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Beaches : Presque Isle

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Oct 052015

Presque Isle is Pennsylvanias only sea shore. Its long stretch of beaches make it a popular hotspot to both locals and visitors each summer. Beaches are open daily from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day unless otherwise posted and each offer a unique experience at the park. The regular hours are 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

FYI: Beach wheelchairs are available free of charge (with proof of ID) Memorial Day through Labor Day on a first come, first serve basis at Beach 7 lifeguard headquarters beginning at 10:00 a.m. Wheelchairs must be returned by 7:00 p.m.

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Barcelona Spain Beaches

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Oct 052015

This page contains pictures and information on the golden sandy Barcelona beaches. There are 4.2 km of golden sandy beaches only 10 minutes from the city centre and 4 main beach areas.

Below is a summary of these in order of closeness to the city centre.

Barceloneta is the first of the Barcelona beaches and can therefore get quite busy during the summer months. The picture of Barceloneta beach above was taken on 3rd of October, and the sun is still shining! But it’s not always like this. Some days can be overcast or even rainy – it’s the luck of the draw.

Metro stop “Barceloneta” (Yellow Line, L4) Turn right on leaving the metro and cross the main road, continue walking straight along Passeig de Joan de Borbo for about 10 minutes. You will see the marina area on your right as you walk.

There are plenty of things to do on the beach besides swim. Windsurfing and kite surfing are popular. You can also enjoy a refreshing drink from one of the many beach huts. Or, if you’re in need of a rest, just lie down and soak up the warmth of the Spanish sun with a good book.

In Barcelona you are never far away from some interesting architecture, not even on the beach! But the designer of this building may have had a few too many drinks when he was drawing up his designs!

The quickest way to get to Barceloneta beach is to catch the yellow line metro and get off at the Barceloneta stop.

Alternatively you can walk to Barceloneta from the city centre. It will take you about 20 minutes from the end of La Rambla.

If you choose to walk there are some enchanting views en-route. You’ll see the “Monument a Colom” a memorial to the great explorer Christopher Columbus. A little further along is the Port Vell de Barcelona, a picturesque port with a beautiful view of the sea and marina.

During peak season if you would like a little more space to relax it’s worth considering going to one of the other beaches listed below.

Photo guide of Barceloneta – the busiest and most popular of the Barcelona beaches

Metro stop “Ciutadella Vila Olimpica” (Yellow Line, L4). Turn right on exiting the metro and walk towards the twin towers. 10 minutes walk from metro. See our photo guide of Icria Beach.

Beach front hotel accommodation is expensive as this is premium rate territory and there are a lot of other businesses all competing for the space. However you have a few options to consider:

1) Try booking an apartment rental instead of hotel accommodation. You will find that the rates are lower than those for a hotel in the same location and you will have the modern conveniences of home. See our holiday apartment rental guide.

2) One moderately priced hotel that is close to the beach but about 20 minutes by metro ride to the centre of Barcelona is the Hotel Front Maritim. See the hotel review by a site visitor by clicking the link below:

Review of Hotel Front Maritim near Barcelona Beach

3) You can stay in top first 5 star hotel – Hotel Arts Barcelona

Review of Barcelona Arts hotel Barcelona sea front hotel

4) Take a look at our Barcelona Beach hotel Reviews page with links to Hotels by the beach in Barcelona

Metro stop “Poblenou” (Yellow Line, L4). You’ll have a 20 minutes walk from Poblenou metro station to Bella Beach. Although this is unofficially a nudist beach there are many people that go here that are not nude.

Take a map with you as there are no signs to Mar Bella beach from the metro.

This beach is outside Barcelona and you’ll need to catch a train from Sants station – journey time approximate 30 minutes.

All of Barcelona beaches are clean and well maintained. The sea water is clear and just right for taking a swim.

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Tourist Discount Card

The Barcelona card entitles you to free or discounted entry to many Barcelona attractions and museums. Unlimited journeys on the public transport system including metro, buses, tram.

Our review of the Barcelona Card.

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Astronomy – New World Encyclopedia

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Oct 042015

Astronomy (Greek: = + , astronomia = astron + nomos, literally, “law of the stars”) is the science of celestial phenomena that originate outside Earth’s atmosphere. It gives us the context for our existence in an evolving universe of untold numbers of galaxies and complex structures at all scales. It studies the origins, evolution, and physical and chemical properties of celestial objects. In short, astronomy is about finding out what is going on beyond Earth.

Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences, with a scientific methodology existing at the time of Ancient Greece and advanced observation techniques possibly much earlier as seen in the study of archaeoastronomy. In ancient cultures astronomical observations were often connected to religious thought, a remnant of which we find in astrology today.

The earliest observations of the heavens were by naked eye, but even this method allows the celestial objects to be cataloged and assigned to constellations. A knowledge of the constellations has been an important navigational tool since the earliest times. The emergence of astronomy as a science following the scientific method is very important to the development of science in general. It was through astronomy with the development of the heliocentric (sun-centered) view of the solar system that we find the early seeds of conflict between Christian thought and science (see Galileo Galilei).

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Astronomy is one of the few sciences where amateurs can still play an active role

Astronomy is one of the few sciences where amateurs can still play an active role, especially in the discovery and monitoring of transient phenomena.

In ancient Greece and other early civilizations, astronomy consisted largely of astrometry, measuring positions of stars and planets in the sky. Later, the work of Johannes Kepler and Isaac Newton, whose work led to the development of celestial mechanics, mathematically predicting the motions of celestial bodies interacting under gravity, and solar system objects in particular. Much of the effort in these two areasonce done largely by handis highly automated nowadays, to the extent that they are rarely considered as independent disciplines anymore. Motions and positions of objects are now more easily determined, and modern astronomy is more concerned with observing and understanding the actual physical nature of celestial objects.

Since the twentieth century, the field of professional astronomy has split into observational astronomy and theoretical astrophysics. Although most astronomers incorporate elements of both into their research, because of the different skills involved, most professional astronomers tend to specialize in one or the other. Observational astronomy is concerned mostly with acquiring data, which involves building and maintaining instruments and processing the resulting information; this branch is at times referred to as “astrometry” or simply as “astronomy.” Theoretical astrophysics is concerned mainly with ascertaining the observational implications of different models, and involves working with computer or analytic models.

The fields of study can also be categorized in other ways. Categorization by the region of space under study (for example, Galactic astronomy, Planetary Sciences); by subject, such as star formation or cosmology; or by the method used for obtaining information.

Other disciplines that may be considered part of astronomy:

Main article: Observational astronomy

In astronomy, information is mainly received from the detection and analysis of electromagnetic radiation and photons, but information is also carried by cosmic rays, neutrinos, meteors, and, in the near future, gravitational waves (see LIGO and LISA).

A traditional division of astronomy is given by the region of the electromagnetic spectrum observed:

Optical and radio astronomy can be performed with ground-based observatories, because the atmosphere is transparent at the wavelengths being detected. Infrared light is heavily absorbed by water vapor, so infrared observatories have to be located in high, dry places or in space.

The atmosphere is opaque at the wavelengths used by X-ray astronomy, gamma-ray astronomy, UV astronomy and (except for a few wavelength “windows”) Far infrared astronomy, so observations must be carried out mostly from balloons or space observatories. Powerful gamma rays can, however be detected by the large air showers they produce, and the study of cosmic rays can also be regarded as a branch of astronomy.

In early times, astronomy only comprised the observation and predictions of the motions of the naked-eye objects. Aristotle said that the Earth was the center of the Universe and everything rotated around it in orbits that were perfect circles. Aristotle had to be right because people thought that Earth had to be in the center with everything rotating around it because the wind would not scatter leaves, and birds would only fly in one direction. For a long time, people thought that Aristotle was right, but now some people think that Aristotle accidentally did more to hinder our knowledge than help it.

The Rigveda refers to the 27 constellations associated with the motions of the sun and also the 12 zodiacal divisions of the sky. The ancient Greeks made important contributions to astronomy, among them the definition of the magnitude system. The Bible contains a number of statements on the position of the earth in the universe and the nature of the stars and planets, most of which are poetic rather than literal; see Biblical cosmology. In 500 C.E., Aryabhata presented a mathematical system that described the earth as spinning on its axis and considered the motions of the planets with respect to the sun.

Observational astronomy was mostly stagnant in medieval Europe, but flourished in the Iranian world and other parts of Islamic realm. In the late ninth century, Persian astronomer al-Farghani wrote extensively on the motion of celestial bodies. His work was translated into Latin in the twelfth century. In the late tenth century, a huge observatory was built near Tehran, Persia (now Iran), by the Persian astronomer al-Khujandi, who observed a series of meridian transits of the Sun, which allowed him to calculate the obliquity of the ecliptic. Also in Persia, Omar Khayym performed a reformation of the calendar that was more accurate than the Julian Calendar and came close to the Gregorian. Abraham Zacuto was responsible in the fifteenth century for the adaptations of astronomical theory for the practical needs of Portuguese caravel expeditions.

During the Renaissance, Copernicus proposed a heliocentric model of the Solar System. His work was defended, expanded upon, and corrected by Galileo Galilei and Johannes Kepler. Galileo added the innovation of using telescopes to enhance his observations. Kepler was the first to devise a system that described correctly the details of the motion of the planets with the Sun at the center. However, Kepler did not succeed in formulating a theory behind the laws he wrote down. It was left to Newton’s invention of celestial dynamics and his law of universal gravitation to finally explain the motions of the planets. Newton also developed the reflecting telescope.

