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50 years later, soldiers remember iconic Six-Day war photo

50 years later, soldiers remember iconic Six-Day war photo

The image of paratroopers Zion Karasenti, Haim Oshri, and Dr. Itizik Yifat has become the defining image of Israel recapturing the Western Wall By Times of Israel staff The iconic Rubinger photo of the three paratroopers at the recaptured Western Wall in June 1967 (Courtesy Rubinger/Knesset Collection) The image of the three paratroopers standing in […]

Nationwide Drought of Last Few Years is Over in the U.S.

Nationwide Drought of Last Few Years is Over in the U.S.

This exciting new report says that drought within in the United States has fallen to about 6.1% within the lower 48 states – which is the lowest it has been in 17 years. Since the U.S. Drought Monitor was created almost two decades ago, it has delivered weekly data sets on the prevalence of drought […]

A spacecraft just flew between Saturn and its rings for the first time ever—and there are pictures

A spacecraft just flew between Saturn and its rings for the first time ever—and there are pictures

NASA’s Cassini is approaching its final days NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute Three shots of Saturn’s atmosphere taken by Cassini NASA’s 20-year Cassini mission is finally coming to a close. After years of orbiting around the Saturn system and collecting some stellar scientific data, the spacecraft is on a path of certain destruction: on Sunday, the probe […]

Little devices that use huge cloud servers to do your bidding

Little devices that use huge cloud servers to do your bidding

The big brains of tech. Levi Brown Heads in the cloud. Right now, in a data center far, far away, gargantuan cloud servers are providing brainpower to devices as minute as fitness trackers. At first glance, for example, a baseball-size connected camera is nothing more than simple home surveillance; what you don’t see, however, is […]

Cassini Completes Final — and Fateful — Titan Flyby

Cassini Completes Final — and Fateful — Titan Flyby

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has had its last close brush with Saturn’s hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet. The spacecraft made its 127th and final close approach to Titan on April 21 at 11:08 p.m. PDT (2:08 a.m. EDT on April 22), passing at an […]

Ventura County Animal Services Honors Outstanding Volunteer

Ventura County Animal Services Honors Outstanding Volunteer

From their Facebook Page: “It’s NATIONAL VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK and we would like to kick it off by recognizing a star volunteer named Kathy Uslan. Kathy is always the last one standing after an event…cleaning up, sorting items and making sure everything is just so. Kathy is also responsible for much of our Santa Paws […]

Meet the man who’s preserving your childhood TV memories

Meet the man who’s preserving your childhood TV memories

Guy Spiller is a special kind of archivist. Photo by Marius Bugge Guy Spiller next to his RCA machines. Like a lot of kids who grew up in Richmond, Virginia, during the ’60s, Guy Spiller loved The Sailor Bob Show, a locally produced children’s program about an artistic mariner and his posse of puppets. So […]

A Photo Journal — The Exotic Caribbean

A Photo Journal — The Exotic Caribbean

Local photographer, William Hicks, just returned from a Caribbean cruise.  He invites us to join him on his journey, a trip to paradise.  Where the water is shades of translucence turquoise and the sky is painted an inviting crystal blue. All ashore who’s going ashore — Let’s set sail! Our journey begins in the Florida Keys: […]

Local Television Show Celebrates Fishin’

Local Television Show Celebrates Fishin’

The shows are about fishing, outdoor activities and documentaries about the wide variety of nature in our local area, as well as recreational activities available. Kevin Brannon, a videographer from the Channel Islands and Santa Monica area, showcases the natural resources from the Pacific Ocean to the mountains that surround us. Barannon has worked with […]

The new Google Earth lacks some important tools for researchers

The new Google Earth lacks some important tools for researchers

Fortunately, Google says it will keep the classic desktop app up to date Screenshot by author, from Google Earth Google earth at a distance Virtual blue dot The world is right in the palm of your smartphone-holding hand. Google Earth rolled out a new version of its venerable globe this week, first for Chrome and […]

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