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Reflecting
He stood magnificently cool greeting the high tide that crashed and splashed onto the tower platform and soaked into his trench coat. He obviously had a personal relationship with the water. I joined a small crowd watching him. Each of us had to decide whether he was crazy, in danger, or something else. Most thought crazy and in danger. A stranger offered him a towel. But I walked with him. He wore his heavily dripping coat as we climbed the hill to his Smart car. I found out he was living boldly, enjoying waves, exercising, and having fun.
#ocean   #waves   #portraitphotography   #fitnessmotivation   #exercise   #nightphotography   #flashphotography   #photography
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I'm happy to hear that, +Philo Yan. Thank you!
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Fascinating image of a match burning, and a nice side of science. For dessert, check out The Sun: Crash Course Astronomy #10 , which extends some of the concepts from +Lacerant Plainer's original post to the star's core, plasma, magnetic fields, sunspots, solar flares, and coronal mass ejections (www.youtube.com/watch?v=b22HKFMIfWo).

via +John Kellden 
 
What is fire, electricity and magnetism - and how are they related? : At the atomic level these are very different from what we would assume at the macro level. In some ways they are all related, since it has to do with the movement of electrons and creation of charge. When you see a match light, what happens is energy is released. While most of it is in the Infrared spectrum (What we call heat), there is also some of it released in the visible spectrum (light). The release is due to the Oxygen bonding with the material you are burning. While the effect may be too small to be seen in a matchstick, there is electricity and magnetism at work here too. You can see the effect on the Sun. Our Sun (or any star) is a miasma of incandescent plasma.  One way to see this is to notice that the solar flares that leap from its surface are directed along the Sun’s (generally twisted up and spotty) magnetic fields. So what is this all about?

Electricity : The nucleus of an atom is surrounded by negatively charged particles called electrons. The negative charge of an electron is equal to the positive charge of a proton, and the number of electrons in an atom is usually equal to the number of protons. When the balancing force between protons and electrons is upset by an outside force, an atom may gain or lose an electron. When electrons are "lost" from an atom, the free movement of these electrons constitutes an electric current.

Different colors in flames : Electrons on atoms have different amounts of energy proportional to the distance of their orbital from the nucleus. Electrons (which are negative) close to the positive nucleus have lower potential energy; those in "higher" energy levels farther away have more energy. In order for an e- to "jump" from a lower level to a higher one it must absorb energy, often in the form of light. Conversely when an e- "falls" from a higher level to a lower one, it gives off energy, again in the form of a photon of light.

Magnetism : All materials experience magnetism, some more strongly than others. Both electric and magnetic interactions are elements of a single phenomenon called electromagnetism. There are four fundamental forces: the strong force, the weak force, gravitation and the electromagnetic force. The field of electromagnetism deals with how electrically charged particles interact with each other and with magnetic fields.

Electrons : The picture you often see of electrons as small objects circling a nucleus in well defined "orbits" is actually quite wrong. As we now understand it, the electrons aren't really at any one place at any time at all. Instead they exist as a sort of cloud. The cloud can compress to a very small space briefly if you probe it in the right way, but before that it really acts like a spread-out cloud. For example, the electron in a hydrogen atom likes to occupy a spherical volume surrounding the proton. If you think of the proton as the size of a grain of salt, then the electron cloud would have about a ten foot radius. If you probe, you'll probably find the electron somewhere in that region.

What is plasma : The big difference between regular gas and plasma is that in a plasma a fair fraction of the atoms are ionized.  That is, the gas is so hot, and the atoms are slamming around so hard, that some of the electrons are given enough energy to (temporarily) escape their host atoms.  The most important effect of this is that a plasma gains some electrical properties that a non-ionized gas doesn’t have; it becomes conductive and it responds to electrical and magnetic fields.  In fact, this is a great test for whether or not something is a plasma.

References and links:

http://helios.gsfc.nasa.gov/qa_sp_ev.html

https://van.physics.illinois.edu/qa/listing.php?id=2348

http://physics.info/energy/

http://www.askamathematician.com/2011/01/q-if-atoms-are-made-up-of-electrons-protons-and-neutrons-and-the-majority-of-the-volume-of-an-atom-is-space-why-do-things-appear-solid/

http://www.physlink.com/Education/AskExperts/ae569.cfm

http://van.physics.illinois.edu/qa/listing.php?id=1195

https://www.uwgb.edu/dutchs/Petrology/WhatAtomsLookLike.HTM

http://www.askamathematician.com/2013/05/q-is-fire-a-plasma-what-is-plasma/

https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/a-description-of-fire-at-an-atomic-level.421438/

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Math for the 5% who are kinesthetic learners
(http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinesthetic_learning)

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Geometry and pre-calculus for dancers

The dancers' arms trace out the graph for each mathematical function :-)

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Hahaha +Bill Blonigan are these alien signals?? Cute and creative.. Have a wonderful week my friend..enjoy♡lol:-)
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Here's comedy, and a happy life, distilled.
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Amazing and inspiring!  Break a leg Jack!  :)  Thanks for sharing +Bill Blonigan this video made my day.
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I'm lucky to have been there. A nice memory :-)
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Chew on this: It's not a costume, it's a hoodie.
The Chewbacca hoodie has a price tag of $60, is available in sizes S to 2XL, and ships June 1.
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I'll keep that in mind ;-) Have a nice weekend yourself, +Hjordis Torfa!
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Have you ever said "no" to a flight attendant?
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit just did. It ruled we can still keep our electronics turned on during takeoff and landing! The case arose when the Association of Flight Attendants sued the FAA, claiming the FAA lacked authority to allow passengers to keep phones and tablets on during takeoff. Even though the appeals court disagreed, flight attendants might call its order hypocritical. Flight attendants visiting the courthouse must still turn off all electronic devices before entering a courtroom. (www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/home.nsf/Content/VL+-+Courthouse+-+Cell+Phones+Laptops+and+Other+Electronic+Devices)
#law   #legal   #travel   #airlines   #wireless   #textingwhileflying  
Back in 2013, the FAA saw sense, and ruled that passengers can use their electronic fondleslabs during takeoff and landing. And, shortly after, the Association of Flight Attendants sued, claiming the FAA had overstepped its bounds. An appeals court just ruled against the AFA, meaning takeoff Candy Crush is here to stay.
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How to shoot a dancer
Hint: it's all about the eight-counts
#photography   #dance   #dancergy  +Dancergy 
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I'm lucky indeed! Thanks for all the support and kind words, +Hjordis Torfa!
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Sunset on February
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I would not have mind beeing there and feel the warm wind in my face..so wonderful..lucky you +Bill Blonigan ♡:-)
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Google reconfirms its streaming-music cloud-storage domination, upping the free limit from 20,000 to 50,000 songs.
Google launched Play Music back in 2011 with the option for users to upload their entire music collection for easy streaming. Play Music started with... by Ryan Whitwam in Applications, News
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Activity trackers count calories going out. This $119 cup counts calories, caffeine, protein, and sugar coming in. The two technologies work together. Perfect pairing!
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Never be confused about the "A" paper sizes again
The digits refer to how many times you half an A0-sized sheet.
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Interests include art, photography, wine, body language, economics, health & health policy, campaign finance, wireless tech, medical devices, nature, patent law, creativity, visual & aural arts, writing & typographic style, dance, . . .

Recently, I started +Dancergy, which I now manage with +Kena Herod, +Gary S. Hart, and +Brianne Blonigan.


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    Law, 2004 - 2007
  • The George Washington University Law School
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    Chinese Law, 2006 - 2006
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    Biomedical Engineering, 1998 - 2003
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