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Larry Fournillier1,380,625In this exciting episode of *Food Stories*, my favorite G+ couple,@101888088652157354149 and @117875987563872032638  will be cooking and serving up a tasty Belgian dish, *Stoverij* *_(Carbonnade Flamande)_*.  This is a traditional Belgian sweet-sour beef and onion stew made with *beer*, and seasoned with *thyme, bay-leaf and mustard*. Mushrooms or spiced bread can also be added. In addition, George and Marilyn has a fascinating story behind this dish and I can’t wait for them to share it.  Meanwhile, check out *George's recipe* here:  http://goo.gl/s4okuq  So join us on *Sunday 15th, March at 1:00PM(PDT), 4:00PM(EDT & AST)* for another fun-filled and *_must see_* HOA.  I will have a special guest join us in Marilyn and George's kitchen :) *Reminder*: Don't forget to bring along your favorite *food and drink*. #belgianbeefstew   #foodstories   #hoa   #hangoutsonair   #STOVERIJ   #larryfournillier  Food Stories | Stoverij (Flemish Beef Stew) S02E052015-03-15 21:00:0070  
Digital Dentistry Inc271Since their introduction, Google+ Hangouts on Air have become an amazingly powerful way to reach your audience via live interaction.  HOAs allow us to hold live webinars for both existing and potential patients to answer questions, talk about new procedures we're offering, inform about the newest trends and technologies, even have fun Events!  And after that, the HOAs are placed on your dental practice YouTube channel for future people to watch, be embedded on your website and social media, be included in e-newsletters, and more.   @108210288375340023376  , known as the Hangout Helper, is a coach, master trainer, and Google+ Trusted Tester. Every day he actively empowers entrepreneurs to harness technology and apply it to their own industries. Following his lead, thousands of people worldwide are mastering the use and power of social media, video, broadcast communications, and discoverability online. @102000982871890720967 Alex is a communication graduate student, teacher, and I suppose what has come to be known as brand voicer. With an interest in all things communication, Alex has explored Google+ as both herself and the brand SEOWiSE, a brand that has fallen in love with the Google Hangouts technology so much so that we have taken it to a new level. Using third-party technology, Livestream, John Ellis of SEOWiSE has discovered a way to combine the live audience interactivity of Hangouts-On-Air and the production quality of network broadcasting.  Come learn from 2 top experts on HOAs, to learn how to reach out to your patients more easily than ever before.Digital Dentistry Inc: The Power of Hangouts on Air2014-10-11 19:00:0030  
Ammon Johns & Company279This is the *pilot episode* for a brand new series of HOAs: "Ammonize" Featuring @112140265311719498977 and a guest appearance by @104267556228949747305 all joining me, @113426828273677356184 for this pilot show. *Ammonize* is a new series in which I'll be sharing my unique approach to marketing.  Each week I'll be sharing my insights, processes, approaches and perspectives, from almost 20 years of experience as a leading Internet Marketing Consultant.  The aim is helping you to 'Ammonize' your own projects and business ventures by understanding exactly how I approach various marketing objectives and situations. What is _really_  special about the shows is that every other week, the show will be an hour of actual consulting, live on air. Real-world cases, real solutions, in real time! Please join me for this pilot show where my -willing sacrifice- wonderfully generous guest is @112140265311719498977 allowing me to share with you an hour of consultation on his business and marketing.  Join the show to lend him your own support, views, and insights, as I examine his business and marketing plans, evaluate his market position and align what he wants to achieve with the resources he has available.  The end result ... tune in to see!Ammonize: The Series2014-08-09 20:00:00229  
Christopher Vogelmann2,331*Behavioral Science is Sexy - How to Create Engagement on a Grand Scale*  Scientist+Strategist+Sassy = @106279635800132388713  That's the formula that describes our special guest this week who was featured in Times Square this year (See Trailer Photo). Clarissa Silva is a behavioral scientist and clinician with 16 years of experience in mental health, behavioral science, and public health. She created “You’re Just a Dumbass,” as a very tongue-in-cheek relationship wellness blog to help people select and maintain healthy relationships and avoid some of the difficult life lessons that one encounters in suboptimal relationships. On the blog, Clarisa shares techniques that she developed to help clients with creating relationship wellness in their lives from 16 years of practice. Join us for a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the *scientific* blogging strategies that Clarissa Silva employs in order to create *Massive Engagement*. A frequent guest on Fox, NBC and Huffington Post, Clarissa, is an in-demand guest on the talk show circuit.   Get ready to learn about the scientific side of blogging and how you can engage your readers for greater responsiveness. Clarissa's PR Newswire Link:  http://prnewswiremedia.wordpress.com/tag/clarissa-silva/ #behavioralmarketing   #behavioralscience   #bloggingtips   #influencers   #engagement   #relationshipmarketing  Behavioral Science is Sexy - How to Create Engagement on a Grand Scale2014-08-07 21:00:00111  
Sean Poluk5,161Come enjoy some great food  and drinks  with a side of Original blues, roots & more. Sean Poluk @ Gate 403 in Toronto2014-08-05 17:00:0018  
Social Media Hangout5,366*Watch live and you have a chance to win a BETA invite code for Google Domains!* Join us as we discuss a whole slew of topics related to SEO and Google Search. Recaps  and insights from MozCon 2014 with @107022061436866576067 and @113690073826160821557  and listen in as we chat about the lack of updates on Penguin, and why we think that Google needs to adjust how they penalize those who break the rules. Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like  @102572320061138442096, @103008963082975341976, @117547081660023231214, @115516333681138986628, @107665939201638457855, @113690073826160821557, @107022061436866576067,  @108514565934812016751  and maybe even a surprise panelist or two! All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES! (You don't have to watch live if you can't make it, simply RSVP to take part in the great discussion afterwards! The video will always be available on YouTube.) *If you have watched before, please take a minute to review our show here, on IMDB:* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3750472/reviews-enter In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes: http://smhangout.com/youtube http://smhangout.com/itunes http://smhangout.com/soundcloud Keep us up and running and improving! Even $1 a month will help us keep giving you the communities and hangouts you want to see! http://smhangout.com/donate #googleplusevents    #hangoutsonair #SMhangout     FAQ: *What time is the event?* The event always shows the local time (dependent upon your own time zone) if you are on desktop, but if the event is viewed on a Mobile Device it unfortunately will NOT show your local time, but will show our local time. Be sure to check the math! We are at 3pm EDT = 7pm GMT If you were invited to this event in error, please accept our humblest apologies. Leave a comment on the event page or email infoATsmhangout.com, and we will move you from the invite circles.MozCon 2014, and Attack of the Killer Penguin Update (or lack thereof) - S01E192014-08-03 21:00:00143  
martin shervington1,114,852You know I spend most of my time on Google+, right? Well, increasingly I've been valuing the role of using Twitter alongside - the cross platform connections make a huge difference to building relationships. So, I thought you all may like to dig a little deeper and there is no one better to ask in than @108947920975167979671 on this one as he is just bringing out a new edition to his book. He has a solid business view of social as well. So, hope to see you on Wednesday; and we will be taking questions so please ask away! About the book: The book was initially created to solve a problem. The most common question am I asked is, "Can you help me understand Twitter?"  That is just not something that can be addressed over a cup of coffee! So I wrote this book, first to help my students, but it caught on has loyal fans all around the world.  The Tao of Twitter teaches you the practical MINDSET for success, not just a bunch of theoretical or technical suggestions. If you follow the strategy in the book, I know it can work for you because I have seen it impact hundreds of lives. The Tao of Twitter is beyond a book. It's a movement. Welcome to a global community that is unleashing the power of this amazing communication platform to connect to the world and drive new business benefits in wonderful and unexpected ways! The Tao of Twitter! (And the Te of Google+ :D)2014-07-30 18:00:0092  
Stephan Hovnanian38,467*Social Proof - The Ultimate Showdown!* Most of us have heard the phrase "social proof" and seen/read discussions on the value of "engagement" in getting additional audience attention and actions. But how relevant is social proof? Is social proof really a factor, and if so, a good factor? This battle is between two professionals, one standing on the side of Social Proof, and the other believing that much of it is malarkey: *In the Red Corner: @107665939201638457855:* Dustin is a proponent of social proof, saying that "if you saw two restaurants on the street, one with a line out the door, and one without, which would you want to go to for dinner?" Get Dustin's full thoughts on social proof in his popular blog post, _This Changes Everything_ (http://goo.gl/P5t8GW) *In the Blue Corner, @106704368739672674589:*  In David's eyes, how your audience is earned will make a huge difference in the value that you derive from the audience you create, and whether it returns value to your goals (ROI) or is simply an exercise in Ego. In other words, seeing/experiencing value is more important than social proof, both for businesses and customers. Get David's thoughts on earned audiences here (http://goo.gl/uw5sDY) *Your Moderator, @105076725141939280120:*  Stephan is going to play Switzerland here, and hopefully keep these two passionate businessmen from jumping through their respective screens and getting physical. In the immortal words of the ref from Rocky IV, _"watch the low blows, and the rabbit punches. In case of a knockdown, go to the corner I tell you to and wait until I tell you to come out."_ *You!* We want to hear from you, which is more important, social proof, or tangible value, or something in between? Weigh in on the comments, shares, you name it. Bring your friends, grab the popcorn, and let's have it out!Social Proof - The Ultimate Showdown!2014-07-17 21:00:00122  
matthew rappaport218,711This, that, a refreshing drink and anything on your mind! HAPPENIN' NOW!Friday / Weekend Mini Blast w/Matthew Rappaport & Co.2014-07-12 01:58:3158  
Steady Demand5,605Join the Tools of Google Plus @116266498226740184904  @108883357423682942734  @111487545374003509241  @109096245971703802400 @105750980959577516811  as we talk about the top 3 tips on how to get the most of @101560853443212199687 using tools to get the best ROE ( Return On Engagement ). This event will be packed with insights, information, informality and prizes! @109096245971703802400 - (1) Free Pro Plan @105750980959577516811 - 1 Starter Plan Free For Life! @111487545374003509241 - (3) T-Shirts with a NEW Logo @116266498226740184904  - ( To ALL ) SD Pro 30 Days Accounts  @108883357423682942734 (1) 3 months full NOD3x access to all data sources and premium UIs @107665939201638457855 of @118277786822373935125 will be the Host of this event. Producer: @102572320061138442096  Host: @107665939201638457855  Cast: @109032873352508658020 @110240596237283903526  @100034828195835575273  @102572320061138442096  @117778937939543425499  @103778702993142591484 @112472587150551442541 @105076725141939280120  Remember the game, and bring a #drink  with you to this event, every time you hear the word *TOOL* , you must take a sip! ? http://www.steadydemand.com/Google-Plus-Brand-Audit-Tool.php http://www.nod3x.com http://www.circloscope.com http://www.friendsplus.me http://www.circlecount.comGPlus Tool Party! - #Drink - Stay Hydrated My Friends #GPlusTools2014-07-10 20:00:00267  
My Music Hangout34,432*The Aston Family Music Hangout Party!* Mobile Link: http://youtu.be/tX7uSIr4qm0 Calling all music fans! Last week's music hangout with the #PhabAstonFour was such a success that we have put together a special presentation for us all to watch together! Grab a glass of wine and join The Aston Family once again, this time from the audience, while we watch and listen to the music together! Afterwards, we will open up a hangout and everyone is welcome to jump in and meet The Astons! I am sure that @115426241049772555652 will have plenty of rock cakes to go around and I know many of you would like to talk to @109267076309480704067 about his debut appearance last week - and of course we know you must have questions for @114871590987938514928 and @102624446085942888509 about what it is like growing up in this terrific family! When: Sunday, July 6th at 1pm EST  Where: All Over The World! Mobile Link: http://youtu.be/tX7uSIr4qm0 *This is going to be fun! Help show your love and support for The Aston Family by joining us! This will be a fun, uplifting and very enjoyable party around the world!* Set List: Nancy's Garden Flight Pale Jacket Homecoming  Way Home Alsia Lee on classical guitar (cover song Cavatina) Dance of the Red Glove If you missed the original show and would like to watch it, go to http://bit.ly/TheAstonFamilyMusicHangout Links: http://www.sueaston.com http://www.danaston.com Support Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron! http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangout Presented By: @106050675641651299878     Executive Producer: @117778937939543425499  Subscribe to My Music Hangout on YouTube:  https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangout My Music Hangout Website: http://www.MyMusicHangout.com #MyMusicHangout     #music   #indiemusic   #SueAston   #DanAston   #hangoutsonair  The Aston Family Music Hangout Party!2014-07-06 19:00:00165  
Those 4 Girls1,009*Welcome to +Those 4 Girls weekly show!!* _Tune in for our month long series on Sustainability._ *_Can't watch it live?_* _Catch all the replays and podcasts at_ www.those4girls.com G+ Live Event: http://bit.ly/T4G07022104 YT Live Event: coming soon RSVP YES or MAYBE here on the event and you'll have a place holder so you can catch us live or watch the replay at your convenience! *Everyone is talking about Organic & GMO's and Sustainability.* *What are we eating these days?* *Is it really food or is it a chemical compound made to look, feel, smell and taste like food?* *Is organic better? What exactly is GMO?* *What kind of small changes can we do to today to improve our lives and our health for the long term?* *Tune in this week as we chat with our amazing and knowledgeable panel as we dive in to this very HOT topic!!* *_Meet Our Panel This Week!!!_* @113884560496712884472 - I'm the Community Leader of Mamavation, which is where I teach moms disease prevention behaviors,http://www.mamavation.com.  I'm also the Creator of ShiftCon which is the first social media conference for Eco-Wellness Bloggers October of 2014,http://www.shiftconmedia.com. And I own a network of just over 9,000 bloggers who want to work with health/wellness brands called the Bookieboo Influencer Network, http://www.bookieboo.com.  Other than that, I'm generally just a pain in the ass..in a good way  @106506914071969243397  - Wayne Meador is a visionary and entrepreneur. He’s the creator of AWorld4ChangeTV, and on a mission to make a difference and change the world around him. Before AWorld4ChangeTV, he was working as a small business sales consultant, has been to nursing school, worked as an EMT, a volunteer firefighter, supervised heavy equipment crews at jobsites, been a sheep farmer, and restored his first car by the time he was 16. He’s a dedicated, single father on a mission to build a better world, by helping each one of us learn how to become more sustainable and self-reliant in our daily lives. When he’s not glued to the computer screen and sharing his mission, he enjoys building food security through gardening, aquaponics, and hydroponics. On any given day, you’ll find him experimenting with different growing techniques or building his next time and labor saving contraption. As a part of his “change the world” movement, he designed the Seed Savers and Pay-it-Forward communities on Google Plus and is actively addressing these topics through many different forums.. His personal desire to make healthy food and clean water available to the developing world, has driven him to push forward with his mission, to build a build a better home for generations to come. @104335013517157407992 - A graduate of Stanford Law School and Duke University, Giselle Achecar is the Creator & CEO of EcoRico TV, a healthy food and lifestyle network con sabor, featuring a salsa-rific cooking show, recipes & tips. She recently launched MamiTalk, a talk show for parents, and FooT4G - Sustainable Living - All About Food2014-07-02 19:00:00122  
My Music Hangout34,432*The Aston Family Music Hangout* Calling all music fans! Please join @106050675641651299878 on Sunday, June 29th at 1pm EST for an intimate hangout with *The Aston Family*! @115426241049772555652 and her son @114871590987938514928 will be playing some of their music for us and we will have discussion in between songs. Sue's son Lee might also make an appearance. This show will be produced by @109267076309480704067.  We have given away special backstage passes in advance for this special event to: @114960466077967141907 @109057163018759143790 and @101696764219780312734 Links: http://www.sueaston.com http://www.danaston.com Set List: Nancy's Garden Flight Pale Jacket Homecoming  Way Home Alsia Lee on classical guitar (cover song Cavatina) Dance of the Red Glove *Support Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron!* http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangout Presented By: @106050675641651299878    Executive Producer: @117778937939543425499   Subscribe to My Music Hangout on YouTube:  https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangout My Music Hangout Website: http://www.MyMusicHangout.com #MyMusicHangout    #music   #indiemusic   #SueAston   #DanAston   #hangoutsonair  The Aston Family Music Hangout2014-06-29 19:00:00233  
Social Media Hangout5,366Welcome to another special edition of Social Media Hangout as we welcome Circloscope's finest: @117778937939543425499 and @112472587150551442541! Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like @107022061436866576067, @113690073826160821557, @102572320061138442096, @103008963082975341976, @117547081660023231214 and @115516333681138986628, @107665939201638457855 and our special guests from @109096245971703802400, @117778937939543425499 and @112472587150551442541! All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES! (You don't have to watch live if you can't make it, simply RSVP to take part in the great discussion afterwards! The video will always be available on YouTube.) Share this event publicly along with the hashtag #SMcircloscope   to be entered in our giveaway this week! Link to promotion coming soon! Be sure to check back HERE! *If you have watched before, please take a minute to review our show here, on IMDB:* http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3750472/reviews-enter In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes: *1.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCNFul1AVN0 *2.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsxgHaoVces *3.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ChapN6uB-E *4.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3a4Sxgn7c8 *5.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA6_kx9HoGo *6.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSMQB-akX50 *7.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gM5Nt1h9Xg *8.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPUktF1SWME *9.* THE LOST EPISODE! Sorry! Not our fault! *10.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=couNbiLZH6c *11.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k70Z7FY0xc  *12.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO6dHXlOfnw  *13.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQIRZmXOjiU Also available on SoundCloud, and coming VERY soon to iTunes! https://soundcloud.com/smhangouts/ #googleplusevents                   #hangoutsonair                   #SMhangout    FAQ: *What time is the event?* The event always shows the local time (dependent upon your own time zone) if you are on desktop, but if the event is viewed on a Mobile Device it unfortunately will NOT show your local time, but will show our local time. Be sure to check the math! We are at 3pm EDT = 7pm GMTSocial Media Hangout #14 - Circloscope and More!2014-06-22 21:00:00119  
Ronnie Bincer109,986#TNTBootcamp - *Building Influence by Helping Others* @107742059751171695340 is one of the world’s leading authorities on Google+ knowledge. She is a Google+ Top Contributor, a Google+ trusted user and beta tester. Helping others “get” Google+ is her passion. Jaana’s business Gplussa helps coach businesses, students and non-profits on Google+, Google tools, social media and digital marketing.  One of Jaana’s recent posts was titled _How I became the most followed Nobody in Finland_. In this post, she writes, “Consistently NOT posting solely about my own topic but sharing a wide variety of interests with my Circleverse. I have also helped a lot of people and have dished out my knowledge for free since the beginning.” *Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques* @117778937939543425499 & @108210288375340023376 launched *Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques* aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn more about the tools used to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode in the series and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x  ************** *Upcoming Shows in the Series* Welcome to the second part of our series where we will explore the techniques of influence marketing. In the coming weeks, Christine & Ronnie will interview several influencers to get their perspective on how relationships are built on Google Plus and to understand which tools n' techniques work best for (and with) them and why.  *Monday, July 7th* An interview with: @113055030863291439319 Chef, Food Blogger, HOA Host *Monday, July 21st* We will revisit the tools part of our series by spending a few episodes providing a more indepth look at the new version of @109096245971703802400 as well as discussing circle management techniques and best practices. ************** *Previous Episodes: Tools* Series Kickoff Overview: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x   @111487545374003509241: http://bit.ly/1eOmIol  @109096245971703802400: http://bit.ly/1k6hBSM  @116266498226740184904: http://bit.ly/1lpAQo0   @108883357423682942734: http://bit.ly/1gWHG5w  Review of Tools Covered: http://bit.ly/Qm8VuS    *Previous Episodes: Techniques* *Using Hangouts on Air to Build Influence* An interview with @115620878851836664537: http://bit.ly/1mTctAf In his most recent best-selling book, _Google+ Hangouts for Business: How to use Google+ Hangouts to Improve Brand Impact, Build Business and Communicate in Real-Time_, David says “Hangouts on Air are a unique opportunity. This is the most disruptive marketing opportunity we have had for a long time. At a stroke you can dispel doubts about who you are and what you do, reach people, form relationships, and create new potential customers, and you can do it both in real time and asynchronously, increasing your marketing footprint with time.” *Connecting With Influencers To Improve SearchTNTBootcamp - Building Influence by Helping Others2014-06-16 20:30:00197  
AWorld4Change1,428What is Elderberry Syrup? First lets learn a bit about the benefits of the Elderberry. +Wayne Meador will host as Kristi Carter teaches this class on Saturday, June 14th at 2pm ET | 1pm CT | 12pm MT | 11am PT. *Scroll Down To RSVP. Responding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay.* _SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS_ *Full Schedule Of Live Events Here:* http://www.aworld4change.com/events Elderberries have a long history as a folk cure for a variety of ailments. Currently, scientific studies are being conducted to test the accuracy of these health claims. While some uses haven't been proven yet, elderberries in the form of elderberry syrup have been shown to boost immunity, decrease mucous production during colds and fight the flu. Boosting the Immune System, it helps your body fight disease. Elderberries are a rich source of vitamins A and C, which are crucial in helping the body maintain optimal health. Plus, the bioflavonoids in elderberry syrup boost the body's immune system by increasing antioxidant levels and viruses that damage cell walls. A daily dose can assist you in preventing both acute and chronic disease. Making Elderberry Syrup is as easy and the usages are endless. You can use it as an elixir to drink, on top of your ice cream or pancakes, and to flavor your water...   This HOA we will teach you how to make this wonderful Syrup... *We monitor the comments in as many locations as we can. If you're wanting a question answered, make sure and comment below the video and we’ll do our best to answer it during the show* _(Our show may not be timely for your schedule. Responding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay)_ *Hashtag*: #AWorld4Change Please use for your tweets and when sharing out the show. _SHARE THIS POST WITH YOUR FRIENDS_ *Subscribe to +AWorld4Change's YouTube Channel to catch future, and watch past episodes of our shows.* http://goo.gl/ONYbKX *Like the topic?* Know someone that will enjoy it? *Invite your friends to watch too.* #SustainableBuilding #CarTireFoundation #ReclaimedBuildingMaterial     --------------------------------------- Producer for today's show is the wonderful +Nazim Beltran! --------------------------------------- *Website* - http://www.aworld4change.com *TV Show YouTube Channel* -http://goo.gl/ONYbKX  *Wayne's YouTube Channel* - http://goo.gl/aDNCKg  *Wayne's Google Plus Profile* - https://plus.google.com/+WayneMeador *TV Show Google Plus Profile* - https://plus.google.com/+Aworld4changeTV *Seed Savers Community* - http://goo.gl/dFQmKI  *Pay It Forward Community* - http://goo.gl/L5f0MM  *Pinterest* - http://www.pinterest.com/aworld4change/  *TV Show Twitter* - http://www.twitter.com/AWorld4Change  *Wayne's Twitter* - http://www.twitter.com/wmeadorElderberry Syrup (How To Make & Uses For It)2014-06-14 20:00:0036  
Mia Voss34,913http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vofsbIlM5Xc This week on @109324423871490315778 Power Chat - we'll be getting the 411 on Book Publishing, Self Publishing, Writing Techniques, Marketing Your Book and more! Friday, June 13 - 9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET @109324423871490315778 Power Chat: Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word: #Infotainment       And we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy     More about our Panel: @103507319847335351139 - Online Business Strategist, Founder of The Blog Squad and Co-Founder of The Future of Ink. Denise is the host of the popular Hangout show Adventures In Visibility, focused on helping small businesses and online entrepreneurs to optimize, leverage, and strategically use social marketing tools to gain visibility, build credibility and make more money selling their products and services.   Denise is passionate about Adventure travel and how it can inspire you to think bigger and go for what’s possible in your business and life. She’s currently planning a new Adventure for entrepreneurs in Peru and another in India. denisewakeman.com @111238595346429376929 - Founder of @101560483852587124925 and co-author of Stop Wasting Time and Burning Money.  @101560483852587124925' passion is to uplift women, encourage, advise and support women in their individual missions. Lany is a highly successful and seasoned business owner and sales professional with several years of progressive experience in establishing and managing operational functions of companies in various industries.  lanysullivan.com @107499215004519214139 - Author of " The Unofficial Book On HootSuite", the most thorough book on the most popular social media marketing tool, HootSuite. Mike spent the last year studying and writing about HootSuite. Mike is also the man behind @106860584597630365429  where he blogs daily about social media and content marketing, and regularly works with people and businesses who want to learn how to leverage content and social profiles to strengthen online relationships, establish their authority within their industry, and grow their business.  Mike owns The Social Media Hat where he blogs daily about social media and content marketing.  On Amazon: http://owl.li/xhoK0  @107098776847894040162 - author of How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual, transforms writers into inspired, successful authors, authorpreneurs and blogpreneurs. Known as the Inspiration to Creation Coach, she moves her clients from ideas to finished books as well as to careers as authors by helping them combine their passion and purpose so they create products that positively and meaningfully impact the world. A sought-after author, book, blog-to-book, and results coach, some of Nina’s clients have sold 300,000+ copies of their books, landed deals with major publishing houses and created thriving businesses around their books. She writes fThe Mia Connect Power Chat - All About Book Publishing2014-06-13 18:00:00199  
Social Media Hangout5,366We are joined by two special guests this week. @108140238181191084668 of @117094489888018583396 will talk to us about the awesome "Social Marketer's Quiz" http://beta21.circussocial.com/smquiz/, and @111552522175915203592 will be around for us to pick his brain on relationships, trust and authority! This is an unscripted hangout so our hosts may suddenly veer off into any number of topics that can be helpful to you and your business, so it's worth listening in! Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like @107022061436866576067, @113690073826160821557, @102572320061138442096, @103008963082975341976, @117547081660023231214 and @107665939201638457855! All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES! (You don't have to watch live if you can't make it, simply RSVP to take part in the great discussion afterwards! The video will always be available on YouTube.) In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes: *1.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCNFul1AVN0 *2.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsxgHaoVces *3.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ChapN6uB-E *4.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3a4Sxgn7c8 *5.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA6_kx9HoGo *6.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSMQB-akX50 *7.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gM5Nt1h9Xg *8.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPUktF1SWME *9.* THE LOST EPISODE! Sorry! Not our fault! *10.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=couNbiLZH6c *11.* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k70Z7FY0xc Also available on SoundCloud! https://soundcloud.com/smhangouts/ #googleplusevents                   #hangoutsonair                   #SMhangout    FAQ: *What time is the event?* The event always shows the local time (dependant upon your own time zone).Social Media Hangout #122014-06-08 21:00:0092  
Eric Enge22,324This week on the #DMEShow  @104858643838035519891 and @108493275257625053433 and I will chat about Pinterest and G+ and how to leverage them together. The show airs at 5 PM EDT on Thursday May 29th.  Just say yes to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  I will also share the video here for mobile users. Please help us by inviting others or sharing the event!Pinterest and Google Plus: Two Peas in a Pod2014-05-29 23:00:23205  
Christopher Vogelmann2,331*Semantic Engagement and the Science of Influencing Behavior* In our next episode of *Epic Influencers*, we have a conversation with @115620878851836664537 about his story of becoming an influencer and how you can use your unique message to become an epic influencer yourself. As most of you know, David is a major force on Google+, a prolific author and an in-demand consultant to major corporations.  His engaging style and sincere desire to help others are palpable in the online world.  Many viewers have expressed the notion that they can listen to him for hours on end. Mark your calendars for this very special conversation with a humble, humorous, informative and powerful visionary - @115620878851836664537. Say "YES" to this event and please share it with your circles and friends.  It is guaranteed to be memorable. Mobile/YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/fr66h5vovJo ================================================= #influence #influencer #engagement #gamification #BehavioralMarketing #BehavioralGuidance #LoyaltyMarketing  Semantic Engagement and the Science of Influencing Behavior2014-05-28 21:00:00157  
Eric Enge22,324Join me for this special edition of the #DMAShow  as we have tossed @107022061436866576067 to the side (sorry Mark!) and I will be joined by @107665939201638457855.  Dustin and I are going to talk about the role of images/photos/visuals in amping up your content marketing to the next level. The show will air at 1 PM EDT on Tuesday May 27th. Just say YES to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  We will also share the video link here for mobile viewers. Please help us pack the house by inviting others or sharing the event.  It helps make for a lively event comment stream which we will pull into the show!I Don't Need No Stinkin' Images! Or Do I?2014-05-27 19:00:00187  
Eric Enge22,324Join us as @107022061436866576067 and I chat with @110720576611232766643 about the role of social media in your overall business.  We will talk about identifying and leveraging the highest octane gasoline possible! Here is the YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIjWbpdWA0Q The show will be at 3 PM EDT (Boston time) on Thursday.  We will also share the YouTube link here for mobile viewers.  Just say YES to get access to the video link for live or later viewing. Please INVITE others or SHARE the event to help us build up the audience.  We appreciate your help!Playing with Gasoline With Jay Baer2014-05-22 21:00:00173  
Christine & Mia8,161YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DvaXLN6KfQ Join @117778937939543425499 and @101696764219780312734 and guest host @112472587150551442541  as we chat with our guest @108210288375340023376  Wednesday, May 21st 11:30am PT/12:30pm MT/1:30pm CT/2:30pm ET A little more about Ronnie: You know him as the Hangout Helper and a master at  - #VideoContentMarketing / Video SEO (VSEO) and Online Marketing. We'll be peeking into the Man Behind The Hangout during this episode. We are looking forward to hearing the rest of the story from Ronnie! This week's show is sponsored by: @108712904755834193601  A full service hotel, conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC The hotel is located within walking distance of the White House, DC Convention Center, and two separate Metro/subway stops. http://www.inndc.com Follow the buzz on Twitter and Google+ using hashtags #15MinutesOnAir  & #WhatsYourStory      What's Your Story - Ronnie Bincer - 5/21/142014-05-21 20:30:00158  
Plus My Reach608*Monetize Your Hangouts - Media Kit* _Broadcast Times:_ 13:30 PST 16:30 EST 21:30 GMT The second in a series of shows we will be holding with industry leaders and specialists focusing on monetizing your Hangouts. This weeks guest: @110539034508686983445  www.reformationdesigns.com Ryan J. Rhoades - CEO & Lead Graphic Artist at Reformation Designs, which is a company he started in Silicon Valley in 2011. Some of his recent clients include Jack Canfield, Jim Kwik of SuperheroYou and Kwik Learning, Rick Frishman of Morgan James Publishing, and many others. His clients have appeared in publications like Forbes, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and been on many television networks like CNN, MSNBC, etc. Potential sponsors will expect a media kit from you. This should include, but is not limited to: Who you are, what you do, and how do you do it. Examples of your HOA's with their audience engagement is obviously essential. What other affiliated activity do you support? We've used the video holder to display a demonstration of +Plus My Reach while the event is scheduled for those interested in finding out more about Plus My Reach prior to the event broadcasting. Watch and Participate Live Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/events/cnm6qm1ch2vtv86e0jhnv8bjqdg Or YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSNIVxF1VGI ______________________________________________________________________ Don't forget the General Q&A on Wednesday, all welcome: https://plus.google.com/events/cnsp9c3ntb6h9u9r6m6t5pt9p7c Event Hashtag: #PlusMyReachMonetize Your Hangouts - Media Kit2014-05-08 22:30:0097  
Ronnie Bincer109,986*Can Connecting With Influencers Improve Search Results?* An interview with: @113690073826160821557 “If you can build a strong audience of your own, or if major influencers in your market space +1 or share the content, this can get you a lot of exposure to your target market.” _Google+ & SEO: How Google+ Impacts Search Results_, Nov 2013, http://bit.ly/1tXnC7v *Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques* @117778937939543425499 & @108210288375340023376 launched *Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques* aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn more about the tools used to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode in the series and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x ********************************************* *Upcoming Shows in the Series* Welcome to the second part of our series where we will explore the techniques of influence marketing. In the coming weeks, Christine & Ronnie will interview several influencers to get their perspective on how relationships are built on Google Plus and to understand which tools n' techniques work best for (and with) them and why.  Monday, May 5th An interview with: @113690073826160821557 CEO of @115515796589038584989, Author _Art of SEO_, Speaker, Search Engine Land and Search Engine Watch Columnist Monday, May 19th An interview with: @107022061436866576067 Sr. Director of Online Marketing at +Stone Temple Consulting Monday, June 2nd An interview with: @114918475211209783081  Speaker, Consultant, Author, Professional Coach, Marketing Psychologist ********************************************* *Previous Episodes: Tools* Series Kickoff Overview: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x  @111487545374003509241: http://bit.ly/1eOmIol @109096245971703802400: http://bit.ly/1k6hBSM @116266498226740184904: http://bit.ly/1lpAQo0  @108883357423682942734: http://bit.ly/1gWHG5w Review of Tools Covered: http://bit.ly/Qm8VuS  *Previous Episodes: Techniques* @115620878851836664537: http://bit.ly/1mTctAf ********************************************* *Learn More* Case Study Example Using Tools Covered by @117778937939543425499: http://bit.ly/1jFt0Xb  View on @117621824418336664774 curated by @115091224082668507135: http://flip.it/ojxyN ********************************************* #TNTBootcamp airs on the 1st & 3rd Mondays each month at 11:30am PST / 2:30pm EST. #SocialMediaMarketing #InfluencerMarketing #GooglePlusTips #DataMining #TNTBootcamp - Can Connecting With Influencers Improve Search Results?2014-05-05 20:30:00229  
martin shervington1,114,852This week I'll interview @115415882981569471878. Barry loves me; in fact, Barry loves me so much he called me a knucklehead earlier. Yes, that much. But here is the thing, that is Barry, it expresses who he is - an energetic, straight talking, 'from the hip shoot' King of personal branding. And that is what I want to show you. Not just 'go read his stuff', but to show you how to infuse your personality into everything you do online. I'll be learning too, of course. p.s. I met Barry at the Social Media Marketing World conference, and he is starting to 'get' Google+, and maybe even fall in love with it as well. So, please join me, to shake out your branding cobwebs, get fresh, and be inspired this Wednesday!How to build an AWESOME personal brand!2014-04-30 20:00:00105  
Social Media Hangout5,366Sit down with the owners and moderators of your favorite Social Media Communities on Google+, as they discuss *the introduction of +Post ads* and *the surprise departure of Google+ head* @107117483540235115863. Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like @103008963082975341976, @107022061436866576067, @113690073826160821557, @102572320061138442096, @107665939201638457855, @117547081660023231214, @115516333681138986628 and possibly even a surprise guest or two! As usual, this is an unscripted hangout so our hosts may suddenly veer off into any number of topics that can be helpful to you and your business. Be sure to *tune in and share your questions about the introduction of +Post ads and the surprise departure of Google+ head Vic Gundotra*. In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes: *1.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCNFul1AVN0 *2.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsxgHaoVces *3.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ChapN6uB-E *4.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3a4Sxgn7c8 *5.* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA6_kx9HoGo #googleplusevents     #hangoutsonair     #postads     #vicgundotraIt's the End of Google+ As We Know It.... Or Not - Social Media Hangout #62014-04-27 21:00:00244  
Wade Harman19,173Relationship Marketing: Do We Benefit From Circle Shares? I would love to point you toward some of my favorite social media tools, the first being a Google Plus tool called +NOD3x get a tour here: http://goo.gl/hVniiZ The second being +PicMonkey where you can get a free month of Royale here! https://www.picmonkey.com/#promo/RELATIONSHIP This week @111552522175915203592 is joined by @118332593230195158666 and @118298229252974224674 to talk about circle sharing.  We will discuss if this is a viable option to build relationships and how the people coming in at the last minute are affected.   Circle sharing has been the topic of conversation with me for a while with various people, and I want to get to the bottom of it and ask if this really does work.  I've got my own experience in circle sharing that I want to divulge, and you may find it surprising!  Don't forget to circle the new G+ page @108827198716965466311 and would love to have you come join us over in the *Relationship Marketing* Community http://goo.gl/xmXdVNCircle Sharing: Do We Benefit From Relationships?2014-04-17 19:00:0061  
