Telecommuting / Remote Work Stuff
Ok, in this blog entry, I step out of my comfort zone of electronics, videoconferencing, and remote work, to replace our old 34 year old sink, faucet, and shut-off valves with brand new stuff! Very scary as I needed to shut off the main water supply to the house for a period of time (to […]
After 15 years with our old Sony HDTV (see figure 1 below) we finally had to catch up with the times and technology and get a new TV. Lori selected (with consulting help from the TV watcher…..ME! :-)) the Sony A8G 65 inch 4k UHD OLED TV (Figure 2 below) that was on sale because, […]
Disney+ streaming was long expected and, as luck may have it, when it finally arrived on November 12, 2019, there were technical issues getting logged in and streaming video. But, hey, issues are to be expected in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Since I could not help fix the issues…..I simply […]
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“NASA’s Dragonfly rotorcraft-lander is seen approaching Saturn’s exotic moon Titan in this animation. Taking advantage of Titan’s dense atmosphere and low gravity, Dragonfly will explore dozens of locations across the icy world, sampling and measuring the compositions of Titan’s organic surface materials to characterize the habitability of Titan’s environment and investigate the progression of prebiotic […]
Watch this short TED Video by Theoretical Physicist and Ph.D student at UCLA, Michael Enciso. Math is about asking questions. If you are interested in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) career, this is a cool video to watch! 🙂 Geek On!
University of Arizona astronomer Professor Erika Hamden (also see her personal web site here) leads a team involved with launching the FIREBall telescope to help her and her team learn how stars are created. Failure is not an option, even though it happens….you learn from your mistakes, you get back up, and try and try […]
UC Berkeley STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) students designed and built “Salto” a robot that hops! Very cool. Go to this link to read more about the “Salto” project at Berkeley. In the meantime, watch this video. Geek On!
Watch this really funny and informative video about the need to design and make “useless” things by Simone Giertz. Here is Simone’s YouTube channel. 🙂 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) students will learn that not everything will go perfectly the first time. I always knew that my designs would need to be improved (or sometimes […]
Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin give a very informative and funny TED Talk about that magical series of numbers that occur often in nature….the Fibonacci series. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) students will learn about the Fibonacci series….may as well get a head start by watching this video. 🙂 Geek On!
Check out the video below then go to this CNET article and the Sony KOOV web site for more information on KOOV. Here is a quick paragraph from the CNET article: “The Koov pieces contain sensors and actuators that spring to life when kids use them to build shapes and models. The completed sculptures can […]
I actually worked, very briefly, at Lawrence Livermore Lab with someone who eventually became an Astronaut. He has even been to space. If you want to venture into space with your STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and career, NASA TV has some great information on the latest happenings in the world of Space. Watch […]
Telecommuting / Remote Work