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July offers opportunities to see Venus, Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury overhead. Here's how, and when, to spot them.
July offers opportunities to see Venus, Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury overhead. Here's how, and when, to spot them.
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1 of my young jazz students turned me onto this FREE online, transposable,  jazz fake book. It's pretty great!

I used to carry a 40lb bag of books to rehearsals and practice rooms. Guess that's one way to get some exercise...

Can you dig it?

http://www.jazzstudies.us/

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Bird's Eye View

A different perspective. The back roofs of the facility, from the top floor of the residential tower. Birds? Yes, pigeons, hawks, seagulls up here. We've seen a cardinal in the courtyard.

Coderpillar stairway to the center right, up to the very green sedum extensive green roof, above the Maker Shop and Planetarium. Yes that's a canoe by the stairs. 

Uncropped PTgui stitch. Unusual for me to be stitching non-fisheye photos.
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Simple, useful, cheap
 
Unity should already have this, since it didn't, I made an asset! Would love feedback if you have time.
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How the heck? Takes the right tool...
Children's books are all drastically different sizes. Putting them into a bookshelf seems almost futile because they're either too big and don't fit o...
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I can use this in class.
 
Never did learn to read music. This might help a little. 
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I'm so glad my students didn't find this on a field trip and end up banging out their orders in some unsuspecting restaurant. 
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Latest #Pluto  and #Charon  using June 29th raw LORRI images from New Horizons. Five frames stacked and sharpened in Photoshop. Approximate colorization. 

On Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/vap5DB

Image Credit: NASA/JHAPL/New Horizons/Processed by Kevin M. Gill
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wow!!
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Paperweight! It's an experimental arty thing. It contains a rainbow ring of glowing coloured blobs. The ring of grey blobs allow themselves to be lit by those blobs (but I think they get in the way and reduce the impact of the image).

If you look 'into' it, can you work out the reflections?

It's not as good as I wanted, but lets me think about the next try. Next, I want to get interesting mathsy shapes and colour patterns in there.

I did something similar a couple of months ago. This time I'm going for a less abstract, and more realistic view. This one cheats a little, by increasing the amount of light that internally reflects, so that you get more reflections.

Lastly, once you see the face, you can't 'unsee' it :o)
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A newly published study has shown with high precision that even stars older than 11 billion years have Earth-like planets. A new study of 33 Kepler stars with solar-like oscillations to be published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. According to lead author of the article
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Blair Neal, a Brooklyn-based artist and creative technologist, has created an application to turn your favorite songs into 3D models. The coolest part? You can 3D print these songs!
Blair Neal, a Brooklyn-based artist and creative technologist, has created an application to turn your favorite songs into 3D models.
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maybe not to print but to res in Secondlife  ;)
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Former TV guy, science producer, jungle stomper in the Maya regions, tech tinkerer 

Now devising a community planetarium production system for the Center for Community, a new science and environmental facility in the East Village of Manhattan. A 15 year effort of the Lower Eastside Girls Club, in collaboration with the City of New York. Under construction, opening summer,  2013.
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WSDG, designers of Electric Lady and 3000 other studios, is advising us on our planetarium acoustics and '58 Airstream recording studio.
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    Technology Director, 2008 - present
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    Producer/editor, 1981 - 2005
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