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The #Sunsetlimited! Glorious!
 
#TexasEagle or #SunsetLimted? Find out what riders picked in our first Battle of the Routes. http://bit.ly/1BP5hkb.
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Our system has the unique characteristic that the plasma is touchable. It was found that the contact between plasma and a finger causes a brighter light. This effect can be used as a cue of the contact. One possible control is touch interaction in which floating images change when touched by a user

Article from +IEEE Spectrum​: [http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/consumer-electronics/audiovideo/femtosecond-lasers-create-3d-midair-plasma-displays-you-can-touch?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IeeeSpectrum+%28IEEE+Spectrum%29]
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BREAKING: In a 5-4 decision, SCOTUS rules in favor of same-sex marriage. Tweet your ‪#‎SCOTUSmarriage‬ questions using ‪#‎CatoConnects‬. We'll be answering them in a live chat at 3 p.m. EST at http://j.mp/1Nj9hdi.
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From a bottle of hydrogen to a 27 kilometer circumference acceleration, with collisions every 25 nanoseconds and data collection using a worldwide computer infrastructure.
Physics taking place at #13TeV : [http://cern.ch/go/13TeV]

#LHC #CERN
+CERN
+US CMS
+LHCb Experiment
+US LHC
+ALICE Experiment
+CMS Experiment
+ATLAS Experiment
+CERN People
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(Some accounts are not official, I'm sure. I can't keep track.)

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Rewarding solutions for problems from wireless power transmission to sample return.
-[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wwLmsSWfLQQ&version=3&rel=0&autoplay=1]
via #NASA_APP
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Why is Chemotherapy Given in Cycles?

A friend recently asked why chemotherapy infusions are spaced out. Is it to allow the body a chance to recover between treatments, or is chemo actually more effective when given in cycles? How does it work?

The answer is a bit of both. Traditional chemotherapy involves drugs that are toxic for rapidly dividing cells. The theory is that because cancer cells are dividing very quickly, they will succumb to the toxic chemotherapy quicker than normal cells would. The fact that chemo affects rapidly dividing cells also explains their typical side effects; hair loss because hair follicle cells are constantly dividing, nausea and diarrhoea because the cells lining the digestive system are constantly dividing and so on. So if you take too much chemo too soon, then normal cells would be affected even more, which in turn could lead to even more nasty side effects. 

But it’s also important to remember that the cancer cells in a tumour are at various stages of the cell cycle. The cell cycle is a programme that every cell goes through during growth and division - cells first need to double their DNA and then divide into two. 

The way chemo works is by causing DNA damage, so that cancer cells kill themselves. This happens through a process known as ‘apoptosis’. So a chemotherapy infusion kills all the cells that are in the DNA synthesis phase of the cell cycle, but doesn’t affect cancer cells that are in the other stages. By spacing it out and giving an infusion a few weeks later, the doctors are able to target the cells they couldn’t get the first time around. Normal cells usually repair the damage from chemotherapy more effectively than cancer cells, so damage to cancer cells should progressively build up without causing permanent damage to normal cells

When I explained this to my friend, she mentioned how "it’s a lot like waiting for dandelions to get big enough so they can be ripped out effectively. It’s much harder when they are tiny. But you want to actually get to them before the flowers set seed". It’s a brilliant analogy, and explains really well why chemotherapy is given in cycles. 

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Falcon 9 and Dragon are on track for launch tomorrow to the International Space Station. Liftoff is targeted for 10:21am ET / 7:21am PT – watch live at www.spacex.com/webcast.
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Femtosecond Lasers Create 3-D Midair Plasma Displays You Can Touch http://ow.ly/30AXxY
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At 23 thousand backers, the most in Sci/Tech +Kickstarter​ history, the Lightsail has reached the goal with 1.2 million!
Congrats +The Planetary Society​! It's for all of us.
Bill Nye, CEO, The Planetary Society is raising funds for LightSail: A Revolutionary Solar Sailing Spacecraft on Kickstarter! Unlimited free energy from the sun will provide CubeSat propulsion and revolutionize access to space for low-cost citizen projects.
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Fantastic! It's awake & talking!!!
Tweet Rosetta's lander Philae is out of hibernation! The signals were received at ESA's European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt at 22:28 CEST on 13 June. More than 300 data packets have been analysed by the teams at the Lander Control Center at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). "Philae is doing very well: It has an operating temperature of -35ºC and has 24 Watts available," explains DLR Philae Project Manager Dr. Stephan Ulamec. "The lande...
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"Because LightSail was directly between the sun and Earth at the time of image acquisition on June 8, it is believed the second photograph may include a view of Earth."
The Planetary Society’s LightSail test mission successfully completed its primary objective of deploying a solar sail in low-Earth orbit.
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Spoiler ;)
That build up to forty nine seconds in is absolutely stunning!
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I am in love with finding things out & traveling the world. Both are hobbies & my career.

