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Articles by Rainer Falle

Hi there. My name is Rainer Falle. I am an Austrian living in the Black Forest (German: Schwarzwald) a wooded mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, southwestern Germany. The best way to reach me is to leave a comment on this blog or to connect on Facebook: or Twitter: Have a great day.

Janus and Epimetheus

September 27, 2013 – 1:05 pm | One Comment | 2,247 views
Janus and Epimetheus

Janus and Epimetheus are inner satellites of Saturn. They share the same orbit of 151,472 kilometers from Saturn’s center or 91,000 kilometers above the cloud tops. They are only separated by about …

The Formula of Happiness

August 27, 2013 – 12:21 pm | No Comment | 3,036 views
The Formula of Happiness

This is a guest post by Tatjana Schmidt:
One day my friend shared stories about his life and asked questions about happiness. To be honest, I had never asked myself of which ingredients …

The Precious Present

June 29, 2013 – 12:12 pm | No Comment | 3,258 views
The Precious Present

ONCE there was a boy who listened to an old man. And, thus, began to learn about The Precious Present.
"It is a present because it is a gift," the contented man explained. …

Jeff Hawkins Develops a Brainy Big Data Company

February 20, 2013 – 12:24 pm | No Comment | 1,149 views
Jeff Hawkins Develops a Brainy Big Data Company

While Jeff Hawkins was creating the Palm Pilot, launching the era of handheld computing and amassing hundreds of millions of dollars, a big part of his mind was somewhere else: His true passion is something …

The Immortal Jellyfish: The World’s Only Immortal Animal

January 19, 2013 – 1:00 am | No Comment | 7,107 views
The Immortal Jellyfish: The World’s Only Immortal Animal

A jellyfish’s lifespan usually ranges from somewhere between a few hours, for the smallest species, to several months, and rarely to a few years for the bigger species. Not so for a jellyfish called Turritopsis …

Struggle is Nature’s Way of Strengthening

December 3, 2012 – 1:25 pm | No Comment | 842 views
Struggle is Nature’s Way of Strengthening

This is a scene from Lost. The episode is called “The Moth”.
Background: Charlie is suffering from heroin withdrawal since John Locke took his stash.  Charlie continues to beg Locke to give him back his drugs. …