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Larry Fournillier1,338,063In this exciting episode of *Food Stories*, my favorite G+ couple,@101888088652157354149 and @117875987563872032638  will be cooking and serving up a tasty Belgian dish, *Stoverij* *_(Carbonnade Flamande)_*.  This is a traditional Belgian sweet-sour beef and onion stew made with *beer*, and seasoned with *thyme, bay-leaf and mustard*. Mushrooms or spiced bread can also be added. In addition, George and Marilyn has a fascinating story behind this dish and I can’t wait for them to share it.  Meanwhile, check out *George's recipe* here:  http://goo.gl/s4okuq  So join us on *Sunday 15th, March at 1:00PM(PDT), 4:00PM(EDT & AST)* for another fun-filled and *_must see_* HOA.  I will have a special guest join us in Marilyn and George's kitchen :) *Reminder*: Don't forget to bring along your favorite *food and drink*. #belgianbeefstew   #foodstories   #hoa   #hangoutsonair   #STOVERIJ   #larryfournillier  Food Stories | Stoverij (Flemish Beef Stew) S02E052015-03-15 21:00:0067  
Digital Dentistry Inc274Since 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 & Company283This 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 20:00:00230  
Christopher Vogelmann2,165*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 21:00:00110  
Sean Poluk5,114Come 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 Hangout5,186*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 shervington1,002,568You 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 Hovnanian36,357*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 rappaport213,745This, 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 Demand4,743Join 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 Hangout33,740*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 19:00:00165  
Those 4 Girls1,032*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 Hangout33,740*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 19:00:00235  
Social Media Hangout5,186Welcome 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 Bincer101,325#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  
AWorld4Change1,364What 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 Voss31,733http://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 18:00:00200  
Social Media Hangout5,186We 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 Enge21,279This 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 23:00:23205  
Christopher Vogelmann2,165*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 21:00:00157  
Eric Enge21,279Join 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 Enge21,279Join 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 21:00:00173  
Christine & Mia6,462YouTube 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 Bincer101,325*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 20:30:00231  
martin shervington1,002,568This 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 Hangout5,186Sit 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 Harman18,163Relationship 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 Engles5,363*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 20:00:0094  
Jim Shankle1,677John 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 Hangout5,186Join 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 Helper281Come 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 Littley732,082*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 StoryTelling554,044On 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 shervington1,002,568*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 Bincer101,325*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 Littley732,082Mobile 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 Musk3,638,322*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 Kelly547,361Kevin 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 shervington1,002,568I 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 shervington1,002,568*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 Enge21,279In 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 House2,797,029Join 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 20:00:0013510  
Men's Health639,348Stay 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 Bincer101,325Join 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 Bincer101,325*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 21:00:00391  
Google Plus Week TV Show471Troll 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 Voss31,733This 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 Shankle1,677It'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 Cat121,219Join 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+9,556,678The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033935  
Google Plus Week TV Show471Great 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 shervington1,002,568We 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 shervington1,002,568When 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 Bincer101,325*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 Lowry6,876Join 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 Show471Hey, 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 Bincer101,325*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  
MasterChef1,625,262MASTERCHEF 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 01:00:001519  
Dustin W. Stout48,183It'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 Australia178,281Join 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 Show471Back 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 Bincer101,325Join +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 Show471Lots 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 Show471We 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  
Ronnie Bincer101,325With 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 Show471Another 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 Lewis296,757Have 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 Google2,260,513Excited 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 Maestro88,760Live Hangout on Air ShowExplore Google Glass with Euro Maestro - Live2013-05-09 21:00:0083  
After Earth361,797Join 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 18:00:001859  
martin shervington1,002,568In 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 PLUS1,934,598"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 Bincer101,325*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 21:00:25147  
Google TV380,588Join 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 PLUS1,934,598"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 Cain946,783Join 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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Alessandro Folghera59,960#TopEngagers   #SocialFriends   #GooglePlusFriends   #SharedCircleThese are the most interesting and reactive #engagers  of Google Plus among my #circles. Include them if you want to boost your #googleauthorship  and net popularity. To be included in my weekly share, just:1 - Engage me2 - Do +1 t the post3 - Comment the post and give me the category you would prefer to belong (marketing, seo, photography, fashion ...)4 - Include the circle among your circles5 - Share the circle (include yourself)#sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday   #folghera         #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles    2015-03-16 08:47:12501000
Irina Sadokhina49,862Hello 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 2015-03-16 08:20:004687813
Jayant Khoshiya18,343 +Jayant yadavhttps://plus.google.com/+JayantYadav #circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circleshared #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #follow #followme #followers #following #authicle #authiclecircleshare #authiclecircle #authiclevol45  #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople 2015-03-13 11:18:23463000
Ercan Çakir8,633 EasyConnect Circle V.10If you receive this, you are in this Circle. To continue or wish to join, please complete 1-3 below.1. Add me ( +ercan çakır )  to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things. Please note that all the 3 steps are important to remain in the Circle.This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who will plus, share and comment on your posts. This is a good circle to connect with each other and make new friends. -----------------Always publicly share my original shared circle.LINK TO THE ORIGINAL SHARED CIRCLEhttps://plus.google.com/104413112404830717243/posts/JiKD1AU4qYJ-----------------IMPORTANTThere were some members who did not follow me back inspite of the fact that I included them in my Circle. I am sorry, I have excluded such members from the Circle.Note 1. Please write me, if you feel that you should have been included.2. Please send me a private note if you want to be removed from this Circle.-----------------#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #shared   #circle                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          #EasyConnectCircle#AddCircle                                                             2015-03-13 07:45:08462000
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Harry Day15,304If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #ireland #ireland #cork #ireland #dublin #italy #italy #florence #italy #milan #italy #naples #italy #rome #italy #venice #latvia #latvia #riga #lithuania #lithuania #vilnius #netherlands #netherlands #amsterdam #netherlands #rotterdam #norway #norway #bergen #norway #oslo 2015-03-05 07:34:58490000
Robert Best2,617Google+ Relevance CircleWhat people of "relevance" do we have in common? Care to share?This big shared circle contains my most "relevant" circles according to G+. It also only contains people/profiles who post publicly (Either occasionally or prolifically).Do you recognize others in the list? (I think the probability is high)As far as I know, the visual beside the "Add people" button below shows you the 8 people from this circle who are most "relevant" to you. Also, if you click that add people button, the list inside is also ordered by "relevance".Some people in this circle I know very well... others I haven't met at all (Besides interfacing with what they share publicly on G+) I'm curious, what circles do we share of high relevance? Give a few people shout outs! Let's have a random chat.You were likely notified of this post... I normally don't share to any of my specific circles, so as to avoid sending out unwanted notifications... But since I have you and your attention here... HELLO! Have we talked before? Why do you think I have you circled? What's of relevance for you? (Besides people on G+) If we do know each other... Have we been in touch lately? If not, let please catch up!2015-03-03 01:03:39455000
Irina Sadokhina48,820Hello 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!#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 2015-03-02 09:48:444667356104
Bintri martanti316 Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!2015-02-28 18:03:4042410712
Harry Day14,932If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #ireland #ireland #cork #ireland #dublin #italy #italy #florence #italy #milan #italy #naples #italy #rome #italy #venice #latvia #latvia #riga #lithuania #lithuania #vilnius #netherlands #netherlands #amsterdam #netherlands #rotterdam #norway #norway #bergen #norway #oslo 2015-02-28 07:23:54423012
motorcycleupdate0FOLLOW ME TO GET MORE CIRCLE AND FOLLOWER HERE http://goo.gl/3hNs5L    #HarleyDavidson    #Bike    #Motorbike    #BIKER    #Yamaha    #DirtBike    #Eyewear    #Goggles    #Black    #Motocross    #Sunglasses    #Size    #Diamond    #Jewelry    #Helmet    #Ring    #Necklace    #Cars    #Helmets    #Racing2015-02-24 03:46:41465000
Irina Sadokhina48,115Hello 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!#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 2015-02-23 15:32:56465697194
Circles and Photography37,553Builders 3  2.17.15Add this circle to Build-up your G+ network! Please ReShare.#circleoftheday #circleshare  #circlesharing     #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles       #sharedpublicircles  #circle  2015-02-18 05:01:13318010
Max Spenser2,826Max Cool People Circle, by +Max Spenser You are in this circle if you got a notification. Here are some good people to follow on google plus! They are cool people. #circleshare #circle #sharedcircleoftheday 2015-02-17 15:25:13470317
Irina Sadokhina47,760Hello 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!#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 2015-02-16 10:52:04465655694
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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 09:43:05474000
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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 09:40:58474002
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 09:40:42474000
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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
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2015-03-07 11:14:20 (73 comments, 70 reshares, 310 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Apple Introduced eMate 300, 1997
On March 7, 1997 — 18 years ago today — Apple introduced the Newton eMate 300, a low-cost (for its time, $799) personal digital assistant (PDA) designed specifically for the education market and young students. The “clamshell” and translucent casing design foreshadowed the curvy-designed iBook and first iMacs, but the eMate was not available to the general public — only to K-12 educational institutions at first. In May, Apple also announced that it would sell the eMate directly to parents of K-12 students, college students, teachers, and university faculty members. 

About this time, Steve Jobs had already come back to Apple as a consultant to Gilbert Amelio, Apple’s chairman and CEO, and Jobs was advising Amelio to discontinue the Newton PDA product line, including the eMate. Jobs’s also knew that the Newton/eMate PDAswere the idea ... altro »

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2015-03-14 06:11:31 (21 comments, 172 reshares, 270 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Albert Einstein Was Born on “Pi Day” (3.14), 1879
On March 14, 1879 — 136 years ago today — Albert Einstein, one of the most influential theoretical physicists in history, was born. Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity radically transformed humans’ view of the universe; and his work in particle and energy theory contributed to the development of quantum mechanics. In 1905, at the age of 26, Einstein earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Zurich while he worked at the Swiss patent office. During the year (1905), Einstein wrote 5 pioneering papers that would have a profound effect on man’s understanding of the universe:

(1) In a ground-breaking paper entitled, “On a Heuristic Viewpoint Concerning the Production and Transformation of Lights,” Einstein proposed that light was composed of individual quanta, “photon”particles, which coul... altro »

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2015-03-25 05:59:39 (35 comments, 68 reshares, 550 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Dog “Little Star” Orbited Earth and Returned Safely, 1961
On March 25, 1961 — 54 years ago today — Dog “Little Star” (“Zvezdochka” in Russian) was launched into a single orbit around the Earth and returned safely to Earth. Little Star’s flight paved the way for the first cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, to safely venture into space a few weeks later on April 12, 1961. Despite pressure from Soviet leader Khrushchev to ensure that the Soviet Union would become the first nation to put a man in space, the head of the Soviet space program would not allow a human into space until 2 dogs had returned safely to Earth after trips into orbit. Little Star was the second dog to return safely to Earth. Unfortunately, in the 10 years before Little Star’s successful flight, 48 dogs had been launched into space and 20 dogs lost their lives in rocket travel.

YouTubevideos:
•BBC S... altro »

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2015-03-27 12:12:09 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Do you know who is the person responsible for updating views and followers on our profile pages? Do you know why the timing of the updates varies from day to day? I wasn’t following these numbers as closely in the past as I am now, but weren’t these numbers updated more regularly than they are now? (I was wondering if the laxness now is an indication that G+ plans to drop these figures.) Any information would be helpful regarding this issue. Thanks.

Do you know who is the person responsible for updating views and followers on our profile pages? Do you know why the timing of the updates varies from day to day? I wasn’t following these numbers as closely in the past as I am now, but weren’t these numbers updated more regularly than they are now? (I was wondering if the laxness now is an indication that G+ plans to drop these figures.) Any information would be helpful regarding this issue. Thanks.___

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2015-03-27 11:50:36 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Two communications firsts achieved, 1884 and 1899
On March 27, 1884 — 131 years ago today — the first successful long-distance telephone line between New York City and Boston was inaugurated, and the dream of uniting the world through copper wires for instant communication began to become more clear. Prior to this particular 235 mile (378 kilometers) long distance line, there had been lines between (1) Lowell and Boston and (2) Providence and Boston. (The New York City to Boston line was not opened to the public until September, 1884.)

On March 27, 1899 — 116 years ago today — the first successful wireless transmission via radio waves took place between France and England across the English Channel. Marconi was trying to interest investors in his radio invention, and he was hoping a demonstration of wireless communication across the English Channel wouldinteres... altro »

Today in History: Two communications firsts achieved, 1884 and 1899
On March 27, 1884 — 131 years ago today — the first successful long-distance telephone line between New York City and Boston was inaugurated, and the dream of uniting the world through copper wires for instant communication began to become more clear. Prior to this particular 235 mile (378 kilometers) long distance line, there had been lines between (1) Lowell and Boston and (2) Providence and Boston. (The New York City to Boston line was not opened to the public until September, 1884.)

On March 27, 1899 — 116 years ago today — the first successful wireless transmission via radio waves took place between France and England across the English Channel. Marconi was trying to interest investors in his radio invention, and he was hoping a demonstration of wireless communication across the English Channel would interest the French government. As Rowland F. Pocock writes in The Early British Radio, “Marconi had not over-estimated the publicity value of the cross-Channel link. This first demonstration of international radio telegraphy brought a rapid rise in the Company’s quotation on the stock market.”

YouTube videos:
•Marconi by BBC World Videos (Length: 46:43). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb1WnO1KK4A

Web sources:
•http://hightechhistory.com/2009/03/27/today-march-27-1884-the-first-long-distance-telephone-line-between-boston-and-new-york-is-inaugurated/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-distance_calling
•http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2014/03/27/throwback-thursday-first-phone-calls-new-york-boston/

•http://www.stormfax.com/wireless.htm
•http://earlyradiohistory.us/1899marc.htm
•http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/radio_history/radiohist/radio_history.php
•https://books.google.com/books?id=1h0NAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA142&lpg=PA142&dq=South+Foreland+England+and+Wimereux+Boulogne+France+radio+transmission+marconi+1899&source=bl&ots=HTAWoM-ra2&sig=xu61FHW6WitAKm7_qhHrlkjz9BM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=AY4UVc25OcfdoATLg4GQDg&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=South%20Foreland%20England%20and%20Wimereux%20Boulogne%20France%20radio%20transmission%20marconi%201899&f=false
http://www.studyhelpline.net/Biography/Scientist-Guglielmo-Marconi-biography.aspx

Book sources:
[coming soon - curation in progress]

Image credits:
Top: Brief Timeline of Copper Wire Telephone Connection Development. http://www2.alcatel-lucent.com/techzine/a-history-of-the-copper-telephone-line/
Bottom Left: Guglielmo Marconi. http://www.studyhelpline.net/Biography/Scientist-Guglielmo-Marconi-biography.aspx
Bottom Middle: Marconi’s radio transmission/receiving equipment in Boulogne, France. http://earlyradiohistory.us/1899marc.htm
Bottom Right:   Marconi’s radio transmission/receiving equipment in South Foreland, near Dover, England. http://earlyradiohistory.us/1899marc.htm___

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2015-03-26 15:52:14 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Why do you want a driverless car? 
...or why don’t you want a driverless car?
According to Google’s self-driving car leader, Chris Urmson, Google driverless cars have driven more than 750,000 miles with an accident. Urmson says that drivers are “the least reliable part” of a car: 1.2 million people are killed on the road each year around the world — the equivalent of a “737 falling out of the sky every working day.” And while i love human lives (for the most part, haha) and especially enjoy driving accident-free, my favorite reason for wanting a driverless car is that it would allow me to really observe my environment, give my full attention to my riding partner, think deeply about certain issues, and generally save me so much time wasted in traffic.

