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PBS News: February 14 – 20, 2020

BBC News: How mattresses could solve hunger 

Scientific American: The month was our planet’s warmest ever recorded without an El Niño being present

TED Talks: Debbie  Millman How Symbols and brands shape our humanity?, Rayma Suprani dictators hate political cartoons so I keep drawing them#t-87937 and Patrick Chappatte A free world needs satire

Google, Wikipedia, Simon Kids , Abolitionist – Mini Bio: Susan B. Anthony

Biography: Grant Wood

Thisiscolossal: 50,000-Square-Foot Garden Populates New Workspace, Making It the Densest Urban Forest in Los Angeles and Food Artworks by Tatiana Shkondina & Sasha Tivanov

Dezeen: Second Home Hollywood – Architecture

PBS NewsHour full episode, Feb 20, 2020

Feb 20, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, Trump associate Roger Stone is sentenced to 40 months in prison after a public drama involving commentary from President Trump. Plus: 2020 Democrats engage in a fiery Las Vegas debate, analyzing the 2020 Democratic race, Venezuela’s political dynamics a year after Juan Guaido tried to seize power, California’s homelessness problem and saving for retirement after job loss. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison after DOJ drama https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6VH4… News Wrap: Germany reels from deadly shooting rampage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4xHK… Bloomberg takes criticism at Democrats’ Las Vegas debate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=086dG… 3 political experts on 2020 Democrats’ Las Vegas debate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kosiH… A year after Guaido’s rise, Venezuelans wait for change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kPne… Can California solve its major problem with homelessness? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SoEP… When older workers are laid off and can’t afford to retire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFGf8… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, Feb 19, 2020

Feb 19, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, six Democratic rivals face off in Las Vegas ahead of the Nevada caucuses. Also: A look at the billionaire businessman shaking up the presidential race, the world-wide spread of novel coronavirus, inhuman conditions grow bleaker in a Greek migrant camp, the melting block of ice threatening the world’s sea level and author Kevin Wilson on his new novel. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS News Wrap: Pentagon official resigns in impeachment fallout https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXkzD… What to watch as Democrats’ Nevada competition ramps up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzS6V… What Bloomberg’s record means for his White House bid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8X2A… People may be catching novel coronavirus without symptoms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6-De… Children yearn for peace in hellish Greek refugee camp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwLdu… Visiting the ‘doomsday glacier’ that’s melting away https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ782… This novel makes fun of your child’s meltdown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pie33… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, Feb 17, 2020

Feb 17, 2020

PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, hundreds of American passengers are evacuated from cruise ships stranded by novel coronavirus in Asia. Plus: 2020 Democrats prepare for the Nevada caucuses, Politics Monday with Amy Walter and Tamara Keith, a migrant crisis builds on the Greek island of Lesbos, a book about presidential authors and the moment comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short became friends. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode February 16, 2020

Feb 16, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, February 16, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates turn to Nevada as early voting takes place ahead of the upcoming caucuses, a look back at the historic Baldwin-Buckley race debate and how it is still resonating, and in Arizona an experimental program is being used to battle a decades-long drought. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode February 15, 2020

Feb 15, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, February 15, new cases of the coronavirus decrease in China, early voting begins in Nevada’s caucuses, the intersection of politics and architecture in North Macedonia, the Trump administration plans to ramp up enforcement in sanctuary cities, and a vital tuna industry struggles to stay afloat amid a perfect storm of obstacles. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, Feb 14, 2020

Feb 14, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, conflict looms over the Justice Department, as President Trump continues to tweet about pending cases. Plus: The U.S. reaches an agreement with the Taliban to wind down the war in Afghanistan, 2020 Democrats head south and west, political analysis with Mark Shields and Michael Gerson, consequences of Trump’s asylum policies and why young Brits are playing the cello. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS 2 former DOJ officials on Trump, Barr and the rule of law https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlRDX… News Wrap: Army says Vindman won’t be investigated https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ4XS… U.S., Taliban agree on short-term plan to pave way for peace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFhes… Nevada, South Carolina offer next tests for 2020 Democrats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oez9… Mark Shields and Michael Gerson on NH primary, Trump v. DOJ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9asIb… What’s happening to asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VkvS… A 20-year-old classical cellist inspires other youth to play  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZYgi… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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How mattresses could solve hunger 

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Syrian refugees at Zaatari camp in Jordan and scientists from the University of Sheffield are working together to create a way to grow healthy, fresh food with nothing but water and old mattress foam.

These ‘recycled gardens’ use the mattresses in place of the soil, which solves two problems in one: It reuses the mountain of plastic mattresses that have piled up in the camp and it allows everyone to grow fresh food in a crowded, desert environment.

Victoria Gill has been to the camp in Jordan to see how it’s working.

Produced by Vanessa Clarke. Filmed and edited by Stephen Fildes.

12 Feb 2020

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January 2020: Earth’s Warmest January on Record

The month was our planet’s warmest ever recorded without an El Niño being present

      By Jeff Masters on February 13, 2020

January 2020: Earth's Warmest January on Record

Fire and Rescue personnel run to move their truck as a bushfire burns on December 19, 2019 near Sydney, Australia. Fires in Australia were the most expensive weather-related disaster so far in 2020, with damages estimated in the billions by insurance broker Aon. Credit: David Gray Getty Images

January 2020 was the planet’s warmest January since record keeping began in 1880, said NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) on Thursday. Global ocean temperatures during January 2020 were the second warmest on record, and global land temperatures were the warmest on record. Global satellite-measured temperatures in January 2020 for the lowest 8 km of the atmosphere were the warmest or second warmest in the 42-year record, according to the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) and RSS, respectively.

January 2020 had the fourth highest departure of temperature from average of any month since 1880. Only March 2016, February 2016 and December 2015 had a greater temperature departure. Impressively, the warmth of January 2020 came without an El Niño event being present. Furthermore, we are also near the nadir of one of the least active solar cycles in the past century–a time when it is more difficult to set global heat records, due to the reduced amount of solar energy Earth receives. Thus, the remarkable warmth of January 2020 is a strong reminder that human-caused global warming is the primary driver of our warming climate.

Departure of temperature from average

Figure 1. Departure of temperature from average for January 2020, the warmest January for the globe since record keeping began in 1880. Record warm January surface temperatures were present across parts of Scandinavia, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the central and western Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, and Central and South America. No land or ocean areas had record cold January temperatures. Credit: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).

TWO BILLION-DOLLAR WEATHER DISASTERS IN JANUARY 2020

Two billion-dollar weather-related disaster hit the Earth last month, according to the January 2020 Catastrophe Report from insurance broker Aon:

U.S. severe weather outbreak: A powerful winter storm over central and eastern sections of the U.S. from January 10 – 12 killed 12 and did $1.2 billion in damage. The storm brought a multi-day severe weather outbreak to parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia, with 79 confirmed tornadoes.

Australia wildfires: Intense heat and drought over much of Australia in January caused destructive wildfires blamed for billions of dollars in damages. The combined death toll for the 2019/20 Australia bushfire season stands at 34, with more than 5,900 homes and other structures destroyed. Guardian Australia has launched the first of six very impressive immersive multimedia features on climate change, reported through the experiences of people living through it in Australia. The first episode–on bushfires–is best viewed on a large screen (not mobile) with the sound on.

NEUTRAL EL NIÑO CONDITIONS REIGN

NOAA’s February 13 monthly discussion of the state of the El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) stated that neutral ENSO conditions existed, with neither an El Niño nor a La Niña event in progress. Over the past month, sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the benchmark Niño3.4 region of the eastern tropical Pacific, though warmer than average, have been below the 0.5°C above-average threshold need to be considered El Niño conditions.

