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Alan Henry has been at 10 events

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NASA1,788,213Operational Update: The parachute test is delayed one hour, 5 minutes. We will go live now at 11:30am ET. No problem with test, aircraft delay.---Having trouble viewing? Try watching on YouTube: Live: Most-Difficult Orion Parachute Test---This test of the Orion parachute system will be a nail-biter for the engineers who have been working to design it. Join us live to watch a Google+ Hangout from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT, June 25, from the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. We will push a test version of Orion out of an airplane 35,000 feet above the Arizona desert in its most complex parachute test ever. Watch the test live and hear from Orion engineers who have been testing and building the spacecraft about what they’ve learned so far and what they’re looking forward to seeing when Orion launches into space on its first test flight in December. Exploration Flight Test-1, an uncrewed test of the spacecraft, will send Orion 3,600 miles away from Earth. Orion's parachutes are being tested to ensure they can slow the capsule for a safe landing in the Pacific Ocean as the spacecraft reenters Earth's atmosphere from deep space missions at speeds of up to 20,000 mph. Ask questions now and during the event by posting comments here or on Twitter using the #OrionTest hashtag.For more information, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/1pLa3WR Live: Most-Difficult Orion Parachute Test2014-06-25 17:30:00687 
Lifehacker624,779A few members of the Lifehacker staff (Whitson, Adam, Alan, Tessa, Melanie, Eric, and Andy) are in New York this week, and we want to get together with you guys and have some drinks. If you're in Manhattan (or nearby), come join us at Sweet & Vicious in the SoHo area on Thursday, December 12th. (Sorry, 21 and up only).We'll be around starting at 7:00 PM. No need to RSVP—just show up (but you can RSVP if you like). See you there!More details here: http://lifehacker.com/lifehacker-new-york-meetup-this-thursday-at-7-00-pm-1479765238Lifehacker New York City Meetup!2013-12-12 19:00:0016 
Tekzilla390,706Join Tekzilla in a LIVE Q&A! Ask the tech pros you know and trust anything you're curious about, whether it's a product you're itching to buy, what we think about the new Mac Pro, whether or not you should switch to Android, or whatever else happens to come up.Start leaving your questions right here on the event page, then get ready for Wednesday, June 26th to have your questions answered live! Tell all your friends, and we'll see you then.Live Q&A with Revision3's Tekzilla!2013-06-27 01:00:00141 
The White House2,549,972Update: Watch the full Hangout here and stay tune for upcoming We the Geeks events: http://youtu.be/7MdtV2TRtC8The White House is kicking off #WeTheGeeks , a new series of Google+ Hangouts to highlight the future of science, technology, and innovation here in the U.S.Our first hangout includes an extraordinary panel of innovators from around the country who will discuss the elements of an "all hands on deck" effort to pursue Grand Challenges.Tune in today at 2pm ET: http://at.wh.gov/l4lUD#hangouts   #hangoutsonair  We the Geeks: Grand Challenges2013-05-16 20:00:00499 
NASA1,788,213Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station---------Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now’s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m EST to 11:30 a.m. EST. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth.During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by astronauts on the space station and on the ground. Additionally, NASA will ask real-time questions submitted by our followers on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook.Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. You can view the Hangout live on the NASA Google+ page or the NASA Television YouTube channel to watch the astronauts answer the questions.SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONSTo ask a real-time question during the event on Google+ or Twitter, please use the hashtag #askAstro. You can also post a comment on a thread on NASA’s Facebook page that will open for questions on the morning of the event.WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUTTo join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA.During the hangout, astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn will answer questions and provide insights about life aboard the station. Station crews conduct a variety of science experiments and perform station maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their life aboard the station in near-weightlessness requires unique approaches to everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station2013-02-22 16:30:008349 
The White House2,549,972In his State of the Union address, President Obama outlined his plan for a thriving middle class and a strong America. The President's plan focuses on making America a magnet for jobs and manufacturing, equipping every American with the skills they need to do those jobs, and ensuring that hard work leads to a decent living.On Thursday, February 14th, President Obama will join the latest in a series of "Fireside Hangouts" – a 21st century take on FDR’s famous radio addresses – to talk about his State of the Union Address. During the +Google+ hangout, the President will answer questions from Americans across the country about the issues and policies laid out in the speech.Watch the hangout live on Thursday, February 14th at 4:50 p.m. ET on the +The White House Google+ page, at http://youtube.com/whitehouse, and at http://wh.govLearn more about the State of the Union, then share your Citizen Response at http://wh.gov/SOTU#firesidehangout   #SOTU  State of the Union: Fireside Hangout with President Obama2013-02-14 22:50:0034209 
Lifehacker624,779Join the Lifehacker crew for Ask Lifehacker LIVE, where we'll be taking your questions and chatting with viewers, right here on Google+ in a live hangout!Ask Lifehacker LIVE on Google Hangouts!2012-12-20 20:00:0074 
The New York Public Library854,234The New York Public Library is hosting a Google+ hangout with the author, screenwriter, and director Stephen Chbosky, NYPL librarians John Leroy Calhoun and Billy Parrott, and aspiring writers and directors who'll discuss the critically acclaimed novel and just-released film adaptation.Leave a question for the author or the NYPL librarians below and tune in for the answer. #perksofbeingawallflower"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" hangout with the author Stephen Chbosky2012-09-26 18:15:00169 
NASA1,788,213Fifty years ago, President John Kennedy challenged us to go to the moon within the decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. As we remember Neil Armstrong this week – the man who, with a single step realized the hopes of a president, this nation and the world – we are recognizing the extraordinary achievements of the past five decades achieved by our nation's space agency and where the passion to explore will lead us in the future. President Barack Obama has set NASA on course toward an asteroid and to send humans to Mars within the next two decades. This goal is not without notable challenges, but using the knowledge, expertise and American ingenuity that has been the trademark of NASA scientists and engineers for the last half-century, NASA continues to make possible that which is seemingly impossible. At 3:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 12, NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers will hold a Google+ Hangout to talk about NASA's rich history of innovation and ingenuity and talk about NASA's future goals for scientific discovery and human spaceflight.During the event, we'll be joined by:- Dan Dumbacher, Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems Development in NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. He is the former Director of Engineering at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Previously, he was the deputy director of safety and mission assurance at Marshall.- Ron Garan, astronaut who lived and worked aboard the International Space Station. He has been in space for 178 days and has conducted four spacewalks.- John Grunsfeld, Associate Administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. He is an astronaut and researcher in high energy astrophysics, cosmic ray physics, and in the emerging field of exoplanet studies. He was also the deputy director of the Space Telescope Science Institute, managing the science program for the Hubble Space Telescope and the forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope.- Michael Lopez-Alegria, the President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. He is a former Naval Aviator and test pilot (Capt., U.S. Navy, Ret.), NASA astronaut and International Space Station (ISS) commander.To join the event, visit http://plus.google.com/+NASA at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Ask your questions of the group in the comments below or using hashtag #askNASA :50 Years Later: NASA Discusses Using Innovation and Ingenuity to do Big Things2012-09-12 21:00:00651 
NASA1,788,213The 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 02:00:002208 

