This past weekend I took a trip to the small town of Portola in Plumas county for a Northern California...
In episode #167 AJung Moon brings together three interviews relating to promoting the involvement of girls and women in robotics, and STEM generally. In the first interview, Hannah and Rachel Tipperman, a pair of seventeen year oldsShow More Summary
Georgians have something to celebrate this year as their Governor, Nathan Deal, signed House Bill 60 (HB60) into law which legalized the use of suppressors for hunting in certain circumstances. Daniel Defense invited Gov. Deal to their...Show More Summary
Anyone following Nick the Gardener on the Ellen Show knows that she helped him land a part in a sequel to the Magic Mike movie. So now she’s looking for a new gardener – click here to apply. Must be “hot, strong, and have that extra somethin’ somethin’.” I’m not a regular Ellen-watcher but have heard she […]
One motor does it all for this little bot
How many desktop 3D printers have we seen on Kickstarter in recent years? Too many to count. But 3D printing is only half of the digital manufacturing promise. Where 3D printing is additive—CNC machines, guided by digital designs, subtract material. Give a CNC machine a digital file, and it’ll painstakingly […]
While I sometimes complain about the lack of variety of birds in New Zealand, there are at least some birds...
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Marlin has been making lever-action rifles since 1881, and in their early years the Model 1895 was a standout. Although the original M1895 was, indeed, created in the year of its name, the modern M1895 is actually based on the receiver...Show More Summary
Kudzu is the poster child for invasive plants. The vine that gobbled up more than seven million acres in the south became the unintended consequence of the USDA’s plan to stop erosion. When African-Americans, in 1910, began their migration from the rural south to northern cities, the vine would eventually go wild. Marco Polo wrote […]
Big-data boondoggles and brain-inspired chips are just two of the things we’re really getting wrong
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer claimed 8.2 million lives worldwide in 2012. Perhaps no other disease highlights the need for improved diagnostic and treatment options better than cancer—which is why it’s good news there continue to be promising developments in the lab. Here are a few early […]
Parrots are smarter than Nebo the dog “Nebo.” The dog’s name came from the direction of the enclosed front porch...
Dear Chess Parents,We have officially opened registration for the 2015 Susan Polgar Foundation's National Open Championship for Girls and Boys. We sincerely invite you to join the SPFNO on February 27th - March 1st, 2015 in San Mateo,...Show More Summary
Steyr Arms announced they are now shipping the M1 version of the company’s AUG A3 rifle. The M1 can be configured from the factory with a number of rail and optics options. A green stock is also optional. Specifications: 5.56 NATO 30-rd...Show More Summary
I’ve been waiting eagerly for these plants to reach their peak of fall color and yesterday they dee-livered! After posting this on Facebook I learned that the designer is well-known plantswoman Angela Treadwell-Palmer. Great example of the kind of native-plant design being promoted by Thomas Rainer, who just turned in his book on the subject […]
After touring Wave Hill on October 11, my daughter and I took the train to the New York Botanical Garden. Although both NYBG and Wave Hill are located in the Bronx, mass transit between the two ate up some time, and we had tickets to a Broadway show that evening. Show More Summary
Robots aren't ready to help fight ebola right now, but within a few months, they might be
The internet is a little bit like an organism—a really huge organism, made up of over four billion IP addresses networked across the globe. How does the internet behave day to day? What are its natural cycles? USC Viterbi School of Engineering project leader and computer science assistant professor, John […]
Last week, I impusively bought a box of 2014 Topps Stadium Club - I should have waited until this week, when a row of the base cards were in a 3,200 count box, waiting to be poached at my LCS. 1982 Topps Dave Bergman #498 1982 ToppsShow More Summary