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Rich Pollett has been shared in 255 public circles

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Pierre Markuse15,170Circle shareHaven't done that in a while, here with a few updates a shared circle heavy on science and tech but not exclusively limited to it.If you like to be included next time, drop a comment and I'll have a look at your posts and see if you fit in. Reshare if you want to.For those of you following me here on Google+, I also use Twitter. Usually science links and news, so if you want to add me there, feel free: https://twitter.com/Pierre_Markuse#science   #circle   #circleshare  2014-12-10 22:23:1350001
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov2,751SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FRIENDS : Circle V.1.11. Link to my own scientific research topic: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212005/  To be included in future circle-editions, please ENGAGE: add me to your own circles/+1/re-share/comment on the original circle-post, or on some of the other science-related posts on my wall (this is needed since the number of people that could be circled is limited from Google – and therefore I am forced to keep included just the most active users). Currently featured science-related GOOGLE PLUS post:https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/8LU6LVz75jxI would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #nutrition    #ScienceSunday   #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech   #GameTechnology    #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch    #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol   #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct   #artists   #foodies   #cars   2014-11-27 06:30:22451429
Amaresh Singh11Circle Of the DayTo be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.2014-11-21 09:58:32238546
Circles Circles Circles45,721SCIENCE 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/pOzhN7Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/mlXh9WPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/DgeQIAMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/hhJPlSPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/Ik2RfOOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/Ahy2X9SCIENCE: http://goo.gl/pzaC4yTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/a1jWG6G+ Pages: http://goo.gl/9v2o43        #sciencecircle   #circleshare   #sharingcircles  2014-11-19 18:04:35106205
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,950SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS : CIRCLE V.8; maintained by +Atanas Georgiev Atanasov  ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday   #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech   #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch    #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol   #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct   2014-11-17 05:24:223625111
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,633SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS : CIRCLE V.7; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday  #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech  #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol  #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct  #artists   #foodies   #cars2014-11-13 05:47:40346101
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,490SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : CIRCLE V.6; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday  #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech  #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol  #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct  #artists   #foodies   2014-11-10 06:22:16330011
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,228SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : CIRCLE V.5; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA  #Space #Innovation #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial#ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech#GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming +Microsoft#MicrosoftResearch  #innovation #Inflammation #Brain#mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus#naturalproduct #artists #foodies #cars #sharingiscaring  #Liver#sharingmeansthankyou #socialmedia  #sports #Smartphones#tablets 2014-11-06 08:10:34369051
Kenneth Nicholson8,176Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle2014-11-05 08:32:434306515
Sharon Caroline1,629Hello my friends, good morning/evening for you all!Boost Your visibility On Google+!Shared and be shared. :)Thank you for sharing and promoting this.#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedcircleoftheday2014-11-05 08:31:58463000
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,228SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : Circle V.3, maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA  #Space #Innovation  #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming +Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch  #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists #foodies 2014-11-05 07:02:42362101
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,127Science and Technology +Friends: Circle 2014 V.2 To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA  #Space #Innovation  #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming +Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch  #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists #foodies #cars 2014-11-04 06:51:44407101
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov982Science and Technology Circle 2014 To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA   #Space #Innovation   #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists 2014-11-02 08:37:19453101
Michael Junghans10,859A big thank you. Great to be connected with you :-)Please share | +#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare   #circlesharing   #teamelite   #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle    #sharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa   #condividicerchia   #cerchiadiitaliani   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #circleshare  #bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare 2014-10-26 18:14:54501839
Becky Collins15,192Recipes and Cooking 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 ?2014-08-18 05:14:394770210
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 04:08:1710691432
Aman Singh2,014Circle of the dayYour re-share is appreciatedPlease re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)2014-07-16 12:15:324990718
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918812
Harry Day3,861If your looking for amazing people that might share your circle..add the ones that share this circleIN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#circlesharing   #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworking   2014-07-15 12:23:45493383856
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 02:05:331065924
John Nuntiatio38,202#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-15 06:01:32319368
Dina Rohmatika97Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment.2014-06-11 23:18:22381203
Rumiana Nikolova78,890This circle is from my good G+ Friends !! They visited more often my posts or supported me with your shared circles ! Blessed be !!!Shares, comments and plusses are always highly appreciated ! #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  2014-06-08 14:30:33327783554
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 05:09:154901211
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 20:17:02102101219
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 02:10:07103141426
Circle Distribution0And then there was the RANDOMNESS #CircleOfRandomness 10.1 (Looks like we are not going to have a v10.2 this month, sometimes there is not enough time in a "MONTH" to get everything done... oh well =) .(Not to be confused with #CircleYouShare  which will be revamped separately, hopefully based on equal shares to individuals)Just because I think #YoureAwesome and/or new to G+ and need a little shove into the swing of things, I have included you in this random circle share.So yeah, if you're in this circle I'd like it if you shared it. Why? Because YOU deserve to be shared... so yeah, share it!#FriendsShareFriends   #SnowballEffect   #YoureAwesome    #AlteredDNAFsF #CircleOfRandomness   #CircleYouShare  #AlteredDNACircleSharingSupport Here: http://goo.gl/fWrJj52014-05-01 01:35:16498174189210
John Nuntiatio35,122#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news  #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-04-30 12:23:2738451115
Teresa Spencer1,103Thank you Love this Circle! +Circle Distribution +Mario Falcetti Plussed and Shared2014-04-22 20:41:5250018820
Joaquin Ferguson0This is a curated circle. It's a circle of people I started following in January, and who have consistently posted something at least once a week during all of February, March, and so far in April, about three months. If you want an interesting stream, you should add this circle. If you're interested in how I curated this circle, and why I think it makes for a really great stream,2014-04-12 08:39:25501301
