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Digital Dentistry Inc263Since 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.  +Ronnie Bincer  , 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.+Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales 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 & Company282This is the pilot episode for a brand new series of HOAs: "Ammonize"Featuring +Donald Brant and a guest appearance by +Stephanie Sims all joining me, +Ammon Johns 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 +Donald Brant 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 20:00:002 
Christopher Vogelmann2,032Behavioral Science is Sexy - How to Create Engagement on a Grand Scale Scientist+Strategist+Sassy = +Clarissa Silva 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 21:00:00113 
Sean Poluk5,080Come 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 Hangout4,840Watch 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 +Mark Traphagen and +Eric Enge  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  +Ben Fisher, +Andrij Harasewych, +Kristoffer Howes, +Ryan Crowe, +Dustin W. Stout, +Eric Enge, +Mark Traphagen,  +Shannon Hernandez  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-enterIn the event that you missed any of our previous episodes:MozCon 2014, and Attack of the Killer Penguin Update (or lack thereof) - S01E192014-08-03 21:00:00144 
martin shervington890,911You 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 +Mark Schaefer 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 Hovnanian36,073Social 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: +Dustin W. Stout: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, +David Kutcher: 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, +Stephan Hovnanian: 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 rappaport212,565This, that, a refreshing drink and anything on your mind! HAPPENIN' NOW!Friday / Weekend Mini Blast w/Matthew Rappaport & Co.2014-07-12 01:58:3163 
Steady Demand4,349Join the Tools of Google Plus +Steady Demand  +NOD3x  +CircleCount  +Circloscope +Friends+Me  as we talk about the top 3 tips on how to get the most of +Google+ using tools to get the best ROE ( Return On Engagement ).This event will be packed with insights, information, informality and prizes!+Circloscope - (1) Free Pro Plan+Friends+Me - 1 Starter Plan Free For Life!+CircleCount - (3) T-Shirts with a NEW Logo+Steady Demand  - ( To ALL ) SD Pro 30 Days Accounts +NOD3x (1) 3 months full NOD3x access to all data sources and premium UIs+Dustin W. Stout of +dustn.tv will be the Host of this event.Producer: GPlus Tool Party! - #Drink - Stay Hydrated My Friends #GPlusTools2014-07-10 20:00:00267 
My Music Hangout33,603The Aston Family Music Hangout Party!Mobile Link: http://youtu.be/tX7uSIr4qm0Calling 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 +Sue Aston will have plenty of rock cakes to go around and I know many of you would like to talk to +Phil Aston about his debut appearance last week - and of course we know you must have questions for +Dan Aston and +Lee Aston 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/tX7uSIr4qm0This 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 GardenFlightPale JacketHomecoming Way HomeAlsiaLee on classical guitar (cover song Cavatina)Dance of the Red GloveIf you missed the original show and would like to watch it, go to http://bit.ly/TheAstonFamilyMusicHangoutLinks:http://www.sueaston.comhttp://www.danaston.comSupport Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron!http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangoutPresented By: +My Music Hangout    The Aston Family Music Hangout Party!2014-07-06 19:00:00164 
Those 4 Girls1,025Welcome 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.comG+ Live Event: http://bit.ly/T4G07022104YT Live Event: coming soonRSVP 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!!!+Leah Segedie - 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 +Wayne Meador  - 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 securitT4G - Sustainable Living - All About Food2014-07-02 19:00:00122 
My Music Hangout33,603The Aston Family Music HangoutCalling all music fans! Please join +My Music Hangout on Sunday, June 29th at 1pm EST for an intimate hangout with The Aston Family!+Sue Aston and her son +Dan Aston 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 +Phil Aston. We have given away special backstage passes in advance for this special event to: +Sheila Strover +DigiDesk and +Mia VossLinks:http://www.sueaston.comhttp://www.danaston.comSet List:Nancy's GardenFlightPale JacketHomecoming Way HomeAlsiaLee on classical guitar (cover song Cavatina)Dance of the Red GloveSupport Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron!http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangoutPresented By: +My Music Hangout   Executive Producer: +Christine DeGraff  Subscribe to My Music Hangout on YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangoutMy Music Hangout Website:The Aston Family Music Hangout2014-06-29 19:00:00234 
Social Media Hangout4,840Welcome to another special edition of Social Media Hangout as we welcome Circloscope's finest: +Christine DeGraff and +Craig Fifield!Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge, +Ben Fisher, +Andrij Harasewych, +Kristoffer Howes and +Ryan Crowe, +Dustin W. Stout and our special guests from +Circloscope, +Christine DeGraff and +Craig Fifield!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 promotionSocial Media Hangout #14 - Circloscope and More!2014-06-22 21:00:00119 
Ronnie Bincer99,162#TNTBootcamp - Building Influence by Helping Others+Jaana Nyström 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+Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer 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 SeriesWelcome 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 7thAn interview with: +Chef Dennis LittleyChef, Food Blogger, HOA HostMonday, July 21stWe will revisit the tools part of our series by spending a few episodes providing a more indepth look at the new version of +TNTBootcamp - Building Influence by Helping Others2014-06-16 20:30:00197 
AWorld4Change1,304What 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 FRIENDSFull Schedule Of Live Events Here: http://www.aworld4change.com/eventsElderberries 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 FRIENDSSubscribe to +AWorld4Change's YouTube Channel to catch future, and watch past episodes of our shows. http://goo.gl/ONYbKXLike 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 - Elderberry Syrup (How To Make & Uses For It)2014-06-14 20:00:0036 
Mia Voss30,016The Mia Connect Power Chat - All About Book PublishingThis week on +The Mia Connect 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+The Mia Connect 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:+Denise Wakeman - 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+Lany Sullivan - Founder of +Those 4 Girls and co-author of Stop Wasting Time and Burning Money.  +Those 4 Girls' 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 opThe Mia Connect Power Chat - All About Book Publishing2014-06-13 18:00:00202 
Social Media Hangout4,840We are joined by two special guests this week. +Avtar Ram Singh of +Circus Social will talk to us about the awesome "Social Marketer's Quiz" http://beta21.circussocial.com/smquiz/, and +Wade Harman 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 +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge, +Ben Fisher, +Andrij Harasewych, +Kristoffer Howes and +Dustin W. Stout!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. Greetings and Salutations: Social Media Hangout #1 (Edited)2. Trust, Relationships, and Dancing Squids: Social Media Hangout #23. Social Media Hangout #122014-06-08 21:00:0092 
Eric Enge20,840This week on the #DMEShow  +Peg Fitzpatrick and +Rebekah Radice and I will chat about Pinterest and G+ and how to leverage them together.The show airs at 5 PM EDT on Thursday May 29th.  Just say yes to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  I will also share the video here for mobile users.Please help us by inviting others or sharing the event!Pinterest and Google Plus: Two Peas in a Pod2014-05-29 23:00:23206 
Christopher Vogelmann2,032Semantic Engagement and the Science of Influencing BehaviorIn our next episode of Epic Influencers, we have a conversation with +David Amerland 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 - +David Amerland.Say "YES" to this event and please share it with your circles and friends.  It is guaranteed to be memorable.Mobile/YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/fr66h5vovJo=================================================#influence #influencer #engagement #gamification #BehavioralMarketing #BehavioralGuidance #LoyaltyMarketing  Semantic Engagement and the Science of Influencing Behavior2014-05-28 21:00:00158 
Eric Enge20,840Join me for this special edition of the #DMAShow  as we have tossed +Mark Traphagen to the side (sorry Mark!) and I will be joined by +Dustin W. Stout.  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 Enge20,840Join us as +Mark Traphagen and I chat with +Jay Baer 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: Playing with Gasoline With Jay BaerThe show will be at 3 PM EDT (Boston time) on Thursday.  We will also share the YouTube link here for mobile viewers.  Just say YES to get access to the video link for live or later viewing.Please INVITE others or SHARE the event to help us build up the audience.  We appreciate your help!Playing with Gasoline With Jay Baer2014-05-22 21:00:00174 
Christine & Mia5,901YouTube Link:What's Your Story - Ronnie Bincer - 5/21/14Join +Christine DeGraff and +Mia Voss and guest host +Craig Fifield  as we chat with our guest +Ronnie Bincer Wednesday, May 21st11:30am PT/12:30pm MT/1:30pm CT/2:30pm ETA 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:+Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House  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.comFollow 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 Reach626Monetize Your Hangouts - Media KitBroadcast Times:13:30 PST16:30 EST21:30 GMTThe second in a series of shows we will be holding with industry leaders and specialists focusing on monetizing your Hangouts.This weeks guest: +Ryan J. Rhoades www.reformationdesigns.comRyan 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/cnm6qm1ch2vtv86e0jhnv8bjqdgOr YouTube:Monetize Your Hangouts - Media Kit____________________________________________________________________Don't forget the General Q&A on Wednesday, all welcome:https://plus.google.com/events/cnsp9c3ntb6h9u9r6m6t5pt9p7cEvent Hashtag: #PlusMyReachMonetize Your Hangouts - Media Kit2014-05-08 22:30:0097 
Ronnie Bincer99,162Can Connecting With Influencers Improve Search Results?An interview with: +Eric Enge“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/1tXnC7vInfluence Marketing Tools N' Techniques+Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer 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 SeriesWelcome 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 5thAn interview with: +Eric EngeCEO of +Stone Temple Consulting, Author Art of SEO, Speaker, Search Engine Land and Search Engine Watch ColumnistMonday, May 19thAn interview with: +Mark TraphagenSr. Director of Online Marketing at +Stone Temple ConsultingMonday, June 2ndAn interview with: #TNTBootcamp - Can Connecting With Influencers Improve Search Results?2014-05-05 20:30:00232 
martin shervington890,911This week I'll interview +Barry Feldman.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 Hangout4,840Sit 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 +Vic Gundotra. Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like +Andrij Harasewych, +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge, +Ben Fisher, +Dustin W. Stout, +Kristoffer Howes, +Ryan Crowe 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. Greetings and Salutations: Social Media Hangout #1 (Edited)2. Trust, Relationships, and Dancing Squids: Social Media Hangout #23. Conferences, Communities, and Social Networks at large: Social Media Hangout #34. Social Media & SEO, Hashtags, Google+ Views, SMMW Conference Wrapup: Social Media Hangout #45. It's the End of Google+ As We Know It.... Or Not - Social Media Hangout #62014-04-27 21:00:00244 
Wade Harman17,304Relationship 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/hVniiZThe second being +PicMonkey where you can get a free month of Royale here! https://www.picmonkey.com/#promo/RELATIONSHIPThis week +Wade Harman is joined by +Shawn Manaher and +Nicholas Cardot 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 +WadeHarman.com 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 Engles5,081*Link to the program mentioned in this hangout www.hangoutsforvisionaryleaders.com/program*Coaches, Authors and Speakers: Go From Ground Zero to Hangout HeroHave 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 Hangout Strategies for Visionary Leaders2014-04-14 20:00:0097 
Jim Shankle1,553John Brown University is pleased to Host +David Amerland (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 +Ronnie Bincer, +martin shervington and others. This Friday & Saturday seminar on Entrepreneurialism will be taught by +Jim Shankle  and +Maxie Carpenter (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 +Susan Beebe 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, +Larry Fournillier , +Chef Dennis Littley and +Ronnie Bincer) will discuss real-world, "life applications" for how individuals and Brands are increasingly utilizing G+ as a platfoDavid Amerland at JBU Seminar on Entrepreneurialism2014-04-11 18:00:0073 
Social Media Hangout4,840Join 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.comFeaturing the likes of:+Andrij Harasewych +Dustin W. Stout +Mark Traphagen +Eric Enge +Ben Fisher +Kristoffer Howes +Ryan Crowe 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 +Social Media Hangout, as well as our wonderful partners: +Socialize Me +Stone Temple Consulting +dustn.tv +Social Media Hangout: Greetings and Salutations2014-03-09 20:00:00171 
The Hangout Helper273Come be a part of the first official day of SXSW with +Guy Kawasaki & 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.SXSWMobileHOA Guy KawasakiJoin in the conversation via comments... We'll also feature +Peg Fitzpatrick and +Rebekah Radice in the filmstrip to start things off. +Jeff Sieh will work on the mobile broadcast with Guy & +Ronnie Bincer 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#SXSWmobileHOA Guy Kawasaki Interview Live from Austin2014-03-07 16:45:00116 
Chef Dennis Littley696,485Mobile Users : http://youtu.be/zeow4K-6NR8Join me and my Co-host +Jean Layton  as we discuss Google Local and how to use it to your advantage on the 12th episode of The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ EffectivelyEvery 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/3iukbRMonday 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 19:00:0067 
Future of StoryTelling555,650On 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 +Damian Kulash  of OK Go, and the Google Plus Sensation +Daria Musk.  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 shervington890,911Who 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 20:00:0077 
Ronnie Bincer99,162Introducing the New and Improved CircloscopeOn Monday, February 17th, +Ronnie Bincer and +Christine DeGraff will be joined by +Craig Fifield of +Circloscope. Craig is a former product manager for Microsoft and now a co-founder at +Circloscope along with +Christine DeGraff and +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh. 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 +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EhsanAhmadiGharacheh/posts/MQznXkSJbARCircloscope Recipes by +martin shervington http://www.plusyourbusiness.com/circloscope-recipe-list/Introduction to Circloscope by +#TNTBootcamp - Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques - Circloscope2014-02-17 20:30:00180 
Chef Dennis Littley696,485Mobile Use this Link: http://youtu.be/OATc03mlDksJoin me and my Co-host +Jean Layton  with are very special guest +David Amerland  as we tackle the topic of Semantic Search  on the 10th episode of The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ EffectivelyAnd 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/3iukbRMonday 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 Musk3,608,257BE 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 ATTENDYou 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 + TIMEI 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 EXPECTWe 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 LOVEShare 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, DariaDaria's Lonely Hearts Club ❤ Hangout Concert!2014-02-16 00:00:00293 
Kevin Kelly548,278Kevin 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 shervington890,911I am delighted to be interviewing +Peg Fitzpatrick +Rebekah Radice and +Cynthia Sanchez. 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 shervington890,911Google 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 Enge20,840In this week's #DMEShow  I will be joined by Google's +Christian Ashlock and +Rico Farmer:1. Getting Started Strong on Google Plus (for brand pages)2. +Post ads what to expect, and how to use them3. How to Run a Great HangoutThe live YouTube link will be here: Google Plus Tips From the Google Plus Team 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 House2,674,087Join 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 20:00:00112 
Men's Health589,089Stay 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 monthsPARTICIPANTS:-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 19:00:00153 
Ronnie Bincer99,162Join us for the #KraftyCooking Live HOA. If on mobile watch here: #KraftyCooking HOA 5 Chefs' Stories Live and UncensoredThis 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 Bincer99,162So 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/0CY0BaWe'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 21:00:00393 
Google Plus Week TV Show454Troll Time Weekly returns this Friday when we welcome another batch of YouTube trolls to Google Plus Week. (Not to mention a special guest! Which means we'll actually be starting on time!) We'll also be looking at the new profile layout for Google+, the problems with the new Android client, and much much more! Join us Friday, with your comments on YouTube live, as we wrap up another Google Plus Week!Google Plus Week - 15 Nov 20132013-11-16 02:30:0018 
Mia Voss30,016This 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 9th9:30amPST/10:30amMSt/11:30amCST/12:30pmESTFind your time zone!  http://bit.ly/18QhHTyHow & where to watch:- Google Events: You can watch, comment & ask questions right here on this event- YouTube:  Social Media Power Chat - All about Blogging with Dustin Stout, Michael Q Todd & Ileane Smith- 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 Shankle1,553It'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 - MBA Marketing Strategies - David Amerland 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, and2) 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 Cat119,523Join 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 UKWednesday 30 October 7:00pm - 8pm For more information and to reserve a placehttp://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+8,773,795The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0034014 
Google Plus Week TV Show454Great 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 shervington890,911We plan to cover as much of the following as we can in an hour:Want to watch on a mobile?http://youtu.be/WeCZ-Z9us7MHow to properly Create a HOA EventUse the "Details" area of the Event to achieve your goalsProperly Invite people and communities to the EventEncourage Event Comments and Sharing of the Event Before the showSend out Reminders to Guest based on Attendance StatusConnect 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 ShowUtilize the Event Comments as part of the showBring Comments on screen with Comment Tracker stand-alone AppSave Comments for later reviewEngage After the EventIdentify people via comments that fit your target audienceEngage with them in comments, add to circlesInvite to future events, via circlesInvite to future events and Event’s Message OptionsRepeat to build valuable relationships using HOA EventsWhy 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 shervington890,911When 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 Bincer99,162Learn about the New HOA Q&A App - bring more interaction to HOAsHangouts 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: Intro to the Q&A App with Google+ Events - HOA Questions & AnswersThis 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/17i4ypLearn 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 Lowry6,691Join 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 +Mark Traphagen.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 onlineOnline Marketing - Pro TipsSearch Engine Optimization - Best PracticesContent & Engagement Our Panel: Online Marketing Experts and Fitness Entrepreneurs+Cindy Molchany - Social Media Strategist for Zephyr Adventures +Michael Harris - Creator of +40plusfitness +Neila Rey - Fitness Guru and SEO expert  (200,000+ Google Plus followers)+Anthony Hall - Marketing Solutions Expert with StrategicMarketingEDU.com +Randy Bauer - Physical Therapist and owner of Bauer Physical Therapy +Joe Napolitani - Creator of FitnessHOA and founder of Plethora LLC.+Bradford Lowry - Co-Founder of Fitness & Nutrition Community Fitness: Online Marketing Master Class featuring Mark Traphagen2013-09-14 17:00:0021 
Google Plus Week TV Show454Hey, 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 02:30:0034 
Ronnie Bincer99,162Learn how to make Google Drive Presentations for Google PlusThis 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. +Michael Bennett is our featured guest.Those watching on Mobile use this YouTube Link:Making Google Drive Presentations for Google+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 
MasterChef1,487,716MASTERCHEF 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/MCcookalongsDon'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 01:00:001521 
Dustin W. Stout46,840It'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 Australia171,002Join 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 12:00:00422 
Google Plus Week TV Show454Back 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 02:30:0036 
Ronnie Bincer99,162Join +Ronnie Bincer The Hangout Helper and 3 featured guests: +Mark Traphagen +martin shervington & +Dave Williams for a Live Q & A session about Google Plus Hangouts and Hangouts on Air.Mobile Viewers can watch via this link on YouTube: Google+ Hangouts - Live Questions and AnswersThose interested in the Hangout Mastery membership, click this link to learn more: www.TheHangoutHelper.com/membersI'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 18:00:43186 
Google Plus Week TV Show454Lots 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 02:30:0046 
Google Plus Week TV Show454We 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 02:30:0068 
Google+ Help65,830We'll be hosting Office Hours for Hangouts and HOA related questions, concerns, or feature requests.Drop in from 10:30-11:30am PST on Thursday, 8/8.To allow as many people as possible to enter the Hangout and ask their hangouts question, please be courteous and exit the Hangout once you've received an answer.Hangouts Office Hours2013-08-08 19:30:0037 
Ronnie Bincer99,162With 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: YouTube Live Events vs. Hangouts on Air - which to useHere 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 +Bern Rexer the owner of the YouTube Live Streaming Community here on Google+ http://goo.gl/XDXYjPYouTube 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=enVideo Help from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/ytliveopsOverview of YouTube Live offered by +Moritz Tolxdorff http://goo.gl/3628Et- - - #YouTubeLive   #LiveEvents   #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #YouTubeLiveEvents   #LiveBroadcasting   #VideoMarketingTips   #YouTubeTips   YouTube Live Events vs. Hangouts on Air - similarities & differences2013-08-08 18:00:00517 
Google Plus Week TV Show454Another 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 02:30:0034 
Scott Lewis273,948Have 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:@DrHalfPintBuddyScott's Twitter:@BaldAstronomerAmy'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 Google2,134,374Excited 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 18:00:00626 
Euro Maestro84,636Live Hangout on Air ShowExplore Google Glass with Euro Maestro - Live2013-05-09 21:00:0083 
After Earth363,081Join us Tuesday, April 23rd at 9am PST for a special Google+ Hangout for After Earth!The After Earth Day Google+ Hangout will be moderated by futurist +Ray Kurzweil, Google's director of engineering. Joining Kurzweil will be Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and the co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal; the environmental advocate, explorer and filmmaker +Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of Jacques-Yves Cousteau; NASA astronaut +Sunita Williams, an Indian American astronaut and a United States Navy officer who holds the record for longest space flight by a woman; and Jaden Smith and Will Smith, the stars of After Earth. On the literal day after Earth Day, they will discuss the future that awaits the human race on Planet Earth, in the context of the overall themes of the action-adventure. After Earth will inspire a conversation focusing on the important questions we face about the present state of the planet, the future, and the environment. The participants will also explore the interaction of technology development, space travel, and ecological preservation.Will and Jaden's After Earth Day Hangout2013-04-23 18:00:001860 
martin shervington890,911In 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 Plus1,900,130"In The Spotlight!" is the Hangouts On Air interview series from +Artists In The Plus 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 +Rachel Koller! Join us as we discuss her journey in the music industry, and learn more about +Mayday RED, 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 22:00:0089 
Ronnie Bincer99,162Watch the 6th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)Google Plus Community Check-upSpecial 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/jKMDbFind 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:Google+ Communities - What You Need to Know (part 1)watch part 2 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What We Know After 18 Hours (part 2) watch part 3 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 1 week (part 3)watch part 4 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 2 weeks (part 4) HOAwatch part 5 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 4 weeks (pt. 5) 2013 a look aheadwatch part 6 via this link here (this one):Google Plus Communities - What we know after 2 Months (pt. 6)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   Google+ Communities - What we know after 2 Months2013-02-06 21:00:25148 
Google TV379,510Join 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 Plus1,900,130"In The Spotlight!" is the new Hangouts On Air interview series from +Artists In The Plus 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 +Max Lugavere! 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 Cain934,438Join us for a weekly roundup of breaking space news from a dedicated team of space journalists.We may or may not talk about:- The space shuttle Endeavour's transfer to California- Curiosity's analysis of the rock "Jake" on Mars- NASA's plans to build a base beyond the Moon- The possibility that Comet ISON will be the brightest in living memory- A new stratospheric freefall attempt- The Milky Way's galactic halo- The new Hubble eXtreme deep field survey... and other space stories as they develop.I've attached last week's episode so you'll see what this is all about.Weekly Space Hangout - Sep. 27, 20122012-09-27 19:00:00263 