Lisa Engles5,770*Link to the program mentioned in this hangout www.hangoutsforvisionaryleaders.com/program* *Coaches, Authors and Speakers: Go From Ground Zero to Hangout Hero* Have you spent a lot of time, energy and money spinning your wheels, trying to spread your message and build your audience using social media marketing, but haven’t seen the results that you hoped for?  Do you feel disconnected from the very people you want to reach?  Well, you’re not alone.  In fact, most heart-centered entrepreneurs and visionary leaders that I talk to all say the same thing: " I feel disconnected from the people I want to reach"  and : “I don’t like using social media, but I know I’m supposed to.”  And less than a year ago, I was one of them. ​I was frustrated because there was something about social media that didn’t feel right to me.  I was very resistant to using it.  It felt useless to me because honestly, I was a small fish in a big pond of thousands of 'experts' who were using all types of tactics that felt pushy and in your face. If that's what I needed to do to get seen and get clients, then no thanks.  It's just not who I am. Then one day, I had an ‘ah-ha” moment.  I realized that the reason I was feeling so much resistance was because at the core of who I am and what I do as a coach, author and speaker is - connect and communicate. In that moment I saw how social media was actually putting a divide between me and ideal audience and was keeping me from getting noticed and ultimately, getting clients because there was a lack of authentic connection and communication.  Think about it, how much can you really connect with people when you’re limited posting a 140 characters, a link or an image?  The lack of authentic engagement was not only keeping me from effectively communicating my message, it was keeping me from connecting with my ideal audience and it was ultimately keeping me from making money doing what I love to do.  So I made it my goal to figure out how I could reach others with my message in a way that felt real and that created an opportunity for authentic connection.  And that’s when I decided to look into google hangouts on air.   Within 6 months of using hangouts on air (HOA) I was finally able to break the barriers between me and my ideal clients, get the support of influencers both in google plus and in my niche, establish my expertise and build a loyal following of people who want what I have to offer… all things I had been unsuccessful in accomplishing before. So, in this hangout I want to show you how you can have this type of success using hangouts as well.    #RonnieBincer  has been a big piece of my 'winning' equation, so he'll be joining us in this hangout where you'll: *Learn the 4 critical steps that will take you from ground zero to hangout hero (or shero)* *Discover how to use hangouts on air to connect and communicate with your ideal audience in real time so that you create trust and meaningful relationships* *Learn how usHangout Strategies for Visionary Leaders2014-04-14 20:00:0094  
Jim Shankle1,729John Brown University is pleased to Host @115620878851836664537 (and possibly a _"mystery guest"_ who might just pop in) for a unique HOA that adds to information David presented to a JBU MBA Marketing Strategies course last year. Additionally, David will discuss his new book _"Google+ Hangouts for Business"_ which he wrote in collaboration with @108210288375340023376, @114918475211209783081 and others.  This Friday & Saturday seminar on Entrepreneurialism will be taught by @108402756538374871470  and @117130452445930022312 (retired VP, People Division and Training at Walmart). Both are Adjunct Professors at JBU. Other speakers during this Seminar (in private sessions) include Donnie Smith, CEO and @100397511207083609950 Manager, Social Media & Online Communities at Tyson Foods and Terry Turpin, COO of Acumen Holdings. David will give his historical perspective regarding Social Business on the internet and where it is going as a result of the influence of Google Semantic Search. He (and later Friday afternoon in another HOA - https://plus.google.com/events/cn6vs30l287loeaalp03bkut1r0, @100948891249021511115 , @113055030863291439319 and @108210288375340023376) will discuss real-world, "life applications" for how individuals and Brands are increasingly utilizing G+ as a platform for all their Social Business initiatives - *JBU Seminar on Entrepreneurialism Presents "Hangouts, Helpouts, Hirls and Mobile Hangouts On Air"* Tune in. *LINKS:* _Event Page_ - https://plus.google.com/events/cetvvjacuf3106n5itbe7qvvpac _Youtube_ - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEhA3iSlzq4David Amerland at JBU Seminar on Entrepreneurialism2014-04-11 18:00:0072  
Social Media Hangout5,366Join the owners and moderators of the Social Media communities on Google+ (Strategy, Professionals, Creative, and Discussions) as they introduce you to this brand new HOA series: Social Media Hangout! as well as the Social Media communities. 3:00 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time - NEW YORK TIME ZONE) This means: 7:00 PM GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) http://smhangout.com Featuring the likes of: @103008963082975341976  @107665939201638457855  @107022061436866576067  @113690073826160821557  @102572320061138442096  @117547081660023231214  @115516333681138986628  and more to come, keep an eye out for announcements this week! We just may sneak in a few surprises and gifts for viewers, so this is one HOA you definitely don't want to miss. Brought to you by @109836237376101025302, as well as our wonderful partners: @102987204232298235213 @115515796589038584989 @118277786822373935125 @102577254872201879750 @110898358562182430662 and @116266498226740184904 Social Media Hangout: Greetings and Salutations2014-03-09 20:00:00168  
The Hangout Helper285Come be a part of the first official day of SXSW with @112374836634096795698 & a live interview from the streets of Austin TX. Click *Read more...* One of our very first #MobileHOA  interviews of the festival will feature everyone's Google Plus favorite. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xiHqA4p06E Join in the conversation via comments... We'll also feature @104858643838035519891 and @108493275257625053433 in the filmstrip to start things off. @110581056743381299062 will work on the mobile broadcast with Guy & @108210288375340023376 so we can join in as soon as we are able. *Feel free to invite your friends & add comments/questions for Guy below.* Guy Kawasaki is the author of _APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment_, and nine other books. He is also the co-founder of www.Alltop.com an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College. This Live HOA from the streets is one of many we will be doing all week long. *Because Guy is so special, he get's his own Event!* To keep up on all the other live action, *Check out the Event list below* for each day of the Interactive portion of #SXSW2014  where #SXSWmobileHOA  will be taking place. The 'control room' will be managed by various members of *The Hangout Mastery* community... _signup to keep up bit.ly/HangoutMastery ._ Day 1 (Friday, March 7, 2014) http://goo.gl/MeLO9F Day 2 (Saturday, March 8, 2014) http://goo.gl/KVEpd7 Day 3 (Sunday, March 9, 2014) http://goo.gl/Q9c99F Day 4 (Monday, March 10, 2014) http://goo.gl/cmb6kg Day 5 (Tuesday, March 11, 2014) http://goo.gl/syEZ1g#SXSWmobileHOA Guy Kawasaki Interview Live from Austin2014-03-07 16:45:00115  
Chef Dennis Littley779,080*Mobile Users* : http://youtu.be/zeow4K-6NR8 Join me and my Co-host @108641528210325220263  as we discuss *Google Local* and how to use it to your advantage on the 12th episode of The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively Every Monday  for thirty minutes we will focus on a different aspect of Google+  offering guidance and  answering questions.    If you have questions please leave them in the Comment Bar of this event  before the start of the show and we will do our best our best to answer them. The goal of our series is to help everyone understand how Google+ works and what they need to do to become successful on G+.  Once G+ begins to make sense to you, you'll be able to enjoy your time on the plus, making new friends, engaging in communities and seeing some pretty amazing search engine results.  While our series will be focused on Bloggers everyone is welcome and we hope to see all of you with your questions-    You can also join us at the G+ Food Bloggers Community - http://goo.gl/IEKmsV  where we discuss all the issues that Bloggers have as well as sharing best practices. All of our previous episodes are on Youtube  http://goo.gl/3iukbR Monday March 3rd @ 1 PM EST/12 PM CST/11 AM MST/10 AM PST #googleplustips   #bloggers   #Gplusfoodbloggers  The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively - Google Local2014-03-03 19:00:0065  
Future of StoryTelling552,231On Wednesday, 2/26, we're hanging out with Scott Snibbe, media artist, filmmmaker, entrepreneur, and self-proclaimed "designer of useless programs".  Known for breakthrough iOS music applications like Bjork's "Biophilia" and Philip Glass' "REWORK_", Snibbe is literally shaping the future of music before our eyes. This week we'll also be joined by musicians @116323800024582462500  of OK Go, and the Google Plus Sensation @100974258168375166691.  Submit your questions to our panel of experts in realtime, right here on Google Plus.  The conversation will explore how interactive design is revolutionizing the way we consume. Snibbe's work transforms music into a participatory experience that can impact an audience's social, emotional, and physical behavior. We'll talk about how technology can empower people to participate in music, and ultimately contribute to the story it relays. Submit your questions to our panel of experts in realtime, right here on Google Plus.  Snibbe’s artwork is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art. His large-scale interactive projects have been incorporated into concert tours, the Olympics, science museums, airports, and other major public spaces and events. In the 1990s, he was one of the co-developers of the special effects software, Adobe After Effects. Virtual Roundtables feature a different FoST speaker every Wednesday at 12:30pm EST, as part of an ongoing weekly series. Check out the full line-up of speakers and topics on our website here: http://futureofstorytelling.org/fost-virtual-roundtables/Virtual Roundtable: Scott Snibbe, Artist and Researcher in Interactivity2014-02-26 18:30:0077  
martin shervington1,114,852*Who wants to join me as I interview Jay Baer about his New York Times best selling business book?* We will be talking about the attitude/culture/approach of 'helping', including how Jay finds the culture on Google+; where he thinks we should be putting our attention right now, and where it is going in the future. Whether you are a business or an individual looking at your own approach, this should be a lot of fun and give you new insights too! *What is 'Youtility' all about?* Jay says..."The difference between helping and selling is just two letters. But those two letters are critically important to your company’s success. You’re not competing for attention only against other, similar products. You’re competing for attention against everything. To win in this hyper-competitive environment, you must ask “How can we help?” If you sell something, you make a customer today, but if you genuinely help someone, you create a customer for life. This is Youtility." Sound good? See you then!An interview with Jay Baer about his book 'YouTility"!2014-02-25 20:00:0076  
Ronnie Bincer109,986*Introducing the New and Improved Circloscope* On Monday, February 17th, @108210288375340023376 and @117778937939543425499 will be joined by @112472587150551442541 of @109096245971703802400. Craig is a former product manager for Microsoft and now a co-founder at @109096245971703802400 along with @117778937939543425499 and @115932955064831083806. Circloscope is in the final phases of redevelopment; Christine and Craig will give us a sneak peek of Circloscope's new features, will tell you how it can be used to help you *identify engagers and influencers in your area of interest*, and will discuss the _*importance of circle management*_ so you can filter through the noise and focus in on the conversations that really matter to you. *Helpful articles on Using/Getting the most out of the current version of Circloscope:* *Circloscope A to Z* by the developer @115932955064831083806  https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EhsanAhmadiGharacheh/posts/MQznXkSJbAR *Circloscope Recipes* by @114918475211209783081  http://www.plusyourbusiness.com/circloscope-recipe-list/ *Introduction to Circloscope* by @100172216890994354180   https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ceijk9piqlmiv3ffkkgdi7nuqo4 Christine & Ronnie launched *Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques* aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode in the series and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members:http://bit.ly/MhiA4x _Upcoming Shows in the Series_ *Monday, February 17th* -www.circloscope.com @112472587150551442541, former Product Development Manager at Microsoft and now a partner at @109096245971703802400, discusses how @109096245971703802400 is being used to identify engagers on Google+ and will provide a sneak peak at the new features that will be released in the new version of the tool. *Monday, March 3rd* -www.steadydemand.com/tool/ @102572320061138442096 from @116266498226740184904 discusses how Steady Demand's Pro Tool provides special engagement tools for both Profiles and Pages including some unique alert features and a scoring system to measure post quality and social signals to post ratio. It can be used to identify top engagers on your pages' posts as well analyze competitors' engagement and posts. Learn how to increase engagement by improving the quality of your posts and to gauge the impact of your SEO and social efforts over a given time period. *Monday, March 17th* -http://www.NOD3x.com Dive into data mining with @100034828195835575273 from @108883357423682942734 to learn how this powerful tool can be used to identify influencers across Google+, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube based on keywords and hashtags and how Klout, Kred and PeerIndex are being used along with NOD3x to measure influence. _*Previous Episodes*_ First, Series Kickoff Overview: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x Second, @11148754#TNTBootcamp - Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques - Circloscope2014-02-17 20:30:00179  
Chef Dennis Littley779,080Mobile Use this Link: http://youtu.be/OATc03mlDks Join me and my Co-host @108641528210325220263  with are very special guest @115620878851836664537  as we tackle the topic of *Semantic Search*  on the 10th episode of *The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively* And who better to learn it from then the Author of Google Semantic Search himself.   Every Monday  for thirty minutes we will focus on a different aspect of Google+  offering guidance and  answering questions.    If you have questions please leave them in the Comment Bar of this event  before the start of the show and we will do our best our best to answer them. The goal of our series is to help everyone understand how Google+ works and what they need to do to become successful on G+.  Once G+ begins to make sense to you, you'll be able to enjoy your time on the plus, making new friends, engaging in communities and seeing some pretty amazing search engine results.  While our series will be focused on Bloggers everyone is welcome and we hope to see all of you with your questions-    You can also join us at the G+ Food Bloggers Community - http://goo.gl/IEKmsV  where we discuss all the issues that Bloggers have as well as sharing best practices. All of our previous episodes are on Youtube  http://goo.gl/3iukbR Monday February 1th @ 1 PM EST/12 PM CST/11 AM MST/10 AM PST #googleplustips   #bloggers   #Gplusfoodbloggers  The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively - Semantic Search with David Amerland2014-02-17 19:00:00146  
Daria Musk3,673,689*BE MY VALENTINE!* Announcing the "Lonely Hearts Club Hangout Concert"! This Saturday, Feb 15th will you be my valentine? You're the ones I love so let's celebrate together! I'll bring the songs, you bring you. ❤ *HOW TO ATTEND* You are cordially invited to watch and most importantly _join_ my "Lonely Hearts Club Band" by Hanging Out with me for this special love-themed Concert! ❤ *RSVP YES & COMMENT HERE TO TELL ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE HANGOUT WITH ME!*  I'll add you to a special circle that will be invited to join the windows in the Hangout during the show. As always I'll rotate the seats and sing as long as it takes to see you! We'll date, face-to-face all night if we have to ;) *DAY + TIME* I know real v-day is on Friday, so I thought holding our global-date-night on Saturday instead would make it even more inclusive and awesome! Even if you've got romantic plans (ahem not me haha) we can all team up into one big "Lonely Heart's Club Band" on Saturday! (Sunday for you Kiwis and Aussies, ;) *WHAT TO EXPECT* We can eat chocolates and toast to love in all it's forms! We can sing and shout and laugh and leave no-date-behind! You can bring your loves (even if they're pets, or or kids, or friends or fiancés) or come solo and be my date! I prefer roses and tulips thank you ;) *SHARE THE LOVE* Share the love and share this with anyone and everyone you want to celebrate with and remember to tell you love them too!  So bring on the lovebirds and lonely hearts worldwide! Get ready to be loved! See you on Saturday!  *XO, Daria*Daria's Lonely Hearts Club ❤ Hangout Concert!2014-02-16 00:00:00291  
Kevin Kelly545,922Kevin Kelly converses with urban homesteader Lloyd Kahn about new cool tools.Lloyd Kahn and Kevin Kelly on Cool Tools2014-02-13 02:00:0083  
martin shervington1,114,852I am delighted to be interviewing @104858643838035519891 @108493275257625053433 and @111798765849955344981. And here is the plan... I am going to ask every question about social that I can think of, but I need you help. What would you like to know? What are the gaps you need to be filled? How about cross platform posting? Tools they use? This is going to be a great opportunity to look at Google+, alongside Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and beyond. Can't wait. It is going to be a lot of fun too.Interview with three of the very best in Social Media!2014-02-11 20:00:00120  
martin shervington1,114,852*Google Plus for Individuals and Business!* _Including launch of the free 'Quickstarter' courses..._ There have been so many changes in the Plus over the past few months, and as such we wanted to get together to re-launch the website, tell you about some of the resources and pick up on some of your questions as well. So get yourself ready and see you on Monday!The PYB team talk about some amazing, free resources available for Google+!2014-02-10 21:00:00116  
Eric Enge22,324In this week's #DMEShow  I will be joined by Google's @107562852116793589182 and @104048500804447341038: 1. Getting Started Strong on Google Plus (for brand pages) 2. +Post ads what to expect, and how to use them 3. How to Run a Great Hangout The live YouTube link will be here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHyg7LPb0vA  This should be a fantastic event!  We will share the live YouTube link here just before show time.  The event will be live at 3 PM ET (Boston time). Please feel free to share the event or invite others!Google Plus Tips From the Google Plus Team!2014-02-06 21:00:00261  
The White House2,922,782Join 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 20:00:0013492  
Men's Health687,528Stay on track in 2014 with healthy eating and nutrition tips from our panel of experts. TOPICS OF DISCUSSION: -Tips for maintaining flavor while eating healthy -Cooking demo -How to incorporate fruits and vegetables during the winter months PARTICIPANTS: -Paul Kita, Men’s Health Senior Associate Editor -Cheryl Forberg, Nutritionist and Chef -David McInerney, Co-Founder, Fresh Direct -Christopher Mohr, Ph.D, RDHealthy Cooking & Nutrition Tips2014-01-28 19:00:00154  
Ronnie Bincer109,986Join us for the #KraftyCooking Live HOA. If on mobile watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA9zva5bRnU This is a follow up to our blog post http://www.plusyourbusiness.com/use-google-hangouts-krafty-cooking/ which contains video interviews of all the chefs on the panel. We’ll be talking about how these Chefs have used Hangouts and Hangouts on Air along with their culinary skills to help people learn the joys of cooking. The event info above shows your local time, but as a reference we start at 1pm EST (New York) on 8-Jan-2014. We will likely go into some behind the scenes stories as well as how they incorporate some of their own childhood food experiences into their online cooking endeavors. All tied into how they have been Krafty in their Cooking showmanship! Please invite others to this event to watch and interact with the live show or to view afterwards and help us spread the word on how Google Plus and #KraftyCooking ideas are an incredible combination. === === #KraftyCooking #GooglePlusMarketing #HangoutsWithFood#KraftyCooking and 5 Chefs’ Stories Live and Uncensored2014-01-08 19:00:00247  
Ronnie Bincer109,986*So Many Ways to use Hangouts on Air - Where do I start?* If that is your question, then watch this live HOA recording to get some answers. We discussed the options and gave tips on what your best choices will be moving forward. *Invite others to come, and leave questions in the comments.* If you want the latest info and guidance on what really matters, join in with the members at bit.ly/HangoutMastery - this live show will give you a taste of the training/help Hangout Mastery members have been getting for a while now. As a Reference post on the New Scheduled HOA Event tool, check out my recent post on that here: http://goo.gl/0CY0Ba We'll also address the fact that we now have the ability to do *Limited Broadcasts* via _*Private HOAs*_ - Real ones, not the kind you have to try to fake out the system. This means that every business/person has their own *Private Broadcasting Channel*... Your own Private TV Channel... ground breaking stuff - For Free! _The key is to know how to use the stuff properly_... this session will get you started. If you have not watched my Hangouts Tutorial video re. Being a Great Hangout / HOA Guest check it out here: http://goo.gl/pEqRJP === === #HOAtips   #HOAbroadcasting   #HangotusOnAir   #ScheduledHOA   #PrivateHOA   #GooglePlusTips   #EventsTips   _Keep up with Hangouts via bit.ly/HangoutMastery ..._So Many Ways to use Hangouts on Air - where do I start?2013-12-17 21:00:00391  
Google Plus Week TV Show482Troll 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 Voss34,913This week we bust out a Weekend Edition for you! +Dustin W. Stout, +Michael Q Todd & +Ileane Smith will join us as we chat all things online & Social Media. Grab your cup of coffee and stay in your PJ's and bring your questions & comments. These three are *POWERHOUSES of Info* and you don't want to miss it!   Saturday, November 9th 9:30amPST/10:30amMSt/11:30amCST/12:30pmEST Find your time zone!  http://bit.ly/18QhHTy How & where to watch: - Google Events: You can watch, comment & ask questions right here on this event - YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grTWzAGFvlY - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow us at https://twitter.com/TheMiaConnect and use hashtag #BatCrapCrazy           Join the #SocialMediaPowerchat  Community for updates! *http://bit.ly/HwmLXI* Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #BatCrapCrazy    | #GetYourLearnOn    Social Media Power Chat - Weekend Edition with Dustin Stout, Michael Q. Todd & Ileane Smith2013-11-09 18:30:00236  
Jim Shankle1,729It's always a pleasure hearing +David Amerland discuss _*"The GSS/G+ Connection"*_ because it's a subject area with many facets. For mobile viewers click on this YouTube Link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S76tXQ5qZ30  The time for the Event is translated to your local time zone. As a reference, it starts at 7:30 PM ET. _Google Semantic Search_ and its direct connection to, and support by, Google+ (what I am starting to call _"The GSS/G+ Connection"_) is remarkably deep and important. Yet David explains it with such simplicity, ease, and freshness that it's very understandable and enjoyable no matter your level of experience. Unquestionably, there is a wealth of material in this subject matter which means David will never be over-exposed or fail to peel back yet another layer of this *very large* onion every time he appears in an HOA. Thursday night he is joining my _MBA Marketing Strategies_ class at John Brown University (Rogers Center in Northwest Arkansas) via Google Hangouts On Air. David will explain _The GSS/G+ Connection_ from an MBA's and marketer's perspective. He will also introduce some unique "life applications" that should be pursued as an extension of the emerging power of GSS and Google+. Our session will start at 6:30 PM CST for those interested in seeing Marketing Strategies examined from David's unique perspective. *Two facts backing my conclusion that David has struck a deep vein...* 1) He had 22,000 Followers when I started communicating with him 5-6 weeks ago. Today his Followers number over 150,000, and 2) His game-changing book _Google Semantic Search_ - 230 pages (including an extensive Bibliography for those who want to explore the subject even further) that mines (as David calls it) a "semantically dense" subject. Proof that GSS/G+ is a critically important subject for MBA students (everyone really) was on display last week. Friday for an enjoyable and fast-paced hour, David, +Mark Traphagen  +Ronnie Bincer   (aka "The Hangout Helper") and +martin shervington  discussed how Google+ is changing behavior on the internet - to the better - https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c0n7nndld5gebbjat1of0dhb124  Even after a full hour, there were many unaddressed questions - reflecting that the session could have continued for the rest of the day. Based on the enjoyable chemistry of these four professionals, most their large audience probably would not have left them had it continued. Come join us Thursday night to continue the discussion. #mktgmba  MBA Marketing Strategies - David Amerland Explores "The GSS/G+ Connection" at John Brown University2013-11-08 01:30:0064  
Simon's Cat122,129Join Simon Tofield the creator of Simon’s Cat and his team as they explain the work that goes into making their hugely popular animated films. They'll give drawing and animation demonstrations as well as showing some of their recent work, giving rare insights into the making of a 400 million views internet phenomenon. Come early as seating is limited. Register before arrival.   Apple Store, Regent Street, London UK Wednesday 30 October 7:00pm - 8pm   For more information and to reserve a place http://www.apple.com/uk/retail/regentstreet/ The Bumper Book of Simon's Cat is available on the iBookstore* https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/bumper-book-simons-cat-enhanced/id714024668   *UK link. Please check your regional iBookstore for which Simon's Cat titles are available to you.Special Event - Simon's Cat2013-10-30 19:00:0016  
Google+10,382,298The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033858  
Google Plus Week TV Show482Great show planned for tonight! Hope you can join us! Don't you wish you had bought Google stock yesterday??? WOW!!Google Plus Week 10/18/20132013-10-19 02:30:0028  
martin shervington1,114,852We plan to cover as much of the following as we can in an hour: Want to watch on a mobile? http://youtu.be/WeCZ-Z9us7M How to properly Create a HOA Event Use the "Details" area of the Event to achieve your goals Properly Invite people and communities to the Event Encourage Event Comments and Sharing of the Event Before the show Send out Reminders to Guest based on Attendance Status Connect the HOA Video feed to the Event (making is a HOA Event) Use Hangout Toolbox v.2 to self identify and Guide the Focus of the Show Utilize the Event Comments as part of the show Bring Comments on screen with Comment Tracker stand-alone App Save Comments for later review Engage After the Event Identify people via comments that fit your target audience Engage with them in comments, add to circles Invite to future events, via circles Invite to future events and Event’s Message Options Repeat to build valuable relationships using HOA Events Why are we doing all this for free? This is a promotion for Ronnie's Hangout Helper Mastery programme which you may like to know I've joined myself as a paying member as I need to keep up my skills too. And no, I am not on commission :) See you then!How to build valuable relationships using HOA events!2013-10-11 18:00:00353  
martin shervington1,114,852When 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 Bincer109,986*Learn about the New HOA Q&A App - bring more interaction to HOAs* Hangouts on Air can be very interactive - It is like "Yelling at the TV" and _The TV can answer back_ to paraphrase a friend. This new Q&A app adds another element to the back and forth conversation with Hangouts on Air. As noted in the intro video, this live session *will use the Q&A app to address your questions* and *will NOT likely use the comments you might enter in the Event*. Here is the link to the Referenced intro video so you can watch it after the Q&A interface auto-replaces the video in the event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzusNaJ5E0U This Event's start time will translate into your local time (unless you are on mobile) - as a reference point, the start time is 9am PT/12pm ET. We will not only discuss how people are using this Q&A app but will likely *compare this method of interaction* with prior methods and *rate the pros and cons of each.* Please invite others and/or share this Event with others that may be interested in the new Q&A app for Hangouts on Air. *Bring your Questions!* Here is a reference post for the official help guide re. the Q&A App: http://goo.gl/BRYkSM and this is a link to my last Event test using the same Q&A App: http://goo.gl/17i4yp Learn even more about Hangouts and HOAs here bit.ly/HangoutMastery - - -  #HOAtips   #QandAapp   #QuestionsApp   #GooglePlusTips   #TheHangoutHelper   #HangoutMastery  Questions and Answers re. the Q&A app - live HOA discussion2013-09-18 18:00:00114  
Bradford Lowry7,041Join FitnessHOA and an amazing panel of Fitness Entrepreneurs as we  learn  how to grow our fitness authority and influence online.  Joining us as our guest professor for this Master Class is Internet Marketing & Google Plus Expert @107022061436866576067. The topics on the board for discussion include, but are not limited too: *What is Authorship and why is it important?* *Social Media - building my authority and influence online* *Online Marketing - Pro Tips* *Search Engine Optimization - Best Practices* *Content & Engagement*  Our Panel: _Online Marketing Experts and Fitness Entrepreneurs_ @110741717824031340056 - Social Media Strategist for Zephyr Adventures  @107720541281412618494 - Creator of @107175550805465406250  @108086887435909989445 - Fitness Guru and SEO expert  (200,000+ Google Plus followers) @104249817935941630977 - Marketing Solutions Expert with StrategicMarketingEDU.com  @105250836780181048166 - Physical Therapist and owner of Bauer Physical Therapy  @105775546175909363163 - Creator of FitnessHOA and founder of Plethora LLC. @115359388793696390635 - Co-Founder of Fitness & Nutrition Community Fitness: Online Marketing Master Class featuring Mark Traphagen2013-09-14 17:00:0021  
Google Plus Week TV Show482Hey, let us never say you don't get invited to all the cool parties! But in case you don't, you can join us every Friday night as we talk about the hottest happenings on the worlds coolest social network - Google+! This week, we'll be taking a look at new ways of getting your Blogger posts into Google+, getting your Google+ posts out onto your web page, and other new features. Secretary of State Kerry will be in a Hangout - we'll share your thoughts about it and anything else you've seen on Google+ as we take your comments via YouTube live and this Event! #gpw20130913  Google Plus WEEK!2013-09-14 02:30:0035  
Ronnie Bincer109,986*Learn how to make Google Drive Presentations for Google Plus* This live HOA Discussion will walk you through the process of making Google Drive Presentations that can be easily posted in Google Plus and be used as part of your Hangout On Air presentations. @107290419352782290509 is our featured guest. Those watching on Mobile use this YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9puOREqyzU The live show will be visible just to the left... when you see a Play Arrow in a video player, Click on the Play Arrow to watch. Mobile viewers will be given a YouTube Link to use just before showtime. Feel free to invite others to this event. And leave questions/comments for us to address as part of the show. - - -  #HOAtips   #GoogleDrive   #PresentationTips   #GooglePlusTips  Making Google Drive Presentations for Google+2013-09-09 19:00:00147  
MasterChef1,767,026MASTERCHEF Fans! Want a chance to cook alongside your favorite finalists in a first-of-its-kind cooking series? Now you can! MasterChef will be streaming its live Cookalong via Google+ Hangouts. On each one-hour “Cookalong,” up to four fans will cook and interact with a Season Four MASTERCHEF finalist in real time as he/she prepares a favorite summer dish.  The next “Cookalong” takes place on Tuesday, September 3 at 7:00 PM ET with MASTERCHEF finalist Jessie Lysiak. Jessie will be making Shrimp and Grit Cakes with Sweet Tomato Relish and Spring Vegetable Salad. The cookalongs will stream live at 7:00 PM ET on the MASTERCHEF Google+ page (https://plus.google.com/+masterchef/posts), as well as on FOX’s YouTube Channel, (http://www.youtube.com/FOX), where the cookalongs will also be available for playback. The “Cookalong” series will be moderated by Laura Vitale, creator of “Laura in the Kitchen” (YouTube). You can watch all previous cookalongs here: http://fox.tv/MCcookalongs Don't miss all-new episodes of MASTERCHEF on Wednesdays at 9/8c, on FOX! MasterChef TM & © 2013 Reveille Independent, LLC. All Rights Reserved.MASTERCHEF COOKALONG w/ Jessie Lysiak2013-09-04 01:00:001514  
Dustin W. Stout49,936It'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 Australia187,009Join us for a special Doodle 4 Google explorer Hangout On Air and hear Project Loon engineer +Anton Staaf talk about exploring big ideas and a behind the scenes look at +Project Loon with students from Roydvale Primary School in Christchurch. #projectloon #loon #balloonpoweredinternetDoodle 4 Google Explorer Series: HOA with Project Loon's Anton Staaf2013-08-27 12:00:00423  
Google Plus Week TV Show482Back in April, we discussed if Google VP, and occasional special guest on Google Plus Week, +Vic Gundotra would make a good replacement for Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer. Tonight, with the official announcement from Balmer that he will retire within a year, we'll be revisiting that topic. We'll also be looking at the latest changes in our favorite social layer and across the Google product line, as well as take your questions and comments. All this, and more, as the sun sets on another Google Plus Week! #gpw20130823  Google Plus WEEK!2013-08-24 02:30:0037  
Ronnie Bincer109,986Join +Ronnie Bincer The Hangout Helper and 3 featured guests: @107022061436866576067 @114918475211209783081 & @107431520081154066675 for a Live Q & A session about Google Plus Hangouts and Hangouts on Air. Mobile Viewers can watch via this link on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P493WsQm1mQ Those interested in the Hangout Mastery membership, click this link to learn more: www.TheHangoutHelper.com/members I've had many requests to do a Public Q & A session regarding how to best use Google Plus Hangouts and Hangouts on Air (HOA). Here is your chance to ask and get answers to your most pressing questions/concerns. Please leave your questions (make them short if possible) in the comments of this event. We'll try to get to as many as we can in our 45 min. time-frame. *Feel free to invite others here to the Event...* More Special Links and help info will be added after we go live... see you soon! - - -  #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #GooglePlusTips   #HVCtips   #HangoutsTips   #GooglePlusHangouts   #SocialMediaMarketing   #TheHangoutHelper   #EventsTips  Google+ Hangouts - Live Questions and Answers event2013-08-21 18:00:43185  
Google Plus Week TV Show482Lots of updates to Google+ this week, and we'll be exploring what they mean for this platform we love and loathe. A new Android app, photo integration with Google Drive, and a new API that lets programs write to your stream (with some caveats). Our panelists will be sharing their thoughts, and we welcome yours as well via YouTube or the comments on this event. This will be a great way to wrap your head around all the changes, not to mention wrapping up an awesome Google Plus Week! #gpw20130816  Google Plus WEEK!2013-08-17 02:30:0047  
Google Plus Week TV Show482We have an exciting show planned for this week. We will be joined by the dazzling +Natalie Villalobos - Google+ Community Manager. She'll be explaining what a CM does, fielding your questions live, and will reveal what cool features we can expect next! (Well... probably not the last one.) So join us via YouTube, Google+ comments, and Hangout Questions as we wrap up another awesome Google Plus Week! #gpw20130809Google Plus WEEK!2013-08-10 02:30:0070  
Ronnie Bincer109,986With the new availability of YouTube Live Events, many people want to know how they compare to Google+ Hangouts on Air. We'll tell you here! The video of the live show is visible on the left, click it to watch. MOBILE VIEWERS watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRTsWhNhTW4 _Here is a Special Link I'll reference in the show: www.TheHangoutHelper.com/members ..._ We'll talk about how YouTube Live and HOA are similar and how they differ. My featured guest will be @113251903012045208366 the owner of the *YouTube Live Streaming Community* here on Google+ http://goo.gl/XDXYjP YouTube lowered the bar to only needing 100 subscribers to let us use YouTube Live Events... I bet you're curious so we'll do our best to let you know what's up. Leave questions in the comments before, during and after the live show. *Feel free to invite others to come*, and read up on Live Events here: *BONUS POST* -Recording Private Hangouts with YouTube (using YouTube Live Event tricks)-: http://goo.gl/Sb45My {{Edit: this no longer works}} YouTube Live Streaming Guide: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2474026?hl=en Video Help from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/ytliveops Overview of YouTube Live offered by +Moritz Tolxdorff http://goo.gl/3628Et - - -  #YouTubeLive   #LiveEvents   #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #YouTubeLiveEvents   #LiveBroadcasting   #VideoMarketingTips   #YouTubeTips   #GooglePlusTips  YouTube Live Events vs. Hangouts on Air - similarities & differences2013-08-08 18:00:00514  
Google Plus Week TV Show482Another Google Plus WEEK! And what a week it has been! Were you one of the hundreds of thousands who rushed to get their Chromecast device? We'll swap stories and talk about Google's strategy with this new hardware - more than just another Q! We'll  be taking your thoughts on this, via Google+, YouTube, and the Questions app. So join us for another wild Google Plus Week! (Think you got this notice twice? Nah... just an illusion... trust us...) #gpw20130726Google Plus WEEK!2013-07-27 02:30:0035  
Scott Lewis325,385Have you ever wondered what it's like to give a TEDx talk? How about working at M.I.T.? What sort of excitement comes with working on a project that allows people from across the globe to map neurons through a video game? Come find out when +Buddhini Samarasinghe and +Scott Lewis interview +Amy Robinson! Buddhini and Scott will be together in San Diego hosting this special Google+ Hangout On Air interview with Amy from +Sebastian Seung's computational neuroscience lab at MIT.  This Hangout On Air will be broadcast live and recorded to YouTube. If you have any questions or comments for Amy or the hosts, please feel free to leave them here on the event page, through the live Google+ shares, via YouTube or on Twitter using the hashtag #ktcHangout .  Buddhini's Twitter:@DrHalfPintBuddy Scott's Twitter:@BaldAstronomer Amy's Twitter:@AmyLeeRobinson #HangoutsOnAir   #ScienceSunday   #ScienceEveryday   #CitizenScience   #TEDx   #OpenScience   #WomenInSTEM   #ktc20130616   #Science   #STEM   #Neuroscience   #MIT  Interview with Amy Robinson | ktc2013-06-16 23:00:0056  
Life at Google2,384,308Excited 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 18:00:00620  
Euro Maestro95,355Live Hangout on Air ShowExplore Google Glass with Euro Maestro - Live2013-05-09 21:00:0083  
After Earth360,563Join 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 18:00:001856  
martin shervington1,114,852In 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 PLUS1,967,121"In The Spotlight!" is the Hangouts On Air interview series from @103083353388507768122 bringing you closer than ever before to your favorite Artists. This new series will introduce you not only to the Artist's work, but their journey in the music industry, and their lives outside of music. On Saturday February 9th we talk to @106041114769512924179! Join us as we discuss her journey in the music industry, and learn more about @115923573643670883559, and Rachel's solo experience. The On Air Event can be viewed here on the Event page or on YouTube at goo.gl/qS77Z also. "In The Spotlight!" Rachel Koller2013-02-09 22:00:0090  
Ronnie Bincer109,986*Watch the 6th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)* _Google Plus Community Check-up_ Special Guest: +Fraser Cain - author of the GPC 30-day challenge. Listen and watch as Fraser, +Jesse Wojdylo +Nikol Murphy +Ronnie Bincer discuss the ups and downs of this 2 month-old Topic Based Community tool for Google Plus. *Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!* Do you primarily post inside your GPC now? How do you like the interaction in your GPC? Do you have suggestions for changes? These and other topics will be quickly discussed... 30 min. show is the plan. *_Scroll Down for more info..._* *Leave Questions to Cover in the comments.* The video up top is the recording of the Live HOA Video. Fraser's 30-day Challenge: http://goo.gl/rDWHd & the 30-day wrap-up post: http://goo.gl/jKMDb Find all the previous discussions in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh2TCfgo3UtvWhn9rV0qox1Vj2KHykLl1 or if you prefer check them out here... To get ready, you can *watch part 1 here:* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvlKooab-c *watch part 2* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1PWWSrnzhA  *watch part 3* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ica-tWpmSnY *watch part 4* via this link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQEgBE8Xcg *watch part 5* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEkKTx0KgIo *watch part 6* via this link here (this one): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUwocBZfs3o Tell your friends, come join in the discussion as we will try to bring in some of the comments from the stream into the live show. *Feel free to share this event and invite others to join in!* - - -  #communitytips   #googlepluscommunities   #communities   #onairdiscussions   #community   #GPC   #GPCtips   - - - Google+ Communities - What we know after 2 Months2013-02-06 21:00:25147  
Google TV382,141Join 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 00:30:00267  
ARTISTS IN THE PLUS1,967,121"In The Spotlight!" is the new Hangouts On Air interview series from @103083353388507768122 bringing you closer than ever before to your favorite Artists. This new series will introduce you not only to the Artist's work, but their journey in the music industry, and their lives outside of music. On Monday October 15th we talk to @107158210554763556081! Max Lugavere is a founding host and producer of the Emmy-winning Current TV. He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Most recently, he completed a pilot for an HBO science and technology-themed docu-series entitled Talk Nerdy To Me with executive producer Bill Maher. Max is a singer-songwriter his first EP is titled "One Year Later".  This On Air Event can be viewed at this link goo.gl/Shml5 or on YouTube at goo.gl/qS77Z also. Future Shows goo.gl/j6cyI"In The Spotlight!" Max Lugavere2012-10-16 02:00:00115  
Fraser Cain959,398Join 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 19:00:00262  