Graeme McRae23,459Graeme's January Circle . . . This is a curated circle. It's a circle of people I started following in January, and who have consistently posted something at least once a week during all of February, March, and so far in April, about three months. If you want an interesting stream, you should add this circle. If you're interested in how I curated this circle, and why I think it makes for a really great stream, read on. . .How did these people get in the circle?. . . They must have posted something interesting, at least once, because I don't follow people unless they post something interesting. By now, you're probably not surprised by the number of people on G+ whose pages are full of repeated posts, videos without comments, "what's up" and other uninteresting things. I don't follow those people.How did they stay in the circle since January?. . . After I add someone, I keep them in the circle of people I added around the same time. Then, several times a week, I go through all my circles and delete people who haven't posted (something visible to me) in the last 7 days. So the people who are left in the circle are consistent posters. That says something important about them, because consistency is a proxy for quality.Consistency is a proxy for quality. Why is that?. . . I'll admit it: I don't have the science to back up that wild statement, but I'll tell you why I believe it to be true. People who post crap don't get a lot of followers, and the few followers they have don't bother to engage. After a while, the crappy-posting people start to think G+ is a ghost town, and they lose interest. On the other hand, the people who share (or re-share) interesting things get followers and engagement, slowly at first, but ever increasing, and this outpouring of love is what keeps them going. That's what I think anyway, and I'm sticking to it.People who share interesting things get lots of followers. . . This is another half-baked theory of mine, but hear me out. You might think this makes sense: Google+ offers suggestions of people to follow, especially to new users. Google+'s only source of names to suggest are other G+ers like yourself. The G+ers who have the most engagement are the ones Google+ knows will be good to follow, so these people get put out as suggestions more often, and some percentage of those suggestions are taken up. So the more engagement you have, the more Google+ will sugggest you as a person to follow, and so the more followers you'll get. Completing the theory: the more interesting the stuff you share (or reshare), the more engagement you'll get, and hence the more followers you'll get.How can I get in your circle?. . . Don't bother trying to "get into" this circle. This circle isn't for you to get into. Think of it the other way around. This circle is for you to add, so you can follow a bunch of interesting and consistent people. The stream from this one circle will be chock-full of fascinating content for you to reshare. People will start to notice your reshares, and they will engage with you, and then Google+ will "notice" (it's a computer, but let's anthropomorphise, shall we?) you and suggest you to others, who will then follow you.No, really. How can I get in your circle?. . . First, unfollow me, then wait, oh, about a week. Spend that week posting a shitload of interesting things. Then follow me. Since you're so interesting, Google+ will notify me that you followed me (G+ doesn't notify me about every follower). I'll look at your posts, find one interesting, and follow you. Then, remember to post something every few days. Finally, after two or three months, I might post the circle for the mo2014-04-11 23:47:335009716
Amaresh Singh11My Circle : 4 April 14Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you#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 2014-04-03 17:34:3950112517
Circle Distribution0And then there was the RANDOMNESS #CircleOfRandomness 9.2(Not to be confused with #CircleYouShare  which will be revamped separately, hopefully based on equal shares to individuals)Just because I think #YoureAwesome and/or new to G+ and need a little shove into the swing of things, I have included you in this random circle share.So yeah, if you're in this circle I'd like it if you shared it. Why? Because YOU deserve to be shared... so yeah, share it!#FriendsShareFriends   #SnowballEffect   #YoureAwesome    #AlteredDNAFsF #CircleOfRandomness   #CircleYouShare  #AlteredDNACircleSharingSupport Here: http://goo.gl/fWrJj52014-03-28 00:40:59501101131125
Deal-Dx662Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!  Meet new people who will engage with you and as always add major PPPllllluuuuSSSS OnEs!!!!!!!!  Welcome to 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 a new circle name on the top left3-  Click "Create Circle" 4 - share the new circle (include yourself) 5 - add +1 to this post 6- enjoy your new fRiEnDs!!!More you share more you get! #circleshare   #circle   #iphone   #electronic  2014-03-22 11:48:57367126
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 06:45:031031015
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393203
Circle Distribution0And then there was the RANDOMNESS #CircleOfRandomness 9.0 (9.1 & 9.2 will follow this circle share over the next couple of days).(Not to be confused with #CircleYouShare  which will be revamped separately, hopefully based on equal shares to individuals)Just because I think #YoureAwesome and/or new to G+ and need a little shove into the swing of things, I have included you in this random circle share.So yeah, if you're in this circle I'd like it if you shared it. Why? Because YOU deserve to be shared... so yeah, share it!#FriendsShareFriends   #SnowballEffect   #YoureAwesome    #AlteredDNAFsF #CircleOfRandomness   #CircleYouShare  #AlteredDNACircleSharingSupport Here: http://goo.gl/fWrJj52014-03-12 19:53:45500122127113
Rumiana Nikolova65,913Circle of good friends  who visited more often my posts , or supported me with shared circles ! #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #friendssharefriends  2014-03-07 10:11:26197743965
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216
Deal-Dx0**Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!**Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!  Meet new people who will engage with you and as always add major PPPllllluuuuSSSS OnEs!!!!!!!!  Welcome to 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 a new circle name on the top left3-  Click "Create Circle" 4 - share the new circle (include yourself) 5 - add +1 to this post 6- enjoy your new fRiEnDs!!!More you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare   #circles   #iphone   #ipad   #ipod   #phones   #caraccessories   #jewelry   #jewellery   #light   #cable   #watches   #toys  2014-02-23 09:01:16347218
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724
Deal-Dx0*Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!*Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!  Meet new people who will engage with you and as always add major PPPllllluuuuSSSS OnEs!!!!!!!!  Welcome to 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 a new circle name on the top left3-  Click "Create Circle" 4 - share the new circle (include yourself) 5 - add +1 to this post 6- enjoy your new fRiEnDs!!!More you share more you get! #circleshare   #circle   #circles   #iphone   #phones   #electronic   #fashion   #family   #homedecor  2014-02-21 18:15:44348006
Circle Distribution0And then there was the RANDOMNESS #CircleOfRandomness 8.0 (8.1 & 8.2 will follow this circle share over the next couple of days).(Not to be confused with #CircleYouShare  which will be revamped separately, hopefully based on equal shares to individuals)Just because I think #YoureAwesome and/or new to G+ and need a little shove into the swing of things, I have included you in this random circle share.So yeah, if you're in this circle I'd like it if you shared it. Why? Because YOU deserve to be shared... so yeah, share it!#FriendsShareFriends   #SnowballEffect   #YoureAwesome    #AlteredDNAFsF #CircleOfRandomness   #CircleYouShare  #AlteredDNACircleSharingSupport Here: http://goo.gl/fWrJj52014-02-13 01:08:54468160133114
Tien Phat662#sharedcircles  2014-02-12 01:47:45499222035
Circle Distribution0And then there was the RANDOMNESS  #CircleOfRandomness 7.1 (7.2 will follow this circle share over the next couple of days). #CircleOfRandomness v7.1 can be found here: http://goo.gl/NRmGx6(Not to be confused with  #CircleYouShare  which will be revamped separately, hopefully based on equal shares to individuals).Just because I think  #YoureAwseome and/or new to G+ and need a little shove into the swing of things, I have included you in this random circle share.So yeah, if you're in this circle I'd like it if you shared it. Why? Because YOU deserve to be shared... so yeah, share it!#FriendsShareFriends    #SnowballEffect    #YoureAwesome    #AlteredDNAFsF  #CircleOfRandomness    #CircleYouShare  #AlteredDNACircleSharingSupport Here: http://goo.gl/fWrJj52014-01-11 01:45:1749918396126
Marc Section487Enrich your stream with the new CONTENT-CREATORSs CIRCLE #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  2014-01-09 06:34:05500303538

