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Vicky Veritas has been at 12 events

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Google for Work2,525,695Learn how an international hotel management company with a portfolio of over 50 boutique hotels and resorts uses Google Drive to power growth and innovation across their business.  Commune Hotels and Resorts is a San Francisco-based hotel management company with a portfolio of transformative, boldly innovative boutique hotel, and resort brands including Joie De Vivre, Thompson Hotels, and Tommie.  Commune has a distributed, global team that needed simple, mobile-friendly tools to collaborate and share information quickly. Hear from Mike Blake, CIO, about how Commune uses Google Drive to speed up site development, acquisitions and sales.Ask questions before and during the event by clicking the Q&A button.Join the live broadcast at 11 am Pacific on Tuesday, August 12. We will also share the recording after the event.Enabling Teams with Google Drive2014-08-12 20:00:001 
Half the Sky Movement177,303Join  +The New York Times columnist +Nicholas Kristof and leaders in the fight against human trafficking from Girls Educational & Mentoring Services, +International Justice Mission, +Not For Sale and +UNICEF  in a conversation about modern solutions to a problem millions around the world are facing every day.Panelists include: Rachel Lloyd, Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS)  Gary Haugen, International Justice MissionDave Batstone, Not For SaleSusan Bissell, UNICEF What does 2014 hold for the fight against modern-day slavery?2014-01-10 19:00:00963 
Science on Google+447,449Isaac Newton's Birthday is on ChristmasJoin us in a Newton-inspired holiday physics hangout with rockstar physicist +Henry Reich of +MinutePhysics and +MinuteEarth  and brilliant ballerina biologist +Carin Bondar of +National Geographic, +Scientific American and host of Wild Sex, a science show about the strange reproductive habits of the animal kingdom. She knows how the world gets physical. +Veritasium  AKA +Derek Muller may pop in.  We hear there may even be more special guests so you should probably go ahead and RSVP yes to join the lively conversation. BYOB. Hosted by +Amy Robinson of +Science on Google+ .Happy Newtonmas Hangout2013-12-19 00:00:00143 
Science Bulletins at AMNH290,295The American Museum of Natural History’s Science Bulletins program is launching a new data visualization on changes in Arctic plant life and their forecasted impact on the climate system. Science Bulletins editorial producer Laura Allen will discuss the science with the ecologists whose work is featured in the visualization. The researchers will also answer your questions.Join Science Bulletins for this Hangout and meet:• Dr. Richard Pearson: Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History and Lecturer, University College London• Dr. Scott Goetz: Deputy Director and Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research CenterThe data visualization is designed for informal education at museums and science centers. Its datasets are also available for live programming on NOAA’s Science on a Sphere (SOS)® spherical display system: http://www.sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/dataset.php?id=429The Hangout panel will also address ways to interpret the visualization for museum and educational audiences.View the visualization at http://www.amnh.org/explore/science-bulletins/(watch)/bio/visualizations/greening-of-the-arcticThis visualization and professional development training is supported by NOAA and NSF.How Green is the Arctic? A Science Bulletins at AMNH Hangout2013-11-13 21:30:0044 
Science on Google+447,449Be curious. Question assumptions. Explore the world from atoms to astrophysics with Veritasium.Join +Derek Muller of popular +YouTube Channel Veritasium on a journey to the beautiful, viral side of physics, hosted by Science on Google+ in honor of YouTube Geek Week (Aug 4-10). Our +Amy Robinson, +Jason Davison and +Nic Hammond will host, along with +Joe Hanson of +It's Okay To Be Smart and a few members of the community who ask Derek interesting questions on the event page.  The hangout happens on Wednesday, August 7th at 5 pm US PT / 8 ET.Derek will share why he creates Veritasium and how it has evolved into one of YouTube’s favorite sources of answers to epic science questions. He’ll also answer your questions so leave them here on the event page. You may be selected to join the hangout live and ask him in person.  Check out Veritasium on YouTube at http://veritasium.com This is the third hangout in a new series that brings science to life through conversations with the world's leading minds. Join +Science on Google+: A Public Database for the latest events.Veritasium: A Science on Google+ Conversation2013-08-08 02:00:00236 
V-Day18,731On V-Day 2013 we will be live streaming Risings from around the world! Here is a list of pending and confirmed streaming events, listed by local and Pacific Time. Details will be added as they are known.Manila on Ustream.tv: https://www.ustream.tv/embed/13346941 (time tbc)10:00 CAT / 00:00 PT: One Billion Rising: City of Joy, Demcratic Republic of Congo17:00 IST / 3:30 PT: One Billion Rising: New Delhi, India16:30 SAST / 6:30 PT: South Africa -- http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1287887/events/187975310:15 & 12:00 ET / 7:15 & 9:00 PT: Atlanta -- http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1022514/risingAtlanta14:00 CT / 12:00 PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9argIMd1dPg19:00 ET / 16:00 PT: Miami -- http://new.livestream.com/accounts/2835490/events/1880583/videos/1156885916:00 PT: One Billion Rising: San Francisco20:00 ET / 17:00 PT: One Billion Rising: New York18:00 PT: One Billion Rising: Los Angeles19:00 PT: Oakland, CA -- http://www.ustream.tv/channel/onebillionrisingoakland18:00 HAST / 20:00 PT: One Billion Rising: The Island of Hawai'iOne Billion Rising 2013 - OFFICIAL EVENT2013-02-13 13:00:00361 
Breast Cancer Answers671,396On World Cancer Day, Feb 4th, join us here on Google+ to watch live interviews with the world's leading cancer experts and organizations. Don't miss this 2-hour LIVE event at 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. PST/3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EST.Here at BreastCancerAnswers, we believe that educating people can save lives. For the latest in breast cancer awareness, circle us at https://plus.google.com/113258379539644876834/.World Cancer Day Presented By BreastCancerAnswers2013-02-04 21:00:0080 
Andrij “Andrew” Harasewych235,369http://www.redbullstratos.com/The countdown has begun for Felix Baumgartner's epic jump from the edge of space. Supported by a team of experts, Felix will ascend in a helium balloon to an altitude of 120,000 ft / 36,576 m where he will take a leap of faith into the unknown in an attempt to become the first person to break the speed of sound during freefall.To follow the progress of this mission - launch date set for the week of 8th October 2012 - and to find out where and when to tune in to watch Red Bull Stratos rewrite history live please RSVP and join the Event. #science   #redbull   #stratos   #sciencesunday   #spacesunday   #skydiving  +ScienceSunday +Part-Time Scientists +Peter's Scifi page +Red BullRed Bull Stratos Mission - LIVE2012-10-14 14:00:00672 
Fraser Cain909,714Join us once again as we connect several telescopes into a live Google+ hangout and stream the night sky into your computer. The Moon won't rise until after we wrap up, so it should be a wonderful dark night with great seeing. Most of the planets are down, but Jupiter might make an appearance right at the end of the evening if we're lucky.If you want to get notifications of these events, make sure you circle the +Virtual Star Party on Google+.#vsp-oct13Virtual Star Party - Oct. 7, 20122012-10-08 04:30:00542 
Fraser Cain909,714If you want to get a reminder of the Virtual Star Party, you need to confirm that you're going.Are you going? Click "Yes"Every week we connect up multiple telescopes into a +Virtual Star Party, and showcase the night sky, right here on Google+. We'll point our telescopes at any planets, Moons or deep sky objects up at the time - even the Sun!We'll also have Ph.D. astronomers on hand to explain the science behind what we're looking at.We'll even take requests.I'm attaching last week's episode so you can get a sense of what this is all aboutIf you want to be notified about future broadcasts, make sure you add the +Virtual Star Party to your circles.#virtualstarparty-sep23Virtual Star Party - Sept. 23, 20122012-09-24 04:30:00426 
Fraser Cain909,714It's time again for another Virtual Star Party. Join us in a Google+ Hangout on Air and see a live view from multiple telescopes broadcasting their view of the night sky.You can even make requests.Virtual Star Party - August 12, 20122012-08-13 05:30:00110 
Fraser Cain909,714To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout. In conjunction with +CosmoQuest. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, +Pamela L. Gay, +Philip Plait and +Miles O'Brien for this special event.Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the +The Planetary Society and the +SETI Institute.+Scott Lewis and +Amy Shira Teitel will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment.We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout  (this will replace our regular Sunday night +Virtual Star Party)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004876 

