Celebrate Earth Science Week: Earth’s Connected Systems

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in STEM and STEAM

Join us for an exploration of our dynamic Earth! This year, Earth Science Week takes place Oct. 12-18, and celebrates Earth’s Connected Systems – from land to sea, ice to sky and everything living in between.

NASA missions study Earth’s system and help us to understand the interconnectivity among its components. NASA’s Earth Science Week 2014 website covers NASA Earth missions and how scientists study our home planet, educational resources about Earth’s system, videos, links to mission science, and more.

Visit the site to see a schedule of events for educators and the public: http://nasaesw.strategies.org.

Do you want the latest information on NASA Earth Science Week activities? Follow NASA’s Earth Science Week team on Twitter (@NASAESW) or Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NASAESW).

NASA’s One Stop Shopping Initiative for Internships, Fellowships and Scholarships — Spring 2015 Opportunities

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NASA’s One Stop Shopping Initiative for Internships, Fellowships and Scholarships, or OSSI NIFS, strives to provide high school students and undergraduate and graduate students at all institutions of higher education access to a portfolio of internship, fellowship and scholarship opportunities offered by NASA mission directorates and centers.

Visit the Office of Education Infrastructure Division LaunchPad to find information on internship, fellowship and scholarship opportunities. The site features the OSSI NIFS online application for recruiting NASA interns, fellows and scholars. This innovative system allows students to search and apply for all types of higher education NASA internship, fellowship and scholarship opportunities in one location. A single application places the student in the applicant pool for consideration by all NASA mentors.

Applications for spring 2015 opportunities are due Oct. 12, 2014.

To find available opportunities and to fill out an online application, visit https://intern.nasa.gov/index.html.

Inquiries about OSSI NIFS should be submitted via https://intern.nasa.gov/oic/.

NASA Virtual University Offers Two New Courses

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NASA Education is presenting a pair of free online courses for educators who wish to integrate NASA educational lessons and activities into their learning environments. Offered through the NASA Virtual University, each course consists of a series of webinars led by NASA education specialists. Each webinar will be offered twice. Courses are free, but you must register to attend.

Engineering: NASA Design Challenges for the Classroom
This course consists of four weeks of weekly webinars, and is designed to introduce educators to ways to integrate engineering design into existing curricula. The first webinar in the series takes place on Sept. 29, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. EDT.

Mathematics: Algebraic Equations
This course consists of three weeks of weekly webinars, and is designed to introduce educators to tools for teaching algebraic equations. The first webinar in the series takes place on Nov. 3, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. EST.

For more information about these webinars and to register online, visit http://helixtraining.gtpe.gatech.edu/.

Free iOS App Today: 1Password – Password Manager and Secure Wallet

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https://itunes.apple.com/app/id568903335

 

Have you ever forgotten a password? Do you reuse passwords? 

1Password creates strong, unique passwords for every site, remembers them all for you, and logs you in with a single tap. 1Password is free. Start using it today!


YOUR LIFE, SECURED BY 1PASSWORD

1Password is a beautiful app that keeps all your vital information in one secure vault. 

◆ Store your logins, credit cards, identities, and secure notes
◆ Log in to websites without having to remember any of your passwords
◆ Fill credit cards and identities without typing
◆ Quickly access your most used items using favorites 
◆ Powerful search to find what you need fast


STAY SECURE WITH 1PASSWORD

Everything in your 1Password vault is protected by a Master Password that only you know. Here are just a few of the ways 1Password keeps you safe:

◆ Encrypts all your data using authenticated AES 256-bit encryption
◆ Auto-lock protects your vault even if your device is lost or stolen
◆ Touch ID allows quick, secure access
◆ Strong Password Generator creates strong, unique passwords for every site 
◆ Syncs securely with your other iOS devices, as well as 1Password for Mac, PC, and more


EVERY DEVICE HAS EVERY LOGIN

Stay in control of your data and how it syncs between your devices.

