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Remember Android One? The value phones which offers pure Android are coming with xiomi hardware.

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“From Candice H. Brown Elliott on whether we should announce our presence to aliens: “Not that thought that creating even a perfect map was a good idea… frankly a truly sapient species would have understood that using Bayesian logic, that even if only a tiny handful of other species were dangerous, the risks aren’t worth taking and it would be better to keep one’s head down and NOT announce one’s presence to other sentients in the universe. (This is my favorite solutions to the Fermi Paradox.) But we are too foolish and too disunited to follow such a course.”

A lot of people feel the way you do, Candice. Sometimes, Stephen Hawking expresses similar fears. So does Elon Musk, for example. In any great endeavor into the unknown, there are naysayers. There is the sentiment, “Beware! Here be dragons!”

But the alternative goes against everything it means to be human. To remain here, alone, isolated, and “safe.” Yes, sometimes curiosity kills the cat, but you cannot stop us from being curious. We want to know, we want to explore, and we want to find out. If that is how we’ll meet our demise – no matter how unlikely that possibility is – we’ll meet it exactly the way we should: by aiming for the best possible options humanity could ever aspire to. To shoot for the planets, the stars, and the Universe beyond.

In short, I do not agree with your recommendation.”

Yes, the total eclipse is coming tomorrow! Yes, it’s super big news, and everyone is thinking about it, talking about it, and can’t wait for it. Me too! But there’s also so much else going on, and today’s a perfect time to get your weekly dose of bonus science from me. There’s a lot of ethics, right-and-wrong, and considerations for the present and future of humanity – including how we reason and what we value – that it’s important we never lose sight of.

Come get that dose here, today, on this edition of our comments of the week!

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How To Use Minced Garlic To Get Your Eyesight Back Without Surgery Or Glasses

Your eyesight deteriorates with age, studies have shown that AMD (or age-related macular degeneration) is a condition that most Caucasian girls have in their Fifties.

#eyesight #health #garlic #surgery #naturalremedies #herbal #medicine #homeremedies #treatment #healthy #healthbenefits #cure #healing #remedy

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Super Benefits of Pomegranates Juice for the Brain and Memory

Alzheimer's disease affects millions of men and women across the world. People who develop this disease have difficulty remembering short-term memories. Pomegranate juice offers potent antioxidant benefits which protect the brain from the damage of free radicals and fight Alzheimer's disease.

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Virtual reality video game about sustainable fishing practices
A group of 22 high school students is currently finishing their Foundry10 summer internships. The organization aims for a mix of arts and tech-focused projects, though this year ended up tech-heavy. The teens work with mentors who are experts in their project areas.

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North Korea warns of ‘nuclear war’ - North Korea Warns of ‘Nuclear War’ North Korea warned Sunday that forthcoming military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea constituted “reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war.” The rogue state warned it had the Pacific is...

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We promise no spoilers ahead!

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🔎Probing Earth's 🌎atmosphere

