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Going Green Should Not Be Hard

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

What do YOU do to reduce your footprint on this earth? Very interesting video, produced a year ago for Earth Day, and worth revisiting.

History of Frame Rate for Film

Monday, February 19th, 2018

This is an interesting and (mostly) easy-to-understand explanation of the technical history of filmmaking through frame rate. Why is this important? Other than being interesting, there is a new unit if time launched by Facebook, called the “‘Flick” which will make it easier to align and standardize video and sound for smoother effect.  Interesting how […]

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.

Fun with Drones for Christmas

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Disney and Intel team up for a terrific 300-drone light show for the holidays. It takes special permission from FAA to deploy a drone swarm (technically, ‘drone fleet’). Another drone light show from Intel – provides a behind the scenes look at the technology:

Music that Makes You Smart (Or Not)

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Virgil Griffith at CalTech conducted an experiment to correlate SAT scores with music.  The results are somewhat predictable. (Note – this is purely for fun, and the author admits that there is not a lot of real science involved – just an interesting correlation of statistical information). Check out Musicthatmakesyoudumb (the website) for details.

Eagles versus Drones

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

The video is in Dutch, but is worth the watch. Police in the Netherlands are training eagles to take down drones. Drone technology can be used for good or for ill – this is an innovated and creative response to potential threat by drones.  An eagle can fly from 10,000 to 15,000 feet high, can […]

Stages of Autonomous Driving

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Read the article and view the full slideshow at Internet of Things. The agriculture industry has integrated Level 4 for field use (known use area).  Self-driving tractors and combines automatically steer, adjust speed, and perform a number of other automatic functions so that the operator can focus on other things (like planting or combining depth, […]

Desktop Rube Goldberg – Burning a DVD

Monday, February 15th, 2016

This is cool. Watch the chain reaction that takes place on the desktop and the desktop).

National Radio Quiet Zone

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Established in 1958, this is the quietest place in America.  No cell signal, no radio, microwave ovens, no electronics of any kind.  Even gasoline engines are set aside in favor of diesel. Visit – Green Bank, WV., National Radio Quiet Zone And, about the telescope: And, about some of the people who live there for […]

2015 Internet Trends Report – Mary Meeker

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

How has the Internet evolved over the past 15 years?  How about since 1975 (slide 7)?  Mary Meeker is renowned as a data analyst, and presents a yearly report on internet trends.  Some observations: More internet usage outside of the US than within. Growth is in mobile technology.  TV and Desktop usage is static. 51% […]

Where Do You “Do” Social Media?

Friday, April 4th, 2014

I spend most of my time at my desk, so my “desktop” percentage is up at 90% (including my Twitter feed).

Sci Tech

Monday, December 30th, 2013

In early 2009, mobile internet traffic accounted for only 0.9% of all internet traffic, according to Mary Meeker in the 2013 Internet Trends publication.  Today, US internet traffic on mobile devices accounts for 15% – and this is through cellular connections, without considering wireless connections, which is increasingly predominant on university campuses and in urban […]