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Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:28:54498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:28:26498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:28:04498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:27:40498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:27:04498000
Đỏ Sen2,025Circle active share, follower, +, comment  strong.Vòng kết nối  - Vòng liên kết này là vòng tròn gồm những người chuyên kết bạn với nhau để tăng share, like, + và follower, comment cho nhau.#Circle #Circles #CircleShare #VòngKếtNối #VòngLiênKết #VòngTrònKếtNối #CircleSharing #SharedCircles #SharingCircles #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Share #Shared #Followers #Follower #AddCircles #PublicSharedCircles #AddPeople #AddCircle #AddFriends2015-01-28 07:25:06498000
Irina Sadokhina46,596Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle. This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle. Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next#mondaycircle:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!#кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#SharedCircleOfTheDay#SocialMediaMarketing #CircleShare2015-01-26 11:02:274666710
Doce Mel1,689HERE'S VERSION 91 OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLEUPDATED WEDNESDAY 1/21/2014▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-22 00:15:29501001
Kherlakyan Hanan3,412HERE'S VERSION 91 OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLEUPDATED WEDNESDAY 1/21/2014▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-21 23:43:32500000
Irina Sadokhina46,080Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle. This  #circle is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last  #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle , just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!#кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#SharedCircleOfTheDay#SocialMediaMarketing 2015-01-19 09:29:47467135
Noah Wesley17,004This is a public circle of Photographers and Photography loversTo increase your chances of inclusion in future circles please leave a comment when sharing the circle.If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include +ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS  • Comment on this postIf you like what you find in this circle, please share it with your followers to help these individuals reach a wider audience. I will share more circles of those I find Inspiring in the future#beautifulpictures #beautifulplaces #amazingphotos #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #spain #barcelona #sweden #sweden #gothenburg #sweden #stockholm #switzerland #switzerland #berne #switzerland #geneva #switzerland #zurich #turkey #turkey #ankara #turkey #istanbul #beijing #chengdu #chongqing #dalian #fuzhou #guangzhou #harbinchina #hefefi 2015-01-13 10:46:12494131226
Circles and Photography35,713Builders 3    1.12.15Add this circle to Build-up your G+ network! Please ReShare.#circleoftheday #circleshare  #circlesharing     #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles       #sharedpublicircles  #circle    2015-01-13 03:31:58501151722
Irina Sadokhina45,688Hello 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#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс 2015-01-12 09:36:27466101124
GuruOmBha1,393This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf 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 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!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles#sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles#publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle#круги   #круглим  #друзья   #дружба   #circle   #circleshare   #circles  #circlesharing  #круги   #круглим   #кругляши   #музыка   #music   #musicvideo   #love   #lol  #russia   2015-01-09 18:57:24419011
Kherlakyan Hanan2,725HERE'S VERSION 89 OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLEUPDATED WEDNESDAY 1/7/2014▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-08 21:33:53500022
Doce Mel975Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete   #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome   #AwesomePeople   #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   2015-01-08 21:12:43465788
Irina Sadokhina45,168Hello 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#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс 2015-01-05 11:34:41467706093
Fredrik Blanke10,521This is my 2015 VIP Super Circle of active people on Google+ ! These amazing people are very active on Google+ and share great content with the world. :)I can easily recommend that you add and share this circle!Feel that you should be included in this circle? ➤ 1. Add the circle➤ 2. Share the circle➤ 3. Plus one the circle ➤ 4. Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare   #cirlces   #circlesharing   #followers   #addcircle   #publiccircle   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek   #googleplus   #googlecircleshare   #topcircleshare   #bestcircle  2015-01-04 13:51:08497000
Priya Sharma802my new circle for year 2015HNY2015-circle #1these people helped me 2014 for boosting my presence in G+Add these circle and have fun #circleshare #circle #circlesharing2015-01-02 14:31:44485000
Михаил Пушкарев420#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2015-01-01 08:19:14488000
vivek asati0Awesome circle with very interesting and interactive people to add to your circles and to enhance your daily experience with G+This is a shared circle of people that help G+ to grow.Share and be shared.If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle. If you want to be in the next circle, share this circle and post a comment here!2014-12-29 21:07:10468000
vivek asati0Awesome circle with very interesting and interactive people to add to your circles and to enhance your daily experience with G+This is a shared circle of people that help G+ to grow.Share and be shared.If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle. If you want to be in the next circle, share this circle and post a comment here!2014-12-29 21:06:31468001
Irina Sadokhina44,475Hello 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#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс 2014-12-29 16:41:32467322848
Brian Harrod10,619CEO Circle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2014-12-27 02:06:10479101
Smartphone Club0Hello 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#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс 2014-12-24 07:46:11472325
Ardi Santoso273share my circle again2014-12-24 06:14:04412104
Kherlakyan Hanan2,011AQUI ESTÁ VERSÃO 86-B ao meu círculo pública compartilhada ATUALIZADO sábado 2014/12/20 ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔ Vamos quebrar 500 partes novamente e manter o ritmo! Estes são os melhores dos melhores Engagers de todas as esferas da vida. Dê a si mesmo um pouco de diversidade e adicionar estas grandes pessoas aos seus círculos. ➤ Para ser adicionado para a próxima ação, siga estes simples passos: 1) Adicionar o círculo 2) Além disso, o post original 3) Compartilhe o círculo publicamente (e com os seus círculos / círculos estendidos) 4) Comente sobre o post original quando completa #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-12-24 03:37:555014210
Irina Sadokhina43,875Hello 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#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс 2014-12-22 12:49:224677866110
Ruta a la Patagonia - Bariloche11,603┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Great Friends v12 CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_____________________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼This is the Great Friends v12 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note:● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of:       De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen: +Howard Johnson Hotel Trenque Lauquen   Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos:  www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar #Patagonia   #Bariloche   #SanMartin   #LaAngostura   #SantaRosa   #LaPampa   #TrenqueLauquen   #ruta5   #Hotel   #howardJohnson   #alojamiento  2014-12-21 18:56:4249810814
Irina Sadokhina43,250Hello 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#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс 2014-12-15 15:14:52471141221
Neil Bailey4,132If 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   #circleshare   #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles #circleshared   #sharedcircleoftheday   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople   #circlecount   #newfollowers #googleplus #meetingpeoplecircle2014-12-15 06:41:38487126
Natural Remedy for Diabetes1,975Share Circle2014-12-14 18:12:22499111
Doris Scott66#circleshare #circle #circlesharing #circlesunday   2014-12-14 13:58:36498000
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Михаил Пушкарев0#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2014-12-13 08:06:03489001
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2015-01-24 17:26:35 (213 comments, 73 reshares, 325 +1s)Open 

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


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


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


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


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


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

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2015-01-18 06:09:28 (80 comments, 157 reshares, 247 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Tesla Filed Patent for “Apparatus for Transmitting Electrical Energy”
On January 18, 1902 — 113 years ago today — Nikola Tesla filed a patent for an “Apparatus for Transmitting Electrical Energy.” After inventing alternating current (AC) and winning “The Currents War” against negative public relations campaigner Thomas Edison (who advocated direct current only, DC power), and after discovering the principles that led to the development of radio and smartphone industries, Tesla moved to Colorado in the summer of 1899 to conduct a series of secret experiments involved in this patent filing. Tesla had concluded that it would be possible to transmit electrical power wirelessly and constructed a magnifying transmitter — a high power harmonic oscillator. Tesla stated at the time, “...I feel certain that of all my inventions, the Magnifying Transmitter will provemost important and ... altro »

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2015-01-07 07:28:28 (87 comments, 141 reshares, 393 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Commodore 64 Demonstrated at CES, 1982
On January 7, 1982 — 33 years ago today — the Commodore 64 (C64), manufactured by Commodore International, was first shown to a large gathering of potential users at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The 8-bit, $595-priced computer was substantially less expensive and more powerful than other personal computers on the market offered by IBM, Apple, and Atari — largely because Commodore made its own chips. C64, as its name implies, had about 64K of RAM, technologically superior sound and graphics specifications than available from its competitors, like the Apple II and Atari 800. Consequently, the C64 dominated the home personal computer market for most of the 1980s, and it became the largest selling single computer model in history (up to that time).

Further details about the Commodore 64:

TheTech:... altro »

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2015-01-29 07:26:07 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

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

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

Sources:•http://en.wi... altro »

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

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

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

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

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2015-01-28 06:59:33 (6 comments, 16 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2015-01-27 18:29:14 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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2015-01-27 17:34:03 (52 comments, 54 reshares, 313 +1s)Open 

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


YouTube video:•https://... altro »

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


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

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

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

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2015-01-26 22:12:28 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

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

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

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2015-01-25 16:59:13 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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2015-01-24 17:26:35 (213 comments, 73 reshares, 325 +1s)Open 

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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2015-01-24 06:46:32 (3 comments, 18 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2015-01-23 05:01:43 (0 comments, 12 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2015-01-22 16:42:46 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2015-01-21 20:51:52 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

8 Minutes with Elon Musk and Max Tegmak
Max asks a few maieutic questions and Elon responds with brilliant reflections: “Why do anything? What's the meaning of life? I came to the conclusion that what we really need to do is make sure that life continues into the future, particularly conscious life. In doing so, we'll be better able to understand the nature of the universe and achieve greater enlightenment.” 

Other interesting points:
• Lost of people told him SolarCity was a stupid thing to do.
• When he was going to start SpaceX, a friend made a compilation of rocket failures and made Elon watch it.
• Musk does not think he is audacious, just he engages in “natural things to do.”
• Musk thought SpaceX and Tesla had maybe a 10-20% chance of success, and SolarCity a 50% chance of success.
• SpaceX and Tesla almost did not survive at the time of theGreat Recession in... altro »

Elon Musk: Very Smart Fellow
Elon Musk and Max Tegmak are very smart. Koreans say, "Smart is the new sexy." So hopefully you find this video sexy (less than 8 minutes).___8 Minutes with Elon Musk and Max Tegmak
Max asks a few maieutic questions and Elon responds with brilliant reflections: “Why do anything? What's the meaning of life? I came to the conclusion that what we really need to do is make sure that life continues into the future, particularly conscious life. In doing so, we'll be better able to understand the nature of the universe and achieve greater enlightenment.” 

Other interesting points:
• Lost of people told him SolarCity was a stupid thing to do.
• When he was going to start SpaceX, a friend made a compilation of rocket failures and made Elon watch it.
• Musk does not think he is audacious, just he engages in “natural things to do.”
• Musk thought SpaceX and Tesla had maybe a 10-20% chance of success, and SolarCity a 50% chance of success.
• SpaceX and Tesla almost did not survive at the time of the Great Recession in 2008-2009.
• Technologies having the greatest impact on society, not in any order:
   (1) making life multi-planetary
   (2) achieving sustainable production and consumption of energy
   (3) continued growth of the internet
   (4) reprogramming human genetics
   (5) artificial intelligence
• AI and Genetic reprogramming have the potential to be a double-edged sword.
• It's better to prevent negative circumstances than to wait for them and then be reactive.

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2015-01-21 17:04:30 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First nuclear submarine is launched, 1954
On January 21, 1954 — 61 years ago today — First Lady of the United States, Mamie Eisenhower, smashed a bottle of champagne and launched the first submarine to be powered by a controlled nuclear reaction. Before Nautilus, submarines had batteries that ran out of power quickly, so one military strategy was forcing a submarine to stay down until it exhausted its battery power and was forced to the surface where the vessel could be attacked and destroyed. Nuclear-powered submarines are able to stay submerged for many months, the only limitation to their submerged mission being food supply. 

More background coming soon.

