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Dodging the Roadkill: Why We Crash

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Anybody who has ever crashed on a motorcycle is lucky to have “lived to tell the tale.”   The one thing I’ve learned about laying it down is the questions about “what happened” never go away.  

“But I’m a good rider” we say.  “I wasn’t doing anything stupid” we say.  The reality is just that “shit” happens.  Both times I’ve laid a bike down, it was “pilot error.”  I simply was trying to do too much and lost control.  Bottom line. 

If you’ve ever been hit by another vehicle, or a deer, or simply something in the road, you have a clear cut explanation for your accident.  Most of the time, there are questions.  I second guessed myself for weeks about it. 

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle Crash

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NASA records Space Launch System Booster test with High Speed, Dynamic Camera

 

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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – While thousands turned out to watch NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) recently complete a full-scale test of its booster, few were aware of the other major test occurring simultaneously. NASA’s High Dynamic Range Stereo X (HiDyRS-X) project, a revolutionary high-speed, high dynamic range camera, filmed the test, recording propulsion video data in never before seen detail.

The HiDyRS-X project originated from a problem that exists when trying to film rocket motor tests. Rocket motor plumes, in addition to being extremely loud, are also extremely bright, making them difficult to record without drastically cutting down the exposure settings on the camera. Doing so, however, darkens the rest of the image, obscuring other important components on the motor.

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Austin Peay State University student Dominic Critchlow sends high altitude balloon into the stars

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Give Austin Peay State University student Dominic Critchlow a balloon and a camera and he can quite literally show you the world.

A senior in APSU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and a 2015-16 Presidential Research Scholar, Critchlow has spent quite a bit of time researching a simple solution for the complex problem of computer assisted image remote sensing through high altitude balloons.

Austin Peay student, Dominic Critchlow shows off his air balloon research.

Austin Peay student, Dominic Critchlow shows off his air balloon research.

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Consumer Reports Reveals 8 Big Tech Trends and Gotta-Have Gadgets for Summer

 

Gear to Go Section Recommends More Than 175 Tablets, Smart Phones, Cameras, and More

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – The trend to mobile electronics hasn’t crested yet; America is on track in 2013 to acquire a new gadget for roughly every man, woman, and child over the age of 12.

A special “Gear to Go” section in the August issue of Consumer Reports outlines some key trends that cut across multiple categories of mobile devices, covers what each means for shoppers and users, and offers Ratings of over 175 CR Recommended models.  «Read the rest of this article»

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NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover gives high pixel View of Mars

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – A billion-pixel view from the surface of Mars, from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity, offers armchair explorers a way to examine one part of the Red Planet in great detail.

The first NASA-produced view from the surface of Mars larger than one billion pixels stitches together nearly 900 exposures taken by cameras onboard Curiosity and shows details of the landscape along the rover’s route.

This is a reduced version of panorama from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity with 1.3 billion pixels in the full-resolution version. It shows Curiosity at the "Rocknest" site where the rover scooped up samples of windblown dust and sand. Curiosity used three cameras to take the component images on several different days between October 5th and November 16th, 2012. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

This is a reduced version of panorama from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity with 1.3 billion pixels in the full-resolution version. It shows Curiosity at the “Rocknest” site where the rover scooped up samples of windblown dust and sand. Curiosity used three cameras to take the component images on several different days between October 5th and November 16th, 2012. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

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Clarksville Police reports 73 year old Man uses camera to catch a Thief

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – A 73 year old man, living on North Meadow Drive, used an innovative technique to catch an In-Home Care Nurse stealing money from his residence.

An In-home care nurse, Rhonda Mason, providing medical care for several years to a 73 year old man’s son was caught on video camera stealing money from the residence.

On January 6th, 2013, the 73 year old man filed a police report in reference to Rhonda Mason, taking money from inside of his home.

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Consumer Reports’ First Look: Apple iPad 2

 

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Many stores reportedly sold out of the Apple iPad 2 during its first weekend of availability, but given the demand, more of Apple’s new tablets are sure to be available soon.

Based on Consumer Reports’ preliminary tests with iPad 2 samples in our labs, we found the new version to be an improvement over the original iPad—without any increase in price.

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Apple iPad 2

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Our staff picks: The ten best Black Friday electronics deals

 

Consumer ReportsWe’ve been obsessively poring over early Black Friday ads for several weeks now. While we’ve found many deals to share with you, our electronics team thought these particular bargains might just make it worthwhile to wake up far too early and brave the consumer crowds on the day after Thanksgiving. «Read the rest of this article»

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