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How To Use Evernote: The Unofficial Manual Table Of Contents §1–What Is Evernote? §2–An Overview Of The Desktop App Physics and Astronomy Glossary Technical terms of science have very specific meanings. Standard dictionaries are not always the best source of useful and correct definitions of them. This glossary is not intended to be complete. It focuses on those terms which give students particular difficulties. Some words have subtle and intricate meanings which cannot be encapsulated in a short definition. That's why textbooks exist.

Total lunar eclipse of September 28, 2015 - online broadcasts schedule After more than 30 years a supermoon in combination with a lunar eclipse will be visible again across the skies of North and South America, Europe, Africa and parts of west Asia and the eastern Pacific. This rare celestial event is set for September 28 (UTC), 2015, and is expected to last for 1 hour and 11 minutes. For those who might find themselves to be unlucky with their location, weather conditions or light-polluted night skies, there is still hope, as many observatories will broadcast the event - live and free: NASA will broadcast the event from 00:00 UTC until at least 03:30 UTC, September 28, from Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville with a live feed from the Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, Adler Planetarium, Chicago, Fernbank Observatory in Atlanta and other locations across the US. Slooh Community Observatory will broadcast the event starting 00:00 UTC on September 28 with a live feed from Canary Islands, Spain. Video credit: ScienceAtNASA

LIVE REAL TIME SATELLITE TRACKING AND PREDICTIONS: GOCE FRANCE MANEUVERS INTEL SATELLITE TO AVOID DEAD WEATHER SPACECRAFT - One of four French electronic-intelligence satellites flying in formation in low Earth orbit was forced to perform a collision-avoidance maneuver after U.S. and French space-tracking radars determined that it was on a collision course with a large piece of orbital debris, the French air force said. The satellite that had to be moved is one of four identical 120-kilogram Elisa demonstrator satellites launched into a 694-kilometer low Earth orbit in December 2011. With both French naval and German ground-based precision space-surveillance radars out of service for several months for maintenance, the French military deployed two of its own, less-precise ground radars, located in Sommepy in northeast France and Solenzara on the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean, to track what the French air force said was a dead satellite. More (Source: Space News - Apr 24)

How to use Evernote to enhance your productivity and improve your understanding of medicine Readers of the iMedicalApps forums will have seen that Evernote was rated particularly highly by a number of commenters when asked ‘How do you use mobile technology to help with your studies’. As a result of this, I was encouraged to try Evernote out for an extended period and see what impact it could make upon my learning. I am pleased to say that I have now had enough time to explore Evernote and can now highly recommend it as one of the best note taking apps for medical purposes. So without further ado… What is Evernote?

As bright as a hundred million Suns: The clusters of monster stars that lit up the early universe The first stars in the Universe were born several hundred million years after the Big Bang, ending a period known as the cosmological 'dark ages' -- when atoms of hydrogen and helium had formed, but nothing shone in visible light. Now two Canadian researchers have calculated what these objects were like: they find that the first stars could have clustered together in phenomenally bright groups, with periods when they were as luminous as 100 million Suns. Alexander DeSouza and Shantanu Basu, both of the University of Western Ontario in Canada, publish their results in a paper in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The two scientists modelled how the luminosity of the stars would have changed as they formed from the gravitational collapse of disks of gas.

Yale researchers seek explananation for abnormal star light Invisible to the naked eye, light peculiarities emanating from a distant star — KIC 8462852 — grabbed the attention of amateur and professional astronomers alike when they viewed the abnormalities through NASA telescopes four years ago. The abnormal phenomenon and its possible causes have recently been thrust into the spotlight once again due to a new Yale study determining that the phenomenon was most likely caused by a swarm of comet fragments. Over 1,400 light years away from the Earth, KIC 8462852 has exhibited extreme fluctuation in its light output over the past four years. Amateur astronomers from a citizen science project called Planet Hunters first spotted this anomaly while combing through public data collected by the NASA Kepler spacecraft. Planet Hunters was established in 2010 with the help of Debra Fischer, an extrasolar planet hunter and astronomy professor at Yale. “The comet scenario was our best [explanation],” Boyajian said.

Leonid Meteor Shower 2013: How To See 'Shooting Stars' This Weekend Get ready to see some "shooting stars" this weekend, skywatchers. The 2013 Leonid meteor shower is expected to be visible from Nov. 16 through Nov. 18. Weather permitting, observers around the world should be able to see the brightest "Leonids" streak across the sky from Saturday night through Sunday morning. The Northern Hemisphere will be treated to the prime show, as it has the best view of the constellation Leo, from which the meteor shower derives its name. Unfortunately, this year's Leonid meteor shower will not be as visible as the show has been in the past years. Since the moon turns full on Nov. 17 -- in the midst of the shower -- only the brightest of the meteors will be apparent to most watchers.

 brain games for mental fitness The numerous memory games and tests in this category will challenge your memory in all sorts of different ways. Work to remember patters, shapes, associations, images and more. If you are looking for even more practice, check out the exercises in the memory section of our mind exercises. An online mba may also be the way to go depending what types of challenges you are ready to face. This is similar to the classic Memory game except that you need to keep track of what the cards look like rather than where they are located. Each time you flip two cards and reveal their contents, the board will shuffle so you need to associate the letter beneath to the patterns on the back of the cards.

NASA Releases New High-Definition View of Iconic ‘Pillars of Creation’ Photo New view of the Pillars of Creation, visible light. NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team. New view of the Pillars of Creation, visible light, detail. NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team. New view of the Pillars of Creation, infrared light. NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team.

Cosmos is a fantastic show about ideological conversion more than it’s about science Like Carl Sagan before him, Neil deGrasse Tyson is constructing a cult of personality. Also like Sagan, that personality is not his own. In both its versions, Cosmos has had to serve a number of masters — they’ve both had to educate, to entertain, and to bring in advertising. By far their most defining goal, however, the one that most differentiates them from both the Planet Earths and Bill Nyes of the world, is ideological.

Comet ISON Visible To Naked Eye After Outburst Of Activity, Observers Say Get ready for a stellar show. The much-anticipated Comet ISON is now visible to the naked eye according to reports from many observers. Comet ISON — the potential "comet of the century" — has suddenly brightened in an outburst of activity with just two weeks to go before it literally grazes the surface of the sun.

How to Help a Child With Weak Working Memory Does your child have a weakness with verbal (auditory) or visual-spatial working memory? If so, you may find that it is greatly interfering with academic achievement. Fortunately, there are many ways to help—from teaching ways to compensate to lifestyle changes to brain-training techniques. Here are a few places to start to help a child with poor working memory. Know your child's strengths and weaknesses As a parent, you want to support your children any way you can.

How To Identify That Light In The Sky? What is that light in the sky? Perhaps one of humanity’s more common questions, an answer may result from a few quick observations. For example — is it moving or blinking? If so, and if you live near a city,the answer is typically an airplane, since planes are so numerous and so few stars and satellites are bright enough to be seen over the din of artificial city lights.

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