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Annika “Skywalker” O

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Celebrity Roboticist. Philanthropist. Make Robots, Not War.

Birthday: 12/08

Followers: 492,964

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Annika “Skywalker” O'Brien492,964Mat, Mike and Annika from Robot Underpants talk about the new Ghostbusters but with lots of spoilers.Ghostbusters 2016 Review with Spoilers2016-07-19 04:04:595  
Scott Lewis384,322Heck yes! 500th recording of the @117904790972122493317 podcast!! To celebrate this, @115510485336217794615 and I will be live-tweeting the show at @113166718268343560861, @117350484427668823936 and @101736365103983335412 bring us the amazing science we all know and live from TWIS.  If you're over on Twitter, live-tweet with us using the hash tag #TWIS500   (https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23TWIS500) When the show goes live, my promo video from @112979228143535385377 will be replaced with the live feed, but just in case you're having trouble finding it, check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSuIbMcKpOw I'm sure Michael and I will be uploading some #selfies  of us watching and tweeting about TWIS and I hope you will too! Just put them down here in the event or on Twitter, I know that the trifecta of TWIS would LOVE to see you all celebrate with them! Also, please consider becoming a patron of TWIS. They do an amazing job bringing science to the WORLD every week and couldn't do it without the support of their listeners. You can do so easily over at their Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/thisweekinscience (also linked as "tickets") #ScienceEveryday   #TWIS   #ThisWeekInScience   #HangoutsOnAir   #Science   #STEM   #Podcast  TWIS500 Viewing Party!!2015-02-05 05:00:0084  
Paul Terry Walhus40,799Austin, Texas, SXSW, film, music, photography, robotics, 3D Printing, web design and CMS like Drupal and WordpressSpring.net Podcasting Network2014-08-11 19:00:005  

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2016-06-02 21:07:30 (36 comments; 0 reshares; 58 +1s; )Open 

Clever that they didn't capitalize the F in Fall.

Most reshares: 13

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2016-04-25 16:03:21 (10 comments; 13 reshares; 137 +1s; )Open 

Harry Potter and the Academic Papers...

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2016-04-25 16:03:21 (10 comments; 13 reshares; 137 +1s; )Open 

Harry Potter and the Academic Papers...

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2016-08-27 19:17:44 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 40 +1s; )Open 

Testing a pool shooter robot!

Testing a pool shooter robot!___

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2016-08-25 23:31:48 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Way better than free shipping! Arrow.com is giving away a Raspberry Pi 3 with orders over $100. :)

Way better than free shipping! Arrow.com is giving away a Raspberry Pi 3 with orders over $100. :)___

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2016-08-05 19:27:25 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

What did 5 careers - Scientist, Corporate Executive, Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, + University Professor do to help Jack Gill build a new set of entrepreneurs?
Who does't want to ‪#‎TapThatBrain‬ and help your startup excel?
This Grind will SELL OUT, so if you're in Houston, register today. #StartupGrind #GoogleForEntrepreneurs


What did 5 careers - Scientist, Corporate Executive, Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, + University Professor do to help Jack Gill build a new set of entrepreneurs?
Who does't want to ‪#‎TapThatBrain‬ and help your startup excel?
This Grind will SELL OUT, so if you're in Houston, register today. #StartupGrind #GoogleForEntrepreneurs
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2016-08-03 02:57:03 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

I did an unboxing of a swag bag I received from Arrow Electronics!

I did an unboxing of a swag bag I received from Arrow Electronics!___

2016-07-19 02:05:01 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Mat, Mike and Annika from Robot Underpants talk about the new Ghostbusters but with lots of spoilers.

Mat, Mike and Annika from Robot Underpants talk about the new Ghostbusters but with lots of spoilers.___

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2016-07-10 18:23:31 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

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2016-06-27 23:33:14 (11 comments; 8 reshares; 31 +1s; )Open 

Realizing problems that arise from Artificial Intelligence that aren't intentionally racially motivated but effect different demographics disproportionately is a good thing to do early so that we can address how to fix them before AI is deployed in more sectors of our life. It's one thing for camera software to confuse a person for a gorilla, quite another for a neighborhood to be targeted repeatedly as high crime based on previous issues with law enforcement due to over-policing. Checks and balances will ensure that robots don't fall into the same trap as humans. We need them to transcend our short-comings. 

