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Hello? Is there anybody out there?

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Very cool. ICYMI this latest bit of space technology news, NASA reported the discovery of 7 planets that have the potential to support life around a dwarf star 40 light years away. Stellar news.

Email from the 80’s

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Wow – the Internet has changed a little since 1984. Here’s how you get email in the ’80’s: Check out the password. And the “software transmission” at the end of the broadcast. Psychadelic.

Magical Timelapse -Europe

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Be sure you click through the video to the Vimeo post to learn about all the places visited and the details of the photo shoots.  Amazing. Magical Europe – Timelapse from StanChang on Vimeo.

The best way to shovel snow off your walk

Friday, January 6th, 2017

All I need is a pre-teen or teenager to drive the snow shovel.  And a hoverboard.

Mathematical Gift Wrapping

Friday, December 9th, 2016

See… Math is important.

Christmas Wish List – Digital Sundial

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

I know people who are clever enough (and have access to a quality 3D printer) to build this for me for Christmas. (Hint, hint) The sundial in action (less then 2 minutes): The math and programming behind it (15-minute video)

OK GO The One Moment

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Check out OKGO’s newest video. The way they manipulate time and perspective to capture a moment is amazing. And, check out the “behind the scenes” video to see the thinking and planning that went into the video:

FutureLawyer’s Next Office

Friday, November 18th, 2016

FutureLawyer comments on various alternative office options in his terrific lawyer tech blog.  However, I don’t think he’s ever considered a retired 727.

How Many Drones Does it take to Screw in a Lightbulb

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Easier said than done.

Wannabe – Spice Girls

Friday, October 21st, 2016

I never followed the Spice Girls back in the ’90s, though I certainly heard them on the radio. Found this song on YouTube when looking for something else (which is usually when I find interesting things). The song is fun and catchy, and has been used and abused, like any good pop song. What’s interesting […]

Americapox – Why Native Americans Did Not Wipe Out the Europeans

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Fascinating.  I have always wondered why, if Europeans nearly wiped out the Native Americans with their diseases, the opposite did not happen. 12-minute video, but very much worth the watch.

Fly with the Blue Angels

Friday, October 7th, 2016

8 minutes of WOW. NOTE – This is a 360 camera view – navigate to see the other planes or the ground racing below.  Appreciate the commentary by Captain Tom Frosh, the flight leader of the US Navy Blue Angels.

James Bond Gadgets

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Doesn’t everyone loves James Bond?  And those gadgets! 16 minute video – but fun!

The Math that Rules Our Lives – and We Don’t Even Know It

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Algorithms lurk in every aspect of our lives.  From those Facebook “quizzes” you take, to your application for “12-months-same-as-cash” credit, to your job application (wait – what?), there is a statistical analysis and math formula which analyzes YOU and makes a recommendation. While I don’t understand why ads for Tieks keep showing up on my Pinterest feed […]

The Solar System – to Scale

Friday, July 29th, 2016

A film by Alex Gorosh and Wylie Overstreet, this shows how a group of friends calculate and reproduce a scale model of our solar system in the Black Rock Desert. Fascinating.