City of Bits and Bytes

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #8 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/TTMP_0008_16MAR13.mp3 Living in a Smart City Maker Scouts Get a Job or Tuition is Free Reforming the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Rural Cellular Carriers Push for Phone Unlocking Fashion Recognition in Google Glass DIY Geiger Counters Special Treat in the Sunday Night Sky For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog or follow…

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Space Invaders!

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #7 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/TTMP_0007_10MAR13.mp3 Telecommunications in the USA (Hint: Not great) | 1 | 2 Space Invader caught by Hubble 3D Printing Frontiers  | 1  |  2 STEM Education Initiatives  |  1  |  2 The EVE Chip For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog or follow along on Twitter @mbparks.  Or listen on iTunes. Music by Halloween, available at http://freemusicarchive.org/ Copyright:…

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Looking For Life In All The Wrong Places

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #6. http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/TTMP_0006_3MAR13.mp3 Highlights from this week’s science, technology,  engineering, art, and mathematics news: SpaceX Dragon Makes Second Touchdown Year of the Comets Community Focused Low Power FM Radio Stamping Out Patent Trolls A La Carte Cable TV Pricing Stretchable Batteries and Displays Looking For Life Near White Dwarfs For more tech news and how-to’s visit…

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Education For Life

Here we are in the 21st century.  And you know what?  We still treat education like we have for hundreds of years.  In America, we equate success with the completion of the Bachelor’s degree.  For many it is completed in a four year (or 5, or 6 year) sprint at the end of our teenage…

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Fireballs of Doom!

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #5 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/TTMP_0005_23FEB13.mp3 Highlights from this week’s science, engineering, and technology news: U.S. Government to Provide Free Access to Taxpayer Funded Research Papers. Higgs Boson and FIreballs of Doom! Apple Patent:  A Look At the Future of Wearable Computing First Nationwide EV Charging Network Now Open Deep Freeze Phone Hacking For more tech…

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Revenge of CISPA

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #4 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/TTMP_0004_16FEB13.mp3 Highlights from this week’s science, engineering, and technology news: Revenge of CISPA and now TAFTA (more info) Apple Invents ‘Microslot Antennas’ Ferrofluids and the Multiverse Touchscreen T-Shirts Bolides over Russia  (more info) For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog or follow along on Twitter @mbparks.  Or listen on iTunes. Music by Halloween, available…

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Separating a Scientist from a Pseudo-Scientist

A lot of people like to make claim that they are applying “scientific principle” when trying to prove their point of view.  Intelligent Design truthers are notorious.  Here, in a nutshell, is how you determine if someone is really trying to understand through scientific pursuit or if they are just another snake oil salesman. Both…

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IP Packets of Death

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #3 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/TTMP_0003_10FEB13.mp3 Highlights from this week’s science, engineering, and technology news: –3D Printed Prosthetics on the Cheap –Redbox Instant Video Streaming –Camera module for Raspberry Pi –Killing an Ethernet Controller with a Packet of Death For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog or follow along on Twitter @mbparks.  Or listen on iTunes. Music by Halloween,…

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Arduino + Bluetooth + Android

Here is a quick tutorial on getting two-way Bluetooth communication up and running on Arduino and and Android smartphone using the SeeedStudio Bluetooth shield. I am also using an Android app called Bluetooth SPP to handle the serial communication from an Android phone to the Arduino.  Rudimentary, but for testing purposes is a great tool….

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