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April 2011
By Akira The Don on Saturday, April 30th, 2011

LEGENDARY BEHAVIOR.

hERE’S A NICE PICTURE SOMEONE DID OF HIM.

AND HERE IS THE OBLIGATORY REMIX

YESSSSSSS

— By Akira The Don on Saturday, April 30th, 2011

By Akira The Don on Saturday, April 30th, 2011

ARGH, FEAR THE MUSLAMIC GUNS!

Daaaaaamn, homie.

Rah though, that dude’s trackie top is DOPE.

Now, have at ye MIGHTY and beautiful REMIX.

Shout out Tim for sending this in.

— By Akira The Don on Saturday, April 30th, 2011

By Akira The Don on Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Holy fucking crap.

— By Akira The Don on Saturday, April 30th, 2011

By Akira The Don on Friday, April 29th, 2011

From Staplenews:

After just two years in orbit, ESA’s GOCE satellite has gathered enough data to map Earth’s gravity with unrivalled precision. Scientists now have access to the most accurate model of the ‘geoid’ ever produced to further our understanding of how Earth works.

The new geoid was unveiled today at the Fourth International GOCE User Workshop hosted at the Technische Universität München in Munich, Germany. Media representatives and scientists from around the world have been treated to the best view yet of global gravity.

The geoid is the surface of an ideal global ocean in the absence of tides and currents, shaped only by gravity. It is a crucial reference for measuring ocean circulation, sea-level change and ice dynamics – all affected by climate change.

Prof. Reiner Rummel, former Head of the Institute for Astronomical and Physical Geodesy at the Technische Universität München, said, “We see a continuous stream of excellent GOCE gradiometry data coming in. With each new two-month cycle, our GOCE gravity field model is getting better and better.

“Now the time has come to use GOCE data for science and applications. I am particularly excited about the first oceanographic results.

“They show that GOCE will give us dynamic topography and circulation patterns of the oceans with unprecedented quality and resolution. I am confident that these results will help improve our understanding of the dynamics of world oceans.”

The two-day workshop provides the science community with the latest information on the performance of the satellite and details about data products and user services.

Participants are also discussing how the GOCE geoid will make advances in ocean and climate studies, and improve our understanding of Earth’s internal structure.

For example, the gravity data from GOCE are helping to develop a deeper knowledge of the processes that cause earthquakes, such as the event that recently devastated Japan.

Since this earthquake was caused by tectonic plate movement under the ocean, the motion cannot be observed directly from space. However, earthquakes create signatures in gravity data, which could be used to understand the processes leading to these natural disasters and ultimately help to predict them.

The GOCE satellite was launched in March 2009 and has now collected more than 12-months of gravity data.

Read the rest here.

http://youtu.be/E4uaPR4D024

— By Akira The Don on Friday, April 29th, 2011

By Akira The Don on Friday, April 29th, 2011

Vibes, bubba, pure flipping VIBES.

— By Akira The Don on Friday, April 29th, 2011

By Akira The Don on Friday, April 29th, 2011

“CHEESE BREAD FOOD ONIONS”

— By Akira The Don on Friday, April 29th, 2011