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Dan Russell
Works at Graduate Program in Acoustics, Penn State
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Science is so much fun! Even more so when a real-life event (Cincinnati Reds Todd Frazier hits a home run while the bat is slipping out of his hands) turns into a small research project for a paper - collaborating with physics of baseball expert Dr. Alan Nathan (who has all of the 3-D ball tracking data to track the exact motion of the bat and ball) to study the impact and the vibration of the bat (my area of expertise) to show that the hands don't matter when it comes to the impact between baseball bat and ball.
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Two of my favorites: Mathematica and NeXT computers . . . I didn't know that Steve Jobs was the one who suggested the name "Mathematica" and that he was also responsible for the bracket-shaped cells in notebooks. The fact that Mathematica was bundled with NeXT computers was one of the key reasons I purchased a NeXTstation while in graduate school. And the NeXTstep operating system is the main reason I'm now a Mac OS X user.
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this is interesting:
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of course, with your tendency for OS/2 and my preference for NeXT, neither of us were very much in line with the mainstream of Windows and Apple.
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Has anyone tried using Hangouts with Extras? (so you can share screens, and access Google.docs, and use a scratch pad? I tried to set it up but got sent to a help screen with blank pages. What good is having a help button for Google+ Hangouts when none of the help entries have any text to go along with them? Finding the text "the answer you are looking for is not available" doesn't' actually help me.
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Bernd joined for a few minutes after you left, and he was able to edit (add text and draw) on a document I had shared to the screen. It looks pretty powerful.
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doesn't want to know how I much time I would waste trying to find answers to complicated questions if I didn't have "the Google" available to help me quickly find a solution.
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That's what president Bush called it once in an interview. "The internets" and "the Google". lol
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OS X Lion Roar!!!!!
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Oh boy - there goes my chances of getting anything done for the next couple of weeks . . . I love reading old historical papers from prominent scientists.
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You've seen, then, the article on tuning forks from1880? Good luck with your presentations in San Diego... you'll be having better weather there, I'm sure.
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trying to skim through an old paper (from 1874) in German - the first paper to suggest using a viscous damping force for mechanical oscillators. Digital scans of old journals are great!
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Nice to contact with you, pro. Russell. My name is Phonon Chen in Guangzhou city, China. I'm a postgraduate student studying psychoacoustics, electroacoustics, and indoor sound environment. Shall we share information to each other?
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I wonder if Google+ is going to implement that face recognition software that Facebook has when you post a photo album. Kind of freaky to see names automatically tagged with photos.
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perhaps you have prevented people who aren't your friends from seeing your pictures or your tags - but I can still tag you in any picture I post whether or not you are in the picture, and because you are my friend any new picture that I post that has your face in it is automatically recognized as you.
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Professor of Acoustics & Director of Distance Education for the Graduate Program in Acoustics at Penn State.
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  • Graduate Program in Acoustics, Penn State
    Professor of Acoustics & Director of Distance Education, 2011 - present
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Hong Kong - St. Paul, MN - Arcadia, WI - Peoria, IL - Dekalb, IL - Long Prairie, MN - State College, PA - Flushing, MI
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I'm a teacher (professor) of acoustics - the study of sound and vibration.  I love figuring out the physics of how something works, figuring out how to explain the physics and mathematics in a way that others can understand and grasp it, and then sharing it.    

I like to explore the acoustic and vibrational characteristics of sports equipment and musical instruments.
Education
  • Pennsylvania State University
    Ph.D. in Acoustics, 1991 - 1995
  • Northern Illinois University
    M.S. in Applied Physics, 1989 - 1991
  • Bradley University
    B.S. in Physics, 1984 - 1988
  • Bradley University
    B.Mus. in Piano Performance, 1984 - 1988
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