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Chris Robinson

the magic of #physics - magnet slows down as it falls thru copper pipe :)

The moving magnet creates eddy currents in the copper that cause a counter force, slowing down the magnet. An eddy current (also known as Foucault current) is an electrical phenomenon discovered by French physicist Léon Foucault in 1851. It is caused when a conductor is exposed to a changing magnetic field due to relative motion of the field source and conductor; or due to variations of the field with time. This can cause a circulating flow of electrons, or a current, within the body of the conductor. These circulating eddies of current create induced magnetic fields that oppose the change of the original magnetic field due to Lenz's law, causing repulsive or drag forces between the conductor and the magnet. The stronger the applied magnetic field, or the greater the electrical conductivity of the conductor, or the faster the field that the conductor is exposed to changes, then the greater the currents that are developed and the greater the opposing field. 

I hope more people will major in science, math or engineering.  The world would be a better place if more people knew more science, since we would find solutions much faster to the challenges we face. :)    Science & technology allow for a lot of artistic expression, so one can do art by crafting new genes, writing new DNA poetry, creating new inventions, creating new forms of matter and longevity potentials:) while being a scientist, engineer or etc. :)

Science will allow us to bring what is thought of as sci-fi or magic into the everyday reality, things like curing aging, eternal youth, telepathy, teleportation, shapeshifting, physical immortality, world peace as explained in the tech-filled videos below (some feature the Google Director of Engineering). 

FUTURISTIC SCIENCE AND TECH VIDEOS



SHAPESHIFTING

Shapeshifting matter means a tablet will change into an anti-gravity flying belt & we'll overcome the tendency to look at outward appearance - looking instead at Compassionate Intelligence. :) We won't recognize people by their shape, form, gender, height, skin color, which all will be fluid and changeable, but by their kindness & IQ. :)  Here is a shapeshifting gadgets 3 minute video ► Intel Claytronics (Programmable Matter) - DARPA from Intel.  What is more amazing is when we can re-assemble subatomic particles some day, so that we take air, water or anything solid and shapeshift it into any material object or even nutrients in our bloodstream (eliminating the need to eat and fixing all molecular damage, curing all dis-eases, making us ☺☻♥Shimmering Immortals♥☻☺). We will then be able to 'materialize' things out of thin air. :) We will be able to shift our form :), much more than the octopus in this 1 min video: Shapeshifting Octopus, amazing camouflage

TELEPATHY

NANOYOU PART 5 - The Nano Future is a 2 min video about a nanoconcept of human-human telepathy using physical technology, tiny robots that swim in our blood or brain.  Using the same idea, in the future, holographic computers, made of light and/or energy, could assist our brains to use telepathy and navigate other dimensions.  The video talks about the disposable nanobots [the cellphones of the future] enabling us to become Immortal global telepaths. Computers become smaller, so smartphones will become nanobots. Forget email, texting and phone... telepathy is the future :) see, hear, smell, feel, think what others (who answer your '♥telepathy call♥') ☻☺think-feel-hear-see-smell☺☻, full communication :) Brainwaves can be recognized (every time we speak or think a word, there is a voice or brain pattern), as voice can be today, so telepathy will be natural. We'll even move beyond basic sensory + verbal telepathy to conceptual complex trans-linguistic telepathy allowing us to have a communication ☻a billion times richer and more exact than human languages today☻.

In the coming telepathy age we will communicate thru concepts, colors, images & true sensory information instead of language. It'll be a communication a billion times more exact, as you can get a nuanced version of every 'word' or 'bit of info' encoding. ☻Telepathy allows fast transfer of Immortality technologies, volumes of info as vast as the present internet processed in 1 minute by our new brains.  We'll evolve to use a trans-linguistic high speed telepathy & present human languages will disappear. 

Telepathy will obsolete the monetary system even, as blueprints for 'goods' (things are information patterns) are exchanged freely & as pico-technology materializing centers [within human template] provide ability to re-assemble dirt protons-neutrons into any object. We'll also be able to create perfect weather thru a planetary shield.  Compassion & Peace will prevail♥.  

TELEPORTATION

Teleportation will make fixed physical location outdated and nations will disappear as a result.  Anyone will be able to be anywhere. Professor Zeilinger hopes it will be possible to teleport people in a few decades, as the 7 min video explains: Visions 19 Beam me up :). Certainly ☻♥Immortal Humans♥☻ should be able to teleport, why not. :)  Michio Kaku explains more teleportation in this 1 min video ► Michio Kaku on Teleportation.  Nations and languages will disappear and a multi-planetary Galactic Union of Immortals - GUI :) -  (extended to many planets we will terraform and colonize) will emerge.  

PHYSICAL IMMORTALITY

Quantum computers (here is a 6 min video from Google about their potential to help us understand the multi-verse, time-travel, Immortal aliens, etc Google and NASA's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab) will make possible another faster billion fold increase in computation power/dollar (as the one that happened in the last 3 decades) so we will have petaflop supercomputers the size of red blood cells, nanobots that could repair cells and enable us to live for thousands of years as Google Director of Engineering explains in this 4 min clipRay Kurzweil — Immortality by 2045.  Already, today microrobots can do amazing things, as they travel thru our blood vessels, see this 2 min video for more info:  Micro robot aids surgery

A Recent Time Magazine Cover asked if Google can solve death thru  the founding of Calico, a company that aims to cure aging using Google's vast computational resources to figure out which genes cause aging, etc.  Some say that this is a hundreds of millions of dollars effort over several yearsgoo.gl/BFtcC2.   Here is a post about Calico from the Google CEO ► goo.gl/Jge6dk.  Defeating aging has been the dream of humanity for eons, but these days, with science we are getting much closer to that dream.  Worms have been created that can live 6 times longer by 17 year old Laura Deming who explains her wish to bring Physical Immortality to all interested in this 5 min clip ► Laura Deming - 20U20 Episode 1. Laura has started IMMORTAL IP, a Venture Capital Fund to bring Immortality Tech faster to the mass market.  Calico will inspire more companies to enter the market for curing aging and Physical Immortality therapies.  

Calico is not alone.  Other billionaires have started Immortality efforts.  There are scientists within these projects who even talk of connecting the soul body (not all believe in it though) with the immortal android bodies of the future. Mystics and emperors have sought physical immortality for millennia.  Modern astral researchers and mystics (vallalar.org) have thought of Immortality for many decades.  
ASPR OBE Experiment 1983 is a 25 min video about some ESP experiments.  In the video Alex Tanous explains at 7min22sec how the scientific understanding of astral energy will enable us to attain physical Immortality - just like understanding electricity brought us a lot of progress in medicine.  

Ray Kurzweil wrote a book about Immortality by 2045 and TIME Magazine published an article called "2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal"goo.gl/wRN64 and had a cover page about it.  Body temp element transmutation nanobots (future quantum computers maybe, who knows?) can make nutrients for cells directly from air, take back waste chemicals from cells and turn these chemicals into molecules cells need, thus eliminating the need to eat.   Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest geeks of all time, whose inventions are in every home with electricity, predicted one day we would live without eating.  Combined with terraforming billions of barren planets, Living on Nanobot Energy eliminates any worry about agriculture land, food or space.  All want Immortality♥ or at least living in perfect health. One day the trillions spent on war (that shortens our lives) will be used for nano robots and quantum computers that help us stay youthful for centuries.  :) 

Over time, more and more people in governments and private sectors will allocate hundreds of billions of dollars towards Immortality related projects.  Some billionaires have given already hundreds of millions of dollars to stem cells research ($100 Million Gift from T. Denny Sanford Launches Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center) and other anti-aging ventures.    This process of shifting the societal focus to constructive Immortality endeavors will be done in hundreds of ways, even thru Departments of Immortality at the Government level and University Level, thru new startups that focus on anti-gravity belts or nanobots and apps able to extend lifespan.  Video games will often be about how people help each other, how they find Immortality technologies and cures for aging, how they bring a World of Peace and Immortality.  A culture of Immortality will emerge and pervade the contents of movies, songs, TV programs, radio, books, and all media, thus enabling us to create that reality of Immortality.   Life will be valued more than anything else. :)  Millions of people will dedicate their entire lives to manifesting this great Immortality future because inside we are all beings of compassion. :)  

WORLD PEACE

We will become a Type 1 Civilization, a unified planet of peace, as Michio Kaku explains in this 10 minute video about aliens of Type 1, 2, 3, etc and our future ► Michio Kaku - Alien Life.  He explains that the European Union is the beginning of a type 1 civilization. Type 0 are like us. Type 1 attained World Peace thru kindness, create perfect weather (no more climate change) & have no natural disasters.  Type 2 and above are Immortal.  Type 2 are those who engineer stars.  Type 3 engineer galaxies.  Type 4 engineer an entire universe.  Type 5 include Universe creators. Optimists don't attack others verbally/physically (fear=expecting/creating others' negative behavior), but with gentle forgiving compassion♥ they are kind to all, expecting/creating others' positive future behavior.  Saying/doing positive things creates a positive present/future, so kindness is optimism. If we're helping and praising others more, we'll attain ♥World Peace♥ faster.   Armies will be only for asteroid defense, terraforming.  We'll invest trillions (lost in wars) in healthcare, enabling us to live as long as we want. :)   Benjamin Rush, one of America's founders, wanted to set up a ♥ Department of Peace ♥  ► thepeacealliance.org, with the same budget as the Department of Defense ►en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_of_Peace.  All nations could create Departments of Peace and Immortality.:)☺☻☼ Imagine a world where human                   #immortality and                   #worldpeace    are real! :)  As we imagine, so we create... ♥  World Peace is required for true Longevity of thousands of years, let alone Immortality, since wars cause death.  World peace will come as we return compassion for hate, quantum computers for today's computers:), altruism for selfishness, gentleness for aggression, immortality focus for death focus.