Realizing problems that arise from Artificial Intelligence that aren't intentionally racially motivated but effect different demographics disproportionately is a good thing to do early so that we can address how to fix them before AI is deployed in more sectors of our life. It's one thing for camera software to confuse a person for a gorilla, quite another for a neighborhood to be targeted repeatedly as high crime based on previous issues with law enforcement due to over-policing. Checks and balances will ensure that robots don't fall into the same trap as humans. We need them to transcend our short-comings. ___

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2016-06-27 16:46:57 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

10 best Dev boards under $10!
#Robotics #Electronics #Arrow

10 best Dev boards under $10!
#Robotics #Electronics #Arrow___

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2016-06-26 20:35:49 (15 comments; 7 reshares; 49 +1s; )Open 

Robot could be scrapped after its second escape. :(

Robot could be scrapped after its second escape. :(___

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2016-06-26 20:32:37 (4 comments; 4 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

Wanna feel old? Girls that were young enough for Final Fantasy are now old enough to appreciate Louis Vuitton. I actually really like this, although I prefer the Twist in black Epi with the center-placed hardware.

"Art imitating life imitating art."

Wanna feel old? Girls that were young enough for Final Fantasy are now old enough to appreciate Louis Vuitton. I actually really like this, although I prefer the Twist in black Epi with the center-placed hardware.

"Art imitating life imitating art."___

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2016-06-24 12:43:52 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

North Hollywood Walmart gets blessings from the Pepsi pulpit.

North Hollywood Walmart gets blessings from the Pepsi pulpit.___

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2016-06-18 18:40:30 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

Internal chassis for TumblerWeed.
#HoustonRoboticsClub #TXRX

Internal chassis for TumblerWeed.
#HoustonRoboticsClub #TXRX___

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2016-06-04 12:17:12 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

Happy birthday Andrew Wiles! Born in 1953 in Cambridge, England, Wiles studied mathematics at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. In 1986 he began a project that would take him nine years to solve: Proving Pierre de Fermat's last theorem. #Physics

Happy birthday Andrew Wiles! Born in 1953 in Cambridge, England, Wiles studied mathematics at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. In 1986 he began a project that would take him nine years to solve: Proving Pierre de Fermat's last theorem. #Physics___

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2016-06-02 21:07:30 (36 comments; 0 reshares; 58 +1s; )Open 

Clever that they didn't capitalize the F in Fall.

Clever that they didn't capitalize the F in Fall.___

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2016-06-01 22:17:15 (11 comments; 10 reshares; 71 +1s; )Open 

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2016-05-20 22:21:19 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

10 years ago, we set out to simplify electronics with easy-to-use, open-source hardware. 10 years later, we’re looking to do the same for Internet of Things development with Arduino Create.

#Arduino #ArduinoCreate #IDE #IoT #Cloud #AWS #MFBA16

10 years ago, we set out to simplify electronics with easy-to-use, open-source hardware. 10 years later, we’re looking to do the same for Internet of Things development with Arduino Create.

#Arduino #ArduinoCreate #IDE #IoT #Cloud #AWS #MFBA16___

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2016-05-20 22:20:36 (12 comments; 5 reshares; 39 +1s; )Open 

"Newton’s theory predicted, if we want to be literal about it, that starlight would not deflect at all when it passed by the Sun, since light is massless. But if you assigned light a mass based on Einstein’s E = mc^2 (or m = E/c^2), you could find that starlight should deflect by 0.87″ when it passed by the Sun’s extreme outer limit. For a contrast, though, Einstein’s theory gave twice that amount: 1.75″ of deflection.

