USA! USA! USA!
> A Republican State Representative from Arizona may have set an internet record; going from total obliviousness to full blown furry in under 24 hours.
Picard in that episode: "A lot has changed in the past three hundred years. People are no longer obsessed with the accumulation of things. We've eliminated hunger, want, the need for possessions. We've grown out of our infancy."
The 2-second images are stacked groups of 60 to make 2 minute images (and others) then returned to Earth every 13.7 days. These are like little videos, and scientists will be able to search for dips in light that would suggest a planet crossing in front of the star. (NASA Ames)
Why is @NASA_TESS@twitter.com so exciting? I'm willing to bet #TESS will be the spacecraft that finds the first planet outside of our solar system that we later determine has life on it. As well as planets that could be considered theoretically, if not actually, habitable for humans.
Scientists can learn a surprising amount from a bit of transit data. The dip in brightness and size of the star gives them the size or radius of the planet. Time between transits gives them orbital period of the planet, and from that the average distance of planet from its star.
why yes, amazon. by all means, do tell me when mark twain releases a new book.
You can also request Google blur your home and more by following the instructions under Privacy & Blurring here (click "show more"): https://www.google.com/intl/en/streetview/privacy/#privacy-and-blurring
Privacy: The homes of Mark Zuckerberg (CEO Facebook) and Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook COO) on Google Maps.
Since taking over at EPA, he has surrounded himself with a 24/7 security detail of 18 people (as much as $3 million/year), built a secret phone booth ($25,000), added biometric locks and swept his office for bugs ($9,000). https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/09/26/epa-spending-almost-25000-to-install-a-secure-phone-booth-for-scott-pruitt
A few days later the EPA administrator spent $36,068 to fly in a military jet from Cincinnati to New York so he could catch a plane to Rome. The flight to Rome was $7,003. All taxpayer money spent so he can destroy the last shreds of barely acceptable US environmental policy.
The US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator spent $1,641 of taxpayer money on a first-class seat for a 90-minute flight from Washington DC to New York City. Just to go on TV and praise the US decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/first-class-travel-distinguishes-scott-pruitts-epa-tenure/2018/02/11/5bb89afc-0b7d-11e8-8b0d-891602206fb7_story.html?utm_term=.59f18d0a05e4
Cross-posting is marketing for the source platform, so you shouldn't be surprised I don't think Twitter to Mastodon cross-posting is beneficial to Mastodon.
Mastodon is a social network, and talking to each other is a big part of it. If someone has setup a cross-poster and left and never checks their notifications, it's pointless for us who are here.
“Our undergraduate researchers are not second-class citizens... Some will be in our lab for four years, the same amount of time as our PhDs. As members of our research family, they take up the associated rights and responsibilities that go with being practising scientists.”
RT @UA_magazine@twitter.com Undergraduate colleagues make you a better researcher and teacher. Here’s how: https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/hire-undergrad-lab/