Alan Henry has been shared in 42 public circles

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Phúc Savina70Connect more fun okay for you#sharedcircle2014-09-07 13:56:36359001
Aaron Denne722One of my favorite circles ever. These guys are Tech Journalists and love to interact with people. Give these people a follow if you love tech! #circles #sharedcircles  2014-09-03 02:11:37243003
5th Funny Corps0Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!, And Please..Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps, and get more friend and circle on +Google+  :» Include me in your circles» Click add people and create your circle» +1 this circle» Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( share the circle and include yourself )» If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).»  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #circlemenow #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #megacircle #bigcircle #bigcircleshare #funnyvideo #funnyvideos #funnyvideosyoutube #funnyvideoclips #funnyvideooftheday #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   2014-08-15 08:05:40492338
Greg Smith7,716Power Marketers CircleMy 1st circle share!2014-08-07 20:46:15500013
ramzi parta7 Hello AllHere is my RANDOM Circle... V1.8 - 131123The circle has shrunk a little this week lets see if we can build it back up again. Please share and invite people to join the circle.247 people did not move from the last RANDOM circle, don't be one of them for the next circle.RULES1. Leave a comment saying who you would like to add.(min 1 name - max 10 names)2. Publicly Share the postIn the next circle I will add the people you added or mentioned and yourself (If you give more than 10 names I will only add the first 10)Re-Sharers also automatically get added to my Re-Share Circle and the last one has been shared 211 times so far.http://updateslaluz.blogspot.com2014-05-13 02:32:17501012
Lowongan Kerja661. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-04-30 01:18:3547515729
Sinta Riani517This is a good circle. all of account on this circle is OnNow you can ADD People From this CircleBefor you ADD This people to your Circle, You must Vote g+ on my Blog please.> vote g+ on this link : https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?count=true&url=http://blog-kangramzi.blogspot.com/> After that. You can add this people to your CircleThank you#vote #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #circle #voteg+?2014-04-17 10:16:50501447
Sinta Riani345This is a good circle. all of account on this circle is OnNow you can ADD People From this CircleBefor you ADD This people to your Circle, You must Vote g+ on my Blog please.> vote g+ on this link : https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?count=true&url=http://blog-kangramzi.blogspot.com/> After that. You can add this people to your site.Thank you #vote #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #circle #voteg+2014-04-14 05:52:07500425
Mohammad Rahimi9,850This is a circle of VIPs on G+ that everyone will enjoy having them in their circle. I have circled them as "Kings of G+"  #circlesharing   #topcircles  2014-03-27 07:02:4919302
İbrahim Aslan02014-02-25 12:24:46501001
Daniel Cesar2,634WEDNESDAY circle distribution of very important people.Add and share if you want to be included next time.I appreciate newbies and their reshares.2013-09-25 12:29:4948691315
Giulia Fiore7The most active People I know on G+A wonderful #sharedcircle  to become more popular than ever.To belong to this Circle, share it and comment this post !Kisses Giulia2013-09-05 05:59:42501223
Technology Roundup0BMN Tech Journalist And Blogger List #1.The ones with last names that start from A-M. These are people who are thought leaders, reporters, journalists, bloggers in the tech industry.As with all our circles we try to remove people who aren't active (if you see any here, please let us know. And, if you know of folks who should be on these circles, please let us know,We willl add them.2013-06-21 03:33:49338135
Technology Roundup0BMN's Tech Journalist And  Blogger List. IWe Have hand picked the best tech journalists on Google+. Most of these people are active. If you find anyone here who isn't active, let me know and I'll remove them.This feed will rock and roll for the hard core geeks out there.2013-06-21 01:34:13494123
Raymond Duke2,369I only use one circle for people I add on G+. This is it. Unfortunately, due to G+'s shortcomings, only 500 people are allowed. Maybe one day they will open it up to more, like Twitter did recently with shared lists. Why do I use just one circle?Because I treat everyone the same. If you are on the internet, it doesn't matter what you do. We are all equal on the web. Our conversations and interactions will determine the context of our relationship, not how I categorize you. 2013-06-20 16:03:47500315
Emilly Linn0Here's a fun circle of +Awesomesauce that includes all my guests, drop ins and scheduled guest! Lots of amazing people have also been part of +Conversations+ and I will get you all in a future +Shared Circles on G+ but appreciate you all!I think this circle is pretty ROCK N' ROLL! ! #sharecircles #sharedcircles      #sharedcircle     #sharedcircleoftheday     #top   #circleshare     #share     #h4xx0r     #roflcopter     #shareme   #sharecircles   #bestcircles   #boring   #follower   #followers   #add   #addmenow   #newcircle   #newcircles   #aaa   #sharecircles #roflcopter #thetop50 #awesomepeople #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #karmacircle #payitforward #sharingcircle #sharingmeansthankyou #topcircles #awesomeindividuals #circlebomb #circle 2013-04-15 03:50:36651620
Ivonne García423This is my Geeks CirclePeople who share great content that only matters to us, technology geeks and people interested in the latest advances. :D Enjoy! #sharedcircle   #circles   #tech   #technology   #geeks   #geekcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday  2012-12-01 17:28:23332314
AJ Durling294This is a bonus circle, and is actually pretty much where I started when I was creating my first circles - Top 500 PlussersIt is the people with the highest number of users - and is actually now only 308 people. When I first collected the Top 500 Plussers on Google+, I spend a lot of time weeding out the people whose posts in which I didn't particularly have an interest (e.g. almost all of the photographers - nothing against people who post photos to G+, it's just me: this is Google+, not Flickr; people who only ever promote themselves - so quite a lot of the pop musicians). The list that is left are people who, I think, actually contribute to the stream. You may find some surprising choices (Dolly Parton?! Actually, yes!). But I hope you enjoy it.I've kept the name Top 500 even though it is a lot fewer than 500. I like the irony... #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #celebrity   #topcircles  2012-10-19 15:06:56307302
wara zashi0Well, with the recent expulsion of cosplayers from facebook (http://goo.gl/3SDnK), may as well reshare my cosplay circle.  Now, a slight caveat.  This circle isn't as clean as I'd like it to be, meaning it's a mix of actual cosplayers and those interested in or have made posts about cosplaying.  So take that grain of salt as you sift through these accounts.I'm sure there's a lot of people I've missed, so please feel free to let me know [in the comments so others can see too] people to include in a future circle share.Thanks! #cosplay  (I think this "Also send email to <circle>" is going to start feeling like a really uncomfortable checkbox... [not checked for this share])2012-08-23 18:36:55119329
Harshit Gupta0Hey all, try this long ago +Robert Scoble shared circle of techies....it's what can get you started here on g+2012-07-11 14:48:57243112