Do you agree or disagree?

References:•safecarnews... altro »

Why do you want a driverless car? 
...or why don’t you want a driverless car?
According to Google’s self-driving car leader, Chris Urmson, Google driverless cars have driven more than 750,000 miles with an accident. Urmson says that drivers are “the least reliable part” of a car: 1.2 million people are killed on the road each year around the world — the equivalent of a “737 falling out of the sky every working day.” And while i love human lives (for the most part, haha) and especially enjoy driving accident-free, my favorite reason for wanting a driverless car is that it would allow me to really observe my environment, give my full attention to my riding partner, think deeply about certain issues, and generally save me so much time wasted in traffic.

Do you agree or disagree?

References:
•safecarnews.com/googles-urmson-says-driverless-cars-could-be-ready-in-five-years_m6191/
•www.bbc.com/news/technology-31931914___

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2015-03-26 06:31:18 (54 comments, 57 reshares, 335 +1s)Open 

Today in History: NASA announced discovery of farthest known orbiting object in Solar System
On March 26, 2014 — just 1 year ago today — NASA announced the discovery of “Biden,” the most-distant known celestial object in our Solar System. The dwarf planet, Biden, is calculated to be about 450 kilometers in diameter, probably composed of ice and rock. It is now considered to be the farthest from the Sun, in the inner Oort Cloud. The planet is officially designated as 2012 VP 113, but the team of discoverers nicknamed it “Biden” because the “VP” is in its official designation. After more observations of its orbit, an official name will be submitted to the International Astronomical Union for approval.

YouTube videos:
•New Planet at Solar System’s Edge Gets “Biden” Nickname (Length: 01:44 ). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PNAhEKSfz0
•Dwarf PlanetDiscovery Hints at a Hidd... altro »

Today in History: NASA announced discovery of farthest known orbiting object in Solar System
On March 26, 2014 — just 1 year ago today — NASA announced the discovery of “Biden,” the most-distant known celestial object in our Solar System. The dwarf planet, Biden, is calculated to be about 450 kilometers in diameter, probably composed of ice and rock. It is now considered to be the farthest from the Sun, in the inner Oort Cloud. The planet is officially designated as 2012 VP 113, but the team of discoverers nicknamed it “Biden” because the “VP” is in its official designation. After more observations of its orbit, an official name will be submitted to the International Astronomical Union for approval.

YouTube videos:
•New Planet at Solar System’s Edge Gets “Biden” Nickname (Length: 01:44 ). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PNAhEKSfz0
•Dwarf Planet Discovery Hints at a Hidden Super Planet in Solar System (Length: 02:20). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eCjYUj5kq4

Web sources:
•http://www.nasa.gov/content/nasa-supported-research-helps-redefine-solar-systems-edge/index.html#.VQWGjmTF_T0
•http://www.nature.com/news/dwarf-planet-stretches-solar-system-s-edge-1.14921
•http://rt.com/news/dwarf-planet-biden-unlikely-region-505/
•http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/03/26/astronomers-discover-biden-floating-at-the-edge-of-the-solar-system
•http://www.salon.com/2014/03/27/cosmic_discovery_scientists_find_a_new_dwarf_planet_beyond_pluto/
•http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulrodgers/2014/03/27/pink-dwarf-planet-found-beyond-pluto/
•https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=KBOs
•http://www.ibtimes.com/new-dwarf-planet-biden-discovered-2012-vp113-most-distant-family-member-solar-system-photo-1563728
•http://yowusa.com/planetx/2014/planetx-2014-05a/1.shtml

Book source:
• Dwarf Planets and Asteroids: Minor Bodies of the Solar System by Thomas Wm. Hamilton. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KGD8IGO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00KGD8IGO&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=BTMH4WQW77JD7HKN

Image credits:
•Left: Diagram of the Solar System, not drawn to actual scale. https://ferrebeekeeper.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/kuiper_oort-en.jpg
•Right Top: “Biden” movement detected over time. By Scott S. Sheppard / Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory: 2012_VP113_discovery_image.jpg
•Right Bottom: “Biden” orbit of the sun relative to the planet orbits of Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. http://yowusa.com/planetx/2014/planetx-2014-05a/1.shtml___

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2015-03-25 05:59:39 (35 comments, 68 reshares, 550 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Dog “Little Star” Orbited Earth and Returned Safely, 1961
On March 25, 1961 — 54 years ago today — Dog “Little Star” (“Zvezdochka” in Russian) was launched into a single orbit around the Earth and returned safely to Earth. Little Star’s flight paved the way for the first cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, to safely venture into space a few weeks later on April 12, 1961. Despite pressure from Soviet leader Khrushchev to ensure that the Soviet Union would become the first nation to put a man in space, the head of the Soviet space program would not allow a human into space until 2 dogs had returned safely to Earth after trips into orbit. Little Star was the second dog to return safely to Earth. Unfortunately, in the 10 years before Little Star’s successful flight, 48 dogs had been launched into space and 20 dogs lost their lives in rocket travel.

YouTubevideos:
•BBC S... altro »

Today in History: Dog “Little Star” Orbited Earth and Returned Safely, 1961
On March 25, 1961 — 54 years ago today — Dog “Little Star” (“Zvezdochka” in Russian) was launched into a single orbit around the Earth and returned safely to Earth. Little Star’s flight paved the way for the first cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, to safely venture into space a few weeks later on April 12, 1961. Despite pressure from Soviet leader Khrushchev to ensure that the Soviet Union would become the first nation to put a man in space, the head of the Soviet space program would not allow a human into space until 2 dogs had returned safely to Earth after trips into orbit. Little Star was the second dog to return safely to Earth. Unfortunately, in the 10 years before Little Star’s successful flight, 48 dogs had been launched into space and 20 dogs lost their lives in rocket travel.

YouTube videos:
•BBC Series on the Soviet Space Dogs.
(1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb4PkSm6D7c (Length 07:46)
(2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g7aNdPhXiM (Length 07:04)
(3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_54n9zpoAUI (Length 05:22)
(4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EsGzbBbyAY (Length 05:43)
(5) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM46Xzf5uts (Length 05:59)
(6) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhr-CxGKmDc (Length 07:27)
(7) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am_A8BExeqQ (Length 04:42) [Little Star at 03:30]

Web sources:
•https://thedayintech.wordpress.com/tag/sputnik-10/
•http://www.izh.ru/en/info/14244.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_space_dogs
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korabl-Sputnik_5
•http://www.spacetoday.org/Astronauts/Animals/Dogs.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Gagarin

Book sources:
• Soviet Space Dogs by Olesya Turkina and Stephen Sorrell. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0956896286/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0956896286&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=5VBKJ6LXQRVZ2BTK
• Space Dogs: Pioneers of Space Travel by Chris Dubbs. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0595267351/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0595267351&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=W275YLZBE6G3TSEW

Image credits:
•Left: Little Star. https://thedayintech.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/little-star-launched-into-orbit/
•Right Top: Little Star in space helmut. https://thedayintech.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/little-star-launched-into-orbit/
•Right Bottom: Little Star Statue. https://thedayintech.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/3.jpg___

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2015-03-24 06:11:46 (5 comments, 15 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Ranger 9 took 5,814 images of Moon to prepare for eventual manned landing, 1965
On March 24, 1965 — 50 years ago today — the last flight in the Ranger Program took live photos of the Moon’s surface before crashing into it at about 100 miles per hour. To this date in 1965, only about a third of the launches toward the Moon had been successful in achieving their mission objectives. But the Ranger missions 7, 8, and 9 provided enough information to proceed ahead with the manned lunar program, as Ranger 9 showed that the lunar surface was safe enough for men to land on and then blast off from and return to Earth.

Missions to the Moon from August, 1958 to March, 1965:
(1) USA - Pioneer - failed lunar orbiter (August 1958)
(2) USSR - Luna 1958A - failed lunar impactor (September 1958)
(3) USA - Pioneer 1 - failed lunar orbiter (October 1958)
(4)USSR ... altro »

Today in History: Ranger 9 took 5,814 images of Moon to prepare for eventual manned landing, 1965
On March 24, 1965 — 50 years ago today — the last flight in the Ranger Program took live photos of the Moon’s surface before crashing into it at about 100 miles per hour. To this date in 1965, only about a third of the launches toward the Moon had been successful in achieving their mission objectives. But the Ranger missions 7, 8, and 9 provided enough information to proceed ahead with the manned lunar program, as Ranger 9 showed that the lunar surface was safe enough for men to land on and then blast off from and return to Earth.

Missions to the Moon from August, 1958 to March, 1965:
(1) USA - Pioneer - failed lunar orbiter (August 1958)
(2) USSR - Luna 1958A - failed lunar impactor (September 1958)
(3) USA - Pioneer 1 - failed lunar orbiter (October 1958)
(4) USSR - Luna 1958B - failed lunar impactor (October 1958)
(5) USA - Pioneer 2 - failed lunar orbiter (November 1958)
(6) USSR - Luna 1958C - failed lunar impactor (December 1958)
(7) USA - Pioneer 3 - failed lunar flyby (December 1958)
(8) USSR - Luna 1 - failed lunar impactor (January 1959)
(9) USSR - Luna 1959A - failed lunar impactor (June 1959)
(10) USA - Pioneer 4 - FIRST successful lunar flyby * (March 1959)
(11) USSR - Luna 2 - FIRST successful lunar impactor (September 1959)
(12) USSR - Luna 3 - successful lunar flyby (October 1959)
(13) USA - Pioneer P-3 - failed lunar flyby (November 1959)
(14) USA - Ranger 1 - failed earth-orbit test vehicle (August 1961)
(15) USA - Ranger 2 - failed earth-orbit test vehicle (November 1961)
(16) USA - Ranger 3 - failed lunar lander (January 1962)
(17) USA - Ranger 4 - failed lunar lander (April 1962)
(18) USA - Ranger 5 - failed lunar lander (October 1962)
(19) USSR - Sputnik 25 - failed lunar lander (January 1963)
(20) USSR - Luna 4 - failed lunar orbiter (April 1963)
(21) USA - Ranger 6 - failed lunar impactor (January 1964)
(22) USA - Ranger 7 - successful lunar impactor (July 1964)
(23) USA - Ranger 8 - successful lunar impactor (February 1965)
(24) USA - Ranger 9 - successful lunar impactor (March 1965)

YouTube video:
•Images broadcast on live television from the Moon as Ranger 9 impacted the moon inside the Alphonsus crater on March 24, 1965 (Silent; Length 05:05). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE8pe2EYlZA

Web sources:
•http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/ranger-9/
•http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/space-flight-history/space-flight-heritage-50-year-anniversary-ranger-9-launch/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranger_9
•http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/24/newsid_4063000/4063187.stm
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/ranger.html
•http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/space-missions/missions-to-the-moon.html#zond3

Book source:
• Lunar Impact: The NASA History of Project Ranger by R. Cargill Hall. Detailed book on the Ranger Program. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0486477576/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0486477576&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=JIJJQFPSLWF6HKTF

Image credits:
•Left: Ranger. By NASA Headquarters - Greatest Images of NASA (NASA-HQ-GRIN) (Great Images in NASA Description) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AThe_Ranger_Spacecraft_GPN-2000-001979.jpg
•Right: Range 9 photos of lunar surface seconds before impact on the Moon. http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/space-flight-history/space-flight-heritage-50-year-anniversary-ranger-9-launch/___

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2015-03-23 12:53:25 (5 comments, 16 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

Today in History: MIR Space Station Plunged into Pacific Ocean
On March 23, 2001 — 14 years ago today — the MIR Space Station was directed to de-orbit and splashed into the Pacific Ocean as planned. The Soviet/Russian space station had been in space for 15 years and hosted 23,000 experiments, mostly about how Earthly life performed in space. It made 86,320 orbits of the Earth, traveled some 2.2 billion miles (3.5 billion kilometers) and was home to 104 astronauts and cosmonauts. The U.S. Space Shuttle docked with the Space Station 9 times, exchanging Russian and American crew members and experiments, and setting the stage for how the International Space Station would be built and maintained.

During its waning years, the MIR space station experienced a number of problems: in 1997, a fire threatened the lives of its crew but was successfully put out; later that year, failingbat... altro »

Today in History: MIR Space Station Plunged into Pacific Ocean
On March 23, 2001 — 14 years ago today — the MIR Space Station was directed to de-orbit and splashed into the Pacific Ocean as planned. The Soviet/Russian space station had been in space for 15 years and hosted 23,000 experiments, mostly about how Earthly life performed in space. It made 86,320 orbits of the Earth, traveled some 2.2 billion miles (3.5 billion kilometers) and was home to 104 astronauts and cosmonauts. The U.S. Space Shuttle docked with the Space Station 9 times, exchanging Russian and American crew members and experiments, and setting the stage for how the International Space Station would be built and maintained.

During its waning years, the MIR space station experienced a number of problems: in 1997, a fire threatened the lives of its crew but was successfully put out; later that year, failing batteries pitched the station and kept the cosmonauts isolated from ground communication for 20 days. The Russian government decided to terminate funding for the MIR, and so it was forced into retirement. After the space station had been evacuated, a supply ship attached to the MIR was used as a maneuvering system to direct the space station into the atmosphere and into an uninhabited area of the South Pacific Ocean. 

YouTube video:
•CNN Live Coverage of Space Station MIR Re-entry (Length: 01:02:29): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR7iQjo0SkI

Web sources:
•http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/history/shuttle-mir/spacecraft/s-mir-15yrs-main.htm
•http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/world/2001-03-22-mir.htm
•http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2001/ast10mar_1/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuttle%E2%80%93Mir_Program
•http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/384746/Mir
•http://www.wpi.edu/News/TechNews/010327/mir.shtml

Book source:
• The Story of Space Station MIR by David M. Harland. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0387230114/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0387230114&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=MQEFEMROVVISAEDQ

Image credits:
•Drawing of the completed MIR Space Station: By Encyclopedia Britannica. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/384746/Mir
•View of the Russian Space Station MIR and the docked U.S. Space Shuttle Atlantis during STS-71. Cosmonauts Anatoliy Y. Solovyev and Nikolai M. Budarin, MIR-19 Commander and Flight Engineer, respectively, temporarily undocked the Soyuz spacecraft from the cluster of MIR elements to perform a brief fly-around and take this photo of the docked Atlantis. By MIR EO-19 crew, background retouching by Jon Harald Søby. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Atlantis_Docked_to_Mir.jpg#file___

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2015-03-22 04:21:03 (10 comments, 18 reshares, 148 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Cosmonaut Set Record for Longest Space Flight, 1995
On March 22, 1995 — 20 years ago today — Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov set the record for the longest time continuously spent in space by an individual in history. Cosmonaut Polyakov was launched into space on January 8, 1994 aboard Soyuz TM-18 to reside in the Russian MIR space station and returned to earth aboard Soyuz TM-20 on this day in 1995 — for a record breaking stay in space of 437 days, 17 hours, and 58 minutes (still a record to this day, March 22, 2015).

