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This weekend brings us the return of the famous Leonid meteor shower, a meteor display that has brought great anticipation and excitement to night sky watchers around the world.
This will be a favorable year to look for the Leonid meteor shower because the moon will be only crescent and will have set in the west long before the constellation Leo begins to rise into the night sky. The Leonids appear to radiate out of Leo (hence their name), and with the moon out of the sky completely, viewing conditions could be perfect for stargazers with clear weather and dark skies.
Top 10 Telescope Filters for Better Observing | AstronomyLog.com
The view of distant stars, galaxies and nebulae most often looks best when viewed without anything obscuring the light as it makes its way to our eyes. Filtering always reduces the light being captured by your telescope. By reducing some of the colors and intensity of light that is coming out of your eyepiece, some objects become easier to observe with greater contrast and subtle detail. With proper filtering you’ll be able to separate close double stars or notice details that are virtually impossible to see without filtration.
Elon Musk discusses Mars and electric cars
Elon Musk, the co-founder of PayPal and Tesla, and founder of SpaceX talks to the FT about electric cars for the mass market and putting people on Mars (Financial Times video)
10 Wearable Health Tech Devices To Watch — InformationWeek
ABI Research has projected that by 2016, wearable wireless medical device sales will reach more than 100 million devices annually.
Nuance Adds Voice Recognition To Mobile EHRs
The new mobile-native electronic health records (EHRs) systems of Epic and Cerner are being voice-enabled via recent deals with Nuance Communications. Allscripts also incorporates speech recognition from Nuance, as well as MModal, in its EHR applications for mobile devices.
Catherine Wong is a 17-year-old student (with a perfect SAT score) and the inventor of a low-cost and portable cellphone-compatible electrocardiogram (ECG) test. The New Jersey Morristown High School student’s cellphone ECG system could give nearly 2 billion people living in the world’s most rural and impoverished countries access to this basic test.