part 2
With modern instruments, scientists can use solar eclipses to study the nature of Earth's own atmosphere.
Ultraviolet light and X-rays from the sun can strip electrons from atoms in the Earth's upper atmosphere, in a process called ionization. Ionized particles tend to have an electric charge and one of the uppermost parts of the atmosphere, called the ionosphere, is defined by these ionized and electrically charged particles. The ionosphere requires a constant influx of X-rays and ultraviolet light to remain charged (otherwise the atoms and electrons will recombine into neutral atoms and molecules). When the sun sets the upper layers of the ionosphere are ionized by charged particles from space called cosmic rays.
"What this means is that some parts of the ionosphere — the lower parts — actively require the 'lights to be on' to exist," Bamford told by email. "Hence, they are only there during daylight and disappear at night."
During the 1999 total eclipse that occurred over the United Kingdom, Bamford organized a project to encourage eclipse watchers to track these changes during the eclipse. All an observer needed was a radio.
Many radio stations operate at frequencies that, during the day, are absorbed by the lower layers of the ionosphere, Bamford said
At nighttime, when the number of charged particles in the lower layers drop, some of the radio waves can travel higher up into the ionosphere before they are absorbed
Instead of bouncing off the lower layers, which ultimately shortens the distance they travel, the signal can bounce off both lower and upper layers, allowing them to be transmitted across longer distances (while still being heard across short distances as well). That’s why some radio stations can be heard across great distances only at night, even though distant listeners cannot receive the station's signal during the daytime.
A total solar eclipse can act like a snapshot of night because charged particles from the sun no longer stream through the ionosphere, and as a result radio waves can bounce farther than they would during regular daytime hours
The transition from darkness to light happens faster during an eclipse than over the course of a typical sunset, and even though the sun may only be completely covered for a few minutes, the ions in the atmosphere lose their charge and reconnect during that time, making it possible for radio signals to cross long distances (just like they do during nighttime hours)
Bamford said the change in how far the radio signals can travel comes "pretty well instantly in proportion to the loss of light," then returns to normal when the sun reappears in the sky.
What you hear is radio stations you'd ordinarily only hear at night, fade as … the eclipse [occurs], then fade out as the shadow passes," she said. "This does allow the general public to 'listen to the total eclipse,' even if they are not beneath the totality."
During a total solar eclipse, different parts of the United Kingdom receive different amounts of sunlight, which should also influence so the ionosphere, and hence, how far radio waves can travel. By tracking how far a known signal travels during a solar eclipse, scientists could learn about how the presence or absence of sunlight influences the different radio frequencies, she said.
During the 1999 eclipse, Bamford's project requested that observers tune into a radio station in northern Spain that was detectable in the evenings in the United Kingdom, assuming the frequency wasn't obstructed by other local stations. Participants were asked to write down whether they could hear the station, and send in their responses along with their postcodes
In the paper describing the project, Bamford stressed that the experiment was suitable for people of all ages, including the visually impaired, and didn't stop participants from viewing the eclipse. Even if local weather conditions prevented people from enjoying the eclipse by eye, rain and cloudy skies would not affect the radio waves, she said. The project received 1,700 responses by mail, in addition to more-detailed measurements by radio amateurs, who had access to more sophisticated equipment. Wedged between the southern region that could always hear the station and a northern region that could hear it only during the eclipse, there was a stretch across the middle of England that couldn't hear the station during the eclipse. This revealed what Bamford called "a skip-distance effect."
For the upcoming 2017 eclipse, Bamford said she thinks some amateur radio clubs might be doing various experiments, and ionospheric researchers will be making special observations, but no one has yet contacted her about performing a similar project by radio
Solar eclipses can also reveal insights about other planets in the solar system. When the sun is covered during the upcoming Aug. 21, 2017 eclipse, Mercury and Venus will both be visible, as will Mars and Jupiter, according to Venus will appear about half an hour before the sun disappears, while Mercury will be revealed from about 30 seconds before totality until about 30 seconds after it, when the moon totally covers the disk of the sun. During the 2017 eclipse, at least one set of astronomers will take the opportunity to take the temperature of Mercury while the star is hidden behind the moon.🌑
Eclipses have also provided the opportunity to search for other worlds. In the 19th century, scientists noticed that Mercury wasn't traveling quite the way it was predicted to: The planet's closest point to the sun in its orbit slowly shifted over time, slowly moving around the star. Scientists assumed that an unseen planet, which they called Vulcan, sat between Mercury and the sun, with the unobserved planet's gravitational pull shifting Mercury's orbit . When various eclipses hid the sun, astronomers searched in vain for the missing world. During the total solar eclipse of July 29, 1878, astronomers flocked to the United States' Rocky Mountains to hunt for the hidden planet, but never found it.
It wasn't until November 1915 that a young Albert Einstein killed off Vulcan for good when he presented his theory of general relativityfor more "
A massive body can bend and distort "space-time" (Einstein's name for the fabric of reality, which weaves together three-dimensional space with time). As Mercury orbits the sun, the curvature of space caused by the sun's gravity would cause the planet's orbit to shift very slightly, Einstein's theory predicted. According to general relativity, the curvature of space-time could explain the strange wobbles of Mercury far better than a hidden planet could.
In 1919, English astronomer Arthur Eddington traveled to the west coast of Africa to test another prediction that came from general relativity: that the path of light itself bends around a massive body. By studying how light from the stars behind the sun bent, Eddington and the eclipse provided observational evidence for Einstein's complicated theory.

