When the Moon is full, it rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. Each day, the Moon rises (and sets) about one hour later. So, 2 or 3 days after the full Moon, the Moon will rise 2 or 3 hours after sunset, and set 2 or 3 hours after sunrise.
Which means that, after midnight, the Moon will be high in the sky, ruining the view of the Perseids. It will not "set several hours before dawn."
In short, the response above is wrong.
And here's a very nice, easy-to-understand explanation of what happened, written by one of the SWIFT astronomers:
The team which announced the event has now figured out that it wasn't interesting after all:
TITLE: GCN CIRCULAR
SUBJECT: Swift trigger 600114 is not an outbursting X-ray source
DATE: 14/05/28 07:57:12 GMT
FROM: Kim Page at U.of Leicester
K.L. Page, P.A. Evans (U. Leicester), D.N. Burrows (PSU), V. D'Elia (ASDC) and A. Maselli (INAF-IASFPA) report on behalf of the Swift-XRT team:
We have re-analysed the prompt XRT data on Swift trigger 600114 (GCN Circ. 16332), taking advantage of the event data.
The initial count rate given in GCN Circ. 16332 was based on raw data from the full field of view, without X-ray event detection, and therefore may have been affected by other sources in M31, as well as background hot pixels. Analysis of the event data (not fully available at the time of the initial circular) shows the count rate of the X-ray source identified in GCN Circ. 16332 to have been 0.065 +/- 0.012 count s^-1, consistent with the previous observations of this source [see the 1SXPS catalogue (Evans et al. 2014): http://www.swift.ac.uk/1SXPS/1....
We therefore do not believe this source to be in outburst. Instead, it was a serendipitous constant source in the field of view of a BAT subthreshold trigger.
This circular is an official product of the Swift-XRT team.
Better luck next time.
If you're interested in the current state of the art, read this article from the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (April 2013). It describes the hardware and software used by the Pan-STARRS team to detect asteroids automatically in data taken with their 1.8-meter telescope on Hawaii and its 1.4-gigapixel CCD camera.
This will be one of the few times you'll hear this, but Microsoft did too good a job creating XP.
Correction: They did a good job *FIXING* Windows XP.
If you recall the "instant infection" days where you couldn't install XP and run updates without getting infected. I had a people I helped over the phone who followed the procedure:
1. Install XP
2. Download the SP2 ISO
3. Burn the ISO to disk
4. Start over because they were compromised while downloading the ISO.
5. Install XP, then SP2 via CD.
If I was able to get them a CD I would, but many of my friends where college were in different states, or even different countries, and this was quicker than waiting for a CD in the mail.
As a non believer that actually lives in Kansas - I find my Christian neighbors to have more respect for my beliefs than the socialist leftists have. Tolerance needs to work in all directions.
In the end - I have the choice of 4 ISP providers in my town - setting up cartels would prevent that. Life is good here - we don't need bigots here - stay on the coasts.
"Paper money still exist and it is anonymous by design"
Not really when you realize they scan the serial numbers...
Of course the arrow of causation could also be reversed - or both are caused by some third factor (wealth?). Or research bias/fraud? Or just chance.
But that will not stop most from quoting this as cause and effect.
Except those numbers just are not true. (Normally we specify the cycle life at the point where the battery still has 60% of capacity and full discharge cycles. )
And of course if your goal was to reduce CO2 you have the opposite effect due to conversion losses.
I think it will become accepted - there may need to be some etiquette established with it's use - not that that has happened with smart-phones.
Just imagine - if you do something stupid - someone might tape it and keep it in your face for ever - the Internet never forgets.
What would you say to someone taping you with their Google-glass and you found it uncomfortable?
What do we say to our kids when we try to talk to them, but the TXTing keeps interrupting?
In the end we are still social creatures, wired to react to irrepressible facial and voice expressions. Even over the phone, I can sometimes tell if someone is lying to me by bits of stress in their voice (but harder with CODEX distortion and latency).
I suppose taping peoples conversations will either make people more honest or more angry.. but definitely less forthcoming - thus an anti-social effect.
Fuel cells need ultra pure fuel in order to not spoil their extremely expensive reactors. Creating this fuel and transporting it cleanly is not cheap.
I've seen no end of articles claiming that fuel cells are the cure to everything. Tons of grant money has flowed and no products are displacing other technology.
The market place is far from perfect, but it is far better than any panel of pointy headed academics at providing workable solutions. M$ has shown the lack of ability to create new profitable products for many years now - this looks like yet another windoze fone effort.
No need for the officious, wasteful daylight savings time. Get the government out of my clocks! Just zulu time would work for me.
The problem is that they were trying to avoid words and vocabulary - thus they created symbolic abstraction - probably not realizing it is just another form of vocabulary. I would much rather use a test written by a practicing math teacher than some pointed headed Phd.
Having taught math, the real problem is the books are written by committees and a prime goal is to keep parents from complaining that their kids have to do real work to learn. ( If you want to teach your child math - find older books - books after the 60's and 70's have gone way down hill. )
I think you should hesitate and think for yourself about the definition (there are way to many that parrot and preach int the world). Not all rewards are physical items. And a physical item can remove a different feedback - both positive and negative. It isn't that difficult to analyze the vocabulary and realize the arbitrary nature of the issue. In the end, we have to ask if it has helped of hurt our true understanding of what is going on.
The reality of psychology is that people coining new poorly defined terms can publish books and papers - get grant money and profit. There are others of us that want to truly understand the world we live in. This requires a consistent, objective epistemology and the type of science described perhaps best by Richard Feynman.
Food reward is the most studied feedback - and is the food positive or the hunger a negative?
The way out of this is to realize that we evolved to survive - and the feedback impacts our survival. How psychologists classify feedback does not really matter.