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The Doctor's Dance

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An animated guide to breathing

A particularly awesome gif of three very different species.

Made with love by a designer with a molecular biology degree. New charts, infographs, or illustrations published every two to three weeks. Make time to check them all out.

Source Eleanor Lutz's Tabletop Whale: http://tabletopwhale.com/

Sources cited:
Freeman, Scott. Biological Science, 4th Edition. San Francisco: Pearson Education Inc., 2011.
Harrison, Jon. Ventilatory Mechanism and Control in Grasshoppers Amer. Zool., 37:73-81 (1997)
Ritchison, Gary. Avian Respiration. Course materials for Ornithology 554/754
#science #scienceeveryday #biology  
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The Doctor's Dance

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2014-12-16 23:14:04 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 


Taming the flame: Electrical wave “blaster” could provide new way to extinguish fires

A Flame being extinguished by Electricity. Whoa What? How/why does this happen? explanation please!

“carbon particles generated in the flame are key for its response to electric fields. carbon particles can easily become charged. The charged particles respond to the electric field, affecting the stability of flames.”

Article ACS: http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/2011/march/taming-the-flame-electrical-wave-blaster-could-provide-new-way-to-extinguish-fires.html

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Taming the flame: Electrical wave “blaster” could provide new way to extinguish fires

A Flame being extinguished by Electricity. Whoa What? How/why does this happen? explanation please!

“carbon particles generated in the flame are key for its response to electric fields. carbon particles can easily become charged. The charged particles respond to the electric field, affecting the stability of flames.”

Article ACS: http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/2011/march/taming-the-flame-electrical-wave-blaster-could-provide-new-way-to-extinguish-fires.html

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2014-12-14 18:31:51 (7 comments, 61 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 


Wonderful Things: The Giant Transparent Ribbons of Eel Larvae

Leptocephalus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leptocephalus

Series: Wonderful Things: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/tag/wonderful-things/

The video shows large leptocephali that were filmed by divers at 3 locations within the Indonesian Archipelago from 2009 - 2011. These leptocephali were observed in Lembeh Strait adjacent to northeastern Sulawesi Island, at Ambon Island and at Bali, from December to April.

These leptocephali are about 300 - 400 mm long and appear to be metamorphosing larvae of some type of moray eel of the family Muraenidae. The morphological similarities between these leptocephali and ribbon eels, Rhinomuraena quaesita, suggest they may be ribbon eel larvae.

The video clip showing the four leptocephali that were filmed by various divers is... more »


Wonderful Things: The Giant Transparent Ribbons of Eel Larvae

Leptocephalus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leptocephalus

Series: Wonderful Things: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/tag/wonderful-things/

The video shows large leptocephali that were filmed by divers at 3 locations within the Indonesian Archipelago from 2009 - 2011. These leptocephali were observed in Lembeh Strait adjacent to northeastern Sulawesi Island, at Ambon Island and at Bali, from December to April.

These leptocephali are about 300 - 400 mm long and appear to be metamorphosing larvae of some type of moray eel of the family Muraenidae. The morphological similarities between these leptocephali and ribbon eels, Rhinomuraena quaesita, suggest they may be ribbon eel larvae.

The video clip showing the four leptocephali that were filmed by various divers is associated with an unpublished manuscript: Observations of large muraenid leptocephali in coastal Indonesia: locations of sightings and behavior of the larvae by Miller et al.

video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UqlpHG5Z3E

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2014-12-10 19:31:09 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 


AR9077: Solar Magnetic Arcade

A major solar flare produced an arcade resembling a slinky. That flare has been featured here before, but this time we are showing a set of composite images that shows the thermal evolution of the material. The X5.7 flare occurred on 14 July 2000, in Active Region 9077, and was observed by TRACE in three colors: the red image shows the ultraviolet continuum, generally characteristic of cool, dense gas; the blue image shows the 171Å pass band, characteristic of material around 1 million degrees; the green channel shows material hotter than about 1.5 million degrees up to approximately 10 million degrees.

Photo Set Image: The top image is a collage of six images. Frame 1, right after the onset of the flare, shows very bright, rapidly evolving flare kernels and the beginning formation of ridges, or ribbons, that give this “two-ribbon flare”its ... more »


AR9077: Solar Magnetic Arcade

A major solar flare produced an arcade resembling a slinky. That flare has been featured here before, but this time we are showing a set of composite images that shows the thermal evolution of the material. The X5.7 flare occurred on 14 July 2000, in Active Region 9077, and was observed by TRACE in three colors: the red image shows the ultraviolet continuum, generally characteristic of cool, dense gas; the blue image shows the 171Å pass band, characteristic of material around 1 million degrees; the green channel shows material hotter than about 1.5 million degrees up to approximately 10 million degrees.

Photo Set Image: The top image is a collage of six images. Frame 1, right after the onset of the flare, shows very bright, rapidly evolving flare kernels and the beginning formation of ridges, or ribbons, that give this “two-ribbon flare” its name. Frame 2 shows an image 22 minutes later, when the ribbons have developed along much of their length, and loops connecting them are showing up on the right-hand side of the arcade. Frame 3 shows a bright ridge between the ribbons; this is presumably very hot material, but it remains unclear whether that lies below or above the now cooling loops connecting the ribbons. Frame 4 shows green loops forming on the left-hand side, that cool to blue in frame 5. In Frame 6 most of the arcade loops have cooled to around 1 million degrees.

Because TRACE observes gas of very different pass bands, it allows us in principle to perform a very detailed study of the thermal evolution of this flare, which was very large, and caused the largest particle storm of the cycle thus far.

Credit: TRACE, Stanford-Lockheed ISR, NASA
 
APOD: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap000720.html

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2014-12-04 20:44:44 (11 comments, 79 reshares, 123 +1s)Open 


How to Build the World’s Simplest Electric Train

The AmazingScience YouTube channel demonstrates how to build a ridiculously simple electric kind of train with the help of a few magnets, a battery, and a copper coil. You can also use the same materials to build a little spinning motor-like-esque contraption.

video ▶ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9b0J29OzAU

#science   #magntism   #simplefun   #scienceeveryday  
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How to Build the World’s Simplest Electric Train

The AmazingScience YouTube channel demonstrates how to build a ridiculously simple electric kind of train with the help of a few magnets, a battery, and a copper coil. You can also use the same materials to build a little spinning motor-like-esque contraption.

video ▶ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9b0J29OzAU

#science   #magntism   #simplefun   #scienceeveryday  
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2014-12-01 20:08:00 (37 comments, 42 reshares, 191 +1s)Open 


Primordial Sounds - Big Bang Acoustics Sounds From The Newborn Universe

Cosmology is in a golden era, with extraordinary advances, both experimental and theoretical, coming every year. The aim of this project is to cast some of the most recent developments in a novel and engaging manner, choosing sound as the primary vehicle. Perhaps, with this experiential access to Nature, the excitement which is almost palpable in the astronomical community, can be felt more widely.
          
The project has also allowed me, a non-cosmologist astronomer, the opportunity to follow more closely what is, I think, a precious time in the history of science - indeed, in human history. With each passing year, the biography of the Universe is being penned in an ever firmer hand. In fact, since we are of the Universe, it is really an autobiography. Let’s now turn the first pages, andread about... more »


Primordial Sounds - Big Bang Acoustics Sounds From The Newborn Universe

Cosmology is in a golden era, with extraordinary advances, both experimental and theoretical, coming every year. The aim of this project is to cast some of the most recent developments in a novel and engaging manner, choosing sound as the primary vehicle. Perhaps, with this experiential access to Nature, the excitement which is almost palpable in the astronomical community, can be felt more widely.
          
The project has also allowed me, a non-cosmologist astronomer, the opportunity to follow more closely what is, I think, a precious time in the history of science - indeed, in human history. With each passing year, the biography of the Universe is being penned in an ever firmer hand. In fact, since we are of the Universe, it is really an autobiography. Let’s now turn the first pages, and read about our birth and first year of life ...
-Mark Whittle University of Virginia

Primordial Sounds: Big Bang Acoustics Press Release:
http://www.astro.virginia.edu/dmw8f/sounds/aas/press_release.pdf

The site hosted here, contains a breakdown of the acoustics of the cosmic background (CMB) complete with audio and graphs: http://www.astro.virginia.edu/~dmw8f/BBA_web/index_frames.html

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2014-11-23 18:41:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 


Mr. Spock, can you explain?


