Posts by Robert Repas

in Circuit Shorts Jan 07, 2013

How NOT to videotape a training demonstration

When producing a training video, it's always a good idea to plan your demonstrations ahead of actual taping. Otherwise you might find yourself having....More
in Circuit Shorts Jan 03, 2013

Hi-Fi, Wi-Fi, Li-Fi?

That's the term for a new technology developed by Harold Haas, professor of engineering at Edinburgh University. His plan? Turn ordinary LED light....More
in Circuit Shorts Nov 20, 2012

Apps-solutely free!

Bruce Seymour, managing director of MEA Mobile, has sent word that his company is offering a number of free engineering applications for the iPad....More
in Circuit Shorts Sep 05, 2012

35 and Counting: Happy birthday, Voyagers!

As many who read these columns know, NASA has been basking in accolades over their latest scientific coup of landing the Mars Science Laboratory, aka....More
in Circuit Shorts Aug 15, 2012

Button, Button, Who's got the button?

Tactus Technology does. The Silicon Valley startup recently demonstrated their method of giving buttons to the buttonless. A series of fluid channels....More
in Circuit Shorts Aug 09, 2012

Otto korect...

I was just reading an article in the NYTimes about the furor in the blogosphere over "autocorrected" words. You know what I mean. You type a word in....More
in Getting Your Move On Jul 11, 2012

Landing on Mars: 7 Minutes of Terror!

At 12:11 am, Monday, Aug. 6, NASA's Mars roving explorer Curiosity begins its descent into the Martian atmosphere, touching down 7 minutes later....More
in Circuit Shorts Jul 06, 2012

Will you still be around July 9th?

Around the Internet, that is. That's the day they're going to shut off a number of DNS servers. Now DNS, which stands for Domain Name System, is how....More
in Circuit Shorts Jun 22, 2012

The cost to charge your iPad? $1.36/yr

That's according to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), a nonprofit organization that conducts research and development relating to the....More
in Getting Your Move On Jun 14, 2012

"Good design is about supplying intent."

So claimed Jack Hockenberry, the father of journalist John Hockenberry. This statement puzzled John, until his daughters cajoled him into getting a....More

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