Thursday, August 25, 2016

Starlight Gifts

How does starlight travel trillions of miles through space?  Light is a form of wave motion.

  Celestron PowerSeeker 50 AZ Refractor Telescope

 Astronomical observations : An optical telescope forms images of distant stars.  They are built in 2 types:
  1. Refractor - Galileo first used a refracting telescope in 1897.  Refracting telescopes use mirrors and range in size from 60 mm to 40 inches.
  2. Reflector - Newtonian telescopes originated by the British scientist Isaac Newton in 1668 instead use a lense to collect and focus starlight.  They range in size from 76 mm (3 inches) to the largest 10.4 m ( 34 feet).
Dobsonian telescopes are reflecting telescopes and are very popular, easy to use and inexpensive.  Cassegrains telescopes are more expensive but provide good image and resolution quality. Telescopes come with a variety of eyepieces with different focal lengths so you can adjust the magnifying power when viewing various objects.  Each eye piece provides different magnificence.

Thursday, August 4, 2016



Nissan unveiled its ground-breaking BladeGlider prototype today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with Williams Advanced Engineering playing an important role in the car’s creation as Nissan’s technical partner.

 First seen as a concept car at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan utilised Williams Advanced Engineering’s expertise in electric powertrains, aerodynamics and chassis dynamics to build two prototypes at the Williams factory in Grove, Oxfordshire. One will be on static display in Rio de Janeiro at the Olympic Park, while the second will be used in Rio for dynamic rides to select media and VIPs. The demonstration vehicles feature an advanced three seat conceptual configuration with a narrow front track and wider rear track for enhanced aerodynamic efficiency and chassis dynamics. 

The vehicle layout also features a very focused central driving position which further accentuates the sense of driver involvement. The fully electric concept, which was designed as a glimpse into the future of electric vehicles (EVs), features exceptional performance delivered by Williams Advanced Engineering’s battery and motor technology with a top speed in excess of 190km/h, with 0-100km/h taking less than five seconds. BladeGlider further builds on a successful collaborative relationship between Williams Advanced Engineering and Nissan on a number of previous projects. 

Speaking about the project Craig Wilson, Managing Director of Williams Advanced Engineering, said; “At Williams Advanced Engineering we like to use our expertise in automotive engineering to help customers push the boundaries with their new products. This is exactly what Nissan is doing with BladeGlider, a real-life study that shows the potential of EV cars in terms of styling and performance. 

We were delighted to be involved with the project and Nissan’s forward-thinking approach to EVs.” Daniele Schillaci, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., added; “Thanks to the partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering on the BladeGlider project, Nissan has been able to explore the potential for a high performance EV under the philosophy of Nissan Intelligent Mobility. 

With BladeGlider, we want to challenge the public’s expectations of what an EV could look like and the performance it can deliver.”

Technological learning

The African continent is economically divided into four categories:
oil economy
transition economy
pre transition

Technological learning will serve as the basis for growth in Africa.

 Having established relationships with Europe, India and China, Africa is poised to grow significantly as the current idea of intra Africa trade between Northern and Southern Africa becomes more popular.  The economies differ significantly.  Eventually the fundamental foundations of the continental economy will be enhanced.  The difference offers the opportunity to fill a huge gap in the margin of productivity and an increase in the propensity for changes in local economies.   
Source - African Research Duke University  Libraries

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Exoplanet Kepler-452b

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tackling the Energy & Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century

"It's About Global Ethics and Global Security"


In the interview below, Grubb argues that tackling the energy and environmental problems of the 21st century requires three different domains of decision-making to be recognised and connected. These domains are: saticficing, optimising and transforming. Each domain involves different theoretical foundations, draws on different areas of evidence and implies different policies. For example, the theoretical foundations for each domain include behavioural, neoclassical and evolutionary economics respectively. Each is equally important.

Structural Inefficiency 
A lot of credit going towards unproductive uses that create asset bubbles. How do you get capital to flow into low carbon investments?

 "You have alot of capital just sitting around earning very, very little interest. When you look at the economics of low carbon investments .. will generate return over decades in the form of generating very low marginal cost of power."

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Gods Among the Stars: Why Egyptian Names Grace Comet 67P

When the Western world began unearthing ancient Egyptian cities and decoding the remnants of those cultures, once-hidden histories were illuminated for a new group of people. Now, scientists are trying to excavate an object of even greater antiquity: a comet traveling around our sun.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Potential $100 Trillion Market For Space Mining

Who owns the asteroids in our solar system? It may seem strange, but Congress hopes to answer over the next few months with a new bill that is currently being reviewed by the Senate.

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Space Mining Updates...

Cyclone Space Mining pushing to remain a leader at NASA competition

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Space Mining Updates...