A number of cognitive performance tests were conducted on Cosmonaut Polyakov, who ultimately completed a medical degree after he stopped his spaceflight career. Most significant for long-term future space missions, the findings from these tests indicated that “an impressive stability of mood and performance was observed during the 2nd to 14th monthin spac... altro »

Today in History: Cosmonaut Set Record for Longest Space Flight, 1995
On March 22, 1995 — 20 years ago today — Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov set the record for the longest time continuously spent in space by an individual in history. Cosmonaut Polyakov was launched into space on January 8, 1994 aboard Soyuz TM-18 to reside in the Russian MIR space station and returned to earth aboard Soyuz TM-20 on this day in 1995 — for a record breaking stay in space of 437 days, 17 hours, and 58 minutes (still a record to this day, March 22, 2015).

A number of cognitive performance tests were conducted on Cosmonaut Polyakov, who ultimately completed a medical degree after he stopped his spaceflight career. Most significant for long-term future space missions, the findings from these tests indicated that “an impressive stability of mood and performance was observed during the 2nd to 14th month in space” and “no obvious long-lasting performance deficits were observed after the mission.”

YouTube videos:
•USSR’s MIR Space Station tour (Length: 04:39). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwhQ2CdS-Eo
•The Soviet MIR Satellite is Launched and Decommissioned. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ydguJHB-00

Web sources:
•http://www.wired.com/2010/03/0322cosmonaut-space-record/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valeri_Polyakov
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_spaceflight_records
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_TM-20
•http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2010/03/713808105.pdf

Book source:
• The MIR Space Station: A Precursor to Space Colonization by David M. Harland. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0471975877/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0471975877&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=EYS5IUCZ4GPNHTK2

Image credits:
•Left: Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov. http://www.spacefacts.de/bios/large/cosmonauts/english/polyakov_valeri.htm
•Right: MIR Space Station. http://www.space.com/19650-mir-space-station.html___

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2015-03-21 08:47:53 (3 comments, 13 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Co-founder of Twitter Sent First Tweet, 2006
On March 21, 2006 — just 9 years ago today — Jack Dorsey sent the first twitter post. By the end of May 2009 (just a little over 3 years later), 1 billion tweets had been sent. Today, it takes less than 2 days for 1 billion tweets to be sent. Twitter was initially called “stat.us” and then changed to “Twttr” for the protoype launch 9 years ago today. On July 15, 2006, when the service was launched to the public, the name was changed to “Twitter.”

For comparison purposes, here’s a list of a number of social sharing platforms and about when they each launched:
• First wiki installation, March 1995
• Blogging term invented, April 1999
• Wikipedia opened, January 2001
• WordPress first released, May 2003
• LinkedIn launched, May 2003
• Skype launched, August 2003• Flickr launched, February... altro »

Today in History: Co-founder of Twitter Sent First Tweet, 2006
On March 21, 2006 — just 9 years ago today — Jack Dorsey sent the first twitter post. By the end of May 2009 (just a little over 3 years later), 1 billion tweets had been sent. Today, it takes less than 2 days for 1 billion tweets to be sent. Twitter was initially called “stat.us” and then changed to “Twttr” for the protoype launch 9 years ago today. On July 15, 2006, when the service was launched to the public, the name was changed to “Twitter.”

For comparison purposes, here’s a list of a number of social sharing platforms and about when they each launched:
• First wiki installation, March 1995
• Blogging term invented, April 1999
• Wikipedia opened, January 2001
• WordPress first released, May 2003
• LinkedIn launched, May 2003
• Skype launched, August 2003
• Flickr launched, February 2004
• Facebook launched, February 2004
• YouTube launched, February 2005
• Twitter first tweet, March 21, 2006
• iphone released, June 2007
• Tumblr launched, February 2007
• WhatsApp launched, February 2009
• Pinterest launched, May 2010
• iPad released, April 2010
• Instagram launched, October 2010
• Snapchat launched, July 2011
• Google+ launched to public, September 2011

YouTube videos:
•Inside the World of Twitter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mwbVQFFMCs
•Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder and Chairman of Twitter, Excerpts from Interview with Charlie Rose (Length 07:04). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Afkmx7k_j0
•Jack Dorsey 2006 Interview Sharing Lessons and Advice (Length 07:13).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUtrAocOyNM
•Jack Dorsey: The Future Has Already Arrived, speech and Q&A at Stanford Graduate School of Business (44:08).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AckvbL5Tfic

Web sources:
•http://www.biography.com/people/jack-dorsey-578280#creation-of-twitter
•http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/13/twitters-beginning/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter
•http://www.internetlivestats.com/twitter-statistics/#trend

Book sources:
• Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal by Nick Bilton. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CDUVSQ0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00CDUVSQ0&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=V3XVWWUM2HUF4MTJ

Image credits:
•Bottom Left: Jack Dorsey when he had original idea for what eventually became Twitter about year 2000. http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4e790025ecad04700b00000e/image.jpg
•Bottom Center: Jack Dorsey with nose ring about 2006. http://lib.rus.ec/i/48/470948/i87244129_2.jpg
•Bottom Right: Jack Dorsey, 2015. http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eimh45egjig/jack-dorsey/___

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2015-03-20 13:10:48 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Shoe Industry Revolutionized by Patent Granted Today, 1883
On March 20, 1883 — 132 years ago today — Jan Matzeliger was granted a patent for a remarkable shoe-making machine that he spent six years conceptualizing, planning, developing, building, and patenting. Matzeliger’s shoe machine revolutionized the shoe industry — prior to its existence, skilled shoemakers could produce up to 50 shoes per day. With Matzeliger’s machine, up to 700 pairs of shoes could be made in a work day.

Matzeliger was born on September 15, 1852 in Suriname, South America. His mother was a native of Suriname of African descent. His engineer father was born in Holland and moved to Suriname to manage the Dutch government’s machine works. Matzeliger grew up working with his father in the machine work facility, and he eventually became a skilled machinist. When he was 19, Matzeligerdecided to ... altro »

Today in History: Shoe Industry Revolutionized by Patent Granted Today, 1883
On March 20, 1883 — 132 years ago today — Jan Matzeliger was granted a patent for a remarkable shoe-making machine that he spent six years conceptualizing, planning, developing, building, and patenting. Matzeliger’s shoe machine revolutionized the shoe industry — prior to its existence, skilled shoemakers could produce up to 50 shoes per day. With Matzeliger’s machine, up to 700 pairs of shoes could be made in a work day.

Matzeliger was born on September 15, 1852 in Suriname, South America. His mother was a native of Suriname of African descent. His engineer father was born in Holland and moved to Suriname to manage the Dutch government’s machine works. Matzeliger grew up working with his father in the machine work facility, and he eventually became a skilled machinist. When he was 19, Matzeliger decided to travel the world and took an engine maintenance job on a Dutch company’s steamship. After sailing to the Far East, the ship returned to Philadelphia, where Matzeliger decided to find new work as a machinist. Eventually, Matzeliger found work in a shoemaker’s shop and became fascinated with the process of constructing a shoe. At this time in the industrial development of the U.S., Lynn, Massachusetts had become a center for shoe manufacturing, so Matzeliger moved to Lynn and took a job at a shoe company where he could learn as much as possible about how the shoe making process worked. After working 10 hour days, Matzeliger also went to night school to learn English.

Matzeliger observed that while there were shoe machines for stock fitting, bottoming, buttonholing, and buffing, the final step of the process, called “lasting,” was not automated, and his experience with machines made him feel certain that he could build a machine to complete the “lasting” process. Matzeliger experimented with various materials for a prototype machine, including old cigar boxes, scrap wood, wire, and nails. But he needed to replace these modeling materials with metal to build a real working model, and he needed a forge. So he quit his job at the shoemaker’s shop and got a job in a shoe factory with a forge. He also took a job as a “taxi” driver (horse and carriage) to earn enough money to buy drawing instruments. 

By 1882, Matzeliger had completed a scrap metal shoe lasting machine prototype. But he knew that he needed a machine with great precision made out of first-class materials, so he approached investors in Lynn. After rejections, he finally found 2 investing partners who were willing to start a company with him and divide the profits evenly — the Union Lasting Machine Company. At this point, Matzeliger used his drawing instruments to submit a patent application with the U.S. Patent Office. When patent officials received the application, they did not believe such a complicated machine would work. So a patent examiner traveled from Washington, D.C. to Lynn, MA to inspect the now nearly perfected prototype machine. Matzeliger’s machine performed according to his patent’s description and Matzeliger was granted U.S. Patent No. 274,207 for the shoe-lasting machine.

Sad Ending for Matzeliger
By 1887, after virtually every shoe manufacturer in Lynn had acquired a Matzeliger machine, Lynn was becoming the shoe capital of the world. Increased production caused by the machine helped to cut the price of shoes in half. Workers employed as “lasters” found new less tedious and less taxing work in the booming shoe industry. Matzeliger’s patents were exchanged for stock in a new company, then a holding company, and eventually the United Shoe Machinery Corporation that controlled 98% of the shoe machinery business by 1910. By 1955, the company was worth more than $1 billion.

Despite his success, Matzeliger led a simple life as always, and he was finally accepted by a church community that looked beyond the color of his skin. He taught oil painting classes and Sunday school. In 1886 at a church summer picnic, Matzeliger caught a cold that was a manifestation of tuberculosis, which he may have contracted during the harsh conditions he worked under in the various machine factories. He became bedridden for 3 years and died at age 37.

YouTube videos
•Making It Happen — Masters of Invention (Length 23:27): Jan Matzeliger’s segment 06:57. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEPT9lwpEjw

Web sources:
•http://blackinventor.com/jan-matzeliger/
•http://www.biography.com/people/jan-matzeliger-21317107
•http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blmatzeliger.htm
•http://www.google.com/patents/US274207
•http://usslave.blogspot.com/2012/04/black-inventor-jan-ernst-matzeligers.html
•http://www.madehow.com/inventorbios/44/Jan-Ernst-Matzeliger.html
•http://www.ci.lynn.ma.us/aboutlynn_shoemaking_history.shtml
•http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi1785.htm

Book sources:
• Shoes for Everyone: A Story about Jan Matzeliger by Barbara Mitchell
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0876142900/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0876142900&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=J4CXUE52HH43MYXU

Image credits:
•Top Left: Jan Matzeliger: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AJan_ernst_matzeliger.gif
•Top Right: Jan Matzeilger’s invention, the The Shoe Lasting Machine: 
•Bottom: Google patent 274,207 (first 3 of 7 pages of drawings)___

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2015-03-19 19:12:04 (3 comments, 9 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Insightful article about the evolution of Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs’s wife called Steve a “learning machine.” Certainly, one strong thread in Steve’s evolving character was an insatiable curiosity and sharp focus on accumulating and refining knowledge. My favorite quotation in this article is: Steve [Jobs] was the epitome of a technologist, in the sense that technology is, more often than not, a product of recombinant thinking. Most “new” technologies are really new combinations of independent technologies that when put together create a new capability by virtue of their synergies. Apple’s incremental product cycles were what gave Steve the raw materials to visualize the future. His visions didn’t come from thin air.

Insightful article about the evolution of Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs’s wife called Steve a “learning machine.” Certainly, one strong thread in Steve’s evolving character was an insatiable curiosity and sharp focus on accumulating and refining knowledge. My favorite quotation in this article is: Steve [Jobs] was the epitome of a technologist, in the sense that technology is, more often than not, a product of recombinant thinking. Most “new” technologies are really new combinations of independent technologies that when put together create a new capability by virtue of their synergies. Apple’s incremental product cycles were what gave Steve the raw materials to visualize the future. His visions didn’t come from thin air.___

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2015-03-19 13:26:50 (8 comments, 10 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Apple Introduced the Macintosh IIfx, 1990
On March 19, 1990 — 25 years ago today — Apple introduced a “wicked fast” computer, the Macintosh IIfx. When it was launched, it was the fastest Macintosh product ever made. The system was designed more as a business unit than a personal computer, as it was not priced ($9,995 for a basic model) for the masses but included numerous specifications to help graphic designers, video and audio creators and editors.

YouTube videos:
•Apple Macintosh IIfx (1990) Full Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFe95KdksDY&list=PLe51bI70CJLaUxtU6TEdsKDni-lT0mklf
•Apple Macintosh IIfx (1990) Start up and Demonstration: 

Web sources:
•http://lowendmac.com/1990/macintosh-iifx/
•http://netlibrary.net/articles/Mac_IIfx
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Macintosh_models•http://en.wikip... altro »

Today in History: Apple Introduced the Macintosh IIfx, 1990
On March 19, 1990 — 25 years ago today — Apple introduced a “wicked fast” computer, the Macintosh IIfx. When it was launched, it was the fastest Macintosh product ever made. The system was designed more as a business unit than a personal computer, as it was not priced ($9,995 for a basic model) for the masses but included numerous specifications to help graphic designers, video and audio creators and editors.

YouTube videos:
•Apple Macintosh IIfx (1990) Full Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFe95KdksDY&list=PLe51bI70CJLaUxtU6TEdsKDni-lT0mklf
•Apple Macintosh IIfx (1990) Start up and Demonstration: 

Web sources:
•http://lowendmac.com/1990/macintosh-iifx/
•http://netlibrary.net/articles/Mac_IIfx
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Macintosh_models
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_IIfx
•http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_ii/specs/mac_iifx.html
•http://lowendmac.com/ram/iifx.shtml
•http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/Remembering_1990_The_IIfx_The_Power_To_Be_Your_Best

Book sources:
• Apple Confidential 2.0: The Definitive History of the World’s Most Colorful Company by Owen Linzmayer
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1593270100/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1593270100&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=YXWHZOLFL7KINO2E

Image credits:
•Macintosh IIfx: http://jwvideo.free.fr/ImagesMac/MacII/MacIIFx/MacIIFx_2600.jpg___

2015-03-18 12:14:24 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

When do you think human car drivers will be illegal?
Chris Urmson, Google’s director of the self-driving car project, says that drivers are “the least reliable part of the car,” and he believes they need to be eliminated to save human lives. In fact, he said in a TED Talk in Vancouver yesterday, “We’ve made some pretty exciting progress; and, at this point, we’re pretty convinced this technology is going to come to market.” Elon Musk was recently quoted as saying, “You can’t have a person driving a two-ton death machine” and further, “People may outlaw driving cars because it’s too dangerous.”

References:
•“Driverless cars could be in market within five years:” Google director at TED. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/tech-news/driverless-cars-could-be-in-market-within-five-years-google-director-at-ted/article23511420/
•“Elon Musk,Tesla CEO, Says Self-Driving Cars C... altro »

When do you think human car drivers will be illegal?
Chris Urmson, Google’s director of the self-driving car project, says that drivers are “the least reliable part of the car,” and he believes they need to be eliminated to save human lives. In fact, he said in a TED Talk in Vancouver yesterday, “We’ve made some pretty exciting progress; and, at this point, we’re pretty convinced this technology is going to come to market.” Elon Musk was recently quoted as saying, “You can’t have a person driving a two-ton death machine” and further, “People may outlaw driving cars because it’s too dangerous.”

