Thursday, 27 August 2015

22 Years of Sea Level Rise Measured with satellite Jason - Video 8.15

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Global ocean levels have risen about 6 cm (2.3 in) over the past two decades, matching models consistent with human-induced climate change. 
NASA monitors sea heights and other parameters with the Jason satellite series. 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory oceanographer Josh Willis explains the data.
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Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry / Sea Level Rise
One of the most significant potential impacts of climate change is sea level rise that may cause inundation of coastal areas and islands, shoreline erosion, and destruction of important ecosystems such as wetlands and mangroves. 
As global temperatures increase, sea level rises due to a thermal expansion of upper layers of the ocean and melting of glaciers and ice sheets. The measurement of long-term changes in global mean sea level can provide an important corroboration of predictions by climate models of global warming. 
Satellite altimeter radar measurements can be combined with precisely known spacecraft orbits to measure sea level on a global basis with unprecedented accuracy. A series of satellite missions that started with TOPEX/Poseidon (T/P) in 1992 and continued with Jason-1 (2001–2013) and Jason-2 (2008–present) estimate global mean sea level every 10 days with an uncertainty of 3–4 mm. Jason-2, launched 20 June 2008, is a joint effort between NOAA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, France’s Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). 
The latest mean sea level time series and maps of regional sea level change can be found on this site.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

NASA : Mission Control Houston - 50 Years - Video The Mars Underground 8.15

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Prosuming a memento from the celebration of 50 years of space flight controls from NASA uploaded on Youtube in August 24, 2015 by The Mars Underground. 
Since the last 50 years the city of Houston is the place where humans control all the space flights to ISS and interplanetary exploration missions. 
The document starts with the launch of Gemini 4 and remembers all the discoveries and progress done in space flights by NASA until June 3, 2015.
NASA : Mission Control Houston - 50 Years
In June 3, 1965 five decades ago, NASA’s Mission Control Center came online for the first time. Better known by its radio call sign “Houston” (for the city it calls home), it was designed from the start to put a man on the moon. One of the most advanced facilities on the planet when it opened in 1965, it cost more than $100 million—that’s $750 million today. 
The facility was designed to handle a huge variety of scenarios, some of them utterly unpredictable. As a press release at the time noted, designers refined the specifications as they went along. “They had to: they were dealing with undefined dimensions—literally out of this world and off on tangents not yet explored by man.” 
“Houston” has evolved since 1965, of course, but photos from its early days and from 2015 prove the core concept was a good one. Today’s computer screens are bigger and more colorful. A 1990s revamp did away with the mainframe computer-based system to a more modern setup, and now that Americans are living on the International Space Station, the room is staffed at all times, rather than for the occasional launch. The facility has expanded to include a training flight control room (for practice), a life sciences control room (for experiments), and an “Exploration Planning Operations Center” (to test new concepts).
But it doesn’t look all that different, and the basic function of the command center hasn’t changed. Every American who’s gone into space since 1965—from Ed White to Scott Kelly—has been carefully watched over by science whizzes manning these stations.
‘A Multitude of Superlatives’
