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Becky Collins16,609Science 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 ?2014-09-16 05:24:00459102
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
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
Becky Collins13,270Space 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 ?2014-07-17 07:18:063893010
Jan Koncewicz2,304Attention:  New Circle to Share!2014-07-02 18:37:54499303
Andro idReview2If you are not in this circle and want to be in this circle, please do the following:1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. Publicly share this post to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above.2014-06-20 16:34:56473001
khairul efendi0 Keep this simple!1. ADD the circle2 Share the post3. Plus the post.4. Comment to be added. BAM that is all easy right!? #circleshare  #circlesharing #sharedpubliccircles #snowballcircle #hyberballcircle #publicsharedcircles      #ownsocialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #circlesharingpages   #sharingcircles   #whatshot   #followers   #googleplustips #CircleSharing #CircleShare #CircleOfTheDay #Circle #SharedCircles #Google #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #AddCircle #ADD #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircle #Circles #Shared #Friends #Blogging #SharingCircles #CircleofFriends #Blogger #Engagers2014-06-20 07:31:49501215
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
Becky Collins10,439Super Science Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-31 05:09:154901211
John Nuntiatio37,221#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss 2014-05-27 06:18:55201172
Maria Morisot30,747Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle25 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-05-25 14:45:31300626182
Ryan Johnson2,352sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     #myseoissocial     #besocial     #socializethesocial     #trust   #circles   #sharedcircle     #followers      #social     #socialnetworking     2014-04-16 05:12:352629212
Adam Black6,732Transhumans CircleBy popular Demand,  I am sharing some of my Circles. This is +Mark Bruce  Transhumans Circle  Plus Others Ive been adding.If you are tagged,  you are in it.Web Link for Mobile https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdamBlack/posts/6iQmLpEj1Zm #sharedcircles   #GeekCulture   #ScienceSunday #Transhumans #Transhumanism #HumanPlus  2014-04-13 06:25:0424522733
John Nuntiatio33,101#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health #tennis #europe   #asia   #america   #africa   #australia   #football   #golf   #basketball   #news  2014-04-09 06:25:5632961213
Jean-Marc Luna36,938My buddies (432/2)of the G+ villageI am happy to share (finally) my first big circles (432/1 and 432/2) with you. It is also a way to thank you and to inform you of my consideration.You will find in these two circles all the people I follow regularly since my first steps on Google+ and which accompany me for soon two years in this beautiful adventure, bringing every day, by their sympathy, their humor, their knowledge, their generosity and their open-mindedness, a bit extra to my everyday life.I do not know everybody, I have crossed the path with some, I communicate more with some and many people became friends, thing which I did not expect by landing here.When I began, I was lucky enough to discover new interesting people, thanks to the system of circles sharing, and I hope that these both will be for you of the same utility.If you add a “plus”, maybe it will have an impact on climate change,if you share this circle, maybe Putin is going to get married with an ukrainian women in 2014,if you include me in your circles, maybe it will solve the problem of hunger in the world,Maybe ... but in fact, nothing is sure ;)A good day to all :)With a special thought for #dirktalamasca  #sharedcircles #circles #circlesharing  2014-03-31 15:30:374321234795
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:45475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:00475125
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:45:28475014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:44:37475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:43:264755010
Becky Collins2,634Learning and Knowledge Management Circle - Feb22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:31:49991013
Ravishankar Ramanathan9,848*Are you even a bit interested in Science ?  Add this to your circles then. Simple. *===========================+Peter Edenist  originally shared: TESLA Super Science Circle 2014!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended over 2 years. If you like science or are interested in science, this circle is a must for you! Add and share for science.+Who is in this circle? NASA, KQED Science, MNN, Bioscienca, Scientists, (Garett Lisi too!).... have rejigged the circle for the nth time and cleaned it to include people who are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Add and Share for Science! Its what makes our cars run, our cities exist, the lights burn and has been instrumental in our progress.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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  2014-01-25 18:41:543253213
Peter Edenist29,163TESLA Super Science Circle 2014!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended over 2 years. If you like science or are interested in science, this circle is a must for you! Add and share for science.+Who is in this circle? NASA, KQED Science, MNN, Bioscienca, Scientists, (Garett Lisi too!).... have rejigged the circle for the nth time and cleaned it to include people who are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Add and Share for Science! Its what makes our cars run, our cities exist, the lights burn and has been instrumental in our progress.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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  2014-01-25 16:26:4132510888122
Jason Hurtado Daniels29,824High Content Circle at 30,000I am sharing the New Year’s edition of my High Content circle as my community tops the 30,000 mark. This is my most carefully curated circle yet, and includes some of the most interesting people who have joined my G+ community over the past two and a half years. This group of artists, business leaders, educators, engineers, futurists, programmers, and scientists represents the kind of collaborative core we'll need to solve the problems of this century.Not everyone could make in. This circle contains proven friends and new acquaintances.  There are representatives of every continent and dozens of professions. Those who know me are aware that I do not ask for conformity, just civility and good will.Thank you for being a part of this community. Welcome to my world, our world. Make yourself at home and... Enjoy!Blessings,JasonTopics#3DPrinters  #Activism  #Agriculture  #Analysis  #Art  #Artist #Bicycle  #Biodiesel  #Biofuel  #Biogas  #Biomass  #Business #BusinessDevelopment  #Change  #Christian #CivilDisobedience  #CivilLiberties  #CleanTechnology #ClimateChange  #Coaching  #Cogeneration  #Collaborate #Collaboration  #Communications  #Consulting  #Cooperative #Creative  #Creativity  #CRM  #Crowdfunding  2014-01-01 20:54:42500191628
Jason Hurtado Daniels29,824High Content Circle at 30,000I am sharing the New Year’s edition of my high content circle as my community tops the 30,000 mark. This is my most carefully curated circle yet and includes some of the most interesting people who have joined my G+ community over the past two and a half years. This group of artists, business leaders, educators, engineers, futurists, programmers, and scientists represents the kind of collaborative core we'll need to solve the problems of this century.Not everyone could make in. This circle contains proven friends and new acquaintances.  There are representatives of every continent and dozens of professions. Those who know me are aware that I do not ask for conformity, just civility and good will.Thank you for being a part of this community. Welcome to my world, our world. Make yourself at home and... Enjoy!Blessings,JasonTopics#3DPrinters #Activism #Agriculture #Analysis #Art #Artist #Bicycle #Biodiesel #Biofuel #Biogas #Biomass #Business #BusinessDevelopment #Change #Christian #CivilDisobedience #CivilLiberties #CleanTechnology #ClimateChange #Coaching #Cogeneration #Collaborate #Collaboration #Communications #Consulting #Cooperative #Creative #Creativity #CRM #Crowdfu2014-01-01 18:56:4250016519
Ole Olson27,685This shared public circle contains some of the best visual and fun content posters I've found on Google+.  #SharedPublicCircles   #CircleShare  2013-10-21 20:59:3739415917
Fabian Weiland433#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #science  2013-10-21 09:58:122936011
Novita Listyani24,010East Meets West, October 6 2013Here is the circle of some of my G+ friends from east and west. If you received a notification, it means that you are included in this circle.I might have missed some friends in this circle, don't get mad, get even, comment here :D and you will be in my next share. There are no specific requirements to be included in this circle, but if you are included, re-sharing this circle will help you gain more visibility in G+. 2013-10-06 13:05:4738311242173
Fabian Weiland145#sharedcircles #science #health2013-09-05 07:24:12497214
Peter Edenist23,865The Super SciFi Circle - Weekend Special!!!!!!!!!!!!!                                                 Resharing the main Science Fiction circle. I am notifying select people who are in the circle separately.  This is the TOP SF Circle - for people who want in, please comment in the specific circle in the links enclosed. All my circles which are reshared are listed here. These are public circles and form part of the Public Circles Database:) Please Reshare to share the love and to support SF!!!!!! =========================Our linked communities:Sci-FI Community here: http://goo.gl/s1NVd  Science on G+ community here: http://goo.gl/46uFH=========================I have taken the liberty of adding some people interested in Science fiction. If you want to leave, please let me know with a comment. If I have missed anyone, my apologies, please comment and let me know.=========================Hastag zoo:#scifi  #scififans   #scifichat   #scifiwatcher   #scififriday   #sciencefiction  #sciencefictiontelevision   #sciencefictionandfantasy   #sciencefictionmovies  #hardscifi   #fantasy   #worthsharing   #robotics   #drwho   #whovians  #publiccircles   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #public  #circlesharing   #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #topcircles  #reshare   #reshared   2013-08-14 16:20:334968210287