References:
•“Driverless cars could be in market within five years:” Google director at TED. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/tech-news/driverless-cars-could-be-in-market-within-five-years-google-director-at-ted/article23511420/
•“Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, Says Self-Driving Cars Could Make Human Drivers Illegal,” by Ed Mazza, The Huffington Post.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/18/elon-musk-self-driving-cars_n_6891368.html

Image Credit:
•Google Self-Driving Cars: http://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2014_40/697831/141002-self-driving-car-02_f124b0329691bfb4519f2108e0a10427.jpg___

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2015-03-18 04:42:59 (14 comments, 88 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Man Walked in Space, 1965
On March 18, 1965 — 50 years ago today — the first man walked in space, but not without drama. Soviet Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov exited his Voskhod* 2 spacecraft and spent 12 minutes “walking” in space at 30,000 kpm (18,600 mph), some 500 kilometers (310 miles) above the Earth’s surface. Leonov was tethered to his spacecraft by a 5.35 meter-long (17.5 feet) umbilical cord of cables. Leonov later said that he felt “almost motionless, floating above a vast blue sphere.” But his thought to himself, “Wow, the Earth really is round,” was quickly interrupted by an unexpected call from Leonid Brezhnev, the leader of the Soviet Union, asking Leonov how he was doing in a live television and radio broadcast across the Soviet Union. Leonov responded perfunctorily, “I’m feeling perfect…” and then, feeling energized by Brezhnev’scall, Leonov later said, altro »

Today in History: First Man Walked in Space, 1965
On March 18, 1965 — 50 years ago today — the first man walked in space, but not without drama. Soviet Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov exited his Voskhod* 2 spacecraft and spent 12 minutes “walking” in space at 30,000 kpm (18,600 mph), some 500 kilometers (310 miles) above the Earth’s surface. Leonov was tethered to his spacecraft by a 5.35 meter-long (17.5 feet) umbilical cord of cables. Leonov later said that he felt “almost motionless, floating above a vast blue sphere.” But his thought to himself, “Wow, the Earth really is round,” was quickly interrupted by an unexpected call from Leonid Brezhnev, the leader of the Soviet Union, asking Leonov how he was doing in a live television and radio broadcast across the Soviet Union. Leonov responded perfunctorily, “I’m feeling perfect…” and then, feeling energized by Brezhnev’s call, Leonov later said, 

“The tranquility of space was profound — far greater than anything you might imagine on Earth from diving deep beneath the surface of an ocean. And I felt a huge desire to disturb this motionless environment by moving my body … as much as I could... I felt like a seagull with its wings outstretched, soaring high above the Earth.”

Leonov’s desire to “disturb” the peace caused him to make a “hefty push” away from the airlock; and he started immediately tumbling uncontrollably. Only the umbilical cord stopped his out-of-control tumble into space. As Leonov grabbed the cord and pulled himself back toward the spacecraft and its airlock from which he emerged and would have to re-enter, he realized it was time to end his walk. But during these first 12 minutes alone in space, Leonov had become hot and sweaty from being in the sun and from his exertion to reel himself back toward the spacecraft. Even more critically, Leonov’s spacesuit had inflated like a balloon in the vacuum of space, and he could not fit back into the spacecraft through the airlock. The airlock was a narrow, collapsible set of interconnected rubberized canvas cylinders. After trying to squeeze into the airlock feet first as he had practiced during hundreds of hours of weightlessness training (in 30 second segments of airplane created weightlessness), Leonov concluded he would have to go in head first by opening the pressure valve on his suit and letting out a little oxygen at a time, as he tried to squeeze back into the airlock. And he had no time to discuss the matter with ground control as his oxygen supply would be running out in minutes.

Leonov was able to re-enter the airlock head first, and then he had to curl his body around in a condensed somersault in order to close the airlock and activate the mechanism to equalize pressure between it and the spacecraft. When he finally got back in the spacecraft, he was drenched in sweat and his heart was racing. But the first space walk by man had been achieved safely!

About an hour and a half later, the airlock contraption was jettisoned by detonating small explosive devices. Unplanned, the explosions caused the spacecraft to twirl (about 3 complete rotations a minute), and there was only enough fuel left to make one correction for proper re-entry alignment. And then Leonov and his partner noticed the oxygen pressure in their cabin was moving from its normal 160 mm to 460 mm, and the possibility of a single spark from electrical circuitry causing a massive explosion. By lowering the temperature and humidity in the spacecraft, they were able to stabilize the oxygen pressure. When the automatic landing systems went into operation, the twirling of their space capsule finally stopped. However, the automatic guidance system for re-entry began to malfunction and the twirling started again. So the two cosmonauts took manual control of their spacecraft. Ground control had thought the spacecraft had landed, but the cosmonauts explained what had happened and that they would be landing far off-course — in deepest Siberia in 2 meters of thick snow! Leonov joked to his fellow cosmonaut when they landed, “In 3 months, maybe, they’ll find us with dog sleighs.”

Fortunately, although Mission Control was not receiving radio communication (because the spacecraft had landed so far off-course), a cargo plane picked up their signals. All military and civilian aircraft in the area were ordered to join in the search. A day later a team of skiers, including 2 doctors, found their spacecraft. Another day later, a larger rescue team arrived to chop down trees so that a helicopter could land and take the cosmonauts home safely!

*Voskhod means “sunrise.”

YouTube videos:
•First Spacewalk (length 02:20): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYIsICOWAxQ
•Rare color footage of first spacewalk (length 01:08): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAPBRvd8OTY
•Alexei Leonov. At the Edge of the Abyss (2009 documentary in Russian) (length 52:00): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eelrj_j5UNE

Web sources:
•http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/2014/newsspec_9035/index.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voskhod_2
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexey_Leonov

Book sources:
• Two Sides of the Moon: Our Story of the Cold War Space Race by Astronaut David Scott (first man to drive on the Moon) and Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov (first man to walk in space)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312308663/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0312308663&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=YOFYYURA5BMYUBOV

Image credits:
•Top: Actual photo of Alexey Leonov, first space walker: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/2014/newsspec_9035/index.html
•Bottom Left: Alexey Leonov in his spacesuit. http://ut-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Alexei-Leonov.jpg
•Bottom Center: drawing of Voskhod 2 showing airlock extension:
•Bottom Right: model of Voskhod 2 and spacewalker Leonov.___

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2015-03-17 11:31:09 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Close Relationship of Tim Cook and Steve Jobs
This Fast Company post by Rick Tetzeli and Brent Schlender offers a more detailed account of Tim Cook offering a portion of his liver to Steve Jobs than i have read to date. Here’s an excerpt: Steve was starting to look alarmingly frail. He developed ascites—an accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, which caused his belly to protrude in a ghastly fashion—and he just lay in bed all day, gaunt and tired and irritable.

Close Relationship of Tim Cook and Steve Jobs
This Fast Company post by Rick Tetzeli and Brent Schlender offers a more detailed account of Tim Cook offering a portion of his liver to Steve Jobs than i have read to date. Here’s an excerpt: Steve was starting to look alarmingly frail. He developed ascites—an accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, which caused his belly to protrude in a ghastly fashion—and he just lay in bed all day, gaunt and tired and irritable.___

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2015-03-17 06:00:25 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First solar-powered Earth satellite is launched, 1958
On March 17, 1958 — 57 years ago today — Vanguard 1, the first artificial Earth satellite to be powered by solar cells, was launched into orbit. Vanguard 1 was just the second U.S. satellite to make it into orbit. Explorer 1 was the first U.S. satellite to reach orbit on January 31, 1958. The Soviet Union had started the “space race” by launching the first two orbital satellites in late 1957 (Sputnik 1 on October 4, 1957 and Sputnik 2 on November 3, 1957).

Vanguard 1 (the second U.S. satellite and the 4th satellite to go into orbit) was only 6 inches in diameter and weighed just 3 pounds. The Soviet Union’s first satellite, Sputnik 1, was 200-pounds, so Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev intensified the idea of a “space race” between the two superpowers by referring to this second U.S. satellite as“the grapefru... altro »

Today in History: First solar-powered Earth satellite is launched, 1958
On March 17, 1958 — 57 years ago today — Vanguard 1, the first artificial Earth satellite to be powered by solar cells, was launched into orbit. Vanguard 1 was just the second U.S. satellite to make it into orbit. Explorer 1 was the first U.S. satellite to reach orbit on January 31, 1958. The Soviet Union had started the “space race” by launching the first two orbital satellites in late 1957 (Sputnik 1 on October 4, 1957 and Sputnik 2 on November 3, 1957).

Vanguard 1 (the second U.S. satellite and the 4th satellite to go into orbit) was only 6 inches in diameter and weighed just 3 pounds. The Soviet Union’s first satellite, Sputnik 1, was 200-pounds, so Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev intensified the idea of a “space race” between the two superpowers by referring to this second U.S. satellite as “the grapefruit satellite.” Nonetheless, this small satellite was a big success and achieved a number of key objectives:

(1) It was the first satellite to be powered by solar energy.
(2) It revealed that the earth is slightly pear-shaped rather than perfectly round.
(3) It returned much useful data about air density, temperature ranges, and micrometeorite impacts.
(4) Its solar powered radio transmitter continued to provide a wealth of information for 6 years.

Vanguard 1 remains in orbit and is the oldest satellite to still be in orbit. It is still providing useful data about the effects of the sun, moon, and atmosphere on satellites. Scientists initially estimated that Vanguard 1 would remain in orbit for 200 years; since then, they have extended the estimate to 2,000 years.

These first satellites were prompted by an international scientific project, “The International Geophysical Year,” from July 1957 to December 1958. These dates coincided with the peak activity of “Solar Cycle 19,” the 19th cycle of extensive solar sunspot activity since 1755. Both the Soviet Union and the United States, as the two major “superpowers” after World War II with the greatest scientific teams, accepted the challenge to place satellites in orbit to measure not only solar activity, but other areas: aurora and airglow, cosmic rays, geomagnetism, glaciology, gravity, ionospheric physics, longitude and latitude determination, meteorology, oceanography, rocketry, and seismology. In retrospect, it is possible to conclude that this year of scientific cooperation is what spawned the decades long space race between the U.S.S.R. and the U.S. 

YouTube videos:
•Vanguard U.S. Satellite Program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l16QZJLQHwg
•United States Army Space Program (Explorer 1, not Vanguard, good background): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj58Cb2oQck

Web sources:
•http://www.nrl.navy.mil/accomplishments/rockets/vanguard-project/
•http://www.space.com/5137-solar-powered-satellite-flying-50.html
•http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/display.cfm?News_ID=4759
•http://www.nbcnews.com/id/23639980/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/satellite-turns-years-old-orbit/#.VQWSnmTF_T0
•http://www.rocketmime.com/space/timeline.html
•http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/jplhistory/early/firstsatellites.php
•http://www.nas.edu/history/igy/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Geophysical_Year
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_solar_cycles
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_cycle_19
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_Space_Race

Book sources:
• Blazing the Trail: The Early History of Spacecraft and Rocketry by Mike Gruntman. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/156347705X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=156347705X&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=H22A5VYDEE3AXZE3

Image credits:
•Vanguard 1, a composite image assembled from (a) static display of satellite, (b) Earth from orbit, and (c) a telescope photo of stars. By Hydrargyrum (National Space Science Data Center: Vanguard 1) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AVanguard_1_composite.jpg___

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2015-03-16 04:19:46 (4 comments, 22 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First docking of 2 spacecraft achieved, 1966
On March 16, 1966 — 49 years ago today — Gemini 8, with a 2 man crew perched atop a Titan 2 rocket (a converted intercontinental ballistic missile), lifted off into space to make the very first rendezvous and docking of 2 spacecraft, a procedure that would need to be learned and perfected in order to land men on the Moon. Earlier in the day, an unmanned Agena Target Vehicle (ATV) was launched into space to serve as the rendezvous and docking target of the manned Gemini 8. Neil Armstrong (who later became the first man to walk on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission) and David Scott (who later became the 7th man to walk on the Moon and the first person to drive on the Moon during the Apollo 15 mission) were the crew members of Gemini 8. Their launch was perfect, their chasing down over 3 orbits of the ATV went according tosch... altro »

Today in History: First docking of 2 spacecraft achieved, 1966
On March 16, 1966 — 49 years ago today — Gemini 8, with a 2 man crew perched atop a Titan 2 rocket (a converted intercontinental ballistic missile), lifted off into space to make the very first rendezvous and docking of 2 spacecraft, a procedure that would need to be learned and perfected in order to land men on the Moon. Earlier in the day, an unmanned Agena Target Vehicle (ATV) was launched into space to serve as the rendezvous and docking target of the manned Gemini 8. Neil Armstrong (who later became the first man to walk on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission) and David Scott (who later became the 7th man to walk on the Moon and the first person to drive on the Moon during the Apollo 15 mission) were the crew members of Gemini 8. Their launch was perfect, their chasing down over 3 orbits of the ATV went according to schedule, and their docking with the ATV was also perfect. But then one of the worst problems in the U.S. manned space program occurred. 

When Gemini 8, docked to the ATV, was on the dark side of the earth, astronauts Armstrong and Scott became aware that their jointly docked spacecraft was beginning to unexpectedly twirl. Armstrong decided that since both spacecraft were under the control of the ATV, that the ATV was causing this problem; so he gave Scott the order to detach from the ATV. The twirling stopped, but only for a minute; and then it got worse. The twirling started again but now the Gemini 8 capsule was also tumbling. The speed of the twirling and tumbling was increasing, and both astronauts were in danger of blacking out (and possibly dying in space when their oxygen ran out). Not only was there darkness, rapid twirling and tumbling, but the astronauts were not in communication range with mission control on the ground. Armstrong had to make quick decisions without any help, and he decided to disable the reentry computer control system and take manual control of it immediately. He used the re-entry rocket thrusters to slow down the tumbling and twirling and regain control of the space capsule, and doing so with the least amount of fuel use possible, because the fuel would be needed to ensure safe re-entry formation.

When ground control realized what had happened, for the first time in the history of the space program, a decision was made to abort the flight and make an emergency landing in the Pacific Ocean south of Japan. The landing was successful and the astronauts were in good shape, except that they both vomited from seasickness! One of the reasons that Neil Armstrong was selected to be the first man to walk on the moon was the extraordinary way in which he solved the major problem on this mission without any help from computers or mission control.

A later investigation indicated that one of the 16 mini-thrusters on Gemini 8 used for rendezvous and docking purposes had jammed open and was responsible for causing the twirling and tumbling of the spacecraft. 

YouTube videos:
•Gemini 8 Space National Geographic Documentary — Lost in Space: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uTxlhJe3wk
•Gemini 8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmaKXA5oDQ8

Web sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_8
•http://news.discovery.com/space/history-of-space/neil-armstrong-at-the-helm-120730.htm
•http://www.spaceline.org/flightchron/gemini8.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agena_target_vehicle
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_rendezvous
•http://www.biography.com/people/neil-armstrong-9188943
•http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/about/bios/neilabio.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Scott

Book sources:
• First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1476727813/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1476727813&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=LPNXDFPPOWBIXWFK

Image credits:
•Top: Rendezvous pattern of the Gemini 8 capsule catching up to the Agena Target Vehicle. Diagram by NASA.
•Bottom left: Astronauts Neil Armstrong (foreground) and David Scott prepare to enter the Gemini 8 space capsule for liftoff on March 16, 1966. By NASA.
•Bottom center: Gemini 8 lifts off on March 16, 1966. By NASA. 
•Bottom right: David Scott (left) and Neil Armstrong (right) in the Gemini 8 capsule after their splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on March 16, 1966. By NASA: http://www.universetoday.com/102908/the-epitome-of-cool-neil-armstrong-and-david-scott-1966/___

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2015-03-15 14:43:02 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

New Apple Gold iWatch, only $17,000
— a watch for everyone. In the end, we have managed to design a product that is so insanely useless, but cool as shit...

Have you seen this spoof of the new Apple Gold iWatch? 

New Apple Gold iWatch, only $17,000
— a watch for everyone. In the end, we have managed to design a product that is so insanely useless, but cool as shit...