A study released today by the International Academy of Astronautics found that space mineral resources (SMR) can benefit humanity and serve as an economic “game changer,” especially in developing countries.

 The study, the most comprehensive to date, examined the latest technologies, economics, law and policy related to SMR opportunities and included several recommendations to space agencies and analysis of options to advance this exploration.

 “This study is not about how to leverage space mineral resources, but rather how best to leverage them,” according to Art Dula, co-editor of the study and a faculty member of the Houston Law School where he teaches space law.

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The author includes a step-by-step description of how Bitcoin works, starting with public key cryptography. He goes on to explain how transactions are processed, exploring the blockchain and reviewing how the wallet and mining technologies are structured. This vital resource reviews Bitcoin from the broader perspective of digital currencies and explores historical attempts at cryptographic currencies, all the way through to innovative applications such as decentralized exchanges or autonomous agents.

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Flying High Certificate

Flying High Certificate

The sky is the limit, but the adventures found in the Flying High certificate are limitless! Give the gift of flight today! Recipients can choose from over 300 flying experiences nationwide From a calm and carefree flight, to the more action-oriented escape, the Flying High certificate offers something for every airborne interest. Float through the clouds and take in breathtaking views with a romantic hot air balloon ride, recreate the glory days of aviation with a vintage biplane ride, feel the rush of your first flight with an introductory flight lesson, or embrace your Top Gun dreams with a fighter pilot for a day mission. Prepare someone for take-off today!

Exotic Car Racing Certificate

Exotic Car Racing Certificate

Take your car fanatic on the ride of a lifetime! The ultimate set of fast 'n' flashy wheels awaits, with Cloud 9 Living's Exotic Car Racing Certificate! Recipients can choose from over 80 thrilling exotic car experiences at various track locations throughout the U.S. Enjoy any adrenaline-pumping option! Hit top speeds riding along as a passenger with a professional driver, challenge the track by actually taking the wheel of a high-performance vehicle, or double the heart-pounding fun and do both! Only the most prestigious exotic car options are available for your car buff to choose from: Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, Audis and more Kick your car-lover's heart into overdrive with one of the most memorable racing experiences available! Your lucky gift recipient will be so glad you did, and you'll be sure to score some serious brownie points!

Stock Car Ride Along Experiences

Stock Car Ride Along Experiences

Strap in for the ride of a lifetime and a dream come true!Ride along in a real stock car - the same type of race cars you see on TV - at speeds over 150 MPH on a real race track with a professional driver behind the wheel. Create an unforgettable memory to talk about for years!If riding in the car is not enough, check out our options to Drive a Stock Car.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

Indulge yourself with a rejuvenating deep tissue spa treatment. Your experienced massage therapist is dedicated to providing you a healing and transforming experience.This deep tissue massage addresses tight muscle groups without going past the point of resistance. This treatment is beneficial for physical and mental stress reduction, athletic peak performance, sculpting and overall toning.

The True Facial - Santa Monica

The True Facial - Santa Monica

Enliven your skin with a customized facial appropriate for all skin types. A layer of a most coveted mushroom enzyme mask to lift away dull, tired skin and reveal a fresher, brighter version of you! Trust that all of your needs will be thoroughly addressed in this 1 hour facial - a true transformation.

Playing Lesson - Palm Aire Country Club

Playing Lesson - Palm Aire Country Club

Often following golf lessons on the driving range, golfers find themselves asking "I had the perfect swing on the range, why can't I seem to transfer my skills to the golf course?"With a Playing Lesson from PGA & LPGA Professionals at the Palm Aire Academy, you'll learn how to actually play the game of golf. Although swing mechanics are important, there is much more to being a successful golfer. With a Playing Lesson, you'll get out onto the course with your instructor and learn skills including:How to hit from different lies on the course (i.e. uphill, downhill, sidehill, etc..)Proper stance for various shots on the courseShot selection & club selectionCourse management and how to avoid trouble areas on the courseJudgement of distancesAbout Your Instructors at the Palm Aire Golf Academy:Palm-Aire Golf Academy is home to some of the finest teaching professionals in the nation. Since 1997 the instructors at Palm-Aire have been helping all types of golfers improve and get more enjoyment out of the game of golf. In 1999, this Academy was voted one of the Top 8 teaching facilities in the United States. Directors of Instruction Stephen and Michele and their experienced staff of experienced Class A PGA teaching professionals are looking forward to helping you improve your golf game.Director Stephen Conte is a PGA Class A Member, and is an accomplished player with many tournament successes. Stephen's lifelong involvement in golf and his superior knowledge of the golf swing have made him one of the most qualified PGA Teaching Professionals in South Florida.Director Michele Conte has been recognized as one of the Top 50 LPGA Teaching Professionals in the nation. Along with her tremendous teaching expertise, her friendly personality and excellent communication skills have made her one of the most respected and successful LPGA Teaching Professionals in South Florida.

