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Hope you soar through your Saturday.. Have a great weekend.
Over The Edge: http://youtu.be/CHjTzO_iAMo
And thanks to +sean taylor 
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Problem? ...
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Solution.+!
(1,000,000 + if I could give it.)

#climate #environment #CO2 #Emissions #Carbonfootprint #pollution
#globalwarming
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+Mett Met China is doing 10 times more for the environment than the US. They pollute much more as well because their expansion is so fast that they need to do all the ways to support it. But it will change very fast as they become more stable, and richer area like Beijing that is suffering from the surroundings are trying a lot of things to protect the environment.

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Transparency is needed as in this video of #SpaceX tour.

#STEM #Space #Rocket #Engineering #ISS

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An interesting read on #GPS we use in everyday trips or location or #map searches and possibly take it for granted.
Common use of all 6 #sattelites provided by courtesy of the USAF since the early 1980's.
Has anyone else developed this capability?
Or, are we just being "shared" for now.?.. or do we own it as a humanity? Good awareness ..
 
"  GPS has been provided by the USAF free of charge for global users ever since President Ronald Reagan declared it so via a Presidential Decision Directive issued in 1988 shortly after the Soviet military shot down a Korean Air airliner (Flight 007) that had strayed off course and into Soviet Airspace due to a navigation error.

Ironically, General Hyten made the point that if the U.S. Government charged for use of the GPS signals, even at a nickel (5 cents) per user per device per year, it would pay for itself, and everyone would know that the USAF provided the service on behalf of the U.S. Government.

However, since it is free, ubiquitous, and considered almost a utility today, everyone around the world just assumes it will always be there and they don’t think about how or why the signals are provided. GPS is just always there.  "
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Happy Birthday to an exceptional inventor.. I agree that Tesla, a brilliant scientist and a visionary needs to take his proper place in History and probably above most scientists...
Thanks to +Martha Bajec
 
Happy birthday Nikola Tesla. His inventions are mostly useful, but really, he was not remembered by that many people...
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Good morning Plussers over here and good evening Plussers somewhere there
 
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What does 114 launch failures, 15 direct payload and rocket losses since the end of the cold war, 6 national security related spacecraft losses, 1 sr. executive and 1 CEO indictments for undue influence and corruption, and $600+ million fines paid for procurement scandals have in common.?. #ULA..
One of the failed launches alone cost 1.8 billion
(See the fact sheet below)

This company, called United Launch Alliance, ULA, recently posted ads stating they are the only reliable launch company while targeting #SpaceX specifically, and with due influence was awarded all the launches by the #USAF.. #ULA is made up of a several #aerospace #engineering companies and the rules during the #pentagon bidding were changed midstream, allegedly to benefit ULA's.
The other companies being assisted to develop a new commercial Space industry are Boeing, SpaceX.
Now, I am not sure who is all financing all this #Risk, but I suspect there is some of our #tax dollars somewhere. Given the ULA consurtium's participating companies' and USAF Federal #procurement past history, this last bidding and award to ULA as a single source sounds a little too risky, and suspicious to me. Especially when the rules for the bid being changed the very last minute.. Has real transparency for the procurement kicked in yet?
As #taxpayers we should require a specific #congressional #hearing...
 
"  “I understand why the process that we use is frustrating to him, but I can also tell you  
I’m not going to be the first SMC commander to lose a satellite on a launch
,” she added. “I’ve got to balance the appreciation for how he’s been very successful at changing cultures while making sure I’m not sacrificing our high mission assurance that is our expectation as part of that culture change.”  "

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140628/DEFREG02/306280021/Despite-Lawsuits-Disagreements-SpaceX-USAF-Moving-Forward
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Thought we had this.. Never mind, it is nice to have similar again. #Supermoon.
 
Summer of super moons! Bathe in moonlight July, Aug, Sept. The first? Tomorrow. [video] http://youtu.be/D1KKpeW231Y   
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Yes it is +Jessica Bassett isn't it? nowadays a full moon..shoould get better gradually as the moon rise comes later with each passing day.. for next several days.. Can't stop enjoying, watching the celestial skies..

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Government contracts for #Space Rockets..
One would think this bidding is not a #RocketScience..?
Looks like #favoritism is back and #ULA has been awarded a multi year contract prompting a lawsuit from rightful competitor like #SpaceX for changing and bending rules to benefit some competitor over the others.
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SpaceX's new feat. Equal opportunity for the space commercial entities is the way forward, and bidding is the new norm, no more Cost Plus Programs.
Great JOB #SpaceX. Excellent engineering
 
The US Air Force has confirmed Falcon 9 has conducted the three required successful flights to be certified under the AF's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program. http://www.spacex.com/news/2014/07/11/air-force-certifies-falcon-9-flights
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#AGoogleSecond ..
Friend +Irfan Ahmad's another useful and most interesting work as always. A tabulation of the inner workings of Google. Great detailed and complex analysis of data presented in layman's terms without loosing the content. Thanks for all the hard work again.. +Irfan Ahmad.

And thanks for alerting +Deidre Huff.
 
Google in Real-Time: How Fast the Internet’s Largest Company Grows Every Second
View a larger gif: http://goo.gl/shdR1d

"Did you know in the 46 seconds it took you to read this article, Google has already earned $93,595? Within this same timespan, the Google machine has also churned out over 200,000 unique searches and shipped out about 30 new Chromebooks. And if you can believe, nearly 4 million YouTube videos have been watched since totaling over 100,000 hours!

The majority of Google’s revenue comes from its advertising platform. As you can see in the neat infographic below, some of Google‘s profits go towards R&D and lobbying politicians, but most of it just goes right back into keeping the machine well-oiled."

Take a look at this Gif to know more about how the internet's biggest tech company grows every second we're online.

Pin it: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/381539399654862695/

Article H/t +DashBurst gif credit +Digital Information World 

You can see an interactive version here:  http://www.buddyloans.com/blog/google-in-realtime/

#Google   #infographic  
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Commendable that +Mayo Clinic is leading, collaborating in efforts to develop national protocols on scanning and #radiation doses..
#medicine #cancertherapy #cancerresearch
#mayoclinic
 
The benefits of medical imaging far outweigh the risks when children receive The Right Exam, ordered The Right Way, with The Right Radiation Dose. However, overuse and misuse of imaging change the benefit-risk ratio and Mayo Clinic is leading a collaborative effort to ensure a national protocol is put into action. http://mayocl.in/1w5PrZq
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