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NASA1,433,071The most advanced robot ever sent to another world is set to land on Aug. 5, 2012 (PDT). Will you be watching?Mars Science Laboratory will deliver the Curiosity rover to the surface of Mars at approximately 10:31 p.m. PDT on Aug. 5 (1:31 a.m. EDT and 5:31 a.m. UTC on Aug. 6). Curiosity, carrying laboratory instruments to analyze samples of rocks, soil and atmosphere, will investigate whether Mars has ever offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life.NASA TV will broadcast live from mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., during Curiosity’s critical entry, descent and landing phase.Two live feeds of video during key landing activities from mission control rooms at JPL will be carried on NASA TV, NASA TV online http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html and Ustream http://www.ustream.tv/ between 8:30 and 11:00 p.m. PDT on Aug. 5 (11:30 p.m. Aug. 5 to 2:00 a.m. Aug. 6 EDT), and between 12:30 and 1:30 a.m. PDT on Aug. 6 (3:30 to 4:30 a.m. EDT). The NASA TV Public Channel and http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl will carry a feed including commentary and interviews. The NASA TV Media Channel and http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2 will carry an uninterrupted, clean feed.Follow the mission on Facebook and on Twitter at http://www.facebook.com/marscuriosity and http://www.twitter.com/marscuriosity.NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Landing2012-08-06 02:00:002215G+