Stars were found to be faraway objects. With the advent of spectroscopy, it was proved that they were similar to our own sun but with a wide range of temperatures, masses, and sizes. The existence of our galaxy, the Milky Way, as a separate group of stars was only proven in the twentieth century, along with the existence of “external” galaxies, and soon after, the expansion of the universe, seen in the recession of most galaxies from us. Modern astronomy has also discovered many exotic objects such as quasars, pulsars, blazars and radio galaxies, and has used these observations to develop physical theories which describe some of these objects in terms of equally exotic objects such as black holes and neutron stars. Physical cosmology made huge advances during the twentieth century, with the model of the Big Bang heavily supported by the evidence provided by astronomy and physics, such as the cosmic microwave background radiation, Hubble’s Law, and cosmological abundances of elements.

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Cosmic Heaven Awaiting Sunshine 043 (28-09-2015) mp3 …

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Oct 042015

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The Coming Defeat of NATO – Washington Free Beacon

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Oct 032015

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BY: Matthew Continetti October 2, 2015 5:00 am

The North AtlanticTreaty Organization, established in 1949, has 28 members devoted to the idea of collective security. Prediction: By the time President Obama leaves office in 2017, the NATO pledge of mutual defense in response to aggression will have been exposed as worthless. Objectively the alliance will have ceased to exist. The culprits? Vladimir Putinand Barack Obama.

Right now the world is focused on the Middle East: Russian jets and bombers, operating from an expanding air base in Syria, strike opponents of dictator and war criminal Bashar al-Assad. The Russians say they are going after Islamic Statebut theres no evidence they are doing so. Nor do they have reason to, considering the aimof Putins war is to preserve Assads rule and to expand, for the first time in decades, Russias sphere of influence into the Middle East.

Key to Putins strategy, write analysts Frederick W. Kagan and Kimberly Kagan, is the doctrine of reflexive control: establishing facts on the ground in such a way that the enemy chooses Russias preferred course of action voluntarily, because it is easiest and all the others appear much more difficult and risky, if not impossible.

Doesnt have to be this way. Moscows propaganda notwithstanding, Russia is a weak state with a deteriorating military capability, whose claim to great power status is based on its nuclear arsenal. But, by acting decisively and provocatively, Putin has found the means by which to reassert Russian sovereignty and preeminence and ward off challenges to his authoritarian regime.

Revisit Putins 2007 speech to the Munich security conference, where he said the unipolar model is not only unacceptable but also impossible in todays world. The expansion of NATO, he went on, represents a serious provocation that reduces the level of mutual trust. Then came the threat: Russia is a country with a history that spans more than 1,000 years and has practically always used the privilege to carry out an independent foreign policy. We are not going to change this tradition today.

The next year the governments of GermanyandFrance, frightened by Putins rhetoric and reliant on Russian energy and arms deals, scuttledthe U.S. attemptto offer NATO membership to the former Soviet republics of Georgia and Ukraine. Deprived of NATOs security guarantee, both of these small and poor and new democracies became open prey. Putin invaded Georgia in 2008. Hecontinues to exert influence there.

The techniques of reflexive control found their ultimate patsy in Barack Obama. When it became clear in 2013 that the president had no interest in enforcing his red line against chemical weapons use in Syria, Putin and his foreign minister Sergei Lavrov pounced. Lavrov suggested in public that Russia would assist the United States in destroying Assads WMD stockpile. Obama, whose greatest fear is a major deployment of U.S. ground forces in the Middle East, couldnt help sayingyes. Suddenly Americawas partnering with the governments of Russia and Syria (and by extension Iran) to inspect and remove the munitions. This decision not only averted U.S. interventionand gauranteedAssads survival. ItallowedAssad to gas his population in the future.

In 2014, when protests forced Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych to flee to his backers in Moscow, Putin saw an opportunity to reclaim Ukraine from the West. His military buildup on Ukraines eastern border deterred NATO from harsh reprisals when the Russian parliament annexed Crimea. The techniques of maskirovkadisinformation and deceitprovided cover for Russias arming and training and staffing of anti-Kiev rebels in the east.

Sanctions and nasty words have not exacted enough of a cost to stop Putin from instigating and perpetuating a civil war whosedeath toll is in the thousands. President Obama has overruled his advisers and refuses to provide lethal defensive arms for pro-Western Ukrainians, believing, amazingly, that helping Kiev defend itself would escalate the situation.The Ukraine conflict is now frozenPutin can switch it on and off at will. Hisgoals remain: to efface Western pretentions to ideological and military supremacy, and to replace President Petro Poroshenko with a Kremlin stooge.

Two weeks ago, in a phone call with itsprime minister, Vice President Biden signaledAmerica will support Montenegros application for NATO membership. Good for him. But we should recognize nonetheless that this move is a fig-leaf. Itobscures the fact that Obama would otherwise be the first president in a generation not to preside over an expansion of NATO. So the White House supports a strategically insignificant nation surrounded by member states. Woo-wee. Its a metaphor for this administrations lackadaisical commitment to the allianceand for Europes.

The Kremlin has noticed this ambivalence. Russian intervention in Syria is about more than propping up Assad. Russian leadership of a pro-Assad coalition that includes Iran and Iraq effectively displaces America as the most influentialexternal power in the region. Russian provocations have forced Washington to plead for de-confliction, handing Moscow freedom of action over Syrian, and possibly Iraqi, airspace. And the location of the Russian base opens an additional front in Putins war against NATO.

Less than 50 miles from the border of Turkeya NATO memberthe Bassel al-Assad airbase gives Putins air force the ability to buzz and overfly not only Turkey but also U.S. allies Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. It also would allow, write the Kagans, his aircraft to shadow the U.S. Sixth Fleet around the Eastern Mediterranean. He could force Turkey and its NATO allies to establish standing combat air patrols along the southern Turkish border. The chances of a deadly incident increase every day.

Putin is boxing in NATO. His next target is the Baltic States. Last Sunday on 60 Minutes, he explained that the reason he has called the collapse of the Soviet Union the worst thing to happen in the last century isthat, in an instant, 25 million people found themselves beyond the borders of the Russian state. His goal is to reclaim themto unify Russians living abroad in the Baltics, in Ukraine, and beyond.

Raimonds Vejonis, president of Latvia, tells the Wall Street Journal that Russian sorties over the Baltics nations are on the rise. In his full interview with Charlie Rose, Putin singled out Lithuania: More than half of the citizens have left the country, he lied. Can you imagine a situation where more than half of the Americans left the territory of the United States? It would be a catastrophe!

Try this scenario: Sometime in the next 16 months, civil unrest breaks out in one or more of the Baltic States. Its the Russian population, calling for independence from the central government and closer ties to Moscow. Fighting erupts as Russian tanks mass along the border and jets fly over Riga or Vilnius or Tallinn. They are all targets. Take Vilnius: While there are few ethnic Russians in Lithuania, it is the land bridge between Mother Russia and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad. Supplying Kaliningrad wouldbe Putins casus belli.

The Baltic authorities call on NATO to respondinvoking Article Four of the charter, which requires consultations, and possibly Article Five, requiring force.But the West is distracted. Europe is overwhelmed by crises in Greece and Ukraine, by the U.K. referendum to leave the E.U., by ongoing Muslim migration to the north. The United States is occupied by its presidential election, by Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan, by economic shocks.

The cries for assistance go unheard. The Obama administration has refused even to try to secure permanent forward bases in the Balticswhich wouldprovide a credible deterrentapparently due to the belief that providing for a real defense is provocative. We are too busy, too self-absorbed, too confused to worry about promises made years ago. Obama wont arm the Ukrainians. What makes us think hed defendthe Lithuanians or Latvians or Estonians?

Before the White House recovers from its surprise at events in the Baltics, Putin will have achieved his strategic goals and established reflexive control over the situation. PresidentObama and Chancellor Merkel and Secretary of State Kerry are sure to proclaim that the arc of history will defeat Russia, even as they accommodate themselves to Putins reality. NATO will be exposed as a covenant without the sword. And millions of East Europeans will come under Vladimir Putins thumb. Victims of the Kremlins avarice. Victims of Obamas weakness.

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Oct 032015

During a press conference this afternoon, the president mocked gun rights supporters for supposedly spreading conspiracy theories about his desire to take away guns from law abiding citizens.

Obama described gun rights supporters as absolutists who denounced gun control as somehow an assault on freedom or communistic or a plot by me to, you know, take over and stay in power forever or something.

I mean, there are all kinds of crack pot conspiracy theories that float around there, he continued. Some of which by the way are ratified by elected officials in the other party on occasion.

He dismissed the notion that the issue of mass shootings was somehow just a mental problem.

There are hundreds of millions of angry young men around the world, most of them dont shoot, he insisted. The only thing we can do is make sure that they dont have an entire arsenal when something snaps in them.

Obama suggested that gun control supporters shouldnt vote for Democrats even if they were good on other issues they cared about.

Even if theyre great on other stuff for a couple of election cycles, you got to vote against them and let them know precisely why youre voting against them, he said.

He encouraged gun control supporters to be single issue voters, like gun rights supporters who agreed with the National Rifle Association.

The NRA has had a good start, you know. Theyve been at this for a long time, he said.

Theyve perfected what they do, you have got to give them credit they know how to stir up fear, they know how to stir up their base, they know how to raise money, they know how to scare politicians, they know how to organize campaigns and the American people are going to have to match them in their sense of urgency if were actually going to stop this.

