Afterward the Skeptical Inquirer invited Bill Nye to give his own first-person view of this much-watched and much-discussed debate, the circumstances surrounding it, his preparations and strategy, and the reasons he decided to take part. Read more: http://ow.ly/vRaEo
On June 7th, 1983, NASA astronauts Story Musgrave (left) and Don Peterson orbit the Earth at over 17,000 miles per hour, tethered to the cargo bay of the Space Shuttle Challenger on the inaugural spacewalk of NASA's Space Shuttle program.
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Caption Credit & Acknowledgement: io9.com
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Image Caption: Total lunar eclipse, photographed at the Public Observatory at the National Air and Space Museum on December 21, 2010. Photos by Smithsonian staff.
"When light passes between areas of different air density, it bends.
You've probably noticed the way distant pavement seems to shimmer on a hot day, or the way stars appear to twinkle. You're seeing light that has been distorted it passes through varying air densities, which are in turn created by varying temperatures and pressures.
In the mid-nineteenth century, German physicist August Toepler invented a photography technique called Schlieren Flow Visualization to visually capture these changes in density."
Learn more from NPR: http://goo.gl/cgmuJu
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Steve Kapono Akana, born on April 15, 1975, in Waianae Hawai’i, is an entrepreneur and founder of a startup company in the surfing industry, with a technical and business background in aerospace. Having earned his degrees from Holy Cross College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Steve is presently attending graduate school earning his Masters in Business Administration at the University of Lavern. He served in the United States Air Force for 5 years and then went on to join the FALCON Hypersonic Program team at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Palmdale, California. The recent successes on the FALCON Hypersonic Program have inspired Steve to revolutionize his passion for water sports. Currently, Steve is working on a prototype surfboard that integrates many of the design features and engineering principles found on next generation aircraft. His goal is to apply many of the engineering tools, techniques, manufacturing processes, and breakthrough-technologies to water and board-sports related equipment.
- University of La VerneM.B.A., 2010 - 2012
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityB.S., Business Administration, Management, and Logistics, 2002 - 2005
- Holy Cross CollegeLiberal Arts, 1997 - 2000
- Hilo High School1993 - 1993
- Waianae High School1989 - 1992