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Today in History: For first time in history, asteroidal sample returned to Earth, 2010
On June 13, 2010 — 5 years ago today — for the first time in history, a spacecraft, the Japanese-made “Hayabusa,” which had rendezvoused with an asteroid and had scooped samples of the asteroid’s soil, returned to Earth with these samples. Hayabusa was launched on May 3, 2003 and rendezvoused with Earth-asteroid, named “25143 Itokawa,” in mid-September, 2005. This target asteroid was named after Hideo Itokawa, who was a pioneer of Japanese aerospace research and has been called “the father of Japanese space development.” The spacecraft, “Hayabusa,” literally translates to “Peregrine Falcon,” a high-speed diving, bird of prey (also known as a “duck hawk” in North America).

The Hayabusa space mission to target asteroid 25143 Itokawa achieved a number of significantmilestones:
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2015-06-07 08:27:57 (4 comments, 38 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Alan Turing Died
On June 7, 1954 — 61 years ago today — Alan Turing died. Turing was the first computational biologist, an inventor of the fundamental concepts of the modern computer, the father of what would become the field of artificial intelligence, and a modern philosopher of the mind. Not only was Turing a brilliant thinker and creative genius, but he was also responsible for helping to do the pragmatic and painstaking work of breaking the German secret military communications codes that enabled the Allies to defeat the Nazi army in many crucial engagements. Some historians have estimated that the work of Turing and his collaborators at the British decoding facility shortened World War II by as many as 2 to 4 years.