These were small numbers, but a joint expedition by Arthur Eddington and Andrew Crommelin during the 1919 solar eclipse, were able to measure to the necessary accuracy. The deflection they came up with was 1.61″ ± 0.30″, which agreed (within the errors) with Einstein’s predictions, and not with Newton’s. Newtonian gravity was busted."

Perhaps the greatest, most successful scientific theory of the past century is Einstein’s GeneralRelativity, our theory... more »

"Newton’s theory predicted, if we want to be literal about it, that starlight would not deflect at all when it passed by the Sun, since light is massless. But if you assigned light a mass based on Einstein’s E = mc^2 (or m = E/c^2), you could find that starlight should deflect by 0.87″ when it passed by the Sun’s extreme outer limit. For a contrast, though, Einstein’s theory gave twice that amount: 1.75″ of deflection.

These were small numbers, but a joint expedition by Arthur Eddington and Andrew Crommelin during the 1919 solar eclipse, were able to measure to the necessary accuracy. The deflection they came up with was 1.61″ ± 0.30″, which agreed (within the errors) with Einstein’s predictions, and not with Newton’s. Newtonian gravity was busted."

Perhaps the greatest, most successful scientific theory of the past century is Einstein’s General Relativity, our theory of gravitation that has answered every challenge to it for the past 101 years with resounding success. Yet before that, Newton’s gravity did the same thing for more than twice as long! The culprit that finally brought the universal theory of ground was incredible in its simplicity: the orbit of the planet Mercury. Observations dating from the late 1500s of the planet Mercury’s position indicated a precession of its orbit of 5600" per century, while Newtonian gravity predicted 5557" per century. That less-than-1% difference proved significant, however, and it was Einstein’s General Relativity that eventually made all the difference.___

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2016-05-17 23:41:55 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Being a fan of Borderlands 2 and Free Speech, this is perfect!

Being a fan of Borderlands 2 and Free Speech, this is perfect!___

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2016-05-16 18:50:42 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

One of my communities is nearing the 30K mark. Are they going to get rid of it and replace it? I hope not as it's very active.

Google announces SPACES.

We wanted to build a better group sharing experience, so we made a new app called Spaces that lets people get people together instantly to share around any topic.

http://get.google.com/spaces/___One of my communities is nearing the 30K mark. Are they going to get rid of it and replace it? I hope not as it's very active.

2016-05-16 18:44:22 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Congrats to my fellow robot nerd +Pauline Tasci on being North Orange County's Most Influential Woman!!

Congrats to my fellow robot nerd +Pauline Tasci on being North Orange County's Most Influential Woman!!___

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2016-05-14 02:48:27 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

I made one of these a few years ago. :)

I made one of these a few years ago. :)___

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2016-05-14 00:56:25 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

Saw this last week and meant to share it. This is the second student to get accepted into all 8 Ivy League schools back-to-back from the same high school. Ekeh and Uwamanzu-Nna are both Nigerian. Ekeh was born in Nigeria and came to the United States when he was 8. Uwamanzu-Nna is the daughter of Nigerian immigrants. 

Saw this last week and meant to share it. This is the second student to get accepted into all 8 Ivy League schools back-to-back from the same high school. Ekeh and Uwamanzu-Nna are both Nigerian. Ekeh was born in Nigeria and came to the United States when he was 8. Uwamanzu-Nna is the daughter of Nigerian immigrants. ___

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2016-05-13 16:22:48 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Matheny is a bonafide cyborg—one of the most advanced in the world. The “Modular Prosthetic Limb” he was wearing when we met at a DARPA technology expo this week is a highly articulated, computer-driven device designed for full neural integration. That means it’s capable of receiving signals from the human brain and, paired with the right surgical implants, transmitting signals to the brain.