YouTube video:
•First Nuclear Submarine in the World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeVwEtmwOqg
•Admiral Hyman G. Rickover explains how the USS Nautilus works:https://... altro »

Today in History: First nuclear submarine is launched, 1954
On January 21, 1954 — 61 years ago today — First Lady of the United States, Mamie Eisenhower, smashed a bottle of champagne and launched the first submarine to be powered by a controlled nuclear reaction. Before Nautilus, submarines had batteries that ran out of power quickly, so one military strategy was forcing a submarine to stay down until it exhausted its battery power and was forced to the surface where the vessel could be attacked and destroyed. Nuclear-powered submarines are able to stay submerged for many months, the only limitation to their submerged mission being food supply. 

More background coming soon.

YouTube video:
•First Nuclear Submarine in the World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeVwEtmwOqg
•Admiral Hyman G. Rickover explains how the USS Nautilus works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J62ZSMnEMZw

Sources:
•http://www.mapsofworld.com/on-this-day/january-21-1954-uss-nautilus-the-first-nuclear-powered-submarine-is-christened-in-connecticut
•http://www.ussnautilus.org/nautilus/index.shtml
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyman_G._Rickover
•http://www.pbs.org/program/rickover-birth-nuclear-power/
•http://www.nationalreview.com/article/394728/hyman-rickover-pathbreaker-michael-auslin
•http://www.ussnautilus.org/virtualTour/index.shtml
•http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1959/01/admiral-rickovers-gamble/308436/
•http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/14/father-of-nuclear-navy-film-shows-how-capt-rickove/?page=all

Image credit:
•Nautilus: By Idaho National Laboratory (http://www.inl.gov) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ANautiluscore.jpg___

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2015-01-20 20:02:07 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

New England Patriots Announce Brand Name Change
Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, announced today that the Patriots, rather than running from their national perception, will embrace it with a change of logo and name: beginning with the 1915 season, the New England Patriots will be known as the New England Cheetahs.

New England Patriots Announce Brand Name Change
Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, announced today that the Patriots, rather than running from their national perception, will embrace it with a change of logo and name: beginning with the 1915 season, the New England Patriots will be known as the New England Cheetahs.___

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2015-01-20 19:59:05 (94 comments, 36 reshares, 181 +1s)Open 

New England Patriots Announce Brand Name Change
Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, announced today that the Patriots, rather than running from their national perception, will embrace it with a change of logo and name: beginning with the 2015 season, the New England Patriots will be known as the New England Cheetahs.

New England Patriots Announce Brand Name Change
Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, announced today that the Patriots, rather than running from their national perception, will embrace it with a change of logo and name: beginning with the 2015 season, the New England Patriots will be known as the New England Cheetahs.___

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2015-01-20 18:00:21 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

100 Dancing Robots
Little robots, each weighing 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram), flawlessly perform a group dance routine in Tokyo. Do you think they are cute or scary?

100 Dancing Robots
Little robots, each weighing 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram), flawlessly perform a group dance routine in Tokyo. Do you think they are cute or scary?___

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2015-01-20 14:40:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Scientists announced the cloning of 2 calves, 1998
On January 20, 1998 — 17 years ago today — Dr. James Robl and Dr. Steven Stice announced that they had cloned 2 Holstein calves, George and Charlie (Holsteins are the world’s highest-production dairy animals) — the first genetically engineered calves (and a third calf, Albert, was born a few days later). These calves were not the first cattle to be cloned, but they were the first to be cloned with a built-in genetic change, introduced by scientists. This cloning technology may be used to create best milk and best meat producing cattle, to produce cattle that are resistant to “mad cow disease,” or to produce cows with therapeutic proteins that could become medicines for human beings.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0B9Bn1WW_4

Sources:•http://www... altro »

Today in History: Scientists announced the cloning of 2 calves, 1998
On January 20, 1998 — 17 years ago today — Dr. James Robl and Dr. Steven Stice announced that they had cloned 2 Holstein calves, George and Charlie (Holsteins are the world’s highest-production dairy animals) — the first genetically engineered calves (and a third calf, Albert, was born a few days later). These calves were not the first cattle to be cloned, but they were the first to be cloned with a built-in genetic change, introduced by scientists. This cloning technology may be used to create best milk and best meat producing cattle, to produce cattle that are resistant to “mad cow disease,” or to produce cows with therapeutic proteins that could become medicines for human beings.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0B9Bn1WW_4

Sources:
•http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/first-cloned-transgenic-calves-now-umass-amherst-will-be-introduced-community
•http://www.nytimes.com/1998/01/21/us/scientists-announce-births-of-cows-cloned-in-new-way.html
•http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/49054.stm
•http://tech.mit.edu/V117/N67/agene.67w.html
•http://edition.cnn.com/2001/TECH/science/11/25/cloning.act/
•http://www.asiabiotech.com/publication/apbn/01/english/preserved-docs/0123/0494_0496.pdf
•https://www.umass.edu/umassmag/archives/1999/summer_99/summ99_cowsnow.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holstein_Friesian_cattle
•http://www.mdnews.com/news/2011_11/05849_octnov2011_james-robl
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloning
•http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/cloning/whatiscloning/

Image credit:
•George and Charlie, 1998: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/07/sci_nat_cloning_hall_of_fame/html/3.stm
•George and Charlie, 2003: http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/08/14_hetlandc_hematech/___

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2015-01-19 14:11:13 (9 comments, 29 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Today in History: NASA launched mission to study Pluto, 2006
On January 19, 2006 — 9 years ago today — NASA launched its “New Horizons” space probe to study the dwarf planet Pluto and its moons. The mission to date has traveled over 3 billion miles (4,828,032,000 kilometers) and is entering the approach stages to Pluto with a planned close-up flyby in about 6 months from today.
 
YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LBJz4TxG0I
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX-B3tWE76s

Sources:
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/main/#.VLv3jmTF-s4
•http://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-new-horizons-spacecraft-begins-its-pluto-mission/
•http://www.universetoday.com/20155/stowaways-revealed-on-new-horizons-spacecraft/•http://www.dail... altro »

Today in History: NASA launched mission to study Pluto, 2006
On January 19, 2006 — 9 years ago today — NASA launched its “New Horizons” space probe to study the dwarf planet Pluto and its moons. The mission to date has traveled over 3 billion miles (4,828,032,000 kilometers) and is entering the approach stages to Pluto with a planned close-up flyby in about 6 months from today.
 
YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LBJz4TxG0I
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX-B3tWE76s

Sources:
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/main/#.VLv3jmTF-s4
•http://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-new-horizons-spacecraft-begins-its-pluto-mission/
•http://www.universetoday.com/20155/stowaways-revealed-on-new-horizons-spacecraft/
•http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2015/01/the-unexplored-planet-nasa-spacecraft-begins-1st-stage-of-epic-pluto-probe.html#more
•http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150115163449.htm?utm_content=bufferd2096&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Horizons

Image credit:
•NASA

Additional Events:
• On January 19, 1983 — 31 years ago today — Apple introduced the personal computer Lisa.___

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2015-01-18 07:44:28 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Best Predictor of Career Success?
According to multiple, peer-reviewed studies, the best predictor of career success is simply being in an open network instead of a closed one. Author Michael Simmons (in linked article below) explains that Steve Jobs's paradoxical qualities of maniacal focus and insatiable curiosity fueled his acquisition of an open network.

What do you think? Do +Larry Page and +Sergey Brin have open networks? Or is that function at Google largely performed by +Eric Schmidt? Did Larry decide to step back from his more closed network at Google to work on creating a larger, more open network?

Is the biggest difference between Facebook and Google+ that Facebook algorithmically sustains closed networks while Google+ encourages open networks?

Please see Michael Simmons article from which i extracted thisc... altro »

Best Predictor of Career Success?
According to multiple, peer-reviewed studies, the best predictor of career success is simply being in an open network instead of a closed one. Author Michael Simmons (in linked article below) explains that Steve Jobs's paradoxical qualities of maniacal focus and insatiable curiosity fueled his acquisition of an open network.

What do you think? Do +Larry Page and +Sergey Brin have open networks? Or is that function at Google largely performed by +Eric Schmidt? Did Larry decide to step back from his more closed network at Google to work on creating a larger, more open network?

Is the biggest difference between Facebook and Google+ that Facebook algorithmically sustains closed networks while Google+ encourages open networks?

Please see Michael Simmons article from which i extracted this chart. http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelsimmons/2015/01/15/this-is-the-1-predictor-of-career-success-according-to-network-science/___

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2015-01-18 06:09:28 (80 comments, 157 reshares, 247 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Tesla Filed Patent for “Apparatus for Transmitting Electrical Energy”
On January 18, 1902 — 113 years ago today — Nikola Tesla filed a patent for an “Apparatus for Transmitting Electrical Energy.” After inventing alternating current (AC) and winning “The Currents War” against negative public relations campaigner Thomas Edison (who advocated direct current only, DC power), and after discovering the principles that led to the development of radio and smartphone industries, Tesla moved to Colorado in the summer of 1899 to conduct a series of secret experiments involved in this patent filing. Tesla had concluded that it would be possible to transmit electrical power wirelessly and constructed a magnifying transmitter — a high power harmonic oscillator. Tesla stated at the time, “...I feel certain that of all my inventions, the Magnifying Transmitter will provemost important and ... altro »

Today in History: Tesla Filed Patent for “Apparatus for Transmitting Electrical Energy”
On January 18, 1902 — 113 years ago today — Nikola Tesla filed a patent for an “Apparatus for Transmitting Electrical Energy.” After inventing alternating current (AC) and winning “The Currents War” against negative public relations campaigner Thomas Edison (who advocated direct current only, DC power), and after discovering the principles that led to the development of radio and smartphone industries, Tesla moved to Colorado in the summer of 1899 to conduct a series of secret experiments involved in this patent filing. Tesla had concluded that it would be possible to transmit electrical power wirelessly and constructed a magnifying transmitter — a high power harmonic oscillator. Tesla stated at the time, “...I feel certain that of all my inventions, the Magnifying Transmitter will prove most important and valuable to future generations.” The patent was granted nearly 13 years later on December 1, 1914. (It must have taken that long for the approver to understand the mechanics and physics behind it, haha.)

Tesla spent 9 months in Colorado, conducted daily experiments and made 500 pages of notes and 200 drawings about them. Tesla proved to himself that wireless electrical energy transmission was possible, and that he could make instruments to fine-tune reception of complex electrical signals, so that only specific complex signals could be received while others were rejected. He also demonstrated that the Earth behaves as a smooth polished conductor of very low resistance and that it responds to certain frequencies of electrical vibrations.

Tesla left Colorado and returned to New York where he was able to attract initial funding of $150,000 from J.P. Morgan, who had been instrumental in the formation of General Electric. Morgan’s investment was to be used to build a high power transatlantic wireless communication project. Before it could be completed, Marconi was making regular transatlantic radio transmissions with far less expensive equipment (and while utilizing 17 of Tesla’s patents). At about this time, Morgan suffered a rare business loss when he attempted to enter the London Underground field, so when Tesla asked for more funding to complete the project, Morgan refused. From this point forward, Tesla’s personal life began a downward plunge from which he never recovered. Tesla died lonely and penniless with pigeons as his only friends.

[It is so hard to condense Tesla’s fascinating story into 3 short paragraphs. So please feel free to rewrite the above and post it as a comment. Also, if you have additional or better resources than these below, please let me know in the comments to this post. Thanks.]


YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeS02PnbJg4 [about 26:00; previously Tesla and Westinghouse win the current war with AC triumphant; also at 44:00]
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-0BZIMSxPY&list=PLMz7DUwA0MppuelgtPws1akJNP6pSK6YH&index=2
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5-oGsc4XDM
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf0jD05Tx98
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwKYKJrtH2o

Sources:
•https://www.google.com/patents/US1119732
•http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/ubeam-technology-will-enable-people-to-charge-devices-through-the-air/?_r=0
•http://teslatech.info/ttmagazine/v3n1/elswick.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardenclyffe_Tower
•http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-nikola-tesla/
•http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla
•http://www.history.com/topics/inventions/nikola-tesla
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnifying_transmitter
•http://www.activistpost.com/2012/01/10-inventions-of-nikola-tesla-that.html
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWVU6DKcjyA

Books:
•http://www.amazon.com/Nikola-Tesla/e/B001JPA7YY

Image credits:
•Patent Filed January 18, 1902: https://www.google.com/patents/US1119732
•Nikola Tesla [Center]: Napoleon Sarony [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATesla_circa_1890.jpeg
•Tesla’s Experimental Wardenclyffe Tower [Right]: By Unattributed (Life time: Unattributed) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATesla_Broadcast_Tower_1904.jpeg

Additional Events:
•On January 18, 1911 — 104 years ago today — Eugene Ely made the first successful plane landing on a ship.___

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2015-01-17 18:16:33 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

What do i do — advice needed, please
Almost every day now, i seem to lose many minutes thinking about how i'm learning more and more but knowing less and less. Am i right, and is there a solution?

Image credit:
David Stuart, www.redbubble.com

What do i do — advice needed, please
Almost every day now, i seem to lose many minutes thinking about how i'm learning more and more but knowing less and less. Am i right, and is there a solution?

Image credit:
David Stuart, www.redbubble.com___

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2015-01-17 06:03:20 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Andrew Hallidie granted patent for “endless wire ropeway,” 1871
On January 17, 1871 — 144 years ago today — Andrew Smith Hallidie was granted a patent for an “endless wire ropeway,” which would become the world’s first practical cable car system in San Francisco on Clay Street Hill. According to the San Franciscan legend, Hallidie conceived of his patented idea after witnessing horses being whipped, as they struggled on wet cobblestones to pull a horsecar up a hill, and then slipped and dragged to their death. For this patent, Hallidie is generally regarded as the inventor of the cable car and “father of the San Francisco cable car” system.

Background
Andrew Hallidie’s father was an enginer and inventor who had been granted several patents, most significantly patents for making wire ropes (granted from 1835 to 1849). Hallidie and hisfather left England... altro »

Today in History: Andrew Hallidie granted patent for “endless wire ropeway,” 1871
On January 17, 1871 — 144 years ago today — Andrew Smith Hallidie was granted a patent for an “endless wire ropeway,” which would become the world’s first practical cable car system in San Francisco on Clay Street Hill. According to the San Franciscan legend, Hallidie conceived of his patented idea after witnessing horses being whipped, as they struggled on wet cobblestones to pull a horsecar up a hill, and then slipped and dragged to their death. For this patent, Hallidie is generally regarded as the inventor of the cable car and “father of the San Francisco cable car” system.

Background
Andrew Hallidie’s father was an enginer and inventor who had been granted several patents, most significantly patents for making wire ropes (granted from 1835 to 1849). Hallidie and his father left England to explore California gold mines in 1852. Disappointed with results, Hallidie’s father returned to England; but Hallidie stayed in California and continued working in gold mines while also earning income by surveying for and building bridges. In 1856, while building a flume in a mine, he devised new ropes that were used to lower containers of rock from the mine to the mill. The old manila hemp ropes were wearing out in 2-1/2 months; the ropes that Hallidie created with woven iron lasted 10 times longer. Soon thereafter, Hallidie gave up gold mining and moved to San Francisco, where he formed a company to manufacture wire rope. In 1867, he invented the “Hallidie ropeway,” which was a kind of aerial tramway used to carry mining substances over mountainous terrain.

After witnessing horses being dragged to their deaths after an accident occurred while they were being used to carry people up San Francisco’s steep hills, Hallidie set out to devise a better way to carry people that would not involve risking the lives of horses. Applying his mining tramway experience and his father’s wire roping patents, Hillidie was able to design a way to carry people and was granted a patent for the core idea of the endless wire ropeway on this day 144 years ago today — an idea that would soon manifest itself in what are today the famed San Francisco cable cars that “climb halfway to the stars.”*

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c8u42TMUSk

Sources:
•http://www.cable-car-guy.com/html/ccwho.html#ash
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4427198/Hallidie-patents-the-cable-car-system--January-17--1871
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Smith_Hallidie
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_cable_car_system
•http://www.sfcablecar.com/history.html
•http://www.sfmuseum.org/bio/hallidie.html
•http://www.cablecarmuseum.org/heritage.html

Image credit:
•https://thedayintech.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/
•https://drive.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pdfs/US110971.pdf

*Music to read by:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTBsZEZrcOo
Lyrics:
The loveliness of Paris seems somehow sadly gay
The glory that was Rome is of another day
I've been terrible alone and forgotten in Manhattan
I'm going home to my city by the bay

I left me heart in San Francisco
High on a hill, it calls to me
To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars
The morning fog may chill the air, I don't care

My love waits there in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea
When I come home to you, San Francisco
Your golden sun will shine for me___

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2015-01-16 05:59:27 (8 comments, 10 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Apple Introduced the Macintosh Plus, 1986
On January 16, 1986 — 29 years ago today — Apple introduced the Macintosh Plus, the third model in Apple’s Macintosh line. The original Mac (retroactively named the Macintosh 128K) had 128K of RAM; the second Mac was named the Macintosh 512K (because it shipped with 512K of RAM), and the third Mac with 1 MB of RAM as standard was called the Macintosh Plus. The Mac Plus’s 1MB RAM was expandable to 4 MB and the Mac’s back included a SCSI* port and peripheral bus. The SCSI port enabled the connections of hard disks, tape drives, CD-ROM drives, printers, and even larger monitors. 