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Kylie Jenner8,896#17 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-17 14:25:53458001
Kylie Jenner8,896#16 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-17 14:25:34457000
Becky Collins17,500Top Active Engager's 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 ?2014-10-13 05:05:40478002
RokSimec.com7,554To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!*#circle                    2014-10-01 11:44:47498000
RokSimec.com7,248 To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!*#circle                    2014-09-26 10:33:5149813920
Kenneth Nicholson3,806Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circles If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post*More you share more you get! :)Thanks!*#awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday2014-09-25 13:06:13485455179
AyJay Schibig72,777DISCOVERY CIRCLE   9.17.14 by  +AyJay Schibig Reshare  if you want to be included in this circle.Welcome to the latest edition of my Discovery Circle!   Discover lots of interesting and active  G+ members here!  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2014-09-17 23:03:44478575367
Richard Green81,215Engagers Showcase Circle, September 14, 2014If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. I skipped over one post because it received too much engagement, but I'm including a link to it for completeness.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Do nuclear physicists have half life crises?https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ayw6WPGGaFESt Peter's Church, Heyshamhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9DEtmbdz15zSmiling cow?https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9NuqPpsgtBkThe look-and-say sequence and Conway's Cosmological Theoremhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/jEQ7zxFpJt4Cordyline australis, the “cabbage tree”https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/hktDAgyo6mA“Maurits, stop picking at it. You'll only make it worse.” by David Swarthttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gj327Ywh33T“Phyllotactic Portrait of Fibonacci” by Robert Boschhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/8LykdvHpRvPFountain in Williamson Parkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/HzZTLQaQ9RT“Youth” by Silvia Cordeddahttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/T2Lo3c2zLxvThe arithmetic derivative, the Goldbach conjecture, and the twin prime conjecturehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9nY35Ma1pbUGlobe Thistlehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/i8mtiyVikWhTallinn (reshared from +Paul Harper)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/U4DAQxK5fkxCubes passing in the night (reshared from +Sean Walker)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/32JKvAFqP9SThe graph of arctanhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/FLvyDupud1z“Hopf Knott” by Peter Sittner2014-09-14 15:25:57463224129234
Kylie Jenner6,429#16 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-06 15:33:4245517923
shareing circle9,133my Friends! - You're in this Circle ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥If You receive this message You are included in circle !!!  shared!2014-08-26 08:35:25469101015
Nana Xinh0GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#fridaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing        #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles        #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday       #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followfriday  #follow    #followme     #followers #followback #circle#googleplus  #communities #hangouts  #events  #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles2014-08-25 17:53:46470429
George Clark5,136This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plusboost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post #bosmol #BosmolCircle #GrowthCIrcle #GooglePlus #CircleShare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circleshared #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #google #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles 2014-08-25 11:39:264698777117
Andri Listriyono211#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis #google 2014-08-13 01:35:464578414
exceptional circles208the nice circle for today2014-08-11 20:28:325006972114
Carlos Esteban50,970ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find a sample of recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle :) Have a great week!2014-08-11 15:57:3149910779158
Kylie Jenner5,348#8 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-09 07:14:3845611520
Kylie Jenner5,348#7 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-09 07:14:204555519
Richard Green77,832Engagers Showcase Circle, August 7, 2014If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Our cat, Chesterhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ToxRHsMHytsFibonacci numbers and corridors of width 4https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gCTyaSV4ugzWalk in the rainhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gVPzuv7aKHALenticular cloud (reshared from +Sean R. Heavey)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/giTgt4PUd1GGlass Paperweight by Paul Stankardhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/fLfKWxFj3f2“Mathematistan” by Martin Kuppehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/AcUBb8Y9uBjCat's back on the menu, boys!https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/aP3cZEnaqquWaterfall (reshared from +Keith Boone)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/S2pmsTTyiZzOak tree at “The Pig”https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/cv8pi2ffX1NThe Bargate, Southamptonhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/LsYSEpUS1bLCosmos flowerhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/KqvLW32KyXfThe Ashton Memorialhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/aK1E3XqWWSSThrough the castle windowhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/MT7uBM2SUt7Friedman numbershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/32tzjfB8NnMThe Norfolk Knifehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/DHf4jfSkUKKThe lake at Wyresdale Parkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/3xFACaympiNCastle of the Clouds2014-08-07 21:46:51451213121238
Kylie Jenner4,909#1 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-04 11:55:5045614522
Marius Kiupelis279 If you received this notification you are in this circle♚♚  If you want to be shared in this circle ♚♚♚♚♚♚♚ Then just keep sharing! ♚♚♚♚♚2014-08-03 19:05:53201036
Lynda Chervil890Add this circle of excellent engagers, thinkers, innovators, and future tech leaders. My ++Solar Power++ Circle will provide you with the latest and greatest from the world of tech innovations, especially in the renewable energy sector. Simply add this circle and then share it!If you'd like to be added to this circle, please comment below, share and add the circle. Only those who qualify with content and expertise will be added. Thanks! #Tesla   #nikolatesla   #elonmusk   #solarenergy   #innovation   #technology   #solarpower   #hydroelectric   #science   #STEM   #research   #education   #futuretech   #futuretechnology  2014-07-31 14:24:32343125
Shared Theme Circles4,329Music Circle No 3Promote The Music!!Share if you are in this circle or if you want to be in this circleCircle for Music lovers metioned by Music lovers :)Bring more Music into life by helping to expand this incredible circleIf you are in this circle you are privileged to recommend other Music lovers. Blue heads ,(no profile picture), not allowed :)Follow the steps below to be included in the next Music circle:1. Add me to your circle (If you haven't already)2. +1 & Re-Share this circle in PUBLIC3. Leave a comment here so I know you are interested in getting circledHave a great day :)James Morrison - Slave to the Music [Acoustic]2014-07-26 10:46:19210493957
Kylie Jenner4,350GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-25 14:02:3045514417
Kylie Jenner4,350GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-25 14:02:2245614415
AyJay Schibig67,492DISCOVERY CIRCLE   7.24.14 by  +AyJay Schibig RESHARE  if you want to be included.Welcome to the latest edition of my Discovery Circle!   Discover lots of interesting and active  G+ members here!  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #circlesbyayjay2014-07-25 07:08:39486523362
Peter Edenist31,0152014 Super Sci-FI Circle : No, the Sky is not Falling!!! Also the Gravity is not sucking you in... please +1 this post to support it or you may have to take a trip in Snowpiercer, no need to thank me. Please reshare if you think this is a worthwhile circle. If you have been notified, you are in the circle!All the people in this circle are linked to our community (see link further down). As usual, please tag and recommend anyone who you think should be in this circle. Live long and prosper!Sci-FI Community here: http://goo.gl/s1NVd  Science Fiction Pics: http://goo.gl/sOSPK5Mighty Shiny Browncoats : http://goo.gl/9osg1tDoctor Who : http://goo.gl/z3uWX3Ultimate Star Wars : http://goo.gl/Wu8bv6Ultimate Star Trek : http://goo.gl/JJPql9Science on G+ community here: http://goo.gl/46uFH #sciencefiction #sf #scifi  2014-07-24 12:58:0746211960145
Able Lawrence100,166100K Engagers Celebration Circle Thank you all those who have followed me and engaged with my posts and taking me to the milestone of 100,000 followers. Goolge+ has been an exhilarating journey of 3 years and I would like to thank all those who have followed me and engaged on my posts whether they were on Science or Birds or Technology. The circle has been created using  * +Circloscope * which is the work of +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh All of you are free to share your favorite posts in the comments and also reshare this circle. If you are included in the circle, you will get a notification.  2014-07-17 17:22:18340491787
Kylie Jenner3,818GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-11 06:47:4645613617
Kylie Jenner3,818GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 17   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-11 06:47:3545712516
Greg Strandberg942Sci-Fi and Fantasy Readers CircleWant to connect with #fantasyauthor  and #scifiauthor  ?This #circleshare  has those folks and chances are you'll get some interesting things in your feed. #circlesharing   #googleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #fantasywriters   #sciencefictionfantasy   #scifi  2014-07-10 23:13:52173000
Kylie Jenner3,468GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-06 17:47:5145613115
Kylie Jenner3,468GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 17   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-06 17:47:4145711314
Jan Koncewicz2,304Attention:  New Circle to Share!2014-07-02 18:37:54499303
Kylie Jenner3,197GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RE-SHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-02 00:22:3745610118
Kylie Jenner3,197GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 17   -  RE-SHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-02 00:22:1745710315
Thiago Mello4,168 *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks! #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circlesharing #circlesharing  2014-06-30 15:06:2745716624
Kylie Jenner3,003GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-06-29 11:24:4945615521
Kylie Jenner2,919GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-06-27 15:44:2745715417
Kylie Jenner2,854GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-06-26 03:10:2145713219
AyJay Schibig64,871DISCOVERY CIRCLE   6.24.14 by  +AyJay Schibig RESHARE  if you want to be included.Welcome to the latest edition of my Discovery Circle!   Discover lots of interesting and active  G+ members here!  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #circlesbyayjay2014-06-25 03:25:34461332841
Farida L0 The Social Club !!Likeable people, who are not afraid to get to know new people!!!!!Thanks for your support :) #sharedthemecircles  2014-06-21 08:13:1950013482144
Peter Edenist30,747TESLA Super Science Circle 2014 - June Edition!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended since 2011. Who is in this circle?  people who are either involved in science, love science or are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Have you wondered where one can meet with like-minded people who love science and like to read about the real stuff? This is the ultimate SUL on science.... add and share to keep it alive.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle.#science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday 2014-06-19 13:39:49342755693
Dina Tika0Here 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. 2014-06-10 05:53:52479001
Mikhail Petrovsky87,371Good morning /evening to all!Этот круг объединяет людей со схожими интересами и активной жизненной позицией в Google+Буду признателен всем, кто присоединится и поделится этим кругом.This circle unites people with similar interests and an active lifestyle in Google+ I would be grateful to all those who will join and share this circle. #ForFriends #EarthMyMother #photo 2014-06-10 02:03:08492452371
Carlos Esteban45,152ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find a sample of recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle :) Have a great week! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014#82014-05-12 13:43:52499150111187
Richard Green68,138Engagers Showcase Circle, May 12, 2014If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Peruvian glacier (reshared from +Irina Tcherednichenko)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Z6NR7zaZa5qGrape hyacinthshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/GZoHH2bnRUiSymmetries of a regular octagonhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/bFcGcsurF5HHappy Easter!https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/YkWFA9WmxVAPerfect Squared Squareshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/HDU4mWD3wptOur dog Rexhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/5JtEcnt5MpPPerrott's Follyhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/8DzXHLn6fe4The Lonely Runner Conjecturehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/YHJkEdKg3jz“Owl” by Andrea Mininihttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/12uh9J9MjMXPenrose nanotileshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/7PZPSLaFkAx“Interlaced Stars” by Magnenauthttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/5vNjv1yjVMqBlack Forest View (reshared from +Ralph Reichert)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/YKPsvCFDyUv“Hippie Bus Apartments” by +Richie Montgomeryhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/iCMXCBVzjd2Not crazy enoughhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/d5EeDSoHe5u“Impossible Sphere” by Alexey Ermushevhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/J2yUMw6YASqBeethoven, high on 2014-05-12 05:07:06489214128231
Charles Barouch5,184G|+|ost Town #1 Circle of Awesome!http://www.hdwpbooks.com/books/g+ost-town/2014-05-03 06:56:1143417
Bakerson, LLC287This Circle is Amazing! If you want more likes, shares, and +1's, you will want to join and add this circle! To be added to this circle of Super Engagers simply +1, reshare, and comment!! You will be added to the next go around soon. Boost your social status quickly!2014-05-01 15:52:48479121014
Ryan Johnson3,346My new some cool, fun & interesting people CirclePlease reshare it#circles           #circlescirclescircles           #circleshare         #circleshare2014-04-25 06:14:362357820
Becky Collins8,289Engagers Showcase 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 ?2014-04-23 05:59:02400201526

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2014-10-17 00:29:13 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Here's another shot of my group of students from our recent trip to Ontario.  This one is at the famous "Dragon" roadcut, where layers of black amphibolite are folded back & forth with the pink granitic gneiss, forming a serpent's head shape. It's a spectacular spot!  

Several years ago now, I set this site up as an EarthCache site, which can be found here:  
http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC2H0W6_here-there-be-dragons?guid=b68d3040-3fd6-4134-8578-80e04bdfcbc9

#OHRocks     #ONUGeosciences     #Bancroft2014    

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2014-10-20 12:12:25 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

One of the most important, and unexpected, consequences of putting ColorBrewer on the Internet was that not just cartographers had access to it. GIS analysts and developers, remote sensing consultants, computer programmers, statisticians, medical instrument designers, geologists, and graphic artists all use ColorBrewer’s schemes to produce maps and designs that they can feel confident in disseminating.
~ Dr. Cynthia Brewer,  head of the Geography Department at Penn State whose ground-breaking and award-winning work on map design and color use in cartography and visualization has redefined the use of color in data visualization.

From: http://libwen.wordpress.com/other-writings/accessible-color-the-work-of-cynthia-brewer/

See ColorBrewer2.0 here: http://colorbrewer2.org/

Dr. Brewer's web page: http://www.personal.psu.edu/cab38/

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2014-10-17 12:45:04 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Happy Geologic Map Day 2014!

"Geologic maps are crucial to understanding an area's geologic framework and the evolution of its present landscape. The colors and symbols on a geologic map portray the distribution and relationships of rocks, unconsolidated deposits, and other geologic features (folds, faults, mines, hazards, etc.)."  Find out more about geologic maps and how they are used at the link below!

Learn more at: http://www.earthsciweek.org/geologic-map-day

Image from: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/424/  Also see: http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/gmna/

And do not miss the USGS National Geologic Map Database where you can find out more about the geology around you: http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/maps/mapview/

#geologicmapday   #geology  

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2014-10-22 11:32:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Mapping the Diversity Index in America

"Racial and ethnic diversity is spreading far beyond the coasts and into surprising places across the USA, rapidly changing how Americans live, learn, work and worship together — and even who our neighbors are."

Great interactive infographic on the Changing Face of America Thank you, +USA TODAY 

By 2060, there will be less than a 1-in-3 chance that the next person you meet will share your race or ethnicity, whatever it is. How Gannett and USA TODAY used Census data to calculate the chance that two random people are different by race or ethnicity. Part of the USA TODAY Network special report, Changing face of America: http://usat.ly/10jRS2d #changingface___Mapping the Diversity Index in America

"Racial and ethnic diversity is spreading far beyond the coasts and into surprising places across the USA, rapidly changing how Americans live, learn, work and worship together — and even who our neighbors are."

Great interactive infographic on the Changing Face of America Thank you, +USA TODAY 

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2014-10-22 00:53:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

"Google's newest Street View "trek" lets you look around Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania, Africa, home to a population of over 100 wild chimpanzees (one of whom is named Google!). But these aren't any ordinary simians: they're the longest and most studied chimpanzee population in history thanks to the pioneering work of English conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, who began her research in the area in 1961 and rocked the world with her observation of chimpanzees using tools.