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Today in History: For first time in history, asteroidal sample returned to Earth, 2010
On June 13, 2010 — 5 years ago today — for the first time in history, a spacecraft, the Japanese-made “Hayabusa,” which had rendezvoused with an asteroid and had scooped samples of the asteroid’s soil, returned to Earth with these samples. Hayabusa was launched on May 3, 2003 and rendezvoused with Earth-asteroid, named “25143 Itokawa,” in mid-September, 2005. This target asteroid was named after Hideo Itokawa, who was a pioneer of Japanese aerospace research and has been called “the father of Japanese space development.” The spacecraft, “Hayabusa,” literally translates to “Peregrine Falcon,” a high-speed diving, bird of prey (also known as a “duck hawk” in North America).

The Hayabusa space mission to target asteroid 25143 Itokawa achieved a number of significantmilestones:
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2015-06-30 23:41:03 (5 comments, 23 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Colossal Explosion in the Sky over Siberia, 1908

On June 30, 1908 — 107 years ago today — at about 7:15 in the morning, people in Verevara along the Tanguska River in the middle of Siberia, Russia, were awoken by the sight and sound of a huge fireball in the sky heading for Earth — the biggest explosion in recorded human history. A loud explosion took place about 40 miles away in the Taiga Forest; the explosion knocked people over and smashed windows many miles away. One speculated conclusion was that the explosion was an airburst of an asteroid from a 100 feet to a couple of miles in diameter. Whatever it was left 830 square miles of scorched earth and blown-down trees. The affected area was over 10 times the size of Washington, DC. 

And the shock waves from the explosion traveled twice around the world and registered on seismometers everywhere on Earth. Noimpact crat... altro »

Today in History: Colossal Explosion in the Sky over Siberia, 1908

On June 30, 1908 — 107 years ago today — at about 7:15 in the morning, people in Verevara along the Tanguska River in the middle of Siberia, Russia, were awoken by the sight and sound of a huge fireball in the sky heading for Earth — the biggest explosion in recorded human history. A loud explosion took place about 40 miles away in the Taiga Forest; the explosion knocked people over and smashed windows many miles away. One speculated conclusion was that the explosion was an airburst of an asteroid from a 100 feet to a couple of miles in diameter. Whatever it was left 830 square miles of scorched earth and blown-down trees. The affected area was over 10 times the size of Washington, DC. 

And the shock waves from the explosion traveled twice around the world and registered on seismometers everywhere on Earth. No impact crater was ever found.

Scientists calculate that a stony meteoroid of only 30 feet in diameter can produce an explosion similar to the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan in World War II. Scientists estimate that the Tanguska Event probable asteroid entered the Earth’s atmosphere traveling at 33,500 mph, weighing about 220 million pounds, generating heat of about 44,500°F in the air around it, producing a fireball and releasing energy equivalent to 185 Hiroshima atomic bombs!



From Scientific American: June 30, 1908, 7:14 a.m., central Siberia—Semen Semenov, a local farmer, saw “the sky split in two. Fire appeared high and wide over the forest.... From ... where the fire was, came strong heat.... Then the sky shut closed, and a strong thump sounded, and I was thrown a few yards.... After that such noise came, as if ... cannons were firing, the earth shook ...”



The asteroid, if it was an asteroid, picked a remote place upon which to do its destruction, which still shows over a century later. (See photos in linked articles.) 

At least one scientist suggested the event was caused by a comet, not an asteroid. After the explosion, observers across Europe has reported “skyglows,” which can be explained by the dust and ice that would have dispersed from a comet’s tail across the upper atmosphere. Moreover, a comet may not have made a crater impact.

Some observers think that this fireball was actually caused by a high energy beam that Nikola Tesla created to light up the North Pole, but his experiment went awry. [Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIBqSuLum9Qhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIBqSuLum9Q.]

YouTube videos:
•Asteroid air-burst over Siberia — The Tunguska Event (by Stargazer Nation; length 06:03). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov8h_ddLfDI
•1908 Mystery in Tunguska, Russia. (by 3dtimespace; length 01:15:20). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tudVC8NSDHw
•Big Bang in Tunguska — Documentary of the Mysterious 1908 Event (length 49:20). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXfvhJoNi90
•Nikola Tesla Experiment — Tunguska 1908???? (by Matrix World Disclosure; 20:16). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIBqSuLum9Qhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIBqSuLum9Q
•NASAFLIX — Tunguska: The Russian Roswell (by NASAFLIX Lost History; length 50:57). 
•Nikola Tesla | The Missing Secrets (by ScientistX; length 46:25). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b5ciAZmyd0

Web sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event

•http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-tunguska-mystery-100-years-later

•http://www.world-mysteries.com/sci_tunguska.htm

•http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/30jun_tunguska/
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http://www.universetoday.com/36398/what-is-the-difference-between-asteroids-and-meteorites/

•http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2010/11/02/how-afraid-of-asteroids-should/
•http://www.topo.biz/2013/02/tunguska-event-large-meteoroid-or-comet-fragment-at-an-altitude-of-5%E2%80%9310-kilometres/
•http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090624152941.htm

Book sources:
• The Tunguska Event: The Mystery of the Biggest Explosion in Recorded History by Charles River Editors. http://amzn.to/1KoLucC
• The Tunguska Mystery by Vladimir Rubtsov. http://amzn.to/1g90YGs
• Tunguska by Paul England. http://amzn.to/1LBnS5B
• The Tunguska Fireball: Solving One of the Great Mysteries of the 20th Century by Surendra Verma. http://amzn.to/1KoLfhR

Image credits:
•Google Earth map of the location of the Tunguska Event. Created by Google Maps.
•Artist’s depiction of the Tunguska Event. http://www.ismar.cnr.it/events-and-news/news/il-mistero-di-tunguska-a-superquark-rai-uno-ore-21-20-del-26-agosto-2010___

2015-06-29 22:46:37 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Question for you about the first iPhone
Do you think the first iPhone was a revolutionary product or just another product in an evolutionary unfolding of the smartphone industry?

I’m thinking about this question today, because today is the 8th anniversary of the release of the first iPhone. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/6LqNWkmMFen

Question for you about the first iPhone
Do you think the first iPhone was a revolutionary product or just another product in an evolutionary unfolding of the smartphone industry?

I’m thinking about this question today, because today is the 8th anniversary of the release of the first iPhone. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/6LqNWkmMFen___

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2015-06-29 20:55:28 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Apple Released the first iPhone, 2007
On June 29, 2007 — 8 years ago today — Apple released the first iPhone, one of the most influential consumer-electronics products ever made. When Steve Jobs introduced the phone on January 9, 2007, he said, “Today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone” and explained that the iPhone was a combination of 3 devices:
(1) “widescreen iPod with touch controls”
(2) “revolutionary mobile phone”
(3) “breakthrough Internet communicator”

Back in 2007, to get the necessary perspective, George Bush (the Younger) was president, Pixar released the movie “Ratatouille,” the top music chart tune was Rihanna’s “Umber-ella”, and Apple stock was selling for about $17 a share! Since that time, the Apple iPhone has become Apple’s main source of revenue — selling well over 700 million units to date.
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Today in History: Apple Released the first iPhone, 2007
On June 29, 2007 — 8 years ago today — Apple released the first iPhone, one of the most influential consumer-electronics products ever made. When Steve Jobs introduced the phone on January 9, 2007, he said, “Today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone” and explained that the iPhone was a combination of 3 devices:
(1) “widescreen iPod with touch controls”
(2) “revolutionary mobile phone”
(3) “breakthrough Internet communicator”

Back in 2007, to get the necessary perspective, George Bush (the Younger) was president, Pixar released the movie “Ratatouille,” the top music chart tune was Rihanna’s “Umber-ella”, and Apple stock was selling for about $17 a share! Since that time, the Apple iPhone has become Apple’s main source of revenue — selling well over 700 million units to date.

Steve Jobs framed the iphone in this context, describing 3 revolutionary Apple products and their concomitant revolutionary user interfaces [UIs]: 
(1) In 1984, Apple introduced the Macintosh — a product that changed the entire computer industry. Revolutionary UI = Mouse.
(2) In 2001, Apple introduced the first iPod — it changed the entire music industry. Revolutionary UI = Click Wheel.
(3) In 2007, Apple introduced the iPhone — a product that will change the world by reinventing the phone. Revolutionary UI = Multi-touch Screen.

Steve went on to explain where the iPhone would fit into the cell phone market on an x-y graph, where the y axis went from “not so smart” to “smart” and the x-axis went from “hard to use” to “easy to use.” [Please see image below.]

Moreover, Steve explained how the iPhone would not have factory-set hard buttons, like many of the top existing cellphones of the time, but would only have a big screen and that the human finger would be used instead of hard-wired buttons that could not be changed once shipped. The iphone, Steve said, “Works like magic,” with “no stylus,” is “far more accurate than any other touch display ever shipped.” In addition, the iPhone ignored “unintended touches” and incorporated “multi-finger gestures.” Finally, Steve laughed, “And, boy, have we patented it.”

YouTube videos:
•Steve Jobs’s iPhone Launch 2007 Reimagined (easyexplainvideo; length 01:53). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBVs7xag_LI
•Steve Jobs iPhone 2007 Presentation (January 9, 2007). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN4U5FqrOdQ
•Steve Jobs TV Interview about iPhone (2007). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZJPP_I04vA

Web Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone_(1st_generation)
•http://www.cultofmac.com/103229/how-iphone-changed-the-world/
•http://www.cultofmac.com/327605/iphone-first-went-on-sale-8-years-ago-today/?utm_medium=twitter.com&utm_source=applenws.com
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Apple_Inc.
•https://www.apple.com/pr/library/2013/10/28Apple-Reports-Fourth-Quarter-Results.html
•http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1873486_1873491_1873469,00.html

Book Sources:
• Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. http://amzn.to/1BRyZES
• Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal. http://amzn.to/1R04wvp
• The Rise of Apple: Invention, and Reinvention, in Silicon Valley by real-time feature writers of the New York Times. http://amzn.to/1KpG7vs
• Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution by Fred Vogelstein. http://amzn.to/1SYPraZ

Image Credits:
•Steve Jobs holding the original iPhone. http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/09/the-original-iphone-keynote-is-still-amazing-to-watch/279518/
•Steve Jobs with a slide at the iPhone introduction in which he positions the new product with reference to existing smartphones on the market. From a frame in the January 9, 2007 “Steve Jobs iPhone 2007 Presentation.”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN4U5FqrOdQ___

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2015-06-28 20:01:53 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Today in History, June 28: Vannevar Bush Died (1974); Elon Musk Was Born (1971)
On June 28 — 2 major visionaries came and went: Vannevar Bush died on June 28, 1974, and Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971. [Still working on the text of this post.]

YouTube videos:
•Vannevar Bush in One Minute (Computing History Stony Brook University; length 01:17). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUwe8ks7iao
•Linking Minds Part One (length 06:17). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHGF_BQi1PM

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•Elon Musk: How I Became the Real “Iron Man” (Bloomberg Business; length 44:59). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh45igK4Esw
•Conversation with Elon Musk on SpaceX, Tesla, and his personal life (Computer History Museum; length 01:16:51). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaVRPgQ8DGw
•Elon Musk (Khan Academy; length 48:41).https://www.you... altro »

Today in History, June 28: Vannevar Bush Died (1974); Elon Musk Was Born (1971)
On June 28 — 2 major visionaries came and went: Vannevar Bush died on June 28, 1974, and Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971. [Still working on the text of this post.]

YouTube videos:
•Vannevar Bush in One Minute (Computing History Stony Brook University; length 01:17). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUwe8ks7iao
•Linking Minds Part One (length 06:17). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHGF_BQi1PM

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•Elon Musk: How I Became the Real “Iron Man” (Bloomberg Business; length 44:59). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh45igK4Esw
•Conversation with Elon Musk on SpaceX, Tesla, and his personal life (Computer History Museum; length 01:16:51). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaVRPgQ8DGw
•Elon Musk (Khan Academy; length 48:41). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLbhpb-MExg
•Elon Musk & Sir Richard Branson Hangout on Air (Google for Entrepreneurs; length 57:38). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy9y_YSpYxA


Web sources:
•https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vannevar_Bush

•https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elon_Musk

Book sources:
• Endless Frontier: Vannevar Bush, Engineer of the American Century by G. Pascal Zachary. http://amzn.to/1HplIGb
• From Memex to Hypertext by James M. Nyce and Paul Kahn. http://amzn.to/1HpY50b

• Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future_ by Ashlee Vance. http://amzn.to/1HpYEak
• _ Elon Musk: Renaissance Man_ by Ryan McIntire. http://amzn.to/1RJstSC
• Elon Musk: Biography of a Self-Made Visionary, Entrepreneur, and Billionaire by B. Storm. http://amzn.to/1NqZTEp


Image credits:
Top right: Vannevar Bush at desk.
Bottom left: Elon Musk.___

2015-06-28 15:24:50 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Question for you about deciding on history posts
Would you be interested in voting on what technology history post i focus on reporting about the next day? Or perhaps even suggesting a post if it is not in the included choices? Please see the “Tech-History” collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/UXnrb?hl=en

The way it would work is that i would provide a list of possible history of tech posts for the next day or maybe a few days in advance, and you would help me choose which one to focus on. I’d probably use this Google+ polling feature to collect your vote.

Question for you about deciding on history posts
Would you be interested in voting on what technology history post i focus on reporting about the next day? Or perhaps even suggesting a post if it is not in the included choices? Please see the “Tech-History” collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/UXnrb?hl=en

The way it would work is that i would provide a list of possible history of tech posts for the next day or maybe a few days in advance, and you would help me choose which one to focus on. I’d probably use this Google+ polling feature to collect your vote.___

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2015-06-27 17:55:07 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First major band releases song for free online download, 1994
On June 27, 1994 — 21 years ago today — the music industry began transitioning away from hard media sold in record stores to online distribution. Aerosmith via Geffen Records became the first major band to release a new song exclusively online, “Head First,” which could be digitally downloaded for free if you were a member of the CompuServe online service. Are you old enough to remember using CompuServe (the first major commercial online service in the U.S.)?

The “Head First” tune was an unused cut from Aerosmith’s earlier “Get a Grip” sessions. In 8 days, 10,000 CompuServe subscribers downloaded the tune. Don’t laugh, but in these early Internet days, the tune took 60-90 minutes to download; and it was only 3 minutes, 14 seconds long! In 1994, the Internet was only a primitive versionof what exists for ... altro »

Today in History: First major band releases song for free online download, 1994
On June 27, 1994 — 21 years ago today — the music industry began transitioning away from hard media sold in record stores to online distribution. Aerosmith via Geffen Records became the first major band to release a new song exclusively online, “Head First,” which could be digitally downloaded for free if you were a member of the CompuServe online service. Are you old enough to remember using CompuServe (the first major commercial online service in the U.S.)?

The “Head First” tune was an unused cut from Aerosmith’s earlier “Get a Grip” sessions. In 8 days, 10,000 CompuServe subscribers downloaded the tune. Don’t laugh, but in these early Internet days, the tune took 60-90 minutes to download; and it was only 3 minutes, 14 seconds long! In 1994, the Internet was only a primitive version of what exists for most of Internet users today, at least in the most technologically advanced countries. The Web — the amazing interactive software that rides atop the hardware of the Internet — has just begun and consumed only 1% of all Internet traffic.

Tom Hamilton, Aerosmith’s bassist, had been in Internet chat rooms where he talked with fans and occasionally provided first-hand testimony regarding myths and misconceptions that had grown around the Aerosmith band/brand. When Geffen approached Aerosmith with the idea of offering to distribute a new tune via the Internet, Hamilton quickly embraced the idea and did the other musicians in Aerosmith. Aerosmith was generally an “edgy” band — experimenting and moving toward the future of music.

YouTube:
•Aerosmith-Head First (with lyrics; length 04:40). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Am1E0T2ygo
•Aerosmith-Head First (length 04:42). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auuiMvtAgck
•Aerosmith Head First in Wide Angle (length 04:49). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjZlJg0kYKc
•Steve Tyler Talks of Kurt Cobain’s Death & His Own Drug Addiction on Turning Point, April 1994 (length 05:13). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnhKEKiMSRA
•Steven Tyler Interview (length 17:09). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mXg_x9o7wE

Web Sources:
•http://noisey.vice.com/blog/go-aerosmith-how-head-first-became-the-first-song-available-for-digital-download-20-years-ago-today
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerosmith
•https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Tyler
•http://music.wikia.com/wiki/Aerosmith
•http://www.thefreelibrary.com/GEFFEN+RECORDS,+COMPUSERVE+AND+AEROSMITH+MAKE+HISTORY+WITH+FIRST+SONG...-a015447912
•http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1994-06-27/lifestyle/9406260159_1_compuserve-sound-card-geffen

Book Sources:
• Walk This Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith by Aerosmith (and Stephen Davis). http://amzn.to/1GCJh8M
• Steven Tyler: Does the Noise in my Head Bother You? A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir by Steven Tyler. http://amzn.to/1GCJh8M
• Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith by Joe Perry. http://amzn.to/1GCJh8M

Image Credits (left to right, top to bottom):
•Menu of CompuServe Internet Services, the provider that allowed for free downloads of the first music song, Aerosmith’s “Head First” in 1994.
•Aerosmith in the 1980s.
•Steve Tyler (right), lead singer for Aerosmith in the 1980s.
•Aerosmith in recent years. https://circlekj.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/aero-1403847970_2_credit_ross_halfin.jpg___

2015-06-26 22:16:18 (39 comments, 4 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Question for you about marriage equality
Do you support the 5-4 Supreme Court decision today affirming the right of gay people to marry in all 50 states?

Question for you about marriage equality
Do you support the 5-4 Supreme Court decision today affirming the right of gay people to marry in all 50 states?___

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2015-06-24 03:13:55 (5 comments, 22 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Two Luminaries Were Born — Turing, 1912; Cerf, 1943
On June 23, 1912 — 103 years ago today — Alan Turning was born in London, England. Alan Turing was a mathematical genius and extraordinary polymath who is credited with helping to save countless lives by deciphering the encrypted German military communications code during World War II. After the war, Turing worked in Britain's National Physical Laboratory where he developed designs for the world's first "Automatic Computing Engine" — ACE (aka "the Turing machine"). He is frequently called "the father of computer science." Tragically, in his late 30s, his honesty with police led him to be convicted for being gay; he was sentenced to hormonal treatment that resulted in chemical castration. Turing died at the age of 41 (perhaps by suicide), while he was exploring"m... altro »

Today in History: Two Luminaries Were Born — Turing, 1912; Cerf, 1943
On June 23, 1912 — 103 years ago today — Alan Turning was born in London, England. Alan Turing was a mathematical genius and extraordinary polymath who is credited with helping to save countless lives by deciphering the encrypted German military communications code during World War II. After the war, Turing worked in Britain's National Physical Laboratory where he developed designs for the world's first "Automatic Computing Engine" — ACE (aka "the Turing machine"). He is frequently called "the father of computer science." Tragically, in his late 30s, his honesty with police led him to be convicted for being gay; he was sentenced to hormonal treatment that resulted in chemical castration. Turing died at the age of 41 (perhaps by suicide), while he was exploring "morphogenesis," a fundamental aspect of developmental biology.

On June 23, 1943 — 72 years ago today —Vinton Gray Cerf was born in New Haven, Connecticut. Cerf is often referred to as one of "the fathers of the internet." Cerf is currently Google Vice President & Chief Internet Evangelist, and he's responsible for “identifying new enabling technologies and applications on the Internet and other platforms for the company [Google].”

YouTube videos:
•Alan Turing — Celebrating the Life of a Genius (length 08:13). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtRLmL70TH0
•Breaking the Code: Biography of Alan Turing (Derek Jacobi, BBC, 1996; length 01:30:47). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S23yie-779k
•Big interview with Vint Cerf, “the father of the Internet” (length 09:42). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmTh2PSXA8M
•The History and Future of the Internet: Vinton G. Cerf (length 01:13:15). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmKfR-zN1EM
•Leo Laporte interviewing Vint Cerf in a Google+ Hangout (length 44:05). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17GtmwyvmWE

The Colbert Report videos:
•Vint Cerf (part 1; length 05:30). http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/08a2dg/vint-cerf-pt--1
•Vint Cerf (part 2; length 03:31). http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/x9hnxr/vint-cerf-pt--2

Web sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing
•http://www.biography.com/people/alan-turing-9512017#awesm=~oHnewRFSRKvP2t
•http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18561092
•http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/06/alan-turing-saved-my-life/258891/
•http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/people/alan_turing
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_Computing_Engine
•http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/22/remembering-alan-turing-at-100/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vint_Cerf
•http://research.google.com/pubs/author32412.html

Book sources:
• The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer by David Leavitt. http://amzn.to/1GoF1JN
• Alan M. Turing: Centenary Edition by Sara Turing. http://amzn.to/1BzQMR5
• Alan Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age by B. Jack Copeland. http://amzn.to/1BzQQjx
• Vint Cerf: TCP/IP Co-Designer: The Internet is for Everyone by Vint Cerf. http://amzn.to/1SItqNt
• Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet by Matthew Lyon and Katie Hafner. http://amzn.to/1Ll5nC4

Image credits (left to right):
•Alan Turing. http://www.wired.com/wp-content/uploads/images_blogs/wiredscience/2011/02/01turing.jpg
•Vint Cerf. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vint_Cerf#mediaviewer/File:Vint_Cerf_-_2010.jpg___

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2015-06-24 00:48:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

As our prototype vehicles start to cruise the streets of Mountain View, California, we want you to make these cars your own and help transform them into public art! Join us in “Paint the Town”, a moving art experiment inviting artists in California to submit art to be featured on our cars, on our website and at an “Open Garage” community event in the fall where up to 10 selected artists will get a ride in the self-driving car. 
 
Learn more at www.google.com/selfdrivingcar/paint. You can also attend an information session and see our prototype vehicle up close at the Community School of Music & Arts in Mountain View, CA, on Saturday, July 11 at 3pm, 4pm or 5pm. Submission period for Paint the Town will open on July 11, 2015 and close August 30, 2015.

As our prototype vehicles start to cruise the streets of Mountain View, California, we want you to make these cars your own and help transform them into public art! Join us in “Paint the Town”, a moving art experiment inviting artists in California to submit art to be featured on our cars, on our website and at an “Open Garage” community event in the fall where up to 10 selected artists will get a ride in the self-driving car. 
 
Learn more at www.google.com/selfdrivingcar/paint. You can also attend an information session and see our prototype vehicle up close at the Community School of Music & Arts in Mountain View, CA, on Saturday, July 11 at 3pm, 4pm or 5pm. Submission period for Paint the Town will open on July 11, 2015 and close August 30, 2015.___

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2015-06-22 18:45:30 (8 comments, 10 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Galileo Sentenced for Heretical Heliocentric Beliefs, 1633
On June 22, 1633 — 381 years ago today — after a long trial before the Roman Catholic inquisitor Vincenzo Maculani, the sentence of Galileo (often considered to be “the father of modern science”) was delivered. Galileo’s sentence was for his formulating independent, scientific views of how the universe was structured (heliocentrically, rather than Earth-centered as the Catholic Church taught) and for publishing those views. Galileo had built the first telescope to explore “the heavens” and viewed Jupiter’s moons, and so he was the first human to observe that smaller bodies orbited larger bodies in space.

(1) Galileo was found guilty of heresy — for holding to his belief that the Sun lies in the center of the universe and that the Earth moves around the sun. He was ordered to “abjure, curseand detest” this be... altro »

Today in History: Galileo Sentenced for Heretical Heliocentric Beliefs, 1633
On June 22, 1633 — 381 years ago today — after a long trial before the Roman Catholic inquisitor Vincenzo Maculani, the sentence of Galileo (often considered to be “the father of modern science”) was delivered. Galileo’s sentence was for his formulating independent, scientific views of how the universe was structured (heliocentrically, rather than Earth-centered as the Catholic Church taught) and for publishing those views. Galileo had built the first telescope to explore “the heavens” and viewed Jupiter’s moons, and so he was the first human to observe that smaller bodies orbited larger bodies in space.

(1) Galileo was found guilty of heresy — for holding to his belief that the Sun lies in the center of the universe and that the Earth moves around the sun. He was ordered to “abjure, curse and detest” this belief. 

(2) Galileo was sentenced to prison, but the following day this sentence was commuted to house arrest for the remainder of his life.

(3) His writings were banned — past, present, and future.

