January 2012 Blog Posts (69)

Manufacturing and Jobs...

I've blogged about manufacturing and jobs before, the iEconomy and NAFTA birthed Occupy Wall Street when white suburban kids suddenly realized that the guarantee of employment wasn't guaranteed. I salute their efforts, but we need to do something outside of the system that doesn't require their sponsorship, or their approval.…

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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 31, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments

Rise in Excellence with Renpet

“The words you choose effect your space and the one you are speaking to. Immortality is truly a household word." - DjaDja - Weben Em Ehker - Rise In Excellence. 



Chapter Awakening from Renpet The Sci-Fi Novel www.renpetscifi.com -

'Once in the center of the chamber, I eased my body into the Ma'at posture. As I spread my arms a finely knit web of energy…

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Added by Djadja N Medjay on January 31, 2012 at 8:07am — No Comments

The State of Black Sci-Fi 2012: Why is it Important to Show Race, Culture, Minority Politics or Ethnicity in Sci-Fi?

The State of Black Sci-Fi 2012: Why is it Important to Show Race, Culture, Minority Politics or Ethnicity in Sci-Fi?



To me showing race is science fiction is as important and the story itself. I will sum it up in this quote. “Black Science Fiction is of the utmost importance. Our…

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Added by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin on January 30, 2012 at 10:30pm — 14 Comments

Garbage...and Plasma

Garbage as green tech...pull my finger!

Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 30, 2012 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Heliophysics and Apocalypse...

I am not debating Revelation: this post primarily is to fight ignorance, especially this being "2012" of thriller movie fame.

Honestly, when I say that ancient people had as much fear of the winter solstice as they did a lunar eclipse, when I say that maybe the Mayan people, for whatever reason, stopped making calendars, I get the "how do…

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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 29, 2012 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Dr. Ronald E. McNair

I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. McNair as an undergraduate at North Carolina A&T State University (we had the same major: Engineering Physics). I share several post/mentions of him from my physics blog. He was a personal hero of mine:…

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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 28, 2012 at 10:15pm — 3 Comments

Secure Cloud Computing...

Quantum Mechanics applied to cloud computing. Nuff said.

Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 28, 2012 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Evil Walks. Part 3.

Berlin. April 12,1945. Waffen S.S. Colonel Hans Gruber sat against the wall in the dank cellar and cowered in a near fetal position as the thunderous sounds of the Russian artillery shells exploded up above. The impact from the blasts caused a shower of debris to rain down on him. His black cap and uniform had a heavy coating of white dust that was falling from the ceiling. With the sound of each explosion the 40 year old, blond haired, blue eyed officer wondered when the next one would go off… Continue

Added by Barry K. Nelson on January 28, 2012 at 8:21pm — 1 Comment

Evil Walks. Part 2.

Phil Jones drove his car down the dark road and turned to park next to a mailbox near the curb at his right. The young black male turned off his engine and looked out of his driver’s side window to see the blue two story duplex across the street. Phil had come to this quiet neighborhood in Pittsburgh several times to view this house. He would come here only late at night when the traffic was low and less people were walking the streets. Late at night was the time when he would come here to… Continue

Added by Barry K. Nelson on January 28, 2012 at 6:04am — No Comments

Real-Life X-man...

Real-Life-X-Man-Chinese-boy-allegedly-has-cat-like-night-vision

A Chinese boy can apparently see better at night than he can during the brightest part of the day, and has "cat-like" eyes. They're calling him the next stage in human evolution...or if proven, an effective hoax. See embed video at the bottom of the page, (once you follow the link…

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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 27, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Auto-Tune Science...

Auto-Tune: politics isn't the only thing they do! See "Children of Africa," "Ode to the Brain!" and "Onward to the Edge" (with Neil deGrasse Tyson).

Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 27, 2012 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Author Paul West discusses sci fi, society, writing...

Author Paul West on Book Talk as their first return guest! PW discusses sci fi, writing, motivation, politics and the human condition--yes, all in one show :) It's archived, so where you see DJ Kory, click on 'view program'--then near the bottom of the page, the minutes of the interview will appear. Click 'play now'. Your thoughts are welcome!…

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Added by Paul West on January 27, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Diversity and Exoplanets...

John Johnson is a member of the National Society of Black Physicists and discoverer of the latest exoplanetary system (3 to be precise) orbiting a distant star. Along with Red Tails, something our kids need to know.

Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 26, 2012 at 8:38pm — No Comments

XMOOR STUDIOS Images on "PERSON OF INTEREST

XMOOR STUDIOS IMAGES ON "PERSON OF INTEREST"

 

On February 9th at 9pm Eastern Standard Time on CBS New York Channel 2's, Person of Interest TV show

 

 

 

Our flagship series "GALTOW" as well as "AJALA": A Series of Adventures Created by Robert Garrett plus some posters…

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Added by Robert Garrett on January 26, 2012 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Millikan and me...

While teaching physics at Manor High School, I ran into Gary Millikan, descendent of Robert Millikan of the famous oil drop experiment...…

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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 26, 2012 at 2:06am — No Comments

Seeing the Unseeable...

Scientist will attempt to photograph a black hole, supposedly invisible, mind you...…

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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 26, 2012 at 2:04am — No Comments

Evil Walks. Featuring The Sandman.

This is a new feature that I will have on both my Facebook page and my website. A new super short story series featuring one of my characters, The Sandman. Enjoy part 1 of Evil Walks.







Al Hartman felt a cold chill run up along his back as he got out of his car. The young black male zippered up his black jacket all the way to the top until it covered the thin white dress shirt that he was wearing. He even felt a cold breeze blowing up the legs of his black pants. It was a… Continue

Added by Barry K. Nelson on January 25, 2012 at 3:48pm — 1 Comment

The State of Black SF: 2012. . . Why I Love Steampunk

I love fantasy. I know fantasy/SF is pretty popular these days, but I fell in love long before the genre…

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Added by Valjeanne Jeffers on January 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Top Obstacles to Hiring New Employees-Chamber of Commerce

Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 25, 2012 at 12:43am — No Comments

The Warden

Got up to go to the can in the middle of the night. Damn prostate. I thought I heard someone clear their throat. Just getting off of a double, hallucination was a common side effect of sleep deprivation. I saw my son's Rottweiler sitting in front of the stove.…



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Added by Thaddeus on January 24, 2012 at 11:17pm — 1 Comment

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Blog Posts

Falling...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 19, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Creativity-Onliine.com: Super Bowl Ad

Topics: Commentary, Existentialism, Politics

“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” Reverend Dr. Martin…
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It's been awhile!

Posted by G.H. Wright on January 18, 2018 at 9:53pm 0 Comments

He sat at his desk, woozy. He tried to move, his arms unresponsive. He searched for help, moving into the aisle in his swivel chair only to find all his coworkers had abandoned him. Was he being drugged? If so, it was the simplest scene he could imagine.Whoever was trying this was extremely stupid or extremely powerful. He'd find out soon enough.
(to be confinued)

Combing for Earths...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 18, 2018 at 6:07am 0 Comments

An example of the spectrum from two laser frequency combs, with their evenly spaced emission lines. (Courtesy: ESO).

Topics: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Exoplanets, Optics, Space Exploration

A new type of laser frequency comb (LFC) has been developed by scientists in Europe. The prototype device could lead to improvements in…
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BEC in the Blink of an Eye...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 17, 2018 at 4:26am 0 Comments

Credit: NIST

Topics: Bose-Einstein Condensate, Modern Physics, Quantum Mechanics

It’s been more than two decades since Carl Wieman and Eric Cornell created the first Bose–Einstein condensate (BEC),…
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Call for abstracts for "Images of Blackness in Graphic Novels"

Posted by JC Holbrook on January 16, 2018 at 1:55pm 0 Comments

CFP: Images of Blackness in Graphic Novels, Past and Future (Extension to 3/31/18)

by Brian Yates

This edited volume will offer an opportunity for authors to investigate the ways in which blackness is reimagined in both mainstream and independent comics. Specifically, I propose responding to the following questions: What are the ways in which heroism is redefined by black characters? How are black futures reimagined? What gendered arguments are made through this medium? What are the challenges in presenting to black audiences in this largely white genre? How do the creators depict the continent of Africa and/or communities in the African Diaspora? How are black bodies presented in graphic comics and novels? Finally, how are themes of social justice specific to black communities presented in this…

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Starship GPS...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 16, 2018 at 1:32pm 1 Comment

Pulsars spin rapidly while emitting powerful beams of radiation.Credit: Dana Berry/NASA

Topics: Astrophysics, Instrumentation, International Space Station, NASA, Space Exploration

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