The gift was the largest in the history of the foundation and will enable the New York City Police Department to strengthen security in the Big Apple.
Part of that search will involve trying to figure out how many planets like Earth (in size and mass) are out there to begin with. An astronomer, examining Kepler data, has come up with a number: he has calculated that as many as 1/3 of all Sun-like stars in the galaxy have Earth-sized planets orbiting them at the right distance to support life.
In the post linked below I go over how he figured that out, and mention one or two places where his calculations may be off. But the end result is that his fraction of 1/3 matches other, independent calculations. We may actually be converging on knowledge of just how many other warm, wet Earths are out there, orbiting alien stars. And the number may very well be in the billions.
I was walking in the park today and I saw those cool chessboard tables and I figured it would be nice to be able to replicate the experience over hangouts, especially with the cold weather coming so I made a virtual chessboard you can play with over hangouts. Thanks and for helping me test. You can find the chessboard here:
Feel free to make yourself a copy and have fun playing 1 on 1 or crowd sourcing your next move ;)
PS If the pieces are everywhere restore to the first revision and you'll have a board ready to go!
Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult | ...
Skip to Main Content Area. Home. Wednesday, 07 September 2011 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG. ARCHIVE | LOGIN | JOIN TRUTHOUT | SEARCH. Obama Jobs Plan to
U.S. regulator sues major banks over subprime bonds
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. regulator sued 17 large banks and financial institutions on Friday over losses on about $200 billion
TechCrunch | Google’s +1 Button Gets Its Treat: Now Lets You Share To Go...
Over the last several months you've probably come across Google's +1 quite a few times. You may have even clicked it, only to wonder what ex
BIGWORDS.com | Buy Textbooks | Sell Textbooks | Cheap Textbooks | Cheape...
Textbook price comparison search engine. New and used textbook prices and textbook buyback prices. We believe BIGWORDS.com is the best way
Analysis: China, U.S. call time-out on diplomatic brawls
BEIJING/CHENGDU, CHINA (Reuters) - During Vice President Joe Biden's visit to China, Beijing and Washington confined their brawling to the b