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Digital Dentistry Inc269Since their introduction, Google+ Hangouts on Air have become an amazingly powerful way to reach your audience via live interaction.  HOAs allow us to hold live webinars for both existing and potential patients to answer questions, talk about new procedures we're offering, inform about the newest trends and technologies, even have fun Events!  And after that, the HOAs are placed on your dental practice YouTube channel for future people to watch, be embedded on your website and social media, be included in e-newsletters, and more.   @108210288375340023376  , known as the Hangout Helper, is a coach, master trainer, and Google+ Trusted Tester. Every day he actively empowers entrepreneurs to harness technology and apply it to their own industries. Following his lead, thousands of people worldwide are mastering the use and power of social media, video, broadcast communications, and discoverability online. @102000982871890720967 Alex is a communication graduate student, teacher, and I suppose what has come to be known as brand voicer. With an interest in all things communication, Alex has explored Google+ as both herself and the brand SEOWiSE, a brand that has fallen in love with the Google Hangouts technology so much so that we have taken it to a new level. Using third-party technology, Livestream, John Ellis of SEOWiSE has discovered a way to combine the live audience interactivity of Hangouts-On-Air and the production quality of network broadcasting.  Come learn from 2 top experts on HOAs, to learn how to reach out to your patients more easily than ever before.Digital Dentistry Inc: The Power of Hangouts on Air2014-10-11 19:00:0030 
Ammon Johns & Company280This is the *pilot episode* for a brand new series of HOAs: "Ammonize" Featuring @112140265311719498977 and a guest appearance by @104267556228949747305 all joining me, @113426828273677356184 for this pilot show. *Ammonize* is a new series in which I'll be sharing my unique approach to marketing.  Each week I'll be sharing my insights, processes, approaches and perspectives, from almost 20 years of experience as a leading Internet Marketing Consultant.  The aim is helping you to 'Ammonize' your own projects and business ventures by understanding exactly how I approach various marketing objectives and situations. What is _really_  special about the shows is that every other week, the show will be an hour of actual consulting, live on air. Real-world cases, real solutions, in real time! Please join me for this pilot show where my -willing sacrifice- wonderfully generous guest is @112140265311719498977 allowing me to share with you an hour of consultation on his business and marketing.  Join the show to lend him your own support, views, and insights, as I examine his business and marketing plans, evaluate his market position and align what he wants to achieve with the resources he has available.  The end result ... tune in to see!Ammonize - The Pilot Episode2014-08-09 20:00:00231 
Christopher Vogelmann2,096*Behavioral Science is Sexy - How to Create Engagement on a Grand Scale*  Scientist+Strategist+Sassy = @106279635800132388713  That's the formula that describes our special guest this week who was featured in Times Square this year (See Trailer Photo). Clarissa Silva is a behavioral scientist and clinician with 16 years of experience in mental health, behavioral science, and public health. She created “You’re Just a Dumbass,” as a very tongue-in-cheek relationship wellness blog to help people select and maintain healthy relationships and avoid some of the difficult life lessons that one encounters in suboptimal relationships. On the blog, Clarisa shares techniques that she developed to help clients with creating relationship wellness in their lives from 16 years of practice. Join us for a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the *scientific* blogging strategies that Clarissa Silva employs in order to create *Massive Engagement*. A frequent guest on Fox, NBC and Huffington Post, Clarissa, is an in-demand guest on the talk show circuit.   Get ready to learn about the scientific side of blogging and how you can engage your readers for greater responsiveness. Clarissa's PR Newswire Link:  http://prnewswiremedia.wordpress.com/tag/clarissa-silva/ #behavioralmarketing   #behavioralscience   #bloggingtips   #influencers   #engagement   #relationshipmarketing  Behavioral Science is Sexy - How to Create Engagement on a Grand Scale2014-08-07 21:00:00111 
Sean Poluk5,111Come enjoy some great food  and drinks  with a side of Original blues, roots & more. Sean Poluk @ Gate 403 in Toronto2014-08-05 17:00:0018 
Social Media Hangout5,112*Watch live and you have a chance to win a BETA invite code for Google Domains!* Join us as we discuss a whole slew of topics related to SEO and Google Search. Recaps  and insights from MozCon 2014 with @107022061436866576067 and @113690073826160821557  and listen in as we chat about the lack of updates on Penguin, and why we think that Google needs to adjust how they penalize those who break the rules. Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like  @102572320061138442096, @103008963082975341976, @117547081660023231214, @115516333681138986628, @107665939201638457855, @113690073826160821557, @107022061436866576067,  @108514565934812016751  and maybe even a surprise panelist or two! All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES! (You don't have to watch live if you can't make it, simply RSVP to take part in the great discussion afterwards! The video will always be available on YouTube.) *If you have watched before, please take a minute to review our show here, on IMDB:* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3750472/reviews-enter In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes: http://smhangout.com/youtube http://smhangout.com/itunes http://smhangout.com/soundcloud Keep us up and running and improving! Even $1 a month will help us keep giving you the communities and hangouts you want to see! http://smhangout.com/donate #googleplusevents    #hangoutsonair #SMhangout     FAQ: *What time is the event?* The event always shows the local time (dependent upon your own time zone) if you are on desktop, but if the event is viewed on a Mobile Device it unfortunately will NOT show your local time, but will show our local time. Be sure to check the math! We are at 3pm EDT = 7pm GMT If you were invited to this event in error, please accept our humblest apologies. Leave a comment on the event page or email infoATsmhangout.com, and we will move you from the invite circles.MozCon 2014, and Attack of the Killer Penguin Update (or lack thereof) - S01E192014-08-03 21:00:00143 
martin shervington961,947You know I spend most of my time on Google+, right? Well, increasingly I've been valuing the role of using Twitter alongside - the cross platform connections make a huge difference to building relationships. So, I thought you all may like to dig a little deeper and there is no one better to ask in than @108947920975167979671 on this one as he is just bringing out a new edition to his book. He has a solid business view of social as well. So, hope to see you on Wednesday; and we will be taking questions so please ask away! About the book: The book was initially created to solve a problem. The most common question am I asked is, "Can you help me understand Twitter?"  That is just not something that can be addressed over a cup of coffee! So I wrote this book, first to help my students, but it caught on has loyal fans all around the world.  The Tao of Twitter teaches you the practical MINDSET for success, not just a bunch of theoretical or technical suggestions. If you follow the strategy in the book, I know it can work for you because I have seen it impact hundreds of lives. The Tao of Twitter is beyond a book. It's a movement. Welcome to a global community that is unleashing the power of this amazing communication platform to connect to the world and drive new business benefits in wonderful and unexpected ways! The Tao of Twitter! (And the Te of Google+ :D)2014-07-30 18:00:0092 
Stephan Hovnanian36,241*Social Proof - The Ultimate Showdown!* Most of us have heard the phrase "social proof" and seen/read discussions on the value of "engagement" in getting additional audience attention and actions. But how relevant is social proof? Is social proof really a factor, and if so, a good factor? This battle is between two professionals, one standing on the side of Social Proof, and the other believing that much of it is malarkey: *In the Red Corner: @107665939201638457855:* Dustin is a proponent of social proof, saying that "if you saw two restaurants on the street, one with a line out the door, and one without, which would you want to go to for dinner?" Get Dustin's full thoughts on social proof in his popular blog post, _This Changes Everything_ (http://goo.gl/P5t8GW) *In the Blue Corner, @106704368739672674589:*  In David's eyes, how your audience is earned will make a huge difference in the value that you derive from the audience you create, and whether it returns value to your goals (ROI) or is simply an exercise in Ego. In other words, seeing/experiencing value is more important than social proof, both for businesses and customers. Get David's thoughts on earned audiences here (http://goo.gl/uw5sDY) *Your Moderator, @105076725141939280120:*  Stephan is going to play Switzerland here, and hopefully keep these two passionate businessmen from jumping through their respective screens and getting physical. In the immortal words of the ref from Rocky IV, _"watch the low blows, and the rabbit punches. In case of a knockdown, go to the corner I tell you to and wait until I tell you to come out."_ *You!* We want to hear from you, which is more important, social proof, or tangible value, or something in between? Weigh in on the comments, shares, you name it. Bring your friends, grab the popcorn, and let's have it out!Social Proof - The Ultimate Showdown!2014-07-17 21:00:00122 
matthew rappaport213,575This, that, a refreshing drink and anything on your mind! HAPPENIN' NOW!Friday / Weekend Mini Blast w/Matthew Rappaport & Co.2014-07-12 01:58:3159 
Steady Demand4,501Join the Tools of Google Plus @116266498226740184904  @108883357423682942734  @111487545374003509241  @109096245971703802400 @105750980959577516811  as we talk about the top 3 tips on how to get the most of @101560853443212199687 using tools to get the best ROE ( Return On Engagement ). This event will be packed with insights, information, informality and prizes! @109096245971703802400 - (1) Free Pro Plan @105750980959577516811 - 1 Starter Plan Free For Life! @111487545374003509241 - (3) T-Shirts with a NEW Logo @116266498226740184904  - ( To ALL ) SD Pro 30 Days Accounts  @108883357423682942734 (1) 3 months full NOD3x access to all data sources and premium UIs @107665939201638457855 of @118277786822373935125 will be the Host of this event. Producer: @102572320061138442096  Host: @107665939201638457855  Cast: @109032873352508658020 @110240596237283903526  @100034828195835575273  @102572320061138442096  @117778937939543425499  @103778702993142591484 @112472587150551442541 @105076725141939280120  Remember the game, and bring a #drink  with you to this event, every time you hear the word *TOOL* , you must take a sip! ? http://www.steadydemand.com/Google-Plus-Brand-Audit-Tool.php http://www.nod3x.com http://www.circloscope.com http://www.friendsplus.me http://www.circlecount.comGPlus Tool Party! - #Drink - Stay Hydrated My Friends #GPlusTools2014-07-10 20:00:00267 
My Music Hangout33,648*The Aston Family Music Hangout Party!* Mobile Link: http://youtu.be/tX7uSIr4qm0 Calling all music fans! Last week's music hangout with the #PhabAstonFour was such a success that we have put together a special presentation for us all to watch together! Grab a glass of wine and join The Aston Family once again, this time from the audience, while we watch and listen to the music together! Afterwards, we will open up a hangout and everyone is welcome to jump in and meet The Astons! I am sure that @115426241049772555652 will have plenty of rock cakes to go around and I know many of you would like to talk to @109267076309480704067 about his debut appearance last week - and of course we know you must have questions for @114871590987938514928 and @102624446085942888509 about what it is like growing up in this terrific family! When: Sunday, July 6th at 1pm EST  Where: All Over The World! Mobile Link: http://youtu.be/tX7uSIr4qm0 *This is going to be fun! Help show your love and support for The Aston Family by joining us! This will be a fun, uplifting and very enjoyable party around the world!* Set List: Nancy's Garden Flight Pale Jacket Homecoming  Way Home Alsia Lee on classical guitar (cover song Cavatina) Dance of the Red Glove If you missed the original show and would like to watch it, go to http://bit.ly/TheAstonFamilyMusicHangout Links: http://www.sueaston.com http://www.danaston.com Support Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron! http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangout Presented By: @106050675641651299878     Executive Producer: @117778937939543425499  Subscribe to My Music Hangout on YouTube:  https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangout My Music Hangout Website: http://www.MyMusicHangout.com #MyMusicHangout     #music   #indiemusic   #SueAston   #DanAston   #hangoutsonair  The Aston Family Music Hangout Party!2014-07-06 19:00:00163 
Those 4 Girls1,036*Welcome to +Those 4 Girls weekly show!!* _Tune in for our month long series on Sustainability._ *_Can't watch it live?_* _Catch all the replays and podcasts at_ www.those4girls.com G+ Live Event: http://bit.ly/T4G07022104 YT Live Event: coming soon RSVP YES or MAYBE here on the event and you'll have a place holder so you can catch us live or watch the replay at your convenience! *Everyone is talking about Organic & GMO's and Sustainability.* *What are we eating these days?* *Is it really food or is it a chemical compound made to look, feel, smell and taste like food?* *Is organic better? What exactly is GMO?* *What kind of small changes can we do to today to improve our lives and our health for the long term?* *Tune in this week as we chat with our amazing and knowledgeable panel as we dive in to this very HOT topic!!* *_Meet Our Panel This Week!!!_* @113884560496712884472 - I'm the Community Leader of Mamavation, which is where I teach moms disease prevention behaviors,http://www.mamavation.com.  I'm also the Creator of ShiftCon which is the first social media conference for Eco-Wellness Bloggers October of 2014,http://www.shiftconmedia.com. And I own a network of just over 9,000 bloggers who want to work with health/wellness brands called the Bookieboo Influencer Network, http://www.bookieboo.com.  Other than that, I'm generally just a pain in the ass..in a good way  @106506914071969243397  - Wayne Meador is a visionary and entrepreneur. He’s the creator of AWorld4ChangeTV, and on a mission to make a difference and change the world around him. Before AWorld4ChangeTV, he was working as a small business sales consultant, has been to nursing school, worked as an EMT, a volunteer firefighter, supervised heavy equipment crews at jobsites, been a sheep farmer, and restored his first car by the time he was 16. He’s a dedicated, single father on a mission to build a better world, by helping each one of us learn how to become more sustainable and self-reliant in our daily lives. When he’s not glued to the computer screen and sharing his mission, he enjoys building food security through gardening, aquaponics, and hydroponics. On any given day, you’ll find him experimenting with different growing techniques or building his next time and labor saving contraption. As a part of his “change the world” movement, he designed the Seed Savers and Pay-it-Forward communities on Google Plus and is actively addressing these topics through many different forums.. His personal desire to make healthy food and clean water available to the developing world, has driven him to push forward with his mission, to build a build a better home for generations to come. @104335013517157407992 - A graduate of Stanford Law School and Duke University, Giselle Achecar is the Creator & CEO of EcoRico TV, a healthy food and lifestyle network con sabor, featuring a salsa-rific cooking show, recipes & tips. She recently launched MamiTalk, a talk show for parents, and FooT4G - Sustainable Living - All About Food2014-07-02 19:00:00122 
My Music Hangout33,648*The Aston Family Music Hangout* Calling all music fans! Please join @106050675641651299878 on Sunday, June 29th at 1pm EST for an intimate hangout with *The Aston Family*! @115426241049772555652 and her son @114871590987938514928 will be playing some of their music for us and we will have discussion in between songs. Sue's son Lee might also make an appearance. This show will be produced by @109267076309480704067.  We have given away special backstage passes in advance for this special event to: @114960466077967141907 @109057163018759143790 and @101696764219780312734 Links: http://www.sueaston.com http://www.danaston.com Set List: Nancy's Garden Flight Pale Jacket Homecoming  Way Home Alsia Lee on classical guitar (cover song Cavatina) Dance of the Red Glove *Support Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron!* http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangout Presented By: @106050675641651299878    Executive Producer: @117778937939543425499   Subscribe to My Music Hangout on YouTube:  https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangout My Music Hangout Website: http://www.MyMusicHangout.com #MyMusicHangout    #music   #indiemusic   #SueAston   #DanAston   #hangoutsonair  The Aston Family Music Hangout2014-06-29 19:00:00234 
Social Media Hangout5,112Welcome to another special edition of Social Media Hangout as we welcome Circloscope's finest: @117778937939543425499 and @112472587150551442541! Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like @107022061436866576067, @113690073826160821557, @102572320061138442096, @103008963082975341976, @117547081660023231214 and @115516333681138986628, @107665939201638457855 and our special guests from @109096245971703802400, @117778937939543425499 and @112472587150551442541! All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES! (You don't have to watch live if you can't make it, simply RSVP to take part in the great discussion afterwards! The video will always be available on YouTube.) Share this event publicly along with the hashtag #SMcircloscope   to be entered in our giveaway this week! Link to promotion coming soon! Be sure to check back HERE! *If you have watched before, please take a minute to review our show here, on IMDB:* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3750472/reviews-enter In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes: *1.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCNFul1AVN0 *2.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsxgHaoVces *3.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ChapN6uB-E *4.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3a4Sxgn7c8 *5.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA6_kx9HoGo *6.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSMQB-akX50 *7.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gM5Nt1h9Xg *8.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPUktF1SWME *9.* THE LOST EPISODE! Sorry! Not our fault! *10.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=couNbiLZH6c *11.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k70Z7FY0xc  *12.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO6dHXlOfnw  *13.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQIRZmXOjiU Also available on SoundCloud, and coming VERY soon to iTunes! https://soundcloud.com/smhangouts/ #googleplusevents                   #hangoutsonair                   #SMhangout    FAQ: *What time is the event?* The event always shows the local time (dependent upon your own time zone) if you are on desktop, but if the event is viewed on a Mobile Device it unfortunately will NOT show your local time, but will show our local time. Be sure to check the math! We are at 3pm EDT = 7pm GMTSocial Media Hangout #14 - Circloscope and More!2014-06-22 21:00:00119 
Ronnie Bincer100,819#TNTBootcamp - *Building Influence by Helping Others* @107742059751171695340 is one of the world’s leading authorities on Google+ knowledge. She is a Google+ Top Contributor, a Google+ trusted user and beta tester. Helping others “get” Google+ is her passion. Jaana’s business Gplussa helps coach businesses, students and non-profits on Google+, Google tools, social media and digital marketing.  One of Jaana’s recent posts was titled _How I became the most followed Nobody in Finland_. In this post, she writes, “Consistently NOT posting solely about my own topic but sharing a wide variety of interests with my Circleverse. I have also helped a lot of people and have dished out my knowledge for free since the beginning.” *Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques* @117778937939543425499 & @108210288375340023376 launched *Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques* aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn more about the tools used to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode in the series and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x  ************** *Upcoming Shows in the Series* Welcome to the second part of our series where we will explore the techniques of influence marketing. In the coming weeks, Christine & Ronnie will interview several influencers to get their perspective on how relationships are built on Google Plus and to understand which tools n' techniques work best for (and with) them and why.  *Monday, July 7th* An interview with: @113055030863291439319 Chef, Food Blogger, HOA Host *Monday, July 21st* We will revisit the tools part of our series by spending a few episodes providing a more indepth look at the new version of @109096245971703802400 as well as discussing circle management techniques and best practices. ************** *Previous Episodes: Tools* Series Kickoff Overview: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x   @111487545374003509241: http://bit.ly/1eOmIol  @109096245971703802400: http://bit.ly/1k6hBSM  @116266498226740184904: http://bit.ly/1lpAQo0   @108883357423682942734: http://bit.ly/1gWHG5w  Review of Tools Covered: http://bit.ly/Qm8VuS    *Previous Episodes: Techniques* *Using Hangouts on Air to Build Influence* An interview with @115620878851836664537: http://bit.ly/1mTctAf In his most recent best-selling book, _Google+ Hangouts for Business: How to use Google+ Hangouts to Improve Brand Impact, Build Business and Communicate in Real-Time_, David says “Hangouts on Air are a unique opportunity. This is the most disruptive marketing opportunity we have had for a long time. At a stroke you can dispel doubts about who you are and what you do, reach people, form relationships, and create new potential customers, and you can do it both in real time and asynchronously, increasing your marketing footprint with time.” *Connecting With Influencers To Improve SearchTNTBootcamp - Building Influence by Helping Others2014-06-16 20:30:00197 
AWorld4Change1,353What is Elderberry Syrup? First lets learn a bit about the benefits of the Elderberry. +Wayne Meador will host as Kristi Carter teaches this class on Saturday, June 14th at 2pm ET | 1pm CT | 12pm MT | 11am PT. *Scroll Down To RSVP. Responding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay.* _SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS_ *Full Schedule Of Live Events Here:* http://www.aworld4change.com/events Elderberries have a long history as a folk cure for a variety of ailments. Currently, scientific studies are being conducted to test the accuracy of these health claims. While some uses haven't been proven yet, elderberries in the form of elderberry syrup have been shown to boost immunity, decrease mucous production during colds and fight the flu. Boosting the Immune System, it helps your body fight disease. Elderberries are a rich source of vitamins A and C, which are crucial in helping the body maintain optimal health. Plus, the bioflavonoids in elderberry syrup boost the body's immune system by increasing antioxidant levels and viruses that damage cell walls. A daily dose can assist you in preventing both acute and chronic disease. Making Elderberry Syrup is as easy and the usages are endless. You can use it as an elixir to drink, on top of your ice cream or pancakes, and to flavor your water...   This HOA we will teach you how to make this wonderful Syrup... *We monitor the comments in as many locations as we can. If you're wanting a question answered, make sure and comment below the video and we’ll do our best to answer it during the show* _(Our show may not be timely for your schedule. Responding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay)_ *Hashtag*: #AWorld4Change Please use for your tweets and when sharing out the show. _SHARE THIS POST WITH YOUR FRIENDS_ *Subscribe to +AWorld4Change's YouTube Channel to catch future, and watch past episodes of our shows.* http://goo.gl/ONYbKX *Like the topic?* Know someone that will enjoy it? *Invite your friends to watch too.* #SustainableBuilding #CarTireFoundation #ReclaimedBuildingMaterial     --------------------------------------- Producer for today's show is the wonderful +Nazim Beltran! --------------------------------------- *Website* - http://www.aworld4change.com *TV Show YouTube Channel* -http://goo.gl/ONYbKX  *Wayne's YouTube Channel* - http://goo.gl/aDNCKg  *Wayne's Google Plus Profile* - https://plus.google.com/+WayneMeador *TV Show Google Plus Profile* - https://plus.google.com/+Aworld4changeTV *Seed Savers Community* - http://goo.gl/dFQmKI  *Pay It Forward Community* - http://goo.gl/L5f0MM  *Pinterest* - http://www.pinterest.com/aworld4change/  *TV Show Twitter* - http://www.twitter.com/AWorld4Change  *Wayne's Twitter* - http://www.twitter.com/wmeadorElderberry Syrup (How To Make & Uses For It)2014-06-14 20:00:0036 
Mia Voss30,948http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vofsbIlM5Xc This week on @109324423871490315778 Power Chat - we'll be getting the 411 on Book Publishing, Self Publishing, Writing Techniques, Marketing Your Book and more! Friday, June 13 - 9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET @109324423871490315778 Power Chat: Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word: #Infotainment       And we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy     More about our Panel: @103507319847335351139 - Online Business Strategist, Founder of The Blog Squad and Co-Founder of The Future of Ink. Denise is the host of the popular Hangout show Adventures In Visibility, focused on helping small businesses and online entrepreneurs to optimize, leverage, and strategically use social marketing tools to gain visibility, build credibility and make more money selling their products and services.   Denise is passionate about Adventure travel and how it can inspire you to think bigger and go for what’s possible in your business and life. She’s currently planning a new Adventure for entrepreneurs in Peru and another in India. denisewakeman.com @111238595346429376929 - Founder of @101560483852587124925 and co-author of Stop Wasting Time and Burning Money.  @101560483852587124925' passion is to uplift women, encourage, advise and support women in their individual missions. Lany is a highly successful and seasoned business owner and sales professional with several years of progressive experience in establishing and managing operational functions of companies in various industries.  lanysullivan.com @107499215004519214139 - Author of " The Unofficial Book On HootSuite", the most thorough book on the most popular social media marketing tool, HootSuite. Mike spent the last year studying and writing about HootSuite. Mike is also the man behind @106860584597630365429  where he blogs daily about social media and content marketing, and regularly works with people and businesses who want to learn how to leverage content and social profiles to strengthen online relationships, establish their authority within their industry, and grow their business.  Mike owns The Social Media Hat where he blogs daily about social media and content marketing.  On Amazon: http://owl.li/xhoK0  @107098776847894040162 - author of How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual, transforms writers into inspired, successful authors, authorpreneurs and blogpreneurs. Known as the Inspiration to Creation Coach, she moves her clients from ideas to finished books as well as to careers as authors by helping them combine their passion and purpose so they create products that positively and meaningfully impact the world. A sought-after author, book, blog-to-book, and results coach, some of Nina’s clients have sold 300,000+ copies of their books, landed deals with major publishing houses and created thriving businesses around their books. She writes fThe Mia Connect Power Chat - All About Book Publishing2014-06-13 18:00:00201 
Social Media Hangout5,112We are joined by two special guests this week. @108140238181191084668 of @117094489888018583396 will talk to us about the awesome "Social Marketer's Quiz" http://beta21.circussocial.com/smquiz/, and @111552522175915203592 will be around for us to pick his brain on relationships, trust and authority! This is an unscripted hangout so our hosts may suddenly veer off into any number of topics that can be helpful to you and your business, so it's worth listening in! Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like @107022061436866576067, @113690073826160821557, @102572320061138442096, @103008963082975341976, @117547081660023231214 and @107665939201638457855! All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES! (You don't have to watch live if you can't make it, simply RSVP to take part in the great discussion afterwards! The video will always be available on YouTube.) In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes: *1.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCNFul1AVN0 *2.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsxgHaoVces *3.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ChapN6uB-E *4.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3a4Sxgn7c8 *5.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA6_kx9HoGo *6.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSMQB-akX50 *7.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gM5Nt1h9Xg *8.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPUktF1SWME *9.* THE LOST EPISODE! Sorry! Not our fault! *10.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=couNbiLZH6c *11.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k70Z7FY0xc Also available on SoundCloud! https://soundcloud.com/smhangouts/ #googleplusevents                   #hangoutsonair                   #SMhangout    FAQ: *What time is the event?* The event always shows the local time (dependant upon your own time zone).Social Media Hangout #122014-06-08 21:00:0092 
Eric Enge21,090This week on the #DMEShow  @104858643838035519891 and @108493275257625053433 and I will chat about Pinterest and G+ and how to leverage them together. The show airs at 5 PM EDT on Thursday May 29th.  Just say yes to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  I will also share the video here for mobile users. Please help us by inviting others or sharing the event!Pinterest and Google Plus: Two Peas in a Pod2014-05-29 23:00:23206 
Christopher Vogelmann2,096*Semantic Engagement and the Science of Influencing Behavior* In our next episode of *Epic Influencers*, we have a conversation with @115620878851836664537 about his story of becoming an influencer and how you can use your unique message to become an epic influencer yourself. As most of you know, David is a major force on Google+, a prolific author and an in-demand consultant to major corporations.  His engaging style and sincere desire to help others are palpable in the online world.  Many viewers have expressed the notion that they can listen to him for hours on end. Mark your calendars for this very special conversation with a humble, humorous, informative and powerful visionary - @115620878851836664537. Say "YES" to this event and please share it with your circles and friends.  It is guaranteed to be memorable. Mobile/YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/fr66h5vovJo ================================================= #influence #influencer #engagement #gamification #BehavioralMarketing #BehavioralGuidance #LoyaltyMarketing  Semantic Engagement and the Science of Influencing Behavior2014-05-28 21:00:00158 
Eric Enge21,090Join me for this special edition of the #DMAShow  as we have tossed @107022061436866576067 to the side (sorry Mark!) and I will be joined by @107665939201638457855.  Dustin and I are going to talk about the role of images/photos/visuals in amping up your content marketing to the next level. The show will air at 1 PM EDT on Tuesday May 27th. Just say YES to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  We will also share the video link here for mobile viewers. Please help us pack the house by inviting others or sharing the event.  It helps make for a lively event comment stream which we will pull into the show!I Don't Need No Stinkin' Images! Or Do I?2014-05-27 19:00:00187 
Eric Enge21,090Join us as @107022061436866576067 and I chat with @110720576611232766643 about the role of social media in your overall business.  We will talk about identifying and leveraging the highest octane gasoline possible! Here is the YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIjWbpdWA0Q The show will be at 3 PM EDT (Boston time) on Thursday.  We will also share the YouTube link here for mobile viewers.  Just say YES to get access to the video link for live or later viewing. Please INVITE others or SHARE the event to help us build up the audience.  We appreciate your help!Playing with Gasoline With Jay Baer2014-05-22 21:00:00174 
Christine & Mia6,135YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DvaXLN6KfQ Join @117778937939543425499 and @101696764219780312734 and guest host @112472587150551442541  as we chat with our guest @108210288375340023376  Wednesday, May 21st 11:30am PT/12:30pm MT/1:30pm CT/2:30pm ET A little more about Ronnie: You know him as the Hangout Helper and a master at  - #VideoContentMarketing / Video SEO (VSEO) and Online Marketing. We'll be peeking into the Man Behind The Hangout during this episode. We are looking forward to hearing the rest of the story from Ronnie! This week's show is sponsored by: @108712904755834193601  A full service hotel, conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC The hotel is located within walking distance of the White House, DC Convention Center, and two separate Metro/subway stops. http://www.inndc.com Follow the buzz on Twitter and Google+ using hashtags #15MinutesOnAir  & #WhatsYourStory      What's Your Story - Ronnie Bincer - 5/21/142014-05-21 20:30:00158 
Plus My Reach618*Monetize Your Hangouts - Media Kit* _Broadcast Times:_ 13:30 PST 16:30 EST 21:30 GMT The second in a series of shows we will be holding with industry leaders and specialists focusing on monetizing your Hangouts. This weeks guest: @110539034508686983445  www.reformationdesigns.com Ryan J. Rhoades - CEO & Lead Graphic Artist at Reformation Designs, which is a company he started in Silicon Valley in 2011. Some of his recent clients include Jack Canfield, Jim Kwik of SuperheroYou and Kwik Learning, Rick Frishman of Morgan James Publishing, and many others. His clients have appeared in publications like Forbes, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and been on many television networks like CNN, MSNBC, etc. Potential sponsors will expect a media kit from you. This should include, but is not limited to: Who you are, what you do, and how do you do it. Examples of your HOA's with their audience engagement is obviously essential. What other affiliated activity do you support? We've used the video holder to display a demonstration of +Plus My Reach while the event is scheduled for those interested in finding out more about Plus My Reach prior to the event broadcasting. Watch and Participate Live Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/events/cnm6qm1ch2vtv86e0jhnv8bjqdg Or YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSNIVxF1VGI ______________________________________________________________________ Don't forget the General Q&A on Wednesday, all welcome: https://plus.google.com/events/cnsp9c3ntb6h9u9r6m6t5pt9p7c Event Hashtag: #PlusMyReachMonetize Your Hangouts - Media Kit2014-05-08 22:30:0097 
Ronnie Bincer100,819*Can Connecting With Influencers Improve Search Results?* An interview with: @113690073826160821557 “If you can build a strong audience of your own, or if major influencers in your market space +1 or share the content, this can get you a lot of exposure to your target market.” _Google+ & SEO: How Google+ Impacts Search Results_, Nov 2013, http://bit.ly/1tXnC7v *Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques* @117778937939543425499 & @108210288375340023376 launched *Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques* aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn more about the tools used to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode in the series and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x ********************************************* *Upcoming Shows in the Series* Welcome to the second part of our series where we will explore the techniques of influence marketing. In the coming weeks, Christine & Ronnie will interview several influencers to get their perspective on how relationships are built on Google Plus and to understand which tools n' techniques work best for (and with) them and why.  Monday, May 5th An interview with: @113690073826160821557 CEO of @115515796589038584989, Author _Art of SEO_, Speaker, Search Engine Land and Search Engine Watch Columnist Monday, May 19th An interview with: @107022061436866576067 Sr. Director of Online Marketing at +Stone Temple Consulting Monday, June 2nd An interview with: @114918475211209783081  Speaker, Consultant, Author, Professional Coach, Marketing Psychologist ********************************************* *Previous Episodes: Tools* Series Kickoff Overview: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x  @111487545374003509241: http://bit.ly/1eOmIol @109096245971703802400: http://bit.ly/1k6hBSM @116266498226740184904: http://bit.ly/1lpAQo0  @108883357423682942734: http://bit.ly/1gWHG5w Review of Tools Covered: http://bit.ly/Qm8VuS  *Previous Episodes: Techniques* @115620878851836664537: http://bit.ly/1mTctAf ********************************************* *Learn More* Case Study Example Using Tools Covered by @117778937939543425499: http://bit.ly/1jFt0Xb  View on @117621824418336664774 curated by @115091224082668507135: http://flip.it/ojxyN ********************************************* #TNTBootcamp airs on the 1st & 3rd Mondays each month at 11:30am PST / 2:30pm EST. #SocialMediaMarketing #InfluencerMarketing #GooglePlusTips #DataMining #TNTBootcamp - Can Connecting With Influencers Improve Search Results?2014-05-05 20:30:00232 
martin shervington961,947This week I'll interview @115415882981569471878. Barry loves me; in fact, Barry loves me so much he called me a knucklehead earlier. Yes, that much. But here is the thing, that is Barry, it expresses who he is - an energetic, straight talking, 'from the hip shoot' King of personal branding. And that is what I want to show you. Not just 'go read his stuff', but to show you how to infuse your personality into everything you do online. I'll be learning too, of course. p.s. I met Barry at the Social Media Marketing World conference, and he is starting to 'get' Google+, and maybe even fall in love with it as well. So, please join me, to shake out your branding cobwebs, get fresh, and be inspired this Wednesday!How to build an AWESOME personal brand!2014-04-30 20:00:00105 
Social Media Hangout5,112Sit down with the owners and moderators of your favorite Social Media Communities on Google+, as they discuss *the introduction of +Post ads* and *the surprise departure of Google+ head* @107117483540235115863. Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like @103008963082975341976, @107022061436866576067, @113690073826160821557, @102572320061138442096, @107665939201638457855, @117547081660023231214, @115516333681138986628 and possibly even a surprise guest or two! As usual, this is an unscripted hangout so our hosts may suddenly veer off into any number of topics that can be helpful to you and your business. Be sure to *tune in and share your questions about the introduction of +Post ads and the surprise departure of Google+ head Vic Gundotra*. In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes: *1.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCNFul1AVN0 *2.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsxgHaoVces *3.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ChapN6uB-E *4.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3a4Sxgn7c8 *5.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA6_kx9HoGo #googleplusevents     #hangoutsonair     #postads     #vicgundotraIt's the End of Google+ As We Know It.... Or Not - Social Media Hangout #62014-04-27 21:00:00244 
Wade Harman17,586Relationship Marketing: Do We Benefit From Circle Shares? I would love to point you toward some of my favorite social media tools, the first being a Google Plus tool called +NOD3x get a tour here: http://goo.gl/hVniiZ The second being +PicMonkey where you can get a free month of Royale here! https://www.picmonkey.com/#promo/RELATIONSHIP This week @111552522175915203592 is joined by @118332593230195158666 and @118298229252974224674 to talk about circle sharing.  We will discuss if this is a viable option to build relationships and how the people coming in at the last minute are affected.   Circle sharing has been the topic of conversation with me for a while with various people, and I want to get to the bottom of it and ask if this really does work.  I've got my own experience in circle sharing that I want to divulge, and you may find it surprising!  Don't forget to circle the new G+ page @108827198716965466311 and would love to have you come join us over in the *Relationship Marketing* Community http://goo.gl/xmXdVNCircle Sharing: Do We Benefit From Relationships?2014-04-17 19:00:0061 
Lisa Engles5,167*Link to the program mentioned in this hangout www.hangoutsforvisionaryleaders.com/program* *Coaches, Authors and Speakers: Go From Ground Zero to Hangout Hero* Have you spent a lot of time, energy and money spinning your wheels, trying to spread your message and build your audience using social media marketing, but haven’t seen the results that you hoped for?  Do you feel disconnected from the very people you want to reach?  Well, you’re not alone.  In fact, most heart-centered entrepreneurs and visionary leaders that I talk to all say the same thing: " I feel disconnected from the people I want to reach"  and : “I don’t like using social media, but I know I’m supposed to.”  And less than a year ago, I was one of them. ​I was frustrated because there was something about social media that didn’t feel right to me.  I was very resistant to using it.  It felt useless to me because honestly, I was a small fish in a big pond of thousands of 'experts' who were using all types of tactics that felt pushy and in your face. If that's what I needed to do to get seen and get clients, then no thanks.  It's just not who I am. Then one day, I had an ‘ah-ha” moment.  I realized that the reason I was feeling so much resistance was because at the core of who I am and what I do as a coach, author and speaker is - connect and communicate. In that moment I saw how social media was actually putting a divide between me and ideal audience and was keeping me from getting noticed and ultimately, getting clients because there was a lack of authentic connection and communication.  Think about it, how much can you really connect with people when you’re limited posting a 140 characters, a link or an image?  The lack of authentic engagement was not only keeping me from effectively communicating my message, it was keeping me from connecting with my ideal audience and it was ultimately keeping me from making money doing what I love to do.  So I made it my goal to figure out how I could reach others with my message in a way that felt real and that created an opportunity for authentic connection.  And that’s when I decided to look into google hangouts on air.   Within 6 months of using hangouts on air (HOA) I was finally able to break the barriers between me and my ideal clients, get the support of influencers both in google plus and in my niche, establish my expertise and build a loyal following of people who want what I have to offer… all things I had been unsuccessful in accomplishing before. So, in this hangout I want to show you how you can have this type of success using hangouts as well.    #RonnieBincer  has been a big piece of my 'winning' equation, so he'll be joining us in this hangout where you'll: *Learn the 4 critical steps that will take you from ground zero to hangout hero (or shero)* *Discover how to use hangouts on air to connect and communicate with your ideal audience in real time so that you create trust and meaningful relationships* *Learn how usHangout Strategies for Visionary Leaders2014-04-14 20:00:0097 
Jim Shankle1,619John Brown University is pleased to Host @115620878851836664537 (and possibly a _"mystery guest"_ who might just pop in) for a unique HOA that adds to information David presented to a JBU MBA Marketing Strategies course last year. Additionally, David will discuss his new book _"Google+ Hangouts for Business"_ which he wrote in collaboration with @108210288375340023376, @114918475211209783081 and others.  This Friday & Saturday seminar on Entrepreneurialism will be taught by @108402756538374871470  and @117130452445930022312 (retired VP, People Division and Training at Walmart). Both are Adjunct Professors at JBU. Other speakers during this Seminar (in private sessions) include Donnie Smith, CEO and @100397511207083609950 Manager, Social Media & Online Communities at Tyson Foods and Terry Turpin, COO of Acumen Holdings. David will give his historical perspective regarding Social Business on the internet and where it is going as a result of the influence of Google Semantic Search. He (and later Friday afternoon in another HOA - https://plus.google.com/events/cn6vs30l287loeaalp03bkut1r0, @100948891249021511115 , @113055030863291439319 and @108210288375340023376) will discuss real-world, "life applications" for how individuals and Brands are increasingly utilizing G+ as a platform for all their Social Business initiatives - *JBU Seminar on Entrepreneurialism Presents "Hangouts, Helpouts, Hirls and Mobile Hangouts On Air"* Tune in. *LINKS:* _Event Page_ - https://plus.google.com/events/cetvvjacuf3106n5itbe7qvvpac _Youtube_ - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEhA3iSlzq4David Amerland at JBU Seminar on Entrepreneurialism2014-04-11 18:00:0072 
