Fifty years ago, when Eric Clapton played lead guitar on the Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” he played a Gibson guitar. Gibson is an iconic brand and has been the guitar of choice for a wide variety of musicians...Continue Reading
Landmines and other unexploded weapons cause horrific damage. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 26,000 casualties are caused by landmines or unexploded ordinances (UXO). Roughly one in four of those victims die as a result (Source), and those who...Continue Reading
Apopo.org is a wonderful organization. They train rats to sniff out land mines in former conflict zones, thus preventing thousands of deaths or injuries. Why rats? They’re very trainable and have excellent senses of smell (high olfactory acuity). And, they...Continue Reading
The LEGO Dead Ocean Strategy Near my home in Philadelphia, LEGO just opened its tenth North American LEGOLand Discovery Center. It’s located in the Plymouth Meeting Mall, a mall opened in 1966 outside Philadelphia and once one of the premier...Continue Reading
There’s a lot of debate about if and where additive manufacturing technologies (such as 3D printing) will disrupt current manufacturing industries. Some argue that it’s a low-quality prototyping technology that is unlikely to cause any major change to mass production...Continue Reading
Amazing story of technological innovation designed to create a legally viable way to stream TV over the Internet: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/08/why-johnny-cant-stream-how-video-copyright-went-insane/ Here’s the gist of it: Rebroadcasting someone’s copyrighted content over the Internet is illegal. That amounts to a “public performance” of...Continue Reading
Amazing what you can do with free tools. I made a salt shaker from someone’s head. Here’s how it works: Take 40-50 pictures of someone’s head. The software isn’t good at capturing objects with one color, so you have to...Continue Reading
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