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AARP article with information on TSA scanners..

AARP article with information on flying and TSA scanners..





Writing at Examiner.com

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Android security problems

Android security study

Coverity has turned up security concerns in the Android smartphone system. See article at




NASA’s Earth Observing-1 satellite shows toxic sludge from the Ajkai Timföldgyar alumina (aluminum oxide) plant in western Hungary

 Toxic Sludge in Hungary

Toxic Sludge in Hungary    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/iotd.html

On Oct. 4, 2010, an accident occurred at the Ajkai Timföldgyar alumina (aluminum oxide) plant in western Hungary, when a corner wall of a waste-retaining pond broke, releasing a torrent of toxic red sludge down a local stream. Several nearby towns were inundated, including Kolontar and Devecser, where the sludge was up to 6.5 feet deep in places. Four people were killed immediately, several more were missing and dozens of residents were hospitalized for chemical burns.

On Oct. 9, 2010, the Advanced Land Imager on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 satellite captured this natural-color image of the area.

Image Credit: NASA

September 8, 1960. Eisenhower and Von Braun at Marshall Space Flight Center.

 Ushering in the Future

Ushering in the Future

Dr. Werhner von Braun, Marshall Space Flight Center’s first director, points out a detail regarding the first stage of the Saturn rocket to President Dwight D. Eisenhower. President Eisenhower was at Marshall to participate in the Center’s dedication ceremony, Sept. 8, 1960.

Image Credit: NASA


NASA photo shows Western Russia burning.

 Smoke over Western Russia

Smoke over Western Russia

Hundreds of fires burned across western Russia on August 2, 2010, but it is the smoke that conveys the magnitude of the disaster in this true-color image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. Dense gray-brown smoke extends across the width of this image, a distance of about 1,700 kilometers (1,000 miles). The smoke clearly continues both east and west beyond the edge of the image, and is visible in both previous and successive orbits of the Terra satellite. The smoke is so thick that it is not possible to see the ground beneath it.

Image Credit: NASA/MODIS Rapid Response


Quantum Entanglement. No it’s not a romance novel.


Scientists Take Quantum Steps Toward Teleportation

by NPR Staff

Dr. Christopher Monroe

Brad Horn/NPR Christopher Monroe of the Joint Quantum Institute sits before a 16-by-4-foot table covered in optical equipment. His team has been able to "teleport" an atom a distance of about one meter.

“Quantum entanglement” may sound like an awful sci-fi romance flick, but it’s actually a phenomenon that physicists say may someday lead to the ability to teleport an object all the way across the galaxy instantly.”



See the whole story at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128910996&sc=fb&cc=fp

Ways to Use Social Networking to Land Your Next Job

Ways to Use Social Networking to Land Your Next Job.

From AARP via the Washington Post.

Unemployment and Fear. An article at Tikkun Daily by Lita Kurth.

Timely article on unemployment and its emotional ramifications.

Unemployment, Fear, and What We Can Do

by: Lita Kurth on July 20th, 2010

Photo at http://www.tikkun.org/tikkundaily/wp-content/uploads/Workers_unemployed_by_the_freeze_in_California.jpg

Environment vs jobs. Why does it have to be this way? What’s the answer?

I don’t understand why we can’t figure out how to do both; clean up the environment and save jobs at the same time. What is the problem? Lack of brainpower? Or lack of energy or courage or determination?  Just questions to ask.

Central Coast growers, environmentalists spar over proposed water quality rules

Posted: 07/09/2010 09:01:28 AM PDT

Updated: 07/09/2010 08:42:50 PM PDT

Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel Field north of Santa Cruz are irrigated along the... ( @Shmuel Thaler )

WATSONVILLE — Proposed rules to clean up Central Coast waters could damage agriculture and put thousands of farmworkers out of work, according to growers.

But environmentalists say nitrate from fertilizers and pesticides is poisoning the region’s water supplies, and without more regulation, public health is at risk.

More at http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_15477074?source=rss&nclick_check=1