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Ciro Villa

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Occupation: Software Engineer (Software Engineer - Early Adopter, Technology Buff, Bilingual, Multicultural, Software Engineer with)

Location: Florida

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Ciro Villa135,125Test Hangout on Air New Horizons Fly Along Real Time Telemetry, No Audio Commentary.Test Hangout on Air New Horizons Fly Along Real Time Telemetry, No Audio Commentary.2015-07-11 01:00:003  
Scott Lewis384,368Heck 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  
Ciro Villa135,125Let's meet and shake hands and enjoy the IMAX premiere of the movie "Interstellar" at the World Golf Village located in St. Augustine, Florida. If you are available and willing we can meet outside the theater between 7:30 and 7:45 PM EST on Thursday, November 6, 2014.  The movie starts at 08:00 PM EST. It is your responsibility to purchase your ticket at the following link: http://www.museumtix.com/venue/venueinfo.aspx?vid=783&tab=E Once there, select the movie from the drop-down then create an account to pre-purchase your ticket before they sell out. Casual Florida dress. Please RSVP.  Thanks.An Evening At the Movies - Interstellar Premiere in IMAX at WGV2014-11-06 19:30:002  

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2016-09-27 17:52:01 (10 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

http://boingboing.net/2016/09/23/evil-clown-arrested.html

Most reshares: 20

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2016-09-26 13:38:39 (2 comments; 20 reshares; 56 +1s; )Open 

"Mirrors are the simplest means to manipulate light propagation. Usually, a mirror is a macroscopic object composed of a very large number of atoms. In the September 23th issue of the Physical Review Letters, Prof. Julien Laurat and his team at Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris (Laboratoire Kastler Brossel-LKB) report that they have realized an efficient mirror consisting of only 2000 atoms. This paper is accompanied by a "Focus" item in APS-Physics."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-physicists-nanoscale-mirror-atoms.html

Most plusones: 56

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2016-09-26 13:38:39 (2 comments; 20 reshares; 56 +1s; )Open 

"Mirrors are the simplest means to manipulate light propagation. Usually, a mirror is a macroscopic object composed of a very large number of atoms. In the September 23th issue of the Physical Review Letters, Prof. Julien Laurat and his team at Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris (Laboratoire Kastler Brossel-LKB) report that they have realized an efficient mirror consisting of only 2000 atoms. This paper is accompanied by a "Focus" item in APS-Physics."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-physicists-nanoscale-mirror-atoms.html

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2016-09-29 03:42:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Scientists estimate that the local galactic arm is probably 4 times bigger than previously thought!
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"Researchers calculated that it stretches more than 20,000 light-years long, maybe about four times what scientists had thought before, he said. That's still a lot shorter than the major arms.

The work was done by analyzing radio-wave emissions with the Very Long Baseline Array, a series of Earth-based dishes. Results were released Wednesday by the journal Science Advances."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-respect-milky-neighborhood.html

Scientists estimate that the local galactic arm is probably 4 times bigger than previously thought!
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"Researchers calculated that it stretches more than 20,000 light-years long, maybe about four times what scientists had thought before, he said. That's still a lot shorter than the major arms.

The work was done by analyzing radio-wave emissions with the Very Long Baseline Array, a series of Earth-based dishes. Results were released Wednesday by the journal Science Advances."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-respect-milky-neighborhood.html___

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2016-09-29 03:40:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Here’s Why We’re Scared of Creepy Clowns http://thebea.st/2dmtJ1g

Here’s Why We’re Scared of Creepy Clowns http://thebea.st/2dmtJ1g___

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2016-09-28 21:14:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Closing time: +NASA's #Spitzer Space Telescope wraps work for the #FrontierFields project. This project combined the power of Spitzer, the #Hubble Telescope and the #Chandra X-ray Observatory — to look as far back in time and space as current technology can allow. 