Cyrus Khan13,309Active Engager's CircleIf you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.If you want to be added, simply add the circle, reshare and comment saying so.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my 13,000 odd followers for exposure as an active bunch among others.The only criteria to be added are:1)You have +1, or publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle.3) If you're not already in the circle, and want to be, simply comment so below.As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition. #sharedcircles   #circleoftheweek   #active   #engagerscircle  2013-08-12 16:03:13488432073
Simona AN23,183+Todaysmemory THANK YOU CircleSince last year, I started to post memories of the day - celebrations, great people in painting, sculpture, music, dance, literature, film, science, etc. A tribute to the people who have left a mark in history, an international celebration, all with a short summary. I named these posts Today's Memory. When I saw that my memories captured attention, I create a page, +Todaysmemory (with big help from my friend +Angela Ghinea) and I discovered a lot of people with the same tastes and posts.Here's a BIG THANK YOU Circle with the best friends and Sources of +Todaysmemory.  A group of extremely interesting people, if you add them you won't regret!If you like the memories, I invite you to send, with hashtag #todaysmemory  and curator me, +Simona AN everything you think deserves your tribute! Thank you! #todaysmemory   #onthisday   #onthisdayinhistory   #take2seconds   #shareyourcircle   #circleoftheday   #bestsharedcircle   #CircleCount  2013-07-28 15:26:2710038930
AyJay Schibig22,814BOOST CIRCLE   7.25.13Give your circles a BOOST by adding this mix of all kinds of  Active, Interesting people to your circles! Feel free to add yourself and re-share.  To be included in my next Release  just  Comment and Re-Share. Also see  my other curated Circles athttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle #circles #circlemeup   #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle2013-07-25 22:06:46301306
Peter Edenist22,925Super Science Circle Reshare to spread the love-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Resharing the new TESLA Science Circle. Who is the circle? It has scientist, engineers, researchers, people interested in Science and all kinds of cool!!  Featuring an expanded list of people from the Science on G+ community as well as a bunch of pages such as +MIT Alumni Association +TES Science +KQED SCIENCE !  Also have some really interesting new people. If you wish to nominate yourself or someone, please note the criteria for inclusion:1. Post about science more than 4 times a week.2. Create science posts with quality links and references helping in science outreach and understanding.3. Support the science communities on G+.Add and Reshare to keep the circle going folks!!!Our linked communities:+Science on G+ community here: gplus.to/sciences+Sci-Fi on G+ community here: http://goo.gl/s1NVd----------------------------------------------------------------------------Since I am short of time, I won't be replying to all the comments, but be sure I will be plussing them! If you are notified, you are in the circle :)----------------------------------------------------------------------------#Science   #science   #sciencerules   #sciencesunday   #scienceisawesome   #scienceisawesome   #scienceeveryday   #shared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleslist   #public   #publiccircles   #publiccirclesproject   2013-07-22 06:00:19289616092
AyJay Schibig20,483BOOST CIRCLE   6.26.13Give your circles a BOOST by adding this mix of all kinds of  Active, Interesting people to your circles! Feel free to add yourself and re-share. Leave a comment if you wish to be included in my next edition.Also see  my other curated Circles athttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle #circles #circlemeup   #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle2013-06-27 02:34:3535911112
Science on Google+62,910Smokin' Science CircleWe took 500 active profiles from the  +Science on Google+: A Public Database and put them into this circle.  Be careful, this circle is smokin' hot! #scienceeveryday    Don't forget to check out the Science on Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/mTTxXDatabaseSearch Communities: http://goo.gl/RvyezSearch Pages: http://goo.gl/WCohTSearch Profiles: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRAdd Profile or Page to Database: http://goo.gl/yEg7MAdd Community to Database: http://goo.gl/zh0xJ2013-06-06 00:17:11500387674
Lacerant Plainer46,953Want a better G+ experience? ..... Here is how.... add this circle!My VIP circle of top engagers melded with the circle of people who are my friends, supporters and essentially those who make what G+ is for me.Wonderfully supportive of my writing, posting and most of them are now close friends. When I started out, it was all about engagement, I did not expect so many friends! (I may have missed some people here due to oversight, please just comment and I will rectify it. No sleight is intended).Thank you all for being who you are and for the wonderful time on Googleplus!! Share if you like the circle :) #sharingcircle #vip #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharingiscaring #awesomepeople #awesomesauce #topcircles #circle #circleshare #suggesteduserlist  2013-06-02 05:48:1239026268139
Zbynek Kysela7,478BOOST CIRCLE 2013========================This is a public circle of awesome plussers on G+! If would like to be included here in next update please follow these steps:HOW TO BE PART OF IT===================1. Add this circle to your circles (Click Add people)2. Re-Share This Post Publicly (Click Share Button Next To +1 Button)3. Click +1 and Comment to support the circle!Done ツMy entire social presence:http://xeeme.com/bouchacFeel free to connect.=====================#Circle   #Circles   #Public   #PublicCircle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle   #QSC   #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #awesome     #awesomesauce #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #awesomesauce   #snowball #круг   #círculo     #サークル     #cercle     2013-05-26 22:39:0237513710
AyJay Schibig18,655BOOST CIRCLEGive your circles a BOOST by adding this mix of all kinds of  Active, Interesting people to your circles! Feel free to add yourself and re-share. Leave a comment if you wish to be included in my next edition.Also see  my other curated Circles athttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle #circles #circlemeup   #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle2013-05-26 20:58:22335327
Peter Edenist21,203The Super SciFi CircleWeekend reshare--------------------------------------------The new Sci-Fi circle has people from the Sci-FI community (join here http://goo.gl/SvYC6) who have been active posters on all things SF. Also included are some awesome artists, illustrators of SF and some people who have made Scifi movies!PLEASE RESHARE! to spread the love!I am adding some wonderful people who haven't been in this circle before. If you want in, please comment saying 'add me'Thanks to all the people here who have made this circle possible!If you do not wish to receive notifications, please comment 'opt out' in the post.----------------------------------------------------#scifi   #scififans   #scifichat   #scifiwatcher   #scififriday   #science   #sciencesunday   #sciencefiction   #sciencefictionandfantasy   #sciencefictiontelevision   #scienceisawesome   #sciencefictiontelevision   #sf   #circle   #circlesharing   #circleshare   #circles   #circleshared   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharingcircle   #shared   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleslist   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircles   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles #science   2013-05-24 08:26:21417926392
Jean Phillipe14,902My selection of G+ users who released great posts this month  part  10#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharedcircleday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday  #circles  #bestcircle   #sharedcircle   #circletobeshared   #circleoftheday  #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers  #circle   #circles   #public   #publiccircle  #circleshare   #circlesharing    #sharedcircles      #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles#sharingcircle 2013-05-07 10:14:364985410
Jean Phillipe14,691My selection of G+ users who released great posts this week part 1#circle   #circles   #public   #publiccircle  #circleshare   #circlesharing     #sharedcircles      #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharingcircle 2013-05-05 10:21:514985217
Ole Olson12,709This is my core circle for Visual and/or Fun content. The users in here have been pretty carefully vetted over the last year and you will likely enjoy the majority of the content posted from these fine folks.  #SharedCircles   #ns   #gpluscircles  2013-04-16 15:29:0731913716
Alessandro Folghera7321. PLUS+1 This Post! 2. ADD Circle3, Share the circle (note you can add yourself when you go to share)4. COMMENT Below if you are not on it and I will add you!#circleshare   #geekcircle   #sciencecircle   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  Social Media Marketing Shared Circle ... share and increase your popularity !2013-04-16 08:01:53422229
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Justin Fournier534Tech Engage CircleHello Everyone just following the footsteps of +martin shervington  and attempting to circle share fully engaged circles with you.  Below I'm sharing a circle of definite Technology posters. If your new to this platform and needed a circle for sure fire tech news and help.  *Be sure to add and re-share this circle.*  Later Guys!2013-03-10 16:15:55296516
Ivan Raszl10,957Circle featuring people who post about science daily.– Fifth round –To add yourself to this circle you have to do two things:1. Share this circle.2. Follow the people in the circle.3. Post on science daily (or almost daily).This circle will be re-shared periodically to grow your followers on every share until we reach 500, so joining early is beneficial.To stay in the circle please keep posting about science! You don't have to re-share again to stay in the circle, but if you do I will highly appreciate it.#scienceeveryday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles #circles #science #sciencedaily2013-02-18 17:47:04104205
K.W. McCabe7,715This is a really awesome circle of writers and book reviewers. If you would like to be included in this circle either comment or +1, add yourself to the circle, then share - enjoy!2013-02-12 19:37:52410437

