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Happy #ChineseNewYear 2015 !

It's the Year of the Goat according to the Chinese Lunisolar calendar 
 
2014 was the year of the horse, this year belongs to the goat. Happy Lunar New Year everyone!
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Lolol even I do that .... especially dad and bro...... they get pissed off to such an extent they call me British .... lol I love that actually ... thats such a huge compliment lol..... Shakespeare would be proud to parent you lolol.....

But at times I got beaten as well for being good in English
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I've got today something interesting and decided to share with the community :-)
Watch Face "Design Build Process" - as a quick gif :-)
Watch Face: Zodiac, Google Play: http://goo.gl/ck00EW
App: Marcin Stepien
Anim: Miroslav Vitula
 
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Pumpkin season is upon us...well, those in the southern hemisphere at least. Enjoy the first day of fall. #GoogleDoodle
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It's 3:00 pm PDT. Do you know where your Android is? #ExtraterrestrialAbductionDay
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J'ai la patate for Francophonie Day! Have fun with French and help Google Translate improve (https://translate.google.com/#fr/en/)
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Google translate est épique! ce est incroyable.
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From the bright colors of Bogotá to Berlin’s historically significant East Side Gallery, explore more than 10,000 street art images (and the stories behind them) starting today on the Google Art Project #StreetArtProjectg.co/streetart
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The payload build-up has been completed in French Guiana for +Arianespace's medium-lift Soyuz mission on 27 March, which is to orbit the third and fourth Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites for Europe’s Galileo navigation system.

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2015/1269.asp

Credit: ESA-CNES-ARIANESPACE/Optique video du CSG - S Martin

#Galileo   #Soyuz   #satnav   #satellite   #navigation  
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The Pendulum of Truth

In an earlier post I talked about the Titius-Bode relation, and how it had been applied to exoplanetary systems with questionable success. It’s an example of trying something just to see if it works. But sometimes an experiment produces results that are strange and unexplainable. It’s even more frustrating when further results are frustratingly inconclusive. Take, for example, the phenomenon known as the Allais effect.

Maurice Allais was an economist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1988. He also had an interest in physics, particularly some alternative approaches to gravity and electromagnetism. In 1954 he performed an experiment during a total solar eclipse, where he measured the rate at which a Foucault pendulum shifted over time. According to known physics, there shouldn’t be any effect at all, but Allais observed an abrupt change in the precession rate during the height of the eclipse.It came to be known as the Allais effect, or Allais anomaly. Given the unexpectedness of the result, the obvious weak point is to look at Allais’ methodology. After all, he wasn’t an experimentalist, so perhaps the result isn’t valid. But tracking the precession of a pendulum isn’t particularly difficult. Allais repeated the experiment in 1959 and again saw an anomalous result.

The results were interesting enough that others researchers have made similar experiments in the 1960s and 1970s. Some had an anomalous result, and some didn’t. Variations of the experiment have been done with a torsion pendulum (basically a horizontal bar suspended on a wire), and some verified the result and others didn’t. In 1991 a precise torsion experiment was done, and found no effect. Because of this the common view is that the effect isn’t real, but there are still experiments that claim to confirm the Allais effect. Since the effect requires a total eclipse, you can’t do the experiment very often, and you need to have a setup portable enough to do on site. So getting good, consistent results is difficult at best.

The debate over the Allais effect still lingers. Some argue that it isn’t a real effect, some argue that it’s a real effect, but is due to external factors such atmospheric changes of temperature, pressure and humidity which can occur during a total eclipse. Others argue that it’s a real effect, and is due to “new physics.” This latter view has become popular among supporters of alternative gravity models. Allais himself claimed that the effect was the result of new physics, though never proposed a clear mechanism. As a result, the experiment has become “tainted” by fringe science to the point that mainstream scientists don’t really do the experiment any more. The 1991 result is pretty clear, and Allais’ results are likely due to experimental error.

In 2017, when a total eclipse will cut across the entirety of the U.S., you will likely see a flurry of new experiments being done. Perhaps these new experiments might verify the result, but I wouldn’t count on it. In the end, it’s the experimental results that matter, and if there does happen to be clear results from careful experiments that find an anomalous result, then that’s the way the pendulum of truth will swing in the end.

Paper:  Maurice Allais. Should the Laws of Gravitation be Reconsidered?, Aero/Space Engineering 9, 46–55 (1959)

Paper: Kuusela T. Effect of the solar eclipse on the period of a torsion pendulum, Phys. Rev. D 43, 2041–2043 (1991)
The Allais effect is an anomalous result seen in pendulums during a total eclipse. Whether it's real or due to careless experiments is still debated.
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New Lollipop “on-body” mode keeps your phone unlocked as long as you’re carrying it

Google is rolling out a new smart lock mode based on detecting whether you’re holding or carrying your device in the pocket.

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Google is rolling out a new smart lock mode based on detecting whether you’re holding or carrying your device in the pocket.
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Honey bees, flowers, and solar eclipses? Way to change things up this season for the first day of spring! #GoogleDoodle
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Today we’re introducing a new age-based rating system for apps and games on Google Play. Consistent with industry best practices, this change will give developers an easy way to communicate familiar and locally relevant content ratings to their users and help improve app discovery and engagement by letting people choose content that is right for them. Learn more about how to fill out the questionnaire here.

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