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Gene Cernan, last footprints on the moon, dies at 82

Although I never knew Eugene Cernan, I feel a special closeness to him. He is my generation. He fulfilled my childhood dream. With him, was Harrison Schmitt, geologist extraordinaire, my 1957 classmate at Caltech who taught me the difference between orthoclase and plagioclase in freshman geology class. – Ed Read more on Jack Schmitt’s website….

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The team that makes fewest mistakes wins

by Dr. Edwin Berry, also in NewsWithViews Politics is like the sport of sailing. In a world-class competition, you may have 30 to 50 competitors, all very experienced, smart sailors. You all have identical boats. You have a level playing field. You have no control over the wind, the waves, the current, or your competition. You…

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Ed Berry rows age-group firsts in 100, 500, 1000m

by Dr. Ed Berry Yesterday, I rowed 1000 meters on a Concept 2 in 4:01.8. This put me first in my age-group for 1000 meters. I was already in first place for 100 and 500 meters. My 100 meter 2017 record is also a world record. I am a “lightweight” but I beat the “heavyweights.” Will I…

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Today, I’m celebrating

by Dr. Ed Berry Today is my birthday. It’s also the summer solstice, the longest day of the year (in the northern hemisphere), and a full moon to boot. We don’t get a full moon on our birthdays very often. On average, we Earthlings only get a full-moon birthday every 19 years. We don’t get…

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An Adventure in Physics – An untold Story

by Dr. Ed Berry Here’s the untold story behind my first scientific publication where you may find the story more interesting than the publication itself. It’s a story about how what we may think is so, is not so. It’s a story that attracted a lot of attention because it showed a logic error in simple physics made…

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Everyone needs a Coach Mike

by Dr. Ed Berry In 2006, when I lived in Sacramento, I used to hang out at the American River College (ARC) track. One summer day, Coach Mike Reid, ARC track coach, invited me to train with his track team, which is like driving your family car in a NASCAR race. Though the college runners…

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77 year-old rows 500 meters in 1:46.3

by Dr. Ed Berry, Break from politics   Win or lose, I love competition. On May 24, 2013, I rowed 500 meters in 1:46.3 on a Concept 2 at Tracy’s FITEX24 in Bigfork, Montana, recorded on my C2 card. How does 1:46.3 compare to my good competitors? The Concept 2 website allows you to register and enter your rowing time…