Google worked with Goodall and other local researchers to create its new Street View trek through the park, a voyage that required two researchers to wear Google's 42.5-pound Trekker backpacks deep into the African rainforest, as Smithsonian Magazine reports. Goodall says in a statement that she hopes the resulting view of chimpanzees — who share 98 percent of their DNA with humans —wil... more »

"Google's newest Street View "trek" lets you look around Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania, Africa, home to a population of over 100 wild chimpanzees (one of whom is named Google!). But these aren't any ordinary simians: they're the longest and most studied chimpanzee population in history thanks to the pioneering work of English conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, who began her research in the area in 1961 and rocked the world with her observation of chimpanzees using tools.

Google worked with Goodall and other local researchers to create its new Street View trek through the park, a voyage that required two researchers to wear Google's 42.5-pound Trekker backpacks deep into the African rainforest, as Smithsonian Magazine reports. Goodall says in a statement that she hopes the resulting view of chimpanzees — who share 98 percent of their DNA with humans — will inspire others to support conservation efforts. "What I learned in my years of research at Gombe inspired and enriched me," Goodall writes. "I hope that your journey through this website and the Street View imagery takes you on a similar voyage of learning and discovery."___

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2014-10-21 12:01:16 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Perhaps the primary mission of the space station shouldn’t be one of scientific discovery, but of inspiration. For decades, mankind’s push for space was military-led, secretive. The idea of the commander of a mission sending back videos of himself wringing out a wet cloth to show how water behaves in zero gravity, or explaining why you need to be careful making a sandwich in space (crumbs, you see), would have been unthinkable.

More than a stern-faced officer-scientist or boy’s-own-adventure hero, what space exploration needs now is an advocate: someone who can remind us why we wanted to go to the universe on our doorstep in the first place.'  Hadfield, with his mischievous sense of humour, (if a film is made of his life, he wants to be played by “someone with a good moustache”), approachable demeanour and palpable awe at what he sees, has been the perfect spokesman for thecosmos.... more »

“The view of the world when you have it just right there through the visor of your helmet is overpoweringly gorgeous,” said [former commander of the International Space Station] +Chris Hadfield, speaking Oct. 14 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. “It is phenomenal. The world is pouring by with all its colors and textures so fast.”

Although Hadfield has already shared many of his photos via social media, he unveiled another 150 images in his latest book, “You Are Here: Around The World in 92 Minutes.” The photographs open a rare window onto the Earth, illuminating our planet’s beauty and the consequences of human settlement. [...]

Links below!___Perhaps the primary mission of the space station shouldn’t be one of scientific discovery, but of inspiration. For decades, mankind’s push for space was military-led, secretive. The idea of the commander of a mission sending back videos of himself wringing out a wet cloth to show how water behaves in zero gravity, or explaining why you need to be careful making a sandwich in space (crumbs, you see), would have been unthinkable.

More than a stern-faced officer-scientist or boy’s-own-adventure hero, what space exploration needs now is an advocate: someone who can remind us why we wanted to go to the universe on our doorstep in the first place.'  Hadfield, with his mischievous sense of humour, (if a film is made of his life, he wants to be played by “someone with a good moustache”), approachable demeanour and palpable awe at what he sees, has been the perfect spokesman for the cosmos.

It is perhaps ironic, though, that he has created such excitement not with pictures of Saturn’s rings or distant nebulae – which robot space explorers such as the Cassini-Huygens probe and the Hubble telescope have sent us – but with a new perspective on our own pale blue dot. Pictures of a river in Bolivia lit up by the sunrise and glowing like a firework, or of Vesuvius, looking straight down the volcano’s caldera, have come as a reminder that our planet can compete with the wider universe for remarkable sights.
~ Tom Chivers, Telegraph's Assistant Editor from Commander Hadfield: a real-life space oddity. Link here: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tomchiversscience/100216700/a-real-life-space-oddity/

Image below: Mauritania, also known as the Eye of the Sahara, is a landmark in the vast 3,600,000-square-mile desert. Credit: Chris Hadfield / NASA

Wolfgang's Links:

a. Retired Astronaut Chris Hadfield Releases Stunning Space Photos: http://www.universetoday.com/115283/retired-astronaut-chris-hadfield-releases-stunning-space-photos/ by +Shannon Hall

b. Chris Hadfield: Chris Austin Hadfield OC OOnt MSC CD (born 29 August 1959) is a retired Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space. An engineer and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot, Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Hadfield

c. You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the International Space Station: http://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Here-Photographs-International/dp/0316379646/ref=sr_1_3?

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2014-10-20 12:12:25 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

One of the most important, and unexpected, consequences of putting ColorBrewer on the Internet was that not just cartographers had access to it. GIS analysts and developers, remote sensing consultants, computer programmers, statisticians, medical instrument designers, geologists, and graphic artists all use ColorBrewer’s schemes to produce maps and designs that they can feel confident in disseminating.
~ Dr. Cynthia Brewer,  head of the Geography Department at Penn State whose ground-breaking and award-winning work on map design and color use in cartography and visualization has redefined the use of color in data visualization.

From: http://libwen.wordpress.com/other-writings/accessible-color-the-work-of-cynthia-brewer/

See ColorBrewer2.0 here: http://colorbrewer2.org/

Dr. Brewer's web page: http://www.personal.psu.edu/cab38/

One of the most important, and unexpected, consequences of putting ColorBrewer on the Internet was that not just cartographers had access to it. GIS analysts and developers, remote sensing consultants, computer programmers, statisticians, medical instrument designers, geologists, and graphic artists all use ColorBrewer’s schemes to produce maps and designs that they can feel confident in disseminating.
~ Dr. Cynthia Brewer,  head of the Geography Department at Penn State whose ground-breaking and award-winning work on map design and color use in cartography and visualization has redefined the use of color in data visualization.

From: http://libwen.wordpress.com/other-writings/accessible-color-the-work-of-cynthia-brewer/

See ColorBrewer2.0 here: http://colorbrewer2.org/

Dr. Brewer's web page: http://www.personal.psu.edu/cab38/___

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2014-10-20 02:26:47 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

"Jharia and the neighbouring village of Bokapahari, in the state of Jharkhand, lie within one of India’s largest coal reserves. Coke coal is important for India’s economy as more than 70% of the country’s power supply is derived from coal. But for the 90,000 people living around Jharia, there is no benefit. Coal fires rage below the surface and noxious gases spew from fissures in and around houses. The incessant mining and the underground fire that has been burning for almost a century has contaminated everything – the soil, the water and the air. Sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons emitted by the burning coal have caused illnesses that range from stroke to chronic pulmonary disease. Nearly everybody in Jharia is ill. Occasionally the ground collapses, swallowing buildings and people into the chasm."

Thank you, +Alexandre Sorokine 

___"Jharia and the neighbouring village of Bokapahari, in the state of Jharkhand, lie within one of India’s largest coal reserves. Coke coal is important for India’s economy as more than 70% of the country’s power supply is derived from coal. But for the 90,000 people living around Jharia, there is no benefit. Coal fires rage below the surface and noxious gases spew from fissures in and around houses. The incessant mining and the underground fire that has been burning for almost a century has contaminated everything – the soil, the water and the air. Sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons emitted by the burning coal have caused illnesses that range from stroke to chronic pulmonary disease. Nearly everybody in Jharia is ill. Occasionally the ground collapses, swallowing buildings and people into the chasm."

Thank you, +Alexandre Sorokine 

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2014-10-19 21:14:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I am a big fan of underground infrastructure and New York City's gravity-fed drinking water system is nothing short of amazing.

This link seems to work better for me: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/17/nyregion/new-york-city-water-supply.html

Learn more at the City's website here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/waterforthefuture/history-of-the-system.shtml and here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/drinking_water/history.shtml

Fascinating! Thank you, +Steven Blatt 

___I am a big fan of underground infrastructure and New York City's gravity-fed drinking water system is nothing short of amazing.

This link seems to work better for me: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/17/nyregion/new-york-city-water-supply.html

Learn more at the City's website here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/waterforthefuture/history-of-the-system.shtml and here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/drinking_water/history.shtml

Fascinating! Thank you, +Steven Blatt 

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2014-10-19 18:36:15 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

"[Andrew] Hessel [genetic engineer and biohacker for Autodesk] points out that with a trillion cells comprising each human body, we certainly have a long journey in examining them. As the computers of today have become able to do more and more complex tasks, the study and manipulation of DNA has progressed enormously. Hessel points out he can take take data and turn it into DNA.

Andrew Hessel“Now I just have to swap out the design to start making cancer-fighting viruses,” he says. It is these viruses that Hessel is putting his hopes in. “Cancer cells are broken,” he explains. “These viruses, when they infect a cancer cell, hack it, take over it and then take over more cancer cells.”

Thank you, +Autodesk and +michael barth 

___"[Andrew] Hessel [genetic engineer and biohacker for Autodesk] points out that with a trillion cells comprising each human body, we certainly have a long journey in examining them. As the computers of today have become able to do more and more complex tasks, the study and manipulation of DNA has progressed enormously. Hessel points out he can take take data and turn it into DNA.

Andrew Hessel“Now I just have to swap out the design to start making cancer-fighting viruses,” he says. It is these viruses that Hessel is putting his hopes in. “Cancer cells are broken,” he explains. “These viruses, when they infect a cancer cell, hack it, take over it and then take over more cancer cells.”

Thank you, +Autodesk and +michael barth 

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2014-10-19 18:21:18 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Ambient music "works so well precisely because of the emotional neutrality of the music. The record is like a sonic mirror, reflecting back at the listener whatever he presents to it."
~ +Mark Richardson, editor-in-chief of Pitchfork speaking on the genius of Brian Eno whose work defined the genre

From: http://pitchfork.com/features/resonant-frequency/5879-resonant-frequency-17/

The article below explores the roots and evolution of ambient music and provides many accompanying videos for your listening pleasure. Fascinating! Thank you, +Dave Pentecost 

A History of Ambient Music

With many examples. For careful listening. Or not.___Ambient music "works so well precisely because of the emotional neutrality of the music. The record is like a sonic mirror, reflecting back at the listener whatever he presents to it."
~ +Mark Richardson, editor-in-chief of Pitchfork speaking on the genius of Brian Eno whose work defined the genre

From: http://pitchfork.com/features/resonant-frequency/5879-resonant-frequency-17/

The article below explores the roots and evolution of ambient music and provides many accompanying videos for your listening pleasure. Fascinating! Thank you, +Dave Pentecost 

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2014-10-19 16:16:29 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

"You wouldn’t expect Staten Island to have much in common with the Syrian city As-Suwayda, but according to new research, the two communities share an urban “fingerprint.” The similarity is just one of many odd municipal couples mapped out in a study published today in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

The study’s authors concluded that the 131 cities they mathematically modeled fell into only four categories of urban design: medium-sized rectangular blocks, like Buenos Aires (which is the only city in this category); small blocks with a diversity of shapes, like Athens; larger, more balanced blocks with a diversity of shapes, like New Orleans; and finally, a mosaic of small squares, like Mogadishu."

In some sense, you can think of this classification being for cities what zoology is for animals or botany for plants, a way to sort some objects according to theirsimilar... more »

A great article on the different street layouts of cities, and some of the common cultural, technological, and geographical reasons behind them.___"You wouldn’t expect Staten Island to have much in common with the Syrian city As-Suwayda, but according to new research, the two communities share an urban “fingerprint.” The similarity is just one of many odd municipal couples mapped out in a study published today in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

The study’s authors concluded that the 131 cities they mathematically modeled fell into only four categories of urban design: medium-sized rectangular blocks, like Buenos Aires (which is the only city in this category); small blocks with a diversity of shapes, like Athens; larger, more balanced blocks with a diversity of shapes, like New Orleans; and finally, a mosaic of small squares, like Mogadishu."