Have you seen this spoof of the new Apple Gold iWatch? ___

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2015-03-15 04:40:02 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Sedna, Then Farthest Known Dwarf Planet, Discovered, 2004
On March 15, 2004 — 11 years ago today — astronomers announced their discovery of a 5th dwarf planet, Sedna, named after the Inuit mythical goddess of the sea who was thrown into the frigid Arctic waters by her father who was mad at Sedna for disliking men and marrying a dog (as one version of the story goes). Sedna takes about 11,400 Earth years to complete just one of its elongated orbits of the Sun. Sedna rotates about once every 10 Earth hours. Sedna is probably the coldest, or one of the coldest, solar orbiting bodies in our Solar System. Sedna is about 3 times as far from the Sun as Pluto, which was once classified as the 9th planet and is now classified as one of a number of known or potentially classified dwarf planets:

Between the planets of Mars and Jupiter in the asteroid belt:
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Today in History: Sedna, Then Farthest Known Dwarf Planet, Discovered, 2004
On March 15, 2004 — 11 years ago today — astronomers announced their discovery of a 5th dwarf planet, Sedna, named after the Inuit mythical goddess of the sea who was thrown into the frigid Arctic waters by her father who was mad at Sedna for disliking men and marrying a dog (as one version of the story goes). Sedna takes about 11,400 Earth years to complete just one of its elongated orbits of the Sun. Sedna rotates about once every 10 Earth hours. Sedna is probably the coldest, or one of the coldest, solar orbiting bodies in our Solar System. Sedna is about 3 times as far from the Sun as Pluto, which was once classified as the 9th planet and is now classified as one of a number of known or potentially classified dwarf planets:

Between the planets of Mars and Jupiter in the asteroid belt:
(1) Ceres, discovered 1801, diameter about 900 kilometers (560 miles); also sometimes called “the largest asteroid”

Beyond Neptune in the Kuiper Belt:
(2) Pluto, discovered 1930, diameter about 2,315 kilometers (1,429 miles)
(3) Makemake, discovered 2005, diameter about 1,400 kilometers (870 miles)
(4) Eris, discovered 2005, diameter about 2,400 kilometers (1,500 miles)
(5) Varuna, discovered 2000, diameter about 900 kilometers (560 miles)
(6) Huya, discovered 2000, diameter about 210 kilometers (130 miles)
(7) Ixion, discovered 2001, diameter about 650 kilometers (400 miles)
(8) Quaoar, discovered 2002, diameter about 1,100 kilometers (745 miles)
(9) Orcus, discovered 2004, diameter about 1,600 kilometers (995 miles)
(10) Sedna, discovered 2004, diameter about 1,500 kilometers (650 miles)
(11) Haumea, discovered 2005, diameter about 1,300 kilometers (800 miles)
(12) 2007 OR10, discovered 2007, diameter about 1,280 kilometers (800 miles)
(13) Biden (2012 VP113), discovered 2014, diameter about 450 kilometers (280 miles)

Mike Brown, a professor of planetary astronomy at the California Institute of Technology, specializes in the discovery and study of celestial bodies approaching the edge of the Solar System. He has discovered a number of dwarf planets and many more objects in the Kuiper Belt than the ones listed above. Here is how he answers the question: “How many dwarf planets are there?”

While we can't see most of the objects in the Kuiper belt well enough to determine whether they are round or not, we can estimate how big an object has to be before it becomes round and therefore how many objects in the Kuiper belt are likely round. In the asteroid belt Ceres, with a diameter of 900 km, is the only object large enough to be round, so somewhere around 900 km is a good cutoff for rocky bodies like asteroids. Kuiper belt objects have a lot of ice in their interiors, though. Ice is not as hard as rock, so it less easily withstands the force of gravity, and it takes less force to make an ice ball round. The best estimate for how big an icy body needs to be to become round comes from looking at icy satellites of the giant planets. The smallest body that is generally round is Saturn's satellite Mimas, which has a diameter of about 400 km. Several satellites which have diameters around 200 km are not round. So somewhere between 200 and 400 km an icy body becomes round. Objects with more ice will become round at smaller sizes while those with less rock might be bigger. We will take 400 km as a reasonable lower limit and assume that anything larger than 400 km in the Kuiper belt is round, and thus a dwarf planet.

How many objects larger than 400 km are there in the Kuiper belt? We can't answer this question precisely, because we don't know the sizes of more than a handful of Kuiper belt objects...but, again, we can make a reasonable guess. If we assume that the typical small Kuiper belt object reflects 10% of the sunlight that hits its surface we know how bright a 400 km object would be in the Kuiper belt. As of late August 2006,  44 objects this size or larger in the Kuiper belt (including, of course, Eris and Pluto), and one (Sedna) in the region beyond the Kuiper belt. In addition our large ongoing Palomar survey has detected approximately 30 more objects of this size which are currently undergoing detailed study.

We have not yet completed our survey of the Kuiper belt. Our best estimate is that a complete survey of the Kuiper belt would double this number.

For now, the number of known objects in the solar system which are likely to be round is 53, with the number jumping to 80 when the objects from our survey are announced, and to ~200 when the Kuiper belt is fully surveyed.

Beyond the Kuiper belt there may be even more dwarf planets than in the Kuiper belt. Our best guess is that the region where Sedna resides could contain another ~2000 dwarf planets.

YouTube videos:
•National Geographic—New Horizons Mission to Pluto and Beyond: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhSbSnxi6uE
•What is the Kuiper Belt? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjW6k--6Oi0
•The Kuiper Belt and Its Implications: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwmCW6eWCRg

Web sources:
•http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/03/0315_040315_planetoid.html
•http://www.universetoday.com/9396/astronomers-find-a-second-pluto/
•http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2004/mar/HQ_04091_sedna_discovered.html
•http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2004/apr/HQ_04125_sedna_mystery_prt.htm
•http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/14
•http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/14/text/
•http://www.spacetoday.org/SolSys/KuiperBelt/Quaoar.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedna_%28mythology%29
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_planet
•http://www.space.com/15216-dwarf-planets-facts-solar-system-sdcmp.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid_belt
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceres_(dwarf_planet)
•http://theplanets.org/ceres/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20000_Varuna
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/38628_Huya
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/28978_Ixion
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50000_Quaoar
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/90482_Orcus
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/90377_Sedna
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eris_%28dwarf_planet%29
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makemake
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haumea
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%28225088%29_2007_OR10
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_VP113
•http://home.dtm.ciw.edu/users/sheppard/inner_oort_cloud/
•http://thedailyjournalist.com/scientia/10-new-dwarf-planets-and-candidates-in-our-solar-system/
•http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Dwarf
•http://web.gps.caltech.edu/~mbrown/dwarfplanets/
•http://web.gps.caltech.edu/~mbrown/index.html

Book sources:
• Asteroids and Dwarf Planets and How to Observe Them by Roger Dymock. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/144196438X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=144196438X&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=WHL2T4Z7JZOX7M5W
• How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming by Mike Brown, discover of dwarf planets. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385531087/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0385531087&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=HBNLGVLPY3XX6U52

Image credits:
•Planets and Dwarf Planets / Asteroid Belt and Kuiper Belt: http://www.crystalinks.com/asteroidbelt.html
•Largest known trans-Neptunian objects: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/EightTNOs.png___

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2015-03-14 17:52:20 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Hahaha! Beautiful. Happy Pi Day!

I couldn't resist. I had to make a salad to celebrate Pi day.  Happy Pi day everyone. ___Hahaha! Beautiful. Happy Pi Day!

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2015-03-14 06:11:31 (21 comments, 172 reshares, 270 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Albert Einstein Was Born on “Pi Day” (3.14), 1879
On March 14, 1879 — 136 years ago today — Albert Einstein, one of the most influential theoretical physicists in history, was born. Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity radically transformed humans’ view of the universe; and his work in particle and energy theory contributed to the development of quantum mechanics. In 1905, at the age of 26, Einstein earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Zurich while he worked at the Swiss patent office. During the year (1905), Einstein wrote 5 pioneering papers that would have a profound effect on man’s understanding of the universe:

(1) In a ground-breaking paper entitled, “On a Heuristic Viewpoint Concerning the Production and Transformation of Lights,” Einstein proposed that light was composed of individual quanta, “photon”particles, which coul... altro »

Today in History: Albert Einstein Was Born on “Pi Day” (3.14), 1879
On March 14, 1879 — 136 years ago today — Albert Einstein, one of the most influential theoretical physicists in history, was born. Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity radically transformed humans’ view of the universe; and his work in particle and energy theory contributed to the development of quantum mechanics. In 1905, at the age of 26, Einstein earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Zurich while he worked at the Swiss patent office. During the year (1905), Einstein wrote 5 pioneering papers that would have a profound effect on man’s understanding of the universe:

(1) In a ground-breaking paper entitled, “On a Heuristic Viewpoint Concerning the Production and Transformation of Lights,” Einstein proposed that light was composed of individual quanta, “photon” particles, which could collectively behave as a wave. This proposal was instrumental in the formation of quantum theory. In formulating this proposal, Einstein studied the photoelectric effect — some solids emit electrically charged particles when light hits them. His observations about the photoelectric effect eventually won him a Nobel Prize in Physics (1921).

(2) In another paper helping to prove the existence of atoms, Einstein put forth a displacement formula to calculate the size and atoms in a given space.

(3) In yet another 1905 paper, Einstein explained in precise detail, via a mathematical expression, the constant erratic motion of particles suspended in a fluid (a phenomenon named “Brownian motion,” after the initial observer, botanist Robert Brown). Einstein explanations in papers (2) and (3) provided conclusive evidence for the existence of atoms.  

(4) Einstein’s 4th pioneering paper of 1905 was on the subject of “special relativity” theory — time and space are not independent entities, but are dependent on the motion of the observer, and the speed of light is a constant to all observers everywhere.

(5) In a final 1905 paper, Einstein explored the mathematics of his special relativity theory and concluded that mass and energy were equivalent and could be determined by the formula, E=mc2. 

Also, on this day, math lovers celebrate “Pi Day.” Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, and it is constant for all circles regardless of their size. For any circle, it turns out that the exact ratio can never be determined (even though the ratio is the same for all circles) because no recognizable digital pattern emerges when any circle’s circumference is divided by its diameter. Computer scientists using supercomputers have calculated billions of divisional digits, and it appears there is no repeatable pattern of numbers into infinity. But the number always starts out: 3.1415 (or today’s date — a once in a hundred year occurrence — and Einstein’s birthday, every year, 3.14!).

YouTube videos:
•Albert Einstein—The Quantum Theory (2014) (1:29:52): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0hwuyOmd4k
•The Magic and Mystery of Pi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcIbCZR0HbU
•What is Pi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Mz7xU3zZvk

Web sources:
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/albert-einstein-born
•http://www.biography.com/news/pi-day-albert-einstein-facts
•http://www.biography.com/news/albert-einstein-video-biography
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownian_motion
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_relativity
•http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2015/03/princeton_more_than_just_a_place_albert_einstein_l.html
•http://www.biography.com/people/albert-einstein-9285408#synopsis

•http://www.piday.org/
•http://www.livescience.com/34132-what-makes-pi-special.html
•http://time.com/3743279/pi-day-2015-wackiest-celebrations/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi

Book sources:
• A. Einstein: Autobiographical Notes by Albert Einstein. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812691792/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0812691792&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=IKEX3CAIXV255MDW
• –Einstein: His Life and Universe_ by Walter Isaacson. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0743264746/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0743264746&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=RZETLWEJJSBC2YCE

Image credits:
•Left Bottom: Pi 3/14/15 will be epic: http://quickbase.intuit.com/blog/2014/03/14/an-ode-to-pi-on-pi-day-best-pi-jokes/
•Right: Albert Einstein at about age 26. By Lucien Chavan [1] (1868 - 1942), a friend of Einstein's when he was living in Berne. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AEinstein_patentoffice.jpg___

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2015-03-13 15:57:30 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Google: Take Over My iPhone by Zach Epstein
Zach says, I would gladly lose any of the Apple-made apps on my iPhone in favor of alternatives from Google. In many cases, in fact, I already have. And I dream of the day when Google finally finishes the job and completely takes over my iPhone 6, iPhone 6s or iPhone 7 — whenever it finally happens.

What is your opinion?

Google: Take Over My iPhone by Zach Epstein
Zach says, I would gladly lose any of the Apple-made apps on my iPhone in favor of alternatives from Google. In many cases, in fact, I already have. And I dream of the day when Google finally finishes the job and completely takes over my iPhone 6, iPhone 6s or iPhone 7 — whenever it finally happens.

What is your opinion?___

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2015-03-13 03:12:22 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Most Advanced Radio Astronomy Telescope Was Inaugurated, 2013
On March 13, 2013 — just 2 years ago today — the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) of 66 radio telescopes in Northern Chile began full operations. ALMA is the most advanced observatory on Earth, located in one of the most inhospitable places — on a desert on the west side of the Andes Mountains. After a long search for a perfect location, astronomers chose the Atacama Desert, because it has a high elevation (5,000 meters), has virtually no cloud cover, has been extremely dry for at least 3 million years (and maybe up to 200 million years), and there is no light pollution or radio interference from metropolitan areas. ALMA has been designed to explore a largely unmapped part of the spectrum — the cold and distant universe in search of the deepest questions about our cosmic origins.

ALMA is an“apertu... altro »

Today in History: Most Advanced Radio Astronomy Telescope Was Inaugurated, 2013
On March 13, 2013 — just 2 years ago today — the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) of 66 radio telescopes in Northern Chile began full operations. ALMA is the most advanced observatory on Earth, located in one of the most inhospitable places — on a desert on the west side of the Andes Mountains. After a long search for a perfect location, astronomers chose the Atacama Desert, because it has a high elevation (5,000 meters), has virtually no cloud cover, has been extremely dry for at least 3 million years (and maybe up to 200 million years), and there is no light pollution or radio interference from metropolitan areas. ALMA has been designed to explore a largely unmapped part of the spectrum — the cold and distant universe in search of the deepest questions about our cosmic origins.

ALMA is an “aperture synthesis telescope,” which uses 66 radio telescopes to combine their observations using ALMA’s special purpose supercomputer. One of ALMA’s discoveries has been the image of a solar system, only a million years old, beginning to form planets. The solar system is 450 light years from Earth, and astronomers have known of its existence (naming the star “HL Tauri”); but until ALMA, they could not see it clearly. [Please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCngdZ_Cd-I].