Closing time: +NASA's #Spitzer Space Telescope wraps work for the #FrontierFields project. This project combined the power of Spitzer, the #Hubble Telescope and the #Chandra X-ray Observatory — to look as far back in time and space as current technology can allow. ___

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2016-09-28 21:14:48 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

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2016-09-28 18:51:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

See the red arced line, top of image? It’s a depiction of the Rosetta spacecraft, leaving the inner solar system...

http://bit.ly/2cBavE9

See the red arced line, top of image? It’s a depiction of the Rosetta spacecraft, leaving the inner solar system...

http://bit.ly/2cBavE9___

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2016-09-28 18:50:34 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

Today in Geek History: Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered in 1987. Here's to 29 years of tea. Earl Grey. Hot. We hope you have a good dentist (or at least some whitening strips!)

Today in Geek History: Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered in 1987. Here's to 29 years of tea. Earl Grey. Hot. We hope you have a good dentist (or at least some whitening strips!)___

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2016-09-28 18:49:50 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Friday, watch the +European Space Agency, ESA's #Rosetta mission #CometLanding with live commentary and analysis of the successful mission.
- Info at http://go.nasa.gov/2dakTFn
- Live stream at http://youtube.com/nasajpl/live

Friday, watch the +European Space Agency, ESA's #Rosetta mission #CometLanding with live commentary and analysis of the successful mission.
- Info at http://go.nasa.gov/2dakTFn
- Live stream at http://youtube.com/nasajpl/live___

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2016-09-28 17:01:55 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

There is after all, hope for humanity...

http://www.wfaa.com/features/instead-of-a-trip-to-jail-officer-drives-man-100-miles-to-his-family/326892151

There is after all, hope for humanity...

http://www.wfaa.com/features/instead-of-a-trip-to-jail-officer-drives-man-100-miles-to-his-family/326892151___

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2016-09-28 16:55:05 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/2016/20160927-spacex-unveils-mars-plans.html

Share courtesy of +Jason Davis writing for +The Planetary Society 

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/2016/20160927-spacex-unveils-mars-plans.html

Share courtesy of +Jason Davis writing for +The Planetary Society ___

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2016-09-28 16:11:55 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Working to bring astronauts home safe from the #JourneyToMars. Orion team starts final set of parachute qualification tests at Army Yuma proving ground in Arizona.

Working to bring astronauts home safe from the #JourneyToMars. Orion team starts final set of parachute qualification tests at Army Yuma proving ground in Arizona.___

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2016-09-28 16:11:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Before dawn Thursday … Moon and Mercury get close!
http://bit.ly/2cBerES

Before dawn Thursday … Moon and Mercury get close!
http://bit.ly/2cBerES___

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2016-09-28 16:08:34 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

"After four years of continuous monitoring, astronomers detected clear signs of convective cells in a giant pulsating star for the first time using the Kepler space telescope."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-kepler-cepheid-star.html

"After four years of continuous monitoring, astronomers detected clear signs of convective cells in a giant pulsating star for the first time using the Kepler space telescope."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-kepler-cepheid-star.html___

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2016-09-28 16:07:33 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

"New findings by a UCLA-led international team of researchers answer a fundamental question about our space environment and will help scientists develop methods to protect valuable telecommunication and navigation satellites. The research is published today in the journal Nature Communications."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-debate-killer-electrons-space.html

"New findings by a UCLA-led international team of researchers answer a fundamental question about our space environment and will help scientists develop methods to protect valuable telecommunication and navigation satellites. The research is published today in the journal Nature Communications."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-debate-killer-electrons-space.html___

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2016-09-28 14:44:58 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

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"Recently, Maselli and his team employed Swift to observe 21 bright radio sources included in the revised Third Cambridge Catalogue (3CR) of radio sources. The catalog contains celestial radio sources detected at 178 MHz that could advance our knowledge about the nature and evolution of powerful radio galaxies and quasars.

However, some sources described in the 3CR catalog, including these detected by the NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS), are not only unobserved in X-rays, but are, in fact, completely unidentified, lacking an assigned optical or infrared counterpart. The authors of the paper decided to fill this gap by conducting a supplementary optical-to-X-ray campaign with the Swift spacecraft, in order to better characterize the properties of these unidentified sources."
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Paper: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1609.07484v1.pdf

Read more at:... more »

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"Recently, Maselli and his team employed Swift to observe 21 bright radio sources included in the revised Third Cambridge Catalogue (3CR) of radio sources. The catalog contains celestial radio sources detected at 178 MHz that could advance our knowledge about the nature and evolution of powerful radio galaxies and quasars.

