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Daniel Berke
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Constructing buildings out of what are essentially industrial-grade Lego blocks made of recycled non-hazardous urban waste materials? I don't know if it will work, but it's certainly an intriguing idea.
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There come times in your life when you just have to step back and wonder what happened in your life for the conclusion of your idle train of thought as you walked to work in the morning to be "Huh. So humans aren't actually homeomorphic to doughnuts afterall."
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Merry Christmas everyone! Check out this hilarious parady/commentary on the state of our society today.
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Also, I surprised that they didn't point out in the song that "holidays" comes from "holy days", and really ought to offend atheists.
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What they're really up to up there on Mauna Kea... :)
Photo by +Daniel Birchall, Death Star explosion from Star Wars, composited together by me.
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Neat video from a guy I know showing the Subaru Observatory's Adaptive Optics laser in action on the the galactic core.
 
The Subaru Telescope atop Mauna Kea propagates its adaptive optics laser  at the center of the Milky Way, during observations the night of August 4, 2012 by Japanese astronomer Shogo Nishiyama (NAOJ). Moonrise occurs 6 seconds into the video. Please share if you like this.

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A very interesting idea about modular, upgradeable phones.
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A job where you have to tear yourself away from the fascinating problem you're solving to go eat lunch (and mainly because you had a light breakfast and your stomach is growling), and where you happily cut said lunch break short to get back to work, is a good job.
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Just a head's up for any of you Apple maps users out there...
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"who uses apple maps?"
"no one, they are all dead"
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Wow. Here's a very interesting little Flash game that neatly illustrates some of the non-intuitive principles of moving close to the speed of light, while still being a fun game.
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It occurred to me as I was stumbling down the staircase from the kitchen with my hands full of dinner that if you have problems carrying your meal by yourself, you have problems a distressingly large fraction of the global population can only dream of having.
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For anyone who enjoyed playing the original Defense Grid, there's now a Kickstarter project to help fund the sequel.
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Ever wonder what Messier 8, the Lagoon Nebula, and Messier 42, the Great Orion Nebula, would look like if they were the same distance from Earth? Well, now you can find out. One image shows how they both appear on the sky; the other shows how large M42 would appear if it were at the distance of M8 (I've kept it artificially bright so that it's actually visible, otherwise there wouldn't be much to see).
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Analyze Data Quality at the JAC
Employment
  • Joint Astronomy Centre
    Data Quality Analyst, 2013 - present
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Eternally inquisitive mystery ponderer.
Education
  • UH Hilo
    B.S., Astronomy, 2009 - 2011
  • UH Hilo
    B.A., Physics, Mathematics Minor, 2009 - 2011
  • Woodland Community College
    A.S., 2007 - 2009
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Google+
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Real-life sharing rethought for the web, wherever you are. Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot sim

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Chrome Multitask Mode lets you browse the web with multiple mice at the same time, so you can get more done, clickety-split.

Lookout Security & Antivirus
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Lookout offers essential protection against all the bad stuff that can happen to your phone or tablet, like viruses, loss, and theft. Lookou

Budding Friendships: Music!
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Hello there everyone! This is Senator Myth, the composer of all the music for Budding Friendships, and I'm super excited to share some m

GPS Status & Toolbox
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Displays GPS and sensor data: position and signal strength of satellites, accuracy, speed, acceleration, altitude, bearing, pitch, roll and

Tiny Flashlight + LED
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Flashlight + LED Light. Brightest. Fastest. Simplest. Your own Tiny Flashlight. Flashlight app for your device! Incredibly simple and yet ve

Osmos HD - Apps on Android Market
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Mysterious Wheel Patterns in Middle East Resemble Peru’s ‘Nazca Lines’ [...
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Researchers in Jordan are using new technology to learn more about the mysterious "Nazca Lines" found in the deserts of the Middle East.

New Times Atlas Grossly Exaggerates Greenland Ice Loss
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The recently released 2011 Times Atlas grossly exaggerates the amount of ice loss in Greenland, according to researchers at the Scott Polar

Google Maps 8-bit for NES
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Trial Version: http://goo.gl/i4onu Google Maps is now available for 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment Systems (NES). Availability in Google Store

Anomaly Warzone Earth HD - Apps on Android Market
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Turn tower defense on its head - be the attacker, play the Tower Offense! PocketGamer: ""If you’re a strategy fan, you need this game"" PLAT

Creation Ministries Int. - Apps on Android Market
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Keep up to date with Creation news. Welcome to the official Creation Ministries International Application for Android. You can access the

Elements 2.0 - Apps on Android Market
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Added data, better layout. This is the periodic table Marie Curie would have used if she had owned an Android phone. But you know what? She

Easy Battery Saver
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Easy Battery Saver, your super battery savior Does your phone always need charging, even once a day? Does your phone always die at crucial

Life is a Zwitterion.: Bacteria Growing, Quiz, Exam, Field Trip!
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Bacteria Growing, Quiz, Exam, Field Trip! I had the best class ever today! My aquaculture class had a field trip to the other side of the is