The Mac Plus was priced at $2,599. With an Apple laserwriter at $6,995 (and PageMaker software), a user was empowered to be a “desktop publisher” with graphical capabilities and professional output previously available only toorganizations ... altro »

Today in History: Apple Introduced the Macintosh Plus, 1986
On January 16, 1986 — 29 years ago today — Apple introduced the Macintosh Plus, the third model in Apple’s Macintosh line. The original Mac (retroactively named the Macintosh 128K) had 128K of RAM; the second Mac was named the Macintosh 512K (because it shipped with 512K of RAM), and the third Mac with 1 MB of RAM as standard was called the Macintosh Plus. The Mac Plus’s 1MB RAM was expandable to 4 MB and the Mac’s back included a SCSI* port and peripheral bus. The SCSI port enabled the connections of hard disks, tape drives, CD-ROM drives, printers, and even larger monitors. 

The Mac Plus was priced at $2,599. With an Apple laserwriter at $6,995 (and PageMaker software), a user was empowered to be a “desktop publisher” with graphical capabilities and professional output previously available only to organizations with computers costing over $100,000.

*SCSI = Small Computer System Interface (pronounced “Skuzzy”)


YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bI0moHdjPQ
•Steve Jobs introduction of the first Macintosh in 1984:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B-XwPjn9YY

Sources:
•http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=282
•http://support.apple.com/kb/sp190
•http://apple-history.com/plus
•http://vintagemacmuseum.com/collection/68k-macintosh/
•http://lowendmac.com/1986/mac-plus/
•http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_classic/specs/mac_plus.html
•https://books.google.com/books?id=nC8EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA8&lpg=PA8&dq=macintosh+plus+introduced&source=bl&ots=cCXjzNgZIo&sig=C5SBWDNiJGA22taCkgkS1hmzToE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=_mm2VMnEJurIsATsoYHYAQ&ved=0CGEQ6AEwCg#v=onepage&q=macintosh%20plus%20introduced&f=false
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_128K
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_512K
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCSI
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaserWriter

Image credit:
•Macintosh Plus with Laserwriter: http://www.mac-history.de/apple-allgemein/2014-01-09/30-jahre-apple-macintosh-der-fehlstart-1984-1985/attachment/macintosh-plus-1986___

2015-01-15 18:11:53 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

How frequently do you use Wikipedia?

How frequently do you use Wikipedia?___

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2015-01-15 14:08:29 (14 comments, 8 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Is anyone reading the laws that are passed?
U.S. laws are often passed with little time for Congressional representatives to read the laws they vote on. For example, it was reported that last year's $1.1 trillion spending bill — totalling 1,582 pages with 1,278 accompanying explanatory statements — was voted on 44 hours after it had been posted in its final form. When one representative was asked if he read the bill, he responded: “Nobody did.”

Do you have ideas on how to solve such an absurd problem?

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/january212014/political-reading-ab.php

Is anyone reading the laws that are passed?
U.S. laws are often passed with little time for Congressional representatives to read the laws they vote on. For example, it was reported that last year's $1.1 trillion spending bill — totalling 1,582 pages with 1,278 accompanying explanatory statements — was voted on 44 hours after it had been posted in its final form. When one representative was asked if he read the bill, he responded: “Nobody did.”

Do you have ideas on how to solve such an absurd problem?

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/january212014/political-reading-ab.php___

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2015-01-15 05:39:02 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Wikipedia was launched, 2001.
On January 15, 2001 — 14 years ago today — the open-sourced, collaborative, online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, was launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. The online encyclopedia’s name is a combination of the words (1) “wiki,” from the Hawaiian word meaning “quick,” and (2) encyclo*pedia.* According to recent estimates, Wikipedia has more than 60 times as many words as the traditional standard of encyclopedic comprehensiveness, Encyclopedia Britannica. In addition (Rivington, 2007), Wikipedia is better referenced than Britannica, meeting a Robert K. Merton (1942) scientific method requirement of reliably sourced citations for published claims and thereby reflecting “organized scepticism.”

YouTube video:
•http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/wikipedia/

Sources:•http://en.wikipe... altro »

Today in History: Wikipedia was launched, 2001.
On January 15, 2001 — 14 years ago today — the open-sourced, collaborative, online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, was launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. The online encyclopedia’s name is a combination of the words (1) “wiki,” from the Hawaiian word meaning “quick,” and (2) encyclo*pedia.* According to recent estimates, Wikipedia has more than 60 times as many words as the traditional standard of encyclopedic comprehensiveness, Encyclopedia Britannica. In addition (Rivington, 2007), Wikipedia is better referenced than Britannica, meeting a Robert K. Merton (1942) scientific method requirement of reliably sourced citations for published claims and thereby reflecting “organized scepticism.”

YouTube video:
•http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/wikipedia/

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Wikipedia
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_encyclopedia
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Wales
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Sanger
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mertonian_norms
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_K._Merton
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nupedia

Image credits:
•Wikipedia logo (Bottom left): By version 1 by Nohat (concept by Paullusmagnus); Wikimedia. (File:Wikipedia-logo.svg as of 2010-05-14T23:16:42) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AWikipedia-logo-v2.svg
•Jimmy Wales (Top middle): By Niccolò Caranti (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Conference_2013_-_board_meeting_10.JPG
•Larry Sanger (Top right): By Larry Sanger (http://www.larrysanger.org/lsanger02.jpg) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AL_Sanger.jpg
•Wikipedia Growth (Bottom right): By HenkvD (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AEnwikipediaArt.PNG___

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2015-01-14 06:29:05 (1 comments, 13 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Spacecraft Landed on Saturn’s Moon, Titan, 2005
On January 14, 2005 — 10 years ago today — “Huygens,” the lander robotic probe of the Cassini-Huygens planetary mission, became the first spacecraft in history to land on Saturn’s moon, Titan. The Cassini-Huygens mission is still ongoing; it is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Italian Space Agency (ASI). The space mission was launched on October 15, 1997. After a near 7-year journey and flybys of Earth, Venus, and Jupiter, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft entered orbit around Saturn on July 1, 2004. On December 25, 2004, the Huygens robotic probe separated from the Jupiter orbiter and reached Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, and landed on the moon’s surface on January 14, 2005. Using the orbiter as a relay communications center, Huygens successfully returned data to Earthabout Titan’s a... altro »

Today in History: First Spacecraft Landed on Saturn’s Moon, Titan, 2005
On January 14, 2005 — 10 years ago today — “Huygens,” the lander robotic probe of the Cassini-Huygens planetary mission, became the first spacecraft in history to land on Saturn’s moon, Titan. The Cassini-Huygens mission is still ongoing; it is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Italian Space Agency (ASI). The space mission was launched on October 15, 1997. After a near 7-year journey and flybys of Earth, Venus, and Jupiter, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft entered orbit around Saturn on July 1, 2004. On December 25, 2004, the Huygens robotic probe separated from the Jupiter orbiter and reached Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, and landed on the moon’s surface on January 14, 2005. Using the orbiter as a relay communications center, Huygens successfully returned data to Earth about Titan’s atmosphere and surface. 

Titan was selected as a celestial body for a landing probe, because it is the only known moon to have a dense atmosphere and the only space body other than Earth where clear evidence of “stable bodies of surface liquid” has been found.


YouTube video:
•European Space Agency Documentary on Cassini-Huygens:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BG7FVUvd04
•NASA/Mysterious Titan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_1t3JjDz3o
•Titan: A Place Like Home?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ0hwTzOMPE&list=PL5AEBE31BE1033D45

Sources:
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/main/#.VLVUXmTF-s4
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huygens_%28spacecraft%29
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassini%E2%80%93Huygens
•http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn

Image credit:
•Huygens Replica: Photo by David Monniaux (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/), CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) or CC BY-SA 2.0 fr (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/fr/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AHuygens_probe_dsc03686.jpg
•Cassini-Huygens on Launch Pad: By NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATitan4B_on_Launch_Complex_40.jpg
•Saturn: By NASA / JPL / Space Science Institute [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ASaturn_PIA06077.jpg
•Titan (foreground), Saturn (background):
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA14922
•Titan: By NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATitan2005.jpg___

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2015-01-13 07:04:57 (0 comments, 23 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Ray Kurzweil announced first text-to-speech device for the blind, 1976
On January 13, 1976 — 39 years ago today — Ray Kurzweil and leaders of the National Federation of the Blind introduced the “Kurzweil Reading Machine,” a device that could read text and speak the text it read (it needed about a minute to digest a page before speaking). In the early 1970s, computer programs could recognize characters and numbers but only if they were printed in one or two specialized type styles. This technology was called optical character recognition (OCR). Ray Kurzweil, in 1974, formed a company to take on the challenge of enabling OCR programs to read all kinds of type styles. Within a year, Kurzweil’s team of engineers had met their goal of developing an “omni-font” OCR program.

Serendipitously, about this time (early 1970s), Ray sat aside of a blind person on aplane flight ... altro »

Today in History: Ray Kurzweil announced first text-to-speech device for the blind, 1976
On January 13, 1976 — 39 years ago today — Ray Kurzweil and leaders of the National Federation of the Blind introduced the “Kurzweil Reading Machine,” a device that could read text and speak the text it read (it needed about a minute to digest a page before speaking). In the early 1970s, computer programs could recognize characters and numbers but only if they were printed in one or two specialized type styles. This technology was called optical character recognition (OCR). Ray Kurzweil, in 1974, formed a company to take on the challenge of enabling OCR programs to read all kinds of type styles. Within a year, Kurzweil’s team of engineers had met their goal of developing an “omni-font” OCR program.

Serendipitously, about this time (early 1970s), Ray sat aside of a blind person on a plane flight and struck up a conversation. Ray could see that the blind man was able to travel and communicate effectively, and Ray expressed his admiration. The blind man replied that he could do anything a sighted person could do, paused, and then added “except read a newspaper.” This encounter caused Ray to realize that his OCR software, if coupled with two other technologies not yet available — a flat-bed scanner and text-to-speech synthesizer — could be applied to developing a solution for this man. So Ray and his team set out to build a machine that combined these technologies and would be able to read a newspaper, a magazine, a book, or any printer material for the blind man. 

By the end of 1975, Ray had created the Kurzweil Reading Machine (KRM) and formed what would become a lifelong relationship with the National Federation of the Blind. When the federation and Ray held a news conference to announce the KRM on this day almost 4 decades ago, CBS News reported the story and used the KRM to read and speak Walter Cronkite’s signature sign-off, “And that’s the way it is, January 13, 1976.”

Move forward to last year, and as a result of exponentially accelerating technologies over the last 4 decades (especially Moore’s Law and cloud computing), the size of the original Kurzweil Reading Machine (dishwasher size) has been reduced to software that runs on an iPhone that can be carried with a blind person anywhere.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtvlJo3G3Lo&index=5&list=PLB7NO9LSfbEm-CIsZSQmXS6flLRsQ3Wi0 [06:17]
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3K6MZjNt3w
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS-i9rn9nao

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Kurzweil
•http://www.kurzweilai.net/ray-kurzweil-biography
•http://www.kurzweiltech.com/kcp.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-NFB_Reader
•http://www.rehab.research.va.gov/jour/77/14/1/kleiner.pdf
•http://www.knfbreader.com/

Image credit:
•Kurzweil Reading Machine [Left] from Kurzweil Technologies: http://www.kurzweiltech.com/kcp.html
•Ray Kurzweil [Middle]: By Photo by Michael Lutch. [CC BY 1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Raymond_Kurzweil_Fantastic_Voyage.jpg
•KNFB iPhone [Right]: http://www.knfbreader.com/___

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2015-01-12 14:04:51 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Long-distance radio signal sent from Eiffel Tower
On January 12, 1908 — 107 years ago today — Lee de Forest, an early radio pioneer, broadcast phonograph records for the first-time over radio waves from the Eiffel Tower. There were about 50 people in a live audience at the Eiffel Tower, and no ordinary people had receivers to pick up the signals. So this “first” was more a stunt than the opening of a new service. However, it has been claimed that these signals were picked up over 500 miles away and that this represented the first “public broadcasting system.” It certainly opened imaginations to the possibility of free music and sound broadcasts over radio waves and set the stage for channels like PBS.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eLE_zj2MvY

Sources:•http://en.... altro »

Today in History: Long-distance radio signal sent from Eiffel Tower
On January 12, 1908 — 107 years ago today — Lee de Forest, an early radio pioneer, broadcast phonograph records for the first-time over radio waves from the Eiffel Tower. There were about 50 people in a live audience at the Eiffel Tower, and no ordinary people had receivers to pick up the signals. So this “first” was more a stunt than the opening of a new service. However, it has been claimed that these signals were picked up over 500 miles away and that this represented the first “public broadcasting system.” It certainly opened imaginations to the possibility of free music and sound broadcasts over radio waves and set the stage for channels like PBS.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eLE_zj2MvY

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birth_of_public_radio_broadcasting
•http://www.france.com/editorials/eiffel_tower/
•http://www.iop.org/resources/day/jan/#twelve
•http://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-eiffel-tower
•http://web.archive.org/web/20090901144554/http://geocities.com/lyon95065/Radio.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_de_Forest
•http://www.radiohof.org/lee_deforest.htm

Image credit:
•[Left] By Benh LIEU SONG (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATour_Eiffel_Wikimedia_Commons.jpg
•[Right] By Thbusch at en.wikipedia Later versions were uploaded by Neutrality at en.wikipedia. [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ALee_De_Forest.jpg___

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2015-01-11 11:42:26 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Leg of Service Opened on First Direct China-U.S. Cable Network, 2000
On January 11, 2000 — 15 years ago today — a consortium of communications companies opened for service the first leg of the first undersea fiber optic cable network to transfer voice, data, and video traffic directly between the United States and China. The China-U.S. Cable Network, or CUCN, has landing points in 9 locations [see map below]:

(1) Shantou, Guangdong Province, China
(2) Fangshan, Pingtung County, Taiwan Province, Taiwan
(3) Chongming, Shanghai, China
(4) Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
(5) Pusan, South Korea
(6) Chikura, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
(7) Tanguisson Point, Tamuning Village, Guam (unincorporated territory of the United States)
(8) Bandon, Coos County, Oregon, USA
(9) San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
P... altro »

Today in History: First Leg of Service Opened on First Direct China-U.S. Cable Network, 2000
On January 11, 2000 — 15 years ago today — a consortium of communications companies opened for service the first leg of the first undersea fiber optic cable network to transfer voice, data, and video traffic directly between the United States and China. The China-U.S. Cable Network, or CUCN, has landing points in 9 locations [see map below]:

(1) Shantou, Guangdong Province, China
(2) Fangshan, Pingtung County, Taiwan Province, Taiwan
(3) Chongming, Shanghai, China
(4) Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
(5) Pusan, South Korea
(6) Chikura, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
(7) Tanguisson Point, Tamuning Village, Guam (unincorporated territory of the United States)
(8) Bandon, Coos County, Oregon, USA
(9) San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA

Planning for this trans-Pacific subsea network began in 1997, and it was constructed by an association of companies, including AT&T, China Telecom, NTT Communications Corp. (Nippon-Japan), KT Corp. (South Korea). The network is 30,476 kilometers (18,937 miles).

YouTube video:
•Installation Animation — Undersea Fiber Optic Cable:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsoo_BOwrrM
•Shark Bites Fiber Optic Cables:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMxkRh7sx84
•How Fiber Optics Work:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VmA2S2XiCo

Sources:
•http://www.rfcafe.com/miscellany/history/january/january-11.htm
•http://www.thefreelibrary.com/China-U.S.+Undersea+Cable+Placed+Into+Service%3A+First+Undersea+Cable...-a058526506
•http://submarinenetworks.com/systems/categories
•http://www.kddi.com/english/corporate/news_release/archive/kdd/press-e97/97-030-c.html
•http://www.fiberopticsonline.com/doc/china-us-undersea-cable-placed-into-service-0001
•http://en.people.cn/english/200001/11/eng20000111T122.html
•http://www.cablemap.info/?c=CUCN
•http://www.submarinecablemap.com/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AT%26T_Communications
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Telecom
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nippon_Telegraph_and_Telephone
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KT_Corporation

Image credit:
•http://www.submarinecablemap.com/#/submarine-cable/china-u-s-cable-network-chus___

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2015-01-10 14:45:00 (8 comments, 32 reshares, 132 +1s)Open 

Today in History: U.S. Space Program was Born—
Man First “Touches” Moon
On January 10, 1946 — 69 years ago today — the United States Space Program and the field of radio astronomy in the U.S. were both born when John Hibbett DeWitt, Jr., and his chief scientist, Edwin King Stodola, successfully became the first humans (with their sophisticated equipment) to “touch” another celestial body by bouncing radar signals off the moon and receiving them back on Earth seconds later.

DeWitt and Stodola and a small team of engineers were participants in the U.S. Army Signal Corps “Project Diana,” a program designed to test the feasibility of bouncing radar signals off the Moon and receiving the reflected signals. The name “Diana” was used because the Roman goddess of the Moon was Diana. The big question the project sought to answer was “Could radio waves in thevery high frequency ban... altro »

Today in History: U.S. Space Program was Born—
Man First “Touches” Moon
On January 10, 1946 — 69 years ago today — the United States Space Program and the field of radio astronomy in the U.S. were both born when John Hibbett DeWitt, Jr., and his chief scientist, Edwin King Stodola, successfully became the first humans (with their sophisticated equipment) to “touch” another celestial body by bouncing radar signals off the moon and receiving them back on Earth seconds later.