However, some sources described in the 3CR catalog, including these detected by the NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS), are not only unobserved in X-rays, but are, in fact, completely unidentified, lacking an assigned optical or infrared counterpart. The authors of the paper decided to fill this gap by conducting a supplementary optical-to-X-ray campaign with the Swift spacecraft, in order to better characterize the properties of these unidentified sources."
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Paper: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1609.07484v1.pdf

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-scientists-unidentified-radio-sources.html___

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2016-09-27 23:03:05 (2 comments; 7 reshares; 35 +1s; )Open 

Share thanks +Sandra Meliefste 

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2016-09-27 22:57:46 (0 comments; 5 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

"Researcher Don Hood from LSU and colleagues at collaborating universities studied an unusual region on Mars—an area with high elevation called Thaumasia Planum. They analyzed the geography and mineralogy of this area they termed Greater Thaumasia, which is about the size of North America. They also studied the chemistry of this area based on Gamma Ray Spectrometer data collected by the Mars Odyssey Orbiter, which was launched in 2001. What they found was the mountain ridge that outlines Greater Thaumasia was most likely created by a chain of volcanoes. The results were published recently in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-unusual-martian-region-clues-planet.html

"Researcher Don Hood from LSU and colleagues at collaborating universities studied an unusual region on Mars—an area with high elevation called Thaumasia Planum. They analyzed the geography and mineralogy of this area they termed Greater Thaumasia, which is about the size of North America. They also studied the chemistry of this area based on Gamma Ray Spectrometer data collected by the Mars Odyssey Orbiter, which was launched in 2001. What they found was the mountain ridge that outlines Greater Thaumasia was most likely created by a chain of volcanoes. The results were published recently in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-unusual-martian-region-clues-planet.html___

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2016-09-27 20:56:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Eskimo Nebula

This nebula, imaged by Hubble in 2000, is one of the few where I can easily see how its nickname was derived. If you squint while looking at it, you can imagine a human face in the center with the circle of fur of a winter parka around it.

The nebula is actually the death of a medium-sized star. Called a planetary nebula for historical reasons, the gas here has been ejected by the dying spasms of energy output by the star in the core. After billions of years of stable nuclear fusion, the star runs out of the lightest elements in its core and enters an unstable phase and blows off much of its outer layers. These unstable periods can produce a wondrous variety of gaseous patterns around the star, making planetary nebulae a strikingly beautiful collection of objects.

Credit: NASA, Andrew Fruchter and the ERO Team [Sylvia Baggett (STScI), Richard Hook (ST-ECF),... more »

Eskimo Nebula

This nebula, imaged by Hubble in 2000, is one of the few where I can easily see how its nickname was derived. If you squint while looking at it, you can imagine a human face in the center with the circle of fur of a winter parka around it.

The nebula is actually the death of a medium-sized star. Called a planetary nebula for historical reasons, the gas here has been ejected by the dying spasms of energy output by the star in the core. After billions of years of stable nuclear fusion, the star runs out of the lightest elements in its core and enters an unstable phase and blows off much of its outer layers. These unstable periods can produce a wondrous variety of gaseous patterns around the star, making planetary nebulae a strikingly beautiful collection of objects.

Credit: NASA, Andrew Fruchter and the ERO Team [Sylvia Baggett (STScI), Richard Hook (ST-ECF), Zoltan Levay (STScI)]

http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/07/image/a/___

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2016-09-27 20:08:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took images of possible water vapor plumes on Europa.

These Hubble images are ultraviolet images of the icy moon Europa transiting across the disk of Jupiter. Out of ten observations, Hubble saw what may be water vapor plumes on three of the images. This adds another piece of supporting evidence to the existence of water vapor plumes on Europa - Hubble also detected spectroscopic signatures of water vapor in 2012. The existence of water vapor plumes could provide a future Europa flyby mission the opportunity to study the conditions and habitability of Europa's subsurface ocean.