Forecasters at NOAA and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) are calling for a roughly 60% chance of neutral conditions continuing through Northern Hemisphere spring, and a 50% chance of continuing through summer. They put the odds of an El Niño event during the August-September-October peak of the hurricane season at 23%, and the odds of a La Niña event during that period at 33%.

Departure of temperature from average

Figure 2. Departure of sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the benchmark Niño 3.4 region (in the equatorial Pacific) ending on February 13, 2020. Over the past month, SSTs were about 0.3°C above average, falling short of the 0.5°C above-average threshold need to be considered El Niño conditions. Credit: Levi Cowan, tropicaltidbits.com.

ARCTIC SEA ICE: EIGHTH LOWEST JANUARY EXTENT ON RECORD

Arctic sea ice extent during January 2020 was tied for eighth lowest in the 41-year satellite record, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). The ice extent was higher than seen in recent years thanks to a strongly positive phase of the Arctic Oscillation (AO), which kept cold air bottled up in the Arctic. Antarctic sea ice extent in January 2020 was the tenth lowest on record.

NOTABLE GLOBAL HEAT AND COLD MARKS FOR JANUARY 2020

Hottest temperature in the Northern Hemisphere: 42.0°C (107.6°F) at Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, 21 January
Coldest temperature in the Northern Hemisphere: -66.0°C (-86.8°F) at Geo Summit, Greenland, 3 January (dubious data)
Hottest temperature in the Southern Hemisphere: 48.9°C (120.0°F) at Penrith, Australia, 4 January
Coldest temperature in the Southern Hemisphere: -47.4°C (-53.3°F) at Concordia, Antarctica, 31 January

 (Courtesy of Maximiliano Herrera.)

MAJOR WEATHER STATIONS THAT SET (NOT TIED) NEW ALL-TIME HEAT OR COLD RECORDS IN JANUARY 2020

Among global stations with a period of record of at least 40 years, 28 set new all-time heat records in January, and 3 set all-time cold records:

Canberra (Australia) max. 44.0°C, 4 January
Newcastle (Australia) max. 44.9°C, 4 January    
Katoomba (Australia) max. 39.8°C, 4 January   
Parramatta (Australia) max. 47.0°C, 4 January  
Bankstown (Australia) max. 47.0 °C, 4 January  
Taralga (Australia) max. 40.5°C, 4 January
Goulburn Airport (Australia) max. 42.0°C, 4 January  
Albury (Australia) max. 46.1°C, 4 January
Burrinjuck Dam (Australia) max. 45.0°C, 4 January  
Grenfell (Australia) max. 44.0°C, 4 January
Young (Australia) max. 44.9°C, 4 January  
Gundagai (Australia) max. 45.2°C, 4 January  
Cootamundra (Australia) max. 45.0°C, 4 January  
Temora (Australia) max. 46.4°C, 4 January
Narrandera (Australia) max. 47.4°C, 4 January  
Griffith (Australia) max. 47.2°C, 4 January
Calama (Chile) max. 31.2 °C, 12 January
Fraserburg (South Africa) max. 42.4°C, 16 January
Pofadder (South Africa) max. 43.0°C, 16 January
Willowmore (South Africa) max. 42.2°C, 16 January
Beaufort West (South Africa) max. 44.5°C, 16 January
Saint Raphael-Cargados Islands (Mauritius) max. 35.6°C, 9 January
Honiara Downtown (Solomon Islands) max. 35.4°C, 3 January
Veguitas (Cuba) min. 7.0 °C, 23 January
Pinares de Mayari (Cuba) min. 6.5°C, 23 January
Conakry Airport (Guinea) max. 38.0°C, 24 January
Kalewa (Myanmar) min. 6.6°C, 26 January
Cabramurra (Australia) max. 34.0°C, 31 January
Hobart Airport (Australia) max. 41.4°C, 31 January
Maydena (Australia) max. 38.2°C, 31 January
Gisborne (New Zealand) max. 38.2°C, 31 January

No all-time national heat or cold records have been set thus far in 2020.

(Courtesy of Maximiliano Herrera.)

THIRTEEN MONTHLY NATIONAL/TERRITORIAL HEAT RECORD BEATEN OR TIED IN 2020 AS OF FEBRUARY 13

As of February 13, 13 national monthly all-time heat records have been beaten or tied in 2020:

January (10): Norway, South Korea, Angola, Congo Brazzaville, Dominica, Mexico, Indonesia, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Sao Tome and Principe

February (3): Spain, Antarctica, Azerbaijan

No monthly national cold records have been beaten or tied in 2020.

(Courtesy of Maximiliano Herrera.)

HEMISPHERICAL AND CONTINENTAL TEMPERATURE RECORDS IN 2020

Highest minimum temperature ever recorded the Northern Hemisphere in January: 29.1°C (84.4°F) at Bonriki, Kiribati, 17 January.

Highest maximum temperature ever recorded in North America in January: 42.0°C (107.6°F) at Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, 21 January.

Highest temperature ever recorded in continental Antarctica and highest February temperature ever recorded in Antarctica plus the surrounding islands: 18.4°C (65.1°F) at Base Esperanza, 6 February.

(Courtesy of Maximiliano Herrera.)

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Susan B. Anthony

American women’s rights activist

Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women’s rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. Wikipedia

BornFebruary 15, 1820, Adams, MA

DiedMarch 13, 1906, Rochester, NY

Full nameSusan Brownell Anthony

SiblingsMary Stafford AnthonyDaniel Read AnthonyMORE

Quotes

Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.

I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.

Independence is happiness.

Susan B. Anthony – Abolitionist | Mini Bio | BIO

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Grant Wood AMERICAN ARTIST

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Grant Wood, (born February 13, 1891, near Anamosa, Iowa, U.S.—died February 12, 1942, Iowa City, Iowa), American painter who was one of the major exponents of Midwestern Regionalism, a movement that flourished in the United States during the 1930s.

Wood was trained as a craftsman and designer as well as a painter. After spending a year (1923) at the Académie Julian in Paris, he returned to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where in 1927 he was commissioned to do a stained-glass window. Knowing little about stained glass, he went to Germany to seek craftsmen to assist him. While there he was deeply influenced by the sharply detailed paintings of various German and Flemish masters of the 16th century. Wood subsequently abandoned his Impressionist style and began to paint in the sharply detailed, realistic manner by which he is now known.

A portrait of his mother in this style, Woman with Plants (1929), did not attract attention, but in 1930 his American Gothic caused a sensation when it was exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago. The hard, cold realism of this painting and the honest, direct, earthy quality of its subject were unusual in American art. The work ostensibly portrays a farmer and his daughter—modelled for Wood by his dentist, B.H. McKeeby, and Wood’s sister, Nan—in front of their farmhouse. As a telling portrait of the sober and hardworking rural dwellers of the Midwest, the painting has become one of the best-known icons of American art.

American Gothic, oil on beaverboard by Grant Wood, 1930; in the Art Institute of Chicago.

American Gothic, oil on beaverboard by Grant Wood, 1930; in the Art Institute of Chicago.SuperStock

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Wood became one of the leading figures of the Regionalist movement.

