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 Technorama Ep 347 – Indepedence Day – Holiday or Movie? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:45

Coming up in this episode... * A cloudy cloud solution * Boost your cell phone signal with a banana * Felonious assault by another comic character Listen below with the audio player or Click Here (http://wp.me/pe53l-WJ) for complete show notes and video from the show. http://youtu.be/3cpY_bAAlg0 Introducing the team... * Happy Birthday to: * 04 - Mike McBride * 06 - Peter (http://www.newideasdaily.tk/) (1982, Sweden) * 08 - Mark Lee (aka geekdad72) Stardate -351519.09 * 08 - Alan Ralph (a.k.a. MonTemplar) * 10 - KHD a.k.a. The Devin * If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. * Join us on the Google+ hangout every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET to see and hear the show raw and unedited. Just circle Technorama Podcast, Kreg, or me and you’ll see the announcement when we join the hangout. On This Day In History for July 4, 2012 * It was on this date in 1054 that a supernova is seen by Chinese, Arab, and possibly Amerindian observers near the star Zeta Tauri. For several months it remains bright enough to be seen during the day. Its remnants form the Crab Nebula. * At West Point, New York the United States Military Academy opens on this date in 1802. * also on that date in 1817 – construction on the Erie Canal begins at Rome, New York. * Grand Junction Railway, the world's first long-distance railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool 175 years ago today. * and on this date in 1862 – Lewis Carroll tells Alice Liddell a story that would grow into Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequels. * The book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is published exactly three years later to the date. * July 4, 1886 – The people of France offer the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States. * That very same day, the first scheduled Canadian transcontinental train arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia. * 120 years ago today, Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, so that year there were 367 days in this country, with two occurrences of Monday, July 4. * On this date in 1903 – Dorothy Levitt is reported as the first woman in the world to compete in a 'motor race'. * First flight of the Lockheed Vega was today in 1927. * Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb on this date in 1934. * 62 years ago marks the first broadcast by Radio Free Europe. * It was today in 1997 that NASA's Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars. * The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid on the site of the World Trade Center in New York City 8 years ago. * and today in 2005 – The Deep Impact collider hits the comet Tempel 1. Happy Birthday goes out on this day to: * Welsh surveyor George Everest, born today in 1790. Can you guess what he’s famous for? * Writer Nathaniel Hawthorne born today in 1804 * The other half of Barnum & Bailey, American circus impresario, James Anthony Bailey was born today in 1847 * American film producer Louis B. Mayer would have been 140 years old today. * Sharing that same birthday in 1883, American cartoonist Rube Goldberg * Twin sisters who went in to the same occupation, advice columnists, Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren (aka Dear Abby) were born today in 1918. Ann passed away 10 years ago, and Abby turns 94 today. * Reporter Geraldo Rivera turns 69. * Video game designer and astronaut, Richard Garriott, celebrates his 51st birthday today * and finally, turning 41 today, Koko, the sign-language gorilla. And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for July 4, 2012 News * Scientists plan to hack Stephen Hawking’s brain (http://gizmodo.com/5920989/scientists-plan-to-hack-stephen-hawkings-brain) * Maybe more research is needed in THIS area (http://gizmodo.com/5921296/googles-artificial-brain-loves-to-watch-cat-videos) Hacks & Strange Stories * Breathing is now obsolete

 Technorama Ep 346 – No Singing Allowed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:08

