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I love the design of the robots in Interstellar, and their personalities.
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Happy Birthday to Wernher von Braun, one of the fathers of rocket science and architect of the massive Saturn V rocket that sent humans to the Moon. SpaceX’s main conference room is named in his honor.
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also a Nazi that knowingly used slave labor to make V2 rockets used to bomb london
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The world was warmer, but here we had a whole lotta cold - the Great Lakes 88% ice cover on the 28th of February. (NASA Aqua)
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Super excited, I think Matt Damon was the best pick for the role
 
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Pic's from the set of "The Martian" with Andy Weir, the author of the book, and Matt Damon.

So excited for this movie. We get to see Jason Bourne as a spaceman on an alien planet without him trying to kill Matthew Mcconaughey. 
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Looks like the author is a new englander, of course good old boy market mark is getting the lead
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Introducing Landing Complex 1, formerly Launch Complex 13, at Cape Canaveral in Florida.
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New dwarf galaxies discovered in orbit around the Milky Way
From Phys.org: A team of astronomers from the University of Cambridge have identified nine new dwarf satellites orbiting the Milky Way, the largest number ever discovered at once. The findings, from newly-released imaging data taken from the Dark Energy Survey, may help unravel the mysteries behind dark matter, the invisible substance holding galaxies together. Read more: http://phys.org/news/2015-03-dwarf-galaxies-orbit-milky.html
Image Credit: Credit: V. Belokurov, S. Koposov (IoA, Cambridge). Photo: Y. Beletsky (Carnegie Observatories)
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There are frigging galaxies orbiting our own galaxy??  Space obviously isn't strange enough yet
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#NASA   #Mars   #MSL  

YES! Our Curiosity rover found NO and NO3! (Biologically-useful nitrogen, that is.) More signs that ancient Mars could have supported life.

Info: http://go.nasa.gov/19N1Bml
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Interesting design that 'blows' air over the wing with multiple motors, increasing lift. "LEAPTech’s big innovation is using 18 small engines to blow air directly across the wing, the part of the aircraft that generates the most lift. Traditionally, aircraft have a big engine or two that are used exclusively for forward propulsion, and lift is generated by the wing as a side-effect of that forward movement. As a result, wings have to be relatively large in order to provide sufficient lift at lower speeds (takeoffs and landings), and at higher cruising speeds, but all of that wing area just slows the aircraft down.

The LEAPTech X-plane tightly integrates engines with wings, so the engines all work together to maximize the amount of air moving directly over the lift surfaces. By doing this, the wing can be optimized for cruising speeds instead of takeoff speeds, drastically improving cruise efficiency. The only reason this concept works is that with electric motors, you can just slap 18 of ‘em on there, because of how well they scale in size, weight, and power.
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NASA hopes that if this X-plane is successful, it’ll help the aircraft industry to begin to transition to electric propulsion within the next decade, starting with smaller light aircraft, and eventually being applied to larger transport aircraft."
With a double nonet of small electric motors, the LEAPTech X-plane increases efficiency by 60%
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Motors should be fine, with 18 your fault tolerance should be excellent, batteries would be the question, usually large batteries with a lot of cells will be fine.

Also since it's optimized for cruising it should actually be fine gliding, if you look at the design it looks more like a glider than a plane (however I'm not an aerospace engineer so I really don't know)
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I would have an absolute schoolgirl moment if I was the pilot flying in this.
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Here on Pi Day (3.14.15) I'm torn between pumpkin and pecan.

Pie chart thanks to http://datavis.ca/
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Pumpkin, bananananana cream, and cheesecake
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Up, up and away. #Dragon flies in Earth orbit during its third official cargo resupply mission to the space station, nearly one year ago.
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They forgot one.

Make you default on your car payment... 
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Network Admin, systems technician
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Computer networking, Graphic design, UI design, Photography, Videography, 3D animation and Rendering, various programming languages.
Employment
  • Oasys Healthcare
    Software developer, 2011 - present
  • Canadian Tire Uxbridge
    System administrator, 2011 - present
  • Roxy Theaters
    Projectonist, 2008 - 2012
  • Bell World Uxbridge
    Sales Rep, 2009 - 2009
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Uxbridge, Ontario
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Oshawa, Ontario - North Battleford, Saskatchewan - Pickering, Ontario
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I enjoy Games, Movies, and TV ranging from SciFi, to Anime, and pretty much anything with a circuit board.

I do a lot of graphic design, UI design, Photography, Videography, 3D animation and Rendering (not so good at modeling but I can still do it)

I love and work well with all forms computers and technology. I know a bunch on languages including C#, XAML, Actionscript3, javascript, HTML, CSS, etc. and technologies like Android, Windows server, Computer Hardware, and Computer Networks.

You can find my profiles from all around the internet on my personal website jeffhiggins.me
Education
  • RAC Toronto
    Video Game Development, 2010 - 2010
  • Uxbridge Secondary School
    2005 - 2009
  • Joseph Gould P.S.
    1998 - 2005
  • Gandatsetiagon P.S.
    1996 - 1998
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