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Quickie: Typhoon Lan, October 20th view

In this image, taken by the Suomi NPP satellite (https://goo.gl/d2czee) on October 20th, 2017, you can see Typhoon Lan over the Pacific Ocean.

More on Typhoon Lan:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/10/20/typhoon-lan-rapidly-intensifies-in-pacific-on-its-path-toward-japan/

Full-size image:
https://flic.kr/p/ZdUmQq

More images of Earth from Space here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pierre_markuse/

Image credit: Typhoon Lan Suomi NPP VIIRS data through NASA Worldview, processed by +Pierre Markuse

Thank you for your interest in this Space/Space technology collection. Maybe add me on Google+ (+Pierre Markuse) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/Pierre_Markuse) or have a look at the Astronomy/Astrophysics collection here: https://goo.gl/x0zPAJ

#science #earth #typhoon #typhoonlan #storm #space #suominpp #viirs #nasa #satelliteimages #photography

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The Cowboys are among the betting favorites for Week 7.

https://nesn.com/2017/10/nfl-odds-cowboys-road-favorites-against-winless-49ers-in-week-7/

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New this week: Calendar makeover, Photos recognizes your pets, Advanced account security

This week’s updates should be especially interesting to folks interested in account security and abuse prevention. But that’s not all:

* Google Calendar for web (finally) has a new look and features. This is Calendar’s first significant redesign since 2011! New features include the ability to add rich formatting and hyperlinks to your Calendar invite, and the ability to manage multiple calendars side by side in “Day” view. If you want the new look, you can opt in now!

* Google Photos face recognition can now recognize your cat or dog. That’s especially nice if you want to create an album, movie or photo book featuring your pet.

* October is National Cyber Security Awareness month, and Google is celebrating with some new features. The new Advanced Protection Program provides extra account security for those most at risk of attack, such as journalists, political workers, celebrities, folks seeking safety from an abusive relationship. And Google Account Security Checkup now has personalized advice - review your account’s security today!

* Twitter has pledged to make the platform “safer”, and has published a timeline of upcoming changes to Twitter policy. The changes begin next week, and will roll out gradually through the end of the year. You have until mid-December to post tweets condoning or glorifying violence, so get Tweeting! Kidding aside, the big question is how the updated policies will be enforced.

* YouTube posted an update on their work to fight violent extremism online. Over 83 percent of the videos YouTube removed for violent extremism in the last month were taken down before receiving a human flag.

There are also updates and tips for YouTubers, Plussers, webmasters, businesses, and much more.

Get all this week’s updates and tips
https://www.peggyktc.com/2017/10/weekly-update-october-21-2017-google.html

Upcoming
25 October: AdSense on Air: 5 tips to get your site optimized for the winter holidays
https://events.withgoogle.com/google-adsense-livestream/

26 October: Google Partners Academy on Air: Gaming App Campaigns: Optimizing towards In-App Events
https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Upcoming-Google-Partners-Events/Academy-on-Air-Leveling-Up-Your-UAC-Campaigns-The-right-game/ba-p/1223922

2 November: Google Partners Academy on Air: Mobile Formats: Set Your Advertising up for Success
https://events.withgoogle.com/academy-on-air-livestreams/#content

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Cat and dog, photo © Nevit Dilmen. It’s licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bozcaada_006b.jpg

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Brain Activity Predicts Crowdfunding Outcomes Better Than Self Reports

Surveys and self-reports are a time-honored way of trying to predict consumer behavior, but they have limitations. People often give socially desirable answers or they simply don't know or remember things clearly.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full open access)

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#BREAKING: The Cubs have reportedly parted ways with a key member of their coaching staff.

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Games Radar have produced a rather interesting feature which has seen them assemble a variety of video game makers and ask them to share their thoughts on Nintendo’s latest platform, the Nintendo Switch. There’s a number of developers interviewed so if…

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Joey Logano calls for shorter NASCAR races as Charlotte Roval race length is proposed https://racingnews.co/2017/10/21/shorter-nascar-races/

Tags: #nascar #joeylogano #charlotteroval

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If your Pixel 2 is delayed, Google may send you a free Live Case

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Learn methods for visually expanding a room and ways to stretch your budget during a remodel http://bit.ly/2hO5e0U

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NFL fines Steelers' Mike Mitchell $48K for hit on Charcandrick West, not Alex Smith: Mitchell's big fine, $48,620, came for a head shot against Chiefs running back Charcandrick West, not the low tackle against QB Alex Smith. http://dlvr.it/Pwsr3g

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October 20th, 2017 top 10 performers according to Game Score.

1. Anthony Davis vs GSW - 33.7
2. Greek Freak vs CLE - 33.5
3. Nikola Vucevic vs BRK - 32.1
4. Otto Porter vs DET - 27.6
5. Klay Thompson vs NOP - 27.2
6. Stephen Curry vs NOP - 24.7
7. DeMarcus Cousins vs GSW - 24.1
8. CJ McCollum vs IND - 23.5
9. Kemba Walker vs ATL - 22.6
10. John Wall vs DET - 21.9

Previous Night - https://plus.google.com/114649433706032813933/posts/Roy21Sp5Gks

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Pixel on Pixel 2 portrait. Really love the details and the sharpness, just zoom in on the nose for instance.

