Tag: NASA

Disrupting the Flying Experience

January 25, 2013 0 Comments
Disrupting the Flying Experience

Through the years, I have  often mentioned some of the opportunities available to inventors and entrepreneurs in trying to reshape out energy usage and infrastructure. After my trip to Florida for the last few days, I am reminded of another industry that needs to be disrupted and changed, and that is the airline industry. Unfortunately, […]

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The (R)evolution is Happenning Now

January 10, 2013 0 Comments
The (R)evolution is Happenning Now

The task of keeping up with technological change gets harder by the day. One human brain (mine) just can’t grasp the complexity and rapid progress. Just the other day, I was mentioning the robotic transformation of manufacturing, Anthony commented about how microcontrollers are easier than ever to embed into almost everything, and now Toyota and […]

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2012 May Not Be The End!!

March 22, 2012 1 Comment
2012 May Not Be The End!!

  The rumors have been flying for the past few years that December 2012 will be the end of the world.  A lot of the hysteria has been fueled by the so called Mayan calendar reaching the end of its cycle at that point.  Throw  in the wacky weather and climate of the past few years, unprecedented  […]

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Dazzling Photos From Space

March 14, 2012 1 Comment
Dazzling Photos From Space

  While we didn’t have the best view of the Northern Lights around here last week when the big geomagnetic storm was hitting the Earth, some in the southern hemisphere certainly enjoyed the aurora.  In fact an astronaut on the International Space Station took photos of the Southern Lights between Australia and Antarctica.  The green […]

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Video shows Northern Lights from space

November 13, 2011 0 Comments

Some NASA astronauts just released one amazing video.  It’s a four minute and 56 second video that time-lapses the International Space Station’s rotation around the earth.  The video is amazing.  It’s quality is superb.  And when you see it you get the opportunity to see features of the Earth from a perspective you’ve likely never […]

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Tweeting about space

October 22, 2011 0 Comments

With news of another satellite falling back to Earth in the near future I came across this interesting story from NASA.  The agency has selected twenty of its followers on Twitter to get an exclusive look at the soon-to-be launched National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite. The satellite will help us with weather observations, but one […]

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New Form of Life

December 3, 2010 0 Comments
New Form of Life

I know I promised a couple months ago to not regularly review space news here in the blog, but sometimes the news is so interesting that it trumps most other subjects. This is the case with a NASA announcement yesterday about the discovery of a life form (bacteria) on earth that uses arsenic instead of phosphorous for the basic building blocks […]

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Hayabusa Coming Home, Drought Update

June 10, 2010 0 Comments
Hayabusa Coming Home, Drought Update

First up the US Drought Monitor. When looking at this week’s report be mindful that it does not include the soaking rain that fell on Tuesday – the heaviest of which fell in the Northwoods which is suffering the driest conditions. Next week is when we should see some improvement in the drought status in […]

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Space, Private & Public

February 4, 2010 0 Comments
Space, Private & Public

Perhaps you caught wind of changes in the NASA budget proposed by the current administration. It came out with the federal budget earlier this week. The biggest change is that the Constellation program – that was supposed to send humans back to the moon – has been axed. The focus will instead shift to developing […]

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Bitter Cold Possibilities

January 25, 2010 0 Comments
Bitter Cold Possibilities

First and update on the weather for today and this week. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Price county through 4pm today.A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for Ashland county through 6am Tuesday and for Iron county until noon Tuesday. Snow amounts could be around an inch or two around Phillips, Park Falls, Three […]

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