While for most people, a solar eclipse can be a once-in-a-lifetime, awe-inspiring sight, it is clear that these phenomena can also reveal a wealth of information about the universe

by Nola Taylor Redd, Contributor | May 17, 2017 03:45pm ET
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about image :NASA's SOHO spacecraft can study the atmospheric layers of the sun that extend off its central body. Total solar eclipses gave humans the first opportunity to see this region of Earth's nearest star
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.@GoldieOnTV packs some power in his punches!
#UFC #Bellator #MMA

Ranking the Top 5 MVP seasons of the 2010s:

1: LeBron James 2012-13.
2: LeBron James 2009-10.
3: Steph Curry 2015-16.
4: Kevin Durant 2013-14.
5: Russell Westbrook 2016-17.

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Original Moto 360 Sport to receive Android Wear 2.0 in the coming weeks

#Android #Motorola #moto360sport #moto360 #androidwear

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Another strong outing for Patrick Mahomes! 💪 #KCvsCIN

#Sports #NFL

(Credit: NFL)

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From Dan: In all the hubbub of yesterday, we neglected to pass along one of the great opinion pieces in quite awhile. Frank Bruni of The New York Times rips the cover off the ball in this must read essay.

"As the worst week in a cursed presidency wound down, I spotted more and more forecasts that Donald Trump would resign, including from Tony Schwartz, who wrote “The Art of the Deal” for Trump and presumably understands his tortured psyche.

They struck me not as wishful or fantastical.

They struck me as late.

Trump resigned the presidency already — if we regard the job as one of moral stewardship, if we assume that an iota of civic concern must joust with self-regard, if we expect a president’s interest in legislation to rise above vacuous theatrics, if we consider a certain baseline of diplomatic etiquette to be part of the equation."

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On this day in STAR WARS: Wed, August 20, 1980 - The Empire Strikes Back opens for the first time in France and Switzerland

#ram1 #robmosley #ram1Aug2017 #starwars #theforce #theempire #TheEmpireStrikesBack #france #switzerland

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Scenes from Outer Space.... NGC 6357

#ram1 #robmosley #ram1Aug2017 #Space #outerspace #scenesfromouterspace #galaxy #solarsystem #science #technology #chandra #ngc6357 #Nasa #cxc #psu #jpl #caltech

Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley et al; Optical: UKIRT; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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Autumn is coming

European bluberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)

Svartskog, Norway

Although it’s only end of August and the autumn seems far away, some plant species are dressed in their best autumn colors already. For some reason individual plants here and there start their autumn colors much earlier than their neighboring plants of the same species, and this one stood like a beacon of colors in a sea of green plants of various species making it stand out.

I find the autumn hues of the blueberry plant some of the most intense and diverse, and every year I study their many intricate color patterns. Some autumns every single plant is as intensely colored as the next and the forest floor is on fire for a few days before it is over and only the naked green branches are left.

Judging by the incredible colors of this specimen, this autumn might be one of those where the forest floor will be flooded with hues of red, yellow and orange.
The days ahead will tell, and I will be watching!

Image Copyright © 2017 +Morten Ross
Image Capture Date: 18 August 2017 15:21
Altitude: 38 meters

#leaves #plants #autumn #svartskog #norway

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro
#BTPMacroPro +BTP Macro Pro
#BTPMacroPro+BTP Macro Pro , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Kenny Jones

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Geekscape of the Day: The Battle of Dagobah
Artist: Jeremy Chong Visit: .