Mr. Spock, can you explain?___

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2014-11-21 20:33:25 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 


Irony ; )


Irony ; )___

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2014-11-21 20:25:16 (10 comments, 74 reshares, 204 +1s)Open 


Nope ...


Nope ...___

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2014-11-21 18:21:42 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 


I'm a doctor ...


I'm a doctor ...___

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2014-11-17 12:04:49 (17 comments, 120 reshares, 464 +1s)Open 


Animations of Saturn’s aurora

Earth isn’t the only planet in the solar system with spectacular light shows. Both Jupiter and Saturn have magnetic fields much stronger than Earth’s. Auroras also have been observed on the surfaces of Venus, Mars and even on moons (e.g. Io, Europa, and Ganymede). The auroras on Saturn are created when solar wind particles are channeled into the planet’s magnetic field toward its poles, where they interact with electrically charged gas (plasma) in the upper atmosphere and emit light. Aurora features on Saturn can also be caused by electromagnetic waves generated when its moons move through the plasma that fills the planet’s magnetosphere.  The main source is the small moon Enceladus, which ejects water vapor from the geysers on its south pole, a portion of which is ionized. The interaction between Saturn’s magnetosphere and the solar windgenerates br... more »


Animations of Saturn’s aurora

Earth isn’t the only planet in the solar system with spectacular light shows. Both Jupiter and Saturn have magnetic fields much stronger than Earth’s. Auroras also have been observed on the surfaces of Venus, Mars and even on moons (e.g. Io, Europa, and Ganymede). The auroras on Saturn are created when solar wind particles are channeled into the planet’s magnetic field toward its poles, where they interact with electrically charged gas (plasma) in the upper atmosphere and emit light. Aurora features on Saturn can also be caused by electromagnetic waves generated when its moons move through the plasma that fills the planet’s magnetosphere.  The main source is the small moon Enceladus, which ejects water vapor from the geysers on its south pole, a portion of which is ionized. The interaction between Saturn’s magnetosphere and the solar wind generates bright oval aurora around the planet’s poles observed in visible, infrared and ultraviolet light. The aurora of Saturn are highly variable. Their location and brightness strongly depends on the Solar wind pressure: the aurora become brighter and move closer to the poles when the Solar wind pressure increases.

Credit: ESA/Hubble (M. K)___

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2014-11-16 03:41:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 


Happens every time the sixth Doctor and I play tequila suicide


Happens every time the sixth Doctor and I play tequila suicide___

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2014-11-16 00:40:23 (6 comments, 45 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 


A Giant Texas Katydid (Neobarrettia spinosa) chirping, breathing, and grooming is way more captivating than I expected it might be. Have you ever looked so closely at an insect? I don't mean macrophotography. I'm talking about extremely close-up footage of a bug in motion. Insects respire a lot differently than us.

Like us however, they depend on oxygen to fuel their cellular processes, but instead of breathing through their mouths, they take in air through a series of tiny holes called spiracles. These spiracles are distributed along an insect's exoskeleton, and act as portals to a ramifying network of tiny, internal, fluid-filled tubes called tracheae, which the insect uses in place of lungs. Air enters through the spiracles and diffuses down the tracheae. Oxygen from the atmosphere is delivered to the insect's cells, where it is exchanged for carbon dioxide. CO2 is... more »


A Giant Texas Katydid (Neobarrettia spinosa) chirping, breathing, and grooming is way more captivating than I expected it might be. Have you ever looked so closely at an insect? I don't mean macrophotography. I'm talking about extremely close-up footage of a bug in motion. Insects respire a lot differently than us.

Like us however, they depend on oxygen to fuel their cellular processes, but instead of breathing through their mouths, they take in air through a series of tiny holes called spiracles. These spiracles are distributed along an insect's exoskeleton, and act as portals to a ramifying network of tiny, internal, fluid-filled tubes called tracheae, which the insect uses in place of lungs. Air enters through the spiracles and diffuses down the tracheae. Oxygen from the atmosphere is delivered to the insect's cells, where it is exchanged for carbon dioxide. CO2 is then emitted back into the atmosphere via the tracheael system, typically through spiracles located toward the rear of the insect.

Video by precarious333:
Neobarrettia spinosa (Giant Texas Katydid) adult male

Texas Entomology: http://texasento.net/Neobarrettia.htm

#science #scienceeveryday #entomology #grooming
#respiration #spiracles #tracheae  
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2014-11-15 23:52:03 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 


video ▷ Symphony of Science - 'We Are All Connected' (ft. Sagan, Feynman, deGrasse Tyson & Bill Nye)


video ▷ Symphony of Science - 'We Are All Connected' (ft. Sagan, Feynman, deGrasse Tyson & Bill Nye)___

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2014-11-10 23:01:55 (4 comments, 9 reshares, 115 +1s)Open 


Danny Pink updated about the afterlife...


Danny Pink updated about the afterlife...___

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2014-11-10 18:57:39 (14 comments, 65 reshares, 224 +1s)Open 


The Hubble Ultra-Deep Field as seen from Earth

A note for people who may not know, almost every speck of light (~3,000) in that original deep field photo is a galaxy. Each galaxy containing between 10 million and 100 trillion stars.

Using a very conservative average of 1 trillion stars per galaxy - that one small square of the nights sky has 1 quadrillion (1015) stars in it.
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The Hubble Ultra-Deep Field as seen from Earth

A note for people who may not know, almost every speck of light (~3,000) in that original deep field photo is a galaxy. Each galaxy containing between 10 million and 100 trillion stars.

Using a very conservative average of 1 trillion stars per galaxy - that one small square of the nights sky has 1 quadrillion (1015) stars in it.
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2014-11-10 05:19:59 (5 comments, 27 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 


Bill & Ted still the best key for explaining Interstellar


Bill & Ted still the best key for explaining Interstellar___

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2014-11-10 02:57:52 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 


What was that?


What was that?___

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2014-11-09 20:13:01 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 


River doing her best ceiling cat


River doing her best ceiling cat___

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2014-11-09 04:19:28 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 


Jayne's all in ...


Jayne's all in ...___

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2014-11-08 21:34:59 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 


Bored! sigh again ...


Bored! sigh again ...___

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2014-11-07 23:50:30 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 


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2014-11-07 23:31:50 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 


Absolutely Stunning Messenger views the October 8, 2014 lunar eclipse

In the image, the Moon can be seen slowly disappearing into Earth’s shadow over the course of an hour. The series of 31 images were taken by the narrow-angle camera on the Messenger spacecraft, orbiting high above Mercury. The Earth and Moon were about 66 million miles from the spacecraft at the time of the Eclipse.

In the raw image, Earth is about five pixels across, and the Moon is just over one. The luminosity of the Moon was increased by a factor of 25 in order to make it more visible.

While we’ve seen a solar eclipse from the Mir space station before (goo.gl/ZCllGt), and a solar eclipse from lunar orbit (goo.gl/2m0y75), I believe this is the first time any eclipse has been seen from the perspective of another planetary body.

NASA Messenger:htt... more »


Absolutely Stunning Messenger views the October 8, 2014 lunar eclipse

In the image, the Moon can be seen slowly disappearing into Earth’s shadow over the course of an hour. The series of 31 images were taken by the narrow-angle camera on the Messenger spacecraft, orbiting high above Mercury. The Earth and Moon were about 66 million miles from the spacecraft at the time of the Eclipse.

