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I just recently discovered dual camera mode on my new S6, and I love it. This takes visual story telling to a whole new level - you can see what a person sees as well as see their reaction to it at the same time. I shot a video yesterday on a roller coaster with my two oldest, and its great, really fun to watch! Here's a short clip. Anyone else excited about this feature? 
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+Charles Carrigan I was either the s3 or s4 but I know it started with one of them 
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This interview by +Andrew Revkin may be of interest to those interested in climate change science, specifically in our understanding of how sea level rise will occur.  Folks may wish to catch it later on YT if not live.  

#ClimateChange   #globalwarming     #sealevel   
 
Tad Pfeffer, a longtime student of glaciers, climate and oceans, explores pressing questions raised in a new paper by Jim Hansen and 16 others.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Andrew Revkin. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Well this is new. Do people really want their location history so readily available in a summary form like this? Also, what can users do when information in their location history is incorrect? I'm kind of on the fence about this one. 
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+Greg Belmonte​ "using Google location services" is opting in. 
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Where I come from, we call this an "M-class" planet.
 
Kepler-452b: First confirmed near-Earth-size planet in “habitable zone” around a sun-like star
http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-kepler-mission-discovers-bigger-older-cousin-to-earth
NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate planets mark another milestone in the journey to finding another “Earth.”
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maybe we should save our world in the meantime
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Just joined this comm, just got my GS6 a few days ago and am loving it! An upgrade from my old gs3, which was an excellent phone. This GS6 though is a huge upgrade. Love the super fast camera access, the camera itself is amazing, and the gorgeous screen.

I've heard of some issues with the android 5.1 update; I'm still on 5.0.2, and it keeps begging me to upgrade the system. I'm on Verizon. Anyone know specifics of this?

Favorite features of the GS6?

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Ok, update: I updated and it wasn't a true system update, it was a small Verizon update. I'm still on 5.0.2 after the update. 
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Nice summary of the New Horizons mission!  
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VERY COOL INDEED!
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Have you been following the Pluto in a Minute videos? Very informative!
 
The New Horizons spacecraft made getting to Pluto seem super easy. It wasn’t! Learn more about the planning that went into achieving the #PlutoFlyby in today’s Pluto in a Minute: https://youtu.be/YHGziuwE5ek
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I advise anyone interested in space flight, with real newtonian mechanics, to download the free (yes !) Orbiter.
orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/
The first time I successfully landed on the moon, I was so happy. Then I made the trip to Mars, which is so tricky especially if you want to make a flyby Phobos.
I am not into small flights like ISS rendezvous. Did it once, though. Pretty delicate but less calculations.
Warning: better be ready for sleepless nights.
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+Mika McKinnon​ writes a passionate and informative piece summarizing a lot about what we've recently discovered about the Pluto-Charon system, and what it means to be even better than a planet.

Hopefully the IAU will soon fix the mess they made with their definitions of solar system bodies in 2006. Here's a proposed fix: there are 8 major planets. The dwarf planets are also planets. There are five terrestrial planets, 4 major planets and one dwarf. There are 4 Jovian planets, and there are at least five plutoids, which are the dwarf planets of the Kuiper belt. So there are three kinds of planets based on distance from the sun: terrestrial, Jovian, and plutonian. Planets are major if they dominate their orbits, and dwarf if they don't. 
Stop hoping that Pluto will regain its former designation as a planet. It isn’t going to happen. But the good news is, Pluto is something much cooler than a mere planet. It’s the largest dwarf planet we know, and one half of the first binary planet system. Pluto didn’t get demoted, it got promoted.
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Enjoyed a great couple of days camping with my two oldest at Warren Dunes on the shore of Lake Michigan recently.

#GalaxyS6 #Sunset #PureMichigan #DadLife #WarrenDunes 
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These detailed photos of Pluto are extraordinary. How is it that this thing is still tectonically active in the last ~100 Ma? Raises more questions than answers.
 
Mountains, chasms and other surprising details seen in the first batch of New Horizons close-up images from Pluto and Charon and tiny, pixelated Hydra. ‪

The mission's most recent images can be seen at: egu.eu/8UB7VZ

#Pluto #NewHorizons #flyby #‎PlutonFlyBy
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Since Pluto and its largest moon are tidally locked, that would not produce the tidal friction as a heat source.
Perhaps the orbital dance between Neptune and Pluto could produce periodic episodes of tidal friction sufficient to heat solid nitrogen as a mechanism.

The apparent youth of the surface could also be due to the fact that Pluto lies at the outer fringe of the system. Most activity in cratering from debris occur more frequently in the inner system - where there is more stuff to be perturbed by the gravitational influence of the rest of the system which all lies interior to Pluto's orbit.
I speculate that Pluto by virtue of its outside position, experienced much less violence during the late heavy bombardment.