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2014-09-11 11:44:36 (50 comments, 0 reshares, 602 +1s)Open 

Does anyone know whether this has launched yet? How exciting!

Most reshares: 111

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2014-03-28 01:53:05 (17 comments, 111 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull

A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder -- which has increased the thickness of her skull from 1.5cm to 5cm, causing reduced eyesight and severe headaches -- has had the top section of her skull removed and replaced with a 3D printed implant.

The operation was performed by a team of neurosurgeons at the University Medical Centre Utrecht and the university claims this is this first instance of a successful 3D printed cranium that has not been rejected by the patient.

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-03/26/3d-printed-skull

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2014-09-11 11:44:36 (50 comments, 0 reshares, 602 +1s)Open 

Does anyone know whether this has launched yet? How exciting!

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2014-10-20 17:01:15 (46 comments, 8 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

I found this in an old bookmarks archive.

Evolutionists Flock To Darwin-Shaped Wall Stain

DAYTON, TN—A steady stream of devoted evolutionists continued to gather in this small Tennessee town today to witness what many believe is an image of Charles Darwin—author of The Origin Of Species and founder of the modern evolutionary movement—made manifest on a concrete wall in downtown Dayton.

"I brought my baby to touch the wall, so that the power of Darwin can purify her genetic makeup of undesirable inherited traits," said Darlene Freiberg, one among a growing crowd assembled here to see the mysterious stain, which appeared last Monday on one side of the Rhea County Courthouse. The building was also the location of the famed "Scopes Monkey Trial" and is widely considered one of Darwinism's holiest sites. "Forgive me, O Charles, for everdoubt... more »

I found this in an old bookmarks archive.

Evolutionists Flock To Darwin-Shaped Wall Stain

DAYTON, TN—A steady stream of devoted evolutionists continued to gather in this small Tennessee town today to witness what many believe is an image of Charles Darwin—author of The Origin Of Species and founder of the modern evolutionary movement—made manifest on a concrete wall in downtown Dayton.

"I brought my baby to touch the wall, so that the power of Darwin can purify her genetic makeup of undesirable inherited traits," said Darlene Freiberg, one among a growing crowd assembled here to see the mysterious stain, which appeared last Monday on one side of the Rhea County Courthouse. The building was also the location of the famed "Scopes Monkey Trial" and is widely considered one of Darwinism's holiest sites. "Forgive me, O Charles, for ever doubting your Divine Evolution. After seeing this miracle of limestone pigmentation with my own eyes, my faith in empirical reasoning will never again be tested."

Added Freiberg, "Behold the power and glory of the scientific method!"

[....]

http://www.theonion.com/articles/evolutionists-flock-to-darwinshaped-wall-stain,2523/___

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2014-09-27 05:19:44 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Snowflake, gold, palladium, and platinum

Snowflake, gold, palladium, and platinum___

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2014-09-15 13:47:29 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

I had never heard of Prince Ea before. I have no idea whether he will be a major voice of the next generation, but he sounds like an inspiring poet in my book.

H/T to +Eve A.

The true mind of the humanist... What a powerful message to humanity...


___I had never heard of Prince Ea before. I have no idea whether he will be a major voice of the next generation, but he sounds like an inspiring poet in my book.

H/T to +Eve A.

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2014-09-14 00:06:47 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

. . . to find a voice, to locate a voice, that is to locate a self, a self that is not fixed, a self that struggles for it's own existence.

And as I grew older I understood that instructions came with that voice. What were these instructions? The instructions were never to lament casually, and if one is to express the great inevitable defeat that awaits us all, it must be done within the strict confines of dignity and beauty.

And so I had a voice. . . .

Leonard Cohen's acceptance speech in Spain is poetry itself -- heartfelt, gracious, moving.  Posted privately by someone in my circles, thank you!

Leonard Cohen's Prince Of Asturias Speech - No Overdubbing


#poetry ___. . . to find a voice, to locate a voice, that is to locate a self, a self that is not fixed, a self that struggles for it's own existence.

And as I grew older I understood that instructions came with that voice. What were these instructions? The instructions were never to lament casually, and if one is to express the great inevitable defeat that awaits us all, it must be done within the strict confines of dignity and beauty.

And so I had a voice. . . .

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2014-09-11 11:44:36 (50 comments, 0 reshares, 602 +1s)Open 

Does anyone know whether this has launched yet? How exciting!

Does anyone know whether this has launched yet? How exciting!___

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2014-09-11 02:56:21 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

An Awesome Work of Art -- and Mayor -- Serve the Public Good in Seoul

To celebrate the opening of the new City Hall in 2012, the government commissioned artist Soo-in Yang to create a public work that would send a clear message: We listen. Yang, who believes that, nowadays, "public art cannot afford to be just an aesthetic object to look at but must have a strong social message and direct participatory engagement with the public", delivered.

The work, called Yobosayo (which is a Korean word used to start a conversation, similar to “Hello” or “Hey”), looks like a cross between a giant ear and a horn. It invites passersby to lean in and share their ideas about the city, as well as criticism or praise of the government. The recorded messages are then played in the City Hall building to other passing residents and officials. There is also a mechanism for"v... more »

An Awesome Work of Art -- and Mayor -- Serve the Public Good in Seoul

To celebrate the opening of the new City Hall in 2012, the government commissioned artist Soo-in Yang to create a public work that would send a clear message: We listen. Yang, who believes that, nowadays, "public art cannot afford to be just an aesthetic object to look at but must have a strong social message and direct participatory engagement with the public", delivered.

The work, called Yobosayo (which is a Korean word used to start a conversation, similar to “Hello” or “Hey”), looks like a cross between a giant ear and a horn. It invites passersby to lean in and share their ideas about the city, as well as criticism or praise of the government. The recorded messages are then played in the City Hall building to other passing residents and officials. There is also a mechanism for "voting" messages up and down – the more people listen to a certain message, the more important it is labeled. Conversely, if no one wants to listen to a message, it is sent into a virtual recycle bin (a computer algorithm) where, together with other such messages, it's turned into a unique musical piece played inside a Sound Gallery.

[....]

Public suggestions collected by Yobosayo and other government initiatives have resulted in several projects, including late-night buses that serve 2,000 passengers per day, safe zones for children, and parking spaces near small eateries to increase their sales. Park also noted that in the first six months since the project launched, the city was able to resolve 98 percent of the complaints reported to them.

http://bigthink.com/design-for-good/an-awesome-artwork-and-mayor-serves-the-public-good-in-seoul___

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2014-05-07 14:55:59 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

What a stunning image.

H/T to +Derya Unutmaz 

Cancer cells SEM
•Image description=
Two cultured adenocarcinoma cells, that can be seen to have completed cell division and the only connection between each other are few cytoplasmic filaments.

•Technique= Scanning electron microscope
•Magnification=2500:1

Image via: Meckes & Ottawa/ EyeOfScience-Medicine

Adenocarcinoma, a form of cancer that appears in glands that secret mucus throughout the body.

It can happen in several locations in the body, and is most prevalent in the following cancer types:

》Lung cancer
》Prostate cancer
》Pancreatic cancer
》Esophageal cancer
》Colorectal cancer

Know more: http://www.cancercenter.com/terms/adenocarcinoma/

#biology #science #cancer___What a stunning image.

H/T to +Derya Unutmaz 

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2014-05-05 16:33:45 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

The Forgotten Story behind Gazpacho and Cinco de Mayo
- as originally told by Pablo Torpeza
- documented by Sancho Mentira

I would not have learned of this fascinating tale had my nephew not worked in Nanorimo, the capital of the state of Chiapas, Mexico, where he heard numerous stories about the local legend. Without further ado, here is the tale in its unadulterated form. The next time you enjoy this delicious soup, I hope that you will remember this story and relate it to others at your table.

For those who do not know the history behind gazpacho, it was named after Oscar San Diaz de Gazpacho, the revolutionary from the small village of Gazpacho in Quintana Roo who led the now-obscure failed revolt on May 6, 1863, a year and a day after the Mexican army defeated French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

Although Cinco de Mayo is a patriotic... more »

The Forgotten Story behind Gazpacho and Cinco de Mayo
- as originally told by Pablo Torpeza
- documented by Sancho Mentira

I would not have learned of this fascinating tale had my nephew not worked in Nanorimo, the capital of the state of Chiapas, Mexico, where he heard numerous stories about the local legend. Without further ado, here is the tale in its unadulterated form. The next time you enjoy this delicious soup, I hope that you will remember this story and relate it to others at your table.

For those who do not know the history behind gazpacho, it was named after Oscar San Diaz de Gazpacho, the revolutionary from the small village of Gazpacho in Quintana Roo who led the now-obscure failed revolt on May 6, 1863, a year and a day after the Mexican army defeated French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

Although Cinco de Mayo is a patriotic holiday in Mexico, it is not Mexico's Independence Day. Independence Day in Mexico is actually known as Grito de Delores ("Cry of Dolores"), also known as El Grito de la Independencia, or "Cry of Independence." El Grito de la Independencia is celebrated on September 16.

Incidentally, some also refer to this day as El Grito Real, or "The Royal Cry," which the movie director Henry Hathaway, in true Hollywood fashion, mistook to mean "Real Grit," but nonetheless managed to create a blockbuster rendition starring John Wayne (titled True Grit) with a storyline so far removed from the original tale that scarcely a critic made the connection at the time.

I mention Grito de Delores only because it serves as the coda to the sad tale of Gazpacho's violent demise and subsequent descent into relative obscurity. I say "relative" because his name lives on in the eponymous soup enjoyed by both Spaniards and the Portuguese, not to mention the Piraha, the obscure tribe in the Amazon jungle whose members cannot count past three. With respect to the latter tribe, ethnologists hypothesize that their enjoyment of this soup is pure coincidence, aided by the fact that they also do not know how to use fire and hence eat everything "cold." (I put the word in quotation marks because the term "cold" is relative in the heat of the Amazon, where "uncooked" would clearly serve as a more accurate description). But I digress.