In the raw image, Earth is about five pixels across, and the Moon is just over one. The luminosity of the Moon was increased by a factor of 25 in order to make it more visible.

While we’ve seen a solar eclipse from the Mir space station before (goo.gl/ZCllGt), and a solar eclipse from lunar orbit (goo.gl/2m0y75), I believe this is the first time any eclipse has been seen from the perspective of another planetary body.

NASA Messenger: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/messenger/main/#.VF1WsslNcuR

#science #messengerspacecraft #mercury #eclipse #astronomy
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2014-11-04 21:42:05 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Here's an interesting site, via +Laura Gibbs: it uses Google Translate to show you the translations of any word across Europe. This is a great way to see the major linguistic groups in Europe, especially the Romance, Germanic, and Slavic languages. Very "modern" words, like "microprocessor," are nearly identical in all countries, having been borrowed from a single source.

Words which represent things that would have been present when the speakers of various other languages invaded their current homes, such as "cow" instead break up along language family lines; you can see all the variations on Latin "vaca" in Romance-speaking areas, variations on "korova" in Slavic-speaking areas, and variants on proto-Germanic "kwon" in Germanic-speaking areas. 

With very old words, you start to get into the subject of historical... more »

Here's an interesting site, via +Laura Gibbs: it uses Google Translate to show you the translations of any word across Europe. This is a great way to see the major linguistic groups in Europe, especially the Romance, Germanic, and Slavic languages. Very "modern" words, like "microprocessor," are nearly identical in all countries, having been borrowed from a single source.

Words which represent things that would have been present when the speakers of various other languages invaded their current homes, such as "cow" instead break up along language family lines; you can see all the variations on Latin "vaca" in Romance-speaking areas, variations on "korova" in Slavic-speaking areas, and variants on proto-Germanic "kwon" in Germanic-speaking areas. 

With very old words, you start to get into the subject of historical linguistics, and in fact these deviation patterns turn into a way to know where and when various people split up: if they have the same word for "cow," for example, you can reasonably believe that they were in contact with each other at a time when cows were common enough things to get a common name. However, this is a subtle business: you have to understand how word-sounds evolve over time, and deal with the ways in which sometimes a less-common word for something becomes the dominant word in an area. For example, the word for "dog" in almost all Germanic languages is a variation on "hound," coming ultimately from proto-Germanic "hundas" and proto-Indo-European "kuntas." But English took the word "docga," a name for a particular kind of dog, and by the 16th century this had become the general word for the species.

If you want to learn more about historical linguistics -- it's a completely fascinating subject -- John McWhorter's lectures, "The Story of Human Language" (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3328218-the-story-of-human-language) can be a great place to understand not only that, but the basic ideas of all of linguistics. ___

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Large Magellanic Cloud and Tarantula Nebula - Babak A. Tafreshi

The Large Magellanic Cloud photographed from the equator in the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya. In the foreground of this telephoto view is an acacia tree. The dwarf satellite galaxy is one of the Milky Way's satellite about 160,000 light-years away. The prominent patch just left of center is 30 Doradus, also known as the magnificent Tarantula Nebula, is a giant star-forming region about 1,000 light-years across. Babak Tafreshi, Dreamview.net

All TWAN photos and videos are copyrighted

#science #landscape #nebulae #botany #nightsky
#astrophotography #trees #stargaze  


Large Magellanic Cloud and Tarantula Nebula - Babak A. Tafreshi

The Large Magellanic Cloud photographed from the equator in the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya. In the foreground of this telephoto view is an acacia tree. The dwarf satellite galaxy is one of the Milky Way's satellite about 160,000 light-years away. The prominent patch just left of center is 30 Doradus, also known as the magnificent Tarantula Nebula, is a giant star-forming region about 1,000 light-years across. Babak Tafreshi, Dreamview.net

All TWAN photos and videos are copyrighted

#science #landscape #nebulae #botany #nightsky
#astrophotography #trees #stargaze  ___

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2014-11-02 20:04:55 (6 comments, 26 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 


Play around with this delightful fluid mechanics simulator ... for hours

haxiomic/GPU-Fluid-Experiments:
https://haxiomic.github.io/GPU-Fluid-Experiments/html5/?q=Medium

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Play around with this delightful fluid mechanics simulator ... for hours

haxiomic/GPU-Fluid-Experiments:
https://haxiomic.github.io/GPU-Fluid-Experiments/html5/?q=Medium

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2014-11-02 19:35:45 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 


Neandertal Demise: An Archaeological Analysis of the Modern Human Superiority Complex

Neanderthal demise not caused by inferiority, new study suggests. Scientific evidence does not support the widely held belief that Neanderthals were dim-witted and that inferior intelligence led to their extinction as the smarter ancestors of modern humans survived, according to a new study published Wednesday in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.

Instead, there is evidence that Neanderthals worked together to hunt and may have participated in cultural rituals, becoming extinct as the result of a gene that made them less fertile than human ancestors.

“The evidence for cognitive inferiority is simply not there,” said Paola Villa, who is one of the authors of the report and a curator at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History. “What we are saying is that theconve... more »


Neandertal Demise: An Archaeological Analysis of the Modern Human Superiority Complex

Neanderthal demise not caused by inferiority, new study suggests. Scientific evidence does not support the widely held belief that Neanderthals were dim-witted and that inferior intelligence led to their extinction as the smarter ancestors of modern humans survived, according to a new study published Wednesday in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.

Instead, there is evidence that Neanderthals worked together to hunt and may have participated in cultural rituals, becoming extinct as the result of a gene that made them less fertile than human ancestors.

“The evidence for cognitive inferiority is simply not there,” said Paola Villa, who is one of the authors of the report and a curator at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History. “What we are saying is that the conventional view of Neanderthals is not true.”

PLOS ONE: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0096424

Neanderthal demise not caused by inferiority, new study suggests:
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/4/30/neanderthals-humansintelligence.html

#science #sciencesunday #scienceeveryday #neanderthal
#anthropology #anthroposlogia #humanevolutoin  
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2014-10-30 19:43:52 (14 comments, 13 reshares, 102 +1s)Open 


From World War Z 2013 ; )


From World War Z 2013 ; )___

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2014-10-29 19:29:59 (7 comments, 20 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 


Twinkling surface halos

The same process (optical and meteorological phenomenon that is caused by both reflection and refraction of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light) that makes rainbows, but instead of sunlight hitting raindrops, its moonlight hitting dewdrops.
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Twinkling surface halos

The same process (optical and meteorological phenomenon that is caused by both reflection and refraction of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light) that makes rainbows, but instead of sunlight hitting raindrops, its moonlight hitting dewdrops.
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2014-10-28 23:56:41 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 


On no .... Thank you 10 ... You're so welcome 12 ; )


On no .... Thank you 10 ... You're so welcome 12 ; )___

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2014-10-26 23:29:52 (5 comments, 16 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 


Steve Axford - Diversity of Mushrooms

Axford’s photographs seem to come from a highly enchanted place, depicting a menagerie of strange new creatures. Steve's been grabbing photos of fungi for about 10 years, and he's amassed quite a collection. Turns out he discovers new mushrooms all the time. Particularly with Australian mushrooms there are lots and lots of them that aren't even identified, let alone anything having been written about them. Below nine examples.

