August 4th, 2014:Every few years there seems to be a new TV special explaining the “secrets” of how ancient civilizations accomplished their technical and engineering feats. There are claims that Martians built the...read more
July 29th, 2014:The Sowden Softbrew is a very simple manual coffee maker. It uses a ceramic pot to steep coffee in the same manner as steeping tea. The process is a little slower than most coffee makers, but it...read more
July 22nd, 2014:Click Here for PDF of Slides Communicating visually is an important skill for all members of a design firm and should not be solely the responsibility of the designers.  Being able to quickly...read more
July 14th, 2014:The advent of cheap microcontrollers, single board computers and accompanying electronics have ushered a time where creating complex electromechanical systems have never been easier. A few of the...read more
July 9th, 2014:So you’ve just purchased a new cell phone, laptop, PC, or high definition LED TV and you’re totally pumped because you got a great deal. Chances are you paid less money than your old model and the...read more
June 23rd, 2014:When I was young, all of the adults I looked up to made great efforts to make sure that I learned to share and play nice with others. They taught me compromise and negotiation, and most of the time...read more
June 2nd, 2014:“What are you doing? Is this seriously necessary? This wouldn’t be so difficult if you just walked instead of run. You already look great there is no need to go crazy here.”  My conscious has a...read more
May 29th, 2014:  The game of golf.  Many of us have developed a love-hate relationship with this past time with a much larger emphasis on the latter of the two feelings. For myself, all it takes...read more
May 20th, 2014:To me, one of the coolest things about the ‘maker-movement’ is not the cool stuff people build, but rather the innovative low cost tools they build to enable those projects. Hackerspaces, makerspaces...read more
May 13th, 2014:In an ideal world, students around the nation would enter each next grade at the same level as their peers, with access to the same classes, teachers, resources, etc. such that upon graduating high...read more
May 2nd, 2014:People are once again building and inventing things for themselves. After two generations of Americans that had no idea how to change the oil in their cars, much less how their toaster worked, people...read more
April 21st, 2014:  How seemingly simple engineering advances will impact racing and production automobiles for many years to come. Mercedes formula one team this year made a small but significant change to...read more
April 14th, 2014:Like most offices, at Goddard, life between 8:00 and 8:30 AM revolves around the coffee maker. The carafe for our particular coffee maker is the type in which the lid must be partially unscrewed to...read more
March 31st, 2014:Hollywood script writers have been commissioned for psychological studies of terrorists, they have come up with forward-thinking and (way) outsite-the-box solutions to many social and technological...read more
March 24th, 2014:Oculus Rift has made a lot of noise since unveiling its newest prototype dubbed “Crystal Cove” earlier this year at CES. It sports a 1080p OLED display, positional head tracking, and features an...read more
March 21st, 2014:It's that time of the year! Finally the snow is melting, the sun is shining and opportunities are blossoming. With so much energy and vivacity brewing it's no surprise that BIOMEDevice is in Boston...read more

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