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Painting by Grant Wood

Daughters of Revolution is a painting by American artist Grant Wood; he claimed it as his only satire. Wikipedia

ArtistGrant Wood

Created1932

PeriodRegionalism

GenrePortrait

MediumMasonite

Dimensions50.8 cm × 101.4 cm (20.0 in × 39.9 in)

Another well-known painting by him is Daughters of Revolution (1932), a satirical portrait of three unattractive old women who appear smugly satisfied with their American Revolutionary ancestry. In 1934 Wood was made assistant professor of fine arts at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Among his other principal works are several paintings illustrating episodes from American history and a series of Midwestern rural landscapes that communicate a strong sense of American ambience by means of a skillful simplification of form.

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Designed by Spanish architects SelgasCano, a Los Angeles workspace has popped up in a formerly empty parking lot in Hollywood. The recently opened SecondHome Hollywood boasts a 50,000-square-foot garden of 6,500 trees and plants and 700 tons of soil and vegetation. It is Los Angeles’s densest urban forest and is also home to 112 native species.

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Second Home Hollywood, the first US location from the British co-working company, is revealed in this captioned video produced by Dezeen for Second Home. Spanish architecture practice SelgasCano transformed a former Hollywood parking-lot into a sprawling co-working complex that will house 250 companies. It has previously worked with Second Home to create other spaces in London and Lisbon. In Los Angeles, the architects filled the site with sixty oval-shaped office pods of varying sizes, which are topped with bright-yellow rooftops that resemble a cluster of lily pads when seen from above. The site has been populated with more than 6,500 plants and trees from 112 species native to Los Angeles, in order to create a tranquil working environment for members. The site also incorporates the former Anne Banning Community House, a historic 1960s building which SelgasCano renovated to accommodate 30 additional office spaces for Second Home members. Read more on Dezeen: https://www.dezeen.com/?p=1442212 WATCH NEXT: Watch our talk with Thomas Heatherwick from Second Home LA – https://youtu.be/Blx2gF63xJ4 Subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest architecture and design movies: http://bit.ly/1tcULvh Like Dezeen on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dezeen/ Follow Dezeen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dezeen/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dezeen/ Check out our Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/dezeen/

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Published Oct 3, 2017

Food stylist Tatiana Shkondina and photographer Sasha Tivanov worked in collaboration to produce incredible food artworks inspired by famous paintings.

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Image caption Within minutes, InSight had returned its first image from Elysium Planitia
Mars: Nasa lands InSight robot to study planet’s interior
By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent, Pasadena 1 hour ago
US space agency Nasa has landed a new robot on Mars after a dramatic seven-minute plunge to the surface of the Red Planet.
The InSight probe aims to study the deep interior of Mars, and make it the only planet – apart from Earth – that has been examined in this way.
The touchdown confirmation came through shortly after 19:50 GMT.
It ended an anxious few minutes in which the robot radioed home updates on its descent.
Nasa’s mission control in California erupted into cheers when it became clear InSight was safe on the ground.
The probe put down on a vast, flat plain known as Elysium Planitia, close to the Red Planet’s equator. The agency had dubbed it the “biggest parking lot on Mars”.
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The first picture from the probe came back very quickly. It showed a smudged, fisheye view of Elysium Planitia.
The image was acquired with the translucent lens cap still in place on the camera. The dust kicked up in the landing obscured much of the view.
Better pictures will be taken in the coming days.
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Touchdown triumph for Nasa's Mars probe

bbc.com What happened in the landing?
Media captionThe touchdown confirmation was celebrated by Nasa staff in California
Like all previous landing attempts at Mars, Insight’s race to the surface – the first attempt since 2012 – was a tense affair.
Stage by stage and metre by metre, the robot reported back its progress.
It had entered the atmosphere faster than a high-velocity bullet, using the combination of a heatshield, parachute and rockets to bring itself to a gentle stop.
Key to InSight’s continued survival now on the harsh surface of Mars is the deployment of its solar panels, which were stowed for the descent.
The robot absolutely has to start generating power to operate its systems and to warm equipment in the sub-zero temperatures that persist on the Red Planet.
Only when these immediate concerns are taken care of can Nasa begin to think about InSight’s scientific mission.
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 bbc.com What is different about this mission?
This will be the first probe to dedicate its investigations to understanding Mars’ interior.
Scientists want to know how the world is constructed – from its core to its crust. InSight has three principal experiments to achieve this goal.
The first is a package of Franco-British seismometers that will be lifted on to the surface to listen for “Marsquakes”. These vibrations will reveal where the rock layers are and what they are made of.
A German “mole” will burrow up to 5m into the ground to take the planet’s temperature. This will give a sense of how active Mars still is.
And the third experiment will use radio transmissions to very precisely determine how the planet is wobbling on its axis. Deputy project scientist Suzanne Smrekar uses this analogy: “If you take a raw egg and a cooked egg and you spin them, they wobble differently because of the distribution of liquid in the interior. And today we really don’t know if the core of Mars is liquid or solid, and how big that core is. InSight will give us this information.”
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Touchdown triumph for Nasa’s Mars probe

 Touchdown triumph for Nasa's Mars probe

bbc.com Why do we need to know this?
Scientists understand very well how Earth’s interior is structured, and they have some good models to describe the initiation of this architecture at the Solar System’s birth more than 4.5 billion years ago. But Earth is one data point and Mars will give researchers a different perspective on how a rocky planet can be assembled and evolve through time.
InSight chief scientist Bruce Banerdt said: “The small details in how planets evolve are what we think make the difference between a place like Earth where you can go on vacation and get a tan, and a place like Venus where you’ll burn in seconds or a place like Mars where you’ll freeze to death.”
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What has landed on Mars?
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 Mars InSight: Beating the odds

 bbc.com nSight Diary: Beating the odds and landing on Mars
By Tom Pike Imperial College London 4 hours ago
Image copyright NASA Image caption Artwork: It takes 6.5 minutes to go from the top of the atmosphere to the surface
Prof Tom Pike from Imperial College London is part of the science team on the US-led InSight mission to Mars. His group has supplied tiny seismometers that will enable the Nasa lander to detect “Marsquakes”, which should show us the internal structure of the Red Planet. Here, just hours before InSight makes its bid to reach the surface of Mars, Prof Pike reveals his feelings.
As a scientist, I find it difficult to think that chance might play a role in achieving a breakthrough.
Napoleon is supposed to have asked “I know he’s a good general, but is he lucky?”
Any scientist would cringe if they thought they would be similarly questioned.
As for engineers, it would be regarded as an insult if their bridges or tunnels had to rely on luck not to collapse or cave in.
However, as we now wait for the InSight lander to hit the top of the atmosphere of Mars, I’m hoping for a bit of luck.
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Mars InSight: Beating the odds

 

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Inside Nasa’s mission control

As Nasa prepares to land on Mars, Victoria Gill has been to the centre of operations and found out about an unusual tradition. 26 November 2018

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 NASA Live: Official Stream of NASA TV

NASA Started streaming on May 9, 2017

Direct from America’s space program to YouTube, watch NASA TV live streaming here to get the latest from our exploration of the universe and learn how we discover our home planet. NASA TV airs a variety of regularly scheduled, pre-recorded educational and public relations programming 24 hours a day on its various channels. The network also provides an array of live programming, such as coverage of missions, events (spacewalks, media interviews, educational broadcasts), press conferences and rocket launches. In the United States, NASA Television’s Public and Media channels are MPEG-2 digital C-band signals carried by QPSK/DVB-S modulation on satellite AMC-3, transponder 15C, at 87 degrees west longitude. Downlink frequency is 4000 MHz, horizontal polarization, with a data rate of 38.86 Mhz, symbol rate of 28.1115 Ms/s, and ¾ FEC. A Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) is needed for reception. Category Science & Technology

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 InSight Steers Toward Mars

nasa.gov  NASA’s InSight lander has made its first course correction toward Mars.

InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is the first mission dedicated to exploring the deep interior of Mars.

The lander is currently encapsulated in a protective aeroshell, which launched on top of an Atlas V 401 rocket on May 5 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Central California. Yesterday, the spacecraft fired its thrusters for the first time to change its flight path. This activity, called a trajectory correction maneuver, will happen a maximum of six times to guide the lander to Mars.

Every launch starts with a rocket. That’s necessary to get a spacecraft out past Earth’s gravity — but rockets don’t complete the journey to other planets. Before launch, every piece of hardware headed to Mars is cleaned, limiting the number of Earth microbes that might travel on the spacecraft. However, the rocket and its upper stage, called a Centaur, don’t get the same special treatment.

As a result, Mars launches involve aiming the rocket just off-target so that it flies off into space. Separately, the spacecraft performs a series of trajectory correction maneuvers guiding it to the Red Planet. This makes sure that only the clean spacecraft lands on the planet, while the upper stage does not come close.

Precise calculations are required for InSight to arrive at exactly the right spot in Mars’ atmosphere at exactly the right time, resulting in a landing on Nov. 26. Every step of the way, a team of navigators estimates the position and velocity of the spacecraft. Then they design maneuvers to deliver it to an entry point at Mars. That navigation team is based at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, which leads the InSight mission.

“This first maneuver is the largest we’ll conduct,” said Fernando Abilleira of JPL, InSight’s Deputy Mission Design and Navigation Manager. “The thrusters will fire for about 40 seconds to impart a velocity change of 3.8 meters per second [8.5 mph] to the spacecraft. That will put us in the right ballpark as we aim for Mars.”

Especially at the beginning of that cruise, navigators rely on NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN) to track the spacecraft. The DSN is a system of antennas located at three sites around the Earth. As the planet rotates, each of these sites comes into range of NASA’s spacecraft, pinging them with radio signals to track their positions. The antennas also send and receive data this way.

The DSN can give very accurate measurements about spacecraft position and velocity. But predicting where InSight will be after it fires its thrusters requires lots of modeling, Abilleira said. As the cruise to Mars progresses, navigators have more information about the forces acting on a spacecraft. That lets them further refine their models. Combined with DSN tracking measurements, these models allow them to precisely drive the spacecraft to the desired entry point.

“Navigation is all about statistics, probability and uncertainty,” Abilleira said. “As we gather more information on the forces acting on the spacecraft, we can better predict how it’s moving and how future maneuvers will affect its path.”

Yesterday’s 40-second burn relies on four of eight thrusters on the spacecraft. A separate group of four is autonomously fired on a daily basis to keep the spacecraft’s solar panels trained on the Sun and its antennas pointed at Earth. While necessary to maintain orientation, these small, daily firings also introduce errors that navigators have to account for and counterbalance.

“Everyone has been working hard since launch to assess what these small forces have done to the trajectory,” said Allen Halsell of JPL, InSight’s navigation team chief. “People have worked lots of hours to look at that. For engineers, it’s a very interesting problem, and fun to try to figure out.”

When the spacecraft is just a few hours from Mars, the planet’s gravitational pull, or gravity well, will begin to reel the spacecraft in. At that point, InSight’s team will prepare for the next milestone after cruise: entering Mars’ atmosphere, descending to the surface and sticking InSight’s landing.

JPL, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages InSight for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. InSight is part of NASA’s Discovery Program, managed by the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The InSight spacecraft, including cruise stage and lander, was built and tested by Lockheed Martin Space in Denver.

Find more information about InSight at: https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/

Follow InSight’s path to Mars by visiting NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System:https://go.nasa.gov/2FSWReg

Andrew Good
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. 818-393-2433
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 How to watch the Mars InSight landing November 26 | EarthSky.org

 How to watch the Mars InSight landing November 26
By Eleanor Imster in Human World | Space | November 24, 2018
On November 26, 2018, NASA’s InSight lander will make its daring descent to Mars’ surface. NASA engineers hope to broadcast word of a successful touchdown at 20:00 UTC (3 p.m. EST), with live landing commentary starting about an hour before.
On Monday, November 26, 2018, NASA’s Mars InSight is scheduled to land on Mars. The spacecraft will touch down at approximately 20:00 UTC (3 p.m. EST). Watch coverage of the event on NASA TV. Live landing commentary runs from 19:00-20:30 UTC (2-3:30 p.m. EST). Translate UTC to your time.
Ways to watch: Watch on NASA TV   Watch NASA TV on USTREAM
Follow the mission and watch the landing on Twitter and Facebook.
Launched on May 5, 2018, InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) marks NASA’s first Mars landing since the Curiosity rover in 2012. The landing will kick off a two-year mission in which InSight will become the first spacecraft to study Mars’ deep interior. Its data also will help scientists understand the formation of all rocky worlds, including our own.
InSight is being followed to Mars by two mini-spacecraft comprising NASA’s Mars Cube One (MarCO), the first deep-space mission for CubeSats. If MarCO makes its planned Mars flyby, it will attempt to relay data from InSight as it enters the planet’s atmosphere and lands. Here’s where InSight will touch down.
So far, there are about 80 live viewing events around the world scheduled for the public to watch the InSight landing. For a complete list of landing event watch parties, go here.
For a full list of websites broadcasting InSight landing events, go here.
Bottom line: How to watch the landing of NASA’s Mars InSight spacecraft on November 26, 2018.
Via NASA  Read more: Top 5 things to know about InSight Mars
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earthsky.org    The Curious Life of a Mars Rover | Nat Geo Live
National Geographic   Published on Jan 26, 2015
Having helped design the Mars rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity, NASA engineer Kobie Boykins reveals what these robots are telling us about the existence of life on the red planet. ? Subscribe: https://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ? Get More Nat Geo Live: https://bit.ly/MoreNatGeoLive About Nat Geo Live (National Geographic Live): Thought-provoking presentations by today’s leading explorers, scientists, and photographers. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: https://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: https://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: https://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: https://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world’s premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what’s possible. Upcoming Events at National Geographic Live! https://events.nationalgeographic.com/... The National Geographic Live series brings thought-provoking presentations by today’s leading explorers, scientists, photographers, and performing artists right to you. Each presentation is filmed in front of a live audience at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. New clips air every Monday. The Curious Life of a Mars Rover | Nat Geo Live https://youtu.be/7zpojhD4hpI National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Mars Martian Mega Rover | Full Documentary
space and astronomy
Published on Jul 8, 2017
With rare access inside NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, witness the dramatic story behind the Mars Science Laboratory–the Curiosity rover–and the long struggle to get NASA’s most complex robot yet from the drawing board to the launch pad and safely to Mars. —- This channel offers you full episodes of high quality documentaries. Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe 🙂 —- Other channels you might be interested in: criminals and crimefighters: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYuX... hazards and catastrophes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5WE...
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 Documenting Hate: New American Nazis | FRONTLINE

Documenting Hate: New American Nazis
Season 36 Episode 17 | 54m 18s
FRONTLINE and ProPublica continue reporting on the resurgence of white supremacist groups in the United States. “Documenting Hate: New American Nazis” investigates a violent neo-Nazi group that has actively recruited inside the U.S. military, and examines the group’s terrorist objectives.
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 November 23, 2018 - PBS NewsHour full episode

pbs.org Friday on the NewsHour…Nov 23, 2018 8:04 PM EST
Friday on the NewsHour, a government report warns of dire consequences from climate change today and in the future. Plus: Save the Children finds 85,000 young children have died in the ongoing Yemeni conflict, Brooks and Marcus on how the president’s attacks reflect his mood, a new film about race relations in the Jim Crow era, ploggers clean up while working out and a band’s musical inspiration.
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November 23, 2018 – PBS NewsHour full episode