DeWitt and Stodola and a small team of engineers were participants in the U.S. Army Signal Corps “Project Diana,” a program designed to test the feasibility of bouncing radar signals off the Moon and receiving the reflected signals. The name “Diana” was used because the Roman goddess of the Moon was Diana. The big question the project sought to answer was “Could radio waves in the very high frequency band completely penetrate the ionosphere and also break through whatever atmosphere might surround the Moon?” The answer provided on this day was a resounding “yes” (although the return signals were weak).

Project Diana helped to set the stage for man-made communications satellites and for eventual manned exploration of the Moon (because a communications pathway with exploring astronauts had been demonstrated).

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywDE57CtaTM

Sources:
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4404759/Project-Diana-bounces-radio-waves-off-moon--January-10--1946
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Diana
•http://www.optcorp.com/articles/bouncing-the-first-radar-signal-off-the-moon/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_H._DeWitt,_Jr.
•https://aas.org/obituaries/john-hibbett-dewitt-jr-1906-1999
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_King_Stodola
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radar_astronomy
•http://www.campevans.org/camp eve
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Evans_Historic_District
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communication_Moon_Relay
•http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4217/ch2.htm

Image credits:
•Project Diana Antenna at Fort Monmouth, NJ [Left]: By Mwhite66 at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0a/Project_Diana_antenna.jpg
•New York Post [Right].___

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2015-01-09 13:32:52 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Feces-generated water
Are you up for a toast of feces-generated water with Bill Gates?

Feces-generated water
Are you up for a toast of feces-generated water with Bill Gates?___

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2015-01-09 05:23:09 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Apple introduces iTunes, 2001
On January 9, 2001 — 14 years ago today — Apple began to dramatically accelerate trends affecting the music industry by introducing the free iTunes software music management library. The software was developed outside of Apple, primarily by Bill Kincaid and Jeff Robbin as “SoundJam MP.” Bill and Jeff had been previous employees of Apple, and Apple bought their software and hired the two back in order to create a more streamlined and easy-to-use music player than the original SoundJam MP. Essentially, SoundJam MP was revamped with a few new features, simplified, and renamed iTunes 1.0. The software could receive input from the consumer’s CDs, match the CD songs with more robust Internet data about the song, create an information field for each CD song, and store the CDs on an Apple hard drive. The consumer could then create uniqueplaylists... altro »

Today in History: Apple introduces iTunes, 2001
On January 9, 2001 — 14 years ago today — Apple began to dramatically accelerate trends affecting the music industry by introducing the free iTunes software music management library. The software was developed outside of Apple, primarily by Bill Kincaid and Jeff Robbin as “SoundJam MP.” Bill and Jeff had been previous employees of Apple, and Apple bought their software and hired the two back in order to create a more streamlined and easy-to-use music player than the original SoundJam MP. Essentially, SoundJam MP was revamped with a few new features, simplified, and renamed iTunes 1.0. The software could receive input from the consumer’s CDs, match the CD songs with more robust Internet data about the song, create an information field for each CD song, and store the CDs on an Apple hard drive. The consumer could then create unique playlists on an Apple computer and then generate personalized CDs.

At this point in consumer music history, there still was no iPod (that came along in October of 2001). It wasn’t until two years later that Apple introduced the iTunes Store — the online, downloadable store that popularized the $1 per song format and encouraged consumers to create their own mix of artists’ tunes on unique playlists, rather than having the music industry force entire CD albums on them. So in 2001, the main purpose of the iTunes software was to help music lovers organize their off-line CD albums by encouraging them to upload their tunes onto Apple drives and create their own CDs with mixes of their favorite songs from their favorite artists.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF_c5KSK0-A [how times have changed]

Sources:
•http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2001/01/09Apple-Introduces-iTunes-Worlds-Best-and-Easiest-To-Use-Jukebox-Software.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITunes_version_history
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SoundJam_MP
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Robbin
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Kincaid
•http://www.atpm.com/7.02/itunes.shtml
•https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#safe=off&q=steve%20jobs%20itunes%20launch

Image credit:
•Steve at age 46, July 18, 2001 (not January 9), at MacWorld, NY. Best photo i could quickly find of Steve giving a demonstration about this time.___

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2015-01-08 05:27:28 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Herman Hollerith granted patents for first computing machine, 1889
On January 8, 1889 — 126 years ago today — the U.S. Patent Office awarded Herman Hollerith patents regarding an “Apparatus for Compiling Statistics.” These patents and the subsequent machines developed from them have caused Hollerith to be widely regarded as “the father of modern automatic computation.” Hollerith determined to use the punch card as the basis for processing and storing information, and punch cards were used as the primary medium of the computer industry for a majority of the Twentieth Century. (Punch cards had been used earlier in the textile industry to control looms.) Hollerith not only designed but built the first punched-card tabulating and sorting machines, the first keypunch, the first automatic card-feed mechanism, and founded a company that would grow into IBM (throughacquisition... altro »

Today in History: Herman Hollerith granted patents for first computing machine, 1889
On January 8, 1889 — 126 years ago today — the U.S. Patent Office awarded Herman Hollerith patents regarding an “Apparatus for Compiling Statistics.” These patents and the subsequent machines developed from them have caused Hollerith to be widely regarded as “the father of modern automatic computation.” Hollerith determined to use the punch card as the basis for processing and storing information, and punch cards were used as the primary medium of the computer industry for a majority of the Twentieth Century. (Punch cards had been used earlier in the textile industry to control looms.) Hollerith not only designed but built the first punched-card tabulating and sorting machines, the first keypunch, the first automatic card-feed mechanism, and founded a company that would grow into IBM (through acquisition and merger).

Background
Herman Hollerith was born near Buffalo, New York on February 29, 1860. According to his legend, he hated spelling so much that he jumped out a grade-school window to escape spelling lesson and subsequently got expelled from school. A private tutor taught him well enough that he was able to enter Columbia College when he was only 16. He graduated with a degree in mining engineering and got low marks in bookkeeping and machinery. After college, he got a job at the U.S. Census Office as it was gearing up for the 1880 census. 

A fellow Census Bureau employee, Dr. John Shaw Billings, suggested that there must be a way to mechanize the census tabulation process to save time and reduce errors. About this time, it was taking almost a decade to tabulate the results of a census that was mandated by Congress every 10 years. As soon as the data from one census was tabulated, a new census was underway, immediately obsoleting the data then available. At a supper in Dr. Billings’s home when this problem was discussed, Hollerith became determined to find a way to speed up the census process.

Years of hard work and patient experimenting later, Hollerith had developed the essential elements required to automate the tabulation process and filed the patents that were awarded this day, 126 years ago. The Census Bureau then called for competitive bids on equipment that could facilitate and accelerate the tabulation of census results. Hollerith’s system was twice as fast as the closest competitor. The 1890 census proved the great value of the Hollerith system, as the census was completed 2 years earlier than the previous census with a savings of $5 million (about $40 million in today's inflated dollars). 

Based on the astounding success of his machines, Hollerith founded the Tabulating Machine Company in 1896. In 1911, Hollerith’s firm merged with 3 other companies to form the Computing Tabulating Recording Company, which, under the presidency of Thomas J. Watson, was renamed International Business Machines (IBM) in 1924.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlUWg2nxCz0
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoUK2_vXqQk [not precisely accurate but generally good background information] 

Sources:
•http://www.columbia.edu/cu/computinghistory/hollerith.html
•http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/builders/builders_hollerith.html
•http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/vintage/vintage_4506VV2027.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Hollerith
•http://www.google.com/patents/US395783
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punched_card
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabulating_machine
•https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071228003312AADNo20

Book:
•_Computing: A Concise History_
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008CJ4EE4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B008CJ4EE4&linkCode=as2&tag=empoweringnews-20&linkId=665TB5V3IYQR73HH

Image credits:
•Hollerith Census Tabulator [Left]: By Adam Schuster (Flickr: Proto IBM) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
•Herman Hollerith [Right]: By Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), ca. 1849-1893, photographer. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AHollerith.jpg___

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2015-01-07 07:28:28 (87 comments, 141 reshares, 393 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Commodore 64 Demonstrated at CES, 1982
On January 7, 1982 — 33 years ago today — the Commodore 64 (C64), manufactured by Commodore International, was first shown to a large gathering of potential users at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The 8-bit, $595-priced computer was substantially less expensive and more powerful than other personal computers on the market offered by IBM, Apple, and Atari — largely because Commodore made its own chips. C64, as its name implies, had about 64K of RAM, technologically superior sound and graphics specifications than available from its competitors, like the Apple II and Atari 800. Consequently, the C64 dominated the home personal computer market for most of the 1980s, and it became the largest selling single computer model in history (up to that time).

Further details about the Commodore 64:

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Today in History: Commodore 64 Demonstrated at CES, 1982
On January 7, 1982 — 33 years ago today — the Commodore 64 (C64), manufactured by Commodore International, was first shown to a large gathering of potential users at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The 8-bit, $595-priced computer was substantially less expensive and more powerful than other personal computers on the market offered by IBM, Apple, and Atari — largely because Commodore made its own chips. C64, as its name implies, had about 64K of RAM, technologically superior sound and graphics specifications than available from its competitors, like the Apple II and Atari 800. Consequently, the C64 dominated the home personal computer market for most of the 1980s, and it became the largest selling single computer model in history (up to that time).

Further details about the Commodore 64:

The Tech:
• Processor: MOS Technology 6510, VIC II (Video), SID (Sound)
• Speed: 1.023 MHz
• CPU: 6510
• RAM: 64KB
• ROM: 20KB
• Colors: 16
• Ports: 2 Joystick plugs, Cartridge Slot, Tape interface, Serial Port, User Port, TV/Cable out.
• Power supply port.

Packaged With:
• Computer unit/keyboard
• AC power supply
• Video cable
• TV Switchbox

Peripherals:
• Disk Drive: 5 1/4" floppy drive.
• Datasette/Tape Drive: Tape recorder that saved files to a cassette.
• Dot Matrix Printer
• Joysticks and Paddle Controllers
• Light pen: Wand used to draw digital images and some mouse style functions.
• Vicmodem Cartridge: Telephone interface cartridge to access online content.

The Design:
The main unit is contained within the keyboard, with ports and connectors on the side and back panels.

The Keyboard:
• 66 Keys
• 2 Cursor control keys
• 4 Function keys
• Upper/lower case set
• Graphic character set keys.

Side Panel:
• Power Socket for the AC adaptor.
• Power Switch
• Game Ports – Two game controller inputs. A lightpen can connect using the port closest to the front of the unit.

Rear Panel:
• Cartridge Slot – Accepts program and game cartridges.
• Channel Selector Switch –Selects which TV channel the computer will display on (3 or 4).
• TV/Video Switcher Box Connector.
• Audio & Video Output – Allows a sound system or monitor connector.
• Serial Port – Interface to attach a printer or disk drive.
• Cassette Interface – A port to connect the Datassette recorder.
• User Port – Used for various hardware types such as the Vicmodem cartridge.

Turning the Television into a Monitor:
While other computers on the market required expensive computer monitors, most of which were monotone or offered limited colors, the C64 could be hooked up to a television set just like a gaming console, using a TV/Video switch and featured a range of 16 colors. This made the C64 ideal for families buying their first computer on a limited budget.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmnlkLc1Foc
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0wCvtkcMsM

Sources:
•http://www.mos6502.com/friday-commodore/30-years-of-commodore-64/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_64
•http://oldcomputers.net/c64.html
•http://www.pc-history.org/comm.htm
•http://www.commodore.ca/commodore-products/commodore-64-the-best-selling-computer-in-history/
•http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=98
•https://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Commodore_64.html
•http://www.zimmers.net/cbmpics/c64s.html
•http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/9449764/Commodore-64-at-30-computing-for-the-masses.html
•http://classicgames.about.com/od/classicvideogames101/p/Commodore64.htm?utm_term=Commodore%2064%20History&utm_content=p1-main-1-title&utm_medium=sem-rel&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=adid-61c752cc-034d-47ae-887b-b289e1659e97-0-ab_gsb_ocode-12599&ad=semD&an=google_s&am=broad&q=Commodore%2064%20History&dqi=&o=12599&l=sem&qsrc=6&askid=61c752cc-034d-47ae-887b-b289e1659e97-0-ab_gsb

Image credit:
•By Evan-Amos (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ACommodore-64-Computer.png

[Please let me know if you find any errors or inaccurate statements in the above or in the image. Thanks.]___

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2015-01-06 07:25:38 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Morse’s Electric Telegraph System Demonstrated, 1838
A patient waiter is no loser
On January 6, 1838 — 177 years ago today — Samuel F. B. Morse and Alfred Vail first successfully demonstrated crucial elements of the telegraph system that was soon to revolutionize communications. The demonstration took place at the Speedwell Ironworks, a factory complex built by Alfred Vail’s father, who was an innovative industrialist. Earlier, on September 2, 1837, Alfred had witnessed one of Morse’s telegraph experiments, and Alfred became fascinated with the telegraph technology. Subsequently, Alfred negotiated an agreement with Morse to develop Morse’s electric telegraph technology at Speedwell at Alfred’s expense in exchange for 25% of eventual proceeds from the sale of such equipment. As part of the agreement, Morse was to obtain full patent rights. Despite thehistorical re... altro »

Today in History: Morse’s Electric Telegraph System Demonstrated, 1838
A patient waiter is no loser
On January 6, 1838 — 177 years ago today — Samuel F. B. Morse and Alfred Vail first successfully demonstrated crucial elements of the telegraph system that was soon to revolutionize communications. The demonstration took place at the Speedwell Ironworks, a factory complex built by Alfred Vail’s father, who was an innovative industrialist. Earlier, on September 2, 1837, Alfred had witnessed one of Morse’s telegraph experiments, and Alfred became fascinated with the telegraph technology. Subsequently, Alfred negotiated an agreement with Morse to develop Morse’s electric telegraph technology at Speedwell at Alfred’s expense in exchange for 25% of eventual proceeds from the sale of such equipment. As part of the agreement, Morse was to obtain full patent rights. Despite the historical record indicating that Vail was responsible for making numerous critical improvements to the original Morse system, Vail received little recognition for his hard work and relentless focus in bringing the telegraph system to market. As the telegraph became the primary means of communicating long distances, Morse became wealthy; Alfred’s percentage of profits diminished as another partner was added by Morse, and Alfred saw little income from the invention he helped to create.

[Note: i’m still reading about the history of this invention — a fascinating story involving numerous innovators and thinkers, as well as the usual supply of clashing and compromising personalities, and i hope to add a summary of this history here soon. But for now, i need some sleep, haha.]

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGs57VQHt7M
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvOsAmCeL-I [Amateur video by young student of the Speedwell Village historic site where Morse’s telegraph system was demonstrated on January 6 and again on January 11 and later in January to an invited public audience.]

Sources:
•http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/january-6/
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/morse-demonstrates-telegraph
•http://thegreatgeekmanual.com/blog/this-day-in-geek-history-january-6
•http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Demonstration_of_Practical_Telegraphy,_1838
•http://www.nj.com/morristown/index.ssf/2008/01/a_patient_waiter_is_no_loser_t.html
•http://www.samuelmorse.net/
•http://www.worldculturepictorial.com/blog/content/jan-6-1838-samuel-morse-1st-demonstrated-electric-telegraph-what-hath-god-wrought-1st-formal
•http://www.wrvmuseum.org/morsecodehistory.htm
•http://inventors.about.com/od/mstartinventors/a/samuel_morse_3.htm
•http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions/a/telegraph.htm
•http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/theymadeamerica/whomade/morse_lo.html
•http://inventors.about.com/od/indrevolution/a/telegraph_2.htm
•http://history1800s.about.com/od/inventioninnovation/a/telegraph01.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_telegraph
•http://www.history.com/topics/inventions/telegraph
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Morse
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Vail
•http://www.morrisparks.net/speedwell/home.html

Image credits:
•Morse telegraph 1837 [Left]: By (c) 2006 Zubro (image by myself) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Morse_Telegraph_1837.jpg
•Morse with telegraph key [Top right]: E. & H. T. Anthony / Courtesy of the Jeffrey Kraus Collection, www.antiquephotographics.com., via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Samuelfinleybreesemorse.jpg
•Alfred Vail [Bottom right]: By PMHauge at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alfred_Vail.GIF___

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2015-01-05 06:59:11 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Rocket pioneer Goddard was awarded Smithsonian grant, 1917
“Father of the Space Age”
On January 5, 1917 — 98 years ago today — Professor Robert H. Goddard of Clark College, Worcester, Massachusetts, was awarded a grant from the Smithsonian Institution. Goddard had written a research proposal about developing and experimenting with rockets and submitted it to the institution in October, 1916. Within 3 months, Goddard received a letter from the head of the Smithsonian, Charles Doolittle Walcott, that explained the Smithsonian was willing to support Goddard’s proposed work.

