Monthly Archives: April 2011

Purdue students build solar powered car prototype!

Above: Ted Pesyna and Brian Kelley, members of the solar-car team, show their new vehicle, Celeritas. The Celeritas prototype can fit a full-sized driver and has most of the standard amenities a standard car has; headlights, taillights, a trunk, energy regenerative braking, pothole-handling suspension and rearview backup cameras. The car generated so much electricity in … Continue reading »

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Paging Doctor Watson

The current Jeopardy champ, IBM’s Supercomputer Watson, is being put through its paces at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Watson made headlines by defeating former Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings in a grueling week-long match. Watson has currently been employed as a data sifter to identify when babies are acquiring an infection. “As you … Continue reading »

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Bird’s Nest Challenge Answers

This month, I got a bird’s eye view of the newly created engineering marvel in China called the Bird’s Nest. From the sky, I was in awe of the ingenuity and detail that the design and construction teams used to create this stadium in time for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. I hope you were equally … Continue reading »

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Venice Tid Barrier Challenge Answers

For the month of March, we learned about the flooding situation over in Venice, Italy, and what the Italians are doing to bring their city to ground level once again. I took the time to soak in the scenery (no pun intended) and while my wakeboarding skills are still rusty at best, I’m glad to … Continue reading »

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QuickFlix Presents: Deposition

I saw the movie Inception by my favorite Hollywood director Christopher Nolan and decided to try and recreate the trailer. I’m no cinematographer, but I thought it came out pretty well! Anyways, hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed creating it!

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