Social Media Hangout5,112Join the owners and moderators of the Social Media communities on Google+ (Strategy, Professionals, Creative, and Discussions) as they introduce you to this brand new HOA series: Social Media Hangout! as well as the Social Media communities. 3:00 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time - NEW YORK TIME ZONE) This means: 7:00 PM GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) http://smhangout.com Featuring the likes of: @103008963082975341976  @107665939201638457855  @107022061436866576067  @113690073826160821557  @102572320061138442096  @117547081660023231214  @115516333681138986628  and more to come, keep an eye out for announcements this week! We just may sneak in a few surprises and gifts for viewers, so this is one HOA you definitely don't want to miss. Brought to you by @109836237376101025302, as well as our wonderful partners: @102987204232298235213 @115515796589038584989 @118277786822373935125 @102577254872201879750 @110898358562182430662 and @116266498226740184904 Social Media Hangout: Greetings and Salutations2014-03-09 20:00:00170 
The Hangout Helper278Come be a part of the first official day of SXSW with @112374836634096795698 & a live interview from the streets of Austin TX. Click *Read more...* One of our very first #MobileHOA  interviews of the festival will feature everyone's Google Plus favorite. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xiHqA4p06E Join in the conversation via comments... We'll also feature @104858643838035519891 and @108493275257625053433 in the filmstrip to start things off. @110581056743381299062 will work on the mobile broadcast with Guy & @108210288375340023376 so we can join in as soon as we are able. *Feel free to invite your friends & add comments/questions for Guy below.* Guy Kawasaki is the author of _APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment_, and nine other books. He is also the co-founder of www.Alltop.com an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College. This Live HOA from the streets is one of many we will be doing all week long. *Because Guy is so special, he get's his own Event!* To keep up on all the other live action, *Check out the Event list below* for each day of the Interactive portion of #SXSW2014  where #SXSWmobileHOA  will be taking place. The 'control room' will be managed by various members of *The Hangout Mastery* community... _signup to keep up bit.ly/HangoutMastery ._ Day 1 (Friday, March 7, 2014) http://goo.gl/MeLO9F Day 2 (Saturday, March 8, 2014) http://goo.gl/KVEpd7 Day 3 (Sunday, March 9, 2014) http://goo.gl/Q9c99F Day 4 (Monday, March 10, 2014) http://goo.gl/cmb6kg Day 5 (Tuesday, March 11, 2014) http://goo.gl/syEZ1g#SXSWmobileHOA Guy Kawasaki Interview Live from Austin2014-03-07 16:45:00116 
Chef Dennis Littley715,914*Mobile Users* : http://youtu.be/zeow4K-6NR8 Join me and my Co-host @108641528210325220263  as we discuss *Google Local* and how to use it to your advantage on the 12th episode of The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively Every Monday  for thirty minutes we will focus on a different aspect of Google+  offering guidance and  answering questions.    If you have questions please leave them in the Comment Bar of this event  before the start of the show and we will do our best our best to answer them. The goal of our series is to help everyone understand how Google+ works and what they need to do to become successful on G+.  Once G+ begins to make sense to you, you'll be able to enjoy your time on the plus, making new friends, engaging in communities and seeing some pretty amazing search engine results.  While our series will be focused on Bloggers everyone is welcome and we hope to see all of you with your questions-    You can also join us at the G+ Food Bloggers Community - http://goo.gl/IEKmsV  where we discuss all the issues that Bloggers have as well as sharing best practices. All of our previous episodes are on Youtube  http://goo.gl/3iukbR Monday March 3rd @ 1 PM EST/12 PM CST/11 AM MST/10 AM PST #googleplustips   #bloggers   #Gplusfoodbloggers  The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively - Google Local2014-03-03 19:00:0066 
Future of StoryTelling554,583On Wednesday, 2/26, we're hanging out with Scott Snibbe, media artist, filmmmaker, entrepreneur, and self-proclaimed "designer of useless programs".  Known for breakthrough iOS music applications like Bjork's "Biophilia" and Philip Glass' "REWORK_", Snibbe is literally shaping the future of music before our eyes. This week we'll also be joined by musicians @116323800024582462500  of OK Go, and the Google Plus Sensation @100974258168375166691.  Submit your questions to our panel of experts in realtime, right here on Google Plus.  The conversation will explore how interactive design is revolutionizing the way we consume. Snibbe's work transforms music into a participatory experience that can impact an audience's social, emotional, and physical behavior. We'll talk about how technology can empower people to participate in music, and ultimately contribute to the story it relays. Submit your questions to our panel of experts in realtime, right here on Google Plus.  Snibbe’s artwork is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art. His large-scale interactive projects have been incorporated into concert tours, the Olympics, science museums, airports, and other major public spaces and events. In the 1990s, he was one of the co-developers of the special effects software, Adobe After Effects. Virtual Roundtables feature a different FoST speaker every Wednesday at 12:30pm EST, as part of an ongoing weekly series. Check out the full line-up of speakers and topics on our website here: http://futureofstorytelling.org/fost-virtual-roundtables/Virtual Roundtable: Scott Snibbe, Artist and Researcher in Interactivity2014-02-26 18:30:0078 
martin shervington961,947*Who wants to join me as I interview Jay Baer about his New York Times best selling business book?* We will be talking about the attitude/culture/approach of 'helping', including how Jay finds the culture on Google+; where he thinks we should be putting our attention right now, and where it is going in the future. Whether you are a business or an individual looking at your own approach, this should be a lot of fun and give you new insights too! *What is 'Youtility' all about?* Jay says..."The difference between helping and selling is just two letters. But those two letters are critically important to your company’s success. You’re not competing for attention only against other, similar products. You’re competing for attention against everything. To win in this hyper-competitive environment, you must ask “How can we help?” If you sell something, you make a customer today, but if you genuinely help someone, you create a customer for life. This is Youtility." Sound good? See you then!An interview with Jay Baer about his book 'YouTility"!2014-02-25 20:00:0076 
Ronnie Bincer100,819*Introducing the New and Improved Circloscope* On Monday, February 17th, @108210288375340023376 and @117778937939543425499 will be joined by @112472587150551442541 of @109096245971703802400. Craig is a former product manager for Microsoft and now a co-founder at @109096245971703802400 along with @117778937939543425499 and @115932955064831083806. Circloscope is in the final phases of redevelopment; Christine and Craig will give us a sneak peek of Circloscope's new features, will tell you how it can be used to help you *identify engagers and influencers in your area of interest*, and will discuss the _*importance of circle management*_ so you can filter through the noise and focus in on the conversations that really matter to you. *Helpful articles on Using/Getting the most out of the current version of Circloscope:* *Circloscope A to Z* by the developer @115932955064831083806  https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EhsanAhmadiGharacheh/posts/MQznXkSJbAR *Circloscope Recipes* by @114918475211209783081  http://www.plusyourbusiness.com/circloscope-recipe-list/ *Introduction to Circloscope* by @100172216890994354180   https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ceijk9piqlmiv3ffkkgdi7nuqo4 Christine & Ronnie launched *Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques* aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode in the series and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members:http://bit.ly/MhiA4x _Upcoming Shows in the Series_ *Monday, February 17th* -www.circloscope.com @112472587150551442541, former Product Development Manager at Microsoft and now a partner at @109096245971703802400, discusses how @109096245971703802400 is being used to identify engagers on Google+ and will provide a sneak peak at the new features that will be released in the new version of the tool. *Monday, March 3rd* -www.steadydemand.com/tool/ @102572320061138442096 from @116266498226740184904 discusses how Steady Demand's Pro Tool provides special engagement tools for both Profiles and Pages including some unique alert features and a scoring system to measure post quality and social signals to post ratio. It can be used to identify top engagers on your pages' posts as well analyze competitors' engagement and posts. Learn how to increase engagement by improving the quality of your posts and to gauge the impact of your SEO and social efforts over a given time period. *Monday, March 17th* -http://www.NOD3x.com Dive into data mining with @100034828195835575273 from @108883357423682942734 to learn how this powerful tool can be used to identify influencers across Google+, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube based on keywords and hashtags and how Klout, Kred and PeerIndex are being used along with NOD3x to measure influence. _*Previous Episodes*_ First, Series Kickoff Overview: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x Second, @11148754#TNTBootcamp - Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques - Circloscope2014-02-17 20:30:00180 
Chef Dennis Littley715,914Mobile Use this Link: http://youtu.be/OATc03mlDks Join me and my Co-host @108641528210325220263  with are very special guest @115620878851836664537  as we tackle the topic of *Semantic Search*  on the 10th episode of *The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively* And who better to learn it from then the Author of Google Semantic Search himself.   Every Monday  for thirty minutes we will focus on a different aspect of Google+  offering guidance and  answering questions.    If you have questions please leave them in the Comment Bar of this event  before the start of the show and we will do our best our best to answer them. The goal of our series is to help everyone understand how Google+ works and what they need to do to become successful on G+.  Once G+ begins to make sense to you, you'll be able to enjoy your time on the plus, making new friends, engaging in communities and seeing some pretty amazing search engine results.  While our series will be focused on Bloggers everyone is welcome and we hope to see all of you with your questions-    You can also join us at the G+ Food Bloggers Community - http://goo.gl/IEKmsV  where we discuss all the issues that Bloggers have as well as sharing best practices. All of our previous episodes are on Youtube  http://goo.gl/3iukbR Monday February 1th @ 1 PM EST/12 PM CST/11 AM MST/10 AM PST #googleplustips   #bloggers   #Gplusfoodbloggers  The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively - Semantic Search with David Amerland2014-02-17 19:00:00147 
Daria Musk3,624,207*BE MY VALENTINE!* Announcing the "Lonely Hearts Club Hangout Concert"! This Saturday, Feb 15th will you be my valentine? You're the ones I love so let's celebrate together! I'll bring the songs, you bring you. ❤ *HOW TO ATTEND* You are cordially invited to watch and most importantly _join_ my "Lonely Hearts Club Band" by Hanging Out with me for this special love-themed Concert! ❤ *RSVP YES & COMMENT HERE TO TELL ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE HANGOUT WITH ME!*  I'll add you to a special circle that will be invited to join the windows in the Hangout during the show. As always I'll rotate the seats and sing as long as it takes to see you! We'll date, face-to-face all night if we have to ;) *DAY + TIME* I know real v-day is on Friday, so I thought holding our global-date-night on Saturday instead would make it even more inclusive and awesome! Even if you've got romantic plans (ahem not me haha) we can all team up into one big "Lonely Heart's Club Band" on Saturday! (Sunday for you Kiwis and Aussies, ;) *WHAT TO EXPECT* We can eat chocolates and toast to love in all it's forms! We can sing and shout and laugh and leave no-date-behind! You can bring your loves (even if they're pets, or or kids, or friends or fiancés) or come solo and be my date! I prefer roses and tulips thank you ;) *SHARE THE LOVE* Share the love and share this with anyone and everyone you want to celebrate with and remember to tell you love them too!  So bring on the lovebirds and lonely hearts worldwide! Get ready to be loved! See you on Saturday!  *XO, Daria*Daria's Lonely Hearts Club ❤ Hangout Concert!2014-02-16 00:00:00292 
Kevin Kelly547,710Kevin Kelly converses with urban homesteader Lloyd Kahn about new cool tools.Lloyd Kahn and Kevin Kelly on Cool Tools2014-02-13 02:00:0084 
martin shervington961,947I am delighted to be interviewing @104858643838035519891 @108493275257625053433 and @111798765849955344981. And here is the plan... I am going to ask every question about social that I can think of, but I need you help. What would you like to know? What are the gaps you need to be filled? How about cross platform posting? Tools they use? This is going to be a great opportunity to look at Google+, alongside Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and beyond. Can't wait. It is going to be a lot of fun too.Interview with three of the very best in Social Media!2014-02-11 20:00:00121 
martin shervington961,947*Google Plus for Individuals and Business!* _Including launch of the free 'Quickstarter' courses..._ There have been so many changes in the Plus over the past few months, and as such we wanted to get together to re-launch the website, tell you about some of the resources and pick up on some of your questions as well. So get yourself ready and see you on Monday!The PYB team talk about some amazing, free resources available for Google+!2014-02-10 21:00:00116 
Eric Enge21,090In this week's #DMEShow  I will be joined by Google's @107562852116793589182 and @104048500804447341038: 1. Getting Started Strong on Google Plus (for brand pages) 2. +Post ads what to expect, and how to use them 3. How to Run a Great Hangout The live YouTube link will be here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHyg7LPb0vA  This should be a fantastic event!  We will share the live YouTube link here just before show time.  The event will be live at 3 PM ET (Boston time). Please feel free to share the event or invite others!Google Plus Tips From the Google Plus Team!2014-02-06 21:00:00264 
The White House2,747,197Join President Obama as he "travels" across the country in a virtual whistle-stop tour. The President will join Google+ Hangouts with people across the United States and talk with Americans about the issues laid out in his speech. RSVP now to watch the live Hangout on Friday, January 31. Watch the full video of the State of the Union and learn more about all the ways you can engage with us at http://WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU. #POTUSRoadTripA Virtual Road Trip with President Obama2014-01-31 20:00:0013517 
Men's Health622,694Stay on track in 2014 with healthy eating and nutrition tips from our panel of experts. TOPICS OF DISCUSSION: -Tips for maintaining flavor while eating healthy -Cooking demo -How to incorporate fruits and vegetables during the winter months PARTICIPANTS: -Paul Kita, Men’s Health Senior Associate Editor -Cheryl Forberg, Nutritionist and Chef -David McInerney, Co-Founder, Fresh Direct -Christopher Mohr, Ph.D, RDHealthy Cooking & Nutrition Tips2014-01-28 19:00:00154 
Ronnie Bincer100,819Join us for the #KraftyCooking Live HOA. If on mobile watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA9zva5bRnU This is a follow up to our blog post http://www.plusyourbusiness.com/use-google-hangouts-krafty-cooking/ which contains video interviews of all the chefs on the panel. We’ll be talking about how these Chefs have used Hangouts and Hangouts on Air along with their culinary skills to help people learn the joys of cooking. The event info above shows your local time, but as a reference we start at 1pm EST (New York) on 8-Jan-2014. We will likely go into some behind the scenes stories as well as how they incorporate some of their own childhood food experiences into their online cooking endeavors. All tied into how they have been Krafty in their Cooking showmanship! Please invite others to this event to watch and interact with the live show or to view afterwards and help us spread the word on how Google Plus and #KraftyCooking ideas are an incredible combination. === === #KraftyCooking #GooglePlusMarketing #HangoutsWithFood#KraftyCooking and 5 Chefs’ Stories Live and Uncensored2014-01-08 19:00:00247 
Ronnie Bincer100,819*So Many Ways to use Hangouts on Air - Where do I start?* If that is your question, then watch this live HOA recording to get some answers. We discussed the options and gave tips on what your best choices will be moving forward. *Invite others to come, and leave questions in the comments.* If you want the latest info and guidance on what really matters, join in with the members at bit.ly/HangoutMastery - this live show will give you a taste of the training/help Hangout Mastery members have been getting for a while now. As a Reference post on the New Scheduled HOA Event tool, check out my recent post on that here: http://goo.gl/0CY0Ba We'll also address the fact that we now have the ability to do *Limited Broadcasts* via _*Private HOAs*_ - Real ones, not the kind you have to try to fake out the system. This means that every business/person has their own *Private Broadcasting Channel*... Your own Private TV Channel... ground breaking stuff - For Free! _The key is to know how to use the stuff properly_... this session will get you started. If you have not watched my Hangouts Tutorial video re. Being a Great Hangout / HOA Guest check it out here: http://goo.gl/pEqRJP === === #HOAtips   #HOAbroadcasting   #HangotusOnAir   #ScheduledHOA   #PrivateHOA   #GooglePlusTips   #EventsTips   _Keep up with Hangouts via bit.ly/HangoutMastery ..._So Many Ways to use Hangouts on Air - where do I start?2013-12-17 21:00:00392 
Google Plus Week TV Show459Troll Time Weekly returns this Friday when we welcome another batch of YouTube trolls to Google Plus Week. (Not to mention a special guest! Which means we'll actually be starting on time!)  We'll also be looking at the new profile layout for Google+, the problems with the new Android client, and much much more! Join us Friday, with your comments on YouTube live, as we wrap up another Google Plus Week!Google Plus Week - 15 Nov 20132013-11-16 02:30:0018 
Mia Voss30,948This week we bust out a Weekend Edition for you! +Dustin W. Stout, +Michael Q Todd & +Ileane Smith will join us as we chat all things online & Social Media. Grab your cup of coffee and stay in your PJ's and bring your questions & comments. These three are *POWERHOUSES of Info* and you don't want to miss it!   Saturday, November 9th 9:30amPST/10:30amMSt/11:30amCST/12:30pmEST Find your time zone!  http://bit.ly/18QhHTy How & where to watch: - Google Events: You can watch, comment & ask questions right here on this event - YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grTWzAGFvlY - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow us at https://twitter.com/TheMiaConnect and use hashtag #BatCrapCrazy           Join the #SocialMediaPowerchat  Community for updates! *http://bit.ly/HwmLXI* Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #BatCrapCrazy    | #GetYourLearnOn    Social Media Power Chat - Weekend Edition with Dustin Stout, Michael Q. Todd & Ileane Smith2013-11-09 18:30:00238 
Jim Shankle1,619It's always a pleasure hearing +David Amerland discuss _*"The GSS/G+ Connection"*_ because it's a subject area with many facets. For mobile viewers click on this YouTube Link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S76tXQ5qZ30  The time for the Event is translated to your local time zone. As a reference, it starts at 7:30 PM ET. _Google Semantic Search_ and its direct connection to, and support by, Google+ (what I am starting to call _"The GSS/G+ Connection"_) is remarkably deep and important. Yet David explains it with such simplicity, ease, and freshness that it's very understandable and enjoyable no matter your level of experience. Unquestionably, there is a wealth of material in this subject matter which means David will never be over-exposed or fail to peel back yet another layer of this *very large* onion every time he appears in an HOA. Thursday night he is joining my _MBA Marketing Strategies_ class at John Brown University (Rogers Center in Northwest Arkansas) via Google Hangouts On Air. David will explain _The GSS/G+ Connection_ from an MBA's and marketer's perspective. He will also introduce some unique "life applications" that should be pursued as an extension of the emerging power of GSS and Google+. Our session will start at 6:30 PM CST for those interested in seeing Marketing Strategies examined from David's unique perspective. *Two facts backing my conclusion that David has struck a deep vein...* 1) He had 22,000 Followers when I started communicating with him 5-6 weeks ago. Today his Followers number over 150,000, and 2) His game-changing book _Google Semantic Search_ - 230 pages (including an extensive Bibliography for those who want to explore the subject even further) that mines (as David calls it) a "semantically dense" subject. Proof that GSS/G+ is a critically important subject for MBA students (everyone really) was on display last week. Friday for an enjoyable and fast-paced hour, David, +Mark Traphagen  +Ronnie Bincer   (aka "The Hangout Helper") and +martin shervington  discussed how Google+ is changing behavior on the internet - to the better - https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c0n7nndld5gebbjat1of0dhb124  Even after a full hour, there were many unaddressed questions - reflecting that the session could have continued for the rest of the day. Based on the enjoyable chemistry of these four professionals, most their large audience probably would not have left them had it continued. Come join us Thursday night to continue the discussion. #mktgmba  MBA Marketing Strategies - David Amerland Explores "The GSS/G+ Connection" at John Brown University2013-11-08 01:30:0064 
Simon's Cat120,758Join Simon Tofield the creator of Simon’s Cat and his team as they explain the work that goes into making their hugely popular animated films. They'll give drawing and animation demonstrations as well as showing some of their recent work, giving rare insights into the making of a 400 million views internet phenomenon. Come early as seating is limited. Register before arrival.   Apple Store, Regent Street, London UK Wednesday 30 October 7:00pm - 8pm   For more information and to reserve a place http://www.apple.com/uk/retail/regentstreet/ The Bumper Book of Simon's Cat is available on the iBookstore* https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/bumper-book-simons-cat-enhanced/id714024668   *UK link. Please check your regional iBookstore for which Simon's Cat titles are available to you.Special Event - Simon's Cat2013-10-30 19:00:0016 
Google+9,261,171The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033982 
Google Plus Week TV Show459Great show planned for tonight! Hope you can join us! Don't you wish you had bought Google stock yesterday??? WOW!!Google Plus Week 10/18/20132013-10-19 02:30:0028 
martin shervington961,947We plan to cover as much of the following as we can in an hour: Want to watch on a mobile? http://youtu.be/WeCZ-Z9us7M How to properly Create a HOA Event Use the "Details" area of the Event to achieve your goals Properly Invite people and communities to the Event Encourage Event Comments and Sharing of the Event Before the show Send out Reminders to Guest based on Attendance Status Connect the HOA Video feed to the Event (making is a HOA Event) Use Hangout Toolbox v.2 to self identify and Guide the Focus of the Show Utilize the Event Comments as part of the show Bring Comments on screen with Comment Tracker stand-alone App Save Comments for later review Engage After the Event Identify people via comments that fit your target audience Engage with them in comments, add to circles Invite to future events, via circles Invite to future events and Event’s Message Options Repeat to build valuable relationships using HOA Events Why are we doing all this for free? This is a promotion for Ronnie's Hangout Helper Mastery programme which you may like to know I've joined myself as a paying member as I need to keep up my skills too. And no, I am not on commission :) See you then!How to build valuable relationships using HOA events!2013-10-11 18:00:00354 
martin shervington961,947When it comes intelligence, let's face it, Moms know their stuff. And none more so than Kimberley Blaine - my guest for a show this coming Sunday! We decided we would get together and be intelligently social for around 30 minutes.  "What will you get if you 'tune in'?" I hear you cry. Well, Kimberley is the the executive producer of mental health webseries, www.TheGoToMom.TV and a very positive and uplifting influence in the Plus - with a good sense of humor too (I missed the 'u' out to make my American friends feel comfortable!). So it should be really fun one! See you then, MartinHow Social Intelligence Influences Your Social Media!2013-09-22 18:00:0037 
Ronnie Bincer100,819*Learn about the New HOA Q&A App - bring more interaction to HOAs* Hangouts on Air can be very interactive - It is like "Yelling at the TV" and _The TV can answer back_ to paraphrase a friend. This new Q&A app adds another element to the back and forth conversation with Hangouts on Air. As noted in the intro video, this live session *will use the Q&A app to address your questions* and *will NOT likely use the comments you might enter in the Event*. Here is the link to the Referenced intro video so you can watch it after the Q&A interface auto-replaces the video in the event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzusNaJ5E0U This Event's start time will translate into your local time (unless you are on mobile) - as a reference point, the start time is 9am PT/12pm ET. We will not only discuss how people are using this Q&A app but will likely *compare this method of interaction* with prior methods and *rate the pros and cons of each.* Please invite others and/or share this Event with others that may be interested in the new Q&A app for Hangouts on Air. *Bring your Questions!* Here is a reference post for the official help guide re. the Q&A App: http://goo.gl/BRYkSM and this is a link to my last Event test using the same Q&A App: http://goo.gl/17i4yp Learn even more about Hangouts and HOAs here bit.ly/HangoutMastery - - -  #HOAtips   #QandAapp   #QuestionsApp   #GooglePlusTips   #TheHangoutHelper   #HangoutMastery  Questions and Answers re. the Q&A app - live HOA discussion2013-09-18 18:00:00114 
Bradford Lowry6,706Join FitnessHOA and an amazing panel of Fitness Entrepreneurs as we  learn  how to grow our fitness authority and influence online.  Joining us as our guest professor for this Master Class is Internet Marketing & Google Plus Expert @107022061436866576067. The topics on the board for discussion include, but are not limited too: *What is Authorship and why is it important?* *Social Media - building my authority and influence online* *Online Marketing - Pro Tips* *Search Engine Optimization - Best Practices* *Content & Engagement*  Our Panel: _Online Marketing Experts and Fitness Entrepreneurs_ @110741717824031340056 - Social Media Strategist for Zephyr Adventures  @107720541281412618494 - Creator of @107175550805465406250  @108086887435909989445 - Fitness Guru and SEO expert  (200,000+ Google Plus followers) @104249817935941630977 - Marketing Solutions Expert with StrategicMarketingEDU.com  @105250836780181048166 - Physical Therapist and owner of Bauer Physical Therapy  @105775546175909363163 - Creator of FitnessHOA and founder of Plethora LLC. @115359388793696390635 - Co-Founder of Fitness & Nutrition Community Fitness: Online Marketing Master Class featuring Mark Traphagen2013-09-14 17:00:0021 
Google Plus Week TV Show459Hey, let us never say you don't get invited to all the cool parties! But in case you don't, you can join us every Friday night as we talk about the hottest happenings on the worlds coolest social network - Google+! This week, we'll be taking a look at new ways of getting your Blogger posts into Google+, getting your Google+ posts out onto your web page, and other new features. Secretary of State Kerry will be in a Hangout - we'll share your thoughts about it and anything else you've seen on Google+ as we take your comments via YouTube live and this Event! #gpw20130913  Google Plus WEEK!2013-09-14 02:30:0035 
Ronnie Bincer100,819*Learn how to make Google Drive Presentations for Google Plus* This live HOA Discussion will walk you through the process of making Google Drive Presentations that can be easily posted in Google Plus and be used as part of your Hangout On Air presentations. @107290419352782290509 is our featured guest. Those watching on Mobile use this YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9puOREqyzU The live show will be visible just to the left... when you see a Play Arrow in a video player, Click on the Play Arrow to watch. Mobile viewers will be given a YouTube Link to use just before showtime. Feel free to invite others to this event. And leave questions/comments for us to address as part of the show. - - -  #HOAtips   #GoogleDrive   #PresentationTips   #GooglePlusTips  Making Google Drive Presentations for Google+2013-09-09 19:00:00147 
MasterChef1,568,955MASTERCHEF Fans! Want a chance to cook alongside your favorite finalists in a first-of-its-kind cooking series? Now you can! MasterChef will be streaming its live Cookalong via Google+ Hangouts. On each one-hour “Cookalong,” up to four fans will cook and interact with a Season Four MASTERCHEF finalist in real time as he/she prepares a favorite summer dish.  The next “Cookalong” takes place on Tuesday, September 3 at 7:00 PM ET with MASTERCHEF finalist Jessie Lysiak. Jessie will be making Shrimp and Grit Cakes with Sweet Tomato Relish and Spring Vegetable Salad. The cookalongs will stream live at 7:00 PM ET on the MASTERCHEF Google+ page (https://plus.google.com/+masterchef/posts), as well as on FOX’s YouTube Channel, (http://www.youtube.com/FOX), where the cookalongs will also be available for playback. The “Cookalong” series will be moderated by Laura Vitale, creator of “Laura in the Kitchen” (YouTube). You can watch all previous cookalongs here: http://fox.tv/MCcookalongs Don't miss all-new episodes of MASTERCHEF on Wednesdays at 9/8c, on FOX! MasterChef TM & © 2013 Reveille Independent, LLC. All Rights Reserved.MASTERCHEF COOKALONG w/ Jessie Lysiak2013-09-04 01:00:001520 
Dustin W. Stout47,484It's time again for a collective group of bloggers to come together, Hangout, and challenge each other to be better than ever at online publishing!  The last blogging challenge was a *huge* success - dustn.tv/blogging-challenge-001- and the general consensus was, _we need to do this again!_ So join us this Saturday for the second edition of the dustn.tv blogging challenge! We'll go live on the event page via Hangouts On Air and you'll be able to follow along with us even though you aren't in the video with us. If you show up late-- no problem! You can always rewind the video *in real time!* And feel free to ask questions in the comments section of the event page.  See you soon!Blogging Challenge2013-08-31 18:00:0017 
Google Australia175,359Join us for a special Doodle 4 Google explorer Hangout On Air and hear Project Loon engineer +Anton Staaf talk about exploring big ideas and a behind the scenes look at +Project Loon with students from Roydvale Primary School in Christchurch. #projectloon #loon #balloonpoweredinternetDoodle 4 Google Explorer Series: HOA with Project Loon's Anton Staaf2013-08-27 12:00:00423 
Google Plus Week TV Show459Back in April, we discussed if Google VP, and occasional special guest on Google Plus Week, +Vic Gundotra would make a good replacement for Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer. Tonight, with the official announcement from Balmer that he will retire within a year, we'll be revisiting that topic. We'll also be looking at the latest changes in our favorite social layer and across the Google product line, as well as take your questions and comments. All this, and more, as the sun sets on another Google Plus Week! #gpw20130823  Google Plus WEEK!2013-08-24 02:30:0037 
Ronnie Bincer100,819Join +Ronnie Bincer The Hangout Helper and 3 featured guests: @107022061436866576067 @114918475211209783081 & @107431520081154066675 for a Live Q & A session about Google Plus Hangouts and Hangouts on Air. Mobile Viewers can watch via this link on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P493WsQm1mQ Those interested in the Hangout Mastery membership, click this link to learn more: www.TheHangoutHelper.com/members I've had many requests to do a Public Q & A session regarding how to best use Google Plus Hangouts and Hangouts on Air (HOA). Here is your chance to ask and get answers to your most pressing questions/concerns. Please leave your questions (make them short if possible) in the comments of this event. We'll try to get to as many as we can in our 45 min. time-frame. *Feel free to invite others here to the Event...* More Special Links and help info will be added after we go live... see you soon! - - -  #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #GooglePlusTips   #HVCtips   #HangoutsTips   #GooglePlusHangouts   #SocialMediaMarketing   #TheHangoutHelper   #EventsTips  Google+ Hangouts - Live Questions and Answers event2013-08-21 18:00:43185 
Google Plus Week TV Show459Lots of updates to Google+ this week, and we'll be exploring what they mean for this platform we love and loathe. A new Android app, photo integration with Google Drive, and a new API that lets programs write to your stream (with some caveats). Our panelists will be sharing their thoughts, and we welcome yours as well via YouTube or the comments on this event. This will be a great way to wrap your head around all the changes, not to mention wrapping up an awesome Google Plus Week! #gpw20130816  Google Plus WEEK!2013-08-17 02:30:0047 
Google Plus Week TV Show459We have an exciting show planned for this week. We will be joined by the dazzling +Natalie Villalobos - Google+ Community Manager. She'll be explaining what a CM does, fielding your questions live, and will reveal what cool features we can expect next! (Well... probably not the last one.) So join us via YouTube, Google+ comments, and Hangout Questions as we wrap up another awesome Google Plus Week! #gpw20130809Google Plus WEEK!2013-08-10 02:30:0070 
Google+ Help68,974We'll be hosting Office Hours for *Hangouts and HOA related questions, concerns, or feature requests.* Drop in from *10:30-11:30am PST on Thursday, 8/8.* _To allow as many people as possible to enter the Hangout and ask their hangouts question, please be courteous and exit the Hangout once you've received an answer._Hangouts Office Hours2013-08-08 19:30:0038 
Ronnie Bincer100,819With the new availability of YouTube Live Events, many people want to know how they compare to Google+ Hangouts on Air. We'll tell you here! The video of the live show is visible on the left, click it to watch. MOBILE VIEWERS watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRTsWhNhTW4 _Here is a Special Link I'll reference in the show: www.TheHangoutHelper.com/members ..._ We'll talk about how YouTube Live and HOA are similar and how they differ. My featured guest will be @113251903012045208366 the owner of the *YouTube Live Streaming Community* here on Google+ http://goo.gl/XDXYjP YouTube lowered the bar to only needing 100 subscribers to let us use YouTube Live Events... I bet you're curious so we'll do our best to let you know what's up. Leave questions in the comments before, during and after the live show. *Feel free to invite others to come*, and read up on Live Events here: *BONUS POST* -Recording Private Hangouts with YouTube (using YouTube Live Event tricks)-: http://goo.gl/Sb45My {{Edit: this no longer works}} YouTube Live Streaming Guide: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2474026?hl=en Video Help from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/ytliveops Overview of YouTube Live offered by +Moritz Tolxdorff http://goo.gl/3628Et - - -  #YouTubeLive   #LiveEvents   #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #YouTubeLiveEvents   #LiveBroadcasting   #VideoMarketingTips   #YouTubeTips   #GooglePlusTips  YouTube Live Events vs. Hangouts on Air - similarities & differences2013-08-08 18:00:00517 
Google Plus Week TV Show459Another Google Plus WEEK! And what a week it has been! Were you one of the hundreds of thousands who rushed to get their Chromecast device? We'll swap stories and talk about Google's strategy with this new hardware - more than just another Q! We'll  be taking your thoughts on this, via Google+, YouTube, and the Questions app. So join us for another wild Google Plus Week! (Think you got this notice twice? Nah... just an illusion... trust us...) #gpw20130726Google Plus WEEK!2013-07-27 02:30:0035 
Scott Lewis287,406Have you ever wondered what it's like to give a TEDx talk? How about working at M.I.T.? What sort of excitement comes with working on a project that allows people from across the globe to map neurons through a video game? Come find out when +Buddhini Samarasinghe and +Scott Lewis interview +Amy Robinson! Buddhini and Scott will be together in San Diego hosting this special Google+ Hangout On Air interview with Amy from +Sebastian Seung's computational neuroscience lab at MIT.  This Hangout On Air will be broadcast live and recorded to YouTube. If you have any questions or comments for Amy or the hosts, please feel free to leave them here on the event page, through the live Google+ shares, via YouTube or on Twitter using the hashtag #ktcHangout .  Buddhini's Twitter:@DrHalfPintBuddy Scott's Twitter:@BaldAstronomer Amy's Twitter:@AmyLeeRobinson #HangoutsOnAir   #ScienceSunday   #ScienceEveryday   #CitizenScience   #TEDx   #OpenScience   #WomenInSTEM   #ktc20130616   #Science   #STEM   #Neuroscience   #MIT  Interview with Amy Robinson | ktc2013-06-16 23:00:0056 
Life at Google2,216,467Excited about Google I/O 2013 next week? Even if you weren't able to get tickets to the live event in San Francisco, you can still experience all of the proceedings via  *Google I/O Extended.* Hosted by our Google Developer Groups, Student Ambassadors, and local developers, I/O Extended lets you watch all of the sessions from a remote location. Part viewing experience and part community building, I/O Extended programming includes everything from live streaming of the event content to local developer demos, hackathons, and speaker sessions. RSVP here and visit the I/O Extended site to find a viewing session in your area, or set up your own: http://goo.gl/yG01oGoogle I/O Extended 20132013-05-15 18:00:00625 
Euro Maestro86,665Live Hangout on Air ShowExplore Google Glass with Euro Maestro - Live2013-05-09 21:00:0083 
After Earth362,262Join us Tuesday, April 23rd at 9am PST for a special Google+ Hangout for After Earth! The After Earth Day Google+ Hangout will be moderated by futurist +Ray Kurzweil, Google's director of engineering. Joining Kurzweil will be Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and the co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal; the environmental advocate, explorer and filmmaker +Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of Jacques-Yves Cousteau; NASA astronaut +Sunita Williams, an Indian American astronaut and a United States Navy officer who holds the record for longest space flight by a woman; and Jaden Smith and Will Smith, the stars of After Earth. On the literal day after Earth Day, they will discuss the future that awaits the human race on Planet Earth, in the context of the overall themes of the action-adventure. After Earth will inspire a conversation focusing on the important questions we face about the present state of the planet, the future, and the environment. The participants will also explore the interaction of technology development, space travel, and ecological preservation.Will and Jaden's After Earth Day Hangout2013-04-23 18:00:001860 
martin shervington961,947In this interview with the brightest chap on the subject, I ad going to be asking every question I've wanted to ask Mark for months! We should all get the most understanding on this whole subject area in a rapid fire, energetic and dense 30-40 minute session. Content will include... What is ‘authorship’? How do you set authorship up? (G+ account, website, publishers) What is the benefit of setting it up? Can a business Page have authorship? What is ‘rel publisher’ all about? What is PageRank? (simple version!) Is this all about ‘relevance’? How do the people you to whom you are connected matter now? What advice would you give to: a) an individual, and  b) a business to get it all set up! See you all there :DJust about everything you need to know about 'authorship', 'author rank' and 'social SEO', with Mark Traphagen2013-03-30 18:00:0094 
ARTISTS IN THE PLUS1,921,181"In The Spotlight!" is the Hangouts On Air interview series from @103083353388507768122 bringing you closer than ever before to your favorite Artists. This new series will introduce you not only to the Artist's work, but their journey in the music industry, and their lives outside of music. On Saturday February 9th we talk to @106041114769512924179! Join us as we discuss her journey in the music industry, and learn more about @115923573643670883559, and Rachel's solo experience. The On Air Event can be viewed here on the Event page or on YouTube at goo.gl/qS77Z also. "In The Spotlight!" Rachel Koller2013-02-09 22:00:0090 
Ronnie Bincer100,819*Watch the 6th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)* _Google Plus Community Check-up_ Special Guest: +Fraser Cain - author of the GPC 30-day challenge. Listen and watch as Fraser, +Jesse Wojdylo +Nikol Murphy +Ronnie Bincer discuss the ups and downs of this 2 month-old Topic Based Community tool for Google Plus. *Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!* Do you primarily post inside your GPC now? How do you like the interaction in your GPC? Do you have suggestions for changes? These and other topics will be quickly discussed... 30 min. show is the plan. *_Scroll Down for more info..._* *Leave Questions to Cover in the comments.* The video up top is the recording of the Live HOA Video. Fraser's 30-day Challenge: http://goo.gl/rDWHd & the 30-day wrap-up post: http://goo.gl/jKMDb Find all the previous discussions in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh2TCfgo3UtvWhn9rV0qox1Vj2KHykLl1 or if you prefer check them out here... To get ready, you can *watch part 1 here:* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvlKooab-c *watch part 2* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1PWWSrnzhA  *watch part 3* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ica-tWpmSnY *watch part 4* via this link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQEgBE8Xcg *watch part 5* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEkKTx0KgIo *watch part 6* via this link here (this one): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUwocBZfs3o Tell your friends, come join in the discussion as we will try to bring in some of the comments from the stream into the live show. *Feel free to share this event and invite others to join in!* - - -  #communitytips   #googlepluscommunities   #communities   #onairdiscussions   #community   #GPC   #GPCtips   - - - Google+ Communities - What we know after 2 Months2013-02-06 21:00:25149 
Google TV380,060Join us at 3:30pm PST TODAY for a #GoogleTV  hangout to discuss Voice Search.  Send us your question ahead of time to see them answered live and on air. If you would like to attend, leave your name in the stream below.Voice Search Hangout2012-11-30 00:30:00265 
ARTISTS IN THE PLUS1,921,181"In The Spotlight!" is the new Hangouts On Air interview series from @103083353388507768122 bringing you closer than ever before to your favorite Artists. This new series will introduce you not only to the Artist's work, but their journey in the music industry, and their lives outside of music. On Monday October 15th we talk to @107158210554763556081! Max Lugavere is a founding host and producer of the Emmy-winning Current TV. He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Most recently, he completed a pilot for an HBO science and technology-themed docu-series entitled Talk Nerdy To Me with executive producer Bill Maher. Max is a singer-songwriter his first EP is titled "One Year Later".  This On Air Event can be viewed at this link goo.gl/Shml5 or on YouTube at goo.gl/qS77Z also. Future Shows goo.gl/j6cyI"In The Spotlight!" Max Lugavere2012-10-16 02:00:00115 
Fraser Cain940,919Join us for a weekly roundup of breaking space news from a dedicated team of space journalists. We may or may not talk about: - The space shuttle Endeavour's transfer to California - Curiosity's analysis of the rock "Jake" on Mars - NASA's plans to build a base beyond the Moon - The possibility that Comet ISON will be the brightest in living memory - A new stratospheric freefall attempt - The Milky Way's galactic halo - The new Hubble eXtreme deep field survey ... and other space stories as they develop. I've attached last week's episode so you'll see what this is all about.Weekly Space Hangout - Sep. 27, 20122012-09-27 19:00:00263 

