“The [immigration reform] bill, which would give millions of undocumented residents a path toward eventual citizenship, now goes to the full Senate, where it actually looks as though it’s going to pass. Any further progress would require cooperation from the House of Representatives, the circle of hell where the damned are condemned to spend eternity voting to repeal the health care reform law.” - Gail Collins
“Every available soldier in the 3rd U.S. Infantry participates, placing small American flags one foot in front and centered before each grave marker. As part of this yearly memorial activity, Old Guard soldiers remain in the cemetery throughout the weekend, ensuring that a flag remains at each gravestone.”
Today is the 3rd U.S. Infantry’s annual “flags in” ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery.
Read: Flags for the Fallen
The images shown are photographs of ethylene/air/nitrogen diffusion flames stabilized behind a bluff centerbody. The two images on the top show the centerbody flame photographed from the side (top left) and top views (top right). The blue regions are associated with the flame front and the other colors of the flame are largely due to blackbody radiation from the soot. The intense yellow radiation is from soot trapped in a tight ring vortex downstream of the stabilizing bluff body. The motion of the soot trapped in the vortex can be seen in the longer exposure photograph taken from the top.
The bottom two images are of a centerbody flame with the same inlet flow velocities as the case shown above but with higher nitrogen content in the feed gases. The image on the lower left shows a blue ring flame that forms around the main flame immediately downstream of the centerbody. This blue ring flame exhibits a slight oscillation in the vertical direction. The image on the lower right shows the region downstream of the ring flame for the same conditions. The disturbances in the downstream region of the flame are amplified as it passes through the tube, resulting in the large structures shown in the short exposure (0.8 ms) photo.
Credit: Scott Stouffer, Garth Justinger (University of Dayton Research Institute), Mel Roquemore, Amy Lynch, Vince Belovich, Joe Zelina, Jim Gord (Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base), Keith Grinstead, Vish Katta and Kyle Frische (Innovative Scientific Solutions Incorporated)
So to reference a tradition begun by the illustrious Melody Kramer when she was in this hot seat, our #bestthingallweek was — without question — the arrival of our new intern, Molly Seavy-Nesper. In chorus, all together now: Hi, Molly.
We asked Molly to find a way to bid you all a lovely Memorial Day Weekend and here this very useful (and educational!) chart of literary and cinematic cocktails was her pleasure because, well, cocktails! Movies! Literature!
Drink up. We’re out.
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Actress Angelina Jolie wrote in the New York Times on Tuesday that she underwent a double mastectomy to elude breast cancer, a disease which kills half a million around the world every year.
“We often speak of ‘Mommy’s mommy’, and I find myself trying to explain the illness that took her away from us. They have asked if the same could happen to me,” wrote Jolie, 37.
“I have always told them not to worry, but the truth is I carry a ‘faulty’ gene.”
The Oscar-winning actress said her doctors had estimated she had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer.
“Once I knew this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much as I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy,” she said.
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BlackBerry’s biggest event of the year kicks off today, and we’re here in Orlando, Florida to cover it all. Formerly known as BlackBerry World, BlackBerry Live may have a different name, but it still promises the be the place where BlackBerry reveals its plans for the next year or so. Now that the company has actually launched two BlackBerry 10 devices, what will its next step be? Will we see the oft-rumored lower-cost BlackBerry 10 smartphone? Will CEO Thorsten Heins do an about face on his stance on tablets and reveal something we don’t even expect?