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Wow ! This is for you +Sophia Nasr !


... Erik Kuulkers, the INTEGRAL project scientist at ESA's European Space Astronomy Centre in Madrid. "It is definitely a 'once in a professional lifetime' opportunity." ..

V404 Cygni has flared many times since the eruption began, with activity ranging from minutes to hours. "It repeatedly becomes the brightest object in the X-ray sky -- up to 50 times brighter than the Crab Nebula, which is normally one of the brightest sources," said Erik Kuulkers, the INTEGRAL project scientist at ESA's European Space Astronomy Centre in Madrid. "It is definitely a 'once in a professional lifetime' opportunity."

In a single week, flares from V404 Cygni generated more than 70 "triggers" of the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) aboard Fermi. This is more than five times the number of triggers seen from all objects in the sky in a typical week. The GBM triggers when it detects a gamma-ray flare, then it sends numerous emails containing increasingly refined information about the event to scientists on duty.

Every time the GBM recovered from one trigger, V404 Cygni set it off again, resulting in a torrent of emails. The event prompted David Yu, a GBM scientist at the Max Planck Institute of Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany, to comment on social media: "Achievement Unlocked: Mailbox spammed by a blackhole."

Related Links

Swift detects the V404 Cygni outburst
http://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/gcn/gcn3/17929.gcn3

Alert notice from the American Association of Variable Star Observers
www.aavso.org/aavso-alert-notice-520

NASA's Swift Satellite Discovers a New Black Hole in our Galaxy
www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/swift/bursts/new-black-hole.html

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasa-missions-monitor-a-waking-black-hole



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What do you think about advances in material science such as
Superconductivity without cooling to provide energy distribution
will be pivotal in your equations for sustainability ?
>> http://phys.org/news/2014-12-superconductivity-cooling.html
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Barbara Starr lives at the intersection of the Semantic Web, Semantic e-commerce, Semantic SEO, SEM (Search Engine or digital Marketing), Artificial Intelligence and Semantic Technologies in general. This includes, or has as a building block, all graph based technologies, such as knowledge graphs and social graphs! In fact the definition is in flux, and of late she ascribes to the term "Semantic Computing" which itself is evolving as a formal academic discipline. Watching and facilitating the emergence of an intelligent web (of which the evolution of the Semantic Web and Artificial Intelligence or semantic technologies in general, is part of its core) is both her passion and hobby. It is her dream to see it happen …
 
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Looks good , you rock Danesh and gmail security team !
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Schrodinger's Cat EXPOSED !!
This is the FIRST practical application of quantum entanglement for transmission of data that I know of !!

Physicists Create First Long-Distance Quantum Link @ http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/04/quantum-long-distance-link/

The possibilities are endless, for example :
Bypassing regular communication networks with super-light speed transmission of information possible ?

If that is too far fetched - then at least unbreakable quantum encryption sounds doable near term.

+Sergey Brin +vint cerf
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Will Contextual search / Semantic Web search reach it’s pinnacle using Google Android Voice search or Apple Siri Voice search ?

What is your experience with this ?

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This week, you started thousands and thousands of conversations about the power of the Internet and what it means to you. We can’t stop now. Join us Monday for an On Air Hangout to discuss the future ...
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Brittany Wenger is a very impressive young lady computer scientist and cancer researcher.

Brittany Wenger : Developed a software cloud to diagnose breast cancer

Brittany Wenger taught a computer to diagnose breast cancer, a feat that required 600 hours of coding as well as the running of 7.6 million trials, before she was even old enough to vote. “I started in the 7th grade,” Wenger, who won Google’s International Science Fair in 2012, told ScientificAmerican.com. 
 
“I want to be on the frontier of cancer research, finding the cures that are going to save lives and doing things with computer science that can be the technologies of the future.”
 
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Wendy S. Lea shows us all a great role model for women in computer science.

Wendy S. Lea :
-- CEO of GetSatisfaction.
-- Techstars mentor 

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