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In memoriam for Steve Jobs as 2011 draws to a close, here's one more rare photo that illustrates his rebellious spirit. In December 1983, a few weeks before the Mac launch, we made a quick trip to New York City to meet with Newsweek, who was considering doing a cover story on the Mac. The photo was taken spontaneously as we walked around Manhattan by Jean Pigozzi, a wild French jet setter who was hanging out with us at the time. Somehow I ended up with a copy of it. My editor begged me to include it in my book, but I was too timid to ask for permission, especially since IBM was still making CPUs for Apple at the time.
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Textron to provide directional antennas to help warfighters access imagery and video from UAVs http://ow.ly/KNnmX
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 24 March 2015. U.S. Army surveillance experts needed directional antennas to help warfighters in the field access reconnaissance imagery and video from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and manned surveillance aircraft. They found their solution from Textron Systems Corp. in Hunt Valley, Md.
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Tonight's waxing #Moon at 34.6% illumination, this shot, adds to a small, but growing collection of high resolution images I have taken, which will be turned in to a time lapse of the phases.

Shot from my garden in Mansfield, England, with my ASI120mm and Meade LX90 8" SCT, average seeing conditions prevailed.

Image is a stitch of 37 videos, at 30s each in duration, stacked in Registax and processed in Photoshop.
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#solarsystem #planets #outerspace  
http://www.solarsystemscope.com/

p/s: +Corina Marinescu has written an excellent G+ post on How Do the Planets Stay in Orbit?  Here's the link: http://goo.gl/4FRb5o. Happy Reading! :)
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Tornado & Lightning

More Best Scientific Pictures on Earth Blog - Explore now! → http://EarthSpaceCircle.blogspot.com/p/best-pictures.html

Image Credit: F. Smith
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A new study found that an increase in large, well-organized thunderstorms is behind increased rainfall in the wettest regions of the tropics. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1CboRnb

#EarthRightNow
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NASA's Opportunity rover celebrates Mars marathon milestone ... "(CNN)It certainly won't be troubling any earth-based runners' personal bests, but NASA's long-serving Mars rover Opportunity set a significant benchmark Tuesday as it clocked in 26.219 miles (42 kilometers) -- the first-ever Martian marathon.

It might have taken the robot 11 years and two months but it represents a significant landmark for NASA.

"This is the first time any human enterprise has exceeded the distance of a marathon on the surface of another world," said John Callas, Opportunity project manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. ..."

MORE: http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/25/world/opportunity-rover-marathon-milestone/index.html
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Army orders as many as 32 Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters in $713.9 million deal. http://ow.ly/KNoxa
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 25 March 2015. U.S. Army aviation experts are ordering as many as 32 Boeing CH-47 Chinook multi-mission, heavy-lift transport helicopters under terms of a $713.9 million contract announced earlier this month.Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., are asking the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in Ridley Park, Pa., to provide 26 remanufactured CH-47 helicopters, four new CH-47 helic...
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Tokyo Sky Tree, courtesy of Bonsai & Suiseki magazine. 
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Learn how we are working with the U.S. Navy to give the combat-proven Tomahawk cruise missile even greater capability: http://rtn.co/1CQ0VYm
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Garmin is pleased to announce new capabilities and enhanced operational benefits for the King Air C90 aircraft, which are made available through the latest software upgrade. This latest update offers new ...
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A happy veteran of multiple Silicon Valley startups, focusing on design and deployment of critical systems in aerospace, defense, infrastructure, and security-sensitive programs. Currently Chairs the Future Airborne Capabilities Environment (FACE) Consortium Outreach team, managing the expansion and use of the FACE common operating environment (COE) standard to other companies, services, agencies, and programs.
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International sales and marketing, executive management, startup companies, Silicon Valley, business development, partner and alliance management, Internet-of-Things, IoT, Wind River, VxWorks, VxWorks 653,Linux, Android, Linux Secure, virtualization, hypervisors, ARINC 653, FAA Certification, Military, Aerospace.
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  • Wind River Systems
    Senior Director, Aerospace & Defense, 2005 - present
  • Esterel Technologies
    VP, Worldwide Sales, SCADE Design Products, 2004 - 2005
  • Validated Software Corporation
    VP of Business Development, 2002 - 2005
  • OnCore Systems Corporation
    Founder and VP of Business Development, 1998 - 2002
  • Mentor Graphics
    Director, Engineering Services Business Unit, 1996 - 1998
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