Goodbye Mr. Wizard

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Mr. Wizard has died. I am sad. I watched his Nickelodeon show in the 80's which was a hoot 'cause my father, an engineer, watched his show in the 50's. I believe Mr. Wizard played a large part in both my father and myself becoming engineers/scientis… more »

Prepare for the Robot Invasion

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I can often be overheard complaining that my future has been stolen from me. By that, I mean that the science fiction future promise to me in my youth (think Jetsons, Back to the Future II, Buck Rodgers, 2001/2010, Star Trek, etc.) is still "light years… more »

Yep, I was right...

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Like I'm ever wrong (tm)... In a wire article today, I see that The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention "complained about the insensitivity of a commercial by the automaker that showed a factory robot leaping from a bridge after it was fired fo… more »

Shuttle over the sun

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Seems a group of researchers doing their normal jobs snapped a couple of images of the International Space Station & Shuttle Discovery in *front* of the sun. Neat images even if they merely look like a ping pong ball with a couple of flecks on the l… more »

There outta be a rule...

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I play this game called GeoCaching - if you've read this blog once, you know what I'm talking about. People hide and then others search for treasure hidden in woods, urban environments and the like. One of the cardinal rules for GeoCaching is that yo… more »

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