How wonderful that we can sit back and speculate over the physical features of a distant world recently revealed to us at the end of a decade long journey just to get close enough to see it.
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The local paper ran an article on one my of colleagues, Steve Case, who is the manager of Strickler Planetarium here at +OlivetNazarene University.  This story is on the science fiction novellas that he has written in the past year, called First Fleet.  If you're a fan of science fiction, check it out:  http://www.amazon.com/First-Fleet-Bones-Stephen-Case-ebook/dp/B00SNT6UUE/
When Stephen Case looks to the sky, it is for more than just research as professor of astronomy at Olivet Nazarene University. Case is drawing inspiration for his collection of science fiction short stories and now, his first novel.
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I'm a Professor of Geoscience at Olivet Nazarene University.  I'm a big fan of hiking, camping, & other outdoor activities.  I'm also into photography, technology, culture, politics, psychology, sociology, education, the interaction of religious faith with the above, music, games with friends, cooking, yadayada.  

On Google+, I post geology field photographs I have taken about once a week and give a brief explanation of what you are seeing from the eyes of a geologist.  These are kept in my album "Geology Field Photos".  I am also the owner & a moderator for the Geoscience Community here on G+, and I hope other geoscientists will join the discussions there.  
I sometimes write a blog about mineral resources & the environment & anything else geological I feel like called Earth-like Planet.  Circle me here on Google+ if those things sound of interest to you.  
Professionally, I study the application of mineralogy, petrology, & geochemistry to the understanding of mountain belts and tectonic processes, specifically in the Southern Appalachians.  My students and I use the tools of geochronology and thermobarometry to establish P-T-t paths of metamorphic rocks, and thereby constrain the timing and rates of tectonic processes.  Our current, ongoing project focuses on information that can be obtained by emphasizing the study of rutile & other minerals in pelitic schists.  

I also study the best practices for improvements in education within the MPG (mineralogy, petrology, & geochemistry) disciplines, as well as geoscience for general education.  My work has focused on a complete redesigned the way I teach mineralogy with an emphasis on geologic context, as well as the way students relate upper level course work back to material and skills they learned in previous courses.  I'm also in the process of designing video tutorials for optical mineralogy, which I hope to begin publishing on the web in the next 6 months.  
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My rock garden has more garnet than yours. My dog's name is Xenolith. I married a girl who took Calculus for fun in college. I defended my dissertation on the Winter Solstice. I can solve a 3x3 rubics cube in about 2 minutes.
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  • University of Michigan
    PhD, Geology, 2000 - 2005
  • Vanderbilt University
    MS, Geology, 1998 - 2000
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    BS, Geology, 1992 - 1996
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Strange Skies over the Great Valley Today
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Tell me this isn't one of the stranger looking skies you've ever seen. I would have been rather freaked seeing this without having known the

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Mike Brown's Planets: Ten years of Eris
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A thoroughly sporadic column from astronomer Mike Brown on space and science, planets and dwarf planets, the sun, the moon, the stars, and t

Skies inspire ONU professor to write novel
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Several evangelical groups have praised Pope Francis' major encyclical on the environment released on Thursday, which warns that climate cha

Short End of the Stick
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solar shower, camping shower, rack mounted shower, car shower.

If You Don't Hear Crying, the Church is Dying
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People were bringing little children to Christ to have Him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant

Rats forsake chocolate to save a drowning companion
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Find adds to growing evidence that rodents feel empathy

How to Be a Rich Christian (To Remind Myself)
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I. Jesus said that it is hard for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of god. So if you can avoid it, do. II. If you can’t avoid it, accept it.

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The octane on the science and religion issue has evolved (pun intended) during my lifetime. It’s not easy writing on this topic, seeking civ

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Been here twice, never experienced anything other than a great chipotle experience.
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Lots of family fun at this indoor water park/hotel. We really enjoyed our time!
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There's lots to love about this park. The trees are wonderful in the fall. The stars are incredible at night! The camp sites are decent, with good fire pits and picnic tables. They could use some flatter tent pads in some areas. Some of them have really poorly designed drainage and one site we stayed at was very muddy. But as much as I love this place, I have to give it three stars for two reasons. First, the water quality issue. I've stayed at this campground many times over the past ~15 years, and the water always has a boil advisory. They really need to fix this and get clean, potable water that is safe to drink. I've never had a problem, but it is a risk that shouldn't be tolerated anymore at a Provincial Park. Secondly, the price of these sites is absurdly high. It costs ~$35+ per night just for tent sites. That's way too high for a spot to set up a tent esp. when the water can't be trusted.
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reviewed 9 months ago
Fantastic beach
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Nice place, but really expensive. The price is way too high for tent sites.
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reviewed 9 months ago
Mark is a great guy and gives a great tour of his land, showing the ecological connections and the stunning mineral specimens. It is like visiting a mineral museum, but in the great outdoors! He has a real heart for conservation too.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
That was a delicious burger. Will definitely go back. Great food, great service.
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