In the letter, Smithsonian Secretary Walcott explained: 

I have submitted your proposals and data to a committee consisting of Dr. C. G. Abbot of this Institution and Dr. E. Buckingham of the Bureau of Standards for report with recommendations. Both gentlemen havingverified t... altro »

Today in History: Rocket pioneer Goddard was awarded Smithsonian grant, 1917
“Father of the Space Age”
On January 5, 1917 — 98 years ago today — Professor Robert H. Goddard of Clark College, Worcester, Massachusetts, was awarded a grant from the Smithsonian Institution. Goddard had written a research proposal about developing and experimenting with rockets and submitted it to the institution in October, 1916. Within 3 months, Goddard received a letter from the head of the Smithsonian, Charles Doolittle Walcott, that explained the Smithsonian was willing to support Goddard’s proposed work.

In the letter, Smithsonian Secretary Walcott explained: 

I have submitted your proposals and data to a committee consisting of Dr. C. G. Abbot of this Institution and Dr. E. Buckingham of the Bureau of Standards for report with recommendations. Both gentlemen having verified the soundness of your theoretical work, the accuracy of the numerical data, and being favorably impressed with the ingenuity of your mechanical and experimental dispositions, the clearness of your exposition, and recognizing the value of that which is proposed, they concur in recommending support on the part of the Institution.

I, therefore, have pleasure in approving a grant to you of $5,000.00 from the Hodgkins Fund, to be used for the purposes described in your letter of October 19, 1916...

The 1917 $5,000 grant is about $100,000 in today’s adjusted-for-inflation dollars. 

Background
Like the parents of Ray Kurzweil, Larry Page, and numerous other innovators, Goddard’s parents were supportive of Robert’s home experiments as he was growing up. Goddard’s father encouraged Robert’s scientific interest by getting Robert a telescope, a microscope, and a subscription to Scientific American. When Robert was 16 years old, he read H. G. Wells’s science fiction novel, The War of the Worlds, which sparked his interest in space. He also developed a habit of writing down daily events in a diary, and one such key event that he recorded happened on October 19, 1899 when he was 17 years old. After climbing a cherry tree and looking at the fields below, he imagined — in his own words — “how wonderful it would be to make some device which had even the possibility of ascending to Mars… It seemed to me then that a weight whirling around a horizontal shaft, moving more rapidly above than below, could furnish lift by virtue of the greater centrifugal force at the top of the path. I was a different boy when i descended the tree… Existence at last seemed very purposive.”

In high school, Goddard suffered from upper respiratory and stomach ailments and spent much time away from school. He used the time to read scientific books which he borrowed from the local library; at the library, he also read the periodical Smithsonian, in which he learned about Samuel Langley’s scientific papers on aerodynamics and his experiments with machine-generated flight. Goddard spent the next decade getting his undergraduate degree and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics and then accepted a research fellowship at Princeton University’s Palmer Physical Laboratory.

By 1913, Goddard had developed the mathematics that allowed him to calculate the position and velocity of a rocket in vertical flight, given the weight of the rocket and the propellant and the velocity of the exhaust gases. Unfortunately, in early 1913, Goddard contracted tuberculosis and had to leave Princeton. His doctors did not expect him to live, but his dream of spaceflight via rockets inspired him to walk for exercise in the fresh air, and his condition gradually improved. He worked on securing a number of patents during this time (ultimately 214 patents), including two of his most significant patents that were milestones in the history of rocketry: (1) a multi-stage rocket fueled with solid “explosive material,” and (2) a rocket fueled with solid explosive materials or with liquid propellants (gasoline and liquid nitrous oxide). 

The Smithsonian Institution was interested in rockets for the purpose of better understanding meteorological events by studying the Earth’s atmospheric envelope. So Goddard applied to the Smithsonian for a grant to meet the Smithsonian’s needs, but he knew that the grant would further advance his dream of building rockets for space travel. While using the grant money to further his research, Goddard produced a landmark report, “A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes,” which is today regarded as a pioneering work of rocket science. A final section of his report speculated about the possibility of rockets reaching “infinite altitude” — not only reaching the Earth’s upper atmosphere, but escaping from Earth’s gravity and traveling to the Moon and beyond. 

The Smithsonian published Goddard’s report in 1919, and it gained Goddard much media coverage — most of it negative. On January 12, 1920, The New York Times published a front-page story about Goddard and the small part of his report that speculated about rockets reaching the Moon. The next day, The Times ran an unsigned editorial article, entitled “A Severe Strain on Credulity,” in which Goddard was sharply rebuked for lacking “the knowledge ladled out daily in high schools.” The day after Apollo 11 was launched on the first manned mission to the Moon, The Times published a correction to its 1920 editorial: Further investigation and experimentation have confirmed the findings of Isaac Newton … that a rocket can function in a vacuum as well as in an atmosphere. In other words, Goddard was unfairly rebuked, and he certainly understood science better than anyone at The Times, at least in 1920.

By those observers who know more than The New York Times in 1920, Goddard has been called both “the father of modern rocket propulsion” and, consequently, “the father of the Space Age.” NASA reports from its website of the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, “By 1926, Goddard had constructed and successfully tested the first rocket using liquid fuel. Indeed, the flight of Goddard’s rocket on March 16, 1926, at Auburn, Massachusetts, was as significant to history as that of the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk.” NASA continued with a list of Dr. Goddard’s major contributions to rocketry and spaceflight:
Explored the practicality of using rocket propulsion to reach high altitudes, even the moon (1912)
Proved that a rocket will work in a vacuum, that it needs no air to push against
Developed and fired a liquid fuel rocket (March 16, 1926, Auburn, Mass.)
Shot a scientific payload in a rocket flight (1929, Auburn, Mass.)
Used vanes in the rocket motor blast for guidance (1932, New Mexico)
Developed gyro control apparatus for rocket flight (1932, New Mexico)
Received U.S. patent for of multi-stage rocket (1914)
Developed pumps suitable for rocket fuels
Launched a rocket with a motor pivoted on gimbals under the influence of a gyro mechanism (1937)


The Smithsonian’s Grant, awarded this day in 1917, was pivotal to Goddard’s research and experimentation and, small though the grant was, it is worthy of recognition as an outstanding contribution to the advancement of science.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoausqFlHlM
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVAmBN28_pw
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq7WmrTbi-Q

Sources:
•http://siarchives.si.edu/history/exhibits/stories/january-5-1917-secretary-walcott-goddard-approving-grant
•http://siarchives.si.edu/history/exhibits/stories/robert-h-goddard-american-rocket-pioneer
•http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/home/index.html#.VKknnGTF-s4
•http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/about/history/dr_goddard.html#.VKh4EWTF-s4
•http://www.space.com/19944-robert-goddard.html
•http://www.spaceline.org/history/22.html
•http://www.astronautix.com/astros/goddard.htm#chrono
•http://siarchives.si.edu/collections/siris_sic_577
•http://siarchives.si.edu/history/charles-doolittle-walcott
•http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/

Image credits:
•Colorized image of Dr. Goddard at Clark University chalkboard in 1924 [Left]:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/images/content/296776main_goddardchalkboard_HI.jpg
•By Esther C. Goddard (Great Images in NASA) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AGoddard_and_Rocket.jpg___

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2015-01-04 11:40:14 (3 comments, 21 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Today in History: NASA’s Rover “Spirit” Landed on Mars, 2004
On January 4, 2004 — 11 years ago today — NASA’s robotic vehicle, the rover “Spirit,” landed safely on Mars. Spirit was the second robotic vehicle to land on Mars; the first was the Mars Pathfinder “Sojourner” in 1997. Spirit was joined by its twin rover, “Opportunity,” several weeks later. Both rovers were launched in July, 2003. The rovers were expected to operate for about 90 days. However, Spirit functioned for 5 years, over 20x the planned mission time. On May 1, 2009, Spirit got irretrievably stuck in Martian soft soil, but continued to send back data to Earth until it finally stopped communicating with Earth scientists on March 22, 2010.

Rover was assaulted by dust storms and cold winters, but came through these severe weather events largely unfazed. According to John Callas, Project Managerfor the Spirit and Oppo... altro »

Today in History: NASA’s Rover “Spirit” Landed on Mars, 2004
On January 4, 2004 — 11 years ago today — NASA’s robotic vehicle, the rover “Spirit,” landed safely on Mars. Spirit was the second robotic vehicle to land on Mars; the first was the Mars Pathfinder “Sojourner” in 1997. Spirit was joined by its twin rover, “Opportunity,” several weeks later. Both rovers were launched in July, 2003. The rovers were expected to operate for about 90 days. However, Spirit functioned for 5 years, over 20x the planned mission time. On May 1, 2009, Spirit got irretrievably stuck in Martian soft soil, but continued to send back data to Earth until it finally stopped communicating with Earth scientists on March 22, 2010.

Rover was assaulted by dust storms and cold winters, but came through these severe weather events largely unfazed. According to John Callas, Project Manager for the Spirit and Opportunity rover missions, “Rover turned lemons into lemonade a number of times.” For example, a couple of years into the mission, Spirit’s right front wheel broke, so NASA’s scientists and engineers learned how to drive Spirit backwards (dragging the damaged wheel behind). Out of this adversity, Spirit went on to make an amazing discovery: evidence of water, pH neutral (pure) water, and hot springs existing at a time in Mars’s past history. Spirit revealed strong indications that Mars was at one time like the Earth, most likely about 3.5 to 4 billion years ago — with liquid water on its surface, a thicker atmosphere, and warmer temperatures than what now exist. In other words, Mars was at one time a place that could have supported life.

With the help of exploratory rovers like Spirit, humans may one day travel to Mars and extend the human civilization to another planet.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txLpd7tQwuY
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I94gybiKUKY

Sources:
•http://mars.nasa.gov/programmissions/missions/
•http://mars.nasa.gov/mer/home/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_%28rover%29
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_missions_to_Mars

Image credit:
•An artist's concept portrays a NASA Mars Exploration Rover on the surface of Mars. By NASA/JPL/Cornell University, Maas Digital LLC [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ANASA_Mars_Rover.jpg___

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2015-01-03 16:05:28 (16 comments, 8 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Bitcoin Established the “Genesis Block”
— marking the launch of digital currency
On January 3, 2009 — just 6 years ago today — Bitcoin, the first decentralized digital currency to begin trading, established the Genesis Block. The Genesis Block defines exactly all the variables required to recreate the block and form a “block chain.” A block chain is a transaction database shared by all transactors participating in the system. The database is a public ledger of all Bitcoin transactions, and it is published to a distributed network of participating computers that have downloaded the bitcoin software. In real-time (every minute or so), batches of transactions are released in a block to be validated by the network and added to the block chain. These added blocks get a unique cryptographic marking that (a) permanently fixes every transaction and block inchronological... altro »

Today in History: Bitcoin Established the “Genesis Block”
— marking the launch of digital currency
On January 3, 2009 — just 6 years ago today — Bitcoin, the first decentralized digital currency to begin trading, established the Genesis Block. The Genesis Block defines exactly all the variables required to recreate the block and form a “block chain.” A block chain is a transaction database shared by all transactors participating in the system. The database is a public ledger of all Bitcoin transactions, and it is published to a distributed network of participating computers that have downloaded the bitcoin software. In real-time (every minute or so), batches of transactions are released in a block to be validated by the network and added to the block chain. These added blocks get a unique cryptographic marking that (a) permanently fixes every transaction and block in chronological order and (b) ensures the authenticity of every transaction.

Background:
In 2008, an anonymous programmer (or possibly a team of programmers), known as “Satoshi Nakamoto,” posted a paper on a popular cryptography blog that proposed a new system of currency that eliminates the need for banks and credit card companies — the intermediaries that currently process financial transactions between 2 individuals who are often strangers. Instead of banks and credit card companies recording transactions in their centralized, private ledgers, the paper proposed that all transactions between individuals and organizations be recorded in a huge database managed by the open-source bitcoin software. In essence, the bitcoin software dematerializes banks and credit card companies in the same way smartphones have dematerialized instant cameras, video cameras, calculators, calendars, music albums, music players, etc. With bitcoin software, transactions take place directly between individuals and organizations, the same way Napster used to share music between individuals — in a peer-to-peer network that is mediated only by open source software, not by any money-grabbing entities like banks or credit card companies. 

Within months of the submission of this proposal, and following the establishment today (6 years ago) of the fundamental components of the peer-to-peer transaction database in the “Genesis Block,” people were using the bitcoin system to buy and sell goods. Today, bitcoin is a legal cryptocurrency in the following countries:

1. Australia
2. Austria
3. Belgium
4. Brazil
5. Bulgaria
6. Canada
7. Colombia
8. Czech Republic
9. Denmark
10. Finland
11. Germany
12. Hong Kong
13. Israel
14. Japan
15. Lithuania
16. Malaysia
17. Norway
18. Philippines
19. Poland
20. Singapore
21. Slovenia
22. South Korea
23. Switzerland
24. Thailand
25. Turkey
26. United Kingdom
27. United States
28. Vietnam

Moreover, increasing numbers of companies are accepting bitcoin payments for goods and services, including these notable companies:
1. Amazon
2. Target
3. CVS
4. Subway
5. Victoria’s Secret
6. Overstock.com
7. Virgin Galactic
8. Wordpress 
9. Reddit
10. Zynga
11. PayPal
12. eBay
13. Tesla
14. OKCupid
15. Tiger Direct
16. Zappos
17. Fiverr.com
18. Home Depot
19. Kmart
20. Sears
21. Dish Network
22. Apple’s App Store
23. MIT Coop Store
24. Wikipedia
25. 1-800-Flowers.com
26. Bloomberg.com
27. Expedia.com

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4g1XFU8Gto
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5JGQXCTe3c

Sources:
•http://www.technologyreview.com/news/424091/what-bitcoin-is-and-why-it-matters/
•http://www.mail-archive.com/cryptography@metzdowd.com/msg09959.html
•https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Block_chain
•http://startupmanagement.org/2014/12/27/the-blockchain-is-the-new-database-get-ready-to-rewrite-everything/
•https://bitcoin.org/en/faq
•http://historyofbitcoin.org/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Bitcoin
•http://pando.com/2014/07/04/from-the-genesis-block-to-tim-drapers-big-buy-a-history-of-bitcoin/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satoshi_Nakamoto
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_Bitcoin_by_country
•http://www.nasdaq.com/article/what-companies-accept-bitcoin-cm323438
•http://www.bitcoinvalues.net/who-accepts-bitcoins-payment-companies-stores-take-bitcoins.html

Image credits:
•Bitcoin Museum:
https://www.thebitcoinmuseum.com/index.php/coins-bullion/bitcoinnerd-2.html
•Map of countries where bitcoin is legal [Left]. By Habarithor (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ALegal_status_of_bitcoin.png


[Still working on the text of this post — please advise me what other essential details i need to include or if you see errors. Thanks.]___

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2015-01-02 05:33:59 (13 comments, 43 reshares, 270 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Spacecraft to Reach Escape Velocity of Earth was Launched, 1959
On January 2, 1959 — 56 years ago today — the Soviet Union’s Luna 1 (a name applied retroactively years later) was launched and became the first spacecraft to reach escape speed of the Earth. The spacecraft was first known as “Mechta” (“Dream”) and its mission was to hit the Moon via a direct ascent trajectory. An incorrectly timed upper stage burn of the third stage rocket caused Luna 1 to miss the Moon by more than 3,600 miles (5,900 kilometers); but after missing the Moon, Luna 1 became the first spacecraft to reach solar orbit (its orbit lies between the planets of Earth and Mars). 

Luna 1 also marked the first time in history that radio communication took place at over 310,000 miles (500,000 kilometers). Luna 1 discovered that the Moon had no magnetic field; it also found theexistence of a... altro »

Today in History: First Spacecraft to Reach Escape Velocity of Earth was Launched, 1959
On January 2, 1959 — 56 years ago today — the Soviet Union’s Luna 1 (a name applied retroactively years later) was launched and became the first spacecraft to reach escape speed of the Earth. The spacecraft was first known as “Mechta” (“Dream”) and its mission was to hit the Moon via a direct ascent trajectory. An incorrectly timed upper stage burn of the third stage rocket caused Luna 1 to miss the Moon by more than 3,600 miles (5,900 kilometers); but after missing the Moon, Luna 1 became the first spacecraft to reach solar orbit (its orbit lies between the planets of Earth and Mars). 

Luna 1 also marked the first time in history that radio communication took place at over 310,000 miles (500,000 kilometers). Luna 1 discovered that the Moon had no magnetic field; it also found the existence of a solar wind — a strong flow of ionized plasma originating from the Sun and streaming through interplanetary space.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=242XVAmccZ0 (old documentary made in the late 1980s and early 1990s).

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_1
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1959-012A
•http://www.zarya.info/Diaries/Luna/Luna01.php
•http://www.mapsofworld.com/on-this-day/january-2-1959-the-soviet-union-launches-luna-1
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_velocity
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_wind•http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/SolarWind.shtml
•http://helios.gsfc.nasa.gov/sw.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_artificial_objects_in_heliocentric_orbit

Image credits:
•Model of Luna 1: RIA Novosti archive, image #510848 / Alexander Mokletsov / CC-BY-SA 3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons___

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OK, i don't claim to be a graphic artist, but here's my best effort. I sincerely hope all your loving and worthy dreams come true in this new year.

