Monthly Archives: September 2014

Bolide update: USAF and NASA problems with tracking data settled

The above video is a compilation of dashboard footage from motorists of the Chelyabinsk bolide strike that was reported here February 15, 2013 in this and subsequent posts. It was the largest bolide strike to hit Russia in 100 years. … Continue reading

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Signed numbers, Negative numbers

Negative numbers create problems for many math learners, and really, for good reasons.  We don’t really encounter negative numbers in real life that often.  If we somehow  bounce a check,  buy something that declines in value, or suffer a loss … Continue reading

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What is it with CNN these days?

                  First, CNN put Hong Kong on a map in Brazil.  Now, in reporting on the Scotland Independence Election yesterday, CNN had a poll showing vote  total of 110 per cent?  Hat … Continue reading

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Hurricane Odile hits Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Hurricane Odile made landfall Sunday night, September 14, 2014, in Cabo San Lucas on the tip of the Baja California Peninsula.  It was a category 3 hurricane with wind speeds up to 125 mph, according to the Weather Channel. We’ve … Continue reading

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Don’t know much about Geography …part two

Well, the CNN screw up putting Hong Kong in Brazil might or might not have been sabotage.  But, in a White House briefing on the upcoming military action in Iraq, the following statement was not intentional sabotage: SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  … Continue reading

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A Day Late, But I’ll Never Forget this day

                  I was ill and offline for most of the day yesterday.  I’m a day late but I’ll never forget that 13 years ago yesterday we were attacked in our homeland in … Continue reading

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Simple Division and Rational Numbers aka Fractions

Let’s return to simpler math for this post;  middle school math to be exact.    J has some unique features that make it an excellent tool for teaching division, fractions, and decimals. Most calculators and computer programs have historically made … Continue reading

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Newly Discovered Asteroid to have near miss with Earth Tomorrow

Asteroid 2014 RC is expected to come very close to Earth tomorrow, at close to the same distance that weather and communications orbit in geosynchronous orbit.  (i.e., they appear to be stationary but remain in orbit above a fixed place … Continue reading

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Volcanoes and More Volcanoes

Here is BBC News Footage from last weekend’s volcano eruption in Iceland: According to Earthsky.org, It began with a huge white plume of smoke coming from the fissure of the Baroarbunga Volcano  near Holuhraun, Iceland.  This map provided by the … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Supervolcano

Tech Times had an article Sunday on The USGS project to create the Ash3D model of the Yellowstone super eruption estimated to be 640,000 years ago.  Starting about 20 years ago, a number of scientists said that we were about … Continue reading

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