The reason world peace will manifest is that people will realize nationality and race are illusions.  "Race is a social concept, not a scientific one" according to Dr. Craig Venter, one of the first to see biological proof of this by sequencing the human genome. :)  The New York Times article ► http://www.nytimes.com/2000/08/22/science/do-races-differ-not-really-genes-show.html made it clear even in 2000, after we sequenced the human genome, that race is a social label, unsupported by scientific data.  Since 2000, many studies show within the same ethnicity/race there is often far more variation in DNA between  random people than between people of 2 nationalities.  Nationality is a very political social non-scientific label that has no basis in reality, since the nose, eye shape and skin-hair-eye color, appearance are just 0.01% of the DNA.   Science knows of tens of thousands of human genes so far and 3 genes have a role in how much melanin we have in eyes, hair, and skin. A little melanin means white skin, blue eyes, blonde hair; more melanin means darker eyes, hair, skin. :)  It's not worth having wars over such super-tiny differences.  Another article from Washington University highlights the illusion of races being real too ► http://wupa.wustl.edu/record_archive/1998/10-15-98/articles/races.html.  

It is likely one day USA, Canada, Mexico, India, New Zealand, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Indonesia, Ukraine, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, South Korea, South Africa, Vietnam, Australia, Turkey, European Union, etc will join and form a GALACTIC UNION headquartered maybe:) in a moving GIGANTIC MOTHERSHIP ORBITING THE EARTH, with other  ♥GIGANTIC SELF-SUFFICIENT MOTHERSHIPS♥ IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM being rotating headquarters after we terraform other planets.  :)  Everyone will like the advances we reach thru teamwork and all nations will join this Union eventually.  :)  The goal of this ☻♥Immortal Union of Altruistic Galactic Citizens♥☻ will be to Promote PEACE AND IMMORTALITY GALACTICALLY.  Within this Galactic Union that aims for Trans-Linguistic Telepathy to replace languages, we will also strive for the  Pursuit of Immortal Freedom, Immortal Happiness, Immortal Life.  "We, the citizens of the Galaxy, herein birth the Constitution of the GALACTIC UNION of Immortals... "  

BUILDING PARALLEL DIMENSIONS

Physical Immortality will be real one day & when we get bored of this dimension, we might even go to live in an inter-dimensional city by translation. Maybe we will be able to come back & use cosmic rays to precipitate an etheric-physical body template in a lighter more astral like dimension that resembles our physical one.  We will probably have millions of people willing and able to dispose of stomach, teeth, eating, reproductive organs, as human kids of 18 years old physiology could be precipitated by cosmic rays. Tech theoretically can allow kids with a billion parents, pro-creation done via 3d printing a "body for the soul" thru a mind-ray field of 1 billion Immortals, making everyone love any new born as if it's theirs as in true world peace and unity. :) That would be a little far out,lol, but not impossible since scientists today talk of birthing babies with 3 parents ► http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/27/us-ivf-3parent-idUSBREA1Q12420140227.  :)

MIND READING TECHNOLOGIES

The IBM 1 minute video on mind reading computers makes many wonder ► IBM Next 5 in 5 2011: Mind Reading. Selflessness-Honesty-Compassion-Understanding are enhanced by mind-reading technology. The super-intelligent ultra-compassionate ☼♥Shimmering♥☼ (due to luminescent picobots) ♥☻Immortals☻♥ (who are smarter than all science geniuses of the past combined) will be able to live without eating, shapeshift their forms & materialize anything (off-spring too, no reproductive organs needed). It will be natural to telepathically share the Bliss of Eternal Life with billions of Immortals in a mind-field of Ecstatic Joy.

ASTRAL MIND VERSUS BRAIN MIND Discoveries

There is proof we have more to our mind than the brain... as oberf.org, noetic.org, nderf.org, iacworld.org, iipc.org, monroeinstitute.org and other research centers explain.  I guess it could be that selfless seekers of truth will one day become Immortal by discovering via other dimensions the locations of planets (soul body can travel at trillions of times the speed of physical light) of Immortals and co-creating with these Immortals a civilization of Immortals here. :) Entanglement (Quantum Entanglement is a video with mind/matter experiments) potentially allows us to see and connect to multiverse (Multiverse Theory by Dr Michio Kaku) planets (NASA astral star traveler: goo.gl/2j0Tv) where people attained peace & Immortality and where they are ready to help us move towards Peace. War=death, so only peaceful folks are Immortal.  The Selfless, Kind and Intellectual will be Immortal only, naturally - as those who are selfish war with each other and war leads to mortality via death. :)  Plus one needs to be super-intelligent to maintain one's Immortality.  Immortals may build their own dimension later. Long-term though, picobots will enable everyone to become 1000 times smarter than all geniuses of all current history combined eventually, so more people will engage in more intelligent selfless activities than today. :) picobots will enable all to learn in 10 minutes what we have learned in 10 years, to gain full learning at neuron level in a high-speed movie (there is no word for it, but it's a movie that has all knowledge in it, all the emotions, intentions, etc) of the lives of the greatest geniuses and their knowledge, universal compassion, selflessness and grace. :) Everyone will be like a super-genius sage, a soft song of boundless compassion for all. Mind reading gadgets will be about freedom from limitation and from 'low intelligence'. Why move our hands to dial a phone and use our mouth with voice recognition when we can control a computer with our mind and that energy of speaking can be spent learning something that would help us live a few thousand years in any dimension we want? :) Mind reading gadgets will be seen as a natural evolution towards Immortal kindness and Immortality in any realm we wish. :)
Alex P Alex P

cute #illusion shows you cannot always believe the appearance

Likewise, it now appears to us that we are limited to a 120 year lifespan.  Yet, in 1900, the average person lived up to 45 in many nations.  Thru science we live much longer now.  Thru scientific progress we will one day be able to live to 150, 300, 600, etc.   Worms have been created that can live 6 times longer by 17 year old Laura Deming who explains her wish to bring Physical Immortality to all interested in this 5 min clipLaura Deming - 20U20 Episode 1. Imagine if most teens would move into science with passion, the world will become such a smart place. :)

I hope more people will major in science, math or engineering.  The world would be a better place if more people knew more science, since we would find solutions much faster to the challenges we face. :)    Science & technology allow for a lot of artistic expression, so one can do art by crafting new genes, writing new DNA poetry, creating new inventions, creating new forms of matter and longevity potentials:) while being a scientist, engineer or etc. :)

Science will allow us to bring what is thought of as sci-fi or magic into the everyday reality, things like curing aging, eternal youth, telepathy, teleportation, shapeshifting, physical immortality, world peace as explained in the tech-filled videos below (some feature the Google Director of Engineering). 

FUTURISTIC SCIENCE AND TECH VIDEOS



SHAPESHIFTING

Shapeshifting matter means a tablet will change into an anti-gravity flying belt & we'll overcome the tendency to look at outward appearance - looking instead at Compassionate Intelligence. :) We won't recognize people by their shape, form, gender, height, skin color, which all will be fluid and changeable, but by their kindness & IQ. :)  Here is a shapeshifting gadgets 3 minute video ► Intel Claytronics (Programmable Matter) - DARPA from Intel.  What is more amazing is when we can re-assemble subatomic particles some day, so that we take air, water or anything solid and shapeshift it into any material object or even nutrients in our bloodstream (eliminating the need to eat and fixing all molecular damage, curing all dis-eases, making us ☺☻♥Shimmering Immortals♥☻☺). We will then be able to 'materialize' things out of thin air. :) We will be able to shift our form :), much more than the octopus in this 1 min video: Shapeshifting Octopus, amazing camouflage

TELEPATHY

NANOYOU PART 5 - The Nano Future is a 2 min video about a nanoconcept of human-human telepathy using physical technology, tiny robots that swim in our blood or brain.  Using the same idea, in the future, holographic computers, made of light and/or energy, could assist our brains to use telepathy and navigate other dimensions.  The video talks about the disposable nanobots [the cellphones of the future] enabling us to become Immortal global telepaths. Computers become smaller, so smartphones will become nanobots. Forget email, texting and phone... telepathy is the future :) see, hear, smell, feel, think what others (who answer your '♥telepathy call♥') ☻☺think-feel-hear-see-smell☺☻, full communication :) Brainwaves can be recognized (every time we speak or think a word, there is a voice or brain pattern), as voice can be today, so telepathy will be natural. We'll even move beyond basic sensory + verbal telepathy to conceptual complex trans-linguistic telepathy allowing us to have a communication ☻a billion times richer and more exact than human languages today☻.

In the coming telepathy age we will communicate thru concepts, colors, images & true sensory information instead of language. It'll be a communication a billion times more exact, as you can get a nuanced version of every 'word' or 'bit of info' encoding. ☻Telepathy allows fast transfer of Immortality technologies, volumes of info as vast as the present internet processed in 1 minute by our new brains.  We'll evolve to use a trans-linguistic high speed telepathy & present human languages will disappear. 