Matheny is a bonafide cyborg—one of the most advanced in the world. The “Modular Prosthetic Limb” he was wearing when we met at a DARPA technology expo this week is a highly articulated, computer-driven device designed for full neural integration. That means it’s capable of receiving signals from the human brain and, paired with the right surgical implants, transmitting signals to the brain.___

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2016-05-08 16:50:59 (21 comments; 1 reshares; 72 +1s; )Open 

The General Election 2016.
#Trump #Clinton #Sanders

The General Election 2016.
#Trump #Clinton #Sanders___

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2016-05-06 16:17:38 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

3D Systems prints 140 parts for P51 Combat Fighter motorcycle by Confederate Motors

As any designer will tell you, a design can only be as good as manufacturing realities allow it to be. It’s a problem that has often confronted exclusive motorcycle developers Confederate Motors, who build custom rides for prominent clients such as Tom Cruise and David Beckham. It’s exactly why the company recently teamed up with 3D Systems to develop complete assembly kits for their P51 Combat Fighter motorcycle, consisting of more than 140 different 3D printed parts. The final results perfectly captured the integrated aesthetic Confederate Motors was looking for, and they are already planning to 3D print more motorcycles in the near future.

From 3DSystems blog: http://www.3dsystems.com/learning-center/case-studies/confederate-motors-works-3d-systems-push-limits-motorcycle-design-and

3D Systems prints 140 parts for P51 Combat Fighter motorcycle by Confederate Motors

As any designer will tell you, a design can only be as good as manufacturing realities allow it to be. It’s a problem that has often confronted exclusive motorcycle developers Confederate Motors, who build custom rides for prominent clients such as Tom Cruise and David Beckham. It’s exactly why the company recently teamed up with 3D Systems to develop complete assembly kits for their P51 Combat Fighter motorcycle, consisting of more than 140 different 3D printed parts. The final results perfectly captured the integrated aesthetic Confederate Motors was looking for, and they are already planning to 3D print more motorcycles in the near future.

From 3DSystems blog: http://www.3dsystems.com/learning-center/case-studies/confederate-motors-works-3d-systems-push-limits-motorcycle-design-and___

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2016-05-06 13:57:03 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

By cooperating with other robots of its type, the VelociRoACH is able to overcome obstacles like stairs.

“The two connected robots can raise the front robot over the top of the step, while a single robot can only pitch upward against the step,” states an upcoming study detailing the VelociRoACH’s capabilities.

The researchers hope techniques like the one employed by VelociRoACH could one day be used by robots operating in disaster areas with terrain that is difficult to navigate.

http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/robot-roaches-with-tiny-magnetic-winch-cooperate-to-scale-steps


By cooperating with other robots of its type, the VelociRoACH is able to overcome obstacles like stairs.

“The two connected robots can raise the front robot over the top of the step, while a single robot can only pitch upward against the step,” states an upcoming study detailing the VelociRoACH’s capabilities.

The researchers hope techniques like the one employed by VelociRoACH could one day be used by robots operating in disaster areas with terrain that is difficult to navigate.

http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/robot-roaches-with-tiny-magnetic-winch-cooperate-to-scale-steps
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2016-05-06 04:10:21 (3 comments; 4 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Instead of continuing to develop new materials the old-fashioned way — stumbling across them by luck, then painstakingly measuring their properties in the laboratory — Marzari and like-minded researchers are using computer modelling and machine-learning techniques to generate libraries of candidate materials by the tens of thousands. Even data from failed experiments can provide useful input1. Many of these candidates are completely hypothetical, but engineers are already beginning to shortlist those that are worth synthesizing and testing for specific applications by searching through their predicted properties — for example, how well they will work as a conductor or an insulator, whether they will act as a magnet, and how much heat and pressure they can withstand.


Instead of continuing to develop new materials the old-fashioned way — stumbling across them by luck, then painstakingly measuring their properties in the laboratory — Marzari and like-minded researchers are using computer modelling and machine-learning techniques to generate libraries of candidate materials by the tens of thousands. Even data from failed experiments can provide useful input1. Many of these candidates are completely hypothetical, but engineers are already beginning to shortlist those that are worth synthesizing and testing for specific applications by searching through their predicted properties — for example, how well they will work as a conductor or an insulator, whether they will act as a magnet, and how much heat and pressure they can withstand.
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2016-05-06 03:00:55 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Anyone interested in learning about open-source electronics, I strongly recommend following the Arduino community to learn about the platform. So many projects and videos to get you familiar with hands-on electronics.

