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New article for @Larg3 on space tourism.
Thoughts on the Past and Future History of Space Tourism
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If you've never read Dava Sobel's Longitude, nows a good time...

Clockmaker John Harrison vindicated 250 years after ‘absurd’ claims

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/apr/19/clockmaker-john-harrison-vindicated-250-years-absurd-claims
The pendulum clock of Longitude hero John Harrison is tested and declared a masterpiece
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Nicely written article.
The most far-seeing search ever performed for “Dyson spheres” and other artifacts of “astroengineering” comes up empty. Where is everybody?
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The History of Dust
Something to consider.   Elements associated with the formation of planets and stars (carbon, oxygen, iron, etc) are combined in cosmic dust.  But here's the thing: the early galaxies didn't have a lot of dust, just gas.  So where'd the dust come from? Indi...
Something to consider.   Elements associated with the formation of planets and stars (carbon, oxygen, iron, etc) are combined in cosmic dust.  But here's the thing: the early galaxies didn't have a lot of dust, just gas.  So ...
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Rosetta Finds Molecular Nitrogen
NEWS The ESA's Rosetta spacecraft recently discovered the presence of molecular nitrogen on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The availability of molecular nitrogen during the formative stages of the solar system is important to theories about the origins of...
NEWS The ESA's Rosetta spacecraft recently discovered the presence of molecular nitrogen on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The availability of molecular nitrogen during the formative stages of the solar system is im...
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Exciting turn of events...

Bright future for ‘dark sky’ sites as astrotourism grows in appeal

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/apr/12/dark-sky-tourism-northumberland-kielder-observatory-northern-lights
Kielder Observatory in Northumberland is top destination for the rising numbers of ‘darkness seekers’ who love astronomy
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I just read secretary Duncan’s
article, What
Can Technology Do for Tomorrow's Children? , and I
have to say that, while I have generally been supportive of his
administration's efforts, I cannot bring myself to give this paper an
“A”. I’m in complete agreem...
I just read secretary Duncan’s article, What Can Technology Do for Tomorrow's Children?, and I have to say that, while I have generally been supportive of his administration's efforts, I cannot bring myself to give this paper...
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Transparency
We have a CTO and, if I understand correctly, the CTO  has to address both the internal user community within the government and the public user base consuming government services. If Megan Smith intends to follow the Digital Services Playbook ( 18F ), a pr...
We have a CTO and, if I understand correctly, the CTO  has to address both the internal user community within the government and the public user base consuming government services. If Megan Smith intends to follow the Digital...
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My two lives are in conflict. What to do...?
The company that makes the Roomba vacuum is developing a lawn mower robot. But the frequency on which it would work is also used by radio telescopes. A mini-battle is being played out in FCC filings.
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Just saw Nathalie Chabrol's TED Talk on microbes and biology in the Solar syste. Not that much new but well-reasoned and passionate.

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While we like to imagine little green men, it’s far more likely that life on other planets will be microbial. Planetary scientist Nathalie Cabrol takes us inside the search for microbes on Mars, a hunt which counterintuitively leads us to the remote lakes of the Andes mountains. This extreme environment — with its thin atmosphere and scorched land — approximates the surface of Mars about 3.5 billion years ago. How microbes adapt to survive here m...
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Cool. But is it massive enough?

Higgs Boson Sonification: https://youtu.be/SXEnDM3hydM
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Looking forward to this read. Taught Babbage in front of a Differential Engine model in a science museum in the 70s.

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Ada Lovelace designed a computer in the 1840s. A cartoonist finishes the project

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/apr/12/thrilling-adventures-ada-lovelace-charles-babbage-sydney-padua
Sydney Padua’s graphic novel tells the story of Babbage and Lovelace with a twist – they actually build their Analytical Engine
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If you're looking for the Court Cannick who's architecting ComputeSpace for education or the Court Cannick who built NetworkMathematics for systems management or the Court Cannick who engineered the storage systems for SETI@Home or the Court Cannick who produced Physical Science Journal for Storer Cable or the Court Cannick who lectured on Space Colonization at CMSI, then you probably have found the right Court Cannick.  Otherwise, keep looking...
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