For more information: http://go.nasa.gov/2d7z8L6

Read the science paper at http://go.nasa.gov/2d7yQ76

This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at:... more »

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took images of possible water vapor plumes on Europa.

These Hubble images are ultraviolet images of the icy moon Europa transiting across the disk of Jupiter. Out of ten observations, Hubble saw what may be water vapor plumes on three of the images. This adds another piece of supporting evidence to the existence of water vapor plumes on Europa - Hubble also detected spectroscopic signatures of water vapor in 2012. The existence of water vapor plumes could provide a future Europa flyby mission the opportunity to study the conditions and habitability of Europa's subsurface ocean.

For more information: http://go.nasa.gov/2d7z8L6

Read the science paper at http://go.nasa.gov/2d7yQ76

This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at: http://go.nasa.gov/2d7ygpQ If___

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2016-09-27 20:06:23 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

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2016-09-27 18:19:58 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

+SpaceX Unveils Video of the Interplanetary Transport System!

#Spacex   #Astronomy   #Universe  

+SpaceX Unveils Video of the Interplanetary Transport System!

#Spacex   #Astronomy   #Universe  ___

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2016-09-27 17:52:01 (10 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

http://boingboing.net/2016/09/23/evil-clown-arrested.html

http://boingboing.net/2016/09/23/evil-clown-arrested.html___

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2016-09-27 16:12:53 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

"For at least a billion years of the distant past, planet Earth should have been frozen over but wasn't. Scientists thought they knew why, but a new modeling study from the Alternative Earths team of the NASA Astrobiology Institute has fired the lead actor in that long-accepted scenario.

Humans worry about greenhouse gases, but between 1.8 billion and 800 million years ago, microscopic ocean dwellers really needed them. The sun was 10 to 15 percent dimmer than it is today—too weak to warm the planet on its own. Earth required a potent mix of heat-trapping gases to keep the oceans liquid and livable.

For decades, atmospheric scientists cast methane in the leading role. The thinking was that methane, with 34 times the heat-trapping capacity of carbon dioxide, could have reigned supreme for most of the first 3.5 billion years of Earth history, when oxygen was absent initiallya... more »

"For at least a billion years of the distant past, planet Earth should have been frozen over but wasn't. Scientists thought they knew why, but a new modeling study from the Alternative Earths team of the NASA Astrobiology Institute has fired the lead actor in that long-accepted scenario.

Humans worry about greenhouse gases, but between 1.8 billion and 800 million years ago, microscopic ocean dwellers really needed them. The sun was 10 to 15 percent dimmer than it is today—too weak to warm the planet on its own. Earth required a potent mix of heat-trapping gases to keep the oceans liquid and livable.

For decades, atmospheric scientists cast methane in the leading role. The thinking was that methane, with 34 times the heat-trapping capacity of carbon dioxide, could have reigned supreme for most of the first 3.5 billion years of Earth history, when oxygen was absent initially and little more than a whiff later on. (Nowadays oxygen is one-fifth of the air we breathe, and it destroys methane in a matter of years.)

"A proper accounting of biogeochemical cycles in the oceans reveals that methane has a much more powerful foe than oxygen," said Stephanie Olson, a graduate student at the University of California, Riverside, a member of the Alternative Earths team and lead author of the new study published September 26 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "You can't get significant methane out of the ocean once there is sulfate.""

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-methane-climate-savior-middle-chapter.html___

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2016-09-27 15:43:10 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Company for the Philae lander

The #Philae landing craft touched down on comet on 12 November 2014. It has now been found: it is not located at the convenient site originally selected for its landing, but rather – following a series of three bounces – in a grim and dark environment. All the same, the lander is now set to receive company: the +European Space Agency, ESA #Rosetta orbiter, which until now has been orbiting the comet, is scheduled to be brought down to the surface of Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 30 September 2016.

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-19455/year-all/#/gallery/24445

#67P #CometLanding #DLR

Image: Rosetta’s final stop. Credit: ESA/Rosetta/Nav-Cam.