In this episode... * A way to remove annoying ads from your browser * Scientists finally unravel dark matter * A door to nowhere Listen below with the audio player or Click Here (http://wp.me/pe53l-WA) for complete show notes and video from the show. http://youtu.be/Rn34T6XEFbo Introducing the team... * Shout out to the chat room * Happy Birthday to: * June 29 - Martin McKeay (Accch, this is the Big 40!) * June 30 - Alexis Duran (ADdude (http://addude.podbean.com/)) * July 04 - Mike McBride * If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. * Join us on the Google+ hangout every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET to see and hear the show raw and unedited. Just circle Technorama Podcast, Kreg, or me and you’ll see the announcement when we join the hangout. On This Day In History for June 27, 2012 * It was on this date in 1895 that the inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York, New York, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives. * Also on this date in 1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia. * Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane today in 1923 * That same date in 1954 – The world's first nuclear power station opens in Obninsk, near Moscow. * The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield Town, England, United Kingdom 45 years ago. * 30 years ago today, Space Shuttle Columbia is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4. * US Route 66 ceases to be an official US highway on this date in 1985. * It was June 27, 2005 that AMD files broad anti-trust complaints against Intel corporation in US courts alleging abuse of monopoly powers and anti-trust violations. Happy Birthday goes out on this day to: * Danish mathematician Jørgen Pedersen Gram, born today in 1850 * Also born today in 1869, Nobel prize winner Hans Spemann * Actor Bob Keeshan, better know to most of us over 35 or so as Captain Kangaroo, was born today in 1927 * TV and movie writer/producer J. J. Abrams turns 46 today * Christian Kane, the man who plays Eliot Spencer on TNT's Leverage turns 38. It says here, he's also a singer! * And finally, Spiderman, actor Tobey Maguire turns 37. And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June 27, 2012 News * Take a waterless shower (http://gizmodo.com/5919910/south-african-student-invents-water+less-bathing)! Great for gaming conventions! Hacks & Strange Stories * Ben Heck illuminates a toilet (http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/19/ben-heck-gives-dads-the-light-up-toilet-they-deserve/) * Bug zapping light saber (http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/20/lightsaber-bug-zapper-hack/) Remember When * I sure am glad cyborg technology (http://io9.com/5920543/this-is-what-a-cyborg-looked-like-in-1964) has advanced since 1964! * Remembering Alan Turing (http://io9.com/5920223/remembering-alan-turing) Media Corner * Know your movies before you post (http://thedailywh.at/2012/06/21/say-what-now-of-the-day-50) * Mickey Mouse had a much darker side once upon a time (http://io9.com/5920675/back-in-the-day-mickey-mouse-attempted-suicide-and-fought-opium-smugglers) * Our buddy Vernon Wilmer put together tribute to Star Trek that trumpets it high points (http://youtu.be/QpcoOTXdQbk) What the Chuck! * A solution to a problem nobody asked for (http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/21/bbq-guru-cyber-q/) * Otherwise you wouldn’t get to wear this gem! (http://gizmodo.com/5920000/become-a-knight-of-the-round-dinner-table-with-this-chain-mail-apron) * or This gem (http://tomaka.deviantart.com/art/Bake-it-so-Star-Trek-Apron-272939410) * or even this gem too (http://www.neatoshop.com/product/Superman-Be-The-Hero-Apron) What the Kreg!

 Technorama Ep345 – Every episode is hand crafted | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:55

In this episode... * A smartphone app that is the best thing since sliced bread * If you didn’t already drink the Kool-Aid, you may not want to * Frightening news about the new Batman movie Listen below with the audio player or Click Here (http://wp.me/pe53l-Wf) for complete show notes and video from the show. http://youtu.be/fIQ2WJ6vcko Introducing the team... * Shout out to the chat room * Happy Birthday to: * 21 - Ascii Adam from the Hook Show (http://hookshow.blogspot.com/) * 22 - Lance Heath * 22 - Jack Stevens * 25 - Mark Sheppard (Wichita, Kansas) Born 1957 * 25 - Jim Guckin (http://www.jimguckinshow.com/) from Philadelphia, Pa * 26 - Patrick Norton * 26 - Daughter of Will The Computer Guy * If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. * Join us on the Google+ hangout every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET to see and hear the show raw and unedited. Just circle Technorama Podcast, Kreg, or me and you’ll see the announcement when we join the hangout. On This Day In History for June 20, 2012 * It was on this date in 1214 that The University of Oxford (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Oxford) receives its charter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charter). * That same date in 1819 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1819) – The U.S. vessel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship) SS Savannah (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Savannah) arrives at Liverpool (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool), England, United Kingdom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom). She is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Ocean), although most of the journey is made under sail. * Samuel Morse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Morse) receives the patent for, the iTap today in 1840.. His marketing team later renamed it the telegraph (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telegraph). * It was also today in 1877 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1877) that Alexander Graham Bell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Graham_Bell) installs the world's first commercial telephone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone) service in Hamilton, Ontario (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton,_Ontario), Canada (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada). * The busiest railway station in India, Victoria Terminus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chhatrapati_Shivaji_Terminus), opens today in 1887 in Bombay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai). * June 20, 1893 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1893) – Lizzie Borden (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Borden) is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother. * Toast of the Town (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toast_of_the_Town), later The Ed Sullivan Show (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ed_Sullivan_Show), makes its television debut 64 years ago today. * Also today in 1963 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1963) – The so-called "red telephone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow-Washington_hotline)" is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_Missile_Crisis). * Asteroid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid) Eureka (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5261_Eureka) is discovered June 20, 1990 * and just 9 years ago, The WikiMedia Foundation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WikiMedia_Foundation) is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Petersburg,_Florida). Happy Birthday goes out on this day to: * Greek-born South African astronomer John S. Paraskevopoulos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_S._Paraskevopoulos), born today in 1889 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1889) * Also born today in 1894 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1894), Lloyd Hall (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_Hall) the American chemist * One of the most famous actors to play Robin Hood, Australian actor Errol Flynn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Errol_Flynn) was born today in 1909

