Two Moons Passing in the Night
NASA – The Saturn moons Mimas and Pandora remind us of how different they are when they appear together, as in this image taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Pandora’s small size means that it lacks sufficient gravity to pull itself into a round shape like its larger sibling, Mimas.
Researchers believe that the elongated shape of Pandora (50 miles, or 81 kilometers across) may hold clues to how it and other moons near Saturn’s rings formed. This view looks toward the anti-Saturn hemisphere of Mimas (246 miles, or 396 kilometers across). North on Mimas is up and rotated 28 degrees to the right.
The image was taken in blue light with Cassini’s narrow-angle camera on May 14, 2013. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 690,000 miles (1.1 million kilometers) from Mimas. Image scale is 4 miles (7 kilometers) per pixel. Pandora was at a distance of 731,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) when this image was taken. Image scale on Pandora is 4 miles (7 kilometers) per pixel.
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
Posted in Nature, SPACE WATCH, Technology
Tagged California Institute of Technology, Cassiniâ€“Huygens, European Space Agency, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA, Saturn, Science Mission Directorate, Space Science Institute, Technology, United States
By Steve Denning – Why is net investment at a measly 4 per cent of output when pre-tax corporate profits are now at record highs – more than 12 per cent of GDP?
As Matthew Yglesias at Slate writes:
“On this account we are reaping the bitter fruits of the “shareholder value” revolution. Executives at publicly traded companies are paid to generate higher share prices, which is done by hitting quarterly earnings targets. This leads to underinvestment relative to the behavior of managers of privately held firms.” more> http://tinyurl.com/nfqba3g
Posted in Business, Economy, Education, Leadership, Media
Tagged Business improvement, Capital, Industrial economy, Organization, Shareholder value, Steve Denning, United States
neurope.eu – “The first week of discussions on a transatlantic partnership agreement closed in a climate of doubt,” Trade Minister Nicole Bricq wrote in French newspaper Liberation.
“The US once again showed its splendid ambivalence. It is a country where everything seems possible and whose dynamism and energy we French envy. At the same time it is a prickly power incapable of resisting the temptations its supremacy gives it.” more> http://tinyurl.com/q2tkhse
Posted in Broadband, Business, Economy, Education, Net, telecom
By Kevin Roose – Now that we know that the government can access our phone records and snoop on our e-mails, our Facebook messages, and our Google searches, will any digital interactions ever feel private again? Is it even worth thinking about life outside the panopticon?
So, after my morning coffee, I start surveillance-proofing my biggest problem spots: my laptop and cell phone. Every day, these two devices transmit millions of data points about me — where I am, who I’m talking to, what I’m shopping for, which animated gifs I’m looking at — to an armada of private-sector companies and third-party marketers. Usually, I accept these leaks as the cost of living a digital life. But today, I’m going to try to tighten the information spigot. more> http://tinyurl.com/kzmwdxv
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- First on CNN: More on NSA surveillance programs to be declassified, Barbara Starr, CNN
- NSA Surveillance Extends The Threat Hierarchy, Richard Stiennon, Forbes
- Glenn Greenwald: Low-Level NSA Analysts Have ‘Powerful and Invasive’ Search Tool, Kari Rea, ABC News
- What would rejected NSA proposal have done to surveillance programs? CBS News [VIDEO 4:18]
- Low-level NSA analysts can spy on Americans – Greenwald, RT News
- Udall & Wyden: End NSA’s phone dragnet, Mark Udall and Ron Wyden, Salt Lake Tribune
- NSA Utah Data Center Probe, CRYPTOME
- NSA: permission to spy in Germany, Deutsche Welle
- NZ disputes report that it spied on journalist, Nick Perry, Associated Press/Boston.com
Posted in Broadband, Business, Leadership, Media, Net, Regulations, Technology, telecom
Tagged Big Brother, Bill of Rights, Business, Facebook, First Amendment, Google, National Security Agency, Surveillance state, United States, USA PATRIOT Act
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