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Đỏ Sen2,178Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-02-04 09:30:17474000
Đỏ Sen2,178Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-02-04 09:29:50474000
Đỏ Sen2,178Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-02-04 09:29:26474000
Đỏ Sen2,178Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-02-04 09:26:19478315
Irina Sadokhina47,148Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle. This #circle is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle. Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next#mondaycircle:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#CircleOfTheDayGoogle+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Гугл#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс 2015-02-02 13:53:47466332750
Neil Bailey9,272If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately. Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circles #Botswana  #krabi #thailand #phuket #vietnam #vietnam #hanoi #vietnam #ho_chi_minh_city #ahrain #iran #iran #tehran #iraq #iraq #baghdad #iraq #basra #israel #israel #tel_aviv #jordan #jordan #amman #kuwait #lebanon #lebanon #beirut #oman #oman #muscat #qatar #qatar #doha #saudi_arabia 2015-02-02 10:24:37450634496
vivek vats0http://www.patialajokes.com/#growthcircle   #circleshare   #CircleSharing  #Circle#CircleOfTheDay #SharedCircles #SharedPublicCircles #Circles2015-01-30 11:35:32132526
AyJay Schibig85,003SOCIAL CIRCLE  1.29.15  by  +AyJay Schibig Welcome to my latest edition  of  Active and Social G+ members. Add it  to enliven  your circles!  Please ReShare.#circleoftheday #circleshare  #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharedcircleday    #publiccircles  #publicsharedcircles #sharedpublicircles #circles #circlemeup #sharewithyou  #ShareYourCircle   2015-01-30 06:06:12501696
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:35:09498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:34:46498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:34:25498004
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:34:04498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:33:26498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:33:03498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:32:39498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:30:22498115
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:30:00498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:29:40498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:29:18498003
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:28:54498005
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:28:26498003
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:28:04498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:27:40498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:27:04498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:25:06498000
Irina Sadokhina46,596Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle. This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle. Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next#mondaycircle:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!#кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#SharedCircleOfTheDay#SocialMediaMarketing #CircleShare2015-01-26 11:02:274667668126
Doce Mel1,689HERE'S VERSION 91 OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLEUPDATED WEDNESDAY 1/21/2014▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-22 00:15:29501001
Kherlakyan Hanan3,412HERE'S VERSION 91 OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLEUPDATED WEDNESDAY 1/21/2014▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-21 23:43:32500215
Irina Sadokhina46,080Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle. This  #circle is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last  #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle , just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!#кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#SharedCircleOfTheDay#SocialMediaMarketing 2015-01-19 09:29:474677970114