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Is tourism harming Venice? | DW Documentary
DW Documentary
Published on Jul 2, 2018
Venice is threatened by mass tourism. Some 30 million visitors a year come to the city in Italy, making their way through the narrow streets. With an infrastructure more and more tailored to the needs of tourism, the city’s remaining residents feel left behind. During high season an influx of up to 130 thousand tourists a day means the city authorities have scant resources to cater for the more mundane needs of residents. A constant flotilla of small boats ferry passengers between city landing stages and giant cruise liners moored in the lagoon. Air quality in Venice is often worse than busy city centers. Within the last generation the number of residents has dropped by nearly a third. The Rialto Bridge and St Mark’s Square have become the main attractions in this Venetian Theme park providing locals with jobs in the tourist sector, but little else. Rents are sky high, Airbnb rules the roost. More and more historical buildings have been taken over by hotels. Shops, bars and restaurant cater almost exclusively to tourists. But residents are fighting back and now there are over 30 local initiatives trying to stem the tides of mass tourism. _____ DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39... For more documentaries visit: https://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories DW netiquette policy: https://www.dw.com/en/dws-netiquette-p... Category Education
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 How to live before you die

At his Stanford University commencement speech, Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself.
About the speaker
Steve Jobs · Visionary
As CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs spearheaded some of the most iconic products in technology, entertainment and design.
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How to live before you die

 A journey through the mind of an artist

Dustin Yellin makes mesmerizing artwork that tells complex, myth-inspired stories. How did he develop his style? In this disarming talk, he shares the journey of an artist — starting from age 8 — and his idiosyncratic way of thinking and seeing. Follow the path that leads him up to his latest major work (or two).
This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.
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Dustin Yellin · Sculptor
Acclaimed for his monumental “sculptural paintings,” Dustin Yellin now nurtures voices in the art community with Pioneer Works, his mammoth Brooklyn art center.
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A journey through the mind of an artist

 The discoveries awaiting us in the ocean's twilight zone

ted.com: What will we find in the twilight zone: the vast, mysterious, virtually unexplored realm hundreds of meters below the ocean’s surface? Heidi M. Sosik of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution wants to find out. In this wonder-filled talk, she shares her plan to investigate these uncharted waters, which may hold a million new species and 90 percent of the world’s fish biomass, using submersible technology. What we discover there won’t just astound us, Sosik says — it will help us be better stewards of the world’s oceans. (This ambitious plan is one of the first ideas of The Audacious Project, TED’s new initiative to inspire global change.)
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Heidi M. Sosik · Ocean scientist, inventor, explorer
Heidi M. Sosik is an ocean scientist who uses tools like lasers and robotic cameras to figure out how tiny organisms in the ocean affect our whole planet.
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The discoveries awaiting us in the ocean’s twilight zone

 How a fleet of wind-powered drones is changing our understanding of the ocean

 ted.com: Our oceans are unexplored and under sampled — today, we still know more about other planets than our own. How can we get to a better understanding of this vast, important ecosystem? Explorer Sebastien de Halleux shares how a new fleet of wind- and solar-powered drones is collecting data at sea in unprecedented detail, revealing insights into things like global weather and the health of fish stocks. Learn more about what a better grasp of the ocean could mean for us back on land.
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxSanFrancisco, an independent event. TED’s editors chose to feature it for you.
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Sebastien de Halleux · Entrepreneur, explorer
Sebastien de Halleux is a technology entrepreneur with a lifelong passion for building impactful businesses.
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Virtual reality gives doctors, patients 3D look at hearts

“A new kind of virtual reality is being described as revolutionary by experts. However, this time the technology isn’t focused on video games, but the human heart.

A doctor at Stanford has teamed up with the tech gurus in Silicon Valley to create a virtual heart. The aim is to not just tell but show patients’ families what is happening inside the body…”

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New Brain Implant Could Translate Paralyzed People’s Thoughts Into Speech

“A new brain implant out of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in New York might someday be able to read people’s thoughts and — for those who can’t speak on their own — say them out loud.

The brain-computer interface (BCI) system sits on the surface of the brain — an array of electrodes detects the neural signals sent out by brain regions responsible for perceiving and generating speech, which are then decoded by a computer in the lab, reports STAT News…”

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New Brain Implant Could Translate Paralyzed People’s Thoughts Into Speech

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The Shape of Things to Come: Flexible, Foldable Supercapacitors for Energy Storage

“A team of researchers from the Plasma Physics Research Centre, Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University in Tehran, Iran, have discovered a way of making paper supercapacitors for electricity storage, according to a new study published in the journal Heliyon . At one sheet thick, these new supercapacitors can bend, fold, flex, and still hold electricity…”
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The Shape of Things to Come: Flexible, Foldable Supercapacitors for Energy Storage

Ford teaming up with Walmart and Postmates on robot deliveries

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Ford teaming up with Walmart and Postmates on robot deliveries

“Self-driving vehicles delivering groceries in Miami Ford is joining forces with Walmart and Postmates to create a grocery delivery service using self-driving vehicles in Miami, the companies announced Wednesday. Ford has been using Miami as a test bed for its self-driving vehicles since earlier this year. And more recently, the auto giant joined with Postmates…”
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Incredible video of a flooded desert after Tropical Cyclone Mekunu dumps three years’ worth of rain in just one day.

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15 Foods You Should Avoid If You Have Diabetes

 

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No man is so guileless as
the serpent. The lonely white
rabbit on the roof is a star
twitching its ears at the rain…
Continue the poem at https://humanmaze.com/come-into-animal-presence/

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Originally shared by maninder singh Kumar

Terms like friendship and love are complex as is and what if I brought a philosophy to understand them
PHILOSOPHY is the art of asking the right QUESTIONS and the answers will appear as good as your questions are. For some time now I have held that making friends was about TRAILS. Though this is still true, for after all we are friends with what is similar kind of human trash, it occurs to me what do you do to hold on to these friends. The concept of trail actually makes me a little SAD, for I had always held that making friends wasn’t about people who had done the same things and was the uninhibited joy of meeting and challenging minds.

It’s easy to understand how we get swayed by our own emotions unless we have a philosophy in place. We make friends based on our trails, things we have done, what we relate to and how we have encountered life. An interesting phenomena in trails is the Trails Criss cross or the meeting of trails from across the spectrum. When trails criss cross, the noises grow louder and it is time to make friends. The thought that looms large is what makes trails criss cross, is it contrived or a natural occurance.
The importance of simplifying things can’t be overstated, the genius is in knowing that you made an attempt for the moon and reached an asteroid midway ! : – ))

 Most Mysterious Places On Earth – Human Maze

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Learn about the Most Mysterious Places On Earth
https://humanmaze.com/most-mysterious-places-on-earth/

Most Mysterious Places On Earth – Human Maze

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“A vida é uma série de mudanças espontâneas naturais. Não resista a elas – isto só cria tristeza. Deixe a realidade ser realidade. Deixe que as coisas fluam naturalmente para a frente de qualquer forma que elas sejam.” Lao Tzu?