The day after it opened, the center handled Gemini 4, the mission during which astronaut Ed White completed the first American spacewalk, floating outside the spacecraft for 20 minutes. But even before that success, NASA knew it had created something special. A few months before Mission Control went operational, it invited journalists down for extensive tours and technical briefings on the facility, as well as a full-scale simulation of GT-3, the code name for the first manned Gemini mission.
The facility was seriously state-of-the-art, and a huge step up from NASA’s earlier control centers. Mainframes built by IBM provided the computing backbone for the MCC’s operations, allowing NASA controllers to pull up thousands of graphs, tables and pictures in seconds, and overlay static images like maps with dynamic, computer-generated images like spacecraft flight paths.
As the press release noted, the center was “a multitude of superlatives,” with 10,000 miles of wire, two million wire connections, 140 command consoles, 136 television cameras, and 384 television receivers. A 53-station pneumatic tube system, with two miles of tubing and electrically-manipulated switches and control valves, automatically guided messages to their final destination.
Screens totaling 10-feet tall and 60-feet wide adorned the back wall, while hundreds of television monitors filled the consoles. Controllers could record images of their computer displays at the push of a button, which were immediately printed out for the historical record—an early take on today’s screenshot.
“More than 200 different types of telemetry data—on the condition of the astronauts, spacecraft and booster systems—will flow into the MCC during a mission,” said the press release. “The amount of spacecraft information, received in the MCC’s Telemetry Equipment Room in code, is equivalent to that which would be received by approximately 1,000 standard Teletype circuits.” Telemetry data would be stored in the spacecraft when it was out of range of one of NASA’s worldwide communication sites, with data periodically dumped to a receiving station when the spacecraft passed within range.
Much thought was put into how to display the massive amount of incoming information, so as not to overwhelm the human controllers. Computer-controlled warning lights in various colors (white for ready to operate; green for go and safely operating; yellow for warning, attention needed; and red for danger, abort, land or take other immediate action) reflected mission status changes within half a second.
Voice communication systems were extensive, allowing group conversations within the MCC as well as with remote stations and astronauts. Teletype equipment allowed written messages to be transferred as fast as 100 words per minute. There was enough communications equipment installed to provide telephone service to a city of 10,000.
Timing, crucial in spaceflight, was synchronized with the National Bureau of Standards’ time station. A television camera constantly filmed the official clock for display on monitors through the facility.
The MCC building itself filled 245,000 square feet, with 113,000 of that in the windowless Mission Operations Wing. Each Mission Operations Control Room filled 7,800 square feet of space. It all came together in about 30 months, from the awarding of the prime contract to the first operational flight. More than one hundred different vendors supplied hundreds of chassis-level pieces of equipment to the center, with hundreds more built by Philco, the primary contractor, and NASA itself.
Located at the Johnson Space Center (renamed in 1973 from the Manned Spacecraft Center), the various Mission Operation Control Rooms oversaw every Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle flight, and now controllers watch over the International Space Station. The control rooms have been rebuilt numerous times over the years, but always with the same two overarching goals: Keeping astronauts safe and completing the mission.
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NASA's Johnson Space Center during the launch countdown.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Banksy's Dismaland - Weston Super Mare - Video Drone HDTV 8.15