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Circles Circles Circles37,983SCIENCE CircleDo you want more science in your life? Then, be sure to add these fascinating pages and people who dwell on science daily and are actively engaging.  Enrich your stream.If you are a scientist or someone who primarily posts about science and would like to be included in this circle please make a request in the comments section below.If you have someone or an organization's G+ page to recommend please add their name in the comments section below.Note: To those included in the circle, you were added by the generous recommendation of others  -- their help is deeply appreciated. Your add back and re-share would be also deeply appreciated as it would help spread the word about science.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/o82s0mPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/IkCTLPPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/nFCsGwMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/tID4ZmPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/E6v81LOthers CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8lh#science       #scienceeveryday       #sciencecircle       #circlesharing  2014-07-17 04:08:1710671226CC G+
khairul efendi0 Keep this simple!1. ADD the circle2 Share the post3. Plus the post.4. Comment to be added. BAM that is all easy right!? #circleshare  #circlesharing #sharedpubliccircles #snowballcircle #hyberballcircle #publicsharedcircles      #ownsocialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #circlesharingpages   #sharingcircles   #whatshot   #followers   #googleplustips #CircleSharing #CircleShare #CircleOfTheDay #Circle #SharedCircles #Google #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #AddCircle #ADD #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircle #Circles #Shared #Friends #Blogging #SharingCircles #CircleofFriends #Blogger #Engagers2014-06-20 07:31:49501215CC G+
Circles Circles Circles35,732SCIENCE CircleDo you want more science in your life? Then, be sure to add these fascinating pages and people who dwell on science daily and are actively engaging.  Enrich your stream.If you are a scientist or someone who primarily posts about science and would like to be included in this circle please make a request in the comments section below.If you have someone or an organization's G+ page to recommend please add their name in the comments section below.Note: To those included in the circle, you were added by the generous recommendation of others  -- their help is deeply appreciated. Your add back and re-share would be also deeply appreciated as it would help spread the word about science.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/RPEbdlPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/fmOadpPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/Oyg8RBMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/9NT51gPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/5mT3s0Others CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/AV4WvdTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/YANzuo#science     #scienceeveryday     #sciencecircle     #circlesharing  2014-06-19 02:05:3310651024CC G+
Moan Lisa32,548Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle15 June, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-06-15 11:11:532988487110CC G+
John Nuntiatio38,202#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-15 06:01:32319369CC G+
DEVILZART2,249 This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +DevilzArt More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #publicsharedcircles   #wordpress   #seo   #affiliatemarketing    #googleplus   #googleplusupdate   #blogger   #bloggers   #blogging     #internet   #socialmedia   #socialmediatips   #socialnetworking   #internetmarketing   #seo   #seotips   #bloggingtips   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingtipsandtricks   #googleplustips   2014-06-15 02:13:005014415CC G+
Becky Collins10,439Super Science 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 ?2014-05-31 05:09:154901211CC G+
Circles Circles Circles33,758SCIENCE CircleDo you want more science in your life? Then, be sure to add these fascinating pages and people who dwell on science daily and are actively engaging.  Enrich your stream.If you are a scientist or someone who primarily posts about science and would like to be included in this circle please make a request in the comments section below.If you have someone or an organization's G+ page to recommend please add their name in the comments section below.Note: To those included in the circle, you were added by the generous recommendation of others  -- their help is deeply appreciated. Your add back and re-share would be also deeply appreciated as it would help spread the word about science.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/WbY7NSPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/XPSnHVPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/itFj7ZMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/uBBxgdPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/f1wz2IOthers CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/MOGsxGTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/bDcYF4#science     #scienceeveryday     #sciencecircle     #circlesharing  2014-05-28 20:17:02102101319CC G+
Farid Shaikh171Google Friends! - You're in this   #Circle   -   #Share the circle *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:* 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! :)Thanks!#circles       #circleshare       #circlesharing       #sharedcircles                 #addcircles     #addpeople       #addcircle     #addfriends      2014-05-18 17:00:275015011CC G+
Farid Shaikh171No strings attached circle!If you want to be in the #circle  then let us know if you want to be in the circle! That's it! If you got notified, then you are in this one!2014-05-18 02:16:335017310CC G+
Farid Shaikh65Google Friends! - You're in this  #Circle   -  #Share   the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be  #Shared   :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              115This 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! :)Thanks!#circles      #circleshare      #circlesharing      #sharedcircles                #addcircles    #addpeople      #addcircle    #addfriends      2014-05-17 06:20:0550110811CC G+
Circles Circles Circles32,435SCIENCE CircleDo you want more science in your life? Then, be sure to add these fascinating pages and people who dwell on science daily and are actively engaging.  Enrich your stream.If you are a scientist or someone who primarily posts about science and would like to be included in this circle please make a request in the comments section below.If you have someone or an organization's G+ page to recommend please add their name in the comments section below.Note: To those included in the circle, you were added by the generous recommendation of others  -- their help is deeply appreciated. Your add back and re-share would be also deeply appreciated as it would help spread the word about science.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/Hev5GIPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS: http://goo.gl/Nqll1yPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/olCV0EMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/l58RRiPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/oIXG1ROthers Circles:SCIENCE: http://goo.gl/voKgBxTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/bDcYF4#science   #scienceeveryday   #sciencecircle   #circlesharing  2014-05-16 02:10:07103141526CC G+
Carlos Esteban45,152ENGAGERS 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! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014#82014-05-12 13:43:52499150119186CC G+
Charles Barouch5,184G|+|ost Town #1 Circle of Awesome!http://www.hdwpbooks.com/books/g+ost-town/2014-05-03 06:56:1143417CC G+
Adam Black6,732Transhumans CircleBy popular Demand,  I am sharing some of my Circles. This is +Mark Bruce  Transhumans Circle  Plus Others Ive been adding.If you are tagged,  you are in it.Web Link for Mobile https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdamBlack/posts/6iQmLpEj1Zm #sharedcircles   #GeekCulture   #ScienceSunday #Transhumans #Transhumanism #HumanPlus  2014-04-13 06:25:0424522733CC G+
steph wanamaker101,611#followfriday   #australianpeeps  thanks very much to paul sneddon for sharing his circle with me ! any australians I didn't include let me know!Happy Friday!2014-04-11 20:35:49202407CC G+
DEVILZART1,310#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers   #followback #paulaawesomecircle   #awesomecircles #paulateshima #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle 2014-04-04 17:15:22500151125CC G+
STEM on Google+ Community14,148Here are the "Movers & Shakers" in the STEM Community!February--March, 2014!Here's the latest updated edition of people & pages whose posts and comments appeared in the STEM on Google+ Community.  There are both science content creators and science readers here, and they are all active and interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math.  Add this circle to your stream!Click here to enter the community >>https://plus.google.com/b/112166434848553337850/communities/110555615319066448343  Get involved in science discussions in the STEM community and you'll be in the next circle!If you received notification for this post, you are included in the circle!  If you do not wish to be notified, or shared in this (or other) circles, please let me know.~+Malthus John #sciencecircle   #stemcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #scienceeveryday   #sciencessunday   #stem   #gpluscommunities   #science   #technology   #engineering   #mathematics   #engagement  2014-03-24 17:43:08235202360CC G+
Matthew J Price8,236It's been some time since I shared my favorite circle: Accelerated Thinkers.  These 91 people are the ones I trust with bringing me the good news every day, and leading the conversation about the future of humanity.  Thank you so much!2014-03-22 04:25:4591103CC G+
Enrico Altavilla5,522I'm sharing with you my Science circle. It's focused mainly on physics, astrophysics and math but it also contains subjects (both people and pages) who share news about other scientific fields. Enjoy! 2014-03-21 06:45:031031015CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,154#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-18 08:53:47471025CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,154#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-18 08:53:18471001CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,154#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-18 08:52:50471125CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,154#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-18 08:52:22471002CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,154#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-18 08:51:36471313CC G+
Carlos Esteban39,158ENGAGERS 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 Sunday! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014#72014-03-16 14:11:22498604863CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393203CC G+
Prime Numbers0Science, Mathemathics, Tchnology, Engeneering CIRCLEThis circle has some really interesting people. It has scientist, engineers, researchers, mathematicians, computer scientists.If you wish to nominate yourself or someone to be included on my next circle, just follow these simple steps:1. Post about science and be active in science communities like STEM on Google+2. Make sure you have already added me into your circles3. Plus, Comment and Reshare this post publicly in your own stream. Please make sure you plus, reshare and comment on the Original Post or else I won't notice it...#Science #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #publiccircles #circlesharing #circle #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday2014-03-12 20:26:291364106CC G+
shinigami kurai109This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +shinigami kurai2014-03-09 02:04:4450110313CC G+
DEVILZART386This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +DevilzArt More you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #publicsharedcircles   #wordpress   #seo   #affiliatemarketing    #googleplus   #googleplusupdate   #blogger   #bloggers   #blogging     #internet   #socialmedia   #socialmediatips   #socialnetworking   #internetmarketing   #seo   #seotips   #bloggingtips   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingtipsandtricks 2014-03-08 15:58:55501191528CC G+
DEVILZART103This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circulo   #kreise   #kreis   #круг   #круги   #круглим   #кругляши  #blogger   #blogging   #bloggers#サークル   #界   #cercle   #دائرة   #kring   #kringen   #nederland  +Circles +Circle Circle Circle +Circles by DzjieDzjee +Selected Circles 2014 +Awesome Circles +Socialize circles +Circles & Circles & Circles +Google+ Categorized Circles +Circles Circles Circles +Curating Content on Google+ +Team Circle Share +Shared Circles +Circle Shares Notifications +Urkel's Shared Circles +Shared Circles Magic G+ +Shared Circles on G+ +SharedCircles #googleplus #circle #sahrecircle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleshared #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday 2014-02-25 06:41:2550014721CC G+
John Nuntiatio28,116circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment   #news  2014-02-23 08:38:002986725CC G+
Carlos Esteban35,966ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find: ►A sample of recent and repeat engagers with my posts on #science, #animals and #landscape pictures, #sciencefiction and #humor. ►Some people that include me in the circles that they curate… or that have not included me yet but I would love to be :) ►And some people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts regardless if they circle me back or not. The categories are not exclusive and many people are in more than one. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish. I will appreciate it. Have a nice Valentine’s day!Carlos #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014#62014-02-14 19:25:01464614865CC G+
Gideon Rosenblatt38,394The People I Keep a Closest Eye OnThis is a small circle of 50 people and pages that have my closest attention here on Google+. Some are well-known and have many followers, some do not. All are interesting people (or in a few cases pages) and almost all are quite active here. I am not including myself. This is purely to help you find some interesting new people and pages - especially if you're just getting started here and want some interesting stuff in your stream.  #circleshare  2014-02-02 01:06:385020732CC G+
Carlos Esteban33,566ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find: -A sample of recent and repeat engagers with my posts on #science , #animals and #landscape pictures, #sciencefiction and #humor . -Some people that include me in the circles that they curate… or that have not included me yet but I would love to be :) -And some people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts regardless if they circle me back or not. The categories are not exclusive and many people are in more than one. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish. I will appreciate it. Have a nice Sunday!Carlos #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare   #thursdaycircle    #thursdaycircleshared    #circlethursday #circle  2014#42014-01-26 13:53:24495160146198CC G+
John Nuntiatio25,447#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-01-25 19:41:45255729CC G+
Artur Mashnich45,164Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-20 23:53:54402511771CC G+
Christy Sandhoff27,208This is a very nice circle Carlos.  Thanks for posting it. ==========================================Carlos Esteban - Google+ - ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find...ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find 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 if you wish :) Have a great weekend!2014-01-17 22:22:5740171114CC G+
Carlos Esteban32,281ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find 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 if you wish. I will appreciate it. Have a nice day!Carlos 2014#3#circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle2014-01-16 13:53:50491129126180CC G+
John Nuntiatio24,408#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport 2014-01-15 19:27:1034612316CC G+
Hung cuavan607Get in More CirclesWhen You reshare with a circle, you should also explain the benefits of participating in shared circles. Explain the BenefitsExplain that when they add the circle many people in the circle will add them back. Also,Explain that if they re-share your post that the circle creator may add them to their future shared circles. If you do these two simple things you will increase your re-share rate. You’ll get in more circles and you’ll improve your own statistics.2014-01-15 09:38:5450020837CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky62,004Good morning / evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-15 08:27:365006234111CC G+
James Harper726+Carlos Esteban originally shared: ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find 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 if you wish :) Have a great weekend! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare   #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014-01-11 00:11:5845612426CC G+
Christy Sandhoff26,446Shared by Carlos Esteban..... ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find 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 if you wish :) Have a great weekend!2014-01-10 17:39:29451161029CC G+
Carlos Esteban31,485ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find 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 if you wish :) Have a great weekend! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle2014-01-10 17:31:474549464142CC G+
Justin Matthew49,864Circle Share 1.8.14Engagers...Plussers...Content Providers...Photographers...Artist...GPlus Heavy Hitters...Newbies...and people just wanting to hang out...little bit of everything...enjoy!1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!You can find me on these other social platforms so lets connect there too:Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/u/justinmatthew/Twitter: https://twitter.com/JMHHACKERFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/JustinMatthewMSMPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/livesocialmedia/Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmhhackerLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/justinmatthew#sharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing #circleshare #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou          #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare #circlesharing 2014-01-09 04:29:44500475781CC G+

