planet, all borders and boundaries dissolute, a pale blue dot suspended in isolation. These lucky few report being consumed by a vast and protective empathy for the planet and a yearning for peace and cooperation among all people, and the feeling never leaves them.

Drones can democratize the overview effect. The scale is obviously magnitudes smaller but the principle is the same. They remind us that the truly remarkable thing is not looking up to marvel at the technology of a balloon or airplane or spaceship, it’s really what happens when you are up, and looking down.
~ Chris Anderson, co-founder of 3D Robotics

Thank you, +Rob Jongschaap 

The Drone Aviary | superflux

' ... The Drone Aviary - an R&D project from The Superflux Lab - is an investigation of the social, political and cultural potential of drone technology as it enters civil space. Through a series of ongoing installations, films and publications, the project aims to give a glimpse into a near-future city co-habit with ‘intelligent’ semi autonomous, networked, flying machines. ... '

http://www.superflux.in/blog/the-drone-aviary

H/t +Deven Matlick ___The overview effect, as you may know, is a shift in awareness that many astronauts report feeling upon viewing the Earth from space: the entire fragile planet, all borders and boundaries dissolute, a pale blue dot suspended in isolation. These lucky few report being consumed by a vast and protective empathy for the planet and a yearning for peace and cooperation among all people, and the feeling never leaves them.

Drones can democratize the overview effect. The scale is obviously magnitudes smaller but the principle is the same. They remind us that the truly remarkable thing is not looking up to marvel at the technology of a balloon or airplane or spaceship, it’s really what happens when you are up, and looking down.
~ Chris Anderson, co-founder of 3D Robotics

Thank you, +Rob Jongschaap 

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2015-04-15 01:29:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Compress like a raster master. Via +Rob Booth 

Compress like a raster master. Via +Rob Booth ___

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2015-04-15 00:54:36 (5 comments, 10 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

A tree grows in Brooklyn, and Queens, and Manhattan...

A tree grows in Brooklyn, and Queens, and Manhattan...___

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2015-04-14 13:17:01 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

In this single galaxy of ours there are eighty-seven thousand million suns. [...] In challenging it, you would be like ants attempting to label and classify all the grains of sand in all the deserts of the world. [...] It is a bitter thought, but you must face it. The planets you may one day possess. But the stars are not for man.
~ Arthur C. Clarke, Childhood's End

"Without warning, giant silver ships from deep space appear in the skies above every major city on Earth. Manned by the Overlords, in fifty years, they eliminate ignorance, disease, and poverty. Then this golden age ends--and then the age of Mankind begins...."

From: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/414999.Childhood_s_End

This was one of may favorite books, I had it taken from me many times because I just wouldn't put it down. ___In this single galaxy of ours there are eighty-seven thousand million suns. [...] In challenging it, you would be like ants attempting to label and classify all the grains of sand in all the deserts of the world. [...] It is a bitter thought, but you must face it. The planets you may one day possess. But the stars are not for man.
~ Arthur C. Clarke, Childhood's End

"Without warning, giant silver ships from deep space appear in the skies above every major city on Earth. Manned by the Overlords, in fifty years, they eliminate ignorance, disease, and poverty. Then this golden age ends--and then the age of Mankind begins...."

From: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/414999.Childhood_s_End

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2015-04-14 13:09:10 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Because nothing says happiness more than a baby in a bucket. Happy Tuesday, Plussers!

Thank you +Cheryl Verellen and +Sherrie Donaldson-Thompson 

Give Me WATER And Bucket
    Makes Me A Happy Girl !
     It Does Not Take Much
   For Smile Upon My Face !







#Face   #Smile   #Water  ___Because nothing says happiness more than a baby in a bucket. Happy Tuesday, Plussers!

Thank you +Cheryl Verellen and +Sherrie Donaldson-Thompson 

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2015-04-14 12:44:03 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Building Hawaii

Flowing Lava
Big Island, Hawaii

Note: to truly appreciate this photo, click on it to get the largest possible size.

Riding a helicopter is one of the best ways I found to appreciate the beauty of the Hawaiian islands. Some outfitters will even offer you a ride on a smaller helicopter with no doors. It's a little intimidating a first, especially if you are trying to swap memory cards or lenses while the helicopter is banking hard, but it avoids all the challenges of shooting through a window: focus, dirt & dust, flares, etc.

On this shot you can see lava slowly flowing into the ocean. The lava is red in only a couple of places, but a dark gray in most of the image.