Although the inquisitor Maculani had a reputation for being cold and uncaring, he did determine that Galileo was too old and too ill to undergo torture to force recantation of his heliocentric writings and beliefs. Oddly enough, Galileo was a practicing Catholic who believed that the Bible was God’s word, but he just thought the Bible was not a good astronomy textbook. Galileo’s daughter became a Catholicnun, and he communicated with his daughter as his developed his book on the heliocentric universe.

In 1992 — 359 years after Galileo was sentenced — Pope John Paul II, writing in L’Osservatore Romano, stated: “Thanks to his intuition as a brilliant physicist and by relying on different arguments, Galileo, who practically invented the experimental method, understood why only the sun could function as the centre of the world, as it was then known, that is to say, as a planetary system. The error of the theologians of the time, when they maintained the centrality of the Earth, was to think that our understanding of the physical world's structure was, in some way, imposed by the literal sense of Sacred Scripture....”

YouTube videos:
•Galileo — Mini Biography (Bio Channel; 02:51). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J0-ZbbrD6U
•Galileo’s Battle for the Heavens (PBS Documentary; length 01:48:55). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnEH9rbrIkk
•How Did Galileo Galilei Change the World Today (documentary Science Space History; length 54:52). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQmalmF1bvc
•Great Books: Galileo’s Dialogue (length 51:48). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlYrW8r8eVQ

Web sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_Galilei
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincenzo_Maculani
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Urban_VIII
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_affair
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliocentrism
•http://www.nytimes.com/1992/11/01/world/vatican-science-panel-told-by-pope-galileo-was-right.html

Book sources:
• The Essential Galileo by Galileo Galilei (Maurice A. Finocchiaro, translator). http://amzn.to/1SDxHSd
• Thus Spoke Galileo: The great scientist’s ideas and their relevance to the present day by Andrea Frova, Mariapiera Marenzana, James H. McManus. http://amzn.to/1IusF3e

Image credits (top to bottom, left to right):
•Trial of Galileo during the Roman Catholic Inquisition. Portrait created in the 19th century by Joseph Nicolas Robert-Fleury. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AGalileo_before_the_Holy_Office.jpg
•Maculani in priestly vestmans reading the charges against Galileo Galilei (standing), by Cristian Banti (1857). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincenzo_Maculani#mediaviewer/File:Galileo_facing_the_Roman_Inquisition.jpg
•Galileo Galilei portrait (paint on silver paper) by Passignani. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6e/Galileo_by_Passignano.jpg
•Galileo Galilei. http://mrnussbaum.com/pioneers/galileo/___

2015-06-21 20:27:55 (19 comments, 3 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Question for you about vinyl records?
Do you still listen to vinyl records?

I’m thinking about this question today, because today is the 67th anniversary of Columbia Records announcing the new 33-1/3 rpm vinyl album format. Please see this history post for further information: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/DF2uV9cF2Pc

Question for you about vinyl records?
Do you still listen to vinyl records?

I’m thinking about this question today, because today is the 67th anniversary of Columbia Records announcing the new 33-1/3 rpm vinyl album format. Please see this history post for further information: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/DF2uV9cF2Pc___

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2015-06-21 20:15:27 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First LP Music Album (12-inch, 33-1/3) was Announced
On June 21, 1948 — 67 years ago today — Columbia Records announced the first “microgroove,” 12-inch,33-⅓ rpm, long play record (a.k.a. “the album”) and released a catalog of music available for the new medium. One week later the first album from this catalog was released — Nathan Milstein performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. More popular albums followed; and, by the end of 1948, Columbia had sold 1.25 million long-playing records — creating a new industry standard medium that would be popular for the next 4 decades (and still be in use today and maybe making a comeback after almost being replaced by other formats).

YouTube videos:
•Nathan Milstein plays Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor (length 25:20).https://www.youtube.c... altro »

Today in History: First LP Music Album (12-inch, 33-1/3) was Announced
On June 21, 1948 — 67 years ago today — Columbia Records announced the first “microgroove,” 12-inch,33-⅓ rpm, long play record (a.k.a. “the album”) and released a catalog of music available for the new medium. One week later the first album from this catalog was released — Nathan Milstein performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. More popular albums followed; and, by the end of 1948, Columbia had sold 1.25 million long-playing records — creating a new industry standard medium that would be popular for the next 4 decades (and still be in use today and maybe making a comeback after almost being replaced by other formats).

YouTube videos:
•Nathan Milstein plays Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor (length 25:20). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2tqvrIMDYs
•Making Vinyl Records: The Sound and the Story, 1956 (OldTimieMusic; length 23:49). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKbAksbvUqQ
•Why does vinyl sound better than MP3? (Gigwise; length 10:54). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKDt3JmELAM
•When Albums Ruled the World (length 01:28:56). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em4kpy1YuNQ

Web Sources:
•http://www.wired.com/2010/06/0621first-lp-released/
•http://thejazzmonger.com/2012/06/20/columbia-introduces-first-lp-record/
•http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2012/11/birth_of_the_long_playing_record_plus_rare_photos_from_the_heyday_of_columbia.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LP_album
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_Records
•http://lprecord.umwblogs.org/history/invention/
•http://www.33audio.com/enter/ML4001.html
•http://culturecatch.com/music/columbia-LP-birthday
•http://www.columbiarecords.com/timeline/#!date=1882-11-09_08:17:04!
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mendelssohn_Violin_Concerto_(Nathan_Milstein_album)
•Vinylmania: When life runs at 33 revolutions per minute (a documentary)

Book sources:
_ 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story_ by Sean Wilentz. http://amzn.to/1eADg5L
_ The Label: The Story of Columbia Reocrds_ by Gary Marmorstein. http://amzn.to/1IsoXXP

Image credits (left to right, top to bottom):
•The original album sleeve for the first LP album from Columbia Records. Columbia Records: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mendelssohn_Nathan_Milstein_LP_1947.jpg#filelinks
•The original vinyl record of Nathan Milstein on violin with the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York playing “Mendelssohn: Concerto in E Minor.” Columbia Records: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mendelssohn_Nathan_Milstein_LP_1947.jpg#filelinks
•Nathan Milstein playing violin. Frame from YouTube video listed as first source under YouTube videos above.
•A “record player” for 33-⅓ rpm albums.
•A collection of albums in shelves.

#history #history-tech #music #albums #ColumbiaRecords___

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2015-06-20 16:16:15 (16 comments, 3 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Today in History: U.S. Secretary of State Approves Nazi Rocket Scientists’ Transfer to U.S., 1945
On June 20, 1945 — 70 years ago today — rocket pioneer Wernher von Braun and his team of over 100 Nazi scientists, who had surrendered to U.S. forces in the closing days of World War II, were approved for transfer to the United States. The Army embraced these German rocket scientists and allowed them to continue their work on rocket technology. On April 14, 1955, von Braun became a U.S. citizen; and a few years later when NASA was put together from various military programs as a response to the Soviet Sputnik launches, von Braun became responsible for developing the rockets used in the Apollo moon landing program. It is believed by some observers that von Braun was instrumental in convincing President Kennedy to set America’s Moon Goal. Wernher von Braun had the goal to land a man on theMoon be... altro »

Today in History: U.S. Secretary of State Approves Nazi Rocket Scientists’ Transfer to U.S., 1945
On June 20, 1945 — 70 years ago today — rocket pioneer Wernher von Braun and his team of over 100 Nazi scientists, who had surrendered to U.S. forces in the closing days of World War II, were approved for transfer to the United States. The Army embraced these German rocket scientists and allowed them to continue their work on rocket technology. On April 14, 1955, von Braun became a U.S. citizen; and a few years later when NASA was put together from various military programs as a response to the Soviet Sputnik launches, von Braun became responsible for developing the rockets used in the Apollo moon landing program. It is believed by some observers that von Braun was instrumental in convincing President Kennedy to set America’s Moon Goal. Wernher von Braun had the goal to land a man on the Moon before President Kennedy.

YouTube Videos:
•Wernher von Braun: From Nazis to NASA (SciShow Space; good quick summary; length 04:49). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kyhe6MrOtiM
•Wernher von Braun: His Story Told. “Missile to Moon” (PBS documentary; length 56:16). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ch0OgkkJKI
•Nova to the Moon (Documentary Daily; length 01:55:19). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sllgVYbIysI*****
•Saturn V Rocket (Joshua Bonini, great educational video about development of the Saturn V moon rocket); length 44:23). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mucb4Ttt1oY*****

*****For those people who doubt that the U.S. actually sent astronauts to the Moon, please watch these videos to understand all the problems that were overcome in order to make the staggering achievement.

Web Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun
•http://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people/stettinius-edward-reilly
•http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/features/hunt-for-nazi-scientists/wernher-von-braun/101/
•http://www.v2rocket.com/start/chapters/flight2.html
•http://www.space.com/20122-wernher-von-braun.html
•history.msfc.nasa.gov/vonbraun/bio.html

Image Credits:
(A) Wernher von Braun on cover of Time Magazine, February 17, 1958. http://content.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,19580217,00.html
(B) Wernher von Braun chatting with President John Kennedy about Moon goal on May 19, 1963. http://history.redstone.army.mil/bios/kennedy_vonbraun_19may63_02.jpg
(C) Wernher von Braun explaining the Saturn moon rocket system to President John Kennedy. NASA and Marshall Space Flight Center.
(D) Wernher von Braun (far right) with the original Mercury astronauts with whom he worked closely. From left to right: Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Deke Slayton, and Wernher von Braun.
(E) Wernher von Braun sitting next to President Kennedy in presidential limousine as President Kennedy toured Marshall Space Flight Center at the Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama. Von Braun was Director of the Marshall Space Flight Center at the time. NASA and Marshall Space Flight Center.
(F) Wernher von Braun with all the missiles he and his team designed for NASA. http://www.space.com/20122-wernher-von-braun.html
(G) Werner von Braun standing with the Saturn V rocket on launch pad in the background. https://vintagespace.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/6900841.jpg___

2015-06-20 12:26:23 (15 comments, 5 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Question for you about movie theaters
How often do you “go to the movies” in a theater?

I’m thinking about this question today, because today is the 110th anniversary of the first wildly successful “nickelodeon” movie theater. Please see https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/UvBVtnKZ86A.

Question for you about movie theaters
How often do you “go to the movies” in a theater?

I’m thinking about this question today, because today is the 110th anniversary of the first wildly successful “nickelodeon” movie theater. Please see https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/UvBVtnKZ86A.___

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2015-06-19 23:58:20 (1 comments, 13 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First “Nickelodeon” Opened, 1905
On June 19, 1905 — 110 years ago today — over 400 people cycled through a 96-seat storefront theater at 433-435 Smithfield Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which was the world’s first such highly successful theater to be called a “nickelodeon.” The nickelodeon was a neighborhood mini-movie theater, named for the price of admission, 5¢, and the Greek word for “roofed theatre,” odeion.  Film historian Charles Musser asserts: “It is not too much to say that modern cinema began with the nickelodeons.”

Flourishing for about a decade between 1905 and 1915, nickelodeons helped to shape the leisure-time habits of many Americans. By 1908 in the U.S., there were about 8,000 nickelodeons — most of them small converted stores — that were running continuous short films from morning to midnight. As longer films becamemore common, larger and mor... altro »

Today in History: First “Nickelodeon” Opened, 1905
On June 19, 1905 — 110 years ago today — over 400 people cycled through a 96-seat storefront theater at 433-435 Smithfield Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which was the world’s first such highly successful theater to be called a “nickelodeon.” The nickelodeon was a neighborhood mini-movie theater, named for the price of admission, 5¢, and the Greek word for “roofed theatre,” odeion.  Film historian Charles Musser asserts: “It is not too much to say that modern cinema began with the nickelodeons.”

Flourishing for about a decade between 1905 and 1915, nickelodeons helped to shape the leisure-time habits of many Americans. By 1908 in the U.S., there were about 8,000 nickelodeons — most of them small converted stores — that were running continuous short films from morning to midnight. As longer films became more common, larger and more comfortably furnished motion picture theatres replaced the smaller nickelodeons.

YouTube videos:
•The Nickelodeon: A Brief History from 1900 to 1914 (length 02:58). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gsPtot_d7Y
•Nickelodeon City: The Origins of the Movie Industry (academic lecture by author of Nickelodeon City; length 55:49). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2drbmJC_9s 

Web sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickelodeon_(movie_theater)
•http://www.clpgh.org/exhibit/neighborhoods/downtown/down_n71.html
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-nickelodeon-opens
•http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/edhtml/edfict.html
•http://pabook.libraries.psu.edu/palitmap/Nickelodeon.html
•http://www.automatedtrader.net/articles/125/143543/from-nickelodeons-to-netflix
•http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/17567
•http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movies/2005/06/19/You-saw-it-here-first-Pittsburgh-s-Nickelodeon-introduced-the-moving-picture-theater-to-the-masses-in-1905/stories/200506190169

Book sources:
• _ Nickelodeon City: Pittsburgh at the Movies, 1905-1929_ by Michael Aronson. http://amzn.to/1RhVZic

Image credits (top to bottom, left to right):
•The first nickelodeon, located in Pittsburgh, PA, owned by Harry Davis. https://twitter.com/historycenter/status/479652516750454785
•A plaque at 433 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA, which states: “This tablet marks the site on which the Hon. John P. Harris in June 1905 opened the world’s first all motion picture theatre and coined the name nickelodeon. This was the beginning of the motion picture theatre industry.” Source: Allegheny County: A Sesquicentennial Review http://pabook.libraries.psu.edu/palitmap/NickelodeonPlaque.jpg
•Interior of a nickelodeon theater. From Moving Picture World, November 30, 1907. http://pabook.libraries.psu.edu/palitmap/Nickelodeon.html
•A photo of John P. Harris, the owner of the first nickelodeon.___

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2015-06-18 21:26:12 (15 comments, 13 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Sally Ride became first U.S. woman to ride into space, 1983
On June 18, 1983 — 32 years ago today — Sally Ride became the first U.S. woman (preceded by 2 Soviet women) and, later it was revealed, the first lesbian to travel in space on the Challenger Space Shuttle (STS-7). On her mission of the second flight of Space Shuttle Challenger (which, on a later flight in 1986, disintegrated soon after launch), Sally became the first woman to use the robotic arm in space (which she helped to develop), and also the first astronaut to retrieve a satellite.

Sally beat out 1,000 other applicants for a spot in the NASA astronaut program; she double-majored in Physics and English at Stanford University as an undergraduate, and she then pursued an M.S. in Physics and earned a Ph.D. in Physics in 1978. On July 23, 2012, Sally died after a 17-month-long battle with pancreaticcan... altro »

Today in History: Sally Ride became first U.S. woman to ride into space, 1983
On June 18, 1983 — 32 years ago today — Sally Ride became the first U.S. woman (preceded by 2 Soviet women) and, later it was revealed, the first lesbian to travel in space on the Challenger Space Shuttle (STS-7). On her mission of the second flight of Space Shuttle Challenger (which, on a later flight in 1986, disintegrated soon after launch), Sally became the first woman to use the robotic arm in space (which she helped to develop), and also the first astronaut to retrieve a satellite.

Sally beat out 1,000 other applicants for a spot in the NASA astronaut program; she double-majored in Physics and English at Stanford University as an undergraduate, and she then pursued an M.S. in Physics and earned a Ph.D. in Physics in 1978. On July 23, 2012, Sally died after a 17-month-long battle with pancreatic cancer at age 61, and her obituary revealed, “Dr. Ride is survived by her partner of 27 years, Tam O’Shaughnessy…. Dr. O’Shaughnessy is chief operating officer of Dr. Ride’s company.” Sally had started her company, “Sally Ride Science,” to create educational programs and products.

YouTube videos:
•Sally Ride: Mini Biography (Bio; length 03:00). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD6vzRd0rhY
•Sally Ride Remembers Her Shuttle Flight (length 01:40). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wojiv4AhD4g
•An Interview with Sally Ride (PBS Nova; length 15:46). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb6vw9AmiLs
•Reach for the Stars with Sally Ride (University of California Television; length 59:35). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl1FJBMt8f8
•Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, June 18, 1983 (length 07:17). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B49eI_IaUlM
•History in Five: Sally Ride, America’s First Woman in Space (Simon & Schuster; length 07:13). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwu-zSdNiLI
•Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space (length 01:04:38). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GzQcb6lnwA

Web sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Ride
•https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-7
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_shuttle_Challenger
•http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/24/science/space/sally-ride-trailblazing-astronaut-dies-at-61.html?pagewanted=all
•http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/recommended-the-real-sally-ride-astronaut-science-champion-and-lesbian/
•http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2012/07/former_astronaut_sally_ride_re.php
•http://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/books/article/Sally-Ride-biographer-lifts-the-lid-on-a-private-5551228.php

Book sources:
• Exploring Our Solar System by Sally Ride. http://amzn.to/1SsQMq9

Image credits (left to right, top to bottom):
•Launch of Space Shuttle Challenger (STS-7) with first U.S. woman astronaut, Sally Ride, aboard. NASA https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AChallenger_launch_on_STS-7.jpg
•Sally Kristen Ride. first U.S. female astronaut. NASA https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ride-s.jpg
•Sally Ride on Challenger’s middeck. NASA https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ARide_on_the_Middeck_-_GPN-2000-001081.jpg
•Tam Elizabeth O’Shaughnessy, Sally Ride’s long-term partner, as she accepted the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom for Sally Ride. Photo by Patsy Lynch. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/99/OShaughnessy-accepting-medal-for-Sally-Ride.jpg
•High-angle view of the shuttle liftoff, showing a number of large cumulus clouds, was photographed with a handheld 70mm camera by astronaut John W. Young, who piloted the Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA) for weather monitoring at launch and landing sites for STS missions. NASA
•People Magazine cover, June 20, 1983: “O What a Ride” https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrdanbeaumont/10830265253

#history #history -tech #NASA #womeninspace #SallyKRide___

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2015-06-17 05:32:30 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Home-Schooled, Media-Technology Visionary, Ted Nelson, was born, 1937
On June 17, 1937 — 78 years ago today — Ted Nelson was born in Chicago, Illinois. In 1960, Ted founded “Project Xanadu” aimed at creating a computer network that was easy to use. His network vision involved the concepts of “hypertext” and “hypermedia” — terms that Ted is credited with coining. Ted has explained, usually humorously and emotionally while manifesting excruciating frustration over how the web has turned out, that “some aspects” of his vision have been fulfilled by Tim Berners-Lee’s world wide web. But Jaron Lanier, a virtual reality pioneer, describes a key difference between the Nelson vision and the Berners-Lee web reality:[Nelson’s] network links were two-way instead of one-way. In a network with two-way links, each node knows what other nodes are linked to it.Two-way linking would pre... altro »

Today in History: Home-Schooled, Media-Technology Visionary, Ted Nelson, was born, 1937
On June 17, 1937 — 78 years ago today — Ted Nelson was born in Chicago, Illinois. In 1960, Ted founded “Project Xanadu” aimed at creating a computer network that was easy to use. His network vision involved the concepts of “hypertext” and “hypermedia” — terms that Ted is credited with coining. Ted has explained, usually humorously and emotionally while manifesting excruciating frustration over how the web has turned out, that “some aspects” of his vision have been fulfilled by Tim Berners-Lee’s world wide web. But Jaron Lanier, a virtual reality pioneer, describes a key difference between the Nelson vision and the Berners-Lee web reality:[Nelson’s] network links were two-way instead of one-way. In a network with two-way links, each node knows what other nodes are linked to it. Two-way linking would preserve context. It’s a small simple change in how online information should be stored that couldn’t have vaster implications for culture and economy. 

Ted Nelson wrote one of the first books, if not the first book, on the personal computer revolution, Computer Lib/Dream Machines in 1974. The book was subtitled, “You can and must understand computers NOW.” Howard Rheingold called this book “the best-selling underground manifesto of the microcomputer revolution.” Stephen Levy described the book as “the epic of the computer revolution, the bible of the hacker dream.” Since that time, Ted has developed relationships with over 100 collaborators and has worked over 4 decades on building Project Xanadu. Project Xanadu recently claims (2014) to have available a working copy of “OpenXanadu” — http://www.xanadu.net/#deliverable. Ted and his collaborators feel that the World Wide Web mimics paper too much and “trivialises our original hypertext model with one-way ever-breaking links and no management of version or contents.” The Xanadu model of the web allowed for “micropayments” to pay authors for their original text.

Interestingly, Ted Nelson is credited with originating these words:
• hypertext
• hypermedia
• docuverse
• transclusion
• virtuality
• intertwingularity [one of my favorite words]
• teledildonics 

YouTube videos:
•Living the Dreams: A Conversation with Ted Nelson (length 01:27:57). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuU-Urb9AOQ
•Leo Laporte’s Triangulation 164: Ted Nelson (length 48:40). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wONP6hc4ykk
•Future of Text2013: Ted Nelson Future of Text 2013 : Ted Nelson (Note Vint Cerf, Google SVP and Chief Internet Evangelist, co-founder of the internet, in the front row of this presentation to a small audience.)
•Alan Kay’s tribute to Ted Nelson at “Intertwingled” Fest (length 17:33). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnrlSqtpOkw

Web sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Nelson
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Xanadu
•http://www.xanadu.net/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertext
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypermedia
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Docuverse
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transclusion
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtuality_(software_design)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intertwingularity
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teledildonics

Book sources:
• Computer Lib: You Can and Must Understand Computers Now by Theodor H. Nelson. http://amzn.to/1GY0AXo
• Geeks Bearing Gifts by Ted Nelson. http://amzn.to/1R7mdUE
• An Autobiography of Ted Nelson: Possiplex — Movies, Intellect, Creative Control — My Computer Life and the Fight for Civilization by Ted Nelson.

Image Credits (top to bottom, left to right)
•Ted Nelson in a Google+ hangout from his houseboat in Sausalito, California.
•Google Maps satellite view of Sausalito, CA — showing its proximity to San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
•Cover of Ted Nelson’s first book on the personal computer revolution. 
•Words that Ted Nelson is credited with coining: docuverse, transclusion, intertwingularity, teledildonics, virtuality.
•Ted Nelson speaking at the Tech Museum of Innovation in 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Nelson#mediaviewer/File:Ted_Nelson_cropped.jpg
•Google Maps photo of Sausalito, CA from the slopes of Mount Tamalpais.

#history #history -tech #hypertext #xanadu #TedNelson___

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2015-06-16 15:00:47 (6 comments, 15 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Woman Flew in Space, 1963
On June 16, 1963 — 52 years ago today — Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel in space aboard Vostok 6, which orbited the earth 48 times over almost 3 days. At this point in the “space race,” the United States was still behind the Soviet Union. The U.S.’s longest mission was 22 orbits, and it had not performed 2 missions simultaneously. Cosmonaut Tereshkova’s mission was the Soviet’s second twin mission, involving Vostok 5 and Vostok 6. (The Vostok 5 was a solo mission of 82 orbits — to this day a record for solo space flight — and lasted nearly 5 days.)

Col. Gen. Nikolay Kamanin of the Soviet Union made the following statement about why the Soviet space program needed to recruit and fly women in space: “We need young, strong girls in good shape so we can train them for the flight within 5to 6 months. The... altro »

Today in History: First Woman Flew in Space, 1963
On June 16, 1963 — 52 years ago today — Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel in space aboard Vostok 6, which orbited the earth 48 times over almost 3 days. At this point in the “space race,” the United States was still behind the Soviet Union. The U.S.’s longest mission was 22 orbits, and it had not performed 2 missions simultaneously. Cosmonaut Tereshkova’s mission was the Soviet’s second twin mission, involving Vostok 5 and Vostok 6. (The Vostok 5 was a solo mission of 82 orbits — to this day a record for solo space flight — and lasted nearly 5 days.)

Col. Gen. Nikolay Kamanin of the Soviet Union made the following statement about why the Soviet space program needed to recruit and fly women in space: “We need young, strong girls in good shape so we can train them for the flight within 5 to 6 months. The main reason for such rapid training is to leave the Americans behind.” The U.S. v. U.S.S.R. space race was real.

YouTube videos:
•The First Woman in Space — Valentina Tereshkovsa (by It’s History; length 07:28). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2NOXOhghSc
•The First Woman in Space: Valentina Tereshkova — It Happened in Space #6 (by Scientific American Lab; length 03:05). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxDnIrA4wdI
•First woman in space — Valentina Tereshkova — true hero who saves my life (by usarussia; length 27:57). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4rN9kge3rg

Web sources:
•http://www.space.com/21562-women-space-history-anniversary.html?cmpid=514639
•http://www.space.com/16143-women-space-firsts-gallery.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentina_Tereshkova
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vostok_6
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vostok_5
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valery_Bykovsky
•http://www.space.com/21577-valentina-tereshkova-mission-patch.html
•http://www.space.com/21558-valentina-tereshkova-first-woman-space-infographic.html
•http://www.braeunig.us/space/manned.htm

Book sources: [coming soon]

Image credits: [coming soon]

#history #history -tech #womaninspace #cosmonauts___

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2015-06-15 07:12:06 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Non-Stop West-to-East Trans-Atlantic Airplane Crossing, 1919
On June 15, 1919 — 96 years ago today — two British aviators, John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown, made the first successful non-stop crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from St. Johns, Newfoundland, to Clifden, Ireland. The flight lasted about 16 hours, traveling 1,890 miles (3,040 km) at an average speed of 115 mph (185 kph). The London-based newspaper, Daily Mail, awarded both pilots a 10,000 pound prize for their achievement, and King George V knighted the men. [Three weeks earlier, a U.S. Navy flying boat, capable of landing on water, had crossed the Atlantic, but it had taken 19 days in short hops for a total of over 57 hours in the air. Also, Charles Lindbergh, on May 20-21, 1927, was the first solo pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean non-stop, and his flight was from New York’s Long Island to Paris,almos... altro »

Today in History: First Non-Stop West-to-East Trans-Atlantic Airplane Crossing, 1919
On June 15, 1919 — 96 years ago today — two British aviators, John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown, made the first successful non-stop crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from St. Johns, Newfoundland, to Clifden, Ireland. The flight lasted about 16 hours, traveling 1,890 miles (3,040 km) at an average speed of 115 mph (185 kph). The London-based newspaper, Daily Mail, awarded both pilots a 10,000 pound prize for their achievement, and King George V knighted the men. [Three weeks earlier, a U.S. Navy flying boat, capable of landing on water, had crossed the Atlantic, but it had taken 19 days in short hops for a total of over 57 hours in the air. Also, Charles Lindbergh, on May 20-21, 1927, was the first solo pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean non-stop, and his flight was from New York’s Long Island to Paris, almost double the distance of the Alcock-Brown flight.]