In any case, on May 5, 1863, exactly a year after the Battle of Puebla, the Mexican government commemorated the first anniversary of its unexpected victory a year earlier. Gazpacho, a lieutenant in the Oaxacan Third Infantry and an ardent Mexican patriot, insisted that the celebration take place on May 6 to take into account the difference in the time zone between France and Mexico.

Gazpacho's motivation can only be explained by his excessive patriotism and his zeal for, in his words, "stuffing it to the enemy" ("rellenando al enemigo") whenever such an opportunity arose. In other words, he wanted the French to know that the Mexicans were not celebrating their own victory so much as they were gloating over the French defeat, and the most powerful way to get this message across, at least in Gazpacho's mind, was to celebrate the day in French standard time, not in Mexican standard time. 

On the French side, the failed battle at Puebla a year earlier was led by none other than Nicolas Chauvin, the eponymous general after whom the term "chauvinism" was coined. Although Chauvin was in his 80s at the time of the battle, the French Army let him conduct the battle in honor of his ardent patriotism and the successes of his past campaigns.

Clearly, it was a grave mistake on the part of the French government to have let an octogenarian lead its forces into battle in foreign territory, but many in the government felt burdened by the negative publicity surrounding the annual pension that Chauvin continued to receive at a time when Bonapartism was becoming increasingly unpopular. Thus, some historians surmise, the government was eager to give Chauvin permission "to lead his own Waterloo," so to speak, and the Battle of Puebla signaled both the end of Chauvin's long and illustrious career as well as the beginning of the end of Napoleon's influence in France.

In any case, when Gazpacho wrote to the Mexican authorities with his proposal to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the sixth of May instead of the fifth, the Mexican authorities were initially receptive to the idea, but upon discovering that they had already printed up tens of thousands of leaflets and hundreds of giant banners proclaiming Cinco de Mayo, they found it all but impossible to change the celebration to Seis de Mayo.

Gazpacho, ever the stubborn nationalist and a man known for his deep sense of pride (he was once reputed to have sent an entire platoon to the brig for a week for giggling after he fell of a horse during cavalry training), had already told his troops that the authorities were certain to change the date of the celebration to the sixth. He was so confident of this that he had ordered his own troops to prepare for the celebration by printing their own leaflets and banners to commemorate Seis de Mayo.

Thus, when he received a telegraph from Mexico City stating that the date of the celebration could not be changed, Gazpacho became obsessed with the near-certainty of being ridiculed behind his back by his troops. Rather than deal with such a dreadful outcome, a grim fate worse than death in his eyes, Gazpacho decided to lead a revolt and mobilized his troops from the Yucatan peninsula to Mexico City on muleback.

Those who are familiar with this history know what happened on that fateful trip. He and his band of Quintana Rooan troops had scarcely reached Oaxaca when they ran out of water. Jose de Camaron, a diminutive sergeant in charge of provisions, had failed to take into account that the trip on muleback would take twice as long as on horseback. Aggravating the water shortage was the fact that they had to ride through the Tabasco region, a region known for its spicy foods?all this in the early May heat of Central America. 

Maddened by hunger and thirst, Gazpacho's troops began to raid every village they passed, killing the men, raping the women, and taking whatever water and other provisions they could find. At one point the brigands were so disoriented by thirst that they killed the women and raped the men, but the discovery of a well on the border of Chiapas and Oaxaca helped to set their murderous and sexual instincts back to their original state.

By the time they reached the middle of the Oaxacan plains, they were met by the troops of the official Mexican military, who surrounded them for eleven days until Gazpacho's men ran completely out of the water they had stored from the well. When they surrendered to the troops on the twelfth day, the captain of the Mexican army (whose name has now been lost to history) is reported to have executed Gazpacho on the spot rather than arresting him, because they, too, did not have enough water for the return journey to the capitol. This last bit is apocryphal, I believe, but when Gazpacho asked the captain for a sip of his water, the captain is rumored to have said, without a hint of irony, "No soup for you today."

It is not clear why it is that Spaniards and the Portuguese enjoy this soup today rather than the French, given that it is the French who rejoiced for days on end upon hearing of the news of Gazpacho's death. One theory has it that gazpauche (the original French term for the soup) eventually lost favor in France because of the inferior quality of their olive oil, not to mention the relative distaste for garlic on the part of the French, at least compared with their Spanish neighbors. Another is that a cold soup in a nation known for its bone-chilling dampness was as welcome as German tanks and artillery crossing the Maginot line. Whatever the reason, it is interesting, nonetheless, that the French to this day express ironic sympathy by making a violin-playing gesture and crooning in maudlin fashion, "Pas de soupe pour vous aujourd'hui."

Another interesting side note is that the French, who were predominantly Roman Catholic at the time, are reputed to have believed that Gazpacho was a hardened atheist, mistaking his name Oscar San Diaz Gazpacho for Oscar Sin Dios ("without God") Gazpacho. This is particularly ironic since Gazpacho himself was also a devout Roman Catholic. Nonetheless, the French simply loved to take their meals with the soup, ironically honoring Oscar Sans Deux Gazpauche, or "Oscar the Atheist Gas Pouch."

A competing theory of the westward migration of the soup on the European continent is that the gypsies introduced gazpauche to the Moors, who brought the recipe down to Andalusia as they made their way across the Strait of Gibraltar.

I don't know much beyond this because all I know is what I heard from my nephew in the early days of my writing career. He himself heard the tales from countless people in Quintana Roo who claimed to be related by blood to this regional hero, including one man who, according to my nephew, served as assistant to the chief of staff in the US embassy, which at the time was located in Nanorimo, the capital of the state of Chiapas.

Postscript

The above story on the eponymous origins of gazpacho was said to have been first posted on the web in a private geek forum in the days of Arpanet. It was originally attributed to Mark Twain and said to have been written around the time of "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." As can be seen by a host of modern references, however, the piece--like the ingredients of gazpacho--has been cut, sliced, chopped, and diced so that the current version bears little resemblance to the original.

Subsequent painstaking research by this author has shown, not conclusively but nonetheless beyond a reasonable doubt, that this apocryphal history was pieced together by Pablo Torpeza, an obscure, bumbling historian whose only claim to fame was having mistakenly claimed that the quesadilla saltamontes, or grasshopper quesadilla, was not actually the appetizer of choice used in Mayan ritual sacrifices, but rather the pozole verde con hormigas asadas, or green pozole with roasted ants. It has now been established that neither the quesadilla saltamontes nor the pozole con hormigas was used during the virgin sacrifices, though the issue of whether salt-rimmed lime margaritas were offered to the gods as an aperitif remains an open question to this day.

The above is Torpeza's account of the brief, forgotten history of what is now an obscure footnote to the story behind the Cinco de Mayo celebration in Mexico and its intermingling with the origins of gazpacho, a cold Spanish-style soup made from tomatoes and other vegetables and spices. This account retains the revisions, additions, and other bastardizations responsible for the most current version accepted by the Gazpacho Literary Society of Quintana Roo (GLSQR), a loose coterie of young writers, artists, and musicians devoted to preserving the memory of the life of Oscar San Dias de Gazpacho, the forgotten Mexican revolutionary whose name nonetheless inspires militant devotion in the eyes of this burgeoning, though undeserving, vanguard.

Subsequent research has suggested that the life and times of Oscar San Dias de Gazpacho began with his obscure, humble origins in the small village of his namesake and culminated with the equally obscure but tragic circumstances surrounding his death, not in 1863 as is believed by GLSQR, but rather some two decades later in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, under equally sad and obscure circumstances. This research, undertaken by this author over the course of nearly twenty years of painstaking study--and which includes a thorough examination of the recently uncovered notebooks on this and other subjects by Mark Twain--does away with the literary license so responsible for the bastardizations seen here in Torpeza's account.

It should be noted here that the only other accounts behind the origins of gazpacho and its connection to Mexican revolutionary history can be found in Howard Zinn's A People's History of Revolutionary Foods and Julia Child's How to Cook Like a Revolutionary, but both authors are dead and the books are sadly out of print.___

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2014-05-03 14:53:49 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

My college buddy Aaron Isherwood, Managing Attorney for the Sierra Club Environmental Law Program, has recently returned from the Amazon jungle in Ecuador. On behalf of the Achuar Nationality of Ecuador, Aaron is asking people to spread the word to help dissuade the government of Ecuador from its plan to auction off millions of acres of the Amazon for massive oil drilling, threatening the lives of the Achuar and other indigenous people in the region.

Please help spread the word that the lives and livelihoods of indigenous peoples hang in the balance. His blog post below offers an inspirational first-hand account of his experiences there, of the warmth and generosity of the Achuar people, and of the threats they face as a result of unrestrained greed and broken promises:

http://sierraclub.typepad.com/planet/2014/05/indigenous-amazonian-people-threatened-by-oil-drilling.htmlmore »

My college buddy Aaron Isherwood, Managing Attorney for the Sierra Club Environmental Law Program, has recently returned from the Amazon jungle in Ecuador. On behalf of the Achuar Nationality of Ecuador, Aaron is asking people to spread the word to help dissuade the government of Ecuador from its plan to auction off millions of acres of the Amazon for massive oil drilling, threatening the lives of the Achuar and other indigenous people in the region.