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2014-04-18 08:02:26 (88 comments, 15 reshares, 70 +1s)

Solar’s Insane Cost Drop That line dropping almost straight down, is the price of solar energy. Forecast it out 10 years and realize fossil fuels are pretty much doomed.

http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/16/solars-dramatic-cost-fall-may-herald-energy-price-deflation/

Most reshares: 190

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2014-05-15 03:27:26 (35 comments, 190 reshares, 127 +1s)

Thinking, Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman.
This post is long, but the curated book notes are worth a read, promise!

I recently finished the critically acclaimed book Thinking, Fast and Slow by Nobel prize winner Daniel Kahneman. For me it was a long, slow read, drawn out over many months, and one that has left a lasting impression on my thoughts and outlook. 

The book, in general is incredibly well-written with some of the word-smithing in parts comprising the best I have ever been privileged to read. In these common sections there are no wasted words or sentences; every word, every sentence is carefully crafted and conveys accessible meaning. I cannot recall ever reading anything in which word after word, sentence after sentence, for paragraphs or pages on end flowed with such economy and powerful meaning. Such sections are a pleasure to read and of course force me to... more »

Most plusones: 234

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2014-05-29 03:04:43 (54 comments, 73 reshares, 234 +1s)

If you have a Chromecast, do yourself a favour and try Videostream.

I've been using and enjoying my Chromecast ever since they were first released. But with the release of Videostream the humble little Chromecast just became a whole lot more useful. For those who don't know, a Chromecast is simply a little HDMI dongle that connects to your wireless network and which you plug into your TV; once set up you can send or "cast" YouTube videos, Google Music, etc to your TV. You can grab a Chromecast from the Play Store https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=chromecast&hl=en. 

Videostream is a Web App that you can add to Chrome browser here https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/videostream-for-google-ch/cnciopoikihiagdjbjpnocolokfelagl. Once running in your browser Videostream connects to your Chromecast (so long as you're running on the sameWi... more »

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2014-07-31 15:25:11 (13 comments, 5 reshares, 25 +1s)

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2014-07-27 09:06:01 (13 comments, 40 reshares, 92 +1s)

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 30/14.
Affecting cognitive decline, negative mass, printing complete boards, atmospheric waveguides, spinning nanorods, restoring insulin sensitivity, wave tractor beams, biomimicry for audio chips, solar passive cooling.

1. A (Reversible?) Mechanism for Age-Related Cognitive Decline.
Recent studies show that extracellular matrix proteins in the hippocampus of animals undergo robust and progressive upregulation over time, increasing with age and believed to directly contribute to cognitive decline by inhibiting synaptic plasticity and cell mobility https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2014/07/involvement-of-the-extracellular-matrix-in-age-related-memory-loss-in-mice.php. The studies were conducted in mice and so confirming the effect in human brains will be important. Given that only one group of four proteins of the... more »

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2014-07-27 01:43:42 (18 comments, 4 reshares, 40 +1s)

My Overview & Demonstration of Android Wear on the Gear Live.

I decided to take the plunge and order a Gear Live Android Wear smartwatch as soon as it was available, and I've now been wearing the device for nearly two weeks. I wanted to share my experiences and overall impression of the platform; if you've been sitting on the fence regarding these devices this might sway you one way or the other. 

The video is longer than I would like but I really wanted to cover most of the main user interface elements and key device features, benefits, and software tools / apps. The video covers a few basic areas:
* Basic UI & hardware
* Native apps that control certain apps running on your phone
* Custom apps that you install to do extra things
* Notifications and voice messaging (see SMS with my wife for a laugh)
* Overall feelings

The... more »

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2014-07-25 14:56:18 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)

Happy Birthday +Mark Rösel!

Hope you have a wonderful day my friend; hopefully someone is taking photos of you today instead of the usual other way around :)

#surprisinggooglenownotificationsonmywrist  
#fullreviewcomingsoon  

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2014-07-25 03:10:44 (38 comments, 4 reshares, 33 +1s)

Forget dystopia. A while ago I asked everyone to send me their 100-word vision of a desirable future in 100 years. I said I would pay $100 to the one that I wanted to live in. The results are in and are illustrated on Medium: https://medium.com/message/a-desirable-future-haiku-ff01d63c93c6 

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2014-07-24 12:30:41 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)

One Of The Interesting Perks of My Job . . .

. . . is that I very frequently wind up researching and learning about the most random things. Take today for instance, where I happened to need to briefly learn about the medical simulation industry and couldn't help but be morbidly fascinated by the subset comprised of medical simulation dummies or mannequins that are routinely used for training medical professionals.