 Technorama Ep344 – Were Not Rocket Surgeons | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:19

In this episode... * A crack in the center of the earth * The most expensive way to fly in to the sun * A way to turn your dead relatives into a cheap source of fuel Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. http://youtu.be/yhKFhtS_M98 Feedback * Voicemail from Mark in Memphis in Dropbox * From listener Jack - this email: Grandma Grace is still with us.  We're taking her out for her birthday tonight.  She'll be listening to this episode later today. 5 kids 15 grand kids 8 great-grand kids 2 great-great grand kids Introducing the team... * Shout out to the chat room * Happy Birthday to: * 15 - Miss Eliza Sea from Wingin' It 3D (http://www.winginit3d.com/) * 16 - Joe Edmisson * 16 - Jason from The Angry Geek (http://www.geekstreak.com/the_angry_geek.html) * 17 - Digital Dan from the Hook Show (http://hookshow.blogspot.com/) * 18 - Luke (platypuss72) from UK * 18 - Xianfox (http://technorama.wetpaint.com/account/xianfox) from Appleton * 19 - Steven (sphen603) from Wichita, Kansas * If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. * Join us on the Google+ hangout every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET to see and hear the show raw and unedited. Just circle Technorama Podcast, Kreg, or me and you’ll see the announcement when we join the hangout. On This Day In History for June 13, 2012 * It was on this date in 1805 that Meriwether Lewis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meriwether_Lewis), of the Lewis and Clark expedition, was scouting ahead with four companions and sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Falls_of_the_Missouri_River). * Also today in 1927 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1927) – Aviator Charles Lindbergh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lindbergh) receives a ticker-tape parade (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ticker-tape_parade) down 5th Avenue in New York City (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City). * An historic meeting between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini takes place on June 13, 1934 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1934) in Venice (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venice), Italy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy); Mussolini later describes the German (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany) dictator as "a silly little monkey". * The first diamond (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond) mine in the USSR (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_Union), the Mir Mine, is discovered today in 1955 * and today in 1969 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1969) – Governor of Texas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Governors_of_Texas) Preston Smith (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preston_Smith_(governor)) signs a bill into law converting the former Southwest Center for Advanced Studies, originally founded as a research arm of Texas Instruments (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Instruments), into the University of Texas at Dallas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Texas_at_Dallas). * It was on this date in 1970 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1970) – "The Long and Winding Road (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Long_and_Winding_Road)" becomes the Beatles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles)' last Number 1 song. * Convicted Martin Luther King Jr. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Jr.) assassin James Earl Ray (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Earl_Ray) is recaptured on June 13, 1977 after escaping from prison (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prison) three days before. * 29 years ago Pioneer 10 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_10) becomes the first man-made object to leave the central Solar System (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_System) when it passes beyond the orbit of Neptune (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neptune) (the furthest planet from the Sun at the time) * 18 years ago a jury in Anchorage, Alaska (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchorage,_Alaska),

 Technorama Ep 343 – Tiny Little Lifeforms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:06

In this episode... * Is George Lucas doing another edit on Star Wars? * When the next Transit of Venus is * The best way to send your money to Nigeria Listen below with the audio player or Click Here (http://wp.me/pe53l-VX) for complete show notes and video from the show. http://youtu.be/vhVjnkX-q6I Introducing the team... * Shout out to the chat room * Happy Birthday to: * 06 - Adam Larson (UncleAdam) * 06 - Grandma Grace (1921) * 08 - Bobby Irvin * 10 - Tim (from Australia) * 10 - Weber (BTW June 10 - AA was founded 1935) * If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. * Join us on the Google+ hangout every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET to see and hear the show raw and unedited. Just circle Technorama Podcast, Kreg, or me and you’ll see the announcement when we join the hangout. Feedback * Email from Michelle * Listening to the guys from @Technorama explain how Chris Hemsworth must have done P90X for demigods to get his build. Hilarious! * Vmail from Mark On This Day In History for June 6, 2012 * It was on this date in 1683 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1683) that the Ashmolean Museum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashmolean_Museum) in Oxford (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford), England (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England), opens as the world's first university (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University) museum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum). * Also today in 1822 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1822) – Alexis St. Martin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexis_St._Martin) was accidentally shot in the stomach, which leads way to William Beaumont's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Beaumont) studies on digestion. * U.S. President (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the_United_States) Andrew Jackson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson) becomes the first President (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President) to ride on a train (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railroad) today in 1833 * June 6, 1892 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1892) – Chicago 'L' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_%27L%27#History) begins operation * Teenagers rejoice today in 1933 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1933) as the first drive-in theater (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drive-in_theater) opens, in Camden, New Jersey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camden,_New_Jersey). * Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_experiments_in_the_area_of_Cuxhaven), Germany (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany), are terminated, though they never resume on this date in 1964. * also today in 1971 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971) – Soyuz 11 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_11) launches. * Tetris (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetris), one of the best-selling video games (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_video_games) of all-time, is released June 6, 1984 * and just 10 years ago today, a near-Earth asteroid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near-Earth_asteroid) estimated at 10 meters diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediterranean_Sea) between Greece (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greece) and Libya (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya). The resulting explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiloton), slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagasaki,_Nagasaki) atomic bomb (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bomb). Happy Birthday goes out on this day to: * 1436 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1436) – Regiomontanus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regiomontanus), German mathematician * 1580 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1580) – Godefroy Wendelin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godefroy_Wendelin), Flemish astronomer * 1850 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1850) – Karl Ferdinand Braun (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Ferdinand_Braun), German physicist, Nobel laureate