Anyone interested in learning about open-source electronics, I strongly recommend following the Arduino community to learn about the platform. So many projects and videos to get you familiar with hands-on electronics.___

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2016-05-06 02:38:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Arduino based, solar powered, 3G bird house / forest fire detector..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0he-WpBVPAA

Arduino based, solar powered, 3G bird house / forest fire detector..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0he-WpBVPAA___

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2016-05-05 22:38:40 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

In less than three years, 13-year-old Quin Etnyre learned to program electronics, created his own company, and began teaching MIT graduates in his spare time.

Fuelled by a love of electronics and education, Quin developed starter kits to help children dive into the world of electronic programming.
Now, this whiz-kid has plans to revolutionise the education system, integrating electronics into everyday classes.

In less than three years, 13-year-old Quin Etnyre learned to program electronics, created his own company, and began teaching MIT graduates in his spare time.

Fuelled by a love of electronics and education, Quin developed starter kits to help children dive into the world of electronic programming.
Now, this whiz-kid has plans to revolutionise the education system, integrating electronics into everyday classes.___

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2016-05-05 16:03:54 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

It seems people don't understand that Kickstarter is crowdsourcing investment. You believe in a person(s) and an idea, you give a little bit of money (less than $10K like angel investors) and you gamble on whether or not it's going to succeed. This is business. Welcome to investing and glad people are starting to understand why large companies often sell their products for 5 to 10 times (or more) the manufacturing cost. If something goes wrong, you have to be able to recover without firing employees and going out of business.

Another $1m Kickstarter project has gone bust, and no, you’re not getting any money back http://tnw.me/4H7LgJQ___It seems people don't understand that Kickstarter is crowdsourcing investment. You believe in a person(s) and an idea, you give a little bit of money (less than $10K like angel investors) and you gamble on whether or not it's going to succeed. This is business. Welcome to investing and glad people are starting to understand why large companies often sell their products for 5 to 10 times (or more) the manufacturing cost. If something goes wrong, you have to be able to recover without firing employees and going out of business.

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2016-05-05 15:57:05 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Equestrian Robots? Yes, please!
Nick Powers uses a LulzBot TAZ 5 to make a mechanical model of a horse in celebration for this years Kentucky Derby via Arrow.com

Equestrian Robots? Yes, please!
Nick Powers uses a LulzBot TAZ 5 to make a mechanical model of a horse in celebration for this years Kentucky Derby via Arrow.com___

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2016-05-05 15:15:13 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Transit of Mercury at Rice Observatory in Houston

TENTATIVE but VERY COOL event: On Monday, May 9, we have the opportunity to see one of the rarest of astronomical events: a transit of Mercury across the face of the sun. As usual when this kind of phenomenon occurs, the Rice Observatory is offering an Open House to give the public an opportunity to witness the event. However, since there is a good chance that there will be inclement weather in the Houston area on Monday, this is a tentative event.

FREE EVENT: On Monday, May 9, we have the opportunity to see one of the rarest of astronomical events: a transit of Mercury across the face of the sun.

From Space.com: "Because Mercury and Venus are closer to the sun than Earth is, the two planets occasionally pass between Earth and the sun, performing something called a solar transit. This happens less than twice a... more »

Transit of Mercury at Rice Observatory in Houston

TENTATIVE but VERY COOL event: On Monday, May 9, we have the opportunity to see one of the rarest of astronomical events: a transit of Mercury across the face of the sun. As usual when this kind of phenomenon occurs, the Rice Observatory is offering an Open House to give the public an opportunity to witness the event. However, since there is a good chance that there will be inclement weather in the Houston area on Monday, this is a tentative event.