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Neutron Star Merger

On August 17th, a gravitational wave was detected by the US-based LIGO and European-based VIRGO observatories. A couple seconds later, NASA's Fermi space telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy gamma-ray radiation from the constellation Hydra. Astronomers across the planet were notified of the event and over the next few days, hundreds of telescopes turned their eyes towards a galaxy located 130 million light-years from Earth.

For the first time ever, scientists have detected gravitational waves and light generated as two neutron stars merged together. Neutron stars are the leftover cores of massive stars that exploded as supernovas long ago. They are the densest known objects in the Universe, squeezing a mass equivalent to that of the Sun into a sphere only a few miles in diameter.

As the two neutron stars spiraled together, they shed energy in the form of spacetime-distorting gravitational waves. When they finally merged, an immense burst of gamma-ray radiation was expelled, a phenomenon long hypothesized by astrophysicists. The light from this kilonova was imaged by both Earth- and space-based telescopes for days after the event was first detected.

Source: https://goo.gl/vfttC6 (NASA)
Learn More: https://goo.gl/xewu6M (LIGO)

#ScienceGIF #Science #GIF #LIGO #VIRGO #NASA #JPL #Physics #Neutron #Star #Gravitational #Wave #Gamma #XRay #Burst #Energy #Astrophysics #Telescope #Satellite

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Winter is not a season, it's an occupation.
Sinclair Lewis

For https://plus.google.com/+ReiterliedNet who, like me, is looking forward to the time of snow.

#Winter #lego #chima #Toy_photographers #womenintoyphotography #xxjc

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in the castle park

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in the dark

#shroomshotsaturday by +Patti Colston+Sabeena LoBello​+Patricia A +ShroomshotSaturday
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro
#btpmacropro +BTP Macro Pro

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Delicate

My dancing in the dark set https://www.paolodalprato.com/danza-nel-roseto

#macrophotography #hqspmacro #hqspflowers #fotomaniaitalia #macroaddict #ilovephotography 

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Rain at Last

After almost no rain for the last 2 months, we finally got a sprinkling on Friday. Only enough to freshen gardens and pasture but welcome nonetheless.

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Berlin, Alexanderplatz in the morning.

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Protest

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Early Morning NYC
© teresa pilcher teresapilcherphotography.com

#NYC #street #travel #photography #explore #candid #sony
#breakfastartclub #BTPStreetPro #BTPMonochromePro #weeklyphoto

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Taylor Swift Just Filmed Her Next Music Video in London http://ellemag.co/b3e5dXa

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Delayed word processing could predict patients' potential to develop Alzheimer's disease

A delayed neurological response to processing the written word could be an indicator that a patient with mild memory problems is at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered. Using an electroencephalogram (EEG) - a test that detects electrical activity in a person's brain via electrodes attached to their scalp - researchers studied the brain activity of a group of 25 patients to establish how quickly they processed words shown to them on a computer screen. The study, published in Neuroimage Clinical, was led by the University of Birmingham's School of Psychology and Centre for Human Brain Health and was carried out in collaboration with the Universities of Kent and California. The patients who took part were a mix of healthy elderly people, patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and patients with MCI who had developed Alzheimer's within three years of diagnosis of MCI. MCI, a condition in which someone has minor problems with mental abilities such as memory beyond what would normally be expected for a healthy person of their age, is estimated to be suffered by up to 20 per cent of people aged over 65. It is not a type of dementia, but a person with MCI is more likely to go on to develop dementia.

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Major shoutouts again to +Chris Fisher for putting together this great video of the Ubuntu Rally. I’ve shown it to a bunch of friends and family who wonder what these events are actually like

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Verizon updates the Moto Z2 Force to support Gigabit Class LTE speeds

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"If you want to get into a debate with a four-star Marine general, I think that is something highly inappropriate."

This is Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders' response to reporters' questions about why Chief of Staff (and former general) John Kelly publicly lied yesterday about a US Representative's actions while defending his boss' attempt at a condolence call to the widow of one of the four US soldiers killed in Niger.

This is a remarkable combination of statements: first, regarding General as a sort of "title-for-life" (not only is it not, but there are specific laws forbidding active duty military from taking various senior government roles for seven years after retirement - laws which were specifically waived for Kelly to be allowed to take his present job as chief babysitter), but also stating outright that it is inappropriate for any member of the public to contradict a general, whether of the active-duty or the for-life variety.

In short, she just described the civilian control over the military as something contemptible and inappropriate.

Neither she, nor Kelly (a lifelong stain on his honor for what he did yesterday), nor Trump (may his name and his memory be erased) have any place in a democratic society. They have betrayed America.

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HTC will hold an event on November 2, new U 11 Plus smartphone expected #HTC #U11Plus

The HTC U 11 ranks eighth on our list of best Android smartphones of 2017. However, the fall launch season is here, and HTC wants to revive its latest flagship model with a refresh in order to be more competitive against offerings from Google, Samsung and…

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Boosting Social Skills With Brain Scanning

Most people know even from a distance whether a couple is flirting or fighting, but brain researchers are studying why some, including those with autism, struggle to read these social cues.

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