Please help spread the word that the lives and livelihoods of indigenous peoples hang in the balance. His blog post below offers an inspirational first-hand account of his experiences there, of the warmth and generosity of the Achuar people, and of the threats they face as a result of unrestrained greed and broken promises:

http://sierraclub.typepad.com/planet/2014/05/indigenous-amazonian-people-threatened-by-oil-drilling.html
INDIGENOUS AMAZONIAN PEOPLE THREATENED BY OIL DRILLING___

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2014-05-03 12:29:26 (21 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

The Golden Goose, A Nifty Gadget That Scrambles Eggs In Their Shells

A Kickstarter-backed gadget called the Golden Goose is a new kitchen utility that lets you scramble eggs in the shell. Why? Because you can.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/01/the-golden-goose-a-nifty-gadget-that-scrambles-eggs-in-their-shell-kills-it-on-kickstarter/

I also found this on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/_g0ifVgCb2w
Fuwatoro Eggs are scrambled inside their shell for the creamiest breakfast eggs-perience

And this:

http://www.gadgetify.com/eggxer-make-hard-boiled-scrambled-eggs/
Eggxer

The Golden Goose, A Nifty Gadget That Scrambles Eggs In Their Shells

A Kickstarter-backed gadget called the Golden Goose is a new kitchen utility that lets you scramble eggs in the shell. Why? Because you can.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/01/the-golden-goose-a-nifty-gadget-that-scrambles-eggs-in-their-shell-kills-it-on-kickstarter/

I also found this on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/_g0ifVgCb2w
Fuwatoro Eggs are scrambled inside their shell for the creamiest breakfast eggs-perience

And this:

http://www.gadgetify.com/eggxer-make-hard-boiled-scrambled-eggs/
Eggxer___

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2014-05-03 12:21:34 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

This is very cool. More info here, along with a few animated GIFs:

http://www.businessinsider.com/softwheel-wheelchair-2014-4#!HDbH7
_An Israeli company has interpreted the phrase "reinvent the wheel" quite literally. Tel Aviv-based Softwheel has figured out a way to improve the wheel, making it possible for wheelchairs and bicycles to smoothly ride over bumps and even stairs, Reuters reports.

This is very cool. More info here, along with a few animated GIFs:

http://www.businessinsider.com/softwheel-wheelchair-2014-4#!HDbH7
_An Israeli company has interpreted the phrase "reinvent the wheel" quite literally. Tel Aviv-based Softwheel has figured out a way to improve the wheel, making it possible for wheelchairs and bicycles to smoothly ride over bumps and even stairs, Reuters reports.___

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2014-04-30 14:19:46 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

China will become the world's largest economy by the end of the year

China, which had been forecast to overtake America in 2019 by the IMF, will be crowned the world's pre-eminent country by the end of this year according to The Economist’s calculations.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2014/04/daily-chart-19

China will become the world's largest economy by the end of the year

China, which had been forecast to overtake America in 2019 by the IMF, will be crowned the world's pre-eminent country by the end of this year according to The Economist’s calculations.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2014/04/daily-chart-19___

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2014-04-01 11:22:41 (18 comments, 55 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

Via a Huffington Post piece entitled "Everything Wrong With Humanity, In One Short Animation."

Apparently, this came out in 2012.

It seems worthwhile to include the link below. The report deserves its own post, but I'm presuming that the news is no longer much of a surprise to anyone who has been following the news anytime over the last few decades.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/30/un-climate-change-report_n_5060317.html
UN Scientific Panel Releases Report Sounding Alarm On Climate Change Dangers

Via a Huffington Post piece entitled "Everything Wrong With Humanity, In One Short Animation."

Apparently, this came out in 2012.

It seems worthwhile to include the link below. The report deserves its own post, but I'm presuming that the news is no longer much of a surprise to anyone who has been following the news anytime over the last few decades.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/30/un-climate-change-report_n_5060317.html
UN Scientific Panel Releases Report Sounding Alarm On Climate Change Dangers___

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2014-04-01 11:05:01 (9 comments, 15 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Cool infographic via the Huffington Post.

More info here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/29/brilliant-people-schedules_n_5055953.html

http://www.fastcocreate.com/3028428/infographic-see-the-daily-routines-of-the-worlds-most-famous-creative-people

http://www.fastcocreate.com/1682913/from-beethoven-to-woody-allen-the-daily-rituals-of-the-worlds-most-creative-people-and-what-

The infographic can be seen more clearly via this link:

http://infographwetrust.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/daily-rituals.png

Cool infographic via the Huffington Post.

More info here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/29/brilliant-people-schedules_n_5055953.html

http://www.fastcocreate.com/3028428/infographic-see-the-daily-routines-of-the-worlds-most-famous-creative-people

http://www.fastcocreate.com/1682913/from-beethoven-to-woody-allen-the-daily-rituals-of-the-worlds-most-creative-people-and-what-

The infographic can be seen more clearly via this link:

http://infographwetrust.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/daily-rituals.png___

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2014-03-28 01:53:05 (17 comments, 111 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull

A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder -- which has increased the thickness of her skull from 1.5cm to 5cm, causing reduced eyesight and severe headaches -- has had the top section of her skull removed and replaced with a 3D printed implant.

The operation was performed by a team of neurosurgeons at the University Medical Centre Utrecht and the university claims this is this first instance of a successful 3D printed cranium that has not been rejected by the patient.

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-03/26/3d-printed-skull

Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull

A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder -- which has increased the thickness of her skull from 1.5cm to 5cm, causing reduced eyesight and severe headaches -- has had the top section of her skull removed and replaced with a 3D printed implant.

The operation was performed by a team of neurosurgeons at the University Medical Centre Utrecht and the university claims this is this first instance of a successful 3D printed cranium that has not been rejected by the patient.

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-03/26/3d-printed-skull___

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2014-02-23 13:46:34 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Wildlife Broadcaster Sir David Attenborough Provides Commentary on Women's Olympic Curling

Here is some fun narration on Olympic curling in the style of The Gods Must Be Crazy.

By coincidence, a few days earlier I had been entertaining the idea of a cleaning lady who comes out of nowhere to become a new international curling sensation, an instant legend, along the lines of George Plimpton's Sidd Finch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidd_Finch - link to story here: http://goo.gl/q31b7). All those years of sweeping floors and pumping Windex translates into phenomenal skills that turn a cleaning lady into the next international superstar.

Wildlife Broadcaster Sir David Attenborough Provides Commentary on Women's Olympic Curling

Here is some fun narration on Olympic curling in the style of The Gods Must Be Crazy.

By coincidence, a few days earlier I had been entertaining the idea of a cleaning lady who comes out of nowhere to become a new international curling sensation, an instant legend, along the lines of George Plimpton's Sidd Finch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidd_Finch - link to story here: http://goo.gl/q31b7). All those years of sweeping floors and pumping Windex translates into phenomenal skills that turn a cleaning lady into the next international superstar.___

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2014-02-22 13:09:52 (4 comments, 8 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

I came across this as I was looking up the tune for the "You're nothing but treble" post (http://goo.gl/vIGJIN). I had not seen this before, but it reminds me of the Korean baby singing Hey Jude (http://goo.gl/ZM6RNI), which I presume the whole world has seen many times. My little ones love the Beatles, too, and it's heartwarming to see the next crop of humans warming to the band.

I came across this as I was looking up the tune for the "You're nothing but treble" post (http://goo.gl/vIGJIN). I had not seen this before, but it reminds me of the Korean baby singing Hey Jude (http://goo.gl/ZM6RNI), which I presume the whole world has seen many times. My little ones love the Beatles, too, and it's heartwarming to see the next crop of humans warming to the band.___

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2014-02-22 12:18:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

The Beatles - Don't Let Me Down

진정한 "스탭" 회의 The STAFF meeting so funny~!
(참고: 음자리표가  영어로 staff)

 ___The Beatles - Don't Let Me Down

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2014-02-22 12:03:28 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

H/T to +CK Feisal.

___H/T to +CK Feisal.

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2014-02-08 17:51:43 (7 comments, 10 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

50 Years Ago Today: The British Invasion in Space
Where are they now?

This infographic follows the radiomagnetic waves that broadcast the first show on US soil by the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964.

The infographic immediately called to mind a fun chat I had with +Liz Krane and +Yonatan Zunger on almost precisely this topic  in Liz's obituary of the comet ISON here (http://goo.gl/SHg0Uk), though at that time we used a broadcast of I Love Lucy for purposes of the discussion:

http://www.insidescience.org/blog/2014/02/05/british-invasion-space

50 Years Ago Today: The British Invasion in Space
Where are they now?

This infographic follows the radiomagnetic waves that broadcast the first show on US soil by the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964.

