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Want to fare better than the dinosaurs? Bruce Betts tells you how.
For Asteroid Day, Bruce Betts reviews 5 steps needed to prevent asteroid impact, as well as how The Planetary Society is involved in those.
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Are you expecting your kids to be too specialized?? I love this post over at +Bonbon Break from Stacy Tornio....
And high fives for raising (we hope) generalists ;)

Read it here: http://www.bonbonbreak.com/raising-a-generalist/
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Homemade Honey-Based Ketchup!

Ingredients:
6 oz can tomato paste
1/4 cup honey (or agave)
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp garlic powder

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat; whisk until smooth.

When it comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often.

Remove from heat and cover until cool. Chill and store refrigerated in a covered container.

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Ancient and native cultures have better posture and core strength, so their backs don't hurt as much. From +NPR:

Believe it or not, there are a few cultures in the world where back pain hardly exists. One indigenous tribe in central India reported essentially none. And the discs in their backs showed little signs of degeneration as people aged.

An acupuncturist in Palo Alto, Calif., Esther Gokhale, thinks she has figured out why. She has traveled around the world studying cultures with low rates of back pain — how they stand, sit and walk. Now she's sharing their secrets with back pain sufferers across the U.S.

Gokhale took photos and videos of people who walked with water buckets on their heads, collected firewood or sat on the ground weaving, for hours.

"I have a picture in my book of these two women who spend seven to nine hours everyday, bent over, gathering water chestnuts," Gokhale says. "They're quite old. But the truth is they don't have a back pain."

She tried to figure out what all these different people had in common. The first thing that popped out was the shape of their spines. "They have this regal posture, and it's very compelling."

Could it be the ancients might have worked harder, died younger, but suffered less than we modern humans?

Perhaps so.

#nativeamerican #indigenous #backpain #posture #ancient


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There are a few populations in the world where back pain hardly exists. One woman thinks she has figured out why, and she's sharing their secrets. Have Americans forgotten how to stand properly?
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Some facts on why we need a severance tax in Pennsylvania.
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More than 300 acres of land adjacent to the #AppalachianTrail in Nelson County, VA have been protected thanks to funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund! Share this post to show your support for land protection. http://tinyurl.com/ovhrspm
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Leap Second
Today, we all get 1 extra second - a leap second - which is added to our clocks to adjust for Earth's rotation. The time morsel will be added tonight at 23:59:59 - so make sure to enjoy that 61-second minute!

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/leap-second-helps-us-reality-time

#leapsecond   #science   #time  
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Higher prices and limited access coming to a park near you -  overcrowding in our national parks may bring changes:
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Did someone say "chocolate chip cookies"? Here's a simple visual guide to what you should tweak to get the type of cookie you want.

Read more: http://lifehacker.com/bake-the-best-chocolate-chip-cookies-by-knowing-what-to-1593805654
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Wow! Researchers discover first sensor of Earth's magnetic field in an animal

"A team of scientists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin has identified the first sensor of the Earth's magnetic field in an animal, finding in the brain of a tiny worm a big clue to a long-held mystery about how animals' internal compasses work.

Animals as diverse as migrating geese, sea turtles and wolves are known to navigate using the Earth's magnetic field. But until now, no one has pinpointed quite how they do it. The sensor, found in worms called C. elegans, is a microscopic structure at the end of a neuron that other animals probably share, given similarities in brain structure across species. The sensor looks like a nano-scale TV antenna, and the worms use it to navigate underground.

"Chances are that the same molecules will be used by cuter animals like butterflies and birds," said Jon Pierce-Shimomura, assistant professor of neuroscience in the College of Natural Sciences and member of the research team. "This gives us a first foothold in understanding magnetosensation in other animals."

The researchers discovered that hungry worms in gelatin-filled tubes tend to move down, a strategy they might use when searching for food.

When the researchers brought worms into the lab from other parts of the world, the worms didn't all move down. Depending on where they were from—Hawaii, England or Australia, for example—they moved at a precise angle to the magnetic field that would have corresponded to down if they had been back home. For instance, Australian worms moved upward in tubes. The magnetic field's orientation varies from spot to spot on Earth, and each worm's magnetic field sensor system is finely tuned to its local environment, allowing it to tell up from down.

The research is published today in the journal eLife."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-06-sensor-earth-magnetic-field-animal.html#jCp

Image: Inside the head of the worm C. elegans, the TV antenna-like structure at the tip of the AFD neuron (green) is the first identified sensor for Earth's magnetic field. Credit: Andres Vidal-Gadea.
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Here's a way to help the #AppalachianTrail NOW from behind your computer screen: life members Rich Daileader and his daughter, Shannon, will give us $1 for each share of this post, up to $10,000! Please help us spread the word about the ATC by sharing this with your friends!
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Maple syrup helps antibiotics defeat bacteria
Newly released research from McGill University in Montreal suggests that concentrated maple syrup extract may actually help fight bacterial infections, potentially reducing the need for antibiotics around the world.

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https://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom/channels/news/could-maple-syrup-help-cut-use-antibiotics-246929

Article:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/292540.php

#infectiousdiseases   #bacteria   #maplesyrup   #MRSA   #research  
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  • Pennsylvania State University
    Electrical Engineering, 1994 - 1999
  • Hempfield High School
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hiker, engineer, techno geek
Introduction

I am an electronics engineer, and a computer and tech geek with a passion for the outdoors.

What can you expect to find here? I will generally be sharing news about technology, science, and space, how-tos and tutorials on computer and tech related topics, often Linux, and information about hiking and the outdoors.

My interests, in list form:
  • hiking, backpacking, survival skills, and the outdoors
  • electronics and engineering
  • computers, Linux, and open source software
  • science, astronomy, and space
  • technology in general, Android

Married to my wonderful wife, Adrienne Taji.
Work
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Electrical Engineer
Employment
  • Sechan Electronics, Inc
    Electrical Engineer, 2009 - present
  • JLD Systems, Ltd
    Electrical Engineer, 2008 - 2009
  • Tollgrade Communications
    Firmware Engineer/Test Engineer, 2005 - 2008
  • C-COR
    Firmware Engineer/Test Engineer, 1998 - 2003
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Pixlr-o-matic – Android Apps on Google Play
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COMMUNITY POWERED WEATHER The new Weather Underground Android app provides the world's most accurate hyper-local weather forecasts in additi

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logiqx Tools Update for MAME 0.145u1
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This archive contains modified source and recompiled binaries of the very useful dat file tools written by logiqx. These tools are assumed d

Firefox Browser for Android
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We make it Firefox. You make it your own. Meet our most customizable Android browser yet. Fast, smart and safe, the official Firefox for And

Screen Time Remote Control
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Google Lat Long: Google Earth Pro is now free
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
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Full Circle Magazine #88: THE INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE FOR THE UBUNTU LINUX ...
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Canon Print Service
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This Is the End
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Garmin Smartphone Link
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The Land of the Golden Larches - Seattle Backpackers Magazine
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Journey to the high country of the North Cascades in search of the Golden Larches.

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Motorola Modality Services helps your Motorola phone respond more intelligently to motion, phone orientation (e.g. face up/down) and stowed

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