I knew such a thing existed, I just didn't know how sophisticated or diverse such offerings were; and such hardware is not cheap! Take this baby simulator, pictured below, as an example of one of many products offered by Gaumard (http://www.gaumard.com/) - hover over "Products" to see an impressive range, including the amusingly named "HAL" series under "Tetherless Patient Simulators". 

Another example is Limbs &... more »

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2014-07-20 12:08:03 (8 comments, 23 reshares, 76 +1s)

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 29/14.
Boron chemistries, plasmonic colour printing, tunable nanoantennas, clearing lipofuscin, nano-pixel displays, reprogramming pace-maker cells, deep learning advances, photonic router, gene drive tech, cloud labs, synbio cheese.

1. Boron Buckyball (Borospherene) Created.
Recent studies of boron chemistry have succeeded in experimentally creating and verifying theoretically predicted boron structures comprising 40 atoms https://news.brown.edu/articles/2014/07/buckyball. 40 boron atoms produce two different but stable molecular structures, one of which includes a hollow molecular cage similar to a carbon buckyball; the other is a semi-flat disc or sheet. The boron cages themselves aren’t as perfect as their carbon counterparts, and comprise 48 triangles, four 7-sided rings, and two 6-sided rings. No applications yet, justi... more »

2014-07-19 08:05:09 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 31 +1s)

Technoliteracy
I wrote up some essential skills for tomorrow. What am I missing?

• Anything you buy, you must maintain. A purchase is just the beginning.  You can expect to devote as much money/time in maintaining a technology as you did in acquiring and installing it.
• Acquire at the last possible moment. Technologies improve so fast you should postpone getting anything until 5 minutes before you need it. Then accept the fact that anything you buy is already obsolete.
• You will be newbie forever. Get good at the beginner mode: learning new programs, asking dumb questions, making stupid mistakes, soliciting help. 
• Often learning a new tool requires unlearning old ones. The habits of using a land line phone don't work in email or cell phone. The habits of email don't work in twitter. The habits of twitter won't work in what is next. Try to leavethe old h... more »

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2014-07-18 03:34:53 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Halo 4 Montage, with Beats!

My final Halo 4 highlights clip; a diverse collection of snipes and no-scopes squeezed into a montage with a cool music track. Many thanks to my cousin James aka DJ Jimmy H for permission to use his song "KA POW!" - if you like the song please go check out DJ Jimmy H's stream on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/james-hanna-4

Best viewed in larger size on YouTube in 720p.

I've had these highlights sitting around on my hard drive for many months now and finally got around to stitching them altogether. The total highlights video comes to 48 minutes, but this video below is a 5 minute subset of the very best moments. I haven't even played Halo 4 in several months, ever since Titanfall came out, and I'm not sure if I'll get to play it again as I once did. Still, some good memories here.

#halo4 ... more »

2014-07-16 11:55:09 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)

Weekend In Melbourne.

After getting home to a decent WiFi connection on Monday night my Melbourne photos backed up to Google+ and some clever little algorithms put this "Story" together of selected photos, PhotoSpheres, and Tiny Planet images that I made. Quite a neat little feature and quite impressive IMO. Just thought I'd throw it out there for anyone to take a peak. For best results try clicking "full-screen". 

The PhotoSpheres are up too; got a few good ones of Melbourne although many were washed out: https://www.google.com/maps/views/profile/115624860057949518963?gl=us 

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2014-07-13 12:13:27 (18 comments, 29 reshares, 71 +1s)

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 28/14.
Non-invasive optogenetics, DNA origami antibiotics, smaller human genome, giant Lego blocks, self-assembly machines, implantable drug reservoirs, deep learning improvements, Clarity brain imaging.

1. Optogenetics Goes Non-Invasive With Red Light.
In a significant advance for optogenetics new opsin proteins have been engineered that are sensitive to red light, allowing a red light source external to the skull to trigger neurons and neural circuits that have been modified to express the new protein http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/noninvasive-brain-control-0629. In optogenetics studies of the brain a light source usually has to be inserted or implanted under the skull so that light can reach the modified neurons. Now with external light sources able to switch neurons on and off, applications in humans become much more... more »

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2014-07-12 13:32:15 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)

Day 5 of #fivedayquest = Visiting a Ninja in Melbourne.

On my fifth day I'm in Melbourne after two hours sleep the night before, and offer this glimpse from a bar with band playing on Melbourne's South Bank, looking out over the city and the Yarra River while I catch up and meet face-to-face for the first time with +Ninja On Rye for a few drinks :)

Thanks to +Mark Rösel for inviting me to partake in the fivedayquest series!

These are the rules for the game:
1) Post 5 shots on 5 days that have something to do with your life
2) Use the hashtag #fivedayquest  on every post
3) Mention the person who invited you on every post
4) Tag a new person to join the challenge each day - no pressure, it's just for fun!

I'm extending an invite to +Matthew J Price, fellow transhumanist, optimist, futurist, and all arounden... more »

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2014-07-09 14:22:05 (23 comments, 6 reshares, 25 +1s)

So I Found This Invites Thing Today.

I was randomly exploring settings and found this "Invites" or "Invitations" thing on Hangouts today. Opening the Hangouts application on your phone simply click the little three square dots menu button at upper right and you'll see "Invites", or as per the image below you can access it through the web interface via Google+ by clicking the Hangouts button, then the drop-down arrow / menu to get the settings shown and access "Invitations" - same thing. 

I discovered that, depending on your Hangouts settings, this is where you find all of the Hangouts messages people have sent you who aren't in circles you've designated as having rights to send you messages. 

I found a list of messages; about half were random junk and video Hangouts invites. But the other half comprised genuinem... more »

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2014-07-07 11:16:43 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s)

Day 4 of #fivedayquest = Eye Test.

On my fourth day I offer this close-up image, taken earlier today, of the retina of my right eye. You can clearly see the fovea with the highest concentration of photoreceptors enabling my visual acuity, and also the optic nerve (blind spot) with network of emerging blood vessels. My optic nerve happens to have a small cup structure in the middle, which can be a risk factor for glaucoma, especially if there is high eye-pressure; fortunately my eye-pressure is quite low. 

It has been a couple of years or more since my last proper eye test and I’m due for new lenses and frames and a restocking of contact lenses. Both eyes were tested of course and it turns out that my vision is stable; my prescription has not changed since I was last tested and there has been no degradation. The stigmatism is still present, but unchanged; thecu... more »

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2014-07-06 07:01:05 (12 comments, 42 reshares, 96 +1s)

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 27/14.
Carbon nanotube applications, precise quantum dots, crossbar memory, 3D printed epoxies, GM probiotics vs obesity, cyborg robots, cell therapies, consciousness off switch.