YouTube videos:
•Into Deepest Space—The Birth of the ALMA Observatory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz2H6XZHeZo
•ALMA—In Search of our Cosmic Origins (16:34): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ryctl1Gij4

Web sources:
•http://www.universetoday.com/100713/alma-now-a-full-fledged-observatory/
•http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1312/
•http://www.nature.com/news/radio-astronomy-the-patchwork-array-1.12591
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atacama_Large_Millimeter_Array
•http://www.almaobservatory.org/
•http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-03/giant-alma-telescopes-amazing-early-findings-are-only-beginning
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atacama_Desert

Book sources:
• Science with the Atacama Large Millimeter Array: A New Era for Astrophysics by Rafael Bachiller (Editor), José Cernicharo Quintanilla (Editor). http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1402069340/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1402069340&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=TVM373KLJUMOJOHE

Image credits:
•Top: An aerial view of the Chajnantor Plateau, located at an altitude of 5000 meters in the Chilean Andes, where the array of ALMA antennas is located. The large antennas have a diameter of 12 meters, while 12 smaller antennas with a diameter of 7 meters make up the ALMA Compact Array (ACA). On the horizon, the main peaks from right to left are Cerro Chajnantor, Cerro Toco, and Juriques. This photo was taken in December 2012, four months prior to the ALMA inauguration and prior to its full implementation on March 13, 2013. By ESO/Clem & Adri Bacri-Normier (http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1312a/) [CC BY 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AALMA_array_from_the_air.jpg
•Bottom Left: Google Earth view of location in Chile, South America for the ALMA configuration.
•Bottom Center Left: An ALMA antenna en route from the Operations Support Facility to the plateau of Chajnantor for the first time. The ALMA transporter vehicle carefully carries the state-of-the-art antenna, with a diameter of 12 meters and a weight of about 100 tons, on the 28 km journey to the Array Operations Site, which is at an altitude of 5000 meters. By ESO (ESO) [CC BY 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AALMA_en_route_to_Chajnantor_(Scale).jpg.
•Bottom Center Right: Antennas of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), on the Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes. The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, 2 companion galaxies to our own Milky Way galaxy, can be seen as bright smudges in the night sky, in the center of the photograph. By ESO/C. Malin: http://www.eso.org/public/images/ann13016a/
•Bottom Right: Aerial view of the ALMA Operations Center. http://www.almaobservatory.org/en/visuals/images/the-alma-observatory/?g2_itemId=3112___

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2015-03-12 04:39:27 (12 comments, 38 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Today in History: World Wide Web Was Conceived
On March 12, 1989 — 26 years ago today — Tim Berners-Lee distributed a proposal to improve information flows at CERN (Center for European Nuclear Research), where he worked, and this proposal eventually led to the development and promulgation of “The World Wide Web.” Even though the project did not involve high level physics (the focus of CERN), Tim's boss, Mike Sendall, allowed Tim to work on his proposed software project — developing a universal linked information system, which Tim initially called “The Mesh.” So Tim spent time developing his proposal and wrote the first Internet browser and editor in 1990. By October of 1990, Tim had identified 3 fundamental technologies that remain the foundation of today's web:

(1) HTML - Hypertext Markup Language: the publishing language that formats text and structure andallows linkin... altro »

Today in History: World Wide Web Was Conceived
On March 12, 1989 — 26 years ago today — Tim Berners-Lee distributed a proposal to improve information flows at CERN (Center for European Nuclear Research), where he worked, and this proposal eventually led to the development and promulgation of “The World Wide Web.” Even though the project did not involve high level physics (the focus of CERN), Tim's boss, Mike Sendall, allowed Tim to work on his proposed software project — developing a universal linked information system, which Tim initially called “The Mesh.” So Tim spent time developing his proposal and wrote the first Internet browser and editor in 1990. By October of 1990, Tim had identified 3 fundamental technologies that remain the foundation of today's web:

(1) HTML - Hypertext Markup Language: the publishing language that formats text and structure and allows linking to documents and resources.

(2) URI - Uniform Resource Identifier: an address that is unique for each Web resource.

(3) HTTP - Hypertext Transfer Protocol: a communications protocol that allows for the retrieval of linked resources across the Web.

By 1993, CERN declared that the “The World Wide Web” technology would be made available to everyone on Earth for free, forever.

YouTube videos:
•Tim Berners-Lee talk about how “the World Wide Web just happened.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF5-6AcohQw

Web sources:
•http://www.webfoundation.org/about/vision/history-of-the-web/
•http://www.w3.org/History/1989/proposal.html
•http://betanews.com/2014/03/12/happy-25th-birthday-to-the-world-wide-web-inventor-wants-to-keep-it-free-and-open/
•http://home.web.cern.ch/topics/birth-web
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Berners-Lee
•http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/happy-birthday-world-wide-web-turn-25-n39571

Book sources:
• Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by Tim Berners-Lee. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/006251587X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=006251587X&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=AHHD5GUG7M3SFQBJ

Image credits:
•Left: Diagram of “The Mesh” proposed for CERN, forerunner of “The World Wide Web” as designed by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989. http://www.w3.org/History/1989/proposal.html
•Right: Time Berners-Lee, 1989. http://www.webpronews.com/%E2%80%9Cfather-of-the-web%E2%80%9D-tim-berners-lee-comes-out-against-sopa-pipa-2012-01___

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2015-03-11 06:01:22 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Pioneer 5 Lifted Off to Explore Interplanetary Space between Earth and Venus, 1960
On March 11, 1960 — 55 years ago today — NASA’s Pioneer 5 lifted off from Cape Canaveral on a mission to investigate interplanetary space between the orbits of Earth and Venus. Pioneer 5 was the first spacecraft to observe the interplanetary magnetic field, which had been only conjectured to exist. In this early period of the space programs of the Soviet Union and the United States, Pioneer 5 was the only successful mission of 7 interplanetary missions launched in 1960 by both nations. Space flight controllers maintained contact with Pioneer 5 until June 26, 1960, when Pioneer 5 had reached a then record distance from Earth of 22.5 million miles (36.2 million kilometers).

Video:
•Pioneer 5 Launched:http://... altro »

Today in History: Pioneer 5 Lifted Off to Explore Interplanetary Space between Earth and Venus, 1960
On March 11, 1960 — 55 years ago today — NASA’s Pioneer 5 lifted off from Cape Canaveral on a mission to investigate interplanetary space between the orbits of Earth and Venus. Pioneer 5 was the first spacecraft to observe the interplanetary magnetic field, which had been only conjectured to exist. In this early period of the space programs of the Soviet Union and the United States, Pioneer 5 was the only successful mission of 7 interplanetary missions launched in 1960 by both nations. Space flight controllers maintained contact with Pioneer 5 until June 26, 1960, when Pioneer 5 had reached a then record distance from Earth of 22.5 million miles (36.2 million kilometers).

Video:
•Pioneer 5 Launched: http://www.wtvy.com/news/headlines/This-Day-in-History---Pioneer-5-Launched--USS-Nevada-Commissioned-249407861.html

Web sources:
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1960-001A
•http://epizodsspace.no-ip.org/bibl/inostr-yazyki/spaceflight/2005/5/pio5.html
•http://historicspacecraft.com/Probes_Pioneer.html#Pioneer_5
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_5
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_program

Book sources:
• The Depths of Space: The Story of the Pioneer Planetary Probes by Mark Wolverton. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0309090504/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0309090504&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=AXDVXMCKGVGRQEID

Image credits:
•Left: Launch of Pioneer 5 atop Thor/Able rocket. By NASA/USAF (NASA/USAF) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thor-Able_IV_Pioneer_5_3.jpg
•Right: Beach-ball size Pioneer 5 space probe: http://historicspacecraft.com/Photos/Probes/Pioneer-5_UH2009RK_1.jpg___

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2015-03-10 06:21:25 (2 comments, 9 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Phone Call Made by Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson, 1876
On March 10, 1876 — 139 years ago today — Alexander Graham Bell made the first discernible human voice message over electrical wires from his attic laboratory at 5 Exeter Place in Boston, MA. Thomas Watson, Bell’s laboratory assistant, had just constructed the latest refinement of “the phone” according to a drawing and instructions from Bell. While Bell was in one room and Watson was in another room, Alexander Bell spoke into the voice piece on the device: “Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you!” Watson came rushing from the other room and declared that he had heard and understood every word. Bell was immediately aware of the significance of his invention: On this very day, he wrote to his father and said “the day is coming when telegraph [phone] wires will be laid on to houses just likewater and gas —... altro »

Today in History: First Phone Call Made by Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson, 1876
On March 10, 1876 — 139 years ago today — Alexander Graham Bell made the first discernible human voice message over electrical wires from his attic laboratory at 5 Exeter Place in Boston, MA. Thomas Watson, Bell’s laboratory assistant, had just constructed the latest refinement of “the phone” according to a drawing and instructions from Bell. While Bell was in one room and Watson was in another room, Alexander Bell spoke into the voice piece on the device: “Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you!” Watson came rushing from the other room and declared that he had heard and understood every word. Bell was immediately aware of the significance of his invention: On this very day, he wrote to his father and said “the day is coming when telegraph [phone] wires will be laid on to houses just like water and gas — and friends converse with each other without leaving home.”

[There’s much more to say about Alexander Graham Bell and the invention of the phone, and i hope to add a summary here soon.]

YouTube videos:
•Dramatization of Alexander Graham Bell’s Moment of Success (10:58): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQd3H8AmtP0
•Alexander Graham Bell Mini-Biography (02:04): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aimMH-ChUK0
•The First Telephone (how to reconstruct Bell’s phone) (10:02): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijvEJlmSO3E

Web sources:
•http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:First_Intelligible_Voice_Transmission_over_Electric_Wire,_1876
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/speech-transmitted-by-telephone
•http://www.history.com/topics/inventions/alexander-graham-bell
•http://www.biography.com/people/alexander-graham-bell-9205497
•http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trr002.html

Book sources:
• Reluctant Genius: Alexander Graham Bell and the Passion for Invention by Charlotte Gray:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1611450608/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1611450608&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=W33SRHPCBYWBHERU
• Bell: Alexander Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude by Robert V. Bruce: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0801496918/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0801496918&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=HYGNUUQ6NLQW4F2W
• Alexander Graham Bell: The Life and Times of the Man Who Invented the Telephone by Edwin S. Grosvenor, Bell’s great-grandson:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0810940051/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0810940051&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=GAF3SIHHRVF747TB

Image credits:
•Top Left: Alexander Graham Bell’s laboratory assistant, Thomas Watson. http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi1177.htm
•Top Right: Young Alexander Graham Bell. http://www.alexanderandmabelbelllegacyfoundation.com/biography.html
•Bottom: Bell’s first phone (receiver left, speaker right): https://crsdsnippets.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/the-first-telephone-developed-everett.jpg___

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2015-03-09 06:12:20 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Long-term Treatment of Chronic Kidney Failure Became Possible, 1960
On March 9, 1960 — 55 years ago today — Dr. Belding H. Scribner conducted surgery to install the first shunt into a patient that could be used repeatedly to attach the patient to a dialysis machine. Dr. Scribner’s invention, “The Scribner Shunt,” helped to save millions of lives by making dialysis a routine treatment for millions of people with chronic kidney failure. The successful operation, performed on this day over half a century ago, launched the era of modern kidney replacement therapy and the clinical discipline of nephrology (the branch of medicine that deals with kidney disease).

The revolutionary device, “The Scribner Shunt,” was a U-shaped, small tube — with one end inserted into the artery and the other end into a vein in the patient’s arm so that a kidney dialysismachine could be ... altro »

Today in History: Long-term Treatment of Chronic Kidney Failure Became Possible, 1960
On March 9, 1960 — 55 years ago today — Dr. Belding H. Scribner conducted surgery to install the first shunt into a patient that could be used repeatedly to attach the patient to a dialysis machine. Dr. Scribner’s invention, “The Scribner Shunt,” helped to save millions of lives by making dialysis a routine treatment for millions of people with chronic kidney failure. The successful operation, performed on this day over half a century ago, launched the era of modern kidney replacement therapy and the clinical discipline of nephrology (the branch of medicine that deals with kidney disease).

The revolutionary device, “The Scribner Shunt,” was a U-shaped, small tube — with one end inserted into the artery and the other end into a vein in the patient’s arm so that a kidney dialysis machine could be attached to the patient as frequently as needed. When the shunt was not in use, its tubing within the arm served as a little extension of the patient’s circulatory system — the U-shaped tubing routing blood from the artery back into the vein. When it was time for a dialysis treatment, the U-shaped tube was disconnected and the artery and vein extensions were connected to the dialysis machine — the artificial kidney.

Dr. Scribner earned his MD from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1945. At Stanford, Dr. Scribner’s mentor was Dr. Thomas Addis, who introduced Dr. Scribner to the challenges facing patients with kidney disease. Dr. Scribner completed his residency at San Francisco General Hospital and then took on a fellowship in medicine at the Mayo Clinic, where he learned about a rotating-drum artificial kidney in a lecture by John Merrill. In 1951, Dr. Scribner was recruited by the University of Washington (UW); in 1958, he became the university’s first head of the Division of Nephrology, a position he held for the next 24 years. In the early part of his career in this position, Dr. Scribner happened to encounter in a stairwell the former medical director of the UW’s Medical Center, Dr. Loren Winterscheid, and Dr. Winterscheid suggested that Dr. Scribner try using Teflon for his shunt. Teflon doesn’t react with human tissue and it repels virtually all substances, so it would not allow any blood clots to build up. Dr. Scribner found an engineer, Wayne Quinton, who learned how to bend Teflon in a process similar to glass blowing. Once the device was ready, Dr. Scribner and his surgery assistant, Dr. David Dillard, performed this first operation on Clyde Shields, a 39-year old machinist, who was dying of kidney disease. Many kidney experts doubted that long-term dialysis would succeed. The patient Shields lived for 11 years on intermittent hemodialysis, and Dr. Scribner’s 5th patient, Tim Albers, lived for 36 years.

After this first successful surgical procedure to install his shunt in a patient, Dr. Scribner shared his new technology with physicians from around the world, who traveled to the University of Washington in Seattle to learn how to provide chronic dialysis to their patients. Dr. Scribner strongly believed that dialysis should take place in the patient’s home, should not be done for profit, and should be universally available. Dr. Scribner did not seek a patent for his device, nor for any of the subsequent work he did to improve the shunt device and the kidney dialysis machine. In 1962, along with Dr. James Havilland, Dr. Scribner founded the first nonprofit, outpatient dialysis facility in the United States. In addition, Dr. Scribner helped to establish the first anonymous lay committee to make decisions regarding the allocation of scarce dialysis resources to those patients who would most benefit from them. Some medical historians consider this effort to mark the beginning of the modern discipline of Bioethics; Scribner has been referred to as the “father of Bioethics.”  

YouTube videos:
•What Is Kidney Failure? (07:08) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRtQvMaPY5k
•Hemodialysis and How It Works (01:37): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shFSW8VE3Gs&list=PLhtgmzxfQUmvfIj51o2N01hmyIvKhJekR
•Hemodialysis—Living Well with Kidney Failure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgXaIRCLV1I&list=PLhtgmzxfQUmvfIj51o2N01hmyIvKhJekR&index=7
•Scriber Shunt-1960 (30 seconds): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG82t_a3-i0
•Who Shall Live? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMay5zw1loA
•Treating Kidney Failure Through Diet (02:38): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E1FXNGswoU

Web sources:
•http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/22/us/dr-belding-h-scribner-medical-pioneer-is-dead-at-82.html
•http://articles.latimes.com/2003/jun/21/local/me-scribner21
•http://www.washington.edu/research/pathbreakers/1960c.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belding_Hibbard_Scribner
•http://www.nature.com/ki/journal/v81/n1/full/ki2011344a.html
•http://cjasn.asnjournals.org/content/5/12/2146.full
•http://www.washington.edu/news/2003/06/20/uw-mourns-loss-of-dr-belding-h-scribner/

Book sources:
• The Dialysis Handbook for Technicians and Nurses by Oscar Cairoli: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007GU3I74/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B007GU3I74&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=THRCMNO4E4CRATGB
• Strength and Compassion in Kidney Failure by Mildred Friedman: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/079235236X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=079235236X&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=FWQYJRA5W5NPYYYF

Image credits:
•Left Top: Scribner’s Shunt in an arm of a dialysis patient. Kidney International: http://www.nature.com/ki/journal/v81/n1/fig_tab/ki2011344f1.html
•Left Bottom: Shunt Dialysis Process. KidneyHotSpot.com: http://www.kidneyhotspot.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/image25.jpg
•Right: Dr. Belding H. Scribner. University of Washington Medicine Online News: http://engage.washington.edu/site/PageNavigator/UWMedicine/OnlineNews/OnlineNews_31910___

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2015-03-08 05:02:27 (20 comments, 22 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

Today in History: IBM introduced its “business” PC — the XT, 1983
On March 8, 1983 — 32 years ago today — IBM announced a second personal computer model designed more for business use than home use: the IBM PC-XT. The original IBM PC, announced on August 12, 1981, came equipped with 16K of RAM and 5 8-bit input/output expansion slots. The PC-XT announced on this day came standard with 64K of RAM (soon upgraded to 256K), 8 input/output expansion slots, and a 10 megabyte hard disk drive. 