The Smile BY WILLIAM BLAKE

 humanmaze.com Originally shared by Albert Einstein fan page – 1 comment

There is a Smile of Love
And there is a Smile of Deceit
And there is a Smile of Smiles
In which these two Smiles meet…
Continue this poem at https://humanmaze.com/the-smile-by-william-blake/

The Smile BY WILLIAM BLAKE

 Kindness to Animals

 Originally shared by Albert Einstein fan page humanmaze.com

Little children, never give
Pain to things that feel and live;

Let the gentle robin come
For the crumbs you save at home;
As his meat you throw along
He’ll repay you with a song…

Continue the poem at: https://humanmaze.com/kindness-to-animals/

Kindness to Animals

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.Why Socialism? | Albert Einstein | Monthly Review

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Why Socialism? | Albert Einstein | Monthly Review

 NASA HAS JUST RELEASED 2,540 STUNNING NEW PHOTOS OF MARS

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NASA HAS JUST RELEASED 2,540 STUNNING NEW PHOTOS OF MARS

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the ultimate used his creativity,
and planned for a huge diversity,
tiger, lion, parrot, carrot everyone else,
from every nationality…
Continue poem at https://humanmaze.com/save-animals/

Save Animals Save Ourselves

 Save Animals Save Ourselves

Originally shared by Albert Einstein fan page

the ultimate used his creativity,
and planned for a huge diversity,
tiger, lion, parrot, carrot everyone else,
from every nationality…
Continue poem at https://humanmaze.com/save-animals/

Save Animals Save Ourselves

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Intelligence is not the ability to store information, but to know where to find it.
Albert Einstein

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On a Deck of Cards – Pictured ~ The King of Hearts is Charlemagne. King of Clubs is Alexander the Great. King of Diamonds is Julius Caesar & King of Spades is King David. Historic Kings are just as historic as the monuments they leave behind.

 Be a good person, but don't waste time trying to prove it

Originally shared by Albert Einstein fan page

One only can hope to live good as one can
To be a good woman or be a good man
To learn how to receive you must know how to give…
Continue poem at https://humanmaze.com/be-a-good-person-but-dont-waste-time-trying-to-prove-it/

Be a good person, but don’t waste time trying to prove it humanmaze.com

 Albert Einstein Quotes

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“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” Albert Einstein

Read 31 more quotes from Albert Einstein at
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Albert Einstein Quotes

 LHC researchers discover two new particles with hints at a third

 Originally shared by The Null Hypothesis Robert Lea

Researchers at the LHC have discovered two new particles with hints at a third. https://medium.com/@roblea_63049/lhc-researchers-discover-two-new-particles-with-hints-at-a-third-2ee901deff85

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Today on the 29th of September 1901, Enrico Fermi was born. He was an Italian and naturalized-American physicist and the creator of the world’s first nuclear reactor, the Chicago Pile-1. He has been called the “architect of the nuclear age” and the “architect of the atomic bomb”.
He was one of the very few physicists in history to excel both theoretically and experimentally. Fermi held several patents related to the use of nuclear power and was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on induced radioactivity by neutron bombardment and the discovery of transuranic elements. He made significant contributions to the development of quantum theory, nuclear and particle physics, and statistical mechanics.
He was known for
> Demonstrating first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction
> Fermi–Dirac statistics
> Fermi’s golden rule
> Fermi paradox
> Fermi method
> Fermi theory of beta decay

Motion Propagation

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How big is a Star – Stars size Comparison 2018

How Big is a Star ?
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Meet the expert at #physicsconference #Mathematicsconference #physicscongress #mathematicscongress . Learn through Symposiums, Workshops, Seminar, Special Session and oral sessions at the global scientific forum in Tokyo, Japan this October.
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 Japan's Rovers Send Back First Images From The Surface Of An Asteroid

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Japan’s Rovers Send Back First Images From The Surface Of An Asteroid

 The Photoelectric Effect - Light as a Particle

 Atom arrays emerge as a surprise candidate for quantum computing

Rydberg atoms emerge as surprise candidates for qubits in quantum computing. https://medium.com/@roblea_63049/atom-arrays-emerge-as-a-surprise-candidate-for-quantum-computing-92b45775427f

Atom arrays emerge as a surprise candidate for quantum computing

 10 popular websites for Physics projects & demonstrations

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The Putorana Plateau or the Putorana Mountains is a high-lying basalt plateau, a mountainous area at the northwestern edge of the Central Siberian Plateau, to the south from Taymyr Peninsula. The highest mountain in the range is Mount Kamen which stands 1,700 m (5,600 ft) above sea level.

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Why did the goose cross the road?

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Dilwara Temples, Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India

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Emerald Lake Travel and Recreation at Yoho National Park in the Canadian Rockies
Emerald Lake in British Columbia.
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L’Oréal’s wearable sensor will track your UV exposure throughout the day

“It even integrates with Apple’s HealthKit. L’Oréal has announced a wearable device that measures your exposure to ultraviolet radiation that can seriously damage your skin and eyes and potentially cause skin cancer. The La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV sensor is designed to clip onto your clothes or bag, and it relies on NFC rather…”
https://www.impactlab.net/2018/11/23/loreals-wearable-sensor-will-track-your-uv-exposure-throughout-the-day/

#future = #REALnews #health #medicine #medtech #wellness #tech #innovation #science #design #biotech #biology #xMed #singularity #engineering #ai #artificialintelligence #robots #automation

L’Oréal’s wearable sensor will track your UV exposure throughout the day

Thanksgiving Food for Thought: The Tech Helping Make Food Abundant

 singularityhub.com Originally shared by Wasim Muklashy

Thanksgiving Food for Thought: The Tech Helping Make Food Abundant

“With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, it’s a great time to reflect on the future of food. Over the last few years, we have seen a dramatic rise in exponential technologiestransforming the food industry from seed to plate. Food is important in many ways—too little or too much of it can kill us, and it is often at the heart of family, culture, our daily routines, and our biggest celebrations. The agriculture and food industries are also two of the world’s biggest employers. Let’s take a look to see what is in store for the future…”

https://singularityhub.com/2018/11/22/thanksgiving-food-for-thought-the-tech-helping-make-food-abundant/

#future = #REALnews #health #medicine #medtech #wellness #tech #innovation #science #design #biotech #biology #xMed #singularity #engineering #ai #artificialintelligence #robots #automation #food #agriculture

Thanksgiving Food for Thought: The Tech Helping Make Food Abundant

 

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 NASA – Mars – Landing, Scenery – Science – Street Art Plus More part 7

Monday, November 26, 2018
From Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts’s Google+ Community

The content of this post came from my Google+ site. I am thankful and appreciative of people who posted beautiful photographs and useful information in my community that I shared on my Google+ site. I decided to post the content from my Google+ site on the Blog page of my website, because the Google+ office had declared that the Google+ operation will be closed by August 2019. I am sorry it is happening because I just started to enjoy the fruitful contents posted by my community.
It has such a variety of knowledge, for example, Dirk Schonfeld posted, Street Art, from all over the world and he provides the information about the artwork that gives more meaning to the pictures in the posts. By doing so the viewers become students learning the different techniques and expressions from different countries. The people who posted their content then become teachers, providing knowledge to all the viewers.  

