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2212: BOOK OF RAYLA
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NASA’s Kepler Discovers Multiple Planets Orbiting a Pair of Stars

NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered multiple transiting planets orbiting two suns for the first time. The system, known as a circumbinary planetary system, is 4,900 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus.

Coming less than a year after the announcement of the first circumbinary planet, Kepler-16b, this discovery proves that more than one planet can form and persist in the stressful realm of a binary star. The discovery demonstrates the diversity of planetary systems in our galaxy.

Astronomers detected two planets in the Kepler-47 system, a pair of orbiting stars that eclipse each other every 7.5 days from our vantage point on Earth. One star is similar to the sun in size, but only 84 percent as bright. The second star is diminutive, measuring only one-third the size of the sun and less than 1 percent as bright.

The inner planet, Kepler-47b, orbits the pair of stars in less than 50 days. While it cannot be directly viewed, it is thought to be a sweltering world, where the destruction of methane in its super-heated atmosphere might lead to a thick haze that could blanket the planet. At three times the radius of Earth, Kepler-47b is the smallest known transiting circumbinary planet.

The outer planet, Kepler-47c, orbits its host pair every 303 days, placing it in the so-called “habitable zone,” the region in a planetary system where liquid water might exist on the surface of a planet. While not a world hospitable for life, Kepler-47c is thought to be a gaseous giant slightly larger than Neptune, where an atmosphere of thick bright water-vapor clouds might exist.

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WOW! Will.i.am was the first musician to have his song blasted off from Mars through NASA’s Curiosity Rover. The song, “Reach for the Stars”, was made in effort to get kids interested in science, said will.i.am.

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Augmented Reality Cooking Simulator 

Tokyo institute of Technology project aims to teach how to cook the perfect steak with projection onto real frying pan and virtual utensils - via DigInfo (video embedded below):

This cooking simulator, being developed by a research group at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, features a force feedback fry pan and spatula to accurately recreate the sense of cooking.

This simulator calculates the heat transfer from the pan to the meat or vegetables that are being cooked, and displays the visible changes caused by heating. The fry pan interface allows for three dimensional input, and as well as moving the fry pan to aid the cooking process, the simulator can feed back the weight of ingredients combined with the tactile feeling of the ingredients cooking.

“When you move the frying pan, the actual movement is input, and you can feel the ingredients through the pan. Also, the upper part of the system is a screen. When you look into the pan, you can see what’s in it through a half-mirror. So this simulator lets you experience looking into the frying pan while you hold it.”

More at DigInfo here

Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, will be memorialized during a private ceremony Friday (Aug. 31) in Cincinnati, according to media reports.

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RIP Neil Armstrong. Gave the world hope that all dreams are possible.

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RIP Neil Armstrong. Gave the world hope that all dreams are possible.

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Neil Alden Armstrong (1930 – 2012)

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