1. Much Ado About Carbon Nanotubes.
A big week for carbon nanotubes, led by IBM’s announcement that commercial nanotube transistors are on the way with chips expected by 2020 http://www.technologyreview.com/news/528601/ibm-commercial-nanotube-transistors-are-coming-soon/. The company’s latest prototype chips pack 10,000 transistors made of carbon nanotubes and in 2020 should offer a five-fold improvement in performance compared to existing chips at the same power; mass-fabrication should entail only small changes to existing fab processes. Our control over nanotubes is becoming increasingly sophisticated, with it being possible to now induceacc... more »

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2014-07-02 14:39:55 (36 comments, 42 reshares, 99 +1s)

Latest Hints of Determinism Beneath Quantum Reality.
I'v been struggling to find time to write about this since I first read about it last week.

Bouncing oil drop experiments, which as the name implies involves an oil drop bouncing over the surface of a liquid, are used as a physical analogy for the behaviour of quantum particles interacting in quantum systems as described by pilot wave theory - a version of Bohmian Mechanics or hidden variables interpretations. 

This recent Quanta article - http://www.simonsfoundation.org/quanta/20140624-fluid-tests-hint-at-concrete-quantum-reality/ - discusses the history and peculiarities of pilot wave theory and Bohmian mechanics, as well as recent bouncing oil drop experiments that reproduce quantum phenomena. In bouncing oil drop experiments the droplet interacts with its own ripples, forming pilot waves that cause the droplet to... more »

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2014-07-02 04:54:30 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)

Day 3 of #fivedayquest  = Weekend Family Getaway to Carrickalinga.

On my third day I offer a little Auto-Awesome clip of my recent weekend getaway with my wife and immediate in-laws. Carrickalinga is about a 1 hour drive south from Adelaide and nestled against the coast among rolling green hills, beaches, and ocean cliffs. It really is a beautiful part of the state.

We're about a third of the way through winter however and it is cold by South Australian standards. Good thing I've always been a winter person and love the rainy windy conditions, and being in South Australia the sun still managed to make an appearance and light things up too.

Highlights include
- a walk along a wind-swept foaming beach,
- misjudging the tide and having to wade bare-foot (pants hiked up and shoes in hand) through knee-deep freezing ocean entering a... more »

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2014-06-29 15:37:01 (18 comments, 47 reshares, 96 +1s)

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 26/14.
Brain motor interfaces, verbally instructing robots, robotic hands, graphene fibers, untethered microgrippers, vacuum tube transistors, better nanopore sequencing, and others.

1. Brain Interfaces for Natural and Robotic Motor Control.
There were two promising advances this week in the area of brain interfaces allowing paralysed people to regain some motor control. First, after practising for a long time on a simulator that measured brain activity from an implanted brain chip a young paralysed man was able to naturally move his hand again for the first time in years http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/science-fiction-come-true-moving-a-paralyzed-hand-with-the-power-of-thought/2014/06/23/13c9ac88-f8a1-11e3-a606-946fd632f9f1_story.html. Second, an in-depth look at the BrainGate program allowing paralysed people to... more »

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2014-06-26 11:42:48 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)

Day 2 of #fivedayquest  = End of a Productive Week.

On my second day I offer the thing I have been slaved to for a week. I've banged out about 17,500 words over the past seven days. The bulk of this, about 90%, is for a single document - the final report for my latest consultancy job. If I kept this up I'd be able to bang out 9 or more novels per year. But I can't, my brain is fried and needs to rest!

Thanks to +Mark Rösel for inviting me to partake in the fivedayquest series :)

These are the rules for the game:
1) Post 5 shots on 5 days that have something to do with your life
2) Use the hashtag #fivedayquest  on every post
3) Mention the person who invited you on every post
4) Tag a new person to join the challenge each day - no pressure, it's just for fun! 

I'm wondering if +Denise Case, anotherpassi... more »

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2014-06-23 14:48:35 (19 comments, 12 reshares, 47 +1s)

What Future Evolutionary Selective Pressures Might We Ascend?

Idle thoughts and musings often lead to unusual ponderings, especially when one is battling a mild influenza-induced fever. In this case I thought I'd throw these ideas / memes out there to encounter their own selective pressures. 

The technological ecosystem that humanity has wrought for its support interferes greatly with our species evolution via natural selection; enabling for example, for couples to have children, for genetic replicators to replicate, when they would otherwise not have been able to do so or would have died in the attempt. 

Indeed, some say that human evolution via natural selection has stopped entirely. I'm not sure if I'd go that far; selection of human genes have certainly been impacted, but the selection of those other replicators - the ideas and memes that make up ourm... more »

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2014-06-22 06:46:05 (19 comments, 40 reshares, 99 +1s)

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 25/14.
Brain activity, robot house printers, remineralising teeth, on-chip spectrometers, inkjet solar cells, insect eyes & drones, wireless pancreas, automated patch-clamping, superlattices. 

1. The Finer Points of Noise and Synchrony in the Brain.
A couple of interesting findings this week regarding brain waves and activity. First, a repeat of the classic Libet experiments with modern technology to measure brain activity demonstrated that the pattern of brain activity a second before a stimulus allowed for accurate prediction of which simple decisions a person would make in response to that stimulus http://news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=10953. This work showed that a lot of noise in brain signals can introduce random fluctuations into decisionmaking, but I think the researcher’s statement that thisra... more »

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2014-06-16 05:31:14 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)

Day 1 of #fivedayquest  = Cold Winter & Drenched in Sweat.

I was invited to partake of this series, offering little personal insights into my life, by the wonderful +Mark Rösel :)

On my first, Day 1 offering you get a non-flattering selfie of me, drenched in sweat and breathing heavily with mouth open, T-shirt wet in many more places than it is dry, hair messed with exertion, face beaded and even a rivulet of sweat visible running down my cheek. In the background of course is the cause of my self-induced pain: Shaun T's intense Insanity interval training workouts that tax your cardio and strength fitness. 

At this point I'm about 80% through the longest workout in the series, which lasts for a total of 60 minutes. At this point I am equal parts surprised and relieved, as I am every time at this point, that I am actually going to beable... more »

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2014-06-15 06:02:08 (17 comments, 47 reshares, 96 +1s)

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 24/14.
Water harvesting, sophisticated wearables, polariton lasers, wafer-scale self-assembly, medical hardware, terahertz sensors, curved CMOS, switchable films.