Anand Sarnkar, Fatima Sheikh posted Science and other subjects,  Danie van der Merwe posted, Green Tech and Environment, Greg Batmary Renewable Energy, Wasim Muklashy posted, Future Is Pretty Rad, Health and Wellness posted, Herbal Medicine, Neuroscience News, Medical News Today, NASA, and others posted about space tecnology. Viktor Elizarov posted photography subjects, Trey Ratcliff posted photographs from his travels, Michael Turtle posted photographs – Place that make you go WOW!, Candy Javier Sakai posted her photographs from Japan, Emily Moor posted Nutrition Basics, Terry McNeil posted food, funny subjects and others, Jean-Valentine Grigoras posted unusuael subjects, Manuel Caycedo posted Native American subjects, Birds of India- Bird World, and BackintheUSA posted Vintage American Images.
I contributed some of the posts of my Peace Project work, TED Talk, BBC News, and some of the technology programs on BBC Click, National Geographic, and, YouTube videos on different subjects.
Emma Elenusz posted My Country Romania and Others, Nick Mare, Malgorzata M., and from the, Wonders, site, Mohamed Saad, Jennny Loveva, Danne Wells, VNY, Peter H, Pradeep Shah, Elena “Ely” Roncoroni, Sally Elmakawi, Almas Ahmad, and a lot more people posted extra ordinary scenary from different countries, and adorable pictures of children and animals, especially cats and dogs. One of my favorite categories is, beautiful birds and gardens. Mrs. Roberta, our friend from Italy posted very educational photographs.
Johnny Stork and Ye Chen’s Blog post Philosophy comments, I also shared the posts of , Provocative Ideas, from Todd William’s site.
I apologize for those people whose names I did not mention, all of us contribute time and energy to make our community richer in a lots of ways.
I admire people who spend their time collecting all this information and pictures to post on the Google+ project. Everything comes and goes as time dictates, including us, humans. What remains is evidence of hard work that becomes history to record for future generations to understand and learn from our present generation.
Thanks to Google+ while it lasts. I am glad to know people from this country, USA, and other countries around the world through Google+. Hopefully we all will go on to operate our own websites, like mine, or go on to other new collective websites. We will not stop just because Google+ closes their operation. I hope we all will continue to do work in different ventures and find more enjoyable ways to contribute knowledge to society as a whole.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Website: www.ingpeaceproject.com Email: ingpeaceproject@gmail.com

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World War One, Scenery – Science – Street Art Plus More part 6

Fridayday, November 23, 2018
From Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts’s Google+ Community
The content of this post came from my Google+ site. I am thankful and appreciative of people who posted beautiful photographs and useful information in my community that I shared on my Google+ site. I decided to post the content from my Google+ site on the Blog page of my website, because the Google+ office had declared that the Google+ operation will be closed by August 2019. I am sorry it is happening because I just started to enjoy the fruitful contents posted by my community.
It has such a variety of knowledge, for example, Dirk Schonfeld posted, Street Art, from all over the world and he provides the information about the artwork that gives more meaning to the pictures in the posts. By doing so the viewers become students learning the different techniques and expressions from different countries. The people who posted their content then become teachers, providing knowledge to all the viewers.

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 Ing’s Peace Project at Salon Creative Lounge, New York City
Saturday, March 31st, 2012
What does “Peace” mean to you? Comments
Organized by Heidi Russell
The following are some of the peace comments from the participants from the event:

– Peace is your choice. It’s what you make it.
– Peace is the light of the collective consciousness that shines from every human being and creature on earth.
– Peace is uplifting (heart shape).
– Peace ……… When words are not used,
When sitting still with another,
When hands soothe loneliness away,
When the bird sings,
When I sing a lullaby to a child
For more information please visit the following link:
https://ingpeaceproject.com/peace-project-participations/salon-creative-lounge-nyc/

 World War One in numbers

As we mark 100 years since the end of World War One, we take a look at some of the statistics from the conflict. World War One started in 1914 and ended in 1918.

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Britain’s entry into World War One was announced at 11pm on 4 August 1914. PA

Posters from World War One.

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65 million people around the world fought in the war. Around five million of those were British.

Officially, you had to be 18 to sign up to the armed forces and 19 to serve abroad. However, the youngest British soldier was a 12-year-old who lied about his age.

Soldiers in Somme. Source: Imperial War Museum

8.5 million troops are thought to have been killed, including around 750,000 British servicemen.

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21 million troops were wounded, of whom around 1.5 million were British.

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12 million letters were delivered to the front every week. By the end of the war, two billion letters and 114 million parcels had been delivered.

TrenchesSource: Imperial War Museum

An estimated two million soldiers, sailors and airmen died from disease, malnutrition and other causes.

House damaged during WW1.Getty Images Source: Imperial War Museum

An estimated 13 million civilians were also killed.

For more information please visit the following link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/28643312

 History Today - FREE ebook: 100 Years On. Get our... | Facebook

 The cover of the eBook.

On 11 November 2018, the world remembers the Armistice that brought the Great War to an end.

To mark this historic occasion, History Today has published a collection of articles by some of the most important historians of the conflict. With a new foreword by historian Gary Sheffield, this rich and diverse collection from our extensive archive looks at the war from a variety of perspectives.

From its origins to its aftermath, via battles, politics, the home front and Empire, this free commemorative special is not to be missed.

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FREE ebook: 100 Years On.
Get our comprehensive and authoritative ebook on the First World War. This commemorative collection of articles, written by leading historians on the conflict, is free to download now.

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Trump’s rain decision casts dark clouds over his Paris trip https://www.politico.com/story/2018/11/11/trump-paris-cemetery-rain-982947 -via Flynx

Trump’s rain decision casts dark clouds over his Paris trip – POLITICO

It is the Veteran….

It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion. It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble. It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial. It is the VETERAN, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.

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WW1 recruits and their Fathers, Canada

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13,000 Native Americans fought in World War 1 without US citizenship

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This photo, taken on Sept. 26, 1898, shows soldiers returning from the Spanish American War at Broad and Orange streets in Newark.

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Abraham Larue, far left, a Civil War veteran, posed with visitors at the Old Soldiers Home in Kearny in 1927.

Lined up for clothing inspection at Camp Wissahickon in Cape May during World War I.

 

Joseph Zachary of Freehold served in the Army in World War II. His wife, Laura, was a nurse with the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps.

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Armaments like this one in Monmouth County could be found all along the coast of New Jersey during World War II, guarding against attacks by German u-boats.

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Participants in Camden’s NJ Veterans Day parade march along Broadway in this photo from 1954.

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In this photo taken in Trenton in 1942, a group of unidentified young women pose with pictures of their boyfriends, who were off fighting World War II.

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The First Squadron of New Jersey rides along Union Valley Road in West Milford, NJ in June 1913

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A marching band was part of Armistice Day proceedings in Hammonton, NJ, as seen in this photo from the 1930s.

 How technology can fight extremism and online harassment

 ted.com: Can technology make people safer from threats like violent extremism, censorship and persecution? In this illuminating talk, technologist Yasmin Green details programs pioneered at Jigsaw (a unit within Alphabet Inc., the collection of companies that also includes Google) to counter radicalization and online harassment — including a project that could give commenters real-time feedback about how their words might land, which has already increased spaces for dialogue. “If we ever thought that we could build an internet insulated from the dark side of humanity, we were wrong,” Green says. “We have to throw our entire selves into building solutions that are as human as the problems they aim to solve.”
This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.
About the speaker
Yasmin Green · Geopolitical technologist
Yasmin Green is the director of research and development for Jigsaw, a unit within Alphabet Inc. focused on solving global security challenges through technology.
For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.ted.com/talks/yasmin_green_how_technology_can_fight_extremism_and_online_harassment

How technology can fight extremism and online harassment

 

Oneplus and Tencent: Exploring China’s technological revolution – BBC Click

Oneplus and Tencent: Exploring China’s technological revolution – BBC Click

Published on Nov 22, 2017

Spencer is back in China to get a behind the scenes look at the Oneplus mobile phone factory and visits the new offices of Tencent – now one of the most valuable companies in the world. Subscribe HERE https://bit.ly/1uNQEWR Find us online at www.bbc.com/click Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBCClick