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Prosuming today this video uploaded by Drone HDTV on Youtube in August 23, 2015 showing amazing landscapes with soundtrack ''Beach Sunset'' (Original Chillout Mix) performed by Simon G-Endless.
Banksy's Dismaland - Weston Super Mare
The mysterious artist known as Banksy has created an art exhibition on the site of a old, abandoned theme park called Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare in the south-west of England. 
His exhibition is called Dismaland and features the work of lots of other famous artists. The art works are all meant to look like the sorts of things you would normally expect from a theme park, but with a twist. Here are one of the best pictures seen...
An orca jumping out of a loo

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Movie ''The Black Hole'' The story of USS Cygnus - Memento 8.15

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This memento remembers the movie produced by Disney Studios. This trailer was uploaded on Youtube by Rinoa Super-Genius in October 15, 2012 about the story of USS Cygnus which have opened in the begginning of the 80's our minds to the existence of black holes in the universe. 
Movie ''The Black Hole'' 
The Black Hole is a 1979 American science fiction film directed by Gary Nelson and produced by Walt Disney Productions. 
The film stars Maximilian Schell, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette Mimieux, Anthony Perkins, and Ernest Borgnine, while the voices of the main robot characters are provided by Roddy McDowall and Slim Pickens (both unbilled). 
The music for the film was composed by John Barry.
The story of USS Cygnus
Nearing the end of a long mission exploring deep space, the spacecraft USS Palomino is returning to Earth. The crew consists of Captain Dan Holland, First Officer Lieutenant Charlie Pizer, journalist Harry Booth, ESP-sensitive scientist Dr. Kate McCrae, the expedition's civilian leader Dr. Alex Durant and the robot V.I.N.CENT ("Vital Information Necessary CENTralized"). 
The Palomino crew discover a black hole in space with a spaceship nearby, somehow defying the hole's massive gravitational pull. The ship is identified as the long-lost USS Cygnus, the ship McCrae's father served aboard when it went missing. Deciding to investigate, the Palomino encounters a mysterious null gravity field surrounding the Cygnus. The Palomino becomes damaged when it drifts away from the Cygnus and into the black hole's intense gravity field, but the ship manages to move back to the Cygnus and finds itself able to dock to what initially appears to be an abandoned vessel. 
The Palomino crew cautiously boards the Cygnus and soon encounter the ship's commander, Dr. Hans Reinhardt, a brilliant scientist. Aided by a crew of faceless, black-robed android drones and his sinister-looking robot Maximilian, Reinhardt explains that he has lived all alone on the Cygnus for years. After the ship encountered a meteor field and was disabled, he ordered the human crew to return to Earth, but Kate's father chose to remain aboard and has since died. Reinhardt then reveals that he has spent the past 20 years studying the black hole and intends to fly the Cygnus through it. Only Durant believes it is possible and asks to accompany Reinhardt on the trip. 
The rest of the Palomino crew grow suspicious of the faceless drones' human-like behaviour: Booth sees a robot limping and Holland witnesses a robot funeral and discovers the Cygnus crew's personal items in the ship's living quarters. Old B.O.B. (BiO-sanitation Battalion), a battered early model robot similar to V.I.N.CENT, explains that the faceless drones are in fact the human crew, who mutinied when Reinhardt refused to return to Earth and had been lobotomized and "reprogrammed" by Reinhardt to serve him. McCrae's father had led the mutiny and was killed. Using telepathy, V.I.N.CENT tells Kate the truth about what happened. When Kate tells Durant, he removes the reflective faceplate from a "drone" to reveal the zombie-like face of a crew member. Appalled, Durant tries to flee the bridge with Kate, but Maximilian kills him. Reinhardt kidnaps Kate, ordering his sentry robots to take her to the ship's hospital bay to be lobotomized. 
Just as the process begins, Holland rescues Kate, along with V.I.N.CENT and B.O.B. Meanwhile, fearing the situation is escalating dangerously, Booth attempts to escape alone in the Palomino. Reinhardt orders the craft shot down, but the weapons fire sends the ship crashing into the Cygnus, destroying its port-side anti-gravity forcefield generator. A meteor storm then destroys the starboard generator. Without its null-gravity bubble, the Cygnus starts to break apart under the black hole's huge gravitational forces. 
Reinhardt and the Palomino survivors separately plan their escape aboard a small probe ship used to study the black hole. Reinhardt orders Maximilian to go and prepare the probe ship, but then a large viewscreen falls on Reinhardt, pinning him down. His lobotomized crew stand motionless as he struggles helplessly. Maximilian confronts the others and fatally damages B.O.B. moments before he himself is damaged by V.I.N.CENT and drifts lifelessly out of the broken ship into the black hole. Holland, Pizer, McCrae and V.I.N.CENT reach the probe ship and launch, only to discover the controls locked onto a flightpath that takes them into the black hole. 
In a surreal sequence inside the black hole which resembles Heaven and Hell, an aged Reinhardt becomes merged with Maximilian in a burning, hellish landscape populated by dark robed spectres resembling the Cygnus drones. Next, a floating, angelic figure with long flowing hair passes through a cathedral-like arched crystal tunnel. The probe ship carrying Holland, Pizer, McCrae and V.I.N.CENT then emerges from a white hole and is last seen flying through space towards a planet near a bright star.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Prosuming Extreme Sports Events & GIF YOUR VID - SMI 8.15

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Night Barman prosumes for the end of this summer the soundtrack ''Processed Beats'' performed by Kasabian into this video produced by Jean Gregorio in August 19, 2015 and edited on Youtube by Sony Magellan Images 2.0
The video shows amazing pictures from people enjoying their free-time to make crazy tricks or experimenting extreme sports all along their holidays...
The clip is from a serie ''Earth Passenger 2015'' created for the prosuming of many animated pictures generated by GIF YOUR VID in many different episode named by their music soundtrack, today with (EN) band : Kasabian. 
Serie Concept : Travelling on board of an virtual space station orbiting the planet, the crew that you´re part of it observes the amazing beauty of wild life, Nature and people living on earth with texts of numeric poetry trying to explain the pictures with music & animation..
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Monday, 10 August 2015

