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Absolutely stunning.
 
An incredibly moody evening scene tonight in Wanaka with beams shining down from above as we enjoyed wild venison and salmon cooked on the beach during our South Island Photo Tour, New Zealand.

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Nikon D800e. Nikkor 70-200 2.8 lens. 
ISO 400. f3.5 for 1/800 second.
Lexar Pro 1000x CF. Lowepro Protrekker 400.
Edited on the new HP Z book with Dreamcolor technology.

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Pretty cool idea. It'll be interesting to see how they tackle all of the significant challenges. What do you think?
 
CoolEarth's Solar Balloons

CoolEarth has created an innovative way to harness the sun's energy. Instead of large expensive solar panels or costly concentrating mirrors, the company is using balloons made of metalized plastic films. Half of the balloon is transparent, letting the light in to be concentrated into a small high-efficiency solar panel by the concave interior. Each is 2 meters across and, depending on the source, estimates vary from 500 watt to 1 kilowatt. They are supported by cables, leaving the ground below clear and limiting environmental impact.

It is reported that CoolEarth is planning to build a solar farm in the 10 megawatt range in the next few years. It would use about 10,000 balloons over 80 acres.

Article Link: http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/coolearth-raises-21-million-for-solar-balloons.html

Not sure if this is a workable idea, but they have managed to raise $21 Million

#science #scienceeveryday #solar #solarballoons #balloons #green  
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All good questions +Chris Marocchi. I'm guessing the cable is for power transmission and recovery / reuse. I imagine the panels are EXPENSIVE. But, the cables introduce issues with birds, helicopters, planes, etc. it'll be interesting to see if they deploys and how it works out.
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Looks like older iPhones are more popular than ever. What does this mean for developers, Apple, and the market? :-)
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Great choice for Earth Day.
 
A thought for Earth Day. Apollo astronaut Ed Mitchell on the 'overview effect':
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LOL! How do you feel today? +Michael Hraba is apparently bluh today. ;-)
 
Howdy all!  Good day!

I want to make my Google Plus cover photo into a live streaming webcam.  Can I do that in any way with any easy or technical hack ways?

I can't figure it out.  Cheers and thanks ahead of time for any help!

Picture sort of related. How I feel trying to figure stuff out. =)
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Thanks for sharing +Dennis Carpenter. It seems pretty cool as a potential place to discover and sample new music. I think you're prediction is a pretty safe bet.
 
My prediction - this new service is going to be a huge hit.
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Yes. The middle ground is usually a very safe place to be, but like sitting on the fence, it's basically a spot to watch stuff happen. Truth, decisions, making the world a better place, and growing all require us to take a stand and make it happen.
 
Funny and spot-on.  Well done, +Barack Obama.  Nicely explained by +Jay Rosen.  Sorry I missed this one earlier.  ( I picked this up because Jay tweeted that this was his second most widely shared tumblr ever. That's a good lesson from Jay - when one of your pieces is widely shared on social media, announcing the fact is a good way to get people who missed it the first time another chance to see it.)
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LOL +Chris Marocchi. That wasn't my or at thought. But, makes sense. :-)
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Imagine buying whole sets of furniture in a box light enough to carry to your car. How cool is that?
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....but then where would I get my horse meat swedish meatballs?
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Great article. Well worth reading and thinking about what this means for your organization.
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Oil is big business and it gets huge subsidies from tax payers. Why don't we invest in the future more seriously?
 
Pic shows Germany has far more solar than US because of smarter:) past subsidies. On April 18th 2013 half of energy came from renewables in Germanygoo.gl/zEr5P. Soon Germany will subsidize solar storage ► goo.gl/xuZ5g. On 05-26-12 Germany produced half power from ☼ solargoo.gl/Lu80c. Oil-Gas-Coal subsidies (smog) cause millions of premature deaths (pollution causes 40% of deaths ► goo.gl/2sXL3). Obama & most Democrats voted against Iraq war & the war trillions could've powered all US cleanlygoo.gl/ZqN47. By buying solar panels & voting green, distributed (power to the ♥people, not big utilities: goo.gl/uz7o0) rooftop solar can hit grid parity in many nations faster (All US in 2018 ►goo.gl/J0Z83). In March 2013 100% of new US capacity was solargoo.gl/Amj4G.
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3D printing has the potential to be a big new transformative technology for our economy. It's VERY important to prevent "dangerous patents" from limiting or controlling this emerging technology.
 
Check out this great post over at the EFF about their efforts to protect the 3D Printer space from "dangerous patents" that threaten to stifle the desktop 3D printing world!

EFF and Partners Challenge Six 3D Printing Patent Applications:

If there’s something that drives us crazy, it’s when patents get in the way of innovation. Unfortunately, we often don’t find out about the most dangerous patents until it’s too late—once they’ve been used to assert infringement. That’s why we were encouraged by the new provision of the patent law that allows third parties to easily challenge patent applications while those applications are still pending.

But, here’s the rub: it’s hard to identify those dangerous applications. And, once you do, it’s even harder to find the right information to challenge those applications during the window that the law allows. So we partnered with the Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and Ask Patents and—most importantly—you.

As of today, we’ve now challenged six pending patent applications that you helped us identify as applications that, if granted, would particularly threaten the growing field of 3D printing technology. Harvard’s Cyberlaw Clinic hand delivered the first two submissions to the Patent Office earlier this year, and we’ve since sent in four more.

The prior art we’ve submitted so far thanks to your submissions ranges from patents and blog posts to research papers and symposium proceedings. Each prior art document gives the Patent Office tools to reject patent claims for obviousness. That in turn helps protect the diverse, exciting uses of 3D printing that are gaining in popularity each day, from small hobbyist printers to large-scale, high-quality commercial fabrication using materials ranging from titanium to chocolate.

Here are copies of what we submitted to the Patent Office. The good news is that so far, the Patent Office has accepted our submissions (because of that, if you’re thinking of making your own preissuance submissions, you might want to use these as a model). Now we wait to see whether our input influences the examiners…..

Read more: http://adafru.it/b60443
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Creative professional with well over a decade of progressive experience, predominately focused in the Internet and Telecommunication industries. Verifiable record for successful completion of a wide-variety of projects through collaborative management, empowering relationships, and positive rapport with customers, financial analysts, marketers, software developers, network engineers, and executives while managing costs and growing revenues.

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We had a problem with some thermostats in our home and called Aliso Air because they installed our HVAC system when the home was built. The technician was nearly late, only spent thirty minutes replacing the thermostats and charged us $400 for the work when the parts only cost $100 based on my online searches. He was friendly enough and had some good jokes, but $600 an hour is outrageous. We will never do business with Aliso Air again. I encourage others to seek out less greedy and more reasonable HVAC companies.
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