 Interview – Scott Sigler | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:01

(http://www.chuckchat.com/technorama/files/2012/05/sigler.jpeg) Scott Sigler (http://scottsigler.com), the painter of dark, joins us to talk about his new hardcover book "Nocturnal", among many other things. Get inside the unique mind that is only Scott Sigler. If you're in to horror crossed with some serious science crossed with some weird messed up other stuff, you're going to love Scott's books.

 Interview: Anthony Mann | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:50

Kreg and Chuck get their first interview in the movie industry. Anthony Mann joins us to talk about his independent film "The Terror of Dracula" (http://newdraculamovie.com/). As they usually do, Chuck and Kreg find out more than just movie facts. Have some fun and listen.

 Technorama Ep 342 – You are wearing what? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:04

In this episode... * A message from the future * A message from the past * and a message to put on your do not call list Listen below with the audio player or Click Here (http://wp.me/pe53l-V6) for complete show notes and video from the show. Feedback: * Email from Charles Stell * VMail from Mark in Memphis Introducing the team... * Happy Birthday to: * 03 - Keao Wright * 03 - Leon * 05 - Joe Mieczkowski host of Onthepodcast (http://www.onthepodcast.net/) * 06 - Amber Pace (not really a listener, but a mother and a wife of listeners) * 06 - Bill Barbour * 06 - Steve Bickle * 08 - Curtis Parish * 12 - Amanda Huggenkiss * 14 - JPCJ * If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. * Join us on the Google+ hangout every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET to see and hear the show raw and unedited. Just circle Technorama Podcast, Kreg, or me and you’ll see the announcement when we join the hangout. On This Day In History for May 9, 2012 * 1874 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1874) – The first horse-drawn bus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus) makes its début in the city of Mumbai (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai), traveling two routes. * 1887 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1887) – Buffalo Bill Cody (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Bill)'s Wild West Show opens in London. * 1904 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1904) – The steam locomotive City of Truro (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GWR_3440_City_of_Truro) becomes the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100 mph (160 km/h). * 1926 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1926) – Admiral Richard E. Byrd (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_E._Byrd) and Floyd Bennett (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Bennett) claim to have flown over the North Pole (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Pole) (later discovery of Byrd's diary seems to indicate that this did not happen). * 1960 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960) – The Food and Drug Administration (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_and_Drug_Administration) announces it will approve birth control (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birth_control) as an additional indication (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indication_(medicine)) for Searle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._D._Searle_%26_Company)'s Enovid, making Enovid the world's first approved oral contraceptive pill (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combined_oral_contraceptive_pill). Happy Birthday goes out on this day to: * 1837 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1837) – Adam Opel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Opel), German engineer and industrialist (d. 1895) * 1874 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1874) – Howard Carter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Carter_(archaeologist)), British archaeologist (d. 1939) * 1927 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1927) – Manfred Eigen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_Eigen), German biophysicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_Prize_in_Chemistry) * 1931 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1931) – Albert Abraham Michelson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Abraham_Michelson), German-born physicist, Nobel Prize (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_Prize_in_Physics) laureate (b. 1852) * 1931 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1931) – Vance Brand (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vance_Brand), American astronaut And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May 9, 2012 We’ve been nominated for a Parsec! News * What would happen if you put your hand in front of the LCH beam? (http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/04/cern-scientists-explain-what-would-happen-if-you-put-your-hand-i/) Hacks & Strange Stories * It’s now legal to kill bigfoot in Texas! (http://io9.com/5907846/its-officially-legal-to-kill-bigfoot-in-texas) * Berkeley student automates his dorm room (http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/04/berkeley-ridiculously-automated-dorm/) * Looks like it violates dorm room rules