1. Harvesting Water Directly from Arid Air.
Taking inspiration from the nanostructures on desert dwelling beetle wings used to capture water, new synthetic materials comprising forests of carbon nanotubes able to perform the same trick - absorbing water molecules directly from even arid air - have been developed http://phys.org/news/2014-06-nanotube-forests-arid-air.html. These hygroscopic scaffolds are made possible by chemically altering the base of the forests to be hydrophobic and the tops to by hydrophilic, which attracts water molecules and keeps them there - this turns out to be a passive feature (requires no energy) and simply squeezing the material can... more »

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2014-06-14 06:37:07 (26 comments, 13 reshares, 45 +1s)

Distributed Computing & Cryptocurrency Exchanges = Not Yet Distributed Enough.
Bitcoin, decentralised exchanges, distributed cryptocurrencies, decentralised autonomous corporations, banking, user interface friction, technological and social phenomena interfaces.

This is perhaps a little overdue because I've had these thoughts bouncing around since Mt Gox went bust earlier this year [1]. In the system as it was, and as it currently is, a decentralised cryptocurrency like bitcoin [2] must still come through one of a number of centralised exchanges in order to facilitate the trade of a unit of cryptocurrency for a unit of fiat currency that we all know and use. Mt Gox, being the largest exchange and funnel for this activity for quite some time was a natural target for one or another exploits. 

A month or two later I was again reading about the inherently rigged nature... more »

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2014-06-08 11:22:12 (14 comments, 48 reshares, 86 +1s)

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 23/14.
Neurogenesis, manipulating memory and choice, mitochondrial removal, DNA origami, optics MEMS, spray-on light, self-assembly, optical thermometer, medical robots.

1. New Evidence of Neurogenesis and Brain Repair.
A new population of neurons have been discovered in the subventricular zone niche, next to the striatum, that produce choline acetyltransferase and appear to be necessary and sufficient for inducing the formation of new neurons in that region http://today.duke.edu/2014/06/kuoneurogen. Optogenetics tools allowed the group to use light to turn the firing rate of these neurons up and down and then to observe the subsequent changes in neural stem cell proliferation. The complete neural circuit for which these cells form part has not yet been elucidated, but nevertheless it appears that interventions targeting these... more »

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2014-06-04 15:42:16 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 58 +1s)

Such a Simple Thing.

I've heard many people mock digital photo-frames but Elise and I have found ours to be such a simple and useful thing to have in the living room. This one is simply an old, re-purposed original Galaxy Tab 10.1 running a Tasker profile that (i) turns WiFi on for half an hour from 4am to download any updates, and (ii) runs a slideshow, each image on for 20 seconds, of a specified photo album during the hours we are most likely to be home and awake. 

For a while it ran our wedding photos and currently it is still running our European honeymoon photos (650 images); visible here is Rialto Bridge over Venice's Grand Canal. Photos that would typically be tucked away on several redundant hard drives somewhere and, like everyone else, rarely accessed or looked at. 

And that is the simple reason why this little device is so powerful anda... more »

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2014-06-01 06:49:38 (28 comments, 47 reshares, 100 +1s)

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 22/14.
Origami mediated chemistry, optical neuroimaging, wearable muscle memory, quantum dot photovoltaics, graphene fabrication, machine learning, neuromorphic robotics, better AFMs.

1. Steps to Atomically Precise Molecular Fabrication.
DNA Origami has been used to create multi-armed molecular scaffolds that rapidly catalyse chemical reactions http://phys.org/news/2014-05-dna-nanotechnology-enzyme-catalysis-arm.html. The linear scaffolds include three DNA arms; two different enzymes (proteins) attach to the outer two arms, while a linker molecule attaches to the freely-swinging middle arm. In the prototype system the first enzyme catalyses a reaction from a feedstock in solution to attach a molecule onto the linker molecule on the swinging arm, which then swings (passively / thermally to my knowledge) to the second enzyme that... more »

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2014-05-29 03:04:43 (54 comments, 73 reshares, 234 +1s)

If you have a Chromecast, do yourself a favour and try Videostream.

I've been using and enjoying my Chromecast ever since they were first released. But with the release of Videostream the humble little Chromecast just became a whole lot more useful. For those who don't know, a Chromecast is simply a little HDMI dongle that connects to your wireless network and which you plug into your TV; once set up you can send or "cast" YouTube videos, Google Music, etc to your TV. You can grab a Chromecast from the Play Store https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=chromecast&hl=en. 

Videostream is a Web App that you can add to Chrome browser here https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/videostream-for-google-ch/cnciopoikihiagdjbjpnocolokfelagl. Once running in your browser Videostream connects to your Chromecast (so long as you're running on the sameWi... more »

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2014-05-27 06:44:25 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)

The new normal : Is it irresponsible to not enhance yourself?

Popping pills or giving yourself some transcranial direct current stimulation.  The pervading thoughts regarding those tend to be fairly negative, possibly influenced by the view of enhancements (such as steroids) in sport.  

Consider students, studying for an exam.  If a student was later discovered to be taking adhd drugs to improve focus or recall, is the student likely to be praised?  Or are they more likely to be punished?  

Consider a surgeon, who faces long days with life and death cases.  If he could pop pills that enhanced focus, provided clarity, enhanced recall, should he do so?  More to the point, would it be negligent to not do so?  If I was undergoing an operation at the end of a long day, would I not want the best chance for success?  If doctors everywhere were taking medication toenhance ... more »

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2014-05-25 14:07:57 (18 comments, 47 reshares, 105 +1s)

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 21/14.
3D brain videos, nanomotors, wireless power, glasses-free 3D, nanobioreactor, ultrasound on brain, parsing video, better liposomes, light into matter.

1. High Speed 3D Movies of Living Brains at Neuronal Resolution.
Optogenetics savant Ed Boyden has again pushed the field forward with a powerhouse demonstration of a new optogenetics imaging system able to generate 3D movies of entire brains, at millisecond timescale and neuronal resolution http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/illuminating-neuron-activity-3-d-0518. The video is also worth a watch: Neuron Activity in 3-D. The technique works by (i) engineering novel proteins that fluoresce when they bind calcium, which enters neurons whenever a neuron fires, and (ii) clever new light field imaging tools and methods able to detect and measure the fluorescent light signals from... more »

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2014-05-22 14:17:03 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)

Auto-Awesome: Recent Day-Trip.

One of my friends is an avid fisherman and finally convinced me and another friend to come out for a half-day on the boat - an early start but a great, fun day and got see a part of the local environment (mangrove estuaries) that I would never otherwise get to see. In addition to the fish - all of which were released and set free - we also saw lots of water birds, sting rays, and two frolicking dolphins. 