YouTube videos:
•IBM PC XT (5160). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luUPvzx-XWU

Web sources:
•http://www.forbes.com/2000/09/20/qa_ibmxt.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Personal_Computer_XT
•http://ed-thelen.org/comp-hist/ibm-xt.html
•http://www.computerhope.com/history/1983.htm•http://www.nerdek... altro »

Today in History: IBM introduced its “business” PC — the XT, 1983
On March 8, 1983 — 32 years ago today — IBM announced a second personal computer model designed more for business use than home use: the IBM PC-XT. The original IBM PC, announced on August 12, 1981, came equipped with 16K of RAM and 5 8-bit input/output expansion slots. The PC-XT announced on this day came standard with 64K of RAM (soon upgraded to 256K), 8 input/output expansion slots, and a 10 megabyte hard disk drive. 

YouTube videos:
•IBM PC XT (5160). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luUPvzx-XWU

Web sources:
•http://www.forbes.com/2000/09/20/qa_ibmxt.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Personal_Computer_XT
•http://ed-thelen.org/comp-hist/ibm-xt.html
•http://www.computerhope.com/history/1983.htm
•http://www.nerdeky.com/history/ibm-introduced-very-first-computer-its-xt-line-%E2%80%93-xt
•http://pctimeline.info/ibmpc/ibm1983.htm
•http://computermuseum.usask.ca/articles-and-press/IBM-5150-Specifications.pdf
•http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?26429-IBM-PC-XT-%285160%29
•https://books.google.com/books?id=7wCiNAUEuAMC&pg=RA3-PA102&lpg=RA3-PA102&dq=IBM+intoduces+XT+March+8,+1983&source=bl&ots=uEC5LQPqvS&sig=ep3Mr92FFvBAF7b6IZYIAuwsvUg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=OUj7VKCuJs38ggTZkYLQCg&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAzgK#v=onepage&q=IBM%20intoduces%20XT%20March%208%2C%201983&f=false
•http://www.answers.com/topic/pc-xt
•https://books.google.com/books?id=QqrItgm351EC&pg=PA79&lpg=PA79&dq=a+brief+history+of+computing+xt&source=bl&ots=SEvHZiccS9&sig=Z4pPEEbdIWOjGFUNHMVLpaQETOk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=qp37VKepPMmIsQTonoCYDg&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=a%20brief%20history%20of%20computing%20xt&f=false

Book sources:
Big Blues — The Unmaking of IBM: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0517882213/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0517882213&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=H2PPIHGXOBHDH3HO

Image credits:
•IBM PC-XT. By Ruben de Rijcke - http://dendmedia.com/vintage/ (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AIbm_px_xt_color.jpg___

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2015-03-07 11:14:20 (73 comments, 70 reshares, 310 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Apple Introduced eMate 300, 1997
On March 7, 1997 — 18 years ago today — Apple introduced the Newton eMate 300, a low-cost (for its time, $799) personal digital assistant (PDA) designed specifically for the education market and young students. The “clamshell” and translucent casing design foreshadowed the curvy-designed iBook and first iMacs, but the eMate was not available to the general public — only to K-12 educational institutions at first. In May, Apple also announced that it would sell the eMate directly to parents of K-12 students, college students, teachers, and university faculty members. 

About this time, Steve Jobs had already come back to Apple as a consultant to Gilbert Amelio, Apple’s chairman and CEO, and Jobs was advising Amelio to discontinue the Newton PDA product line, including the eMate. Jobs’s also knew that the Newton/eMate PDAswere the idea ... altro »

Today in History: Apple Introduced eMate 300, 1997
On March 7, 1997 — 18 years ago today — Apple introduced the Newton eMate 300, a low-cost (for its time, $799) personal digital assistant (PDA) designed specifically for the education market and young students. The “clamshell” and translucent casing design foreshadowed the curvy-designed iBook and first iMacs, but the eMate was not available to the general public — only to K-12 educational institutions at first. In May, Apple also announced that it would sell the eMate directly to parents of K-12 students, college students, teachers, and university faculty members. 

About this time, Steve Jobs had already come back to Apple as a consultant to Gilbert Amelio, Apple’s chairman and CEO, and Jobs was advising Amelio to discontinue the Newton PDA product line, including the eMate. Jobs’s also knew that the Newton/eMate PDAs were the idea of John Sculley, the ex-Apple CEO who had been most responsible for pushing Jobs out of Apple. The eMate did not fit into Jobs’s vision for a unified operating system across all Apple products, as the eMate used the Newton operating system. Also, Jobs greatly disliked the eMate’s stylus, a pen for writing on the screen. In fact, Jobs has been quoted as saying, “God gave us 10 styluses,” while dramatically waving his 10 fingers. “Let’s not invent another.” Amelio disagreed with Jobs, and Jobs began working to discredit Amelio by referring to him as a “bozo” and a “buffoon” in private conversations. From this perspective, the eMate (and its termination in less than a year from its introduction) was pivotal in Jobs’s return to the top position at Apple.

Despite its short-lived life, the eMate 300 — with its unique design, translucent aquamarine coloring, bundled software (including word processing, drawing, spreadsheet, graphing calculator, address book, and calendar functions), and hundreds of Newton applications — was the conceptual ancestor of Apple’s MacBook Air and iPad.

YouTube videos:
•Apple eMate 300: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuLJ2dWaYP0
•Worldwide Developer Conference 1997 Steve Jobs explains how he wants to turn Apple around: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iACK-LNnzM&t=65

Web sources:
•http://www.macworld.com/article/2020270/the-forgotten-emate-300-15-years-later.html
•https://www.msu.edu/~luckie/gallery/emate300.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMate_300
•http://applemuseum.bott.org/sections/computers/e300.html
•http://shrineofapple.com/blog/2011/06/15/emate-300/
•http://welfle.com/blog/i-love-my-newton-emate-300/
•http://www.nytimes.com/1997/09/06/business/in-a-reversal-apple-decides-it-will-keep-its-newton-unit.html
•http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/special-offer-expands-market-for-apple-emate-300-to-students-universities-and-teachers-75492727.html
•http://news.cnet.com/Apple-acquires-Next,-Jobs/2100-1001_3-256914.html
•http://www.technologytell.com/apple/109994/apple-emate-300/

Book source:
• Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1451648537/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1451648537&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=YYO7ZDVHEQ7T5BAN

Image credits:
•Left: eMate 300. http://www.technologytell.com/apple/files/2012/12/ematelg.jpg
•Right Top: eMate 300 Pen (stylus). http://www.bprogers.com/pictlibrary/e/eMate%20300%20Pen%203.JPG
•Right Bottom: Steve Jobs showing his 10 fingers without a stylus in any of them. http://www.mac-history.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/steve_jobs_wwdc_1997.jpg___

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2015-03-06 04:12:15 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First automobile driven down a Detroit Street
On March 6, 1896 — 119 years ago today — Charles Brady King, a mentor to Henry Ford, became the first person to drive an automobile down Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan (3 months before Henry Ford built his automobile). Reportedly, a young Henry Ford followed alongside on a bicycle! In an interview with the Detroit Journal, King said, “I am convinced they [“horseless carriages”] will, in time, supersede the horse.”

YouTube video:
•Automobile Parade held on November 4, 1899, including the Charles Brady King model: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYMFJTkjV74

Web sources:
•http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/03/08/detroit-history-detroits-first-car-ride/
•http://www.reviewjournal.com/autos/drive/charles-b-king-pioneered-horseless-carriages•http://detroit... altro »

Today in History: First automobile driven down a Detroit Street
On March 6, 1896 — 119 years ago today — Charles Brady King, a mentor to Henry Ford, became the first person to drive an automobile down Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan (3 months before Henry Ford built his automobile). Reportedly, a young Henry Ford followed alongside on a bicycle! In an interview with the Detroit Journal, King said, “I am convinced they [“horseless carriages”] will, in time, supersede the horse.”

YouTube video:
•Automobile Parade held on November 4, 1899, including the Charles Brady King model: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYMFJTkjV74

Web sources:
•http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/03/08/detroit-history-detroits-first-car-ride/
•http://www.reviewjournal.com/autos/drive/charles-b-king-pioneered-horseless-carriages
•http://detroitdelegates.org/motor-city/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Brady_King
•http://www.automotivehalloffame.org/inductee/charles-king/751/
•https://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/march-6-charles-king-drives-first-automobile-detroit-141225354.html
•http://detroithistorical.org/learn/encyclopedia-of-detroit/king-charles-brady
•https://detroithistorical.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/charles-b-king/
•http://thenewswheel.com/day-charles-brady-king-drives-first-automobile-detroit/

Book sources:
• Detroit Then and Now:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1571456899/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1571456899&linkCode=as2&tag=empoweringnews-20&linkId=4TCKUVBIQCSPYDHX

Image credits:
•Charles Brady King (right) driving his custom built first automobile with passenger Oliver E. Barthel (left), who later became an engineer for Henry Ford. The photo is from the summer of 1896, not from March 6.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Detroit_Journal_March_7%2C_1896.jpg___

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2015-03-05 13:48:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Voyager 1 Made Jupiter Discoveries
On March 5, 1979 — 36 years ago today — NASA’s Voyager 1 deep space probe came to its closest approach of Jupiter at about 217,000 miles (349,000 kilometers) from the center of Jupiter as it flew by the planet during its outer solar system expedition. Voyager took more than 19,000 photos of Jupiter and its 5 major moons. One of the biggest surprises of Voyager 1 was the discovery of active volcanos on the surface of Io, one of Jupiter’s some 67 or more moons. Another Voyager 1 discovery was that Jupiter, like Saturn, has rings around it. Voyager 1 also discovered 2 new Jupiter moons, Thebe and Metis.

YouTube videos:
•Voyager 1 Launch and Brief Summary of Flight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qju9eh_Eac
•Carl Sagan discusses Voyager’s accomplishments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niKWI1AFMno
Web sources... altro »

Today in History: Voyager 1 Made Jupiter Discoveries
On March 5, 1979 — 36 years ago today — NASA’s Voyager 1 deep space probe came to its closest approach of Jupiter at about 217,000 miles (349,000 kilometers) from the center of Jupiter as it flew by the planet during its outer solar system expedition. Voyager took more than 19,000 photos of Jupiter and its 5 major moons. One of the biggest surprises of Voyager 1 was the discovery of active volcanos on the surface of Io, one of Jupiter’s some 67 or more moons. Another Voyager 1 discovery was that Jupiter, like Saturn, has rings around it. Voyager 1 also discovered 2 new Jupiter moons, Thebe and Metis.

YouTube videos:
•Voyager 1 Launch and Brief Summary of Flight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qju9eh_Eac
•Carl Sagan discusses Voyager’s accomplishments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niKWI1AFMno

Web sources:
•http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/science/jupiter.html
•http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/where/
•http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/image/jupiter.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_1
•http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/profile.cfm?MCode=Voyager_1&Target=Jupiter
•https://beacon.jpl.nasa.gov/wp-content/themes/beacon/exhibits/voyager/Jupiter/index.html
•http://www.space.com/26462-voyager-1-interstellar-space-confirmed.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_Deep_Space_Network
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Io_%28moon%29

Book sources:
•NASA’s Voyager Missions: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1852337451/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1852337451&linkCode=as2&tag=empoweringnews-20&linkId=VQQDG5NBCG5LFGTP

Image credits:
•Top Left: Voyager 1 launch. NASA: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATitan_3E_with_Voyager_1.jpg
•Top Right: Voyager 1 depiction. NASA: http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/image/images/spacecraft/spacecraft.jpg
•Bottom Left: Io, Jupiter’s volcanic moon. NASA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volcanology_of_Io
•Bottom Right: Jupiter. NASA: http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/images/jupiter/jupiter.gif___

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2015-03-04 16:32:13 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Facebook hired Sheryl Sandberg from Google, 2008
On March 4, 2008 — 7 years ago today — Facebook announced that it was hiring Google’s vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations, Sheryl Sandberg, to become Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. Sheryl learned at Google the value of advertising revenues, and she immediately implemented plans to expand advertising opportunities for businesses on Facebook. In 2007, the year before Sheryl joined Facebook, Facebook revenues were about $150 million. Today, with Sheryl still as COO and now a board member as well, revenues have increased over 80 times to $12.466 billion (2014).

A key connector of Zuckerberg to Sandberg was Roger McNamee, who is a musician and also the founding partner of the venture capital firm, Elevation Partners. McNamee had advised Zuckerberg not to sell Facebook (and Zuckerberg appreciatedthis ... altro »

Today in History: Facebook hired Sheryl Sandberg from Google, 2008
On March 4, 2008 — 7 years ago today — Facebook announced that it was hiring Google’s vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations, Sheryl Sandberg, to become Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. Sheryl learned at Google the value of advertising revenues, and she immediately implemented plans to expand advertising opportunities for businesses on Facebook. In 2007, the year before Sheryl joined Facebook, Facebook revenues were about $150 million. Today, with Sheryl still as COO and now a board member as well, revenues have increased over 80 times to $12.466 billion (2014).

A key connector of Zuckerberg to Sandberg was Roger McNamee, who is a musician and also the founding partner of the venture capital firm, Elevation Partners. McNamee had advised Zuckerberg not to sell Facebook (and Zuckerberg appreciated this advice), and Elevation — after Sandberg was hired — acquired 1% of Facebook in 2010. McNamee advised Sandberg to explore a job opportunity with Zuckerberg, and McNamee made a strong case for hiring Sandberg to Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg estimated that he spent about 50 hours in meetings with Sandberg before making her a job offer. Sandberg told David Kirkpatrick, who wrote the book The Facebook Effect, that her meetings with Zuckerberg were “endless… He just would not leave my house.” Kirkpatrick also reported that Sandberg invited Zuckerberg to fly on Google One, the 767 jet owned by Larry Page and Sergei Brin, on their way from San Francisco to Zurich to attend the World Economic Forum. Because Zuckerberg was actively looking for a COO at this time, a number of Googlers on the flight noticed that Zuckerberg and Sandberg seemed to be talking “conspiratorily.” And while Zuckerberg was considering a number of COO candidates, Sandberg stood out as, Kirkpatrick reported, “one of the few who didn’t say...that she would like to keep open the possibility of being Facebook’s CEO some day.” But the primary reason that Zuckerberg hired Sandberg was because she had unparalleled experience with internet advertising that she got in her 6 years at Google, and Zuckerberg understood that Sandberg could apply this experience to monetize Facebook’s operations.

