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Alan Eustace, Google, Jumps From Top of Stratosphere, Falling Faster Than The Speed of Sound

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A well-known computer scientist parachuted from a balloon near the top of the stratosphere on Friday, falling faster than the speed of sound and breaking the world altitude record set just two years ago.


The jump was made by Alan Eustace, 57, a senior vice president at Google. At dawn he was lifted by a balloon filled with 35,000 cubic feet of helium, from an abandoned runway at the airport here.


For a little over two hours, the balloon ascended at speeds up to 1,600 feet per minute to an altitude of 135,908 feet, more than 25 miles. Mr. Eustace dangled underneath in a specially designed spacesuit with an elaborate life-support system. He returned to earth just 15 minutes after starting his fall.


“It was amazing,” he said. “It was beautiful. You could see the darkness of space and you could see the layers of atmosphere, which I had never seen before.”


Mr. Eustace cut himself loose from the balloon with the aid of a small explosive device and plummeted toward the earth at a speeds that peaked at more than 800 miles per hour, setting off a small sonic boom heard by observers on the ground.


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, October 24, 2014 2:39 PM

Some people dare to take a challenge. They prepare well, they calculate the risk and then they just do it. Awesome.

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15 Things you should give up NOW to improve your literature review ...

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If you want to get anywhere with your literature review writing you HAVE to give up these 15 things...

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10 Steps to Finishing a PhD Thesis (or book) in 6 Months » Duck of ...

But once you've done your (field) research, reading, thinking through the chapters, taking notes etc. it really should only take you 6 months to finish the thesis. For PhD students this is referred to as the end of the faffing ...

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The Best Infographic Ever on 15 Common Grammar Mistakes

The Best Infographic Ever on 15 Common Grammar Mistakes | random thoughts | Scoop.it
I know, grammar is nobody’s favourite topic. Most people probably never studied it at school (not their fault, ok), and often we don’t really care what’s right and what’s wrong as long as our message gets across. Fine.

 

The point is, however, that the way we write says a lot about the type of person we are. In my view, this is particularly true in academia, and for anyone who writes in a (semi-)professional way.


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15 Things you should give up NOW to improve your literature review ...

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How to Improve Your Writing by... Reading: Three Practical Tips for PhD Students

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Do you find it difficult to figure out the relevant content for your thesis chapters?Do you struggle with getting the appropriate structure?Do you have to labor to achieve the right style?

In this Webinar I’ll show you how you can learn about different aspects of writing by simply reading and paying attention to what the masters do. I will also share simple and practical ways of capturing key elements of content,structure and style.


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Se Jin Youn's curator insight, August 10, 2014 1:25 AM

good tips to me

Yesenia Osorio's curator insight, May 16, 11:59 AM
This is an invitation for you to read this book which will help you write you thesis or research project. Also, it will give you some tips for you to improve your academic writing skills. This work was written by a research who has helped many novice researchers to publish their works. Hencel this will not only have theory, but many real experience sthat will be connected to our current issues when writing. 
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Bipolar Disorder: What You Need to Know

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At age 23, Stephanie Joseph noticed she was having trouble concentrating at work — that is, when she actually made it into the office. Many days, she couldn’t get out of bed.

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Tips for a Successful PhD « Academic Life

The acronym PhD comes from the Latin Philosophiae Doctor (or Doctor of Philosophy), where philosophy is not to be understood as a branch of science, but as its original Greek meaning of “love of wisdom” or “the pursuit of in-depth knowledge”.

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Nanowires | Nano Wires | Nanotechnology | Jobs | Courses |

Nanowires, News, Products, Jobs, White Papers.... (Do you love nano wires? or anything to do with nanotechnology?


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10 Steps to Finishing a PhD Thesis (or book) in 6 Months » Duck of ...

But once you've done your (field) research, reading, thinking through the chapters, taking notes etc. it really should only take you 6 months to finish the thesis. For PhD students this is referred to as the end of the faffing ...

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Tips for a Successful PhD « Academic Life

The acronym PhD comes from the Latin Philosophiae Doctor (or Doctor of Philosophy), where philosophy is not to be understood as a branch of science, but as its original Greek meaning of “love of wisdom” or “the pursuit of in-depth knowledge”.

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