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Photographer, Web Designer
Business Owner, Author and Engineer
I started in photography 10 years ago on a whim and many paychecks worth of equipment later I am still shooting and trying to pass along the little I know to others so they can enjoy their photography more.
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- Internet Security
- The Woes of Small Business Ownership
- Personal Security and Safety
- And the list will go on…..
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- University of the Pacific
- Many other Certifications
Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity.
For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation.
As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. But our heroes confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist?
Directed by Mark Levinson, a physicist turned filmmaker, and masterfully edited by Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The English Patient), Particle Fever is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind this epic machine.
1. If you don't have a different password for each site you are doing it wrong! (Particularly for banks, email, and major social networks).
2. If your password isn't at least 12 characters long, you are doing it wrong!
3. If your passwords have ANY dictionary names in them, you are doing it wrong (things that appear in the dictionary).
4. If you aren't using two-factor authentication on EVERY site that offers such (Gmail, Facebook, Twitter all do) then you are doing it wrong.
5. If you aren't using a password manager like Lastpass then you are probably doing it wrong (I let it generate all my passwords now to make sure I get truly strong 20-character passwords).
Good luck out there!
A supernova is the explosion of a star. It is the largest explosion that takes place in space.
Supernovas are often seen in other galaxies. But supernovas are difficult to see in our own Milky Way galaxy because dust blocks our view. In 1604, Johannes Kepler discovered the last observed supernova in the Milky Way. NASA’s Chandra telescope discovered the remains of a more recent supernova. It exploded in the Milky Way more than a hundred years ago.
A supernova happens where there is a change in the core, or center, of a star. A change can occur in two different ways, with both resulting in a supernova.
The first type of supernova happens in binary star systems. Binary stars are two stars that orbit the same point. One of the stars, a carbon-oxygen white dwarf, steals matter from its companion star. Eventually, the white dwarf accumulates too much matter. Having too much matter causes the star to explode, resulting in a supernova.
The second type of supernova occurs at the end of a single star’s lifetime. As the star runs out of nuclear fuel, some of its mass flows into its core. Eventually, the core is so heavy that it cannot withstand its own gravitational force. The core collapses, which results in the giant explosion of a supernova. The sun is a single star, but it does not have enough mass to become a supernova.
Seen here is Cassiopeia A, among the best-studied supernova remnants. This image blends data from NASA's Spitzer (red), Hubble (yellow), and Chandra (green and blue) observatories.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI/CXC/SAO
#supernova #universe #stars #nasa #space
TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE: On Tuesday morning, April 15th, the full Moon will pass through the shadow of Earth, producing a colorful lunar eclipse. Although the mainstream media is calling this a "blood moon," the color is more likely to be bright orange. At the moment, Earth's stratosphere is not dusty enough produce a shadow with the deep red hues of blood. Whatever color it turns out to be, the eclipse will be visible from North and South America, Australia and New Zealand. Check http://spaceweather.com for observing tips and more information.
LIVE WEBCAST OF THE ECLIPSE: Got clouds? No problem. The lunar eclipse will be broadcast live on the web by the Coca-Cola Science Center at Columbus State University in Georgia: http://www.ccssc.org/webcast.html
Depending upon where you live on the planet, a lunar eclipse will occur starting either late April 14 or in the early morning hours of April 15. NASA provides the times in Universal TIme (UT):
For viewers in North America, here's the approximate timing for viewers on the West Coast (PDT time zone):
10:58pm (Mon) partial lunar eclipse begins
12:07am (Tues) total lunar eclipse begins
12:47am (Tues) maximum lunar eclipse
1:25am (Tues) total lunar eclipse ends
2:33am (Tues) partial lunar eclipse ends
The moon will actually start to dim around 9:55 pm as the moon starts to enter the earth's penumbra, the dim edge of the earth's shadow, and it won't fully exit the penumbra until 3:36 am.
The moon will be very high in the sky during this time, and a program such as can help you plan shots at these times, to line up the moon with natural or man-made objects: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/photopills/id596026805?mt=8&uo=4&at=10ldnC Here's an example of a time-lapse video I captured in 2011, where I aligned the moon in eclipse passing right past the tip of the Transamerica Building in San Francisco: http://youtu.be/UQ27YYsgLHs
I'm providing these old photos of mine from 2007 to show you that you can get decent results without needing the latest or most expensive DSLR camera. I captured these on a 10 megapixel Canon Digital Rebel XTi manufactured in 2006, and here are some notes I took afterwards:
Lessons Learned: Photographing the Lunar Eclipse
#lunareclipse #lunareclipse15thapril #astrophotography #tutorial
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