#landscapephotography  

Gear
Canon 5D Mk II
Canon 24-70mm ƒ/2.8 L
Circular polarizer B+W
Helicopter___Building Hawaii

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2015-04-14 12:38:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Mourning Lincoln

As the emancipator of all the slaves in the United States, Abraham Lincoln is entitled to the gratitude of all mankind.
~ British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society in London on learning of Lincoln's assassination written 150 years ago.

"Why was Lincoln’s death mourned so deeply in foreign lands? He never traveled overseas, either before or during his presidency. Except for the ministers and consuls who journeyed to Washington, few Europeans ever had the opportunity to meet him. Television and radio did not yet exist to carry his face and voice throughout the world. Foreign mourners could only know him through newspapers and word of mouth.

For many, this was enough. In both Lincoln and the American experiment writ large, many Europeans saw an idealized view of their own aspirations."

How the World Mourned Lincoln http://trib.al/5xu73I9___Mourning Lincoln

As the emancipator of all the slaves in the United States, Abraham Lincoln is entitled to the gratitude of all mankind.
~ British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society in London on learning of Lincoln's assassination written 150 years ago.

"Why was Lincoln’s death mourned so deeply in foreign lands? He never traveled overseas, either before or during his presidency. Except for the ministers and consuls who journeyed to Washington, few Europeans ever had the opportunity to meet him. Television and radio did not yet exist to carry his face and voice throughout the world. Foreign mourners could only know him through newspapers and word of mouth.

For many, this was enough. In both Lincoln and the American experiment writ large, many Europeans saw an idealized view of their own aspirations."

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2015-04-14 12:27:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

+Maps Mania​ brings a gourmet touch to the Burger Map debate.

Gourmet Burger Mapping

There's been a lot of debate around what has been dubbed 'burger cartography' lately. I'm on the side of gourmet burger mapping myself.___+Maps Mania​ brings a gourmet touch to the Burger Map debate.

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2015-04-14 11:53:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The reality is the most agile processor in this process remains the human brain. At the end of the day, it’s the humans that have to recommend courses of action.
~ Paul Weise, former director of the Office of Geospatial Intelligence Management, now Lockheed Martin’s GEOINT mission officer.

Big data, image recognition and broad-change detection algorithms haven't put cartographers and analysts out of business in the nation's geointelligence agencies. A fascinating read.

The reality is the most agile processor in this process remains the human brain. At the end of the day, it’s the humans that have to recommend courses of action.
~ Paul Weise, former director of the Office of Geospatial Intelligence Management, now Lockheed Martin’s GEOINT mission officer.

Big data, image recognition and broad-change detection algorithms haven't put cartographers and analysts out of business in the nation's geointelligence agencies. A fascinating read.___

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2015-04-14 11:51:27 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The reality is the most agile processor in this process remains the human brain. At the end of the day, it’s the humans that have to recommend courses of action.
~ Paul Weise, former director of the Office of Geospatial Intelligence Management, now Lockheed Martin’s GEOINT mission officer.

Big data, image recognition and broad-change detection algorithms haven't put cartographers and analysts out of business in the nation's geointelligence agencies. A fascinating read.

The reality is the most agile processor in this process remains the human brain. At the end of the day, it’s the humans that have to recommend courses of action.
~ Paul Weise, former director of the Office of Geospatial Intelligence Management, now Lockheed Martin’s GEOINT mission officer.

Big data, image recognition and broad-change detection algorithms haven't put cartographers and analysts out of business in the nation's geointelligence agencies. A fascinating read.___

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2015-04-14 01:33:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Gary Gale, former Nokia/HERE maps guru, wades into the frey to explain why this may be very much a full scale map war. Which company will end up acquiring HERE and what happens to the companies dependent on HERE mapping?

Thank you, +Gary Gale 

As Nokia looks to sell HERE Maps, the map wars are underway - http://vtny.org/o0___Gary Gale, former Nokia/HERE maps guru, wades into the frey to explain why this may be very much a full scale map war. Which company will end up acquiring HERE and what happens to the companies dependent on HERE mapping?

Thank you, +Gary Gale 

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2015-04-13 19:22:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

New York Times journalist, John F. Burns, talks about the things he has "carried back" on his 40 years of foreign correspondence, chief among them is that Our rights to think and speak freely have been won at great cost, and we abuse them at our peril.

Thank you, +Drew McCarthy​​

Find The Cost Of Freedom

CSN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nlXmYVE_X8

http://rockhall.com/blog/post/crosby-stills-nash-young-ohio-kent-state-shooting/___New York Times journalist, John F. Burns, talks about the things he has "carried back" on his 40 years of foreign correspondence, chief among them is that Our rights to think and speak freely have been won at great cost, and we abuse them at our peril.

Thank you, +Drew McCarthy​​

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