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Oct 032015

A powerful indictment of contemporary attacks on free speech, this book argues for a vigorous First Amendment jurisprudence protecting even offensive types of speech. In recent years, political activists, academics, and legal specialists have attacked traditional notions of free speech protection as they concern hate speech, obscenity, and pornography. They have called for changes in Supreme Court doctrine in defining the First Amendment and have argued that the traditional view of free speech actually creates and perpetuates a society in which the weakwomen, minorities, the poorhave no voice. While recognizing their fears, Nicholas Wolfson argues that it is impossible to separate bad speech from good speech without fatally compromising the uniquely American concept of free speech, and that efforts to modify our concept of free speech for a greater egalitarian good can only result in undue state influence over private speech. In a keenly argued analysis, he finds that, in the end, the preservation of free and vigorous speech requires a strong First Amendment protection for even the most hateful of speech.

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Oct 022015

The five types of littoral cells along the California coast are each characterized by a different littoral process determined by the geographic features unique to the cell type.Guests who haven’t visited the 450 California beaches often ask what the water looks like and how is the sand. Is it anything like the clear blue water at the Bahamas where East Coast residents enjoy smooth sand beaches, lawn chairs and cocktails served? California beaches are not usually like that and we’ve yet to find one to fit that description. The beaches range in sand quality from coarse to fine sand, rocks to pebbles. The coastal waters near the beach in the Pacific Ocean seldom tops 75 degrees on the warmest summer day in Southern California. The color is not usually clear though in some locations you can see a few feet in depth. The color of the water ranges from aquamarine to a deep green and occasionally brownish-red during red tide. Most beaches do not allow alcoholic beverages; the beaches are mostly public and usually require guests to bring their own beach chairs and gear. In case you wonder why the beaches are so popular, they offer rugged, natural scenic beauty. With well over 15 million people living near the state’s beaches, the climate is a major factor in attracting so may people to this location. The Pacific Ocean’s affect keeps the air temperatures enjoyable throughout the year. Many people do not own air conditioning in their homes along the coast. Also, the ocean waves can provide a great surfing experience, something that’s contributed to California’s multi-billion dollar surfing industry. Heal the Bay’s Beach Summer Report Card was released with some real winners in water quality improvements and a few losers.

One type of cell is defined by a long stretch of coastline that begins at a headland and terminates in a submarine canyon, such as at Mugu Canyon in Ventura County and La Jolla Canyon in San Diego County; another cell type consists of a large river delta bounded on either side by rocky headlands, such as at Humboldt Bay; a third type of littoral cell is defined by a crescent-shaped by downcoast of a promontory, like Half Moon Bay in San Mateo County; and a fourth type of cell consists of a rocky headland downcoast of a beach where waves break in a line parallel to the shore, as at Ten Mile Beach in Mendocino County. Finally, lagoons and closed bays with restricted tidal flow create a fifth type of littoral cell, such as Bolinas Bay in Marin.

Characteristic differences between Northern and Southern California beaches depend upon the directions of prevailing wind and upon local coastal geology. Along California’s north coast, cove or pocket beaches are common where the granitic and basaltic rock that composes the sea cliffs has been sculpted by prevailing northwesterly winds and battered by high energy waves over millions of years. In Southern California, beaches often consist of long ribbons of sand interrupted by widely separated rocky points. The bluffs of easily eroded shales and sandstones that edge the coast here continuously crumble away, creating on even coastline over time.

Some beach types are found along both Northern and Southern California coasts. Narrow cove beaches like those at Laguna Beach in Orange County form where the coast is composed of conglomerate rock and hard sandstone; even when exposed to direct wave attack this rock type is highly resistant to erosion. The narrow beaches formed within there coves often lose all their sand during winter storms, exposing the underlying cobbles, as at Boomer Beach, south of Point La Jolla in San Diego County. Barrier beaches and sand spits are also present along the coast at river mouths, bays, and lagoons; examples are Silver Strand Beach in San Diego, Zuma Beach in Malibu, and beaches at the Smith, Salinas, Pajaro, and Santa Maria River mouths.

Beaches vary in color according to the mineral content of the sand, which is also a clue to the origin to the eroded sediments that make up the sand supply. Eroded shale cliffs create the charcoal gray beach sand at Shelter Cove in Humboldt County. North of Humboldt Bay, the coarse sands of Agate Beach are multicolored agates that have been ground and polished by the surf. Ground quartz and feldspar mineral make up the white beaches of Carmel, while a few miles to the north in Sand City, amber colored sand indicates the presence of iron mineral. Close inspection reveals that white sand beaches are mosaic of pale quartz grains, pink, green or white feldspar and flecks of black mica.Beaches are inhabited by a variety of invertebrates and insects. More

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beach monitoring program – Iowa Department of Natural Resources

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Sep 302015

Routine water quality monitoring is conducted at all of the State Park beaches and many locally managed beaches in Iowa. In order to help protect the health of those wishing to recreate at the beaches, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources works with various public health and management agencies throughout the state to inform the public of the most current water quality conditions. Outdoor recreation at beaches in Iowa is typically limited to the time period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Therefore, most beach monitoring is conducted and standard swimming advisories are issued during this time frame. Results for specific beaches are published as soon as they become available.

For up to date information, call the DNR Beach Monitoring Hotline at (515) 725-3434. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us by email.

o Beaches that have had two or fewer one-time standard (samples over 235 cfu/100 ml) exceedances of the state standard during a running five years will be monitored less frequently. These beaches will be monitored on a weekly basis from the week before Memorial Day through Labor Day. All other state-owned beaches will be monitored from April 15th through October 31st.

Posting of Signs/Advisories

Why monitor beaches?

Swimming in lakes or any other natural body of water involves risks. By far, the greatest risk is drowning caused in part by cloudy water, fast currents, submerged objects, or the lack of lifeguards. Water at Iowas state-owned swimming beaches is monitored to assess the public health risk from waterborne diseases that may result from immersion in the water.

What is the DNR monitoring?

Water samples from the beaches are analyzed for microorganisms, known as bacteria.These indicator bacteria are one-celled organisms visible only under a microscope.High levels of these bacteria indicate that the water has come into contact with fecal material. Indicator bacteria (Bacteria that normally are not pathogenic [disease causing] but serve as indicators of certain types of pollution such as sewage or gasoline spills) are commonly used by state environmental agencies and by the U.S. EPA to determine the suitability of beaches for swimming-type uses.

Can these bacteria make me sick?

The indicator bacteria for which we monitor do not themselves make you sick. These bacteria are easy to collect and analyze and are relatively safe to handle. They are very common in the environment, including lakes and rivers.High levels of these bacteria indicate that the water has come into contact with fecal material and that pathogens or disease-causing microorganisms may be present.

Why doesn’t the DNR monitor pathogens?

Disease-causing organisms, known as pathogens, exist as bacteria, viruses or parasites.Monitoring for these pathogens is expensive and difficult. Large volumes of water are needed to monitor for pathogens because they are present in such small numbers. Many different types of pathogens exist and testing for a single pathogen may not accurately assess the health risk present due to other pathogens. Because indicator bacteria occur in greater numbers than pathogens and are easier to isolate in a laboratory, monitoring for them is more cost-effective.

What are the sources of these bacteria and pathogens?

Fecal bacteria, and sometimes pathogens, are present in the intestines of warm-blooded animals, including humans. They are carried into the water with fecal material. Fecal contamination occurs due to improperly constructed and operated septic systems and sewage treatment plants, manure spills, storm water runoff from lands with wildlife and pet droppings, or direct contamination from waterfowl, livestock, or small children in the water.

Samples are collected weekly at 37 state owned beaches from April 15 through October 31.This period corresponds to the recreational season when the Iowa Water Quality Standards, designed to protect swimming-type uses, is in effect. Water samples are taken at three locations along the beach and at three water depths (ankle-, knee- and waist-deep).The water from these locations is mixed to form one sample, which is placed in a sterilized bottle and taken to a laboratory for analysis.

What levels of indicator bacteria are considered safe?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has guidelines for the amount of bacteria acceptable in water bodies designated for primary body contact recreation, including swimming and water skiing. In Iowa, these waters are called “Class A waters”. The bacteria level in the water is acceptable if the geometric mean is not greater than 126 colonies per 100 milliliters of water for E. coli bacteria.According to U.S. EPA guidelines, the geometric mean is calculated using at least five consecutive samples collected during a 30-day period. Additionally, Iowa also has a “one-time” standart for E. coli bacteria of 235 colony forming units per 100 milliliters of water.

What factors cause high levels of bacteria?

Fecal contamination of beach water occurs due to improperly constructed and operated septic systems and sewage treatment plants, manure spills, storm water runoff from lands with wildlife and pet droppings, or direct contamination from waterfowl, livestock, or small children in the water. In Iowa, rain appears to be one of the most important factors in generating high levels of bacteria.Surface runoff after a heavy rainfall may transport high levels of fecal bacteria to the water at the beach. The rain also increases the sediment in the water causing it to be murky. Since bacteria are destroyed by sunlight, murky water aids in their survival.

What are the potential illnesses associated with swimming? Thousands of people swim at Iowa’s beaches every year and most of them do not get sick. However, children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems have an increased risk of becoming ill when in contact with contaminated water.A variety of diarrheal diseases, and other infections such as skin, ear and respiratory infections, are associated with swimming in contaminated water. Diarrhea is one of the most common illnesses associated with swimming. Diarrhea is spread when disease- causing microorganisms from human or animal feces get into the water. You can get diarrhea by accidentally swallowing small amounts of water that contains these microorganisms. To date, the DNR has received no verified reports of illnesses caused by swimming or water skiing in Iowas waters. However, these illnesses could be under-reported because the symptoms are so common and people can be infected by these pathogenic microbes through other means, such as from contaminated meat, not washing their hands after using the bathroom or changing diapers.