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Absolute Cold | Space Time

PBS Space Time Published on Oct 11, 2017

Viewers like you help make PBS (Thank you ?) . Support your local PBS Member Station here: https://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Can we ever achieve absolute cold? Try CuriosityStream today: https://curiositystream.com/spacetime You can further support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Get your own Space Time t­shirt at https://bit.ly/1QlzoBi Tweet at us! @pbsspacetime Facebook: facebook.com/pbsspacetime Email us! pbsspacetime [at] gmail [dot] com Comment on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/pbsspacetime Help translate our videos! https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_… Previous Episode: When Quasars Collide STJC | Space Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtZ7O… Resources: Absolute Zero: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolut… Zero-Point Energy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-po… Bose-Einstein Condensate: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bose-Ei… Alfred Leitner’s Superfluid Liquid Helium: https://alfredleitner.com/superfluid.html Links to Comments Response: Rcoates89 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtZ7O… Joseph Gamble https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtZ7O… Dillan Burris https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtZ7O… Rubbergnome https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtZ7O… Many experimental physicists have spent their careers trying to cool things to absolute zero. This state of absolute cold is the zero-point on the Kelvin temperature scale, corresponding to -273.15 Celsius. Using lasers and magnetic fields, we’ve now managed to cool certain substances to less than a billionth of a Kelvin. Doing so has revealed some bizarre quantum states of matter. But quantum mechanics may also prevent us from ever reaching absolute zero. Understanding the limit to cold will lead us to an understanding of the nature of the quantum vacuum itself. Written and Hosted by Matt O’Dowd Produced by Rusty Ward Graphics by Kurt Ross Assistant Editing and Sound Design by Mike Petrow Made by Kornhaber Brown (www.kornhaberbrown.com) Special thanks to our Patreon Big Bang, Quasar and Hypernova Supporters:

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

The road is long….but this poem is short

The road is long,
Singing my song,
Writing it down,
Hope you all,
Don’t frown,
Or maybe,
So,
Depends on,
My writing row
As long as it’s not,
Because it’s just,
So so,
Quiet birds,
Crackling lightning,
Is it a turd?
Got my fans,
A growing group,
Say Hi Ho,
Stay at the work,
Of spitting out,
Words that tork,
Your mind to me,
For just a second,
Thanks for the,
read.

The road is long….but this poem is short

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I’m sure you’ve heard of the Camino de Santiago in Spain. But have you heard of the Shikoku Pilgrimage here in Japan?

In Japanese it’s called the ‘Henro’ and it’s a 1200km path that loosely follows the coast of Shikoku island and visits 88 Buddhist temples. Here in Kochi, I’ve seen a lot of people dressed as pilgrims in their white shirts and sedge hats.

I find it really inspiring and am thinking about doing the pilgrimage one day. Would you be interested in finding out more and maybe doing it yourself?

 

 apnews.com Originally shared by The Associated Press

The most grueling days demand treks of more than 100 miles (160 kilometers). Migrants eager to find strength in numbers must keep that pace to remain with the group.

Swollen and blistered feet are big challenge for migrants

 3 Ingredient Homemade Toothpaste With Turmeric To Whiten Teeth And Reverse Gum Disease

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3 Ingredient Homemade Toothpaste With Turmeric To Whiten Teeth And Reverse Gum Disease

3 Ingredient Homemade Toothpaste With Turmeric To Whiten Teeth And Reverse Gum Disease

 Middle path of peace

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Peace is not won in battles
Peace reigns in the heart of man
Make way for inner light to step out
Let peace and goodwill guide the way!
Savvy Middle path of peace

 

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Defense mechanism of fish avoiding predators

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This Fruit Is Banned Because It Fights Colon, Breast, Pancreatic And Skin Cancer

This Fruit Is Banned Because It Fights Colon, Breast, Pancreatic And Skin Canc

 Follow This Simple Method To Use Curry Leaves For Faster Hair Growth

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Follow This Simple Method To Use Curry Leaves For Faster Hair Growth

Follow This Simple Method To Use Curry Leaves For Faster Hair Growth

 

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This struggle between dog and baby as to rightful ownership of the bed is just too cute to handle. #veryfunny   #animallovers

 

 

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Soda is Full of Cancer-Causing Chemicals And Destroys Our Bones

Soda is Full of Cancer-Causing Chemicals And Destroys Our Bones

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 Review: Raya Pro - the Digital Blending Panel for Photoshop

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Raya Pro Review – the Digital Blending Panel for Photoshop
Raya Pro serves as a tool that helps photographers streamline the editing workflow in Photoshop. The plugin creates a new panel in Photoshop that only displays tools and actions related to the photography workflow and specifically to digital blending. Now, I can complete 90% of my photo editing using only the Raya Pro panel. Review: Raya Pro – the Digital Blending Panel for Photoshop

 Do you think your dog would protect you or do you think it would run if you were being attacked?

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Do you think your dog would protect you or do you think it would run if you were being attacked? by Mark Urso https://www.quora.com/Do-you-think-your-dog-would-protect-you-or-do-you-think-it-would-run-if-you-were-being-attacked/answer/Mark-Urso?ch=99&share=cdd29f20&srid=3Z6iQ

Do you think your dog would protect you or do you think it would run if you were being attacked?

 

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Scotland Orkney Islands

 

 

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Originally shared by Dirk Schönfeld #sculpturebythesea
“Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are” Sculptures at Bondi Beach, Australia,
by artists Gillie and Marc Schattner. Photo by Jessica Wyld.

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 Originally shared by Dirk Schönfeld #streetart in Sanok (ul. Feliksa Gielii), Poland,
by artist Arkadiusz Andrejkow. Photo by Arkadiusz Andrejkow.
>> “Inspracj? do tego obrazu by?a stuletnia fotografia (1918—>2018) przedstawiaj?ca Zygmunta Kellera jeszcze jako ma?e dziecko wraz z jego najbli?sz? rodzin?. Mural powsta? na ?cianie przy jego rodzinnym domu w Sanoku przy ul. Feliksa Gielii.” Arkadiusz Andrejkow

 

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GOOD MORNING MY FRIENDS, WHEREVER YOU ARE! Missing someone…

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Originally shared by Emma Elenusz Where are you, childhood?

 

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Originally shared by Emma Elenusz Remembering the sea…

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 Originally shared by Emma Elenusz Ballerina…

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 Originally shared by Emma Elenusz Me, you and the entire world…

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Originally shared by Mrs Roberta Budapest.

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Originally shared by Kazuhiro Tanaka ??? Kumoba Pond / Karuizawa Japan

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Originally shared by Emma Elenusz The first kiss…

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Night dream…For those who now prepare themselves for a good night dream!

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 Originally shared by Jenny Ioveva Soft as the mist..

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#streetart in Berlin (Wedding), Germany, by artist Rise.
Photo by facebook.com/Anonym-Street-Art-Fotos-Aus-Berlin

 

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Longyearbyen , Spitsbergen, Svalbard ”…?

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 Originally shared by Jenny Ioveva Glorious Fall color!..

 

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Originally shared by Jenny Ioveva Nature is fabulous…

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Originally shared by Ma?gorzata Szczurek

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#streetart in NYC (on Lawton St, BK), USA, by artists JMZWalls BKFoxx.

Photo by BKFoxx.

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Karuizawa Festival of colored leaves

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Baking bread traditionally…I invite you to taste it, it is sooo good!

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Grand or grand-grand parents, who knows?

The Sphinx, the proud of Bucegi Mountains, south of Romanian Carpathians…