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Essential Facts in “Deflategate”
(1) Officials did not recognize any problem with the balls during the first half.


(2) In the first-half, Brady was intercepted (cause: could have been deflated ball).


(3) Score end of first-half: New England 17; Colts 7.


(4) Officials checked balls at half-time and re-introduced properly inflated balls.


(5) Score at end of second-half with properly inflated balls:
 New England 28; Colts 0.


Conclusion: Deflated balls hurt New England; properly inflated balls help New England — regardless of how balls became deflated.

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Today in History: 9th Planet (1st Dwarf Planet) Discovered, 1930
On February 18, 1930 — 85 years ago today — what was then considered the 9th planet in our solar system was discovered by Clyde W. Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. 

A 9th planet was first proposed by Percival Lowell, the founder in 1894 of Lowell Observatory. Lowell was born into a prominent and wealthy Boston family that originally settled in Massachusetts in the early 1600s; he earned a degree in mathematics at Harvard University. After reading about the discovery of possible “canals” on Mars, Lowell decided to build an observatory in an ideal location to study Mars. He chose Flagstaff, Arizona because it had a relatively high altitude with a thinner atmosphere and no interference from city lights.

As Lowell peered into space with his telescope, he became interested not only inthe obse... altro »

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Today in History: 9th Planet (1st Dwarf Planet) Discovered, 1930
On February 18, 1930 — 85 years ago today — what was then considered the 9th planet in our solar system was discovered by Clyde W. Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. 

A 9th planet was first proposed by Percival Lowell, the founder in 1894 of Lowell Observatory. Lowell was born into a prominent and wealthy Boston family that originally settled in Massachusetts in the early 1600s; he earned a degree in mathematics at Harvard University. After reading about the discovery of possible “canals” on Mars, Lowell decided to build an observatory in an ideal location to study Mars. He chose Flagstaff, Arizona because it had a relatively high altitude with a thinner atmosphere and no interference from city lights.

As Lowell peered into space with his telescope, he became interested not only inthe obse... altro »

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Today in History: DNA Double Helix Discovered, 1953
On February 28, 1953 — 62 years ago today — American biologist James Watson and English physicist Francis Crick announced to their friends at a pub in Cambridge, England their discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. 

Prior to this announcement, at Cambridge University in England, Watson and Crick, among others scientists around the world, were working to determine the chemical structure of the DNA molecule. With the help of physicist Maurice Wilkins from King’s College, they were able to view an X-ray image of a crystallographic DNA molecule taken by Rosalind Elsie Franklin, a pioneering molecular biologist, a chemist and X-ray crystallographer.* When Watson and Crick saw the image, Franklin’s “photo 51,” they recognized the diffraction pattern immediately — a helix. They then read a report on Franklin’s workthat included an... altro »

Today in History: DNA Double Helix Discovered, 1953
On February 28, 1953 — 62 years ago today — American biologist James Watson and English physicist Francis Crick announced to their friends at a pub in Cambridge, England their discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. 

Prior to this announcement, at Cambridge University in England, Watson and Crick, among others scientists around the world, were working to determine the chemical structure of the DNA molecule. With the help of physicist Maurice Wilkins from King’s College, they were able to view an X-ray image of a crystallographic DNA molecule taken by Rosalind Elsie Franklin, a pioneering molecular biologist, a chemist and X-ray crystallographer.* When Watson and Crick saw the image, Franklin’s “photo 51,” they recognized the diffraction pattern immediately — a helix. They then read a report on Franklin’s work that included an observation on the symmetry of DNA. With these crucial pieces of information from Franklin, and new data about the equal number of base pairs composing the rungs of DNA, on this day in 1953, Watson and Crick reached the conclusion that DNA’s structure was a double helix — a simpler and better answer than they had initially hoped for. They headed to their favorite pub, “The Eagle,” and announced their discovery to friends! Their elegantly simple model was able to be understood quickly by biologists around the world, as it explained both the stability of life over long periods of time but also the mutability of life in evolution. 

*Rosalind Franklin was a rare woman for her time, as she became a scientist, despite her father’s initial protestations. Only because Rosalind showed relentless determination did her father finally allow her to attend university rather than to become a social worker as he had originally desired. At King’s College, Rosalind (along with Maurice Wilkins) was given responsibility for learning about the structure of DNA. At the time, women were not allowed in the university dining rooms and male professors associated after hours at male-only pubs. In this environment, friction grew between Rosalind and Wilkins, because Wilkins reflected the dominant male culture when they were equally intelligent collaborators. Wilkins secretly showed Rosalind’s meticulous x-ray imagery to Watson and Crick, which was a catalyst to their discovery. When Watson and Crick won the 1962 Nobel Prize for this discovery, Rosalind Franklin had died from cancer — probably as a consequence of her pioneering work with x-ray technology.

YouTube video:
•The DNA Double Helix Discovery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vm3od_UmFg
•The Secret of Life — Discovery of DNA Structure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf0YXnAFBs8
•TED Talks: “How We Discovered DNA” by James Watson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HgL5OFip-0
•DNA Double Helix Structure (4:04 minutes in length): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VegLVn_1oCE
•What is DNA and How Does it Work? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwibgNGe4aY
•What is DNA? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6PP-C4udkA

Sources:
•http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/discovery-of-dna-structure-and-function-watson-397
•http://www.nature.com/nature/dna50/watsoncrick.pdf
•http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/SC/Views/Exhibit/narrative/doublehelix.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Watson
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Crick
•https://www.sdsc.edu/ScienceWomen/franklin.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Wilkins
•http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smll.201400265/full
•http://x3dna.org/articles/seeing-is-understanding-as-well-as-believing
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molecular_models_of_DNA
•http://cs.boisestate.edu/~amit/teaching/342/lab/structure.html
•http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/25193

Image credits:
•Left: DNA Double Helix model with Watson (left) and Crick (right). http://www.thehistoryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Watson-Crick-DNA-model.jpg
•Right Top: Maurice Wilkins. From King’s College: http://www.whatisbiotechnology.org/people/wilkins
•Right Bottom: Rosalind Franklin. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/media/99712/Rosalind-Franklin___

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2015-02-28 10:44:09 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Evolution: Crawl, Traverse, Adapt, Crawl, Traverse
Are we moving toward creatures who could eventually adapt to living in space?

A Brief Thought Experiment on Evolution

The process by which modern organisms descended from our ancient ancestors is stunning. In a billion years, our ancestors have evolved from micro organisms into every form of life we know today.

What might that mean for the next billion years?

The short answer is we have no idea. Who could have predicted that humans, cats, dogs, bears, trees, plants, grass, insects, or any life form could have evolved from bodies of water filled with microorganisms.

When you add in the impact of technology where future humans may be able to rewire themselves or reprogram their own DNA, its clear that any predictions about what's possible are futile.

Yet there are some intriguing patterns that arise if you look far enough back in history. Let's take a quick look through some of the basic stages.

The history of life

Somewhere between 500 million and 1 billion years ago multicellular complex lifeforms began crawling around the ocean floors. To them, the floor was their entire universe, and crawling permitted new ways to explore. 

Then some time millions of years later, the ability to swim arose. The proto-amphibians were able to leave the ocean floor and traverse through the water, examining an entirely new environment. The universe had suddenly expanded.

But these proto-amphibians could not leave the ocean. They could not breathe in what lay outside the waters. They may have been aware that something existed beyond the water, and some may have even momentarily left the ocean, but they were still limited.

Then something interesting happened. After a tremendously large number of mutations over several hundred million years, these lifeforms were able to adapt. Suddenly a new environment existed open to exploitation and wonder.

In time amphibians begin crawling on the land, repeating the process of investigation that itheir ancestors did on the ocean floor millions of years prior.

The mutating continued for several hundred millions of years, eventually producing humans.

Humans developed the ability to leave the floor of the earth and traverse through the air. But we cannot breath in what lay outside the atmosphere. We are aware that something exists beyond the planet, some of us even having left it momentarily, but we are still limited.

And thus the cycle repeats. Crawl, Traverse, Adapt, Crawl, Traverse...

If this pattern is able to continue, the logical conclusion is that humans will eventually adapt to space. They will they be able to live in a new environment, traversing through it with the same ease that early fish once swam the oceans.

If such an adaption occurs, and whatever species arises is able to reach the edges of the universe, what new environment might this future species peek in to?



For More Thought Experiments Like This - Click Here: www.todd-william.com/category/thoughteperiments/___Evolution: Crawl, Traverse, Adapt, Crawl, Traverse
Are we moving toward creatures who could eventually adapt to living in space?

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2015-02-27 14:25:33 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Open heart surgery televised for first time for educational purposes, 1947
On February 27, 1947 — 68 years ago today — open heart surgery was for the first time televised via closed-circuit television to medical students at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Alfred Blalock and his surgical partner, Vivien Thomas, demonstrated open heart surgery techniques that they had pioneered. 

Background
In the early to mid-1800s, Johns Hopkins was born into a family that owned a tobacco plantation; his family emancipated their slaves. Hopkins became a successful money-making entrepreneur who willed $7 million [$153 million adjusted for inflation] for the founding of a hospital and a teaching/research university next to it. Hopkins was an early abolitionist, based on his family’s Quaker upbringing. His attitude and ideas about equality andintegr... altro »

Today in History: Open heart surgery televised for first time for educational purposes, 1947
On February 27, 1947 — 68 years ago today — open heart surgery was for the first time televised via closed-circuit television to medical students at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Alfred Blalock and his surgical partner, Vivien Thomas, demonstrated open heart surgery techniques that they had pioneered. 

Background
In the early to mid-1800s, Johns Hopkins was born into a family that owned a tobacco plantation; his family emancipated their slaves. Hopkins became a successful money-making entrepreneur who willed $7 million [$153 million adjusted for inflation] for the founding of a hospital and a teaching/research university next to it. Hopkins was an early abolitionist, based on his family’s Quaker upbringing. His attitude and ideas about equality and integration of hospital care and education led to Johns Hopkins University becoming a pre-eminent university. For 31 consecutive years, the National Science Foundation has ranked Johns Hopkins as the #1 university among U.S. academic institutions in total science, medical, and engineering research and development spending.

Dr. Alfred Blalock attended Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and graduated with a medical degree in 1922. Blalock then worked at Vanderbilt University’s Hospital where he met Vivien Thomas, an African-American. Hopkins and Thomas formed a close professional relationship that would last 3 decades. In 1941, Blalock was offered the job of Chief Surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and he brought Vivien Thomas along with him as his assistant. In 2003, PBS premiered a documentary, “Partners of the Heart,” which chronicles the collaboration between Blalock and Thomas and Johns Hopkins University. Another film, “Something the Lord Made,” by HBO documents the partnership between Blalock and Thomas and reveals how discrimination played a much more significant role in medicine than it does today — an appropriate movie to watch for African-American History month, celebrated in February in the United States and Canada.    

YouTube video:
•Film about Dr. Blalock’s exceptional assistant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh2TB1M0mY0
Another link to this movie: http://putlocker.is/watch-something-the-lord-made-online-free-putlocker.html

Sources:
•http://thegreatgeekmanual.com/blog/this-day-in-geek-history-february-27
•http://todayinsci.com/2/2_27.htm
•http://welcometobaltimorehon.com/baltimores-first-television
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Blalock
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivien_Thomas
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johns_Hopkins_Hospital
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johns_Hopkins_School_of_Medicine
•http://www.scienceheroes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=353&Itemid=301
•http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/

Image credits:
•Left: Early operation involving Dr. Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/aframsurgeons/images/vthomas1.gif
•Right Top: Dr. Alfred Blalock.
http://www.medicalarchives.jhmi.edu/papers/blalock.html
•Right Bottom: Vivien Thomas.
http://www.medicalarchives.jhmi.edu/portlarg/thomasv.jpg___

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2015-02-26 19:35:35 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Sharing this quotation again, in case you missed it. The short exchange of extemporaneous thoughts comes from 2 internet savvy, highly experienced, technology advocates.

Facebook: high fructose corn syrup
I came across this episode of Leo Laporte’s interesting interview series of high-tech “movers and shakers.” In this particular episode (from September, 2011), Leo asks John what he thinks about Facebook:

Leo Laporte: How do you feel about Facebook?

John Perry Barlow: It is not the global village. It’s the global suburbs.

Leo Laporte: The gated global suburbs.

John Perry Barlow: It has this quality ... of high fructose corn syrup, as opposed to broccoli.

For full interview, please see:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=napvYuEzj0Q#t=19
starting at 29:10___Sharing this quotation again, in case you missed it. The short exchange of extemporaneous thoughts comes from 2 internet savvy, highly experienced, technology advocates.

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2015-02-26 07:14:09 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Pneumatic Subway Opened to Public, 1870
On February 26, 1870 — 145 years ago today — the first test case for a pneumatic subway was opened in a 300-foot tunnel below Broadway in New York City. A visionary inventor, Alfred Ely Beach, proposed such an underground transportation system to deal with congestion on the streets in New York City. But Beach could not get the necessary political support to gain legal permission for an underground people transport system. However, Beach took advantage of a state franchise offered for the construction of an underground pneumatic tube for the transport of letters and packages. Secretly, Beach built the franchised tunnel/tube to also accommodate the transport of people.

On February 1870, after just over a year of tunneling, Beach announced his secret pneumatic subway to the stunned public. The one block long subway,inc... altro »

Today in History: First Pneumatic Subway Opened to Public, 1870
On February 26, 1870 — 145 years ago today — the first test case for a pneumatic subway was opened in a 300-foot tunnel below Broadway in New York City. A visionary inventor, Alfred Ely Beach, proposed such an underground transportation system to deal with congestion on the streets in New York City. But Beach could not get the necessary political support to gain legal permission for an underground people transport system. However, Beach took advantage of a state franchise offered for the construction of an underground pneumatic tube for the transport of letters and packages. Secretly, Beach built the franchised tunnel/tube to also accommodate the transport of people.

On February 1870, after just over a year of tunneling, Beach announced his secret pneumatic subway to the stunned public. The one block long subway, including a station with a grand piano, chandeliers, and a goldfish-stocked fountain, opened today and created a sensation in New York. During its first year of operation, 400,000 visitors paid 25¢ [about $4.60 today] for the one-block long ride between Warren Street and Murray Street under Broadway.

Despite the popularity of the short subway line, Beach struggled with political forces — business owners who were worried that the subway would affect the structural integrity of their buildings and other entrepreneurs who were interested in building elevated railways — for years until 1873 when a bill to extend his subway was signed into law by New York’s governor. But then a stock market crash caused investors to withdraw support, and it would be another 25 years before subway plans were renewed — shortly after Beach’s death in 1896 at age 69.

YouTube video:
•Why Did America’s First Subway Fail? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HHllC4TbeY
•Pneumatic Transit (no voice): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awRKZxSMsBw


Sources:
•http://www.wired.com/2010/02/0226new-york-pneumatic-subway/
•http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/technology/nyunderground/secret.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_Pneumatic_Transit
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Ely_Beach
•http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/beach/
•http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Beach_Pneumatic_Transit
•http://www.westegg.com/inflation/infl.cgi

Image credit:
•Top: The Beach Pneumatic Subway Way-Station.
http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Beach_Pneumatic_Transit#The_Broadway_Tunnel
•Bottom Left: The Beach Subway Tunnel.
http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Beach_Pneumatic_Transit#The_Broadway_Tunnel
•Bottom Right: Inside a Beach Subway Car.
http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Beach_Pneumatic_Transit#The_Broadway_Tunnel___

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2015-02-25 13:09:28 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Apple announced 10 billion songs had been downloaded from iTunes Store, 2010
On February 25, 2010 — 5 years ago today — Apple announced that TEN billion songs had been legally downloaded from its iTunes Music Store. The ten billionth tune was “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash, and the individual who downloaded the tune was Lucie Sulcer from Woodstock Georgia. Lucie won a $10,000 iTunes gift certificate for her luck.

Just 2 days ago, in 2006, the Apple iTunes store sold its one billionth song, which took almost 3 years from the store’s opening. In another 4 years on this date, February 25, the store had sold 10 times as many tunes.

Latest available statistics, published by “expandedramblings.com,” show that the iTunes’s exponential growth has continued over the last 9 years since the one billionth download was reached (althoughby other report... altro »

Today in History: Apple announced 10 billion songs had been downloaded from iTunes Store, 2010
On February 25, 2010 — 5 years ago today — Apple announced that TEN billion songs had been legally downloaded from its iTunes Music Store. The ten billionth tune was “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash, and the individual who downloaded the tune was Lucie Sulcer from Woodstock Georgia. Lucie won a $10,000 iTunes gift certificate for her luck.

Just 2 days ago, in 2006, the Apple iTunes store sold its one billionth song, which took almost 3 years from the store’s opening. In another 4 years on this date, February 25, the store had sold 10 times as many tunes.

Latest available statistics, published by “expandedramblings.com,” show that the iTunes’s exponential growth has continued over the last 9 years since the one billionth download was reached (although by other reports some serious deceleration is occurring very recently, as more users are streaming music on streaming services). Eddy Cue and Jimmy Lovine, Apple music specialists, reported in May, 2014, that the 35 billion downloaded songs mark had been surpassed earlier that month (May, 2014).

YouTube video:
•“Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash, the ten billionth song downloaded on iTunes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk7W-Kz3Wgc

Sources:
•https://www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/02/25iTunes-Store-Tops-10-Billion-Songs-Sold.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITunes_Store
•http://9to5mac.com/2014/05/28/eddy-cue-apple-passed-35-billions-songs-sold-on-itunes-last-week-40-million-itunes-radio-listeners/
•http://expandedramblings.com/index.php/itunes-app-store-stats/
•http://expandedramblings.com/index.php/itunes-app-store-stats/6/

Image credit:
•Made using iWeb software by me and using this image and superimposing 10,000,000,000 on it: http://www.sundriesshack.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Steve-Jobs1.jpg___

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2015-02-24 14:51:39 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First U.S. Rocket Reaches Space, 1949
On February 24, 1949 — 66 years ago today — the U.S. launched its first rocket to reach outer space, to an altitude of 244 miles (393 kilometers). The rocket used was a modified Nazi Germany V-2 rocket that had been seized by the U.S. armed forces after World War II and sent to the White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico. Such a rocket was the first rocket to reach outer space when it was test launched by the Germans in June, 1944, and reached an altitude of 117 miles (189 kilometers). These V-2 rockets were designed by Wernher von Braun and his team of scientists in Germany, who were relocated for a time to the U.S. Army’s White Sands Proving Ground after the war.