Telepathy will obsolete the monetary system even, as blueprints for 'goods' (things are information patterns) are exchanged freely & as pico-technology materializing centers [within human template] provide ability to re-assemble dirt protons-neutrons into any object. We'll also be able to create perfect weather thru a planetary shield.  Compassion & Peace will prevail♥.  

TELEPORTATION

Teleportation will make fixed physical location outdated and nations will disappear as a result.  Anyone will be able to be anywhere. Professor Zeilinger hopes it will be possible to teleport people in a few decades, as the 7 min video explains: Visions 19 Beam me up :). Certainly ☻♥Immortal Humans♥☻ should be able to teleport, why not. :)  Michio Kaku explains more teleportation in this 1 min video ► Michio Kaku on Teleportation.  Nations and languages will disappear and a multi-planetary Galactic Union of Immortals - GUI :) -  (extended to many planets we will terraform and colonize) will emerge.  

PHYSICAL IMMORTALITY

Quantum computers (here is a 6 min video from Google about their potential to help us understand the multi-verse, time-travel, Immortal aliens, etc Google and NASA's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab) will make possible another faster billion fold increase in computation power/dollar (as the one that happened in the last 3 decades) so we will have petaflop supercomputers the size of red blood cells, nanobots that could repair cells and enable us to live for thousands of years as Google Director of Engineering explains in this 4 min clipRay Kurzweil — Immortality by 2045.  Already, today microrobots can do amazing things, as they travel thru our blood vessels, see this 2 min video for more info:  Micro robot aids surgery

A Recent Time Magazine Cover asked if Google can solve death thru  the founding of Calico, a company that aims to cure aging using Google's vast computational resources to figure out which genes cause aging, etc.  Some say that this is a hundreds of millions of dollars effort over several yearsgoo.gl/BFtcC2.   Here is a post about Calico from the Google CEO ► goo.gl/Jge6dk.  Defeating aging has been the dream of humanity for eons, but these days, with science we are getting much closer to that dream.  Worms have been created that can live 6 times longer by 17 year old Laura Deming who explains her wish to bring Physical Immortality to all interested in this 5 min clip ► Laura Deming - 20U20 Episode 1. Laura has started IMMORTAL IP, a Venture Capital Fund to bring Immortality Tech faster to the mass market.  Calico will inspire more companies to enter the market for curing aging and Physical Immortality therapies.  

Calico is not alone.  Other billionaires have started Immortality efforts.  There are scientists within these projects who even talk of connecting the soul body (not all believe in it though) with the immortal android bodies of the future. Mystics and emperors have sought physical immortality for millennia.  Modern astral researchers and mystics (vallalar.org) have thought of Immortality for many decades.  
ASPR OBE Experiment 1983 is a 25 min video about some ESP experiments.  In the video Alex Tanous explains at 7min22sec how the scientific understanding of astral energy will enable us to attain physical Immortality - just like understanding electricity brought us a lot of progress in medicine.  

Ray Kurzweil wrote a book about Immortality by 2045 and TIME Magazine published an article called "2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal"goo.gl/wRN64 and had a cover page about it.  Body temp element transmutation nanobots (future quantum computers maybe, who knows?) can make nutrients for cells directly from air, take back waste chemicals from cells and turn these chemicals into molecules cells need, thus eliminating the need to eat.   Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest geeks of all time, whose inventions are in every home with electricity, predicted one day we would live without eating.  Combined with terraforming billions of barren planets, Living on Nanobot Energy eliminates any worry about agriculture land, food or space.  All want Immortality♥ or at least living in perfect health. One day the trillions spent on war (that shortens our lives) will be used for nano robots and quantum computers that help us stay youthful for centuries.  :) 

Over time, more and more people in governments and private sectors will allocate hundreds of billions of dollars towards Immortality related projects.  Some billionaires have given already hundreds of millions of dollars to stem cells research ($100 Million Gift from T. Denny Sanford Launches Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center) and other anti-aging ventures.    This process of shifting the societal focus to constructive Immortality endeavors will be done in hundreds of ways, even thru Departments of Immortality at the Government level and University Level, thru new startups that focus on anti-gravity belts or nanobots and apps able to extend lifespan.  Video games will often be about how people help each other, how they find Immortality technologies and cures for aging, how they bring a World of Peace and Immortality.  A culture of Immortality will emerge and pervade the contents of movies, songs, TV programs, radio, books, and all media, thus enabling us to create that reality of Immortality.   Life will be valued more than anything else. :)  Millions of people will dedicate their entire lives to manifesting this great Immortality future because inside we are all beings of compassion. :)  

WORLD PEACE

We will become a Type 1 Civilization, a unified planet of peace, as Michio Kaku explains in this 10 minute video about aliens of Type 1, 2, 3, etc and our future ► Michio Kaku - Alien Life.  He explains that the European Union is the beginning of a type 1 civilization. Type 0 are like us. Type 1 attained World Peace thru kindness, create perfect weather (no more climate change) & have no natural disasters.  Type 2 and above are Immortal.  Type 2 are those who engineer stars.  Type 3 engineer galaxies.  Type 4 engineer an entire universe.  Type 5 include Universe creators. Optimists don't attack others verbally/physically (fear=expecting/creating others' negative behavior), but with gentle forgiving compassion♥ they are kind to all, expecting/creating others' positive future behavior.  Saying/doing positive things creates a positive present/future, so kindness is optimism. If we're helping and praising others more, we'll attain ♥World Peace♥ faster.   Armies will be only for asteroid defense, terraforming.  We'll invest trillions (lost in wars) in healthcare, enabling us to live as long as we want. :)   Benjamin Rush, one of America's founders, wanted to set up a ♥ Department of Peace ♥  ► thepeacealliance.org, with the same budget as the Department of Defense ►en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_of_Peace.  All nations could create Departments of Peace and Immortality.:)☺☻☼ Imagine a world where human                   #immortality and                   #worldpeace    are real! :)  As we imagine, so we create... ♥  World Peace is required for true Longevity of thousands of years, let alone Immortality, since wars cause death.  World peace will come as we return compassion for hate, quantum computers for today's computers:), altruism for selfishness, gentleness for aggression, immortality focus for death focus.

The reason world peace will manifest is that people will realize nationality and race are illusions.  "Race is a social concept, not a scientific one" according to Dr. Craig Venter, one of the first to see biological proof of this by sequencing the human genome. :)  The New York Times article ► http://www.nytimes.com/2000/08/22/science/do-races-differ-not-really-genes-show.html made it clear even in 2000, after we sequenced the human genome, that race is a social label, unsupported by scientific data.  Since 2000, many studies show within the same ethnicity/race there is often far more variation in DNA between  random people than between people of 2 nationalities.  Nationality is a very political social non-scientific label that has no basis in reality, since the nose, eye shape and skin-hair-eye color, appearance are just 0.01% of the DNA.   Science knows of tens of thousands of human genes so far and 3 genes have a role in how much melanin we have in eyes, hair, and skin. A little melanin means white skin, blue eyes, blonde hair; more melanin means darker eyes, hair, skin. :)  It's not worth having wars over such super-tiny differences.  Another article from Washington University highlights the illusion of races being real too ► http://wupa.wustl.edu/record_archive/1998/10-15-98/articles/races.html.  

It is likely one day USA, Canada, Mexico, India, New Zealand, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Indonesia, Ukraine, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, South Korea, South Africa, Vietnam, Australia, Turkey, European Union, etc will join and form a GALACTIC UNION headquartered maybe:) in a moving GIGANTIC MOTHERSHIP ORBITING THE EARTH, with other  ♥GIGANTIC SELF-SUFFICIENT MOTHERSHIPS♥ IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM being rotating headquarters after we terraform other planets.  :)  Everyone will like the advances we reach thru teamwork and all nations will join this Union eventually.  :)  The goal of this ☻♥Immortal Union of Altruistic Galactic Citizens♥☻ will be to Promote PEACE AND IMMORTALITY GALACTICALLY.  Within this Galactic Union that aims for Trans-Linguistic Telepathy to replace languages, we will also strive for the  Pursuit of Immortal Freedom, Immortal Happiness, Immortal Life.  "We, the citizens of the Galaxy, herein birth the Constitution of the GALACTIC UNION of Immortals... "  

BUILDING PARALLEL DIMENSIONS

Physical Immortality will be real one day & when we get bored of this dimension, we might even go to live in an inter-dimensional city by translation. Maybe we will be able to come back & use cosmic rays to precipitate an etheric-physical body template in a lighter more astral like dimension that resembles our physical one.  We will probably have millions of people willing and able to dispose of stomach, teeth, eating, reproductive organs, as human kids of 18 years old physiology could be precipitated by cosmic rays. Tech theoretically can allow kids with a billion parents, pro-creation done via 3d printing a "body for the soul" thru a mind-ray field of 1 billion Immortals, making everyone love any new born as if it's theirs as in true world peace and unity. :) That would be a little far out,lol, but not impossible since scientists today talk of birthing babies with 3 parents ► http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/27/us-ivf-3parent-idUSBREA1Q12420140227.  :)

MIND READING TECHNOLOGIES

The IBM 1 minute video on mind reading computers makes many wonder ► IBM Next 5 in 5 2011: Mind Reading. Selflessness-Honesty-Compassion-Understanding are enhanced by mind-reading technology. The super-intelligent ultra-compassionate ☼♥Shimmering♥☼ (due to luminescent picobots) ♥☻Immortals☻♥ (who are smarter than all science geniuses of the past combined) will be able to live without eating, shapeshift their forms & materialize anything (off-spring too, no reproductive organs needed). It will be natural to telepathically share the Bliss of Eternal Life with billions of Immortals in a mind-field of Ecstatic Joy.