Kyle Beck66So, I know a lot of my friends who have joined +Google+ wonder "What's the point? I have a Facebook." Well that comparison was flawed from the beginning, although many people made it while trying to describe G+. There are similarities, but one of my favorite features in G+ has been the ability to share Circles with others. In fact I'm not sure I would see the point if I hadn't been shared this very circle by +Robert Scoble (IIRC) early on in my G+ membership. It has proven an invaluable source of up-to-the-minute Tech News over the past year and really showed me how G+ is very different from FB.See, when you visit FB the information you receive is solely from your family and real-life acquaintances. This can be great for keeping up with people you don't see regularly, etc., but it is very hard to reach out to new people who share your interests through FB. Not so on G+. You can create and share groups of friends and pages (Circles) to organize your social interests. In effect, this creates dynamic communities where you can choose who you interact with.Anyways, I hope you will consider adding this Circle, packed full of Tech Enthusiasts. If you don't really use G+ or wonder what the point is, that goes double for you!2012-06-30 00:28:364881003
Edgar Doiron196+Nicholas Rumas This is how you share the Lifehacker circle :)2012-06-28 15:00:306200
Alister Macintyre7,115Some people appear to be well informed on many topics, and like to share what they have figured out.  Here is a circle of prolific writers about tech topics.  You might want to put some of them in separate circles, to avoid being washed away in combination streams into a roaring torrent of information.2012-06-09 23:29:01244010
Ron Kirchner0Who and where are the Bloggers at Google+?Here you will find a #sharedcircle of 50 highly active Bloggers at Google+.Topics of the included bloggers are colorful and vary from Technology to Design or Food and other niches. The cirlcle also includes some of the pioneers and leaders of the blogosphere like +Chris Brogan, +Seth Godin,+Darren Rowse or +Rand Fishkin. Enjoy the Bloggers of the circle and happy blogging! Feel free to share the circle if you like to. Thanks. #sharedcircles #blogging #blogger2012-04-13 13:17:5450204
Scott Ayres6,421Saw +Robert Scoble share this circle earlier. Full of bloggers, tech oriented people and etc. All are great Gplusers and will add a ton of value to your stream.2012-04-11 20:35:35500011
Robert Scoble1,146,151Here are 500 of my favorite Tech Journalists, bloggers, and pundits. I'm sharing this since I am seeing lots of new people coming over and I'm sure they are looking for some great people to circle here. Unfortunately I can't share everyone that I have in this circle (I have 575 in this circle on my screen, but Google+ only lets me share 500 with you). Lots of interesting tech bloggers and journalists here. Hope you enjoy. This is the circle that starts my morning every day.Speaking of Tech News, I'm off to +VMware. They are announcing new Cloud Foundry stuff this morning. So, you'll probably see some tech news from the folks in this circle.2012-04-11 16:01:035005737104
Robert Scoble700,661Yes, it's a ghost town of TECH INDUSTRY JOURNALISTS AND BLOGGERS. Pay no attention to anyone from the Wall Street Journal who snuck onto this circle. Yes, this is 500 people, but they are almost all active.2012-02-28 03:05:115005536100
Spencer Gibbs1,858My Ron Paul circle pt.2Being part of this circle may get you added by other Ron Paul supporters. I also post exclusive Ron Paul info to this circle.If you do not want to be a part of this circle, please let me know and I will remove you from future shares.If you have added me and are a Ron Paul supporter, please let me know so I can add you to the circle.Circle share has 2 parts because of 500 limit on circle shares2012-01-13 17:05:47490603
Euro Maestro36Looks like this is turning into Circle Thursday. Or Circle Friday if you live on the right side of the ocean.Following +Joe Martinez and +Liz ℚuilty 's lead, I'm sharing a list.This is for those who need a little Apple in their diet.If you have any suggestions, please let me know.+Shared Circles Google Plus +Shared Circles on G+ +Public Circles2011-12-16 03:00:56305402
Randy Hilarski55I have not shared a circle in a while, here is my list of journalists and article writers. For the new folks this circle will provide your feed with lots of content.2011-11-16 14:46:39249001
Dimitar Tsonev1,419Most followed people on Google+Dimitar Tsonev shared a circle with you.2011-10-31 11:17:07500216
Andrew Gorospe154500 circled on G+Andrew Gorospe shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 19:14:33500513
Giuseppe Basile27,107THE TOP 500 MOST FOLLOWED PEOPLE ON GOOGLE+Hey G+,I have had this circle as a standalone one for the past few weeks before any mention of What's Hot. I get my daily dose of fresh, exciting and HOT content from viewing this circle daily.Its a nice mix of tech people, celebs, photographers and just all round funny and exciting peopleData has been pulled straight from www.socialstatistics.comCircle away & don't forget to share...Cheers GiuRipple -> https://plus.google.com/ripples/details?activityid=6FHbuorsWtiGiuseppe Basile shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 06:33:455006123190
Harsh Rao0Harsh Rao shared a circle with you.2011-10-28 17:49:18105000
Ammon Fife997Tech InfluencersAmmon Fife shared a circle with you.2011-10-27 21:12:14360400
Bill Drew208LifeHackers Circle: This is a circle of the authors of Lifehacker.com . #LifehackerBill Drew shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 22:39:036203
Ian Geldard225My Ron Paul circle (500 of 622 shared - Google limit)Ian Geldard shared a circle with you.2011-10-17 16:18:41501921
Robert Scoble158,666I'm sharing two circles today. This is the first half of my "Tech Journalist and Blogger" circle. The ones with last names that start from A-M. These are people who are thought leaders, reporters, journalists, bloggers in the tech industry. As with all my circles I try to remove people who aren't active (if you see any here, please let me know). And, if you know of folks who should be on these circles, please let me know, I'll add them.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-10-08 18:10:07341292644
Robert Scoble152,040This is the best circle for Apple tech news tomorrowThis will be the best circle to watch for info on Apple tomorrow (it's of 250 of the best tech journalists/bloggers/thought leaders on Google+). I will be in front of my three big screens pulling in the best data from around the Web. I'll be watching Twitter, Facebook, Google+ all at the same time. Plus, I'll be live on +Shira Lazar's show starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow with live reports.Anyway, if you want to see how the tech press covers this, follow this circle (make sure you put these in a new circle of your own so you can delete them if they get too noisy for you).I'm watching thousands more, too, and will share anything good.You will be flooded tomorrow with Apple news. If you can't handle this, just unfollow for the morning and everything will calm down pretty quickly after noon.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-10-03 21:26:3925067127124
Mikael Nerde37Here's a circle I put together with the most prominent tech writers/journalists for both digital and mobile. Enjoy!Mikael Nerde shared a circle with you.2011-09-29 18:40:09250200
Robert Scoble144,998This circle of ACTIVE TECH JOURNALISTS AND THOUGHT LEADERS rocked and rolled today with the Amazon announcement but just wait to see what it does on October 4th with the Apple announcements. Subscribe now and you'll see all the best stuff in real time!Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-09-28 17:09:022508967193
Robert Scoble141,470Yikes. I can only share 250 people at one time. So, here's 250 people in my Tech Journalists' circle. This circle has 535 in it, so you aren't even getting half a circle here. All of these are active.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 04:31:19250394347