Interestingly, both Alcock and Brown had fought in World War I and both had been prisoners of war — Alcock in Turkey and Brown in Germany. Alcock’s plane engines failed over the Gulf of Xeros, and he was taken prisoner by Turkish forces. Brown’s plane was shot down over France, and he was taken prisoner by German forces.

YouTube videos:
•Vickers Vimy Replica flying to Brooklands Museum from Ireland, 15 June 2009 (length 06:40). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PFH6e6sArE

Web Sources:
•https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transatlantic_flight_of_Alcock_and_Brown
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Alcock_(aviator)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Whitten_Brown
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_Vimy
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lindbergh
•http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0004537.html
•https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_firsts_in_aviation

Book sources:
• Yesterday We Were in America: Alcock and Brown, First to Fly the Atlantic Non-Stop by Brendan Lynch. http://amzn.to/1G4VC4q
• Alcock and Brown and the Boy in the Middle by George Morgan. http://amzn.to/1G4WOoi

Image credits (top to bottom, left to right):
•Daily Mail Prize Post for “The Trans-Atlantic Air Race 1919.” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2035458/DOWNTON-ABBEY-SPECIAL-While-men-away-war-women-left--stairs--independence-new-opportunities.html
•Map of Transatlantic flight path of Alcock and Brown from St. John’s Newfoundland to Clifden, Ireland. http://www.3dhistory.co.uk/fact-sheet/055-vickers-vimy-alcock-brown.php
•Twin-engined “Vimy,” flown by Alcock and Brown on their Trans-Atlantic flight. http://aircraft-anon.livejournal.com/ 
•The take-off of the record-breaking Trans-Atlantic first-crossing by Alcock and Brown in their “Vimy” aircraft. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transatlantic_flight_of_Alcock_and_Brown#mediaviewer/File:Alcockandbrown_takeoff1919.jpg
•The crash-landing of the record-breaking Trans-Atlantic first-crossing by Alcock and Brown in their “Vimy” aircraft. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transatlantic_flight_of_Alcock_and_Brown#mediaviewer/File:Alcock-Brown-Clifden.jpg

Additional Events in Technology History on June 15:
•Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman became the first African-American female pilot to hold an international pilot license.___

2015-06-14 16:28:28 (22 comments, 4 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Question for you about personal rights and computer access
Do you think every human should be entitled to computer access (and the expanding knowledge base)?

I’m thinking about this question today, because 64 years ago today, the first “general-purpose, commercially-produced, electronic digital computer” was dedicated. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/6aBaPUmNvLx

Reference:
•http://www.hole-in-the-wall.com/new-way-to-learn.html

Question for you about personal rights and computer access
Do you think every human should be entitled to computer access (and the expanding knowledge base)?

I’m thinking about this question today, because 64 years ago today, the first “general-purpose, commercially-produced, electronic digital computer” was dedicated. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/6aBaPUmNvLx

Reference:
•http://www.hole-in-the-wall.com/new-way-to-learn.html___

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2015-06-14 08:29:28 (9 comments, 15 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Today in History: UNIVAC — World’s first general purpose, commercially produced, electronic digital computer — was dedicated, 1951
On June 14, 1951 — 64 years ago today — the United States Census Bureau dedicated the world’s first “general purpose” commercially-produced electronic digital computer, the UNIVAC I, which stood for UNIV ersal A utomatic C omputer. 

The computer model, of which 46 were made, became famous for correctly predicting the presidential election outcome in 1952. In fact, the computer correctly predicted an Eisenhower landslide victory with only a tiny percentage of the votes actually counted; but because traditional pollsters almost universally predicted victory for Adlai Stevenson, CBS withheld the computer’s prediction until later in the evening. At 8:30 PM, the computer was predicting the electoral college vote —Eisenhower 438, Stev... altro »

Today in History: UNIVAC — World’s first general purpose, commercially produced, electronic digital computer — was dedicated, 1951
On June 14, 1951 — 64 years ago today — the United States Census Bureau dedicated the world’s first “general purpose” commercially-produced electronic digital computer, the UNIVAC I, which stood for UNIV ersal A utomatic C omputer. 

The computer model, of which 46 were made, became famous for correctly predicting the presidential election outcome in 1952. In fact, the computer correctly predicted an Eisenhower landslide victory with only a tiny percentage of the votes actually counted; but because traditional pollsters almost universally predicted victory for Adlai Stevenson, CBS withheld the computer’s prediction until later in the evening. At 8:30 PM, the computer was predicting the electoral college vote — Eisenhower 438, Stevenson 93. The actual count ended up as Eisenhower 442, Stevenson 89. CBS, using the computer data, was the first network to call the election. By the next presidential election in 1956, the other two major networks were also using computers on election night.

The UNIVAC was designed by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly, and it was manufactured by the Remington Rand company. The computer weighed 29,000 pounds and could process about 1,905 operations per second using a 2.25 Mhz clock. The machine was 25 feet in width by 50 feet in length, used 5,600 vacuum tubes, 18,000 crystal diodes, and 300 relays; it had an internal storage capacity of 12,000 characters. Each of the original UNIVACs came with 10 magnetic tape drives — all compatible. 

YouTube videos:
•Remington-Rand Presents the UNIVAC (length 17:31). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2fURxbdIZs
•UNIVAC — Then and Now (length 13:17). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4wQJfdhOlU
•History of the Computer — Documentary (length 48:07). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPDy2y4AjSo

Vimeo Video:
http://vimeo.com/52980654

Web sources:
•http://www.computerhistory.org/timeline/?year=1951
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/univac-computer-dedicated
•http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/the-u-s-census-bureau-first-dedicated-univac-61-years-ago-today
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNIVAC
•http://www.computermuseum.li/Testpage/UNIVAC-FAQ.htm
•http://bitscolumn.blogspot.com/2013/10/computer-projected-1952-presidential.html
•http://edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4423752/UNIVAC-predicts-election-results--November-4--1952
•http://www.historyfactory.com/2012/11/06/presidential-elections-and-a-brief-history-of-emerging-technologies/
•http://www.cnn.com/TECH/computing/9904/30/1952.idg/
•http://www.ideastream.org/news/npr/163951263
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Presper_Eckert
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Mauchly
•http://www.thocp.net/hardware/univac.htm

Book sources:
• A Few Good Men from Univac by David E. Lundstrom [History of Computing]. http://amzn.to/1SenThn
• Computing: A Concise History by Paul E. Ceruzzi [The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series]. http://amzn.to/1BeJQZl
* UNIVAC: Webster’s Timeline History, 1941-2002 by Icon Group International. http://amzn.to/1cTVIEu

Image credits (top to bottom, left to right):
•Remington Rand’s Harold E. Sweeney (left) and J. Presper Eckert (middle right) demonstrate UNIVAC for CBS’s Walter Cronkite (right). http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4423752/UNIVAC-predicts-election-results--November-4--1952
•Creators of the UNIVAC — J. Presper Eckert (left) and John Mauchly (right). http://www.thocp.net/hardware/univac.htm
•UNIVAC at the U.S. Census Bureau with 10 magnetic tape drives. http://www.thocp.net/hardware/univac.htm

Additional Events in Technology History on June 14:
•The European Space Research Organization (later the European Space Agency, ESA) was established in Paris, France.
•NASA launched Mariner 5 to explore Venus.

#history #history -tech #UNIVAC #RemingtonRand___

2015-06-13 20:40:05 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Question for you about PHAs
(Potentially Hazardous Asteroids)
Do you think the “world community” (through the United Nations or bi-laterally through nations active in space exploration) needs to develop a defensive program to protect the Earth from potentially hazardous asteroids (PHAs) — leveraging the same kind of scientific collaboration that has been shown in the development of the International Space Station — to figure out how to deal with any asteroids on a collision course with Earth?

For reference, please see: 
•http://whyfiles.org/106asteroid/2.html
•http://neat.jpl.nasa.gov/
•http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau/lists/Dangerous.html
•https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_exceptional_asteroids
•https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Solar_System_objects_by_size

I'm thinking about this question today,because today is t... altro »

Question for you about PHAs
(Potentially Hazardous Asteroids)
Do you think the “world community” (through the United Nations or bi-laterally through nations active in space exploration) needs to develop a defensive program to protect the Earth from potentially hazardous asteroids (PHAs) — leveraging the same kind of scientific collaboration that has been shown in the development of the International Space Station — to figure out how to deal with any asteroids on a collision course with Earth?

For reference, please see: 
•http://whyfiles.org/106asteroid/2.html
•http://neat.jpl.nasa.gov/
•http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau/lists/Dangerous.html
•https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_exceptional_asteroids
•https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Solar_System_objects_by_size

I'm thinking about this question today, because today is the 5th anniversary of the Japanese landing a spacecraft on an asteroid and returning a sample of its surface composition to Earth. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/5ezjXtnH6Kp___

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2015-06-13 14:41:51 (43 comments, 8 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

Today in History: For first time in history, asteroidal sample returned to Earth, 2010
On June 13, 2010 — 5 years ago today — for the first time in history, a spacecraft, the Japanese-made “Hayabusa,” which had rendezvoused with an asteroid and had scooped samples of the asteroid’s soil, returned to Earth with these samples. Hayabusa was launched on May 3, 2003 and rendezvoused with Earth-asteroid, named “25143 Itokawa,” in mid-September, 2005. This target asteroid was named after Hideo Itokawa, who was a pioneer of Japanese aerospace research and has been called “the father of Japanese space development.” The spacecraft, “Hayabusa,” literally translates to “Peregrine Falcon,” a high-speed diving, bird of prey (also known as a “duck hawk” in North America).

The Hayabusa space mission to target asteroid 25143 Itokawa achieved a number of significantmilestones:
(1) the firs... altro »

Today in History: For first time in history, asteroidal sample returned to Earth, 2010
On June 13, 2010 — 5 years ago today — for the first time in history, a spacecraft, the Japanese-made “Hayabusa,” which had rendezvoused with an asteroid and had scooped samples of the asteroid’s soil, returned to Earth with these samples. Hayabusa was launched on May 3, 2003 and rendezvoused with Earth-asteroid, named “25143 Itokawa,” in mid-September, 2005. This target asteroid was named after Hideo Itokawa, who was a pioneer of Japanese aerospace research and has been called “the father of Japanese space development.” The spacecraft, “Hayabusa,” literally translates to “Peregrine Falcon,” a high-speed diving, bird of prey (also known as a “duck hawk” in North America).

The Hayabusa space mission to target asteroid 25143 Itokawa achieved a number of significant milestones:
(1) the first spacecraft to achieve successful implementation of microwave discharge ion engines;
(2) the first spacecraft to operate successfully with ion engines for more than 1,000 hours;
(3) the first spacecraft with ion engines to be given a gravity assist;
(4) the first non-NASA spacecraft using autonomous navigation to rendezvous with an asteroid;
(5) the first non-NASA spacecraft to touchdown on an asteroid and take a sample collection;
(6) the first non-NASA spacecraft to gain experience with deep space communication and its effects;
(7) the first non-NASA spacecraft to observe close movement on objects with low gravity;
(8) the first spacecraft to return from an asteroid to Earth;
(9) the first spacecraft to return a sample collection from an asteroid to Earth.

YouTube videos:
•Rotation of Asteroid Itokawa (length 00:11). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cnIGdrrM6I
•Japan launches Hayabusa 2: spacecraft will blast hole in asteroid and collect samples (length 01:23). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7s9LRkLrTk

Web sources:
•https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayabusa
•https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/25143_Itokawa
•https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hideo_Itokawa
•http://global.jaxa.jp/article/special/hayabusa_sp3/p3_e.html
•http://nmp.jpl.nasa.gov/ds1/tech/ionpropfaq.html
•http://www.spacefellowship.com/news/art15535/hard-luck-hayabusa-in-more-trouble.html
•https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minor_planets_and_comets_visited_by_spacecraft

Book sources:
• Asteroids: Relics of Ancient Time by Michael K. Shepard. http://amzn.to/1f8CJI2
• Near-Earth Objects: Finding Them Before They Find Us by Donald K. Yeomans. http://amzn.to/1ScWwED

Image credits (top to bottom, left to right):
•Asteroid 25143 Itokawa taken by Hayabusa Asteroid Probe. 
•Hideo Itokawa, the father of Japanese space development, appears with “baby rocket” he developed. http://global.jaxa.jp/article/interview/2013/vol77/index_e.html
•Artist’s depiction of Hayabusa spacecraft hovering just above asteroid 25143 Itokawa’s surface. http://deepspaceindustries.com/deep-space-industries-congratulates-jaxa-on-the-successful-launch-of-hayabusa-2/
•Hayabusa Asteroid Probe return capsule after landing in Australia. http://www.space.com/20-hayabusa-returns-earth.html

#history #history -tech #asteroid #Hayabusa #25143Itokawa #Itokawa___

2015-06-12 16:22:10 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Question for you about flying on jets
Have you ever flown on a Boeing 777 aircraft?* 

I’m thinking about this question today, because 21 years ago today, the Boeing 777 was flown for the first time. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/bx1pxjGMVK4

Question for you about flying on jets
Have you ever flown on a Boeing 777 aircraft?* 

I’m thinking about this question today, because 21 years ago today, the Boeing 777 was flown for the first time. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/bx1pxjGMVK4___

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2015-06-12 16:00:07 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Today in History: The first Boeing 777 flew, 1994
On June 12, 1994 — 21 years ago today — the wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner, the Boeing 777, first flew. The 777 model was the first jetliner in history to be 100% digitally designed using 3D computer graphics. This highly advanced technological process enabled the 777 to be the first airplane design to reach 1,000 airliners in service faster than any other airliner manufactured in history. The basic model includes 3 million parts (coming from 500 global suppliers), many of which are made with new materials designed specifically to be lightweight. The twin engines are from GE Aviation, the GE90 engine — exclusively built for the 777. Both Boeing and GE Aviation worked closely together in designing the 777’s engines. Bill Millhaem, general manager of the GE90/9X Program at GE Aviation, stated, “Prior to its introduction, twin-engineairplanes... altro »

Today in History: The first Boeing 777 flew, 1994
On June 12, 1994 — 21 years ago today — the wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner, the Boeing 777, first flew. The 777 model was the first jetliner in history to be 100% digitally designed using 3D computer graphics. This highly advanced technological process enabled the 777 to be the first airplane design to reach 1,000 airliners in service faster than any other airliner manufactured in history. The basic model includes 3 million parts (coming from 500 global suppliers), many of which are made with new materials designed specifically to be lightweight. The twin engines are from GE Aviation, the GE90 engine — exclusively built for the 777. Both Boeing and GE Aviation worked closely together in designing the 777’s engines. Bill Millhaem, general manager of the GE90/9X Program at GE Aviation, stated, “Prior to its introduction, twin-engine airplanes were not viewed as a viable option for long-haul travel. Yet the proven performance and reliability of the GE90-powered Boeing 777 aircraft altered this mindset and made the engine-aircraft combination among the most successful long-range, wide-body offering in service today.”

The 777 airliner from Boeing is built in the largest building on Earth (Disneyland could fit inside), at 11 stories high (at that level, clouds have been known to form inside the building). Each major plane that Boeing builds has its own section of the building — 747, 767, 777, 787.

The 777 line includes 6 airplanes — 5 passenger models and a freighter model, each designed to enhance efficiency for the number of miles traveled and weight carried.

YouTube videos:
•Boeing 777 First Flight June 12, 1994 (length 06:40) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8erXQGgr7VE
•Boeing’s 777 Flex Track: Robots on Track (length 02:16). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToRVNS_kuXo
•Boeing 777 Team: Flown by the world’s elite airlines (04:10). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXdwGe0_ti4
•Boeing 777 team: Precision Craftsmanship (length 07:20). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToRVNS_kuXo
•1,000 777s & Proud: It’s all in a tail number. (length 02:06). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaH3hPN-Jvc
•Great Planes: Boeing 747 and 777 National Geographic documentary (length 45:56; 777 at )https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47Olsz3njRA

Web sources:
•https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_777
•http://www.boeing.com/history/products/777.page

Book sources:
• Boeing 777: Jetliner for a New Century by Philip Birtles. http://amzn.to/1HzrGTq
• Boeing 777: The Technological Marvel by Guy Norris. http://amzn.to/1MvGQsa

Image credits (top to bottom, left to right):
•Boeing 777 in flight. Source: Boeing
•Boeing 777 in flight. Source: Boeing
•Boeing 777 in flight. Source: Boeing
•Cockpit of Boeing 777. By Bill Abbott [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ABoeing_777-200ER_cockpit.jpg
•Cockpit of Boeing 777. http://becuo.com/boeing-777-cockpit-layout 

#history   #history -tech #Boeing  #777___

2015-06-11 13:01:02 (26 comments, 11 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Question for you about aliens
If you saw an alien-looking creature like “ET” walking down the street, what would be your first response? 

I’m thinking about this question today, because 33 years ago today ET-The Extra-Terrestrial movie was released by Universal Pictures for public distribution. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/8NtG3PKi7Aq

Question for you about aliens
If you saw an alien-looking creature like “ET” walking down the street, what would be your first response? 

I’m thinking about this question today, because 33 years ago today ET-The Extra-Terrestrial movie was released by Universal Pictures for public distribution. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/8NtG3PKi7Aq___

2015-06-11 12:52:16 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Simple question for you
Have you seen the sci-fi/family movie, ET—The Extra-Terrestrial?

I’m thinking about this question today, because 33 years ago today ET-The Extra-Terrestrial movie was released by Universal Pictures for public distribution. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/8NtG3PKi7Aq

Simple question for you
Have you seen the sci-fi/family movie, ET—The Extra-Terrestrial?

I’m thinking about this question today, because 33 years ago today ET-The Extra-Terrestrial movie was released by Universal Pictures for public distribution. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/8NtG3PKi7Aq___

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2015-06-11 06:40:48 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Sci-fi movie, E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial, was Released, 1982
On June 11, 1982 — 33 years ago today — E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, a science fiction-family film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison, was released by Universal Pictures, and quickly became a blockbuster. The film surpassed the previous record-holder film, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, to become the highest-grossing film of all time (a record it held for the next 11 years). If you have not seen the film, a Rotten Tomatoes survey ranked it as “the greatest science fiction film ever made” and critics have acclaimed it as “a timeless story of friendship.” Maybe you should see it. 

YouTube videos:
•E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dvuf_R6KtM
•E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial movie clip:“Getting Drunk” ... altro »

Today in History: Sci-fi movie, E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial, was Released, 1982
On June 11, 1982 — 33 years ago today — E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, a science fiction-family film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison, was released by Universal Pictures, and quickly became a blockbuster. The film surpassed the previous record-holder film, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, to become the highest-grossing film of all time (a record it held for the next 11 years). If you have not seen the film, a Rotten Tomatoes survey ranked it as “the greatest science fiction film ever made” and critics have acclaimed it as “a timeless story of friendship.” Maybe you should see it. 

YouTube videos:
•E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dvuf_R6KtM
•E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial movie clip: “Getting Drunk” (length 02:39).
•E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial movie clip: “E.T., Phone Home” (length 02:45). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_YZuYESaoo
•E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial movie clip: “Ride in the Sky” (length 02:39). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR1-UFrcZ0k
•E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial movie clip: “He’s Alive! He’s Alive!” (length 03:29). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-9990dlfvo
*E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial movie clip: “I’ll be right here” (length: 03:29). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75M1XXEZciU

Web sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E.T._the_Extra-Terrestrial
•http://io9.com/5950664/weird-facts-that-you-didnt-know-about-et-the-extra-terrestrial
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melissa_Mathison
•http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/et-actor-henry-thomas-on-how-860593

Book sources:
• E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial from Concept to Classic: The Illustrated Story of the Film and the Filmmakers, 30th Anniversary Edition by Steven Spielberg and Melissa Mathison. http://amzn.to/1F9w1q1
• Steven Spielberg: A Biography (Second Edition) by Joseph McBride. http://amzn.to/1Tch1Cw
• Who is Steven Spielberg by Stephanie Spinner. http://amzn.to/1Tchgh3

Movie availability:
• E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial, 1982 http://amzn.to/1dyfQg9

Image credits (left to right, top to bottom):
•Movie poster for E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial by John Alvin, 1982 Universal Studios. Source: filmsite,org. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:E_t_the_extra_terrestrial_ver3.jpg#file
•Frames from the movie, _E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial

#history #history -tech #ET #Spielberg #Sci -Fi #friendship___

2015-06-10 05:49:03 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Question for you about walking bridges
What would you do if the bridge you were walking on started to sway a little too much for comfort? You only are allowed one response by the Google polling feature; but i wonder if +Bradley Horowitz and/or +Dave Besbris (who introduced this feature, as i recall) have thought about the possibility of allowing more than one response per polling question. I have not begun to think about the ramifications of allowing for multiple replies, but i’m sure the creative software-writing pollsters already have contemplated such possibility and could explain why it is not a good idea.

I’m thinking about this question today, because 15 years ago today —when the London Millennium Footbridge was opened to the public for the first time — the bridge got “the wobblies” during the opening day ceremonies (and was closed 2 days later in order forengineers to ... altro »

Question for you about walking bridges
What would you do if the bridge you were walking on started to sway a little too much for comfort? You only are allowed one response by the Google polling feature; but i wonder if +Bradley Horowitz and/or +Dave Besbris (who introduced this feature, as i recall) have thought about the possibility of allowing more than one response per polling question. I have not begun to think about the ramifications of allowing for multiple replies, but i’m sure the creative software-writing pollsters already have contemplated such possibility and could explain why it is not a good idea.

I’m thinking about this question today, because 15 years ago today —when the London Millennium Footbridge was opened to the public for the first time — the bridge got “the wobblies” during the opening day ceremonies (and was closed 2 days later in order for engineers to access what had happened). Please see my history post today at https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/euarrm2K5gW for further information.___

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2015-06-10 05:06:12 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Today in History: The London Millennium Footbridge Opened (and Closed 2 Days Later), 2000
On June 10, 2000 — 15 years ago today — London’s steel suspension Millennium Footbridge was opened to the public. As part of the opening ceremony, more than 1,000 people walked across the bridge as a band played. As a consequence of the suspension design of the bridge, the bridge started to move horizontally a few inches as pedestrians were walking more or less in step to the music. A normal reaction of a person is to react to such swaying movement by walking with legs farther stretched horizontally (to maintain balance) and to lessen the length of their steps in the direction they are headed. As all the bridge pedestrians together acted to maintain their balance by shortening their directional gait and extending their sideways leg movement directions, the bridge began to wobble even more. Followingthis ... altro »

Today in History: The London Millennium Footbridge Opened (and Closed 2 Days Later), 2000
On June 10, 2000 — 15 years ago today — London’s steel suspension Millennium Footbridge was opened to the public. As part of the opening ceremony, more than 1,000 people walked across the bridge as a band played. As a consequence of the suspension design of the bridge, the bridge started to move horizontally a few inches as pedestrians were walking more or less in step to the music. A normal reaction of a person is to react to such swaying movement by walking with legs farther stretched horizontally (to maintain balance) and to lessen the length of their steps in the direction they are headed. As all the bridge pedestrians together acted to maintain their balance by shortening their directional gait and extending their sideways leg movement directions, the bridge began to wobble even more. Following this disturbing event, the number of bridge pedestrians crossing at one time was restricted. And just 2 days after it opened, the bridge was closed until engineers and designers could evaluate what had caused the bridge to wobble beyond any expectations. 

The bridge reopened in 2002 after research into the wobbles had been completed. It was determined that the bridge had 2 major factors that caused the excessive wobbling or the more formal engineering term, “Synchronous Lateral Excitation.”* First, the bridge was designed to be a flexible structure. Second, the bridge’s natural frequency of oscillation was very close to that of human walking. If just a limited number of people’s steps get into synch, as they might as music played with a certain beat or if the bridge was naturally moving just a few inches because of wind, the bridge could become unstable. To compensate for the human synch-step problem, engineers fitted the bridge with 91 dampers to absorb both lateral and vertical oscillation at a cost of about $9 million.