In some sense, you can think of this classification being for cities what zoology is for animals or botany for plants, a way to sort some objects according to their similarity. In the same way, these taxonomies led to the discovery of common causes behind similarities—roughly speaking, DNA—we believe that similarities between two different street patterns hide common growth mechanisms.
~ Marc Barthelemy, physicist at the Institut de Physique Théorique and coauthor of the study 

Thank you, +Fantastic Maps!

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2014-10-19 15:59:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

In October 2012, South African Dave Chamberlain set off from Walvis Bay, Namibia on a 2700 km run along the historical breeding range of the endangered African Penguin to raise awareness of their plight. 4 Months later he arrived in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. 

Morgan Cardiff, environmental scientist and freelance photographer/videographer joined Dave for 4 weeks during this run and witnessed an extreme and inspirational feat of physical and mental endurance.

I knew when arriving in Namibia I was going to bear witness to a rather incredible feat. Travelling and camping beside Dave gave me an unparalleled insight into the mind and driving force behind his run. I had not, however, been prepared to discover the innate ability of a determined individual to not only physically deal with difficult situations, but to mentally dominate such adventures.
~ Morgan Cardiff

A wonderful true... more »

With the thermometer pushing 45 degrees in Namibia—this 36-year-old scuba diving instructor is running 2,700km through the oldest desert on earth to raise awareness for a Penguin...___In October 2012, South African Dave Chamberlain set off from Walvis Bay, Namibia on a 2700 km run along the historical breeding range of the endangered African Penguin to raise awareness of their plight. 4 Months later he arrived in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. 

Morgan Cardiff, environmental scientist and freelance photographer/videographer joined Dave for 4 weeks during this run and witnessed an extreme and inspirational feat of physical and mental endurance.

I knew when arriving in Namibia I was going to bear witness to a rather incredible feat. Travelling and camping beside Dave gave me an unparalleled insight into the mind and driving force behind his run. I had not, however, been prepared to discover the innate ability of a determined individual to not only physically deal with difficult situations, but to mentally dominate such adventures.
~ Morgan Cardiff

A wonderful true story and a great read. Thank you, +Maptia 

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2014-10-18 16:50:04 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

HERE partners with CyArk to build 3D models using lidar technology to preserve the historic areas of Philadelphia and New Orleans. The fidelity is simply mind blowing.

More at: http://360.here.com/2014/10/07/cyark-partner-save-historic-areas-lasers/

HERE partners with CyArk to build 3D models using lidar technology to preserve the historic areas of Philadelphia and New Orleans. The fidelity is simply mind blowing.

More at: http://360.here.com/2014/10/07/cyark-partner-save-historic-areas-lasers/___

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2014-10-18 15:38:07 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Ready for a great career? Safe is hiring! See more below!

We're hiring! http://ow.ly/CXjI2  Learn about our team, work environment, and current positions on our revamped careers page—and make sure you take the quiz to reveal what kind of Safer you are.___Ready for a great career? Safe is hiring! See more below!

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2014-10-18 15:36:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Ready for a great career? Safe is hiring! See more below.

Thanks, +Safe Software Inc. 

We're hiring! http://ow.ly/CXjI2  Learn about our team, work environment, and current positions on our revamped careers page—and make sure you take the quiz to reveal what kind of Safer you are.___Ready for a great career? Safe is hiring! See more below.

Thanks, +Safe Software Inc. 

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2014-10-18 15:24:43 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Using creep rate to assess energy accumulation on locked portions of Bay Area Faults

Andrew Alden explains the science behind the newly released Lienkaemper et al. paper that has generated the "overdue" headlines in recent media releases.

Thank you, +Andrew Alden and +KQED SCIENCE 

This week I took a closer look at the journal article that had so many news outlets using the forbidden O-word "overdue" about future earthquakes.___Using creep rate to assess energy accumulation on locked portions of Bay Area Faults

Andrew Alden explains the science behind the newly released Lienkaemper et al. paper that has generated the "overdue" headlines in recent media releases.

Thank you, +Andrew Alden and +KQED SCIENCE 

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2014-10-18 14:34:53 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

It is not down in any map; true places never are. 
~ Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, Chapter 12

Everett Henry (1893-1961) The Voyage of the Pequod from the book Moby Dick by Herman Melville. Cleveland: Harris-Seybold, 1956 Geography & Map Division American Treasures of the Library of Congress

The Voyage of the Pequod is one of a series of twelve literary maps based on British and American literary classics produced by the Harris-Seybold Company of Cleveland between 1953 and 1964. The map was part of a calendar printed to advertise the capabilities of the company's lithographic printing equipment. Illustrator Everett Henry was a well-known New York commercial artist also noted for his mural paintings. The Library has more than 225 literary maps that record the location of places associated with authors and their literary works or serve as a guide to their imaginative... more »

#onthisday   in 1851, Herman Melville’s novel “Moby-Dick; or, The Whale“ was first published in London.

“Now small fowls flew screaming over the yet yawning gulf; a sullen white surf beat against its steep sides; then all collapsed; and the great shroud of the sea rolled on as it rolled five thousand years ago." So ends one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world, closing up its mystery and its tortured symbolism. It is an epic of the sea such as no man has equalled; and it is a book of esoteric symbolism of profound significance, and of considerable tiresomeness. But it is a great book, a very great book, the greatest book of the sea ever written. It moves awe in the soul.“ (D.H. Lawrence)

Just a few weeks before the publication of the cetacean novel that hardly anyone felt compelled to read for the next 70 years, a huge sperm whale had attacked and sunk the good ship “Ann Alexander” out of New Bedford some 2,000 miles east of the coast of Peru. Melville was in London when he heard the news and he remarked: “Ye Gods! What a commentator is this Ann Alexander whale. What he has to say is short & pithy & very much to the point. I wonder if my evil art has raised this monster." It was one of the rare but not unheard of incidents when a bull sperm whale had attacked a ship three times his own size and while the monster was slain in January 1852 by the crew of another New Bedford whaler, the “Rebecca Sims”, off the Galapagos Islands, another whale of a tale was still told along the Eastern Seaboard, the story of the “Essex”, sunk by a sperm whale out in the open Pacific Ocean in 1820 along with the spine-crawling ordeal of her crew’s survival. It became one of the major inspirations for Melville, along with the account of “Mocha Dick”, a white bull sperm whale with his head covered in barnacles, his peculiar method of spouting and his ability to come out of the water completely when he breached in anger, recorded in the “Knickerbocker” magazine in 1839. And there was Melville’s own experience, gathered aboard the whaler “Acushnet” of Fairhaven, Mass., and the Australian whaleship “Lucy Ann”, a time 23 years old Melville found so unbearable that he felt compelled to jump ship twice. But even though “Moby Dick” comes in the guise of a fable about the harsh days of whaling, the gory business is but a background, almost a sideshow of America’s greatest novel.

Melville’s audience expected something along the lines of “Typee” or “Omoo”, both best-selling novels inspired by the author’s adventures in the South Pacific and “Moby Dick” came as 200,000 word leviathan full of allusions and elaborations on Homer, Shakespeare, Milton, Byron, the Scriptures, marine mammals, quotes from completely obscure sources and, of course, the sea. Unfortunately, the majority of the American readers’ tastes had turned westward to the Great Plains and California after gold had been found at Sutter’s Mill in 1848, causing a period of migration in the Northern Hemisphere. Yarn of Nantucket sleigh rides, whales and sailors were no longer that interesting, but the attempt to capture the totality of human existence and cram it aboard a whaler, anticipating the great Russian novels of the late 19th century and the classical modernists, Joyce, Dos Passos and Döblin, was simply too much to stomach. It took the turmoil of the 20th century to ripe readers for “Moby Dick” and its baroque tour-de-force through the summary of literary experience of almost 3,000 years. In 1902, almost like a symbol for the change of the audience and the appreciation of the novel, a white sperm whale was killed off the Azores, a 90’ long scarred old bull, veteran of uncounted fights, allegedly a hundred years old. The modern whalemen brought him down with a modern harpoon tipped with an explosive device.

Depicted below is Everett Henry’s (1893 – 1961) wonderful map of the Voyage of the Pequod (1956)

And more about “Moby Dick” on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moby-Dick
  
#literature   #literaturehistory   #americanliterature   #hermanmelville   #mobydick  ___It is not down in any map; true places never are. 
~ Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, Chapter 12

Everett Henry (1893-1961) The Voyage of the Pequod from the book Moby Dick by Herman Melville. Cleveland: Harris-Seybold, 1956 Geography & Map Division American Treasures of the Library of Congress

The Voyage of the Pequod is one of a series of twelve literary maps based on British and American literary classics produced by the Harris-Seybold Company of Cleveland between 1953 and 1964. The map was part of a calendar printed to advertise the capabilities of the company's lithographic printing equipment. Illustrator Everett Henry was a well-known New York commercial artist also noted for his mural paintings. The Library has more than 225 literary maps that record the location of places associated with authors and their literary works or serve as a guide to their imaginative worlds.

From: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/tri064.html

A gorgeous map of the imagination to accompany a brilliant post to celebrate the 163rd anniversary of Moby Dick by our own Dirk Puehl. Thank you, +Dirk Puehl!

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2014-10-17 13:17:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Anatomy of the 1903 Frank, Alberta, Canada landslide via our favorite Geotripper, +Garry Hayes. A sober reminder on Geologic Map Day of why landslide hazard mapping is so important.

Also see: http://history.alberta.ca/frankslide/ and Destroyed in seconds, The Frank Slide - 1903

Thank you, +Garry Hayes!

1903 tragedy near Crowsnest Pass in Alberta, Canada.___Anatomy of the 1903 Frank, Alberta, Canada landslide via our favorite Geotripper, +Garry Hayes. A sober reminder on Geologic Map Day of why landslide hazard mapping is so important.

Also see: http://history.alberta.ca/frankslide/ and Destroyed in seconds, The Frank Slide - 1903

Thank you, +Garry Hayes!

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2014-10-17 12:45:04 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Happy Geologic Map Day 2014!

"Geologic maps are crucial to understanding an area's geologic framework and the evolution of its present landscape. The colors and symbols on a geologic map portray the distribution and relationships of rocks, unconsolidated deposits, and other geologic features (folds, faults, mines, hazards, etc.)."  Find out more about geologic maps and how they are used at the link below!

Learn more at: http://www.earthsciweek.org/geologic-map-day

Image from: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/424/  Also see: http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/gmna/

And do not miss the USGS National Geologic Map Database where you can find out more about the geology around you: http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/maps/mapview/

#geologicmapday   #geology  

Happy Geologic Map Day 2014!

"Geologic maps are crucial to understanding an area's geologic framework and the evolution of its present landscape. The colors and symbols on a geologic map portray the distribution and relationships of rocks, unconsolidated deposits, and other geologic features (folds, faults, mines, hazards, etc.)."  Find out more about geologic maps and how they are used at the link below!

Learn more at: http://www.earthsciweek.org/geologic-map-day

Image from: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/424/  Also see: http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/gmna/

And do not miss the USGS National Geologic Map Database where you can find out more about the geology around you: http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/maps/mapview/

#geologicmapday   #geology  ___

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2014-10-17 00:29:13 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

The Dragon and fold transposition exposed in the root of a long-gone ancient mountain belt. Don't miss Charles' supplementary link for more details.

Thank you, +Charles Carrigan 

Here's another shot of my group of students from our recent trip to Ontario.  This one is at the famous "Dragon" roadcut, where layers of black amphibolite are folded back & forth with the pink granitic gneiss, forming a serpent's head shape. It's a spectacular spot!  