According to the Fédération Aéronautique International, space begins about 100 kilometers (62 miles) above the Earth’s surface.

YouTubevideos:... altro »

Today in History: First U.S. Rocket Reaches Space, 1949
On February 24, 1949 — 66 years ago today — the U.S. launched its first rocket to reach outer space, to an altitude of 244 miles (393 kilometers). The rocket used was a modified Nazi Germany V-2 rocket that had been seized by the U.S. armed forces after World War II and sent to the White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico. Such a rocket was the first rocket to reach outer space when it was test launched by the Germans in June, 1944, and reached an altitude of 117 miles (189 kilometers). These V-2 rockets were designed by Wernher von Braun and his team of scientists in Germany, who were relocated for a time to the U.S. Army’s White Sands Proving Ground after the war.

According to the Fédération Aéronautique International, space begins about 100 kilometers (62 miles) above the Earth’s surface.

YouTube videos:
•A V-2 Rocket Launch in 1946: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emMIM3CKGtQ
•Another V-2 Rocket Launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01rQbJ-MhDk
•White Sands Missile Range Museum (short 2:01, no narration): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b7yWF-S2fk

Sources:
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4428789/1st-US-rocket-to-reach-outer-space-launches--February-24--1949
•http://exploration.grc.nasa.gov/education/rocket/TRCRocket/history_of_rockets.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTV-G-4_Bumper
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Sands_Missile_Range
•http://web.archive.org/web/20080110163113/http://www.wsmr.army.mil/pao/FactSheets/bump.htm
•http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/history/rocket-history.htm
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4397678/German-rocket-is-1st-to-reach-space--October-3--1942
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaceflight
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_space

Image credits:
•Left: Launch of first U.S. Rocket to reach outer space. By NASA (Great Images in NASA Description) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ABumper.jpg
•Right: Wernher von Braun with a model of the V-2 rocket. http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/File:Von_Braun.jpg___

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2015-02-23 07:09:15 (60 comments, 13 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Apple announced 1 billion songs had been downloaded from iTunes Store, 2006
On February 23, 2006 — 9 years ago today — Apple announced that one billion songs had been legally downloaded from its iTunes Music Store. The one billionth tune was “Speed of Sound” by Coldplay, and the individual who downloaded the tune on Coldplay’s X&Y album was Alex Ostrovsky from West Bloomfield, Michigan. This statistic reflected amazing growth in the less than 3 years the store had been in existence.

To encourage sales as the one billion download approached, Apple announced a contest. The grand prize winner, Alex Ostrovsky, won a 20-inch iMac, 10 5th generation iPods, and a $10,000 iTunes gift certificate. In addiction, Apple established a scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music in Alex’s name.

Latest available statistics, published by“expandedra... altro »

Today in History: Apple announced 1 billion songs had been downloaded from iTunes Store, 2006
On February 23, 2006 — 9 years ago today — Apple announced that one billion songs had been legally downloaded from its iTunes Music Store. The one billionth tune was “Speed of Sound” by Coldplay, and the individual who downloaded the tune on Coldplay’s X&Y album was Alex Ostrovsky from West Bloomfield, Michigan. This statistic reflected amazing growth in the less than 3 years the store had been in existence.

To encourage sales as the one billion download approached, Apple announced a contest. The grand prize winner, Alex Ostrovsky, won a 20-inch iMac, 10 5th generation iPods, and a $10,000 iTunes gift certificate. In addiction, Apple established a scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music in Alex’s name.

Latest available statistics, published by “expandedramblings.com,” show that the iTunes’s growth has continued over the last 9 years since the one billionth download was reached (although by other reports some serious deceleration is occurring recently, as more users are streaming music on streaming services): as of 2/6/2013, there had been 25 billion song downloads from 800 million users who have 400 million credit cards on file with Apple. (The last two stats were updated 4/24/14).

YouTube video:
•“Speed of Sound” by Coldplay, the one billionth song downloaded on iTunes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k_1kvDh2UA

Sources:
•http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2006/02/23iTunes-Music-Store-Downloads-Top-One-Billion-Songs.html
•http://www.tuaw.com/2006/02/23/apples-billion-itunes-counter-clicks-to-one-billion/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITunes_Store
•http://expandedramblings.com/index.php/itunes-app-store-stats/
•http://expandedramblings.com/index.php/itunes-app-store-stats/6/

Image credit:
•Made using iWeb software by me and using this image and superimposing 1,000,000,000 on it: http://www.sundriesshack.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Steve-Jobs1.jpg___

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2015-02-22 15:04:09 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Swede Firsts —
Radio Selective Tuning Device Patented (1916) and
Orbital Satellite Launch (1986)
On February 22, 1916 — 99 years ago today — Ernst F. W. Alexanderson, an early radio and television pioneer, was granted a patent (U.S. patent 1,008,577) for a “Selective Tuning Device” for radios. This device became an integral part of modern radio systems. 

Ernst Alexanderson was born in Sweden in 1878. His father was a professor of languages, so Ernst developed an ability to learned a number of languages, including German, French, Latin, and English (in addition to his native Swedish). When he came across an English copy of Alternating Current Phenomena by Dr. Charles P. Steinmetz, he was so impressed by its content that he decided to move to the United States and collaborate with Steinmetz, which he did in 1902 (and collaborated withDr. Steinm... altro »

Today in History: Swede Firsts —
Radio Selective Tuning Device Patented (1916) and
Orbital Satellite Launch (1986)
On February 22, 1916 — 99 years ago today — Ernst F. W. Alexanderson, an early radio and television pioneer, was granted a patent (U.S. patent 1,008,577) for a “Selective Tuning Device” for radios. This device became an integral part of modern radio systems. 

Ernst Alexanderson was born in Sweden in 1878. His father was a professor of languages, so Ernst developed an ability to learned a number of languages, including German, French, Latin, and English (in addition to his native Swedish). When he came across an English copy of Alternating Current Phenomena by Dr. Charles P. Steinmetz, he was so impressed by its content that he decided to move to the United States and collaborate with Steinmetz, which he did in 1902 (and collaborated with Dr. Steinmetz beginning in 1904).

In addition in doing design work for Dr. Steinmetz, Alexanderson worked for General Electric and later RCA (Radio Corporation of America). During his career, Alexanderson accumulated 344 patents, was awarded the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer’s Medal of Honor (given for an extraordinary career in radio), and inducted posthumously into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

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On February 22, 1986 — 29 years ago today — Sweden launched its first satellite, Viking, from Kourou in French Guyana. The satellite was a piggyback payload on the Ariane 1 rocket that also orbited the French remote sensing satellite SPOT. Viking was put into a polar orbit and conducted scientific observations of complex plasma processes in the magnetosphere and ionosphere of the Earth. The Viking mission’s purpose was “to investigate the interactions between the hot collisionless plasmas and the cold collisionless plasmas on auroral zone magnetic field lines and to relate these processes to the detailed auroral characteristics.”  

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YouTube video:
•Tuning up the Alexanderson Alternator (another earlier invention of Alexanderson, not the subject of the patent issued on 2/22/1916):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neJeIxaMqF0
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•Ariane 1 launch of Viking satellite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y4a-8KySew

Sources:
•http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blalexanderson.htm
••http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuned_radio_frequency_receiver
•http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Ernst_F._W._Alexanderson
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexanderson_alternator
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Alexanderson
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_radio
•http://www.edisontechcenter.org/alexanderson.html
•http://www.oldradio.com/archives/jurassic/alexan.htm
•http://www.nndb.com/people/823/000141400/
•http://www.edisontechcenter.org/alexanderson.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Inventors_Hall_of_Fame_inductees
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•http://www.irf.se/program/sspt/projects/satellites/ssc_viking/
•http://www.irf.se/Topical/Other/?newsid=69&group=Administration
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariane_1
•http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_lau_det/ariane-1.htm
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1986-019B

Image credits:
•Left Top: Early model of radio tuning device. By S, Gordon Taylor in Popular Radio magazine, 1924.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATuning_Neutrodyne_receiver_1924.jpg
•Left Bottom: Ernst Alexanderson. http://www.oldradio.com/archives/jurassic/alex1.jpg
•Right: Viking Satellite. http://www.space.irfu.se/viking/viking.gif___

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2015-02-21 08:35:04 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Today in History: The World’s First “Real” Flying Car Took Flight, 1937
On February 21, 1937 — 78 years ago today — what many flight historians consider to be “the first real flying car,” Waldo Waterman’s “Arrowbile,” flew for the first time. Waldo Waterman had been working on the idea of a flying car for many years, ever since a pioneer aviator (Glenn Curtiss) had first expressed (1911) a desire to Waterman to be able to drive his plane from the landing field to home. In 1934, when Waterman learned about the U.S. Bureau of Air Commerce’s contest to develop a safe, easy-to-fly, and affordable aircraft for $700, he entered a design that represented the culmination of his design thinking to that time. This design, which Waterman called the “Arrowplane,” won an award, although it did not meet the targeted $700 cost. Nonetheless, the Bureau’s award did motivate Watermanto start a company to produ... altro »

Today in History: The World’s First “Real” Flying Car Took Flight, 1937
On February 21, 1937 — 78 years ago today — what many flight historians consider to be “the first real flying car,” Waldo Waterman’s “Arrowbile,” flew for the first time. Waldo Waterman had been working on the idea of a flying car for many years, ever since a pioneer aviator (Glenn Curtiss) had first expressed (1911) a desire to Waterman to be able to drive his plane from the landing field to home. In 1934, when Waterman learned about the U.S. Bureau of Air Commerce’s contest to develop a safe, easy-to-fly, and affordable aircraft for $700, he entered a design that represented the culmination of his design thinking to that time. This design, which Waterman called the “Arrowplane,” won an award, although it did not meet the targeted $700 cost. Nonetheless, the Bureau’s award did motivate Waterman to start a company to produce an actual car-plane — the Waterman Arrowplane Co. In an effort to drive costs lower, Waterman used as many standard automobile components as possible, including a Studebaker engine. By 1937, Waterman succeeded in developing 3 planes that could fly, and he test piloted the first plane to fly on this date in 1937. (The wings were detachable, and they were removed for driving on roads; re-attached at the airport for flight.)

YouTube videos:
•Universal Newsreel showing car transition to airplane by adding detachable wings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6N_T6RMznw
•The World’s First Flying Car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5TGoJ9nWTc
•Waterman Aerocar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTzofkDtIKI @00:26

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterman_Arrowbile
•http://www.complex.com/sports/2013/06/a-history-of-the-flying-car/1936-autogiro-company-of-america-ac-35 (scroll down or search “Waterman”)
•http://content.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1658545_1657867_1657684,00.html
•http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/artifact.cfm?object=nasm_A19610156000
•http://www.popularmechanics.com/flight/a8680/why-dont-we-have-flying-cars-15128771/
•http://vintageairphotos.blogspot.com/2013/09/waldo-watermans-whatsit.html
•http://io9.com/a-treasury-of-flying-cars-from-the-golden-age-of-aviat-510910460
•http://www.impactlab.net/2010/08/25/history-of-the-flying-car-part-3-the-waterman-aerobile/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldo_Waterman

Image credits:
•Left: Waterman Aerobile on Display at the Smithsonian Institution. Picture taken by Mark Pellegrini in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air and Space museum extension in Dulles, Virginia) 
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Waterman_Aerobile_6.jpg#file
•Right top: Waterman Arrowbile in Flight. By SDASM Archives (Waterman  Uploaded by PDTillman) [see page for license], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AWaterman_Aerobile_in_flight.jpg
•Right bottom: Waldo Waterman, designer and builder of the first practical flying car.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AWaldo_Waterman.jpg___

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2015-02-20 12:51:28 (25 comments, 44 reshares, 316 +1s)Open 

Today in History: U.S. astronaut first orbited the Earth, 1962
On February 20, 1962 — 53 years ago today — U.S. astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr., inside the Mercury Friendship 7 space capsule atop an Atlas missile, was launched into space and became the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth. Glenn’s mission marked an historic advancement for human air travel — Glenn became, along with Russian cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin (orbited once on April 12, 1961) and Gherman Titov (orbited 17 times on August 6-7, 1961), the third individual to travel around the Earth in space and return safely home. [U.S. astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom also traveled into space before Glenn, but their flights were suborbital flights — up and down, only minutes in space.]

YouTube videos:
•CBS News Coverage of Friendship 7 Launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVB5dg7XX_g
•NBC NewsCoverage of F... altro »

Today in History: U.S. astronaut first orbited the Earth, 1962
On February 20, 1962 — 53 years ago today — U.S. astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr., inside the Mercury Friendship 7 space capsule atop an Atlas missile, was launched into space and became the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth. Glenn’s mission marked an historic advancement for human air travel — Glenn became, along with Russian cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin (orbited once on April 12, 1961) and Gherman Titov (orbited 17 times on August 6-7, 1961), the third individual to travel around the Earth in space and return safely home. [U.S. astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom also traveled into space before Glenn, but their flights were suborbital flights — up and down, only minutes in space.]

YouTube videos:
•CBS News Coverage of Friendship 7 Launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVB5dg7XX_g
•NBC News Coverage of Friendship 7 Launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVZm8VmMRpA
•Friendship 7 — NASA / U.S. Space Program & Astronaut John Glenn, educational documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLSLgrcEoyQ
•Friendship 7, Full Mission 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o-U1Jo78P8
•Friendship 7, Full Mission 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjMVGW29Ov8
•Friendship 7, Full Mission 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSfq7WS7Z68

Sources:
•http://history.nasa.gov/friendship7/
•http://www.history.com/news/7-things-you-may-notknow-about-john-glenn-and-friendship-7
•http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/about/bios/mercury_mission.html#.VOYVSLDF_T0
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Glenn
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Gagarin
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gherman_Titov

Image credits:
•Top: Friendship 7 Mercury capsule atop Atlas rocket blasting off. By NASA: http://www.americaspace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/f7launch2.jpg
•Left Center: John Glenn climbing into the Friendship 7 capsule on the launch pad. By NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/314092main_image_1288_946-710.jpg
•Center: John Glenn in space in the Friendship 7 capsule: By NASA: http://www.americaspace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/johnglenn.jpg
•Left Bottom: Friendship 7 landing in Atlantic Ocean. By NASA: http://www.americaspace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/friendship7.jpg
•Right Bottom: John Glenn showing U.S. President John Kennedy the inside of Friendship 7 after his orbital flight. By NASA: http://www.americaspace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/kennedyandglenn.gif___

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2015-02-19 06:37:36 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Edison granted patent for the “phonograph or speaking machine,” 1878
On February 19, 1878 — 137 years ago today — a patent for the first working “phonograph or speaking machine” was issued to Thomas Alva Edison. The patent represented the precursor invention of both the “record player” and “dictaphone” or “tape recorder.” But Edison was not intending to invent such colossal mass market products when he was developing the patented device. He was primarily interested in improving the telephone and telegraph.

While Edison was trying to facilitate the repeated transmission of a single telegraph message, he devised a way to capture Morse code by making indentations on a spool of paper. Realizing that the same technique might be used to capture telephone voice signals, he created a system that transferred sound — the vibrations of a membrane —to an embossing point and t... altro »

Today in History: Edison granted patent for the “phonograph or speaking machine,” 1878
On February 19, 1878 — 137 years ago today — a patent for the first working “phonograph or speaking machine” was issued to Thomas Alva Edison. The patent represented the precursor invention of both the “record player” and “dictaphone” or “tape recorder.” But Edison was not intending to invent such colossal mass market products when he was developing the patented device. He was primarily interested in improving the telephone and telegraph.

While Edison was trying to facilitate the repeated transmission of a single telegraph message, he devised a way to capture Morse code by making indentations on a spool of paper. Realizing that the same technique might be used to capture telephone voice signals, he created a system that transferred sound — the vibrations of a membrane — to an embossing point and then by tracing the points via a stylus onto an impressionable storage medium, which at first was paraffin paper. As Edison worked with his mechanic, John Kreusi, they refined the concept during the summer and autumn of 1877. The paraffin paper was replaced by a tin-foil wrapped cylinder that spun to record indentations in a spiral path on the heavy tin-foil by an embossing process. When the stylus was placed back in the grooves of the tin-foil, and a handle was cranked, the device reproduced the recorded sound. The patent issued on this day in 1878 was for this particular embossing process of capturing sound on tin-foil-covered cylinders and recreating the sound.

A French inventor, Charles Cros, had experimented with a similar device about 2 decades earlier, and he wrote a description of the machine, which he called a “paléophone” (voix du passé). But Cros did not get a patent for his device until May 1878 and never made a working model. (Cros also invented a method for creating color photographs, but another individual beat him to the patent for this idea.)

Of course, there followed significant improvements to this phonographic process from many different contributors. Invention is invariably a long process involving an evolving cerebral collaboration among many creative individuals. On the other hand, the patent process frequently is a cut-throat race involving intense competition, crazed emotions, and surreptitious idea appropriation.

YouTube videos:
•1878 tin foil phonograph: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5O-t4ftsvE
•A Day at the Edison Phonograph Exhibition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYKmk3IrRs4

Sources:
•http://edison.rutgers.edu/tinfoil.htm
•http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/edison/aa_edison_phonograph_1.html
•http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/recon/jb_recon_phongrph_1.html
•http://edison.rutgers.edu/phonpats.htm
•http://www.nps.gov/edis/forkids/the-phonograph.htm
•http://www.intertique.com/EdisonPhonographTutorial.html
•http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bledisondiscphpgraph.htm
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thomas-alva-edison-patents-the-phonograph
•http://www.recording-history.org/HTML/phono_technology1.php
•http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/143996/Charles-Cros
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Cros

Image credit:
•Left: Google archived patent document of Edison’s “phonograph or speaking machine.” http://www.google.com/patents/US200521
•Right: Thomas Edison with his second phonograph, April 1878. By Levin C. Handy (per http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cwpbh.04326) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AEdison_and_phonograph_edit1.jpg___

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2015-02-18 15:28:31 (97 comments, 87 reshares, 433 +1s)Open 

Today in History: 9th Planet (1st Dwarf Planet) Discovered, 1930
On February 18, 1930 — 85 years ago today — what was then considered the 9th planet in our solar system was discovered by Clyde W. Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. 

A 9th planet was first proposed by Percival Lowell, the founder in 1894 of Lowell Observatory. Lowell was born into a prominent and wealthy Boston family that originally settled in Massachusetts in the early 1600s; he earned a degree in mathematics at Harvard University. After reading about the discovery of possible “canals” on Mars, Lowell decided to build an observatory in an ideal location to study Mars. He chose Flagstaff, Arizona because it had a relatively high altitude with a thinner atmosphere and no interference from city lights.

As Lowell peered into space with his telescope, he became interested not only inthe obse... altro »

Today in History: 9th Planet (1st Dwarf Planet) Discovered, 1930
On February 18, 1930 — 85 years ago today — what was then considered the 9th planet in our solar system was discovered by Clyde W. Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. 

A 9th planet was first proposed by Percival Lowell, the founder in 1894 of Lowell Observatory. Lowell was born into a prominent and wealthy Boston family that originally settled in Massachusetts in the early 1600s; he earned a degree in mathematics at Harvard University. After reading about the discovery of possible “canals” on Mars, Lowell decided to build an observatory in an ideal location to study Mars. He chose Flagstaff, Arizona because it had a relatively high altitude with a thinner atmosphere and no interference from city lights.

As Lowell peered into space with his telescope, he became interested not only in the observable planets, but also in the possible existence of other planets. In fact, the mathematician Lowell theorized that wobbles in the orbits of Uranus (7th planet) and Neptune (8th planet) resulted from the gravitational pull of an unknown celestial body. Although he spent more than a decade searching for this proposed planet and calculated its approximate location, Lowell never found the planet.

In the meantime, Clyde Tombaugh, from a farming family whose crop loss one season prevented Clyde from attending college, invested his time in building telescopes to explore space. After Clyde made detailed drawings of Jupiter and Mars and sent them to Lowell Observatory, he was offered a job at the Observatory and the assignment of looking for the planet that Lowell had predicted would exist. Using the observatory’s 13-inch astrograph, young Clyde took photographs of the same section of the sky several nights apart and would then use a device to compare the different nights’ images. Such device, a “blink comparator,” could detect a moving object, such as a planet in our solar system, because distant sources of light would remain stationary. 

One night — well, on this very day in 1930 — using images that he had taken the previous month, Clyde discovered a moving object beyond the orbit of Neptune and orbiting the sun, just as Lowell had predicted. Initially, the planet was just called Planet X, which is what Percival Lowell had called it before it had been found. But Lowell Observatory asked the public to help name the planet, and one schoolgirl interested in mythology suggested the name “Pluto” — Roman god of the underworld who could render himself invisible (much the same way Planet X had been invisible for so long). And because the first two letters of PLuto were the initials of Percival Lowell, Lowell Observatory decided to officially name the planet Pluto.

YouTube videos:
•Pluto, the “Dwarf Planet”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgzM-uV81YE
•Countdown to Pluto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUB7dRgClSQ

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde_Tombaugh
•http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Pluto
•http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stories/what-is-pluto-k4.html#.VOSRDrDF_T0
•http://www.lowell.edu/about.php
•http://www.space.com/17898-uranus-and-neptune-the-mysterious-outer-giants-video.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percival_Lowell
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowell_family
•http://www.space.com/19774-percival-lowell-biography.html

Image credits:
•Left: Our Solar System http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/ice-dwarf/en/
•Right Top: Pluto: By Aineias, NASA, ESA, and M. Buie (Southwest Research Institute)  derivative work: Aineias, Ilmari Karonen (Pluto_hubble_photomap.jpg via Pluto_animiert.gif) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3APluto_animiert_200px.gif
•Right Bottom: Clyde Tombaugh: http://www.themarysue.com/tdigh-pluto-discovered/___

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2015-02-17 17:39:49 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Ain’t no mountain high enough...
Do you think we need to remind ourselves occasionally that when a purpose is worthy, there’s nothing that can stop us?

Diana Ross version:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjdF7VJSc6U
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEnKEcBvBvw

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell version:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGBXIK5TZjs

Tune Reference:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ain%27t_No_Mountain_High_Enough

Image Credit:
Kate Holley
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155178546675371&set=pcb.10155178566865371&type=1&theater

Ain’t no mountain high enough...
Do you think we need to remind ourselves occasionally that when a purpose is worthy, there’s nothing that can stop us?

Diana Ross version:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjdF7VJSc6U
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEnKEcBvBvw

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell version:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGBXIK5TZjs

Tune Reference:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ain%27t_No_Mountain_High_Enough

Image Credit:
Kate Holley
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155178546675371&set=pcb.10155178566865371&type=1&theater___

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2015-02-17 15:22:02 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Google X already pays for itself
Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots at Google X, says in The New York Times linked interview: “It would be fair to say Google Brain (now called the Neural-Network Project) is producing in value for Google something that would be comparable to the total costs of Google X...”

Google X already pays for itself
Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots at Google X, says in The New York Times linked interview: “It would be fair to say Google Brain (now called the Neural-Network Project) is producing in value for Google something that would be comparable to the total costs of Google X...”___

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2015-02-17 07:31:44 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Rudimentary Weather Satellite Launched into Orbit
On February 17, 1959 — 56 years ago today — the first rudimentary weather satellite was launched. Vanguard 2 was designed to measure cloud cover and resistance, but technical problems in achieving the desired satellite rotation and elliptical orbit prevented it from collecting a significant amount of useful data. The mission was not successful in achieving its objectives of photographing cloud covers, but it did provide inspiration to continue the development of more useful and sophisticated satellites to monitor the weather — in hopes of saving lives by warning people of storm events.

YouTube videos:
•First Weather Satellite: Vanguard 2 Launch, February 17, 1959, Universal Newsreel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwcQa3WvSHs
•General Background: Weather Satellite Historyhttps://w... altro »

Today in History: First Rudimentary Weather Satellite Launched into Orbit
On February 17, 1959 — 56 years ago today — the first rudimentary weather satellite was launched. Vanguard 2 was designed to measure cloud cover and resistance, but technical problems in achieving the desired satellite rotation and elliptical orbit prevented it from collecting a significant amount of useful data. The mission was not successful in achieving its objectives of photographing cloud covers, but it did provide inspiration to continue the development of more useful and sophisticated satellites to monitor the weather — in hopes of saving lives by warning people of storm events.