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2013-10-29 23:11:49 (24 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Google+'s new custom URLs are definitely here, and definitely working! I'm now https://plus.google.com/+AlanHenry which is pretty rad. Anyone else get offered one?

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2013-09-18 00:41:18 (2 comments, 26 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

We meant to share this with you yesterday, but you'll probably want to take a look at it later: http://j.mp/1aJ7cVV

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2014-08-03 03:16:01 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

So I'm traveling soon, and figured I'd pick up a new traveling companion. Think I'm in good hands, eh?

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2014-10-01 20:18:21 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Sat down with some forensics and security folks to suss this one out over at +Lifehacker today. Sure, we all know they're important, but how important are they to regular people? That was what we set out to answer.

We sat down with security and forensics experts to separate fact from fiction on Shellshock and Heartbleed:___Sat down with some forensics and security folks to suss this one out over at +Lifehacker today. Sure, we all know they're important, but how important are they to regular people? That was what we set out to answer.

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2014-09-03 22:33:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Hey guys! I'm on +Tekzilla  this week with +patrick norton  talking about ad blocking, laptop bags for back to school, knife throwing, getting booze into the airport, and more. Check it out! 

Hey guys! I'm on +Tekzilla  this week with +patrick norton  talking about ad blocking, laptop bags for back to school, knife throwing, getting booze into the airport, and more. Check it out! ___

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2014-08-03 03:16:01 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

So I'm traveling soon, and figured I'd pick up a new traveling companion. Think I'm in good hands, eh?

So I'm traveling soon, and figured I'd pick up a new traveling companion. Think I'm in good hands, eh?___

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2014-07-29 14:27:49 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

If you haven't heard the news, Opportunity, the Mars rover that could, just racked up over 25 miles of driving on Mars--the longest distance any rover has traveled on another planet! Kind of fitting this happens on +NASA's 56th birthday, and considering Oppy was only supposed to run for less than a year--and here it is 10 years later still motoring away, doing good science.

Check out it's jaunt in this photo. This page at NASA has a fun little graphic too: http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/july/nasa-s-long-lived-mars-opportunity-rover-sets-off-world-driving-record/index.html#.U9eG34BdUp9

If you haven't heard the news, Opportunity, the Mars rover that could, just racked up over 25 miles of driving on Mars--the longest distance any rover has traveled on another planet! Kind of fitting this happens on +NASA's 56th birthday, and considering Oppy was only supposed to run for less than a year--and here it is 10 years later still motoring away, doing good science.

Check out it's jaunt in this photo. This page at NASA has a fun little graphic too: http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/july/nasa-s-long-lived-mars-opportunity-rover-sets-off-world-driving-record/index.html#.U9eG34BdUp9___

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2014-06-19 23:49:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

This is one of the best things I've seen on the internet in a while - +NASA gets Peter Cullen, aka the ever-familiar voice of Optimus Prime, to tell us all about the James Webb Space Telescope - the next generation orbital telescope that scientists and space fans alike have been eager for for years: 

This is one of the best things I've seen on the internet in a while - +NASA gets Peter Cullen, aka the ever-familiar voice of Optimus Prime, to tell us all about the James Webb Space Telescope - the next generation orbital telescope that scientists and space fans alike have been eager for for years: ___

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2014-06-06 15:40:45 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I'm a huge fan of Hayao Miyazaki's work (and his Salt Flavored Ramen - seriously: http://youtu.be/0BPTNdmdJSc) so this piece really hit home for me. It's a good reminder for anyone struggling to find inspiration, or staring down something they've worked on wondering why it's not what they hoped it would be. 

Sage advice from an amazingly creative person:___I'm a huge fan of Hayao Miyazaki's work (and his Salt Flavored Ramen - seriously: http://youtu.be/0BPTNdmdJSc) so this piece really hit home for me. It's a good reminder for anyone struggling to find inspiration, or staring down something they've worked on wondering why it's not what they hoped it would be. 

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2014-05-22 13:17:56 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

In case you're not already subscribed, I had a blast on +Tekzilla this week talking to +patrick norton about how to turn your desktop into something more fun and functional with apps like Rainmeter (Windows), Geektool (Mac), and Conky (Linux).

Check out the show below, and seriously, subscribe if you like tech podcasts! 

In case you're not already subscribed, I had a blast on +Tekzilla this week talking to +patrick norton about how to turn your desktop into something more fun and functional with apps like Rainmeter (Windows), Geektool (Mac), and Conky (Linux).

Check out the show below, and seriously, subscribe if you like tech podcasts! ___

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2014-05-21 18:00:30 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

I had a lot of fun writing this piece - and testing it - for +Lifehacker, mostly because I got to spend time forging message headers and emailing my coworkers pretending to be them. It's a relatively technical writeup, but hopefully a good one!

How spammers and phishers get into your inbox by spoofing real addresses, and what you can do to stop it:___I had a lot of fun writing this piece - and testing it - for +Lifehacker, mostly because I got to spend time forging message headers and emailing my coworkers pretending to be them. It's a relatively technical writeup, but hopefully a good one!

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2014-05-07 15:39:02 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

This is a topic that's bugged me for a long time, so I decided to bring the science to bear over at +Lifehacker and figure out why health, diet, and nutrition topics are so damned confusing--as in, so confusing that we spend billions a year on quick fixes and fad diets that don't work.

Turns out there's a lot to be gained from keeping us confused and predictable when it comes to food, and more than enough blame to go around.

This is a topic that's bugged me for a long time, so I decided to bring the science to bear over at +Lifehacker and figure out why health, diet, and nutrition topics are so damned confusing--as in, so confusing that we spend billions a year on quick fixes and fad diets that don't work.

Turns out there's a lot to be gained from keeping us confused and predictable when it comes to food, and more than enough blame to go around.___

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2014-05-01 00:10:04 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

My first Wallpaper Wednesday for +Lifehacker, and of course it's about science. I could get used to this! 

http://lifehacker.com/bring-a-little-science-to-your-desktop-with-these-wallp-1569908380

My first Wallpaper Wednesday for +Lifehacker, and of course it's about science. I could get used to this! 

http://lifehacker.com/bring-a-little-science-to-your-desktop-with-these-wallp-1569908380___

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2014-04-03 14:26:29 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

I haven't stumbled on anything really super-science-y in a bit, so instead I'll just share this adorable short about a ghost girl who loves to dance. Seriously - it'll make you smile, and hopefully brighten your day. Many thanks to io9: http://io9.com/this-delightful-cartoon-about-a-dancing-ghost-girl-will-1557180778

I haven't stumbled on anything really super-science-y in a bit, so instead I'll just share this adorable short about a ghost girl who loves to dance. Seriously - it'll make you smile, and hopefully brighten your day. Many thanks to io9: http://io9.com/this-delightful-cartoon-about-a-dancing-ghost-girl-will-1557180778___

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2014-03-17 19:14:23 (3 comments, 12 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

So there's huge news in the scientific community today, namely that researchers have managed to discover gravitational "waves," something that has extremely far-reaching implications. Perhaps the biggest of which right now though is that gravitational wave theory has always been the lynchpin in explaining why the universe went through a extremely rapid period of inflation in the billionths-of-milliseconds after the Big Bang.

