Preview of Official NASA Budget/Policy Events – Update

Keith’s note: Places where you can expect to hear Charlie Bolden, Lori Garver, and others spell out what NASA’s budget means – and what the agency will and will not be doing with that budget:- 1 Feb: OSTP 2011 : …



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(1) Federal R&D Budget Briefing
URL: http://www.spaceref.com/calendar/calendar.html?pid=5813

(2) Webcast
URL: http://aaas.org/go/ostp/

(3) online at OMB
URL: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/

(4) NASA FY 2001 Budget Press Briefing
URL: http://www.spaceref.com/calendar/calendar.html?pid=5810

(5) at OMB
URL: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/

(6) Webcast
URL: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

(7) NASA event at National Press Club
URL: http://www.spaceref.com/calendar/calendar.html?pid=5805

(8) Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee - Hearing: Key Issues and Challenges Facing NASA: Views of the Agency's Watchdogs
URL: http://www.spaceref.com/calendar/calendar.html?pid=5797

(9) previous hearing
URL: http://nasawatch.com/archives/2009/12/congressional-h.html

(10) previous work
URL: http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=29239

(11) GAO's
URL: http://spaceref.net/mt-search.cgi?search=GAO+constellation&IncludeBlogs=14&limit=20

(12) 13th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference 10-11 Feb
URL: http://www.spaceref.com/calendar/calendar.html?pid=5774

(13) on NASA TV
URL: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

(14) The State of the Agency: NASA Future Programs Presentation
URL: http://www.spaceref.com/calendar/calendar.html?pid=5795

(15) Watch
URL: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

(16) NASA Advisory Council Meeting
URL: http://www.spaceref.com/calendar/calendar.html?pid=5758

(17) Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference
URL: http://www.spaceref.com/calendar/calendar.html?pid=5592


Pre-Announcement Space Policy Reactions

, Washington Post“White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said Sunday, “The President is committed to a robust 21st century space program, and his budget will reflect that dedication to NASA. NASA is vital not only to spaceflight, but also for critical …



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(1) Hopes for NASA's moon mission fade
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/31/AR2010013101058.html

(2) Change in Space for NASA: Renting the Right Stuff
URL: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=9710451

(3) The End of an Era
URL: http://dailynightly.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2010/01/29/2189745.aspx

(4) Texas lawmakers balk at cutting manned spaceflight
URL: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/nation/stories/DN-texwatch_31nat.ART.State.Edition1.4c16b27.html


The woo marches on | Bad Astronomy

While searching my blog archives for something I wrote on UFOs, I stumbled on an old article: , about the antivax movement. It was one of the first times I wrote about the antivaxxers on the blog, and the first …



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(1) Woo shots
URL: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/01/04/woo-shot/

(2) Steve Novella
URL: http://www.theness.com/neurologicablog/?s=vaccines

(3) Orac
URL: http://www.google.com/cse?cx=017254414699180528062%3Auyrcvn__yd0&q=vaccine+site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fscienceblogs.com%2Finsolence%2F&sa=Search

(4) Joe Albietz
URL: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=851

(5) Rachael Dunlop
URL: http://scepticsbook.com/

(6) Daily Kos has a lengthy article up today
URL: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/1/30/832251/-Anti-Vaccine-Doctor-Acted-Unethically


Fallen Heros

This is from NASA TV on January 28th, and the NASA Day of Remembrance.What makes this even sadder is the thought these people will have paid the ultimate price for very little if the administration has its way and starts …



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(1) Click here to view the embedded video.
URL: http://tomsastroblog.com/?p=4992

(2) Source
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNr27umchN4


Latest Crop of Lumix Point-and-Shoots Arrives Next Month [Lumix]

Lumix will flood the market with a new series of F-line cameras next month. Officially revealed at CES, the line already had its specs spelled out, but not pricing or release window. Now we have them:FP3 (14.1MP, 720p): $230FH1 (12MP, …



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(1) point and shoot
URL: http://gizmodo.com/tag/pointandshoot/

(2) About.com
URL: http://cameras.about.com/b/2010/01/30/panasonic-announces-prices-on-new-cameras.htm

(3) Engadget
URL: http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/31/panasonic-clamps-down-prices-release-window-for-latest-f-series/


Super Bowl and South Beach, Miami’s Dynamic Duo

Historic lifeguard station is painted to match South Beach’s famous Art Deco architectureWhen the last scrimmage has ended and the final buzzer of Super Bowl XLIV has sounded, sports fans will find no lack of things to see and do …



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(1) Miami Beach
URL: http://www.uptake.com/florida/miami_beach.html

(2) South Beach
URL: http://attractions.uptake.com/blog/espanola-way-miami-beach-florida-7796.html

(3) Barbara Weibel
URL: http://easywebsite.net

(4) Hole In The Donut Travels
URL: http://holeinthedonut.com


Avatar..a great movie !

I do not understand what the big deal is among transhumanist bloggers who have critically bashed the most awesome movie ever , AVATAR ! I mean, it is still not possible to get tickets in Chennai unless booked several days …



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(1) Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License
URL: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/


Steve Jobs: Google’s "Don’t Be Evil" Mantra is "Bulls***" [Steve Jobs]

During that we mentioned earlier this week CEO reportedly had some choice words regarding Google that left little doubt about how the outspoken executive sees the competition. Updated.That “” slogan Google’s known for? “Bullshit” Jobs said, after which he was …



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(1) Apple town hall meeting
URL: http://gizmodo.com/5459098/company+wide-apple-town-hall-today-to-chat-about-the-ipad

(2) Steve Jobs
URL: http://gizmodo.com/tag/stevejobs/

(3) Don't be evil
URL: http://gizmodo.com/tag/dontbeevil/

(4) Mac Rumors
URL: http://www.macrumors.com/2010/01/31/steve-jobs-at-apple-town-hall-meeting-google-adobe-next-iphone-2010-macs-and-more/

(5) Daring Fireball
URL: http://daringfireball.net/linked/2010/01/31/jobs-town-all

(6) Wired
URL: http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/01/googles-dont-be-evil-mantra-is-bullshit-adobe-is-lazy-apples-steve-jobs/comment-page-2/


Celebrity Sex trouble-maker may be Libertarian Party candidate for NY Governor?

