IOTD …. Image of the day, #337 …. “#IStandWithAhmed …. Ahmed Mohamed”!!


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~~September 21, 2015~~ 

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By now, you’ve read the story of Ahmed Mohamed – a boy who built a clock people knew wasn’t a bomb, but was treated as though it were a bomb because his name was Ahmed Mohammed.

Let’s all agree there was a point that everybody looked at this kid in his NASA t-shirt and realized they were over-reacting.

Then chose to make it worse.

That’s fear.

And a certain type of phobia.

Of course, Ahmed was sad over this. Who wouldn’t be?

But look what happened: ‪

#‎IStandWithAhmed‬ began trending and a nation of people who want kids to “create, to tinker, to build and dream” rallied behind Ahmed.

NASA reached out. Mark Zuckerberg. The President of the United States.

Ahmed wanted to impress his teacher.

Instead, he impressed others.

I like it.

I like it because it’s a happy ending to a sad story.

But I also like it because of the powerful message it sends to bad players.

That person you think won’t fight back?

That you feel you have power over?

Are you thinking of taking a cheap shot?

Word spreads.

And if it’s truly egregious, people are going to rally behind that person and reward him in ways that make you seethe.

The kid you didn’t like is now a famous kid and gets to do cool things with cool people because uncool people did uncool things.

Look: I think people are generally good.

But I think people who AREN’T good tend to be small, petty and jealous.

And they can do a lot of damage to decent hearts.

So before that damage becomes permanent, I would like the correction to be MASSIVE.

Like it was here.

So keep tinkering. Maybe you’ll impress your teacher. And even if you don’t, maybe you’ll meet the President or the guy who created Facebook.

Or get a ton of neat stuff from Microsoft.

You know who won’t see any of that stuff happen?

The person who was thoughtless and cruel.

Maybe the very possibility of that will make that small minds think twice.

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https://www.facebook.com/TheMarmelPage?fref=ts

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All credit goes to Steve Marmel. This commentary was published in his Facebook page. I take no credit for the content or his thoughts. I happen to wholeheartedly agree and I’m sharing his exact words and comments

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A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”

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Google Doodle for today …. “Sally Ride’s 64th birthday”!!


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~~May 26, 2015~~ 

Google Doodle Celebrates Sally Ride’s 64th Birthday

Today, May 26, 2015, American astronaut Sally Ride would have have been 64 years old.
She died in 2012, but her work lives on as an inspiration to young women who want to touch the stars.

Ride was indefatigable in promoting education, in promoting the need to explore space, and working to get girls more involved with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. As the first American woman in space her place in history was secure, but she knew what this implied for her as a role model, and maximized that leverage.

Google has helped promote her message today in a series of lovely Doodles, animated images that come up when you open the home page of the search engine.

Dr. Ride was immortalized when NASA named the GRAIL spacecraft impact site after her. But her legacy was secured by her own doing, by her actions. And we thank her for them.

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http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/

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The astronaut and physicist worked to motivate young people, especially girls, to become interested in science and math.

On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride made history when she became the first American woman in space. On Tuesday, Google honored what would have been her 64th birthday with an animated Google Doodle.

Ride was born in Los Angeles on May 26, 1951. While finishing her Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University in 1977, she applied to join NASA and was among one of six women selected to be astronaut candidates.

At the age of 32, Ride became the first American woman in space while on board the Challenger space shuttle. She made another mission into orbit the following year, also on board Challenger.

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Ride’s partner Tam O’Shaughnessy wrote in a blog post that while in space Ride “realized how important it is for all of us to take care of our fragile home in space, and became an environmentalist.”

After leaving NASA, Ride became the director of the California Space Institute and professor of physics at the University of California at San Diego. She saw how girls were being put off from pursuing careers in science and math and worked to inspire young people, especially girls and minority students, to keep up their interests in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://time.com/3895806/sally-ride-google-doodle-astronaut-nasa-first-woman-space/

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~~Sally Ride Google Doodle~~

~~Published on May 25, 2015~~

Google celebrates Sally Ride’s 64th Birthday with five animated Google Doodle on May 26, 2015. Sally Ride was an American physicist and astronaut and became the first American woman in space in 1978 at the age of 32.

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~~Sally Ride – Mini Biography~~

~~Published on Aug 29, 2013~~

Watch a short biography of Sally Ride, who became the first American Woman in space as part of the Challenger shuttle mission on June 18, 1983.

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THE GATHERING STORM ….. Air pollution in Asia!!


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~~January 29, 2015~~ 

Air pollution in Asia may be changing weather patterns in the United States

BY CLARA CHAISSON

Increasingly intense storms in the United States might have an unexpected origin: Asian air pollution. Researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have found that aerosols from across the Pacific strengthen extra-tropical cyclones — a type of storm system that drives much of our country’s weather.

Asia is home to the world’s 20 most polluted cities, but that dirty air doesn’t stay put, as the above animation of aerosol emissions shows. Water vapor in the atmosphere condenses around particles, and an influx of particulate matter — say, from a coal-fired power plant — can produce bigger, badder clouds. So far, the atmospheric scientists have only looked at how pollution from the continent affects North American weather, but they expect that the effects are global in scale. When countries around the world finalize carbon emissions commitments this year, let’s hope they remember we’re on different sides of the same planet.

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http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/asia-pollution-us-weather?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=socialmedia

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http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/research/aerosol/modeling/nr1_movie/

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Space shuttle Endeavour …. Impressive!!


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~~January 12, 2015~~ 

This shot never ceases to amaze me!

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https://www.facebook.com/djheavygrinder

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Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105) is a retired orbiter from NASA’s Space Shuttle program and the fifth and final operational shuttle built. It embarked on its first mission, STS-49, in May 1992 and its 25th and final mission, STS-134, in May 2011. STS-134 was expected to be the final mission of the Space Shuttle program, but with the authorization of STS-135, Atlantis became the last shuttle to fly.

The United States Congress authorized the construction of Endeavour in 1987 to replace Challenger, which was lost in 1986 when it broke up two minutes after launch. Structural spares built during the construction of Discovery and Atlantis were used in its assembly.

NASA chose to build Endeavour from spares rather than refitting Enterprise or accepting a Rockwell International proposal to build two shuttles for the price of one on cost grounds.

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