Well, one physicist, Dr. Andrei Linde, postulated these waves existed a long long time ago. You can read the story at the link below, but watch the video when another professor surprises him with the news - it's a beautiful, beautiful moment of discovery and gratification.

Here's the full story: http://www.universetoday.com/110403/that-moment-when-the-father-of-inflation-learns-of-the-detection-of-gravitational-waves/

So there's huge news in the scientific community today, namely that researchers have managed to discover gravitational "waves," something that has extremely far-reaching implications. Perhaps the biggest of which right now though is that gravitational wave theory has always been the lynchpin in explaining why the universe went through a extremely rapid period of inflation in the billionths-of-milliseconds after the Big Bang.

Well, one physicist, Dr. Andrei Linde, postulated these waves existed a long long time ago. You can read the story at the link below, but watch the video when another professor surprises him with the news - it's a beautiful, beautiful moment of discovery and gratification.

Here's the full story: http://www.universetoday.com/110403/that-moment-when-the-father-of-inflation-learns-of-the-detection-of-gravitational-waves/___

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2014-03-14 20:10:57 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

I love stuff like this, mostly because it showcases how really cool technology like unmanned aircraft can be for good, scientific, research purposes. Video's below, but here's the story that shows you what kind of drone was used, where the volcano is, and some more details:

Drone Flies Into an Active Volcano: http://www.dronehire.org/blog/drone-flies-into-an-active-volcano

I love stuff like this, mostly because it showcases how really cool technology like unmanned aircraft can be for good, scientific, research purposes. Video's below, but here's the story that shows you what kind of drone was used, where the volcano is, and some more details:

Drone Flies Into an Active Volcano: http://www.dronehire.org/blog/drone-flies-into-an-active-volcano___

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2014-03-04 12:52:28 (10 comments, 19 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

I love wine, and I love pizza, and I know that finding a good "pizza wine" can be tricky among those of us who really love both, so this infographic may help.

Chalk it up to "Stuff I would post to Lifehacker but for one reason or another I can't." Originally from here: http://indianwinelist.com/wines-with-your-pizza-pie/

I love wine, and I love pizza, and I know that finding a good "pizza wine" can be tricky among those of us who really love both, so this infographic may help.

Chalk it up to "Stuff I would post to Lifehacker but for one reason or another I can't." Originally from here: http://indianwinelist.com/wines-with-your-pizza-pie/___

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2014-02-27 13:27:59 (5 comments, 9 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

I figured that both my science friends here and my gaming friends here will appreciate this - GLaDOS explains the difference between nuclear fusion and fission for a couple of NASA "engineers" - it's a lot of fun.

Thanks to io9: http://io9.com/glados-explains-the-difference-between-fusion-and-fissi-1532018341

I figured that both my science friends here and my gaming friends here will appreciate this - GLaDOS explains the difference between nuclear fusion and fission for a couple of NASA "engineers" - it's a lot of fun.

Thanks to io9: http://io9.com/glados-explains-the-difference-between-fusion-and-fissi-1532018341___

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2014-02-10 20:56:31 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Well, it's that time of year again! If you're wondering how I get things done or the gear I use every day, here's your chance to find out! If you have any questions, ask away!  http://lifehac.kr/LJZmoEu

Well, it's that time of year again! If you're wondering how I get things done or the gear I use every day, here's your chance to find out! If you have any questions, ask away!  http://lifehac.kr/LJZmoEu___

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2014-01-23 22:59:31 (1 comments, 21 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

This is a pretty amazing graphic, courtesy of +Slate and the +worldsciencefestival  - All of earth's active space missions, in one informative visual!

Slate has the story here: http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/01/23/infographic_earth_s_25_active_space_missions.html

This is a pretty amazing graphic, courtesy of +Slate and the +worldsciencefestival  - All of earth's active space missions, in one informative visual!

Slate has the story here: http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/01/23/infographic_earth_s_25_active_space_missions.html___

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2014-01-17 00:31:31 (6 comments, 9 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

A little super-science for your afternoon: Google is working on smart contact lenses that will, initially, help diabetes patients manage glucose levels. They're already talking to the FDA, but in the long run, this could mean wearing something like Glass will be old school--your personal HUD can go right onto your eyeballs. I'm game, what do you think?

A little super-science for your afternoon: Google is working on smart contact lenses that will, initially, help diabetes patients manage glucose levels. They're already talking to the FDA, but in the long run, this could mean wearing something like Glass will be old school--your personal HUD can go right onto your eyeballs. I'm game, what do you think?___

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2014-01-14 20:54:38 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

In case anyone missed it this morning, I had the opportunity to try out some awesome 27" and 30" displays from the folks at +Monoprice, and like so many of their products, they offer incredible bang for the buck. My impressions (along with my thoughts on some of the Korean import panels I've tried in the past) are up at +Lifehacker below. Save some money!

Want some extra screen real-estate, but don't want to spend a ton of money to get it? We have options for you:___In case anyone missed it this morning, I had the opportunity to try out some awesome 27" and 30" displays from the folks at +Monoprice, and like so many of their products, they offer incredible bang for the buck. My impressions (along with my thoughts on some of the Korean import panels I've tried in the past) are up at +Lifehacker below. Save some money!

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2013-12-24 13:00:38 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

For my followers who are as big fans of manned spaceflight as I am, a look back over the Apollo missions in brilliant, beautiful photos:

For my followers who are as big fans of manned spaceflight as I am, a look back over the Apollo missions in brilliant, beautiful photos:___

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2013-12-18 17:29:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

This went up at +Lifehacker a little while ago, but in case any of you are looking for last minute stocking stuffers (or want to get something for yourselves because you've been especially good this year), my roundup of awesome $20 headphones is worth a look. Check it out: http://lifehacker.com/the-best-headphones-you-can-buy-under-20-1480550409

This went up at +Lifehacker a little while ago, but in case any of you are looking for last minute stocking stuffers (or want to get something for yourselves because you've been especially good this year), my roundup of awesome $20 headphones is worth a look. Check it out: http://lifehacker.com/the-best-headphones-you-can-buy-under-20-1480550409___

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2013-10-29 23:11:49 (24 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Google+'s new custom URLs are definitely here, and definitely working! I'm now https://plus.google.com/+AlanHenry which is pretty rad. Anyone else get offered one?

Google+'s new custom URLs are definitely here, and definitely working! I'm now https://plus.google.com/+AlanHenry which is pretty rad. Anyone else get offered one?___

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2013-10-23 21:27:30 (4 comments, 15 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

I try not to pimp my own posts too much, since I assume that most of you are following +Lifehacker anyway, but this one, learning to cook with the power of math, was so much fun to write that I can't help it: http://lifehacker.com/how-to-free-yourself-from-recipes-with-a-few-golden-coo-1450617561

A few simple ratios and you'll never need a recipe to make basic things--you'll always be able to, and you'll always have a jumping off point to get creative. Just as a bonus, here's one of the tables I included in the article. It's pretty useful! 

