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Italian astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti, came back down to Earth earlier this month setting a new world record for the longest time spent in space by a woman on a single mission.
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What a clever child! And what an imaginative, moving retelling of one of the great romantic stories of the world! Well done, Alma! I hope we shall see the whole opera here one day, in full costume with a full orchestra.
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A committee convened by the Greek parliament has claimed much of the country's debt of 320bn euros was illegally contracted and should not be paid.
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Wednesday's leap second will take place just as stock markets in Asia are opening, and they're taking no chances.
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Vast quantities of ocean water circulate through the seafloor, flowing through the volcanic rock of the upper oceanic crust. A new study explains what drives this global process and how the flow is sustained. About 25 percent of the heat that flows out of Earth's interior is transferred to the oceans through this process.
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A specific calcium channel plays a crucial role in deep, slow-wave sleep, scientists have discovered. This is a key step toward understanding both normal and abnormal waking brain functions.
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Reaction Engines Ltd. have begun their latest round of rocket engine testing in Westcott, UK. The SABRE engine requires a novel design of the rocket engine's thrust chamber and nozzle to allow operation in both air-breathing ...
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The current system of rating people on the value of their properties is unfair, Len Brown says.
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It may sound like an incredibly delicate and fragile material - but implants made from silkworm thread are being used by surgeons to repair damaged knee joints. - New Zealand Herald
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The lure of a bright blue target is helping to reduce numbers of tsetse flies which pass on the parasite responsible for sleeping sickness.
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The day will officially be a bit longer than usual on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, because an extra second, or 'leap' second, will be added.
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Born-again Christian; thinker; romantic; slightly witty.
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I live and work on wonderful Waiheke Island, New Zealand. My name, Nobilangelo Ceramalus, is pronounced noble-arn-jillo kerra-mar-liss (in case you were wondering). And Waiheke is pronounced wy-hek-ee (in case ditto).
 
Waiheke Island is off the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, 21.5 kilometres and 35 minutes by fast ferry from our biggest city, Auckland (which is about a third of the way down the North Island).

Waiheke is only 23km west to east, and 12km north to south. It has a permanent population of only 8000 (which is said to swell to 30,000-40,000 at holiday peaks). It is a very special place to live, a village-rural community, beautiful and quiet, far from the madding crowd of big-city Auckland but with all its benefits only 35 minutes away by ferry, and in emergencies only 6 minutes away by helicopter ambulance from Auckland Hospital.

I am a born-again Christian, which means that my faith in Jesus Christ, God's Son, is the bedrock and mainspring of my life. Yes, God does exist. We can have a personal, moment-by-moment relationship with him; we can be part of his family through the way he provided: Jesus Christ.

I hate pornography and foul language--everything evil, anything that denigrates God and man, anything not true. I love good writing and careful speaking. 'A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.' --Proverbs 25:11 (the Book of Proverbs in the Bible).
 
I was born, bred and educated in New Zealand, except for an international systems-engineer's course in San Antonio, Texas. I also spent a short time in London. I am a thinker with a very practical turn of mind, a scientist with a particular interest in planet-friendly energy and neuroscience, an engineer (mechanical, industrial and IT systems), an inventor, a Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a writer and poet, a designer in different fields, a multi-award-winning IT journalist, a naturist, an arranger and composer of symphonic music, a photographer, and a practitioner at various times in other hands-on fields, including building, metalwork, woodwork, stained-glass and landscaping.

There is other information about me, or the same information in different words, in my profile in my blogs. The easiest blog to get to is of course http://nobilangelo.​​blogspot.com an occasional personal journal, which was only set up on May 2011--initially just to reserve the name at <a href=http://www.blogger.com>​​Google's wonderful Blogger.</a>

I also have a number of other blogs. The main one, which has more posts than any other, is called EStar, the blog for my company, EStarFuture. Its blog is of course http://estarfuture.​​blogspot.com

The most important page (I think) at www.estarfuture.com is www.​​estarcar.com which outlines an advanced, innovative electric car that I designed. But the modest amount of capital to build it is lacking. Angel investors who care passionately about the planet (if you exist), please contact me...

I am richly blessed to have a 3475-square-metre forest property that doubles as dwelling and company headquarters. Not far to go to work :-) And a very relaxing place to live, to be, to work.

I used to have a Facebook page (Facebully?), but I loathe that site, and deleted it. I much prefer Google+. It is far superior. To delete Facebook for ever (just deactivating it doesn't work): https://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=delete_account
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THE MAJOR ITEM: Became a born-again Christian relatively early in life. MINOR STUFF: In 1983 I had the New Zealand rights to the British forerunner of the Internet (a British Telecom joint-venture), and developed a matrix search-engine and all associated host software, which I had running and demonstrated in 1984 (14 years ahead of Google). Then the New Zealand Post Office refused to let it happen. It even turned down the electronic telephone directory and Yellowtronic Pages that was part of my system. But along the way I forced the NZPO to allow private hardware to be connected to the public telephone network, which opened the way to every technology that has used that since. In 1987 I won a special national award for Investigative IT Journalism. In 1989 I was one of the three finalists in the same annual IT journalism awards for both Best News Story and Best Investigative Story, and I won the top prize, Best Journalist. In 2003-2004 I developed a five-year programme to shift New Zealand entirely off oil and coal, to hydro-electric generation and solar co-generation. The plan included developing and mass-producing an advanced electric car. I presented the whole package to the government from 2004 onwards--but was referred to State Coal!!! I was voted on to the Waiheke Community Board in New Zealand's 2007 Local Body elections (my first shot at elected public office).
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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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North Shore, New Zealand - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Dunedin, New Zealand - Hamilton, New Zealand - Upper Hutt, New Zealand - Auckland, New Zealand
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