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Schroedinger's Cat Found

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 Nobel Prize in Physics 2012. How Do We See Light? Or, Schroedinger's Cat?

 

A clever, instructive, and short video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dRr-fnPCwM&feature=em-subs_digest-newavtr

 

Official web announcement of the 2012 Physics Prize, with photos of the two winners:
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2012/

Schroedinger's Cat article:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger%27s_cat

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Chameleons, Servants

& Other Robots You May  Know (in the near Future)

Animal Forms and Humanoids: These are all working robots, not toys, “pets,” fantasies, or sculptures.

The “Robot Zoo”:

Chameleon Robot
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/space-technology-news/flexible-robot-vin/

Camouflage Robot
http://www.gizmag.com/camouflage-robot-harvard/23749/

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Sea Turtle, Hummingbird, Squirrel, Fish, Spider
http://www.popsci.com/taxonomy/term/50999

Stickybot Geckgo
http://www.asme.org/kb/news---articles/articles/robotics/what-we-can-learn-from-animals

 Fish, Lobsters, Penguins, Jellyfish
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/10/photogalleries/robot-fish-animals-pictures/index.html

Deer
http://boyslife.org/home/heads-up/8302/robots-catch-poachers/

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2009/05/07/attention-poachers-that-deer-just-might-be-a-robot/

Honeybees
http://inhabitat.com/uk-scientists-to-create-an-autonomous-flying-robot-with-a-virtual-honey-bee-brain/

Snails
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/06/30/animal.robots/index.html

Eel
http://theeconomist.tumblr.com/post/7428699708/this-is-no-eel-its-a-robot-fish-a-new

Bugs
http://quigleyscabinet.blogspot.com/2012/09/bug-bots.html

Worms
http://www.zdnet.com/photos-giant-robot-worm-to-the-rescue_p5-3040154447/

Ferocious Climber, the RISE
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2009/05/rise_robot_climbs_poles_like_some_sort_of_ferocious_animal-2/

 

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“Us and Them”: Humanoid Robots

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/08/robots/robots-photography

 

“World’s Top 3 Humanoid Robots.” More sophisticated, dancing, stair-climbing, talking, even mischievous & sassy  fellows: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_m56irWKeI

Thinking Robot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_m56irWKeI

Human-Looking and -Speaking Robot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=zIuF5DcsbKU

Robot Navigating Around People While All Are Walking
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=jddPRdlLO_k

Department Store Dummy?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oorYRBH2x4

Pouring Orange Juice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V9XUMCPGF8

Asimo Demonstration in Linz. Walking Backward, Kicking a Soccer Ball, Dancing Hawaiian, Running (6 km/hr)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=mmabKC1P51A

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October 2012 Trivia


October is National Cybersecurity Month in the U.S.

calendula-marigoldsThe October flower is Marigold, a hardy and edible herb and medicine, also known as Calendula, summer bride, Mary bud, bull’s eyes, and husbandman’s dial. The latter stems from it turning its head to follow the sun.

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October contains the national day, independence day, or similar, of several nations: Austria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Nigeria, Portugal, Spain, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Taiwan, Turkey, Turkmenistan.

 

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October 2: Birth anniversary of Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi, who, more than any other single individual, freed India from the rule of the British. Independence was achieved in 1947.

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Gandhi as a young man.

 


October 2:   International Non-Violence Day, for which Gandhi was the world’s inspiration. "Mahatma" is an honorific meaning "Great Soul."  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandhi     Gandhi: The Movie

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On the lighter side, October is the National Month for PIZZA, POPCORN, and SAUSAGE. It is also National Squirrel Awareness Month.

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                                                        Happy Halloween!

 

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Black Hole News

Recent observations in the Milky Way have confounded current Black Hole theory.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=m22-stellar-mass-black-holes

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"Black Hole" on Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_hole

Black Hole information at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory:

http://www.nrao.edu/index.php/learn/science/blackholes 

 

"Retrieving Data from a Black Hole"

http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2006/mar/02/retrieving-data-from-a-black-hole

More Black Hole links here:

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/01/heavy-black-hole/

 

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Register & Vote Early

KEY DATES pertaining to the 2012 Presidential and Tennessee General Election

Last day to REGISTER to vote in this election: October 8, 2012.   your_vote_counts

Period of early, in-person VOTING: October 17 through November 1, 2012.
See county* for hours of voting. Counties are required to accept votes Monday - Saturday for at least 3 consecutive hours.

Election Day: November 6, 2012

For *county links and further information go to the library page: http://fountainheadcollege.edu/resources/library/762-2012-general-election

 

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Google Tricks: Sept. 2012

Judging Webpage Content Quality

Did you ever wonder how Google rates web pages?  g_rankings_image

Click here for some insights into this process.

Ranking on Google

Wikipedia article about "page rank." 

"High Quality Websites" --an article on SEOGadget Blog

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