FREE EVENT: On Monday, May 9, we have the opportunity to see one of the rarest of astronomical events: a transit of Mercury across the face of the sun.

From Space.com: "Because Mercury and Venus are closer to the sun than Earth is, the two planets occasionally pass between Earth and the sun, performing something called a solar transit. This happens less than twice a century with Venus, and 13 or 14 times a century with Mercury.

"On May 9, skywatchers on most of the Earth will be able to see such a transit of Mercury. Because this transit lasts more than 7 hours, the Earth will turn enough that parts of the transit will be visible nearly everywhere on Earth except for Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, the Philippines and a small area of eastern Asia. Observers in eastern North America will be able to see the whole transit, while the transit will already have begun as the sun rises in the western half of the continent."

As usual when this kind of phenomenon occurs, the Rice Observatory at Rice University's Brockman Hall of Physics is offering an Open House to give the public an opportunity to witness the event. However, since there is a good chance that there will be inclement weather in the Houston area on Monday, this is a tentative event.

From the Rice University event page: "WEATHER PERMITTING, we will have the campus observatory open for observing of the transit of Mercury across the face of the Sun.

"It will be visible in Houston from dawn to 1:42 pm. However, Mercury will be small (like a small sunspot) on the face of the sun so it does need special eye protection and telescopic magnification.

"Observation (if clear): 10 am to 1 pm in 4th floor observatory. If you can't see the sun (if its's overcast, rainy or foggy), we will NOT be open. We will send a cancellation notice to those on the RSI or RSI-Associates email list (see below). If you can't make it, it will be webcast from several sites. The next ones will be 2019 and 2032!

Check the webpage for weather and event updates:

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~ruco/open_houses.html

More information from Rice's Dr. Patricia Reiff: "We will have a 8inch telescope with a solar filter and an h-alpha solar telescope.

"If it’s rainy or cloudy we won’t have it open but there will be places you can watch online: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-provide-coverage-of-may-9-mercury-transit-of-the-sun

Here’s a diagram of the solar system: http://www.nakedeyeplanets.com/mercury-transit-2016-orbits-labelled.png

There will be a live SDO feed at http://mercurytransit.gsfc.nasa.govhttp://sdoisgo.blogspot.com/2016/04/mercury-transit-in-8-days.html ___

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2016-05-05 14:44:00 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Robots in surgery:

Autonomous Robot Surgeon Bests Humans in World First

In a robotic surgery breakthrough, a bot stitched up a pig’s small intestines using its own vision, tools, and intelligence to carry out the procedure. What’s more, the Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) did a better job on the operation than human surgeons who were given the same task.

STAR’s inventors don’t claim that robots can replace humans in the operating room anytime soon. Instead they see the accomplishment as a proof of concept—both for the specific technologies used and for the general concept of “supervised autonomy” in the OR.

Pediatric surgeon Peter Kim, one of the researchers, didn’t sound threatened when he spoke to reporters in a press call yesterday. “Even though we surgeons take pride in our craft at doing procedures, to have a machine that works with us to improve outcomes and safety would be a tremendous benefit,” he said.

#MedicalBreakthroughs #RoboticsSurgery

Link to original study: http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/8/337/337ra64
Link to IEEE article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/the-human-os/robotics/medical-robots/autonomous-robot-surgeon-bests-human-surgeons-in-world-first___Robots in surgery:

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2016-05-05 13:29:24 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 49 +1s; )Open 

Becky with the good hare.
#Lemonade #Beyonce

Becky with the good hare.
#Lemonade #Beyonce___

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2016-05-05 12:12:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

One of the oldest methods of cleaning oil is a process called skimming, which is also one of the more reliable methods. The problem is that calm waters are required, or any skimmed oil can simply be released back into the water after a few big waves hit. But a group of researchers in China have developed a 3D printable oil-skimmer that was designed to be inexpensive, versatile and resistant to rough waters. #Conservation #3DPrinting

To see the original paper on the process, you can read more here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/admi.201600015/full

One of the oldest methods of cleaning oil is a process called skimming, which is also one of the more reliable methods. The problem is that calm waters are required, or any skimmed oil can simply be released back into the water after a few big waves hit. But a group of researchers in China have developed a 3D printable oil-skimmer that was designed to be inexpensive, versatile and resistant to rough waters. #Conservation #3DPrinting

To see the original paper on the process, you can read more here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/admi.201600015/full___

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2016-05-05 12:06:14 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Don't trust the click bait.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/24557909/BadScienceWriting.pdf___Don't trust the click bait.

