Google Earth PRO for free ! get your key while you can!

Most of the major news agencies use Google earth whenever there is a conflict or a disaster.  Next time you watch the news, look for the zoom from a wide shot down to a city, town, or street.   If you notice in the corner, you will typically see “Google earth” watermark on the images.  Now you too can do your own amazing videos to show your vacation spots!  

 

Check it out here:Google Earth PRO for free

 

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“Just keep Swimming..” Quick! MOVE! Sitting extended periods results in poor health – despite exercise

Ok It’s official – stand up – right now, and stretch for a few minutes.   There, I just saved your life! 

“The amount of time a person sits during the day is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and death, regardless of regular exercise, according to a review study published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine.”  

All kidding aside, it’ surprised me you need to keep moving to minimize health risks.   I suppose the good news is my Program Team meetings are keeping my teams healthy!

Add a whole home surge protector

With all the electronics in today’s homes you need to potter your investments.   You may not realize how much can be affected…including your led lighting, furnace, and home theater and computers, mobile devices etc

Some things to look for in
a whole house surge protector

Video on how to install

Note you need two beakers available, and if you are not verified, consult an electrician.  It also doors not replace individual surge protectors for sensitive equipment that may share a breaker with other items that cause overvoltage, such as lighting or motors.

Can’t find the clamping voltage listed, this product looks promising.  less than $150

Amazing accurate rending of a Black Hole surprises scientists and Hollywood alike!

Here is a read that should intrigue pretty much anyone:  in the pursuit of accuracy for a upcoming movie, amazing things were discovered leading to new understanding of black holes as well as an amazing upcoming movie:Interstellar.  Check out the article from wired magazine and check out the video about the movie and it’s discovery.

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Moon Landing Photos–NVIDIA Proves They are Real

Sometimes the silliest of things catch my attention.  I remember as a kid hearing of the controversy surrounding moon landing photos.  The idea being, cameras have a limited range of bright/dark they can capture.  They are less forgiving than our own eye.  There were photographs from the moon landing that showed a well-lighted space suit in the shadow of the lander.  There is only one light source, so folks argued there was no way there was enough light to be able to see the moon lit AND Buzz in it’s shadow.  Apparently, there is enough scatter from the moon surface to make it work.   Think what happens on a cloudy day; shadows tend to disappear because of the large difuse of light.  The moon itself acts as a giant fill-light lighting the shadow-side of the lander.  Read more here, and see simulated photos vs. the real thing: http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/18/NVIDIA-proves-moon-landing/?ncid=rss_truncated

True Top Free Windows Apps

I have never share a top freeware-type list, but I ran across this list and wanted to share there are some true gems that I have used a long time and some I never knew.  For those of you who know me, I have been a hard-core IT guy for a long time.

http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/160168/top-25-free-tools-every-windows-desktop-246999?source=rss_infoworld_top_stories_#slide1

Amazing Home Energy Saver

I recently bought a new home and I recalled an amazing site.  You get out of this what you put into it, but ultimately you will get, in order of return on investment, the best upgrades /repairs for your money to save energy.   I can’t understate how helpful this is for identifying and allowing you to decide how to save both money and energy usage in your home.   They have a quick set of questions, or you can dive into the full section, but expect to invest an hour of time or more depending on the complexity of your home.   See for yourself!

http://homeenergysaver.lbl.gov/consumer/quick-general

 

Living Tissue Emerges From 3-D Printer

http://txchnologist.com/post/77300046515/living-tissue-emerges-from-3-d-printer-harvard

This first step allows an analogue for drug research on living tissue.  It may be possible in the future to model tissue for replacement in animals and humans ..

Simply amazing!

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