Several years ago now, I set this site up as an EarthCache site, which can be found here:  
http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC2H0W6_here-there-be-dragons?guid=b68d3040-3fd6-4134-8578-80e04bdfcbc9

#OHRocks     #ONUGeosciences     #Bancroft2014    ___The Dragon and fold transposition exposed in the root of a long-gone ancient mountain belt. Don't miss Charles' supplementary link for more details.

Thank you, +Charles Carrigan 

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2014-10-16 21:17:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

B2* and mapping industry success.  "Own your data, monetise it, make a balance between free and paid offerings and keep making your map ubiquitous."

New writing: Welcome to B2*; the new reality of the mapping industry - http://vtny.org/nF___B2* and mapping industry success.  "Own your data, monetise it, make a balance between free and paid offerings and keep making your map ubiquitous."

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2014-10-16 21:17:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

B2* and mapping industry success.  "Own your data, monetise it, make a balance between free and paid offerings and keep making your map ubiquitous."

Thank you, +Gary Gale 

New writing: Welcome to B2*; the new reality of the mapping industry - http://vtny.org/nF___B2* and mapping industry success.  "Own your data, monetise it, make a balance between free and paid offerings and keep making your map ubiquitous."

Thank you, +Gary Gale 

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2014-10-16 20:58:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

"The evil that men do...

Thank you, +Dave Shapiro 

The Real Dracula

Most high school students are introduced to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the vampire king of Transylvania. That single tome is the kernel for what became an enormously popular concept resulting in a plethora of books, films, television series and even a cult of ‘real’ vampires. Variations of Dracula appear everywhere from children’s shows (Sesame Street) to perennially popular Halloween costumes. For all of the popularity, few realize that Dracula was loosely based on a real historical figure - Vlad III. Though neither the king of Transylvania nor a vampire, he certainly developed a reputation that few who know it will forget.

Vlad III was born during very troubled times in, what is today known as, Romania. At the time of his birth (1431), Romania was three separate areas ruled by local lords and generally overseen by the King of Hungary. Vlad III was born in the northern area known as Transylvania. To the east was the area of Moldavia and to the south sat Wallachia. Vlad’s father (Vlad II) moved from Transylvania to the Wallachia area where he became a more influential lord. His father became a knight in the Order of the Dragon, an organization that vowed to protect Christianity from the Muslim Turks of the Ottoman Empire. ‘Dragon’ in the local vernacular is ‘dracul’. The addition of an ‘a’ to the end of the word indicated ‘son of’ therefore Vlad III became Vlad Dracula (Vlad son of the dragon). Vlad Dracula was well educated; he studied math, science, philosophy, art, geography and spoke four languages. 

At that time the Turks had de facto control of Wallachia as it was their entrance to the trading markets of Europe. Several attempts to drive them out failed. Vlad’s father completed a deal with the Sultan in which he would pay annually to maintain the peace in the area allowing the Turks to continue their trade practices. Unfortunately this encroachment by the Turks was seen as a threat to Christianity and a crusade to drive them away ensued. The Turks won and during discussions with the Sultan, Vlad’s father agreed to leave two of his sons (Vlad III and Radu)  as insurance against any additional attacks. Vlad III was 11 years old at the time.

As was the custom at the time, Vlad and his brother Radu, were not treated as prisoners but were introduced to aspects of the Turkish lifestyle. They were taught Persian and Arabic, received military training and introduced to Islam. Radu readily accepted however Vlad III rebelled and was often punished. While in custody of the Turks they often witnessed the treatment of Turk prisoners. They watched as the Turks executed their prisoners in a variety of ways including hanging, beheading, stabbed with swords and spears, being fed to animals, shot with arrows and impaling. Vlad became fascinated with impaling - he was 15 years old.

Two years later, Vlad III discovers that his family castle had been attacked and his mother and other brother had been murdered. The Sultan offers him command of a cavalry group and he retakes Wallachia. He became an astute politician, one Machiavelli would be proud of. He declared himself to be a warrior prince and that Wallachia was in a state of war; Christianity was threatened by the Muslim Turks. Historians estimate that during his six year reign, Vlad Dracula executed between 40,000 and 100,000 people. ( Most historians agree that the 100,000 is closer to the actual count.) His victims were not exclusively Muslims or Turks, he eliminated crime in Wallachia as well as any political opponents. The cruelty of his actions became legend. 

Dracula ordered people hanged, burned at the stake, racked, boiled alive and his particular preference, impaled. He had entire villages impaled; a Turkish brigade impaled. At the St Bartholomew’s Day festival he ordered 20,000 people impaled on the same day. Ray Porter in “The Historical Dracula” wrote:

“Dracula usually had a horse attached to each of the victim's legs and a sharpened stake was gradually forced into the body. The end of the stake was usually oiled and care taken that the stake was not too sharp, else the victim might die too rapidly from shock.”

There are two additional episodes that exemplify his rule. One time he invited hundreds of poor and indigent people from the area to dine at his castle. Following the meal, he had the doors to the room sealed and set it ablaze. He suggested that they should go to heaven on a full stomach. In another episode, two Turkish envoys met with him. Dracula asked why they did not remove their hats in his presence and they responded that for religious reasons their heads must remain covered. Dracula ordered their hats to be nailed to their heads and then returned the envoys to the Sultan. A German author wrote of Dracula: 

“He roasted children whom he fed to their mothers. He cut off the breasts of women and forced their husbands to eat them. After that, he impaled them all.”

Eventually, his brother Radu led Turkish forces that defeated Vlad in Walachia. Radu died shortly after the conquest. Vlad had been imprisoned and upon release, along with a combined force from Transylvania, Moldavia and Wallachia, (effectually a united Romania), retook the area. VLad’s position was tenuous and during yet another battle with the Turks, Vlad Dracula was beheaded and his head sent to Constantinople.

Dracula lived in uncertain times. He saw the rise of gunpowder used as a weapon, the beginning of the Renaissance, participated in the Holy Crusade and witnessed the fall of Constantinople the seat of the Holy Roman Empire.

For many, even today, he is considered a hero, a martyr who attempted to protect Christianity from Islam. For other, he was a mass murderer; Vlad the Impaler - the real Dracula.___"The evil that men do...

Thank you, +Dave Shapiro 

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2014-10-16 15:03:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

New York's Living Basemap

"Making a place uniformly meaningful, navigable and accessible to all demands a single reference for navigating on foot and, as New York’s bike share scheme launched in 2013, two wheels. Unlike most other city centers in the U.S., it’s possible, desirable and almost required to navigate New York City on foot or bicycle. New York needed an official map. Not a paper, fold-out map or a “You Are Here” in front of a landmark, but definitive data about the city as urban information “material,” ready to cut to any size, any format. To create that single reference, the city commissioned a living basemap, a mix of details perfected from secondary data sources, fact-checking legwork and stringent content and visual standards."

A fascinating story of how New York designed, crowd-sourced, and implemented its wayfinding"infos... more »

New York's Living Basemap

"Making a place uniformly meaningful, navigable and accessible to all demands a single reference for navigating on foot and, as New York’s bike share scheme launched in 2013, two wheels. Unlike most other city centers in the U.S., it’s possible, desirable and almost required to navigate New York City on foot or bicycle. New York needed an official map. Not a paper, fold-out map or a “You Are Here” in front of a landmark, but definitive data about the city as urban information “material,” ready to cut to any size, any format. To create that single reference, the city commissioned a living basemap, a mix of details perfected from secondary data sources, fact-checking legwork and stringent content and visual standards."

A fascinating story of how New York designed, crowd-sourced, and implemented its wayfinding "infostructure." Truly an epic cartographic feat.___

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2014-10-15 19:50:30 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"Some of us, it seems, have been “doing spatial” since dinosaurs roamed the earth. We measured great circle arcs in cubits… colored thematic maps on cave walls with hand-ground pigments, annotating them with a pointy charred stick… and walked uphill to the office both ways. Really. I wouldn’t make this stuff up.

So when we stumbled upon David Runneals’ “A Summer at Iowa DOT” on his personal blog, in which he spent the summer of 2014 as an intern with FME innovator Eric Abrams and his team (of Plowcam fame), it seemed the perfect opportunity to reach out and see what it’s like for the new generation of spatial experts as they enter field."

Thank you,  +Safe Software Inc. 

Mapping your career? We talk to Iowa DOT intern David Runneals to find out what it's like to enter the field of spatial experts.___"Some of us, it seems, have been “doing spatial” since dinosaurs roamed the earth. We measured great circle arcs in cubits… colored thematic maps on cave walls with hand-ground pigments, annotating them with a pointy charred stick… and walked uphill to the office both ways. Really. I wouldn’t make this stuff up.

So when we stumbled upon David Runneals’ “A Summer at Iowa DOT” on his personal blog, in which he spent the summer of 2014 as an intern with FME innovator Eric Abrams and his team (of Plowcam fame), it seemed the perfect opportunity to reach out and see what it’s like for the new generation of spatial experts as they enter field."

Thank you,  +Safe Software Inc. 

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2014-10-15 19:49:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"Some of us, it seems, have been “doing spatial” since dinosaurs roamed the earth. We measured great circle arcs in cubits… colored thematic maps on cave walls with hand-ground pigments, annotating them with a pointy charred stick… and walked uphill to the office both ways. Really. I wouldn’t make this stuff up.

So when we stumbled upon David Runneals’ “A Summer at Iowa DOT” on his personal blog, in which he spent the summer of 2014 as an intern with FME innovator Eric Abrams and his team (of Plowcam fame), it seemed the perfect opportunity to reach out and see what it’s like for the new generation of spatial experts as they enter field."

Thank you, +Safe Software Inc. 

Mapping your career? We talk to Iowa DOT intern David Runneals to find out what it's like to enter the field of spatial experts.___"Some of us, it seems, have been “doing spatial” since dinosaurs roamed the earth. We measured great circle arcs in cubits… colored thematic maps on cave walls with hand-ground pigments, annotating them with a pointy charred stick… and walked uphill to the office both ways. Really. I wouldn’t make this stuff up.

So when we stumbled upon David Runneals’ “A Summer at Iowa DOT” on his personal blog, in which he spent the summer of 2014 as an intern with FME innovator Eric Abrams and his team (of Plowcam fame), it seemed the perfect opportunity to reach out and see what it’s like for the new generation of spatial experts as they enter field."

Thank you, +Safe Software Inc. 

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2014-10-15 15:21:16 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

False color imagery collected by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveals Mars' alien yet familiar geomorphology. This mosaic of Mars runs the gamut from landslides, to polar dunes, impact craters, sediment layers, mud flats and many more landforms in one stunning image.

Image at: http://i.imgur.com/gEYfTSP.jpg

More at: http://io9.com/you-wont-think-the-surface-of-mars-is-boring-after-look-1645898179

See also: http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/20/4752530/stunning-photos-of-mars-from-nasa-hirise-telescope   
Absolutely incredible. Thank you, +Betsy McCall  and +Jyoti Q Dahiya 

False color imagery collected by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveals Mars' alien yet familiar geomorphology. This mosaic of Mars runs the gamut from landslides, to polar dunes, impact craters, sediment layers, mud flats and many more landforms in one stunning image.

Image at: http://i.imgur.com/gEYfTSP.jpg

More at: http://io9.com/you-wont-think-the-surface-of-mars-is-boring-after-look-1645898179

See also: http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/20/4752530/stunning-photos-of-mars-from-nasa-hirise-telescope   
Absolutely incredible. Thank you, +Betsy McCall  and +Jyoti Q Dahiya ___

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2014-10-15 14:45:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Urban Cartography
October 23, 2014 to February 6, 2015
SPUR Urban Center Gallery
654 Mission Street
94105-4015 San Francisco, CA

Free exhibition that looks at " the last twenty years of map making and explores the diverse roles that maps now play in our daily lives."

