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News - In a special guest blog, Margaret A. Weitekamp, a curator in The National Air and Space Museum’s Space History Department, gives StarTrek.com an exclusive look inside the Enterprise studio model as the restoration process moves forward.
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Ocean waves seem a promising source of renewable energy but remain largely experimental, though companies have developed various designs over the last two decades.
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I have seen a lot of these wave power systems and the Carnegie system does seem the most promising system and is getting the contracts to install these. 

The Aquamarine Oyster units have had some successful testing recently and with the appointment of Dr Paddy O'Kane they could be a contender. 

There are plenty of others out there being tested and in the planning stages but these two seem to be the closest to getting a system into a commercially viable system.
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The Porsche family scion, who has dominated Volkswagen for decades, tried to oust the chief executive, Martin Winterkorn, but the board turned against him.
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Have great trouble understanding why it's so hard and such an issue to recognize facts from a 100 years ago. It's not as if reparations are being demanded and the current Turkish Republic is even a different state
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You are a real optimist through and through. You always manage to see the glass half-full and tend to focus on the more positive things in life. There's something so contagious about your smile that everyone can't help smiling straight back – trust us, life is that little bit brighter with you around.
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Not to me, but the quiz gave that back 😜
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RIP +Dan Fredinburg
Today we lost one of the great ones far too soon. Dan was a true adventurer at heart and died doing what he loved. He did as much as anyone I know to bring the amazing far-off reaches of the planet to all of us. The world feels a little less exciting now without him in it.

 I was always inspired by his optimism, passion, love for exploring, and commitment to make the world a better place. My conversations and brainstorms with Dan were some of the most fun ones I've had at Google. You won't meet many people like him.

I got to know Dan when I worked with him on the Google Street View Trekker program. If you've explored our Street View panoramas of the world's highest peaks, you can say "Thanks Dan". #thanksdan

Next time you're enjoying the great outdoors, gazing upon the infinite expanse of mountains and valleys and the impossible beauty of Mother Nature, please think of Dan.

To Dan's family, my thoughts are with you. He was an excellent human being and the world is truly better because of him. Thank you.

Check out Dan's blog post about his adventure to the world's highest peaks:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/explore-everest-kilimanjaro-and-more.html

Check out Dan's photos on Instagram:
https://instagram.com/danfredinburg/

Read more about the deadly earthquake in Nepal that killed Dan and many others:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/25/dan-fredinburg-dead_n_7143770.html

Use the +Google Crisis Response Person Finder:
http://google.org/personfinder/2015-nepal-earthquake

#ripdanfredinburg   #nepalearthquake   #mounteverest   #thanksdan  
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A protest over the lack of public buses on the Sabbath and on holidays has led to a larger discussion about the relationship between Israeli democracy and Jewish character.
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The Finnish “day fine” system, which factors in income when calculating penalties for infractions, is causing a debate in a nation with an egalitarian streak. One millionaire, for example, was fined 54,024 euros (about $58,000) for a traffic ticket.
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Koch funded and ushering in devastating austerity for the working classes while reaping in billions in welfare subsidies for the 1%. Ayn Ryandian style ~ 😎 
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Google Exec Dan Fredinburg Killed in Nepal Earthquake.


Dan Fredinburg, a longtime Googler who headed privacy for Google X and product management for the overall privacy team, died this morning of a head injury after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest.

An experienced climber, Fredinburg co-founded in his spare time Google Adventure, a company team that “translate[d] the Google Street View concept into extreme, exotic locations like the summit of Mount Everest or the Great Barrier Reef off Australia,” as described by Startup Grind. He, along with fellow Googlers Michele Battelli and Flo Nagl, were scaling the world’s tallest mountain one year after an avalanche there killed 16 sherpas.


He "died chasing his dreams" at the base camp of Mount Everest.
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Okay kewl!  NASA’s new self-driving vehicle uses fully-separate in-wheel drive to achieve maximum dexterity, potentially for any terrain, including Mars or Titan. Ohh, and it incoprates all sorts of ideas we presented a decade ago, in my brief-run TV Show The Architechs.
NASA's Modular Robotic Vehicle (credit: NASA) NASA has released a video of their electric “extreme dexterity” Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV) in operation
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Dad, Consultant, Cornellian, traditional liberal (it's about free markets, free trade and free speech), avid reader and film buff, youth soccer, basketball, little league coach, tech geek, policy wonk, historian, SF lover, sports fan and even more which at some point I'll get to. I truly enjoy open, tolerant, frank yet respectful exchanges. Love learning new things.

I love to share all kinds of posts and have respectful, intelligent debates and conversations. While many posts will be related to politics or issues of personal liberty and freedom, you'll also find a fair number of other things given my wide range of, at times, eclectic interest. The main thing is to be respectful and have fun. Also, don't be afraid to moderate the comment threads on your own posts (I'm not). If people can't be polite and civil, don't be afraid to block them. Being open to conflicting and different ideas does not mean you have to accept rudeness.

Grew up back East in NYC, engineer and ROTC in college, though now live on the West Coast and have lived and traveled all over the world as a kid and an adult (if i can just get to Antarctica, I can nail down every continent). Member, Pacific Council on International Policy.
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