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2014-05-18 12:17:27 (9 comments, 39 reshares, 98 +1s)

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 20/14.
Cellular nanoinjector, 2D transistors, digital cell processing, graphene pump, thermal imaging, analogue computing, translating speech to code, hyperbolic metamaterials.

1. A Cellular MEMS Nanoinjector.
A newly fabricated microelectromechanical system (MEMS) is able to grab individual cells, such as human egg cells, and precisely pierce them with a nanoinjector pre-coated in DNA of interest http://phys.org/news/2014-05-mems-nanoinjector-genetic-modification-cells.html. DNA is attached to the nanoinjector via an induced electrical charge and, once the cell is pierced, a reversal of the charge polarity releases the DNA inside the cell. The cells undergo much less stress than with other methods and the method avoids a lot of the cell death that usually occurs. The group will next develop large arrays of the MEMS systems... more »

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2014-05-17 15:51:05 (52 comments, 14 reshares, 32 +1s)

Do You Have Any Fiction / SciFi Recommendations?

I read many fewer books than I used to and after taking so many months to repeatedly revisit and finally finish dense, in-depth, and cognitively challenging books (my preferred fare) like Thinking, Fast and Slow, at times taking a long time to finish a particular chapter . . . I sometimes worry whether my reading ability has declined with age, simply due to the time it takes me. 

Fortunately such fears are rendered baseless when I subsequently read a great piece of fiction like Blindsight, which I completed over the last two days. Blindsight's hard science fiction was an absolute joy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blindsight_(Watts_novel)) and I was just wondering if anyone could recommend any other good reads in the same class? 

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2014-05-15 03:27:26 (35 comments, 190 reshares, 127 +1s)

Thinking, Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman.
This post is long, but the curated book notes are worth a read, promise!

I recently finished the critically acclaimed book Thinking, Fast and Slow by Nobel prize winner Daniel Kahneman. For me it was a long, slow read, drawn out over many months, and one that has left a lasting impression on my thoughts and outlook. 

The book, in general is incredibly well-written with some of the word-smithing in parts comprising the best I have ever been privileged to read. In these common sections there are no wasted words or sentences; every word, every sentence is carefully crafted and conveys accessible meaning. I cannot recall ever reading anything in which word after word, sentence after sentence, for paragraphs or pages on end flowed with such economy and powerful meaning. Such sections are a pleasure to read and of course force me to... more »

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2014-05-13 13:48:38 (21 comments, 5 reshares, 29 +1s)

Itching for Something Wearable.

I've been following the wearables space for a few years now and have had a growing desire for effortless technological wearable functionality and basic biometric monitoring. But so far I have held off on buying a device due to somewhat immature technology and capabilities. 2014 will be the year though; before, I didn't have a device intimately connected to my person, after, I will have a device intimately connected (most of the time) to my person.

What I'd really like is a smartwatch with a great UI, useful features, and biometric monitoring capabilities. But if I had to choose I'd go biometric monitoring over a conventional smartwatch; I haven't yet seen a smartwatch UI that even remotely made me want to reverse this weighting. 

Competition has been heating up and there has been a lot of entrants, with Google... more »

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2014-05-11 06:48:22 (26 comments, 53 reshares, 105 +1s)

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 19/14.
Rejuventing aged tissues, retinal motion wiring, 6-base DNA, neuroprosthetics, smarter nanoparticles, human glycome, evolved metamaterials, humanised pig organs.

1. Rejuvenating Aged Brains and Muscles.
Big news this week was the rejuvenation of brains and muscles in aged mice by use of blood factors from young mice http://hsci.harvard.edu/news/functioning-aged-brains-and-muscles-mice-made-younger. These appear to be follow-up experiments to what I’ve reported on a year or two ago, but in this case were repeated in duplicate via (i) parabiotic surgery joining the circulatory systems of an old and a young animal, and (ii) straight injections of the protein GDF11, thought to be the main factor active in the parabiotic results, straight into older mice. Both approaches resulted in the rejuvenation of older mice; theirh... more »

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2014-05-10 03:48:42 (20 comments, 2 reshares, 52 +1s)

Vernazza, Italy - Jigsaw Puzzle.

This is the latest jigsaw puzzle that +Elise Bruce brought home for us to do. She said I was allowed to do the sky and the water; true story! It's amazing how hypersensitive your colour perception becomes to the slightest difference in tone and shade when you get given the sky and water job . . . and ever so satisfying when you finish your bit first :P

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2014-05-08 03:16:38 (13 comments, 16 reshares, 64 +1s)

"... scientists have accomplished something once thought impossible: They’ve created cells with an expanded genetic alphabet that includes two more letters." 

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2014-05-07 04:51:24 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 25 +1s)

More Than Just 3D Printed Makeup.

I came across this last night, as many of you probably already have, and watched Grace pitch her "Makeup Printer". The basic concept for the hardware is that you have a printer device loaded with cartridges for various base materials to act as blanks, in addition to other cartridges for RGB pigments. The base materials such as powders, creams, and pastes are "printed" and mixed with RGB pigments to produce blush, eye shadow, lipstick, (nail polish?), foundation, concealer, etc of the particular personalised, customised shade that the individual desires. In addition, colours can be added simply by "picking" from the environment with your phone camera, or a YouTube video, etc. 

My take is more positive than negative.

Negatives: 

* The video failed to convince me that the demo wasl... more »

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2014-05-06 01:34:13 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 46 +1s)

Astronomical Waste: The Opportunity Cost of Delayed Technological Development

I stumbled across this "old" piece (from 2003) by Nick Bostrum last night concerning astronomical wastes, massive opportunity costs, existential risks, and accelerating technological development: http://www.nickbostrom.com/astronomical/waste.html

It is an interesting philosophical essay (short in length) discussing such things as the fact that our local supercluster of galaxies currently "wastes" an amount of energy and matter that might be used to support 10^29 human lives per second. Another way of putting it is that, putting our efforts into accelerating technology so that we reach out and colonise our local supercluster just one second sooner than we otherwise would have, would mean saving (or enabling or realising the potential of) 100 billion billion billion whole human... more »

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2014-05-04 10:25:56 (23 comments, 40 reshares, 81 +1s)

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 18/14.
Neural engineering, brain maps, neuron repair, brain drug targeting, neuronal gene therapy, graphene, optical synthesis, optical traps, stem cells.

