18 maio 2018

Orbital ATK Rocket Rolls Out for May 21 Launch


An Orbital ATK rocket rolls out to launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on May 17, 2018, in advance of a May 21 launch from Wallops Island, VA. The Antares will launch a Cygnus spacecraft on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

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Do you have an Alexa device and live in the United States? If...



Do you have an Alexa device and live in the United States? If so, I need a massive favor. I’ve created a free ‘On this Day in Psychology’ Flash Briefing which is now live in the Alexa Skills store www.amazon.com/dp/B07D31CXB4 - lots of people have tried it out and said it sounds great but someone has just a posted a review saying the volume is too low. If you’ve already tried it and the sound was fine, or if you check it out for the first time and the sound is fine, I’d be really grateful if you could post a quick review on the Amazon page to let people know. I’m worried that the negative review will put people off trying it out.

Many thanks,

Have a great weekend.

Cheers, David.

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World Oldest Mattress Found!

A 77,000-year-old mattress was discovered in the Sibudu rock shelter in South Africa, a few miles from the Indian Ocean. The three-foot-by-six-foot mattress, what they call bedding, consisted of compacted layers, less than an inch thick, and was probably used as both a sleeping and a work surface.

The mattress also came with built-in pest controls: In addition to grasses and sedges, it was made from the stems and leaves of a type of laurel tree known as Cryptocarya woodii, whose aromatic leaves contain insecticides that kill mosquitoes. Pretty neat!

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Hubble Catches a Spiral Galaxy in Disguise


NGC 1032 cleaves the quiet darkness of space in two in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

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Oração de Corpus Christi

Oração de Corpus Christi



 “Adoro Te Devote”: a oração composta por São Tomás de Aquino

Eu vos adoro devotamente, ó Divindade escondida,
Que verdadeiramente oculta-se sob estas aparências,
A Vós, meu coração submete-se todo por inteiro,
Porque, vos contemplando, tudo desfalece.

A vista, o tato, o gosto falham com relação a Vós
Mas, somente em vos ouvir em tudo creio.
Creio em tudo aquilo que disse o Filho de Deus,
Nada mais verdadeiro que esta Palavra de Verdade.

Na cruz, estava oculta somente a vossa Divindade,
Mas aqui, oculta-se também a vossa Humanidade.
Eu, contudo, crendo e professando ambas,
Peço aquilo que pediu o ladrão arrependido.

Não vejo, como Tomé, as vossas chagas
Entretanto, vos confesso meu Senhor e meu Deus
Faça que eu sempre creia mais em Vós,
Em vós esperar e vos amar.

Ó memorial da morte do Senhor,
Pão vivo que dá vida aos homens,
Faça que minha alma viva de Vós,
E que à ela seja sempre doce este saber.

Senhor Jesus, bondoso,
Lava-me, eu que sou imundo, em teu sangue
Pois que uma única gota faz salvar
Todo o mundo e apagar todo pecado.

Ó Jesus, que velado agora vejo
Peço que se realize aquilo que tanto desejo
Que eu veja claramente vossa face revelada
Que eu seja feliz contemplando a vossa glória. Amém


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