Company for the Philae lander

The #Philae landing craft touched down on comet on 12 November 2014. It has now been found: it is not located at the convenient site originally selected for its landing, but rather – following a series of three bounces – in a grim and dark environment. All the same, the lander is now set to receive company: the +European Space Agency, ESA #Rosetta orbiter, which until now has been orbiting the comet, is scheduled to be brought down to the surface of Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 30 September 2016.

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-19455/year-all/#/gallery/24445

#67P #CometLanding #DLR

Image: Rosetta’s final stop. Credit: ESA/Rosetta/Nav-Cam.___

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2016-09-27 15:42:41 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Photo was taken while camping on the New River in Independence, VA by Ron Williams!

Photo was taken while camping on the New River in Independence, VA by Ron Williams!___

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2016-09-27 15:42:19 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

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2016-09-27 15:41:22 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

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2016-09-27 15:39:38 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Stunning limited edition book of artwork to commemorate 50 years of Trek

Stunning limited edition book of artwork to commemorate 50 years of Trek___

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2016-09-27 15:38:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Researchers design wearable microscope that can measure fluorescent dyes through skin

Researchers design wearable microscope that can measure fluorescent dyes through skin___

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2016-09-27 14:46:52 (5 comments; 4 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

"Physicists at the Australian National University (ANU) have brought quantum computing a step closer to reality by stopping light in a new experiment.

Lead researcher Jesse Everett said controlling the movement of light was critical to developing future quantum computers, which could solve problems too complex for today's most advanced computers."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-quantum-closer-reality.html

"Physicists at the Australian National University (ANU) have brought quantum computing a step closer to reality by stopping light in a new experiment.

Lead researcher Jesse Everett said controlling the movement of light was critical to developing future quantum computers, which could solve problems too complex for today's most advanced computers."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-quantum-closer-reality.html___

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2016-09-27 13:52:00 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Like the surface of the Moon – robotic exploration of extreme environments on Mount Etna

What do the Moon and Mount Etna have in common? An extreme surface as well as extreme conditions. Twenty-one scientists from #DLR are using the harsh conditions on the volcano to test technologies for future Solar System exploration missions. In choosing Mount Etna, the scientists have selected a special scenario that meets the geological requirements of an actual #Moon #mission.

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-19403/year-all/#/gallery/24429

Credit images: DLR (CC-BY 3.0).

Like the surface of the Moon – robotic exploration of extreme environments on Mount Etna

What do the Moon and Mount Etna have in common? An extreme surface as well as extreme conditions. Twenty-one scientists from #DLR are using the harsh conditions on the volcano to test technologies for future Solar System exploration missions. In choosing Mount Etna, the scientists have selected a special scenario that meets the geological requirements of an actual #Moon #mission.

Full article: http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10081/151_read-19403/year-all/#/gallery/24429

Credit images: DLR (CC-BY 3.0).___

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2016-09-26 23:12:19 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

The first professional female astronomer was Caroline Herschel, sister of that more famous Herschel. As is far too often often the case with female scientists, what's really remarkable is that she had a career at all: her mother kept her as an unpaid servant into adulthood; when she started assisting her brother, she had no training in either astronomy or math. Clearly, an extraordinary mind.

The first professional female astronomer was Caroline Herschel, sister of that more famous Herschel. As is far too often often the case with female scientists, what's really remarkable is that she had a career at all: her mother kept her as an unpaid servant into adulthood; when she started assisting her brother, she had no training in either astronomy or math. Clearly, an extraordinary mind.___

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2016-09-26 23:10:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Hidden moon: +NASA's #Cassini mission sees the brilliant disk of #Saturn with its moon #Prometheus barely visible as a dark speck below the rings, to the left of center.