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2016-05-05 02:58:15 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Battlefront Standard Edition on sale for $28 today!
#MayTheFourth

Battlefront Standard Edition on sale for $28 today!
#MayTheFourth___

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2016-05-05 00:41:01 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

#TweetFrom6YearsAgo #Uber #Startup

#TweetFrom6YearsAgo #Uber #Startup___

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2016-05-04 20:28:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Houston celebrates! May the fourth be with you!

Houston celebrates! May the fourth be with you!___

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2016-05-03 12:15:19 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

Regex Notes

Regex Notes___

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2016-05-01 12:48:08 (11 comments; 4 reshares; 40 +1s; )Open 

Stack Exchange explains 88 mph:

Stack Exchange explains 88 mph:___

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2016-04-28 23:17:17 (20 comments; 1 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

Should you always do what other people tell you to do? Clearly not. Everyone knows that. So should future robots always obey our commands? At first glance, you might think they should, simply because they are machines and that’s what they are designed to do. But then think of all the times you would not mindlessly carry out others' instructions – and put robots into those situations.

#RobotsNoMeansNo #ConsentLawsForRobots

Should you always do what other people tell you to do? Clearly not. Everyone knows that. So should future robots always obey our commands? At first glance, you might think they should, simply because they are machines and that’s what they are designed to do. But then think of all the times you would not mindlessly carry out others' instructions – and put robots into those situations.

#RobotsNoMeansNo #ConsentLawsForRobots___

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2016-04-28 13:09:11 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

Interesting concept. They provide a board with minimal features (+Texas Instruments Sitara processor, memory, storage and Ethernet), and plenty of space for modules and connectors to be added as needed. The system is complete with a modular case.  It can be useful for prototyping, and for projects with very small volumes.

Interesting concept. They provide a board with minimal features (+Texas Instruments Sitara processor, memory, storage and Ethernet), and plenty of space for modules and connectors to be added as needed. The system is complete with a modular case.  It can be useful for prototyping, and for projects with very small volumes.___

2016-04-28 01:23:40 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

+Robot Underpants will be broadcasting live in a little over half an hour, so join +Mat Luschek, +Michael Gaines and me! (I'll post a link in the comments.)

+Robot Underpants will be broadcasting live in a little over half an hour, so join +Mat Luschek, +Michael Gaines and me! (I'll post a link in the comments.)___

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2016-04-25 16:03:21 (10 comments; 13 reshares; 137 +1s; )Open 

Harry Potter and the Academic Papers...

Harry Potter and the Academic Papers...___

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2016-04-19 19:27:19 (8 comments; 3 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

Best photo of the #HoustonFlood is guy rescuing an armadillo.

Best photo of the #HoustonFlood is guy rescuing an armadillo.___

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2016-04-18 21:36:11 (8 comments; 5 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

#VoteCthulu  for President!!!

#VoteCthulu  for President!!!___

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2016-04-18 20:31:52 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 43 +1s; )Open 

My city is under water.

My city is under water.___

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2016-04-14 00:21:22 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Thank you Offbeat Eatz and Iron Yard for sponsoring the Google Houston Grind with +Rassul Zarinfar from +Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.

https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-houston-presents-rassul-zarinfar#/ #StartupGrindHOU

Thank you Offbeat Eatz and Iron Yard for sponsoring the Google Houston Grind with +Rassul Zarinfar from +Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.

https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-houston-presents-rassul-zarinfar#/ #StartupGrindHOU___

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