Paid Notice: Deaths GOLDBERG, JACK by Unknown Author


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GOLDBERG–Jack, beloved husband of Betty Goldberg, father of Dr. Renee JG Arnold and Michael Goldberg, father-in-law of Michael Arnold, and grandfather of Marc Arnold, died November 23, 2014, due to complications from a hip…

Published: November 29, 2014 at 02:00PM

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Black Hole Friday

In this artist’s illustration, turbulent winds of gas swirl around a black hole. Some of the gas is spiraling inward toward the black hole, but another part is blown away.

A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out. The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. This can happen when a star is dying.

Because no light can get out, people can’t see black holes. They are invisible. Space telescopes with special tools can help find black holes. The special tools can see how stars that are very close to black holes act differently than other stars.

How Big Are Black Holes?
Black holes can be big or small. Scientists think the smallest black holes are as small as just one atom. These black holes are very tiny but have the mass of a large mountain. Mass is the amount of matter, or “stuff,” in an object.

More information on black holes.

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Paid Notice: Memorials COLCHAMIRO, OSCAR PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY WITH HIS FAMILY BY HIS SIDE. HE OWNED NANCY MANUFACTURING CO. WITH HIS BROTHER, JESSE. LATER, HE, WITH MURIEL, HIS BELOVED WIFE OF 55 YEARS, OWNED SANDMAN ORIGINALS MAKING BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN’S PAJAMAS. AS A MEMBER OF THE US ARMY SIGNAL CORPS, HE ROSE TO THE HIGHEST ENLISTED RANK AND RECEIVED THE BRONZE STAR WHILE SERVING IN CHINA DURING WWII. HE ENJOYED PAINTING AND SCULPTING AND THOSE WHO WERE LUCKY RECIPIENTS OF SUCH ENJOYED THEM EQUALLY. HE LEAVES HIS DAUGHTERS, JOAN SMART (ROY LANGHAMER), PEARL PAPPAS (SON, IN, LAW, WALTER), FOUR GRANDCHILDREN, JULIA VISGAUSS (HUSBAND MIKOLAS), JASON SMART, JANE PAPPAS AND EMMELINE PAPPAS AS WELL AS COUNTLESS NIECES AND NEPHEWS. HE EMBRACED LIFE AND ACCEPTED THIS FINAL PHASE GRACEFULLY, ALTHOUGH HE WAS SAD TO LEAVE HIS LONG TIME, LOVING COMPANION, JEAN KURNIT. DONATIONS CAN BE MADE, IN HIS MEMORY, TO KEHILA KEDOSHA JANINA SYNAGOGUE AND MUSEUM, 280 BROOME STREET, NY, NY 10002 WHERE A CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE WILL TAKE PLACE. HE WILL BE MISSED. 1 by Unknown Author


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COLCHAMIRO–Oscar passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He owned Nancy Manufacturing Co. with his brother, Jesse. Later, he, with Muriel, his beloved wife of 55 years, owned Sandman Originals making beautiful children’s pajamas. As a…

Published: November 19, 2014 at 07:00PM

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International Space Station’s 3-D Printer

The International Space Station’s 3-D printer has manufactured the first 3-D printed object in space, paving the way to future long-term space expeditions. The object, a printhead faceplate, is engraved with names of the organizations that collaborated on this space station technology demonstration: NASA and Made In Space, Inc., the space manufacturing company that worked with NASA to design, build and test the 3-D printer.

This image of the printer, with the Microgravity Science Glovebox Engineering Unit in the background, was taken in April 2014 during flight certification and acceptance testing at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, prior to its launch to the station aboard a SpaceX commercial resupply mission. The first objects built in space will be returned to Earth in 2015 for detailed analysis and comparison to the identical ground control samples made on the flight printer prior to launch. The goal of this analysis is to verify that the 3-D printing process works the same in microgravity as it does on Earth.

The printer works by extruding heated plastic, which then builds layer upon layer to create three-dimensional objects. Testing this on the station is the first step toward creating a working “machine shop” in space. This capability may decrease cost and risk on the station, which will be critical when space explorers venture far from Earth and will create an on-demand supply chain for needed tools and parts. Long-term missions would benefit greatly from onboard manufacturing capabilities. Data and experience gathered in this demonstration will improve future 3-D manufacturing technology and equipment for the space program, allowing a greater degree of autonomy and flexibility for astronauts.

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Supercomputer Simulation of Magnetic Field Loops on the Sun

Magnetic fields emerging from below the surface of the sun influence the solar wind—a stream of particles that blows continuously from the sun’s atmosphere through the solar system. Researchers at NASA and its university partners are using high-fidelity computer simulations to learn how these magnetic fields emerge, heat the sun’s outer atmosphere and produce sunspots and flares.

This visualization shows magnetic field loops in a portion of the sun, with colors representing magnetic field strength from weak (blue) to strong (red). The simulation was run on the Pleiades supercomputer at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing facility at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. 

The knowledge gained through simulation results like this one help researchers better understand the sun, its variations, and its interactions with Earth and the solar system.

Image Credit: Robert Stein, Michigan State University; Timothy Sandstrom, NASA/Ames

> Related: NASA showcased more than 35 of the agency’s exciting computational achievements at SC14, the international supercomputing conference, Nov. 16-21, 2014, in New Orleans. via NASA http://ift.tt/15nMzkC

Further Strains in Unresolved War Between Armenia and Azerbaijian Over Disputed Territory by DAVID M. HERSZENHORN


By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN

Armenia announced funerals for three soldiers killed by Azerbaijan forces who downed a helicopter over Nagorno-Karabakh, the focus of their conflict.

Published: November 24, 2014 at 07:00PM

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Colombia Rebel Chief Says Peace Talks Suspension Destroyed Confidence by REUTERS


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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos “destroyed” confidence in the peace process by suspending talks and violated the terms of an agreement that brought the rebels to the negotiating table, FARC guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono said.

Published: November 24, 2014 at 07:39AM

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