YouTube videos:
•First Weather Satellite: Vanguard 2 Launch, February 17, 1959, Universal Newsreel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwcQa3WvSHs
•General Background: Weather Satellite History https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCxxQcvBwKw
•General Overview: Satellite Meterorology / Cloud Patterns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QWchwbCA2M

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanguard_2
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1959-001A
•http://www.nrl.navy.mil/accomplishments/rockets/vanguard-project/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanguard_%28rocket%29
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_satellite

Image credits:
•Left: Vanguard rocket Launch: By Reubenbarton at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AVanguard_rocket.jpg
•Right: http://www.rarenewspapers.com/view/556988___

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2015-02-16 12:53:34 (31 comments, 23 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

Today in History: IBM introduced its first portable (“luggable”) computer, 1984
On February 16, 1984 — 31 years ago today — IBM introduced its first portable (“luggable”) computer — the IBM 5155 — designed to compete with the successful Compaq portable computer, which was the first compatible IBM PC clone. In its first year of sales, the Compaq portable had sold 53,000 units. IBM introduced the 5155 to take part in this big demand for portable computers.

The IBM 5155 (Model 68) included a built-in 9-inch monitor, amber composite display, and one 5¼-inch double sided diskette drive (with space for an optional second drive). The system board was the same as the IBM PC XT with 256K of memory, expandable to 512K using the memory expansion slot.   

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR9ur_tOGvM

Sources:•http://www.island... altro »

Today in History: IBM introduced its first portable (“luggable”) computer, 1984
On February 16, 1984 — 31 years ago today — IBM introduced its first portable (“luggable”) computer — the IBM 5155 — designed to compete with the successful Compaq portable computer, which was the first compatible IBM PC clone. In its first year of sales, the Compaq portable had sold 53,000 units. IBM introduced the 5155 to take part in this big demand for portable computers.

The IBM 5155 (Model 68) included a built-in 9-inch monitor, amber composite display, and one 5¼-inch double sided diskette drive (with space for an optional second drive). The system board was the same as the IBM PC XT with 256K of memory, expandable to 512K using the memory expansion slot.   

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR9ur_tOGvM

Sources:
•http://www.islandnet.com/~kpolsson/comphist/comp1984.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Portable_Personal_Computer
•http://oldcomputers.net/ibm5155.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Personal_Computer
•http://www.mrmartinweb.com/computer.html
•http://www.lo-tech.co.uk/wiki/IBM_Portable_Computer_5155

Image credit:
•IBM portable PC, Model 5155: By Hubert Berberich (HubiB) (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AIBM-portable-PC-01.jpg___

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2015-02-15 05:04:39 (5 comments, 8 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First practical electronic computer was dedicated, 1946
On February 15, 1946 — 70 years ago today — the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania dedicated the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer), the first large-scale general-purpose electronic computer. The computer was “Turing-complete” and could be reprogrammed to solve many numerical problems. It was designed to be a “giant brain,” at least according to the press at the time — specifically to calculate artillery firing tables for the U.S. Army. Writing about the U.S. Army’s Ballistic Research Laboratory’s use of the ENIAC, Martin H. Weik commented, “By today's standards for electronic computers the ENIAC was a grotesque monster. Its thirty separate units, plus power supply and forced-air cooling, weighed over thirty tons. Its 19,000 vacuum tubes, 1,500relays, and hundred... altro »

Today in History: First practical electronic computer was dedicated, 1946
On February 15, 1946 — 70 years ago today — the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania dedicated the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer), the first large-scale general-purpose electronic computer. The computer was “Turing-complete” and could be reprogrammed to solve many numerical problems. It was designed to be a “giant brain,” at least according to the press at the time — specifically to calculate artillery firing tables for the U.S. Army. Writing about the U.S. Army’s Ballistic Research Laboratory’s use of the ENIAC, Martin H. Weik commented, “By today's standards for electronic computers the ENIAC was a grotesque monster. Its thirty separate units, plus power supply and forced-air cooling, weighed over thirty tons. Its 19,000 vacuum tubes, 1,500 relays, and hundreds of thousands of resistors, capacitors, and inductors consumed almost 200 kilowatts of electrical power. But ENIAC was the prototype from which most other modern computers evolved. It embodied almost all the components and concepts of today's high- speed, electronic digital computers.”

A 1946 newsreel (prepared for movie theatre goers prior to the main attraction) about the dedication of the ENIAC included these remarks:
Are people becoming obsolete? The giant electronic brain has started cogitating at the University of Pennsylvania. It’s made of vacuum tubes like your radio, and it can add up a column of figures a yard long in a second. It’s the world’s first electronic computer. Right now, it’s solving mathematical problems for the U.S. Army, but — who knows? — someday a machine like this may check up on your income tax.

YouTube video:
•ENIAC Newsreel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSYpYFEwr4o

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ENIAC
•http://www.seas.upenn.edu/about-seas/eniac/
•http://ftp.arl.mil/mike/comphist/eniac-story.html
•http://inventors.about.com/od/estartinventions/a/Eniac.htm
•http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/rbm/mauchly/jwmintro.html
•http://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/birth-of-the-computer/4/78

Image credits:
•Left: Glen Beck (background) and Betty Snyder (foreground) program ENIAC in BRL building 328. By United States Army
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AEniac.jpg
•Right Top: A function table from the ENIAC. By Bubba73 (Jud McCranie) (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AENIAC_function_table_at_Aberdeen.jpg
•Right Center: Detail of the back of a section of the ENIAC, showing its vacuum tubes. By TexasDex at en.wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], from Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AENIAC_Penn2.jpg
•Right Bottom: Programmers Betty Jean Jennings and Fran Bilas operate ENIAC’s main control panel. By United States Army (Image from [1]) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATwo_women_operating_ENIAC.gif___

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2015-02-14 08:51:00 (2 comments, 11 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First GPS NAVSTAR II-1 satellite launched into orbit, 1989
On February 14, 1989 — 26 years ago today — the first satellite in the U.S. Department of Defense’s second version global positioning system (GPS) was launched. Following the Russian shoot down of a regularly scheduled Korean Air flight full of civilian passengers that had wandered off course into U.S.S.R. airspace, U.S. president Ronald Reagan ordered the opening of the U.S. Department of Defense’s GPS system, once it was fully functional, to all civilian aircraft to improve navigation and safety. After many years of testing satellites and their space configurations, on this day in 1989, the U.S. defense department launched the first “NAVSTAR”* satellite in what would become, by 1995, a constellation of 27 GPS satellites (24 fully operational with 3 backups). The satellites circle the Earth twice a day —12,625 miles ... altro »

Today in History: First GPS NAVSTAR II-1 satellite launched into orbit, 1989
On February 14, 1989 — 26 years ago today — the first satellite in the U.S. Department of Defense’s second version global positioning system (GPS) was launched. Following the Russian shoot down of a regularly scheduled Korean Air flight full of civilian passengers that had wandered off course into U.S.S.R. airspace, U.S. president Ronald Reagan ordered the opening of the U.S. Department of Defense’s GPS system, once it was fully functional, to all civilian aircraft to improve navigation and safety. After many years of testing satellites and their space configurations, on this day in 1989, the U.S. defense department launched the first “NAVSTAR”* satellite in what would become, by 1995, a constellation of 27 GPS satellites (24 fully operational with 3 backups). The satellites circle the Earth twice a day — 12,625 miles (20,318 kilometers)** above the Earth flying in 6 rings of 4 satellites — and are situated so that at least 4 of them are detectable from any place on Earth at any time of day. Each satellite sends a synchronized signal that can be detected by a GPS receiver; and because the satellites are moving in different directions, the receiver can calculate what position on Earth the receiver is located — within a precision point of a few feet (or meters). 

NAVSTAR is short for NAVigation System using Timing And Ranging 
**Space shuttles typically traveled in altitudes from 190 miles to 330 miles (304 kilometers to 528 kilometers).

YouTube video:
•How GPS Works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoRQiNFzT0k

Sources:
•http://www.techhive.com/article/2000276/a-brief-history-of-gps.html
•http://www.fas.org/spp/military/program/cape/cape3-2.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPS_%28satellite%29
•http://inventors.about.com/od/gstartinventions/a/gps.htm
•http://www.trimble.com/gps_tutorial/
•http://www.space.com/19794-navstar.html
•http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/gpsinfo.html
•http://www.spacetoday.org/Satellites/GPS.html

Image credit:
•Reasonably scaled diagram showing the GPS/NAVSTAR constellation: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2vYRrcYz_Jo/VHqyuZx7Q-I/AAAAAAAAEOQ/yd5y9LArcuQ/s1600/Screenshot%2B2014-11-30%2Bat%2B4.47.51%2Bpm.png___

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2015-02-13 21:46:16 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Largest Diamond in the Universe Found, 2004
On February 13, 2004 — 11 years ago today — a team of astrophysicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced the discovery of the biggest diamond known in the Universe. This cosmic diamond is a lump of crystallized carbon about 50 light-years, or about 300 trillion miles (484 trillion kilometers), from Earth in the constellation Centaurus. It is the compressed heart of an old star, its hot core, which remains after the star’s nuclear fuel has been exhausted and the star dies. It is composed mostly of carbon and is coated with a thin layer of hydrogen and helium cases. Inasmuch as a diamond consists of crystallized carbon, the white dwarf star, known by astronomers as BPM 37093 (or V886 Centauri), has been nicknamed “Lucy” — after The Beatles’s song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”
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Today in History: Largest Diamond in the Universe Found, 2004
On February 13, 2004 — 11 years ago today — a team of astrophysicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced the discovery of the biggest diamond known in the Universe. This cosmic diamond is a lump of crystallized carbon about 50 light-years, or about 300 trillion miles (484 trillion kilometers), from Earth in the constellation Centaurus. It is the compressed heart of an old star, its hot core, which remains after the star’s nuclear fuel has been exhausted and the star dies. It is composed mostly of carbon and is coated with a thin layer of hydrogen and helium cases. Inasmuch as a diamond consists of crystallized carbon, the white dwarf star, known by astronomers as BPM 37093 (or V886 Centauri), has been nicknamed “Lucy” — after The Beatles’s song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”

Astrophysical measurements indicate this “diamond in the sky” is 2,500 miles (4,000 kilometers) in diameter and weighs 5 million trillion trillion pounds, which would equal a diamond of about 10 billion trillion trillion carats. The largest known diamonds on Earth are the 545 carat Golden Jubilee Diamond and the 530 carat Great Star of Africa. 

When a star dies, it slowly cools over time and when its core temperature reaches about 11,000-12,000 degrees Kelvin, it begins to pulsate. Such pulsations resemble seismic waves inside the Earth. Astroseismologists measured these pulsations to determine that Lucy’s carbon interior had solidified into a diamond-like lattice.

Astronomers expect that our Sun, after it dies about 5 billion years from now, will transition over the next 2 billion years (7 billion years from now) to a giant diamond in the center of our solar system.

YouTube video (to listen to while reading this post, haha):
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKXfqpg-Q-k

Sources:
•http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-biggest-diamond-in-the-known-universe-has-been-found
•http://www.spacetoday.org/DeepSpace/Stars/WhiteDwarfs/LucyDiamondStarWhiteDwarf.html
•https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/archive/pr0407.html
•https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/archive/pr0407image.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centaurus
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BPM_37093
•http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=V886+Centauri
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_cubic

Image credit:
•Diamond Star, the crystallized carbon core of a white drawf star: Travis Metcalfe and Ruth Bazinet, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/archive/finaldiamond.jpg___

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2015-02-12 06:45:43 (9 comments, 12 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Spacecraft Landed on Asteroid, 2001
On February 12, 2001 — 14 years ago today — NASA’s NEAR-Shoemaker spacecraft, after orbiting Asteroid Eros for almost a year, landed on its surface at 4 mph (1.9 meters per second). NEAR is an acronym for Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous, and Eugene Merle Shoemaker was a geologist and a founder of the field of planetary science. While studying craters on Earth in Australia, Shoemaker was killed in a car crash in 1997; NASA subsequently appended his name to this mission, which was launched on February 17, 1996, to honor Shoemaker’s contributions to the study of celestial bodies. The mission’s primary purpose was to return data about Eros’s composition, mineralogy, morphology, internal mass distribution, magnetic field, etc. with the hope that findings might offer clues about how the planets formed in this solar system. 
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Today in History: First Spacecraft Landed on Asteroid, 2001
On February 12, 2001 — 14 years ago today — NASA’s NEAR-Shoemaker spacecraft, after orbiting Asteroid Eros for almost a year, landed on its surface at 4 mph (1.9 meters per second). NEAR is an acronym for Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous, and Eugene Merle Shoemaker was a geologist and a founder of the field of planetary science. While studying craters on Earth in Australia, Shoemaker was killed in a car crash in 1997; NASA subsequently appended his name to this mission, which was launched on February 17, 1996, to honor Shoemaker’s contributions to the study of celestial bodies. The mission’s primary purpose was to return data about Eros’s composition, mineralogy, morphology, internal mass distribution, magnetic field, etc. with the hope that findings might offer clues about how the planets formed in this solar system. 

The Asteroid Eros, 433 Eros, is one of the largest of near Earth asteroids and was thus chosen as a good target to attempt to orbit with a space probe from Earth. It was discovered in 1898, and it is known to be only 1 of 3 asteroids in the near-Earth asteroid belt with diameters larger than 6 miles (10 kilometers). The asteroid circles the Sun in an elliptical orbit every 1.76 Earth years and rotates every 5.27 hours.

YouTube videos:
•NEAR Spacecraft—final hours before soft landing on Asteroid Eros: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1qZc278-yA&index=2&list=PLN38wYL1tSMGK7OSDoR28MGQd5Pr16GMw
•NEAR Descent Animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFUmUIU_tXY&list=PLN38wYL1tSMGK7OSDoR28MGQd5Pr16GMw&index=8
•Closeup Images of Eros: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6kvbWanlR0
•Asteroid 433 Eros Flyby of Earth, January 31, 2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OManHlVaWVc

Sources:
•http://www.jhuapl.edu/newscenter/pressreleases/2001/010212.asp
•http://science.nasa.gov/missions/near/
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/near.html
•https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/profile.cfm?MCode=NEAR
•http://nineplanets.org/eros.html
•http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/191801/Eros
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Merle_Shoemaker
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/text/eros.txt
•http://www.space.com/1329-eros-findings-reveal-study-asteroids.html
•http://2p-encke.com/blog/2014/02/10/1-3-the-green-slime-is-n-e-a-r/*

*Excellent source for details of this mission.

Image credit:
•433 Eros photograph from the NEAR-Shoemaker camera [Left]: NASA
•Digital artist’s conception of Eros landing / NASA.___

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2015-02-11 07:21:29 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Japan Became 4th Nation to Orbit Satellite around Earth, 1970
On February 11, 1970 — 45 years ago today — Japan launched its first satellite into Earth orbit and became the 4th country to do so (Soviet Union/Russia, United States, and France were the first 3 nations to put satellites into Earth orbit). The satellite was later named, “Ohsumi,” the name of the southern Japanese province from which it was launched. The purpose of the orbital mission was to study rocket launch technologies and perform engineering experiments on the satellite. Radio signals from the satellite were received through its 6th orbit of the Earth, but Japan lost communication with the satellite during its 7th orbit. Nonetheless, the satellite continued to orbit the Earth for 33 years until gravity eventually pulled it into the Earth’s atmosphere and melted it on August 2, 2003.
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Today in History: Japan Became 4th Nation to Orbit Satellite around Earth, 1970
On February 11, 1970 — 45 years ago today — Japan launched its first satellite into Earth orbit and became the 4th country to do so (Soviet Union/Russia, United States, and France were the first 3 nations to put satellites into Earth orbit). The satellite was later named, “Ohsumi,” the name of the southern Japanese province from which it was launched. The purpose of the orbital mission was to study rocket launch technologies and perform engineering experiments on the satellite. Radio signals from the satellite were received through its 6th orbit of the Earth, but Japan lost communication with the satellite during its 7th orbit. Nonetheless, the satellite continued to orbit the Earth for 33 years until gravity eventually pulled it into the Earth’s atmosphere and melted it on August 2, 2003.

YouTube video:
•Progress of Japan’s space program since Ohsumi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTfx3Zf7YHQ

Sources:
•http://www.space.com/4422-timeline-50-years-spaceflight.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Csumi_%28satellite%29
•http://www.isas.ac.jp/e/enterp/missions/ohsumi.shtml
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1970-011A
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_artificial_satellites_and_space_probes
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-worlds-fourth-space-power
•http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/e/japan_s_history/detail/challenge.shtml
•http://www.astronautix.com/craft/osumi.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_first_orbital_launches_by_country

Image credit:
•Japan’s first successful satellite launch [Left]: http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/j/japan_s_history/chapter03/03/img/pct06_large.jpg
•Ohsumi satellite [Right]: By Rlandmann (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AOhsumi.jpg___

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2015-02-10 14:25:14 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Boston Breaks Record for Its Highest Snowfall Total in 20 Days
Clear sidewalks in Boston! But the rail subway lines are down for the day.

Scene: Just outside the door of an Emerson College dorm, Piano Row, 150 Boylston Street, Boston. Facing the Boston Garden. Notice a fire hydrant has been made available by snow shovelers.

Boston Breaks Record for Its Highest Snowfall Total in 20 Days
Clear sidewalks in Boston! But the rail subway lines are down for the day.

Scene: Just outside the door of an Emerson College dorm, Piano Row, 150 Boylston Street, Boston. Facing the Boston Garden. Notice a fire hydrant has been made available by snow shovelers.___

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2015-02-10 13:50:29 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Boston’s Snow Piles
In Boston, there is a radio show discussion now about discarding street snow into the ocean, because Boston is running out of space to “archive” snow. My understanding is that there are restrictions on dumping snow into the ocean or the Charles River, because street snow contains too many pollutants. 

Scene: Facing Washington Street from Avenue de Lafayette. Windows are the side of Millennium Place at 580 Washington Street, Boston.

Boston’s Snow Piles
In Boston, there is a radio show discussion now about discarding street snow into the ocean, because Boston is running out of space to “archive” snow. My understanding is that there are restrictions on dumping snow into the ocean or the Charles River, because street snow contains too many pollutants. 

Scene: Facing Washington Street from Avenue de Lafayette. Windows are the side of Millennium Place at 580 Washington Street, Boston.___

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2015-02-10 13:45:41 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Boston Buried in Snow
Most people have stayed home again today, because it is next to impossible to negotiate Boston’s skinny streets, especially when two trucks decide to pass at the same time.

Scene: Facing the Boston Common near Park Street from Winter Street.

Boston Buried in Snow
Most people have stayed home again today, because it is next to impossible to negotiate Boston’s skinny streets, especially when two trucks decide to pass at the same time.

Scene: Facing the Boston Common near Park Street from Winter Street.___

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2015-02-10 07:15:08 (4 comments, 13 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Major Accidental Collision in Space, 2009
On February 10, 2009 — 6 years ago today — the first accidental collision took place between two satellites in Earth orbit. About 490 miles (789 kilometers) above Siberia, 2 communications satellites — one from the U.S. and one from Russia — hit each other, exploding debris in all directions. The U.S. Iridium satellite weighed 1,234 lbs. (560 kg.) and was launched in 1997; the Russian Cosmos 2251 satellite weighed 1,984 lbs. (900 kg.) and was launched in 1993 and was no longer operational. The Iridium satellite was traveling at 16,832 mph (27,088 kph) and flying along a near polar orbit, and the Russian satellite was flying about the same speed along a parallel equatorial route, so the 2 satellites collided much the same way cars collide in an intersection (only travelling at hyper-speeds). According to NASA, the collisionadded 2... altro »

Today in History: First Major Accidental Collision in Space, 2009
On February 10, 2009 — 6 years ago today — the first accidental collision took place between two satellites in Earth orbit. About 490 miles (789 kilometers) above Siberia, 2 communications satellites — one from the U.S. and one from Russia — hit each other, exploding debris in all directions. The U.S. Iridium satellite weighed 1,234 lbs. (560 kg.) and was launched in 1997; the Russian Cosmos 2251 satellite weighed 1,984 lbs. (900 kg.) and was launched in 1993 and was no longer operational. The Iridium satellite was traveling at 16,832 mph (27,088 kph) and flying along a near polar orbit, and the Russian satellite was flying about the same speed along a parallel equatorial route, so the 2 satellites collided much the same way cars collide in an intersection (only travelling at hyper-speeds). According to NASA, the collision added 2,000 pieces of trackable debris to the already 20,000 pieces of debris larger than a softball and 500,000 pieces of debris larger than a marble in orbit around the Earth.*

*Space shuttles have performed maneuvers to avoid debris at least on 4 separate occasions. In addition, on Space Shuttle Challenger’s second flight in 1983, a small paint fleck struck the Challenger’s front window and created a little pit in it. In 1994, Space Shuttle Endeavor incurred a similar impact, which made a more serious pit in the window. In 2006, Atlantis’s cargo bay was struck by a small fragment of debris that made a small hole in its radiator. And in 2007, Endeavor was also struck in a similar location by debris that blew a tiny hole in the spacecraft. The debris problem had become so large that space shuttles, once in their designed orbits, would fly with their tail ends facing forward, because the tail ends contained less critical components needed for re-entry and landing.

YouTube video:
•Silent animation of the Iridium 33 and Cosmos 2251 collision: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o7EKlqCE20
•Silent simulation performed at Lawrence Livermore National Lab of the collision: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0NEnPOx6ic
•War on Space Debris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa69VqwmjAk

Sources:
•http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/12/science/space/12satellite.html?_r=0
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_debris
•http://swfound.org/media/6575/swf_iridium_cosmos_collision_fact_sheet_updated_2012.pdf
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_satellite_collision
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iridium_33
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosmos_2251
•http://www.space.com/5542-satellite-destroyed-space-collision.html
•http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16584-satellite-collision-creates-copious-space-junk.html#.VNepTWTF_T0
•http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7885051.stm
•http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2023/1
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/news/orbital_debris.html#.VNfUFmTF_T0

Image credit:
•http://swfound.org/media/6575/swf_iridium_cosmos_collision_fact_sheet_updated_2012.pdf___

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2015-02-09 07:13:42 (3 comments, 8 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Boeing 747 Flew for First Time
On February 9, 1969 — 46 years ago today — Boeing flight-tested for the first time the then newly designed Boeing 747, the world’s first jumbo jet (wide-body airplane). Interviewed after the flight, test pilot Jack Waddell described the jumbo jet as “ridiculously easy to fly — a pilot’s dream.” Boeing continued to test all aspects the Boeing 747 throughout the year, logging more than 1,400 hours of flight on five 747s in 1,013 flights. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration certified the Boeing 747 on December 30, 1969. 

Background
In the early 1960s, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) had a need for a much larger transport plane than currently existed. Contractors were invited to bid on the DOD’s proposal. During Boeing’s development of a design to serve the DOD request, one of Boeing’s largestcustomers, Pan Ameri... altro »

Today in History: Boeing 747 Flew for First Time
On February 9, 1969 — 46 years ago today — Boeing flight-tested for the first time the then newly designed Boeing 747, the world’s first jumbo jet (wide-body airplane). Interviewed after the flight, test pilot Jack Waddell described the jumbo jet as “ridiculously easy to fly — a pilot’s dream.” Boeing continued to test all aspects the Boeing 747 throughout the year, logging more than 1,400 hours of flight on five 747s in 1,013 flights. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration certified the Boeing 747 on December 30, 1969. 

Background
In the early 1960s, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) had a need for a much larger transport plane than currently existed. Contractors were invited to bid on the DOD’s proposal. During Boeing’s development of a design to serve the DOD request, one of Boeing’s largest customers, Pan American World Airways (Pan Am), expressed a need for a new “jumbo jet” passenger aircraft more than twice as large as the Boeing 707. Airport congestion was a problem, and Pan Am’s CEO believed that a big plane could solve this problem. Some executives at Boeing and Pan Am believed such a new passenger plane would be only an interim travel solution, eventually replaced by supersonic passenger transports, and that the requested “jumbo jet” would transition into a cargo plane only. Accordingly, the Boeing 747 jumbo jet project began as a secondary development effort, not as important as the DOD proposal solution or Boeing’s concurrent development of a supersonic passenger plane. 

As events unfolded in the 1960s, Boeing was not selected to fulfill the DOD contract, and government opposition to supersonic transport (environmental considerations) was growing. Seemingly suddenly, the successful execution of Boeing’s 747 development project became essential to Boeing’s survival. Pan Am helped Boeing with an order of $525 million for 25 747s in April 1966 [about $3.8 billion in today’s dollars]. With this key order, Boeing decided to commit to building an entirely new assembly plant, because its existing plants were not big enough. When finished, the plant became the largest building by volume ever constructed, and since the 1960s it has been expanded several times.