Urban Cartography
October 23, 2014 to February 6, 2015
SPUR Urban Center Gallery
654 Mission Street
94105-4015 San Francisco, CA

Free exhibition that looks at " the last twenty years of map making and explores the diverse roles that maps now play in our daily lives."___

2014-10-14 23:51:03 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Bike rider volumes AND incident tracking in your neighborhood.

Nice! Thank you, +Julio Novoa 

Take a look at reported cycling incidents in your community !___Bike rider volumes AND incident tracking in your neighborhood.

Nice! Thank you, +Julio Novoa 

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2014-10-14 23:20:47 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Excellent +WIRED article on +Planet Labs mission to provide global coverage with cheap, nimble mini-satellites and the challenges to produce cloud-free, high-resolution images of the entire Earth every day. The article features insights from Google Plusses own +Frank Warmerdam, software engineer of Planet Labs. The picture below is the Dumbarton bridge, salt ponds and levees of the Southern San Francisco Bay

Thank you, +WIRED and +Frank Warmerdam 

A huge flock of minisatellites aim to photograph the entire Earth every day http://wrd.cm/1v8WTpF___Excellent +WIRED article on +Planet Labs mission to provide global coverage with cheap, nimble mini-satellites and the challenges to produce cloud-free, high-resolution images of the entire Earth every day. The article features insights from Google Plusses own +Frank Warmerdam, software engineer of Planet Labs. The picture below is the Dumbarton bridge, salt ponds and levees of the Southern San Francisco Bay

Thank you, +WIRED and +Frank Warmerdam 

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2014-10-14 04:53:26 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

[Zayasaikhan Sambuu] Zaya combines Mongolian traditional painting with contemporary international, (in particular Asian), influenced art. His unique method of using water colors, gouache, brush, and oil mixed media on canvas, allows him to illustrate the ancient culture and heritage of Mongolia and Central Asian nomadic people. Although his works mainly consist of scenes from ancient daily life and the exotic portraiture of nature, he connects the spirit of nomadic Mongolian art with Tibetan and Japanese traditional art techniques. By using different methods and studying various cultures, Zaya works to create his own genre, which enables him to suggest a world of antiquity within modern art."

More at: http://www.artzaya.com/gallery/ and: http://www.graphicart-news.com/zayas-recent-art-work/#.VDyruPldVlI

Thank you, +cesar maldonado and +onondaga odysseus 

[Zayasaikhan Sambuu] Zaya combines Mongolian traditional painting with contemporary international, (in particular Asian), influenced art. His unique method of using water colors, gouache, brush, and oil mixed media on canvas, allows him to illustrate the ancient culture and heritage of Mongolia and Central Asian nomadic people. Although his works mainly consist of scenes from ancient daily life and the exotic portraiture of nature, he connects the spirit of nomadic Mongolian art with Tibetan and Japanese traditional art techniques. By using different methods and studying various cultures, Zaya works to create his own genre, which enables him to suggest a world of antiquity within modern art."

More at: http://www.artzaya.com/gallery/ and: http://www.graphicart-news.com/zayas-recent-art-work/#.VDyruPldVlI

Thank you, +cesar maldonado and +onondaga odysseus ___

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2014-10-13 19:03:13 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accuratissima Tabula

"This map portrays the world as it was known in the late seventeenth century, presented in the form of large eastern and western hemispheres, with smaller northern and southern polar projections. There are several omissions, ambiguities, and misconceptions, including tentative and fragmentary renditions of Australia and New Zealand, and erroneous delineation of the west coast and interior of North America. The prevalent misconception of California as an island is seen, and there is no hint of Alaska or the Great Lakes. 

Surrounding the geographic images are beautiful allegorical representations of the four classical Greek elements. Fire is represented at the upper left by Pluto abducting Persephone to the underworld (Hades). At the upper right, Air is represented by Zeus and Hera being carried across the heavens in a chariot drawn by... more »

A great way to start the week, Visscher's world map from 1658, with ornate surrounding cartouche and a North America that features California as an island. #oldmapgallery #antiquemaps #oldworld #california___Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accuratissima Tabula

"This map portrays the world as it was known in the late seventeenth century, presented in the form of large eastern and western hemispheres, with smaller northern and southern polar projections. There are several omissions, ambiguities, and misconceptions, including tentative and fragmentary renditions of Australia and New Zealand, and erroneous delineation of the west coast and interior of North America. The prevalent misconception of California as an island is seen, and there is no hint of Alaska or the Great Lakes. 

Surrounding the geographic images are beautiful allegorical representations of the four classical Greek elements. Fire is represented at the upper left by Pluto abducting Persephone to the underworld (Hades). At the upper right, Air is represented by Zeus and Hera being carried across the heavens in a chariot drawn by eagles. At the lower right, Earth is represented by the harvest goddess, Demeter. Water is represented at the lower left by Poseidon, god of the sea.

This elegant hand colored engraving represents a synthesis of science and art, typical of the outstanding Dutch cartography of its time."

From: http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/OL/34/ORBIS+TERRARUM+NOVA+ET+ACCURATISSIMA+TAB/

Find this and more map treasures at: https://www.oldmapgallery.com/catalog/ Thank you, +The Old Map Gallery!

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2014-10-13 18:46:39 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

"The [Geological Society of London] society took public nominations for its list of top "geosites", which are described as "anything which highlights the importance of geology to our lives".

More than 400 different suggestions flooded in, mostly via social media. On Twitter, contributors used the hashtag #100geosites.

Among the final 100 selected by the Geological Society are cliffs and outcrops, peaks and ranges, quarries and mines, cathedrals, rivers, tunnels, caves, coves and islands.

"The list highlights the huge range of incredible geology the UK and Ireland have to offer," said Prof Rob Butler from the University of Aberdeen, who chairs the society's Geoconservation Committee.

"From the Outer Hebrides to Cornwall, from rocks showing how the crust formed billions of years ago to young sediments pushed around by ice... more »

"The [Geological Society of London] society took public nominations for its list of top "geosites", which are described as "anything which highlights the importance of geology to our lives".

More than 400 different suggestions flooded in, mostly via social media. On Twitter, contributors used the hashtag #100geosites.

Among the final 100 selected by the Geological Society are cliffs and outcrops, peaks and ranges, quarries and mines, cathedrals, rivers, tunnels, caves, coves and islands.

"The list highlights the huge range of incredible geology the UK and Ireland have to offer," said Prof Rob Butler from the University of Aberdeen, who chairs the society's Geoconservation Committee.

"From the Outer Hebrides to Cornwall, from rocks showing how the crust formed billions of years ago to young sediments pushed around by ice sheets a few thousand years ago, we are unique in having such a diverse geological heritage over a relatively small area."

Don't miss this great story map, which takes you on a guided tour through all 100 beautiful and fascinating geosites: http://apps.esriuk.com/app/GreatGeosites/3/wmt/view/5e0d44970b3a4b4dafb7da0404b2d8ed/index.html___

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2014-10-12 22:11:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"Cesium is a JavaScript library for creating 3D globes and 2D maps in the browser without a plugin. Like three.js, it uses WebGL for hardware-accelerated graphics. Cesium allows you to add your own terrain data, and this blog post will show you how.'

3D terrains with Cesium
Previously, I’ve used three.js to create 3D terrain maps in the browser ( 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 ). It worked great for smaller areas, but three.js doesn’t have built-in support for tiling and advanced LOD algorithms needed to render large terrains. So I dec...___"Cesium is a JavaScript library for creating 3D globes and 2D maps in the browser without a plugin. Like three.js, it uses WebGL for hardware-accelerated graphics. Cesium allows you to add your own terrain data, and this blog post will show you how.'

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2014-10-12 22:11:02 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

"Cesium is a JavaScript library for creating 3D globes and 2D maps in the browser without a plugin. Like three.js, it uses WebGL for hardware-accelerated graphics. Cesium allows you to add your own terrain data, and this blog post will show you how.'

Thank you, +Bjørn Sandvik 

3D terrains with Cesium
Previously, I’ve used three.js to create 3D terrain maps in the browser ( 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 ). It worked great for smaller areas, but three.js doesn’t have built-in support for tiling and advanced LOD algorithms needed to render large terrains. So I dec...___"Cesium is a JavaScript library for creating 3D globes and 2D maps in the browser without a plugin. Like three.js, it uses WebGL for hardware-accelerated graphics. Cesium allows you to add your own terrain data, and this blog post will show you how.'

Thank you, +Bjørn Sandvik 

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2014-10-09 18:20:16 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Lost San Jose

"My life is photographs and scraps of paper, tributes to a valley that is eternally restless, always looking past what huddles at its feet. Past generations of my family haunt these streets, shuffling among the tired homes and forgotten relics, the broken promises of suburban life littered throughout the valley. I seek these places out, trying to connect to our past infatuations, searching out their corners of the world and the people who hold them dear.

Most days I am in San Jose, but sometimes I find myself further afield. Here is my life in no particular order."

San Jose photographer, +Joshua Marcotte, shares his wonderful look at a "lost San Jose."  Locals will especially appreciate his vision.

http://www.lostsanjose.com/

Thank you, +Joshua Marcotte 

Every Family Car. San Jose, CA 2014

www.lostsanjose.com ___Lost San Jose

"My life is photographs and scraps of paper, tributes to a valley that is eternally restless, always looking past what huddles at its feet. Past generations of my family haunt these streets, shuffling among the tired homes and forgotten relics, the broken promises of suburban life littered throughout the valley. I seek these places out, trying to connect to our past infatuations, searching out their corners of the world and the people who hold them dear.

Most days I am in San Jose, but sometimes I find myself further afield. Here is my life in no particular order."

San Jose photographer, +Joshua Marcotte, shares his wonderful look at a "lost San Jose."  Locals will especially appreciate his vision.

http://www.lostsanjose.com/

Thank you, +Joshua Marcotte 

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2014-10-09 18:06:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Dave Shapiro puts the world's tallest mountain into perspective and the answer may surprise you.

Thank you, +Dave Shapiro!

The World’s Tallest Mountain

Everyone knows that Mount Everest is the world’s tallest mountain correct? At 8850 meters (29,035 ft) above sea level that is correct. However, this assumes that the Earth is a perfect sphere and it is not. The Earth is actually an oblate spheroid - it bulges in the center. Imagine a tennis ball, if you press it between your hands the ball ‘spreads’ in the middle while the top and bottom of the ball become flatter. That is actually closer to the shape of the Earth with the bulge being at the equator.

If, for a moment we measure the height of a mountain from the center of the Earth or measure which point on the planet is closest to the moon then Everest fails - by quite a bit.

Part of the Andes Mountains crosses the equator. In Ecuador there is actually a dual chain of mountains/volcanoes known as Avenida de los Volcanes (Avenue of the Volcanoes). These parallel chains of mountains have 7 peaks that exceed 5180 meters (17,000 ft). Sitting at the southwest tip of one of the chains is Mount Chimborazo just 1 degree off of the equator. There are 30 mountain peaks in the Andes that are higher than Chimborazo (when measured from sea level) however, Chimborazo sits nearly on top of the bulge of the Earth. 

Measured from sea level, Chimborazo is only 6310 m (20,703 ft) high. However, it is 6384 m (3968 miles) from the center of the Earth; 2 kilometers more than Everest. If you were an alien approaching Earth, it is Chimborazo that you would notice, not Everest. (Note: Mount Everest is 27 degrees off of the equator. In the tennis ball example, it sits closer to the top, the flat area of the deformed ball.)