ASTRAL MIND VERSUS BRAIN MIND Discoveries

There is proof we have more to our mind than the brain... as oberf.org, noetic.org, nderf.org, iacworld.org, iipc.org, monroeinstitute.org and other research centers explain.  I guess it could be that selfless seekers of truth will one day become Immortal by discovering via other dimensions the locations of planets (soul body can travel at trillions of times the speed of physical light) of Immortals and co-creating with these Immortals a civilization of Immortals here. :) Entanglement (Quantum Entanglement is a video with mind/matter experiments) potentially allows us to see and connect to multiverse (Multiverse Theory by Dr Michio Kaku) planets (NASA astral star traveler: goo.gl/2j0Tv) where people attained peace & Immortality and where they are ready to help us move towards Peace. War=death, so only peaceful folks are Immortal.  The Selfless, Kind and Intellectual will be Immortal only, naturally - as those who are selfish war with each other and war leads to mortality via death. :)  Plus one needs to be super-intelligent to maintain one's Immortality.  Immortals may build their own dimension later. Long-term though, picobots will enable everyone to become 1000 times smarter than all geniuses of all current history combined eventually, so more people will engage in more intelligent selfless activities than today. :) picobots will enable all to learn in 10 minutes what we have learned in 10 years, to gain full learning at neuron level in a high-speed movie (there is no word for it, but it's a movie that has all knowledge in it, all the emotions, intentions, etc) of the lives of the greatest geniuses and their knowledge, universal compassion, selflessness and grace. :) Everyone will be like a super-genius sage, a soft song of boundless compassion for all. Mind reading gadgets will be about freedom from limitation and from 'low intelligence'. Why move our hands to dial a phone and use our mouth with voice recognition when we can control a computer with our mind and that energy of speaking can be spent learning something that would help us live a few thousand years in any dimension we want? :) Mind reading gadgets will be seen as a natural evolution towards Immortal kindness and Immortality in any realm we wish. :)
Alex P Alex P

It's Flappy Birds meets 2048! Oh Nooooooooo!

#geekhumor    Bwahahahahahahahah

Oh wait: it's actually a real Android app. Heh.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.danmoran.flappy48

And on a more serious note, there's actually now a cool science version of 2048 that's vastly better than the original and will even let you brush up on or get a head-start on your high school physics:
https://plus.google.com/+TomEigelsbach/posts/L659epvhtMB
Tom Eigelsbach Tom Eigelsbach

WORLD PEACE MEDITATION

The World would benefit from more peace, joy and compassion.  :)  In this hour of global need of peace, when people die in Ukraine-Syria-etc in pointless conflicts, we can perhaps dedicate a few minutes in the next hours to meditate on peace or ask for peace to manifest in our own way.  :)  Thank you.  ♥

 If you don't have a method or you haven't meditated or asked for a long time, I wrote here a mini relaxation and concentration-meditation fun exercise you can do to improve your health and at the same time to benefit all human beings, so that so we can bring from inner dimensions more peace and joy within the outer mental-emotional field of humanity.  :)  Many are concerned about the Ukraine-Syria-etc events and one of the many ways to come up with the more peaceful solutions is to meditate and go within and connect with the  Immortals (https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/cm6aSJSGeq3 explains that some Immortals create Galaxies) living in Peace in this and other universes (Multiverse Theory by Dr Michio Kaku).  The Immortals are Peaceful that's how they achieved IMMORTALITY. People who war cannot attain Immortality, as war brings death.  

As you relax in your bed or on a flat surface somewhere, feel your legs relax and mentally state something like  "my legs are relaxed, my thighs are relaxed, my back is relaxed, my head is relaxed, my neck is relaxed, my hand is relaxed, etc" until you become very relaxed.  Feel every part of the body and relax it, even without using words to describe it, just feel it relaxed.  Continue the autosuggestion process saying "the legs are very heavy and immovable, totally relaxed, i am totally relaxed, etc".  Then smile, smile, smile a lot, and repeat mentally your favorite word(s) trigger for joy like "i am happy", "joy", "happy" and amplify that emotion.  Allow your mind to have complete control over the body.  :) Relax the face too, but leave the smile ON. :) In this state of complete relaxation and remembering that happiness is a choice and that you create happiness and generate it at will, amplify the joy and peace in your being, feel peace and joy in your being and relax more and ask that the IMMORTALS in other Galaxies, Universes, planets, dimensions help you amplify the feeling of compassion, happiness and peace in your being, so that you can project it to all important people (the leaders who are asking for peaceful♥ solution, in order to help them manifest the peace) involved in Ukraine-Syria-etc by quantum teleportation. As this peace-joy magnifies, you can feel and even mentally state with total belief that "peace, joy and compassion♥ spread on earth" and let this meditation eventually take you via quantum teleportation of a part of your soul in different locations where you may astrally send (with the help of IMMORTALS) healing energies to restless people to help them to do what is the most compassionate and peaceful.  You will be guided to whom to send, if you manage to astral travel.(oberf.org, astraldynamics.org, astralinfo.org, iacworld.org, noetic.org, monroeinstitute.org have more on astral travel)

You will get to a point where the cosmic energy enters your being and starts vibrating your astral body (and physical too sometimes), and this energy will also heal you, besides helping you to bring world peace, joy and compassion for all human beings.  Our emotional bodies are in coherence to some degree and if millions of people are in peace and project the energy of peace, peace can manifest.  We are the creators of the future.  

Thank you for being you ♥ and please remember these energies or chi we project are very real, as explained below:

2 min video on qi dissolving a big cancer tumor in minutes in a Beijing hospital specializing in treating diseases with qi (the left half is the picture before treatment started) ► dissolving cancer tumor with Chi Lel Chi Kung

Hundreds of papers have been published in science journals about the ability of qi to heal many conditions.  Here are 3 papers about qi destroying cancer cells:

1.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16893670
2.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23363659
3.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22160803

Preliminary research shows that qi emissions are accompanied by medium IR waves of the 3-5 micron wavelengthhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1767800.  This is why some European hospitals have used IR mats that generate medium IR waves to heal many conditions for about a century ► http://goo.gl/RIKwM.  IR waves were discovered in 1800 by Sir Frederick William Herschel (he also discovered Uranus in 1781).

For more amazing feats of chi and the IR heat from chi, see Master Zhou 6 min clip ► That's Incredible - Master Zhou.  Jason Silva from National Geographic gave a great testimonial on Master Zhou in this 3 min clip ► Amazing Testimonials - Master Zhou.  This History Channel 9 min video blew the minds of millions ► Drilling his HEAD Shaolin Monk harnesses Qi AMAZING.   For 28 videos on people living on chi, see https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/96AqLoZZg6a

Here is an amazing 10 minute clip from a National Geographic program about Qi  ► Fight Science - Qi Gong Tested.  The same spear bending in the National Geographic video (force measured at 2900 pounds per square inch) can be seen in this video as Master Zhou pushes a car via a spear bent by his neck ► Master Zhou History.  A car is about 2900 pounds.

Li Ching-Yuen, a Qi Gong practitioner, reportedly lived to be 256 years old, per research published in New York Times in 1930 ► http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Ching-Yuen.  

In the March 2013 PLOS ONE paper ► http://goo.gl/3iBMc, scientists proved, via gtummo, the mind can heat the body.  Harvard did a similar study ► http://goo.gl/O5LxZ. See guy set paper on fire with QiElectric Eel Man.

http://www.sacred-texts.com/nth/ssbm/ssbm12.htm proposes the idea that Qi healers can dissolve bones or organs into ectoplasm and use etheric blueprint to heal the bone or organ.  There have been many cases of fractured bones being healed in hours or days and shocking atheist doctors who became afterlife believers after someone sent Qi or prayed over the patient.  It's known salamanders can regrow lost limbs, why couldn't Qi facilitate some kind of return to the healthy state based on some organ memory?  Many Nobel Laureates investigated ectoplasmic mediums who did materializations ► http://www.victorzammit.com/evidence/materializationmediums.htm.  If we understand the physics+chemistry of Qi healings or ectoplasm "shapeshifting" we might be able to use it for reversing to an earlier age via some tech leading to physical Immortality or at least living to 2000 years old.  :)  For more on Immortality, see http://goo.gl/gA4rGi.  

Those interested in the use of astral energy or Qi for longevity  can watch a 25 min video on astral travel research by Alex Tanous ►  ASPR OBE Experiment 1983.   Alex shared at 7min22sec in the clip how the scientific understanding of spirit/astral energy will enable us to attain physical Immortality - just like understanding electricity brought us a lot of progress in medicine.   His ability to astral travel was verified by Duke University and others ► Astral projection and Tanous at ASPR.  Other astral travelers have shared that on other planets, humanoids are Immortal and live in Peace.  :)  Einstein wrote "Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe - a spirit vastly superior to that of man", while Tesla said “The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”  There is so much that we don't know.   
 
