NASA To Create Meals For Mars Astronaughts

NASA is apparently in preparation of an experiment to create meals that are balanced enough and not boring for the Mars Mission.  Balanced food that is not boring is a big issue for the 3 year long journey to Mars.  Those that go to Mars will have to eat prepared food, as well as cook shelf life food.  Here is an excerpt from the article…

“NASA is lining up humans to eat space food on Hawaii in a mission-to-Mars simulation.

­Since no life on Mars has been proven so far to enable astronauts to catch and grill something fresh, the mission on Mars will have to take enough rations for three years. The problem is how to make those rations sufficient and not boring.

Researchers from Cornell University and the University of Hawaii-Manoa are going to test six volunteers in a facility simulating a base on Mars on a Hawaiian lava flow. The deadline for applications is February 29.”

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Awesome Sand Sculptures

There comes  a time in your life, when you wonder how the heck did they do that?  In this particular case, it involves a series of Sand Sculptures that are highly detailed.  This impressive collection is worthy of anyone’s Desktop background.  If you’re looking for something new to put on your computer, or just want a good post to look at, then feel free to visit the link below.

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Castles

 Amazing Sand Sculptures

What do you do with your computers spare time?

Many people do what they need to do on their computers and just go about their day.  What if you could put that computer to use actually providing valuable data to the Scientific community?

There are actually several screen savers that will allow you to take part in Scientific data.  There are also programs that you can download and install such as Community World Grid.

This program will allow you to take part in a minute way by allowing your computer to process information for Scientific Research.  These research programs include data on Cancer, Aids, and numerous other diseases as well as some technology advancements.

One Geek actually built his computer with that in mind.  He thought about what he could do for the world.  Sense his computer just sits there when he’s not doing anything, why not put it to use?

This Geek also took and built his computer out of Lego parts.  This is intriguing for a lot of Geeks out there who love Lego.  In fact, one could go as far to say it’s intriguing to a lot more than just the Geek community.

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Lego PC

NASA Astronomers Find New Earth Like Planet – Kepler 22b

Super Earths, massive Earth Like planets that are usually much larger than Earth.  Kepler 22b happens to fall under that category.  Being 2.4 times larger than Earth, surely makes it a potential goal for our Space program.

According to NASA, at least 48 planets have been found in the Habitable Zone of star systems.  This means that 48 planets so far have the potential to sustain life.  This is a huge leap for Science, History, and Astronomy.

Just a decade or so ago, many people were convinced that Humans are the highest intelligent life forms in the Universe.  Heck, they even went as far as saying that we were the only planet in the Universe that could even sustain life.  That we were alone.

Personally, I blame the Government and the Religious leaders for hiding so many secrets.  This however, isn’t about them.  There are many blogs and forums dedicated to that.

I’m speaking more about the potential, the future.  I wrote a post once describing how many stars were in the night sky based on the Deep Space images that Hubble took.  If you do the math, there are Sextillion stars in the visible Universe, according to Hubble.  That’s a huge number.

In fact, Scientist now believe that there are actually 300 Sextillion stars out there.  Basically, take Sextillion and multiply that by 300 and you have an even more massive number.  So, my calculation is minute in the possibilities.

Back to Kepler 22b.  If Kepler 22b is 2.4 times larger than the Earth and there are 300 Sextillion stars out there.  Then it makes you wonder how many Earth Like planets are out there.  Something else that has crossed my mind is, how much larger do Earth Like planets actually get?  Better yet, how many stars are there out there really?  Especially if our Universe is infinite.

We’ve only just begun to scratch the surface.  It’s clear that we won’t be headed to Kepler 22b any time soon.  Not unless we have a Stargate that will allow us to travel there instantly.

What does this mean for our future?  Well, if we don’t blow each other up in the coming wars, we just might actually find  a planet exactly like Earth in many ways.  These Earth Like planets should be a driving force for our Great Nations to work together for a common goal.

The very existence of Humanity depends on our technological growth.  That is if we want to sustain the current lifestyles that we have.  If we want to preserve our future, our cultures, then we must push forward.

Whether or not you’re a believer in Alien Life Forms, Kepler  22b is a step in the right direction to proving that life elsewhere exist.  I for one have always been a firm believer in Extraterrestrial Life.  It’s only a matter of time before we make a new leap into Space.  Perhaps, some of us might actually live to see that happen.

Kepler 22b

My Thoughts On Abortion

Now, I’m probably going to get some flaming comments and heated debates about this topic, but I wanted to make it clear how I felt about Abortion.  The short answer?  I’m against it.  Here’s why.

Some people may not know this, but there are options for Pregnant women.  The last thing we need them doing is giving up on life completely.  Pregnancy centers and adoption centers are there for them when they need it.

Let me ask you a couple of questions.  Is it legal for someone to murder a child?  Is it legal for someone to murder a child that is only 6 months into pregnancy?  Chances are, you answered no to both those questions.  Then why should it be legal for someone to commit murder on any child?

Well, what about rape victims?  Shouldn’t they have the option to abort?  Can I abort your brain right now for asking that question?  I’m sure we can put it to good use for Scientific study to find out why some people become stupid.