 Technorama Ep 341 – Padawans led to the slaughter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:51

In this episode... * A way to grow your double your brain capacity * The French apologize for everything * We take a hands on look at the first sentient robot Listen below with the audio player or Click Here (http://wp.me/pe53l-UX) for complete show notes Introducing the team... * Happy Birthday to: * 29 - Shepherd Thom from outside of the known universe * 30 - Julio Diaz (JulioTijuana) * If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. On This Day In History for April 25, 2012 * It was on this date in 1782 that Highwayman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highwayman) Nicolas J. Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillotine). * The last survivors of the Donner Party (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Party) are out of the wilderness today in 1847 * Also today in 1859 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1859) – British (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom) and French (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France) engineers break ground for the Suez Canal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suez_Canal). * New York (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York) becomes the first U.S. state (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._state) to require automobile (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automobile) license plates (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/License_plate) on this date in 1901 * Today in 1939 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1939) – DC Comics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC_Comics) publishes its second major superhero in Detective Comics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detective_Comics) - he is Batman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman), one of the most popular comic book (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_book) superheroes of all time. * Also on this date in 1953 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1953) – Francis Crick (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Crick) and James D. Watson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_D._Watson) publish Molecular structure of nucleic acids: a structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molecular_structure_of_nucleic_acids:_a_structure_for_deoxyribose_nucleic_acid) describing the double helix (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_helix) structure of DNA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA). * 53 years ago today – The St. Lawrence Seaway (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Lawrence_Seaway), linking the North American (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_America) Great Lakes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Lakes_(North_America)) and the Atlantic Ocean (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Ocean), officially opens to shipping (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shipping). * it was on this date in 1960 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960) – The U.S. Navy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Navy) submarine USS Triton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Triton_(SSRN-586)) completes the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Sandblast). * Robert Noyce (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Noyce) is granted a patent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent) for an integrated circuit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit) today in 1961. * 29 years ago today, Pioneer 10 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_10) travels beyond Pluto (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto)'s orbit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbit). * and today in 2003 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003) – The Human Genome Project (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Genome_Project) comes to an end two and a half years earlier than expected. Happy Birthday goes out on this day to: * Scottish astronomer James Ferguson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Ferguson_(1710-1776)), born today in 1710 * Also born on this date in 1849 German mathematician Felix Klein (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Klein) * American aviator John Bevins Moisant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bevins_Moisant), was born today in 1868 * Italian inventor,

 Technorama Ep340 – Command Line Snowstorm | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:07

Coming up in this episode... * News from the Trekverse * How to use math to get out of a traffic ticket * Wal-Mart has lowest prices on 10 year old tech Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Introducing the team... * Shout out to the chat room * Happy Birthday to: * 04 - Brian K - My Blog * 04 - Joel McLaughlin (aka Gorkon) * 05 - Chad Davis * 05 - Jon Issler (hsteckylf) * 05 - Griffin Sylvester (Ildreancipher) * 05 - Martine Tysmans - citytrips, travelling, jokes... (in Dutch) (http://martine-tysmans.skynetblogs.be/) * 05 - Ringmaster Greg from Dancing With Elephants (http://dwithe.com/) * 06 - Trevor Litecky (future Geek) * 07 - P.C. Haring * 14 - Danny Harnish * 18 - Skaifey (Anthony) * 19 - Amanda (SusietheGeek's daughter & Geek in Training) * 23 - Runtime * If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. * Join us on the Google+ hangout every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET to see and hear the show raw and unedited. Just circle Technorama Podcast, Kreg, or me and you’ll see the announcement when we join the hangout. News * New Star Trek Phase 2 Episode « TrekToday (http://www.trektoday.com/content/2012/04/new-star-trek-phase-2-episode/) * Jack Tramiel passed away- (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Tramiel)Founder of Commodore * Physicist gets out of ticket with math (http://io9.com/5902182/the-mathematical-proof-that-got-a-physicist-out-of-a-traffic-ticket) Hacks & Strange Stories * Apple Macintosh 128k prototype with 5.25-inch Twiggy floppy drive for sale on eBay -- Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/11/apple-macintosh-128k-with-twiggy-floppy-drive/) * Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Internet & PC - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIRZebE8O84) Remember When * WalMart selling 10 year old digital camera for $200 (http://gizmodo.com/5902134/wal-mart-selling-decade+old-sony-digital-camera-for-300) Media Corner * Video of the Day: Star Trek Mistakes Part 6 – The Final Nitpick | TrekMovie.com (http://trekmovie.com/2012/04/12/video-of-the-day-star-trek-mistakes-part-6-the-final-nitpick/) * Call of Reach: Episode #3 Lag In Real Life - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5DPqBVjv24) * PAC-MAN The Movie (The Fan Film) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7oadchZMYA) * MAKE | 9-Year-Old’s DIY Cardboard Arcade Gets Flashmobbed (http://blog.makezine.com/2012/04/09/9-year-olds-diy-cardboard-arcade/) What the Kreg! * My adventure at Create South 2012 (http://www.createsouth.org) End of Show Stuff * We appreciate your support. If you like the show, there are many ways to show your love: * Call the Listener Line: 206-222-CHAT (2428) * Email: technorama@chuckchat.com * or on Twitter! @Ctomasi, @Steppek, and @technorama * Web Site: www.chuckchat.com (forums, swag, webcam, mail lists, links in the show notes, and more) * How about a donation to the tip jar: one time or monthly micro payment. * Or a review on the iTunes music store, Podcast Pickle, Podcast Alley, or any one of the many podcast directories. * Thanks to * Mad Marv for providing the great blog content * Everyone who sent us links during the week * Those who joined us in the hangout * You, for downloading and listening * This show is a member of Friends in Tech. Find out more at FriendsInTech.com * We're also affiliated with FarpointMedia.com  and all the great podcasts over there. Check them out, we know you'll  find something you'll enjoy. There are new shows coming on board all the  time. * If you're getting this show by clicking on the link on the web site, consider subscribing to get the show automatically delivered to you for free. Drop either one of us an email if you would like more information. * Tell a friend about Technorama and... * binary high five

