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Engineering

The difference between success and achievement

A few months ago I was invited to be the guest speaker at the Academic Awards Banquet for my hometown’s school district. I had twenty minutes to talk to the top 10% of the graduating seniors for all four of the district’s high schools. So what do you say to a group of students about … Continue reading »

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Science, Technology, Engineering, Math… and Scouting?

Scouting is outdoor adventure like camping, backpacking, climbing and canoeing, right? Does that leave the technology-heavy learning to a realm outside of Scouting? Not exactly. This video from code.org has been making the rounds of the internet, and it got me thinking about how we teach kids about programming. Take a look… Teamwork is essential? … Continue reading »

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How to launch a space shuttle in less than four minutes

A time lapse video of the shuttle Discovery being prepared for launch More about the making of the video here.

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DARPA celebrates my birthday!

In order to celebrate my birthday tomorrow DARPA is offering a $40,000 prize to the first person or group of people that can find 10 red balloons. DARPA, aka the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is not just looking for any ten red balloons, but ten specific red weather balloons they have positioned around the … Continue reading »

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Engineering Problems vs. Marketing Problems

Spinal Tap Engineering. Today’s XKCD made me laugh out loud. Some problems are marketing and sales problems, not engineering problems. Units of measure are sooooo unnecessary.

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Uranium Ore on Amazon

Uranium ore for sale on Amazon. Stock up for the winter! Now I just need that processing plant. The funniest part of this is the comments. You really should go read them. Great Product, Poor Packaging I purchased this product 4.47 Billion Years ago and when I opened it today, it was half empty. Great … Continue reading »

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Guess the number of M&M’s in the jar

A little bit of applied mathematics for your next “number of M&M’s in the jar” contest. From Make

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Oxygen on the Playground

Has it been a month already? If it wasn’t for Twitter, you guys would be wondering if I was still alive! But just to make it up to you, here is an anamated short about young Oxygen on the playground of the Periodic Table. Oxygen from Christopher Hendryx on Vimeo.

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What? You’re telling me TV isn’t Real?

Things that bother me about some of my favorite TV shows all wrapped up in a four frames from PhD Comics

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Row, Row, Row your boat

Over at Swans on Tea there was this gem today The comments on the YouTube video got me thinking: So if the density of Mercury is 13.5 g/cm3 and we assume Jesus weighed something around 80 kg, then he would be able to walk across a pool of Mercury with less than 6000 cm3 displacement. … Continue reading »

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