Alex P Alex P

Hit Me

Yesterday the B612 foundation released a video showing 26 meteor impacts with energies ranging from 1 kiloton to 600 kilotons.  They were detected by the global nuclear weapons test network.  The claim is that these meteor impacts are occurring much more frequently than originally thought, and they are in the energy range of atomic bombs.  By comparison, the nuclear weapons dropped on Japan during World War II were in the 15 – 20 kiloton range.  The message the video conveys is that we have vastly underestimated the very serious risk of death be meteor.  The reality isn’t nearly so sensational.

The B612 foundation is a U.S. nonprofit organization trying to raise money to launch a satellite to look for meteors that threaten Earth.  As B612′s founder Ed Lu states, “The fact that none of these asteroid impacts shown in the video was detected in advance is proof that the only thing preventing a catastrophe from a ‘city-killer’ sized asteroid is blind luck.” This is technically true, but it’s true in the same way that the fact you haven’t been struck by lightning is blind luck. There is a real and legitimate risk that a meteor could impact a city with enough energy to do grave damage, but the odds are not very high. The number of impacts recorded by the nuclear test network is about what we would expect given our understanding of meteor impact rates.  So no, this new video doesn’t mean a city impact is much more likely.

Part of what the video actually shows is just how remote much of the Earth really is.  From 2001 to 2013 there were 26 sizable impacts on the Earth, but of these only 1 (the Chelyabinsk meteor in 2013) was widely observed.  In our hyper-populated, hyper-connected world, the other 25 impacts were so remote or so small they were largely unnoticed. The Chelyabinsk meteor was an exception because it was not only in a populated region, it was particularly large.  The estimated energy of Chelyabinsk is 500 kilotons, equivalent to about 25 atomic bombs.

Although these impact explosions have roughly the energy of a nuclear weapon, the comparison is not a very good one.  For one, a weapon is specifically detonated near the surface of the Earth for maximum destructive effect.  Meteor impacts tend to lose much of their energy high in the atmosphere, which produces a great deal of light and noise, but generally not much damage on the ground.  Even a large impact like Chelyabinsk produced only limited damage on the ground.  Meteor impacts also don’t produce large levels of radioactive material in the way nuclear weapons do.

Just to be clear, projects like the one proposed by B612 are a good idea.  There is a small risk of meteor collisions, and it would be good to be prepared.  But the idea that we are unexpectedly at a high impact risk is simply false.
Brian Koberlein Brian Koberlein

Ever have a book that changed the way you looked at the world?  For me, that book was Our Universe by Roy A Gallant.
Fraser Cain Fraser Cain

here is a video from TED with Sonia Arrison talking about the near future when living to 150 will be the norm


PHYSICAL IMMORTALITY

Quantum computers (here is a 6 min video from Google about their potential to help us understand the multi-verse, time-travel, Immortal aliens, etc Google and NASA's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab) will make possible another faster billion fold increase in computation power/dollar (as the one that happened in the last 3 decades) so we will have petaflop supercomputers the size of red blood cells, nanobots that could repair cells and enable us to live for thousands of years as Google Director of Engineering explains in this 4 min clipRay Kurzweil — Immortality by 2045.  Already, today microrobots can do amazing things, as they travel thru our blood vessels, see this 2 min video for more info:  Micro robot aids surgery

A Recent Time Magazine Cover asked if Google can solve death thru  the founding of Calico, a company that aims to cure aging using Google's vast computational resources to figure out which genes cause aging, etc.  Some say that this is a hundreds of millions of dollars effort over several yearsgoo.gl/BFtcC2.   Here is a post about Calico from the Google CEO ► goo.gl/Jge6dk.  Defeating aging has been the dream of humanity for eons, but these days, with science we are getting much closer to that dream.  Worms have been created that can live 6 times longer by 17 year old Laura Deming who explains her wish to bring Physical Immortality to all interested in this 5 min clip ► Laura Deming - 20U20 Episode 1. Laura has started IMMORTAL IP, a Venture Capital Fund to bring Immortality Tech faster to the mass market.  Calico will inspire more companies to enter the market for curing aging and Physical Immortality therapies.  

Calico is not alone.  Other billionaires have started Immortality efforts.  There are scientists within these projects who even talk of connecting the soul body (not all believe in it though) with the immortal android bodies of the future. Mystics and emperors have sought physical immortality for millennia.  Modern astral researchers and mystics (vallalar.org) have thought of Immortality for many decades.  
ASPR OBE Experiment 1983 is a 25 min video about some ESP experiments.  In the video Alex Tanous explains at 7min22sec how the scientific understanding of astral energy will enable us to attain physical Immortality - just like understanding electricity brought us a lot of progress in medicine.  

Ray Kurzweil wrote a book about Immortality by 2045 and TIME Magazine published an article called "2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal"goo.gl/wRN64 and had a cover page about it.  Body temp element transmutation nanobots (future quantum computers maybe, who knows?) can make nutrients for cells directly from air, take back waste chemicals from cells and turn these chemicals into molecules cells need, thus eliminating the need to eat.   Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest geeks of all time, whose inventions are in every home with electricity, predicted one day we would live without eating.  Combined with terraforming billions of barren planets, Living on Nanobot Energy eliminates any worry about agriculture land, food or space.  All want Immortality♥ or at least living in perfect health. One day the trillions spent on war (that shortens our lives) will be used for nano robots and quantum computers that help us stay youthful for centuries.  :) 

Over time, more and more people in governments and private sectors will allocate hundreds of billions of dollars towards Immortality related projects.  Some billionaires have given already hundreds of millions of dollars to stem cells research ($100 Million Gift from T. Denny Sanford Launches Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center) and other anti-aging ventures.    This process of shifting the societal focus to constructive Immortality endeavors will be done in hundreds of ways, even thru Departments of Immortality at the Government level and University Level, thru new startups that focus on anti-gravity belts or nanobots and apps able to extend lifespan.  Video games will often be about how people help each other, how they find Immortality technologies and cures for aging, how they bring a World of Peace and Immortality.  A culture of Immortality will emerge and pervade the contents of movies, songs, TV programs, radio, books, and all media, thus enabling us to create that reality of Immortality.   Life will be valued more than anything else. :)  Millions of people will dedicate their entire lives to manifesting this great Immortality future because inside we are all beings of compassion. :)  

Science will allow us to reach telepathy, teleportation, world peace too as explained in the tech-filled videos at  https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/URSW7eeNhhf
Alex P Alex P

mary Zeman - Selfie w new dress
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Selfie w new dress
mary Zeman mary Zeman

Oh yeah.  What could possibly go wrong?

#guncontrol  
Filippo Salustri Filippo Salustri

One of the ways we classify stars is by their metallicity, or the amount of "metal" a star has.  In the case of astronomy, "metal" means anything not hydrogen or helium.  It turns out that metallicity says some interesting things about a star.
Brian Koberlein Brian Koberlein

Epigenetics 101.

#Epigenetics refers to modifications to the DNA or the proteins associated with DNA, such as histones, which in turn determine whether a gene is on or off or whether its activity is high or low.

Examples of these modifications include acetylation, methylation and phosphorylation. These modifications are added to histones by enzymes called writers and removed by enzymes called erasers. Other proteins, called readers, recognize a specific pattern of modifications by binding to them and recruiting additional proteins to regulate gene activity. Differences in the pattern of modifications occur between different cells and organs of the body or in response to different physiological stimuli.

There is now substantial evidence that alterations in these patterns underlie multiple diseases. For these reasons, epigenetics has become an exciting forefront for the discovery of new medicines.
(via http://goo.gl/FWSwUk)

Useful resources

- Wikipedia: In biology, and specifically genetics, epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene activity that are not caused by changes in the DNA sequence; it also can be used to describe the study of stable, long-term alterations in the transcriptional potential of a cell that are not necessarily heritable. Unlike simple genetics based on changes to the DNA sequence (the genotype), the changes in gene expression or cellular phenotype of epigenetics have other causes, thus use of the term epi- (Greek: επί- over, outside of, around) genetics.  (http://goo.gl/0iTRw2)

- University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center: As an organism grows and develops, carefully orchestrated chemical reactions activate and deactivate parts of the genome at strategic times and in specific locations. Epigenetics is the study of these chemical reactions and the factors that influence them. (http://goo.gl/2xCZ34)

- Nature Education: Epigenetic Influences and Disease. The behavior of a person's genes doesn't just depend on the genes' DNA sequence - it's also affected by so-called epigenetic factors. Changes in these factors can play a critical role in disease. (http://goo.gl/TuvOYW)

Larger view: http://goo.gl/WhRCEP
Derya Unutmaz Derya Unutmaz

Mother's day smoothie shawl. It's about 8 ft at its wingspan. It's huge and very snuggly!
Jaime George Jaime George

Could the Space-Time fabric of our Universe be a fluid? In a study scientists explore the possibility that space is really a fluid at the Quantum Scale

"What if spacetime were a kind of fluid? This is the question tackled by theoretical physicists working on quantum gravity by creating models attempting to reconcile gravity and quantum mechanics. Some of these models predict that spacetime at the Planck scale (10-33cm) is no longer continuous – as held by classical physics – but discrete in nature. Just like the solids or fluids we come into contact with every day, which can be seen as made up of atoms and molecules when observed at sufficient resolution. A structure of this kind generally implies, at very high energies, violations of Einstein's special relativity (a integral part of general relativity).