 Technorama Ep 339 – Episode Not Found | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:39

Coming up in this episode... * April Fools Stuffs that were floating about on the internet.. * Loose format on this episode * So, don't expect much Listen below with the audio player or Click Here (http://wp.me/pe53l-UH) for complete show notes from the show. April Fools Links * Chew On This: Rechargeable Gum – The Blogs at HowStuffWorks (http://blogs.howstuffworks.com/2009/04/01/chew-on-this-rechargeable-gum/) * ThinkGeek :: Star Wars Admiral Ackbar Singing Bass (http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/looflirpa/ee06/?pfm=Carousel_AckbarSingingBass_2) * ThinkGeek :: Keurig K-cup™ 5-Star Meals (http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/looflirpa/ee08/?pfm=AprilFools_homepage_Featured_1_ee08) * Google * YouTube - Broadcast Yourself (http://www.youtube.com/TheYouTubeCollection) * Introducing Gmail Tap (https://mail.google.com/mail/help/promos/tap/index.html) * Google Street Roo - exploring the outback one bounce at a time (http://goo.gl/xG9rx) * Google Racing (http://goo.gl/3lZjp) * rock hill weather - Google Search - Update Your Weather (https://www.google.com/#hl=en&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=rock+hill+weather&oq=rock+hill+w&aq=0p&aqi=p-p1g3&aql=&gs_l=hp.3.0.35i39j0l3.1783l3753l0l5368l11l6l0l5l5l0l81l342l6l11l0.frgbld.&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=504edd488cf76464&biw=1337&bih=1077) * Google Maps 8-bit for NES - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rznYifPHxDg) * Reddit has a time Machine (http://www.reddit.com/) * Adblock is showing me Cats instead if Ads (Kreg) * http://xkcd.com/# (http://xkcd.com/#) Displays a different comic depending on Browser, Location, etc. (discussion at Reddit (http://www.reddit.com/r/comics//comments/rnpiw/mindboggling_xkcd_april_fools_comic/)) End of Show Stuff * We appreciate your support. If you like the show, there are many ways to show your love: * Call the Listener Line: 206-222-CHAT (2428) * Email: technorama@chuckchat.com * or on Twitter! @Ctomasi, @Steppek, and @technorama * Web Site: www.chuckchat.com (forums, swag, webcam, mail lists, links in the show notes, and more) * How about a donation to the tip jar: one time or monthly micro payment. * Or a review on the iTunes music store, Podcast Pickle, Podcast Alley, or any one of the many podcast directories. * Thanks to * Mad Marv for providing the great blog content * Everyone who sent us links during the week * Those who joined us in the hangout * You, for downloading and listening * This show is a member of Friends in Tech. Find out more at FriendsInTech.com * We're also affiliated with FarpointMedia.com  and all the great podcasts over there. Check them out, we know you'll  find something you'll enjoy. There are new shows coming on board all the  time. * If you're getting this show by clicking on the link on the web site, consider subscribing to get the show automatically delivered to you for free. Drop either one of us an email if you would like more information. * Tell a friend about Technorama and... * binary high five

