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Engineers: The more at stake, the less you can assume

Chris Walker July 24, 2014

In a the technical meeting today I was caught falling short of the age old rule in engineering: assume nothing. The task was straightforward enough, I was presenting the conclusions from a series of reports and studies in which my colleagues and I had been coming up with ways to improve a complex, but very… Continue Reading »

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Recycling Helps the Environment, But Hurts Your Space Program

Craig the Rocket Scientist July 18, 2014

Back in the 70s, NASA showed off their concept of the Space Shuttle and claimed that by reusing the shuttle and the solid rocket motors a huge amount of savings could be capitalized on. Sadly those saving never materialized. You see, in order to generate those saving NASA would need to launch a shuttle two… Continue Reading »

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Amazon’s Vision Of The Future: Drones and Wearables

Chris Walker July 17, 2014

Companies like Google and Apple tend to grab the headlines for innovation but there is another giant who is (and has been for some time) leading the way in shaping the world we live in. Amazon will generate around $90 billion this year and is certainly right at the cutting edge of tomorrow’s technology. Here are two… Continue Reading »

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