How can I avoid getting sick?

Avoid swimming after a heavy rainfall when indicator bacteria levels are generally higher and the water is murky. Avoid swallowing the water. Young children swimming at the beach can leak fecal bacteria and associated pathogens from their diapers, so change your childs diapers often and visit bathrooms frequently. If you or your child has diarrhea, please stay out of the water because you may contaminate the water with fecal material. Although swimmers with diarrhea do not mean to contaminate the water, this is often how disease is spread.

Can I eat fish from waters with high levels of fecal contamination?

Yes, high levels of indicator bacteria or pathogens have no influence on the quality of fish for human consumption. While alive, the fish is protected from water-borne contaminants by the skin, scales and mucus covering its body. Proper fish cleaning, rinsing, refrigeration and cooking should always be used.

Additional information can be found atHawkeye Area WQ Initiative

beach monitoring program – Iowa Department of Natural Resources

NASA Hubble Space Telescope Reveals Stunning Veil Nebula …

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First Posted: Sep 25, 2015 09:55 AM EDT

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has unveiled in stunning detail a small section of the Veil Nebula — expanding remains of a massive star that exploded about 8,000 years ago. (Photo : NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team)

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has zoomed in on some shrapnel from the remains of an exploding star. It’s unveiled stunning detail of a small section of these expanding remains, which came from a star that burst 8,000 years ago.

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Called the Veil Nebula, the debris is one of the best-known supernova remnants, deriving its name from its delicate, draped filamentary structures. The entire nebula is about 110 light-years across, covering six full moons on the sky as seen from Earth. It can be found about 2,100 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan.

The new picture is actually a mosaic of six Hubble pictures of a small area that’s roughly two light-years across, covering only a tiny fraction of the nebula’s vast structure.

The new close-up reveals wisps of gas, which are all that remain of what was once a star that was 20 times more massive than our sun. Currently, the fast-moving blast wave from the ancient explosion is plowing into a wall of cool, denser interstellar gas, emitting light. The nebula lies along the edge of a large bubble of low-density gas that was blowing into space by the dying star prior to its self-detonation.

You can see an incredible array of structures and detail from the collision between the blast wave and gas and dust that make up the cavity wall. The nebula resembles a crumpled bed sheet viewed from the side. The bright regions are where the shock wave is encountering relatively dense material or where the “bed sheet” ripples are viewed edge-on.

Currently, astronomers are comparing these new images to ones taken by Hubble in 1997. These images, in particular, should reveal a bit more about the nebula.

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NATO: ‘Strong’ Russian Presence in Eastern Ukraine

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Sep 262015

NATO head Jens Stoltenberg told AFP Thursday there was still a “strong” Russian presence in eastern Ukraine in support of pro-Moscow rebels although a recent ceasefire seems to be holding.

Stoltenberg said he backed the continuation of European Union and United States sanctions against Russia over its involvement in Ukraine until Moscow changes its behaviour.

“There is no doubt that there is a strong Russian presence in the eastern part of Ukraine,” Stoltenberg said in an interview at NATO HQ in Brussels.

“There (are) Russian forces there, there (is) Russian equipment and Russia continues to train and to assist the separatists.”

Stoltenberg said it was an “encouraging” sign for the implementation of the Minsk peace agreement, which was brokered by France and Germany in February, that a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine has held.

“All the parties of the agreement have still a long way to go before we can say that the agreement is fully implemented, but at least it is an encouraging sign that for the first time since this agreement was first signed last fall, the ceasefire seems to be holding,” he said.

“When there is no violence going on, no fighting going on it is easier to make progress also on the other elements of the agreement,” which include the withdrawal of heavy weapons and restoration of full Ukrainian control of the border with Russia.

“Russia has to change behaviour if they (are going) to do something with the economic sanctions,” he said. “Therefore I think sanctions should continue.”

Damaging EU economic sanctions against Russia come up for review in December, with EU leaders saying a decision on whether they will be lifted depends on Moscow fully implementing its Minsk commitments to cut support for the rebels and restore the border.

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SEOLOGIST – SEO Company Toronto – Content Marketing Canada …

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Sep 232015

Innovative techniques to keep your rankings on the first page

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We look at your companys competitive landscape and technical condition, to give you an innovative strategy that can better promote your business.

We perform a full technical SEO audit and competitor analysis, compiling a list of SEO must-haves and a detailed roadmap to on-page, off-page and social success.

An intensive backlink analysis is performed to ensure your website can move to the next level and beat out the competition.

Become an authority in your industry. Content marketing will transform your web presence, increase conversions and brand loyalty

Turn visitors into customers and make your business a successful selling tool.

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We focus on your local ranking in Google to improve visibility across the map.

Focusing more on an in-depth approach, we do the research to get you the results you want.

Proper research is a fundamental part of digital marketing and we can help you target the right people at the right time.

Working with influencers in your industry we create powerful content that gets you seen.

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We look at your website traffic and let you know the best performing keywords to increase conversions.

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Our approach is simple: we are thorough in what we do, and pay attention to every little detail, including keyword traffic quantity and quality, and your Alexa ranking, and perform an in-depth competitor analysis. Our approach leaves no stone unturned to ensure you increase search rankings, create a better user experience and get more conversions; we only execute when all of our most stringent quality requirements are met. Thats why all that we do is in perfect compliance with what Google wants, never against it.

Todays search engine optimization is all about self-education and staying ahead of the permanently changing SEO curve. Our SEO specialists are constantly sharing information and knowledge on a daily basis to provide you with the best service possible. Sharing best practices, the latest analytical tools, R & D reports, industry news and market insights, our in-house and local professionals know the industry inside and out.

At Seologist we have over 15 years of experience in promoting websites to the top of search results for the most competitive keywords in the toughest industries. We have served over 100 different industries in B2B and B2C SEO markets, which means we already know a winning formula in your industry that works.

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Our five-step SEO process to effective search engine optimization includes the following:

Before a customized SEO strategy can be devised, your companys current standings need to be reviewed. An in-depth needs assessment includes a look at what sort of search engine saturation there is for your industry, the age of your domain name, what type of reputation your domain has, and next steps. By learning more about your business, website and competitors we can gain a better understanding of your current and future needs.

Our strategy development involves a competitive and keyword analysis, looking at where your site ranks on searches in comparison to competitors, what tactics they are employing, where their approach creates opportunities for you, and where and how you can expect challenges from them. It is only after we have looked at your competitors can we determine the best possible keywords; popular search terms need to be identified for your specific site, as do relevant, low competition keywords. This balance ensures effectiveness and affordability.

A landing page is where a visitor first arrives on your website, and in most cases, where conversions occur. If one of the goals of your site is to generate more leads, a cohesive on-page strategy is essential. Depending on your particulars, a strategy might include a micro-site that has been optimized for a list of niche keywords, or include some effectively placed calls-to-action to boost visitors attention. Your details will define the solution.

Search engines give websites higher long-term rankings when their content is regularly updated. The easiest way to achieve this is to diligently update your website with fresh and engaging content, and then choose reputable websites to distribute it. In addition, acquiring social signals as an SEO ranking factor is an important part of increasing brand awareness, authority and exposure, and can be improved with great content.

The ultimate goal of analytics and refinement is to increase sales and reduce costs (i.e. add value). Analytics are one of the most important things your organization can do, as it transforms data and information into insights it allows you to tweak and improve the quality of content on your site, location of call-to-action, landing pages and other components, to improve conversion rates and generate leads.

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What Is SEO

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Sep 232015

SEO Tutorial – Table of Contents

Whenever you enter a query in a search engine and hit ‘enter’ you get a list of web results that contain that query term. Users normally tend to visit websites that are at the top of this list as they perceive those to be more relevant to the query. If you have ever wondered why some of these websites rank better than the others then you must know that it is because of a powerful web marketing technique called Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

SEO is a technique which helps search engines find and rank your site higher than the millions of other sites in response to a search query. SEO thus helps you get traffic from search engines.

This SEO tutorial covers all the necessary information you need to know about Search Engine Optimization – what is it, how does it work and differences in the ranking criteria of major search engines.

The first basic truth you need to know to learn SEO is that search engines are not humans. While this might be obvious for everybody, the differences between how humans and search engines view web pages aren’t. Unlike humans, search engines are text-driven. Although technology advances rapidly, search engines are far from intelligent creatures that can feel the beauty of a cool design or enjoy the sounds and movement in movies. Instead, search engines crawl the Web, looking at particular site items (mainly text) to get an idea what a site is about. This brief explanation is not the most precise because as we will see next, search engines perform several activities in order to deliver search results crawling, indexing, processing, calculating relevancy, and retrieving.

First, search engines crawl the Web to see what is there. This task is performed by a piece of software, called a crawler or a spider (or Googlebot, as is the case with Google). Spiders follow links from one page to another and index everything they find on their way. Having in mind the number of pages on the Web (over 20 billion), it is impossible for a spider to visit a site daily just to see if a new page has appeared or if an existing page has been modified, sometimes crawlers may not end up visiting your site for a month or two.

What you can do is to check what a crawler sees from your site. As already mentioned, crawlers are not humans and they do not see images, Flash movies, JavaScript, frames, password-protected pages and directories, so if you have tons of these on your site, you’d better run the Spider Simulator below to see if these goodies are viewable by the spider. If they are not viewable, they will not be spidered, not indexed, not processed, etc. – in a word they will be non-existent for search engines.