As a consequence of its large initial order for 747s, Pan Am was in a position to provide more input into the specifications for the jumbo jet than any other airline service company in history ever had. This valuable input from a key customer helped to make the 747 one of the most successful airline products of all time. Initial sales projections were for 400 units to be sold. By January 2015, over 1,500 Boeing jumbo jets have been built with more on order. Ironically, the major airline service that propelled the development of the jumbo jet, Pan Am, is no longer in business, while Boeing continues to manufacture the jumbo jet that Pan Am played a key role in envisioning. 

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rXqF1hfm8o
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmQ6iTmBo0I

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747
•http://www.museumofflight.org/aircraft/boeing-747-121
•http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&File_Id=1181
•http://q13fox.com/2014/09/09/first-boeing-747-ever-built-under-restoration/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Trippe
•http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/
•http://www.boeing.com/boeing/commercial/747family/pf/pf_classics.page

Image credit:
•http://www.museumofflight.org/aircraft/boeing-747-121___

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2015-02-08 19:43:08 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Spectacular Tree House for Kids
When growing up, I built one tree platform with walls, but never did i conceive of such a wonderful tree house:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwwVolkrLas

Spectacular Tree House for Kids
When growing up, I built one tree platform with walls, but never did i conceive of such a wonderful tree house:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwwVolkrLas___

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2015-02-08 05:18:54 (3 comments, 16 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Today in History: “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” was introduced , 1996
On February 8, 1996 — 19 years ago today — John Perry Barlow promulgated “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace.” The Declaration states that terrestrial governments, especially those based on geographic borders, have no authority over cyberspace. On the electronic plane, Barlow expressed his belief that “...from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge…” and “The only law that all our constituent cultures would generally recognize is the Golden Rule.”

Barlow published the Declaration on the same day that U.S President Clinton was signing the Telecommunications Reform Act of 1996. Barlow saw the Act as a big intrusion into a new self-organizing plane of existence in which the existing governments did not belong.  
Audio:
•http://... altro »

Today in History: “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” was introduced , 1996
On February 8, 1996 — 19 years ago today — John Perry Barlow promulgated “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace.” The Declaration states that terrestrial governments, especially those based on geographic borders, have no authority over cyberspace. On the electronic plane, Barlow expressed his belief that “...from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge…” and “The only law that all our constituent cultures would generally recognize is the Golden Rule.”

Barlow published the Declaration on the same day that U.S President Clinton was signing the Telecommunications Reform Act of 1996. Barlow saw the Act as a big intrusion into a new self-organizing plane of existence in which the existing governments did not belong.  

Audio:
•http://departmentofrecords.co/dor1.html

Vimeo:
•Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace read by John Perry Barlow:
http://vimeo.com/111576518

YouTube video:
•John Perry Barlow, September 14, 2011, interview with John Perry Barlow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=napvYuEzj0Q#t=19

Sources:
•https://projects.eff.org/~barlow/Declaration-Final.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Declaration_of_the_Independence_of_Cyberspace
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecommunications_Act_of_1996
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Perry_Barlow
•http://www.computerworld.com/article/2494710/internet/a-declaration-of-the-interdependence-of-cyberspace.html
•http://boingboing.net/2014/12/08/limited-edition-vinyl-john-pe.html

Image credit:
•John Perry Barlow, December 17, 2010: By cellanr (John Perry Barlow  Uploaded by Snowmanradio) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AJohn_Perry_Barlow_-Mill_Valley%2C_California%2C_USA_-at_home-17Dec2010.jpg___

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2015-02-07 18:29:25 (4 comments, 13 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Facebook: high fructose corn syrup
I came across this episode of Leo Laporte’s interesting interview series of high-tech “movers and shakers.” In this particular episode (from September, 2011), Leo asks John what he thinks about Facebook:

Leo Laporte: How do you feel about Facebook?

John Perry Barlow: It is not the global village. It’s the global suburbs.

Leo Laporte: The gated global suburbs.

John Perry Barlow: It has this quality ... of high fructose corn syrup, as opposed to broccoli.

For full interview, please see:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=napvYuEzj0Q#t=19
starting at 29:10

Facebook: high fructose corn syrup
I came across this episode of Leo Laporte’s interesting interview series of high-tech “movers and shakers.” In this particular episode (from September, 2011), Leo asks John what he thinks about Facebook:

Leo Laporte: How do you feel about Facebook?

John Perry Barlow: It is not the global village. It’s the global suburbs.

Leo Laporte: The gated global suburbs.

John Perry Barlow: It has this quality ... of high fructose corn syrup, as opposed to broccoli.

For full interview, please see:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=napvYuEzj0Q#t=19
starting at 29:10___

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2015-02-07 15:27:46 (4 comments, 15 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Man made first ever untethered spacewalk, 1984
On February 7, 1984 — 31 years ago today — NASA space shuttle astronauts, Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart, performed the first untethered spacewalk in human history. Before this occasion, astronauts had always been attached to their spacecraft by cable. Both McCandless and Stewart were wearing “jet packs” — nitrogen-propelled manned maneuvering units (MMUs). These tetherless spacewalk units were designed to enable astronauts to retrieve and repair malfunctioning satellites. The astronauts made two successful spacewalks using their jet packs for a total of over 12 hours.

Subsequent to this first test of the MMUs, astronauts successfully repaired the Solar Max satellite in April of 1984 using MMUs. In November of 1984, using the same units, astronauts retrieved malfunctioning satellites (the Westar VIand Palap... altro »

Today in History: Man made first ever untethered spacewalk, 1984
On February 7, 1984 — 31 years ago today — NASA space shuttle astronauts, Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart, performed the first untethered spacewalk in human history. Before this occasion, astronauts had always been attached to their spacecraft by cable. Both McCandless and Stewart were wearing “jet packs” — nitrogen-propelled manned maneuvering units (MMUs). These tetherless spacewalk units were designed to enable astronauts to retrieve and repair malfunctioning satellites. The astronauts made two successful spacewalks using their jet packs for a total of over 12 hours.

Subsequent to this first test of the MMUs, astronauts successfully repaired the Solar Max satellite in April of 1984 using MMUs. In November of 1984, using the same units, astronauts retrieved malfunctioning satellites (the Westar VI and Palapa B2) that had been deposited into space on this very mission of the first tetherless spacewalk. They brought the satellites back to Earth in the cargo bay of the shuttle. [Westar VI was sold to AsiaSat, refurbished and relaunched by China on April 7, 1990. Palapa B2 was also refurbished and relaunched by a Delta II rocket at Cape Canaveral on April 13, 1990.]

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92ZRVlKuc0U
•Bruce McCandless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD0WG5xdtTk

Sources:
•http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/07/feb-7-1984-nasa-astronauts-perform-first-untethered-spacewalk/?_r=0
•http://www.americaspace.com/?p=27134
•http://www.hughesscgheritage.com/retrievals-of-westar-vi-palapa-b-2-an-epic-adventure-from-a-special-commemorative-issue-of-scg-journal-december-1984/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westar
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AsiaSat
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palapa

Image credit:
•Bruce McCandless using the MMU. By NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AAstronaut-EVA.jpg___

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2015-02-06 15:17:04 (17 comments, 29 reshares, 164 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First man golfed on another celestial body, 1971
On February 6, 1971 — 44 years ago today — Apollo 14, the 3rd U.S. manned Moon mission, had landed on the Moon a day earlier. NASA astronauts Alan Shepard and Edward Mitchell became the 5th and 6th humans to walk on the Moon, while Stuart Roosa piloted the command module around the Moon waiting for the lunar expedition to return. On the second Earth day of Shepard’s and Mitchell’s Moon landing, Alan Shepard used a golf “club” he had brought along with him to hit 3 golf balls. The club was a Wilson Staff-6 iron head, but the standard club was too big to fit into the cramped space of the Apollo 14 spacecraft, so Shepard quietly asked a friend at his local country club to attach the head to a folding pole instrument that was designed to pick up lunar rocks. Shepard smuggled some of his favorite golf balls in a sock, and3 of these ... altro »

Today in History: First man golfed on another celestial body, 1971
On February 6, 1971 — 44 years ago today — Apollo 14, the 3rd U.S. manned Moon mission, had landed on the Moon a day earlier. NASA astronauts Alan Shepard and Edward Mitchell became the 5th and 6th humans to walk on the Moon, while Stuart Roosa piloted the command module around the Moon waiting for the lunar expedition to return. On the second Earth day of Shepard’s and Mitchell’s Moon landing, Alan Shepard used a golf “club” he had brought along with him to hit 3 golf balls. The club was a Wilson Staff-6 iron head, but the standard club was too big to fit into the cramped space of the Apollo 14 spacecraft, so Shepard quietly asked a friend at his local country club to attach the head to a folding pole instrument that was designed to pick up lunar rocks. Shepard smuggled some of his favorite golf balls in a sock, and 3 of these balls remain on the Moon today.

Moon’s gravity is only 1/6th of the Earth’s gravity, so a ball hit with a 6-iron head that would travel 150 yards on Earth would go about 900 yards on the Moon. Shepard’s first shot traveled about 200 yards (approximately 200 meters); his second shot flew almost 500 yards (about 400 meters). When Shepard hit the last ball, he said it went “miles and miles and miles.” 

YouTube videos:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jQcM-Mg21U

Sources:
•http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/6/newsid_4093000/4093061.stm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_14
•http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/missions/apollo/apollo_14/
•http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/apollo/apollo-program/landing-missions/apollo14-crew.cfm
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo14.html#.VM7cRGR4r6g
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra_Mauro_formation
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Shepard
•http://www.nj.com/somerset/index.ssf/2013/12/astronaut_alan_shepards_moon_walk_golf_club_in_far_hills_40_years_later.html
•http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2010/10/02/could-you-really-hit-a-golf-ba/
•http://www.pasturegolf.com/archive/shepard.htm
•http://news.discovery.com/space/history-of-space/today-in-history-shepherd-golfs-on-the-moon-120206.htm

Image credit:
•http://news.discovery.com/space/history-of-space/today-in-history-shepherd-golfs-on-the-moon-120206.htm___

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2015-02-05 19:50:31 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First British GMO Food Went on Sale
On February 5, 1996 — 19 years ago today — the first genetically modified food went on sale in British supermarkets. The GMO (genetically modified organism) was a tomato used in a tomato paste produced by Zeneca. The GMO puree cost less to make, but the supermarkets priced the new GM product in a way not to make it seem “cheap” but a “better value.” The GMO paste was never sold at a lower price next to non-GM tomato paste in the same size container (at a higher price). Instead, it was always sold in larger containers next to the smaller containers of non-GMO paste, and at the same price, causing consumers to think “better value,” not “cheap.” According to the two major supermarket chains that sold the GMO product, Safeway and Sainsbury, initial sales were “brisk.” By November 1997, Safeway announced that it had sold750,000 containers and ... altro »

Today in History: First British GMO Food Went on Sale
On February 5, 1996 — 19 years ago today — the first genetically modified food went on sale in British supermarkets. The GMO (genetically modified organism) was a tomato used in a tomato paste produced by Zeneca. The GMO puree cost less to make, but the supermarkets priced the new GM product in a way not to make it seem “cheap” but a “better value.” The GMO paste was never sold at a lower price next to non-GM tomato paste in the same size container (at a higher price). Instead, it was always sold in larger containers next to the smaller containers of non-GMO paste, and at the same price, causing consumers to think “better value,” not “cheap.” According to the two major supermarket chains that sold the GMO product, Safeway and Sainsbury, initial sales were “brisk.” By November 1997, Safeway announced that it had sold 750,000 containers and average sales per store were greater than those for the conventional product. By 1999, the GMO puree had captured up to 60% of the container tomato market share.

Public concern about GMO foods in general caused the two major British supermarket chains to withdraw the product from sale, and stocks were exhausted by July 1999.

[More information to come, especially if you want to make educational comments with authoritative links. I am no expert on GMOs.]

YouTube videos:

Sources:
•http://www.ncbe.reading.ac.uk/ncbe/gmfood/tomato.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavr_Savr
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Grierson_(geneticist)
•https://books.google.com/books?id=zOsbRMk5QAYC&pg=PA11&lpg=PA11&dq=zeneca+tomato&source=bl&ots=ivVeCFPner&sig=zGKGLaRuy28CGRi6XLFOif9zbGk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=PYTTVMTLOsK-ggSsrYGIAg&ved=0CF8Q6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=zeneca%20tomato&f=false

Image credit:
•http://www.ncbe.reading.ac.uk/ncbe/gmfood/tomato.html___

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2015-02-04 07:26:55 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Facebook was launched, 2004
On February 4, 2004 — 11 years ago today — Mark Zuckerberg along with 4 fellow Harvard classmates (Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes) launched Facebook (then called thefacebook.com). Facebook originated a little over 3 months earlier when McCollum, Hughes, and Moskovitz collaborated to develop a website for assessing the looks of Harvard women as either “hot or not.” They called this website Facemash. Quickly, the idea was expanded to comparing men, too, in a similar way. In a blog entry, Zuckerberg wrote about the origin of Facemash/Facebook: “I’m a little intoxicated … So what if it’s not even 3 pm… The Kirkland dormitory facebook is open on my desktop and some of these people have pretty horrendiedous facebook pics. I almost want to put some of these faces next to pictures of some farm animalsand have people v... altro »

Today in History: Facebook was launched, 2004
On February 4, 2004 — 11 years ago today — Mark Zuckerberg along with 4 fellow Harvard classmates (Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes) launched Facebook (then called thefacebook.com). Facebook originated a little over 3 months earlier when McCollum, Hughes, and Moskovitz collaborated to develop a website for assessing the looks of Harvard women as either “hot or not.” They called this website Facemash. Quickly, the idea was expanded to comparing men, too, in a similar way. In a blog entry, Zuckerberg wrote about the origin of Facemash/Facebook: “I’m a little intoxicated … So what if it’s not even 3 pm… The Kirkland dormitory facebook is open on my desktop and some of these people have pretty horrendiedous facebook pics. I almost want to put some of these faces next to pictures of some farm animals and have people vote on which is more attractive.” Zuckerberg continued in his blog, revealing his self-awareness: “...one thing is certain, and it’s that I’m a jerk for making this site.”

Zuckerberg, in order to populate the Facemash site with photos, hacked into Harvard dormitory face-books that the University maintained to help students identify each other. Many students used the site, but a number of students complained that their privacy was being violated. The University charged Zuckerberg with breaching security, violating copyrights, and violating individual privacy. Zuckerberg apologized and was not expelled.

Because Zuckerberg had achieved notoriety on campus by way of this facemash scandal (distinguishing himself as a hacking computer expert and programmer), Harvard twins, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, and their friend Divya Narendra wanted to hire Zuckerberg to implement an idea they had for a social network site of Harvard students and alumni, to be known as HarvardConnection.com. Zuckerberg met with these individuals in late November, 2003 and agreed to program a prototype site that incorporated their ideas for a social platform, more sophisticated and less immature than Zuckerberg’s facemash. Zuckerberg built the site the Winklevoss’s wanted, but he told them throughout December that he had little time to do any work on the site. In January, he found a partner, Eduardo Severin, to invest $15,000 in a company to be known as Facebook LLC. Zuckerberg used this money for the servers he would need to launch thefacebook.com. In email which later surfaced, Zuckerberg told a close friend, he intended to “fuck [the Winklevoss group] over and quit on them right before i told them i’d have it done.”

Zuckerberg met with the Winklevoss group on January 14, 2004, and expressed doubt about the viability of HarvardConnection.com. Zuckerberg had registered the domain name TheFacebook.com 3 days before this meeting, and he did not tell the Winklevoss team that he had contracted with Severin to enable him to provide servers for his Facebook venture and that he never intended to complete the Winklevoss project. He called the people he was misleading “poor bastards” and told a close friend, “I’m going to fuck them.”

A week or so after Zuckerberg launched thefacebook.com, Cameron Winklevoss sent him a letter accusing him of breaching their agreement and stealing their idea. The Winklevoss team ultimately launched their network, changing its name from HarvardConnection to ConnectU. In September 2004, ConnectU sued Zuckerberg. Ultimately, the Winklevoss group received $65 million in a legal settlement from Facebook. 

Inasmuch as Zuckerberg quit Harvard, moved to Silicon Valley, and hired Sean Parker to help him raise money to grow Facebook into the worldwide phenomenon it is today, many observers have concluded that the Winklevoss team settled for far more than it deserved, because Mark and his Silicon Valley team were responsible for whatever Facebook became — a giant commercial advertising platform with algorithms designed to limit your free reach to the few people you regularly communicate with and discourage you from ever leaving the platform.

YouTube videos:
•Zuckerberg First Public Q&A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFhBLWU9LyU

Sources:
•http://www.businessinsider.com/how-facebook-was-founded-2010-3
•http://www.businessinsider.com/how-mark-zuckerberg-hacked-into-the-harvard-crimson-2010-3
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Facebook#Facemash
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Zuckerberg
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_Saverin
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dustin_Moskovitz
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_McCollum
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Hughes

Image credit:
•[Left] Mark Zuckerberg (2011): By Guillaume Paumier (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AMark_Zuckerberg_at_the_37th_G8_Summit_in_Deauville_018_v1.jpg___

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2015-02-03 19:42:04 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Boston Winter: Wish you were here
Don’t you have to admit you'd love to visit Boston and help us shovel snow, make snowmen, and have some snowball fights (especially you Patriot-haters)?

Boston Winter: Wish you were here
Don’t you have to admit you'd love to visit Boston and help us shovel snow, make snowmen, and have some snowball fights (especially you Patriot-haters)?___

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2015-02-03 16:25:38 (1 comments, 17 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Luna 9 made first soft landing on the moon, 1966
On February 3, 1966 — 49 years ago today — the Soviet-Russian Luna 9 became the first spacecraft to “soft-land” on the lunar surface in the Ocean of Storms. The spacecraft, of course, was unmanned, but it was an important step on man’s eventual journey to the moon. In 1969, over 3 years later, NASA soft-landed 2 astronauts on the Moon. Prior to Luna 9, the U.S. and U.S.S.R. had sent a number of unmanned probes to the Moon — none of them had been designed to land softly, but to crash at high speed. Luna 9 proved that the lunar surface was solid enough to eventually support a manned expedition to the Moon.

YouTube videos:
•Luna 9: Animation Description: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CRmqm4JjCo
•Luna 9 (in Russian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnHCj7dIM0k

Sources:•http://www.t... altro »

Today in History: Luna 9 made first soft landing on the moon, 1966
On February 3, 1966 — 49 years ago today — the Soviet-Russian Luna 9 became the first spacecraft to “soft-land” on the lunar surface in the Ocean of Storms. The spacecraft, of course, was unmanned, but it was an important step on man’s eventual journey to the moon. In 1969, over 3 years later, NASA soft-landed 2 astronauts on the Moon. Prior to Luna 9, the U.S. and U.S.S.R. had sent a number of unmanned probes to the Moon — none of them had been designed to land softly, but to crash at high speed. Luna 9 proved that the lunar surface was solid enough to eventually support a manned expedition to the Moon.

YouTube videos:
•Luna 9: Animation Description: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CRmqm4JjCo
•Luna 9 (in Russian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnHCj7dIM0k

Sources:
•http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/otdih-ussr-s-luna-9-probe-takes-first-photos-from-moon-s-surface/515355.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_landing
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_9
•http://www.zarya.info/Diaries/Luna/Luna09.php

Image credit:
•Luna 9: NASA___

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2015-02-02 07:24:45 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Successful Rocket Mail Delivery, 1931
On February 2, 1931 — 84 years ago today — Friedrich Schmiedl, a pioneering rocket designer, launched a rocket filled with 102 letters from Schöckl mountain to a village about 2 miles away (a little over 3 kilometers), in Austria, where it landed by parachute. Schmiedl had experimented with rockets for over a decade before he made this successful rocket mail delivery. Schmiedl envisioned that rockets would become the most efficient means of sending mail between towns. However, the state forbade individual possession of explosive materials needed for rocketry in 1935, so the business Schmiedl had imagined came to an end.

It’s interesting that one of the earliest free webmail services was called “rocket-mail.” RocketMail.com was eventually absorbed by Yahoo mail. 

YouTube videos:
•Briefbackground vi... altro »

Today in History: First Successful Rocket Mail Delivery, 1931
On February 2, 1931 — 84 years ago today — Friedrich Schmiedl, a pioneering rocket designer, launched a rocket filled with 102 letters from Schöckl mountain to a village about 2 miles away (a little over 3 kilometers), in Austria, where it landed by parachute. Schmiedl had experimented with rockets for over a decade before he made this successful rocket mail delivery. Schmiedl envisioned that rockets would become the most efficient means of sending mail between towns. However, the state forbade individual possession of explosive materials needed for rocketry in 1935, so the business Schmiedl had imagined came to an end.

It’s interesting that one of the earliest free webmail services was called “rocket-mail.” RocketMail.com was eventually absorbed by Yahoo mail. 

YouTube videos:
•Brief background video of mail delivery history — to help us understand why Schmiedl’s idea was tried and thought it might be a more efficient way than existing delivery systems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rVf69hht7c
•Another longer background video on mail delivery history: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLNW0K2NoNE

Sources:
•http://www.astronautix.com/astros/schmiedl.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_mail
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Schmiedl

Image credits:
•[Left] Schöckl mountain, launching point for Schmiedl’s rocket mail. By Zeitblick (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ASchoeckl_vom_Nordosten.JPG
•[Top Right] Friedrich Schmiedl http://www.graz.at/cms/beitrag/10096234/1869835/
•[Bottom Right] Commemorative Stamp of Schmiedl’s rocket mail: http://www.argoshpr.ch/joomla1/index.php/news/154-100-geburtstag-ing-friedrich-schmiedl___

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2015-02-01 06:39:19 (5 comments, 15 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Columbia Disintegrates on Way Back to Earth, 2003
On February 1, 2003 — 12 years ago today — NASA’s space shuttle Columbia, the first operational space shuttle, veteran of 27 missions, and the 113th flight of the space shuttle program, disintegrated as it re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere, only 16 minutes away from touchdown. All seven astronauts on board were killed, but one experimental canister of worms was found on the ground and the worms survived the disaster. Columbia was returning to Earth after a successful 16-day mission, in which the crew conducted more than 80 experiments. 

An investigation later determined that the catastrophic break-up of the shuttle was directly caused by a recurring problem shortly after launch that had not been addressed — a small section of foam insulation broke off the shuttle’s huge orange-colored propellant tank andcracked the ... altro »

Today in History: Columbia Disintegrates on Way Back to Earth, 2003
On February 1, 2003 — 12 years ago today — NASA’s space shuttle Columbia, the first operational space shuttle, veteran of 27 missions, and the 113th flight of the space shuttle program, disintegrated as it re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere, only 16 minutes away from touchdown. All seven astronauts on board were killed, but one experimental canister of worms was found on the ground and the worms survived the disaster. Columbia was returning to Earth after a successful 16-day mission, in which the crew conducted more than 80 experiments. 

An investigation later determined that the catastrophic break-up of the shuttle was directly caused by a recurring problem shortly after launch that had not been addressed — a small section of foam insulation broke off the shuttle’s huge orange-colored propellant tank and cracked the heat-resistant tiles on the shuttle’s left wing. [The external propellant tank provided the fuel to the space shuttle itself (and the side booster rockets provided 83% of the liftoff thrust for the entire ascent configuration).] Falling insulation had occurred 3 times before without incident, but certain NASA scientists were aware that such a scenario could cause catastrophic damage. When Columbia began re-entry traveling at thousands of miles an hour, extremely hot atmospheric gases blasted inside the breach caused by the cracked tiles on the shuttle’s wing and quickly melted the spacecraft’s structure. A 400-page NASA report estimated that the astronauts may have known for about 41 seconds that they had lost control of the orbiter and that it would melt and disintegrate, as records show they went into problem-solving mode in an attempt to regain stability.

The investigation’s report criticized NASA culture that ignored recurring safety problems and preferred shortcut solutions to such problems. Moreover, the report suggested that NASA never come to a conclusion on a safety issue that “nothing can be done.” For example, if the disintegration was thought to be a real possibility, NASA could have kept the orbiter in space and launched another space shuttle to exchange crews and perhaps conduct a space walk to fix the wing problem. [Solutions only impossible if not planned for.] The Columbia mission management team was thinking that previous insulation had fallen against the shuttle’s tiles without severe damage, and if catastrophic damage had occurred this time, the mission director is reported to have said: “You know, there is nothing we can do about damage to the TPS [wing’s thermal protection system]. If it has been damaged, it’s probably better not to know. I think the crew would rather not know. Don’t you think it would be better for them to have a happy, successful flight and die unexpectedly during entry than to stay on orbit, knowing that there was nothing to be done, until air ran out?”

