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Integrating Architecture With Construction

3D printing is being used for the construction of just about everything, from human organ tissues to buildings. Current building construction that uses 3D printing simply mimics older construction techniques using the new tools. We are just now beginning to create new techniques that were not possible or practical previously. The video below mentions the […]

Data Mining Helps Crack Murder Cases

This article describes some of the difficulties encountered when trying to collate murder statistics to identify clusters of unsolved murders that might be related. It also points out the tremendous potential available when those obstacles are overcome. Serial Killers Should Fear This Algorithm – [bloomberg.com] We’re in a moment when, after decades of decreases nationally […]

A Knowledge Revolution

This documentary video describes a new industrial revolution. The revolution that is now upon us, however, is more about change in knowledge and the engineering of knowledge that it is about change in industry. Changing the way we handle and use knowledge will no doubt create ripples in the world of industry and economics. Documentary […]

The Infrastructure of a Smart City

Cities have always been built around and are dependent upon their infrastructure. Most early cities were built next to rivers or bodies of water. Water is needed for drinking and growing food and cleaning. Clay and rocks were used as construction materials, so proximity to sources that supplied them was a priority. Energy has always […]

Crypto Banking

Crypto Currency or “cyber coins” are terms describing tokens of credit backed up by blockchain journals. A blockchain is a list of journal entries that contain a timestamp and a calculation based on the previous entry. The calculations are computationally intensive on purpose and provide a tamper-proof form of journal which is published and distributed. […]

Inversion as a Problem Solving Technique

Any problem can be simply defined as some form of opposing forces. This can be a direct conflict between opposing movement of matter or energy. It can also be an opposition of intent to discover and obscurity. With simple conflict, there is almost always some point of view where the conflict disappears, even if the […]

Spray Printing Single Crystal Electronics

Atoms like to combine in lattice-like arrays that we call crystals. Atoms and molecules often combine with each other based on how their outer electron shell is filled. When there is a good match and conditions permit, a crystal “seed” can form and then add outer layers to it, growing a crystal. Often, many crystals […]

A Bootstrap Operation for Education

Bootstraps are loops at the top of boots that can be used to aid in pulling the boot over the foot. The popular but not logical phrase, “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” led to the use of the term “bootstrap” to represent self starting processes. The most common usage in this way, refers to […]

Education Needed For Living in Space

We tend to take for granted that anybody can leave Earth and go into space and that is generally true. But it’s also true that most people who have actually done this are highly educated. The first astronauts were mostly highly trained military test pilots. This means they had college degrees, military officer training, and […]

Hula Hoop Electron Quantum Magic

First, watch the hula hoop: LED Hoop Demo – [youtube.com] Particle physicists have some difficulty describing the orbital mechanics of electrons inside an atom. Erwin Schrodinger wrote an equation that describes the electron as a wave form. But that equation seems to imply that there are more than three dimensions and it seems to be […]