Dive with Great White Sharks

Dive with Great White Sharks

During this 5 day excursion, you will travel to Isla Guadalupe from San Diego where you will have the opportunity of a lifetime to see these amazing predators in their own environment. Discover huge Great White Sharks with an upscale shark vessel and the industry's largest shark cages.One of the most important considerations in providing these amazing experiences is cage design, and safety. We have ensured you'll have the best cages available to dive with, so you can feel comfortable and confident.Your vessel will have a dedicated air system for shark cage operations, service the largest shark cages available and have full time experienced Great White crews. The vessels are excellent long range dive platforms for those seeking laid back comfort and style while diving with Great Whites.Relax after a day of diving in your vessel's galley, complete with TV/VCR/DVD, and email access. On-board, chefs are sure to delight as they prepare you delicious traditional meals, or the freshest fish in the world. All beverages, including beer and wine, are available at no extra cost. We are proud to feature "Shark Trust Wines" with your meals - a local eco minded company that gives back 10% of its total sales to ongoing shark research world wide.Divers seeking a week-long encounter with the ocean's ultimate predator no longer need to travel over 5000 miles to South Africa or Australia. This newly named "Bio-Sphere Reserve" located just 210 miles into the Pacific has it all, and we can take you there!

Buena Vista Zipline Adventure

Buena Vista Zipline Adventure

Get ready for a summer adventure unlike any other! As you soar through the forest on a truly impressive zipline course, you'll experience thrills and the serenity of nature all at once.Make sure you look around, otherwise you might miss the views of snow-capped peaks and the pulsing Arkansas River that surround you.Course description:Line 1 (553 feet) - Line 1 starts out on a cliff and zips through the woods and lands high in an old growth treeBridge (96 feet) - This is a high bridge about 35 feet off the ground that connects between 2 large treesLine 2 (538 feet) - Line 2 leaves from a high tree 35 feet above the ground and travels fast through the trees, landing on a platform tucked into the cliffsLine 3 (520 feet) - Line 3 takes off from the cliffs and takes you for a wild ride, landing on the ground on a bench overlooking the Arkansas RiverBridge (97 feet) - This is a ladder bridge that goes from the ground up 30 feet to the top platform in a large treeLine 4 (375 feet) - Line 4 leaves from high inside an old growth tree, and it shoots through and above the trees out onto a large cliffLine 5 (899 feet) - Line 5 leaves from the cliffs then travels fast through the trees to the valley floorLine 6 (258 feet) - This leaves from a tree deck 45 feet off the ground and lands on another tree deck 35 feet in the airLine 7 (325 feet) - This final zip brings you high into an old growth treeThis is the perfect experience for families or groups looking to experience all the beauty and excitement Colorado has to offer in summertime!

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage

Combining the best of therapeutic massage practices from around the world, this therapy uses specific rhythmic massage movements and potent herbal and aromatherapy oils enhancing the therapeutic effect. Choose from an uplifting, detoxifying or relaxing blend.UPLIFT: A massage designed to promote circulation and relieve muscle soreness using a blend of rosemary, basil, chamomile and laurel leaf extracts.DETOX: Enjoy a detoxifying therapy with cypress, lemon and cedar wood. Releases toxic build-up in sluggish digestive, circulatory and lymphatic systems.RELAX: A deeply calming massage with hypnotic oils of sandalwood, clove, vetivert and jasmine. Eases fatigue, exhaustion and soothes an over-stressed nervous system.

Visit Europe . Explore Bulgria

The Best of Bulgaria - $1,045.69

Get to see the most important sites in Bulgaria in this 8-day tour.

Horseriding at Iskar Ranch - $135.85

Go horseback riding along the banks of the Iskar reservoir!

Private Tour to Koprivshtitsa, Starosel and Plovdiv - $94.38

Explore the charming towns of Koprivshtitsa and the famous old neighborhood of Plovdiv. Visit to the largest underground Thracian temple on the Balkans at Chetinyova Mound near the village of Starosel

When positioning your business to face the competition, what factors do you consider?

Has your business strategy mastered the art of MANOERVRING?

hen do you choose an Offensive or Defensive Strategy?

Does it require a Basic or Complex Solution?

What positioning does it take for your business to gain an advantage?

Your getting and keeping sight of the competition is often based on the structural limitations of your business such as how you communicate and where your partners are located?

Other important factors may include concepts such as energy (POTENTIAL VS KINETIC) as well as gravity.

You may be asking why these positioning concepts matter and how your business strategy may often be similar to that of an elite Formula One racing car driver or aerial pilot?

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