Hidden moon: +NASA's #Cassini mission sees the brilliant disk of #Saturn with its moon #Prometheus barely visible as a dark speck below the rings, to the left of center.___

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2016-09-26 23:06:01 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Orange wool...

ping +mary Zeman need some orange thread for your knitting work?.. :-p ;-)

An English farmer has gone to extreme lengths to make sure his sheep will stand out from the crowd, by turning his entire flock orange. He hopes the paint will deter thieves, who have stolen more than 300 sheep from him in the past few years. http://nbcbay.com/abXeg1X___Orange wool...

ping +mary Zeman need some orange thread for your knitting work?.. :-p ;-)

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2016-09-26 23:02:32 (3 comments; 18 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

Fighting cancer with Nanoparticles

"Stanford researchers accidentally discovered that iron nanoparticles invented for anemia treatment have another use: triggering the immune system's ability to destroy tumor cells.

Iron nanoparticles can activate the immune system to attack cancer cells, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-iron-nanoparticles-immune-cells-cancer.html

Fighting cancer with Nanoparticles

"Stanford researchers accidentally discovered that iron nanoparticles invented for anemia treatment have another use: triggering the immune system's ability to destroy tumor cells.

Iron nanoparticles can activate the immune system to attack cancer cells, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-iron-nanoparticles-immune-cells-cancer.html___

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2016-09-26 22:56:55 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Beware of "tabnapping"; yet another nefarious weapon in the phisher's arsenal..

If you haven't heard about #tabnapping  it's definitely worth reading about! #security   #scam   #browser   #phishing  ___Beware of "tabnapping"; yet another nefarious weapon in the phisher's arsenal..

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2016-09-26 21:36:16 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Walgreen's founder, Charles Walgreen as died

Charles Walgreen III, former drugstore CEO who grew chain, dies at age 80

Charles Walgreen III, who expanded his grandfather's drugstore chain into an $18 billion-a-year company by 1999 when he stepped down as chairman, has died. He was 80.___Walgreen's founder, Charles Walgreen as died

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2016-09-26 21:34:11 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

"Canada's parks department on Monday confirmed the discovery of a British exploration ship that vanished during a storied Arctic expedition in 1846."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-canada-arctic-discovery-year-old-ship.html

"Canada's parks department on Monday confirmed the discovery of a British exploration ship that vanished during a storied Arctic expedition in 1846."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-canada-arctic-discovery-year-old-ship.html___

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2016-09-26 21:22:00 (8 comments; 3 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

I am not sure if to laugh, cry or be neutral at this...

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Swipe & Feed: Use Your Smartphone While Feeding Your Baby
http://www.gadgetify.com/baby-bottle-smartphone-holder/___I am not sure if to laugh, cry or be neutral at this...

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2016-09-26 21:18:22 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

"As scientists continue finding evidence for life in the ocean more than 3 billion years ago, those ancient fossils pose a paradox.

Organisms, including the single-celled bacteria living in the ocean at that early date, need a steady supply of phosphorus, but "it's very hard to account for this phosphorus unless it is eroding from the continents," says Aaron Satkoski, a scientist in the geoscience department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "So that makes it really hard to explain the fossils we see at this early era.""

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-life-ancient-oceans-enabled-erosion.html

"As scientists continue finding evidence for life in the ocean more than 3 billion years ago, those ancient fossils pose a paradox.

Organisms, including the single-celled bacteria living in the ocean at that early date, need a steady supply of phosphorus, but "it's very hard to account for this phosphorus unless it is eroding from the continents," says Aaron Satkoski, a scientist in the geoscience department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "So that makes it really hard to explain the fossils we see at this early era.""

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-life-ancient-oceans-enabled-erosion.html___

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2016-09-26 21:15:59 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Study: Earth's roughly warmest in about 100,000 years - A new study paints a picture of an Earth that is warmer than it has been in about 120,000 years, and is locked into eventually hitting its hottest mark in more than 2 million years.

Study: Earth's roughly warmest in about 100,000 years - A new study paints a picture of an Earth that is warmer than it has been in about 120,000 years, and is locked into eventually hitting its hottest mark in more than 2 million years.___

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2016-09-26 21:14:56 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Mercury found to be Tectonically Active!

"Images acquired by NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft show geologic features that indicate Mercury is likely still contracting today, joining Earth as a tectonically active planet in our Solar System.