In this theoretical framework, it has been suggested that spacetime should be treated as a fluid. In this sense, general relativity would be the analogue to fluid hydrodynamics, which describes the behaviour of fluids at a macroscopic level but tells us nothing about the atoms/molecules that compose them. Likewise, according to some models, general relativity says nothing about the "atoms" that make up spacetime but describes the dynamics of spacetime as if it were a "classical" object. Spacetime would therefore be a phenomenon "emerging" from more fundamental constituents, just as water is what we perceive of the mass of H2O molecules that form it."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-04-liquid-spacetime-slippery-superfluid.html#jCp

The study: "Astrophysical Constraints on Planck Scale Dissipative Phenomena", Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 151301 – Published 14 April 2014. Stefano Liberati and Luca Maccione, http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.151301 

Image: Credit: Jason Ralston/Flickr
Ciro Villa Ciro Villa

Unlocking secrets of new solar material

A new solar material that has the same crystal structure as a mineral first found in the Ural Mountains in 1839 is shooting up the efficiency charts faster than almost anything researchers have seen before -- and it is generating optimism that a less expensive way of using sunlight to generate electricity may be in our planet's future.

#solarpower  
Ward Plunet Ward Plunet

Holy hell--the milkbots! And the cows like 'em!

“One day we came in and they had started milking themselves.”

The machines also never complain about getting up early, working late or being kicked.
Mary Mangan Mary Mangan

And when you integrate, you get:
"e^x + C", i.e. ecstasy. 

#geekhumor  
Tom Eigelsbach Tom Eigelsbach

Just as god intended.
Matt Uebel Matt Uebel

This story is all over the local news, with daily updates! LOL!! a pair of osprey keep building a nest on a traffic camera over a busy road.  the transportation authority keeps removing the nest.  The birds keep rebuilding it.  People keep watching the traffic camera to see what the birds do next!!!  wildlife experts are going to try to get them to move to a better nesting spot.
mary Zeman mary Zeman

Rich Pollett - Tyrion lift a cup
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Tyrion lift a cup
Rich Pollett Rich Pollett

Yep, yep. I try not to hide the fact that I'm sick, but sometimes it's hard to show "weakness".
  #fibromyalgia #chronicpain  
mary Zeman mary Zeman

It's time for nuclear physics, bitches!

Attention those who started playing the addictive 2048 game after I posted it. Forget that time-waster. Here's the science version.

Direct link to this game:  http://newbrict.github.io/Fe26/

"I found myself sliding around tiles in an effort to get my star burning hydrogen into deuterium, cursing every time I accidentally paired Helium-3 with Helium-4 to get Beryllium-7 and needing to await its inevitable decay. Even when I reached the coveted Iron-26, I found myself wanting to keep playing, trying to get more blocks to mark this as an aged star. ...but then I took a wrong turn, accidentally boosting slowly-decaying Neon-20 into Magnesium-24 that I couldn't fuse into anything else, and soon it was all over with a star sputtering out on too many atomic dead-ends and nothing left to fuse."

Now for the educational science behind the game:

Fusion in stars takes place in the high-pressure cores. Like in the game, hydrogen is in easy supply — even in an old, exhausted star has an outer shell of cool hydrogen. The creators have somewhat simplified the process to make it actually playable, but the pathways are accurate: hydrogen fuses into helium, helium ash can fuse into carbon and oxygen.

This process releases even more energy, making the star burn brighter and increasing pressure in the core. The increased pressure allows more and more exotic fusion reactions in high-mass stars, fusing carbon into neon, neon into magnesium, or with ridiculously massive stars, oxygen into silicon. Each stage burns hotter, brighter, faster, running through fuel quicker so that while a star could fuse hydrogen for millions of years, it would run through neon in just one short year.

Eventually, the star is a layered onion, with lighter elements on the surface building to heavier elements in the core. When a real star fuses the game-winning Iron-26, the iron builds up in a dense core. No star is hot enough to fuse iron, so the intense pressure is no longer balanced by the heat of fusion. Electron degeneracy initially keeps the core from collapsing, but only for so long. Eventually, the core collapses catastrophically, failing in a fraction of a second in a supernova.  ...spreading around the building blocks essential for all of life to evolve. 

Oh yeah, don't miss the (pretend) mashup of Flappy Birds & 2048:
https://plus.google.com/+TomEigelsbach/posts/5jSxtMDKLQc

#geekhumor   #boardgames   #videogames   #scienceeveryday   #physics  
Tom Eigelsbach Tom Eigelsbach

Paul Drinnon -
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Paul Drinnon Paul Drinnon

80 strange bits of trivia.
Not sure if all these are true, but they're enjoyable because they phrase unsurprising facts in surprising ways. 
Filippo Salustri Filippo Salustri

Late start today after we've had to take Duck to the vet. He's been getting in to fights with neighbourhood cats and this time around got a nasty cut/bite/gash and it's infected... Poor dude.
Vincent Knight Vincent Knight

mary Zeman -
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mary Zeman mary Zeman

Put a cable company guy in charge of the FCC and what do you get?
Matt Uebel Matt Uebel

Lets say you are the first woman to head your professional society, a distinguished prof, and appointed to an international post. Here's your headline: GRANDMOTHER.   #sexism  
Bug Gwen Bug Gwen

Gimme that coffee juju! IPod replacement done under warranty! Time for an iced caramel macchiato. Mmmmm
mary Zeman mary Zeman

ただの家庭ごみをこんな形で出せば警察に尋問されるでしょう。
※生ごみか?粗大ごみか?出し方は難しいですね。
Jan Moren Jan Moren

Anything that helps this terrible affliction is welcome - and we don't have much - but this will be tricky.
Pascal Wallisch Pascal Wallisch

Betsy McCall -
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Betsy McCall Betsy McCall

in my mall wanderings today, I went to Coldwater Creek, a store I used to shop at fairly frequently when I worked in an office.  As usual, my timing is impeccable.  The whole chain, online and brick&mortar, is closing imminently.  But not imminently enough to have any serious sale.
Lots of remodeling/ closings/ changes at the mall in general.  not necessarily a bad thing- but I wonder what is next to go?!
mary Zeman mary Zeman

The influenza vaccine is now mandatory for healthcare workers in British Columbia.  This person refused both the vaccine and the alternative (wearing a mask while in contact with patients) and so has been fired.
Ian Bosdet Ian Bosdet

Copy/Paste (even Edit and Translate) Text Inside Images with a Free Chrome Extension:
"Project Naptha automatically applies state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms on every image you see while browsing the web. The result is a seamless and intuitive experience, where you can highlight as well as copy and paste and even edit and translate the text formerly trapped within an image." http://projectnaptha.com/

This plugin is so cool, it makes me want to learn all about computer vision algorithms just so I can understand how it works! And it does work. I installed it and tried it out, and I have to say I'm still amazed. It works very well. This will save me a lot of time!
Praveen Kulkarni Praveen Kulkarni

For the first time in ages, the window displays at Macy's drew me into the store.  The ladies' department was quite nicely displayed with clothing I was actually interested in- like this gorgeous jacket from Ralph Lauren.  Too pricey for me right now ($225) but it was a beautifully made jacket with really nice detail. (my size too- I really didn't want to leave it there!!!)
I ended up buying a dress with beautiful use of striped fabric- maybe I'll get a selfie later....  so, good job +Macy's !
mary Zeman mary Zeman

To me, the most important part of this is the decentralization. Each area can hire people to build, install, and maintain them, and every section put in pays for itself, and pays for increased area and improvements. Terrorism, natural disasters, etc won't disrupt the whole system, small defects can be routed around.

But we have to drive this forward as a private industry - if the government buys it out we will never see it become a reality.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solar-roadways#home
Bill DeWitt Bill DeWitt

Oh, hey Insommnia- back again so soon? 
I'm up too early with a busy day ahead.
Work, take 2 on the ipod repair/replacement, ferrying K to First Tee.....
and I woke up cold and achy.
Time to make a blanket fort and drink some coffee.
mary Zeman mary Zeman

Today in History: First U.S. Spacecraft to Reach Moon Is Launched
On April 23, 1962 — 52 years ago today — U.S. spacecraft Ranger 4 (right photo) was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. An Atlas-Agena B rocket (left photo), which performed without fault for the first time, sent the spacecraft 369,400 kilometers (229,541 miles) to the Moon and it impacted the Moon’s surface 3 days later. A power failure in the spacecraft’s computer prevented NASA from performing any of its planned operations, although it did become the first U.S. spacecraft to reach another celestial body.

Sources:
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftOrbit.do?id=1962-012A
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranger_program
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1962-012A
http://www.itwire.com/science-news/space/17779-46-years-ago-first-us-spacecraft-ranger-4-impacts-moon

Photo credits:
http://img.timeinc.net/time/photoessays/2010/top10_nasa_flubs/ranger.jpg
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/image/spacecraft/ranger345.gif
Brad Acker Brad Acker

Brad Snowder -
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Brad Snowder Brad Snowder

What set you claimin fool...

What you know bout that G O...
Ciro Villa Ciro Villa

#abstractsinnature   curated by +Beth Akerman 
An interesting "accident" working on a picture of a paper poppy in a shop window.... I like the effect.  Posterized paper poppy?
mary Zeman mary Zeman

Something else I almost bought.... these awesome Argyle Sweater top sneakers.  the upper is literally a knit fabric, like a sock!  supposedly very light weight, and good for runners.  Well, I don't run unless I'm being chased by something deadly.  But it is cute!
+Nike 
mary Zeman mary Zeman

Fore-eyes: Swingbyte provides instant golf swing feedback to Google Glass

Sensors that analyze your golf swing in real time are awesome but require a phone or tablet for instant feedback. Google Glass might be a better device for this and Swingbytes new Glass app is ready to tell you why you’re slicing the ball.