Chimborazo is an active volcano though it has not erupted in 1400 years. The local population refers to it as Urcorazo (Mountain of Ice) for the glacier that sits atop the mountain. The ice is mined by locals for sale in nearby markets.___Dave Shapiro puts the world's tallest mountain into perspective and the answer may surprise you.

Thank you, +Dave Shapiro!

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2014-10-09 16:49:33 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

The boy king courtesy of Dave Shapiro.

Thank you, +Dave Shapiro 

Done Too Soon #3

In November 1922 archaeologist Howard Carter, while digging in the Valley of Kings, uncovered one of the most unusual ancient Egyptian tombs - an intact tomb. Most of the tombs of ancient Egypt had been ransacked for the gold and other treasures. Even the mummies themselves were often missing having been ground up for the perceived magical powers that the powder of a mummy. This tomb was that of a little known pharaoh named Tutankhamun - King Tut.

Little is actually known about Tut, certainly nothing on the order of other famous pharaohs. Much of what is known is controversial. There is speculation, rumors and even curses surrounding the boy king. In ancient times, history was not recorded as it is today; it was history, philosophy and propaganda. 

Biblical historians have dated the story of Moses and the Exodus to have occurred sometime between 1800 B.C.E and 1400 B.C.E. Sometime between 1400 and 1350 B.C.E, Pharaoh Amenhotep IV declared the polytheistic Egyptian to be banned. Under his rule, a monotheistic religion was introduced with Aten (the sun god) as the sole acceptable god of Egypt. Amenhotep IV ordered the mention of other gods to be removed and he changed his name to Akhenaten. This change from polytheism to monotheism had a radical effect on Egypt altering the power structure as well as the economy. Whether the Exodus episode had been the impetus for this change or whether it was simply coincidence is not known.

Akhenaten was the father of Tutankhaten (Living image of Aten) who was born circa 1341 B.C.E. When Tutankhaten was 9 years old (1332 B.C.E.) his father died and he became pharaoh (king). At the same time as he ascended the throne, he married his half sister. Being so young, Tutankhaten had two significant advisors Ay and Horemheb. Tutankhaten immediately changed his name to Tutankhamun (Living image of Amun) and returned the traditional, polytheistic religion of Egypt with Amun as the chief god. In addition to his attempt to restore the ‘old ways’, Tutankhamun attempted to diplomatically improve relations with neighboring countries. 

In 1323 B.C.E. Tutankhamun died; he was 18 years old. The death was certainly unexpected as there was no tomb prepared for his mummy and he was buried in a nobleman’s tomb in the Valley of Kings.

When Carter discovered the tomb the news went around the world. This was the first intact tomb of any Egyptian pharaoh ever uncovered. The tomb proved to be a treasure of information for Egyptologists. Based on some of the artifacts discovered, Tutankhamun enjoyed board games and probably limped as there were several canes found in the tomb. For all of the information the tomb provided it raised certain questions, in particular, was King Tut murdered?

When examining the skull of the intact mummy, they discovered a crack at the base of the skull. There were two prominent theories as to who had killed the young king. The first was Ay, one of his chief advisers. It is assumed that as Tutankhamun grew older he began making more of his own decisions, holding greater power at the expense of his advisers. What gave credence to this theory is that Ay married Tut’s widow and succeeded Tut to the throne. 

The second theory involves the same reasoning but applies to Horemheb the king’s deputy. Horemheb succeeded Ay as pharaoh. 

Egyptologists conducted forensic tests and have concluded that Tut was not murdered. They found that the crack in the skull occurred postmortem. They discovered that Tut had suffered significant damage to the left side of his body including shattered ribs, fractured leg and broken pelvis. Computer simulations suggest that he was probably run over by a chariot. The damage to the rib cage may have been sufficient to crush his heart.___The boy king courtesy of Dave Shapiro.

Thank you, +Dave Shapiro 

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2014-10-09 16:30:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

The rise of the cyborgs...

Thank you, +CNET and +Marika Patto 

A Swedish amputee has become the first person in the world who could be considered a true cyborg http://cnet.co/1oSQn0o___The rise of the cyborgs...

Thank you, +CNET and +Marika Patto 

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2014-10-09 16:01:26 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Nimbus is the granddaddy of the current Earth-observing fleet. When you look at all the incredible science we are doing from Earth orbit right now, you can trace it back to Nimbus. By any measure – scientific, engineering, operational, economic, human – the program was a smashing success and a huge return on investment.
~ Piers Sellers, deputy director of the Sciences and Exploration Directorate and acting director of the Earth Sciences Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland

http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nimbus-nasa-remembers-first-earth-observations/#.VDaxHPlSb6Y

Happy 50 years of Earth Observation! Thank you, +Michael Interbartolo 

50 years of Earth Observations
Fifty years ago, Muhammad Ali was world heavyweight champion, Beatlemania arrived in America, gasoline cost around 30 cents a gallon in the United States and NASA launched the first in a series of Earth-observing satellites that revolutionized how scientists study Earth’s weather systems, environment and atmosphere.

Named after the Latin word for rain cloud, the Nimbus satellites were a series of seven Earth-observation satellites launched over a 14-year time period from 1964 to 1978, one of which did not achieve orbit. In total, the satellites provided Earth observations for 30 years and collectively carried a total of 33 instruments, including ozone mappers, the Coastal Zone Color Scanner instrument and microwave and infrared radiometers.

“Nimbus is the granddaddy of the current Earth-observing fleet,” 
#scienceeveryday  
more details - http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nimbus-nasa-remembers-first-earth-observations/#.VDaftfldU1J___Nimbus is the granddaddy of the current Earth-observing fleet. When you look at all the incredible science we are doing from Earth orbit right now, you can trace it back to Nimbus. By any measure – scientific, engineering, operational, economic, human – the program was a smashing success and a huge return on investment.
~ Piers Sellers, deputy director of the Sciences and Exploration Directorate and acting director of the Earth Sciences Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland

http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nimbus-nasa-remembers-first-earth-observations/#.VDaxHPlSb6Y

Happy 50 years of Earth Observation! Thank you, +Michael Interbartolo 

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2014-10-09 15:16:13 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Any stamp collectors?

"Science fiction is a popular subject for books, television series and feature films. For a lot of people it’s also a great subject to build up a thematic stampcollection because over the years a lot of beautiful stamps with this topic  have been issued."

More at: http://freestampmagazine.com/2014/10/09/science-fiction-stamps/

Any stamp collectors?

"Science fiction is a popular subject for books, television series and feature films. For a lot of people it’s also a great subject to build up a thematic stampcollection because over the years a lot of beautiful stamps with this topic  have been issued."

More at: http://freestampmagazine.com/2014/10/09/science-fiction-stamps/___

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2014-10-09 15:15:31 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Any stamp collectors?

"Science fiction is a popular subject for books, television series and feature films. For a lot of people it’s also a great subject to build up a thematic stampcollection because over the years a lot of beautiful stamps with this topic  have been issued."

More at: http://freestampmagazine.com/2014/10/09/science-fiction-stamps/

Any stamp collectors?

"Science fiction is a popular subject for books, television series and feature films. For a lot of people it’s also a great subject to build up a thematic stampcollection because over the years a lot of beautiful stamps with this topic  have been issued."

More at: http://freestampmagazine.com/2014/10/09/science-fiction-stamps/___

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2014-10-09 15:04:12 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

"The aptly named Quake Column is a knurled pillar of 3-D printed concrete that combines an ancient Incan masonry technique with state-of-the-art manufacturing tools to create a structure that can withstand seismic shocks without mortar or rebar."

More at: http://www.wired.com/2014/10/architects-create-3-d-printed-column-survives-earthquakes/

"The aptly named Quake Column is a knurled pillar of 3-D printed concrete that combines an ancient Incan masonry technique with state-of-the-art manufacturing tools to create a structure that can withstand seismic shocks without mortar or rebar."

More at: http://www.wired.com/2014/10/architects-create-3-d-printed-column-survives-earthquakes/___

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2014-10-08 00:34:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

"Community Commons is an interactive mapping, networking, and learning utility for the
broad-based healthy, sustainable, and livable communities’ movement. Registered users have FREE access to:"

- Thousands of map-able geographic information systems (GIS) data layers and tables displayed at varying geographies for all communities in the United States;

- An application program interface (API), providing free interoperable access to data;

- Contextualized mapping, reporting, data visualization, and sharing abilities;

- Searchable profiles of place-based community initiatives and multi-sector collaborations;

- Peer learning opportunities to explore similar topics and share best practices; 

- Spaces for individuals and communities to share narratives, interviews, videos, images, documents and other online resources;

- Searchable profiles ofhu... more »

I love +Community Commons   (http://www.communitycommons.org.) It is a powerful open GIS system and database of shared health information, they are also a team of brilliant people. Here is their latest contribution, a mask tool to let you highlight areas of your map. 

We are doing very exciting things with our volunteers here. I look forward to sharing these stories soon. 

#openhealth   #GIS   #datavisualization  ___"Community Commons is an interactive mapping, networking, and learning utility for the
broad-based healthy, sustainable, and livable communities’ movement. Registered users have FREE access to:"

- Thousands of map-able geographic information systems (GIS) data layers and tables displayed at varying geographies for all communities in the United States;

- An application program interface (API), providing free interoperable access to data;

- Contextualized mapping, reporting, data visualization, and sharing abilities;

- Searchable profiles of place-based community initiatives and multi-sector collaborations;

- Peer learning opportunities to explore similar topics and share best practices; 

- Spaces for individuals and communities to share narratives, interviews, videos, images, documents and other online resources;

- Searchable profiles of hundreds of place-based community initiatives and multi-sector collaborations working towards healthy/sustainable/livable/equitable communities; and

- Peer learning opportunities with colleagues across the country exploring similar interests and challenges

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2014-10-08 00:33:49 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

"Community Commons is an interactive mapping, networking, and learning utility for the
broad-based healthy, sustainable, and livable communities’ movement. Registered users have FREE access to:"

- Thousands of map-able geographic information systems (GIS) data layers and tables displayed at varying geographies for all communities in the United States;

- An application program interface (API), providing free interoperable access to data;

- Contextualized mapping, reporting, data visualization, and sharing abilities;

- Searchable profiles of place-based community initiatives and multi-sector collaborations;

- Peer learning opportunities to explore similar topics and share best practices; 

- Spaces for individuals and communities to share narratives, interviews, videos, images, documents and other online resources;

- Searchable profiles ofhu... more »

I love +Community Commons   (http://www.communitycommons.org.) It is a powerful open GIS system and database of shared health information, they are also a team of brilliant people. Here is their latest contribution, a mask tool to let you highlight areas of your map. 

We are doing very exciting things with our volunteers here. I look forward to sharing these stories soon. 

#openhealth   #GIS   #datavisualization  ___"Community Commons is an interactive mapping, networking, and learning utility for the
broad-based healthy, sustainable, and livable communities’ movement. Registered users have FREE access to:"

- Thousands of map-able geographic information systems (GIS) data layers and tables displayed at varying geographies for all communities in the United States;

- An application program interface (API), providing free interoperable access to data;

- Contextualized mapping, reporting, data visualization, and sharing abilities;

- Searchable profiles of place-based community initiatives and multi-sector collaborations;

- Peer learning opportunities to explore similar topics and share best practices; 

- Spaces for individuals and communities to share narratives, interviews, videos, images, documents and other online resources;

- Searchable profiles of hundreds of place-based community initiatives and multi-sector collaborations working towards healthy/sustainable/livable/equitable communities; and

- Peer learning opportunities with colleagues across the country exploring similar interests and challenges

Thank you, +Christian Caldwell and +John Kellden 

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2014-10-08 00:10:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"Introducing the Mapbox Surface API: it's a remarkable new way to access raw data behind a map. Using Mapbox Vector Tiles, the Surface API can look at elevation profiles to crime indices to home prices -- anything, any data that you upload. Now it's as easy to make a geo API as it is to make a map.

