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Ciro Villa
Works at Software Engineer - Early Adopter, Technology Buff, Bilingual, Multicultural, Software Engineer with over 20 years of experience. Interested in Astronomy, Cosmology, Space Science, Philosophy, Physics, Other Sciences, Society, Sociology, Current Events, Music and various other disciplines.
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As we mark Independence Day in the US, here's a photo of STS-135 Atlantis following her final flight in July 2011. #independenceday2015   #july4  
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This is another shot from a remote slot canyon I visited in Utah in May.  I combined multiple exposures to control the dynamic range and get detail in both the foreground and sky. #utah    #landscapephotography   #landscapephoto   #naturephotography   #naturephotos     #hqsplandscape   #slotcanyons #curvyfriday  
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This is from a few nights ago while imaging the Moon. You can see the moon in the sky and on the LCD screen of the camera. 
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Pasadena! Weds July 22 -- an evening of Einstein at KPCC.
http://www.scpr.org/events/2015/07/22/1735/e--mc2/
Relativity.  It's nearly as famous as the physicist who rocked the world when he revealed it, first with the special theory in 1905, and then with his General Theory of Relativity published November 25, 1915.
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A technique that compensates for the faulty gene in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis improves lung power – and may lead to similar approaches for other lung conditions
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Another fantastic post by Mr. +Pierre Markuse 
 
Stellar density map

The outline of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, and of its neighbouring Magellanic Clouds, in an image based on housekeeping data from ESA’s Gaia satellite, indicating the total number of stars detected every second in each of the satellite's fields of view.

The two spots below the plane of the Milky Way are the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, two dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way.

More information here:
http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2015/07/Stellar_density_map
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magellanic_Clouds

More on ESA’s Gaia satellite:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaia_(spacecraft)
http://sci.esa.int/gaia/28820-summary/

Image credit: ESA/Gaia http://bit.ly/1gfdhBi CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO http://bit.ly/1BqzUYV Acknowledgement: this image was prepared by Edmund Serpell, a Gaia Operations Engineer working in the Mission Operations Centre at ESA’s European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany.

#science   #astronomy   #stellardensity   #gaia   #milkyway   #galaxy   #space  
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Happy 4th of July!

Tomorrow marks the 100th day in space for NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly​ on his #YearInSpace mission.

Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian Federal Space Agency are spending a year on the space station to better understand how the human body reacts and adapts to the harsh environment of space. Data from the expedition will be used to determine whether there are ways to further reduce the risks on future long-duration missions to an asteroid and eventually Mars.

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What an incredible shot.

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Amazing
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This is the first movie created by New Horizons spacecraft to reveal color surface features of Pluto and its largest moon Charon. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1Racr9B New Horizons is on track for a July 14 #PlutoFlyby.
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AMAZING Venus and Jupiter!
Best photos: http://bit.ly/1NCHuoQ

Photo by Susan Jensen in Washington state
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Advancements in medicine.

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Artificial Platelets Promote Clotting.

Researchers have developed platelet-like particles (PLPs) that seem to overcome previous limitations, being able to move toward sites where clotting is occurring and contracting the clots much like natural platelets do.
Artificial platelets that help with clot formation have been created in the past, but they've been limited in their ability to gather around the site where
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I note that there was no mistress to provide that house elf his tasks!
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As a child I was fascinated by matters of Cosmology and Astrophysics.  I used to go as a pre-teen in bookstores and browse through graduate levels physics and astrophysics reference manuals.  My father used to call me the "book of why" as when I was 5 and 6 I would ask the "why" of things he couldn't even answer. I am a dreamer and an imagination machine.  I have enhanced observational, sensory and analytic acuity.  I like lights, colors, gadgets, widgets, sound, music, noises, controls and cockpits. I have been fiddling with PCs since they were created.

My life took various contorted paths in my late teens and twenties, eventually concentrating my career toward information technologies.

I am an experienced software developer .   The bulk of my education is in computer studies.  I have worked for a large number of industries, including but not limited to health care, finance, banking, defense, and small business.  I can quickly identify, analyze and assess project needs and assist in creating solutions.  I am well versed with technologies such as ASP.Net, web and windows solutions.  I am comfortable dealing with HTML, XML, C#, VB.Net, Webforms, MVC, WPF, VBA, Project, Visio, Rational Clear Case, TFS, Visual Studio, JavaScript, SQL, T-SQL and other application development technologies and methodologies.  

Interests and scope of my posts (in no particular order):

  • Technology
  • Astronomy
  • Psychology
  • Physics
  • Philosophy
  • Space Science
  • Neuro-Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cosmology
  • Society
  • Sociology
  • Current Events
  • Music
  • Other disciplines (mostly scientific topics)

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A proud member of the Planetary Society - One of the lucky 100 participants at the STS-129 Nasa Tweetup http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/4111455630/sizes/o/in/photostream/ - Also one of the lucky 50 participants at the SpaceX Dragon Cots 2/3 launch NasaSocial event in May, 2012 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/7223927040/sizes/k/in/photostream/ -- Moderator of the G+ Space Community; currently one of the largest community in Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100276549585470687394
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