Why I Stand With Ahmed

This past week a young 9th grader in Irving, Texas was arrested for his curiosity. Ahmed Mohamed, like many teenage nerds (For the record I am also a teenage nerd, I just happen to have an additional 15 years of experience) has innate desire to understand how things work and a desire to make things they conceive…

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Less Data, More Creativity

Check this site out. A lot of blue collar jobs have been lost to robots, especially in factories and manufacturing.  More jobs are at risk as robots begin to become more mobile and intelligent. But we rarely talk about the huge risk for Artificial Intelligence (AI) to take over the vast majority of white collar…

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Why I Believe: Potential over Fear

There is any interesting dichotomy at play in the technology world.  As someone is who is cold-stone engineer by day, but a struggling product design artist by night, I am keenly aware that people both embrace (at the notion of) innovation yet fear change.  We like to dream of a better tomorrow, rather than live it….

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For The Love Of The Build:  Why I Enjoy Making

In life it’s not the destination that matters, it’s the journey that counts.  Same thing with making.  I enjoy the process, the design more than realizing a final product.  Partially because I enjoy simply learning new skills.  If there was one thing I could change about undergraduate engineering curriculums is I would make them way…

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Moto X and the Monopoles

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #24.  3 August 2013. http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/STEAM_0024_3AUG13.mp3 The Hunt for the Magnetic Monopole When Did Our Genetic Adam and Eve Live? NASA Missions Through 2030 3D Scanning Kickstarter Fuel3D UPS To Offer 3D Printer In Select Locations Moto X and Innovation (Or The Lack Thereof) [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog or…

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Can I Get Some Math With My Sandwich?

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #17. http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/STEAM_0017_27MAY2013.mp3 3D Printers … In Space! Printing Solar Cells Airborne Wind Turbines … By Google Subway Shop Employee Solves Prime Numbers Mystery Warp Drive … Can We Make It So? 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/…

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Baggin’ an Asteroid

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #10 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/STEAM_0010_6APR13.mp3 More Evidence of Dark Matter Baggin’ an Asteroid The Transcriptor Electronic Tattoos Right to Stream 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: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States

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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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