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Oct 24, 2014

Daylight Saving Time and its effect on energy and trains

Does Daylight Saving Time save energy or waste money?....More
Jul 21, 2014

Nine hardware pitches at San Francisco ‘Maker’ Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend events are now pumping out hardware devices such as a NEST for pools and just-in-time liquor delivery systems....More
Sep 24, 2014

Why Do Engineers Need the Cloud?

Today’s typical engineering workstation boasts compute power beyond the dreams of the team behind NASA space missions of the 1960s and 1970s. And yet we can always use more. In fact, mechanical engineers will find creative ways to hog all the compute power you can throw at us. We need the cloud because it promises to provide a near-....More
Jul 28, 2014

Boeing discriminating against older engineers?

One union claims that Boeing is dismantling and disbursing their experienced commercial-engineering workforce for what seem to be “laughably superficial” business reasons … but the real reason it’s moving work to Russia, India, and domestic ‘centers of excellence’ — mostly non-union locations — is for the “wholesale purge of Boeing’s....More
Aug 11, 2014

A billion here, a billion there...

Everett Dirksen, the late Senator from Illinois, is famously quoted as saying, "A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you're talking real money." Anyone who follows Washington politics is probably numb to the sums that kicked around and how much the government spends. But when you step back and look at the big....More
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