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Sidney Buckner
Analyzing Data with a future-focused mindset
Analyzing Data with a future-focused mindset

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how to stay fit with technology
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How space weather affects real-time technology | NOAA
Economies around the world have become increasingly vulnerable to the ever-changing nature of the sun. Solar flares can disrupt power grids, interfere with high-frequency airline and military communications, disrupt Global Positioning System (GPS) signals, interrupt civilian communications, and blanket the Earth’s upper atmosphere with hazardous radiation.

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is a scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. NOAA warns of dangerous weather, charts seas and skies, guides the use and protection of ocean and coastal resources, and conducts research to improve understanding and stewardship of the environment.

Monitoring and forecasting solar outbursts in time to reduce their effect on space-based technologies have become new national priorities. And NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), part of NOAA’s National Weather Service, is the nation’s official source of space weather forecasts, alerts, and warnings.

Monitoring the Sun
To monitor events on the sun, SWPC staff  utilize a variety of ground- and space-based sensors and imaging systems to view activity at various depths in the solar atmosphere. A worldwide network of USAF-sponsored optical observatories also provides space weather forecasters with detailed, plain-language information about activity in and around sunspot groups, as well as other areas of interest on the sun.

Space weather forecasters also analyze the 27-day recurrent pattern of solar activity. Based on a thorough analysis of current conditions, comparing these conditions to past situations, and using numerical models similar to weather models, forecasters are able to predict space weather on times scales of hours to weeks.

With effective alerts and warnings, NOAA is helping to minimize the hazards of space weather on technology. For example, satellite operations can be adjusted, power grids can be modified, and polar flights can be rerouted.

Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC)

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10 Great Salmon Recipes -- Love salmon? It's packed with healthy omega-3s, which are good for heart health, brain health, and more. (Plus salmon is so delicious!) Here are 10 great salmon recipes, including asparagus and salmon spring rolls (shown), salmon and eggplant curry, salmon appetizers, salmon “burgers,” and more. All 10 recipes here:

#recipeoftheday #recipeideas #eatinghealthy #healthyeating #healthyrecipes  

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What has 2 new colors, a new two-tone roof but still brings the same old F SPORT attitude? Meet the 2014 #LexusCT 200h

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What a story! #logic
A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, "Excuse me, can you help? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am." 

The woman below replied, "You are in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You are between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude." 
"You must be an engineer," said the balloonist. 
"I am," replied the woman, "How did you know?" 
"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is, technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I am still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help so far." 
The woman below responded, "You must be in Management." 
"I am," replied the balloonist. "But how did you know?" 

"Well," said the woman, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise which you have no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow it's my fault!” 

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Beginning to learn about #electromagnetism can be a daunting prospect.

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An angel on Earth, RIP

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#RememberMLK today. His dedication to equality took unimaginable courage and resolve. #Courage #Progress #MLK

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Yeah, right.

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How A&D Requirements Are Turning Into A Catalyst for Greater Cloud Security
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