After a page is crawled, the next step is to index its content. The indexed page is stored in a giant database, from where it can later be retrieved. Essentially, the process of indexing is identifying the words and expressions that best describe the page and assigning the page to particular keywords. For a human it will not be possible to process such amounts of information but generally search engines deal just fine with this task. Sometimes they might not get the meaning of a page right but if you help them by optimizing it, it will be easier for them to classify your pages correctly and for you to get higher rankings.

When a search request comes, the search engine processes it i.e. it compares the search string in the search request with the indexed pages in the database. Since it is likely that more than one page (practically it is millions of pages) contains the search string, the search engine starts calculating the relevancy of each of the pages in its index with the search string.

There are various algorithms to calculate relevancy. Each of these algorithms has different relative weights for common factors like keyword density, links, or metatags. That is why different search engines give different search results pages for the same search string. What is more, it is a known fact that all major search engines, like Yahoo!, Google, Bing, etc. periodically change their algorithms and if you want to keep at the top, you also need to adapt your pages to the latest changes. This is one reason (the other is your competitors) to devote permanent efforts to SEO, if you’d like to be at the top.

The last step in search engines’ activity is retrieving the results. Basically, it is nothing more than simply displaying them in the browser i.e. the endless pages of search results that are sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant sites.

Although the basic principle of operation of all search engines is the same, the minor differences between them lead to major changes in results relevancy. For different search engines different factors are important. There were times, when SEO experts joked that the algorithms of Bing are intentionally made just the opposite of those of Google. While this might have a grain of truth, it is a matter a fact that the major search engines like different stuff and if you plan to conquer more than one of them, you need to optimize carefully.

There are many examples of the differences between search engines. For instance, for Yahoo! and Bing, on-page keyword factors are of primary importance, while for Google links are very, very important. Also, for Google sites are like wine the older, the better, while Yahoo! generally has no expressed preference towards sites and domains with tradition (i.e. older ones). Thus you might need more time till your site gets mature to be admitted to the top in Google, than in Yahoo!.

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SEO Miami Experts #1 in Search Engine Optimization

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Sep 172015

Hello, Im David Saba and Amir Seliger , owners of, the premier search engine optimization and internet marketing advertising agency in Miami, FL.

In the past 3 years, I have ranked hundreds of web pages on the first page of Google and I can do the same for you. I have spend countless hours studying how Google works and training with the industry experts to learn and apply the secrets of the search engines. My background is in computer science, yes I am a programmer, not just some marketing newbie, so you ca rest assure I know what I am doing. My first job out of college was with Motorola, writing software for their police radios. Now I do internet marketing full time.

If you are tired of getting nowhere with SEOs that dont really know what they are doing and you are looking for quality SEO, youve come to the right place! Quality SEO is not cheap or easy, otherwise anyone could rank a website. But you are in luck. Youve found the best SEO company in Miami. Since we are not a huge agency, we have very low overheads and we intend to keep it that way. In fact, we have turned away offers from venture capitalists who aim to turn us into a big agency, but we rather work with a few exclusive clients and deliver real results than juggling too many clients taking them no-where.

Whether you are looking to increase your online exposure or you would like us to help you understand whay your website is not ranking, we can help.

Want Proof? Here is just one of our clients ranking for a highly competitive keyword:

This is a depersonalized search, meaning, we are logged out of Google. (Dont trust us? Try it out by yourself) Want more proof? Give us a call and we will be glad to show you.

We are a small team of highly driven and committed SEO consultants and overall web experts based in North Miami, FL. We provide very advanced SEO and web marketing services for local businesses across the nation. We have ranked many websites in the past for some very competitive keywords. Our service is highly personalized to your business needs.

David Saba is a software engineer and marketing specialist who is behind all the technical aspects of the SEO. He is in charge of setting up the website and optimize them for sales. He holds a Computer Science degree. He has worked for high profile companies including Motorola, Inc. David keeps current with all the latest developments around SEO and is one of the nations leading authorities on the topic.

Amir Seliger is a graphic designer and online marketer with more than 7 years in the field. Amir has serviced more than 100 clients has been a speaker at many local SEO events.

Search Engine Optimization is comprised of many different activities that if done well, (or at least better than your competition) will make you rank on top. Some of these tasks include:

When we build a website from the ground up, we will make sure it is lean and fast so it downloads super fast. We will structure your on-page content to easy Googles job in reading and understanding what your page is about. Structured micro-data is embedded where possible.

Gone are the days where any page would rank high on google by simply spamming the website with low quality links. We are very careful about the type of links we create, this differentiates us from most others SEOs out there.

For businesses who are just looking to get leads and are not particularly interested in ranking their site organically, we can provide local lead generation. Whether you are a locksmith, a plumber, a realtor or a lawyer, we can provide you with highly relevant and motivated leads. We offer only high quality exclusive leads.

We can give you all the insight you need on which keywords to target. Using a combination of market research, common sense and advanced tools we can find and suggest the top search terms you should go after. We look for keywords with low competition but huge search volumes. But it is not enough to have a highly seek keyword if people are only looking for inforamtion. Our keyword research is focused on finding keywords with high commercial intent. No tool can tell you this. Only experience and intuition are effective in identifying these types of profitable keywords.

We offer SEO consulting services to local businesses. We can either invite you over to our office or hold a virtual webinar. We will teach you actionable things you can do to increase your online exposure as well as some advanced techniques to help rank your site on the top of the search engines.

Though much more expensive than SEO, we can manage your PPC campaigns so you dont have to wait while we get you results. Organic SEO takes time, so in the meantime, we can use part of your budget on online advertising. PPC is also a great way to determine if there is an audience hungry for your product or service. All the keyword research in the world cannot replace the value we get from a well executed PPC campaign.

Although we cannot publicly disclose our clients website, what we can tell you the following companies we have ranked on the first page:

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In short: We get things done.

Unlike big web agencies that have huge costs, we can provide you better results at a fraction of the price the big agencies will charge you. Agencies usually utilize our services to rank their clients, marking up our work up to 200%. Quality SEO is not cheap, however, we can offer you more for your money when you give us a call.

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Sep 172015

Our Miami SEO Solutions = Revenue

There is a very important reason why you have arrived here and it has to do with your desire to drive qualified traffic to your website, receive more leads, increase inquiries and sales to improve your bottom line. Maybe you have already invested a great deal of time and money with a Local Miami SEO Company and you did not obtained the results you were looking for. There is a reason why we are Miami’s Navy Seals (or Local SEO Seals) as business owners continue to seek out our leading SEO Business Services because all of those cheap options they’ve tried have failed them; we get the call when everything else fails.

There is a vast amount of Local Miami SEO Businesses promising top placements on Google and some will even go to the extend as to promise number one spots on search engines. SEO requires professionals that understand and that abide by all of the Google Guidelines, not promises from fly-by-night SEO providers. With all of the SEO complexity and misinformation provided by low quality and uneducated sources, no wonder why business owners continue to feel frustrated. In our case, our existing customers will attest that our Miami Search Engine Optimization (SEO) campaigns will give you more phone calls, website sign ups, and new leads. We will greatly increase your business online discovery for people who are ready tu buy.

Our Miami SEO Business Campaigns puts your website closer to your audience day by day, in a format that is impossible to ignore.

People Rank Websites, not Google. All other things being equal, a PageRank is acquired through valuable, localized and relevant content that people enjoy and share with their peers. As Miami’s Leading Local SEO Business, we know that websites rank because people pass along that website or particular page of a website with other people, not just because it has all of the technical SEO bells and whistles. PageRank is only one of over two hundred different ranking factors, it is not the final answer. At Z Networks Group we know very well that a website its literally by itself, a billboard in the middle of nowhere.

Adding and substracting SEO strategies, while it is fundamental, is not the only responsible factor for your website’s ranking and overall success. For your website to rank well, it must not only have a search engine’s website best practices, but also have useful and shareable content in a format that people understand and appreciate.You can have google’s own engineers code every web page of your site, but if its not user friendly, or if the information is not organized neatly – under logical categorization, your site is simply going to fail.

SEO is about Conditioning your Website for both Search Engines & Web Users alike.

As the Local Miami SEO Experts, we do not build links, we build businessess. There is so much more than just on-page and off-page SEO, link building, and meta tags etc. There are a great deal of local and nationwide SEO factors that we must implement on web pages to faciliate their indexing and categorization by google’s algorithms. The reality is that while we are able to implement all of the existing ranking factors, we also implement various other techniques that search engines repond very well to. There is really nothing magical happening here, its truly ardous work that demands trained individuals who trully have a keen obsession on understanding and abiding by the search engine’s guidelines, ranking factors — and that spend countless hours studying new innovative ways of breaking into the ranking spot light in the most ethical way. We know search engines and we understand how to use them to help our clients become profitable online.

If your business is not in the first page on Google Bing and Yahoo Search Engines, you are either loosing allot of business to your competitors or your business will simply fail. An organic search engine presence should be the foremost strategy when it comes to promoting a website or brand – and our Local Miami SEO Company services gives you just that and much more.The fact of the matter is that, if you are not showing up on peoples browsers when they search for what you have to offer, not only are you instead letting your competitors take advantage of that, youre also simply ignoring the great potential that your website can have to drive visitors, generate leads and even increase your sales exponentially.

A good-looking website does not communicate with your visitors through telepathy, it requires over 150 different coded items that search engines look for in your website, in order to understand your pages’ relevance to the user’s search term. As Local Miami SEO Experts, we understand that there is far more than basic changes to a site, we must place all of the required changes on your site so that it evolves and remains current and compliant to any existing algorithm.. Your must primarily speak user language, and provide all of the navigation and lead generation tools that people understand and find easy to use, otherwise your site will receive a very poor SEO grade. If your website can speak to the algorithms but not those browsing your site, it will get pushed further down the rabbit hole of search engine invisibility. The fundamental function of any Local SEO Firm is to balance the two, with a little more emphasis on one or the other depending on what your are trying to achieve.

