December 3rd, 2014:As outlined in my last article the initial steps are critical to the success of any new product.  Now that you have cleared all the initial hurdles of validating your idea, devising a...read more
November 24th, 2014:Back in grad school I worked in a lab focusing my research on multidisciplinary optimization. What it entails is associating a cost function to a particular characteristic that needs to be optimized...read more
November 18th, 2014:Designing can often lead to unexpected discoveries and new paths for the project that can strain the scope of work.  Creating time and flexibility in the schedule to vet out these new paths is...read more
November 12th, 2014:On a regular basis I meet with budding inventors, new product designers and average people who have great ideas they want to bring to market.  These are individuals looking for help to design...read more
November 4th, 2014:You’re hard at work on a project when you have to stop everything to fix a computer problem. You call your computer manufacturer’s help line, where a technician diagnoses and helps you solve the...read more
October 22nd, 2014:As someone who exercises regularly, I often wonder how much energy could be created by all the workouts being done.  It reminds me about something I read long ago about splitting wood., the...read more
October 14th, 2014:Having nightmares while you sleep or even when you day dream?  Fighting fears of people clawing at you for information?  Feeling like you fell in shark infested waters … at night … while...read more
October 7th, 2014:The majority of people try very hard to avoid failure in their everyday lives. From children in school terrified of that spelling test every Thursday, to corporate executives pushed up against a...read more
September 30th, 2014:The development of numerical methods like FEM to study large complex physical models was a huge step forward in the ability to predict and tailor designs per the environment. Large scale application...read more
September 23rd, 2014:One of the advantages of Goddard Inc. is the close relationship of the Industrial Design and Engineering departments. This communication enables us to provide our clients and manufacturing vendors...read more
September 16th, 2014:The hot summer days are coming to an end, but the hiking season is just beginning to ramp up. With the warm colors of fall appearing on the trees and beautiful snowscapes not far away, now is a great...read more
September 10th, 2014:With the Patriot’s season already done after losing to Miami, we might as well focus on some basketball. Most fans understand the basic concept of the screen on offense: the ball handler waits for a...read more
September 4th, 2014:I was a dirty child.  My favorite place to spend a Saturday afternoon was with my knees in the dirt of my mother’s garden.  Nothing was greater than making whatever you wanted from the...read more
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August 26th, 2014:“Humans Need Not Apply”, the latest viral video by CGP Grey, is an interesting yet unsettling 15-minute documentary about how technology and process automation is making many everyday human jobs...read more
August 19th, 2014:The 2014 football season is almost upon us and with that comes another year of fantasy goodness. Drafting has already begun for some leagues while others are still preparing. For those in the thick...read more
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August 11th, 2014:8am to 5pm, work, work, work. Seems like we are chained to the desk day in and day out, slaves to our job responsibilities until the end of the day when the chain leash becomes a little longer and we...read more

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