Prosuming U2 in ''Every Stunning Wave'' - Video SMI 8.15

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Night Barman prosumes today a soundtrack performed by U2 with animated pictures generated by GIF YOUR VID into this new video produced by Jean Gregorio and edited on Blogger, Youtube & Google+ by Sony Magellan Images 2.0 in August 10, 2015.
The clip shows stunning waves all over the world and surfers breaking them for fun... Summer is still on air with this wonderful song performed by Bono´s voice and the symphonic guitar ballad from the edge, enjoy it ! 
Selected pictures from GIF YOUR VID for SMI 8.15 ''Every Stunning Wave'' video.
1 - Guinness Record set for most Surfers Riding Wave.
2 - GoPro HERO4 Session So small. So stoked.
3 - Robotic Dolphin and Flying Water Car Sea Breacher Diving Machine and JetoVatorFlying Water Motorcycle devinsupertramp Video. 
4 - Surf Mix.
5 - Awesome Surfing Edition.
6 - Surfing Amazing waves. 
7 - Surfline's Six Weeks on the North Shore.
8 - Surfing in Oahu, Hawaii.
Selected soundtrack : ''Every breaking wave'' performed by U2.
Taken from the Album ''Songs of Innocence'' out in December 9, 2014.
Songs of Innocence is the thirteenth studio album by the Irish rock band. 
It was produced by Danger Mouse, with additional production from Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney and Flood. 
The album was announced at an Apple Inc. product launch event and released the same day to all iTunes Store customers at no cost. It was exclusive to iTunes, iTunes Radio, and Beats Music until 13 October 2014, when it received a physical release on Island and Interscope Records. 
The digital release made the record available to over 500 million iTunes customers, for what Apple CEO Tim Cook marketed as "the largest album release of all time".

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Mission to Pluto by New Horizons (2006 - 2015) - Video National Geographic 8.15

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Added in August 8, 2015 by Acehe Akifomav i present today this National geographic video : ''Mission Pluto 2015''. 
This space documentary is a mission overview who ask a simple question : Why Go to Pluto ? 
Planetary exploration is a historic endeavor and a major focus of NASA. New Horizons is designed to help us understand. 

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Mission to Pluto by New Horizons (2006 - 2015) 
Launch: January 19, 2006 
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 551 first stage; Centaur second stage; STAR 48B solid rocket third stage. 
Location: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. 
Trajectory: To Pluto via Jupiter Gravity Assist. 
The Voyage Early Cruise: The first 13 months included spacecraft and instrument checkouts, instrument calibrations, small trajectory correction maneuvers and rehearsals for the Jupiter encounter. 
New Horizons passed the orbit of Mars on April 7, 2006; it also tracked a small asteroid, later named "APL", in June 2006. 
Jupiter Encounter: Closest approach occurred February 28, 2007. Moving about 51,000 miles per hour (about 23 kilometers per second), New Horizons flew about 3 to 4 times closer to Jupiter than the Cassini spacecraft, coming within 1.4 million miles (2.3 million kilometers) of the large planet. 
Interplanetary Cruise: Activities during the approximately 8-year cruise to Pluto included annual spacecraft and instrument checkouts, trajectory corrections, instrument calibrations and Pluto encounter rehearsals. During the cruise, New Horizons also crossed the orbits of Saturn (June 8, 2008), Uranus (March 18, 2011) and Neptune (August 25, 2014). 
Beyond Pluto: Kuiper Belt Possibilities
New Horizons has the capability to fly beyond the Pluto system and explore additional Kuiper Belt Objects. New Horizons carries extra hydrazine fuel for a KBO flyby; its communications system is designed to work from far beyond Pluto and its scientific instruments can work in light levels even lower than the dim sunlight at Pluto. 
So the New Horizons team had to undertake a dedicated search for small KBOs the spacecraft could reach. In the early 2000s, no such KBOs had even been discovered. The National Academy of Sciences directed New Horizons to fly by small KBOs about 20 to 50 kilometers (about 12 to 30 miles) across, which are more likely to be primitive bodies, less well-formed than planets like Pluto.
In 2014, using the Hubble Space Telescope, New Horizons science team members discovered three KBOs – all in the range of 20-55 kilometers across, and all with possible flyby dates in late 2018 or in 2019 — a billion miles beyond Pluto. 
In summer 2015, after the Pluto flyby, the New Horizons team will work with NASA to choose the best candidate among the three. In fall 2015, operators will fire the engines aboard New Horizons – at the optimal time to minimize the fuel required to reach the selected target – to begin the journey. 
All NASA missions that seek to do more exploration beyond their primary objectives submit a proposal to NASA to fund an extended mission. The proposal to explore additional KBOs will be due in 2016; it will be evaluated by an independent team of experts to gauge its merit: the team will evaluate the health of the spacecraft and its instrument payload, the value of the science New Horizons can do at a KBO, the cost of the flight to and the exploration of the target KBO, and more. 
If it recommends funding and NASA approves, the New Horizons Extended Mission would begin in 2017, allowing the team to plan and test the encounter (which would take place one-two years later) and to continue to operate New Horizons... 

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