OK, i don't claim to be a graphic artist, but here's my best effort. I sincerely hope all your loving and worthy dreams come true in this new year.___

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2015-01-01 09:17:30 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Today in History: World’s First Scheduled Airline Began Operations, 1914
On January 1, 1914 — 101 years ago today — the world’s first scheduled heavier-than-air airline began operations. The airline was the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line, organized by Percival E. Fansler, and the fleet of planes consisted of 2 Benoist XIV conventional biplanes (two parallel wings), called “flying boats.” Total number of passengers per flight was one, and the single passenger sat next to the pilot in an open cockpit. The first scheduled flight between the yacht basin in St. Petersburg and the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa departed just before 10:00 AM and was piloted by Tony Jannus, an early pioneer and daredevil in aviation history. The flight covered 18 miles (29 kilometers) and took under half an hour — about 11 hours less than the best alternative travel service by rail.

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Today in History: World’s First Scheduled Airline Began Operations, 1914
On January 1, 1914 — 101 years ago today — the world’s first scheduled heavier-than-air airline began operations. The airline was the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line, organized by Percival E. Fansler, and the fleet of planes consisted of 2 Benoist XIV conventional biplanes (two parallel wings), called “flying boats.” Total number of passengers per flight was one, and the single passenger sat next to the pilot in an open cockpit. The first scheduled flight between the yacht basin in St. Petersburg and the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa departed just before 10:00 AM and was piloted by Tony Jannus, an early pioneer and daredevil in aviation history. The flight covered 18 miles (29 kilometers) and took under half an hour — about 11 hours less than the best alternative travel service by rail.

The St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line was founded by Percival Fansler and Thomas Wesley Benoit (the designer of the biplane used for service). Their company negotiated a contract with the St. Petersburg Board of Trade, which agreed to subsidize 50% of the costs for starting the airline, to provide 2 daily flights per day. When the contract expired on March 31, 1914, the company had transported 1,204 passengers without injury and lost only 4 days to mechanical problems. A decline in business and lack of continued funding from the Board of Trade caused the end of the service.

YouTube videos:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGKZ_5kBWh0
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjTPHnR-2iQ

Sources:
•https://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/america-by-air/online/early_years/early_years01.cfm
•http://www.tampapix.com/jannus.htm
•http://www.fantasyofflight.com/aircraft/early-flight/1913-benoist-xiv/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benoist_XIV
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_W._Benoist
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Jannus

Image credits:
•Thomas Benoist (airplane designer, left), former St. Petersburg Mayor (center), and Tony Janus (pilot, right): Image provided by National Air and Space Museum Archives. [Top left]
•Map of the scheduled St. Petersburg to Tampa flight route: Map provided by the National Air and Space Museum. [Bottom left]
•Benoit XIV airboat: This image was taken from the Florida Photographic collection, where it is image rc04751. [Right]___

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2014-12-31 06:44:32 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Supersonic Transport Plane Took Flight, 1968
On December 31, 1968 — 46 years ago today — not the Concorde, but the Soviet Union’s supersonic transport aircraft, the Tupolev Tu-144, first flew (2 months before the Concorde first flew). Many people have observed that the Tupolev supersonic plane closely resembled the Concorde, and there has been speculation that Russian espionage was responsible for “securing” design plans from the company that built the Concorde. Some press reporters in western media went so far as to nickname the Soviet Tu-144 the “Concordski.” 

The story from the Soviet Union is that Andrei Tupolev and his son were the leading design pioneers of the Tu-144. Whatever the case, Tupolev was recognized for his aircraft design work outside the Soviet Union — honored by both the British Royal Aeronautical Society and the AmericanInstitute of Aer... altro »

Today in History: First Supersonic Transport Plane Took Flight, 1968
On December 31, 1968 — 46 years ago today — not the Concorde, but the Soviet Union’s supersonic transport aircraft, the Tupolev Tu-144, first flew (2 months before the Concorde first flew). Many people have observed that the Tupolev supersonic plane closely resembled the Concorde, and there has been speculation that Russian espionage was responsible for “securing” design plans from the company that built the Concorde. Some press reporters in western media went so far as to nickname the Soviet Tu-144 the “Concordski.” 

The story from the Soviet Union is that Andrei Tupolev and his son were the leading design pioneers of the Tu-144. Whatever the case, Tupolev was recognized for his aircraft design work outside the Soviet Union — honored by both the British Royal Aeronautical Society and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for his contributions to aircraft design. Tupolev founded a school for aircraft design and oversaw the design of more than 100 types of aircraft, many of which set world records. 

Tupolev had been imprisoned under Stalin on questionable charges of anti-Soviet activities; his 10 year sentence ended after just a year so that he could help in the defense of the Soviet Union against Hitler’s aggression. Perhaps one reason many observers wondered just how much of the Concorde design had been used by Tupolev in his design of the Tu-144 was that he had been involved in reverse engineering the Boeing B-29 bomber, the United States’s nuclear delivery aircraft at that time. The Soviet Union had requested to lease the B-29; but when its request was refused by the U.S. government, Tupolev headed a project to replicate the Boeing B-29, 3 of which had landed in Siberia after bombing missions over Japan.

After Stalin died and Nikita Khrushchev came to power, Tupolev was asked by Premier Khrushchev to design a supersonic aircraft, because Khrushchev was aware of the European supersonic projects and the American supersonic projects at Lockheed and Boeing (later canceled). At this time, the Cold War was at its peak as both the Soviet Union and the United States were trying to outrace each other in space accomplishments and in major technological firsts. In September (1968), the Soviet Zond 5 became the first spacecraft (unmanned) to orbit the Moon and return to Earth. In an effort to get ahead in the space race, NASA shifted its planned Apollo missions and made Apollo 8 (previously scheduled as an Earth orbit only mission, as Apollo 9 and Apollo 10 missions were) a manned mission to orbit the Moon and return to Earth — exactly what the Soviet space program had accomplished with an unmanned vehicle 3 months earlier. When NASA’s Apollo 8 sent 3 men to orbit the Moon and return safely to Earth, the Soviet Union raced to fly its transport supersonic plane before any other such supersonic plane flew — 4 days after the Apollo astronauts completed their lunar orbit mission and 2 months before the Concorde flew. Yes, the Cold War was hotly competitive in the late 1960s!

A total of 16 airworthy Soviet TU-144s were manufactured; 16 Concordes were produced. High noise levels of both planes’ engines, sonic boom disturbances, limited flying ranges, highly-publicized crashes, and cost per seat competition from the jumbo jets (Boeing 747 and Airbus 380) made the supersonic transport planes unprofitable. The last commercial flight of the Tu-144 was in 1978 and the last commercial flight of the Concorde was in 2003.

YouTube videos:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7DTmjYtNOE
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBhLZcNKM9M
•Tu-144 Paris Air Show 1973 crash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPQlbhgD4YQ
•Concorde 2000 crash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spbEa_yAA5w

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_Tu-144
•http://www.tu144sst.com/
•http://gizmodo.com/5893817/the-concordes-soviet-older-sister-that-just-couldnt-stop-crashing
•http://tu144.tripod.com/history.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Tupolev
•http://www.seasky.org/space-exploration/space-timeline-1961-1970.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supersonic_transport
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wide-body_aircraft
•http://www.tu144sst.com/accidents/accidentsindex.html
•http://www.concordesst.com/accident/past.html

Image credit:
•TU-144 passenger airliner from the RIA Novosti archive, image #566221 / Lev Polikashin / CC-BY-SA 3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RIAN_archive_566221_Tu-144_passenger_airliner.jpg___

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2014-12-30 07:10:37 (12 comments, 23 reshares, 281 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Astronomer Hubble Announced Existence of Other Galaxies
The Universe suddenly became much bigger than humans had imagined!
On December 30, 1924 — 90 years ago today — Astronomer Edwin Hubble (NASA’s space telescope is named after him) revealed a shocking discovery. The discovery is not shocking today, but in 1924 it was as stunning as when humans first learned that the Sun was the center of our “Universe,” not the Earth. On this day, Hubble announced that the Milky Way, which scientists had assumed represented the entire Universe with its 100-400 billion stars, was probably just one of many galaxies in a much bigger Universe than anyone had imagined up to that point.

Hubble made this discovery by training the 100-inch telescope at Mount Wilson in Southern California on spiral nebulae — fuzzy patches of light in the sky that astronomers hadthought wer... altro »

Today in History: Astronomer Hubble Announced Existence of Other Galaxies
The Universe suddenly became much bigger than humans had imagined!
On December 30, 1924 — 90 years ago today — Astronomer Edwin Hubble (NASA’s space telescope is named after him) revealed a shocking discovery. The discovery is not shocking today, but in 1924 it was as stunning as when humans first learned that the Sun was the center of our “Universe,” not the Earth. On this day, Hubble announced that the Milky Way, which scientists had assumed represented the entire Universe with its 100-400 billion stars, was probably just one of many galaxies in a much bigger Universe than anyone had imagined up to that point.

Hubble made this discovery by training the 100-inch telescope at Mount Wilson in Southern California on spiral nebulae — fuzzy patches of light in the sky that astronomers had thought were clouds of gas or dust within the Milky Way galaxy. Hubble estimated — using a formula developed by Henrietta Leavitt 12 years earlier — that the flickering stars of what was called the “Andromeda constellation” were some 860,000 light years away — far beyond the edge of the Milky Way that was estimated to be 100,000 light years in the distance. Many astronomers were is disbelief, because Hubble’s findings shattered their long-held convictions.

During the next 3 decades, Hubble discovered another couple of dozen galaxies — providing further evidence that the Universe was much, much bigger than astronomers had believed for a long period of time. Today, using data from NASA’s Hubble space telescope, astrophysicists estimate that there are 100 to 200 billion galaxies outside our Milky Way galaxy.

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

Sources:
•http://www.wired.com/2009/12/1230hubble-first-galaxy-outside-milky-way/
•http://www.mapsofworld.com/on-this-day/december-30-1924-american-astronomer-edwin-hubble-announces-the-existence-of-other-galaxies-
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_Way
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andromeda_Galaxy
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universe
•http://www.space.com/25303-how-many-galaxies-are-in-the-universe.html
•http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/galaxy/

Image credit:
•Andromeda Galaxy: By Adam Evans [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Andromeda_Galaxy_(with_h-alpha).jpg___

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2014-12-29 07:17:54 (4 comments, 9 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Physicist Richard Feynman Delivered “There’s Plenty of Room at Bottom” Lecture,
—considered the conceptual birth of nanotechnology
On December 29, 1959 — 55 years ago today — the world-renowned, Nobel Prize winning physicist, Richard Phillips Feynman (May 11, 1918 - February 15, 1988) gave a lecture, called “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom,” to the American Physical Society at the California Institute of Technology. Few people paid much attention to Feynman’s lecture until the polymath K. Eric Drexler, who first popularized the term “nanotechnology,” began thinking deeply and writing about the possibilities of building atom-assembling machines. Drexler even thought it would be possible to reproduce mechanically what cells do biologically. He thought it would be possible to duplicate the functions of DNA, ribosomes, and enzymes with tinymachines — enabling hum... altro »

Today in History: Physicist Richard Feynman Delivered “There’s Plenty of Room at Bottom” Lecture,
—considered the conceptual birth of nanotechnology
On December 29, 1959 — 55 years ago today — the world-renowned, Nobel Prize winning physicist, Richard Phillips Feynman (May 11, 1918 - February 15, 1988) gave a lecture, called “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom,” to the American Physical Society at the California Institute of Technology. Few people paid much attention to Feynman’s lecture until the polymath K. Eric Drexler, who first popularized the term “nanotechnology,” began thinking deeply and writing about the possibilities of building atom-assembling machines. Drexler even thought it would be possible to reproduce mechanically what cells do biologically. He thought it would be possible to duplicate the functions of DNA, ribosomes, and enzymes with tiny machines — enabling humans to mimic whatever biology does and much more, using human ingenuity. 

One night at the library in 1979, Drexler came across Feynman’s “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom” lecture, and he realized that Feynman was saying exactly what he was thinking: “We can arrange atoms the way we want: the very atoms, all the way down!” Feynman’s lecture served as confirmation for the passionate career direction Drexler was moving in and perhaps gave Drexler more confidence to write his first major paper, “Molecular Engineering: An Approach to the Development of General Capabilities for Molecular Manipulation.” Then in 1986, in Drexler’s first book, “Engines of Creation,” Drexler introduced into the common lexicon the word “nanotechnology” and described the same idea Feynman talked about in his lecture — imagining a world where the entire Library of Congress could fit on a chip the size of a sugar cube. Drexler updated this book in 2007 and made it available as a free ebook [http://e-drexler.com/d/06/00/EOC/EOC_Table_of_Contents.html]. The original book inspired a generation of scientists focused on developing products on a nanoscale level.

The field of nanotechnology has been split between Drexler’s vivid imagination of possibilities involving molecular biology and atomically precise manufacturing, which Ray Kurzweil supports, and other scientists with more immediate practical applications involving surface science, organic chemistry, semiconductor physics, microfabrication, etc., epitomized by Richard Smalley, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered fullerenes (also called “buckyballs”). Smalley contends molecular assembly is impossible. For further information on this split, please read: http://www.kurzweilai.net/the-drexler-smalley-debate-on-molecular-assembly. 

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eRCygdW--c [a lecture given by Feynman 25 years after his 1959 lecture]
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeM5qWbKfNk
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bw6Zi17DBI
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4aE952BrGU

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There%27s_Plenty_of_Room_at_the_Bottom
•http://www.zyvex.com/nanotech/feynman.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Feynman
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanotechnology
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._Eric_Drexler
•http://metamodern.com/
•http://www.nanogallery.info/nanogallery/?ipg=126
•http://singularityhub.com/2008/07/16/birth-of-nanotechnology-documented-by-this-historic-ibm-photo/
•http://www.softmachines.org/wordpress/?p=246
•http://www.wifinotes.com/nanotechnology/history-of-nanotechnology.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_nanotechnology
•http://archive.wired.com/wired/archive/12.10/drexler.html?pg=1&topic=drexler&topic_set=
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Smalley
•http://www.kurzweilai.net/the-drexler-smalley-debate-on-molecular-assembly
•http://e-drexler.com/d/06/00/EOC/EOC_Table_of_Contents.html

Image credits:
•Richard Feynman [Top left]
•K. Eric Drexler [Top right]: By Flickr user David Orban (Eric Drexler at Flickr, cropped) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
•Ray Kurzweil [Bottom left]: By Photo by Michael Lutch. [CC BY 1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
•Richard Smalley [Bottom right]: By Oak Ridge National Laboratory [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons___

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2014-12-28 08:31:48 (3 comments, 15 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Commercial Projected-Movie Viewed by Public, 1895
On December 28, 1895 — 119 years ago today — the first motion-picture apparatus, used as both camera and projector, projected 10 under-50-second movies to an audience of 33-paying screen-viewers. The apparatus, called the Cinematographe, was developed by Louis and Auguste Lumière, sons of Claude-Antoine Lumière, a well-known portrait painter turned photographer who ran a photographic company where his sons Auguste and Louis worked. Father Claude-Antoine sparked a moving picture interest in his sons after the father saw a demonstration of Thomas Edison’s Kinetoscope (a machine with a peephole for one viewer to watch a filmstrip), and the father Lumière was sure that his boys could produce a better device. Louis and Auguste developed a portable apparatus, much lighter than Edison’s devices, and one in which boththe record... altro »

Today in History: First Commercial Projected-Movie Viewed by Public, 1895
On December 28, 1895 — 119 years ago today — the first motion-picture apparatus, used as both camera and projector, projected 10 under-50-second movies to an audience of 33-paying screen-viewers. The apparatus, called the Cinematographe, was developed by Louis and Auguste Lumière, sons of Claude-Antoine Lumière, a well-known portrait painter turned photographer who ran a photographic company where his sons Auguste and Louis worked. Father Claude-Antoine sparked a moving picture interest in his sons after the father saw a demonstration of Thomas Edison’s Kinetoscope (a machine with a peephole for one viewer to watch a filmstrip), and the father Lumière was sure that his boys could produce a better device. Louis and Auguste developed a portable apparatus, much lighter than Edison’s devices, and one in which both the recording, developing, and projecting were done in one box. In addition, the Lumières chose to use a film speed of 16 frames per second, rather than the 46 frames per second rate chosen by Edison. It had been determined by experiment that the 16 frames per second rate was a threshold below which the film projector shutter’s flicker would be distracting to viewers. This decision allowed the Lumières’ films to consume much less film without greatly affecting the quality.

To promote their new device, Auguste (who was more the business manager than his physicist brother Louis) planned a clever publicity campaign of a number of private screenings, which generated much public interest before the public viewing on this date. It is interesting to note that Taylor Swift, the current top female vocalist in the world (2014) used this same public relations technique to promote her latest album, “1989.” [See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKnl7STzSMU&feature=youtu.be]

At first, the Lumière brothers aggressively promoted their new device’s capabilities, but they both lost interest in it, perhaps because their photographic business was much more profitable, and they saw a bigger future in color photography. In 1903, they patented a color photography process; and shortly thereafter, they said “the cinema is an invention without a future” and discontinued their movie camera/projection business.

