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February 19, 2015

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February 17, 2015

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5:00 PM | Adraft a
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-kepler-years-space.html#nRlv – Ex astris, scientia – I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California and I am a Rising Star as rated by Super Lawyers Magazine.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles … Continue reading →
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5:00 PM | Google gives Lick Observatory $1 million
Reblogged from http://phys.org Google Inc. has given $1 million to the University of California’s Lick Observatory in what astronomers hope is the first of many private gifts to support an invaluable teaching and research resource for the state. The unrestricted funds, spread over two years, will go toward general expenses, augmenting the $1.5 million the … Continue reading →

February 16, 2015

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4:41 PM | realcleverscience:courtenaybird:"25% of the world’s prisoners...
realcleverscience:courtenaybird:"25% of the world’s prisoners are incarcerated in America, even though it hosts only 5% of the world’s population." Food for thought. mmhmm & think about how how much (people’s time/life and funding) is wasted on ‘no action’ nolle prose cases, where the arrest has been made, person is in jail, and the judge decides days or weeks, months later (especially in NYC), that there’s not enough evidence to convict. Case […]

February 13, 2015

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6:05 PM | "Judge: It is consumer fraud for therapists to call homosexuality a curable mental disorder"
“Judge: It is consumer fraud for therapists to call homosexuality a curable mental...
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5:00 PM | Star Crossed Stars Doomed…An Astronomical Love Story For Valentines Day.
Just like a Shakespearian play, the two white dwarf stars in Henize 2-428 are circling each other toward a deadly embrace. Each of the white dwarf stars have a little less mass than the Sun. In about 700 million years the stars will merge into a Type 1a supernova, destroying both stars in a fiery … Continue reading →

February 12, 2015

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11:00 PM | Patent troll targets crowdfunding startups — Innovation Act could stop that
Reblog from Venturebeat On Thursday, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) re-introduced the Innovation Act, a bipartisan bill targeted at fixing the out-of-control patent troll problem. This comes not a moment too soon, as patent trolls have begun to target one of the newest areas of innovation and job creation: the crowdfunding industry. AlphaCap Ventures, … Continue reading →
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5:00 PM | What Are Wolf-Rayet Stars?
Wolf-Rayet stars are the last activity of a dying star. The stars are at least 20 times more massive than the Sun. Stars this massive grow quickly and die early.  Wolf-Rayet stars run out of lighter elements to fuse inside its core. Unlike the Sun, which turns hydrogen into helium, Wolf-Rayet stars are burning elements … Continue reading →

February 11, 2015

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11:00 PM | A Bull-ish Trademark Conflict Is Brewing.
Red Bull is opposing the trademark application of  Old Ox Brewery, The opposition filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office claims Old Ox confusingly similar the the famous energy drink. Red Bull is arguing that “an ‘ox’ and a ‘bull’ both fall within the same class of ‘bovine’ animals and are virtually indistinguishable to most … Continue reading →
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5:00 PM | Adraft A
http://phys.org/news/2015-02-astronomers-life-venerable-instrument.html#nRlv – Ex astris, scientia – I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California and I am a Rising Star as rated by Super Lawyers Magazine.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles … Continue reading →
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5:00 PM | A Sunflower In Space.
Yesterday I told you about a new telescope design and hinted at an ongoing project for exoplanet discovery. A spacecraft that looks like a giant sunflower might one day be used to acquire images of Earth-like rocky planets around nearby stars. The prototype deployable structure, called a starshade, is being developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion … Continue reading →

February 10, 2015

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11:00 PM | Microsoft and Samsung Settle Android Payment Lawsuit.
Although none of the details will probably ever see the light of day, the two tech giants have apparently decided to end their contract dispute. Earlier Microsoft sued Samsung when they stopped making payments.  Samsung claimed that Microsoft’s purchase Nokia breached the original agreement. The agreement will end the lawsuit and business will continue. How … Continue reading →
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7:24 PM | rustcohlnikoff:i really should move on and watch the episode...
rustcohlnikoff:i really should move on and watch the episode instead of rewatching this over and over again biopic.
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5:00 PM | New Space Telescope Concept.
A new orbiting telescope concept developed at Colorado University at Boulder would have hundreds of times the resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope. Professor Webster Cash from CU said the instrument package would consist of an orbiting space telescope with an opaque disk in front of it that could be up to a half mile … Continue reading →

February 09, 2015

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11:00 PM | Does a Replica of the Batmobile Violate Copyright Law?
Mark Towle, the owner of Gotham Garage is in a court battle to determine if his $90,000 real-life replicas of the Batmobile violates copyright law.             DC Comics Inc. filed a lawsuit against Towle who who sells cars that look like the Batmobile from the  1960’s TV show and from … Continue reading →
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5:00 PM | RAS Recap.
This weekends Riverside Astronomical Meeting was a great meeting. Our guest speaker, Kam Arnold, Assistant Research Scientist at UCSD, Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences gave a talk on “Fundamental Physics with Cosmic Microwave Background Polarimetry.” His talk covered the basics of cosmic microwave background (CMB), how it has help with cosmology and where we … Continue reading →

February 06, 2015

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11:00 PM | US Trademark Office Updates Examination Procedures Manual.
The USPTO has updated the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (the ‘TMEP’).  The new manual incorporates changes including: Renaming of Express Mail® to PriorityMail Express® Reduction of Fees for Trademark Applications and Renewals; and Miscellaneous Changes to Trademark Rules of Practice and the Rules of Practice in Filings Pursuant to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid … Continue reading →
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5:00 PM | Riverside Astronomical Society Meeting This Saturday.
This Saturday at 7:00pm at La Sierra University’s Conssentine Hall is the monthly Riverside Astronomical Society’s monthly general meeting. The meeting will begin at 7:00pm and end at 9:00pm.  We will have food and fun. This month’s guest speaker is Kam Arnold, Assistant Research Scientist at UCSD, Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences.  He will be … Continue reading →
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