I like to drink coffee & beer...& wine...& brandy.

I love to read.

I like starting political/religious discussions in any bar, leading to a run away, catastrophic melt down of friendships, alliances, & public peace. 

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'OMG!' Religion & Reason
I am atheist. Though I do think religion is interesting as a cultural phenomenon, and could be seen as art; and like art, religion <strike>is not a method to understand the world around me</strike> can help me to view & understand my emotional relationship w/ the world. 
-Religion & science are two different things:
--Religion is a set of beliefs & conclusions based on culture & faith.
--Science is a method of understanding through testable predictions & consistent observations

If you are not questioning your beliefs, then you are willfully ignorant, may be afraid to find they are incorrect, & are missing out on lots of fun. This goes for myself, which is why...

...I love my religious friends & prefer to not live in an echo chamber.
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Warning: Politics! *Gasp!*
I would consider myself libertarian, but it is more complicated than that (because economics, humans, society, & social sciences are really complicated) . 

Finding out the boundaries of society's reach & inherent human rights. I am for strong defense of individual rights.

I am extremely wary of federal & military power.

I believe I am the only entity to make decisions about what is best for me, but I'll take reasoned recommendations into consideration.
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NASA is Govt, & NASA is good...right?
Global/Govt collaboration in the sciences (especially space exploration) is extremely important in making 'frontier' bleeding edge technologies feasible for the private sector (e.g. NASA paving the way, SpaceX & others picking up the trail).

-OTOH, Government & money do not mix; it is inefficient & expensive. People will milk the cow (e.g. Boeing & all others who have overly expensive un-innovative technologies that take advantage of the payment structure of NASA Govt contracts.)
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If I don't continue with a discussion, it is because I have become too heated and/or drunk to respond in a manner satisfactory to my own quality standards. I love discussion/debate so don't let me off the hook.


It not being acceptable to speak of politics & religion in bars is destroying debate & understanding.
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I once started a physical altercation...on the topic of Jimmy Carter.
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The Norfolk area doesn't have a lot to offer when it comes to restaurants, so this was a pleasant find. After three trips, they have not failed to deliver delicious food in a decent amount of time. Even when they were packed, they served us well. They also have a nice beer selection. Prices are what you'd expect for a BBQ/bar joint, which is reasonable for the food, service, & atmosphere. The upstairs has a large bar & will often have karaoke. Parking may be a pain & there may be quite a wait if it is the weekend.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
The food here was so good, the setting was nice, & staff friendly. It's nice having a small market inside for you to kill two birds with one stone. From the two visits I made, it wasn't packed (weekend lunch).
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
This place is the standard I use to judge chicken. Their sides are amazing as well, _love_ the Italian salad.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The Hostel was great, & is the birthplace of the ever popular Wodka. Well maintained & high quality facilities; full kitchen, nice bathrooms/showers, clean beds, & great common area. The location is nice; close to a few restaurants & grocery stores, a park, a church, & a couple blocks away from the tram. During my stay (New Years) the majority of folks were younger, but I had no problem sleeping. Had a friendly atmosphere. Only negative is that the laundry facilities are located near the front desk, which is in a separate building.
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The only consistent thing I have experienced with Mojo's is cold, disappointing food & messed up orders. The first mishap I attributed to bad luck, even though we called ahead for the large order (6 people). The second time around was not any better. Though, the staff was nice & they have a stage for music on the busy weekends. I had heard such good things about Mojo's, but when it comes to food, it wasn't even close to hitting the mark.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great beer menu & the food that I had was fantastic. The inside was spacious, dark, comfortable & classy. There is a large bar as well. The servers demonstrated competent knowledge on food pairings, particular beers, beer types, local breweries, etc. Also, on one occasion, the bartender was _extremely_ helpful (pronunciations of certain beers/foods, other places to visit, attaining a table). It made an impression. I do not recall if I ever went here on the weekend, but it was not too loud or extremely busy for my taste; about what you would expect for an average restaurant & bar.
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