#googleglass  
#golfswing  
Ward Plunet Ward Plunet

wow! 
I'm just suggesting that offspring have evolved to use waking up mothers and suckling more intensely to delay the birth of another sibling.

#ParentalInvestment   #SelfishGene  
Praveen Kulkarni Praveen Kulkarni

scikit-learn: machine learning and more in Python

Blown away by how much great stuff keeps getting added to scikit-learn (includes classification, regression, clustering, dimensionality reduction...).  In particular I'm a big fan of using CART (decision trees) and for one of our MSc projects this summer think I'll get the student using Random Forests (under Ensemble methods in scikit-learn) and exploring fuzzy tree algorithms, all in +Python.   

Helpful cheat sheet: http://goo.gl/BvdZ7Q
Found also a neat post by +Miguel Angel on several tutorials: http://goo.gl/i2ESJ6

Enjoy :)
Paul Harper Paul Harper

Neurobiology online course to attempt world's largest memory experiment

A free, massively open online course (MOOC) on Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life will begin Monday, April 28, and will include what may become the world's largest memory experiment.
Ward Plunet Ward Plunet

Did you know that your gut bacteria represents a second brain? They even can make us depressed, anxious, obsessive-compulsive, and even autistic. Check out these and 5 more things you likely had no idea gut bacteria could do: http://ow.ly/w50jp
Bill DeWitt Bill DeWitt

Three Big Ideas in Google’s Modular Phone That No One’s Talking About

If it works, Ara could reshape the smartphone landscape dramatically. Its modular design could reshape not just how phones are used but how they’re made, too. It’s an audacious undertaking, and we’ll see if Ara will deliver on its promise. But it’s potential goes well beyond fixing broken screens.

#google  
Ward Plunet Ward Plunet

Nice list. I know #agriculture   drones are going to be really useful, and the #GMO monkeys were very impressive.

Via:
_RT @antonioregalado: Our annual list of 10 tech milestones: GM monkey, VR display, agile robot,  micro 3D printing, and more. http://t.co/yGIZKWg0wm_
Mary Mangan Mary Mangan

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Rapid whole-brain imaging with single cell resolution

A major challenge of systems biology is understanding how phenomena at the cellular scale correlate with activity at the organism level. A concerted effort has been made especially in the brain, as scientists are aiming to clarify how neural activity is translated into consciousness and other complex brain activities. One example of the technologies needed is whole-brain imaging at single-cell resolution. This imaging normally involves preparing a highly transparent sample that minimizes light scattering and then imaging neurons tagged with fluorescent probes at different slices to produce a 3D representation.

#imaging  
#brain  
Ward Plunet Ward Plunet

Humans are social creatures and we love to share gossip, but we share what we like, not necessarily what is true. So are you living in a golden age of misinformation? If you are how would you know? This week Aleks Krotoski discusses Whispers on The Digital Human.

#science  
Alun Salt Alun Salt

Marc Andreessen on the “smart people fallacy”

Andreessen explains that smart people, be they journalists, analysts, academics, intellectuals, or, yes, even venture capitalists are prone to overestimating their ability to “learn about situation X and figure out the way it should work.”

On the contrary,  he says, true category experts are typically far more skeptical of their own abilities to understand situations within their domain based on the knowledge of their inherent complexity and unpredictability.
Ward Plunet Ward Plunet

Meta-analysis tests vitamin D supplementation for weight loss theory

A Curtin University study has cast doubt on claims vitamin D helps with fat loss after a meta-analysis of 12 high-quality vitamin D randomised control trials showed it had little impact on adiposity or obesity measures.

#vitaminD  
Ward Plunet Ward Plunet

I heard about this too late for the #earthday2014 push, but that doesn't matter. This researcher aims to collect the sounds of ecosystems around the world--and you can help.

This is an unusual idea, but really interesting to me. Listening to what's going on around the world. And it's really best sourced by people who know their regions. He wants urban and wild, and everything in between too.

Anyway--download the app and simply record, answer a few questions, and you are doing #citizenscience !
Mary Mangan Mary Mangan

Remarkable 3D Reconstruction of Quail Embryo at 10 Day Incubation 

Credit: Dr. Gabriel G. Martins
Derya Unutmaz Derya Unutmaz

 It's time to move forward from using simplistic "ADHD" criteria based upon appearances to deeper neuroscience-based criteria that deals with the Reality of PreFrontal Cortical dysfunction, desynchronized working memory, and Executive Function Challenges - as encouraged by Barkley, Pera, and many others. The reason Esquire and the New York Times remain confused is that criteria for diagnosis and treatment of ADHD remains confused. Constructive resolution of this pervasive conundrum involves this maxim by Edward de Bono: What we are doing for ADHD is "EBNE: Excellent, But Not Enough." 

Let's move forward without throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Negative hyperbole that doesn't address the excellent work and medical recovery to date of thousands, is a waste of time. Proactive, constructive solutions will solve this dilemma if only we address the real limitations of the current diagnosis and treatment quandary with reality, data-based solutions.
http://observer.com/2014/04/how-esquire-got-adhd-wrong/
Charles Parker Charles Parker

Simulation of recent asteroid impacts. +BBC News provides a simulation of recent asteroid impacts ranging from 1 to 600 kilotons (Hiroshima was 15 kilotons).   Only one was detected in advance.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27039285

The astronaut-led B612 organization is working to improve our ability to detect Earth-bound asteroids. 
https://b612foundation.org/

B612 Impact Video:
http://vimeo.com/92478179

B612 Sentinel Space Telescope

TEDx (includes methods to change their path): :)
Changing the course of the solar system: Dr. Ed Lu at TEDxMarin

Jump to Known Near-Earth Asteroids
(we've only surveyed about about 1% of the field):
Changing the course of the solar system: Dr. Ed Lu at TEDxMarin

Thanks +Jonathan Tan for sharing :)

#earthdayeveryday #scienceeveryday #asteroidimpact
#nasa #b612  
Denise Case Denise Case

Astronomy Papers That Caught My Eye In Today's arXiv

There are 46 papers today (Wednesday).

Topics: Detecting Chlorophyll, Low-Metal Planet-forming, Magnetic Bok Globules

Detecting Chlorophyll http://arxiv.org/abs/1404.5337 What are the prospects for detecting Chlorophyll on an Exo-Earth if it is present? This paper looks at what would be required, from our end, to detect it and quantify it.

Low Metal Planet-forming http://arxiv.org/pdf/1404.5462 What is the critical metallicity for forming gas giant planets? This paper shows mechanisms by which exo-Jupiters can form around low-metal new stars.

 *Magnetic Bok Globules* http://arxiv.org/abs/1404.5597 Bok Globules are the small dark clouds we see superimposed in front of nebulae (among other places). They are concentrations of gas and dust that may be forming low mass stars on the outskirts of a star forming region that is being evaporated by the success of its young massive stars. This paper looks at the large-scale magnetic fields in several Bok Globules, and considers their impact on star formation.
Jay Cross Jay Cross

Hearing quality restored with bionic ear technology used for gene therapy

The work centres on regenerating surviving nerves after age-related or environmental hearing loss, using existing cochlear technology. The cochlear implants are "surprisingly efficient" at localised gene therapy in the animal model, when a few electric pulses are administered during the implant procedure.

"This research breakthrough is important because while we have had very good outcomes with our cochlear implants so far, if we can get the nerves to grow close to the electrodes and improve the connections between them, then we'll be able to have even better outcomes in the future," says Jim Patrick, Chief Scientist and Senior Vice-President, Cochlear Limited.
Ward Plunet Ward Plunet

For many older men, impotence is treatable without drugs

A new study reminds men with erectile dysfunction that there's help out there that doesn't require a prescription: diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes.

Losing weight, eating better, getting more active, drinking less alcohol and getting better sleep can all help reverse problems that contribute to impotence, according to a new study published recently in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Ward Plunet Ward Plunet

How Many Moons Does Saturn Have?

Does Saturn have more or fewer than Jupiter?
And which of Saturn's moons looks like the Death Star?

The answer is 63 moons, fewer than Jupiter's 67 moons.
Mimas is the moon that looks like the Death Star in Star Wars.
This article says 62, but that's 'cause we just discovered a new one:
https://plus.google.com/+TomEigelsbach/posts/1fXzAyb5Cp5

And we discovered an ocean under Saturn's' moon Enceladus:
https://plus.google.com/+TomEigelsbach/posts/C58gn1GPuFX

Some lovely pics of Saturn from the Cassini spaceship:
https://plus.google.com/+TomEigelsbach/posts/1Kt8hKBXyVz

A trailer for a cool new documentary on Saturn's rings:
In Saturn's Rings First Official Teaser in 4K (watch the newest teaser here)

And a brief description of Saturn's largest moons from this article:

Titan: The only Saturn moon that has ever had a probe land on it: Huygens, a lander carried to the hazy world by the spacecraft Cassini. Titan’s “Earth-like processes” and thick atmosphere are among the things that make this world stand out to scientists. Ethane and methane rains from the atmosphere and flows on the surface.

Enceladus: An extremely reflective moon because it is made up of water ice. It’s also quite cold at minus 330 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 201 degrees Celsius). The moon has at least five different kinds of terrain, a “young” geological surface of less than 100 million years, and a possible liquid interior. The moon is also known for its ice plumes.