 Technorama Ep 338 – Beware the Penguins | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:19

In this episode... * A hill of beans actually does amount to something * Another perfectly normal thing shaped like a gun * Have you seen the new iPad? Are you sure? Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes and video from the show. Introducing the team... * Shout out to the chat room * Happy Birthday to: * 23 - Steve Riekeberg a.k.a. MissingIntellect of Geek Cred (http://www.geekcred.net/) * 23 - Richard Parkman * 25 - Nicholas St Gabriel * 26 - Chuck Tomasi * 26 - Brina Baird in Hampton, VA * If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. * Join us on the Google+ hangout every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET to see and hear the show raw and unedited. Just circle Technorama Podcast, Kreg, or me and you’ll see the announcement when we join the hangout. On This Day In History for March 21, 2012 This is the 81st day of the year. There are 285 days remaining in 2012. * It was on this date in 1871 that Journalist Henry Morton Stanley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Morton_Stanley) begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Livingstone). * Also on this date in 1928 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1928) – Charles Lindbergh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lindbergh) is presented with the Medal of Honor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medal_of_Honor) for the first solo trans-Atlantic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Ocean) flight. * Alcatraz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcatraz), a federal penitentiary (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prison) on an island in San Francisco Bay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_Bay), closes on this date 49 years ago. * NASA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA) launches Ranger 9 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranger_9) which is the last in a series of unmanned lunar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon) space probes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_probe), March 21, 1965. * Today in 1970 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1970) – The first Earth Day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day) proclamation is issued by Mayor of San Francisco (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayor_of_San_Francisco) Joseph Alioto (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Alioto). * It was also March 21, 1980 – On the season finale of the soap opera (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soap_opera) Dallas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas_(TV_series)), the infamous character J.R. Ewing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.R._Ewing) is shot by an unseen assailant, leading to the catchphrase (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catchphrase) "Who shot J.R.? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_shot_J.R.%3F)" * and 13 years ago Bertrand Piccard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertrand_Piccard) and Brian Jones (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Jones_(aeronaut)) become the first to circumnavigate the Earth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth) in a hot air balloon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_air_balloon). Happy Birthday goes out on this day to: * German composer 1685 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1685) – Johann Sebastian Bach (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Sebastian_Bach), (d. 1750) * French mathematician 1768 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1768) – Joseph Fourier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Fourier), (d. 1830) * American chemist, Nobel Prize (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_Prize_in_Chemistry) laureate 1932 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1932) – Walter Gilbert (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Gilbert), * The man who plays Alexi Volkhoff on one of our favorite shows, actor Timothy Dalton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Dalton), turns 66. * American computer scientist Scott Fahlman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Fahlman) celebrates his 64th birthday today * and finally Ferris Beuller, actor Matthew Broderick (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Broderick), turns 49. It’s also

 Technorama Ep 337 – Mmmmm, Pi Day! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:59

In this episode... * Think it’s cool to be in a Star Wars film? Think again. * The stupid things people put on Facebook * A lot of interesting stuff from yester-year Listen below with the audio player or Click Here (http://wp.me/pe53l-Ud) for complete show notes from the show. Introducing the team... * Shout out to the chat room * Happy Birthday to: * 16 - Michelle Lopez a.k.a. CntrySigns * 18 - Gregory Lemon of Myth Show and Myth Minute * 19 - JT Shea of The Gigcast (http://www.thegigcast.com/) and JT Ukes at 40 (http://www.nightgig.com/jt) * If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. * Join us on the Google+ hangout every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET to see and hear the show raw and unedited. Just circle Technorama Podcast, Kreg, or me and you’ll see the announcement when we join the hangout. On This Day In History for March 14, 2012 This is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, there 292 remaining in 2012. * It was on this date in 1794 that Eli Whitney (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli_Whitney) is granted a patent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent) for the cotton gin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton_gin). * That same date in 1903 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1903) The Hay-Herran Treaty (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay-Herran_Treaty), granting the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) the right to build the Panama Canal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Canal), is ratified by the United States Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate). The Colombian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombia) Senate would later reject the treaty. * It was also March 14 1910 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1910) that the Lakeview Gusher (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeview_Gusher), the largest U.S. oil well gusher (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_gusher) near Bakersfield, California (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakersfield,_California), vented to atmosphere. * Orvan Hess (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orvan_Hess) and John Bumstead became the first in the world to successfully treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penicillin) today in 1942. * 48 years ago today a jury in Dallas, Texas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas,_Texas), finds Jack Ruby (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ruby) guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Harvey_Oswald), assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy). * Linux kernel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel) version 1.0.0 is released today in 1994. * Astronaut Norman Thagard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Thagard) becomes the first American astronaut (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronaut) to ride to space on-board a Russian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia) launch vehicle on this date in 1995 Happy Birthday goes out on this day to: * Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Schiaparelli), born on this date in 1835 * German scientist and Nobel laureate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_Prize_in_Physiology_or_Medicine) Paul Ehrlich (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Ehrlich), was also born today in 1854 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1854) * Also born today in 1863 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1863) – American railroad engineer Casey Jones (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casey_Jones) * A name everyone recognizes, Mr. E=Mc2, Albert Einstein (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein) was born today in 1879 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1879) * Polish mathematician Waclaw Sierpinski (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waclaw_Sierpinski) was born 130 years ago today * Aircraft designer for the Douglas Aircraft company,  Ed Heinemann (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Heinemann) was born on this date in 1908 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1908) * American astronaut and CEO Frank Borman turns 83.