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#scifi #starwars #fanart #luke #vader #falcon #alternate
#gsotd #gsotd2017

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Virginia police says Trump was right on the protesters there was problems with both sides ... Of course anyone with an open mind that watched the video would already know that people do not go to a protest armed with clubs and cans of cement

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This 'Game Of Thrones' Map Showing Jon Snow's Travels Vs The White Walkers Has One Big Flaw

We don't know what the Night King has been up to north of the Wall:

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Why You Will Never Make Money from #Blogging (And How To Change That)

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It looks like the troubled life of Mass Effect: Andromeda is over only five months after release — for fans of the sci-fi RPG’s single-player mode, at least. EA and developer BioWare have announced that there will be no additional support for single-player going forward, meaning no story-based DLC or feature updates, and that the 1.10 update released in late … Continue reading

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Top 10 Bruce Lee Moments

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Interesting link between the UK "winning" (with some rather massive help by Russia and the USA) WWII and the Brexit Dunkirk spirit illusion.

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Amazing discovery !!

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Trump loves the Confederacy? Since when does he like losers?

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The Celtics Will Retire Paul Pierce's Number .34 On February The 11th 2018

The Celtics have announced today that they will retire Paul "the truth" Pierce's number .34 on February the 11th, 2018. He will have his number retired in front of one of Pierces biggest rivals of his career LeBron James as the Cavaliers will come into town to face the Celtics. Pierce had many great battles against LeBron in both the regular season and postseason, with many great battles going both ways. Pierce's time with Boston was nothing short of special as in his 15 season with the Celtics he averaged 21.8 Points, 6 Rebounds, 4 Assists, on 44.7% FG and 36.8% 3PT. Making 10x all star teams, 4x All NBA Teams, and winning the 2008 NBA Championship while being crowned the Finals MVP. And not to mention the countless amount of game winning shots he hit, which lead to the nickname "the truth".

#NBA #Celtics #Boston

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Xiaomi may launch its first Android One smartphone sans MIUI

Google has been pretty constant when it comes to bringing Android One devices to more markets. Even so, these Android One smartphones are not available in too many markets, not to mention that there will not be introduced in well- developed markets where they would compete with Nexus and Pixel phones.

Nevertheless, Google continues to spread Android One love each year and another company helping the search giant doing that could be Xiaomi. The Chinese handset vendor, the fifth largest in China, is expected to launch an Android One smartphone.

The already introduced Xiaomi Mi 5X was recently spotted POSTEL, the Indonesian certifier, but unlike the device that's now selling in China, this one does not feature the proprietary MIUI.
Moreover, the description in the database confirms this version of Xiaomi Mi 5X runs software developed by Google, which could mean one thing: this is indeed an Android One device.

Unfortunately, we don't know when and where Xiaomi's Android One smartphone will be launched, but we hope Google will reveal more details during the Android O's reveal supposedly happening on August 21.

#Xiaomi #AndroidOne #China #XiaomiMiMax2 #Miui #Android #Androidnougat

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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's firing has been met with a collective shrug by some of President Donald Trump's most committed supporters who argue the controversial nationalist became an obstacle to the administration's agenda.

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Stop spam calls with the best call- and text-blocker apps

The 'Should I Answer?' app for Android is interesting in that it does not give out your numbers to 3rd parties like TrueCaller does.


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Gibraltar Falls, Namadgi, Australian Capital Territory

A high mountain stream in the Namadgi Wilderness. The Australian Capital Territory has a bevy of high falls, most inaccessible, or if reached, impossible to photograph :) This is one exception.

Image: a series of medium speed shots toned for a natural landscape outcome and developed with VSCO Emulation film Fuji Velvia 100 Landscape

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Great point by Mark. YouTube launched 6-second mobile ads this Spring. And the new autoplay video clips are 6 seconds. Hmmm. :)

And here is an article about those 6-second ads launched in April (with examples). How long before we see these in the SERPs?

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These 15 Incredibly Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless
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