The infographic immediately called to mind a fun chat I had with +Liz Krane and +Yonatan Zunger on almost precisely this topic  in Liz's obituary of the comet ISON here (http://goo.gl/SHg0Uk), though at that time we used a broadcast of I Love Lucy for purposes of the discussion:

http://www.insidescience.org/blog/2014/02/05/british-invasion-space___

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2014-02-08 17:18:24 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Charlie Chaplin’s only novel to see ‘light’ of day after six decades

“Footlights,” the only prose fiction ever written by the legendary actor, will soon be made public after remaining unpublished for almost 66 years. The 1948 34,000-word novella, which Chaplin later turned into a script for his 1952 film “Limelight,” depicts a once famous-turned-washed up stage clown named Calvero, who saves a dancer from suicide — an act that inspires him to attempt a comeback with her encouragement.

Chaplin’s Calvero — written during a time when the U.S. government accused the comedic actor of being a communist sympathizer — reflected Chaplin’s state of mind as his film career was dwindling and the American public had turned against him.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/charlie-chaplins-novel-see-light-day-six-decades/

Also:
http://www.theguardia... more »

Charlie Chaplin’s only novel to see ‘light’ of day after six decades

“Footlights,” the only prose fiction ever written by the legendary actor, will soon be made public after remaining unpublished for almost 66 years. The 1948 34,000-word novella, which Chaplin later turned into a script for his 1952 film “Limelight,” depicts a once famous-turned-washed up stage clown named Calvero, who saves a dancer from suicide — an act that inspires him to attempt a comeback with her encouragement.

Chaplin’s Calvero — written during a time when the U.S. government accused the comedic actor of being a communist sympathizer — reflected Chaplin’s state of mind as his film career was dwindling and the American public had turned against him.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/charlie-chaplins-novel-see-light-day-six-decades/

Also:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/feb/04/charlie-chaplin-only-novel-published-footlights
Charlie Chaplin's only novel published for the first time
Footlights, the screen legend's unseen prequel in prose to the film Limelight, reflects his sadness at declining stardom___

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2014-01-31 16:40:09 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

This sounds like a huge discovery. Does anyone have any idea why an acid bath would cause an adult cell to revert to a stem cell? Now I'm curious what happens to cancerous cells when they are bathed in acid.

New Way to Make Stem Cells in 30 Minutes

Vacanti, along with Haruko Obokata at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan, and colleagues have discovered a different way to rewind adult cells – without touching the DNA. The method is striking for its simplicity: all you need to do is place the cells in a stressful situation, such as an acidic environment.

The idea that this might work comes from a phenomenon seen in the plant kingdom, whereby drastic environmental stress can change an ordinary cell into an immature one from which a whole new plant can arise. For example, the presence of a specific hormone has been shown to transform a singlea... more »

This sounds like a huge discovery. Does anyone have any idea why an acid bath would cause an adult cell to revert to a stem cell? Now I'm curious what happens to cancerous cells when they are bathed in acid.

New Way to Make Stem Cells in 30 Minutes

Vacanti, along with Haruko Obokata at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan, and colleagues have discovered a different way to rewind adult cells – without touching the DNA. The method is striking for its simplicity: all you need to do is place the cells in a stressful situation, such as an acidic environment.

The idea that this might work comes from a phenomenon seen in the plant kingdom, whereby drastic environmental stress can change an ordinary cell into an immature one from which a whole new plant can arise. For example, the presence of a specific hormone has been shown to transform a single adult carrot cell into a new plant. Some adult cells in reptiles and birds are also known to have the ability to do this.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129542.500-stem-cell-power-unleashed-after-30-minute-dip-in-acid.html___

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2014-01-27 10:56:33 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Astronauts have all the fun. . . . I see that +ScienceSunday covered this about a year and a half ago.

NASA: Amazing Experiments with Water in Zero Gravity
Experimenting with the physics of water in the weightless environment aboard the International Space Station.

Astronauts have all the fun. . . . I see that +ScienceSunday covered this about a year and a half ago.

NASA: Amazing Experiments with Water in Zero Gravity
Experimenting with the physics of water in the weightless environment aboard the International Space Station.___

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2014-01-27 10:47:05 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Here's a fun way to illustrate the effects of gravity and the warping of space-time -- great for young budding physicists.

Here's a fun way to illustrate the effects of gravity and the warping of space-time -- great for young budding physicists.___

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2014-01-26 15:30:06 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Here in Korea, students spend a lot of time studying, or rather being thrust into situations where they are supposed to be studying. The inevitable boredom in front of nothing but a desk with books, notebook, and pencil produces these skills.

Other skills include textbook spinning:

http://youtu.be/88AeDKBu4yo
http://youtu.be/-a7wk0JyhTw

On some occasions, students actually use the pencils and textbooks for the purposes for which they were originally designed!

Here in Korea, students spend a lot of time studying, or rather being thrust into situations where they are supposed to be studying. The inevitable boredom in front of nothing but a desk with books, notebook, and pencil produces these skills.

Other skills include textbook spinning:

http://youtu.be/88AeDKBu4yo
http://youtu.be/-a7wk0JyhTw

On some occasions, students actually use the pencils and textbooks for the purposes for which they were originally designed!___

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2014-01-26 13:27:52 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

The moment I saw the GIF above, I felt compelled to play this in another tab:

http://youtu.be/I_izvAbhExY

Perfect!

The robots are coming ... but at this rate, it may take them a while

see http://www.bostondynamics.com/ for more___The moment I saw the GIF above, I felt compelled to play this in another tab:

http://youtu.be/I_izvAbhExY

Perfect!

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2014-01-26 13:10:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

A bath without water

One question I have for the audience today is: On the gravel roads of Limpopo (northernmost province of South Africa), with an allowance of 50 rand a week (~US$4.50), I came up with a way for the world not to bathe. What's stopping you?

https://www.headboy.org/drybath/

A bath without water

One question I have for the audience today is: On the gravel roads of Limpopo (northernmost province of South Africa), with an allowance of 50 rand a week (~US$4.50), I came up with a way for the world not to bathe. What's stopping you?

https://www.headboy.org/drybath/___

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2014-01-26 10:53:25 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Following up the last post on the imagined US currency from +John Koenig (http://goo.gl/b07Gwt), here is his latest video of a newly coined word from The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (http://goo.gl/wV6R): keta

The way this video triggers past memories reminds me of the Bob Dylan video of "When the Deal Goes Down" (http://youtu.be/CEoGqUqy-0w).

Following up the last post on the imagined US currency from +John Koenig (http://goo.gl/b07Gwt), here is his latest video of a newly coined word from The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (http://goo.gl/wV6R): keta

The way this video triggers past memories reminds me of the Bob Dylan video of "When the Deal Goes Down" (http://youtu.be/CEoGqUqy-0w).___

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2014-01-26 10:05:53 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

This has been shared over a thousand times, but I want this in my own stream, too. Just spend a day or two making this in math class, and so many more kids will be hooked.

Pythagorean theorem water demo

Demonstration of the Pythagorean Theorem
Not a proof, as it could have been just a close approximation, but it's what I call an "engineer's proof." For an actual visual proof:

https://plus.google.com/+TomEigelsbach/posts/Qu3t4YmkSb7

And see a more algebraic proof by (20th) President Garfield here:
Garfield's proof of the Pythagorean Theorem

(President Garfield said that this was the only claim he ever made that people in both parties and both houses of Congress could all agree upon was fact!) 

And a different visual proof, maybe my favorite: 
Pythagoras in 60 Seconds

And here's yet another one, also a fun one to watch:
Visual Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem ___This has been shared over a thousand times, but I want this in my own stream, too. Just spend a day or two making this in math class, and so many more kids will be hooked.

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2014-01-18 14:54:55 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

DrumPants: An Entire Band in Your Pocket

DrumPants: An Entire Band in Your Pocket___

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2014-01-18 14:47:56 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Electric Car Vending Machine

On-demand electric cars in Hangzhou, China, can be rented for about $3 per hour.

Electric Car Vending Machine

On-demand electric cars in Hangzhou, China, can be rented for about $3 per hour.___

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2014-01-17 04:01:29 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Very wise words from +Yonatan Zunger.

In Syria, sleeping between his parents.

I wanted to share this with you because it served as such a potent reminder of why I do what I do. My family has been shaped by war; everyone's lives were shaped by the wars they survived (and others didn't), by the places they fled to, by the fears of other wars to come. 

Our world is broken. It is broken in so many ways that sometimes it's hard to count. This is the consequence of things we cannot control: of the lack of infinite resources, of our natural tendencies to want to protect ourselves at the expense of others, of history, of habit. It is the consequence of a universe with free will in it.

These are things we can change. We have exceptional power in the world: not infinite power, but some power in each of our hands, and great power combined. If we have any useful purpose, it is to fix the evils of the world.

The Rabbis tell us that on the day the Messiah comes, we will all be instituted into perfect health, want will be eliminated from the world, and a regime of perfect justice will be instituted: and that on that day, nobody will notice, because the condition for the Messiah to come is that we will have first created, by our own hands, the Messianic kingdom in the world. 