 Technorama Ep 336 – Sign on the dotted line | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:42

Coming up in this episode... * It’s election season and one of our favorites has won * What ever happened to toys of mass destruction? * A social network I’ll never be joining - EVER! Listen below with the audio player or Click Here (http://www.chuckchat.com/technorama/2012/03/06/technorama-ep-336-sign-on-the-dotted-line/) for complete show notes and video from the show. Introducing the team... * Shout out to the hangout * Happy Birthday to: * 07 - Ben Maddox a.k.a. CptRootbeer * 07 - Caleb from Dancing With Elephants (http://dwithe.com/) * 08 - Ali Zein Yousuf a.k.a. superAL1394 * 08 - BJ Keifer a.k.a bjk * 11 - Andy Helsby of Absoblogginlutely! (http://absoblogginlutely.net/) * 11 - Ken Kitzman a.k.a kitzken * 13 - Johanna Gonzalez a.k.a. MightyJo * If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki. * Join us on the Google+ hangout every Sunday night at 9:30PM ET to see and hear the show raw and unedited. Just circle Technorama Podcast, Kreg, or me and you’ll see the announcement when we join the hangout. Feedback Will Shattuck writes: “Hey Guys, Here's a social engineering hack.  A security expert used several social engineering techniques to sneak in to the RSA Security Conference.  Kind of ironic, huh? :) Take care, Will” On This Day In History for March 7, 2012 * It was on this date in 1876 that Alexander Graham Bell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Graham_Bell) is granted a patent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent) for an invention (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invention) he calls the telephone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone). * The German (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany) liner SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Kaiser_Wilhelm_der_Grosse) becomes the first ship to send wireless (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_telegraphy) signals to shore today in 1900. * and it was 100 years ago today that Roald Amundsen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roald_Amundsen) announces that his expedition had reached the South Pole (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pole) nearly 3 months earlier. * on March 7, 1950, The Soviet Union (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_Union) issues a statement denying that Klaus Fuchs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaus_Fuchs) served as a Soviet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_Union) spy. * it was today in 1985 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1985) that The song "We Are the World (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Are_the_World)" has its international release. * Divers from the USS Preserver (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Preserver_(ARS-8)) locate the crew cabin of Challenger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-51-L) on the ocean floor 26 years ago today. * and today in 1994 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994), the U.S. Supreme Court (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of_the_United_States) rules that parodies of an original work are generally covered (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campbell_v._Acuff-Rose_Music,_Inc.) by the doctrine of fair use (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use). * the Kepler (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler_(spacecraft)) space observatory (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_observatory), designed to discover Earth-like planets (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrestrial_planet) orbiting other stars, is launched exactly three years ago today. Happy Birthday goes out on this day to: * French physicist Antoine César Becquerel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_C%C3%A9sar_Becquerel) born on this date in 1788 * Also born today in 1792 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1792) – John Herschel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Herschel), the English mathematician and astronomer * Astrophotography pioneer Henry Draper (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Draper) was born on this date in 1837 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1837) * American television broadcaster Willard Scott

 Interview: Craig Glassner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:34

Craig Glassner (https://plus.google.com/u/0/107776597198552698436/posts) is a long time Technorama listener as well as a Park Ranger that works at Alcatraz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcatraz_Island) and has for quite a while. He is very knowledgeable and knows all the ins and outs. (http://www.chuckchat.com/technorama/files/2012/03/FileAlcatraz_dawn_2005-01-07-150x150.jpg) We talk to Craig about the history of Alcatraz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcatraz_Island) and the Hollywood history as well, and perhaps come up with a few things you didn't know about the place.

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