Previously undetected small fault scarps were observed in images collected during the MESSENGER mission's final 18 months in orbit around Mercury, according to a new paper in Nature Geoscience. During these last months of the mission, the spacecraft's altitude was lowered allowing the surface to be imaged at higher resolutions than ever before possible."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-mercury-tectonically.html

Mercury found to be Tectonically Active!

"Images acquired by NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft show geologic features that indicate Mercury is likely still contracting today, joining Earth as a tectonically active planet in our Solar System.

Previously undetected small fault scarps were observed in images collected during the MESSENGER mission's final 18 months in orbit around Mercury, according to a new paper in Nature Geoscience. During these last months of the mission, the spacecraft's altitude was lowered allowing the surface to be imaged at higher resolutions than ever before possible."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-mercury-tectonically.html___

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2016-09-26 20:47:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

"A layer of iron and other elements deep underground is the evidence scientists have long been seeking to support the hypothesis that the moon was formed by a planetary object hitting the infant Earth some 4.5 billion years ago, a new study led by Johns Hopkins University scientists argues.

Published in the current issue of the journal Nature Geoscience, the paper uses laboratory simulations of an Earth impact as evidence that a stratified layer beneath the rocky mantle – which appears in seismic data – was created when the Earth was struck by a smaller object. The authors argue this was the same impact that sent a great mass of debris hurtling into space, creating the moon."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-moon-creation-hypothesis.html

"A layer of iron and other elements deep underground is the evidence scientists have long been seeking to support the hypothesis that the moon was formed by a planetary object hitting the infant Earth some 4.5 billion years ago, a new study led by Johns Hopkins University scientists argues.

Published in the current issue of the journal Nature Geoscience, the paper uses laboratory simulations of an Earth impact as evidence that a stratified layer beneath the rocky mantle – which appears in seismic data – was created when the Earth was struck by a smaller object. The authors argue this was the same impact that sent a great mass of debris hurtling into space, creating the moon."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-moon-creation-hypothesis.html___

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2016-09-26 20:38:47 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Is time an illusion?...

___Is time an illusion?...

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2016-09-26 20:33:30 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

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2016-09-26 18:06:57 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

A very interesting find in planetary evolution!

" "Finding disks in low-mass systems is really interesting to us, because objects that exist at the lower limit of what defines a star and that still have disks that indicate planet formation can tell us a lot about both stellar and planetary evolution," said first author Boucher, who works at her university's Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx). "

[...]

" The research team was able to determine that the disks surrounding their four newly discovered low-mass objects were all likely in a phase of planet forming. None were in the dusty aftermath phase.

Even more interesting, two of the objects are possibly between 42 and 45 million years old. This would make them the oldest objects surrounded by active disk systems ever found. "
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A very interesting find in planetary evolution!

" "Finding disks in low-mass systems is really interesting to us, because objects that exist at the lower limit of what defines a star and that still have disks that indicate planet formation can tell us a lot about both stellar and planetary evolution," said first author Boucher, who works at her university's Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx). "

[...]

" The research team was able to determine that the disks surrounding their four newly discovered low-mass objects were all likely in a phase of planet forming. None were in the dusty aftermath phase.

Even more interesting, two of the objects are possibly between 42 and 45 million years old. This would make them the oldest objects surrounded by active disk systems ever found. "

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-low-mass-refine-planetary-evolution.html___

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2016-09-26 13:44:41 (2 comments; 5 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Sounding rocket solves one cosmic mystery, reveals another - In the last century, humans realized that space is filled with types of light we can't see – from infrared signals released by hot stars and galaxies, to the cosmic microwave background that comes from every corner of the universe. Some of this invisible light that fills space takes the form of X-rays, the source of which has been hotly contended over the past few decades.