YouTube videos:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94J9oVeST0k
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjDoM5V6u0o
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxXr86aIRwA

Sources:
•http://www.space.com/19436-columbia-disaster.html
•http://www.space.com/19526-columbia-shuttle-disaster-explained-infographic.html
•http://www.history.com/topics/columbia-disaster
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_external_tank
•http://www.nasa.gov/returntoflight/system/system_ET.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Solid_Rocket_Booster
•http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7805481.stm
•http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150130-what-caused-the-columbia-disaster
•https://waynehale.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/after-ten-years-working-on-the-wrong-problem/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Columbia
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_Accident_Investigation_Board
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-107

Image credits:
•[Left]: Columbia crew on the day of the disaster appearing to fly toward the camera in a group photo. Bottom row [Left to Right] are astronauts Kalpana Chawla, mission specialist; Rick D. Husband, mission commander; Laurel B. Clark, mission specialist; and Ilan Ramon, payload specialist. Top row (Left to Right) are astronauts David M. Brown, mission specialist; William C. McCool, pilot; and Michael P. Anderson, payload commander. This picture survived on a roll of unprocessed film recovered by searchers from the debris after Columbia’s catastrophic disintegration.
•[Right Top] Blast-off on Columbia (STS-107) showing the connections with insulated blocks covering the fuel lines from the orange fuel tank to the space shuttles’ rocket engines. One of the covering pieces of insulation fell off shortly after lift-off and struck the shuttle’s wing, causing catastrophic damage to shuttle’s wing thermal protection tiles.  By NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ASTS-107_launch.jpg
•[Right Middle] Mission control tracking the re-entry break-up of Columbia over north Texas.
http://www.space.com/12516-photos-columbia-space-shuttle-tragedy-sts-107-nasa-disaster.html
•[Right Bottom] Break up of the Columbia: frame from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oBTzbKx0jo___

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2015-01-31 13:32:37 (52 comments, 61 reshares, 306 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Higher Primate Ham Travels in Space before Man
On January 31, 1961 — 54 years ago today — a patient, trusting, competent, and cooperative Ham, a chimpanzee astronaut trained by NASA, became the first higher primate to travel safely in space in a suborbital flight. Ham was chosen because chimpanzees are the closest living relatives to humans, sharing more than 98% of human’s genetic blueprint. In NASA’s training program for chimps, Ham emerged at the top of his class, so he was selected to make this first suborbital flight. During his 16 minute suborbital flight, Ham participated in a brief experiment to test if his reactions were as quick in weightlessness as they were on Earth, and he performed the tests only slightly slower in space. Ham beat humans into space, including Yuri Gagarin, the Russian-Soviet cosmonaut, who made human’s first orbital spaceflight on April12, 1961.... altro »

Today in History: Higher Primate Ham Travels in Space before Man
On January 31, 1961 — 54 years ago today — a patient, trusting, competent, and cooperative Ham, a chimpanzee astronaut trained by NASA, became the first higher primate to travel safely in space in a suborbital flight. Ham was chosen because chimpanzees are the closest living relatives to humans, sharing more than 98% of human’s genetic blueprint. In NASA’s training program for chimps, Ham emerged at the top of his class, so he was selected to make this first suborbital flight. During his 16 minute suborbital flight, Ham participated in a brief experiment to test if his reactions were as quick in weightlessness as they were on Earth, and he performed the tests only slightly slower in space. Ham beat humans into space, including Yuri Gagarin, the Russian-Soviet cosmonaut, who made human’s first orbital spaceflight on April 12, 1961.

Dr. Jane Goodall, the famous primatologist and the foremost expert on chimpanzees, was dismayed at Ham’s treatment — his kidnapping* from his home environment, his being brought to NASA training facilities for intensive training, and his flight in which he was terrified at times. Since this time, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has organized protests that have put pressure on NASA to end experiments with monkeys (at least for now). 

*“U.S. Air Force engaged collectors to source some chimps from the native forest” in Africa.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnvDz-wD7WQ
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIavbI0i5HQ

Sources:
•http://history.nasa.gov/animals.html
•http://www.wired.com/2012/01/jan-31-1961-first-chimp-reaches-space/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury-Redstone_2
•http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/chimpanzee/
•http://www.theguardian.com/science/animal-magic/2013/dec/16/ham-chimpanzee-hero-or-victim
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Goodall
•http://www.peta2.com/blog/victory-nasa-grounds-monkey-experiments/
•http://www.waff.com/story/11860662/peta-stages-huntsville-protest-against-nasa-monkey-study

Image credit:
•Ham [Left and Top Right]: By NASA (http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/IMAGES/HIGH/6100114.jpg) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AChimpanzee_Ham_in_Biopack_Couch_-_cropped.jpg
•Launch of Ham atop Mercury-Redstone 2 rocket [Bottom Right]: By NASA (Great Images in NASA Description) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AHam_Launch_-_GPN-2000-001007.jpg___

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2015-01-30 19:38:11 (3 comments, 10 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First “Modern” Suspension Bridge Opened for Travelers
On January 30, 1826 — 189 years ago today — the Menai Suspension Bridge connecting the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales opened to the public. It was the first modern suspension bridge in the world. 

Background
For many centuries, travel to the island from the mainland over the Mensai Strait was very dangerous. Ferries and other boats sometimes capsized and people died. Also, the main business on the island was cattle raising and the primary means of bringing the cattle to market on the mainland was to guide them into the straits; cattle were often swept away in the tricky currents as they struggled to swim to the mainland.

A bridge to solve these problems had not been attempted until Thomas Telford, who was accumulating much experience as an engineer of roads, bridges andcanals, ... altro »

Today in History: First “Modern” Suspension Bridge Opened for Travelers
On January 30, 1826 — 189 years ago today — the Menai Suspension Bridge connecting the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales opened to the public. It was the first modern suspension bridge in the world. 

Background
For many centuries, travel to the island from the mainland over the Mensai Strait was very dangerous. Ferries and other boats sometimes capsized and people died. Also, the main business on the island was cattle raising and the primary means of bringing the cattle to market on the mainland was to guide them into the straits; cattle were often swept away in the tricky currents as they struggled to swim to the mainland.

A bridge to solve these problems had not been attempted until Thomas Telford, who was accumulating much experience as an engineer of roads, bridges and canals, decided to design a bridge over the strait that addressed the basic problems: (1) the high banks and fast flowing waters of the Strait of Menai made it virtually impossible to construct piers on the shifting sands of the sea bottom and (2) tail ships passed through the straight so the bridge’s height would have to be way above normal for bridges of that time. To solve these basic problems, Telford proposed a massive suspension supported by twin towers on either side of the strait, constructed from limestone. Parliament approved the idea, construction began, and the bridge opened a few years later on this day in 1826.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfZ6Qtp9mp0

Sources:
•http://menaibridges.co.uk/history/menai-suspension-bridge/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Telford

Image credits:
•The Menai Suspension Bridge: By Bencherlite (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AMenai_Suspension_Bridge_Dec_09.JPG
•Google Maps___

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2015-01-29 07:26:07 (5 comments, 14 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First gas powered car patent filed, 1886
On January 29, 1886 — 129 years ago today — Karl Benz applied for a patent on a vehicle he designed that was to be propelled by an internal combustion engine using gasoline as fuel. The “motorwagen” was a 3-wheeled, self-propelled, single seat (for up to 2-3 people) vehicle that is considered the first car in the world by many automobile authorities, so the patent filed this day is considered the “birth certificate” of the modern automobile. About 25 Patent Motorwagens were manufactured between 1886 and 1893 and sold for about $1,000.

YouTube video:
•First Car in the World: Benz Patent Motorwagen 1886: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKCIljXcPE4
•SuperCars co-host, Louise Brady, drives first car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koUJwDOnixc

Sources:•http://en.wi... altro »

Today in History: First gas powered car patent filed, 1886
On January 29, 1886 — 129 years ago today — Karl Benz applied for a patent on a vehicle he designed that was to be propelled by an internal combustion engine using gasoline as fuel. The “motorwagen” was a 3-wheeled, self-propelled, single seat (for up to 2-3 people) vehicle that is considered the first car in the world by many automobile authorities, so the patent filed this day is considered the “birth certificate” of the modern automobile. About 25 Patent Motorwagens were manufactured between 1886 and 1893 and sold for about $1,000.

YouTube video:
•First Car in the World: Benz Patent Motorwagen 1886: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKCIljXcPE4
•SuperCars co-host, Louise Brady, drives first car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koUJwDOnixc

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benz_Patent-Motorwagen
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Benz
•http://www.daimler.com/dccom/0-5-1322446-1-1323352-1-0-0-1322455-0-0-135-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.html
•https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/mercedes-benz/classic/history/benz-patent-motor-car/
•http://www.mapsofworld.com/on-this-day/january-29-1886-karl-benz-patents-the-gasoline-driven-automobile
•http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blbenz.htm
•http://www.biography.com/people/karl-benz-9208256
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_automobile
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_combustion_engine

Image credits:
•Carl Benz [Left]: public domain image
•Benz Patent Motor Car, 1886 [Right]: http://www.daimler.com/dccom/0-5-1322446-1-1323352-1-0-0-1322455-0-0-135-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.html___

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2015-01-28 06:59:33 (10 comments, 17 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Space Shuttle Challenger Exploded, 1986; 7 Astronauts Died
On January 28, 1986 — 29 years ago today — the Space Shuttle Challenger, 73 seconds after lifting-off and about 9 miles up in mid-air on its 10th mission to space, exploded, disintegrated, and fell in pieces to Earth. More Americans than usual were watching the launch live, because the crew included the first teacher to travel aboard the Space Shuttle. All 7 crew members were killed. It is known that several crew members survived the initial explosion. There was no escape system from the crew cabin. The impact of the crew compartment with the ocean surface was far too violent for anyone to survive it. After a long search, the crew compartment and other vehicle fragments were found on the ocean floor.

U.S. President Ronald Reagan appointed a special commission to determine the cause of the explosion, andNAS... altro »

Today in History: Space Shuttle Challenger Exploded, 1986; 7 Astronauts Died
On January 28, 1986 — 29 years ago today — the Space Shuttle Challenger, 73 seconds after lifting-off and about 9 miles up in mid-air on its 10th mission to space, exploded, disintegrated, and fell in pieces to Earth. More Americans than usual were watching the launch live, because the crew included the first teacher to travel aboard the Space Shuttle. All 7 crew members were killed. It is known that several crew members survived the initial explosion. There was no escape system from the crew cabin. The impact of the crew compartment with the ocean surface was far too violent for anyone to survive it. After a long search, the crew compartment and other vehicle fragments were found on the ocean floor.

U.S. President Ronald Reagan appointed a special commission to determine the cause of the explosion, and NASA suspended the Shuttle Program until the Commission reached its conclusions and new safety and engineering measures had been implemented. The report concluded that “go fever” had been most responsible for the disaster. The Shuttle had never been designed to launch in sub-freezing temperatures, and temperatures had reached as low as 18° F in the morning of the launch. Moreover, NASA managers had known that there was a potentially catastrophic flaw design in the solid rockets’ O-rings, especially in very cold weather. Allan McDonald, the director of the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Motor Project for NASA’s engineering contractor Morton Thiokol, had refused to sign the launch recommendation over safety concerns. He thought, in such cold weather, the O-rings would fail before lift-off, which they did, but “the hole was quickly resealed by aluminum oxides before any flames could cause an explosion. Strong wind shear that began 37 seconds into the flight then tore the O-ring seal back open, causing the catastrophic break-up.”

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr5P_edavJU
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4JOjcDFtBE

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Challenger
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Challenger_disaster
•http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/rn_Colloquium1012.html
•http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/space-shuttle-challenger-explodes-1986-article-1.2085191
•http://www.history.com/topics/challenger-disaster/videos/engineering-disasters---challenger
•http://www.history.com/topics/challenger-disaster
•http://www.space.com/18084-space-shuttle-challenger.html

Image credits:
•Space Shuttle Crew [Left]: (front row) Michael J. Smith, Dick Scobee, Ronald McNair; (back row) Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnik.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Challenger_disaster#mediaviewer/File:Challenger_flight_51-l_crew.jpg
•Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion [Top Right]
By Kennedy Space Center [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AChallenger_explosion.jpg
•Space Shuttle Challenger Launch [Bottom Right] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Challenger#mediaviewer/File:Space_Shuttle_Challenger_(04-04-1983).JPEG___

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2015-01-27 18:29:14 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Writing Personal Narratives Can Improve Mood
I found this article very interesting, as it confirmed my basic belief that writing creates consciousness. From the linked blog: The concept is based on the idea that we all have a personal narrative that shapes our view of the world and ourselves. But sometimes our inner voice doesn‘t get it completely right. Some researchers believe that by writing and then editing our own stories, we can change our perceptions of ourselves and identify obstacles that stand in the way of better help.

I'd like to thank +John Hagel, one of my favorite curators of useful knowledge, for directing me to this article.

Writing Personal Narratives Can Improve Mood
I found this article very interesting, as it confirmed my basic belief that writing creates consciousness. From the linked blog: The concept is based on the idea that we all have a personal narrative that shapes our view of the world and ourselves. But sometimes our inner voice doesn‘t get it completely right. Some researchers believe that by writing and then editing our own stories, we can change our perceptions of ourselves and identify obstacles that stand in the way of better help.

I'd like to thank +John Hagel, one of my favorite curators of useful knowledge, for directing me to this article.___

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2015-01-27 17:34:03 (57 comments, 58 reshares, 357 +1s)Open 

Today in History: 3 NASA Astronauts Die in Flash Fire
On January 27, 1967 — 48 years ago today — three NASA astronauts while rehearsing for the first Apollo mission (a planned late February low Earth orbit test of the Apollo Command and Service Module) died when a flash fire swept through their command module. Apollo 1’s astronauts — Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee — had concerns about the spacecraft; Grissom became so frustrated with the slowness in making needed safety and engineering changes that he took a lemon and hung it on the command capsule. The astronauts’ deaths on this day caused the Apollo Program to be put on hold until all issues had been investigated and safety standards could be completely assured. The tragedy helped NASA to refocus on safety and ensuring that quality takes precedent over meeting arbitrary timetables.


YouTube video:•https://... altro »

Today in History: 3 NASA Astronauts Die in Flash Fire
On January 27, 1967 — 48 years ago today — three NASA astronauts while rehearsing for the first Apollo mission (a planned late February low Earth orbit test of the Apollo Command and Service Module) died when a flash fire swept through their command module. Apollo 1’s astronauts — Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee — had concerns about the spacecraft; Grissom became so frustrated with the slowness in making needed safety and engineering changes that he took a lemon and hung it on the command capsule. The astronauts’ deaths on this day caused the Apollo Program to be put on hold until all issues had been investigated and safety standards could be completely assured. The tragedy helped NASA to refocus on safety and ensuring that quality takes precedent over meeting arbitrary timetables.


YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWZ1RCdNJsA (06:01 length)
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opIQKrKHke4 (01:38 length)

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_1
•http://history.nasa.gov/Apollo204/
•http://blog.chron.com/bayoucityhistory/2015/01/this-forgotten-day-in-houston-remembering-the-heroes-of-apollo-1/

Image credit:
•Three Apollo 1 astronauts: Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee (left to right): By NASA/photographer unknown (NASA [1] Great Images in NASA Description) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons___

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2015-01-26 22:12:28 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Hack the Tripping Mind
Interesting article. Quotation within, Author and psychedelic explorer Diana Slattery has written that the capture and control of attention is “a necessary condition for any interpersonal persuasion, education, or entertainment to occur.”

Read this and BLOW YOUR MIND ___Hack the Tripping Mind
Interesting article. Quotation within, Author and psychedelic explorer Diana Slattery has written that the capture and control of attention is “a necessary condition for any interpersonal persuasion, education, or entertainment to occur.”

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2015-01-25 16:59:13 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First recorded human death by a robot
On January 25, 1979 — 36 years ago today — Robert Williams became the first human to be killed by a robot. The robot was not charged with murder, but its owner paid the family of Robert Williams $10 million as a result of the incident.

Robert Williams was a 25-year-old Ford Motor assembly line worker who worked at a Flat Rock, Michigan casting plant. Williams was gathering parts in a storage facility, next to other workers and robots, and a robot arm slammed into him. He died immediately from a powerful blow to his head. A jury later awarded his family money because they concluded that Ford did not have proper safety measures in place. 

As far as Wikipedia reports, there has only been one other death caused by a robot — Kenji Urada. When he was working on a malfunctioning robot, Kenji failed to turn it offcomple... altro »

Today in History: First recorded human death by a robot
On January 25, 1979 — 36 years ago today — Robert Williams became the first human to be killed by a robot. The robot was not charged with murder, but its owner paid the family of Robert Williams $10 million as a result of the incident.

Robert Williams was a 25-year-old Ford Motor assembly line worker who worked at a Flat Rock, Michigan casting plant. Williams was gathering parts in a storage facility, next to other workers and robots, and a robot arm slammed into him. He died immediately from a powerful blow to his head. A jury later awarded his family money because they concluded that Ford did not have proper safety measures in place. 

As far as Wikipedia reports, there has only been one other death caused by a robot — Kenji Urada. When he was working on a malfunctioning robot, Kenji failed to turn it off completely. The robot accidentally pushed him into a grinding machine with its hydraulic arm.


YouTube video:
•Future Humanoid Robots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13JGGbB2ctM

Sources:
•http://www.wired.com/2010/01/0125robot-kills-worker/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenji_Urada
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Deaths_caused_by_industrial_robots

Image credits:
•Industrial robot [Left]: http://www.wired.com/2010/01/0125robot-kills-worker/
•Robot cartons [Lower right] http://www.americansquirm.com/dont-fear-the-reaper/___

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2015-01-24 17:26:35 (234 comments, 70 reshares, 336 +1s)Open 

Essential Facts in “Deflategate”
(1) Officials did not recognize any problem with the balls during the first half.


(2) In the first-half, Brady was intercepted (cause: could have been deflated ball).


(3) Score end of first-half: New England 17; Colts 7.


(4) Officials checked balls at half-time and re-introduced properly inflated balls.


(5) Score at end of second-half with properly inflated balls:
 New England 28; Colts 0.


Conclusion: Deflated balls hurt New England; properly inflated balls help New England — regardless of how balls became deflated.

Essential Facts in “Deflategate”
(1) Officials did not recognize any problem with the balls during the first half.


(2) In the first-half, Brady was intercepted (cause: could have been deflated ball).


(3) Score end of first-half: New England 17; Colts 7.


(4) Officials checked balls at half-time and re-introduced properly inflated balls.


(5) Score at end of second-half with properly inflated balls:
 New England 28; Colts 0.


Conclusion: Deflated balls hurt New England; properly inflated balls help New England — regardless of how balls became deflated.___

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2015-01-24 06:46:32 (3 comments, 17 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Apple Macintosh computer was introduced, 1984
On January 24, 1984 — 31 years ago today — Apple introduced the first Macintosh computer, designed to provide graphics performance that was only available on hardware costing over $100,000. With its 9 inch monitor, keyboard and mouse, not only was the Macintosh a comparatively inexpensive desktop computer, at $2,495, but it also had a handle built into its top so that it could be easily lifted and carried around.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YShLWK9n2Sk

Sources:
•http://www.macrumors.com/2014/01/26/macintosh-introduction-boston-computer-society/
•http://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?story=The_Times_They_Are_A-Changin.txt
•http://oldcomputers.net/macintosh.html•http://e... altro »

Today in History: Apple Macintosh computer was introduced, 1984
On January 24, 1984 — 31 years ago today — Apple introduced the first Macintosh computer, designed to provide graphics performance that was only available on hardware costing over $100,000. With its 9 inch monitor, keyboard and mouse, not only was the Macintosh a comparatively inexpensive desktop computer, at $2,495, but it also had a handle built into its top so that it could be easily lifted and carried around.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YShLWK9n2Sk

Sources:
•http://www.macrumors.com/2014/01/26/macintosh-introduction-boston-computer-society/
•http://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?story=The_Times_They_Are_A-Changin.txt
•http://oldcomputers.net/macintosh.html
•http://everystevejobsvideo.com/original-macintosh-introduction-apple-shareholder-event-1984/

Image credits:
•Macintosh [Left]: http://www.allaboutapple.com/ [CC BY-SA 2.5 it (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/it/deed.en), CC BY-SA 2.5 it (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/it/deed.en), GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AMacintosh_128k_transparency.png
•Macintosh Motherboard [Right]: By Shieldforyoureyes Dave Fischer (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AMacintosh-motherboard.jpg___

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2015-01-23 05:01:43 (0 comments, 12 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Man Reached New Depths in Traveling Opposing Directions
On January 23, 1960 — 55 years ago today — the Bathyscaphe Trieste, a deep-diving, self-propelled submersible, made a record-breaking dive to the “Challenger Deep” in the Mariana Trench of the Pacific Ocean — to a record depth of 35,797 feet (nearly 7 miles or 11 kilometers).

On January 23, 2003 — 12 years ago today — Pioneer 10, the first spacecraft to achieve escape velocity from the Solar System, stopped sending radio signals, because it lost electric power for its radio transmitter, after it had traveled some 7.5 billion miles (12 billion kilometers) from Earth.

YouTube video:
•The Trieste’s Deepest Dive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOfS-tzxZAs
•Pioneer 10 and 11 — Exploration of the Planets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXiu1YggDBY•Origin Story of Ca... altro »

Today in History: Man Reached New Depths in Traveling Opposing Directions
On January 23, 1960 — 55 years ago today — the Bathyscaphe Trieste, a deep-diving, self-propelled submersible, made a record-breaking dive to the “Challenger Deep” in the Mariana Trench of the Pacific Ocean — to a record depth of 35,797 feet (nearly 7 miles or 11 kilometers).

On January 23, 2003 — 12 years ago today — Pioneer 10, the first spacecraft to achieve escape velocity from the Solar System, stopped sending radio signals, because it lost electric power for its radio transmitter, after it had traveled some 7.5 billion miles (12 billion kilometers) from Earth.

YouTube video:
•The Trieste’s Deepest Dive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOfS-tzxZAs
•Pioneer 10 and 11 — Exploration of the Planets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXiu1YggDBY
•Origin Story of Carl Sagan’s Plaque on Pioneer 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogPIvzhHaTE

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Nekton
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathyscaphe_Trieste
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathyscaphe
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariana_Trench

•http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/missions/archive/pioneer.html#.VMGWimTF-s4
•https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/profile.cfm?MCode=Pioneer_10
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_10
•http://www.space.com/17651-pioneer-10.html

Image credits:
•Bathscaphe Trieste [Left]: Image is the production of a sailor or employee of the U.S. Navy, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bathyscaphe_Trieste.jpg#file
•Pioneer 10 [Right]: By Don Davis for NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3APioneer_10-11_spacecraft.jpg___

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2015-01-22 16:42:46 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Apollo 5 Launched to Test Lunar Excursion Module
On January 22, 1968 — 47 years ago today — NASA launched Apollo 5, an unmanned mission designed to test the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) in a space environment. The LEM was designed specifically to land on the Moon and had never been tested before in space. The mission was a success and proved that the LEM would perform as expected in space. By the end of the next year, it would become the first manned spacecraft to explore another celestial body. 

Up to this point, there had not been a manned Apollo flight (and there was not a manned Apollo mission until Apollo 7 on October 11, 1968). Apollo 1 was scheduled as a manned earth orbital mission to test the Apollo spacecraft; but during a pre-launch test, a fire ripped through the command capsule as it sat on the launch pad and killed the Apollo 1’s 3-man crew —the firs... altro »

Today in History: Apollo 5 Launched to Test Lunar Excursion Module
On January 22, 1968 — 47 years ago today — NASA launched Apollo 5, an unmanned mission designed to test the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) in a space environment. The LEM was designed specifically to land on the Moon and had never been tested before in space. The mission was a success and proved that the LEM would perform as expected in space. By the end of the next year, it would become the first manned spacecraft to explore another celestial body. 

Up to this point, there had not been a manned Apollo flight (and there was not a manned Apollo mission until Apollo 7 on October 11, 1968). Apollo 1 was scheduled as a manned earth orbital mission to test the Apollo spacecraft; but during a pre-launch test, a fire ripped through the command capsule as it sat on the launch pad and killed the Apollo 1’s 3-man crew — the first major setback for NASA. The Apollo 5 mission sent up only the Lunar Excursion Module for testing, not the full spacecraft (shown in diagram) that would be required for the upcoming manned lunar missions.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqnVb_Salbc

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Lunar_Module
•http://history.nasa.gov/ap11-35ann/missions.html
•http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/vintage-space/what-happened-apollos-2-and-3

Image credit:
•NASA Diagrams of Apollo Command Capsule & Lunar Excursion Module for the lunar missions: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/pao/History/SP-4205/ch5-3.html___

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