Google Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the First Human Spaceflight

Today, if you notice, Google is having the first human spaceflight in their homepage. This is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight.

Google Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the First Human Spaceflight
Anyway, I just want to say I am now in my fourth (4th) vacation here in our farm town. This is not a schedule post. I really intentionally stole a moment of my vacation so as to check my emails and some updates. But this seemed not to be too long because of our not so good internet connection here. Don’t worry much, I’ll still try my best to get online though my mum hardly allow me to do online thingy as of now.

Happy Blogging guys!

Google celebrates Robert Bunsen 200th Birthday

If you are familiar with Bunsen Burners in a chemistry or any laboratory in schools or elsewhere, you might surely guess what’s happening in the Google homepage today.

It’s ROBERT BUNSEN 200th birthday today.

 

Robert Bunsen is a German chemist who developed Bunsen Burner. As the name of the laboratory apparatus implies, a burner named after Robert Bunsen.


Bunsen Burner

Up until now, this apparatus, Bunsen Burner, has been widely used in many laboratories, though innovations are also being developed and available now.

What makes the “SUPERMOON” Super?

There’s nothing to worry about the moon being such SUPERMOON tonight.

Many speculations regarding natural disasters would happen as soon as the SUPERMOON shows. But this has nothing to do with natural disasters happening around the world.The moon, actually, will just have its closest setting with the planet Earth so to be looking like a super ball, a big ball, the biggest full moon tonight at around 2 o’clock in the morning, here in the Philippines.


Image credits from Beyond the Norms

On Saturday night, the moon will arrive at perigee at 19:09 UT (3:09 p.m. Eastern Time). Its distance from the Earth at that moment will be 221,565 miles. But just over three years ago, on Dec. 12, 2008, which was also the night of a full moon, the moon reached perigee at 21:39 UT (4:39 p.m. Eastern Time) at a distance of 221,559 miles, about 6 miles closer than Saturday night’s perigee distance.

Read more about the SUPERMOON.
Isn’t it super? SmileyGetting excited now to see the moon, the supermoon, in its biggest full moon? Watch it later and see for yourself how big the biggest supermoon ever!

Google celebrates Thomas Edison’s 164th Birthday

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.

The above quotation is very ear-tingling during childhood, elementary and junior high years. In fact, personally, mum used to remind me, being herself a teacher, with such. Up until now, in medical school, this has been used to remind us medical student though not using such complete line, but somehow, near to it.

It was Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931), who popularized such lines which became his long-life motto, and even living beliefs to everybody, especially those geniuses, including those feeling genius and the like. *kidding*

Today, actually, is Thomas Alva Edison‘s birthday where in, if you hopped at Google‘s search homepage, you can notice the inventions of Thomas Alva Edison.


Sir Thomas Edison with his Kinetoscope for his Edison Motion Picture

Some of the inventions of Sir Thomas Edison are the phonograph, electricity and light bulb. More of his inventions can be browsed here.

Happy Birthday Sir Thomas!

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Facts on Wandering Thoughts and Unhappiness

I was lurking for the best casino games when I stumbled upon the latest scientific published studies. The study was actually about the links between wandering thoughts and unhappiness.The revealed that people became less happy when they are wandering.

“These results certainly surprised me,” said the study’s lead author, Matthew Killingsworth, a doctoral student in psychology at Harvard University. He had expected that people’s wandering thoughts would make them more happy – not less so.

But, on the other hand, it’s also possible the link between mind wandering and unhappiness is a self-correcting mechanism. If we could slip into a perfectly serene world of our own mental creation, why would we ever want to resurface? Mind wandering may, indeed, offer certain evolutionary advantages, but too much of it could be a bad thing. After all, our cave-dwelling ancestors would have quickly fallen prey to sabre-toothed tigers if they let their guard down for very long. More>>

Hope you have something good grasp from this. So, stop wandering. Live your life happy.

Space Shuttle Endeavor Launch Time

Early morning today, Sunday, NASA fueled the shuttle Endeavour.

The space shuttle Endeavour is ready on the launch pad 39A.

Shuttle Endeavour Launch Time Scrubbed, Space Shuttle Endeavour is one of three currently operational orbiters in the Space Shuttle fleet of NASA, the space agency of the United States. Before being decommissioned NASA expects to use Endeavour for the STS-130 and STS-134 missions. Shuttle Endeavour launch time was scrubbed in the last moments due to unfavorable weather. NASA launch director Mike Leinbach called an official scrub at 4:30 a.m. EST Sunday.

NASA shuttle launch and mission managers would analyze forecast conditions for a Monday or Tuesday pre-dawn launch attempt. If Endeavour launches Monday morning, the launch time would be 4:14 a.m. Eastern Time. NASA was in violation of safety rules for Sunday morning, due to clouds that were too low and too thick over the launch and emergency landing sites at the Kennedy Space Center. Endeavour is set to ferry the last of the heavy living-quarter and interior space elements to the International Space Station.

Bohooo.. Hate it. I was even excited. Smiley Last November, NASA was successful in launching the Atlantis Spacecraft.

Atlantis Space Shuttle Launch Successful

Another great event yesterday, November 16 as the Atlantis Space Shuttle had a successful launch from Pad 39A Smileys at the Kennedy Space Center at exactly 2:28 PM Eastern Time.

Atlantis carried six crew on an eleven day mission, designated STS 129, which they carry equipment parts for the International Space Station. Those parts include two spare gyroscopes, two nitrogen tank assemblies, two pump modules, an ammonia tank assembly and a spare latching end effector for the station’s robotic arm to the International Space Station. Atlantis will be back two days after they’ve launched.