We are a Local Miami SEO Company that gives your site the boost it needs to attrack the search engine’s attention and turn your visitors into paying customers.

As leading Miami SEO Experts in Florida, we truly understand that marketers and entrepreneurs who are serious about their online business or website cannot simply ignore search engine placements. For website owners being on the top of searches of search engines results is critical just as it is for any “mom-and-pop” home based businesses. As our Miami SEO Company and Internet Marketing solutions help in building not only a solid online reputation, but also facilitate the information for search engines to associate your brand with the searchers intent. We achieve those results page rankings, through scientific keyword analysis, analytics research on historical consumer behavioral patterns for your brand.

Even if your competition is sitting right next to you, you can still get an advantage by trying out our SEO Business Services. Every business is different, thinks different, and treat their customers differently. People have learned the hard way to look beyond cheap prices and empty promises. But if your website is struggling to secure a privileged, revenue-based position on the search results, then you need to focus on our Miami SEO Expert solutions and Professional SEO Miami strategies provided by a no nonsense, ROI driven Local Miami SEO Company.

Z Networks Group is a highly preferred Miami SEO Company that provides you with those niche-specific and collaborative Miami Search Engine Optimization solutions, which will help you, the business owner, create a successful lead generation and inbound marketing campaigns that bring you revenue. We don’t rank websites to pat ourselves on the back, we rank them to help our customers obtain substancial and measurable results on their return on investment.

The following is a graphical representation on some of the Good SEO as well as what kind of SEO to avoid at all cost.

Search Engines provide answers to billions of queries every day with relevant information so that users can make a decision. So, how a search engine prioritize which website is relevant to a query. Isnt it interesting? Yes, it is. If you are new to the topic of Miami SEO and want to improve your websites interaction both on mayor search engines (Google/Yahoo/Bing) and users, then approach our SEO Miami Company who will enlighten you with a niche specific Miami SEO Strategy and Miami SEO Competitive Analysis. As a reputed Miami Internet marketing solutions provider, our Miami SEO Service helps website owners gain results from organic engine results placement of various search engines and for multiple conversion-based and revenue-focused search terms and phrases.

Search Engines grade pages not websites, their algorithms dive in deep into each web page and grade it accodingly in order to position it in their search engine result pages. This happends every day of the year, and even more so after the release of a new search engine algorithm or algorithm update. Everyone knows that Google brings major traffic to websites compared to other search engines. But it doesn’t mean that you should ignore the small but highly qualifed traffic that Bing and Yahoo are able to provide. The traffic value difference between the search engine’s outside of Google is in the millions and not in the few thousand.

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Cape Cod Beaches for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and …

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Sep 172015

Cape Cod Guide brings you the best information on Cape Cod beaches. Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket are all surrounded by beautiful scenic beaches. There are beaches on the bay and ocean sides of the islands, salt ponds, freshwater and kettle ponds. Bayside beaches are typically much calmer than oceanside, making them perfect destinations for families with children. Come explore the amazing beaches of the Cape and Islands!

PUBLIC BEACHES Craigville Beach: located off Craigville Beach Road on Nantucket Sound. It’s one of the Cape’s most popular beaches, and has restrooms, concessions, and showers. Google Map to Craigville Beach. Hathaway’s Pond: small freshwater pond located off Phinney’s Lane in Hyannis. Kalmus Park Beach: located on the Lewis Bay at the end of Ocean Street in Hyannis, and has restrooms and concessions. Kalmus is a one of the best locations for windsurfing on Cape Cod. Google Map to Kalmus Park Beach. Sandy Neck Beach: located on the Cape’s Bay side in West Barnstable, this is the Upper Cape’s longest beach. Large dunes and a six-mile sand spit may be found here, making it a great four wheeling destination. Sandy Neck offers showers and a snack bar. Google Map to Sandy Neck Beach. Sea Street Beach: at the end of Sea Street in Hyannis. Google Map to Sea Street Beach. Veterans Park Beach: behind the Kennedy Memorial on Ocean Street, Hyannis. Google Map to Veterans Park Beach.

RESIDENT BEACHES Covell Beach: on Cragville Beach Road in Centerville. Google Map to Covell Beach. Dowses Beach: on East Bay Road in Osterville. Google Map to Dowses Beach. Eugenia Fortes (East) Beach: on Iyanough Avenue in Hyannisport. Hamblins Pond: Route 149 in Marstons Mills. Google Map to Hamblins Pond. Joshua’s Pond: Tower Hill Road in Osterville. Google Map to Joshua’s Pond. Loop Beach: on Ocean View Avenue in Cotuit, this beach has restrooms and a bathhouse. Google Map to Loop Beach. Lovell’s Pond: on Newtown Road in Marstons Mills. Google Map to Lovell’s Pond. Millway Beach: on Millway in Barnstable Wequaquet Lake: off of Shoot Flying Hill Road in Centerville


Barlows Landing: Off of Route 28 in Pocasset. Google Map to Barlows Landing. Electric Avenue: Off Electric Avenue in Buzzards Bay. Hen Cove Harbor: Off of Shore Road and Circuit Avenue in Pocasset Monument Beach: Overlooks the Cape Cod Canal, located off Route 28 in Bourne. Monument has a snack bar and bathroom facilities, and is also a popular wind surfing location. Google Map to Monument Beach. Queen Sewell Pond: Off Puritan Road in Buzzards Bay. Google Map to Queen Sewell Pond. Sagamore Beach: Off of Scusset Beach Road in Sagamore. Google Map to Sagamore Beach. Scusset Neck: Off of Scusset Beach Road in Bourne, this is a popular recreation area with its campground. There are showers, restrooms, and a picnic area on site. Google Map to Scusset Neck. Squeteague Harbor: Ocean side beach off of Scraggy Neck and Squeteague Roads in Cataumet. Picture Lake: Off of Country Road in Pocasset

Breakwater Beach: A bayside beach off Breakwater Road, off 6A; near the Brewster General Store. This beach is a popular destination for families. Crosby Landing Beach (Crosby Beach): A bayside beach on Crosby Landing Road, off 6A; about 1.5 miles before the Orleans town line on Route 6A Ellis Landing Beach: A bayside beach on Ellis Landing Road, off 6A; about 2 miles before the Orleans town line on Route 6A Linnell Landing Beach: A bayside beach on Linnell Landing Road, off 6A; about 1.75 miles before the Orleans town line Paine’s Creek Beach: A bayside beach on Paine’s Creek Road; 1.5 miles west past the intersection of Route 137 and 6A Point of Rocks Beach: A bayside beach off Point of Rocks Road, off Route 6A; 1 mile east of the intersection of 6A and Route 124 Robbins Hill Beach: A bayside beach 1 mile off Lower Road, which intersects with Route 6A Nickerson State Park: Nickerson Park off of 6A in Brewster offers beautiful fresh water ponds for swimming and kayaking. Google Map to Nickerson State Park. Saint’s Landing:A bayside beach 1 mile off Lower Road, which intersects with Route 6A Long Pond: Off of Mammon Drive in Brewster Upper Mill Pond: Off of Run Hill Road in Brewster

Cockle Cove Beach: On the waters of Nantucket Sound, off Route 28 at the end of Cockle Cove Road. This beach is a favorite among families, with its soft sand and calm waters. Restrooms are available. Google Map to Cockle Cove Beach. Forest Beach: At the end of Forest Street, south of Route 28. Google Map to Forest Beach. Goose Pond: Kettlehole pond off of Queen Anne Road. Google Map to Goose Pond. Hardings Beach: Off Harding’s Beach Road; off of Route 28 and Barn Hill Road. This beach is also popular among families, and has restrooms and a snack bar. Lighthouse Beach: Ocean side beach off of Shore Road. North Beach: Ocean beach, only accessible via 4WD or boat. There are no restrooms or facilities here, and there is often big surf here. Oyster Pond: Small saltwater pond, perfect for children; off of Stage Harbor Road; requires a sticker. Google Map to Oyster Pond. Pleasant Bay: Off of Route 28. Google Map to Pleasant Bay. Ridgevale Beach: A public beach on Nantucket Sound, off Ridgevale Road; off Route 28 School House Pond: Freshwater pond, off of Queen Anne Road; requires sticker. Google Map to School House Pond. White Pond: Freshwater pond, off of Queen Anne Road. Google Map to White Pond.

