Wednesday, May 29, 2013

3:30pm PT TODAY – Community Event with Star Trek’s Brent Spiner (Lt. Cmdr Data)

  • 3:30pm PT – Community Event with Star Trek’s Brent Spiner (Lt. Cmdr Data):  www.planetaryresources.com/livestream 

  • We will also be hosting a live streaming event at 3:30pm PST with some of the members of the Planetary Resources team and Brent Spiner where they’ll be sharing more details about the mission and the capabilities of the Arkyd telescope.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Press Release: Planetary Resources Opening Space Frontier to All, Planetary Resources Webcast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 28, 2013

*** Media Alert *** Media Alert *** Media Alert ***
Planetary Resources Opening the Space Frontier to All 

WHAT: Planetary Resources’ team of engineers who have designed, built and operated
spacecraft throughout the Solar System, including all of the recent U.S. Mars landers
and rovers, are now developing the most advanced space technology ever and will make
it publicly accessible.

A diverse group of supporters, including Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson, actor Seth Green,
Star Trek’s Brent Spiner (Data) and Rob Picardo (The Doctor), Bill Nye the Science Guy, futurist Jason Silva, and MIT astrophysicist Dr. Sara Seager, have joined forces with
Planetary Resources to make access to space widely available for exploration and
research.

On May 29 at 10:00 a.m. PDT in Seattle, and also streaming live, please join Planetary
Resources’ Peter Diamandis, Eric Anderson and Chris Lewicki, as they, along with vlogger
Hank Green, announce an unprecedented project that will change the way humanity
explores the cosmos.

Program Highlights:

  • Gives students, teachers and the public access to the most innovative space observation technology ever built – This technology would have cost US$100M+ to build and launch less than a decade ago; and today, it will be controlled by students around the world to explore the cosmos.
  • Offers the opportunity for the public to directly participate in cutting-edge citizen science and discovery – Delivers a resource to thousands of institutions and researchers in need of greater access to space to further their work and rate of scientific discovery.
  • Invites the public to participate in Planetary Resources’ asteroid mining mission – Anyone with an interest in space can play a role in opening up the Solar System for human activity.
WHEN: Wed., May 29, 2013 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT

WHO:

  • Peter H. Diamandis, M.D., Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Planetary Resources, Inc.
  • Eric Anderson, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Planetary Resources, Inc.
  • Chris Lewicki, President & Chief Engineer, Planetary Resources, Inc.
  • Hank Green, Internet personality, VlogBrothers

WHERE: Great Gallery at The Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98108
Event will also be streamed online.
RSVP: Media are invited to attend in-person or view the live stream.
Live stream details for the press will be provided upon request.

CONTACT: Stacey Tearne
stearne@planetaryresources.com
+1 202-256-7917

ADDITIONAL EVENT:
Later in the day at 3:30 p.m. PDT an additional live streaming event will occur at the
Museum of Flight with Brent Spiner, Hank Green, Chris Lewicki and other Planetary Resources members.  This event will be in group discussion format talking about the announcements from earlier in the day. We invite the press and the public both in person and via live stream to attend this event, engage and ask questions. The live stream for this event will be accessible from the following URL.

http://www.planetaryresources.com/livestream/

The above URL will allow access to both events during the day, however all media outlets are required to RSVP with Stacey Tearne for a direct access press link for submitting questions during the morning event.

About Planetary Resources:
Planetary Resources, Inc. was founded in 2009 by Eric Anderson and Dr. Peter H. Diamandis. Their vision is to establish a new paradigm for resource utilization that will bring the Solar System within humanity's economic sphere of influence. The company will conduct low-cost robotic space exploration beginning with the Arkyd Series of space missions that will identify the most commercially viable near-Earth asteroids. These initial missions will assist the company in enabling the retrieval of raw materials from these select asteroids, including water, precious metals and more.

Planetary Resources is financed by industry-launching visionaries, three of whom include Google's CEO Larry Page & Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt; and Ross Perot, Jr., Chairman of Hillwood and The Perot Group; who are committed to expanding the world's resource base so humanity can continue to grow and prosper for centuries to come. Some of the company's partners and advisors include the Bechtel Corporation; film maker and explorer James Cameron; former Chief of Staff, United States Air Force General T. Michael Moseley (Ret.); and Sara Seager, Ph.D., Professor of Planetary Science and Physics at MIT. For more information, please visit www.planetaryresources.com.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

REVIEW: Cyberslammed, Cyberbully Book, How To Prevent Cyberbullying Book

Book Review

Cyberslammed: Understand, Prevent, Combat and Transform The Most Common Cyberbullying Tactics

 


REVIEW: Cyberslammed, Cyberbully Book, How To Prevent Cyberbullying Book
 
Cyberslammed on Amazon (Available In Paperback and Kindle)
 
     Bullying has evolved, and bullies now use all the latest technological devices and tools to harass on an expanded level. I found this book, "Cyberslammed" to be very informative and an excellent workbook for teachers and parents alike. It explains the different cyberbullying tactics and how to combat them through educating our kids and school educators. It touches on legal, and sources many online tools to help as well.

     I can attest to the information in this book, since I was bullied severely on several occasions both offline and online, and it has made me a more resilient individual. "What does not kill me, makes me stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche."

     The only thing I professionally disagreed with is the use of "Reputation Management" companies. There is no one easy way to get your personal information off of a search engine. Reputation management companies purport to be able to push a bad listing further down in the search results of the search engines. What mainly happens is there is just more info about you in the engines, and it may not push the bad info down at all. Some of the companies have been known to hold you hostage for more money, or even to place more bad information about you, so I personally do not recommend that aspect. I recommend contacting the web site hosting company and to get the page removed and then it eventually will fall off the search results.

     All in all, I found this to be an excellent resource, with quite a bit of useful information, and is well worth the money as it will help you to get informed and to actually have a plan to combat bullies effectively and legally.

Carla R. Ackley, President
Ackley's Custom Site Submission
http://www.classichits.com
Cyberpsychology. ASU.