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Bruce Cook
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Composer and Songwriter, Technology and Business Faculty at McNally Smith College of Music, Web Designer and Consultant
Composer and Songwriter, Technology and Business Faculty at McNally Smith College of Music, Web Designer and Consultant

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New experimental music created with my friend William G. Franklin. Strangely appropriate for atmospherics here in Minnesota. #experimentalmusic
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Pluto ‘Paints’ its Largest Moon Red

Over the past year, after analyzing the images and other data that New Horizons has sent back from its historic July 2015 flight through the Pluto system, the scientists think they’ve solved the mystery. As they detail this week in the international scientific journal Nature, Charon’s polar coloring comes from Pluto itself – as methane gas that escapes from Pluto’s atmosphere and becomes “trapped” by the moon’s gravity and freezes to the cold, icy surface at Charon’s pole. This is followed by chemical processing by ultraviolet light from the sun that transforms the methane into heavier hydrocarbons and eventually into reddish organic materials called tholins.

"Who would have thought that Pluto is a graffiti artist, spray-painting its companion with a reddish stain that covers an area the size of New Mexico?" asked Will Grundy, a New Horizons co-investigator from Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, and lead author of the paper. "Every time we explore, we find surprises. Nature is amazingly inventive in using the basic laws of physics and chemistry to create spectacular landscapes."

The team combined analyses from detailed Charon images obtained by New Horizons with computer models of how ice evolves on Charon’s poles. Mission scientists had previously speculated that methane from Pluto’s atmosphere was trapped in Charon’s north pole and slowly converted into the reddish material, but had no models to support that theory.

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About 20 minutes from launch window opening.
Webcast now live → http://www.spacex.com/webcast
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“I shut my eyes in order to see.” - Paul Gauguin #QOTD

Artwork: Arearea (https://goo.gl/hhjo6I) by Paul Gauguin, from the collection of the Musée d'Orsay.
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How to Set, Get & Delete Cookies in #WordPress

If you have ever wanted to learn how to set up cookies in WordPress, this tutorial is a great place to start so we thought we would give it another share.

A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent by a website to a user’s web browser. The cookie contains information about the user, such as their username/password, items they may have added to their cart on e-commerce sites, etc. When the user visits the site again, the cookie is sent back by the browser and it lets the site know of the user’s previous activity.

Often times, cookies are encrypted files. The purpose of cookies is to assist users. When a site you frequently visit remembers your username and password you don’t have to re-authenticate yourself every single time. When you’re shopping online, cookies will help the site show you items that you’re more likely to buy.

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#coding #developers #tutorial
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