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Once upon a time, there was a guy who was cautious about giving Google Plus too much of his personal information.
Once upon a time, there was a guy who was cautious about giving Google Plus too much of his personal information.

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I am quoted in Lauren Young's fine article.

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More on the fabulous collection of antique scientific instruments I encountered at the Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica. You can see them in action on FST's YouTube channel.

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Tourist (me) uncovers trove of astonishing relics out of science's past!

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I'm joining Aaron Freeman, Chicago science communicator, to talk about Pluto and New Horizons in a Hangout on Sunday.  Please tune in!

Obtain invitation: http://bit.ly/PlutoPalooz

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Next Tuesday, 19 January, in Chicago:
Playback from Pluto: Recent News from NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft
William S. Higgins
A "Speakeasy" talk sponsored by the Chicago Council for Science and Technology

There's a treasure at the edge of the Solar System. It's a data recorder, aboard the New Horizons spacecraft, slowly sending to Earth several gigabytes acquired during last summer's flyby of Pluto.  That information is still coming down.  At the mission's home base in Maryland, William S. Higgins witnessed the excitement during the encounter.  Now he reviews results, downlinked in recent months, that are illuminating the mysteries of Pluto, its five moons, and its neighborhood.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Geek Bar Beta
1941 W North Ave
Chicago IL 60622

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I was passing a liquid nitrogen tank at Fermilab and spotted a vaguely familiar shape. Where have I seen this before?

My photo became Fermilab's Photo of the Day last Thursday:
http://news.fnal.gov/2015/12/cartoonish-resemblance/  

#Frozen #Olaf
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Wednesday: "NASA Missions in the 21st Century"
Dr. John Grunsfeld, Associate Administrator for NASA's Science Missions Directorate and former astronaut, will speak at Fermilab on Wednesday, 7 October, at 4 PM.
Bio: http://www.nasa.gov/about/highlights/grunsfeld_biography.html

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The Pluto Campaign begins for me tomorrow.

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Your Nuclear Physics Thought for the Day: a very short Twitter exchange.

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My 8 July talk: Overview of the Manhattan Project. 
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