This is not an easy task, nor is it one we should expect to achieve in our lifetimes. That's OK. But it is important to work towards it, every day.

Not all of these things are obvious. It's not hard to guess what a teacher or a doctor does to repair the world, but that's only a small part of it. The construction worker who builds a house with all of his abilities, the parent who raises a child to be kind and thoughtful, the writer who puts our thoughts into words so that we can understand ourselves better, the public servant who honestly and diligently works to create justice and wealth, the scientist who adds to our store of knowledge and opens new doors of understanding, all help to build up the world. And the builder who leaves something shoddy because nobody will ever know, the parent who encourages their child's baser instincts, the propagandist, the corrupt official, all take down the work that the rest of us are trying to build.

I'm sharing this image with you because you should never, in all the days of your life, forget the stakes of what we do. Will the things we build prevent this? Will they comfort the child, help him in the days that are to come? What could we have done differently, and what can we do in the future?

Think about these things night and day: write them on the doors of your house, hold them in front of your eyes. Spend your time thinking about the choices you make individually and the choices we make as a society: are these the choices which will lead to the best consequences? Why? Why not? Debate these things every day with your friends and your family, and with strangers and people who disagree with you. Make your work an offering, every day, towards the repair of the world.

The Mishna says: It is not yours to finish the task, but neither are you free to set it aside. Never forget that.

(The image was shared with me by +Sreek Menon, via Reddit)___Very wise words from +Yonatan Zunger.

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2014-01-08 03:08:10 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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2014-01-03 14:37:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I just tracked down this video and managed to narrow down the creature whose image I captured to either a Macroglossum bombylans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macroglossum_bombylans) or a Macroglossum stellatarum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macroglossum_stellatarum), both of which are also known as the hummingbird hawk-moth or sometimes hummingmoth.

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Macroglossum stellatarum:

Its long proboscis and its hovering behavior, accompanied by an audible humming noise, make it look remarkably like a hummingbird while feeding on flowers. It should not be confused with the moths called hummingbird moths in North America, genus Hemaris, members of the same family and with similar appearance and behavior. The resemblance to hummingbirds is an example of convergent evolution. . . . Its visual abilities have been much studied, and it has been shown to havea ... more »

I just tracked down this video and managed to narrow down the creature whose image I captured to either a Macroglossum bombylans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macroglossum_bombylans) or a Macroglossum stellatarum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macroglossum_stellatarum), both of which are also known as the hummingbird hawk-moth or sometimes hummingmoth.

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Macroglossum stellatarum:

Its long proboscis and its hovering behavior, accompanied by an audible humming noise, make it look remarkably like a hummingbird while feeding on flowers. It should not be confused with the moths called hummingbird moths in North America, genus Hemaris, members of the same family and with similar appearance and behavior. The resemblance to hummingbirds is an example of convergent evolution. . . . Its visual abilities have been much studied, and it has been shown to have a relatively good ability to learn colors.___

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2014-01-03 14:21:21 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I captured these images with my smart phone during a visit to a botanical garden earlier in the fall. At the time I wasn't at all certain that this was a hummingbird because it was so small -- about the size of a large bumblebee. It certainly flew around just like a hummingbird, but it also seemed more like an insect, though it moved around so fast that I couldn't really see it. 

I captured these images with my smart phone during a visit to a botanical garden earlier in the fall. At the time I wasn't at all certain that this was a hummingbird because it was so small -- about the size of a large bumblebee. It certainly flew around just like a hummingbird, but it also seemed more like an insect, though it moved around so fast that I couldn't really see it. ___

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2014-01-03 14:02:37 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

One more hummingbird video, this time from birth to fledglings taking their first flight.

One more hummingbird video, this time from birth to fledglings taking their first flight.___

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2014-01-03 12:44:23 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

After discovering the hummingbird eggs in my last post (http://goo.gl/Q4GX7M), I found this on YouTube. The image is blurry in the beginning, but there are plenty of crisp shots throughout, showing the mother coming to feed the hatchlings.

After discovering the hummingbird eggs in my last post (http://goo.gl/Q4GX7M), I found this on YouTube. The image is blurry in the beginning, but there are plenty of crisp shots throughout, showing the mother coming to feed the hatchlings.___

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2014-01-03 00:17:51 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

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2014-01-03 00:17:45 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Coccolithophores are single celled eukaryotic phytoplankton that synthesize intricate exoskeletons from crystals of calcium carbonate.  The functions of these coccoliths are unknown, and may include buoyancy, osmotic regulation, protection from UV light, predation, or mechanical shock.  When nutrient and light conditions are optimal, coccolithophores can form massive plankton blooms that are visible from space.  Large numbers of these organisms can accumulate on the ocean floor forming chalk deposits such as the White Cliffs of Dover. 

Know more:
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Coccolithophores/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccolithophore
Reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Cliffs_of_Dover
Images via Wikimedia Commons

Coccolithophores are single celled eukaryotic phytoplankton that synthesize intricate exoskeletons from crystals of calcium carbonate.  The functions of these coccoliths are unknown, and may include buoyancy, osmotic regulation, protection from UV light, predation, or mechanical shock.  When nutrient and light conditions are optimal, coccolithophores can form massive plankton blooms that are visible from space.  Large numbers of these organisms can accumulate on the ocean floor forming chalk deposits such as the White Cliffs of Dover. 

Know more:
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Coccolithophores/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccolithophore
Reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Cliffs_of_Dover
Images via Wikimedia Commons___

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2014-01-02 22:57:38 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

The first three images, created by Italian art director Marco Sodano, are the result of my search after coming across this post (http://goo.gl/a4gCwU) by +Marjolein Caniels a couple of days ago. As an introduction to the works, Marco Sodano writes "All the children are authentic artists with LEGO" (http://goo.gl/C8E6cU).

The last two images turned up in the course of my search, but they are not by the same artist, and the very last doesn't appear to be LEGO.

Thanks also to +Rajini Rao for the heads up.

The first three images, created by Italian art director Marco Sodano, are the result of my search after coming across this post (http://goo.gl/a4gCwU) by +Marjolein Caniels a couple of days ago. As an introduction to the works, Marco Sodano writes "All the children are authentic artists with LEGO" (http://goo.gl/C8E6cU).

The last two images turned up in the course of my search, but they are not by the same artist, and the very last doesn't appear to be LEGO.

Thanks also to +Rajini Rao for the heads up.___

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2014-01-01 12:35:16 (7 comments, 9 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Here's a nice video to start off the new year.

Here's a nice video to start off the new year.___

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2013-12-02 03:13:52 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Very cool!

da Vinci sketched this device over 500 years ago, and he's still having a huge impact on humanity.
Details of how this thing works are available on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_organista

#music   #ViolaOrganista   #daVinci  ___Very cool!

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2013-12-02 02:31:52 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

(Yet More Amazing) Changes Ahead

According to this CNET article (http://goo.gl/46Stha), Amazon expects to be using small drones to deliver packages to customer doorsteps within 30 minutes of their order in the next five years. That bodes ill for the future job prospects of bike messengers who deliver packages.

I'm curious about the risks not only of a faulty drone or package falling from the sky and seriously injuring a pedestrian, but also of the possibility that a passer-by will steal the drone as it lands, then hack the drone for nefarious purposes.

Having said that, this is a far better use of drones than its current usage by el presidente de los Estados Unidos. I'd much rather have Jeff Bezos sending me a copy of the Washington Post (or this item on my wish list: http://goo.gl/qLQzEi) by drone than I would Señor O-bomb-a showering me with his&... more »

(Yet More Amazing) Changes Ahead

According to this CNET article (http://goo.gl/46Stha), Amazon expects to be using small drones to deliver packages to customer doorsteps within 30 minutes of their order in the next five years. That bodes ill for the future job prospects of bike messengers who deliver packages.

I'm curious about the risks not only of a faulty drone or package falling from the sky and seriously injuring a pedestrian, but also of the possibility that a passer-by will steal the drone as it lands, then hack the drone for nefarious purposes.

Having said that, this is a far better use of drones than its current usage by el presidente de los Estados Unidos. I'd much rather have Jeff Bezos sending me a copy of the Washington Post (or this item on my wish list: http://goo.gl/qLQzEi) by drone than I would Señor O-bomb-a showering me with his "gift" from the sky.___

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2013-10-31 14:32:18 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

This is haunting on more than one level. I wish I could see a full video of the concert.

Pianist Maria João Pires panics as she realises the orchestra has started the wrong concerto…

This is quite extraordinary. The wonderful Maria João Pires is ready to play a Mozart piano concerto with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw conducted by Riccardo Chailly, only to hear the orchestra begin playing another Mozart concerto – no 20 in D minor, K466, not what she was expecting or had prepared for. Can you imagine her horror? You'll have to watch the film below to find out what happened next.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/damianthompson/100243153/pianist-maria-joao-pires-panics-as-she-realises-the-orchestra-has-started-the-wrong-concerto/

This is haunting on more than one level. I wish I could see a full video of the concert.

