DNA data storage: 100 million hours of HD video in every cup

I first read about using DNA as a storage device a few months back, DNA data storage: 100 million hours of HD video in every cup.  This article amazed that the technology was already available to do this.  A few months later I was reading about the Monsanto case in front of supreme court.  These … Read more

Crowd Sourced Engineering part 2

I posted about crowd sourced engineering last week and have had another thought on that topic.  Last week’s post focused on projects where the team was made up of individuals from the crowd.  However there is a different kind of crowd sourced engineering model that has been around for a while, the competition, where the … Read more

Could This Robot Save Your Job? Probably Not.

I really like the Roomba.  It is the first real robot that started to be accepted as part of daily life.  The folks behind the Roomba are trying to make a similar stride forward in the workplace with their next creation, Baxter. Baxter is a semi fixed robot that can be easily compared to legacy … Read more

Microsoft’s integrated devices vision vs reality

I have always liked the vision that Microsoft creates for the future.  And the video they released this week continues to show how they are bringing that vision to life.  This is not the first video like this they have released but this is the first one with real devices taking the place of CGI … Read more

3D printing hits another milestone

Additive manufacturing also known as 3D printing is really starting to get amazing.  Several applications have started to impact how I do my job at the military aerospace level. Firstly, 3D printing with metal that can be heat treated to high strength aerospace grade parts. NASA recently used a technique called selective metal melting (SLM) with … Read more

Automated Job Systems?

With all of this job searching I am staring to get extremely frustrated with the state of automated job application systems.  Each company has their own system where you need to manually enter your info into forms that vary in detail, complexity, speed and automation.  And to make things almost worse I was initially applying … Read more