We start today's post with answers to questions sent in by our readers.
what universe is farpoint going to be in? It seems the star trek universe is dyeing off with only one space center still supporting it :(I too am a huge fan of Star Trek, which is why my space center at Central School was set in the Star Trek universe. I have different goals for Farpoint. Farpoint needs a different universe from which we can build a good solid curriculum to enhance student learning. We want to take our curriculum and use it in other schools. We couldn't do that with Star Trek because of copyright issues.
Do I wish we could build Farpoint in the Star Trek universe? Yes. Will the new universe be as good. Of course, we have a great team of sci-fi nerds (like myself) working on it. I think you'll be pleased.
I noticed in one of your recent posts that you used the new logo for Farpoint that I had posted about. I just posted a little bit more about the design choices I made, and I posted a few resources just in case you want to recreate my work for Farpoint. Feel free. :)Dear person who asked Question 2. You didn't include your name or an email address so I'm writing a response to your comments here. You did a great job with the demo Troubadour site. I like much of what you've done.
I'm curious to know what you think about it. Thanks for at least paying attention!
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The one downside is the title photos. I enjoy The Troubadour's title photos. I enjoy changing them on a regular basis. Other than that, I think your blog suggestion is plausible. Let's see what others think of it.
Do You have this Young Man's Drive? It's needed for Today's economy.
This is an example of putting yourself out there to get what you're looking for. Would I hire this young man? Maybe, if his qualifications and skills were useful to me. But, he definitely would get me to stop and talk to him strictly out of admiration of what he's doing. It shows self confidence, guts and tenacity; which is one reason why I always try to buy something from the valley's young entrepreneurs and their roadside lemonade stands.
A tipster sent us this photo of an enterprising young man outside the Battery Park ferry terminal near Goldman Sachs and the NYMEX giving out free donuts and coffee so he can get hired.
His name is Michael Penn and he's 23 years old.
We caught up with Penn over the phone moments ago.
He told us that he wants to get into the banking industry in any type of business development role. Read More
Space and Science News
Jupiter, as Envisioned from Europa
The top priority of a robotic lander mission to Jupiter's potentially life-supporting moon Europa should be investigating the composition and chemistry of its subsurface ocean, scientists say.
Such a mission should also aim to determine the thickness and dynamics of the moon's ice shell and characterize the surface geology of Europa in detail, a NASA-appointed "science definition team" reports in a new study in the journal Astrobiology.
"If one day humans send a robotic lander to the surface of Europa, we need to know what to look for and what tools it should carry," study lead author Robert Pappalardo, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., said in a statement. [Photos: Europa, Mysterious Icy Moon of Jupiter]Read More
Shark Week on Discovery
Shark Week is an annual event hosted by the Discovery Channel. During this week, they air a lot of incredible documentaries about Sharks (obviously). This year, the event began on August 4th and will continue until August 11th (I usually forget all about it until its almost over, hence the reminder).
Elysium Starts Friday. Could a Real Elysium be Built?
In the new movie "Elysium," Earth is beyond repair, and the rich and powerful have decided to leave it behind.
Instead of three to six highly trained astronauts circling the Earth in an orbiting laboratory as there are today, the Elysium space station serves as an oasis for those that can afford it. In the film, humanity has developed a large, rotating space station above a dystopic Earth by the year 2154. The station comes stocked with mansions, grass, trees, water and gravity.
Although that kind of brave new world might sound far-fetched, the space station's design — and the science behind it — isn't. [See photos from the movie "Elysium"]
The Sun's Magnetic Field Is About to Reverse