The core of the API is a flexible query interface. Given a point on a mountain, it can compute the elevation at that point by interpolating nearby values. Given a line across the mountain's ridge, it'll return multiple elevation values along the path. And with the power of custom data, it can do so much more."

"Introducing the Mapbox Surface API: it's a remarkable new way to access raw data behind a map. Using Mapbox Vector Tiles, the Surface API can look at elevation profiles to crime indices to home prices -- anything, any data that you upload. Now it's as easy to make a geo API as it is to make a map.

The core of the API is a flexible query interface. Given a point on a mountain, it can compute the elevation at that point by interpolating nearby values. Given a line across the mountain's ridge, it'll return multiple elevation values along the path. And with the power of custom data, it can do so much more."___

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2014-10-07 03:07:11 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

China's visionary high-speed rail will interconnect most of the Eurasian continent with the North American continent, and at speeds of 350 km/h would hypothetically connect Beijing with the contiguous United States in less than 32 hours.

Thank you, +prosthetic knowledge 

INFOGRAPHIC: China’s high-speed rail vision
The South China Morning Post has put together an infographic visualizing a potentional cross-continental high-speed rail network that would not only connect London to China, but also America and Singapore.
http://prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com/post/99326320716/infographic-chinas-high-speed-rail-vision-the___China's visionary high-speed rail will interconnect most of the Eurasian continent with the North American continent, and at speeds of 350 km/h would hypothetically connect Beijing with the contiguous United States in less than 32 hours.

Thank you, +prosthetic knowledge 

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2014-10-07 02:54:55 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

For open data to move from a desire line in the grass to a part of the stable infrastructure, we need to design it from the beginning to be practical, sustainable and operational. Open data needs to be the way government operates, and it needs to be part of the living systems that manage and process the data as part of day-to-day business.
~ Andrew Turner, CTO of Esri R&D DC

Thank you, +GovDelivery 

Open Data Should Serve More Than Good Ideas | Civic Quarterly http://bit.ly/1vH0iKc #Gov #APIs #OpenData___For open data to move from a desire line in the grass to a part of the stable infrastructure, we need to design it from the beginning to be practical, sustainable and operational. Open data needs to be the way government operates, and it needs to be part of the living systems that manage and process the data as part of day-to-day business.
~ Andrew Turner, CTO of Esri R&D DC

Thank you, +GovDelivery 

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2014-10-07 02:30:04 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

The essence of America lies not in the headlined heroes...but in the everyday folks who live and die unknown, yet leave their dreams as legacies. 
~ Alan Lomax, 1915 - 2002, Folklorist, ethnomusicologist, archivist, writer, scholar, political activist, oral historian, film-maker, and greatest American field collector of folk music of the 20th century.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Lomax

Thank you, +Dave Pentecost 

___The essence of America lies not in the headlined heroes...but in the everyday folks who live and die unknown, yet leave their dreams as legacies. 
~ Alan Lomax, 1915 - 2002, Folklorist, ethnomusicologist, archivist, writer, scholar, political activist, oral historian, film-maker, and greatest American field collector of folk music of the 20th century.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Lomax

Thank you, +Dave Pentecost 

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2014-10-07 02:06:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

True Story: +Ballet San Jose has one of the best Nutcrackers ever.

Here's something to brighten your Monday! Dancers Lahna Vanderbush and Walter Garcia rehearsing for The Nutcracker, which will be performed at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts December 13-28. Tickets are on sale now at balletsj.org or 408.288.2800.___True Story: +Ballet San Jose has one of the best Nutcrackers ever.

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2014-10-07 01:37:52 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Todd William puts "deep" into perspective.

Also, hear what it sounds like deep inside the Earth in this amazing Gizmodo article: http://gizmodo.com/listening-for-the-earths-heartbeat-inside-the-worlds-1493928170

Thank you, +Todd William!

Now this is DEEP - or is it...?

The radius of the earth is 3,959 miles (6,371 km). The deepest we've ever drilled into the earth is a little more than 7.6 miles (12.262 km). Thus we've dug less than two-tenths of a percent (7.6/3,959) into the earth. 

So what do you make of 2/10ths of a percent

Here is some perspective. The average apple has a skin thickness of about 0.043 inches (1.1 mm) and a radius of about 1.57 inches (40 mm), giving it a ratio of 2.75% skin to radius. 

Thus if the earth was represented by the average apple, we'd need to dig 108.9 miles (175.2 km) deep just to crack the skin! We've not even come close.

For some added perspective, the deepest landfills reach 500 feet into the ground. I'm not saying we should stop recycling, but if you're like me and had the impression that we're running thin on landfill space, this post may help you sleep a bit easier.


A Few References:
Dimensions of Earth: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_physical_characteristics_tables
Deepest Hole We've Dug:
http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-the-deepest-hole-ever-drilled.htm
Apple Dimensions:
http://www.omgfacts.com/lists/5881/If-the-Earth-was-the-size-of-an-apple-the-atmosphere-would-be-thinner-than-an-apple-skin
Depth of Landfills:
http://www.forbes.com/2010/10/13/los-angeles-las-vegas-business-energy-biggest-landfills.html___Todd William puts "deep" into perspective.

Also, hear what it sounds like deep inside the Earth in this amazing Gizmodo article: http://gizmodo.com/listening-for-the-earths-heartbeat-inside-the-worlds-1493928170

Thank you, +Todd William!

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2014-10-06 13:02:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Spatial awareness, brain mechanics, and the Nobel Prize 2014. Thank you, +raghavedra rao 

Press Release
2014-10-06

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

with one half to

John O´Keefe

and the other half jointly to

May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser

for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning 
system in the brain

How do we know where we are? How can we find the way from one place to another? And how can we store this information in such a way that we can immediately find the way the next time we trace the same path? This year´s Nobel Laureates have discovered a positioning system, an “inner GPS” in the brain that makes it possible to orient ourselves in space, demonstrating a cellular basis for higher cognitive function.

In 1971, John O´Keefe discovered the first component of this positioning system. He found that a type of nerve cell in an area of the brain called the hippocampus that was always activated when a rat was at a certain place in a room. Other nerve cells were activated when the rat was at other places. O´Keefe concluded that these “place cells” formed a map of the room.

More than three decades later, in 2005, May-Britt and Edvard Moser discovered another key component of the brain’s positioning system. They identified another type of nerve cell, which they called “grid cells”, that generate a coordinate system and allow for precise positioning and pathfinding. Their subsequent research showed how place and grid cells make it possible to determine position and to navigate.

The discoveries of John O´Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser have solved a problem that has occupied philosophers and scientists for centuries – how does the brain create a map of the space surrounding us and how can we navigate our way through a complex environment?

How do we experience our environment?
The sense of place and the ability to navigate are fundamental to our existence. The sense of place gives a perception of position in the environment. During navigation, it is interlinked with a sense of distance that is based on motion and knowledge of previous positions.

Questions about place and navigation have engaged philosophers and scientists for a long time. More than 200 years ago, the German philosopher Immanuel Kant argued that some mental abilities exist as a priori knowledge, independent of experience. He considered the concept of space as an inbuilt principle of the mind, one through which the world is and must be perceived. With the advent of behavioural psychology in the mid-20th century, these questions could be addressed experimentally. When Edward Tolman examined rats moving through labyrinths, he found that they could learn how to navigate, and proposed that a “cognitive map” formed in the brain allowed them to find their way. But questions still lingered - how would such a map be represented in the brain?

John O´Keefe and the place in space
John O´Keefe was fascinated by the problem of how the brain controls behaviour and decided, in the late 1960s, to attack this question with neurophysiological methods. When recording signals from individual nerve cells in a part of the brain called the hippocampus, in rats moving freely in a room, O’Keefe discovered that certain nerve cells were activated when the animal assumed a particular place in the environment (Figure 1). He could demonstrate that these “place cells” were not merely registering visual input, but were building up an inner map of the environment. O’Keefe concluded that the hippocampus generates numerous maps, represented by the collective activity of place cells that are activated in different environments. Therefore, the memory of an environment can be stored as a specific combination of place cell activities in the hippocampus.

May-Britt and Edvard Moser find the coordinates
May-Britt and Edvard Moser were mapping the connections to the hippocampus in rats moving in a room when they discovered an astonishing pattern of activity in a nearby part of the brain called the entorhinal cortex. Here, certain cells were activated when the rat passed multiple locations arranged in a hexagonal grid (Figure 2). Each of these cells was activated in a unique spatial pattern and collectively these “grid cells” constitute a coordinate system that allows for spatial navigation. Together with other cells of the entorhinal cortex that recognize the direction of the head and the border of the room, they form circuits with the place cells in the hippocampus. This circuitry constitutes a comprehensive positioning system, an inner GPS, in the brain (Figure 3).

A place for maps in the human brain
Recent investigations with brain imaging techniques, as well as studies of patients undergoing neurosurgery, have provided evidence that place and grid cells exist also in humans. In patients with Alzheimer´s disease, the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex are frequently affected at an early stage, and these individuals often lose their way and cannot recognize the environment. Knowledge about the brain´s positioning system may, therefore, help us understand the mechanism underpinning the devastating spatial memory loss that affects people with this disease.

The discovery of the brain’s positioning system represents a paradigm shift in our understanding of how ensembles of specialized cells work together to execute higher cognitive functions. It has opened new avenues for understanding other cognitive processes, such as memory, thinking and planning.

 

Key publications:
O'Keefe, J., and Dostrovsky, J. (1971). The hippocampus as a spatial map. Preliminary evidence from unit activity in the freely‐moving rat. Brain Research 34, 171-175.

O´Keefe, J. (1976). Place units in the hippocampus of the freely moving rat. Experimental Neurology 51, 78-109.

Fyhn, M., Molden, S., Witter, M.P., Moser, E.I., Moser, M.B. (2004) Spatial representation in the entorhinal cortex. Science 305, 1258-1264.

Hafting, T., Fyhn, M., Molden, S., Moser, M.B., and Moser, E.I. (2005). Microstructure of spatial map in the entorhinal cortex. Nature 436, 801-806.

Sargolini, F., Fyhn, M., Hafting, T., McNaughton, B.L., Witter, M.P., Moser, M.B., and Moser, E.I. (2006). Conjunctive representation of position, direction, and velocity in the entorhinal cortex. Science 312, 758-762.

John O’Keefe was born in 1939 in New York City, USA, and holds both American and British citizenships. He received his doctoral degree in physiological psychology from McGill University, Canada in 1967. After that, he moved to England for postdoctoral training at University College London. He has remained at University College and was appointed Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in 1987. John O´Keefe is currently Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre in Neural Circuits and Behaviour at University College London.

May-Britt Moser was born in Fosnavåg, Norway in 1963 and is a Norwegian citizen. She studied psychology at the University of Oslo together with her future husband and co-Laureate Edvard Moser. She received her Ph.D. in neurophysiology in 1995. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Edinburgh and subsequently a visiting scientist at University College London before moving to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim in 1996. May-Britt Moser was appointed Professor of Neuroscience in 2000 and is currently Director of the Centre for Neural Computation in Trondheim.

Edvard I. Moser was born in born 1962 in Ålesund, Norway and has Norwegian citizenship. He obtained his Ph.D. in neurophysiology from the University of Oslo in 1995. He was a postdoctoral fellow together with his wife and co‐Laureate May‐Britt Moser, first at the University of Edinburgh and later a visiting scientist in John O´Keefe´s laboratory in London. In 1996 they moved to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, where Edvard Moser became Professor in 1998. He is currently Director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience in Trondheim.___Spatial awareness, brain mechanics, and the Nobel Prize 2014. Thank you, +raghavedra rao 

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