1. Engineering a Neuronal Off Switch.
A new light-activated channelrhodopsin protein has been engineered that allows neurons to be switched off with the flick of a light switch http://www.hhmi.org/news/researchers-build-new-switch-shut-down-neural-activity. This powerful new optogenetics tool was made possible by genetically engineering the channelrhodopsin gene in order to modify the charge of the resulting channel protein so that negatively charged ions would be shuttled, something not found in nature, and involving swapping out negatively charged amino acids for positively charged amino acids. Subsequent screening of additional mutant genes led to the selection of a final... more »

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2014-05-02 07:12:31 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)

Media from Last Weekend's Trip to Kangaroo Island.

Last weekend we took a little 3-day trip to Kangaroo Island; slightly under a two hour drive and 45 minute ferry ride away. This ferry has the dubious distinction of apparently being the most expensive ferry ride, per kilometer, in the world; 11km for AUD $370 return, two adults and one car! It was a good thing our accommodation was free (gifted) for us. Very patchy phone coverage and, for us, pretty much zero Internet access - as soon as I got home and connected to WiFi gigabytes of photos and videos started backing up to Google and I was presented with three nice auto-awesome movies, one for each day. The auto-awesome movie below, from the Saturday, is the best of the three (although it misses out on some other really nice footage). 

Kangaroo Island is lovely however, with an amazing diversity of wilderness, rocky coasts,... more »

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2014-05-01 05:03:09 (13 comments, 24 reshares, 35 +1s)

Sequencing My Microbiome with uBiome.

In this video I discuss my experience participating in the crowd-funded Indiegogo-backed +uBiome (http://ubiome.com/) human microbiome project, and analyse my personal microbiome data. If you're considering signing up to uBiome and want to sequence your own microbiome then this video should give you a good overview as to the sorts of data and insight you should expect. If you have any questions please let me know in the comments and I'll try to answer as soon as I can. 

I'm sorry for the length but I think the video flows well and covers all of the pertinent material and data that people may be interested in. I've also made it easy to jump around to other sections by breaking the video up as follows:

0:00 - Introduction
0:56 - Personal data on Web
1:20 - The dashboard
2:43 - Genetic diversitya... more »

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2014-04-29 03:54:11 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)

Happy Anniversary!

This is the paper origami puppy I made as a gift for my wife +Elise Bruce for our one year anniversary over the weekend. Because one year = paper and she adores puppies :) Her gift to me was just as sweet and romantic! It was really nice to get away to Kangaroo Island for the weekend to relax and see some amazing sights. Apparently, before last weekend Kangaroo Island didn't have any PhotoSpheres but now it has (or will soon have) nearly 40; I wonder how that happened :P

I quickly got lost trying to fold this puppy by following an instructional diagram and was luckily saved by a YouTube instructional video!

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2014-04-27 14:45:25 (20 comments, 47 reshares, 94 +1s)

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 17/14.
Just in time after a 3-day trip without Internet!

1. A Detailed Roadmap for Large Scale Neuromorphic Computing Systems.
Researchers have released a detailed roadmap aimed at building large scale brain-like analogue neuromorphic computing systems that is intended to guide the research and development efforts of academics and companies in the space article - http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fnins.2013.00118/full and press release - http://www.news.gatech.edu/2014/04/16/neuromorphic-computing-roadmap-envisions-analog-path-simulating-human-brain. Neuromorphic computing seeks to create artificial neurons and synapses on chips in order to simulate and benefit from processing information in the same way as the brain. The group have independently developed a chips that feature field programmable analogue arrays... more »

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2014-04-24 12:46:30 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)

A Little Glimpse into a Little Place I Like to Call Home.

This is a really nicely done hyperlapse video showing some of the environment and developments in the city of Adelaide where I live; even voted by some as one of the world's most livable cities http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World's_most_livable_cities. The only and main thing this video misses is our awesome beaches. 

Sorry I've been quiet on here this week - been flat out busy and looking forward to a nice long weekend break!

#adelaide   #hyperlapse   #mostlivablecities  

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2014-04-20 08:04:09 (10 comments, 41 reshares, 84 +1s)

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 16/14.
SCNT embryonic stem cells, universe from nothing, microrobots, nanowire photonics, biological glue, flexible wearables, programmable cells, gecko adhesives.

1. First Embryonic Stem Cells from Adult Human Cells.
Human embryonic stem cells have finally been created with the somatic cell nuclear transfer technique using adult human cells whose nucleus is inserted into an egg cell the nucleus of which has been removed https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2014/04/somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-achieved-in-adult-human-cells.php. This is how Dolly the sheep was cloned in 1997, and should allow the creation of patient-specific stem cells for use in a range of therapeutic cell therapies. While this is a great advance there exist a number of different methods for achieving the same result such as cellular reprogramming to create... more »

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2014-04-19 11:01:41 (34 comments, 21 reshares, 210 +1s)

Computational Photography Starts to Mature.

Computational photography (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computational_photography), the use of advanced algorithms and software to simulate powerful (and expensive) cameras such as DSLRs, starts to make an impact in the latest update to the Google Camera application on current Android (4.4+) phones. The default Google Camera for Android already shipped with an impressive second-generation HDR mode (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-dynamic-range_imaging), but the latest update includes a Lens Blur mode that allows tiny phone camera sensors and lenses to simulate a big lens and big aperture in order to reproduce shallow depths of field or "bokeh" effects. This is another great example of software eating the world.

The image below demonstrates the new camera application using the crappy front-facing 1.3MP camera on my Nexus 5... more »

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2014-04-18 08:02:26 (88 comments, 15 reshares, 70 +1s)

Solar’s Insane Cost Drop That line dropping almost straight down, is the price of solar energy. Forecast it out 10 years and realize fossil fuels are pretty much doomed.

http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/16/solars-dramatic-cost-fall-may-herald-energy-price-deflation/

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2014-04-17 11:32:00 (12 comments, 20 reshares, 43 +1s)

Videos to Add to Watch Later.

1. Connections I-The Trigger Effect (High Quality), with James Burke.
Originally found after listening to James interview on a You Are Not So Smart podcast I was pleasantly surprised that I watched the whole 50 minutes of the show and look forward to watching others in the series. This episode concerns our complete and utter dependence on society and the risks that entails; also the phenomenon of how thoroughly we take the our nurturing envelope of technology for granted. The conclusions are interesting but unsurprisingly I think more technology, not less is the answer. Really interesting insights into historical developments of technology and how they reach down through time to influence us now. Dated but somehow still relevant. 

2. How do psychedelic drugs work on the brain? with RobinCa... more »

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