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Pan STARRS Challenge Answers

This month, I brought all of you along for a trip to Hawaii to visit one of the most powerful (physically and symbolically) telescopes on planet Earth. If you didn’t get a chance to read my latest In the Queue email, you can catch it here. Congratulations to the winners of this month’s In The Queue challenge … Continue reading »

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The Future of Passenger Planes – an Imaginative Glimpse into 2050

Greetings fellow nerds (and non-nerds…I am not here to descriminate), It truly is amazing how far technology has been pushed in the past 100 years, let alone after Y2K. Who could have imagined iPads, Blu-ray Players, artificial hearts, or even patented instant online quoting a century ago; maybe only in science fiction novels. But while advances in technology … Continue reading »

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a rocket powered football?

  Now this is what I call high powered marketing!  Want to see what the guys at Harvest Technologies did with their Quickparts football? Check it out!  Think you can get your Quickparts football higher?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUk4CSV7AJ4

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My Little Secret Weapon – GoPro Cam

I am glad many of you have been enjoying my videos as much as I have. While I am always thankful that my marketing group doesn’t hold back when devising catchy premises to act upon, I don’t think I have given enough credit to the technology that has kept up with my antics and captured … Continue reading »

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Grand Canyon Winners & Answers

Congratulations to the super smart winners of this month’s In The Queue Challenge: GRAND PRIZE: R. Rios – FL OTHER PRIZES: A. Jamil – NH B. Dunville – IN C. Peterson – NY This month, I took a road trip to revisit one of my favorite childhood sites, the famous Grand Canyon. This time around, … Continue reading »

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Holy Electric Racing Car, Batman!

It looks like the guys at Peugot have been watching the recent Batman movies! The EX1 Prototype is a 100% electric two-seat roadster concept car that’s making headlines by breaking world records at the Nurburgring circuit. This beast of an electric car was created to celebrate Peugot’s 200th, and boasts an impressive 2 motors to … Continue reading »

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37,000 Image Space Panorama!

What does it look like when you stitch 37,000 pictures of the sky together? Amazing! Nick Risinger is an epic photographer who trekked 60,000 miles around the world taking pictures of the stars in order to create a single 5,000 megapixel image! The result is the most incredible panoramic 360/360 (that’s a full circle left-right, … Continue reading »

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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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