More: http://steveaxford.smugmug.com/keyword/helicon/

Home: http://steveaxford.smugmug.com/

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Steve Axford - Diversity of Mushrooms

Axford’s photographs seem to come from a highly enchanted place, depicting a menagerie of strange new creatures. Steve's been grabbing photos of fungi for about 10 years, and he's amassed quite a collection. Turns out he discovers new mushrooms all the time. Particularly with Australian mushrooms there are lots and lots of them that aren't even identified, let alone anything having been written about them. Below nine examples.

More: http://steveaxford.smugmug.com/keyword/helicon/

Home: http://steveaxford.smugmug.com/

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2014-10-26 18:37:45 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 


What it looks like getting proven wrong mid-argument : )


What it looks like getting proven wrong mid-argument : )___

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2014-10-25 19:19:38 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

René Magritte - Lover of birds, hats, women and fishpeople

René François Ghislain Magritte, born 1898, was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images that fall under the umbrella of surrealism. His work is known for challenging observers' preconditioned perceptions of reality.

Little is known about Magritte's early life. In 1912, when he was just 13 years old, his mother committed suicide by drowning herself in the River Sambre. This was not her first attempt at taking her own life; she had made many over a number of years, driving her husband Léopold to lock her into her bedroom. One day she escaped, and was missing for days. Her body was later discovered a mile or so down the nearby river.

Supposedly, when his mother was found, her dress was covering her face, an image that has been suggested asthe... more »

René Magritte - Lover of birds, hats, women and fishpeople

René François Ghislain Magritte, born 1898, was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images that fall under the umbrella of surrealism. His work is known for challenging observers' preconditioned perceptions of reality.

Little is known about Magritte's early life. In 1912, when he was just 13 years old, his mother committed suicide by drowning herself in the River Sambre. This was not her first attempt at taking her own life; she had made many over a number of years, driving her husband Léopold to lock her into her bedroom. One day she escaped, and was missing for days. Her body was later discovered a mile or so down the nearby river.

Supposedly, when his mother was found, her dress was covering her face, an image that has been suggested as the source of several of Magritte's paintings.

The paintings he produced during his early years were influenced by Futurism and by the figurative Cubism of Metzinger. It wasn't until 1926 that he made his first surreal painting, The Lost Jockey. He grew to be a close friend of André Breton, and became involved in the surrealist group of which he ended up being a leading member.

During the German occupation of Belgium in World War II he remained in Brussels, which led to a break with Breton. He briefly adopted a colorful, painterly style in 1943–44, an interlude known as his "Renoir Period", as a reaction to his feelings of alienation and abandonment that came with living in German-occupied Belgium. 

In 1946, renouncing the violence and pessimism of his earlier work, he joined several other Belgian artists in signing the manifesto Surrealism in Full Sunlight. During 1947–48, Magritte's "Vache Period", he painted in a provocative and crude Fauve style. During this time, Magritte supported himself through the production of fake Picassos, Braques and Chiricos—a fraudulent repertoire he was later to expand into the printing of forged banknotes during the lean postwar period. 

"If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream." -René Magritte

Popular interest in Magritte's work rose considerably in the 1960s, and his imagery has influenced pop, minimalist and conceptual art. 

Magritte died of pancreatic cancer on 15 August 1967 in his own bed, aged 68, and was interred in Schaerbeek Cemetery, Evere, Brussels.

#ArtAndDesign  | #Art  ___

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2014-10-25 15:53:32 (11 comments, 409 reshares, 183 +1s)Open 


An animated guide to breathing

A particularly awesome gif of three very different species.

Made with love by a designer with a molecular biology degree. New charts, infographs, or illustrations published every two to three weeks. Make time to check them all out.

Source Eleanor Lutz's Tabletop Whale: http://tabletopwhale.com/

Sources cited:
Freeman, Scott. Biological Science, 4th Edition. San Francisco: Pearson Education Inc., 2011.
Harrison, Jon. Ventilatory Mechanism and Control in Grasshoppers Amer. Zool., 37:73-81 (1997)
Ritchison, Gary. Avian Respiration. Course materials for Ornithology 554/754
#science #scienceeveryday #biology  
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An animated guide to breathing

A particularly awesome gif of three very different species.

Made with love by a designer with a molecular biology degree. New charts, infographs, or illustrations published every two to three weeks. Make time to check them all out.

Source Eleanor Lutz's Tabletop Whale: http://tabletopwhale.com/

Sources cited:
Freeman, Scott. Biological Science, 4th Edition. San Francisco: Pearson Education Inc., 2011.
Harrison, Jon. Ventilatory Mechanism and Control in Grasshoppers Amer. Zool., 37:73-81 (1997)
Ritchison, Gary. Avian Respiration. Course materials for Ornithology 554/754
#science #scienceeveryday #biology  
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2014-10-24 19:31:50 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 


Be considerate : )


Be considerate : )___

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2014-10-24 17:52:54 (25 comments, 21 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 


Are you sure you Kant?


Are you sure you Kant?___

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2014-10-22 17:47:05 (1 comments, 39 reshares, 151 +1s)Open 


Kip Thorne's maths guided the creation of the mesmerizing visual effects - the most accurate simulation ever in cinema of what a black hole would look like. Translating the maths of of black holes to the visual simulation that plays a central role in the upcoming film Interstellar.

Link courtesy of +Winchell Chung  http://www.wired.com/2014/10/astrophysics-interstellar-black-hole/
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Kip Thorne's maths guided the creation of the mesmerizing visual effects - the most accurate simulation ever in cinema of what a black hole would look like. Translating the maths of of black holes to the visual simulation that plays a central role in the upcoming film Interstellar.

Link courtesy of +Winchell Chung  http://www.wired.com/2014/10/astrophysics-interstellar-black-hole/
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2014-10-22 03:18:26 (16 comments, 36 reshares, 123 +1s)Open 


A Look Inside This See-Through Frog

Blood vessels, intestines, the heart - all of the reed frog's organs are visible through its translucent skin. It's a great adaptation for camouflage ... and just plain gross and wonderful at the same time.

Reed frogs links:

http://amphibiaweb.org/cgi/amphib_query?where-genus=Hyperolius&where-species=pusillus

http://africanamphibians.lifedesks.org/pages/25693
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A Look Inside This See-Through Frog

Blood vessels, intestines, the heart - all of the reed frog's organs are visible through its translucent skin. It's a great adaptation for camouflage ... and just plain gross and wonderful at the same time.

Reed frogs links:

http://amphibiaweb.org/cgi/amphib_query?where-genus=Hyperolius&where-species=pusillus

http://africanamphibians.lifedesks.org/pages/25693
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2014-10-22 00:03:28 (3 comments, 13 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 


Space Engine

A free space simulation program that lets you explore the universe in three dimensions, from planet Earth to the most distant galaxies. Areas of the known universe are represented using actual astronomical data, while regions uncharted by astronomy are generated procedurally. Millions of galaxies, trillions of stars, countless planets - all available for exploration. You can land any planet, moon or asteroid and watch alien landscapes and celestial phenomena. You can even pilot starships and atmospheric shuttles. A complete sandbox simulation of the Universe with mind-blowing graphics. http://en.spaceengine.org/

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Space Engine

A free space simulation program that lets you explore the universe in three dimensions, from planet Earth to the most distant galaxies. Areas of the known universe are represented using actual astronomical data, while regions uncharted by astronomy are generated procedurally. Millions of galaxies, trillions of stars, countless planets - all available for exploration. You can land any planet, moon or asteroid and watch alien landscapes and celestial phenomena. You can even pilot starships and atmospheric shuttles. A complete sandbox simulation of the Universe with mind-blowing graphics. http://en.spaceengine.org/

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2014-10-21 23:57:30 (18 comments, 235 reshares, 422 +1s)Open 


A User’s Guide to the Human Body: The Muscle Edition

This infographic describes skeletal muscles, which are structurally different from heart muscle and the smooth muscle that controls digestion. Unlike heart and smooth muscle, skeletal muscle can be voluntarily controlled.