The research concluded, to be sure, “The sway movement is not specific to the Millennium Bridge. The same excessive sway movement could occur on other bridges, future or existing, with a lateral frequency under ~1.3 Hz and with a sufficient number of pedestrians.” (Please see http://www.londonmillenniumbridge.com/ for a more detailed explanation.)

YouTube videos:
•Science Shack explanation of how and why the Millennium Bridge’s pedestrians caused the bridge to wobble even more (starting at 03:39; total length 32:09) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiaM_LZUsqM
•Vibration problems caught by video camera on the Millennium Bridge’s opening day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAXVa__XWZ8

Web sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Bridge,_London
•http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/uk/2000/millennium_bridge/default.stm
•http://www.nature.com/news/2008/081217/full/news.2008.1311.html
•http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/11/051103080801.htm
•http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/1545986.stm
•http://www.londonmillenniumbridge.com/
•http://www2.eng.cam.ac.uk/~den/ICSV9_06.htm

Book sources:
• Managing Engineering Design by Crispin Hales. http://amzn.to/1GoQTis
• Bridges: The Science and Art of the World’s Most Inspiring Structures by David Blockley. http://amzn.to/1QnnThF
• Walking Tour London: Sketches of the City’s Architectural Treasures by G. Byrne Bracken. http://amzn.to/1L0IbtR

Image credits (left to right, top to bottom) [for more beautiful photographs of the “London Millennium Footbridge,” please google within Google+]:
•Top left: London Millennium Footbridge as viewed from the Tate Modern. St. Paul’s Cathedral is on the left in the background. Released to the public domain by user Arpingstone (Adrian Pingstone who photographed this view in June 2005), Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Arpingstone
•Top right: London Millennium Footbridge. http://www.walklondon.com/london-attractions/millennium-footbridge.htm
•Middle left: London Millennium Footbridge. By www.londontown.com: http://cdn.ltstatic.com/2006/August/AQ379675_942long.jpg
•Middle center: London Millennium Footbridge from overhead as it crosses the Thames River and facilitates a walk from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre to St. Paul’s Cathedral (and vice versa). View from St. Paul’s Cathedral. By Jan Kameníček (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ALondon_Millennium_Bridge_from_Saint_Paul's.jpg 
•Middle right: London Millennium Footbridge at night with St. Paul’s Cathedral in the distance, from Kevin Perkins “Photo 24 London.” https://plus.google.com/s/http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FMillennium_Bridge%2C_London?hl=en
•Bottom: Satellite close-up view of the location of the London Millennium Footbridge with respect to the London Bridge and the Blackfriars London Underground. Google Maps, satellite / earth view.

Additional Events in Technology History on June 7:
•Apple IIe began shipping, 1977

#history #history -tech #wobbly #MillenniumFootbridge #London___

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2015-06-09 11:50:53 (3 comments, 8 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Trans-Pacific Flight Completed, 1928
On June 9, 1928 — 84 years ago today — a 4-man crew, led by 2 Australians, Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith and Charles Ulm, completed the first trans-Pacific flight in an airplane. At the time, the 7,000-mile flight was the longest ever attempted; the distance covered was more than twice the distance of the trans-Atlantic flight of Charles Lindbergh a year earlier. 

Their plane, which they named “The Southern Cross,” weighed 15,000 pounds and had a wingspan of 71 feet. They took off from Oakland, California, on May 31, 1928 and made their first landing 2,400 miles away in Hawaii. The second leg of their trip, the 3,200 miles from Hawaii to Fiji, was the most challenging, because they encountered severe headwinds and vicious storms that affected their ability to control of the plane and strained its engines. To avoidthe extr... altro »

Today in History: First Trans-Pacific Flight Completed, 1928
On June 9, 1928 — 84 years ago today — a 4-man crew, led by 2 Australians, Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith and Charles Ulm, completed the first trans-Pacific flight in an airplane. At the time, the 7,000-mile flight was the longest ever attempted; the distance covered was more than twice the distance of the trans-Atlantic flight of Charles Lindbergh a year earlier. 

Their plane, which they named “The Southern Cross,” weighed 15,000 pounds and had a wingspan of 71 feet. They took off from Oakland, California, on May 31, 1928 and made their first landing 2,400 miles away in Hawaii. The second leg of their trip, the 3,200 miles from Hawaii to Fiji, was the most challenging, because they encountered severe headwinds and vicious storms that affected their ability to control of the plane and strained its engines. To avoid the extreme turbulence, the crew had to keep the plane as low as possible, flying just above the vast Ocean’s waves, and were not always confident that they would make it to Fiji. But they did land safely in Fiji, and then completed the third and final 1,800 mile leg of their flight when they landed 83 hours after taking off from Oakland, California in Brisbane, Australia. The public was aware of their record setting effort, and an estimated 300,000 people greeted the crew when it later flew into Sydney.

YouTube videos:
•Golden Age Pioneers: Sir Kingsford Smith - Part 1 (length 10:01). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxEcNbkqoUg
•Golden Age Pioneers: Sir Kingsford Smith - Part 2 (length 09:45). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV1IjLie66E
•Golden Age Pioneers: Sir Kingsford Smith - Part 3 (length 06:54). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpiPMGnW5PA
•Sir Charles Kingsford Smith Memorial - The Southern Cross (length 02:41). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujJ5rk5PJS0
•Charles Kingsford Smith – a Digital Story by the State Library of WA (length 03:38). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-Kv-Lm5Hf0

Web sources:
•http://www.wired.com/2009/06/dayintech_0609/
•http://www.todayinsci.com/6/6_09.htm#event
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_firsts_in_aviation
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Kingsford_Smith
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Ulm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Cross_(aircraft)

Book sources:
• Smithy: The Life of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith by Ian Mackersey. http://amzn.to/1Hl2qAb
• Charles Kingsford Smith and Those Magnificent Men by Peter FitzSimons. http://amzn.to/1AZ8Sff

Image credits (left to right, top to bottom):
•The Southern Cross as in landed in Australia after its 7,000+ mile record-setting flight across the Pacific Ocean. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/multimedia/detail.cfm?id=7033
•Charles Kingsford Smith in his flying gear. State Library of NSW, Sydney. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CEKSmith.jpg
•Google Earth Map showing the vast distance covered on the first flight across the Pacific Ocean from Oakland, CA to Brisbane, Australia. Please note: the trip was 3 legs and did not fly this straight line.
•Charles Ulm, the co-pilot for Charles Kingsford-Smith, when they both crossed the Pacific Ocean for the first time in history. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:StateLibQld_2_168883_Aviator_Charles_Ulm_at_the_end_of_a_flight,_1928.jpg
•The cockpit of the Southern Cross plane that flew across the Pacific Ocean for the first time in history. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Cross_%28aircraft%29#/media/File:Southern_Cross_cockpit.jpg

#history #history-tech #TransPacific #flight #SouthernCross___

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2015-06-09 06:02:53 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Trans-Pacific Flight Completed, 1928
On June 9, 1928 — 84 years ago today — a 4-man crew, led by 2 Australians, Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith and Charles Ulm, completed the first trans-Pacific flight in an airplane. At the time, the 7,000-mile flight was the longest ever attempted; the distance covered was more than twice the distance of the trans-Atlantic flight of Charles Lindbergh a year earlier. 

Their plane, which they named “The Southern Cross,” weighed 15,000 pounds and had a wingspan of 71 feet. They took off from Oakland, California, on May 31, 1928 and made their first landing 2,400 miles away in Hawaii. The second leg of their trip, the 3,200 miles from Hawaii to Fiji, was the most challenging, because they encountered severe headwinds and vicious storms that affected their ability to control of the plane and strained its engines. To avoidthe extr... altro »

Today in History: First Trans-Pacific Flight Completed, 1928
On June 9, 1928 — 84 years ago today — a 4-man crew, led by 2 Australians, Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith and Charles Ulm, completed the first trans-Pacific flight in an airplane. At the time, the 7,000-mile flight was the longest ever attempted; the distance covered was more than twice the distance of the trans-Atlantic flight of Charles Lindbergh a year earlier. 

Their plane, which they named “The Southern Cross,” weighed 15,000 pounds and had a wingspan of 71 feet. They took off from Oakland, California, on May 31, 1928 and made their first landing 2,400 miles away in Hawaii. The second leg of their trip, the 3,200 miles from Hawaii to Fiji, was the most challenging, because they encountered severe headwinds and vicious storms that affected their ability to control of the plane and strained its engines. To avoid the extreme turbulence, the crew had to keep the plane as low as possible, flying just above the vast Ocean’s waves, and were not always confident that they would make it to Fiji. But they did land safely in Fiji, and then completed the third and final 1,800 mile leg of their flight when they landed 83 hours after taking off from Oakland, California in Brisbane, Australia. The public was aware of their record setting effort, and an estimated 300,000 people greeted the crew when it later flew into Sydney.

YouTube videos:
•Golden Age Pioneers: Sir Kingsford Smith - Part 1 (length 10:01). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxEcNbkqoUg
•Golden Age Pioneers: Sir Kingsford Smith - Part 2 (length 09:45). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV1IjLie66E
•Golden Age Pioneers: Sir Kingsford Smith - Part 3 (length 06:54). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpiPMGnW5PA
•Sir Charles Kingsford Smith Memorial - The Southern Cross (length 02:41). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujJ5rk5PJS0
•Charles Kingsford Smith – a Digital Story by the State Library of WA (length 03:38). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-Kv-Lm5Hf0

Web sources:
•http://www.wired.com/2009/06/dayintech_0609/
•http://www.todayinsci.com/6/6_09.htm#event
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_firsts_in_aviation
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Kingsford_Smith
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Ulm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Cross_(aircraft)

Book sources:
• Smithy: The Life of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith by Ian Mackersey. http://amzn.to/1Hl2qAb
• Charles Kingsford Smith and Those Magnificent Men by Peter FitzSimons. http://amzn.to/1AZ8Sff

Image credits (left to right, top to bottom):
•The Southern Cross as in landed in Australia after its 7,000+ mile record-setting flight across the Pacific Ocean. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/multimedia/detail.cfm?id=7033
•Charles Kingsford Smith in his flying gear. State Library of NSW, Sydney. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CEKSmith.jpg
•Google Earth Map showing the vast distance covered on the first flight across the Pacific Ocean from Oakland, CA to Brisbane, Australia. Please note: the trip was 3 legs and did not fly this straight line.
•Charles Ulm, the co-pilot for Charles Kingsford-Smith, when they both crossed the Pacific Ocean for the first time in history. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:StateLibQld_2_168883_Aviator_Charles_Ulm_at_the_end_of_a_flight,_1928.jpg
•The cockpit of the Southern Cross plane that flew across the Pacific Ocean for the first time in history. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Cross_%28aircraft%29#/media/File:Southern_Cross_cockpit.jpg

#history #history-tech #TransPacific #flight #SouthernCross___

2015-06-08 13:21:35 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Question for you about self-driving cars
Do you think that expecting adoption of self-driving cars within 10 years by 25-50% of the population is about as ridiculous an expectation as “missile mail” becoming commonplace before men landed on the Moon? (For background information on “missile mail,” please see my history post of today at https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/hbU9e85iJJG).

I’m thinking about this question now, because 56 years ago today the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Department of Defense cooperated in testing the feasibility of “missile mail” deliveries. Please see https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/hbU9e85iJJG
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Question for you about self-driving cars
Do you think that expecting adoption of self-driving cars within 10 years by 25-50% of the population is about as ridiculous an expectation as “missile mail” becoming commonplace before men landed on the Moon? (For background information on “missile mail,” please see my history post of today at https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/hbU9e85iJJG).

I’m thinking about this question now, because 56 years ago today the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Department of Defense cooperated in testing the feasibility of “missile mail” deliveries. Please see https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/hbU9e85iJJG
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2015-06-08 12:54:47 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Question for you about the future of deliveries
Which do you think is likely to occur first?
(1) 75% of people accepting home deliveries made by drone.
(2) 25% of people buying instructions via email to create products in their homes on their 3D printers.

I’m thinking about this question now, because 56 years ago today the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Department of Defense cooperated in testing the feasibility of “missile mail” deliveries. Please see https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/hbU9e85iJJG

Some technology experiments take longer than others to be feasible, and some never make the cut. And some take the world by storm in just a few years.

Question for you about the future of deliveries
Which do you think is likely to occur first?
(1) 75% of people accepting home deliveries made by drone.
(2) 25% of people buying instructions via email to create products in their homes on their 3D printers.

I’m thinking about this question now, because 56 years ago today the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Department of Defense cooperated in testing the feasibility of “missile mail” deliveries. Please see https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/hbU9e85iJJG

Some technology experiments take longer than others to be feasible, and some never make the cut. And some take the world by storm in just a few years.___

2015-06-08 05:10:49 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Question for you about drone deliveries
When do you think you will receive your first delivery by drone?

I’m thinking about this question now, because 56 years ago today the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Department of Defense cooperated in testing the feasibility of “missile mail.” Please see https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/hbU9e85iJJG

Question for you about drone deliveries
When do you think you will receive your first delivery by drone?

I’m thinking about this question now, because 56 years ago today the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Department of Defense cooperated in testing the feasibility of “missile mail.” Please see https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/hbU9e85iJJG___

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2015-06-08 04:58:46 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Today in History: U.S. Missile Mail Experiment Performed, 1959
On June 8, 1959 — 56 years ago today — the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) collaborated in the first substantial experiment to carry mail by missiles in the United States. The Navy diesel-powered submarine U.S.S. Barbero, off the coast of Florida, launched a Regulus I missile containing about 3,000 letters to a U.S. Navy facility at Mayport, Florida, about 100 miles away.

While such mail attempts had been tried before by other individuals in other countries, and even in the United States, never before had the U.S. Postmaster General worked closely with the DOD to coordinate such an experiment involving so many pieces of mail. The DOD probably agreed to cooperate with the USPS, because it was interested in demonstrating the accuracy of its intercontinental ballistic missiles (to beuse... altro »

Today in History: U.S. Missile Mail Experiment Performed, 1959
On June 8, 1959 — 56 years ago today — the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) collaborated in the first substantial experiment to carry mail by missiles in the United States. The Navy diesel-powered submarine U.S.S. Barbero, off the coast of Florida, launched a Regulus I missile containing about 3,000 letters to a U.S. Navy facility at Mayport, Florida, about 100 miles away.

While such mail attempts had been tried before by other individuals in other countries, and even in the United States, never before had the U.S. Postmaster General worked closely with the DOD to coordinate such an experiment involving so many pieces of mail. The DOD probably agreed to cooperate with the USPS, because it was interested in demonstrating the accuracy of its intercontinental ballistic missiles (to be used to deliver nuclear warheads in the event of a nuclear war). Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield, a visionary entrepreneur, saw missile mail as a way to demonstrate the peaceful uses of missile technology and to eventually improve the efficiency of USPS operations. The big obstacle, of course, was that missile mail was just too expensive, as the Regulus I missile was about $2 million (in today’s inflation adjusted dollars), and reusability was not considered an option at the time. In fact, no other experiments of missile mail were attempted by the USPS after this June 8 experiment.

With the changing of presidential administrations in 1961, as President Kennedy replaced President Eisenhower, a new postmaster general was named. Kennedy’s postmaster general, J. Edward Day, canceled the missile mail program in his effort to reduce postal service costs.

YouTube videos:
•Mail by Missile by Smithsonian National Postal Museum (length 12:05). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShZJWwKT3ts

Web sources:
•http://www.cbsnews.com/news/almanac-mail-by-missile/ [video included]
•http://postalmuseum.si.edu/airmail/historicplanes/unusual/historicplanes_unusual_missile.html
•http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/department-of-what-were-they-thinking-25283814/?no-ist
•http://homesteadbound.hubpages.com/hub/Missile-Mail
•http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/May-June-08/On-this-Day--U-S--Postal-Service-Attempts--Missile-Mail--for-First-and-Last-Time.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Barbero_%28SS-317%29
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_mail
•http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mail-via-rocket/
•http://millercenter.org/president/eisenhower/essays/cabinet/577
•http://modernnotion.com/the-time-u-s-mail-was-delivered-via-cruise-missile/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Edward_Day
•http://www.astronautix.com/lvs/regulus1.htm

Book sources:
Please let me know if you know of any books written about this subject.
• 1959: The Year Everything Changed by Fred Kaplan. http://amzn.to/1IwlGMA

Image credits (left to right, top to bottom):
•Regulus I mail missile fired from the U.S.S. Barbero 100 miles off the coast of Florida with about 3,000 pieces of mail, June 8, 1959. http://postalmuseum.si.edu/collections/object-spotlight/regulus-mail.html
•Regulus I mail missile landing with a drag parachute at Mayport Naval Center in Mayport, Florida. http://postalmuseum.si.edu/collections/object-spotlight/regulus-mail.html
•U.S. Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield (center) removing mail from the Regulus I at the Mayport Naval Center in Mayport Florida, June 8, 1959. http://postalmuseum.si.edu/collections/object-spotlight/regulus-mail.html
•U.S. Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield smiling, possibly about his prediction in the quotation above him. Frame from http://www.cbsnews.com/news/almanac-mail-by-missile/.
•President Dwight Eisenhower (left) receiving missile mail with U.S. Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield looking on. http://postalmuseum.si.edu/collections/object-spotlight/regulus-mail.html
•U.S. Postmaster General James Edward Day next to his quotation about terminating the missile mail program. http://img.webme.com/pic/j/john-f-kennedy/j-edward-day.png

#history #history-tech #mail #USPS #missilemail___

2015-06-07 14:29:45 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Question for you about Alan Turing’s death
Do you think Alan Turing committed suicide?
A number of Turing’s close friends report that Turing was not despondent; he left no suicide note; he appeared to be taking his forced chemical castration treatment in good humor (as best he could); and his mother did not think he committed suicide. Turing was working on experiments involving cyanide.

In the early 1950s, national intelligence services were more paranoid than usual about the specialized work that Turing performed during World War II. In 1950, a U.S. Senate subcommittee investigated “the employment of homosexuals and other sex perverts in government.” One of its conclusions was that being gay “weakens the moral fiber of an individual to the degree that he is not suitable for a position of responsibility.” The thinking, then, was that gay people with highest securityclearances ... altro »

Question for you about Alan Turing’s death
Do you think Alan Turing committed suicide?
A number of Turing’s close friends report that Turing was not despondent; he left no suicide note; he appeared to be taking his forced chemical castration treatment in good humor (as best he could); and his mother did not think he committed suicide. Turing was working on experiments involving cyanide.

In the early 1950s, national intelligence services were more paranoid than usual about the specialized work that Turing performed during World War II. In 1950, a U.S. Senate subcommittee investigated “the employment of homosexuals and other sex perverts in government.” One of its conclusions was that being gay “weakens the moral fiber of an individual to the degree that he is not suitable for a position of responsibility.” The thinking, then, was that gay people with highest security clearances could be bribed, as it appears House Speaker Dennis Hastert was in much more recent years, and also could be forced to become intelligence agents for foreign powers.

Some observers think it is just as probable that Turing was murdered by a hyper-paranoid intelligence agency committed to keeping Turing’s work during World War II secret as it was probable that he committed suicide. 

Bottom line: No suicide note. Turing's mother does not think he committed suicide. On the other hand, Turing’s forced chemical castration could have caused cerebral depression, and Turing could no longer find cutting-edge work.

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I’m thinking about this question today, because Alan Turing died 61 years ago today. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/XCLfM33Lo7H___

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2015-06-07 08:27:57 (4 comments, 38 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Alan Turing Died
On June 7, 1954 — 61 years ago today — Alan Turing died. Turing was the first computational biologist, an inventor of the fundamental concepts of the modern computer, the father of what would become the field of artificial intelligence, and a modern philosopher of the mind. Not only was Turing a brilliant thinker and creative genius, but he was also responsible for helping to do the pragmatic and painstaking work of breaking the German secret military communications codes that enabled the Allies to defeat the Nazi army in many crucial engagements. Some historians have estimated that the work of Turing and his collaborators at the British decoding facility shortened World War II by as many as 2 to 4 years.

Many say Turing committed suicide at age 41; some say he was poisoned by the British secret service; his mother believed he did not commitsui... altro »

Today in History: Alan Turing Died
On June 7, 1954 — 61 years ago today — Alan Turing died. Turing was the first computational biologist, an inventor of the fundamental concepts of the modern computer, the father of what would become the field of artificial intelligence, and a modern philosopher of the mind. Not only was Turing a brilliant thinker and creative genius, but he was also responsible for helping to do the pragmatic and painstaking work of breaking the German secret military communications codes that enabled the Allies to defeat the Nazi army in many crucial engagements. Some historians have estimated that the work of Turing and his collaborators at the British decoding facility shortened World War II by as many as 2 to 4 years.

Many say Turing committed suicide at age 41; some say he was poisoned by the British secret service; his mother believed he did not commit suicide. What is indisputable is that, prior to his premature death, the British judicial system had found Turing guilty on 3 counts of “gross indecency contrary to Section II of the Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1885” — bluntly, for being gay in a society in which it was illegal to be gay. Turing was given a choice by the British Court to be imprisoned or to submit to chemical castration. Turing chose the latter and his prescribed hormone pills caused him to grow breasts and made him impotent. The estrogen used on Turing may have also acted as a cerebral depressant.

Whatever the cause of his death, Turing died after he ate a cyanide-laced apple.

In 2009, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown issued a formal apology for the “appalling” treatment that Turing had endured, but the British government refused to issue a pardon for Turing’s conviction. Nonetheless, the government released a “Turing-themed” stamp. Turing has been honored countless times since his death with the naming of streets, buildings, libraries, et al. In August 2014, Queen Elizabeth, acting in accordance with the British government’s “royal prerogative of mercy,” announced an official pardon for Turing (only the 4th time the Queen has acted this way since World War II). 

One of the most enduring tributes to Turing is from the Association for Computing Machinery, which has been annually honoring computer scientists and engineers who have made “major contributions of lasting importance to computing” with the A.M. Turing Award. In 2014, Google announced that it would contribute $1 million for the honorees of the Turing Award — making this award comparable to a “Nobel Prize of computing.”

YouTube videos:
•Pioneer of the Information Age (length 01:36:38). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7Lv9GxigYU
•The Death of Alan Turing (length 09:58). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7_WzNzHwJY
•The Imitation Game—New Benedict Cumberbatch Featurette (length 02:39). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPCYAKplR7c
•Breaking the Code: Biography of Alan Turing (BBC, 1996; length 01:30:46). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S23yie-779k

Web sources:
•http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/June/7/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing
•http://www.biography.com/people/alan-turing-9512017
•http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/11/29/the-castration-of-alan-turing-britain-s-code-breaking-wwii-hero.html
•http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/03/10-000-people-sign-petition-to-honor-alan-turing-by-putting-him-on-the-163-10-note/254988/
•http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/12/stephen-hawking-calls-for-alan-turings-pardon/266438/
•http://www.irishexaminer.com/examviral/real-life/14-facts-you-need-to-know-about-alan-turing-290627.html
•http://mashable.com/2014/11/14/google-turing-award-nobel/
•http://www.turing.org.uk/scrapbook/early.html
•http://deadline.com/2015/02/alan-turings-family-speaks-for-first-time-about-best-picture-nominee-imitation-game-video-1201367105/
•http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27701207

Book sources:
• Alan M. Turing: Centenary Edition by Sara Turing. http://amzn.to/1Qfcal4
• Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age by Jack Copeland. http://amzn.to/1cEsLfy
• The Secret Lives of Codebreakers: The Men and Women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park by Sinclair McKay. http://amzn.to/1Im72o8

Image credits (left to right, top to bottom):
•Alan Turing at age 16. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AAlan_Turing_Aged_16.jpg
•A statue of Alan Turing made of thousands of pieces of slate from North Wales, where Alan Turing enjoyed vacationing in his childhood. The statue was created by sculptor Stephen Kettle and its 3,000 pounds of slate sit at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire, England, where Turing and a small team cracked the German communications code during World War II. By Antoine Taveneaux (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATuring-statue-Bletchley_05.jpg 
•A plaque in Sackville Park, Manchester, a city where Turing worked toward the end of his life. By User Lmno on en.wikipedia (Photograph taken by Lmno) [GFDL (http://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%3ASackville_Park_Turing_plaque.jpg
•A plaque marking Alan Turing’s home in Wilmslow, Cheshire. By Joseph Birr-Pixton from en.wikipedia (en.wikipedia) [GFDL (http://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%3ATuring_Plaque.jpg

Additional Events in Technology History on June 7:
•First successful docking of a spacecraft with a space station took place, 1971. https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/V9PR3TG2Ygd

#history #history -tech #Turing #gay #suicide #injustice___

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2015-06-07 05:52:18 (2 comments, 23 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First successful docking of a spacecraft with a space station took place, 1971
On June 7, 1971 — 44 years ago today — the first successful docking of a spacecraft with an orbiting space station took place: The Soviet Union’s Soyuz 11 cosmonaut-carrying spacecraft docked with the Soviet Union’s first space station, Salyut 1. The Soviet Union’s Soyuz 10 had previously “soft-docked,” but cosmonauts had not been able to enter the space station because they had “latching issues.” The Soyuz 11 mission progressed nearly flawlessly from launch to landing. The crew spent 23 days, 18 hours, and 21 minutes in space; 22 days docked to the space station — setting a space endurance record that would hold for 2 years until the U.S. Apollo-Skylab 2 mission in May-June 1973. The crew was on television in the Soviet Union 5 times; and they even voted while in space.
The Soviet recove... altro »

Today in History: First successful docking of a spacecraft with a space station took place, 1971
On June 7, 1971 — 44 years ago today — the first successful docking of a spacecraft with an orbiting space station took place: The Soviet Union’s Soyuz 11 cosmonaut-carrying spacecraft docked with the Soviet Union’s first space station, Salyut 1. The Soviet Union’s Soyuz 10 had previously “soft-docked,” but cosmonauts had not been able to enter the space station because they had “latching issues.” The Soyuz 11 mission progressed nearly flawlessly from launch to landing. The crew spent 23 days, 18 hours, and 21 minutes in space; 22 days docked to the space station — setting a space endurance record that would hold for 2 years until the U.S. Apollo-Skylab 2 mission in May-June 1973. The crew was on television in the Soviet Union 5 times; and they even voted while in space.

