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The first thing you must do on a Monday morning: Nothing?

Here's an interesting blog by an interesting blogger that is featured on LinkedIn a lot. Her style is nice although sometimes I find her advice impractical. But I have to admit, I try to do this on the train in on Monday morning and it's easier…

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Engineering salaries not even keeping track with inflation; rise less than 1% last year!

If ever there was proof of the lack of commitment to STEM investment as the path to future US economic growth, innovation, and prosperity, it's with shabby salary data like this. Granted, the respondents are mostly mechanical, civil, and…

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The CIA is funding geo-engineering because global warming is a...wait for it...national security threat.

You might be surprised at how good of a case they have for thinking so. Unstable climate leading to reallocation and/or scarcity of resources can cause all sorts of geopolitical conflicts that will be extremely hard, if not completely impossible…

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Why aren't we buzzing around the country on super fast high speed rail yet?

Of all the reasons presented, unfortunately I suspect that cost is still the biggest. But it's reassuring to know that the physics is there, it just needs a better business case.…

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UAVs, Drones, and other flying robots!

There are hobbyist drone groups popping up everywhere, and it's a technology that has really always been around, but advancements in fast, real time control, streaming video, and precision gyroscopes and motors are really allowing it to…

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3D Printing thread

I keep finding fun new 3D printers and interesting things people have made, so it's about time for a thread to chronicle them. We will look back upon this and think, "Wow, that was an amazing.........waste of time".  Nah, 3D printers…

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16 year old wins $50k from Google for making plastic from banana skins

It seems that science fairs have evolved quite a bit. I had a prize winning (no wait, that was in my imagination) exhibit about cheetahs in the wild, and I did well in that egg-drop thing (did all schools not do those?), but this girl just beat…

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Philips Innovation Contest: $100,000 up for grabs

"How It Works

Philips is partnering with Indiegogo to host this competition and help bring your ideas to life through crowdfunding, including $100,000 from Philips. The Innovation Fellows competition will recognize the best products,…

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C'mon: Who hasn't heard of ARM?

I'm just completely offended by this rube, who is supposedly a respected tech journo for Slate, not understanding the difference between a technology company and a technology manufacturer. He's comparing apples to oranges (pun intended) by saying…

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Neuroscientist says head transplants are now possible - how long until Futurama style jars are available?

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I'm thinking for those on the waiting list for a body (since now that would include anyone with massive trauma…

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Facebook collecting phone numbers of non-users - but does it matter?

Symantec found that the latest Facebook app (since Feb 2013) has been sending your phone number to Facebook's servers without permission on first launch of the app, even if you never sign in and even if you don't have an account.

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