BREAKING NEWS!!by Eric DonderoKristin Davis, famed New York City Madam, is flirting with a run for Governor of New York on the Libertarian Party ticket. Ms. Davis showed up to a local Libertarian Party meeting in Manhattan last night, accompanied …



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(1) the Examiner
URL: http://www.examiner.com/x-13418-Albany-Libertarian-Examiner~y2010m1d31-Roger-Stone-pimping-Spitzers-madam-for-Governor

(2) DeusExMalcontent
URL: http://www.deusexmalcontent.com/2009/07/infamous-mr-ed.html

(3) RedlichforGovernor.com
URL: http://wredlich.com/ny/


The Last Cockler by Peter Naylor

We at the beach blog are dedicated to highlighting all the fun reasons to be on beach. On occasion though, I think it is important to show how, as humans, we really do need beaches. Not only to unwind but …



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(1) Norfolk, England
URL: http://www.uptake.com/england/norfolk.html

(2) Sebastien Tobler
URL: http://www.sebastientobler.com


Spongy Steel Won’t Soak Up a Mess, But It Could Save Your Ass in a Firefight [Science]

Future comic book heroes may be referred to as Men of if one researcher’s experimental metal makes it out of the lab and into real-world applications.There’s no fancy name attached to this stuff yet, so we’ll just call it steel …



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(1) Spongy Steel
URL: http://gizmodo.com/tag/spongysteel/

(2) foam steel
URL: http://gizmodo.com/tag/foamsteel/

(3) body armor
URL: http://gizmodo.com/tag/bodyarmor/

(4) Live Science
URL: http://www.livescience.com/technology/081017-bts-metal-foams.html

(5) Neatorama
URL: http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/30/metal-foam-is-lighter-than-aluminum-stronger-than-steel/


PERMANENT MAGNETS VS BATTERIES

With the availability of extremely powerful permament magnets like the Neodymium, can we ever see permanent magnets acting as a source of stored energy like batteries? I found that Neo magnets have a capacity of about 400 KJ / m^3. …



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Macmillan CEO Officially Confirms Amazon Deletions Were Due to Price War [Ebooks]

The writing was on the wall as recently as , and an open letter from Macmillan CEO John Sargent has confirmed everything we suspected: Macmillan books were pulled from Amazon store as part of a strong-arm tactic in the coming …



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(1) 2 a.m. this morning
URL: http://gizmodo.com/5460203/the-apple+amazon-ebook-war-begins-amazon-deletes-macmillan-books

(2) Publishers Marketplace
URL: http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/lunch/macmillan_30jan10.html

(3) Boing Boing
URL: http://www.boingboing.net/2010/01/30/macmillan-ceo-on-ama.html


turbine and gen coupling problem?

i want to install a common emergency stop push butoon for all generators units to be all stoped togeather in emergency case, but i want to know if there is a problem will happend in coupling between the turbine and …



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Deep Basketball Team (And Cable Company) Owner Thoughts [Blockquote]

So says , opining about the potential for children’s entertainment and media consumption with the iPad. The man owns a basketball team and was on Dancing with the Stars, people. Technology savant as far as I’m concerned.Editor’s Note: In all …



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(1) Mark Cuban
URL: http://gizmodo.com/tag/markcuban/

(2) MSNBC
URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35161216/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/


Revealed: Scott Brown really did save the Republic

Speculation has run rampant since Republican Scott Brown’s miraculous victory on Jan. 19, that his win stopped ObamaCare dead in its tracks. Now comes solid confirmation. From , “Health deal was reached days before Brown’s Senate victory” Jan. 30:The latest …



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(1) The Hill
URL: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/78889-harkin-health-deal-was-reached-days-before-browns-victory


Rebecca teaches a low mass star about skepticism | Bad Astronomy

Well, I assume he’s a low mass star since he was in Red Dwarf. Anyway, Skepchick Rebecca Watson and they talk skepticism and such. It’s an enjoyable video, with some NSFW language.(1) rides in a car with Robert Llewellyn URL: …



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(1) rides in a car with Robert Llewellyn
URL: http://skepchick.org/blog/2010/01/im-on-carpool-with-robert-llewellyn/


I Can Has Kiss? | The Intersection

This week’s addition to features the collection’s interspecies kiss! (and fans are encouraged to offer headline suggestions in comments!)Gabrielle Stern reminds us that, “Some receivers of kisses aren’t as gracious as others. Here’s my cat and I. Clearly, I’m more …



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(1) The Science of Kissing Gallery
URL: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/intersection/science-of-kissing-gallery/

(2) second
URL: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/intersection/nggallery/page-5397/page/10/

(3) LOLCats
URL: http://icanhascheezburger.com/

(4) here
URL: mailto:srkirshenbaum@yahoo.com


Scott Brown: Perfectly libertarian on abortion

Scott Brown confirms he’s pro-choice, but against government funding. From the AP via , Jan. 31:Republican Sen.-elect Scott Brown of Massachusetts says he opposes federal funding for abortions, but thinks women should have the right to choose whether to have …



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(1) Breitbart
URL: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9DIO8SG0&show_article=1