Sounding rocket solves one cosmic mystery, reveals another - In the last century, humans realized that space is filled with types of light we can't see – from infrared signals released by hot stars and galaxies, to the cosmic microwave background that comes from every corner of the universe. Some of this invisible light that fills space takes the form of X-rays, the source of which has been hotly contended over the past few decades.___

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2016-09-26 13:38:39 (2 comments; 20 reshares; 56 +1s; )Open 

"Mirrors are the simplest means to manipulate light propagation. Usually, a mirror is a macroscopic object composed of a very large number of atoms. In the September 23th issue of the Physical Review Letters, Prof. Julien Laurat and his team at Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris (Laboratoire Kastler Brossel-LKB) report that they have realized an efficient mirror consisting of only 2000 atoms. This paper is accompanied by a "Focus" item in APS-Physics."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-physicists-nanoscale-mirror-atoms.html

"Mirrors are the simplest means to manipulate light propagation. Usually, a mirror is a macroscopic object composed of a very large number of atoms. In the September 23th issue of the Physical Review Letters, Prof. Julien Laurat and his team at Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris (Laboratoire Kastler Brossel-LKB) report that they have realized an efficient mirror consisting of only 2000 atoms. This paper is accompanied by a "Focus" item in APS-Physics."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-physicists-nanoscale-mirror-atoms.html___

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2016-09-26 13:37:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Astronomers discover super-fast spinning ultraluminous X-Ray pulsar!

"(Phys.org)—A team of European astronomers has discovered a new pulsar in a variable ultraluminous X-ray source (ULX) known as NGC 7793 P13. The newly found object is the third ultraluminous X-ray pulsar detected so far, and also the fastest-spinning one. The findings are detailed in a paper published Sept. 21 in the arXiv pre-print server."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-pulsar-ultraluminous-x-ray-source.html

Astronomers discover super-fast spinning ultraluminous X-Ray pulsar!

"(Phys.org)—A team of European astronomers has discovered a new pulsar in a variable ultraluminous X-ray source (ULX) known as NGC 7793 P13. The newly found object is the third ultraluminous X-ray pulsar detected so far, and also the fastest-spinning one. The findings are detailed in a paper published Sept. 21 in the arXiv pre-print server."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-pulsar-ultraluminous-x-ray-source.html___

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2016-09-26 13:23:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

SpaceX fires its Raptor engine for Mars flights for the first time

SpaceX fires its Raptor engine for Mars flights for the first time___

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2016-09-26 13:22:56 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

NASA's Kennedy Spaceport Magazine for September 2016
KSC September 2016 Spaceport Magazine (Free 27-Page PDF)
www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/spaceport-magazine.html
Direct Download:
www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/sept2016-v2.pdf

In the September 2016 issue:

· OSIRIS-REx prepped for mapping, sampling mission

· SAGE III to look back at Earth’s atmospheric ‘sunscreen’

· Engine test shows design ready for new era

· SpaceX conducts successful parachute system test

· Crew access arm installed for Starliner missions

· NASA orders second SpaceX Crew Mission to ISS

· NASA, Boeing simulate return from low-Earth orbit

· Commercial Crew astronauts discuss progress, training

· Orioncrew module re... more »

NASA's Kennedy Spaceport Magazine for September 2016
KSC September 2016 Spaceport Magazine (Free 27-Page PDF)
www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/spaceport-magazine.html
Direct Download:
www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/sept2016-v2.pdf

In the September 2016 issue:

· OSIRIS-REx prepped for mapping, sampling mission

· SAGE III to look back at Earth’s atmospheric ‘sunscreen’

· Engine test shows design ready for new era

· SpaceX conducts successful parachute system test

· Crew access arm installed for Starliner missions

· NASA orders second SpaceX Crew Mission to ISS

· NASA, Boeing simulate return from low-Earth orbit

· Commercial Crew astronauts discuss progress, training

· Orion crew module reaches processing milestone

· Multi-Payload Processing Facility provides ‘gas station’

· Pad 39B infrastructure upgrades support journey to Mars

· Agreement makes it easier to schedule prescribed burns

· Demanding Gemini XI mission flies on top of the world

Spaceport Magazine is a monthly NASA publication that serves Kennedy Space Center employees and the American public. The magazine’s wide topic variety mirrors Kennedy's diverse spaceport operations. From launch processing to center development and employee stories, Spaceport Magazine covers it all.

Credit: NASA/Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Release Date: September 2, 2016

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