Other inventors developed devices for projecting movies, but they were not as elegant or as portable as the Cinematographe. Most movie historians, therefore, punctuate the timeline of movie history with this December 28 screening as the true birth of commercial cinema.

The very short films shown at this first commercial screening were as follows:

(1) La Sortie des ouvriers de l’usine Lumière (literally, “The Exit from the Lumière Factory in Lyon,” or, under its more common English title, “Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory), 46 seconds
(2) Le Jardinier (l'Arroseur Arrosé) (“The Gardener,” or “The Sprinkler Sprinkled"), 49 seconds
(3) Le Débarquement du Congrès de Photographie à Lyon (“The Disembarkment of the Congress of Photographers in Lyon”), 48 seconds
(4) La Voltige (“Horse Trick Riders”), 46 seconds
(5) La Pêche aux poissons rouges (“Fishing for Goldfish”), 42 seconds
(6) Les Forgerons (“Blacksmiths”), 49 seconds
(7) Repas de bébé (“Baby's Breakfast Meal”)), 41 seconds
(8) Le Saut à la couverture (“Jumping onto the Blanket”), 41 seconds
(9) La Places des Cordeliers à Lyon (“Cordeliers Square in Lyon”—a street scene), 44 seconds
(10) La Mer (Baignade en mer) (“Bathing in the Sea”), 38 seconds

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg1vkUBx9PY
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NirEIDJ9ptU
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_Sq_FNoMnY

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auguste_and_Louis_Lumi%C3%A8re
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-commercial-movie-screened
•http://thisdayintechhistory.com/12/28/first-public-projected-movie-screening/
•http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/118046/Cinematographe
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salon_Indien_du_Grand_Caf%C3%A9
•http://thegreatgeekmanual.com/blog/this-day-in-geek-history-december-28
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1895_in_film
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A9on_Bouly
•http://www.earlycinema.com/technology/cinematographe.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persistence_of_vision
•http://www.history.com/news/the-lumiere-brothers-pioneers-of-cinema

Image credits:
• Auguste Lumière (1862-1954) and Louis Lumière (1864-1948): [Top left]
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fratelli_Lumiere.jpg
•Lumière Cinematographe, 1895 (Credit: SSPL/Getty Images): [Top middle]
http://www.history.com/news/the-lumiere-brothers-pioneers-of-cinema/cinematographe
•Poster for early film screened by the Lumière Brothers (Credit: Universal History Archives/Getty Images): [Bottom left]
http://www.history.com/news/the-lumiere-brothers-pioneers-of-cinema
•Louis Poyet [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CinematographeProjection.png [Right]___

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2014-12-27 08:17:44 (7 comments, 24 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Humans Orbit another Celestial Body and Return Safely to Earth
On December 27, 1968 — 46 years ago today — Apollo 8 with 3 men on board, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, returned safely to Earth after a 6-day mission that traveled about 500,000 miles (800,000 kilometers) to the Moon and back and orbited the Moon 10 times. The first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth (3x) has said about this mission: “The Apollo 8 mission was one of the most important missions of the whole NASA experience.” For the first time during this flight, humans left the vicinity of Earth and traveled to another celestial body. Moreover, by design, the Apollo 8 spacecraft became subjected more to the Moon’s gravitation than to Earth’s gravitation. After spending 20 hours orbiting the moon and surveying it for an eventual manned landing, the Apollo 8 crew fired rockets to leavelunar orbit... altro »

Today in History: First Humans Orbit another Celestial Body and Return Safely to Earth
On December 27, 1968 — 46 years ago today — Apollo 8 with 3 men on board, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, returned safely to Earth after a 6-day mission that traveled about 500,000 miles (800,000 kilometers) to the Moon and back and orbited the Moon 10 times. The first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth (3x) has said about this mission: “The Apollo 8 mission was one of the most important missions of the whole NASA experience.” For the first time during this flight, humans left the vicinity of Earth and traveled to another celestial body. Moreover, by design, the Apollo 8 spacecraft became subjected more to the Moon’s gravitation than to Earth’s gravitation. After spending 20 hours orbiting the moon and surveying it for an eventual manned landing, the Apollo 8 crew fired rockets to leave lunar orbit and return to Earth.

Apollo 8 was not originally planned as a Moon mission; the original plan called for an Earth orbital mission to test various components required for a lunar landing. However, the space race was quite real and heated at this time. In September of 1968, the Soviet Union had sent a spacecraft with turtles, flies, and worms to orbit the Moon and bring them back to Earth; and in November of 1968, the Soviet Union repeated this feat. NASA was motivated by President Kennedy’s goal to land men on the Moon before the end of the decade and by the Soviet Union’s achievements. So it decided to move up the scheduled manned lunar-orbital flight to December of 1968. Before Apollo 8, the U.S. had flown only 17 manned missions in space, and reportedly the Apollo 8 astronauts rated the success of their mission at no more than 50/50. Nonetheless, Apollo 8 astronauts Borman and Lovell had more combined hours in space than all Soviet cosmonauts combined to that point — so the Apollo 8 astronauts were the most experienced crew possible to make this historic flight.

Time Magazine’s Men of the Year for 1968 were the 3 Apollo astronauts who made this extraordinary mission.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2h_FtLzrrU

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_8
•http://www.spaceline.org/flightchron/apollo8.html
•http://www.astronomytoday.com/exploration/apollo.html
•http://www.astronautix.com/flights/apollo8.htm

Image credit:
•By NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apollo-8-mission-profile.png [top left]
•By NASA (Great Images in NASA Description) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apollo_8_Crewmembers_-_GPN-2000-001125.jpg
•By NASA (Great Images in NASA Description) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: [bottom middle]
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Lunar_Farside_-_GPN-2000-001127.jpg
•By NASA / Astronaut Bill Anders [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: [right]
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NASA-Apollo8-Dec24-Earthrise.jpg___

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2014-12-27 00:02:03 (3 comments, 16 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Today in History: FM Radio Patent Granted to Edwin Armstrong, 1933
(A Sad Story of a Brilliant Inventor)
On December 26, 1933 — 81 years ago today — Edwin Howard Armstrong was granted 4 patents for FM (frequency-modulated) radio. In these early days of radio, many technology theorists concluded that frequency modulated radio would never work, because they assumed it would involve a narrow band of spectrum. Armstrong discovered that, in a wide band of spectrum, frequency-modulated radio could deliver astonishing sound quality (reducing static while using much less transmitter power).

When Armstrong invented this technology, he was working for RCA. The president of RCA, David Sarnoff, had been eager for a way to reduce static from AM radio, not for the invention of, as Sarnoff put it, “a whole damn new industry to compete with RCA.” By the time of the FM invention,RCA had... altro »

Today in History: FM Radio Patent Granted to Edwin Armstrong, 1933
(A Sad Story of a Brilliant Inventor)
On December 26, 1933 — 81 years ago today — Edwin Howard Armstrong was granted 4 patents for FM (frequency-modulated) radio. In these early days of radio, many technology theorists concluded that frequency modulated radio would never work, because they assumed it would involve a narrow band of spectrum. Armstrong discovered that, in a wide band of spectrum, frequency-modulated radio could deliver astonishing sound quality (reducing static while using much less transmitter power).

When Armstrong invented this technology, he was working for RCA. The president of RCA, David Sarnoff, had been eager for a way to reduce static from AM radio, not for the invention of, as Sarnoff put it, “a whole damn new industry to compete with RCA.” By the time of the FM invention, RCA had built an empire of AM stations across the country. Rather than embracing the new technology, Sarnoff used all of his powerful empire to suppress it, by lobbying the FCC and by strategically working with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to undermine FM technology. 

Armstrong resisted these efforts by RCA to stop FM growth. He successfully lobbied the FCC to create an FM broadcast spectrum between 42 and 50 Mhz; he built a $300,000 experimental station with a 410-foot tower. Then he helped to start a small network of high-powered FM stations in New England, called the Yankee Network. 

RCA, a much more powerful organization with access to greater financial resources than Armstrong had, fought Armstrong’s efforts to expand FM. RCA hired the former head of the FCC and gave him the job of changing the spectrum assignment that had been granted for FM radio, and he succeeded in pressuring the FCC to move the FM radio spectrum from 42-50 MHz to 88-108 MHz in 1945 (where it remains today). Such a spectrum change forced massive hardware retooling at all FM broadcasters, and it set back FM broadcasting for at least a decade.

RCA also refused to recognize Armstrong’s patents, as it implemented FM technology in its televisions, and Armstrong got caught up in legal battles that drained his time and energy. Armstrong’s wife noticed that Armstrong’s personality was changing; and after he hit his wife, she moved out. Driven to despair by both RCA and loneliness, Armstrong jumped from the 13th floor of his apartment on January 31, 1954 and died from the fall.

After Armstrong’s death, Armstrong’s wife continued her husband’s lawsuits, and many of the suits were settled in the Armstrong estate’s favor. Mrs. Armstrong became a very wealthy woman, but Armstrong himself never saw his technology used by NASA for communications with astronauts who landed on the Moon or for the eventual dominance of FM radio.
 
YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HwbaBI6RCQ [amateur production but good facts about Armstrong’s career]

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Howard_Armstrong
•http://www.damninteresting.com/the-tragic-birth-of-fm-radio/
•http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/theymadeamerica/whomade/armstrong_hi.html
•http://www.authorama.com/free-culture-2.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Communications_Commission
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankee_Network
•http://www.google.com/patents/US1941066
•http://www.google.com/patents/US1941068
•http://www.google.com/patents/US1941069
•http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/empire/timeline/

Image credits:
•http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EdwinHowardArmstrong.jpg [left]
•http://www.davidsarnoff.org/dsindex.html / http://www.davidsarnoff.org/images/ds/dskarsh.jpg [bottom right]___

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2014-12-25 08:02:46 (7 comments, 16 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Isaac Newton was born (Julian calendar)
On December 25, 1642 — 372 years ago today — one of the most influential scientists in history and a key catalyst of the scientific revolution, Isaac Newton, was born in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England. [The later Calendar Act of 1750 retroactively changed the date of Newton’s Julian calendar birthdate of December 25 to the Gregorian calendar birthday of January 4, 1643.] Isaac was born prematurely and, at that time, his chances of surviving were not good. His father had died 3 months before he was born, and his mother left Isaac when he was 3 years-old to remarry and live with her new husband. Isaac was cared for by his maternal grandmother, and he resented his mother for leaving him. Isaac’s mother later attempted to make Isaac a farmer, but Isaac abhorred the monotony of farming. Subsequently, his mother sent him back toschool ... altro »

Today in History: Isaac Newton was born (Julian calendar)
On December 25, 1642 — 372 years ago today — one of the most influential scientists in history and a key catalyst of the scientific revolution, Isaac Newton, was born in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England. [The later Calendar Act of 1750 retroactively changed the date of Newton’s Julian calendar birthdate of December 25 to the Gregorian calendar birthday of January 4, 1643.] Isaac was born prematurely and, at that time, his chances of surviving were not good. His father had died 3 months before he was born, and his mother left Isaac when he was 3 years-old to remarry and live with her new husband. Isaac was cared for by his maternal grandmother, and he resented his mother for leaving him. Isaac’s mother later attempted to make Isaac a farmer, but Isaac abhorred the monotony of farming. Subsequently, his mother sent him back to school where a schoolyard bully motivated Isaac to become a top-ranked student. An uncle recognized Isaac’s intellectual curiosity and was instrumental in gaining Isaac’s admission to Trinity College in Cambridge, where he had an opportunity to deeply ponder philosophical and scientific questions and where his contemplations accelerated.

In the years that followed his entry into Trinity College, Isaac would accomplish the following:

• invent calculus (at about the same time that Gottfried Leibniz also developed calculus);
• make numerous contributions to expanding the field of mathematics; 
• design the first-known reflecting telescope; 
• expand the field of optics;
• develop the laws of universal motion and gravitation; 
• propose a set of 4 rules for reasoning and thereby invent “scientific method”;
• write the most influential scientific book in history.

Newton’s early childhood experiences (of separation from his mother and having no father) may have led to adult-relationship problems with colleagues and a search for divine love later in his life. Isaac never married and had a number of emotional disagreements with fellow scientists and mathematicians.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCxP24qj2UQ
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvW_Y9sw6hk

Sources:
•http://www.biography.com/people/isaac-newton-9422656
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Newton
•http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/newton_isaac.shtml
•http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/413189/Sir-Isaac-Newton
•http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/Newton.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton%27s_laws_of_motion 
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton%27s_law_of_universal_gravitation
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calculus
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gottfried_Wilhelm_Leibniz

Image credit:
•Sir Godfrey Kneller [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/39/GodfreyKneller-IsaacNewton-1689.jpg___

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2014-12-24 05:22:23 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First National Christmas Tree Lighted by U.S. President
On December 24, 1923 — 91 years ago today — U.S. President Calvin Coolidge started what would become a national tradition observed by every presidential administration since 1923: Coolidge pushed a button that lighted what was then called “the White House community Christmas tree” (and in later observances referred to as “the national Christmas tree”). Not only was this the first public ceremony drawing attention to an outdoor White House Christmas tree, but it was also the first tree at the White House to be decorated with electric lights — a strand of 2,500 red, white, and green bulbs. The tree was a balsam fir from Coolidge’s home state, Vermont, and stood 48 feet tall (14.6 meters). 

The next year (1924) at Christmas time, Coolidge did not want to cut another tree for the ceremony he hadlaunched the yea... altro »

Today in History: First National Christmas Tree Lighted by U.S. President
On December 24, 1923 — 91 years ago today — U.S. President Calvin Coolidge started what would become a national tradition observed by every presidential administration since 1923: Coolidge pushed a button that lighted what was then called “the White House community Christmas tree” (and in later observances referred to as “the national Christmas tree”). Not only was this the first public ceremony drawing attention to an outdoor White House Christmas tree, but it was also the first tree at the White House to be decorated with electric lights — a strand of 2,500 red, white, and green bulbs. The tree was a balsam fir from Coolidge’s home state, Vermont, and stood 48 feet tall (14.6 meters). 

The next year (1924) at Christmas time, Coolidge did not want to cut another tree for the ceremony he had launched the year before. So he accepted a donation from the American Forestry Association to transplant a living, 35-foot Norway spruce to Sherman Plaza, near the White House’s east entrance. When Coolidge flipped the switch for the second lighting celebration, the first ceremony on this day, 91 years ago, became an annual tradition, carried on by every president since 1923. 

Sources:
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/coolidge-lights-first-national-christmas-tree
•http://thenationaltree.org/event-history/
•http://www.nps.gov/whho/historyculture/1923-national-christmas-tree.htm
•http://www.whitehousechristmascards.com/calvin-coolidge-1923-1929/calvin-coolidge/
•http://www.realchristmastrees.org/dnn/education/treevarieties/balsamfir.aspx

Image credits:
•http://cdn.bearingarms.com/uploads/2013/02/calvin-coolidge-04.jpg [left]
•http://d8oerkw6y6ezo.cloudfront.net/images/tree-1923.jpg [right]___

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2014-12-23 07:42:08 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First non-stop without refueling, around-the-world airplane flight completed, 1986
On December 23, 1986 — 28 years ago today — Airplane Designer Burt Rutan’s “Voyager” became the first airplane to fly non-stop around the world without refueling. The Voyager took off from Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert on December 14, 1986; and 9 days, 3 minutes, and 44 seconds later, it landed at the same base, setting a flight endurance record after traveling 26,366 statute miles (42,432 kilometers) at an average altitude of 11,000 feet (3,350 meters). The previous flight distance record was set in 1962 by a Boeing B-52 that flew 12,532 miles (20,168 kilometers) without landing.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYW6X46qWG0&list=PLmk_A0zzMFzTL4MNizCmJs_CEQDZC24Cp&index=1•https://... altro »

Today in History: First non-stop without refueling, around-the-world airplane flight completed, 1986
On December 23, 1986 — 28 years ago today — Airplane Designer Burt Rutan’s “Voyager” became the first airplane to fly non-stop around the world without refueling. The Voyager took off from Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert on December 14, 1986; and 9 days, 3 minutes, and 44 seconds later, it landed at the same base, setting a flight endurance record after traveling 26,366 statute miles (42,432 kilometers) at an average altitude of 11,000 feet (3,350 meters). The previous flight distance record was set in 1962 by a Boeing B-52 that flew 12,532 miles (20,168 kilometers) without landing.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYW6X46qWG0&list=PLmk_A0zzMFzTL4MNizCmJs_CEQDZC24Cp&index=1
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeO5xDfgRhs&list=PLmk_A0zzMFzTL4MNizCmJs_CEQDZC24Cp&index=2
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9p0urF-Amc&list=PLmk_A0zzMFzTL4MNizCmJs_CEQDZC24Cp&index=3
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shlhQLw6jOg&list=PLmk_A0zzMFzTL4MNizCmJs_CEQDZC24Cp&index=4

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutan_Voyager
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeana_Yeager
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Rutan
•http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/artifact.cfm?object=nasm_A19880548000

Image credits:
•http://airandspace.si.edu/webimages/highres/WEB11725-2010h.jpg [left]
•http://airandspace.si.edu/webimages/collections/full/19880548000a.JPG [right]___

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