Time to play hard ball on tech manufacturing Blog 2/1/2012 152 comments It's time for policy makers to play hard ball with multinational corporations that outsource manufacturing, design and R&D jobs. If they don't, manufacturing will cease to be the engine of U.S. economic growth.
Where are the jobs? Blog 10/10/2011 111 comments Where are the jobs? That’s the question of the year. It’s easy to blame the President, the Congress and Wall Street. In some way or another, they’re all complicit.
Caption contest: Mars attacks! Design Contests & Competitions 9/5/2012 99 comments It’s no small feat that our cartoon guru Daniel Guidera manages to come up with exceptional engineering themed artwork every month, but September’s drawing is out of this world. Literally.
World Cup Soccer: Designed to Be Dull Blog 6/16/2014 95 comments Most sports become more interesting as the skill of the players advances. The striking exception to this rule is World Cup soccer. In soccer, the higher you go, the duller it plays.
My Geiger counter doesn’t count (sob sob) Engineering Pop Culture! 4/8/2011 93 comments Sad to relate, my do-it-yourself Geiger counter kit has not – as yet – counted anything. But is this because it is broken, or because I have not yet presented it with anything to count?
Cheesy Sci-Fi TV Series of the 60s and 70s Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/22/2012 90 comments Here are some of the cheesy Sci-Fi TV Series I used to watch in the 60s and 70s. Did you see these? If so, which did you like the best (and which did you hate the most)?
Convince Me Why Washer Must Talk to Grill Blog 7/13/2014 87 comments When I think about IoT devices at home talking to one another, doing stuff without my intervention, and talking about my habits to a total stranger behind my back, the very idea just creeps me out.
November caption contest: BarcaLounger Design Contests & Competitions 11/2/2011 85 comments November 2011 is behind us ... on to more contests and the next new thing. Stay tuned for a list of the top five captions for our November cartoon and your chance to vote on the winner.