Made with love by a designer with a molecular biology degree. New charts, infographs, or illustrations published every two to three weeks. Make time to check them all out.

source Eleanor Lutz's Tabletop Whale: http://tabletopwhale.com/

#science   #gif   #scienceveryday  
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A User’s Guide to the Human Body: The Muscle Edition

This infographic describes skeletal muscles, which are structurally different from heart muscle and the smooth muscle that controls digestion. Unlike heart and smooth muscle, skeletal muscle can be voluntarily controlled.

Made with love by a designer with a molecular biology degree. New charts, infographs, or illustrations published every two to three weeks. Make time to check them all out.

source Eleanor Lutz's Tabletop Whale: http://tabletopwhale.com/

#science   #gif   #scienceveryday  
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2014-10-19 18:56:40 (6 comments, 26 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 


Please don't do that, that's just wrong


Please don't do that, that's just wrong___

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2014-10-19 18:25:36 (40 comments, 83 reshares, 550 +1s)Open 


The Doctor's Dance


The Doctor's Dance___

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2014-10-19 16:35:05 (18 comments, 51 reshares, 416 +1s)Open 


The Doctor's Thing impression ; )


The Doctor's Thing impression ; )___

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2014-10-19 16:18:45 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 42/14.
Modular RNA & DNA particles, big data automation, creating spacetimes, simulating black holes, synthesising ionic chains, printing crystal textures & solid forming, deep learning, drone traffic control.

1. Modular Multifunctional RNA Nanoparticles.
A new modular RNA nanoparticle technology starts with the computational design and subsequent self-assembly of hexagonal RNA rings onto which a range of different molecular functional groups can self-attach http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=37709.php. This approach is similar to DNA origami technology and functional groups that can be attached to these rings include siRNAs, aptamers, proteins, dyes, and RNA-DNA hybrids, which allows for a very diverse range of biosensing and therapeutic applications. Proof-of-concept involved (i) creating RNA rings with six... more »

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 42/14.
Modular RNA & DNA particles, big data automation, creating spacetimes, simulating black holes, synthesising ionic chains, printing crystal textures & solid forming, deep learning, drone traffic control.

1. Modular Multifunctional RNA Nanoparticles.
A new modular RNA nanoparticle technology starts with the computational design and subsequent self-assembly of hexagonal RNA rings onto which a range of different molecular functional groups can self-attach http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=37709.php. This approach is similar to DNA origami technology and functional groups that can be attached to these rings include siRNAs, aptamers, proteins, dyes, and RNA-DNA hybrids, which allows for a very diverse range of biosensing and therapeutic applications. Proof-of-concept involved (i) creating RNA rings with six aptamers that selectively bind a green dye and significantly increased light emission, and (ii) testing different RNA rings with multiple functional groups against HIV infected cells - targeting multiple parts of HIV at once is important given how rapidly HIV evolves. This is a really nice platform technology and the group plans to significantly expand the library of parts that can be used with the technology. 

2. Multifunctional DNA Nanoparticles.
Closely related to the above we also saw DNA origami technology again being used in another approach to self-assemble multifunctional DNA cages 150nm wide that are coated with folic acid binding-molecules and contain an anticancer drug and a polymer-coated DNA-chewing enzyme http://news.ncsu.edu/2014/10/gu-cocoon-2014/. Cancer cells over-express folic acid on their surfaces and so the DNA cages are preferentially taken up by cancer cells, the internal environment of which causes the polymer to dissolve, releasing the enzyme to chew up the DNA cage, and releasing the anticancer drug to kill that cancer cell. The group hope to continue with preclinical testing. Quite aside from this promising application being developed it is great to see functional self-assembled DNA technology being used and investigated on such a regular and wide-spread basis. 

3. Further Big Data Automation with Data-Smashing Technique.
A new algorithmic data analysis technique called “Data-Smashing” should enable further automation of data analysis and accelerated knowledge discovery http://mediarelations.cornell.edu/2014/10/09/data-smashing-could-unshackle-automated-discovery/. Typically the machine-based analysis of huge data sets requires a human expert to point the algorithm towards relevant features for comparison. This new method dispenses with such human guidance and automatically estimates similarities and differences in huge data sets to assist with subsequent human use, and might also allow for deriving knowledge and relationships that human experts might not know to look for. Successful proof-of-concepts involved (i) electroencephalograph pattern data, (ii) anomalous cardiac activity readings, and (iii) astronomical object classification. 

4. Creating Curved Spacetimes.
Optical lattices, or traps, form from carefully controlled interference between two laser beams, and can comprise ordered arrays of minima or “pockets” that hold onto individual atoms of interest in ultra-cold, quantum-mechanical conditions. Recent studies in theoretical physics suggest that atoms embedded in such a lattice are mathematically equivalent to a quantum field in curved spacetime, which can be measured and observed directly - something previously difficult or impossible https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/how-to-create-curved-spacetime-in-the-lab-c03107623468. Keeping the lattice regular is equivalent to a flat spacetime; changing the lattice to vary in space in different ways is equivalent to curved spacetimes. This suggests convenient means to simulate the expansion / contraction of spacetime to test various models and including relativistic effects and gravity waves. Fascinating stuff and I wonder what other applications optical lattices may give rise to?

5. New Materials to Simulate Black Holes.
On the topic of simulating curved spacetimes we also had an interesting result with the experimental reduction to practice of a prior theoretical model indicating that quantum fluids - in this case an optically confined and accelerated Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) moving faster than the speed of sound - produce Hawking radiation from event horizons in the form of phonons and their negative-energy partners http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26366-desktop-sonic-black-hole-emits-hawking-radiation.html. An interesting result and potentially useful for direct and indirect probes of black holes as well as other gravity and spacetime experiments. 

6. First Synthesis of Two-Element Atomic Chains.
An ionic crystalline chain of repeating cesium and iodine ions has been synthesised for the first time within the confined one-dimensional space inside a carbon nanotube http://phys.org/news/2014-10-two-element-atomic-chain-microscopic-space.html. This is fairly fundamental research into new types of one-dimensional materials and will entail much more research into physical characterisation and developing additional applications for both the materials and also the ability to confine matter within these structures. 

7. 3D Printing Controlled Crystallographic Textures.
A new 3D printing technology using electron beam melting of metal powders allows bulk metallic parts to be fabricated with controlled microstructures and crystallographic textures throughout the entire volume http://www.ornl.gov/ornl/news/news-releases/2014/ornl-research-reveals-unique-capabilities-of-3-d-printing-. Such technology allows material and parts designers to specify location-specific crystal-structure-orientations in a part. This provides far greater control over part properties including strength, weight, function, conductivity, flexibility, etc. 

