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September Edition 2017
Science Experiment: Why Do Leaves Change Colour?  |  Lego Death Star  |  What is a Computer Virus  |  Charcoal Made From Human Waste  |  You Tube of the Month  |  The rise of robot teachers  |  Win a four pack of Lehigh Valley Zoo tickets!  |  Are social logins safe to use?  |  Changing a Word document's style set  |  It Rains Diamonds on Uranus and Neptune  |  The 15 most recognizable abandoned sites in the Lehigh Valley  |  Hidden History: Abandoned Johnstown Blacksmith Shop  |  Puzzle  |  Worth Repeating...  |  Why Do horses have hooves instead of toes?  |  Stay Healthy at Work  |  Did You Know?    |  How to Request Service From EZ Micro Solutions
Science Experiment: Why Do Leaves Change Colour?

Leaves contain Chlorophyll. Chlorophyll makes the leaves green and is so dominant that it covers up all the other colours in the leaves. To figure out what colour a leaf would be without the dominant chlorophyll colour, we can separate the colours by doing this science experiment.

This experiment is very simple and you likely already have everything you need:


3 leaves (from the same tree)
Rubbing Alcohol

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You know you work for a great company when an entire cubicle has been dedicated to the building of a Lego Death Star!

Thank you Dave!
What is a Computer Virus?
A computer virus, much like a flu virus, is designed to spread from host to host and can replicate itself. Similarly, in the same way that viruses cannot reproduce without a host cell, computer viruses cannot reproduce and spread without programming such as a file or document.

In more technical terms, a computer virus is a type of malicious code or program written to alter the way a computer operates and that is designed to spread from one computer to another. A virus operates by inserting or attaching itself to a legitimate program or document that supports macros to execute its code.

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Charcoal Made From Human Waste Is... Surprisingly Great

Not to call you out, but you're probably taking your toilet for granted. Billions of people around the world don't have access to basic sanitation facilities, which is the root of many dire problems. One solution to the world's poop problem? Turning that waste into charcoal briquettes. File this one under "Sounds Goofy And Gross But Is Actually Brilliant."

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EZMicro presents...


If everyone on a conference call was actually in one room...  You know the common pitfalls of dialing in to a meeting, even the one that happens every week. Watching it in live action is far more entertaining. A more accurate video has never been filmed.

The rise of robot teachers
used with the permission of http://thenetwork.cisco.com
by Melissa Jun Rowley
Robots will never replace human teachers, but they can help all kinds of students.

She's friendly. She's a hard worker. She's helpful and always available. She's Amy—an AI-driven, robotic math tutor.

While she doesn't walk or drive around a classroom, Amy takes after human tutors, and teaches in an interactive way.

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Win a four pack of Lehigh Valley Zoo tickets!
Murphy is anxiously awaiting
to meet you!!

The first three people to like us on our Facebook and comment "send me to the zoo" will win a family four pack of Lehigh Valley Zoo Tickets!!

Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
A preacher dies, and when he gets to Heaven, he sees a New York cab driver who has more stars in his crown.
He says to an angel, "I don't get it. I devoted my whole life to my congregation. Why did the taxi driver get more stars than me?"
The angel says, "We reward results. Did your congregation always pay attention when you gave a sermon?"
The preacher says, "Once in a while someone fell asleep."
The angel says, "Right. Well, when people rode in this guy's taxi, they not only stayed awake, but they usually prayed!"
Are social logins safe to use?
used with permission from Norton by Symantec
By now you've noticed you typically have two options to log in to an online account. One is the traditional username and password combination. The other is the social login, which uses your credentials for a social networking account, such as Facebook, Google+, or Twitter.

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Changing a Word document's style set

Have you ever wanted to switch the formatting of your Word document? Maybe you have a style set applied but need to switch to your company's style set to match your branding. This is how you can quickly find the style sets and choose the one you want to use in Word 2016.

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It Rains Diamonds on Uranus and Neptune

People often talk about it "raining money" or getting "pennies from heaven." In reality, if riches did fall from the sky, you'd be too busy running for your life to appreciate your good fortune. That's exactly what happens on Uranus and Neptune, two of the most mysterious planets in our solar system. Scientists say that they have solid diamond rain.

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The 15 most recognizable abandoned sites in the Lehigh Valley
By Nick Falsone | For lehighvalleylive.com

Last year, we learned that developer David Jaindl purchased the Nazareth Speedway, marking the first significant movement on the property in close to a decade.

Little remains of the venue, which closed in 2004 after hosting racing for more than 80 years, and it remains to be seen what will become of the land.

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Hidden History: Abandoned Johnstown Blacksmith Shop
Continuing on my tour of Eastern U.S. abandoned places over the past few months, this past weekend I spent a morning up in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. This town may be familiar to you because of the famous flood of 1889 that killed over 2,200 people and decimated Johnstown and surrounding smaller towns. After a very heavy rainstorm that dropped 6-10 inches of water in May 1889, the South Fork Dam failed and 20 million tons of water rushed through the valley for 14 miles - collecting debris along the way and creating an up to 60 foot wave of water that traveled at 40 miles per hour - before it crashed into the valley wall opposite Johnstown and carried its force upstream on the Stony Creek River. Johnstown was already at flood stage from the rainstorms, and this dam water plus the 3 day fire of trapped debris that ensued made the situation catastrophically worse.

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Get the Answer!
Worth Repeating...
"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."

- John Lennon

"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination
and hard work."

- Colin Powell

Why Do horses have hooves instead of toes?
Here's something that will never let you look at horses the same way again: a horse hoof is one giant toe. Horses evolved from animals with multiple toes, but eventually lost the extras over millions of years of evolution. But why? Research using 3D fossil scanning may have the answer.

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Stay Healthy at Work

Most of our waking hours are spent in the workplace. So what we do during those hours can have a profound impact on our overall health. A positive wellness culture during the workday can contribute to better health - physical, mental, and emotional well-being for you and your co-workers. Healthy people are more productive, more constructive and require fewer sick days and health associated costs. Both employers and employees can promote a healthier work environment.

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Did You Know? 

In the 14th Century children were baptized in cider, it was cleaner than the water.
How to Request Service From EZ Micro Solutions

We're nuts about
helping our customers!

Do you need support? Are you a new client or a new employee of a client or do you just need a little refresh on how to request service from EZ Micro? Whatever the reason you are reading this article, here are the details for reaching us!

Service Desk
Our Dispatch Coordinator is the center of our support team. Any issues you experience should be reported here first by opening a Service Request using one of the following methods. Our service desk is available from 8:00 AM EST - 5:00 PM EST Monday through Friday.

Simply send an e-mail to support@ezmicro.com. The subject line of the e-mail will become the Summary of the Service Ticket. The body of the e-mail will be posted to the Detail Description section of the Service Ticket. Please provide as much information as possible so we can handle the request accurately and quickly.

Web Portal
If you do not have access to the EZ Micro Solutions Service Portal please contact us and request access. The support portal can be accessed by going to www.myezmicro.com. This will show you all of tickets for your organization and the current status of those tickets. Additionally, new tickets can be created and information can be added to existing tickets. In addition, depending on your restriction level, you'll be able to view all of your past invoices with EZ Micro as well as view the details of all of your managed devices (servers, firewalls, PCs, etc.).

Standard Phone Support
To reach the EZ Micro Solutions call 610-264-3991. If you should need assistance after hours, weekends, or holidays, please press 3 to have the Engineer on-call notified of your situation. Please note, our Emergency Rate applies after-hours, weekends and holidays.


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