Pianist Maria João Pires panics as she realises the orchestra has started the wrong concerto…

This is quite extraordinary. The wonderful Maria João Pires is ready to play a Mozart piano concerto with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw conducted by Riccardo Chailly, only to hear the orchestra begin playing another Mozart concerto – no 20 in D minor, K466, not what she was expecting or had prepared for. Can you imagine her horror? You'll have to watch the film below to find out what happened next.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/damianthompson/100243153/pianist-maria-joao-pires-panics-as-she-realises-the-orchestra-has-started-the-wrong-concerto/___

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2013-10-17 04:25:41 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Seeing +Liz Krane's video post of Grace Hopper here (http://goo.gl/auKrVe) reminded me of this exchange with David Letterman:

DAVID LETTERMAN:
You worked on the original computer in this country, right?

GRACE HOPPER:
I was very fortunate. The Navy ordered me the first big computer in the United States - Mark One at Harvard.

DAVID LETTERMAN:
It was called Mark One at Harvard? Now, in those days the thing was . . . .

GRACE HOPPER:
Fifty-one feet long, eight feet high, and eight feet deep.

DAVID LETTERMAN:
_And that was the pocket model.

[Laughter.]

GRACE HOPPER:
That's right. You can put it on a little tiny corner of a chip now.

DAVID LETTERMAN:
Now, how did you know so much about computers then?

GRACE HOPPER:
I didn't. That was the first one.
... more »

Seeing +Liz Krane's video post of Grace Hopper here (http://goo.gl/auKrVe) reminded me of this exchange with David Letterman:

DAVID LETTERMAN:
You worked on the original computer in this country, right?

GRACE HOPPER:
I was very fortunate. The Navy ordered me the first big computer in the United States - Mark One at Harvard.

DAVID LETTERMAN:
It was called Mark One at Harvard? Now, in those days the thing was . . . .

GRACE HOPPER:
Fifty-one feet long, eight feet high, and eight feet deep.

DAVID LETTERMAN:
_And that was the pocket model.

[Laughter.]

GRACE HOPPER:
That's right. You can put it on a little tiny corner of a chip now.

DAVID LETTERMAN:
Now, how did you know so much about computers then?

GRACE HOPPER:
I didn't. That was the first one.

[Laughter. Letterman scratches his head.]___

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2013-10-17 03:46:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Please scoot over, Jeff Bezos:

Pierre Omidyar commits $250m to new media venture with Glenn Greenwald
Omidyar says decision to set up news organisation fueled by 'concern about press freedoms in the US and around the world'

Please scoot over, Jeff Bezos:

Pierre Omidyar commits $250m to new media venture with Glenn Greenwald
Omidyar says decision to set up news organisation fueled by 'concern about press freedoms in the US and around the world'___

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2013-10-12 14:41:24 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Oh Lesus Chvist. . . .

Vatican Misspells 'Jesus' on Papal Medals

So much for papal infallibility. Embarrassed Vatican officials are recalling 6,000 commemorative medallions made in honor of Pope Francis after misspelling "Jesus" as "Lesus."

They say that God is in the details, but what about Jesus? The Vatican has had to recall 6,000 commemorative medals bearing the name "Lesus" where "Jesus" should have been.

The gold, silver and bronze medals were made by the Italian State Mint to commemorate the beginning of Pope Francis's papacy.

The medallions, which went on sale Tuesday, depict Pope Francis and a Latin phrase that he has said inspired him as a young man to pursue a life in the church.

In Latin, the phrase should have read: "Vidit ergo Jesus publicanum et quia miserando... more »

Oh Lesus Chvist. . . .

Vatican Misspells 'Jesus' on Papal Medals

So much for papal infallibility. Embarrassed Vatican officials are recalling 6,000 commemorative medallions made in honor of Pope Francis after misspelling "Jesus" as "Lesus."

They say that God is in the details, but what about Jesus? The Vatican has had to recall 6,000 commemorative medals bearing the name "Lesus" where "Jesus" should have been.

The gold, silver and bronze medals were made by the Italian State Mint to commemorate the beginning of Pope Francis's papacy.

The medallions, which went on sale Tuesday, depict Pope Francis and a Latin phrase that he has said inspired him as a young man to pursue a life in the church.

In Latin, the phrase should have read: "Vidit ergo Jesus publicanum et quia miserando antque eligendo vidit, ait illi sequere me" -- or "Jesus therefore sees the tax collector, and since he sees by having mercy and by choosing, he says to him, follow me."

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/vatican-recalls-papal-medals-mispelling-jesus-as-lesus-a-927321.html___

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2013-10-08 02:45:43 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Only minutes after viewing this awesome video, I came across a (private) conversation here on g+ between (seemingly/outwardly) sweet folks who are apparently as protective-to-the-death of their laptops as the woman presented here. I won't mention names, but +Rajini Rao, +Zee L, and +K. Al Abdalla will appreciate this.

Only minutes after viewing this awesome video, I came across a (private) conversation here on g+ between (seemingly/outwardly) sweet folks who are apparently as protective-to-the-death of their laptops as the woman presented here. I won't mention names, but +Rajini Rao, +Zee L, and +K. Al Abdalla will appreciate this.___

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2013-10-08 02:17:10 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Gone are the days

when gentlemen took off their hats in the presence of ladies and when people used to review anvils on social networks. Rather than bemoan this sad state, I decided to act and thus just wrote my first ever product review on Amazon.

Why an anvil? My cousin is making plans to visit Korea and asked whether I needed anything from the States. Most things are readily available here, so this was the first thing that naturally came to mind. I ordered a pair, but I have yet to decide whether to use them as bookends or speaker stands. Whatever the case, they should fit quite easily in the overhead compartments.

Now I'm itching to do a few more reviews. I wasn't able to find used condoms on Amazon, so the niche is wide open for third-party vendors. Aside from that, I'm at a loss in trying to come up with new products for review. Any suggestions would... more »

Gone are the days

when gentlemen took off their hats in the presence of ladies and when people used to review anvils on social networks. Rather than bemoan this sad state, I decided to act and thus just wrote my first ever product review on Amazon.

Why an anvil? My cousin is making plans to visit Korea and asked whether I needed anything from the States. Most things are readily available here, so this was the first thing that naturally came to mind. I ordered a pair, but I have yet to decide whether to use them as bookends or speaker stands. Whatever the case, they should fit quite easily in the overhead compartments.

Now I'm itching to do a few more reviews. I wasn't able to find used condoms on Amazon, so the niche is wide open for third-party vendors. Aside from that, I'm at a loss in trying to come up with new products for review. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also, there must be a website that collects these kinds of Amazon reviews, no? I've been directed to a handful on social networks, but I presume that there must be a site devoted just to Amazon reviews. I just did a Google search and came across this: http://goo.gl/UW4Mg

Solid lightweight performance for desert cliffs

I do most of my work on a slender precipice overlooking an empty stretch of desert highway that is frequented in the afternoons by a loud and pesky roadrunner. I used to order my anvils from the Acme Corporation, along with an assortment of other products such as TNT. Because Acme has gone defunct, its products are no longer available on Amazon. This is just as well as far as I'm concerned because many of its products were prone to failure.

Acme's anvils were the exception in that they were actually quite sturdy, but their sheer weight caused the precipices I worked on to collapse, plummeting rapidly to the ground moments later as I literally froze in midair trying to think of what to do next, like a beleaguered president of a powerful nation haplessly awaiting instructions from the Secret Service. I knew the product was sturdy because every time it landed on my head a few moments after I recovered from the falling precipice, the anvil not only remained intact but did so without so much as a scratch.

Although the Acme anvils were thus quite satisfactory, at least from a manufacturing standpoint, their sheer weight created far too heavy a load for the kinds of precipices I work on, as I've already noted. I'm hoping that at 100 pounds these Klutch anvils will perform just as well as their much heavier Acme counterparts while still remaining their scratch-resistance after repeated use.

For now, I've tried testing the product indoors by dropping it on my head from the ceiling. I would have liked to give the product five stars, but I rated it four stars because it seems to demonstrate a peculiar tendency to fall with the sharp end pointed downward, something that the Acme anvil never did and which I regard as a major product defect. If anyone else has used this product, I would love to hear feedback, especially regarding best practices for using the anvil to catch speedy desert fowl.

W. E. Coyote

www.amazon.com/Klutch-100-Lb-Blacksmith-Anvil/dp/B007ZON24U/
Klutch 100-Lb. Blacksmith Anvil
Sale: $399.99
In Stock.___

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2013-10-06 11:30:25 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

This video opened up my mind to yet another world that I know very little about.

H/T to +Michelle Beissel.

Comparing Sperm Whales To Sperm: A Swimming Contest

"Ready? Get Set? Go! Let's compare a sperm whale plowing through the ocean to a human sperm plowing through a glass of water: The whale barely notices the water it's in; the sperm — oh, gee — it's got a problem. How it solves that problem — being much closer to the size of the water molecules around it — is ... well, masterful."

(via Robert Krulwich at NPR: http://goo.gl/a75bdS)___This video opened up my mind to yet another world that I know very little about.

H/T to +Michelle Beissel.

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