Rhea: Rhea has at least two major sections: bright craters with craters larger than 25 miles (40 kilometers), and a second section with smaller craters. “This difference may indicate there was a major resurfacing event some time in Rhea’s history,” NASA stated.

Mimas: Some people jokingly call it a “Death Star” because of the crater in its surface that resembles the machine from the Star Wars universe. The 88-mile (140-kilometer) Herschel Crater is about a third the diameter of the moon itself. The huge impact also could have created fractures (chasmata) on the moon’s opposing side. There are in fact craters throughout the moon’s small surface, making it among the most pockmarked in the Solar System.

Pan: Considered a “shepherd satellite” as it orbits within the Encke Gap of Saturn’s A ring and keeps the gap from being filled in with ring material. Its motions also make stripes (“wakes”) in the rings on either side of it. Pictures obtained at a distance show it looks something like a walnut.

Tethys: An airless moon that has a huge impact crater (called Odyssey Crater, 250 miles or 400 kilometers in diameter) — about two-fifths of Tethys’ diameter. It also has a large valley called Ithaca Chasma, which is 62 miles (100 kilometers) wide.

Dione: A moon that appears to have spun about 180 degrees, perhaps due to a large impact. It’s covered in canyons, cracking and craters and is coated from dust in the E-ring that originally came from Enceladus.

#scienceeveryday   #space   #astronomy  
Tom Eigelsbach Tom Eigelsbach

Three Minute Philosophy: Immanuel Kant
Wolfgang Alexander Moens Wolfgang Alexander Moens

I was out at the weekend with +Sarah Irons who introduced me to geocaching.
Alun Salt Alun Salt

IBM's Ajay Royyuru explaining computational biology and how Watson can cure cancer. 
David Basanta David Basanta

NASA Astronauts Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio have completed a one hour and 36 minute spacewalk to replace a failed Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) back up computer. They began the re-pressurization of the Quest airlock at 11:32 a.m. EDT signifying the excursion’s end time. Read more... http://go.nasa.gov/1mE7uGc
Ciro Villa Ciro Villa

Oprah Prime ?!?
She's no Autobot! She's a Decepticon! 
Filippo Salustri Filippo Salustri

Codecademy to launch redesign, new features to help you get a job

Last night, the company announced a redesign along with new lessons and portfolio features designed to show off what users have built on the platform. “It’s about ‘What have you built,’ not ‘What you’ve learned,’” Codecademy CEO and co-founder Zach Sims told me. “That speaks so much louder than certification or often a degree.”

#onlinelearning  
Ward Plunet Ward Plunet

Reading this from Lenny Teytelman
Gustavo Olivares Gustavo Olivares

Cosmos and The Importance of Environmental Regulation
Cosmos Episode 7 was the single best episode of Cosmos in my opinion, because it highlighted the best case for environmental regulation, but also the extent at which industry will fight regulation of harmful substances, but also go to great lengths to distort information. It is a lesson which remains critically important, because those same forces that resist environmental regulation then, still exist today. However, Patterson's efforts on lead regulation has been proven right over time, and as a result society is far healthier. 

The reality is even after Patterson, we are still understanding the impact of lead poisoning on society. Research is showing it was likely responsible for the significant increase in violent crime during mid and late century America. 

Patterson is a giant...the man who discovered the age of the earth, and saved and extended the lives of millions of lives. Very few figures in science loom as large, or as important. I applaud NDT for highlighting him on Cosmos. 

I should note, this episode hit very close to home for me. I worked on the policy research for updating the consumer product safety law, which provided mandatory testing for children's products for toxic substances, but especially lead. In many ways I was following the footsteps of Patterson and his advocacy. What I, and a few others discovered to be a gap in the regulations as a result of Patterson and other advocates efforts on toxic and consumer product safety regulations. Even though lead may have been banned, it still made it into our consumer products for years through importation and lack of sufficient oversight of consumer products.  Now it is required by manufacturers and retailers to test their products they stock for toxic substances in children's toys for compliance with toxic regulations in consumer products, including the ban on lead. Do you know what happened, the Chamber of Commerce went after this expansion of the law, even though the intent and benefits was clear. In some ways Patterson's battle with industry never ended. 

This episode was special to me...it made me realize my own efforts with lead and other toxics in consumer products when I was involved in science policy meant I was stepping in the footsteps of a great. Even though I changed careers, it made me feel like both my education and efforts were worth the effort. It is not to often one can have the opportunity to refine the work as somebody as important as Patterson. Where policy and science met, I had that opportunity to contribute, and I am grateful. 
Brent Neal Brent Neal

"[...] #AttenboroughWeek - To celebrate over 50 years of amazing animal film-making we have collaborated with #Vsauce , Vsauce2, Vsauce3, Alltime10s, #TheBrainScoop  and WheezyWaiter to showcase some of the reasons why we think Sir David Attenborough is inspirational. [...]"

#EartWeek   #Nature  
Wolfgang Alexander Moens Wolfgang Alexander Moens

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It's not exactly literature (see my earlier post on Remembrance of Love and Literature), but here's the book I ordered today as a gift for my beloved, +Robert Potter.   

I can't imagine anyone I'd rather rebuild civilization with, should it all come tumbling down around our ears. 
Bill DeWitt Bill DeWitt

Fore-eyes: Swingbyte provides instant golf swing feedback to Google Glass

Sensors that analyze your golf swing in real time are awesome but require a phone or tablet for instant feedback. Google Glass might be a better device for this and Swingbytes new Glass app is ready to tell you why you’re slicing the ball.

#googleglass  
#golfswing  
mary Zeman mary Zeman

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NASA astronauts Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio have stepped outside the International Space Station for a short spacewalk to replace a failed Multiplexer/Demultiplexer back up computer. They set their spacesuits to battery power at 9:56 a.m. EDT signifying the excursion’s official beginning time. Read more... http://go.nasa.gov/1mDHlal
Ciro Villa Ciro Villa

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Perhaps this has been discussed already, but is there an official Mendeley app being developed for Android phones/tables?
William Gunn William Gunn

Oooh--hot off the twitterz. This is worth some time while I'm on a plane tomorrow.... Great group of authors. And #openaccess  
Mary Mangan Mary Mangan

Ezra Klein lets Michael Pollan spout the let them eat kale mantra.

Right. Pots of squash here, and it's all sorted.

+Ezra Klein should really seek out scientists who have studied #GoldenRice .
Mary Mangan Mary Mangan

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Does a non-ADD partner need to move past denial? Get the answer and learn more from Melissa Orlov in our video interview with her, titled “The Key to Stressed #ADHD Relationships: Overcoming Denial,” on Attention Talk Video.  http://youtu.be/TgQ3Q7X5rzs
Charles Parker Charles Parker

Going through some scans.
Jan Moren Jan Moren

The +Geological Society of America weighs in on some proposed bills that decrease federal funding for the geosciences.  
Charles Carrigan Charles Carrigan

Las Vegas Urban Growth, 1986-2012 Note the dwindling lake nearby.

Source: +Google 

Explore a global timelapse of our planet, constructed from Landsat satellite imagery. This timelapse from 1984 to 2012 captures the rapid growth of Las Vegas, Nevada, the fastest growing city in the United States over the past two decades. Each frame of the timelapse map is constructed from a year of Landsat satellite data, constituting annual 1.7-terapixel snapshot of the Earth at 30-meter resolution. The Landsat program, managed by the USGS, has been acquiring images of the Earth's surface since 1972. Landsat provides critical scientific information about our changing planet.

View on Google Earth Engine: https://earthengine.google.org/#intro/LasVegas

#lasvegas #googleearth #earthday #earthday2014 #earth #earthhour #googleearthengine #Dubai #Coastal #Expansion #googleplus #googleplusupdate   #HappyEarthDay #Environment #Planet #EarthDayEveryDay #SaveThePlanet #GoGreen #MotherEarth #GlobalSelfie #EarthDayIdeas #Space #NASA #Google #EarthDayActivities #Happy #GooglePlusTips 
Sarkis Dallakian Sarkis Dallakian

State of denial indeed...
Kyle Crider Kyle Crider

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Our scientific advisor for Bio Bulletins, Mary Blair, came to us from the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, where she currently acts as the Assistant Director for Research and Strategic Planning and leads their Enhancing Diversity in Conservation Science Initiative.

Her own line of research includes conservation biology of primates and other mammals. This spring, she traveled to Vietnam to survey slow loris populations—and she's blogging about it for the +American Museum of Natural History.  

Read her dispatches from the field here: http://www.amnh.org/explore/news-blogs/(tag)/6871

More about Mary's work here: http://www.amnh.org/our-research/staff-directory/mary-blair

Below: Pygmy loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) found during a night survey in Dong Nai Culture and Nature Reserve. Photo by Thạch Mai Hoàng.
Mindy Weisberger Mindy Weisberger

Now we're talking: "There are 415 clients connected right now who are actively modifying 116 projects. They modified 1452 projects in the last day,..."  https://cloud.sagemath.com compute VM's top screenshot (hi-res version here, in case G+ downsamples it -- http://wstein.org/tmp/top.png)
Vincent Knight Vincent Knight

Student paper:
"...weekend immune systems..."
Caused by heating food in the microwave oven.
#facepalm  
+Laura Gibbs +George Station 
Bob Calder Bob Calder

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