I try not to pimp my own posts too much, since I assume that most of you are following +Lifehacker anyway, but this one, learning to cook with the power of math, was so much fun to write that I can't help it: http://lifehacker.com/how-to-free-yourself-from-recipes-with-a-few-golden-coo-1450617561

A few simple ratios and you'll never need a recipe to make basic things--you'll always be able to, and you'll always have a jumping off point to get creative. Just as a bonus, here's one of the tables I included in the article. It's pretty useful! ___

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2013-10-17 22:14:46 (13 comments, 11 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

Okay guys, time for a science journalism rant! This time we're talking about why the "Oreos are just as addictive as cocaine" study that's all over the web right now is the absolute worst kind of science journalism. Ready? Let's go!

I don't totally blame journalists for this, although I do blame them for not looking at the study in question more critically before parroting the very bait-worthy headline that Oreos = Cocaine. Here's the actual press release from Connecticut College, which did the experiments:
http://www.conncoll.edu/news/news-archive/2013/student-faculty-research-shows-oreos-are-just-as-addictive-as-drugs-in-lab-rats-.htm#.UmBeoCSim-I

Note I said experiments, not study. That's right, this was essentially a fun experiment between undergrads and a few professors. This isn't the result of a peer reviewed paper,... more »

Okay guys, time for a science journalism rant! This time we're talking about why the "Oreos are just as addictive as cocaine" study that's all over the web right now is the absolute worst kind of science journalism. Ready? Let's go!

I don't totally blame journalists for this, although I do blame them for not looking at the study in question more critically before parroting the very bait-worthy headline that Oreos = Cocaine. Here's the actual press release from Connecticut College, which did the experiments:
http://www.conncoll.edu/news/news-archive/2013/student-faculty-research-shows-oreos-are-just-as-addictive-as-drugs-in-lab-rats-.htm#.UmBeoCSim-I

Note I said experiments, not study. That's right, this was essentially a fun experiment between undergrads and a few professors. This isn't the result of a peer reviewed paper, this will not lead to continued Oreo/cocaine research. Why? It was largely to make a completely different point than the one everyone got.

Here's how the experiment went down. The students put a bunch of rats in a maze with Oreos on one end and rice cakes on the other. Yup - they made a beeline for the Oreos. Then they put a different group of rats in a maze with cocaine on one end and something equally unappetizing (I think it was saline) in the other. Guess where they went? They repeated it with morphine and something unappetizing (again saline, if I have my info correct), and yup - beeline for the morphine.

So essentially, what have we learned? That's right: Delicious things that make us feel good in chemical ways are more attractive than things that absolutely do not! Stop the presses guys, Oreos are the same as cocaine and morphine!

But that's not all! They studied the neurological reaction in the brains of the rats in each case, and they found rats that ate the Oreos had more activated neurons than the rats on cocaine or morphine! That must mean Oreos are even worse than cocaine or morphine, right?

Well....no. What it means is that Oreos, and the process of eating delicious, fatty, sugary foods has a remarkable impact on our brains. It also means that--and this is what the researchers were trying to point out--our brains respond in similar ways to fatty, sugary, energy packed foods as they do to stimulants and other chemicals that achieve similar highs.

That alone would be newsworthy! Not because Oreos are like cocaine, but because it hammers home the point that food is like a drug for most organisms. We derive joy from it, experience highs, and that's a reason why it's so damned difficult to put the Oreos down, give up cocaine, or struggle with any addiction or thing that makes us feel good, especially when we come to rely on it against other, less interesting options.

But nope, instead, we get headlines like "Oreos are worse than cocaine and morphine." Seriously, Google it and you'll see how many really solid, legitimate, otherwise fantastic journalists and papers jumped at it. Seriously guys? We can do better than this. Science, journalism, and our respective audiences deserve better.___

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2013-10-15 16:13:15 (2 comments, 10 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

A PSA, since it appears to be badly needed recently.

A PSA, since it appears to be badly needed recently.___

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2013-10-04 19:47:49 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

If you're looking for a little science to close your week with, this amazing read about how the "fingerprint" of multiple universes is likely already in the sky we can see is beautifully written (and not too technical!) -  http://nautil.us/issue/6/secret-codes/beyond-the-horizon-of-the-universe

It waxes rhapsodic more than a few times, but it's that kind of loving wonder for the universe around us that made me get into astrophysics in the first place. Seasoned science fans may find some of her language a little eye-rolly, but the takeaway will make you smile.

If you're looking for a little science to close your week with, this amazing read about how the "fingerprint" of multiple universes is likely already in the sky we can see is beautifully written (and not too technical!) -  http://nautil.us/issue/6/secret-codes/beyond-the-horizon-of-the-universe

It waxes rhapsodic more than a few times, but it's that kind of loving wonder for the universe around us that made me get into astrophysics in the first place. Seasoned science fans may find some of her language a little eye-rolly, but the takeaway will make you smile.___

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2013-09-21 00:37:40 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Well, this is about the most fantastic thing I've seen in a long time. An understanding of quantum mechanics and string theory aren't required to enjoy it, but...they help!

Well, this is about the most fantastic thing I've seen in a long time. An understanding of quantum mechanics and string theory aren't required to enjoy it, but...they help!___

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2013-09-18 00:41:18 (2 comments, 26 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Seems legit.

We meant to share this with you yesterday, but you'll probably want to take a look at it later: http://j.mp/1aJ7cVV___Seems legit.

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2013-09-17 18:12:11 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

A great post from our friends over at io9: "The Bizarre Evolution of the Word 'Cyber'"  Very good read! #science  

A great post from our friends over at io9: "The Bizarre Evolution of the Word 'Cyber'"  Very good read! #science  ___

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2013-09-17 13:54:35 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I was actually watching the live stream of this for a good long while (nothing like working in the morning to the sounds of the ocean), but turned it off long before the big lift. Now you can watch the whole 19-hour operation to raise the Costa Concordia in a one-minute time lapse: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2013/09/costa-concordia-upright-again/69482/

I was actually watching the live stream of this for a good long while (nothing like working in the morning to the sounds of the ocean), but turned it off long before the big lift. Now you can watch the whole 19-hour operation to raise the Costa Concordia in a one-minute time lapse: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2013/09/costa-concordia-upright-again/69482/___

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2013-09-13 11:55:22 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Well, it's official this time! (If you've been following me a while, you'll know I've posted two or three times about this topic over the past year or so) Voyager 1 has finally left the solar system, and is now in interstellar space! No more wondering about whether they're still in the heliopause or in the middle of some new undiscovered band of solar radiation - they're actually out there now. Godspeed little messenger!

Want to ask our scientists questions about NASA's Voyager 1's historical milestone today? We're doing a Reddit AMA where you can Ask Us Anything at 6pm ET/2200 UTC: http://go.nasa.gov/1g6O6tv___Well, it's official this time! (If you've been following me a while, you'll know I've posted two or three times about this topic over the past year or so) Voyager 1 has finally left the solar system, and is now in interstellar space! No more wondering about whether they're still in the heliopause or in the middle of some new undiscovered band of solar radiation - they're actually out there now. Godspeed little messenger!