Bayview Beach: Off Route 6A, on the bay side Chapin Memorial Beach: Off Route 6A in Dennis Village, on the bay side; on Dr. Bottero Road. This is a popular 4WD beach, and a good spot for clamming at low tide. Google Map to Chapin Memorial Beach. Cold Storage Beach: A bayside beach in East Dennis off School Street and Cold Storage Road. Corporation Beach: Off Route 6A on Corporation Road, on the bay side. This beach is a popular family destination, and has restrooms, concessions and a playground.Google Map to Corporation Beach. Depot Street Beach: Depot Street off Lower County Road Glendon Road Beach: Off Route 28, on the Atlantic side; Old Wharf Road off Lower County Road. Google Map to Glendon Road Beach. Harborview Beach: Off Route 6A, on the bay side; residents only Haigis Beach: In Dennis Port off of Lower County Road, Off Route 28, on the Atlantic Ocean side. Google Map to Haigis Beach. Horsefoot Path Beach: Off Route 6A, on the bay side Howes Beach: Off Route 6A, on the bay side. Google Map to Howes Beach. Inman Road Beach: Off Route 28, on the Atlantic side; Lower County Road to Inman Road in Dennisport. Google Map to Inman Road Beach. Mayflower Beach: Off Route 6A, on the bay side. This beach is a popular family destination, with restrooms and concessions available. Google Map to Mayflower Beach. Sea Street Beach: Off Route 28, on the Atlantic side; in Dennisport. Google Map to Sea Street Beach. South Village Road Beach: In Dennis Port off of Route 28, on the Atlantic side West Dennis Beach: In Dennis Port off of Davis Beach Road, this is a mile-long beach with a bathhouse, restrooms, boardwalk, and plenty of parking

Campground Beach: A bayside beach located off Shurtleff Road. Google Map to Campground Beach. Coast Guard Beach: An oceanside beach maintained by the Cape Cod National Seashore; no parking is available; shuttle service from a large parking lot off Nauset Road. This beach is one of the favorites amongst Cape Cod tourists, and is popular for surfing and swimming. Google Map to Coast Guard Beach. Cole Road Beach: A bayside beach located off Cole Road, off Herringbrook Road Cooks Brook Beach: A bayside beach in North Eastham; off Steele Road, off Massasoit Road. Google Map to Cooks Brook Beach. First Encounter Beach: Located at the end of Samoset Road, off Route 6. Google Map to First Encounter Beach. Kingsbury Beach: A bayside beach located off Kingsbury Beach Road, off Route 6. Google Map to Kingsbury Beach. Nauset Light Beach: An oceanside beach maintained by the Cape Cod National Seashore; follow Brackett Road off of Route 6. This beach is idea for surfing and swimming, and has restrooms and showers available. Google Map to Nauset Light Beach. Sunken Meadow Beach: A bayside beach located off Massasoit Road, off Route 6. Google Map to Sunken Meadow Beach. Thumpertown Beach: A bayside beach off Thumpertown Road, off Herringbrook Road. Google Map to Thumpertown Beach. Great Pond: Fresh water pond off of Great Pond Road. Google Map to Great Pond. Herring Pond: Fresh water pond off of Crosby Village Road. Google Map to Herring Pond. Wiley Park: Fresh water pond off of Herringbrook Road. Google Map to Wiley Park.

Chapoquoit Beach: Bayside beach off Chapoquoit Road in West Falmouth. This beach is referred to as “Hog Island” by locals. There are restrooms and a concession truck in the summer. Megansett Beach: Bayside beach off County Road in West Falmouth Old Silver Beach: Bayside beach off Quaker Road in North Falmouth. This beach is a popular family destination, and the waters are typically quite warm in the summer. There are restrooms, concessions and a bathhouse. Google Map to Old Silver Beach. Wood Neck Beach: Bayside beach off Palmer Avenue and Sippewissett Road. Google Map to Wood Neck Beach. Bristol Beach: Sound beach off of Menauhant Road Falmouth Heights Beach: Sound beach, take Falmouth Heights Road to Grand Avenue. Google Map to Falmouth Heights Beach. Menauhant Beach: Sound beach off Menauhant Road in East Falmouth. Google Map to Menauhant Beach. Stoney Beach: Sound beach north of Woods Hole Drive, in Woods Hole Surf Drive Beach: Sound beach located on Surf Drive, this beach is a popular destination for families. There are public restrooms, concessions, and showers available. Google Map to Surf Drive Beach.

Bank Street Beach: Located on Nantucket Sound near Harwichport center; at the end of Bank Street. This beach is typically busy in the summer season, and with its warmer waters is a great location for swimming. Google Map to Bank Street Beach. Bucks Pond Beach: Fresh water beach off of Route 39 Earl Road Beach: Earl Road, off of Lower County Road Fernandes Bog: Off of Long Pond Drive, between Routes 137 and 124 Long Pond: A large freshwater pond located off of Routes 124 and 137. Google Map to Long Pond. Pleasant Bay: Off of 28 on Pleasant Road in West Harwich; limited parking available Red River Beach: One of Harwich’s larger beaches, off Route 28. This beach is also a great location for swimming, and has restrooms available. Google Map to Red River Beach. Sand Pond: Near town center, on Great Western Road. Google Map to Sand Pond.

South Cape Beach: Located on Great Oak Road; great fishing and a concession stand, parking, and restrooms. Google Map to South Cape Beach. Attaquin Park (Mashpee/Wakeby Lake): Freshwater lake located in Mashpee off Route 130 Johns Pond: Freshwater pond located off Route 151 and Currier Road. Google Map to Johns Pond.

PUBLIC BEACHES Gay Head Public Beach (Moshup Beach): Surf beach in Aquinnah, off of Moshup Trail; paid parking in summer only. Google Map to Gay Head Public Beach. East Beach: Located on Chappiquiddick Island; fee for non-members. Google Map to East Beach. Eastville Beach: Located at the bridge between Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. Google Map to Eastville Beach. Fuller Street Beach: Located at the end of Fuller Street in Edgartown. It has a great view of the harbor traffic. Google Map to Fuller Street Beach. Joseph Sylvia State Beach: Located between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown on the Nantucket Sound. It is accessible by Beach Road and the bike path. It has small waves and shallow water, perfect for the kids! The Edgartown end of the beach is known as Bend-in-the-Road Beach. Google Map to Joseph Sylvia State Beach. Lake Tashmoo Beach (Herring Creek Beach): At the end of Herring Creek Road in Edgartown. Google Map to Lake Tashmoo Beach. Lighthouse Beach: A harbor beach at Starbuck’s Neck in Edgartown. Google Map to Lighthouse Beach. Long Point Beach: Located at Long Point Wildlife Refuge, off of Waldron’s Bottom Road. A nice pond adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, great for kids of all ages! Google Map to Long Point Beach. Menemsha Beach: Next to Menemsha Harbor. Google Map to Menemsha Beach. Norton Point Beach: On the south shore of Edgartown at the end of Katama Road. Google Map to Norton Point Beach. Oak Bluffs Town Beach: Located off Lake Avenue on the Nantucket Sound side of Oaks Bluff. Google Map to Oak Bluffs Town Beach. Owen Park Beach: Harbor beach located off Main Street in Vineyard Haven; on Vineyard Haven Harbor. Google Map to Owen Park Beach. Tisbury Town Beach (Owen Little Way Town Beach): Off of Owen Little Way, next to the Yacht Club. Google Map to Tisbury Town Beach.

RESIDENT BEACHES Head of the Pond Beach: Located in Aquinnah Lambert’s Cove Beach : Located in West Tisbury. Google Map to Lambert’s Cove Beach. Lobsterville Beach: Located in Aquinnah. Google Map to Lobsterville Beach. Lucy Vincent Beach: Located in Chilmark. Google Map to Lucy Vincent Beach. Philbin Beach: Located in Aquinnah. Google Map to Philbin Beach. Squibnocket Beach: Located in Chilmark. Google Map to Squibnocket Beach.

Brant Point Beach: Located on the Nantucket Sound side of the island. Google Map to Brant Point Beach. Children’s Beach: Located on the Nantucket Harbor, ideal beach for children. Google Map to Children’s Beach. Francis Street Beach: Located on the Nantucket Sound side of the island near downtown Miacomet Beach: Located at the end of Miacomet Road. Google Map to Miacomet Beach. Cisco Beach: Located at the end of Hummock Pond Road. Google Map to Cisco Beach. Jetties Beach: Located on the Nantucket Sound side of the island, great for families. Google Map to Jetties Beach. Dionis Beach: Located on the Nantucket Sound side of the island, good beach for children. Google Map to Dionis Beach. Madaket Beach: Located on the southwest side of the island in Madaket. Google Map to Madaket Beach. South Beach: Off Washington Street near downtown Nantucket. Google Map to South Beach. Surfside Beach: At the end of Surfside Road, good beach for families. Google Map to Surfside Beach. Siasconset Beach: On the southeast corner of the island in Siasconset; off Low Beach Road. Google Map to Siasconset Beach.

Nauset Beach: Located at the end of Beach Road in East Orleans on the ocean side; restrooms and food available. Google Map to Nauset Beach. Skaket Beach: A bayside beach off of Skaket Beach Road; a great place to view a sunset. Google Map to Skaket Beach. Pilgrim Lake: Fresh water beach on Monument Road off of Main Street. Google Map to Pilgrim Lake.