YouTube videos:
•How Sheryl Sandberg Negotiated Her Facebook Deal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlaWONjMIAs
•Sheryl Sandberg: What I learned from Google. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TWI8L2oWYo
•Charlie Rose — Interview with Facebook Leadership (Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqxNtEc4rzc

Web sources:
•http://allthingsd.com/20080304/sheryl-sandberg-will-become-coo-of-facebook/
•http://techcrunch.com/2008/03/04/facebook-hires-googles-sheryl-sandberg-as-coo/
•http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/04/technology/04cnd-facebook.html?_r=0
•http://venturebeat.com/2008/03/04/facebook-hires-sheryl-sandberg-to-be-its-new-coo/
•http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB120465155439210627
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheryl_Sandberg
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_McNamee
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elevation_Partners

Book source:
• The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003QL14L4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003QL14L4&linkCode=as2&tag=empoweringnews-20&linkId=WWJVY2IDZ7ZO7DHJ

Image credits:
•Left: Sheryl Sandberg. By cellanr [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ASheryl_Sandberg_2013.jpg 
•Right Top: Mark Zuckerberg. 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
•Right Bottom: Roger McNamee: http://www.cooperhewitt.org/2011/07/07/designing-media-roger-mcnamee/___

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2015-03-04 13:13:39 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Home Solar Investment Better Than Stock Market
According to the North Carolina Solar Center, a resource center for sustainable energy programs at North Carolina State University, in 46 of America’s 50 largest cities, a fully-financed, typically-sized solar PV system is a better investment than the stock market, and in 42 of these cities, the same system already costs less than energy from a residential customer’s local utility.

See report: http://nccleantech.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/Going-Solar-in-America-Ranking-Solars-Value-to-Customers_FINAL.pdf

Image credit:
http://www.solarpowerpanelsystem.com/

Home Solar Investment Better Than Stock Market
According to the North Carolina Solar Center, a resource center for sustainable energy programs at North Carolina State University, in 46 of America’s 50 largest cities, a fully-financed, typically-sized solar PV system is a better investment than the stock market, and in 42 of these cities, the same system already costs less than energy from a residential customer’s local utility.

See report: http://nccleantech.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/Going-Solar-in-America-Ranking-Solars-Value-to-Customers_FINAL.pdf

Image credit:
http://www.solarpowerpanelsystem.com/___

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2015-03-03 16:24:11 (40 comments, 32 reshares, 228 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Apollo 9 Launched to test Lunar Module, 1969
On March 3, 1969 — 46 years ago today — NASA launched the third manned Apollo mission, Apollo 9 — an Earth orbital test flight of the Lunar Module (or Lunar Excursion Module, aka “LEM”). Apollo 9’s 3-man crew — Jim McDivitt, Dave Scott, and Rusty Schweickart — performed maneuvers in Earth orbit that would be required in lunar orbit to land men on the moon. The Lunar Module, on later moon-landing missions, would be used to carry astronauts from the command capsule and service module to the surface of the moon. The LEM was built to fit inside the third stage of the Saturn V rocket, and the service module fit above it with the command capsule above the service module. On this mission, the command capsule and service module detached from the third stage, turned around, then docked with the LEM after it had been exposed.Astronauts clim... altro »

Today in History: Apollo 9 Launched to test Lunar Module, 1969
On March 3, 1969 — 46 years ago today — NASA launched the third manned Apollo mission, Apollo 9 — an Earth orbital test flight of the Lunar Module (or Lunar Excursion Module, aka “LEM”). Apollo 9’s 3-man crew — Jim McDivitt, Dave Scott, and Rusty Schweickart — performed maneuvers in Earth orbit that would be required in lunar orbit to land men on the moon. The Lunar Module, on later moon-landing missions, would be used to carry astronauts from the command capsule and service module to the surface of the moon. The LEM was built to fit inside the third stage of the Saturn V rocket, and the service module fit above it with the command capsule above the service module. On this mission, the command capsule and service module detached from the third stage, turned around, then docked with the LEM after it had been exposed. Astronauts climbed inside the LEM after a space walk and tested the flight capabilities of the LEM in space. The mission was a great success — proving that the LEM worked as needed to land men on the moon and fly them back to the command capsule and service module that would orbit the Moon awaiting their return from the surface.

Apollo Program before Apollo 9:
• Apollo 1. Date planned: 02/21/1967. Never launched. On January 27, 1967, a fire erupted on board the 3-man Apollo command capsule during a launch pad test and killed astronauts Gus Grisson, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee.

The fire causing astronauts’ deaths was a major setback to the Moon landing program. NASA re-evaluated its safety policies and conducted a number of unmanned missions to test various subsystems required for a successful Moon landing:

• Apollo 1x (AS-201). Date: 02/26/1966. Unmanned suborbital flight. First test of Saturn 1B rocket.
• Apollo 2 (AS-203). Date: 07/05/1966. Unmanned suborbital flight, no Apollo spacecraft. Successfully verified restartable 3rd stage engine needed for trip from Earth to Moon.
• Apollo 3 (AS-202). Date: 08/25/1966. Unmanned suborbital flight: Tested heat shield of Apollo spacecraft and Pacific splashdown. 
• Apollo 4. Date: 11/09/1967. Unmanned. First flight of the Saturn V rocket required for men to go to the moon.
• Apollo 5. Date: 01/22/1968. Unmanned. First flight of the Lunar Module, tested descent and ascent engine firing in space.
• Apollo 6. Date: 04/04/1968. Unmanned. Second flight of the Saturn V rocket. NASA declared rocket man-ready.

•Apollo 7. Date: 10/11/1968. Manned by astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele, and Walt Cunningham.
•Apollo 8. Date: 12/21/1968. Manned by astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders. Flew to the Moon, orbited it 10 times, and returned to Earth safely.

YouTube videos:
•Apollo 9 - First Manned Practice with Lunar Module (animation tied with actual audio): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvrsN466N-M
•NASA Documentary on Apollo 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHuErImG2Cw
•16mm Film Footage of the Apollo 9 Mission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDWm6expAYs

Web sources:
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo9.html#.VPXK_bPF_T0
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_9
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/#.VPXFErPF_T2
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Apollo_missions
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Lunar_Module

Book sources:
•Apollo 9: The NASA Mission Series: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1896522513/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1896522513&linkCode=as2&tag=empoweringnews-20&linkId=ND4Q73Z6I27LE5N6

Image credits:
•Left Top: Apollo 9 launch. NASA photo.
•Left Bottom: Apollo 9 crew. NASA photo.
•Right: Frames taken from this animation of Apollo 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvrsN466N-M___

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2015-03-02 13:52:44 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Breaking News: Besbris No Longer Running “Google+” (?); Horowitz Running “Photos and Streams”
I believe Sundar Pichai is speaking today in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress, and maybe he will shed some light on these changes. +Mike Elgan is there, so stay tuned.

Just wanted to confirm that the rumors are true -- I’m excited to be running Google’s Photos and Streams products!  It’s important to me that these changes are properly understood to be positive improvements to both our products and how they reach users.___Breaking News: Besbris No Longer Running “Google+” (?); Horowitz Running “Photos and Streams”
I believe Sundar Pichai is speaking today in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress, and maybe he will shed some light on these changes. +Mike Elgan is there, so stay tuned.

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2015-03-02 07:16:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Pioneer 10 Launched and Flies Past Moon in Record 11 Hours
On March 2, 1972 — 43 years ago today — Pioneer 10 became the fastest man-made object to leave the Earth on a flyby mission to Jupiter and beyond. Pioneer 10 made it past the Moon in 11 hours and past Mars in just 12 weeks — travelling at about 32,400 miles per hours (51,810 kilometers per hour). It also became the first man-made object to pass through the asteroid belt, not universally accepted as possible at the time. 

[More information about Pioneer 10 coming later today. Please feel free to add information about Pioneer 10 that should be included here in the comments. Thanks.]

YouTube videos:
•Pioneer 10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiW2EsoSYKk
•Jupiter Odyssey — Pioneer 10 Documentary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8njS3ARC-E
•Pioneer 10: First to Jupiter.https://www.yo... altro »

Today in History: Pioneer 10 Launched and Flies Past Moon in Record 11 Hours
On March 2, 1972 — 43 years ago today — Pioneer 10 became the fastest man-made object to leave the Earth on a flyby mission to Jupiter and beyond. Pioneer 10 made it past the Moon in 11 hours and past Mars in just 12 weeks — travelling at about 32,400 miles per hours (51,810 kilometers per hour). It also became the first man-made object to pass through the asteroid belt, not universally accepted as possible at the time. 

[More information about Pioneer 10 coming later today. Please feel free to add information about Pioneer 10 that should be included here in the comments. Thanks.]

YouTube videos:
•Pioneer 10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiW2EsoSYKk
•Jupiter Odyssey — Pioneer 10 Documentary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8njS3ARC-E
•Pioneer 10: First to Jupiter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Umlpm9nPHb4

Web sources:
•http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/missions/archive/pioneer.html#.VPMJ7rPF_T0
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_10
•http://web.archive.org/web/20041105100336/spaceprojects.arc.nasa.gov/Space_Projects/pioneer/PNhome.html
•http://web.archive.org/web/20041021074411/http://spaceprojects.arc.nasa.gov/Space_Projects/pioneer/PN10&11.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_plaque

Book sources:
•The Depths of Space: The Story of the Pioneer Planetary Probes.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0309090504/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0309090504&linkCode=as2&tag=empoweringnews-20&linkId=BI3A3XGF2YVUBN2T

Image credits:
•Left Top: Pioneer 10’s Launch on March 2, 1972. By NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/about/history/pioneer.html
•Left Bottom: Pioneer 10’s plague designed by Carl Sagan and Frank Drake, prepared by Linda Salzman Sagan.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3APioneer10-plaque_tilt.jpg
•Right: Artist’s depiction of Pioneer 10 in outerspace. 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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2015-03-01 11:21:39 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Loic Le Meur interviews Tim Berners-Lee
I was just visiting Loic Le Meur’s G+ post page, and i clicked on Loic’s interview with an insightful and twitchy Tim Berners-Lee. Here are my notes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PowqvYH8tPU

02:30 Web growth was exponential from beginning of web, so there was no “magic point” at which Berners-Lee recognized what a fantastic success his invention would become.

03:14 Still a minority of people on the planet are on the web.

05:00 Berners-Lee was basically just trying to solve a problem for his team at CERN — getting diverse computers to understand each other so that information could be more easily shared.

06:11 Berners-Lee designed the hypertext language and transfer protocols to resemble existing languages in order to promote widespread use.

07:10 Berners-Lee would design the Webcompletel... altro »

Loic Le Meur interviews Tim Berners-Lee
I was just visiting Loic Le Meur’s G+ post page, and i clicked on Loic’s interview with an insightful and twitchy Tim Berners-Lee. Here are my notes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PowqvYH8tPU

02:30 Web growth was exponential from beginning of web, so there was no “magic point” at which Berners-Lee recognized what a fantastic success his invention would become.

03:14 Still a minority of people on the planet are on the web.

05:00 Berners-Lee was basically just trying to solve a problem for his team at CERN — getting diverse computers to understand each other so that information could be more easily shared.

06:11 Berners-Lee designed the hypertext language and transfer protocols to resemble existing languages in order to promote widespread use.

07:10 Berners-Lee would design the Web completely differently if he were designing it from scratch.

08:20 Native apps are boring.

10:55 Silos like Facebook are a problem — “walled gardens” are not good.

14:20 Berners-Lee implies people should be more worried about walled gardens than Snowden leaks.

15:50 People should insist on Net Neutrality.

16:50 Privacy is not dead.

18:08 We need rules to protect privacy.

20:38 The right to be forgotten is dangerous. The right to be able to access history is more important. If the fact “out there” is false, then there should be a right to eliminate such information. But if the fact is true, then free speech and preservation of history are more important issues.

23:40 Women can be great coders.

26:40 Artificial intelligence is coming. As AI works, we tend to accept it as just another “computer function.”

30:08 When he was a child, Tim Berners-Lee read a lot of Asimov books.

30:25 When robots are given rights in court, that’s the time to pay attention.

32:55 Robots are already here and they are called corporations. Be very scared.

34:18 Berners-Lee has no patents. MIT pays him to be Director of the Web Consortium and he spends time working on the long-term technical architecture of the web and trying to keep the web a coherent whole.

35:58 Berners-Lee spends a great deal of time pushing for open data, open government data.

37:37 There are huge forces working against net neutrality, although some governments are working to protect net neutrality. Tim is optimistic, but he’s not sure whether or not net neutrality will win out.

40:40 What drives Tim to keep driving forward? “...because we are not yet done!” Tim wants to own all his data and keep it where he wants to keep it. This should be a standard.

42:16 We will never stop innovating, and we will never stop fighting for our rights.

44:00 Every web page can now be programmed. We’ve come to a place where web technology is much more powerful than it was 25 years ago. 

45:18 Pixels will be everywhere. Wallpaper pixels. Soon, “You really can’t tell that you’re not in Africa.”

47:30 It will be difficult to take a pill to learn something like how to fly a helicopter or how to read and write and speak Arabic; but once our brains are in the cloud (as Kurzweil “will have you do in the future”), it might become more easy.

48:08 Fight to keep the web open. We need to spend 5% of our web time reading about the legal agreements we sign on the web.

49:00 If you create a technical app, Tim asks you to think deeply about the social implications and make the effort to help people of different cultures understand each other better.___

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2015-03-01 07:56:42 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Manmade Object to Touch Another Planet
On March 1, 1966 — 49 years ago today — the Soviet space probe, Venera-3, crash landed onto Venus and became the first spacecraft to hit another planet from Earth. The purpose of Venera-3’s mission was to collect data on Venus’s temperature and atmospheric pressure and composition. Although Soviet scientists communicated 93 times with Venera-3 from its launch on November 16, 1965 to just before the time it entered Venusian atmosphere on February 16, 1966, they lost contact with the spacecraft as it began its close orbit of Venus and crashed into Venus today, 49 years ago. While unsuccessful in achieving the full purposes of the mission, Venera-3 was the first space probe to touch another planet’s surface.

YouTube videos:
•Atmosphere and Weather of Venus (from later data of probes after Venera-3):https://www... altro »

Today in History: First Manmade Object to Touch Another Planet
On March 1, 1966 — 49 years ago today — the Soviet space probe, Venera-3, crash landed onto Venus and became the first spacecraft to hit another planet from Earth. The purpose of Venera-3’s mission was to collect data on Venus’s temperature and atmospheric pressure and composition. Although Soviet scientists communicated 93 times with Venera-3 from its launch on November 16, 1965 to just before the time it entered Venusian atmosphere on February 16, 1966, they lost contact with the spacecraft as it began its close orbit of Venus and crashed into Venus today, 49 years ago. While unsuccessful in achieving the full purposes of the mission, Venera-3 was the first space probe to touch another planet’s surface.

YouTube videos:
•Atmosphere and Weather of Venus (from later data of probes after Venera-3): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf_mxmrDTV8

Web sources:
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviet-probe-crashes-into-venus
•http://www.wired.com/2010/03/0301venera-3-crashes-venus/
•http://www.universetoday.com/36684/landings-on-venus/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venera
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observations_and_explorations_of_Venus
•http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/space-missions/missions-to-venus-mercury.html

Image credits:
•Left: Global radar view of Venus (without clouds) from the Magellan space probe (imaging from 1990-1994). By NASA (http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00104) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AVenus_globe.jpg
•Right: Venera-3 NASA photo: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=3664___

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2015-02-28 12:39:22 (14 comments, 9 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

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, 2 reshares, 9 +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, 3 reshares, 13 +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, 12 +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, 7 reshares, 20 +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, 32 +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, 52 +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 (58 comments, 13 reshares, 101 +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, 21 +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, 42 reshares, 315 +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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