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2013-09-12 14:09:24 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I love stories like this, and I love it even more when physicists say things like "Sure, time travel is possible..." and then let people read on to understand the caveat with that statement. I'll do the same here, the article is well worth a quick read!

I love stories like this, and I love it even more when physicists say things like "Sure, time travel is possible..." and then let people read on to understand the caveat with that statement. I'll do the same here, the article is well worth a quick read!___

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2013-08-28 17:33:00 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Another fall, another semester of Lifehacker U! I stumbled on some great classes this time, way more than I could reasonably include, but these were some of my favorites. Any catch your eye?

Class is in session! Lifehacker U rounds up the best of what's available online for the fall semester from some of the best schools on the planet. (Even if you're not planning to "matriculate", share with a friend you think might benefit from some free classes!)___Another fall, another semester of Lifehacker U! I stumbled on some great classes this time, way more than I could reasonably include, but these were some of my favorites. Any catch your eye?

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2013-08-26 15:57:28 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

I love this story so much I just had to share it everywhere. A little ethno-astronomy (yes, that's a real thing, some of my favorite seminars were on the topic) to kick off your day:

I love this story so much I just had to share it everywhere. A little ethno-astronomy (yes, that's a real thing, some of my favorite seminars were on the topic) to kick off your day:___

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2013-08-22 19:40:36 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Often we think about the vacuum of space being the most frightening thing, and it certainly is, but ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano recently faced an even bigger threat: Water. Or more specifically, water in microgravity, and why surface tension is a nightmare:

Often we think about the vacuum of space being the most frightening thing, and it certainly is, but ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano recently faced an even bigger threat: Water. Or more specifically, water in microgravity, and why surface tension is a nightmare:___

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2013-08-16 21:04:50 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

A little weekend science reading for you guys: The Science of Being Hangry (as in, hungry + angry):

A little weekend science reading for you guys: The Science of Being Hangry (as in, hungry + angry):___

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2013-08-13 13:49:18 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Yesterday was Erwin Schrödinger's birthday, but I just stumbled on this great NatGeo explanation of the physics behind the famous Schrödinger's Cat Paradox.

It's actually a beautifully fun topic of conversation, one I love bringing up whenever I have a chance to talk about physics, just to get people thinking about the differences between what you can observe and what you can't, and what it means to try and determine things you don't directly observe. Good read, if you've ever been curious!

Yesterday was Erwin Schrödinger's birthday, but I just stumbled on this great NatGeo explanation of the physics behind the famous Schrödinger's Cat Paradox.

It's actually a beautifully fun topic of conversation, one I love bringing up whenever I have a chance to talk about physics, just to get people thinking about the differences between what you can observe and what you can't, and what it means to try and determine things you don't directly observe. Good read, if you've ever been curious!___

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2013-08-10 20:23:16 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I love the fact that the Hubble is now 23 years old, and still demystifying the universe for us in new and interesting ways.

When I was an undergrad, the going theory was that the Magellanic Stream was the result of tidal forces on the tiny dwarf galaxies because of their proximity to the Milky Way. Looks like we can finally say that's true - and it's still happening, which is really really cool.

I love the fact that the Hubble is now 23 years old, and still demystifying the universe for us in new and interesting ways.

When I was an undergrad, the going theory was that the Magellanic Stream was the result of tidal forces on the tiny dwarf galaxies because of their proximity to the Milky Way. Looks like we can finally say that's true - and it's still happening, which is really really cool.___

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2013-08-02 13:50:15 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

+Robert Scoble   sums up my feelings on the Moto X beautifully in this piece at The Next Web this morning.

Personally, I'm super excited about the phone, and strongly debating getting one, even over the HTC One when it eventually lands at Verizon Wireless, specifically because of these always-aware features. It makes me wonder though, whether we as Android users have lost sight of functionality so badly that we're obsessed with checkbox features and the extra 100Mhz between a 1.2 and a 1.3Ghz Snapdragon.

If we judge every phone by a spec sheet as opposed to what it can actually do or bring to our lives, I feel like we're missing the real beauty of Android as an ecosystem.

+Robert Scoble   sums up my feelings on the Moto X beautifully in this piece at The Next Web this morning.

Personally, I'm super excited about the phone, and strongly debating getting one, even over the HTC One when it eventually lands at Verizon Wireless, specifically because of these always-aware features. It makes me wonder though, whether we as Android users have lost sight of functionality so badly that we're obsessed with checkbox features and the extra 100Mhz between a 1.2 and a 1.3Ghz Snapdragon.

If we judge every phone by a spec sheet as opposed to what it can actually do or bring to our lives, I feel like we're missing the real beauty of Android as an ecosystem.___

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2013-07-26 22:20:54 (7 comments, 13 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

I will make this, make no mistake. Mostly because I love cucumbers almost as much as I love gin.

And if you're not following +Alton Brown yet, circle him up!

Cucumber Lemonade Gin Punch!

Or the CLGP, as I like to call it. My favorite #summer cocktail. On a warm day out on the porch I just can’t imagine anything better. And because the cucumber lemonade is assembled before adding the gin, the base can be served without the booze for anyone not imbibing. The cucumbers become a sort of fresh pickle in the lemonade and should be devoured, not discarded.

Software:
4 whole lemons, halved
1/2 cup sugar
1 quart water
1 large (9-10 ounces) cucumber, trimmed and sliced into thin rounds on a mandoline
24 ounces gin
ice cubes

Procedure:
-Juice the lemons into a large pot and throw the bodies in there too. Add the sugar to the pot and muddle (or mash with a masher, rolling pin) with the lemon bodies and juice for 2 to 3 minutes.
-Add the water and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
-Strain into a 3-quart pitcher and add the cucumber. Steep for 1 hour.
-For punch: Add 24 ounces of gin and stir to combine. Serve over ice.
-For a single cocktail: Place 4 to 5 ice cubes in a rocks glass. Add 1 1/2 ounces of gin and 2 1/2 ounces of lemonade. Stir to combine.
-Serve immediately!

It should go without saying that this delicious punch should be enjoyed responsibly.
___I will make this, make no mistake. Mostly because I love cucumbers almost as much as I love gin.

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2013-07-26 12:27:01 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

It's been a little while since I shared some interesting science. Let's fix that with this story:

Researchers manage to implant "false memories" into the brains of mice, causing them to have a fear response to a part of a maze that researchers made them remember as dangerous, when in reality they had never actually been there before.

Next up? Ghost Hacking.

It's been a little while since I shared some interesting science. Let's fix that with this story:

Researchers manage to implant "false memories" into the brains of mice, causing them to have a fear response to a part of a maze that researchers made them remember as dangerous, when in reality they had never actually been there before.

Next up? Ghost Hacking.___

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2013-07-03 15:38:16 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Always happy to bring the science at +Lifehacker, and this was a good topic to approach. I've been lucky enough to know lots of people who encouraged me to do strange, crazy, and interesting things, sometimes just for the sake of doing them - how do you get out of your comfort zone?