Let’s get a few things straight.  If you abort a child, you might be aborting the next great scientist with the cure for aids.  You might be aborting the next great person who’ll be able to bring this world closer to world peace.  You might be aborting the next great doctor who discovers a way to double the life expectancy of mankind.

Women that abort their children can attest that it crosses their minds all the time.  It’s another pain that they have to deal with on a daily basis.  So, if a woman was raped, then why should she be “Forced” to go through another pain that could scar her for life?

It’s much better for a person to go through life and become a stronger person knowing that they gave their child the best chance they could give them.  Not to mention easier.  Abortion should not be an option.  Period.

Abortion in my opinion is an atrocious act towards humanity.  Any sane mother wouldn’t kill their children, so why should we be allowed to do that legally?  Which side of the fence are you going to be on when it boils down to it?  Life or Death?

 

Note: This post was made with Logical Thinking.  If you make a comment without thinking about it, I’ll ignore it.

Biggest Reasons Why Americans Are Overweight!

Americans are said to be the most over weight, but many have a hard time figuring out why.  Why is it that many Americans are starting to be overweight and in worse health than the previous generation?  I think I have the answer.

Reason 1

Exercise….
Many Americans nowadays aren’t getting enough exercise.  That’s right, something as simple as exercise can have a big impact on our daily lives.  In the movie WALL-E, the people roamed around on hover chairs.  Who needs a wheel chair right?  Especially when the machine will do all the work for you.

Is that the kind of life style we want?  To be subjects who are limited in our mobility based on some machine?  Right now many kids are experiencing this because of Parents not letting their kids play in the park.  Instead, they’ll let them play Video Games all day and do nothing.

Now, before you go bashing Video games and start blaming the games themselves, maybe you should take a closer look a parenting.  I play Video Games myself, but that doesnt’ mean that Nerds can’t be fit.  I in fact have started a Cardio Routine, which will eventually turn into running, which in turn will turn into a Marathon.

I have goals, kids nowadays, don’t.  That’s partly because parents let their kids spend too much time playing Video Games as apposed to….well, playing.

Reason 2

Over Indulging…..
Many restaurants have started (in the last decade)  increasing portion sizes.  Now, they even go as far as encourage you to get a large or (in some cases) super-size.  In this case, bigger isn’t always better.  Tell me something.

Do you feel better now that you’re bigger?  Again, bigger isn’t always better.  My parents often times make two meals out of one meal when they go out to eat.  Why?  Many of these meals are filled with Calories.  Many of them over 1,000 calories.  That’s half a days Calories for most.

Still think Bigger is Better?

Reason 3

Quality of Food
Our food quality has reduced in the last 10-20 years drastically.  Farmers are basically killing the land that they farm one with all the chemicals that they spray on plants.  Therefore, we’re forced to look for alternatives: plants that are bug resistant, plants that yield more, and even plants that grow better in certain climates.

When you start tampering with plants: spraying chemicals, changing DNA strands, making them more volatile, something has to give.  So, where do we suffer?  In Nutritional Value.  I can’t stress this enough….

Life is too precious to tamper with.  By tampering with those plants, they’re tampering with our health.  Empty calories adds to our over all weight.  Really.  What else is our body going to use useless calories for?

So, my question for you today is, did this inspire you?  If so, what are your plans for taking action?

Birthday Songs – Ewe

Today is my 30th Birthday and having dinner at any restaurant is usually interesting on this day.  You know what I mean, they come out with a piece of Birthday Cake and sing that little annoying song.

Ok, the Happy Birthday song, isn’t annoying.  Just to get that clear.  I’m talking about the song they sing at the restaurant.  Happy happy birthday, happy happy birthday, happy happy birthday, happy happy birthday.  You know the one.  That catchy, but annoying one that makes you embarrassed to be there.

The funny thing is, we were at Applebees the night before and someone had a birthday in the booth right behind us.  I was like, oh no, that song again.  Even when it’s not your birthday, it makes you smile and blush.  All I have to say is WTF?

I was going to ask the waitress at Outback, what they offered for Birthdays.  My mother told me I could always tell her it’s your Birthday, but they’ll come out and sing that song.  I answered right away, “No, absolutely not.  That’s just down right embarrassing.”

Needless to say, I didn’t have a Birthday song, nor did I have a piece of Cake.  Personally, I don’t like Birthday Cake on my Birthday.  If it’s another Birthday, I’m usually fine with eating a slice of Cake.  I”d rather have a tasty Cheesecake instead, with strawberries and whip cream on top.

I decided to not get the Cheesecake either.  My mother was like, “for the whole $4 (for the slice), I could make you a whole Cheesecake.”  So, I’m sure you know what I opted for.  I’d rather have a whole Cheesecake than a slice any day and no one makes them better than my mom does.  That’s I’ve found yet.

With that, I hope your birthday is just as eventful.  Joking around about silly birthday songs  and what ever else you can find to joke about.  And may you get a whole Cheesecake on your Birthday to celebrate.