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Ugh. I need to elevate my self.
Project Tango: NASA SPHERES
Project Tango Prepping for Launch Into Space Summer 2014!
Since the summer of 2013, the Project Tango team has been working closely with a team at the NASA Ames Research Center. The goal: to integrate a Project Tango prototype onto a robotic platform, called SPHERES, that flies inside the International Space Station. The SPHERES program aims to develop zero-gravity autonomous platforms that could act as robotic assistants for astronauts or perform maintenance activities independently on station.

The 3D-tracking and mapping capabilities of Project Tango would allow SPHERES to reconstruct a 3D-map of the space station and, for the first time in history, enable autonomous navigation of a floating robotic platform 230 miles above the surface of the earth.

Project Tango and SPHERES are scheduled to be launched into orbit this summer. The future is awesome.

Credit: Google's Advanced Technology and Projects Group (ATAP) 

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If you want to know anything about Electric Nuclear Propulsion in space this is the video to watch. My friend Chris Morrison is EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE about this topic. His Ph.D will be on a specific focal point in this area. I had an excellent time hanging out with him on the Science Island G+ hangout last night. Two hours of Nerd Talk.

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I apologize for my crappy audioI had no idea it was that bad. I'll have to pick up a stand alone mic.
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+Patrick Pecoraro we have 25 views so far on this hangout on YouTube alone, where we usually get 3 -5 on the day of the hangout. There are usually many more views on the SI site, FB, G+ & Twitter. 
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This is a most excellent waste of water.
Fireman flies like the Green Goblin using water hoses ...
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How much does the National Science Foundation cost Americans? David Lowry and I did the math: About $1.82/month
During tense economic times, arguments over the federal budget and national debt have caused many Americans to lose sight of the tremendous value of science.
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Oh, yes. Absolutely!

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Everyone seems to gloss over the fine print... ;)
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An Earth-like planet? Our Kepler spacecraft discovered first Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of another star! The artist's concept depicts Kepler-186f , the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone—a range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the planet's surface. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that Earth-size planets exist in the habitable zones of other stars and signals a significant step closer to finding a world similar to Earth. For more information, visit: 
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Interesting I Prefer MSRs though.
Karen Silkwood's Nuclear Expert, Karl Morgan, wrote in
The Angry Genie, he was devastated when the ORNL's
MSTB reactor was cancelled in 1971 by Nixon. "... The
MSTB required only the relatively cheap separation of
U-233 and thorium. ....  ...The MSTB would never have
a large inventory of fission products, because they
would be removed constantly and prepared for shipment
to salt mines for {300 years not 10,000 years of Yucca
Mountain type storage for} permanent disposal. The LMFBR,
as well as the PWR and BWR, would allow billions of
curies of fission products to remain in the reactor for the
lifetime, essentially waiting for an explosion (like those
that later occurred at Three Mile Island, {Chernobyl and
Fukushima}) to smear them around the world....."

The Angry Genie, Chapter 4, page 71, Morgan/Peterson, 1999,
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman Publishing Division of
the University.
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+Patrick Pecoraro Ah, okay I see what you're saying. I guess I misunderstood what you were talking about. In those cases, I'd say the reason there's not as much effort invested into preventing those kinds of accidents is that each individual occurrence isn't as significant as a single nuclear meltdown. Taken together though, you're absolutely right; nuclear power is almost certainly statistically safer than most other forms of energy.
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Every photograph is rectangular, photographers rarely if ever going away, from that shape. Society also seems to be trapped in a boxy world rarely going away from those right angles. Nature how ever is all about the circle or sphere. We see through circular eyes, we live on a  spherical planet. Flowers, and fruit are circular or spherical. So why is it that humanity must make every thing into a single box. The lens on the camera is circular producing a circular image. The camera industry how ever crops that off and makes a box. No matter what form the composition takes in a photographers' photograph it will always be confined to that one rectangle. Humanity always seems to be trying to bend nature to their own will. But Nature at times, will come back at humanity and break up these boxes. Photography that shows nature absorbing humanity and their boxes will begin to fix this trend. While not initially breaking the rectangular photograph or the composition to fit in that square. Photographs of man kinds legacy slowly decaying and being absorbed by the natural world starts to bring balance to the one box ways of humanity. The rest must come from the photographer breaking off from the norm, perhaps building his or her own camera. Or creating new compositions from many different shapes or combinations there of.

Fair warning, any one sharing cat photos/memes will be immediately removed from my circles.

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