Breaking out of our comfort zones is hard work! Thankfully, science can help - here's how to make it a little easier so we can do awesome things:___Always happy to bring the science at +Lifehacker, and this was a good topic to approach. I've been lucky enough to know lots of people who encouraged me to do strange, crazy, and interesting things, sometimes just for the sake of doing them - how do you get out of your comfort zone?

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2013-06-28 00:13:17 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Just in case this doesn't land in your stream today, it's been incredibly useful for me. Here's hoping it works for your Android phone, too! (Take Two!)

If searches using the Google Search or Google Now apps on your Android phone are painfully slow, this tweak will give you a serious speed boost:___Just in case this doesn't land in your stream today, it's been incredibly useful for me. Here's hoping it works for your Android phone, too! (Take Two!)

2013-06-27 19:21:21 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Is anyone else running into fewer posts than usual today here at G+? For example, we've been posting to the +Lifehacker page all day, but those posts aren't appearing in the news stream, and I see the same thing is happening to a number of other pages.

Anyone hear if something may be busted behind the scenes? (Assuming of course, anyone sees this post!)

Is anyone else running into fewer posts than usual today here at G+? For example, we've been posting to the +Lifehacker page all day, but those posts aren't appearing in the news stream, and I see the same thing is happening to a number of other pages.

Anyone hear if something may be busted behind the scenes? (Assuming of course, anyone sees this post!)___

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2013-06-19 15:16:30 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

It's always a good day when I can break out the science and post a few first-party studies and academic papers over at Lifehacker. Even better when it's about one of our core topics: productivity!

We're back to debunk more productivity myths you may have heard before, and we've got the science to back us up:___It's always a good day when I can break out the science and post a few first-party studies and academic papers over at Lifehacker. Even better when it's about one of our core topics: productivity!

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2013-06-10 23:33:53 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

WWDC Thoughts, Engage!

Now that I've had a few hours to digest the WWDC Keynote events, I find myself disappointed for a couple of reasons. Now let's be clear: I'm normally the first person to give Apple a chance to prove itself, because I think brand loyalty-to anyone-makes you a sucker, and everyone should get a shot to make their case. That said, I find myself more underwhelmed than I thought I should be.

First, Haswell in the Macbook Air, but not the Macbook Pro. The Air gets the new hardware first, which I understand is because the Air is Apple's big notebook and it sells more than the Pro at this point, but if you had the engineering ability to put it in the Air, it can certainly go into the Pro as well.

Second, 802.11ac in the Air, but not the Pro. When Apple latches onto a wireless standard, it's not long before the rest of... more »

WWDC Thoughts, Engage!

Now that I've had a few hours to digest the WWDC Keynote events, I find myself disappointed for a couple of reasons. Now let's be clear: I'm normally the first person to give Apple a chance to prove itself, because I think brand loyalty-to anyone-makes you a sucker, and everyone should get a shot to make their case. That said, I find myself more underwhelmed than I thought I should be.

First, Haswell in the Macbook Air, but not the Macbook Pro. The Air gets the new hardware first, which I understand is because the Air is Apple's big notebook and it sells more than the Pro at this point, but if you had the engineering ability to put it in the Air, it can certainly go into the Pro as well.

Second, 802.11ac in the Air, but not the Pro. When Apple latches onto a wireless standard, it's not long before the rest of the industry follows. This was the case with 802.11g, and then again with 802.11n - so now that AC is in the Air, why keep it out of your other models? (PS, if you're not familiar with 802.11ac, I happen to have a post on it: http://lifehacker.com/5988340/what-is-80211ac-and-will-it-make-my-wi+fi-faster ) Come on Apple, hurry it up so everyone will move to AC like they should.

Third, The Mac Pro is a nightmare. I have been clawing, craving for a new Mac Pro for ages. I felt the pain of the people who really wanted them for professional reasons, and the fact that Apple's "power user desktop" had gone unupgraded for so long was a travesty. Now, what we get instead is a capsule-shaped supercomputer that has impressive specs and subwoofer size. Great, right? Sure- spec-wise, but it's going to be a disaster.

First of all, not that this has been a core value of Apple's at all, but their Professional machines (the Macbook Pro and the Mac Pro) have always been built for the power user. The user who wants to upgrade their own RAM, swap out or upgrade their own GPU, add more storage when they need it, and so on. I remember my days in support tinkering with Mac Pros, and before those, G5s and G4s, just by popping the door off the side. I guarantee you the Mac Pro will be unupgradable, unservicable, and packed with glue and tiny screws. Custom shaped hardware usually is, and I doubt (although we can hope) Apple will let you just slap more RAM in there or add another hard drive or slap in a new GPU when you want some more graphics power.

You want to know what Woz was thinking, when he was scratching his beard and not applauding when Schiller was on stage saying "Can't innovate anymore, my ass?" He was worried he was seeing the death of the last enthusiast hardware Apple made.

So what does it all mean? I'm not totally sure. iOS7 was surely the star of the show, but it makes me wonder whether flatter icons and moving from bold fonts to thin fonts is all it takes to excite us anymore. I said the same thing at Google I/O a few years back when Android shifted to Roboto--if fonts are what constititutes a design shift, we're in trouble. OS X "Mavericks" is a laundry list of great--yet totally overdue features that OS X users have been wanting for a while...even if I hate the name and feel silly typing it, much less saying it.

I'm worried. Worried that Apple is turning its back on the enthusiasts and professionals who supported the company when the consumers didn't, and I'm worried they're setting the example for the rest of the industry to follow--and we're already seeing Microsoft, Google, and Samsung take similar market approaches. The worst part? It works like a charm, and brings in the cash.

Maybe I'm being too down on the event. What do you guys think?

(Topical image below.)___

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2013-06-06 13:00:21 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

If you like cooking and you like science, you'll love this collab I did with the J. Kenji Lopez-Alt from +Serious Eats  and Jack Bishop from +America's Test Kitchen for +Lifehacker yesterday:

If you like cooking and you like science, you'll love this collab I did with the J. Kenji Lopez-Alt from +Serious Eats  and Jack Bishop from +America's Test Kitchen for +Lifehacker yesterday:___

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2013-06-04 14:13:57 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Worked pretty hard on this piece leading up to last night, and I've been testing mechanicals for months to get the details just right. Finally, all finished - a guide to picking a great mechanical keyboard.

Mechanical keyboards have exploded in popularity, for good reason! Here's how to pick the best one for you. Do you have a favorite?___Worked pretty hard on this piece leading up to last night, and I've been testing mechanicals for months to get the details just right. Finally, all finished - a guide to picking a great mechanical keyboard.

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2013-05-31 14:35:43 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

From the crew at io9, this has to be the prettiest periodic table I've ever seen, and it's from 1949 (which means it's not totally complete, but it still looks sharp!) Read more:
http://io9.com/damn-this-periodic-table-is-beautiful-510648468

From the crew at io9, this has to be the prettiest periodic table I've ever seen, and it's from 1949 (which means it's not totally complete, but it still looks sharp!) Read more:
http://io9.com/damn-this-periodic-table-is-beautiful-510648468___

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2013-05-24 12:54:03 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

"Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology."

"Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology."___

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