Leonard Allen

18 Flips | 5 Magazines | @Lennysheart | Keep up with Leonard Allen on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Leonard Allen”

3 Amazing Coincidences in Our Solar System: What Could They Mean?

1. Ancient astronomy seems to predict knowledge of atoms only discovered in 1913<p>In antiquity, the planets were associated with seven known metals. …

Is Voyager 1 really out of the solar system?

It's 36 years since Voyager 1 was dispatched in 1977 on a mission to send back images of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere and volcanic eruptions on one of its moons, Io. Then it was due to travel on to Saturn to examine that planet's intricate system of rings and moons. But after travelling more than …

This Gadget Automatically Tunes Any Guitar In Seconds

The TronicalTune is your very own pocket roadie<p>Throughout their 23-year history, automatic guitar tuners have remained stubbornly complex systems that cost thousands of dollars and require tedious professional installation. Chris Adams, CEO of Tronical in Hamburg, Germany, has figured out a way …

How We Remember To Remember

The way our brain handles remembering to remember something, called prospective memory, has been somewhat of a mystery to scientists, until now.<p>"Remind me not to forget…" I often say to my roommate. My phone charger. The sandwich I made to take to work. The bill I need to put in the mail.<p>The way …

Ex-Chief Of U.S. Military Supplier To Go To Prison For Insider Trading

And fraud. And lying to auditors. And obstruction of justice. Boy did this guy screw up.<p>The U.S. invasion of Iraq combined with the American-led war in Afghanistan provided a great profit opportunity for the body armor manufacturer DHB Industries, which offered the military a needed, life-saving …

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

In 1944, three years before writing and five years before publishing 1984, George Orwell penned a letter detailing the thesis of his great novel. The …

Big Pic: A Radar View Of More Than 3,000 Miles On Mars

Including a giant asteroid crater!<p>The European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter snapped this radar image of the red planet's southern highlands, using its Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionospheric Sounding instrument.<p>This image captures about 3,467 miles of Mars. The south polar ice cap …

The age of the connected car will bring new safety, comfort — and threats

How do you reduce the number of highway accidents? Just tell all the cars to look out for each other.<p>As far out as that may sound, that's exactly what the National Transportation Safety Board recommended this week, following a fatal bus crash, and it's part of a fundamental shift in the automotive …

Spanish rail crash: why was train travelling so fast on bend?

As Spain mourned the 80 dead in Europe's worst rail crash this century, questions were being asked about how the train had been able to hit a tight …

APOD: The Elephant's Trunk in IC 1396 (2013 Jul 26) Image Credit & Copyright: Juan Lozano de Haro http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130726.html Explanation: Like an illustration in a galactic Just So Story, the Elephant's Trunk Nebula winds through the emission nebula and young star cluster complex IC 1396, in the high and far off constellation of Cepheus. Of course, the cosmic elephant's trunk is over 20 light-years long. This composite was recorded through narrow band filters that transmit the light from ionized hydrogen, sulfur, and oxygen atoms in the region. The resulting image highlights the bright swept-back ridges that outline pockets of cool interstellar dust and gas. Such embedded, dark, tendril-shaped clouds contain the raw material for star formation and hide protostars within the obscuring cosmic dust. Nearly 3,000 light-years distant, the relatively faint IC 1396 complex covers a large region on the sky, spanning over 5 degrees. This close-up mosaic covers a 2 degree wide field, about the size of 4 Full Moons. http://www.astrobin.com/users/Juanlozano/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130726 #APOD

Drug companies accused of overcharging NHS face fraud inquiry

The Serious Fraud Office is considering an inquiry into allegations that some drug companies are secretly colluding with pharmacists to overcharge the NHS millions of pounds, following an undercover investigation by The Telegraph.<p>In a letter to the shadow attorney general, Emily Thornberry, the SFO …

Could An Asteroid Impact Knock The Moon Into Earth?

"If an asteroid hits the moon, it will just get another crater," says Gareth Wynn-Williams, an astronomer at the University of Hawaii. It would take a moon-size object to move the moon, says Clark Chapman, a planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute, and most likely the moon wouldn't …

Here's what foreigners think of Justin Timberlake, because emoticons are universal. If you want to understand the rest, pull up Google Translate. http://pnps.co/12o4yVd

Mick Jagger: still dancing at 70

I first saw Mick Jagger performing in 1962. I didn't plan to. My chums and I had gone to the Ealing Club to see Alexis Korner's band, we turned up, …

Indonesia attacks US hypocrisy over clove cigarettes | Financial Times

Many global trade disputes involve the US and other developed nations ticking off emerging market upstarts for their naughty, protectionist practices.<p>…