8. 3D Printing via Laser Solid Forming.
On the topic of 3D printing a new 3D printing technology called laser solid forming (LSF) has demonstrated the ability to print parts with properties that reach those of wrought or conventionally manufactured parts http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/3dp.2014.0016. LSF works by using focused laser pulses and synchronously-fed metal powders to map out, deposit, and melt precise amounts of metal powders to form arbitrary 3D structures. While best results are currently achieved with titanium and titanium alloys, other metals and materials also produce excellent results, even if not quite the same as conventional bulk parts. This represents a fairly significant milestone for 3D printing technologies - rapidly creating parts with the same strength, brittleness, etc of conventional parts. 

9. Deep Learning Machines Continue to Make Strides.
Earlier this year DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company bought by Google and focused on developing deep learning algorithms, demonstrated that its systems were able to learn to beat humans at basic computer games like Pong but not at slightly-more-complex games like Space Invaders. Now DeepMind’s systems are further developed and have learned to master Space Invaders and games of similar complexity http://singularityhub.com/2014/10/16/watch-deep-learning-ai-get-superhuman-at-space-invaders-after-all-night-gaming-session/. This approach to building AI systems focuses on developing the general ability to learn in real-time, from experience, and better adapt to environmental situations; it promises sophisticated web services, search, and robotics capabilities. 

10. Air-Traffic Control for Drones.
A project involving NASA and company Airware is building an air traffic control system to manage the projected increase in commercial drones filling our airspace in the coming years including 7,500 drones operating commercially by 2018 http://www.technologyreview.com/news/531811/air-traffic-control-for-drones/. Many of these commercial operations will be driven by industrial needs such as mining and especially agriculture like this one http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/aerial-robots/yamaha-demos-agricultural-robocopter. We seem to be at a fairly pivotal point for deciding where regulatory oversight of drones will go, and centralised systems like this one naturally give rise to proponents advocating for alternative distributed solutions. 

The weekly SciTech Digests are also available as a Google Newsstand Magazine Edition here: 
https://www.google.com/producer/editions/CAow4-hB/scitech_digest ___

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2014-10-19 02:54:29 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 


Ebola reactions ...


Ebola reactions ...___

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2014-10-19 01:17:02 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 


Entry for the 2014 Gallery of Fluid Motion of the APS-DFD conference

The energy deposition in a liquid drop on a nanosecond time scale by impact of a laser pulse can induce various reactions, such as vaporization or plasma generation. The response of the drop can be extremely violent: The drop gets strongly deformed and propelled forward at several m/s, and subsequently breaks up or even explodes. These effects are used in a controlled manner during the generation of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light in nanolithography machines for the fabrication of leading-edge semiconductor microchips. Detailed understanding of the fundamentals of this process is of key importance in order to advance the latest lithography machines.

In the video we are shown the impact of a focused laser pulse onto a millimeter-size drop in a regime comparable to what can be found in lithography machines.... more »


Entry for the 2014 Gallery of Fluid Motion of the APS-DFD conference

The energy deposition in a liquid drop on a nanosecond time scale by impact of a laser pulse can induce various reactions, such as vaporization or plasma generation. The response of the drop can be extremely violent: The drop gets strongly deformed and propelled forward at several m/s, and subsequently breaks up or even explodes. These effects are used in a controlled manner during the generation of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light in nanolithography machines for the fabrication of leading-edge semiconductor microchips. Detailed understanding of the fundamentals of this process is of key importance in order to advance the latest lithography machines.

In the video we are shown the impact of a focused laser pulse onto a millimeter-size drop in a regime comparable to what can be found in lithography machines. The drop’s life was recorded for various impact conditions by high-speed imaging at 20 000 frames per second (FPS). The high reproducibility of the dynamics allowed them to use stroboscopic illumination with nanosecond exposure times leading to an effective frame rate of 10 million FPS. They present a scaling law and compare experimental results to numerical simulations, in order to show how the drop is propelled and deformed.

Authors: Alexander L. Klein, Wilco Bouwhuis, Claas Willem Visser, Henri Lhuissier, Chao Sun, Jacco H. Snoeijer, Emmanuel Villermaux, Detlef Lohse, and Hanneke Gelderblom

More from the 2014 gallery of fluid motion: http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/pof2/info/galleries

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2014-10-18 21:08:34 (5 comments, 67 reshares, 295 +1s)Open 


NASA preparing for comet encounter this weekend

Comet Siding Spring will be making its closest pass to Mars this Sunday, bringing with it a wealth of information about the formation of our solar system 4.6 billion years ago.

Siding Spring - named after the Australian observatory which first identified it - comes from the Oort Cloud, material left over from the formation of the solar system. It’s thought that the comet has come straight from the Oort cloud, making it the first time it has passed this close to the sun, giving scientists a unique opportunity to observe it and gather data as it passes only 87,000 miles (139,500km) from the surface of Mars. That’s less than half the distance between the Earth and the Moon, and close enough for NASA to decide to ‘hide’ satellites currently orbiting Mars to avoid the trail of debris. Their orbits have been alteredjust en... more »


NASA preparing for comet encounter this weekend

Comet Siding Spring will be making its closest pass to Mars this Sunday, bringing with it a wealth of information about the formation of our solar system 4.6 billion years ago.

Siding Spring - named after the Australian observatory which first identified it - comes from the Oort Cloud, material left over from the formation of the solar system. It’s thought that the comet has come straight from the Oort cloud, making it the first time it has passed this close to the sun, giving scientists a unique opportunity to observe it and gather data as it passes only 87,000 miles (139,500km) from the surface of Mars. That’s less than half the distance between the Earth and the Moon, and close enough for NASA to decide to ‘hide’ satellites currently orbiting Mars to avoid the trail of debris. Their orbits have been altered just enough to ensure they will all be passing behind Mars at the time the worst of the comet dust is passing, while allowing them to still observe as much of the comet encounter as possible.

NASA has been hard at work repurposing a wide range of spacecraft for this comet encounter, with Mars satellites like the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) - which normally faces down towards Mars - being turned skywards to capture the event. Instruments on Martian soil are also being used to gather data, with cameras on the Opportunity and Curiosity rovers being adjusted to observe the comet.

Watch NASA's narrated video with the complete explanation:
YouTube > NASA | Observing Comet Siding Spring at Mars

Images of the comet will be posted in the days and weeks to come, at mars.nasa.gov/comets/sidingspring.

#science #space #NASA #Mars #technology  ___

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2014-10-16 17:29:48 (0 comments, 20 reshares, 102 +1s)Open 


Ah ... the point ; )


Ah ... the point ; )___

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2014-10-15 16:51:48 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 


PSA - school


PSA - school___

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2014-10-14 01:01:29 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 


Would You Like a Jelly Baby?


Would You Like a Jelly Baby?___

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2014-10-13 21:57:31 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 


Expert-level badassism of Steven Weinberg.

Seen in Madrid at the workshop: Fine-Tuning, Anthropics and the String Landscape
http://workshops.ift.uam-csic.es/iftw.php/ws/166

Steven Weinberg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Weinberg
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Expert-level badassism of Steven Weinberg.

Seen in Madrid at the workshop: Fine-Tuning, Anthropics and the String Landscape
http://workshops.ift.uam-csic.es/iftw.php/ws/166

Steven Weinberg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Weinberg
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