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Chris Veerabadran
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"More we hear about the tragedy, it's sadder, now we hear they added more cargo than what the ship can hold. Heavy cargo, inexperienced captain, negligent crew, improper safety measures, greedy company, negligent government inspections all joined together to cause this tragedy."

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Confluence of events. What a tragedy!
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+John Thomas plus the students obeyed the captain's orders to stay in their cabins, while he fled right away. 
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Amazing, I asked my friend whether he knew the name of this plant, he said, his family has been trying to find the name for a long time, +Rajini Rao found it quickly. That's the power of Google+. 

To know the history and usefullness about this plant makes it even more amazing. While some consider it as a weed, scientists find it useful.

"The flowers have been used to monitor radiation leaks around nuclear plants in Japan or as a biosensor for chemical pollutants" 

Now, I need to guard this plant :-), before it was just growing on the fringes I used to neglect them over Rose, Jasmine, mums, mint and tiger lily plants. 
 
See It with Flowers: A BioSensor for Radiation

✿ The stamen hairs of the common spiderwort (Tradescantia) are made up of rows of cells in single file, like beads on a string. Fuzzy and blue, they emerge by the hundreds around the stamens that hold up the bright yellow, pollen-filled anthers in the flower center. In 1975, a scientist named Sparrow made a remarkable discovery: the stamen hairs were highly sensitive to nuclear radiation, mutating from blue to pink like the floral equivalent of the canary in the coal mine! The mutation frequency is linear down to very low doses and low exposure rates such that counting the number of pink cells as a percentage of blue ones gives an accurate reading of radiation exposure. Since the cells divide in sequence, the position of the pink cell tells when the radiation exposure occurred. The flowers have been used to monitor radiation leaks around nuclear plants in Japan or as a biosensor for chemical pollutants (http://goo.gl/GTMi9C).

✿ As if this biological oddity were not enough, the flower enjoys a romantic history dating to Captain John Smith, the legendary American settler who was plucked from the perils of death at the hands of the Powhotan tribe by the chief's daughter Pocohontas. When Smith left Virginia in 1609, he carried with him spiderwort seeds to his friend John Tradescant the Elder, a master gardener in England. The plant was named Tradescantia virginiana in the latter's honor (http://goo.gl/u9dwVM).

Image Credits: Tradescantia from the garden of +Chris Veerabadran whose question about the flower name inspired this post. Thanks, Chris! 

Staminal Hair from www.microscopy-uk.org.uk
Video: Cytoplasmic Streaming in Tradescantia Stamen Hair Cells

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Haha, oh no. I'll have go down the rabbit hole again :)
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Do you guys know the name of the flower? 

It's a perennial near my home, it requires minimum maintenance gives lovely flowers. 
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Yes I know 500px. Most pictures are post-processed with photoshop or Lightroom which I don't use. Maybe in the future, I'm still in the learning zone ;-) thanks for your support anyway! +Chris Veerabadran 
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Hitachi promises to deliver ultra-high -speed elevators with a top speed of 45 miles/hour (72 km/hour) in Guangzhou, China
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Virginia state police tie up a 75-year-old woman while raiding the wrong house

Everybody is a threat. If she were from a different race, she will get millions in settlement, all she will receive a sorry.

"A 75-year-old Virginia woman said she was tied up while state police raided her apartment.

Virginia State Police said they executed a search warrant April 10 at the Henrico apartment of Ruth Hunter as part of a drug investigation.

Hunter said state police burst through the door that morning, and she feared someone had broken in to rob or kill her until the officers identified themselves.

“(They) took my hands with a (zip) tie thing and said, ‘You’re under arrest,’ and started asking questions,” she said. “The more I told them I didn’t know these people, the more he continued.”

Hunter said police told her what they were looking for, but she insisted she had nothing to do with the investigation."
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+John Thomas agree, at least they could've apologized to her. 
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"They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy?” - CLIVEN BUNDY

This is the hero for Fox News.
 
“They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy?” - CLIVEN BUNDY

So, what do the right, gun-weilding, law-breaking tax-evading folks think of their hero NOW that he has openly stated this gem? 
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Apparently he's not so much the hero any more.. Faux news is pretty quick to shut down any mention of him:
 http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/24/fox-news-host-shuts-down-mention-of-cliven-bundy-after-silence-on-negro-remarks/
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Benfica vs Juventus for Europa Cup starting soon. Good matchup.

Also, Sevilla vs Valencia playing at the same time.

cc +Nico Nieuwendijk 
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+Nico Nieuwendijk Good match.

+Dana Blankenhorn away goals are important, in that case Juventus have an advantage, Benfica can still win if they play aggressively.
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Google search gives answers in the URL bar itself
I searched for unit conversion today in Chrome browser URL, I was surprised to see the answer right in the URL bar itself. Before, Google used to take us to the new page for the solution, now it's not necessary as shown below: It works in the smartphone/mob...
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Importance of proper sleep

“We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work.”
Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking hour. More on sleep here. (via explore-blog) Get that rest, folks! Science says so.
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The police didn't say sorry, didn't help her fix the broken door for their mistakes. 
 
Virginia state police tie up a 75-year-old woman while raiding the wrong house

Everybody is a threat. If she were from a different race, she will get millions in settlement, all she will receive a sorry.

"A 75-year-old Virginia woman said she was tied up while state police raided her apartment.

Virginia State Police said they executed a search warrant April 10 at the Henrico apartment of Ruth Hunter as part of a drug investigation.

Hunter said state police burst through the door that morning, and she feared someone had broken in to rob or kill her until the officers identified themselves.

“(They) took my hands with a (zip) tie thing and said, ‘You’re under arrest,’ and started asking questions,” she said. “The more I told them I didn’t know these people, the more he continued.”

Hunter said police told her what they were looking for, but she insisted she had nothing to do with the investigation."
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