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Working from home can be a positive and rewarding experience for you, your family, and your employer, if you follow a few simple tips.
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JACK DANIEL'S SMOKY BACON MAC AND CHEESE - loaded with hickory smoked peppered bacon, tons of ooey gooey smoky cheese and a selection of spices to wake up your senses.

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It’s estimated that there are between 8 and 20 billion potentially habitable Earth-like worlds within our galaxy alone.  Those are just the ones that orbit Sun-like stars.  If you add in stars like red dwarfs, the number of potentially habitable planets rises to over 40 billion.  Of course that is just the ones within our galaxy.  There are about 100 billion galaxies within the observable universe.  That’s a lot of potential for other intelligent species, but so far none of them have made contact with us.  Just why is a bit of a mystery.

One solution is that no other intelligent species has contacted us because there are no other intelligent species besides ours.  It is possible that the appearance of intelligent life in the universe is so extraordinarily rare that we are the only such species in the entire universe.  It’s also possible that intelligent life is rather common, and there is some other reason that motivates them to avoid us.  Either way, it would be helpful if we had an idea of just how likely or rare intelligent life actually is.  One way to estimate this is through an equation known as the Drake equation.

The Drake equation was originally proposed at the first SETI conference by Frank Drake in 1961 as a way to stimulate discussion.  Drake did not intend it as a prediction of the correct value, but more as a “what if” to consider.  The equation itself is basically a product of the rate at which stars form in our galaxy, how many stars have planets, how many planets they typically have, what fraction are habitable, what fraction of habitable planets form life, how many form intelligent life, then civilizations, and how long those civilizations last.

When Drake first proposed the equation, most of the values in the equation were largely unknown.  We now have data on several of them.   We know that about 7 new stars form in our galaxy each year, virtually all main sequence stars are likely to have planets, and they likely have more than 1 planet.  There are about 60 billion Sun-like stars in our galaxy, and it’s estimated that about 15% – 30% of those stars have planets in their habitable zone.  From that we get a value of 8 to 20 billion potentially habitable Earth-like planets.

The rest of the Drake equation remains pretty speculative.  If we suppose there are 10 billion potential Earths, how many of them actually have life?  We only have one example of life arising on a planet, and drawing conclusions from a sample size of 1 is iffy at best.  But if we assume Earth is fairly typical, then perhaps 10% of these worlds could have possessed life for at least a billion years.  That would mean there is life on about 100 million planets.

Of these, what fraction will give rise to an intelligent species?  Intelligent life arose on Earth, so it’s possible that most planets with life will give rise to intelligence.  Or it could be that intelligence is just a fluke.  Again, we only have one example.  This is perhaps the most speculative aspect of the Drake equation.  Estimates range from nearly 100% to almost none.  Of those with intelligent life, how many can communicate across the stars?  Again, it’s anybody’s guess.  So there could be as many as 100 million civilizations, or as few as 1.

The last part of the equation is about how robust civilizations are.  When they arise do they last for a million years, or do they collapse within centuries?  Our own civilization is relatively young.  We’ve only had the potential to communicate across stellar distances for a few decades.  How much longer will our civilization last?  That’s a good question.

Carl Sagan saw the lack of communication with other intelligent species as a cautionary tale.  If upwards of 100 million planets have life, and the rise of intelligent life is common, then the reason we haven’t heard from our alien neighbors could be because civilizations are fragile.  Perhaps just as they develop the tools to reach the stars they also develop the tools of their annihilation.  Perhaps we should view the silent stars not as a mystery, but as a warning.

For now it is still largely speculation.  Planets are common, and potentially habitable planets seem to be common, but we just don’t have any hard evidence for more than that.

One thing, however is certain.  Either we are alone in the universe, or we are not.  Either case is deeply profound.

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http://www.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57617233-1/get-ready-for-3d-printed-pasta-in-any-shape-you-want/ Get ready for 3D-printed pasta, in any shape you want

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Mangia! A collaboration between pasta maker Barilla and research organization TNO envisions restaurants where you can 3D-print your own pasta shapes for a custom meal. Read this article by Michelle Starr on CNET.
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I am not a photoshop expert, but this is one of my  better ones. It is a composite of two images I took years apart.
This is a composite image I did in photoshop combining two images that I thought could go together. The image of the plant with the water drops was taken with my 100 mm macro lens.
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