Herring Cove Beach: At the tip of the Cape; a narrow ocean beach with parking almost directly on the beach; maintained by the Cape Cod National Seashore; restrooms and food available. Google Map to Herring Cove Beach. Race Point Beach: Off Route 6; an ocean beach that is good for surf-fishing. Google Map to Race Point Beach. Harbor Beach: Runs parallel to Commercial Street, along the bayside; park at MacMillan Wharf Long Point Beach: At the very tip of the Cape where Long Point Lighthouse signals; access by water shuttle or walk from end of Commercial Street Hatches Harbor: Off of Herring Cove, access by walking or beach vehicle

East Sandwich Beach: Off Ploughed Neck Road off Route 6A. Google Map to East Sandwich Beach. Sandwich Town Beach: On Town Neck Road; has a boardwalk over the marsh on the way to the beach. Google Map to Sandwich Town Beach. Sandy Neck Beach: A large, long bayside beach that extends into Barnstable with a good sized parking area; popular spot for off-road vehicle (ORV) trails. Google Map to Sandy Neck Beach. Mashpee-Wakeby Pond Beach: Fresh water pond off of Sandwich-Cotuit Road

Ballston Beach: Off of North Pamet Road on the ocean side; also called Pamet Beach. Google Map to Ballston Beach. Head of The Meadow Beach: Ocean side beach in North Truro; off Head of the Meadow Road Road; fee required. Google Map to Head of the Meadow Beach. Long Nook Beach: On the ocean side; at the end of Longnook Road off Route 6. Google Map to Long Nook Beach. High Head: Off Route 6 on the ocean side; at the end of High Head Road; four wheel vehicle access. Google Map to High Head Beach. Coast Guard Beach: On the ocean side; at the end of Coast Guard Road. Google Map to Coast Guard Beach. Hopper Beach: Ocean side beach off of Route 6; four wheel vehicle access Pilgrim Beach: A narrow bayside beach off of Route 6A Pond Village Beach: A bayside beach off of Route 6A. Google Map to Pond Village Beach. Corn Hill Beach: A bayside beach on Corn Hill Road; great view of Provincetown; fee required. Google Map to Corn Hill Beach. Fisher Road Beach: Off Route 6 and Old County Road on the bayside Great Hollow Beach: A bayside beach off Route 6 on Great Hollow Road. Google Map to Great Hollow Beach. Ryder Beach: A bayside beach off Route 6; off Prince Valley and Ryder Beach Roads. Google Map to Ryder Beach.

Cahoon Hollow Beach: An ocean side beach at the end of Cahoon Hollow Road, off Route 6. Google Map to Cahoon Hollow Beach. Lecounts Hollow Beach (Maguires Landing): An ocean side beach 2.5 miles north of the Eastham line; off Lecount Hollow Road. Google Map to Lecounts Hollow Beach. Marconi Beach: An ocean side beach maintained by the Cape Cod National Seashore; off Route 6 in South Wellfleet. Google Map to Marconi Beach. Newcomb Hollow Beach: An ocean side beach almost at the Truro line; off Gross Hill Road. Google Map to Newcomb Hollow Beach. White Crest Beach: An ocean side beach off of Ocean View Drive; up from Lecount Hollow Beach. Google Map to White Crest Beach. Mayo Beach: A bayside beach on Commercial Street off of Route 6. Google Map to Mayo Beach. Powers Landing: A bayside beach off of Chequesset Neck Road. Google Map to Powers Landing. Duck Harbor Beach: A bayside beach off of Duck Harbor Road, off of Chequesset Neck Road. Google Map to Duck Harbor Beach. Indian Neck Beach: A bayside beach off of Pilgrim Spring Road. Google Map to Indian Neck Beach. Great Pond: Off of Cahoon Hollow Road off Route 6. Google Map to Great Pond. Gull Pond: Off of Gull Pond Road off Route 6. Google Map to Gull Pond. Long Pond: Off of Long Pond Road off Route 6. Google Map to Long Pond.

Bass Hole Beach (Gray’s Beach): Overlooking Bass Hole in Yarmouthport; at the end of Center Street; some free parking. Google Map to Bass Hole Beach. Bass River Beach (Smuggler’s Beach): At the end of South Shore Drive, off Old Main; fee required. Google Map to Bass River Beach. Bay View Beach: Overlooking Nantucket Sound; almost at the Barnstable town line; free parking. Google Map to Bay View Beach. Colonial Acres Beach: On Bay View Street off of Lewis Bay Road; free parking Englewood Beach: Located on Berry Avenue; free parking. Google Map to Englewood Beach. Parkers River Beach: Off of South Shore Drive; fee required. Google Map to Parkers River Beach. Sea Gull Beach: Off of Sea View Avenue; the largest Yarmouth Beach; fee required. Google Map to Sea Gull Beach. Sea View Beach: Off Route 28 in West Yarmouth; on South Shore Drive. Google Map to Sea View Beach. Windmill Beach: On River Street near the Bass River; free parking. Google Map to Windmill Beach. South Middle Beach: Off of South Shore Drive; residents only

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Bitcoin /r/Bitcoin – reddit

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Sep 162015

Bitcoin is the currency of the Internet: a distributed, worldwide, decentralized digital money. Unlike traditional currencies such as dollars, bitcoins are issued and managed without any central authority whatsoever: there is no government, company, or bank in charge of Bitcoin. As such, it is more resistant to wild inflation and corrupt banks. With Bitcoin, you can be your own bank.

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News – Bitcoin News

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Sep 152015


Today,Bitfinexis integrating Clef, a login built on RSA cryptography that eliminates the need for usernames and passwords while enhancing user security. Also read: Open Letters to Ross Ulbricht: Series 1 Considered by many to be the leading global exchange, Bitfinex has…

A charity called is now accepting Bitcoin. The nonprofit forged by John Strong is working with BitPay to help the rural poor in the isolated mountains of the Sierra de Zongolica and the urban poor of nearby Orizaba….

In the recent events surrounding the sentencing ofRoss Ulbricht, and with the clear and blatant corruption with the Silk Road investigation, some members of the team have decided to take action. Many of us involved Bitcoin and libertarian… is a great way to buy goods from Amazon at a discount, while using Bitcoin. People who are looking to buy Bitcoin through can do so by using convenient payment methods, including credit cards. Despite the likelihood…

Within the news of the mainstream media one would think the digital currency Bitcoin is dead. With the arrest of the so called CEO, Mt. Gox founder, Mark Karpeles and the low price of the currency right now they’d…

Scotland could soon be creating its own digital currency to operate alongside its national currency the sterling pound. Economists have been suggesting the Scottish government to consider launching its own digital currency and making it operate alongside the sterling…

Bitcoin Group, the Australia-based bitcoin mining business,has become a digital currency initiative to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Being the first IPO of its class, the company is ecstatic to set a precedent. Initially, the company had…

The name Blythe Masters is well-known in the Bitcoin community. Blythe Masters is a former JP Morgan Chase & Co. executive, who currently runs a blockchain startup company called Digital Asset Holdings, LLC. Quite the change from filling the…

Omni Layer, the initiative to build a protocol layer over the Bitcoin blockchain and other systems, is a pretty intense project. The software allows users to transact with tokens with asset representations. Omni has so many versatile uses that…

Finding a payment solution, or even a currency, that works in identical fashion regardless of where it is used, is all but impossible these days. Nearly every country has its local fiat currency, and exchange bureaus make fortunes converting…

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Nanotechnology – Zyvex

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Sep 132015


Just give me the FAQ

Manufactured products are made from atoms. The properties of those products depend on how those atoms are arranged.

If we rearrange the atoms in coal we can make diamond.

If we rearrange the atoms in sand (and add a few other trace elements) we can make computer chips.

If we rearrange the atoms in dirt, water and air we can make potatoes.

Todays manufacturing methods are very crude at the molecular level. Casting, grinding, milling and even lithography move atoms in great thundering statistical herds. It’s like trying to make things out of LEGO blocks with boxing gloves on your hands. Yes, you can push the LEGO blocks into great heaps and pile them up, but you can’t really snap them together the way you’d like.

In the future, nanotechnology (more specifically, molecular nanotechnology or MNT) will let us take off the boxing gloves. We’ll be able to snap together the fundamental building blocks of nature easily, inexpensively and in most of the ways permitted by the laws of nature. This will let us continue the revolution in computer hardware to its ultimate limits: molecular computers made from molecular logic gates connected by molecular wires. This new pollution free manufacturing technology will also let us inexpensively fabricate a cornucopia of new products that are remarkably light, strong, smart, and durable.

“Nanotechnology” has become something of a buzzword and is applied to many products and technologies that are often largely unrelated to molecular nanotechnology. While these broader usages encompass many valuable evolutionary improvements of existing technology, molecular nanotechnology will open up qualitatively new and exponentially expanding opportunities on a historically unprecedented scale. We will use the word “nanotechnology” to mean “molecular nanotechnology”.

Nanotechnology will let us:

While technologies that lack one or more of these characteristics can be quite valuable, by definition they are not molecular nanotechnology. Molecular nanotechnology will let us build new and entirely novel molecular machines, like the planetary gear illustrated at left. Molecular nanotechnology will be the physical foundation for the Singularity.

There are two more concepts commonly associated with nanotechnology:

The need for positional assembly implies an interest in molecular robotics, e.g., robotic devices that are molecular both in their size and precision. These molecular scale positional devices are likely to resemble very small versions of their everyday macroscopic counterparts because both the macroscopic and the microscopic versions are trying to achieve the same objectives: the ability to flexibility and accurately hold, position and assemble parts. Positional assembly is frequently used in normal macroscopic manufacturing today, and provides tremendous advantages. Imagine trying to build a bicycle with both hands tied behind your back! The idea of manipulating and positioning individual atoms and molecules is still new and takes some getting used to. However, as Feynman said in a classic talk in 1959: “The principles of physics, as far as I can see, do not speak against the possibility of maneuvering things atom by atom.” We need to apply at the molecular scale the concept that has demonstrated its effectiveness at the macroscopic scale: making parts go where we want by putting them where we want.

A few robotic arms assembling molecular parts are going to take a long time to assemble anything large so we need lots of robotic arms: this is what we mean by massive parallelism. While earlier proposals achieved massive parallelism through self replication, today’s “best guess” is that future molecular manufacturing systems will use some form of convergent assembly. In this process vast numbers of small parts are assembled by vast numbers of small robotic arms into larger parts, those larger parts are assembled by larger robotic arms into still larger parts, and so forth. If the size of the parts doubles at each iteration, we can go from one nanometer parts (a few atoms in size) to one meter parts (almost as big as a person) in only 30 steps. In this way, a nanofactory with many robotic arms in it can manufacture another nanofactory in a reasonable period of time.

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