◆ iCloud support provides secure syncing with Apple simplicity (iOS 8 and OS X 10.10)
◆ Dropbox support provides cross-platform syncing and sharing
◆ Wi-Fi Sync keeps your devices up-to-date (your data never leaves your local network)


YOUR NEW 1BROWSER

Browse your most important and sensitive websites within the privacy of 1Password’s powerful built-in browser.

◆ Use Go & Fill to launch 1Browser and automatically login to websites
◆ Easily access and fill your logins, identities, and credit cards from the Auto-fill menu
◆ Browse multiple sites at once using tabs
◆ 1Browser protects your browsing sessions behind your Master Password


UNLOCK THE FULL POTENTIAL OF 1PASSWORD

Upgrade to 1Password Pro and add many great additional features: 

◆ Multiple and Shared vaults
– Collaborate securely between team members
– Share strong passwords with the whole family
– Automatic sync keeps everyone up-to-date
◆ Additional categories including driver’s license, passport and many more
◆ Organize your data into folders or browse by tags
◆ Customize your items with multiple URLs, custom fields and more


LOVED AND USED BY MILLIONS

◆ Recommended in Apple's "Apps for Getting Things Done" Guide
◆ Business Insider: One of The World’s Greatest 100 Apps
◆ Winner of The Mac Observer's Editors Choice Award
◆ Inducted into Macworld’s App Hall of Fame
◆ Award winning 1Password also available for Mac, PC, and more, sold separately


While we love these awards, we’re most proud of the fact that millions of people love and use 1Password every day.


WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU

We love 1Password and strive to make it the best it can be. Connect with us with us at support@agilebits.com, @1Password on Twitter, and Facebook.com/1Password!

 

Free iOS App Today: Panorama 360 Camera

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https://itunes.apple.com/app/id399394507

 

360 degree, yes real 360 degree! Gyroscope Auto Shutter supported, you just need to sweep, the camera will capture all frames automatic. It is the best way to make very high quality 360 panorama photo within 10-30 seconds. 

Wouldn’t you like a view of the really big 360 panorama picture?

Ordinary cameras seldom capture the full impact of breathtaking landscapes, city scenes and tall buildings. Even if you’ve got a wide angle lens, it’s hard to squeeze everything into the frame and do the scene justice.

To pack more into the picture, photographers traditionally use the 
trick of shooting several frames, shifting the camera’s position to capture different parts of the scene. These shots are combined to create one extra-large image. However it’s a fiddly manual process 
that demands skill and patience to stitch frames together without obvious joins.

Now there’s a fun, easy way to create seamless, ultra-wide pictures with a huge field of view of up to 360 degrees, that’s equivalent to a wide angle lens wie in one frame. It is easy and quick.

Pano Camera 360 takes the hard work out of creating fabulous panoramic shots. And best of all, you don’t need a Computer or special software: everything’s done for you inside the iPhone.

Panorama 360 Camera can automatically capture and combine a high-speed burst of full-resolution images.Just click the shutter button and sweep the camera clockwise from left to right (or right to left) across your scene. Click done button at the end and wait for the app process all frames. Frames are then stitched together automatically inside the camera: the whole process takes just 10-60 seconds. 

Very high resolution: 
Sweep Wide mode captures dramatic panoramic shots with detail-packed 
11453×1360(360 degress) pixels. 

Features:
Adjusting the lans curvature.
White Balance/Brightness Lock to reduce difference for frames
Good for both INDOOR and OUTDOOR
Fast/Auto shutter, easy and Quick
Accelerometer supported
Gyroscope auto shutter
Very high resolution 
Recommended shooting distance: >2M
Recommended avoid large areas of walls and sky(Low contrast background)
Flash Light(iPhone4/4s/5) Supported
3D view interface 
Landscape and Portrait supported 
Universal supported (ipad2/Mini/3/4 tested) 
Email,Facebook,Twitter supported

Horizontal and vertical fast shooting for iPhone4s/5 and iPad2/Mini/3/4

Support: davidyuanst@gmail.com