The Soviet recovery crew was shocked to find dead cosmonauts (although they tried mouth-to-mouth resuscitation techniques on the crew). It was soon determined, oddly enough, by a joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. investigation team that the crew’s deaths, by heart attacks, occurred because their cabin accidentally and rapidly depressurized as the result of a faulty valve just after their re-entry retrorockets had fired. The U.S. became involved in this incident, because U.S. President Nixon’s policy of detente with the Soviet Union had led to space cooperation between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. for a joint Apollo-Soyuz docking mission, and such issues would have to be resolved to the satisfaction of both nations’ scientists. These were the relatively early days of spaceflight and the Soyuz 11’s record-breaking stay in space was even considered as a possible cause for the crew’s deaths — some speculated that humans could not stay alive in a weightless environment longer than 22 days. But the cosmonauts’ health was excellent throughout their flight until the rapid accidental depressurization — a problem that could be addressed and solved.  

YouTube videos:
•Salyut 1 (amateur but informative; length 08:40). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPvdrwunT_k
•Salyut 1 First Space Station Launch atop Proton rocket (length 01:04). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjWo1nmKHXg
•Soyuz 11 attempt to revive cosmonauts after capsule landed (length 00:17). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdhwbvKMe3I
•Soyuz 11 (dramatic re-enactment of fatal re-entry; length 04:05).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBXG46oQ58Y 

Web sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_programme
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salyut_1
•http://www.space.com/16773-first-space-station-salyut-1.html
•http://www.spacefacts.de/mission/english/soyuz-11.htm
•http://www.timelines.ws/countries/NORWAY.HTML
•http://www.armaghplanet.com/blog/soyuz-11-the-truth-about-the-salyut-1-space-disaster.html

Book sources:
• Salyut—The First Space Station: Triumph and Tragedy by Grujica S. Ivanovich. http://amzn.to/1KUs1SB
• Soyuz: A Universal Spacecraft by Rex Hall and David Shayler. http://amzn.to/1G36BOO
• The Soviet Space Race with Apollo by Asif A. Siddiqi. http://amzn.to/1RUb3oi 

Image credits (top to bottom, left to right):
•Depiction of the Salyut Space Station 1 (in front, on left) docked with the Soyuz 11 spacecraft (in rear, on right). http://www.ninfinger.org/models/pix/snsalyut1b.jpg
•Soyuz 11 crew — Georgi Dobrovolski, Vladislav Volkov, and Viktor Patsayev — in pre-flight training. http://www.spacesafetymagazine.com/space-disasters/soyuz-11/crew-home-misfortunes-soyuz-11/
•Frame from raw video of recovery crew trying to revive cosmonauts after their spacecraft had successfully landed at the end of a near perfect mission. http://www.spacefacts.de/graph/drawing/large/english/soyuz-11.htm
•Soyuz 11 crew on a 1971 U.S.S.R. commemorative stamp. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AThe_Soviet_Union_1971_CPA_4060_stamp_(Cosmonauts_Georgy_Dobrovolsky%2C_Vladislav_Volkov_and_Viktor_Patsayev).jpg
•The funeral for Soyuz 11 cosmonauts. http://www.spacesafetymagazine.com/space-disasters/soyuz-11/crew-home-misfortunes-soyuz-11/

Additional Events in Technology History on June 7:
•Alan Turing committed suicide, 1954.

#history #history -tech #Soyuz11 #Salyut #spacestation #docking___

2015-06-06 21:54:58 (14 comments, 5 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Question for you about human wars
Do you think humans will “outgrow” their juvenile tendency to fight about disagreements in wars rather than to figure out ways to peacefully co-exist BEFORE 2050?

I’m thinking about this question today, because today is the 71st anniversary of the epic turning point of World War II — D-Day when 160,000+ Allied troops landed on the Normandy beaches of France. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/gQ8dWHpvVzn

Question for you about human wars
Do you think humans will “outgrow” their juvenile tendency to fight about disagreements in wars rather than to figure out ways to peacefully co-exist BEFORE 2050?

I’m thinking about this question today, because today is the 71st anniversary of the epic turning point of World War II — D-Day when 160,000+ Allied troops landed on the Normandy beaches of France. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/gQ8dWHpvVzn___

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2015-06-06 16:03:22 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Interesting new AI app — Hound
Google Now, Siri, and Cortana, you’ve got competition — at least in this demo and if Hound really works this well.

Interesting new AI app — Hound
Google Now, Siri, and Cortana, you’ve got competition — at least in this demo and if Hound really works this well.___

2015-06-06 15:55:13 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Question for you about U.S. policy and war
Do you know the last time the U.S. Congress declared war according to the exclusive power granted to Congress under the U.S. Constitution — “The Congress shall have Power: To declare War ...” (Article 1, Section 8)?

I’m thinking about this question today, because today is the 71st anniversary of the epic turning point of World War II — D-Day when 160,000+ Allied troops landed on the Normandy beaches of France. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/gQ8dWHpvVzn

If you think none of the answers is correct below, please let me know by providing a comment, because this is a nasty trick question just as war is a nasty experience.

Question for you about U.S. policy and war
Do you know the last time the U.S. Congress declared war according to the exclusive power granted to Congress under the U.S. Constitution — “The Congress shall have Power: To declare War ...” (Article 1, Section 8)?

I’m thinking about this question today, because today is the 71st anniversary of the epic turning point of World War II — D-Day when 160,000+ Allied troops landed on the Normandy beaches of France. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/gQ8dWHpvVzn

If you think none of the answers is correct below, please let me know by providing a comment, because this is a nasty trick question just as war is a nasty experience.___

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2015-06-06 04:36:25 (2 comments, 17 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Massive Invasion of Normandy, France was launched by Allies, 1944
On June 6, 1944 — 71 years ago today — 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of Nazi heavily-fortified French coastline. Supporting this unprecedented amphibious assault by men were more than 5,000 ships and 11,000 aircraft in the most intricately planned and highly coordinated military attack in history. Most World War II analysts concur that “D-Day” (D-Day is a military term for the day of a planned attack) was an epic event that ensured the eventual defeat of the Axis powers (mainly the aggressor nations of Germany, Italy, and Japan). Never before had so much technology been assembled to target an enemy at precisely the same time in numerous directions, by air, sea, and land.

YouTube videos:
•Operation Overlord & Neptune (D-Day Documentary; length 01:27:19).https://w... altro »

Today in History: Massive Invasion of Normandy, France was launched by Allies, 1944
On June 6, 1944 — 71 years ago today — 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of Nazi heavily-fortified French coastline. Supporting this unprecedented amphibious assault by men were more than 5,000 ships and 11,000 aircraft in the most intricately planned and highly coordinated military attack in history. Most World War II analysts concur that “D-Day” (D-Day is a military term for the day of a planned attack) was an epic event that ensured the eventual defeat of the Axis powers (mainly the aggressor nations of Germany, Italy, and Japan). Never before had so much technology been assembled to target an enemy at precisely the same time in numerous directions, by air, sea, and land.

YouTube videos:
•Operation Overlord & Neptune (D-Day Documentary; length 01:27:19). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIjmOcp_xhQ
•D-Day (American Experience, PBS; length 55:24). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qom9HlCW78
•World War II Documentary: The Final Battle 1944-45, D-Day and E-Day, The End of World War II (length 43:58).
•World War II by the History Channel (length 01:28:11).

Web sources:
•http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day
•http://www.army.mil/d-day/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normandy_landings
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axis_powers

Book sources:
• The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day, June 6, 1944 by Cornelius Ryan. http://amzn.to/1djFe97
• D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor. http://amzn.to/1RPR3Dx

Image credits (top to bottom, left to right)
•Map showing the various directions of attack on D-Day, June 6, 1944. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AAllied_Invasion_Force.jpg
•Photo showing Allied soldiers and military transport equipment and supplies being deployed from ships during the Normandy landings, June 1944. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/06/remembering_d-day_66_years_ago.html
•Photo showing Allied paratroopers descending from gliders behind the German enemy line that was defending the Allied coastal assault, June 1944. U.S. National Archives.

#history #history-tech #war #D-Day ___

2015-06-05 12:34:33 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Question for you about women in space
Have 4 women ever been in space together at the same time?

I’m thinking about this question today, because today is the anniversary of the first time 3 women flew in space together. Please see today’s history post: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/WreAdhYULj8

Question for you about women in space
Have 4 women ever been in space together at the same time?

I’m thinking about this question today, because today is the anniversary of the first time 3 women flew in space together. Please see today’s history post: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/WreAdhYULj8___

2015-06-05 12:27:14 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Question for you about space and women
What was the first year that 3 women were in space together at the same time? 

I’m thinking about this question today, because today is the anniversary of the first time 3 women flew in space together. Please answer the poll before looking at today’s history post: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/WreAdhYULj8

Question for you about space and women
What was the first year that 3 women were in space together at the same time? 

I’m thinking about this question today, because today is the anniversary of the first time 3 women flew in space together. Please answer the poll before looking at today’s history post: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/WreAdhYULj8___

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2015-06-05 02:38:07 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Today in History: first space shuttle mission dedicated to medical research and
3 women in space simultaneously first time in history, 1991
On June 5, 1991 — 24 years ago today — Space Shuttle Columbia was launched as the first shuttle mission to be dedicated solely to medical science. The mission also included 3 women for the first time in history — Milli-Hughes Fulford (payload specialist), M. Rhea Seddon (mission specialist), and Tamara E. Jernigan (mission specialist).

The mission featured the most detailed and interrelated physiological measurements in space since the U.S. 1973-1974 Skylab space station missions. Subjects examined included humans, 30 rodents, and thousands of tiny jellyfish. Six human body systems were investigated:

(1) heart, lungs, and blood vessels 
(2) kidneys and hormone-secreting organs and glands
(3) blood
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Today in History: first space shuttle mission dedicated to medical research and
3 women in space simultaneously first time in history, 1991
On June 5, 1991 — 24 years ago today — Space Shuttle Columbia was launched as the first shuttle mission to be dedicated solely to medical science. The mission also included 3 women for the first time in history — Milli-Hughes Fulford (payload specialist), M. Rhea Seddon (mission specialist), and Tamara E. Jernigan (mission specialist).

The mission featured the most detailed and interrelated physiological measurements in space since the U.S. 1973-1974 Skylab space station missions. Subjects examined included humans, 30 rodents, and thousands of tiny jellyfish. Six human body systems were investigated:

(1) heart, lungs, and blood vessels 
(2) kidneys and hormone-secreting organs and glands
(3) blood
(4) immune system
(5) muscles and bones
(6) brains and nerves, eyes, and the inner ear

This mission, designated as STS-40 by NASA, was the 11th launch of the Space Shuttle Columbia and the 41st launch in the space shuttle program (see List of Space Shuttle missions to understand why STS-40 was the 41st mission — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Space_Shuttle_missions).

YouTube videos:
•STS-40 Launch & Landing, Columbia (length 05:46).

Web sources:
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/archives/sts-40.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Columbia
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-40
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_female_astronauts
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamara_E._Jernigan
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Rhea_Seddon
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millie_Hughes-Fulford
•http://history.nasa.gov/women.html
•http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/16/50-years-women-space-soviet-tereshkova_n_3442856.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Space_Shuttle_missions

Book sources:
• Celebrating 30 Years of the Space Shuttle Program by NASA. http://amzn.to/1G9t26c
• Columbia: The First Space Shuttle by Heather Feldman. http://amzn.to/1JoKW7I

Image credits:
•STS-40 Launch on June 5, 1991. 
•7-member crew of STS-40: In the front row from left to right are F. Drew Gaffney, payload specialist; Milli-Hughes Fulford, payload specialist; M. Rhea Seddon, mission specialist; and James P. Bagian, mission specialist. In the rear, left to right, are Bryan D. O'Connor, commander; Tamara E. Jernigan, mission specialist; and Sidney M. Gutierrez, pilot.

#history #history -tech #STS -40 #womeninspace___

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2015-06-04 06:25:04 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Mars Rover “Opportunity” Escaped from Sand Trap
On June 4, 2005 — 10 years ago today — the Mars rover “Opportunity,” which had been stuck in deep sand since April 25, 2005, finally accelerated itself out of the trap. [More description of situation and impact - coming later today.]

YouTube videos:
•PBS Space Documentary — Welcome to Mars (follows the Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, from the second they crash land on Mars to many months into their ongoing missions; length 55:27). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HjEqz-zPag
•Mars Rover: Opportunity (length 04:56). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5sChMVz8v4
•The Curious Life of a Mars Rover — National Geographic Live (Mars rovers, Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity; length 25:20). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zpojhD4hpI

Web sources:•http://mars.nasa.g... altro »

Today in History: Mars Rover “Opportunity” Escaped from Sand Trap
On June 4, 2005 — 10 years ago today — the Mars rover “Opportunity,” which had been stuck in deep sand since April 25, 2005, finally accelerated itself out of the trap. [More description of situation and impact - coming later today.]

YouTube videos:
•PBS Space Documentary — Welcome to Mars (follows the Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, from the second they crash land on Mars to many months into their ongoing missions; length 55:27). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HjEqz-zPag
•Mars Rover: Opportunity (length 04:56). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5sChMVz8v4
•The Curious Life of a Mars Rover — National Geographic Live (Mars rovers, Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity; length 25:20). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zpojhD4hpI

Web sources:
•http://mars.nasa.gov/mer/newsroom/pressreleases/20050606a.html
•http://www.space.com/1019-opportunity-mars-rover-stuck-sand.html
•http://www.space.com/28353-mars-rover-opportunity-11-year-anniversary.html
•http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/01/ten-years-opportunitys-unparalleled-time-mission-mars/
•http://www.universetoday.com/10549/opportunity-still-working-itself-free-from-the-sand/
•http://www.space.com/12404-mars-explored-landers-rovers-1971.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opportunity_%28rover%29
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Exploration_Rover

Book sources:
• Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and Exploration of the Red Planet by Steve Squyres (who conceived the mission). http://amzn.to/1EWWWp3
• The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity by Elizabeth Rusch. http://amzn.to/1H1maJ5
• _ Mars Rovers: A Chronology of Success_ by Alton Saunders. http://amzn.to/1EXjypt

Image credits (left to right, top to bottom):
•Artist’s rendering of the Mars rover Opportunity on the surface of Mars. NASA
•Mars rover Opportunity using its camera to take a photo of the rover’s extended arm on August 23, 2011. NASA
•View from the Mars rover Opportunity from the western rim of the Endeavour Crater. NASA
•Launch of Mars Spacecraft carrying “Opportunity” rover (then known as MER-B, Mars Exploration Rover-B). By NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AMer-b-final-launch.jpg
•Mars rover Opportunity’s course across the surface of Mars since January 2004. NASA

#history #history -tech #Mars #rovers #Opportunity___

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2015-06-03 11:39:55 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

 
Today in History: First U.S. Astronaut Walked in Space, 1965
On June 3, 1965 — 50 years ago today — NASA’s Astronaut Ed White made the first American space walk or “EVA” (for “Extra-Vehicular Activity,” as it was referred to by NASA) in the Gemini Program (Gemini 4). At this point, it could be argued that the Soviet Union was still ahead of the U.S. in space exploration (and the race to land a man on the Moon) as the Soviet Union’s cosmonaut Alexey Leonov had already “walked in space” over a year earlier on March 18, 1965.

Interestingly, it may have been this “space walking” aspect of the race to the Moon that marked the turning point in the U.S. vs. Soviet lead. The Soviet space walk, although not reported at the time (at the height of the Cold War), caused life-threatening problems for Cosmonaut Leonov. His spacesuit ballooned from its internalpressure against the vac... altro »

 
Today in History: First U.S. Astronaut Walked in Space, 1965
On June 3, 1965 — 50 years ago today — NASA’s Astronaut Ed White made the first American space walk or “EVA” (for “Extra-Vehicular Activity,” as it was referred to by NASA) in the Gemini Program (Gemini 4). At this point, it could be argued that the Soviet Union was still ahead of the U.S. in space exploration (and the race to land a man on the Moon) as the Soviet Union’s cosmonaut Alexey Leonov had already “walked in space” over a year earlier on March 18, 1965.

Interestingly, it may have been this “space walking” aspect of the race to the Moon that marked the turning point in the U.S. vs. Soviet lead. The Soviet space walk, although not reported at the time (at the height of the Cold War), caused life-threatening problems for Cosmonaut Leonov. His spacesuit ballooned from its internal pressure against the vacuum of space, and it stiffened so much that Leonov could not activate his chest-mounted camera. Then upon re-entering his capsule via an inflatable cloth airlock, the inflated suit caused Leonov to get stuck and his temperature to rise by 3.2°F. Moreover, to get unstuck, it was necessary to reduce the pressure in the suit — exposing Leonov to decompression sickness. It took another 4 years before the Soviets would try a space walk again. In the meantime, NASA was just about fully prepared to land men on the moon — however, not before it also encountered another major obstacle.

Astronaut Ed White (the space walker celebrated today) died during prelaunch testing for the first manned Apollo mission when fire erupted in the Apollo 1 command module. An investigation later concluded that “a wide range of lethal design and construction flaws” in the first Apollo Command Module were responsible for the fire, and manned Apollo flights were suspended for almost 2 years (20 months) immediately following this tragedy.

YouTube videos:
•Four Days of Gemini 4 — 1965 NASA Space Program Educational Documentary (length 27:41). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnk1reCu0HU
•1965 Gemini 4 NASA (length 09:33). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwQPaoYZgp0
•NASAFlix — Project Gemini — Bridge to the Moon (length 51:01). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjM0UM-Mmhk
•Projects Mercury, Gemini & Apollo Overview — NASA Educational Documentary (length 12:30). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiJ_KFVHzA0

Web sources:
•http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0603.html#article
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/gemini_4_eva.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_4
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extra-vehicular_activity
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Higgins_White
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexey_Leonov
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_1

Book sources:
• _Project Gemini: A Technical Summary and Report — Extraordinary Detail of the Spacecraft, Test Program, Flight Performance, Systems, Mission Planning … of America’s Second Manned Program. http://amzn.to/1dKT6dA
• How NASA Learned to Fly in Space: An Exciting Account of the Gemini Missions by David M. Harland. http://amzn.to/1dKToku
• NASA Gemini 1965-1966 (All Missions, All Models): Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Woods. http://amzn.to/1dKTGYR

Image credits (left to right, top to bottom):
•Astronaut Edward White during his spacewalk on the Gemini 4 mission. By NASA / James McDivitt (Great Images in NASA Description) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AEdWhiteFirstAmericanSpacewalker.1965.ws.jpg
•Astronaut Edward White during his spacewalk on the Gemini 4 mission. White is carrying a Hand-Held Self-Maneuvering Unit (HHSMU) that helps to move him around in the weightless environment of space. By NASA (Great Images in NASA Description) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AEd_White_performs_first_U.S._spacewalk_-_GPN-2006-000025.jpg
•Astronaut Ed White “hoverig” in the weightlessness of space. White is attached to the Gemini 4 command capsule by both an “umbilical” cord (with life support systems) and a tether. http://www.wired.com/2009/05/humans-in-space-10-amazing-spacewalk-photos/

#history #history-tech #Gemini4  #spacewalk___

2015-06-03 06:07:01 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Question for you about “Spacewalking”
If you had a chance to travel for free (no cost) into space for a day and take a “space walk,” would you be willing to take the opportunity?

I’m thinking about this question today, because today is the 50th anniversary of the first “space walk” by a U.S. astronaut. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/6ZSqoT6Bmsw

Question for you about “Spacewalking”
If you had a chance to travel for free (no cost) into space for a day and take a “space walk,” would you be willing to take the opportunity?

I’m thinking about this question today, because today is the 50th anniversary of the first “space walk” by a U.S. astronaut. Please see: https://plus.google.com/+BradAcker/posts/6ZSqoT6Bmsw___

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2015-06-03 06:00:53 (14 comments, 9 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First U.S. Astronaut Walked in Space, 1965
On June 3, 1965 [wrong year in image] — 50 years ago today — NASA’s Astronaut Ed White made the first American space walk or “EVA” (for “Extra-Vehicular Activity,” as it was referred to by NASA) in the Gemini Program (Gemini 4). At this point, it could be argued that the Soviet Union was still ahead of the U.S. in space exploration (and the race to land a man on the Moon) as the Soviet Union’s cosmonaut Alexey Leonov had already “walked in space” over a year earlier on March 18, 1965.

Interestingly, it may have been this “space walking” aspect of the race to the Moon that marked the turning point in the U.S. vs. Soviet lead. The Soviet space walk, although not reported at the time (at the height of the Cold War), caused life-threatening problems for Cosmonaut Leonov. His spacesuit ballooned from itsinternal pressure again... altro »

Today in History: First U.S. Astronaut Walked in Space, 1965
On June 3, 1965 [wrong year in image] — 50 years ago today — NASA’s Astronaut Ed White made the first American space walk or “EVA” (for “Extra-Vehicular Activity,” as it was referred to by NASA) in the Gemini Program (Gemini 4). At this point, it could be argued that the Soviet Union was still ahead of the U.S. in space exploration (and the race to land a man on the Moon) as the Soviet Union’s cosmonaut Alexey Leonov had already “walked in space” over a year earlier on March 18, 1965.

Interestingly, it may have been this “space walking” aspect of the race to the Moon that marked the turning point in the U.S. vs. Soviet lead. The Soviet space walk, although not reported at the time (at the height of the Cold War), caused life-threatening problems for Cosmonaut Leonov. His spacesuit ballooned from its internal pressure against the vacuum of space, and it stiffened so much that Leonov could not activate his chest-mounted camera. Then upon re-entering his capsule via an inflatable cloth airlock, the inflated suit caused Leonov to get stuck and his temperature to rise by 3.2°F. Moreover, to get unstuck, it was necessary to reduce the pressure in the suit — exposing Leonov to decompression sickness. It took another 4 years before the Soviets would try a space walk again. In the meantime, NASA was just about fully prepared to land men on the moon — however, not before it also encountered another major obstacle.

Astronaut Ed White (the space walker celebrated today) died during prelaunch testing for the first manned Apollo mission when fire erupted in the Apollo 1 command module. An investigation later concluded that “a wide range of lethal design and construction flaws” in the first Apollo Command Module were responsible for the fire, and manned Apollo flights were suspended for almost 2 years (20 months) immediately following this tragedy.

YouTube videos:
•Four Days of Gemini 4 — 1965 NASA Space Program Educational Documentary (length 27:41). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnk1reCu0HU
•1965 Gemini 4 NASA (length 09:33). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwQPaoYZgp0
•NASAFlix — Project Gemini — Bridge to the Moon (length 51:01). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjM0UM-Mmhk
•Projects Mercury, Gemini & Apollo Overview — NASA Educational Documentary (length 12:30). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiJ_KFVHzA0

Web sources:
•http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0603.html#article
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/gemini_4_eva.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_4
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extra-vehicular_activity
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Higgins_White
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexey_Leonov
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_1

Book sources:
• _Project Gemini: A Technical Summary and Report — Extraordinary Detail of the Spacecraft, Test Program, Flight Performance, Systems, Mission Planning … of America’s Second Manned Program. http://amzn.to/1dKT6dA
• How NASA Learned to Fly in Space: An Exciting Account of the Gemini Missions by David M. Harland. http://amzn.to/1dKToku
• NASA Gemini 1965-1966 (All Missions, All Models): Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Woods. http://amzn.to/1dKTGYR

Image credits (left to right, top to bottom):
•Astronaut Edward White during his spacewalk on the Gemini 4 mission. By NASA / James McDivitt (Great Images in NASA Description) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AEdWhiteFirstAmericanSpacewalker.1965.ws.jpg
•Astronaut Edward White during his spacewalk on the Gemini 4 mission. White is carrying a Hand-Held Self-Maneuvering Unit (HHSMU) that helps to move him around in the weightless environment of space. By NASA (Great Images in NASA Description) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AEd_White_performs_first_U.S._spacewalk_-_GPN-2006-000025.jpg
•Astronaut Ed White “hoverig” in the weightlessness of space. White is attached to the Gemini 4 command capsule by both an “umbilical” cord (with life support systems) and a tether. http://www.wired.com/2009/05/humans-in-space-10-amazing-spacewalk-photos/

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